Boijmans TV Season 2 (5 of 13)
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Generally, security guard Arie respects the boundaries between his own world - that of the museum - and the world of the artist whom he interrogates. But in episode 3 of Boijmans TV 2013, sculptor Boris van Berkum dares to disrupt the sacred museum silence and Arie has to descend into the ‘Hole of Cattelan’. When he visits Boris’s studio, he not only meets the artist but also the Suriname band Ashanti Krioro and they strike up a conversation about Mama Aisa, ancestral sculptures and the future of art, punctuated with song and dance.

Tour guide Bregje and her group also concentrate on sculpture. The group actually always does that, for they are living statues, who try to fool passers-by (“I’m made of stone”) and then surprise them with an unexpected movement. It is logical that these professionals want Bregje to tell them more about the life-like statue of Maurizio Cattelan, that plays a star role in every episode of Boijmans TV.

Mandy sits at the ticket desk and doesn’t think of gods, ancestral worship, art or artistry when she hears the word statue: she thinks about the coffee cup which, if you throw a coin into it, acts as a switch: On - Off.


Boijmans TV is a collaboration of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, RTV Rijnmond and Ro Theater, developed with the support of VSBfonds and the Mediafonds. The series was produced by the Rotterdam-based production house Popov Film.

The Boijmans TV team:

Sander Burger (final editor)
Kuba Szutkowski (producer)
Dragan Bakema (creative producer)
Edgar Kapp (production leader)
Jetse Batelaan (director of guided tours)
Wilfried de Jong (concept and interviews)
Els Hoek (research and direction)
And many others.


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