Residency dates: 1 June – 4 July, 2020
Open for public: 11 June – 4 July, 2020
Cinema: Priscila Fernandes, Portrait of an Artist
After almost three months of being closed to the public, Hotel Maria Kapel [HMK] re-opens its doors for the public with Happier Than a Seagull with a French Fry by artist Priscila Fernandes. With this residency we invite visitors to witness the creation of an impressive new work in Fernandes’ Labour Series, an ongoing reflection on the dichotomy between work and leisure. In times of an almost complete collapse of the boundaries between work private life, socialising and time to enjoy, Fernandes’ project offers a possibility to reflect on the connections between work, our bodies and the systems that connect them.
Please note: HMK reopens to the public on June 11th, 13.00. From June 11th – July 4th HMK is open from Thursday to Saturday, from 13.00 to 17.00 pm. We take all necessary COVID-precautions in order to protect the safety of our visitors. For any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New online programme, reflecting on recent events regarding the COVID-19 crisis, exploring ways of caring and coping, finding a new normal and imagining possible futures for ourselves and cultural institutions.
[Image description: a photo taken by a phone camera looking into a large shopping bag filled with stinging nettles that have been picked and then given to the photographer, Katherine, by a friend for cooking.]
Hotel Maria Kapel [HMK] is pleased to announces its 2020 research programme. With Slow burn HMK takes time to reflect on what it means to care – for the art institution, for artists, for audiences and for ourselves.
Thursday, 13 February, 7:30-9:15 pm
Admittance: €10,- per session, €27,- for 3 sessions
(Free admittance if you follow lessons at Muziekschool Boedijn or if you’re voluntering at HMK)
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BEWEME is an open source, unlimited edition, single colour Risograph print that tessellates into a ‘wallpaper’. Designed to be a backdrop, installed within the social areas of public institutions; interior spaces people gather, work and interact. (more…)
A one-day conversation on art spaces and residencies as spaces of care
Wednesday 30 October, 14.30-19.30 h.
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The newly appointed Editorial Committee of Hotel Maria Kapel [HMK], Maja Bekan and Miriam Wistreich, in collaboration with Griet Menschaert, cordially invite you to join us for the launch of the research programme Slow Burn at HMK.
We are about to enter the last week of our crowdfunding campaign Tender Loving Care for HMK at voordekunst.nl! Until now we managed to raise two-third of the funds needed to realise the project. Help us reach our €3000,- goal, receive nice rewards in return and contribute to a much-needed update of our building. Visit voordekunst.nl/projecten/9349 and donate now!
For the period September-October 2019, artists Kevin Hunt and Harriet Rose Morley have been invited to redevelop the reception rooms of HMK. Together they will investigate how the spaces are currently being used, where the specific needs of the users and the public lie, and come up with inventive solutions to turn HMK into a pleasant, welcome place again. This ‘update’ does not proceed according to a predetermined plan but must be understood as an ongoing dialogue between artist, space and the organization. At the end of October the first results will be shown at HMK.
HMK has launched a crowdfunding campaign for this project. Donate now via voordekunst.nl, receive nice rewards and help us to realize this project.
Thursday 19 September HMK organised a DIY furniture test workshop together with one of the current artists in residence, Harriet Morley. The HMK team and the participants of the De Appel Curatorial Programme were invited to work together on building a chair, solely using wooden sticks, a saw, a hammer and some nails.
HMK needs your help to perform some much needed maintenance to the entrance, bar, shop and office. With your donation to the crowdfunding campaign we can turn the building back into a pleasant, welcome place for artists, employees and visitors.