WEDNESDAY 6 – SUNDAY 10 JULY
Opening: 6 July 16.00-20.00, 7-9 July 11.00-20.00, 10 July 11.00-16.00
GERRIT RIETVELD ACADEMIE
Fred. Roeskestraat 96
Amsterdam’s world-renowned art and design academy has been producing exciting contemporary artists for close to a century now. The collective drive and passion for preparing young talent for the gruelling life of a ‘working artist’ has established its reputation as one of the best places to look for what’s new and fresh in the fast-paced and very competitive art world. The final task of student life at GRA is an exhibition of the work – built, organised and curated by the students themselves. Thus, every July, the academy transforms itself from the usual chaotic hive of wood, paper, metal and wire that threatens to engulf the halls and everything in them, into a slightly more ordered hive of wood, paper, metal and wire that does engulf the halls, classrooms, foyers, fields and parking areas that surround it. With students from all disciplines showing their work throughout the two main buildings and various outbuildings, the carnival atmosphere (they’ve all just graduated after all) is immediate upon arrival. So enjoy the chaos, check out the daily performances and embrace the trustees of the financially threatened Amsterdam art scene.