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"Out of Senses: Seven Exhibitions where Artists Use the Museum as a Laboratory"
2002-02-25 until 2002-04-21
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Rotterdam, , NL Netherlands

Out of Senses is a series of presentations, exhibitions and events mainly based on young people's perception of their environment. Today's youth see little difference between 'high' and 'low' culture, and are accustomed to experiencing several genres and disciplines simultaneously. Visual culture plays an important role in these exhibitions.

Maurizio Cattelan

This enigmatic artist places a sculpture, which stands in direct confrontation with the permanent collection of 19th century art. Cattelan was recently present at the Venice Biennial with the pope knocked down by a stone and the famous Hollywood letters above a garbage-belt in Palermo. His work in the museum is sure to surprise the public.

'Light' by Carsten Höller

An enormous wall of light bulbs flashes synchronous to brain activity at a frequency of 4-12 Hz, inducing visual hallucinations. Sound pulses are heard at the same frequency as the flashing of the light.

Wormhole 2

Wormhole is a magazine devoted to drawings by artists who are active in more fields than one. In the exhibition the original drawings for the magazine are shown next to examples of the other disciplines in which the artist work, such as video and music. Artists: Hein Dingemans, Arnold Mosselman, MSBR, Michael Hurley, Chris Johanson, Lily van der Stokker, Ben Augustus, Davin Brainard, Gerrit Jan Fukkink, Ronald Cornelissen and Lizette Daas.

Record covers from the Jan van Toorn collection

The art of designing record covers is gradually creating it's own special niche in the arts as the place where two art disciplines meet and intertwine. Jan van Toorn’s collection has excellent examples of how inspiring this process can be.

Talking to you

In February and March all high school pupils in Rotterdam will receive a special guide to the museum, which is based on works of art in the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. A presentation especially held for the school-goers marks the event. A number of parties are planned especially for these youngsters, so that they can enjoy art in a different environment.

Proposals for a Collection: Optical. Retinal. Visual. Conceptual

An exhibition composed of works from the Museum collection. Curated by members of the Documenta XI team: Sarat Maharaj and Ecke Bonck. In special collaboration with Richard Hamilton and other artists, and with the Maastricht Jan van Eyck Academy of Art. The exhibitions mentioned above open on Richard Hamilton’s 80th birthday and can be seen as homage to Hamilton's work. Hamilton already pointed out the importance of visual culture in modern society in the nineteen-fifties, and made important contributions to both art and art theory.

Carsten Höller
Lichtecke [Light Corner], 2001
Courtesy Schipper & Krome, Berlin

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