MAGIC AFFAIRS. Contemporaries Meet Magic Realists
Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands
2 April – 19 June 2011
In the exhibition MAGIC AFFAIRS. Contemporaries Meet Magic Realists, works by contemporary artists enter into a dialogue with key pieces from the MMKA’s magic realist collection. The exhibition features German artists Heike Kabisch (1978), Constantin Wallhäuser (1975), Andrea Lehmann (1975), and Dutch photographer Anoek Steketee (1974) confront paintings by Carel Willink (1900 — 1983), Pyke Koch (1901 – 1991), Dick Ket (1902 – 1940) and Johan Mekkink (1904 – 1991).
The MMKA invited smax curators, Arne Reimann, Jari Ortwig and Joanne Dijkman, to put together an exhibition related to its large collection of neorealist art. smax is a program for curators, based at Schloss Ringenberg (Hamminkeln), which gives young artists and curators the opportunity to build up their expertise over the course of a year. smax is a Euregio project and works with various partners, including the MMKA, in the border area between the Netherlands and Germany.