In honour of our 150th anniversary, we will soon launch the very first artist edition in our history: ‘In a Box - a Rijksakademie exhibition made by artists for artists’: thirteen artworks by Rijksakademie alumni in a handmade wooden box, curated by Aveline de Bruin.
‘In a box’ appears in an edition of 40 and reflects the breadth of the work done at the Rijksakademie. The box contains print works, textiles, ceramics, paintings, video, animation and more by artists Carlos Amorales, Yael Bartana, Rossella Biscotti, Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Xinyi Cheng, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Meiro Koizumi, Gareth Nyandoro, Amalia Pica, Praneet Soi, Jennifer Tee, Nora Turato and Helen Verhoeven.
At the same time, we are also releasing a special artist edition by Claudia Martínez Garay (RA 16/17). Her colourful print with laser drawing appears in an edition of 150.
Aveline de Bruin has set up an exhibition with the works from ‘In a Box’ in one of the studios of the Rijksakademie. This will be open to interested buyers by appointment soon. The exhibition is also on view during the Open Studios from June 17 to 27.
All proceeds from the box and edition will go to support the next generation of artists at the Rijksakademie. It continues the tradition of supporting artists by artists, which began in 2008 with a major auction of works by alumni at Sotheby's. The proceeds were used to establish the Artist Endowment Fund, which still provides for the working budgets of current resident artists.