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The Turing Foundation aims to let people in The Netherlands enjoy visual arts, music, and poetry.

The Turing Foundation therefor supports expositions of the visual arts , live performances of classical music , and Dutch poetry in The Netherlands.

Below, you will find an impression of the most important initiatives that we have previously supported. Also see:

- The Turing Art Award
- The Turing Poetry Competition
- The Art Agenda


Turing Toekenning
Most recent projects:
Willem de Kooning exposition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
May 2018
Willem de Kooning exposition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2019-2020
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Exposition 'Manzoni in Holland', Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2019
May 2018
Main supporter "Manzoni in Holland", Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2019
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De Jonge Rembrandt, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, 2019-2020
May 2018
De Jonge Rembrandt, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, 2019-2020
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HortusFestival 2018 'De dood spreekt'
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HortusFestival 'De dood spreekt', 2018
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Made in Holland: world brand for 400 years
Museum Princessehof
'Made in Holland: world brand for 400 years', Ceramics Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, 2018-2019
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Myth unravelled: Master of Elsloo, Bonnefantenmuseum
May 2018
Myth unravelled: Master of Elsloo, Bonnefantenmuseum, 2019
In the 16th century the so-called 'Master of Elsloo' worked in the Euroregion of Dutch and Belgian Limburg and the... more
Wonderfeel 2018, 's Graveland
20-22 juli
Wonderfeel Festival, 's Graveland, 2018
The Wonderfeel festival has been organised in a former estate in' s-Graveland since 2015: a three-day outdoor classical music festival with... more
Expositions
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Willem de Kooning exposition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2019-2020
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Het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam heeft het voornemen om het eerste postume retrospectief van Willem de Kooning (1904 - 1997) in Europa te organiseren. Met het tonen van maar liefst 100 werken van zijn hand, waaronder internationale topstukken die niet eerder in Europa te zien waren, wordt het gehele oeuvre van deze belangrijke representant van de moderne kunst belicht. De tentoonstelling richt zich op de wijze waarop De Kooning abstractie en figuratie met elkaar verenigde en plaatst zijn werk in de context van artistieke uitwisseling tussen de VS en Europa. Naast de werken van De Kooning worden circa 30 werken van tijdgenoten getoond.

De Turing Foundation draagt € 100.000 bij aan deze tentoonstelling, die van oktober 2019 tot januari 2020 te zien zal zijn

See also: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: other projects

Willem de Kooning exposition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Willem de Kooning exposition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam



Stedelijk Museum Schiedam Main supporter "Manzoni in Holland", Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2019
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Piero Manzoni is een van de grote vernieuwers van de beeldende kunst in de 20ste eeuw. In zijn korte leven (1933-1963) vervaardigde hij een indrukwekkend oeuvre en was hij van grote invloed op de ontwikkeling van de conceptuele kunst. Met 'Manzoni in Holland' toont het Stedelijk Museum Schiedam voor het eerst in bijna 50 jaar zijn werk op grote schaal in Nederland. Het laat de artistieke ontwikkeling van de kunstenaar zien tegen de achtergrond van zijn samenwerking met Nederlandse galeries en kunstenaars en zijn invloed op de Nederlandse nul-kunstenaars, op conceptuele kunstenaars in de jaren '60 en op de Rotterdamse en Internationale ZERO beweging.

De Turing Foundation draagt € 50.000 bij aan deze tentoonstelling, die van 16 februari tot 2 juni 2019 te zien zal zijn

See also: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam: other projects

Exposition 'Manzoni in Holland', Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2019
Exposition "Manzoni in Holland", Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2019



Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal De Jonge Rembrandt, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, 2019-2020
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In 2019 is het 350 jaar geleden dat Rembrandt overleed, en dit jaar is daarom uitgeroepen tot themajaar 'Rembrandt en de Gouden Eeuw'. Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, de geboortestad waar Rembrandt, sluit bij het themajaar aan met een tentoonstelling over de jonge jaren van de kunstenaar. Aan de hand van ruim 140 werken, waaronder vele bijzondere buitenlandse bruiklenen die niet eerder of lang geleden in Nederland te zien waren, wordt inzicht gegeven in de vroege ontwikkeling van het uitzonderlijke schildertalent van Rembrandt.

De Turing Foundation draagt € 30.000 bij aan deze tentoonstelling, die van 1 november 2019 tot 9 februari 2020 te zien zal zijn

See also: Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal: other projects

De Jonge Rembrandt, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, 2019-2020
De Jonge Rembrandt, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, 2019-2020



Stichting Hortus Kamermuziek­festival HortusFestival 'De dood spreekt', 2018
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Het Hortus Festival, opgericht in 2004, verbindt kamermuziek met de bijzondere natuur in vijf Nederlandse botanische tuinen: Amsterdam, Leiden, Utrecht, Rotterdam en Wageningen. De nadruk ligt op kamermuziek uit de periode 1785-1950, de zogenoemde Romantische periode. De festivalduur wordt in 2018 teruggebracht van 6 naar 3 weken en het aantal concerten per locatie wordt vergroot en uitgebreid met een educatieprogramma. Daarmee hoopt de organisatie een breder en jonger publiek te bereiken en meer een 'festivalgevoel' te creëren. Het thema van het 15e Hortus Festival is 'De dood spreekt', met aandacht voor de symboliek en eindigheid van de levenscyclus.

De Turing Foundation draagt € 10.000 bij aan dit festival, dat van 25 juli tot 11 augustus 2018 te zien zal zijn.

HortusFestival 2018 'De dood spreekt'
HortusFestival 2018 'De dood spreekt'



Kermaiek Museum Princessehof 'Made in Holland: world brand for 400 years', Ceramics Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, 2018-2019
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Nederlandse keramiek is al eeuwenlang over de hele wereld bekend. Fabrikanten gebruikten buitenlandse stijlen en technieken om tot eigen producten te komen. Deze nieuwe keramiek werd succesvol gemaakt en vervolgens op grote schaal geëxporteerd. Kermaiek Museum Princessehof onderzoekt met haar tentoonstelling Made in Holland: 400 jaar wereldmerk de ontwikkeling en verspreiding van keramische technieken, stijlen en producten, met Nederland als spil.

