The Gerrit Rietveld Academie, in collaboration with Roma Publications, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and the Van Abbemuseum, published a publication about the work of artist Yael Davids. This publication unfolds as a workbook along two different exhibitions: A Daily Practice at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2020) and One Is Always a Plural at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2021). The book launch will take place on June 22 from 8 to 10 pm in San Seriffe, Sint Annenstraat 30 Amsterdam.


In Eindhoven the exhibition emerged from a three year research cycle facilitated by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Within the Van Abbemuseum she set up an educational structure, initially afterschool care for children, which evolved into weekly Feldenkrais classes. In Zurich, taking up these ideas in connection with a collection show, which had not been done for some time, was a fruitful challenge.


The Rietveld Academie started the first Creator Doctus-pilot in 2017, with Yael Davids. The focus of Davids’ research was on somatic learning and was inspired by the work of Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais. He developed a method for people to change bodily habits from within. This method has played an important role in Davids’ artistic practice in the last years.


You can order the book here:


Publisher: Roma Publications

ISBN: 9789464460315

198 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, English