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Martijn van Nieuwenhuysen to be the New Director of De Pont Museum
Article date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Martijn van Nieuwenhuysen to be the New Director of De Pont Museum

Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen will be the new director of De Pont Museum in Tilburg. As of 26 August he will succeed Hendrik Driessen, De Pont's founding director who has been running the museum for thirty years. Van Nieuwenhuyzen has a great deal of museum experience, is a versatile exhibition maker and has a reputation for scouting young talent.

Two Paintings in the Netherlands Art Property Collection Back to Heirs of Jewish Owner
Article date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Two Paintings in the Netherlands Art Property Collection Back to Heirs of Jewish Owner

The Restitutions Committee has advised the Minister of Education, Culture and Science to restitute two paintings in the Netherlands Art Property Collection to the heirs of the original Jewish owner Jacob Lierens. The Minister has accepted this advice. The Netherlands Art Property Collection (NK collection) comprises artworks that were returned after the Second World War and were taken into the custody of the Dutch State with the express instruction to return them – if possible – to the rightful claimants or their heirs.

Empowering statues. Every statue tells a story
Article date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Empowering statues. Every statue tells a story

It’s not sheer chance that great historical art centers such as Venice, Amsterdam and New York all became important commercial centers at around the same time. That is also part of Antwerp’s story. Antwerp is world renowned for its diamonds, its port, its fashion mecca as well as its international art center. In 1600 its Golden Age came to an end and a young Rubens walked through its streets.

Flemish Politicians about Art and Culture
Article date: Monday, May 20, 2019

Flemish Politicians about Art and Culture

ArtDependence Magazine is based in Antwerp, Flanders, where a regional election is about to take place. We asked the key players in the election to share their views on art and culture and to tell us when they last visited a museum. We also asked what they would be doing for art and culture if they win the elections.

Historian Expects Rijksmuseum to buy Rembrandt Masterpiece Again
Article date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Historian Expects Rijksmuseum to buy Rembrandt Masterpiece Again

The renowned art historian Didier Rykner predicts that the Rembrandt painting The Flag Carrier (1636) will be purchased by the Rijksmuseum. The work has been in the possession of the Rothschild family for more than one hundred and eighty years, but according to 57-year-old Rykner in an article in the art magazine La Tribune de l'art, which he himself founded.

Relatives Contact the Stedelijk: The Full Story Revealed Behind the Painting Working-Class Woman by Charley Toorop
Article date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Relatives Contact the Stedelijk: The Full Story Revealed Behind the Painting Working-Class Woman by Charley Toorop

It is one of the most popular artworks in Stedelijk Base: the painting Working-Class Woman (1942-43) by Charley Toorop. On the right, in front of a crumbling wall sits a woman, gazing straight ahead, her hands in her lap, a menacing sky and charred buildings in the background. But the Stedelijk knew very little about who the identity of the woman in the portrait.

After Eighteen Years, the Founder and Director of Foam, Marloes Krijnen, is to Stop Doing ‘the Best Job Ever’
Article date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

After Eighteen Years, the Founder and Director of Foam, Marloes Krijnen, is to Stop Doing ‘the Best Job Ever’

‘This is a job that demands a huge amount from you,’ she declared. ‘Before too long I will be sixty-five and I want to start on a new phase of life. So I’ve decided to give up the best job ever as of 1 September this year.’ From that date onwards, Foam will have two directors, with Marcel Feil as artistic director and Nynke de Haan as managing director.

Let's be Honest, the Weather Helped -  First-Ever Solo Exhibition of the Lebanese-American Artist Walid Raad in the Netherlands
Article date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Let's be Honest, the Weather Helped - First-Ever Solo Exhibition of the Lebanese-American Artist Walid Raad in the Netherlands

The Stedelijk Museum presents the first solo exhibition by the Lebanese-American artist Walid Raad (b.1967) in the Netherlands. In Let’s be honest, the weather helped he shares his perceptive, critical, politically engaged, and often playful perspective of the complexities of the Lebanese wars and the current boom of contemporary art in the Middle East. Raad works in a wide variety of visual media, complemented by performances and essays. The exhibit features photos, drawings, videos, and sculptures, including new work that will be on display for the first time.

MSK Ghent, Belgium, Presents: Van Eyck - An Optical Revolution
Article date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

MSK Ghent, Belgium, Presents: Van Eyck - An Optical Revolution

Worldwide, only approximately twenty works by Van Eyck have been preserved. Quite exceptionally, over half of these will travel to Ghent in 2020 for the exhibition ‘Van Eyck. An optical revolution’ at the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK). In what promises to be an unmissable, tour de force of an exhibition, the world of Van Eyck and his revolutionary gaze will be brought to life like never before.

'Deadly Affairs' in Antwerp
Article date: Friday, March 22, 2019

'Deadly Affairs' in Antwerp

‘Deadly Affairs’ addresses environmental injustice by bringing into view the externalities (contamination of humans and non-humans) inherent to the logic of capital accumulation. The exhibition presents the work of both local and international artists engaging with a broad understanding of the toxic, bringing together the wider political, economic and social entanglements that facilitate its production and unjust distribution and the bodily, psychological and concealed traces that it leaves behind and define its endemic presence.

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