De Turing Foundation draagt € 56.506 bij aan deze tentoonstelling, die van 2 juni 2018 tot 30 juni 2019 te zien zal zijn

Made in Holland: world brand for 400 years
Made in Holland: world brand for 400 years



Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht Myth unravelled: Master of Elsloo, Bonnefantenmuseum, 2019
In the 16th century the so-called 'Master of Elsloo' worked in the Euroregion of Dutch and Belgian Limburg and the adjacent German region. This was a collective name for a group of highly skilled carvers. The Bonnefantenmuseum - which owns six figures attributed to the Master of Elsloo - is organising an international exhibition on the subject in 2017, in which the results of multidisciplinary research on the subject will also be presented.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €60,000 towards this exhibition, earmarked for the marketing and communication required to engage a wide audience with this particular topic.

See also: Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht: other projects

Myth unravelled: Master of Elsloo, Bonnefantenmuseum
Myth unravelled: Master of Elsloo, Bonnefantenmuseum



Kunsthal KadeMuseum Flehite "Caspar van Wittel (1653-1736), Discovery of a Dutch Master in Italy", 2019
Kunsthal KAdE and Museum Flehite are organising an exhibition in 2019 about the artist Caspar van Wittel (1653 - 1736), who was born in Amersfoort. Van Wittel went to Rome in 1674, and using the name 'Gaspare Vanvitelli', caused a furore. He is regarded as the founder of vedutism, the genre of townscapes with which successors such as Canaletto, Bellotto and Guardi would later have great triumphs. There will be around 40 paintings and 25 drawings with which the Dutch public can get acquainted with the artist Van Wittel, who is unknown in his native country. His works are being exhibited in combination with work by his Dutch predecessors and Italian successors. The Turing Foundation is contributing € 40,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 19 January and 21 April 2019.

Caspar van Wittel (1653-1736), Ontdekking van een Hollandse Meester in Italië
Caspar van Wittel (1653-1736), Ontdekking van een Hollandse Meester in Italië



Teylers Museum "Leonardo. Emotion and Expression", Teylers Museum, 2018-2019
In 2018, Teylers Museum is organising the first international exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) in the Netherlands. Leonardo was a master in portraying emotions and characters, and this is the approach used in the exhibition. A total of 34 of Leonardo's drawings and 42 drawings and 5 paintings by his forerunners, contemporaries and successors are being exhibited. The exhibition is the third in a series at Teylers Museum on the three great renaissance artists: Michelangelo (2005), Rafael (2012; supported by the Turing Foundation) and Leonardo (2018).

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 50,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 25 February to 6 January 2019.

See also: Teylers Museum: other projects

'Leonardo. Emotion and Expression', Teylers Museum, 2018-2019
"Leonardo. Emotion and Expression", Teylers Museum, 2018-2019



Centraal Museum "Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe", Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2018-2019
One of the Centraal Museum's core collections is the Utrecht Caravaggists. From the autumn of 2018, the museum will present a special overview that will provide insight into the way the three Utrecht painters Gerard van Honthorst, Dirck van Baburen and Hendrick ter Brugghen were influenced by Caravaggio during their travels to Rome in the early 17th century. Their most beautiful works will be juxtaposed with that of their Italian, French, Spanish and Flemish colleagues. A total of 70 works will be exhibited, including 48 paintings from international collections - culminating in Caravaggio's The Entombment of Christ from the Vatican museums.

The Turing Foundation is supporting this exhibition (14 December 2018 to 24 March 2019) with a contribution of € 50,000.

See also:
      Nee heb je, Caravaggio kun je krijgen (NRC)
      Centraal Museum: other projects

Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe, Centraal Museum, Utrecht



Frans Hals Museum "Frans Hals and the Modernists", Frans Hals Museum, 2018-2019
Frans Hals is regarded as one of the most innovative painters of the Dutch Golden Age for his characteristic virtuoso brushstroke. The artist fell into oblivion in the 18th century, but was rediscovered in the 19th century by international top painters. Edouard Manet, John Singer Sargent, Vincent van Gogh and others travelled to Haarlem to study Hals' portraits. With the exhibition 'Frans Hals and the Modernists', the Frans Hals Museum wants to provide insight into the relationship between Hals' work and that of the late 19th-century artists who admired him. A total of 60 works from international collections will be coming to Haarlem. The Turing Foundation is contributing € 50,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 12 October 2018 to 10 February 2019.

See also: Frans Hals Museum: other projects

Frans Hals and the Modernists, Frans Hals Museum
Frans Hals and the Modernists, Frans Hals Museum



Museum Boijmans van Beuningen "Pure Rubens", Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2018-2019
At the end of 2018, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, together with the Museo Nacional del Prado, is presenting an exhibition of Pieter Paul Rubens' oil sketches. Rubens prepared many of his compositions with painted sketches on panel. Unlike many of his large paintings, the oil sketches are entirely Rubens' own work, giving an unprecedented insight into his mastery and virtuosity. A total of 60 works are coming to Rotterdam, most of them from the Prado.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 50,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 8 September 2018 to 13 January 2019.

See also: Museum Boijmans van Beuningen: other projects

'Pure Rubens', Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
"Pure Rubens", Museum Boijmans van Beuningen



Museum de Fundatie "Giocometti - Chadwick, Facing Fear", Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, 2018-2019
From 22 September 2018 to 6 January 2019, Museum de Foundatie is organising an exhibition of the works of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) and Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003 ). Together they contributed decisively to the modern face of sculpture in the second half of the twentieth century. Museum de Fundatie wants to show that the artists experienced a parallel development in the 1950s and 1960s: both felt the threatening apocalypse of the Cold War after the euphoria of liberation and both portrayed this fear of death in their work. 28 sculptures and 37 works on paper by Alberto Giacometti are being exhibited and 40 sculptures and 20 to 40 works on paper by Lynn Chadwick.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 40,000 towards this exhibition.

