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Amsterdam museum gains director's artworks

Having won the Turner Prize in 1999, McQueen’s reputation as an artist quickly grew and has been highlighted again with his winning of Academy Awards, Golden Globe acclaim and BAFTA success for his recent feature film. While McQueen’s artworks are not to go on display in the museum until 13th December, there is still plenty for summer river cruise holiday guests to see during stop-offs in Amsterdam at the highly acclaimed contemporary art museum. 

Such sights include the Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden exhibition in September, which is the largest exhibition of Dumas’ work to be held in Europe for twenty years, and its more recent Jeff Wall: Tableaux Pictures Photographs 1996-2013 exhibition, which is on display now.

The art

The two pieces that the museum have attained are entitled ‘Mees, After Evening Dip, New Year's Day, 2002’ and ‘Rolling Thunder’, as described in this BBC article. The first, taking the form of a still image depicting a young boy shivering on a beach with a towel clasped around him, is described by the museum: ‘the still image of the shivering Mees attains the status of a film projection, with the suggestion of movement and the passage of time‘. The other piece, meanwhile, takes the form of a 16mm soundless colour film depicting a dead horse. Visitors to Amsterdam on a River Rhine cruise before December will still have the chance to see McQueen’s work, however, as they already own a 2001 short entitled ‘7th November’.

The new works will contribute to a large presentation of video art from the collection. For further information and opening times, see the Stedelijk Museum website.

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