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  • From: 23 april 2021
  • Through: 22 august 2021
  • Location: Museum de Fundatie

WHOSE IS THE WORLD? - in collaboration with HKU


Twenty-nine graduates and lecturers from art college HKU take a stance in Whose is the World? A hundred years after John Heartfield’s first photomontage they explore the relationship between art and activism, presenting their own views on today’s pressing issues, including climate, gender, racism and identity. Their work is intended to prompt debate, inviting us to reflect on our position in today’s world.    Hedy Tjin, Papa, 2020.Mingus ten Cate, Het Nieuwe Binnenhof perspectives: ZUIDGEVEL, 2020, digital renders and photo collage, print, loan from the artist.

The exhibition is inspired by the work of John Heartfield. The parallels between this day and age and Heartfield’s day are striking, for we too are living in a time of fragmented opinion and polarisation, when consensus seems to be disappearing. How do artists respond to this? While one might resort to individual expression, others espouse a bigger ideology, as Heartfield did. Discover contemporary engagement in Whose is the World?.  De Designpolitie, Comme Une, 2015.Joyce Overheul, Utility Box on Enghelab Street, 2019, organza, embroidery thread, glass beads, collection Museum de Fundatie Zwolle and Heino/Wijhe. 

TRIK and his students at ArtEZ have produced a special contribution to Whose is the World

Whose is the World? is part of the Future Factory, Museum de Fundatie’s lab where young multidisciplinary makers seek out the pulse of today’s world and explore the issues that will shape the future. Their findings are presented in displays both inside and outside the museum.

Whose is the World? with artworks from:

Alumni and teachers HKU:

Tijl Akkermans
Sara Blokland
Herman van Bostelen
Bertrand Burgers
Mingus ten Cate 
Circus Andersom
De Designpolitie
Willum Geerts
Christina Della Giustina
Mario Gonsalves 
William Knies 
Kummer & Herrman 
Pam van Manen
Polina Medvedeva & Isaura Sanwirjatmo
Kevin Osepa 
Joyce Overheul
Stëfan Schäfer
Anika Schwarzlose  & Brian D. McKenna 
Erwin Slegers
Fadenka van der Sloot
Studio Airport
Hedy Tjin
Jip van den Toorn
Alana van der Valk
Yuri Veerman

TRIK & first- and second-year undergraduates at ArtEZ Zwolle

An exhibition in collaboration with HKU and a contribution from ArtEZ Zwolle. 

HKU logo        

Photo header: Francisca van der Sloot, El Pozo Negro, 2019, plastic trains on rails, wooden frame decorated with charcoal, on loan from the artist.

  • From: 23 Apr 2021
  • Through: 22 Aug 2021
  • Location: Museum de Fundatie