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de belofte - one year after art academy

5 – 13 january 2013 daily at 17.00h
€7.50 / €6.50 for art students
filmtheater het ketelhuis, westergasterrein, amsterdam &

de belofte - the treatment of actuality

5 –13 january 2013
open daily between 12:00–20:00h
openbare verlichting gebouw, westergasterrein, amsterdam

The artists: Alma Mathijsen / Mila Lanfermeijer / Jólan van der Wiel / Merel Slootheer / Claire van der Boog / Iselin Iversby / Maurits de Bruijn.

In the documentary “De Belofte” seven promising young artists are closely being followed for a period of one year. Alma, Maurice, Mila, Jólan, Merel, Claire and Iselin graduated in 2011 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Documentary maker Jenne Sipman followed them in the year after their graduation and shows in an intense way the often paradoxical choices that ambitious young artists make. “De belofte” depicts the (im)possi­bilities, dilemmas, successes and ambitions of a young artist.

From 5 to 13 January 2013 the main characters from the documentary show new works in the Openbare Verlichting Gebouw at Westergasterrein. On 9 and 11 january debate evenings will take place where topics such as the autobiographic element, public expectations and commerce will be disc ussed. These evenings are moderated by Jellie Brouwer, editor of the program Kunstof (AVRO). On Sunday, January 12 is the finnissage with performances.