On 6 December 2012, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam hosted the symposium, Afterlives: Living the Past in the Present. The smal event was organized in honor of Prof. Dr. Deborah Cherry, who will be leaving the position of Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at The University of Amsterdam but the end of this year.
After an eight-year renovation full of drama, including a three-year delay, a bankrupt construction company, budget exceedings by millions of euros's - to name but a few - the beautiful, new (empty) Stedelijk Museum opens its doors to the press.
With the exhibitions Taking Place and Monumentalism, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam finally opens its doors after 6 years of closure - temporarily. For those who can't wait untill August 28: this video will give you a preview, including talks to curator Jelle Bouwhuis on his Monumentalism show (Dutch) and artist Ruth Buchanan on her experience of working in the Stedelijk Museum.
The selection of Pierre de Sciullo for the house style of the new Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has caused quite a stir in the world of design, and not only amongst the rejected competitors. Nina Støttrup Larsen examines this surprising choice.