sonsbeek20→24 postponed

19 maart 2020

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”

— James Baldwin, The Doom and Glory of Knowing Who You Are, Life Magazine, May 24, 1963.

Regrettably, we have decided to postpone the ...

New viable format: double edition sonsbeek20→24

28 september 2019

The 12th edition of the sonsbeek quadrennial, which will run from June 5 to September 13, 2020 and onwards to 2024, takes place under the auspices of artistic director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and his team of co-curators Antonia Alampi, Amal Alhaag, Zippora Elders, Aude Christel Mgba, and Vincent van Velsen. Overseen by the new general director Steven van Teeseling, the sonsbeek foundation will explore the elasticity of the large-scale temporary art event format and connected conditions of artistic labor, popularized and ...

Steven van Teeseling new general director of the Sonsbeek & State of Fashion Foundation

08 maart 2019

As of April 2019, the Sonsbeek & State of Fashion Foundation welcomes Steven van Teeseling as its new general director. Van Teeseling currently is the head of innovation and communication at the Mondriaan Fund, the public fund for visual art and cultural heritage in the Netherlands. In this role he set up pilot projects around innovative financing, public art commissions, fair practice and policy. ‘His inspired skills and vast network make Van Teeseling the perfect ...

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung appointed artistic director of ‘sonsbeek 2020’

01 februari 2019

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (1977, Yaoundé, Cameroon) has been appointed artistic director of sonsbeek 2020. The 12th edition will take place in and around Arnhem from 5th June to 13th September 2020. Ndikung was appointed by unanimous recommendation of an international selection committee. He is a curator, art critic, author and biotechnologist, as well as the founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin. He was also curator-at-large of documenta 14.

Charles Esche, member of ...