AHK graduates 2016 showing contemporary art Amsterdam
AHK; See You On The Other Side
This is the final year that regular part-time students can visual graduate. That has everything to do with the choice of a few years ago by AHK to reduce the regular part-time training. This special group of students – often in later life – choose for an HBO bachelor teacher of visual arts and design education. Because of their personal baggage they brought a unique atmosphere and way of working with them.
Class of 2016 has another speciale reason, particularly because it is also the last group to graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts. With the move to the new academy building on the IJ in Amsterdam North, is also the new name – Breitner Academy – introduced. They say goodbye to the old academy name in September 2016.
The field of art education is definitely big and under social interest. Cultural education is seen by the current Minister of Culture Jet Bussemaker as an important building block for the development of children and young people now and in the future.
Art is increasingly dominant presence in everyday life and speaks directly to our imagination. In education and beyond. And both digital expressions as those in print have their origin in the visual arts, conceived and performed by intelligent, artistic creators.
And did we find art at the graduate exhibitions called: ‘See you on the other side’, yes we certainly have seen a wide range of different art – forms. Painting, sculptures, video-art, photography, ceramics and much more. For me, some of the art stood out; Work by Lorijne Havik gave me a feeling of silence. And the different disciplines of Martin Hagen makes me realise life is short and you have to take care of yourself. Marinka Hilders and Lara-Len Bogaard are realistic and theatrical. But both are mesmerising. And so much more great art that we not able to show everything. We hope you find something mesmerising for yourself.
We wish them plenty of inspiration and success in their further career!
Website: www.breitner academie.nl
Photo’s: Gabrielle Voogt