Last weekend my boyfriend and I spent a night away in Rotterdam, staying in the always lovely STROOM hotel. You might recognise it from our previous visit a year ago (which you can read back over here). We came back to enjoy bits of Art Rotterdam, and visited the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum for the first time. We saw classic pieces from René Magritte, but also the much anticipated ‘Infinity Mirror Room’ from Yayoj Kusuma and impressive modern paintings from Tomas Rajlich. We were quite overwhelmed by the amount of art, rooms and collections, and stayed there for almost 3 hours. Can’t wait until they’re going to renovate next year. From what I’ve heard and read, it must be promising.
The next day we went to Voorlinden for the second time. (Check my recap of our first visit over here). It felt like coming home again, I know how weird that may sound. But the museum is everything you can ask for: super spacious rooms, massive installations, collections from the best renowned artists like Richard Serra, James Turrell, Ron Mueck, and just the perfect light system to highlight the works. Can’t say it enough! We wanted to explore the new exhibitions from ‘Stage of Being’ and ‘Martin Purer’. And we also had the last chance to check out Michael Johansson’s work just in time.
Find a small recap down below. I have more pictures coming, but due to an error I can’t seem to upload it yet. Working on it, but for now enjoy these first bits!
BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN