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200 Years Prix de Rome, 28 February 2009 - 1 June 2009

In cooperation with the Rijksakademie, Kunsthal Rotterdam presents the rich history of the oldest art prize for visual art and architecture in the Netherlands in the big daylight hall during the exhibition ‘200 years of Prix de Rome’.

Over 150 paintings, drawings, objects, scale models and videos provide us with a unique outlook on two centuries of Prix de Rome. A great number of the works have never been exhibited before. Besides works of art of amongst others Jan Sluijters, Pier Pander en Alicia Framis, various excerpts from reports of the jury committee, correspondences and personal stories by participants and Prix winners give an image of the background and development of the Prix de Rome. The historical retrospective shows the art prize mirroring modern art throughout the times, from the earliest winner J.E.C. Alberti in 1808 to the winning photographs by Viviane Sassen in 2008.

200 Years Prix de Rome, 28 February 2009 - 1 June 2009
Prix de Rome
Rotterdam, the Netherlands