Students of the Royal Academy (KABK), To Give A Dog A Name; Stichting Ruimtevaart, The Hague

Giovanni Pilato

Last weekend fine arts students of the Royal Academy The Hague (KABK) had an exhibition at Stichting Ruimtevaart gallery and the space next to Billytown gallery.

Juliette Hengst

They are third year students, so if all goes well they will graduate next year.

Anne Berg
Peyman Fazeli

It also means you can’t expect breathtaking masterpieces at this stage.

Peyman Fazeli

Also, generally speaking, it was clear that many students are still trying to find their way.

Romana Klementisová
Sigurdur Saevar Magnusarson

Well, that is very generally speaking indeed, as the differences are quite significant.

Sigurdur Saevar Magnusarson

By and large the quality makes one hopeful.

Zan-Zhi Kang
Zan-Zhi Kang

Sometimes you may get the feeling that some more proficiency in even a basic material as a pencil would open another world of possibilities, while other students seem to cling to their subject already so autistically that the rest of the world won’t open up for them.

Daniel Jacobsen

While as a student you have the luxury to research for four years even the most unexpected aspects of the profession and indeed of yourself.

Isa Roelink
Andrei Nitu

Thematically the big issues of the day seem to be not really prevalent.

Nompilo Sibisi

Instead the position of the self in the world emerges as the big issue.

Nompilo Sibisi
Jemima de Jonge

Maybe this is due to the corona crisis wherein students had to rely on themselves.

Byoung Sung Kwak

This doesn’t mean the exhibition was an orgy of self-centredness.

Byoung Sung Kwak
Giovanni Pilato

Rather, there was an idea of either closeness or distance towards the viewer which struck me.

Giovanni Pilato

In these pictures you see some works which i think were interesting, promising etc.

Jenny McFarland

Let’s hope the students are able to use the next thirteen months to reflect, dream and spread their wings.

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Contents of all photographs courtesy to the artists, Stichting Ruimtevaart and to Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KABK), Den Haag.

Bertus Pieters



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