Ruti Sela

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8 February - 29 March 2015

Opening: Sunday 8 February, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with an address by Joshua Simon, director of Museums of Bat Yam

*The exhibition can be visited from February 7

By means of video documentation and through intense personal involvement in various real-life situations, Ruti Sela investigates issues with authority, sexuality and nationality in front of and through the possession of a handheld video camera. With this strategy, she explores the complexities of power in human relations. In her work the camera is both a recording device to document these relations as well as a commanding instrument that mediates individual struggles for recognition and domination. The exhibition, the first retrospective of Sela’s work, is produced in collaboration with Museums of Bat Yam (MoBY) in Israel. The Exterritory Project will be discussed in an annex to the exhibition. This ongoing project was initiated by Sela in collaboration with Maayan Amir in the form of an alternative platform for artistic exchange outside the confines of nation-states. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will host a symposium on extraterritoriality on 15 March 2015.

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Resolution 827

18 April 2015 – 31 May 2015
Opening: Saturday, 18 April, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

With: Kristina Benjocki, Lana Cmajcanin and Adela Jušic, Anna Dasovic, Dolgenger, Saša Karalic, Vladimir Miladinovic, Quenton Miller, Charles van Otterdijk, Nikola Radic Lucati

*Before the opening, at 3.30 p.m., SMBA will stage a panel discussion with most of the contributing artists and the curators.

“Resolution 827" is the outcome of collaboration between Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade. For this exhibition in SMBA, it seemed logical to foreground some taboo topics that Serbia and the Netherlands share. The title, “Resolution 827”, refers to the UN resolution that established the International Court of Justice following the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia. The exhibition addresses the afterlife of these atrocities, which are hardly discussed in Serbian society and have largely been ignored or simply forgotten by the rest of the world. The artists evoke a sense of a violent history. Without passing judgment, they turn themselves into analyzers of the ghosts and traumas that haunt contemporary life and direct our attention to the topics that do matter, but which remain unresolved in today’s society as it struggles to cope with the pressures of neoliberal globalism.
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Exhibition ‘This is the Time’ opens in Beirut
1 day ago - 26/03/2015

Exhibition: 26 March - 25 July 2015
Opening: Thursday 26 March 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: AUB Byblos Bank Art Gallery, Ada Dodge Hall

As part of the Global Collaborations, AUB Art Galleries in Beirut will present the exhibition This is the Time. This is the Record of Time. This show was previously to be seen at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. At the occasion of the opening on Thursday 26 March several performances take place. This is followed by the symposium ‘Thinking about Time’ that is organized by the American University of Beirut. Later in the year AUB Press will publish an extensive catalogue of the project that was initiated under the flag of the Stedelijk’s long-term project Global Collaborations.
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The Exterritory Project Symposium
12 days ago - 15/03/2015

Date: March 15, 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum
Language: English
Entrance: Entrance fee to the museum + € 2,50
Reservation: via

The Stedelijk Museum is proud to present The Exterritory Project Symposium in close collaboration with SMBA. The symposium brings together artists, scholars, and curators who will explore the idea of extraterritoriality: a conceptual space beyond the borders of nation-states and their laws and beyond the modern geographical divisions of the world. It is a continuation of the Exterritory Project, initiated by artist duo Ruti Sela & Maayan Amir.
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