See also: Museum de Fundatie: other projects

Giocometti - Chadwick, Facing Fear
Giocometti - Chadwick, Facing Fear



Design Museum Den Bosch "Jean Cocteau / Metamorphosis", Design Museum Den Bosch, 2018-2019
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was an incredibly versatile artist who was particularly known for his visual work: he made illustrations, drawings, posters, tapestries, sculptures, ceramics and jewellery. The Design Museum Den Bosch, which collects Cocteau's ceramics and jewellery, is organising the first solo exhibition of his work in the Netherlands. The 12 works from its own collection are being exhibited in the context of the artist's total oeuvre. There is also insight into Cocteau's life and motives.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 20,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 10 November 2018 and 10 March 2019.

Jean Cocteau / Metamorphosis, Design Museum Den Bosch
Jean Cocteau / Metamorphosis, Design Museum Den Bosch



Museum Het Valkhof "I, Mary of Guelders", Museum Het Valkhof, 2018-2019
Mary of Guelders' prayer book is one of the greatest medieval art treasures from the Netherlands. It could not be viewed for years - neither by the general public, nor even by researchers. Museum Het Valkhof will for the first time exhibit a total of forty restored pages in 2018. In addition to the prayer book, special objects are being used to give an impression of Mary of Guelders' life.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 30,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 13 October 2018 to 6 January 2019.

See also: Museum Het Valkhof: other projects

'I, Mary of Guelders', Museum Het Valkhof
"I, Mary of Guelders", Museum Het Valkhof



Museum Prinsenhof Delft Main Supporter Pieter de Hooch Exposition, Museum Prinsenhof Delft, 2019-2020
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Nooit eerder was Pieter de Hoogh monografisch te zien in Nederland, terwijl toch iedereen zijn naam en werk kent, en zo'n beetje iedere stad wel een Pieter de Hooghstraat heeft. In dit zeer ambitieuze en moedige project van Museum Prinsenhof Delft treedt De Hoogh uit de schaduw van Vermeer. Museum Prinsenhof haalt de topstukken en publiekslievelingen van Pieter De Hoogh uit de hele wereld - Duitsland, Ierland, Spanje, Amerika, Frankrijk, Oostenrijk, Engeland en Rusland - terug naar Delft: de stad waar deze belangrijke meester uit de Gouden Eeuw zijn mooiste werken vervaardigde. En dat alles op tijd voor het Gouden-Eeuw-jaar 2019. Voorafgegaan door een diepgaand historisch onderzoek en gecombineerd met een breed randprogramma waar half Delft bij betrokken zal worden. Deze tentoonstelling zou nog wel eens de toeristen-druk op Amsterdam kunnen verminderen! Een bijzondere prestatie van een energiek team dat op dít moment, op déze plek, dít kan waarmaken.

De Turing Foundation kende de Turing Toekenning 2017 van € 500,000 toe aan Museum Prinsenhof Delft voor hun tentoonstelling over Pieter de Hoogh, die van 11 oktober 2019 t/m 16 februari 2020 te zien zal zijn.

See also:
      Kunst is een levensbehoefte, net ls de liefde (NRC Handelsblad)
      Grote museumprijzen naar Delft en Scheveningen (Telegraaf)
      Financiële steun voor exposities (AD)
      Museumprijzen naar Delft en Scheveningen voor beste tentoonstellingsplan (NOS)
      Turing Toekenning voor Prinsenhof Delft en Beelden aan Zee (Museum Actueel)
      Grote museumprijzen naar Delft en Scheveningen (Omroep West)

Pieter de Hooch in Museum Prinsenhof Delft
Pieter de Hooch in Museum Prinsenhof Delft



Beelden aan Zee Main Supporter 'Zadkine Aan Zee', Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, 2018-2019
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Het tentoonstellen van sculptuur in Nederland is niet gemakkelijk. Museum Beelden Aan Zee - pas 23 jaar geleden opgericht! - neemt wat dat betreft al lange tijd een uitzonderlijke positie in, en werkt nu aan een groots retrospectief (zeg maar het grootste ooit) over de poëtische, lyrisch ingestelde en "zuiver ambachtelijke" beeldhouwer Ossip Zadkine. Zadkine was belangrijk voor Nederland - wie kent het rijksmonument "De Verwoeste Stad" niet, dat hij in 1953 maakte naar aanleiding van het bombardement op Rotterdam. Het werd hoog tijd dat iemand een dergelijk overzicht aandurfde. Museum Beelden aan Zee durft dat aan. Dankzij een doorwrocht concept, en ruim honderd beelden, vele nog nooit eerder, waar dan ook, tentoongesteld - gepresenteerd in tien overkoepelende thema's, de een nog interessanter dan de ander - zal het publiek kennis kunnen nemen van de veelzijdigheid en reikwijdte van deze Russisch-Franse meester van het modernisme.

De Turing Foundation kende de Turing Toekenning 2017 van € 150,000 toe aan Museum Beelden Aan Zee voor hun tentoonstelling 'Zadkine Aan Zee', die van 6 oktober 2018 t/m 3 maart 2019 te zien zal zijn.

See also:
      Kunst is een levensbehoefte, net ls de liefde (NRC Handelsblad)
      Beelden aan Zee wint museumprijs van 150.000 euro (Den Haag FM)
      Grote museumprijzen naar Delft en Scheveningen (Telegraaf)
      Financiële steun voor exposities (AD)
      Museumprijzen naar Delft en Scheveningen voor beste tentoonstellingsplan (NOS)
      Turing Toekenning voor Prinsenhof Delft en Beelden aan Zee (Museum Actueel)
      Grote museumprijzen naar Delft en Scheveningen (Omroep West)

Ossip Zadkine in Beelden Aan Zee
Ossip Zadkine in Beelden Aan Zee



Turing Toekenning The Fifth Turing Art Award, 2017
One of the objectives of the Turing Foundation is to get more people to enjoy art in Dutch museums. For this purpose, the Turing Foundation launched the Turing Art Award, a donation of €500,000 and a donation of €150,000 awarded every two years for the two best exhibition plans. @@@ Previous awards were won by the Fries Museum (Alma Tadema); the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar (Caesar van Everdingen); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Brancusi, Rosso and Man Ray); the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (Alexander Calder); and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Mike Kelley).

