November 21, 2002 - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen - Caldic Collection in Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum
November 21, 2002

Caldic Collection in Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum

Caldic Collection in Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum
23 November 2002 - 2 February 2003

Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum
Museumpark 18-20, 3015 CX Rotterdam

Anya Gallaccio, Blessed, 2001, Brons, keramiek, 300 x 290 x 290 cm, Caldic Collectie, Rotterdam

Caldic Collection in Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum
November 23rd 2002 February 2nd 2003

The Caldic Collection of twentieth-century art, collected by Joop van Caldenborgh, characterised by its boldness, originality, diversity and above all, quality, is attracting keen international interest. The Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum is to present a major overview of this unique collection.

This thematic exhibition has been put together by the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum and the Caldic Collection and will fill the Bodon wing, the new sculpture frieze and part of the garden. The title of the from a work by Rémy Zaugg.

A key aspect of the exhibition is the interesting contrast between abstract and figurative art, as expressed in the works of Jan Schoonhoven and Philip Akkerman, for instance. Schoonhoven’s work is monochrome, lucid and almost scientific whilst Akkerman expresses his creativity in a well nigh interminable series of figurative self portraits. A number of works representing both artists have been acquired by the collection.

The exhibition will also focus on the ‘made and found’ images of nature by Anya Gallaccio, with her gracious work entitled ‘Blessed’ and works by Ann Veronica Janssens.

Photography will be another main theme, with a major overview of the history of photography from Man Ray through to Rineke Dijkstra. A special feature will be the presence of historic and modern ‘magic boxes by Joseph Cornell and Anish Kapoor.

Larger groups of work by a number of artists will be exhibited, such as the complete graphic works of Marcel Broodthaers and work by Mona Hatoum on a scale never before seen in the Netherlands. Large installations from, for instance Joseph Grigely and Sam Taylor-Wood, will be constructed for the occasion. Taylor-Wood’s work will be represented not just by a major video installation but also the reconstruction of a photo portraiture in the domestic environment. The exhibition also looks at interesting historic loners in the collection, with works by Ad Reinhardt and Paul Thek. Finally, a selection of outdoor sculptures will be displayed both inside and outside the Museum, featuring artists such as Richard Artschwager and Juan Muñoz. The exhibition will also show a range of other artists from Jeff Koons to Pyke Koch, Damian Hirst , Vibeke Tandberg, Cerith Wyn Evans and Inez van Lamsweerde, not forgetting Richard Prince, Cady Noland, Julian Opie, Richard Deacon and Ron Mueck.

The Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum has a long tradition of working closely with private collectors, a prime example being the recent exhibition and publication entitled ’150 Years of Boijmans Van Beuningen’, which concentrated on the links with major collectors in Rotterdam from the distant past. And now we are working with the Caldic Collection.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive catalogue (published by NAI) with essays by Boris Groys and Sven Lütticken and an interview with the collector by Brooke Alexander.

For further information and illustrations/photos, contact:

Ms Mirjam Gouweloos,

Publicity and Marketing Department

Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, telephone +31(0) 10-4419561;


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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
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