RICE AND BEANS
artists: Rice and Beans Collective
curators: Yara van der Velden and Dominika Jackuliaková
opening: 22. 3. 2019 at 6pm
duration of the exhibition: 23. 3. - 14. 4. 2019
The Dutch ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast will attend the opening.
An exhibition of photographs by students of the Royal Academy of Art photography department from The Hague, created during their field trip in Bratislava
Every year, approximately 40 second year photography students from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK) travel to a foreign destination to create a body of work over the course of a week. A demanding endeavour, but ultimately an incredibly satisfying event for all involved. In previous years we have traveled to Belfast, Berlin, Sarajevo, Novi Sad – and this year, we travel back to Bratislava.
Students work over five intense days and nights, engaging with stories across the photographic spectrum. We incorporate film, performance, documentary, fashion and anything in between. Prior to leaving, students research, plan and coordinate a project proposal. Upon arriving in the destination, students work from early morning to early evening shooting their works. In the evening, we have intense discussions of the projects together with faculty. The project culminates in an exhibition, where we curate a show open to the public and filled with an assortment of guests, including locals, people from AFAD, the Dutch ambassador, and many others. We see this as an opportunity to engage with the local hosts and communities who have been so generous with their time, and also for the students to get their first taste of working within an exhibition context. This also provides an excellent opportunity for people of Bratislava to see how a group of art students from abroad see their city (while we are a Dutch academy, our students come from across the world. This year, we have West/Central/Eastern Europeans, African, Korean, South American, American and more).
The exhibition was supported by Netherlands embassy in Bratislava.