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Rineke Dijkstra et al.

Diversity United (group show)
Hangar 2+3, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin
9 June – 10 October 2021

Installation view: Diversity United, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, 2021, photo: Silke Briel, © Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Bonn
Installation view: Diversity United, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, 2021, photo: Silke Briel, © Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Bonn

90 artists from 35 countries show the diverse artistic face of Europe: Diversity United presents established and young artists and advocates a European dialogue. Works by Rineke Dijkstra are included.

With stops in Berlin, Moscow and Paris, the Diversity United exhibition addresses themes such as freedom and dignity, dialogue and conflict, political and personal identity, democracy and its erosion, (fear of) the future, solidarity and separation, the current pandemic and its consequences. The exhibition shows the vitality and diversity of the contemporary European art scene after the fall of the Iron Curtain until today and underlines the importance of intercultural dialogue in times of political uncertainties.

On this occasion, Dijkstra was in conversation with curator Simon Baker and talked about her contribution to the exhibition. Watch the artist talk here.

Diversity United


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Rineke Dijkstra et al.

Mother! (group show)
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim
1 October 2021 – 6 February 2022

Fassade Kunsthalle Mannheim, © Kunsthalle Mannheim, Constantin Meyer, Köln
Fassade Kunsthalle Mannheim, © Kunsthalle Mannheim, Constantin Meyer, Köln

Whether loving or distant, near or far, alive or dead, mothers are the source and existential beginning of human life. There is hardly another term or concept that evokes more manifold associations of, reactions to, and clichés about roles. The international exhibition MOTHER! shows how art has conveyed changing perceptions of motherhood from Old Masters and early avant-garde artists to the present day. Showing works ranging from Louise Bourgeois, Rineke Dijkstra, and Paula Modersohn-Becker to Yoko Ono, Pablo Picasso, and Egon Schiele, the show concentrates on the period when the feminist revolution challenged the traditional role assigned to women. From the invention of the contraceptive pill and legalized abortion in the twentieth century to current ideas of roles including biotechnological possibilities and queer family structures, the image of the mother is investigated with regard to cultural expectations and norms. The exhibition brings together contemporary art, art historical works, films, literature, as well as artifacts from the worlds of science and popular culture, in order to convey the multifaceted topic of motherhood.

Kunsthalle Mannheim


Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Michel Majerus, Albert Oehlen, Thomas Struth et al.

Now or Never – 50 Years LBBW Collection (group show)
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart
13 November 2021 – 20 February 2022

Thomas Struth, West Broadway, Tribeca, New York, 1978, Collection LBBW, © Thomas Struth
Thomas Struth, West Broadway, Tribeca, New York, 1978, Collection LBBW, © Thomas Struth

The LBBW art collection dates back to the year 1971. The focus of the collection was initially on art from the Stuttgart and Baden-Württemberg region. At the beginning of the 1990s, the collection was expanded to include international positions. The foundation of LBBW and its development promoted the growth of the collection. “Collecting Contemporary” is the keyword today. The orientation and history of the LBBW collection show parallels to the collection of the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. On the occasion of the LBBW anniversary and the long-standing cooperation with the art museum, outstanding works will be on display from all areas of the LBBW collection.

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart


Rineke Dijkstra

Winner of The Johannes Vermeer Award 2020

Rineke Dijkstra, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, NL, June 19, 2005, 2005
Rineke Dijkstra, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, NL, June 19, 2005, 2005

We congratulate Rineke Dijkstra for being granted the 2020 The Johannes Vermeer Award! Dijkstra was awarded for her significant contribution to photography and portraiture, promoting the international prestige of Dutch visual arts with her work. The jury declared: "This work is for eternity. Few artists have been given the talent to create these types of images."

The presentation ceremony will take place on Thursday, 18 February 2021 in the Ridderzaal in The Hague.

Johannes Vermeer Award


Rineke Dijkstra, Tursic & Mille et al.

Children Power 2 (group show)
Frac Île-de-France, Paris / Romainville
May – 21 December 2021

Image: Château de Rentilly, Frac Île-de-France, photo: Florian Kleinefenn
Image: Château de Rentilly, Frac Île-de-France, photo: Florian Kleinefenn

To mark the opening of its new reserve collections in Romainville, in 2021, the Frac Île-de-France proposes a three-part exhibition project based on the theme of childhood called Children Power. It will take place in three venues, Le Plateau in Paris, the Château de Rentilly and at Les Réserves in Romainville. This project highlights the central role that young audiences play regarding artistic activities Implemented by the Frac.


Frac Île-de-France


Rineke Dijkstra, Joan Mitchell et al.

Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection (group show)
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
14 February 2019 – 1 January 2023

Joan Mitchell, 
Joan Mitchell, "Posted", 1977; oil on canvas; Collection Walker Art Center, Gift of Joanne and Philip Von Blon, 1989

This exhibition, drawn from the Walker’s world-renowned collections, looks backward and forward at contemporary art in our time, showcasing both cornerstone works that have built the collection and works by a younger generation that point to new strengths and directions. The exhibition presents collection highlights within five approaches to subject matter long explored by artists: portraiture; the interior scene; landscape and the observed environment; still life and the everyday; and abstraction, areas that serve as thematic sections for unexpected groupings of works from the collection.

Featuring more than 100 works, the exhibition includes examples ranging from painting and sculpture to drawing, collage, video, photography, prints, and installations. Many of the works on view are longtime favorites for Walker visitors, presented alongside newer acquisitions, many on view for the first time in this context. Works by Joan Mitchell and Rineke Dijkstra are included.

Walker Art Center