The networked projects the Van Abbemuseum engages in transcend both artistic and geographical boundaries. The projects are being developed in collaboration with partners both in the Netherlands and abroad. They are not a part of the regular programme but amount to an extension of the possibilities that exist within the museum.
The projects deal with important changes in contemporary art and consciously link with history, the community and the ensuing sensitivities. A consciousness of this context, the collective collaboration and the interchange of knowledge form the basis of these networks. However, the form of these networks and the projects that are developed are not predetermined but must spring from a necessity. With projects that range from making exhibitions to organizing lecture series' to publishing relevant articles or books, these networks attempt to engage in an active connection with their environment and to clarify their relevance.
Piet Hein Eek
Jan van Eyk