27 videos

De Pont museum has been named after the attorney and businessman J.H. de Pont (1915-1987), whose estate provided for the establishment of a foundation to stimulate contemporary visual art in 1988. In the southern Dutch city of Tilburg, De Pont museum is housed in a former woolspinning mill that has been transformed by BenthemCrouwel Architects into a space where contemporary art can be seen at its best. The vast, light main area of the monumental old factory and the intimate ‘wool-storage rooms' constitute a beautiful environment for the many works of art that De Pont has collected since its opening to the public in September 1992.



The collection includes works by national and international artists such as Berlinde De Bruyckere, Marc Mulders, Gerhard Richter, Anish Kapoor, Bill Viola and Ai Weiwei. Alongside the permanent collection De Pont also organises several temporary exhibitions.


DE PONT museum for contemporary art
Wilhelminapark 1

5041 EA Tilburg
The Netherlands
www.depont.nl

27 videos

  • Anne & Patrick Poirier in De Pont museum

    Already 50 years of working and living together, results in a magnificent overview of works on paper, sculptures and installations.

  • Sean Scully in De Pont museum

    Sean Scully is considered one of the world's most prominent abstract painters. Born in Dublin in 1945, he grew up in London and now lives both in New York and in Germany.

  • The making of Sky Mirror

    Sky Mirror (for Hendrik) is a gift commemorating the museum's twenty-fifth anniversary. Tilburg is the first Dutch city to have a Kapoor sculpture in its public space.

  • Space for art

    A versatile portrait of De Pont Museum is shown in this documentary. The museum was founded by Jan de Pont (1915-1987), attorney and businessman, whose legacy was meant to set up a foundation for the stimulation of contemporary visual art.

  • Fiona Banner in De Pont museum

    In the work of British artist Fiona Banner, opposites play a significant role. The exhibition is Banner’s first major presentation in the Netherlands.

  • Wait a minute?! Thomas Schütte

    In Wait a Minute?! students from Art Academy St. Joost in Breda and 's-Hertogenbosch made animations inspired by artists of De Pont Museum collection. In this episode you see the animation by Benjamin Meijer who was inspired by Thomas Schütte.

  • Wait a minute?! Thierry de Cordier

    In Wait a Minute?! students from Art Academy St. Joost in Breda and 's-Hertogenbosch made animations inspired by artists of De Pont Museum collection. In this episode you see the animation by Lisanne Termoshuizen who was inspired by artist Thierry de Cordier.

  • Wait a minute?! Marc Mulders

    In Wait a Minute?! students from Art Academy St. Joost in Breda and 's-Hertogenbosch made animations inspired by artists of De Pont Museum collection. In this episode you see the animation by Robin Mommers who was inspired by Marc Mulders.

Show all videos on De Pont museum

1 series