31 may - 4 june 2023

Private: Made in Europe

Which contemporary artworks should we all know when thinking of the impressive, touching, shocking and innovative culture of Europe? Various ‘curators’ present their favourite artworks – new, forgotten, or unknown peaks of European art.

Thu, 02 Jun • 20:00
Het Concertgebouw - Koorzaal


When we consider the highlights of European culture, often what comes to mind fits within Europe’s rich cultural historical canon: Aeschylus, Sophocles or Euripides’ riveting classic tragedies, famous Dutch landscape paintings and the grand masters of dramatic Italian cinema. How familiar are we, however, with the great works of our contemporaries, the ones that everyone should know? Which new artworks – music, theatre, installations and film – are important for today’s Europe?

Various trendsetters from the world of music, theatre, and art will present new, forgotten, or unknown pinnacles of art in contemporary culture. With an eye on the future, they will discuss why the chosen pieces should be added to the canon of European cultural heritage. Why would people, a 100 years from now, still be talking about these piece of European art? And what does this artwork add to the established collection of European cultural heritage?

With: Barbara Visser, Ruth Mackenzie, Wayne Modest, Gloria Benedikt, Jurriaan Benschop, Bonne Reijn, and others.

Hadassah de Boer will moderate this programme.

This programme will be in English.

Made in Europe (2014) is the title of a book by journalist Pieter Steinz on the cultural heritage of Europe.

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