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Rineke Dijkstra

Intra-Action: Women Artists from the Harn Collection (group show)
Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville
20 September 2016 - 16 July 2017

Intra-Action celebrates 36 international women artists working from the mid-20th century to the present, including the groundbreaking, radical collective called The Guerrilla Girls. More than 70 works reveal how these women have transformed the course of art by introducing new forms, materials and processes including performance, film and art in the street. Artists in the exhibition include Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Louis Bourgeois, Rineke Dijkstra, Yayoi Kusama, Ana Mendieta, Zanele Muholi, Louise Nevelson, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Melanie Smith, Carrie Mae Weems and the Guerrilla Girls. These artists are known for challenging patriarchal domination, notions of gender, identity and the art world itself.

Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville


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Rineke Dijkstra

The One And The Many (solo show)
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek
21 September - 30 December 2017

Rineke Dijkstra, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, June 19, 2005 © Rineke Dijkstra
Rineke Dijkstra, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, June 19, 2005 © Rineke Dijkstra

In her large photographs and films, Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra manages to capture people who have stopped somewhere – in a park, on a beach, at a party, in life – so that they are present to an astonishing degree, right there in that very moment.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek


Rineke Dijkstra

Art Lesson (group show)
Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid
7 November 2017 - 18 February 2018

The museum will be completing the exhibition programme organised to mark its 25th Anniversary by inviting visitors to reflect on the educational role of museums in society today through an innovative project curated by the Education Department. “Art Lesson” will consist of various activities that will take place during the time the exhibition is open to the public and will occupy different spaces in the museum. The project has been conceived as an organic entity which will take shape over time and will make the museum particularly dynamic while it is taking place.

An exhibition featuring the work of contemporary artists such as Antoni Muntadas, Cinthia Marcelle, Dennis Adams, Eva Kot’átková, Dora Garcia, Pavel Kogan, Erwin Wurm, Rineke Djikstra and Pipilotti Rist will look at the issues of where knowledge lies and the museum as a personal experience, aiming to transform the spectator’s experience and place within the museum. For the first time, the museum will also become a space for creation through three artist’s residence grants that will allow the recipients to work alongside the Education Department team during both the preparatory stage and the exhibition itself. This initiative aims to establish links between cutting-edge artistic creation and the museum and between its works and the activities of its educators.

Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid


Rineke Dijkstra

Ruth Drawing Picasso, Tate Liverpool, UK, 2009 (solo show)
Museu Picasso, Barcelona
27 April - 24 September 2017

Rineke Dijkstra, Ruth Drawing Picasso, Tate Liverpool, UK, 2009, 2009. © Rineke Dijkstra
Rineke Dijkstra, Ruth Drawing Picasso, Tate Liverpool, UK, 2009, 2009. © Rineke Dijkstra

Rineke Dijkstra’s realisation of Ruth Drawing Picasso, Tate Liverpool, UK, 2009 brings us back to the surprising fact that Guernica (a kind of political manifesto) was exported to Britain by Roland Penrose and E.L.T. Mesens. That work provoked such an effect on a select British public that we can consider it the starting point of surrealism in the UK; it also deeply influenced important artists such as Henry Moore, Francis Bacon and even David Hockney.

The Museu Picasso presents the work of Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra in its new space dedicated to contemporary art. This emblematic videowork confronts the viewer with Ruth – a girl who, during her visit together with her schoolmates to Tate Liverpool, was confronted with Picasso’s painting Weeping Woman.

It’s a cool observation, subjective but sensitive at the same time, analysing the young girl’s reaction when viewing and copying this artwork. Picasso’s piece is directly related to one of the main figures of his masterpiece Guernica (1937).

