La La La Human Steps
Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, TR 16 February / 6 May 2012
From 16 February Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents an exhibition in the museum Istanbul Modern. The exhibition, titled ‘La La La Human Steps’, has been put together by director Sjarel Ex and is featuring works by artists who relate to the image of mankind historically, personally or socially. They focus on subjects like desire, curiosity, failure, despair, treachery and confrontation. From the H+F Collection (or purchased by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen with support from the H+F Patronage), works of artists such as Andro Wekua, Sylvie Zijlmans and Zwelethu Mthethwa are exhibited.

Istanbul Modern

The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.


Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.