Bart Rutten

    22 February 2012

    Bart Rutten has been collection curator department of paintings and sculpture at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam since 2008. For the past year he has been actively working on arranging the collection which has been exhibited again since September. He played a central role, both in compiling the classical modern art and contemporary art art on the top floor of the old building. In addition, he created the presentation ‘Works in Place’ in the new underground exhibition room, together with the Director Ann Goldstein. His work as a curator covers the whole field of the visual arts, with special attention for film and video art, conceptual art and installation art. From 2005 to 2008, Rutten worked as the curator of the Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch and before that as the Head of the Presentation Department for NIMk. He has always been very interested in the cross pollination between the visual arts and other fields of visual or popular culture, and in the way that art is embedded in society. In addition to his position at the Stedelijk, he is a member of a number of advisory boards, including the One Minute Foundation, and has been a guest speaker talking about the history of video art for various art courses and universities in the Netherlands and abroad. He talks about a contemporary artist every month for the AVRO broadcasting station in the 4 art section of the Kunstuur (Art Hour), and he writes a monthly column about an important work of art in the weekend supplement of De Volkskrant.
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