Museu Picasso, Barcelona



Rineke Dijkstra

Rineke Dijkstra: An Ode (solo show)
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
20 May - 6 August 2017

Amy, Liverpool, England, December 23, 2008, 2008, archival inkjet-print, 96,4 x 75 cm. © Rineke Dijkstra
Amy, Liverpool, England, December 23, 2008, 2008, archival inkjet-print, 96,4 x 75 cm. © Rineke Dijkstra

In honor of Dijkstra, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, who has followed her work since the 1990s and in 2005 mounted an international traveling survey, presents Rineke Dijkstra: An Ode, a snapshot of the artist’s photographic and video work ranging from 1994 to the present. The exhibition both includes iconic photographic works and highlights her early video work and her return to the medium in recent years. The exhibition also premieres three works that have never been displayed in the Netherlands.

Rineke Dijkstra: An Ode totals 21 photographs and four videos. The exhibition is primarily comprised of the Stedelijk Museum’s extensive holdings of Dijkstra’s work, supplemented with loans from the artist. Shown for the first time in the Netherlands are Marianna [The Fairy Doll], 2014; Marianna and Sasha, Kingisepp, Russia, November 2 2014, 2014; and Odessa, Ukraine, August 6 1993, 1993.

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


Rineke Dijkstra

Hasselblad Award 2017
Hasselblad Foundation Center, Gothenburg
11 October 2017 - January 2018

A symposium will be held on October 10 in honor of Rineke Dijkstra, followed by the opening of an exhibition of her work at the Hasselblad Center, as well as the launch of the book Rineke Dijkstra – Hasselblad Award 2017.

The Foundation’s citation regarding the Hasselblad Award Winner 2017, Rineke Dijkstra:

»Rineke Dijkstra is one of the most significant contemporary artists working in photographic portraiture. Her large-scale photographs focus on the thema-tics of identity, typically capturing her subjects at moments of transition or vulnerability. Working in series, Rineke Dijkstra’s images recall the visual acuity of seventeenth-century Dutch portraiture, offering intimate portrayals of her sitters whilst also suggesting the situated aspects of their being. Rineke Dijkstra’s investigations in portraiture also include video. Her fixed-camera video studies yield images that appear to be moving photographs, revolutionizing our understanding of the fluid boundary between the still and moving image.«

Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg


Rineke Dijkstra

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., West Concourse Gallery
10 December 2016 - 16 July 2017

Rineke Dijkstra, Lycée Hector Guimard, Paris, March 19, 1999, 1999, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection
Rineke Dijkstra, Lycée Hector Guimard, Paris, March 19, 1999, 1999, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection

Active as a photographer since the early 1990s, Rineke Dijkstra is known for her strikingly earnest, unsentimental depictions of young people in large-scale color prints. Shooting from a low vantage point with minimal background information, she endows her subjects with a monumental presence, creating portraits that are at once self-conscious but revealing, powerful but tender. This exhibition features four of Dijkstra’s portraits of adolescents, as well as a 1991 self-portrait that inspired much of her later work. It is timed to coincide with the installation of I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman), a three-channel video of British schoolchildren talking about Picasso’s painting Weeping Woman, on view in the East Building’s display of Collectors Committee gifts.

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


Rineke Dijkstra

Collection Centre Pompidou (group show)
Centre Pompidou, Malaga, from 28 March 2015 - ongoing

Rineke Dijkstra, I See a Woman Crying ( Weeping Woman ), 2009
Rineke Dijkstra, I See a Woman Crying ( Weeping Woman ), 2009

The world famous gallery Centre Pompidou is coming to Malaga. Without doubt the Pompidou art center in Paris is one of the greatest homes of twentieth century art. In line with the arresting appearance of the Pompidou in Paris the Malaga collection will be housed in the large glass cube, built with a cultural purpose in mind and which is situated at the corner which joins Muelle Uno and Muelle Dos of Malaga’s newly renovated port. The new Malaga Pop-Up museum will house a fine selection of its French mother. The museum that is at time of writing under full construction is expected to open on March 28th, just before the touristic season takes off.


Centre Pompidou, Malaga