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Closing our exhibitions

After a short but joyful exhibition period with shows by Family Connection, Ola Hassanain, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) and Mariëlle Videler, we closed them down last week . As the exhibitions ran until 20 January there was a shortened opening time due to the lockdown measures in The Netherlands.

Showcasing these artists in collaboration with Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund 2020/2021 taught us again how meaningful art can be to communicate complex stories while bringing forth deeper connection and understanding to our surroundings and the collective being. We are honored their works will be situated in the Rijkscollectie from now on and look forward to the new ways and contexts their works will experience.  

To relive these exhibitions, we would like to invite you to attend the verbal description tours which are still available through our website, via both audio recordings and transcripts. Verbal description tours are a point of access for blind and partially sighted visitors, and accessible for anyone who is not able to make a visit to our location. These evocative and lively verbal descriptions were written by curators, writers and artists who are sensitive to practices of accessibility  including Lisa Hinderks, Vivian Ziherl, Setareh Noorani, and Jeanine van Berkel. Also, please keep an eye on our Instagram the coming weeks, where we will be sharing highlights from the Artist Q&As we held.  

We would wholeheartedly like to express our gratitude to the artists and everyone else involved in making these exhibitions happen. Moreover, we would like to thank NRC for reviewing 365 PLANTS and The Mother Mountain Institute and Mister Motley for including Den tur circumstancia nos lo sigi move (Under all circumstances we will continue to move)

Make sure to visit the exhibitions organized with the Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund still open at various collegial institutes around the country – find the list on the Hartwig website.

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