Following the exhibition 'Pieter Engels: Fabulous Oldest Hits', co-curator Sam Steverlynck will enter into a conversation with art critic Carel Blotkamp.
During this talk, Pieter Engels' work will be framed within his relationship to contemporaries and 'polder conceptualists' such as Jan Dibbets, Marinus Boezem, Ger van Elk and Wim T. Schippers. The lecture also discusses Amsterdam's international role as a magnet for conceptual artists in the 1960s and 1970s and the importance of the 1969 exhibition Op Losse Schroeven, which took place at the Stedelijk Museum.
Biography Carel Blotkamp
Carel Blotkamp (°1945) is a Dutch art critic/writer who was also professor of art history of the contemporary period at the Free University of Amsterdam (1982- 2007). He wrote several articles on Pieter Engels for Vrij Nederland and was also a reviewer for de Volkskrant from the 1990s. Blotkamp has contributed to several publications on conceptual art in the Netherlands and more specifically on Pieter Engels and Ger van Elk.
Visit 'Fabulous Oldest Hits' at S.M.A.K. until 10.Sep.2023.