Navid Nuur, Thomas Struth et al.
Read/ing (group show)
Quetzal Art Center, Vidigueira
15 June 2020 – 28 March 2021
Read/ing is curated by Aveline de Bruin in conversation with Maxine Kopsa.
What happens when we read? We dissolve. When the book ‘works’, when the writing demands the reader’s courtesy, when the story is riveting (and most often for selfish reasons), we dissolve into the narrative. We see it and not the words on the page anymore. Like magic. We ingest it and then reflect on it, adding to it our own memories, other people’s stories, gossip, the news. We become what we read and in turn tell the story.
The exhibition Read/ing is a personal, intuitive, sometimes psychological, sometimes political exploration of what Reading can mean. It grew out of a conversation.
This exhibition is made with works from the Collection de Bruin-Heijn. Navid Nuur's ASS WWEE BBEECCOOMME OONNEE, 2008-2009 and Thomas Struth's The late Giles Robertson with book, 1987 are included.
Quetzal Art Center
Navid Nuur et al.
Hide & Hair. contemporary ceramics acquisitions 2015 – 2021 (group show)
The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden
3 March – 31 October 2021
The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden will present an eclectic selection of contemporary acquisitions from 13 February 2021 to 31 October 2021. All the works were acquired over the past six years under the watchful eye of Tanya Rumpff, curator of modern and contemporary ceramics. Hide & Hair: contemporary ceramics acquisitions 2015 - 2021 is a testimony to Rumpff’s love of ceramics. She will be leaving Princessehof in the autumn.
For this group exhibition, Tanya Rumpff selected works by Cristian Andersen, Erik Andriesse, Adriana Baarspul, Claude Champy, Tal R, Navid Nuur, Johannes Nagel, Nicholas Pope, Olivier van Herpt, Oscar Santillan, Shahpour Pouyan, Per B Sundberg, Rachel de Joode and Johnny Rolf. Sundberg’s Wig II is the latest addition to a collection of contemporary acquisitions and donations initiated by Rumpff. ‘What I find so special about these works is the unexpected, the unattainable and the mysterious. A ceramist never knows what will come out of the kiln; they’re never really completely in control. And that is precisely what I find fascinating about ceramics. It has something alchemical, as if a magician is at work’, says Rumpff.
The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics
Navid Nuur et al.
Collector's Item (group show)
Centraal Museum, Utrecht
19 November 2020 – 21 March 2021
With the participation of Kunstmuseum Den Haag, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Teylers Museum, an exhibition of 70 contemporary art pieces from the Pieter and Marieke Sanders collection is on view at Centraal Museum Utrecht from 19 November 2020 until 21 March 2021. These works are part of a gift and conveyance of no less than 250 works to the Dutch State. To celebrate this conveyance, these five museums are presenting the collection as a whole for the last time, in the exhibition titled Collector’s Item. Each museum will be assigned a gallery in which to mount its own part of the exhibition. Visitors can count on encountering contemporary artists such as Marlene Dumas, Jan Hoek, Klaas Kloosterboer, Folkert de Jong and Gluklya.
Pieter and Marieke Sanders began to collect contemporary art by both young and upcoming and more established artists, both domestically and internationally, in the early 1970s. Their collection therefore forms a splendid reflection of the art made during the past few decades, as curated by Dutch museum-level galleries. Their collection comprises paintings, drawings, sculptures, small objects, installations, video work and artist’s books.The collection mainly consists of early work by artists such as Marlene Dumas, Babs Haenen, Hans Wilschut, Navid Nuur, Monali Meher, Driessens & Verstappen, Otobong Nkanga, Hannah van Bart, Katja Mater and many more.
Centraal Museum Utrecht