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From MuHKA to VMHK: A New Building and a New Name?
Article date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

From MuHKA to VMHK: A New Building and a New Name?

On July 26, 2018, ArtDependence reported plans for the construction of a new building for MuHKA (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen). 5 architectural teams, all with strong international reputations are competing for the project and one will be selected to build the new museum in a new location in the southern area of Antwerp, not far from the current museum location.

Sol Calero - First Solo Exhibition in Belgium
Article date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sol Calero - First Solo Exhibition in Belgium

Kunsthal Extra City is honoured to present the first solo exhibition of Sol Calero in Belgium. The cultural season will be opened on Friday 13 September with Sol Calero's new installation 'ISLA'.

Kingdom of the Netherlands Establishes Endowment Fund in Support of Center for Netherlandish Art at MFA Boston
Article date: Monday, August 5, 2019

Kingdom of the Netherlands Establishes Endowment Fund in Support of Center for Netherlandish Art at MFA Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), announced this Monday that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has shared its intent to establish a permanent endowment fund in support of the MFA’s Center for Netherlandish Art (CNA). The fund, named The Kingdom of the Netherlands Fund for Dutch Scholars, will allow Dutch academics, students and institutions to participate in CNA programs and research initiatives, sustaining international connections between scholars in both countries.

BelgianArtPrize 2020 Shortlist Announced
Article date: Friday, June 28, 2019

BelgianArtPrize 2020 Shortlist Announced

The Jury have announced the five artists shortlisted for the BelgianArtPrize 2020: Agency, Sammy Baloji, Saddie Choua, Jacqueline Mesmaeker and Joëlle Tuerlinckx. Each of the five shortlisted artists will present a new artistic project to be shown at the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) from March 19 to May 24, 2020. The winner will be announced in May 2020 at an award ceremony at BOZAR.

Luc Tuymans Back at De Pont this Summer
Article date: Friday, June 14, 2019

Luc Tuymans Back at De Pont this Summer

In 1995 De Pont Museum held the first exhibition of work by Luc Tuymans in the Netherlands. This summer the now world-famous Belgian artist will be coming back to Tilburg with a second retrospective, which he has aptly titled The Return.

Rijksmuseum Becomes First Museum to Offer Video Tour in Dutch Sign Language
Article date: Sunday, June 9, 2019

Rijksmuseum Becomes First Museum to Offer Video Tour in Dutch Sign Language

Rijksmuseum is launching the first ever museum video tour in Dutch Sign Language, made in collaboration with Roos and Martine Wattel from ‘Wat Telt!’ (‘What counts!’) and Max Vonk. This digital guide to 20 objects also includes fun facts, video clips and animations to enjoy between the artworks. It’s the tenth tour to be added to the Rijksmuseum app.

Amberes, Roberto Bolaño’s Antwerp, Curated by Nav Haq, on View at MuHka
Article date: Sunday, June 9, 2019

Amberes, Roberto Bolaño’s Antwerp, Curated by Nav Haq, on View at MuHka

An exhibition inspired by a novel, a city and a scene. In Antwerp, Bolaño thematises everyday reality in a way that feels highly contemporary, as expressed through topics such as crime and corruption, sexual violence, relative truth, memory and erasure, marginality and urbanism, the male gaze, and the sea as a metaphor. A range of archetypes – detectives, victims, artists, alter-egos, hunchbacks and vagabonds – inhabit his enigmatic story.

Martijn van Nieuwenhuysen to be the New Director of De Pont Museum
Article date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Martijn van Nieuwenhuysen to be the New Director of De Pont Museum

Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen will be the new director of De Pont Museum in Tilburg. As of 26 August he will succeed Hendrik Driessen, De Pont's founding director who has been running the museum for thirty years. Van Nieuwenhuyzen has a great deal of museum experience, is a versatile exhibition maker and has a reputation for scouting young talent.

Two Paintings in the Netherlands Art Property Collection Back to Heirs of Jewish Owner
Article date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Two Paintings in the Netherlands Art Property Collection Back to Heirs of Jewish Owner

The Restitutions Committee has advised the Minister of Education, Culture and Science to restitute two paintings in the Netherlands Art Property Collection to the heirs of the original Jewish owner Jacob Lierens. The Minister has accepted this advice. The Netherlands Art Property Collection (NK collection) comprises artworks that were returned after the Second World War and were taken into the custody of the Dutch State with the express instruction to return them – if possible – to the rightful claimants or their heirs.

Empowering statues. Every statue tells a story
Article date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Empowering statues. Every statue tells a story

It’s not sheer chance that great historical art centers such as Venice, Amsterdam and New York all became important commercial centers at around the same time. That is also part of Antwerp’s story. Antwerp is world renowned for its diamonds, its port, its fashion mecca as well as its international art center. In 1600 its Golden Age came to an end and a young Rubens walked through its streets.

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