Gallery talks — 22 Jan 2020

Curator Leontine Coelewij worked closely with Amorales in preparation of the exhibition Carlos Amorales – The Factory. Join her on January 22 for an introduction to his work.

Museum ticket + € 3
Meeting point at the info desk
22 Jan 2020, 4 pm until 5 pm
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The exhibition Carlos Amorales – The Factory showcases the work of Carlos Amorales, one of Mexico’s most important contemporary artists. Spanning 14 museum galleries, the exhibition includes work of various media: spatial works, installations, paintings, drawings, videos, prints, textiles, animations, and sound works. When entering Amorales’ world, you encounter a world of fantastical images and stories that explore the field of tension between the individual and society.


Leontine Coelewij is curator for contemporary art in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and compiled the exhibition Carlos Amorales – The Factory. She was the founder of the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (1993-1998), where she made exhibitions with artists including Inez van Lamsweerde, Rineke Dijkstra, and Lily van der Stokker. Together with Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, she organized the exhibitions Wild Walls (1995) and From the Corner of the Eye (1996) in the Stedelijk. She organized various group exhibitions in the Stedelijk Museum CS, such as 20/20 Vision (2004, with Mathias Poledna, Steve McQueen, and Marc Bijl), Time and Again (2004, with Paulina Ołowska, Wilhelm Sasnal, Roman Ondak, and Deimantas Narkevicius), Mapping the Studio (2006), and Mapping the City (2007), as well as solo presentations with Tobias Rehberger and Florian Pumhösl. Since the museum reopened in 2012, Coelewij has curated several exhibitions such as, Marlene Dumas – The Image as Burden (2014), Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art (2016), Edward Krasiński (2017) and  Lily van der Stokker – Friendly Good (2018/2019). Coelewij graduated with an MA in art history and archeology from the University of Amsterdam.

Leontine Coelewij, photo by: Ernst van Deursen