Graduation Show 2017; Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Ignas Pavliukevicius

I went to the Royal Academy in The Hague to write a review for Villa La Repubblica about the present graduation show. Click here to read the review (in Dutch).

Ignas Pavliukevicius

As i have written quite extensively about it in VLR, i merely show you some pictures here without text, with which you can more or less follow my footsteps in the building. Enjoy!

Jaimy Gail

Jaimy Gail

Llv Ylva

Llv Ylva

Llv Ylva

Llv Ylva

Nine Kootstra (Men wear no skirts)

Richtje Nijhof

Richtje Nijhof

Gilleam Trapenberg

Gilleam Trapenberg

Gilleam Trapenberg

Gilleam Trapenberg

Gilleam Trapenberg

Gilleam Trapenberg

Eline Benjaminsen

Eline Benjaminsen

Eline Benjaminsen

Indre Urbonaite

Indre Urbonaite

Indre Urbonaite

Indre Urbonaite

Indre Urbonaite

Martijn Mendel

Martijn Mendel

Martijn Mendel

Martijn Mendel

Martijn Mendel

Marina Caneve

Marina Caneve

Marina Caneve

Julien Guettab

Julien Guettab

Julien Guettab

Julien Guettab

Julien Guettab

Julien Guettab

Nina Markkula

Nina Markkula

Nina Markkula

Nina Markkula

Nina Markkula

Emilie Ruitenga

Emilie Ruitenga

Emilie Ruitenga

Emilie Ruitenga

Freerk Wilbers

Freerk Wilbers

Stefano Murgia

Stefano Murgia

Stefano Murgia

Stefano Murgia

Pris Roos

Pris Roos

Pris Roos

Pris Roos

Kristel Rigaud

Kristel Rigaud

Quinsy Gario

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Jim Mooijekind

Jim Mooijekind

Jim Mooijekind

Jim Mooijekind

Jim Mooijekind

Jim Mooijekind

Nine Kootstra

Werner Konings

Werner Konings

Werner Konings

Werner Konings

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Luis Maly

Luis Maly

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© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to the artists and to the Royal Academy of Art The Hague

 

Bertus Pieters

Spring not Summer; Quartair, The Hague

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Last weekend eight students of the Royal Academy showed some of their works. As part of their curriculum they have to organize a short running show in their third year. They did so in Quartair, curated by Marijke Appelman and aptly called Spring not Summer.

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Of course such a show can only give you a snap shot of what is going on in the laboratory of art. Generally the show was promising, but with still a way to go in how to intrigue the viewer and how to manipulate context in a show in general and a group show in particular.

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Gitte Svendsen is probing into space, colour and shape. Quite basic elements so to say. Her work got the space it needed in the show. But it also needs (mental) space to find a balance in improvised and fixed composition and its meaning.

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Freerk Wilbers had his shop where he presented hand printed wrapping paper. Prints are made with real flowers. A good point to start from.

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Nina Markkula made an installation using over-the-top glitzy colours and textures; another promising starting point in which material experimenting and meaning come together.

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Spring not Summer 12 Ai Hashimoto
Spring not Summer 13 Ai Hashimoto

Ai Hashimoto has already clearly made some giant steps with her installation, set up in the small room, with a combination of tangible, physical objects and light , shadow and movie.

Spring not Summer 14 Pris Roos
Spring not Summer 15 Pris Roos
Spring not Summer 16 Pris Roos

Pris Roos is a capable portrait painter, balancing in between expression and composition.

Spring not Summer 17 Henriette von Muenchhausen
Spring not Summer 18 Henriette von Muenchhausen
Spring not Summer 19 Henriette von Muenchhausen

Henriette von Muenchhausen, like Hashimoto, also seems to have made already big strides.

Spring not Summer 20 Iris van der Graaf
Spring not Summer 21 Iris van der Graaf
Spring not Summer 22 Iris van der Graaf

Iris van der Graaf dropped a mikado set and reconstructed it with a second set. The same idea of coincidence is extant in the presentation of her works on paper.

Spring not Summer 23 Boukje Ypma
Spring not Summer 24 Boukje Ypma

Boukje Ypma gives a reminiscence to this country of the eternal potato.

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Bertus Pieters