Residents & Alumni Activities

Live from the Rijks

150 Years of Artistic Practice
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    Detail exhibition Live from the Rijks

    1. 31/8/2021
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    Detail exhibition Live from the Rijks

    1. 31/8/2021
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    Detail exhibition Live from the Rijks

    1. 31/8/2021

Ticket information

The exhibition is open on Thursdays and Fridays between 14:00 and 17:00. Book your date and time slot here. Admission is free.

In the last week of the exhibition, we are also open on Saturday, november 27. You can book your timeslot for the Saturday here.

Live from the Rijks

In ‘Live from the Rijks­ – 150 Years of Artistic Practice’ an abundance of pieces of our rich history will be shared with the public. For the compilation of this exhibition artist and alum Dina Danish and artist and former advisor Hermann Pitz approached the entire building and its contents as though it was a Wunderkammer.

While examining the diverse Rijksakademie collection, they also contemplated on the curious objects that have been accumulated throughout the years; be it the failed experiments at the workshops, the food and drinks consumed at cantina, the leftovers of sculptures in the garden, the dances, music bands, protests, collaborations and friendships formed throughout the existence of the Rijksakademie. Danish and Pitz have been gathering these as an archive that can possibly speak of the multiple stories of the Rijksakademie. 

The Wunderkammer is located in Project Room South and includes art works from the collection, archival material, and curious found objects that have been left behind or kept and cherished over the years. Throughout the exhibition a series of special events will take place.

Special on Friday November, 19

We are organising two tours on Friday November 19, at 14:00, and again at 15:00 hours. Co-curator Dina Danish and head of the Rijksakademie collection Marietta Dirker will guide you through the exhibition and the collection and share some memorable anecdotes.

After this, at 16:00 hours, you can join a storytelling session by alum Lotte van Geijn. During her residency (2019-2021) Van Geijn worked on the next chapter of her long-term research ‘(institutional) memories’, and explored the Rijksakademie from the inside out. The outcome was the publication and artwork: ‘(institutional) memories, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Amsterdam, in six anecdotes and poems’, 2019-2021. She will read three anecdotes from her publication; ‘basin’ about the disappearing of a sea lion, ‘a drawer pedestal as a leg’ and ‘the salient angle of the bastion’ a story of a hidden city wall and a mill.

If you want to join the tour, select the date here and book either the 14:00 or 15:00 slot. For ‘(institutional) memories’ book the 16:00 slot. Note: due to the more stringent coronavirus measures there is limited availability.

Video and Mindmap

To accompany the exhibition Dina Danish and her band Dina from Egypt created a music video inspired by the Wunderkammer findings. Hermann Pitz designed a Mind Map of 150 years of Rijksakademie, which will be available for visitors (while stocks last).

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    Mind map, Hermann Pitz, Live from the Rijksakademie – over 150 Years of Artistic Practice

    1. 23/9/2021
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    Video by Dina from Egypt

    1. 31/8/2021

Overview of exhibited works

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    Live from the Rijks, list of exhibited works

    1. 19/10/2021


‘Live from the Rijks’ is made possible with the kind support of our main partner Ammodo, and additional support of Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stichting De Gijselaar-Hintzenfonds, M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting, Stichting ZABAWAS, Fonds 21 and the Hermitage.