See also:
      Kunst is een levensbehoefte, net ls de liefde (NRC Handelsblad)
      Grote museumprijzen naar Delft en Scheveningen (Telegraaf)
      Financiële steun voor exposities (AD)
      Museumprijzen naar Delft en Scheveningen voor beste tentoonstellingsplan (NOS)
      Beelden aan Zee wint museumprijs van 150.000 euro (Den Haag FM)
      Turing Toekenning voor Prinsenhof Delft en Beelden aan Zee (Museum Actueel)
      Grote museumprijzen naar Delft en Scheveningen (Omroep West)
      Turing Toekenning: other projects

Winners of the Fifth Turing Art Price, 1 november 2017
Winners of the Fifth Turing Art Price, 1 november 2017



Amsterdamse School Museum Het Schip Exposition 'Gaudi in de Amsterdamse School', Museum Het Schip, 2018-2019
Museum Het Schip has been based in the social housing block called 'Het Schip' in Amsterdam's Spaarndammerbuurt neighbourhood since 2001. The museum draws many parallels between the methods of architects of the Amsterdam School and designs by the Spanish architect Gaudi (1852-1926), and has had the opportunity to make special loans from Barcelona (ranging from doors, chairs and tiles to models and blueprints) and exhibit them in Amsterdam. The exhibition will provide insights into the sources of inspiration, symbolism and craftsmanship of Gaudi and architects of the Amsterdam School and appreciation for their work in the past 100 years.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 10,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 1 October 2018 and 1 April 2019.

Gaudi in de Amsterdamse School, Museum Het Schip
Gaudi in de Amsterdamse School, Museum Het Schip



IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2017
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is the world's most important documentary festival. From the over 3,500 international documentaries that are published each year, 300 are selected for the festival, giving an overview of the documentaries being made in the world.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €45,000 towards IDFA (of which €15,000 in 2017). This contribution is not specifically earmarked.

See also:
      Idfa 2017 telde 285.000 bezoeken (Parool)
      Deze docu's mag u niet missen op Idfa 2017 (Volkskrant)
      IDFA praat over ‘de macht’ van documentaires (NRC)
      Winnaars IDFA Awards 2017 (2Doc)
      IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam: other projects

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)



Van Gogh Museum 'Van Gogh & Japan', Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2018
Vincent van Gogh's first contact with Japanese art was in 1885 and he collected Japanese prints and woodcuts from the winter of 1886/1887. The Van Gogh Museum is organising the exhibition 'Van Gogh & Japan' in 2018, which will focus on the artistic influence of Japanese art on Van Gogh's work. For this first retrospective exhibition on the subject, the museum is working closely with the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Sapporo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 75,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 23 March and 24 June 2018.

See also:
      Japan in de ogen van Vincent van Gogh weerbarstig stijlvol (NRC)
      Vrouwen in japon, korenvelden en lentebloesems: ook Vincent van Gogh was in de ban van Japan (Volkskrant)
      Expositie gewijd aan rol van Japan in werk Van Gogh (Parool)
      Van Gogh Museum: other projects

'Van Gogh & Japan', Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2018
'Van Gogh & Japan', Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2018



Museum de Fundatie Main Supporter 'Neo Rauch', Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle, 2018
Museum de Fundatie is organising the first major retrospective exhibition of the German artist Neo Rauch (1960). Rauch is one of the founders of the Neue Leipziger Schule and his big, surrealistic and narrative works appeal very much to the imagination. The exhibition will use some 60 works to illustrate the painter's development over the past 25 years. The museum has previously drawn attention to two other representatives of the Leipziger Schule, Werner Tübke and Wolfgang Mattheuer.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 50,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 27 January and 3 June 2018. This contribution is earmarked for bringing foreign (U.S.) loans to the Netherlands.

See also:
      Neo Rauch doet nostalgisch verlangen naar een tijd waarin alles oké was (Volkskrant)
      Wen er maar niet te veel aan die glamour (NRC)
      Grillige schilderijen van Oost Duitse Neo Rauch in Zwolse Fundatie (NOS)
      De reusachtige schilderijen van Neo Rauch zijn ook voor hemzelf een raadsel (Trouw)
      Museum de Fundatie: other projects

Neo Rauch, Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle, 2018
Neo Rauch, Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle, 2018



Museum van Loon 'Ferdinand Bol: Het Huis, De Collectie, De Kunstenaar', Museum van loon, Amsterdam, 2017-2018
The painter Ferdinand Bol was the first person to live in the property on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam where the Museum Van Loon is now located. Which is why the museum has organised an exhibition about the painter's art collection, based on an inventory from 1669. The exhibition gives an impression of the collection with a total of 20 works by artists like Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob van Ruisdael and Ferdinand Bol himself. The highlight of the exhibition is Rembrandt van Rijn's painting 'The Circumcision' (1661). This painting is part of the collection of the National Gallery in Washington and has not been seen in the Netherlands since 1898.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 10,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 6 October 2017 and 8 January 2018. This contribution is earmarked for the costs of the loan of Rembrandt's 'The Circumcision' (1661).

Ferdinand Bol, Hagar en de Engel, olieverf op doek, ca. 1650, National Museum, Gdansk, Polen
Ferdinand Bol, Hagar en de Engel, olieverf op doek, ca. 1650, National Museum, Gdansk, Polen



Museum Belvédčre Main supporter Georgio Morandi and Bologna, Museum Belvédčre, 2018
In 2018 Museum Belvédčre is devoting an exhibition to the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964). The exhibition Giorgio Morandi and Bologna aims to give an insight into the links between Morandi's work and his environment - the city of Bologna. A total of 40 works (paintings and works on paper) are coming to the museum. Most of them come from the Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna. The exhibition is part of the Leeuwarden European Capital of Culture 2018 programme.

The Turing Foundation is the chief sponsor of the exhibition, with a donation of €50,000. It will be on display from 24 February to 10 June 2018.

