Well Made. In praise of the creative process.
January 21 - April 17, 2017
Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, NL
Next year leading Dutch art journal Kunstschrift celebrates its 40th anniversary – good reason for Kunsthal KAdE to join with the magazine in mounting an exhibition about the fascinating ways by which works of art have been created over the centuries. The creative process has been a strong focus of editorial attention in Kunstschrift’s theme issues for many years. The exhibition will reflect that interest by presenting an amazing range of artworks that throw particular light on materials and techniques, craftsmanship, ideation and studio practice. Tribute to the creative process First and foremost, therefore, ‘Well Made’ will be a tribute to the creative process. Many different aspects of that process, such as inspiration, craftsmanship, materials, techniques and the intimate relationship between head and hand, will be examined on the basis of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and films from various countries, movements and periods in Western art history. Among others: John Baldessari | Stephan Balkenhol | Kees van Dongen | Stan Douglas | Albrecht Dürer | Marcel van Eeden | Edgar Fernhout | Hendrick Goltzius | Zohar Gotesman | Joost Conijn | Gerard de Lairesse |Claire Harvey | Mark Manders | Panamarenko | Martine Stig | Heringa/Van Kalsbeek | Sol LeWitt