Gerrit Rietveld Academie (1968-2018) & Sandberg Instituut (1990-2018).
‘Gerrit Turns 50, Willem Only 28’ marks the establishment of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut. The history and varied communities of these educational institutes for fine arts, design and interior architecture are portrayed in an exhibition and event program taking place in and around a new building on the joint campus site. Curated capsules show archival artefacts and works by current students, alumni, tutors, directors and staff since 1968, from Liesbeth Abbenes to Ton Zwerver. The aim of the commemorative project ‘Gerrit Turns 50, Willem Only 28’ is to bring the past and present of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Sandberg Instituut to the public, and start a dialog on their heritage, progressive education, and the community of makers and thinkers it gives rise to.
Image credit: courtesy of Gerrit Rietveld Academie