Broken Landscapes Ger Dekkers, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Jaap van den Ende
Jan Dibbets, Land – Sea Horizon (c), 2011, fotocollage op karton, 60,2 x102 cm, privé collectie, courtesy Stiftung Situation Kunst, Bochum
Historical landscape painting from the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries largely determined the image of the Dutch landscape at home and abroad. Peaceful panoramic landscapes with much light, cows grazing and people working. The Dutch landscape has now become a designed environment, laid out in economically efficient parcels, ready to be cultivated. The artists in the exhibition entitled Broken Landscapes have taken the extreme artificiality of this landscape as their theme. From 1965 onward, Ger Dekkers, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk and Jaap van den Ende have been studying the representation and design of the landscape in different ways. They are looking for new means to depict the landscape. Broken Landscapes examines the tradition by adding new perspectives through photography, film and painting.
The catalogue Broken Landscapes has been published to accompany the exhibition. It is available from the museum shop and the website.
Anything but Homeless. Drawings from the NOG Collection
25 April – 21 June 2015
Claire Harvey, Zonder titel, 2011, olieverf op plastic sheet met buddy, 13,3 x 13 cm
A homeless collection that leads a nomadic life: that was the thought behind the NOG Collection at its foundation in 1994. The company collection with no fixed abode could be seen at various public institutions. Since 2013, the Collection has found a home base at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.
The NOG Collection consists primarily of drawings and other techniques applied to paper. Paintings and sculptures are also a part of the Collection. A selection from the large amount of drawings has been chosen for the first exhibition of the Collection in Schiedam. They are often sensitive, subtle and poetic. The presentation also displays drawings that explore the boundaries of the discipline, typical of contemporary drawing. Sometimes the format is enormous or a drawing may be given a third dimension.
Artists in the exhibition
Marijn Akkermans, Marjolijn van den Assem, David Bade, Merina Beekman, Simon Benson, Dineke Blom, Nik Christensen, Otto Egberts, Helen Frik, Claire Harvey, Frank van Hemert, Caren van Herwaarden, Tjibbe Hooghiemstra, Shelagh Keeley, Arno Kramer, Sandra Kruisbrink, Mariëtte Linders, Erik Mattijssen, Ronald Noorman, Peter Otto, Jürgen Partenheimer, Maria Smits, Elly Strik, Aline Thomassen, Pascale Ticheler, Emo Verkerk, Nobuko Watanabe, Hans de Wit.
Works by three artists will be purchased (Karin van Dam, Lenneke van der Goot en Charlotte Schleiffert). Visitors can assist in the purchase process by voting for their favourite artwork.
The NOG Collection is owned by the Stichting Beheer SNS REAAL.
I Love Holland. Dutch post-war art
21 September 2013 – 6 September 2015
Henk Visch, For all that is forgotten, 1984, zwarte verf op hout en accordeon, 165 x 120 x 75 cm, collectie Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, foto: Tom Haartsen
‘The exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam is one we all eagerly await.’
With the exhibition entitled Ik hou van Holland. Nederlandse kunst na 1945 (I Love Holland. Dutch post-war art), the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam will present a comprehensive overview of post-war Dutch art. An overview of this quality, magnitude and depth has never been shown in the Netherlands. It displays the developments in Dutch contemporary art, and links these to developments in society.