See also:
      Spullen kijken in een heerlijk rustig tempo (NRC)
      Bevroren personages van Giorgio Morandi (Trouw)
      Internationale tentoonstelling in museum Belvédčre (Omrop Fryslan)
      Grootmeester van de stillevenkunst naar Museum Belvedere
      Museum Belvédčre: other projects

Georgio Morandi and Bologna, Museum Belvedere
Georgio Morandi and Bologna, Museum Belvedere



Joods Historisch Museum Amsterdam Fauvism to Surrealism. Jewish avant-garde art from Hungary, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, 2017
In 2017 the Jewish Historical Museum is organising an exhibition on the work of Jewish avant-garde artists from Hungary: adherents of Fauvism, Cubism, German Expressionism and Surrealism. The role of these artists has been neglected, as result of which they have not gained the reputation and fame they deserve for the quality of their work. The Jewish Historical Museum wants to change this and introduce a wider audience to the work of artists like László Moholy-Nagy, Lajos Tihanyi, Róbert Berény, and Béla Czóbel.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €30,000 towards this exhibition, which will be held from 15 May 2017 to 17 September 2017.

See also:
      Geplaagd door antisemitisme, gedreven door vooruitgang (NRC)
      Tragiek van joodse kunst in Hongarije (Telegraaf)
      Joods Historisch Museum Amsterdam: other projects

Portret van Tristan Tzara - Tihanyi, Lajos - oil on canvas 1927
Portret van Tristan Tzara - Tihanyi, Lajos - oil on canvas 1927



Kröller-Müller MuseumHelene Kröller-Müller Fonds 'Jean Arp - The Poetry of Forms', Kröller-Müller Museum, 2017
Jean Arp (1886-1966) was a Franco-German sculptor, painter and poet, as well as being an influential artist in the European avant-garde movement. In 2017 the Kröller-Müller Museum is organising the first major retrospective of the artist's work in the Netherlands since the 1960s. The focus of the exhibition will be on the continuous interplay between visual art and poetry in Arp's oeuvre and the humour and playfulness in his work. In addition to some 80 visual works - drawings, collages, paintings, wood carvings and sculptures - poems, writings and publications penned by Arp are on display.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €40,000 towards this exhibition, which will be on display from 15 May 2017 to 17 September 2017.

See also:
      Aaibare sculpturen van ongrijpbaar dubbeltalent (Telegraaf)
      Smeken om gestreeld te worden (Trouw)
      Sophie groot naast Hans (NRC)
      Aaibare werken van meester van de verwarring (Parool)
      Sculpturen die je het liefst wilt aaien (De Gelderlander)
      Kröller-Müller Museum: other projects
      Helene Kröller-Müller Fonds: other projects

Berger de Nuages (Cloud Shepherd), Jean Arp, 1953
Berger de Nuages (Cloud Shepherd), Jean Arp, 1953



Stedelijk Museum Schiedam Eye Attack, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2017
The Stedelijk Museum Schiedam has had the special opportunity to take over the exhibition Eye Attack - Op Art and kinetic art from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humblebaek, Denmark. Op Art had its glory days in the period 1960-1970; it was an international movement in which optical illusions played a major role. The museum hopes that this exhibition of about 80 representative works from this accessible and popular movement will reach a wide audience.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €25,000 towards this exhibition, which will be from 25 February to 18 June 2017.

See also:
      Trippen in het museum (NRC next)
      Bedrogen ogen in Schiedam (Telegraaf)
      Optische illusies misleiden het oog (Trouw)
      Stedelijk Museum Schiedam: other projects

Eye Attack, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2017
Eye Attack, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2017



Amsterdam MuseumRembrandthuis Govert Flinck and Ferdinand Bol, Amsterdam Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum, 2017-2018
The Rembrandt House Museum and the Amsterdam Museum are organising the first ever major retrospective exhibition of the painters Govert Flinck (1615-1660) and Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680): Rembrandt van Rijn's two most successful pupils. The Rembrandt House Museum will provide insight into their apprenticeship in Rembrandt's workshop; the Amsterdam Museum will illustrate Flinck and Bol's further development as artists and entrepreneurs.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €40,000 towards this exhibition, which will be on display from 13 October 2017 to 18 Februari 2018.

See also:
      Govert Flinck en Ferdinand Bol uit Rembrandts schaduw (NRC)
      Niet eerder zag u Bol en Flinck zo royaal (Volkskrant)
      Spiek niet en bedenk wie de schilder is, Bol of Flinck (TROUW)
      Bol en Flinck, de beste leerlingen van Rembrandt (Telegraaf)
      Tovenaarsleerlingen van Rembrandt treden uit de schaduw (Parool)
      Amsterdamse musea halen Flinck en Bol uit schaduw Rembrandt (Parool)
      Amsterdam Museum: other projects
      Rembrandthuis: other projects

Flinck, De verstoting van Hagar en Ismaël, ca. 1640-42
Flinck, De verstoting van Hagar en Ismaël, ca. 1640-42



Rijksmuseum Twenthe The Renaissance in Northern Italy, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, 2017
Rijksmuseum Twenthe plans to organise an exhibition on the Renaissance's Golden Age: from the 'Cinquecento' (ca. 1500 to 1530) to Mannerism (ca. 1530 to 1580). This exhibition will consist of around thirty loans of Italian artists from the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo in Brescia, which is temporarily closed. In addition, approximately ten paintings from other collections in northern Italy will be coming to Enschede. There will be pieces by Moroni, Raphael and Lotto, amongst others.

The Turing Foundation is supporting this exhibition with a donation of €55,000. The exhibition will run from 12 February to 18 June 2017.

See also:
      Rafaël en andere Italiaanse helden (NRC)
      Rijksmuseum Twenthe: other projects

Hans Holbein de jonge, Portret van Richard
Hans Holbein de jonge, Portret van Richard



Mauritshuis Den Haag Slow Food: Still Lives from the Dutch Golden Age, Mauritshuis, The Hague, 2017
The Mauritshuis is working on an exhibition on still lives with made tables from the Dutch Golden Age. The museum aims to give an idea of the origin and development of this sub-genre of still life painting, which flourished at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Special loans will be coming to The Hague, including pieces by Clara Peeters, one of the few female painters of the era and a pioneer in the development of still life painting.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €45,000 towards this project. The exhibition will be from 9 March to 25 June 2017.

