Stefan Ruitenbeek Team-KIRAC on February 6, 2020: ”I was supposed to speak at @artrotterdam tonight, but I’m thankful that Denise Hiloise Defares is willing to replace me. She is a wonderful art-writer and will be a great presence next to the other panel members: @mirtheberentsen, @kathleen_weyts, @vermeulenpi, @lander_allaert. Thanks to all the great people at @hart_magazine magazine for organizing this panel discussion.” (Click for more information)

Sculptures by Wout Neutkens @ KIRAC Space

November 9 – December 1, 2019
Opening party: Friday 17:00, November 8
(Link to facebook event page)
(Link to Wout Neutkens artist page)

Only open by appointment within the following hours:
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Email 24 hours in advance:

H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 49F
1096 AK Amsterdam
(KIRAC Space on Google Maps)

Lara Verheijden photographs Victor Crepsely

Brought together by KIRAC. Some pictures were published in Coeval Magazine. (click here)
June 2019

Bunkhouse deal

Ongoing project around the sale of Bunkhouse, an art installation by Paul McCarthy. KIRAC follows art advisor Paul van Esch in his proces to sell the 1 million euro artwork on social media and will probably make a critical episode about it. February 2019. (click here)

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Well, here it is: the details of one of Paul McCarthy’s most iconic and historic installations, Bunkhouse (1996). Its first claim to fame came in 2000/01 when it featured in the Paul McCarthy retrospective at MOCA, LA and the New Museum, NY. I love this work. Not only is it a supreme example of McCarthy’s genius approach to exposing the dark underbelly of the American psyche and the Wild West, but it also has the ability to move any viewer. Literally set into motion — the ‘bunkhouse’ moves on a 20 meter-long railroad track, while the characters inside the house rotate and gyrate — Bunkhouse turns you into an active participant, a voyeur in a bygone era. Now we’re turning you into a voyeur of this work’s sale, dead or alive! Dimensions: Bunkhouse: 242 cm x 350 x 355 cm. (95 1/4 x 137 3/4 x 139 3/4 in) Bunk bed: 175 cm x 182 cm x 74 cm. (68 7/8 x 71 5/8 x 29 1/8 in) Four figures: standing; 187cm. (73 5/8 in); one on knees: 115cm. (45 1/4 in); two lying in bed are each: 182cm. (71 5/8 in) Electrical track: 19m. (748 in) Green fence: 280 x 600 cm. (110 1/4 x 236 in) Site-specific cast wall: 430 x 600 x 200 cm. (169 1/4 x 236 x 78 3/4 in) Each hydraulic tank: 50 x 30 x 80 cm. (19 3/4 x 11 7/8 x 31 1/2 in) #paulmccarthy #bunkhouse #bunkhousesale #museumdonation #taxdeduction #taxdeductible #contemporaryart #artadvisory #artadvisor #artdealer #artdealersdiary

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Over Schoonheid en het sublieme op Cafe Weltschmerz

Over schoonheid en het sublieme; Arnold Heumakers, Stefan Ruitenbeek en Kate Sinha
December 8, 2018


Initiative to find a proper director for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Project started in june 2018.



Kirac Advice: Neem polarisatie serieus. Cultureel advies aan Stedelijk Museum en Amsterdamse kunstraad.

Starring: Aynouk Tan. Felix Rottenberg en Touria Meliani. 30:03,Dutch, English subs in CC, June 20, 2018.