publication date 21-2-2018

Artist(ic) Life Phases, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prize introduces....

Parallel to the exhibition Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2018, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam organises a series of conversations under the title de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prize introduces..... These series - intended for artists and art professionals at the beginning of their careers - takes place or five Fridays between February 16th and April 13th.

Artist(ic) Life Phases: Artist talks on life beyond the breakthrough

As the second event of the series “de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs Introduces…”, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam presents - in collaboration with the Rijksakademie - an event with artist talks by different generations of Rijksakademie alumni.
Together with artists Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Dina Danish, Berend Strik, and moderated by former Rijksakademie director Janwillem Schrofer, artistic and professional development after first successes will be explored and discussed.
For younger artists there are many options for education and development: from master courses to post-academic institutions such as the Rijksacademie, and other possibilities like global residency programs - the last for all ages but perhaps best suited for the flexible life of the younger artist. But what comes after? What possibilities and pitfalls to expect? And how to prepare yourself to keep on making, working, and learning, a lifelong?
Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen (RA 16/17) recently finished their residency at the Rijksakademie. They will reflect on their current momentum as they found through the convent-like characteristics of the residency, a phase defined for them by finding your own drives and developing your own artistic criteria for your work. Dina Danish (RA 09/10), will talk about slowing down, after the rush of requests following the years of the Rijksakademie, and on restructuring her practice after becoming a parent. Berend Strik (RA 85/88) will reflect on experiences from 3 decades of successful artistic practice, following the words he heard as a young artist: "it’s easier to become an artist then to stay one" — although he never fully agreed.

Friday 2 March 2018
15:00 to 17:00 h. (doors open from 14:30 hours)

Tickets €7.50 | € 5 for students, including free entrance before the event
Location: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Language: English
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