Van Abbemuseum Vitrine: Selection Maarten Steinbuch - at Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven

Gastcurator Maarten Steinbuch, Rick Polman en Anastasia van Gennip bij Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven
Beyond the museum's walls

Van Abbemuseum Vitrine: Selection Maarten Steinbuch at Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven

10/10/2018 - 27/01/2019

Together the more than 3.000 contemporary artworks of the Van Abbemuseum form the collection of the city of Eindhoven. Sometimes they pop-up at unexpected places. In a vitrine at Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven, designed and made by Piet Hein Eek, a part of the museum's collection is on show. This vitrine, a glass cart, has a central position in the entrance hall of Hotel Eindhoven.

There will be regularly changing exhibitions for which prominent people from Eindhoven and the region make a choice from the collection of the museum. The display case with the choice of the second guest curator, Maarten Steinbuch, was unveiled on Wednesday, October 10.

The choice of Maarten Steinbuch

Maarten Steinbuch chose to show only one work: 40-44-PG by Jeroen Eisinga. The Volkswagen Beetle is riding in circles without a driver. The steering wheel has been tied down with a rope. A brick is weighing down the pedal. A blindfolded man is walking around trying to dodge the car. This is one of the rituals which the artist and his twin brother Bart used to perform out of boredom. They saw it as their form of train surfing or Russian roulette. The film’s title is the license number of Bart’s car. Maarten Steinbuch (1960) is University Professor at TU Eindhoven and leader of the Control Systems Technology group within the faculty of Mechanical Engineering. In 2014 he was appointed as scientific director of the TU/e High Tech Systems Center. His research focuses on modeling, designing and controlling movement systems, including robotics and automotive. For his teaching and research activities and contributions to public discussions, he regularly received awards, such as the Academic Society Award from the Royal Institute of Engineers in 2015 and the STW Simon Stevin Master Award in 2016. Steinbuch is co-founder of MI Partners, Mechatronics Academy, Preceyes, Microsure, ZEnMo, and Eindhoven Medical Robotics.

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