Façades of The Hague #46

Façade of a building with no entrance to the street, Casuariestraat, built probably around 1900, maybe even later. I’m not sure about the original purpose of the building (somebody is?), however, the middle window once was a grand entrance of something.

At the moment there are studios in it of the Royal  Academy of Art (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten – KABK), and the building may well have been meant to contain studios right from the beginning, either for the KABK or for another institution in the neighbourhood.

In the 1970s and 80s it had a kind of clerestory on top which has vanished since.

As they used to be sculptor students’ studios, according to the artists duo Topp & Dubio, it once had a graffiti saying “FUCK BEELDHOUWERS” (“FUCK SCULPTORS”).

To make an homage to that graffiti the duo wrote a new one with the same text, which they were ordered by the police to remove, which they did. However, traces of the graffiti can still be seen.

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© Villa Next Door 2017

All pictures were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

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

Graduation show 2016, photography; Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

I visited the graduation show of the photography department of the Royal Academy of Art (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst, KABK) to write a review for Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read the full review (in Dutch).

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

Generally speaking it is the usual high quality show of the KABK photo department.

Joppe Put

Joppe Put

Joppe Put

Joppe Put

It is not always a grateful job to make photo’s of photo’s, so the selection of pictures here is both personal and more or less at random.

Laila Mubarak

Laila Mubarak

Laila Mubarak

Laila Mubarak

Vivian Bax

Vivian Bax

Vivian Bax

Vivian Bax

Vivian Bax

Vivian Bax

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Steven van Koeverden

Steven van Koeverden

Steven van Koeverden

Steven van Koeverden

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Nita Vera

Nita Vera

Nita Vera

Nita Vera

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Olivier Turpin

Olivier Turpin

Olivier Turpin

Olivier Turpin

Olivier Turpin

Olivier Turpin

Hans Poel

Hans Poel

Hans Poel

Hans Poel

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Contents of all pictures courtesy the artists and the KABK.

 

Bertus Pieters

Graduation show 2016, Fine arts; Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague

Puck Schot

Puck Schot

I visited the graduation show at the Royal Academy of Arts (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten/KABK) to write a review for Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read the review and see some extra pictures (in Dutch).

Puck Schot

Puck Schot

Due to personal circumstances I only reviewed the fine arts department. I hope to visit the other departments with my camera during the week.

Puck Schot

Puck Schot

As I explain in the VLR review I am a bit worried about the mediocrity of some of the presentations by the graduates. More worried than last few years as students seem to be following a trend instead of trying to find where their real talents are.

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Still, quite a lot of interesting things are on show. The pictures here are a very personal selection of works I found interesting. Pictures of details should be an incentive for you to go and see the whole thing yourself.

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Julie Blankevoort

Julie Blankevoort

Julie Blankevoort

Julie Blankevoort

Julie Blankevoort

Julie Blankevoort

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Alex Andropoulos

Alex Andropoulos

Alex Andropoulos

Alex Andropoulos

Candela Bado

Candela Bado

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Renate Veldhuijzen

Renate Veldhuijzen

Renate Veldhuijzen

Renate Veldhuijzen

Katerina Sidorova

Katerina Sidorova

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

 

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

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Contents of the pictures courtesy the artists and the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague

 

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague #2

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Façade of the Royal Academy of Art (Koninkljke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten/KABK), Prinsessegracht.

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Designed by J.W.E. Buijs and J.B. Lürsen in co-operation with the then director of the Academy J.H. Plantenga.

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Built in 1932-1937 to replace the 19th century neoclassicist building.

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The façade is probably its best feature.

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At present the institute is one of the main artistic engines of the town.

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All pictures were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

When everyone is drunk it doesn’t matter how it looks; Royal Academy, The Hague

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The other day i visited the Royal Academy’s Master Artistic Research first year’s exhibition called When everyone is drunk it doesn’t matter how it looks. Well, let’s be sober about that. As an exhibition it doesn’t show much more than some basic developments, which is interesting enough as it bears a promise.

