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Exhibitions

Overview all exhibitions now, in the future and past since April 2012 in Eye Filmmuseum.

All About Theatre About Film: Antonioni Project (after Michelangelo Antonioni) (2009) © Jan Versweyveld
Antonioni Project (after Michelangelo Antonioni) (2009) © Jan Versweyveld

All About Theatre About Film – Ivo van Hove & Jan Versweyveld

Film and theatre influence each other continuously. To celebrate that relationship between the two worlds, Eye has invited stage director Ivo van Hove and scenographer Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition. In Eye 3 October 2021 through 9 January 2022.

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Projector in Panorama
© Martin Hogeboom

Permanent presentation

The most beautiful cinematic equipment in our collection is on display in our permanent presentation.

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Expected in 2021

Take a look at the exhibitions coming soon.

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Previously in Eye

Past exhibitions

campaign image Vive le cinéma!, work by Leopold Emmen

Vive le cinéma! Art & Film

Exhibition with spatial film art by five important directors

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campaign image Waiting for the Time to Pass

Waiting for the Time to Pass

To celebrate Eye's 75th anniversary, we asked seven artists we have worked with o exhibitions in the past to provide a film work for a digital exhibition.

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Ali Cherri, The Disquiet
Ali Cherri, The Disquiet

Trembling Landscapes

Eye Filmmuseum presents a group exhibition that explores landscape with some of the Arab world’s most prominent artists who work with film and video.

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campaign image Chantal Akerman - Passages, still from Hotel Monterey
campaign image Chantal Akerman - Passages, still from Hotel Monterey

Chantal Akerman – Passages

Major solo exhibition of work by Chantal Akerman, who rose to fame in the 1970s as a feminist avant-garde filmmaker, who later discovered the possibilities of the art gallery.

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Children's Game 10 (Francis Alÿs)
Children's Game 10 (Francis Alÿs)

Francis Alÿs – Children's Games

A major exhibition of work by the Belgian-Mexican artist Francis Alÿs, who is best-known for his playful videos that are both engaged and poetic.

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William Kentridge, 10 Drawings for Projection, Other Faces (2011)
William Kentridge, 10 Drawings for Projection, Other Faces (2011)

William Kentridge – Ten Drawings for Projection

In 2015, William Kentridge donated 10 Drawings for Projection to Eye Filmmuseum. Illuminating the eventful history of South Africa, these films are part of a larger installation.

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Andrei Tarkovsky's Nostalghia (SU 1983)
Andrei Tarkovsky's Nostalghia (SU 1983)

Andrei Tarkovsky – The Exhibition

Exhibition and film programme devoted to the celebrated filmmaker and mystic, focusing specifically on Tarkovsky’s quest for existential truth.

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Chia-Wei Hsu, Drones, Frosted Bats and the Testimony of the Deceased (2017)
Chia-Wei Hsu, Drones, Frosted Bats and the Testimony of the Deceased (2017)

A Tale of Hidden Histories

Truth, facts, memories, reality: are they all constructions? The artists in this group exhibition deploy many different types of media to investigate and ‘unmask’ the past.

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campaign image Jan Svankmajer - The Alchemical Wedding

Jan Svankmajer – The Alchemical Wedding

Steaks, pebbles, iron locks: master animator Jan Švankmajer can bring anything to life in works of obsession, horror and eroticism underpinned by an undercurrent of abuse of power.

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Ryoji Ikeda, Datamatics
Ryoji Ikeda, Datamatics

Ryoji Ikeda

Visual artist and a key figure in the world of electronic music Ikeda created a spectacular presentation of his overwhelmingly immersive audiovisual artworks specially for Eye.

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campaign image Alex van Warmerdam - L'histoire kaputt

Alex van Warmerdam – L'histoire kaputt

At the invitation of Eye Filmmuseum, Alex van Warmerdam presents an exhibition with new films, installations and objects. Film, theatre, design and painting come together.

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Hito Steyerl, Liquidity, Inc. (2014)
Hito Steyerl, Liquidity, Inc. (2014)

Hito Steyerl, Ben Rivers, Wang Bing – Eye Art & Film Prize

Highlighting this Eye Art & Film Prize, this exhibition featured work by the first three winners, all of whom share a socially engaged approach to their art.

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campaign image Jesper Just, still from Intercourses
Jesper Just, Intercourses

Jesper Just

Solo exhibition by Jesper Just, who caused a stir with cinematographic works in which he explores gender, desires, relations and identity in a refined visual idiom.

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campaign image Locus: Apichatpong Weerasethaku - Cao Guimaraes

Locus: Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Cao Guimarães

Exhibition of work by prominent film artists Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Cao Guimarães. Their celebrated work evokes a world that blends dream, sensory experience and reality.

