Radically Mine 2022 - Undercurrent

Winnaar juryprijs 'Eerbetoon aan de slachtoffers' van Mirthe Verhagen

Radically Mine 2022 Undercurrent

14/04/2022 - 06/06/2022
11:00 - 17:00

How do young people view the past and the role it plays in the present? What role do identity, family, tradition or other factors play a part in this? What is the ‘undercurrent’ of their world? For this 13th edition of Radically Mine, over 200 students from 12 secondary and vocational schools were inspired by a work from the Van Abbemuseum collection. A selection of 38 artworks can be seen in this exhibition.


Their visual research took place during the corona crisis. A period in which we as a society had to spend a lot of time indoors. In their work of art, they  take you into their world. Sometimes it is a personal dive into their own family history, others investigate and observe the impressions left by the colonial past.

Jury Award Winner

Every year, a professional jury chooses a winner of the Radically Mine Award. This year's winner is 15-year-old Mirthe Verhagen from Were Di comprehensive school in Valkenswaard. The jury judged her work of art Eerbetoon aan de slachtoffers:

"It is a small work: a fragile boat of flowers, flanked by a pink rose, slightly tilted on a plank. The boat is reminiscent of ships that once left with very different loads, sometimes even enslaved people...This work starts with the vulnerable recognition of the grief of the victims. A sorrow that, like the plastic flowers with which the boat is decorated, does not perish.”

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Participating schools

Augustinianum, Eindhoven / Montessori College, Eindhoven / Summa Fashion, Eindhoven / Sint-Joris- college, Eindhoven / Strabrecht College, Geldrop / De Berkenschutse, Heeze / Carolus Borromeus College, Helmond / Rythovius College, Eersel / WereDi, Valkenswaard / Gymnasium Bernrode, Heeswijk-Dinther / Jeroen Bosch College, Den Bosch / Peellandcollege, Deurne