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  • LILY VAN DER STOKKER

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
    Museumplein 10
    October 27, 2018–February 24, 2019

    Curated by Leontine Coelewij

    Bubbly fonts, floral doodles, medicinal pinks, buttercup yellows, and rolls of toilet paper: These are motifs and hues one might expect to find decorating a day care or in a supply closet. Lily van der Stokker liberated such unassuming forms and scoff-worthy aesthetics long ago, fluffing her conceptualist gestures with the pathos of the pooh-poohed. This survey of the Dutch artist’s work, focusing on her output from the late 1980s to the present, will include drawings and wall paintings, such as the proudly declarative I am an artwork and I am 3 years old, 2004; the Jeanne Dielman-meets-crafting-hour assemblage The tidy kitchen, 2015; and the pink sculptures that comprised “Huh,” her serenely dotty 2014 exhibition in New York. A selection of videos made by the artist’s late partner, Jack Jaeger—an artist, curator, and editor, who put out eight issues of Zapp, a quarterly publication focused on video art—will also be included for further context on Van der Stokker’s enviably tender world.