Atelier Van Lieshout, Olafur Eliasson and Thomas Demand

Atelier Van Lieshout, Olafur Eliasson and Thomas Demand

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Studio Hans Wilschut

May 15, 2010

Atelier Van Lieshout – Infernopolis
29 May – 26 September 2010
Olafur Eliasson – Notion Motion
22 May – 17 October 2010
Thomas Demand – Nationalgalerie
29 May – 22 August 2010

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20
NL-3015 CX Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Summer at Boijmans
This summer Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is presenting three exhibitions by contemporary artists. Not only inside the museum, but also in a Submarine Wharf in the port of Rotterdam.

Atelier Van Lieshout

29.05.10– 26.09.2010

A former Submarine Wharf in the port of Rotterdam has been transformed into the largest exhibition space in the Netherlands. Atelier Van Lieshout is inaugurating this space with the spectacular exhibition Infernopolis. In the 5000m2 space Atelier Van Lieshout has created a terrifying setting in which medical instruments, vacuum pumps, silos, skulls, skeletons, and giant sperm cells and bodily organs are the main protagonists. Two enormous installations, ‘The Technocrat’ and ‘Cradle to Cradle’, are installed amid a forest of existing and new sculptures. A unique partnership between the Port of Rotterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

The exhibition is a major part of the official programme of Holland Art Cities 2009-2010.

Olafur Eliasson
Notion Motion
22.05.2010 – 17.10.2010

Olafur Eliasson developed the installation Notion Motion in 2005 specially for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s large exhibition spaces. Central to the installation is the visualisation of ripples of light. The monumental work, made up mainly of water and light, consists of three installations and can be seen again this summer. Eliasson has created an extraordinary work with simple means. He immerses the viewer in a simple and minimal yet overwhelming visual experience created by the interaction of light and water.

Thomas Demand

29.05.2010 – 22.08.2010

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is staging a solo exhibition by the German artistThomas Demand. His show Nationalgalerie was being shown in Berlin last year. In Rotterdam, Demand will be showing some twenty-five photo works that reflect his slant on social and public events in German history since 1945. It is an installation that echoes the architecture of the show in the Neue Nationalgalerie, but has a unique sculptural quality as an installation.

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