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Bruce Nauman, The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths (Window or Wall Sign)

About Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is the place where everyone can discover and experience modern and contemporary visual art and design.

VISION

The aim of the Stedelijk is to enrich people’s lives with art. The collection, exhibitions, publications, research and educational programmes offers unique and compelling insights into today’s world and highlight topics that impact our societies and individual lives.

The interactions between audiences and art are driven by dialogues with artists. The Stedelijk Museum explores complex topics of yesterday, today and tomorrow – as defined by artists and signaled by themselves – in an adventurous programme. This vision is guided by a fresh, energetic approach to displaying, caring for and renewing our world-famous collection. 

The Stedelijk Museum builds memories for the future. 

Exhibitons

KIRCHNER AND NOLDE. EXPRESSIONISM. COLONIALISM
4 Sep-5 Dec

The work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Emil Nolde is famous for its unconventional portrayals of people, landscapes and objects rendered in bold colours and energetic brushstrokes. What is the relationship between the two Expressionists’ distinctive visual style and the colonial reality from which it emerged? This major exhibition zooms in on the stories behind the subjects portrayed in their work. It examines Kirchner’s and Nolde’s art within the context of the history and ideologies of the time, and explores its ties with people, cultures and objects from outside Europe. How do we look at these works today from a postcolonial perspective?

THE BEST-CRAFTED BOOKS
25 Sep-31 Oct

OLIVER LARIC – BETWEENNESS
2 Oct-9 Jan 2022

NOW YOU SEE ME MORIA
Starting 2 Oct

TOMORROW IS A DIFFERENT DAY – COLLECTIE 1980-NOW
Currently on show

‘Tomorrow is a Different Day’ spotlights art and design from the collection, from 1980 to the present, by international artists and designers who are helping to shape the changes of today and tomorrow. They challenge the status quo and offer alternative perspectives.
The presentation of art and design from before 1980 is on view at the collection presentation STEDELIJK BASE.

BRUCE NAUMAN
Until 24 oktober 2021

In collaboration with Tate Modern, the Stedelijk Museum presents the largest overview of the American artist Bruce Nauman in the Netherlands up to now. This exhibition spans a period of more than fifty years. The selection includes works that have rarely or never been shown, works that propelled his creative focus in a new direction and spatial works that invite the viewer to share in an immersive experience.

KIRCHNER AND NOLDE. EXPRESSIONISM. COLONIALISM 4 Sep-5 Dec THE BEST-CRAFTED BOOKS 25 Sep-31 Oct OLIVER LARIC – BETWEENNESS 2 Oct-9 Jan 2022 NOW YOU SEE ME MORIA Starting 2 Oct TOMORROW IS A DIFFERENT DAY – COLLECTIE 1980-NU Currently on show BRUCE NAUMAN Until 24 oktober 2021