Stedelijk wins Amsterdam art exhibition project

26th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

The city’s modern art museum’s proposal of an overview exhibition of US artist Mike Kelley landed it the Turing prize worth EUR 450,000.

Amsterdam – Amsterdam's modern art museum, the Stedelijk, has won EUR 450,000 for its proposal of the best idea for an exhibition.

While 16 Dutch museums submitted entries for the first Turing prize, the Stedelijk impressed the jury with its overview exhibition of US artist Mike Kelley.

"A complete overview of this important Californian artist has not been seen on this scale in the Netherlands," said the jury report.

Art critics describe 55-year old Mike Kelley as one of the world's main artists since the 1970s.

The exhibition will be next year's opening exhibition after several years of renovation at the museum.

The bi-annual Turing prize has been set up by the founders of the Dutch navigation technology company TomTom. It is named after English mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954), seen as the father of modern computing.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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