Exhibitions in general
Reflection on New Town Almere
The program of exhibitions and the collecting and commissioning policy have the same basic principle: the international development within visual arts since the sixties in relation to social urban developments and especially New Town Almere with the surrounding new landscape of Flevoland.
The areas of focus are closely related to the growing city Almere in which Museum De Paviljoens is located and the tasks that the museum received from the municipality. Wherever possible, Museum De Paviljoens enriches the culture of Almere and the province of Flevoland with international art projects. The museum focuses on showing Dutch artists who are important for Dutch art history in an international context with foreign artists, that work or live in the Netherlands.
Residents from Almere are participating in art projects when the museum commissions installations or photos from artists. For example: three youngster from Almere played a role in Long Suit (1998) by Joke Robaard, men from Almere were portrayed din De Galerij (1999) by Annaleen Louwes and residents from the neighborhoods Staatsliedenbuurt and Tussen de Vaarten took a central stage in the interactive projects Casting Fortune (2004) by Saskia Janssen and Any Minute Now (2004) by Yeb Wiersma and Vanessa Hudig.
Besides the director, also (guest)curators share their vision on The Almere Collection, the commissioning policy or they discus a certain theme in exhibitions, for new artworks or a new manifestation. Several projects have been realized in which specifically the city and / or citizens from Almere have participated. With these kind of initiatives, Museum De Paviljoens actively contributes to the visual history making of the young city Almere and the construction of The Almere Collection.