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 an exhibition:

EXHIBITION: Mmmmmmmmmarshmallow Cube

OPENING: May 24, 16.00-20.00h

WHEN: 24 May and 25 May 2022

WHERE: KABK, Galleries 1 & 2

TUTOR: Tatjana Macic

What does intimacy mean to you?

A long conversation with an old friend, holding hands with a loved one, a fleeting glance in a train station. Does it take you somewhere personal, vulnerable, or intimidating?

From May 24 to 25 May in Gallery spaces 1 and 2 of the KABK, the students from the Exhibition Research Lab invite you to explore intimacy through the lenses of heritage, comfort, and domesticity in the Mmmmmmmmmarshmallow Cube.

So why Mmmmmmmmmarshmallow Cube?

Engaging with the history of curatorial practices, students reflect on the omnipresent ‘white cube’ and its context in exhibition making. In searching for softness within these traditionally sterile, fluorescent, white walls, visitors are invited to question the role of the ‘white cube’ within contemporary art displays.

Come and discover how we perceive intimacy with others, with self, and with space.

Participating students from KABK and the Leiden University: Heidi Holmstöm, Rising Lai, Nabila Ayu Aviani, Evalotte van Rosen, Shana De Villiers, Frans van Hoek, Ferdinand Waas, from the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague, in collaboration with Leiden University students Phoebe Long, Evalotte Krause, Imogen Katcher, Frances Rompas, and Pippilotta de Galan.

Mmmmmmmmmarshmallow Cube

The exhibition is part of the course: Exhibition Research Lab of the Lectorate Art, Theory & Practice

Exhibition Research Lab is part of the Art Research programme of the research lectorate Art Theory & Practice (KTP), situated at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and is headed by prof. dr. Anke Haarmann. 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.

About the tutor: Tatjana Macic is 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. Her projects are shown in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, tate Modern and de Appel Amsterdam. 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 BA Fine Art at KABK and co-head of Research&Discourse.