Visit Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and undertake a journey through art history from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century.
Dutch and international press have praised the museum for its interesting concepts and exciting displays. The French media have even called the museum the ‘Louvre on the Maas’. Discover for yourself the wonderful collection with masterpieces by Bosch, Bruegel, Van Eyck, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Magritte and Dalí. Be surprised by the spectacular temporary exhibitions of Old Masters and innovative conceptual artists. Lose yourself in refined drawings, medieval household items, jugs and glass from the Golden Age, furniture by Rietveld and contemporary design. Enjoy lunch in the restaurant with a view of and access to the garden.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Museumpark 18 3015 CX Rotterdam The Netherlands www.boijmans.nl
For Sensory Spaces 13 Anne Hardy (UK, 1970) will present a new FIELD work: she invites the visitor to enter a dream-like, animated world. In this video the artist and the guest curator Nina Folkersma explain the work and process behind the installation.
The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder is one of the highlights in the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This painting and ninety other masterpieces were recently exhibited in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. It is interesting how differently people in Japan perceived this painting.
Arne Hendriks has been exploring the notion of downsizing for more than seven years. With his project The Incredible Shrinking Man, he is attempting to change ideas about growth and to encourage the notion that smaller is better.
Jólan van der Wiel researches natural forces and uses them for his designs. Rather than fighting against climate change, Van der Wiel embraces the consequences of global warming. In Tropic City – Rotterdam, he shows that the heavy rainfall and rising temperatures
can be the starting point for solution oriented design.
If we don’t dare to talk with other people, social cohesion will break down. With the Boijmans
Launderette, Manon van Hoeckel has created the ultimate waiting room in the hope of creating
unexpected encounters and conversations.
Eric Klarenbeek (1978) is product designer and considers himself ‘designer of the unusual’. With his partner, Maartje Dros, he is looking for new, organic-based raw materials that, in the long term, can completely replace plastic.
The major exhibition ‘La La La Human Steps’ in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen features a hundred works of art from the museum’s collection and are combined with beautiful choreographies and dance performances.
Video's about the exhibition Mad About Surrealism, on show in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Masterpieces by Dalí, Ernst, Magritte, Miró… From the Collections of Roland Penrose, Edward James, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch.
From within the design world, there is a growing readiness to tackle the big systemic problems of our time: scarcity of raw materials, growing social inequality and increasing migration due to conflicts. For designers, these problems are not a threat but rather an opportunity to create something new. This series features seven interviews with ‘changemakers’; designers who adopt a critical stance and appeal for urgent change.
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