Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28

Exhibition & Public Programme


2 November 2018



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, design and interior architecture.

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.