Didn't get a chance to tune in to the LIVE Lunch Tour in the exhibition 'Ed van der Elsken: Camera in Love'?
Don't worry - we recorded the livestream, during which assistant curator Manique Hendricks takes us through the exhibition and talks about Van der Elsken's biggest sources of inspiration: Japan and youth culture.
We also added English subtitles, for all the non-Dutchies. Enjoy!
Ed van der Elsken was altijd op jacht naar een kortstondig moment van intimiteit met een vreemde, vriend of geliefde. Ga nu zelf op zoek naar die bijzondere blik. Vang ‘m in een portret en maak kans op een plek aan de muur in het Stedelijk.
Evenementen organiseren, rondleidingen geven, nieuwe mensen ontmoeten en andere jongeren inspireren; dat is wat onze Blikopeners doen. Ben jij tussen de 15 en 19 jaar, woon je in Amsterdam en wil je een cool bijbaantje? Meld je dan nu aan via
Eind maart presenteert het Stedelijk in samenwerking met de Studium Generale van de Rietveld Academie een driedaagse conferentie-festival. Elke dag is samengesteld door een andere gastcurator: Melanie Buehler (22 maart), Warren Neidich (23 maart) en André Lepecki (24 maart) en bestaat uit lezingen en performances rondom het thema cognitieve automatisering: What is happening to our brain?
Happy birthday to Dutch graphic designer Anthon Beeke (born 1940), who was #BornOnThisDay! Over the years Beeke has designed many posters for the Stedelijk Museum, such as this one for the Ed van der Elsken exhibition in 1991. The picture of Vali Meyers, one of Ed's muses, shown on the poster, is on view in the current exhibition as well.
HUNGRY FOR MORE?
Join us for the LIVE LUNCH TOUR this Friday. Assistent curator Manique Hendriks takes you through the exhibition and talks about two sources of inspiration in the work of photographer Ed van der Elsken: youth culture and Japan. If you have any questions, ask! We'll try and answer them live.
[In Dutch, but don't worry, we'll add subtitles later]
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#EdFact After visiting Japan fifteen times, Ed publishes a collection of his images in 'The Discovery of Japan' in 1988. He was fascinated by Japan, its people, and the tension between Japanese values and the capitalist lifestyle of the west. He photographed anyone that intrigued him, for example this beautiful woman in the subway in Tokyo. See more of Ed van der Elsken's life and work: [... View details ⇨
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#EdFact In 1978 Ed van der Elsken’s book ‘Hallo! Een nieuwe Ed van der Elsken’ is published, featuring this photo of three young women in the Beethovenstraat in Amsterdam. It’s an iconic image that reflects Ed’s flirtatious approach: What did he say to these women, to make them turn around and smile?
For an overview of Ed’s life and work, have a look at the timeline (in English and Dutch): [... View details ⇨
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The answer to today’s #GuessTheArtist is… 'Reclining Nude' (1910) by the Dutch painter Leo Gestel! Like many European artists, Gestel spends time in Paris in the early 20th century and is influenced by the latest developments in modern art, such as Fauvism and Cubism. He takes these new ideas and perspectives back to the Netherlands and, together with his contemporaries Piet Mondriaan and Jan... View details ⇨
One more brain teaser before the weekend... Can you #GuessTheArtist who painted the brightly coloured work that features this elegant slipper? (Bonus points if you know the name of the painting, too!) We'll reveal the answer later today. #painting #art #stedelijk