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stedelijk @ de rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten


The Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten was established in 1870 by King Willem III as the successor to the Koninklijke Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten (founded in 1817). During the 1980s, the Rijksakademie abandoning the “scholastic” concept of traditional academia, and developed into its present form as an artists’ residency program. Since then, the international significance of the Rijksakademie has grown, and continues to do so. The number of applications increases with each year, and the quality of the applicants remains high. Residents come from all over the world; in 2011, 26 nationalities are represented. The Rijksakademie continues to play an important role in the reputation of Amsterdam as an international city for contemporary art. 

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Rijksakademie have always been closely affiliated. As they represent the best of the international art world, many previous residents of the Rijksakademie have exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum, while current residents of the Rijksakademie are involved in the Public Program and many Rijksakademie advisors have been or are involved in the museum’s activities. With the drastic budget cuts in the visual arts sector soon to become a reality, it should not be forgotten that the high quality and international scope of the Dutch art world emerges directly from institutions such as the Rijksakademie. To promulgate these special qualities, the Stedelijk has developed a Public Program with the Rijksakademie, largely featuring the international Rijksakademie community of residents and advisors. The program consists of a book presentation, several artist dialogues, lectures, and debates. All of these activities are listed below: 


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