See also:
      Klein abc van eten uit de Gouden Eeuw (FD persoonlijk)
      Het verhaal van de glazen (Historisch Nieuwsblad)
      Eten gaat over dromen en via eten kom je overall (Volkskrant)
      Heerlijkheden voor de ogen (Trouw)
      Mauritshuis Den Haag: other projects

Pieter Claesz, Still Life with Tazza, 1636
Pieter Claesz, Still Life with Tazza, 1636



Teylers Museum Jean-Antoine Watteau, Teylers Museum, 2017
Teylers Museum is organising an exhibition on the work of the 18th-century French artist Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). His style of painting, also known as 'fętes galantes', depicts people disporting themselves amorously in lush parks. Displaying real feelings contrasted with the formal rules of prevailing tradition in academic art at the time. Watteau is considered an avant-garde artist whose work ran counter to the style in vogue with King Louis XIV and court culture. His elegant and refined work represents a break with the heavy Baroque and marks the beginning of Rococo.

The Turing Foundation is contributing 30,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 1 February and 15 May 2017.

See also:
      Op het randje van de koketterie (Volkskrant)
      Amal Clooney was een ideale schildersmuze geweest (Volkskrant)
      Meer dan Franse Niemandalletjes (Telegraaf)
      Teylers Museum: other projects

The Embarkation for Cythera, Jean-Antoine Watteau, 1717, Louvre
The Embarkation for Cythera, Jean-Antoine Watteau, 1717, Louvre



Hermitage Amsterdam Hollandse Meesters uit de Hermitage, Hermitage Amsterdam, 2017-2018
From the autumn of 2017 the Hermitage Amsterdam is exhibiting a survey of the Dutch Masters collection from the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg. A total of 60 Dutch masters are coming to Amsterdam, most of which (about 50 works) have rarely if ever been exhibited in the Netherlands since the 17th century. It is a generous selection of works and has many items from the State Hermitage Museum's Dutch collection: famous and beautiful works by Gerard Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Willem Kalf, Frans Hals and four paintings by Rembrandt, including the masterpieces Flora and Young Woman at a Mirror.

The Turing Foundation is contributing 100,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between 7 October 2017 and 28 May 2018.

See also:
      340.000 bezoekers zagen Hollandse Meesters uit de Hermitage
      Hollandse meesters terug in Nederland (NRC)
      Royale Russen tonen Hollandse topstukken uit hun Hermitage (Trouw)
      Hermitage toont Hollandse Meesters uit Sint Petersburg (Parool)
  Documentairereeks "Hollandse Meesters Retour" (AvroTros)
      Hollandse meesters eindelijk even thuis in nieuwe Hermitage-tentoonstelling (Trouw)
      Hollandse Meesters schitteren in de Hermitage
      Hollandse Meesters aangekomen bij Hermitage Amsterdam (YouTube)
      Hermitage Amsterdam: other projects

Young Woman At A Mirror, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1656 (Hermitage St Petersburg)
Young Woman At A Mirror, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1656 (Hermitage St Petersburg)



Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 'Jean Tinguely: Machine Spectacle', Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2016-2017
The Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) was part of the Nouveau Réalisme artistic movement and is best known for his kinetic art works. The Stedelijk Museum is organising a major retrospective of Tinguely in 2016, with an overview starting with his wire constructions from the 1950s through to his large multi-media installations from the 1980s. As well as exhibiting the cheerful character of Tinguely's art, the more complex themes in his work are also highlighted, including (self) destruction and death. The thirteen Tinguely art works in the Stedelijk Museum collection are being restored, and special loans from international museum and private collections are coming to Amsterdam for this exhibition.

The Turing Foundation is supporting this exhibition with a contribution of €50,000, earmarked for foreign loans.

See also:
      Tinguely knarst en ratelt in het Stedelijk (Telegraaf)
      Tinguely: het beweegt en het is kunst (Vrij Nederland)
      Piepen, kraken en altijd in beweging (Parool)
      Meester van de bewegende machinewerken (NRC)
      Lachen om briljante spektakelmachines, nu het nog kan (Volkskrant)
      Kermis in Museum (Telegraaf)
      Jean Tinguely’s Clamor Still Echoes Today (New York Times)
      Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: other projects

Model Crocrodrome, Jean Tinguely (1977)
Model Crocrodrome, Jean Tinguely (1977)



Fries MuseumTuring Toekenning Main supporter Alma-Tadema Exposition, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, 2016-2017
The Fourth Turing Award I was awarded to the Fries Museum on 21 May 2015. In the run-up to Leeuwarden's year as the European Capital of Culture, the Fries Museum is organising an exhibition on Lourens - Sir Lawrence - Alma-Tadema, the originally Frisian painter who created an unprecedented furore in Victorian Britain. Alma-Tadema looked in an innovative way at space in both his work and how people moved in it. His dreamy and sometimes also hysterical paintings were reviled for generations after World War I, when a changing art world harshly judged the Victorian era. This reached its nadir in the 1960s, when his work was unsold at asking prices as low as €300. He has been reassessed more recently. One of his works recently set a new auction record for Victorian paintings, having been sold for 35 million dollars. This makes it all the more ambitious to attempt now, twenty years after the Van Gogh Museum did so for the first time ever, to bring his work together.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €500,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between October 2016 and February 2017.

See also:
  Alma Tadema - Klassieke Verleiding - Aftermovie (Vimeo)
      Een Orgie van Licht en Schaduw (NRC)
      Een van de belangrijkste schilders van Europa, maar raakte na zijn dood vergeten (NRC)
      Alma-Tadema weer even thuis in Leeuwarden (RD)
      Alma-Tadema show includes most expensive classical Victorian piece (Guardian)
      Invloed van Lourens Alma Tadema's werk op de filmkunst (Volkskrant)
      "Wat prachtig, wat degelijk werk!" (De Groene Amsterdammer)
      Zoete Verleiding (Leeuwarder Courant)
      Alma-Tadema: Classical Charm (Huffington Post)
      Alma Tadema a Leewarden, capitale della cultura 2018 (La Stampa)
      Fries Museum wint €500.000 voor Alma-Tadema tentoonstelling
      Fries Museum krijgt half miljoen voor expo (De Telegraaf)
      Alma Tadema - Klassieke Verleiding
      Turing Toekenning: other projects

Fries Museum - Alma Tadema - Winnaar van de Vierde Turing Toekenning I, 21 mei 2015
Fries Museum - Alma Tadema - Winnaar van de Vierde Turing Toekenning I, 21 mei 2015



Stedelijk Museum AlkmaarTuring Toekenning Main supporter Caesar van Everdingen, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 2016-2017
The Fourth Turing Award II was presented to the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar on 21 May 2015 to enable the exhibition 'Flattering Brush. Caesar van Everdingen (1616-1678)'. On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Caesar van Everdingen's birth, the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar is organising an exhibition on this little known, but very intriguing, exceptional and outstanding seventeenth century painter. In the place in which he was born and lived: Alkmaar. Alongside the eleven of his paintings that the museum owns, some 30 works on loan are coming from abroad. This will enable the exhibition to give a worthy overview of his oeuvre and his specific qualities.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €150,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between September 2016 and January 2017.

