100 YEARS DE STIJL

Piet Mondriaan, Composition No. IV, with Red, Blue, and Yellow, 1929, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

2017 marks a hundred years since the founding of De Stijl, a legendary group of artists and architects that revolved around Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian and Gerrit Rietveld. Museums throughout the Netherlands will be celebrating this special year.

MIGRATION

Solutions or Utopia? Design for refugees

Yara Said, The Refugee Nation Flag. Foto: Angela Luna.

Under the influence of globalization and increased mobility and migration, contemporary society has become more complex and, in some ways, more fragmented.

INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY

Jean Dubuffet, Personnage hilare (Portrait de Francis Ponge), 1947, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Since its original conception nearly 125 years ago the Stedelijk Museum has undergone a variety of transformations. The museum itself has witnessed histories and memories of diverse substance. In the exhibition theme, “Institutional History,” it is these very histories –  and moreover, memories – which are sifted through and reexamined in their contemporary contexts.

THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Dziga Vertov, Enthousiasm - Symphony of the Donbas 1931

Dziga Vertov: Enthousiasm: Symphony of the Donbas, 1931.

The Russian Revolution took place a hundred years ago. The Stedelijk commemorates its centenary in a presentation featuring posters, printed matter, films and art from the collection.