In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the AkzoNobel Art Foundation’s collection, a special exhibition ‘All Eyes’ is organized in the AkzoNobel Art Space in Amsterdam.
Humankind is at the heart of the jubilee exhibition, which is entitled All Eyes. It plays with the idea that whenever we observe others, there’s a good chance we’re being watched in return. The main gallery runs like a city boulevard through the exhibition, a layout by Tom Postma Design that reflects the many connections shared by humanity.
“Since the AkzoNobel Art Foundation was established in 1995, its aim has been to acquire works that reflect the world as we experience it,” says Hester Alberdingk Thijm, Director of the AkzoNobel Art Foundation. “We look for artists who are questioning and transforming our global society. All Eyes is the culmination of 25 years of powerful images and stories.”
Artworks displayed in the exhibition are by both young talent and internationally renowned artists, including Otobong Nkanga, Remy Jungerman, Melanie Bonajo, Afra Eisma, Ger van Elk, Susan Hiller, Louise Giovanelli, Yael Bartana, Emma Talbot, Roger Hiorns and Jan Andriesse.
“The AkzoNobel Art Foundation is generally regarded as one of the most progressive corporate collections in Europe, in part because it’s always held diversity as an important tenet,” says Thierry Vanlancker, AkzoNobel CEO and Chair of the AkzoNobel Art Foundation. “Of almost 1,800 artworks, half have been created by women and many are by non-western artists. In this new exhibition, we’re proud to celebrate that diversity and the pioneering spirit we share in art, science and business.”
AkzoNobel Art Space from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm (and on request)
Christian Neefestraat 2
1077 WW Amsterdam