When the streets and the internet are filled with MID SEASON sale, we start with our midseason program. A program focused on newly-grads, prepping them for their professional practises. During a 10 week program the midseasoners join meetings with former resort artists and members of SYB circles (Kunsthuis SYB) and go on field trips. In 2022 they will have their group exhibition.
For this fourth edition of Midseason we selected 6 artists:
Hannah van der Schaaf
Jesse van Epenhuijsen
It is the first time that non-groningen artists could apply. We wanted to create a group of people that - apart from the program - can learn from each other due to other schooling, disciplines and art scenes. 50% non-Groningen artists, 50% Groningen artists.
#1 / INTRODUCTION / Sat 9 October
As an light-hearted fun team building experience Tom K Kemp’s was invited with his tabletop roleplaying game‘After the Meastro’.
Through collaborative storytelling and ludic mechanics, each session of the game generates a new narrative of anatomical and social re-organisation, complicating and estranging common body-politic metaphors into an unpredictable tale of emancipatory body-horror.
#2 / ZERO MEASUREMENT / Sun 10 October
The artists presented themselves to the writers of SYB Circles: Anna-Rosja Haveman and Vanessa van ‘t Hoogt and SYB director Josine Sibum Siderius. Afterwards their work was discussed.
Art historian Anna-Rosja Haveman (1993) works as a writer, presenter and curator. Her current research focuses on landscape as a critical material of art in light of ecological crises.
Vanessa van 't Hoogt is an art historian, working as a researcher, teacher, presenter, curator and writer. Her current research includes teaching collections of art academies (e.g. Rijksakademie Amsterdam) and the relationship between art and medicine, mainly in medicine education in the past and present.
Josine Sibum Siderius is director of Kunsthuis SYB. Kunsthuis SYB is a residency: an open, hospitable home and workplace in Beetsterzwaag, in the province of Fryslân, for contemporary artists and curators.
#3 / ARTIST STATEMENT / Thu 14 October
A workshop in which the artists work on their artist statement under the guidance of Anna-Rosja Haveman.
#4 / ARTIST AMBITION / Thu 28 October
During the meeting the midseasoners will discuss with Eva Susova their ambitions as artists and what possible steps to take.
This year's midseason program is open for applications!
Sign up for our 10 week program and learn to become more confident, aware and visible as a professional artist. During this program you will meet some of Het resort's previous residents, get introduced to the fine art of networking, work on your writing and presentation skills with the members of the SYB Circles program, go on trips and studio visits and meet fellow artists!
The midseason program runs from october 9th till december 18th 2021 and in february/march 2022 you will participate in a group exhibition on a surprise location organized by Het resort.
We will select 6 artists for this program that match the following criteria:
HET RESORT IS supported by:
Mondriaan Fund, Gemeente Groningen