Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28

Exhibition & Public Programme

3 - 25 November 2018
Wednesday - Sunday 1pm - 7pm

Frederik Roeskestraat 96 
1076 ED Amsterdam

Gerrit Rietveld Academie (1968) & Sandberg Instituut (1990)

Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28 marks the anniversaries of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut. An exhibition and public programme portray elements of the histories and communities of these educational institutes of fine arts and design.

Taking place in and around the buildings on the joint campus site in Amsterdam, a series of curated capsules include archival artefacts and a variety of works by students, alumni, tutors, directors and staff from the period 1968 to 2018.

Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28 brings the past and present of the Bachelor’s at Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Master’s at Sandberg Instituut to the public, providing insights into progressive education and the pluriform collective of makers, writers and thinkers to which it gives rise.

The curators

The Anniversary Show is curated by alumnus and curator Moritz Küng in collaboration with 12 guest curators: Tomas Adolfs, Tomáš Celizna, Henk Groenendijk, Floor Koomen, Maxine Kopsa, Margriet Kruyver, Jort van der Laan, Jorinde Seijdel, Erik Slothouber, Pieter Verbeke, Jeroen Vermandere and José Vonk.

We asked the curators to tell us a little something about their experiences during the selection process for the exhibition. Read the interviews here of Moritz KüngJosé VonkHenk Groenendijk and Jeroen Vermandere