Tentoonstelling: Female Voices
During Brandhaarden, you can visit a special temporary exhibition showcasing the works of female artists. Our permanent theatre collection is the largest in the Netherlands and home to more than 150 artworks, including around 30 works by female creators. Works by Marlene Dumas, Charlotte van Pallandt and Lizzy Ansingh, among others, will be on display.
The exhibition Female Voices is freely accessible on all performance days of Brandhaarden (except Sunday 26 February) from 17:00 until the start of the performance in the Grote Zaal.
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam is home to more than 150 works of art. From around 1900, the largest permanent theatre collection in the Netherlands has been built up in the Stadsschouwburg, and theatre artists, dancers and opera singers gaze at the audience seeking a seat in one of the auditoria. About 30 works were created by female artists, with big names such as Marlene Dumas, Charlotte van Pallandt and Lizzy Ansingh. The portraits of actors Sophie Pauwels-van Biene and Ernst Tourniaire have hung in the corridors for more than 115 years and were made by the Netherlands' most famous portraitist Thérèse Schwartze (1851-1918).-|-This artist made portraits of wealthy Amsterdam residents, as well as of the young Queen Wilhelmina. How did she look at the two actors she portrayed? Did she, like Rembrandt van Rijn did in the first Stadsschouwburg in the seventeenth century, watch the play of her portrayed subjects?
In this temporary exhibition, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam showcases the works of women artists. Discover how these great artists used their passion and talents to make a visual contribution to the world of theatre. Who they were, what inspired them and how they translated their vision into their works.
This exhibition is made possible by the cooperation of:
Marcel Schmalgemeijer, Arjan Schoolderman
Research and text
Roel Van Berckelaer, Serena Kloet
Marion Cornelissen, Barbara Knoops, Roderick Lonis, John Muller, Jormen Logtmeijer, Caroline de Jong, Wim Ubbels, Ramón Huijbrechts
Editing and translation
Anne Lotte Heijink
Artists and persons portrayed
Stichting Oeuvre Jan van der Vossen
Maria Austria Instituut
Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis Amsterdam
RKD - Nederlands Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis