Orientation trips
The Mondriaan Fund organises orientation trips for visual artists and mediators to Asia, Latin America and Africa since 2004. The trips are aimed at exchange and cooperation between visual art professionals.

20/11/2017

Day 11 & 12 – Prospect 2017

Prospect.4, the fourth iteration of acitywide exhibition that opens November 16-19, 2017, finds inspiration in the lotus plant. This aquatic perennial takes root in the fetid but nutrient-rich mud of swamps so that ...

17/11/2017

DAY 9 – Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Contemporary Art Museum, The Moody Center for the Arts and The Blaffer

Note on day 9. The group is beginning to develope a language. Following terms and phrases have been observed: Let me tell you something… : Opening sentence used to pinpoint an important message.

17/11/2017

Day x – Putting Words in Their Mouth

Right before eating my pulled chicken that I had mistaken for pulled pork, a Spanish speaking artist showed us his work while his words were translated by another Spanish speaking person...

16/11/2017

Day 8 Houston – Project Row Houses, a bike tour with Dr. V, Station Museum of Contemporary Art and Diverse Works

“Project Row Houses (PRH) is a neighbourhood-based nonprofit art and cultural organization in Houston’s Northern Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American communities.

15/11/2017

Day 7 – Arriving in Houston

After arriving in Houston we quickly checked in at our hotel so we could go to the Menial Collection.The Menil Collection is an art museum located in Houston, Texas, USA, in a 30-acre neighborhood of art.

15/11/2017

Day 6 – The Miami Model

In Miami everyone was preparing for Art Basel. All institutions we visited were installing new shows to open in December. Everyone was continuously apologizing for the empty galleries and unfinished hanging.

13/11/2017

Day 1, 2, 3, 4 and so on -Dear Diary: Anna!

Dear Diary, What can I say, Anna is great! Dear Diary, Oh well, I expect too much… Dear Diary, Anna has a huge black Mary and white child with three little heads coming out underneath her feet.

13/11/2017

Day 5 Miami – Where are your roots?

In Miami it is difficult not to be immediately struck (and soon conquered) by the cultural melting pot which characterizes the local population. The interesting question to ask people here is not “where are ...

13/11/2017

Day 4- Welcome to Miami

Just like Will Smith, we’re going to Miami. An aprox 1 hour flight that sparks a strange unrest in the group. Leaving a country that we haven’t been able to grasp. A country so full of contradictions, grey zones and ...

10/11/2017

Day 1.5 – orange pulled like pork

Anna cuts papaya into the tiniest pieces, so I would have as little chewing to do as possible. The bananas she cuts so thinly making sure they can directly melt in my mouth.

10/11/2017

Asger Jorn’s murals at the Archive of the Revolution in Havana

Tucked away in an unassuming former bank building in Havana’s Vedado-district, the Office of Historical Affairs’ Archive (or Archive of the Revolution) holds an artistic treasure unfamiliar to many...

10/11/2017

Day 3 Havana – “Let Me Tell You Something”

Third day of our stay in Havana, and we start with a visit to the house of Orlando Hernandez and his wife Lucha Pérez Palacio – an amazing home, and such a generous welcome !

10/11/2017

Day 2 – Havana ” The Special Period”

Starting the day with papaya, pineapple, pancakes and coffee at Jorge’s adorable Villa Babi – a traditional Casa Particular in the Verdado neighbourhood of Havana, where we are staying – we are off for our ...

10/11/2017

Day 1 Havana – The first paradoxes of Cuba

In Cuba, everything is very complex. Being generously and smoothly welcomed in Havana, this certainly is not our own first impression. But it only takes one day before we’re trusted with this ‘matter of fact’ ...