Walk and Talk: Margriet Schavemaker about Maaike Schoorel

Amsterdam Art Week

May 15th, 14.00-15.00 hrs
The Willet-Holthuysen House

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This year the 10th edition of Amsterdam Art Week takes place from May 11 to 15. This festive event is your chance to discover what the Amsterdam Art scene has to offer. During the AAW, the Amsterdam Museum offers four unique programs, one of them being the Walk and Talk by our artistic director Margriet Schavemaker about Maaike Schoorel. Schavemaker gives a guided tour of Maaike Schoorel's solo exhibition at the Willet-Holthuysen House, one of the locations of the Amsterdam Museum.

This event is in Dutch.

Maaike Schoorel solo exhibition

For this exhibition Maaike Schoorel has created ten new paintings and a room-filling installation in which she uses photographs, collages and special finds from the collection to draw visitors into her associative research. In particular, she focuses on Louisa Willet-Holthuysen, the collector who, in 1895, gave the building with its entirely newly furnished interiors full of decorations in French Neo-Louis XVI style to the municipality with the assignment to turn it into a museum. Schoorel puts herself in the shoes of this woman and explores her passion for animals and nature. She also brings her into contact with another female museum founder of the time, Sophia Lopez Suasso-de Bruijn, who laid the foundation for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In doing so, Schoorel offers a reinterpretation and reevaluation of the role of women, then and now.