See also:
      Van Everdingen (Volkskrant)
      Van Everdingen - Toonbeeld van Detail en Kalmte (NRC)
      Smullen bij oude meester Caesar van Everdingen (Noordhollands Dagblad)
      Vleiend penseel - Caesar van Everdingen (Museumtijdschrift)
      Museum Alkmaar wint €150.000 voor Caesar van Everdingen tentoonstelling
      Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar: other projects
      Turing Toekenning: other projects

Main supporter Caesar van Everdingen, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 2016-2017
Main supporter Caesar van Everdingen, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 2016-2017



Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Nineveh, Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, 2017-2018
In the first millennium BC Nineveh was the world's largest city and the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The Assyrian Empire and Nineveh collapsed in 612 BC. As a result of excavations in the 19th century its material culture has been scattered over museums across the world. The National Museum of Antiquities' 'Nineveh' exhibition in Leiden will reunite this material for the first time, and bring the city back to life.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €50,000 towards this exhibition, which can be seen between October 2017 and March 2017.

See also:
      Nineveh: hoofdstad onder puin en zand (NRC)
      Nineveh, weelderig lustoord van een wreed volk (Trouw)
      Hoop voor historische stad (Telegraaf)
      Nineveh-tentoonstelling in Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Historiek)

Nineveh, Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, 2016-2017
Nineveh, Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, 2016-2017





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Classical music
Organisatie Oude Muziek Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht, 2018
The Festival Oude Muziek ('Early Music Festival') is the biggest early music festival in the world, attracting around 65,000 visitors a year. The festival's theme in 2018 is 'The Burgundy Lifestyle'. The inspiration was historian Johan Huizinga's book Herfsttj der Middeleeuwen (The Autumn of the Middle Ages; 1918), which is being used to translate Burgundian court culture - in which Franco-Flemish polyphony blossomed, and became the model for European music - and the history of the Burgundian mentality into a prospectus for the festival.

The Turing Foundation is supporting Festival Oude Muziek (24 August to 2 September 2018) with a contribution of € 15,000.

See also: Organisatie Oude Muziek: other projects

Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht
Festival Oude Muziek, Utrecht



Wonderfeel Wonderfeel Festival, 's Graveland, 2018
The Wonderfeel festival has been organised in a former estate in' s-Graveland since 2015: a three-day outdoor classical music festival with the relaxed atmosphere of a pop festival. The seven Wonderfeel stages highlight various genres in classical music. More than 350 musicians will perform about 110 concerts from 12 noon to midnight. The regular concerts are accompanied by varied peripheral programming consisting of, among other things, nature excursions, musical documentaries and poetry activities.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 15,000 towards Wonderfeel 2018, which will be from 20 to 22 July 2018.

See also: Wonderfeel: other projects

Wonderfeel 2018, 's Graveland
Wonderfeel 2018, 's Graveland



Oranjewoud Stichting Landgoed­concerten Oranjewoud Festival, Heerenveen, 2018
Since 2012 a music festival has been organised on the Oranjewoud estate in Heerenveen: the Oranjewoud Festival. This festival wants to use innovative presentation forms to reach a wide and diverse audience. A total of 110 concerts take place over five days in the summer, both the performances and concert venues are unusual. The 2017 edition increased the number of visitors to 15,000, a prelude to the festival's participation in Leeuwarden-Fryslân European Capital of Culture 2018.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €15,000 towards the festival, which will be from 31 May to 10 June 2018.

See also:
      Oranjewoud Festival : Zen en folklore (Leeuwarder Courant)
      Nigel Kennedy laat Oranjewoud zien wat festival uniek maakt (NRC)
      Oranjewoud (Trouw)
      Oranjewoud Stichting Landgoed­concerten: other projects

Oranjewoud Festival 2017
Oranjewoud Festival 2017



Internationaal Kamermuziek­festival Den Haag International Chamber Music Festival The Hague, 'Classical Encounters', 2018
The Internationaal Kamermuziek­festival Den Haag Foundation organises a music festival at special venues in the centre of the Hague every spring. The festival's goal is to increase interest for chamber music with innovative and surprising programming for a wide audience. The 15th edition of the festival will take place in April 2018. The organisation has decided to change the name of the festival to 'Classical Encounters'. The festival is also expanding to Leiden. The coming year's theme is 'For the love of Art' and will be about the relationship between artists and patrons.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 10,000 towards this festival, which will be from 4 to 8 April 2018.

See also: Bij vlagen lyrische ‘Mecenas Suite’ op Classical Encounters

International Chamber Music Festival 'Classical Encounters', The Hague, 2018
International Chamber Music Festival 'Classical Encounters', The Hague, 2018



Nationale Opera & Ballet The Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, 2018-2019
The Dutch National Opera & Ballet is renowned for its varied programming of both classical and modern operas and the consistently high quality of the performances. Its mission is to develop a broad traditional as well as innovative opera and ballet repertoire, create new generations of artists, and increase interest and support for opera and ballet. In May 2016 the Dutch National Opera was presented the prestigious 'International Opera Award Opera Company of the Year 2016' for the best opera house in the world.

The Turing Foundation is supporting the Dutch National Opera & Ballet with an annual donation of €20,000 in the years 2017, 2018 and 2019.

