The SBKM (the Middelburg foundation for visual arts) realizes contemporary art exhibitions and projects at De Vleeshal in Middelburg (the Netherlands).
De Vleeshal is located in Middelburg’s former town hall, on the market square. Characterized by its distinct Gothic architecture, De Vleeshal is a unique space. The venue has inspired many artists in creating extraordinary exhibitions, bringing De Vleeshal international renown.
In addition to De Vleeshal, the SBKM has a second exhibition space: De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal.
Further tasks of the SBKM are: the implementation of Middelburg’s policy for art in the public space; the composition, management, maintenance and restoration of the municipal art collection, including public artworks; and the execution of council policy on subsidies to individual artists.
The SBKM receives financial support from the council of Middelburg and the Mondriaan Fund.
Lorenzo Benedetti (Rome, 1972) was appointed as director of the SBKM on August 1st, 2008. Prior positions held by Benedetti were a curatorship at Marta Herford (Germany) and artistic leadership of Rome’s non-profit art gallery Volume! Benedetti is also the founder and former curator of the SoundArtMuseum in Rome. He is successor to Rutger Wolfson, who left the SBKM in July 2008 to become director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.