Exhibition Research Lab 2021 presents 3 exhibitions

In the framework of the Exhibition Research Lab, students of the Royal Academy (BA) and students of the Leiden University (BA and MA), have created three exhibitions: Outside Inn, Dinner table, when attitudes become food and 1/1 - This Is Not a Copy, This Is an Exhibition. Each exhibition proposes a different artistic and curatorial vision and strategy.

Opening of all 3 exhibitions: Wednesday 19 May 12.30-20.00 in Gallery 1, Gallery 2 and at the Library at the Royal Academy of Art.

Outside Inn

Opening: 19 May 2021, 12.30-20.00, Galleries 1 & 2, Royal Academy of Art

Poster Outside Inn

Is the material world a living dream or is it the universe’s dream? Reality is an abyss, a bottomless pit and in the whirlwind of this limbo, we find ourselves here, and there, and somewhere. Wherever the direction may lead us, the world of our dreams and reality finds itself in the directionless limbo between an illusory outside and a bewildered inside.

In this exhibition, nine artists present works relating to a fluidity of borders and boundaries, of demarcations and delineations, between the here and there, the now and then; the outside and the inside.

Working with the theme of limbo – an unsurpassable liminality of inbetweenness – this exhibition questions how we conceive of, construct and co-exist with the world we live in.

Participants: Anne-Claire Flora Mackenzie, Avita Maheen, Bo Deurloo, Erika Peucelle, Erika Radonic, Jemima de Jonge, Joris van den Einden, Rio Drop and Valerie Merbis.

1/1 - This Is Not a Copy, This Is an Exhibition

Opening: 19 May, 16.00-18.00 at the Library of the Royal Academy of Art, for the duration of six weeks.
After this period the exhibition can be found through the library system, and will therefore never end.

Poster exhibition 1/1 - This Is Not a Copy, This Is an Exhibition

Answering to the problem of the digitization of our experience of artworks, Exhibition Research Lab presents 1/1 - This Is Not a Copy, This Is an Exhibition. Ten artists show original artworks in a one-of-a-kind book, thereby treating the book as a space for exhibition making and reaching beyond the mere representative nature of the traditional publication.

Participants: 1/1 - This Is Not a Copy, This Is an Exhibition is curated by Rio Drop (student Fine Arts), and shows works by Maria Atanasiu, Bo Deurloo, Joris van den Einden, Petra Huisman, Jemima de Jonge, Anne-Claire Flora Mackenzie, Avita Maheen, Valerie Merbis, Erika Peucelle and Mina Yee.

Dinner table, when attitudes become food

Opening: 19 May, 16.00-20.00, Gallery 2, Royal Academy of Art

Poster exhibition: Dinner table, when attitudes become food

A dinner can be much more than just a meal:
it can propose a new logic, through conversation,
the objects of experience invite for new ideals.

Treating the table as a space for exhibition making
Using their senses, emotion, meaning and memory,
In this exhibition nine artists from varying fields come together for
An afternoon and evening to present works on the dinner table;
A collaborative space or gathering, where works come together and in a discussion.
Inspired by its evergreen nature, what was previously food, drink,
table-cloth or chair is now art,
And just like food, it is now necessary for survival.

Participants in this exhibition are: Avita Maheen, Anne Claire Flora Mackenzie, Bo Durloo, Erika Peucelle, Erika Radonic, Maria Atanasiu, Mina Yee, Petra Huisman and Rio Drop.

About the Exhibition Research Lab

Exhibition Research Lab is an elective course and part of the Art Research Programme of the Lectorate Art Theory & Practice at KABK.

This interdisciplinary course offers students practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of exhibition-making in general, and of the potentialities of exhibition-making in relation to their own artistic practice in particular. Is an exhibition a mere platform for presenting an artwork? Or is it an intrinsic part of the creative process? Where lies the difference and what are the implications of these different positions for the artist’s re-search process and artistic practice? How do various curatorial roles re-late to notions of artistic autonomy? Why do artists make exhibitions anyway?

Tutor of the course is Tatjana Macic, a visual artist, writer and theoretician. She studied art at the Academy of Art and Design AKI, and got her Master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam, where she wrote a thesis about curating, politics and innovation. She is founder of Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru, an initiative for art, research, dialogue and exchange; and is currently a teacher of Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art.



19 mei 2021 12.30 - 20:00


Gallery 1, Gallery 2 and Library at the Royal Academy of Art