Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28

Ted’s Ageeth’s Dowry is on show as a part of  Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28.

Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28 marks the anniversaries of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut. An exhibition and public programme portray elements of the histories and communities of these educational institutes of fine arts and design.

Taking place in and around the buildings on the joint campus site in Amsterdam, a series of curated capsules include archival artefacts and a variety of works by students, alumni, tutors, directors and staff from the period 1968 to 2018.

Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28 brings the past and present of the Bachelor’s at Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Master’s at Sandberg Instituut to the public, providing insights into progressive education and the pluriform collective of makers, writers and thinkers to which it gives rise.

During the exhibition, there will be a diverse range of events organised by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut, which include lectures, performances and gatherings. More information about the programme will be soon available on and

The exhibition is curated by alumnus and curator Moritz Küng in collaboration with 12 guest curators. We asked the curators to tell us a little something about their experiences during the selection process for the exhibition. Read the interviews here with Moritz Küng, José Vonk, Henk Groenendijk and Jeroen Vermandere.

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