KAAP 2011 Art Project in the Netherlands (Mella Jaarsma & Nindityo Adipurnomo)

29 May 2011 - 10 July 2011

Mella Jaarsma & Nindityo Adipurnomo


KAAP is an art exhibition of ten artworks created by ten artists especially for the entire family.

KAAP represents a unique innovative trail that meanders through a bunker in the Ruigenhoek Fortress in Groenekan, the Netherlands. In this, the sixth edition of KAAP, ten artists from all over the world present art projects created especially for children.

Frank Koolen shows that in the future fortresses like Ruigenhoek will become archeological sites. Pilvi Takala lets you to play with real money. How honest are you? Yeondoo Jung asks Dutch children to look at their own fathers and visualize them in photos. Birthe Leemeijer wants to show you the most beautiful thing she knows and asks you to do something. Tintin Wulia presents the world by using a map made from pots of blossoming flowers. Rini Hurkmans and Hans Scholten search for the differences and similarities of several cities. In the fortress, you will experience an adventure in their city. Erica van Loon makes an artwork in which she uses her statue to examine nature. If you really stand in the shoes of Mella Jaarsma and Nindityo Adipurnomo, you will re-experience discoveries of a long journey. Yoko Semaya and Lindsey Housden makes something from the hillside bunker of the Ruigenhoek fortress into a game with living organisms.

The Ruigenhoek Fortress encloses a field of grass and represents the water level in the Netherlands. The exhibition will open on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at 3 p.m. It will be open to the public on June 3, 2011.

This KAAP Project is the inspiration of curator Tiong Ang and Thomas Peutz, the founder and director of Smaart Project Space in Amsterdam.  Visit their website at:  www.kaapweb.nl

Free translation from the invitation to the KAAP Opening by Petra Blok, Director of Storm Foundation, the Netherlands.