Manifestation Vrije Academie-Psychopolis

Sat 10 July
→ Sun 1 August
Free Entrance

The Vrije Academie-Psychopolis (the Free Academy) was a unique and innovatory art education institute in The Hague in the second half of the last century. The academy had inspiring artist-teachers and was a breeding ground for a new generation of visual artists. It was an open workshop for ideas, a free space where everything seemed possible. The academy was ahead of its time in embracing new art disciplines such as sound, performance art, fashion, theater and film, utilized by artists such as Konrad Boehmer, Heinz Edelmann, Armand Perrenet, Moniek Toebosch, Jean Paul Vroom, Michel Waisvisz and Frans Zwartjes.

This summer the Vrije Academie comes back to life with three retrospective and foward-looking exhibitions and a program of lectures, workshops, film screenings and tours in Pulchri, the Haagse Kunstkring and The Grey Space.

The open workshop and free space will be revived in The Grey Space – located in the building that was the last location of the Vrije Academie – in the form of a summer school. Art academy students, former teachers and students will give workshops and present installations, work-in-progress and performances.

During the Summer School, young makers such as Victoria Chaushyan, Angelica Danaka and Natalya Papaeva will collaborate with former students such as Lichel van den Ende, Bianca Holst, Kees van der Knaap, Mike Paschenegger, Hester Scheurwater and Hero Wouters. The old electrical equipment will be in the spotlight during a series of concerts.  And there will be a screening program with films by Alex Avgud, Justin Bentvelzen, Gerard Holthuis, Kristina Kordunian, Leos, Ben van Lieshout, Paul de Mol, Ruud Monster, Bart Vegter, Jacques Verbeek and Karin Wiertz.

Program

Opening times (times will be extended to match the event times):
–> Wednesday, 12:00-22:00
–> Thursday, 12:00-22:00
–> Friday, 12:00-22:00
–> Saturday, 12:00-22:00
–> Sunday, 12:00-18:00

Events
–> 10 July to 1 August – Exhibition: Vrije Academie-Psychopolis
–> 10 July (16:00) – Concert: Hero Wouters & Bianca Holst
–> 10 July –> 31 July – Workshop: Ode to the Vrije Academie by Lichel van den Ende
–> 11 July (16:00) – Performance: Natalia Papaeva
–> 11 July (16:00) – Film screenings: Ben van Lieshout, Victoria Chaushyan
–> 14 July (14:00, € 7,50) – Workshop: Sound & Vision by Kees van der Knaap & Mirja van der Stouwe
–> 15 July (20:00) – Film screenings: Ruud Monster, Leos, Justin Bentvelzen
–> 17 July (11:00 or 14:00, € 7,50) – Workshop: Sonology – Tone Synthesis (historical synthesizers and film, an ode to Michel Waisvisz) – incl. a concert by Bianca Holst & Hero Wouters
–> 17 July (11:30, € 7,50) – Workshop: Sound & Vision by Kees van der Knaap & Mirja van der Stouwe
–> 18 July (15:00) – Film screenings: Paul de Mol, Alex Avgud, Pieter Molenveld
–> 21 July (14:00, € 7,50) – Workshop: Sound & Vision by Kees van der Knaap & Mirja van der Stouwe
–> 22 July (20:00) – Film screenings: Gerard Holthuis, Frans Zwartjes, Hester Scheurwater, Iris Lam
–> 24 July (11:00 or 14:00, € 7,50) – Workshop: Sonology – De Eeuw Klinkt Nu – incl. a concert and film screening by Bianca Holst & Hero Wouters
–> 24 July (11:00, € 7,50) – Workshop: Interactive Storytelling by Martin Stoop (scenario writing and filming)
–> 24 July (11:30, € 7,50) – Workshop: Sound & Vision by Kees van der Knaap & Mirja van der Stouwe
–> 24 July (12:00) – Performance: Mike Paschenegger
–> 25 July (15:00) – Film screenings: Frans Zwartjes, Bart Vegter, Justin Bentvelzen, Christina Kordunian, Paul de Nooijer
–> 28 July (14:00, € 7,50) – Workshop: Sound & Vision by Kees van der Knaap & Mirja van der Stouwe
–> 29 July (20:00) – Film screenings: Verbeek/Wiertz, Jean Baptiste Castel, Bart Vegter, Frans Zwartjes, Lydia Schouten
–> 31 July (16:00) – Performance: Ode to the Vrije Academie by Lichel van den Ende
–> 31 July (11:00 or 14:00, € 7,50) – Workshop: Sonology – Conceptual Impro – incl. a concert by Bianca Holst & Hero Wouters
–> 31 July (11:00, € 7,50) – Workshop: Interactive Storytelling by Martin Stoop (scenario writing and filming)
–> 31 July (11:30, € 7,50) – Workshop: Sound & Vision by Kees van der Knaap & Mirja van der Stouwe

Entrance is free (with the exception of some workshops), please make a reservation for events via the project website.

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