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As such i found the opening sound work in the Academy’s hall by Clio Casadei the least intriguing. The work seems clueless and without any motive, which in itself shouldn’t even be the biggest problem, but Casadei probably needs more time to be clearer about her explorations.

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Mirka Hodásová is clearly researching the visible and invisible and as a visual experience her work Not yet familiar is already quite interesting. She shows projections and fading photo’s. The whole construction gives you an idea of constant change in space and time. Using the dark and the light further research by Hodásová may lead to something impressive.

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Three of the nine presented artists are involved in performances. When i visited the show i could only see some relics of these performances which is just as well, at least to me.

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For instance Quinsy Gario’s relics of his performance To land rights are in themselves an autonomous installation. I could just imagine Gario’s artistic narrative with more installations without any performance in an impressive exhibition.

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The same applies to the relics of the performance A Moment of Implosion by Eros Chien. The combination of the title, the vinyl on the floor and the chair made me wonder what a performance could add to such an intriguing image. It is clear Chien’s ideas, like Gario’s, start with actions, but it might well be that they need action only as a trigger.

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However, the visible “tools” of Ingrid Verweijen’s performance Construction and deconstruction of the female singer really need the performance. The youtube like theatre promises to present something funny and probably interesting.

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Two students use film in their presentations. Bergur Thomas Anderson shows in his video work Exposures of corridor travel at Westerpark spots in the park to sounds of practicing conservatory students in private studio spaces. The combination might be interesting, but Anderson’s presentation can only be interpreted as an interesting starting point.

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To an extent that also applies to Sabin Garea’s combined video installation Hghknl, where Garea explores our present day concrete desert to try and find ornaments in its structure and in a way to reinvent traditional ornament making.

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This is in itself an interesting subject which needs more research, maybe even in other materials.

WEIDIDMHIL 12 Sepideh Jahanpanah

Sepideh Jahanpanah describes her installation with pieces of “natural” wood on processed wood as It started with “Death” and achieved “Brio”. Now they are not separable anymore.

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Life, death and rebirth are undoubtedly part of the installation. Hopefully its fine simplicity in its presentation is maintained in further research that may spread to other fields and more accomplished ideas.

WEIDIDMHIL 14 Vera Mennens

Vera Mennens’ presentation, titled Monument for an almost country, is very attractive. Dealing with the once tiny state of Neutral Moresnet it gives a good start for further research in which Moresnet might become more than just a historical fact with some slightly sentimental reminiscences.

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Altogether the show is a good starting point for artistic research of which the results will be eagerly awaited, at least by me.

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Bertus Pieters

Trial & Triumph, Royal Academy, The Hague

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At the Royal Academy (KABK) there is at the moment a farewell exhibition for Johan van Oord, head of the Fine Arts department for the last 13 years. Dürst Britt & Mayhew have curated a show featuring works by twelve former students. It’s called Trial & Triumph, not exactly an understatement, but it’s a good show. I wrote a review about it for Villa La Repubblica (you can read it here in Dutch and there are some more pictures too) so I leave you with some pictures which may give you an impression of some things that caught my eye. Take it as an appetizer for a must-see!

Wieske Wester

Wieske Wester

Wieske Wester

Wieske Wester

Wieske Wester

Wieske Wester

Front: very minimal installation by Kianoosh Motallebi; back: works by Wieteke Heldens

Front: very minimal installation by Kianoosh Motallebi; back: works by Wieteke Heldens

