It is attracting keen international interest and the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum is to present a major overview of this unique collection for the first time.
YOU ARE STANDING HERE IN FRONT OF ME
Curated by Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum (PR Newswire)
November 23rd 2002 - February 2nd 2003
The Caldic Collectie of twentieth-century art, collected by Joop van Caldenborgh, is characterised by its boldness, originality, diversity and above all, quality. It is attracting keen international interest and the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum is to present a major overview of this unique collection for the first time.
The title of the exhibition - 'IMAGINE, YOU ARE STANDING HERE IN FRONT OF ME' - is taken from a work by Re'my 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. Schoonhoven's work is monochrome and almost scientific whilst Akkerman expresses his creativity in a nigh interminable series of figurative self portraits.
In the image: Schoonhoven, Jan, 'Relief R69-41', 1969.
Photography will be another main theme, with a major overview of the history of photography from Man Ray through to Rineke Dijkstra. A widely diverse range is collected at Caldic, from 19th century pioneer work to early 20th-century experiments.
A special feature will be the presence of historic and modern 'magic show-boxes' by Joseph Cornell. His ordinary objects take on a surrealistic quality. It is only natural to display his work in combination with the boxes made by Marcel Duchamp.
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 Joseph Grigely and Sam Taylor-Wood, will be constructed for the occasion. Finally, a selection of outdoor sculptures will be displayed both inside and outside the Museum, featuring artists such as Richard Artschwager and Juan Munoz.
Press preview November 22nd:
At 10:30 a.m., Mr Chris Dercon, director of the Museum, will open the press preview with an introduction after which Mr Joop van Caldenborgh (Caldic Collectie) will make a few explanatory remarks on the collection.
A complimentary lunch will be served after the preview.
For further information and photos contact: Ms Mirjam Gouweloos, Publicity and Marketing Department, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, telephone +31(0) 10-4419561
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
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