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campaign image Martin Scorsese - The Exhibition

Martin Scorsese – The Exhibition

Exhibition devoted to one of the most important American film directors of the past half-century: Martin Scorsese.

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campaign image Béla Tarr - Till the End of the World, still from Damnation

Béla Tarr – Till the End of the World

Béla Tarr is a master of the magnificent long take, a master of wonderfully shot, melancholic films that express the human condition.

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campaign image Celluloid, work by Tacita Dean

Celluloid – Tacita Dean, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Rosa Barba, Gibson & Recoder

International group exhibition featuring work by artists who use and reflect on the qualities of 16mm and 35mm film stock and the cinematic apparatus.

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campaign image Master of Light - Robby Müller, still from Paris, Texas

Master of Light – Robby Müller

Major exhibition devoted to the Netherlands’ most famous director of photography, Robby Müller.

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campaign image Close-Up

Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands

Group exhibition featuring work by a new generation of filmmakers and artists in the Netherlands, who are breaking down the barriers between film, video and visual art.

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campaign image Michelangelo Antonioni – Il maestro del cinema moderno, still from La notte

Michelangelo Antonioni – Il maestro del cinema moderno

Exhibition about one of the foremost innovators in film from the last century, who renewed the grammar of film by thinking in terms of the image and less in terms of narrative.

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campaign image William Kentridge – If We Ever Get to Heaven
William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance (2015)

William Kentridge – If We Ever Get to Heaven

Exhibition featuring work by the celebrated South African artist William Kentridge, who achieved renown with his remarkable animation films, charcoal drawings and installations.

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campaign image Jean Desmet's Dream Factory

Jean Desmet’s Dream Factory

With the exhibition Jean Desmet’s Dream Factory, Eye opened up one of its treasure troves, inviting you to step into the dream world of the early years of cinema.

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campaign image Anthony McCall – Solid Light Films and Other Works (1971-2014)

Anthony McCall – Solid Light Films and Other Works

Since the 1970s, McCall has produced a remarkable body of work that includes, among other media, large-scale light-projection installations, so-called ‘solid light films’.

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campaign image David Cronenberg – The Exhibition

David Cronenberg – The Exhibition

Major exhibition focusing on director David Cronenberg, who acquired cult status with his idiosyncratic films about the relationship between body, mind, technology and mass media.

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campaign image Cinema Remake – Art & Film

Cinema Remake – Art & Film

Exhibition with work of filmmakers and artists who use iconic feature films as a basis with which to create something radically new.

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campaign image The Quay Brothers' Universum

The Quay Brothers' Universum

Exhibition featuring the enigmatic and dark body of work of the Quay Brothers that includes stop-motion animation, drawings, and performing arts productions.

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campaign image Péter Forgács - Looming Fire

Péter Forgács – Looming Fire

Based on Eye’s extensive collection of home movies, Forgács takes us through everyday life in the Netherlands East Indies at the height of the colonial period.

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campaign image Fellini - The Exhibition, still from La dolce vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)
still from La dolce vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)

Fellini – The Exhibition

Focusing on one of the most image-defining masters of post-war Italian cinema, Fellini – The Exhibition unravels the filmmaker’s universe.

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campaign image Johan van der Keuken - Up to the Light

Johan van der Keuken – Up to the Light

The exhibition focused on the extraordinary way in which Van der Keuken brought together contrasting images in his films and observed a world in constant transition.

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campaign image Oskar Fischinger – Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction

Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) – Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction

Exhibition on the German-American avant-garde filmmaker who was highly influential in the development of the animation film and who remains a source of inspiration for animators.

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campaign image Expanded Cinema – Isaac Julien, Fiona Tan, Yang Fudong, still from Saint Sebastian (Fiona Tan, 2001)
still from Saint Sebastian (Fiona Tan, 2001)

Expanded Cinema – Isaac Julien, Fiona Tan, Yang Fudong

With their works in this exhibition, the participating artists demonstrated that film doesn’t just belong in the cinema.

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campaign image Stanley Kubrick – The Exhibition, still from A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
still from A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)

Stanley Kubrick – The Exhibition

Comprehensive exhibition on one of the most influential directors of the 20th century, the genius behind films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining.

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campaign image Found Footage – Cinema Exposed; still from Kristall (Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, 2006)
still from Kristall (Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, 2006)

Found Footage – Cinema Exposed

The exhibition showed how artists and filmmakers make use of the nearly inexhaustible reservoir of images that can be found in film archives, on the Internet, TV and DVD.

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