Behind closed doors at RijksakademieOPEN

Behind closed doors at RijksakademieOPEN

Nov 25, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event
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Behind these mysterious doors lies an exciting and creative world of art waiting to be discovered. The Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten is closed for visitors the entire year, except for the last weekend of November. So, this is an event not to be missed! Over 50 inspiring artists from all over the world open their ateliers especially for you during RijksakademieOPEN 2011.

What is the Rijksakademie exactly?

Back in 1870 the Rijksakademie was created to let artists, academics and philosophers exchange and test their ideas, and this is what still happens now. The Rijksakademie is a residency for more than 50 talented artists. Because of the wide diversity in nationalities and techniques, these artists give an unique perspective on contemporary art. They also give an essential contribution to the local and global art scene. From painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video and film, sound and new media to connecting these to other disciplines such as architecture, theatre, music, dance and literature. Everyone will find at least one thing to enjoy.

This weekend will be filled with guided tours and debates, but has an emphasis on performances. Check out the time table here. Or you could just walk around and look at the ateliers and work spaces on your own! Every atelier has its own QR code which will provide you with everything you need to know about the artist in question. For more (background) information just check out the RijksakademieOPEN blog.

RijksakademieOPEN 2011 from Rijksakademie on Vimeo.

This video was made by Pawel Kruk, one of the residents of the Rijksakademie.

RijksakediemieOPEN 2011

When: November 26th and 27th , 11:00 – 19:00
Where: Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Sarphatistraat 470
Tickets: €7,50 or €5,- (CJP, student card, XXXS pass, or Stadspas Amsterdam) or €10,-for both 2 days

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