Maja Klaassens

Maja Klaassens

Maja Klaassens

Maja Klaassens

Wieteke Heldens

Wieteke Heldens

Wieteke Heldens

Wieteke Heldens

Maarten Boekweit

Maarten Boekweit

Maarten Boekweit

Maarten Boekweit

Maarten Boekweit

Maarten Boekweit

Maarten Boekweit

Maarten Boekweit

Maarten Boekweit

Maarten Boekweit

Maarten Boekweit

Maarten Boekweit

Myung Feyen

Myung Feyen

Myung Feyen

Myung Feyen

Myung Feyen

Myung Feyen

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Femmy Otten

Eric Peter

Eric Peter

Eric Peter

Eric Peter

Eric Peter

Eric Peter

Eric Peter

Eric Peter

Eric Peter

Eric Peter

Pim Blokker

Pim Blokker

Pim Blokker

Pim Blokker

Pim Blokker

Pim Blokker

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

The Holls Collective

The Holls Collective

The Holls Collective

The Holls Collective

The Holls Collective

The Holls Collective

The Holls Collective

The Holls Collective

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Yair Callender

Front: Statue of Johan van Oord by The Holls Collective; back: work by Nare Eloyan

Front: Statue of Johan van Oord by The Holls Collective; back: work by Nare Eloyan

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Bertus Pieters

Graduation Show 2015 at the Royal Academy, The Hague

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In July i visited the graduation show at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague to write a review for the Villa La Repubblica blog. Here are some photo impressions for those who didn’t attend (or for those who did).

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When entering the building the visitor was greeted amongst others by some girl power by Danicha Leliveld. The great exhibition hall opposite the entrance

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was stuffed with works by students who apparently had to be showcased by the Academy. I can’t say I was much impressed by it, although i did like this poster by Hatice Kilinç in which internal organs set themselves free from the body of a veiled woman, who is clearly not amused.

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Jordie Rovers’ photo book is by far the best part of his presentation about art as archaeology.

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Roaming the ground floor of the old building i found myself

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in the textile and fashion department.

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The most spectacular presentation was by Olivier Jehee,

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showing the visual language of power of both trash and decadence, which i enjoyed very much.

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Up to the second floor! There i saw

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a fine photo book about the migration problems in Europe (or rather the problems we created) by Hilde De Windt. Somewhere else

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at the second floor of the old building Anne Kranenborg of the interior architecture and furniture design department showed some interesting ideas.

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The most interesting presentation of that department was by Róman Kienjet who presents small found objects in small reliquaries, giving them the value of history and mythology.

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Elsewhere on the second floor

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Elske Verdoorn reported about the cultural passions of people living in the margin in The Hague. This is the presentation of Serge, one of them.

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One of the most

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impressive presentations on the second

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floor was by Liza Pace.

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Her project Going Solo

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was especially photogenic.

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The third floor of the old building has a tower with a room which contained works by three students:

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Charlotte Ursem,

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Elise Sothys and

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Marija Angelovska. All of them

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showed interesting work, but i don’t think the combination of the three worked very well,

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the personalities overpowered each other.

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Continuing my quest on the third floor

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i ran into the interesting work of Najmeh Saghaei. Her projections tear bodies apart in search of the unknown parts of the human character.

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Also on the third floor some more painters.

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Amongst them Martin Gabriel who brings the world of

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video games back to paper, cutting, pasting and painting;

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Simon Oosterhuis who made some interesting works about the human body in

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confined but expressive colour combinations;

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Jonas Raps with some fine abstract paintings and

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Bjorn Barendse, who

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made a small painting installation, which

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worked like a decorated chapel.

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In the new part of the building (or rather the rebuilt part)

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Max de Waard presented his No Rules in Space, which

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was not photogenic at all, but

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all the more interesting (and it made some good noise).

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The installations by Mickey Yang

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seemed to deal with

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the peculiarity of the slowness of life processes, while

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the objects of Victor Breton van Groll have come to a complete standstill in his presentation.

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Romy Muijrers presented some good drawing.

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While back in the old building i couldn’t resist making some pictures of Rob van der Burg’s presentation about plants with electronically improving devices which would make their lives easier.

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Leaving the building i was enthusiastic about a lot of what i had seen, but it wasn’t the absolute top year like last year’s exhibition. A good academy easily spoils the viewer.

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Bertus Pieters
Full review on Villa La Repubblica (in Dutch)