Museum Boijmans van Beuningen is the museum i have visited the most. Even before i went to art school in Rotterdam i visited exhibitions. Over the years it has transformed, of course. But in essence, it is still the same museum.
The outside space.
The place where you can hang up your coat. That i forgot to take the key with me didn’t really matter in the end. When i left at 5pm, and tried to get my coat to come down, someone who worked there came up to me and unlocked the cord. He had seen the coat hanging unguarded.
Rainbows, clowns, shoes, light bulbs, candles. I enjoyed the work of Ugo Rondinone. Especially the clows. All the eyes closed. All quite pensive. All with little black hats, colourful suits, socks. Sitting, lying by themselves. With suits made with cloth of sprites, stars, shiny blue, squares. All strangely quiet.
After Rondinone’s exhibition i drank a coffee in the paviljon. I talked with Arianne for a while, someone i met in the museum. About all different sorts of things. After she left i read the Rondinone’s booklet. I went downstairs from there and looked at a design exhibit. I went the up and the left way after the paviljon and walked past cabinets, candle holders, doorknobs, chairs and vases from the 16th century till now. At the end i went the way up and saw Martin Assig’s drawings. Some 19th century the Hague paintings after that. When i wanted to start on a bit of modern collection, i was told it was 5pm already and the museum was closing.
I’ll be back. Not sure how soon, since i would like to see a new main exhibit when i go again. Since Rondinone is until 29 May, it might be a while.