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Ann Goldstein
01. ann goldstein. photo rineke dijkstra
Photo: Rineke Dijkstra

Ann Goldstein is the Director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, a position she has held since 2010. Her first exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Taking Place (2010), featured works by 20 artists including Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Jan Dibbets, Rineke Dijkstra, Morgan Fisher, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, William Leavitt, Willem de Rooij, Diana Thater, Ger van Elk, Lawrence Weiner, among others. The exhibition reintroduced the Stedelijk Museum’s historic building by presenting newly commissioned site-specific works, historical reconstructions, video projections, audio work, architectural interventions, performances and graphic design works.

Shortly after assuming her post at the museum, Ms. Goldstein conceived The Temporary Stedelijk at the Stedelijk Museum, a special interim program that was presented from August 2010 to October 2011 consisting of exhibitions, collection displays, educational initiatives and public programs. With the Stedelijk Museum currently closed for the completion of a construction project and grand reopening in 2012, Ms. Goldstein is continuing the Temporary Stedelijk program in its newest form: Temporary Stedelijk 3: Stedelijk @ (TS3). Developed in close collaboration with various cultural institutions and venues throughout Amsterdam, TS3 features performances, lectures, public interviews, discussions, symposia, film screenings, music, and book presentations, as well as educational initiatives in local schools. The Stedelijk Museum will reopen in 2012 with a reinstallation of the museum’s renowned collections of modern and contemporary art and design, and the premiere of the long-anticipated retrospective exhibition of the work of Mike Kelley, guest curated by Dr. Eva Meyer-Hermann.

Before assuming her post at the Stedelijk Museum in 2010, Goldstein worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) for 26 years, holding the position of Senior Curator, among other roles. Her projects at MOCA included large-scale historical survey exhibitions as well as retrospectives and solo exhibitions of William Leavitt (2011, co-curated with Bennett Simpson); Martin Kippenberger (2008); Lawrence Weiner (2007, co-organized with the Whitney Museum of American Art and co-curated with Donna de Salvo); Barbara Kruger (1999); Christopher Wool (1998); Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1994, co-organized with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,and the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and co-curated with Susanne Ghez and Amada Cruz); and Roni Horn (1990), among others.