The IBB and Kunsthal Rotterdam present ‘All you can Art 2′

By ARC Magazine Monday, July 17th, 2017 Categories: Events, Exhibitions, Updates, Workshop

After the first edition in 2016, this summer the Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) Curaçao is back in the Kunsthal Rotterdam for the second time. All you can Art 2 is an exhibition and open studio in which everyone has the opportunity to follow the master-apprentice principle to create, learn and discover. The IBB founders and artists David Bade and Tirzo Martha are in the studio every day together with various social practice artists to make art with the public. A new feature is the collaboration with three Rotterdam partners so that the Kunsthal and IBB can involve and create bonds with special target groups. The programming will run from June 17 – August 27, 2017. Learn more below:


The role of the public and special target groups is even more important in this All you can Art than it was last year. David Bade and Tirzo Martha, former IBB artists in residence Liesbeth Labeur and Rieneke de Vries, and former IBB students Elvis Chen and Roxette Capriles are holding a studio in the Kunsthal, creating new work together with the public and partners, and from 11 July teaching the Summer School students. The artists have set up a studio on no less than three partner locations in the city in order to reach diverse target groups. Stichting Laurens (care for the elderly), Het Zuiderpark College (advanced secondary professional education) and Antes (care for addicts) are teaming up with the artists this summer to tackle the challenge of giving art a place in their everyday practice. The artists will work for a couple of weeks together with residents, students or patients to create a sculpture or applied object that can perform a function in their daily lives. This setting offers scope for the exchange of knowledge, stories, cultures and skills. The Summer School students will also be involved in the artistic process and acquire experience with working in a social context on the various locations.

Do All you can Art this summer!

All you can Art 2 opened on Friday evening 16 June with a Think Tank on ‘Engagement’. The statements made by the artist, Kunsthaldirector Emily Ansenk, Birgit Donker (director Mondriaan Fonds), Steven Elbers (BGL fonds) en the partners during the Think Tanks play a key role in the exhibition and offer guidelines for the further development of All you can Art and IBB. Various All you can Art activities are being organised until 27 August, and visitors are invited to work with different interactive elements in the exhibition.

Think Tanks – Thursday 6 July and Thursday 24 August

Following the first Think Tank held on the opening night, two further Think Tanks have been organised during the exhibition period. The second of these was held on Thursday afternoon 6 July. The theme ‘about art and care’ was tackled with All you can Art partners Ante (psychiatry and care for addicts) and Stichting Laurens (care for the elderly). The Think Tanks discuss various questions, such as: How can the community become involved with care institutions? How close are art and care really? During the Think Tank, the All you can Art artists talk about their experiences during the past weeks, in which they have worked intensively with the partners. The final Think Tank will be held on Thursday 24 August. Discussion of the theme ‘Art education and the distortion of reality’ with Zuiderpark College and the Willem de Kooning Academy will deal with the role of art education at various educational levels. How can advanced and intermediate secondary professional education prepare students for art academies? And what is the aim of these courses: creative development, or a profitable professional practice? Everyone is invited to ask questions, share experiences and voice an opinion during the Think Tanks.

Pre Master Classes – every Thursday at 14.00 hrs

The participant artists present a Pre Master Class every Thursday at 14.00 hrs in the exhibition. During these classes they present the work that they are making with the target group on location, talk about the working process they have chosen, and explain how the project fits in with their artistic practice. They reflect on their expectations and experiences. They also share their references and sources of inspiration in art and elsewhere in the form of other disciplines such as film and music with Summer School Students and the public.


All you can Art Summer School – 11 July – 25 August

Thirty promising young people are once again being offered the opportunity to develop artistically by acquiring new knowledge and techniques during seven weeks. Here too the master-apprentice model applies. All students experiment, collaborate and debate under the supervision of the artists.

Let’s go Sunday – Sunday 9 July, 16 July, 23 July, 30 July, 6 August and 13 August

Visitors can spend six Sundays this summer in the Kunsthal and the Museumpark enjoying live music, DJs, dance & theatre, food & drinks during LET’S GO SUNDAY! Young and old can make their own work of art at the All you can Art bar. More information about all the Sundays can be found here.

Finale All you can Art 2 – Sunday 27 August

On Sunday 27 August we take our leave of the Summer School students and celebrate the results of ‘All you can Art 2′ with a grand finale. Together with the public we peer into the future and look forward to All you can Art 3 in the summer of 2018.

Every day in the exhibition

Art of the Day

Visitors share their favourite ‘Art of the Day’ on the wall in the exhibition or through social media with the hashtag #kunstvddag #allyoucanart2 #ateliermetibb. This work of art is projected in the exhibition with a beamer and may become a source of inspiration for the artists afterwards.

All you can Art Green Screen

There is an ING photo booth in front of the green wall in All you can Art 2 where visitors can take their favourite photo of themselves in a virtual artist’s studio. The IBB team regularly hold Green Screen sessions near the wall to teach visitor more about film techniques and to experiment in the space.


The IBB team is crazy about Cyanotype. Everyone can work with the team every day to get to grips with this photographic process and make unusual prints.

Open Studio

In the exhibition visitors can get down to work every day in the five studios of the artists David Bade, Tirzo Martha, Elvis Chen & Roxette Capriles, Liesbeth Labeur and Rieneke de Vries. The artists let everyone join in on their latest works of art and assignments are carried out in the studios that offer scope for working on their own.


About Instituto Buena Bista

The IBB was established in 2006 as a centre for contemporary art on Curaçao run by the artists David Bade (Curaçao, 1970) and Tirzo Martha (Curaçao, 1965). The IBB is a preliminary training institute and venue for contemporary art that scouts young talent on the island, trains them and prepares them for the appropriate follow-up training in the creative field. IBB is located on Curaçao on the site of the active psychiatric institute Klinika Capriles where patients, students, amateurs and artists mingle with one another. The result is incidental or planned forms of cooperation. The IBB also provides four artist in residence workshops in which Dutch and international guest artists and film directors teach young artists, carry out their own projects, and – as a condition – always leave a work created on the island for the multi-faceted collection of the IBB. By now some forty young artists who have trained in the centre have commenced a follow-up training course. They owe their admission to the support of the IBB and their strong portfolios.

About Kunsthal Rotterdam

The Kunsthal Rotterdam is a leading cultural institution in the Netherlands and is located in Museumpark Rotterdam. Designed in 1992 by the famous architect Rem Koolhaas, the Kunsthal has no less than seven different exhibition areas. Every year, the Kunsthal presents a varied and diverse programme of approximately 25 exhibitions. The Kunsthal always presents several exhibitions simultaneously, taking visitors on an exciting journey along various cultures and art movements. From modern masters and contemporary art to forgotten cultures, photography, fashion and design, this is culture for a wide audience. The Kunsthal also organises an extensive programme of activities to accompany the exhibitions.

Phone: +31 (0)10-4400301
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays and public holidays from 11 am to 5 pm.

Exhibition partners: BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, Stichting Retourschip, Stichting Van Leeuwen Van Lignac, Van Cappellen Stichting, Erasmusstichting and Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds
All you can Art 2 Partners: Stichting Laurens, Het Zuiderpark College, Antes
IBB partners: BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied, Reda Sosial and Klinika Capriles

Read this press release in Dutch here.

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