On Monday 2nd July, the first ARC (Art Research Convergence) forum will take place at the Anna van Buerenplein in The Hague. ARC is an initiative of the Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.
For this exhibition, artists hail from both within The Netherlands and far beyond, some are well-established artists while others have only recently graduated from an art academy. Still, the artists’ average age is only about 35.
The Mauritshuis museum offers a unique treat this summer. Visitors get the chance to witness a restoration of a painting. For three months, starting Thursday 14th of June, they can see experts working on the museum’s oldest painting.
Creten’s work is colourful and cryptic, yet engages with themes of nature and sexuality. The pieces range from gigantic but simple, bird-shaped structures to sculptures with intricate flower patterns that reveal the artist’s fingerprints having carefully worked the clay.
Musically, it was an incredible evening, no doubt. But just as amazing was the sense of community in this small, enclosed space and the energy that developed from a crowd of avid listeners and brilliant musicians coming together to self-reflect, socialize and enjoy life and music.
Utrecht’s Centraal Museum has another fabulous fashion exhibition. This time, fashion created by Dutch designer Jan Taminiau stuns visitors. He is famous for creating several outfits worn by Queen Maxima . . . Glamour and glitter play an important part in what is exhibited. Most of Taminiau’s creations are for the well-heeled.