A Dog's Heart, April 2017, Amsterdam
A Dog's Heart, April 2017, Amsterdam



Noord Nederlands Orkest Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2017
The North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NNO) was founded in 1862 in Groningen, making it the oldest professional symphony orchestra in the Netherlands. The NNO has organised the Pieter Roelf Youth Concerts every year since 1999: they are high quality live classical music concerts for school children (9-12 year olds). In June 2017 a total of 25 concerts will be performed in various concert halls in the three northern Dutch provinces of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe, reaching 9,000 children.

The Turing Foundation is supporting the Pieter Roelf Youth Concert 2017 with a contribution of € 10,000.

See also: Noord Nederlands Orkest: other projects

Pieter Roelf Youth Concert, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2014
Pieter Roelf Youth Concert, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2014



Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2017
The International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht (IKFU) includes a total of nearly 50 concerts and activities, held in over 20 different venues across the city of Utrecht, enabling it to reach a wide audience. After 13 editions, the top violinist Janine Jansen has passed on the artistic leadership of the festival to the young and promising cellist Harriet Krijgh. As well as catering to its core audience, the organisation hopes that the young standard bearer will reach a new and younger audience.

The Turing Foundation is supporting the IKFU (28 June to 3 July 2017) with a donation of €22,000 in 2017.

See also:
      Ik moet opnieuw bewijzen wat het festival waard is (NRC)
      Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht: other projects

International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht
International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht



Festival Classique Festival Classique, The Hague, 2017
Festival Classique is an annual music festival in The Hague that presents classical music in an accessible way to a wide audience. The festival's move from the Hofvijver in The Hague to Scheveningen in 2016 was highly successful. The eleventh edition of Festival Classique will once again take place in Scheveningen, at venues including the Boulevard, the Kurhaus, and the Pier. In 2017 the festival aims to consolidate the festival at its new venue and to appeal to new audiences.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €10,000 towards Festival Classique, which will be from 15 to 25 June 2017.

See also: Festival Classique: other projects

Festival Classique
Festival Classique



Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest Turning East - The Great Stars from the Middle East in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 2017
With the festival Turning East, the Concertgebouw is turning its attention to new audiences with roots in the Middle East and the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia). For five days in November 2017 the Concertgebouw will be filled with music from the Middle East, with a varied programme of jazz, popular music and classical music from the Arab, Kurdish and Persian traditions. From the 2017/18 season concerts by big Arab stars will be structurally integrated into the programming. Turning East is the stepping stone to this new initiative.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €10,000 towards this festival (20 to 25 November 2017).

See also:
      De foyer van het Concertgebouw als Arabische markt (Trouw)
      Concertgebouw haalt Arabische sterren in huis (NRC)
      Concertgebouw komt met zesdaags festival Turning East (AT5)
      Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest: other projects

Turning East - de Grote Sterren uit het Midden-Oosten in het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Turning East - de Grote Sterren uit het Midden-Oosten in het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam



Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Fifth World Minimal Music Festival, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, 2017
Minimal Music is a genre in modern music which has been growing since the 1970s. In 2017 Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ is organising the fifth edition of the World Minimal Music Festival . This festival is a two-yearly benchmark for a growing number of musicians, composers and aficionados. For five days there will be concerts in the Muziekgebouw, accompanied by an extensive side programme. The festival wants to make an active commitment to reach a wide, young audience in the next edition.

The Turing Foundation is contributing €10,000 towards this festival, which will be from 5 to 9 April 2017.

See also:
      De Materie is verpletterende ervaring (Parool)
      Pärt klonk zelden zo dwingend (NRC)
      Reünie van muzikale meesters (Telegraaf)

World Minimal Music Festival, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
World Minimal Music Festival, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam



Strijkkwartet Biënnale Amsterdam String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 2018
The String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam Foundation is organising the first edition of the String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam (SQBA) in early 2018. The Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ will be entirely dedicated to the string quartet, with more than 36 concerts in eight days. In addition to concerts, there are various other activities (including master classes, workshops and lectures) on the programme, which the organisation expects will enable it to reach a large audience. The festival is going to mark the start of a new biennial tradition.

The Turing Foundation is contributing a total of €20,000 towards this new initiative.

See also:
      Wat een weelde, deze nieuwe biënnale in Amsterdam (Volkskrant)
      2018-01-29

String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam, Amsterdam
String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam, Amsterdam





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Poetry
IwosygTijdschrift Terras Terras Magazine, 2018-2019
Terras is a magazine for international literature with a varied range of articles in the fields of poetry, literary texts, essays, film, photos and blog posts. Dutch poets often make their debut in Terras, and it introduces foreign poets in Dutch for the first time. The magazine is published twice a year, it organises annual events, and it publishes a collection by a contemporary poet of high calibre in Dutch translation each year.

The Turing Foundation is supporting Terras in 2017, 2018 and 2019 with a contribution of €5,000 per year, earmarked for poetry publications in Terras, and for the publication of the annual poetry collection.

Tijdschrift Terras
Tijdschrift Terras



Turing GedichtenwedstrijdPoëzieclub The Ninth Turing Poetry Contest 2017-2018
The Turing Poetry Competition is the only Dutch-language poetry contest open to everyone and that is about a poem, not a poet. Previous editions were a resounding success. There are cash prizes for the best three poems. The first prize is €10,000, the second prize is €5,000, and the third prize €2,000. The 100 best poems will be published in a special anthology. A selection of the 100 best poems is recited on radio.

The Turing Foundation is making the ninth edition possible by contributing €40,000 towards the contest.

See also:
      Cultuurblog - Laatste foto van de vrede wint Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd (Volkskrant)
      Burgerlijkheid, wreedheid en liefde grootste thema's van Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd (NPO Radio 1)
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd gewonnen door Jan-Paul Rosenberg (NOS)
      Jean-Paul Rosenberg wint Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd (nu.nl)
      Zeistenaar wint Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd (AD)
      De Negende Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd, 2017-2018
      Poëzie verheldert hoofd en hart meer dan lessen burgerschap (Volkskrant)
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd: other projects
      Poëzieclub: other projects

Winners of the Eighth Turing Poetry Competition, 1 feb 2017
Winners of the Eighth Turing Poetry Competition, 1 feb 2017





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