12 jun 2019 - 14 jul 2019


The world of generation 2000


Stedelijk Museum Breda presents Past-Present-Future, an exhibition with and by secondary school students in Breda. With this exhibition, the museum offers a platform to a new generation.

Ten students were invited to be the junior curators of this exhibition. Under the guidance of Stedelijk Museum Breda employees, they made a selection of work by fellow students. They also provided an exhibition concept, wrote the panel texts and designed the exhibition. In this way, the students got to experience all of the aspects of creating an exhibition.

The world of generation 2000
This year, the youngsters are focusing on a number of themes. From world wars to self-reflection to pollution: in Past-Present-Future, young people visualise how our history influences the present, and how the future is envisioned. Will you join us on a journey through time? 

‘I found it especially interesting to look at works that are very different from each other. To look at what goes together in terms of theme, colour and object.’

Renske de Jong (5 HAVO, Newman College) about the assignment that the junior curators received during the training afternoon with curator Marjolein van de Ven

VO expo 2019: Past-Present-Future
Stedelijk Museum Breda organises an exhibition with junior curators from Breda secondary schools every year. In 2019 we are working together with De Nassau, Markenhage College, Mencia de Mendoza Lyceum, Newmancollege, Onze Lieve Vrouwelyceum, Scala and Stedelijk Gymnasium Breda.

Junior curators: 
Yasmin Janssen, Sigrid Heus, Renske de Jong, Madelon Verheijen, Emma Thoensen, Roos Hulshof, Robin van Leijsen, Dide Schuit, Megan Sminia and Alexia West.

Patrick Abma, Raydianne Angila, Meike van der Brugge, Adinda Dimjati, Luca van Dongen, Elodie Elshout, Jo-Anne van Gils, Hendrik Heerdink, Fee Huijbregts, Storm Jansen, Renske de Jong, Charlotte Koopman, Aurora McLean, Robin van Leijsen, Aya Nshewati, Noa Peeters, Yannick Rosheuvel,  Charlotte Schoenmakers, Femke Sigtermans, Luna Stevens, Evy Stuer, Robine Takx, Nynke Veenstra, Lucas Woerdeman.

Past-Present-Future can be seen in NEXT, the museum’s project space. NEXT is accessible free of charge.

The exhibition is made possible with the support of Nieuwe Veste, Cultuurwinkel Breda.

Click here for photos of the opening on Tuesday 11 June.

Image: Robin van Leijsen, Hide & Seek (detail), 2019

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