CONVERSATION | Paula van den Bosch and Arjo Klamer

21 June at Albada Jelgersma

On the occasion of the exhibition Mini Me Mary, Jule Korneffel in dialogue with Mary Heilmann we would like to invite you to the conversation with Paula van den Bosch (senior curator at the Bonnefantenmuseum) and Arjo Klamer (cultural economist).

Paula van den Bosch will talk with Arjo Klamer about the position of female contemporary painters from the 70s, such as Mary Heilmann, and how they inspired the younger generation of painters including Laura Owens, Monika Baer, Rebecca Morris and Jule Korneffel. They will touch upon the exhibition Paula van den Bosch curated with Mary Heilmann at the Bonnefantenmuseum in 2012 and the current exhibition in the gallery.

Location: Albada Jelgersma Gallery
Lijnbaansgracht 318, Amsterdam

Date: Friday, June 21
Time: 5:30 pm

The conversation will be in English and will take about an hour. After the conversation there will be drinks and a chance to see the exhibition. We hope to see you on the 21st!


Paula van den Bosch (1964 Boekel) is an art historian and senior curator at the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht. In 2000 her catalogue raisonné of the Visser Collection: a renowned collection of neo avant-garde art was published by the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo. Since 1998 Van den Bosch has programmed solo exhibitions of artists such as Luc Tuymans, Roman Signer, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Peter Doig, Lily van der Stokker, Pawel Althamer, Thomas Hirschhorn, Monika Baer, Laura Owens, Mai-Thu Perret, Mary Heilmann, Rebecca Morris and Ernst Caramelle. The exhibition of collective artists gerlach en koop in 2016 was nominated for the AICA Award for Best Exhibition 2015-2017. Ten years earlier, in 2007, van den Bosch won the AICA Award for best exhibition in the Netherlands 2005-2007 with Thomas Hirschhorn’s ANSCHOOL. For 2019 Van den Bosch developed for the Bonnefantenmuseum exhibitions with Dan Walsh (1960 Philadelphia), Ine Schröder (1951 Heerlen - Maastricht 2014) and Paloma Varga Weisz (1966 Mannheim) (upcoming Oct. 2019). Van den Bosch regularly contributes to the educational programs of the Jan Van Eyck Academy and Maastricht University. She is chair of the jury of the Royal Award for Modern Painting until 2022.

Arjo Klamer (1953 Eenrum) is professor of cultural economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and holds the world's only chair in the field of cultural economics. Prior to that and after acquiring his PhD at Duke University, he taught for many years at several universities in the US, including Wellesley College and George Washington University. He received international recognition with Conversations with Economists (1984). Other books of his are Doing the Right Thing, A value based economy (2016), Speaking of Economics: how to be in the conversation (2008) and he edited the volume Value of Culture: the relationship between economics and the arts (1996).

He actively participates in discussions on the financing and values of the arts, and alternative economic approaches and solutions, such as the share, creative and circular economy. He presents seminars on the value based approach around the world.

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