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Author: Bram Verhoef

Uncategorized July 28th, 2015

Artist-in-Residence: Bernard Akoi – Jackson (Part 3)

As part of its multi-year Global Collaborations programme, the Stedelijk Museum invited the Ghanaian artist Bernard Akoi-Jackson as an artist in residence. Akoi-Jackson has developed a project on the themes of culture and identity, in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum’s ‘Blikopeners’. The Blikopeners are young people, aged 15 to 19, with a fresh view of art. They have diverse backgrounds, follow different studies and come from different Amsterdam neighbourhoods. Bram Verhoef, himself an up-and-coming art professional, is following the project (his first two reports are available here and here) and gives us a report.

Blikopenerspot with Bernard Akoi-Jackson

In this third and last report the focus is on the final episode of the project: the exhibition in the Blikopener Spot. Together with Bernard I look back at the project, taking the exhibition as a point of departure. How did the project evolve? I also spoke with two of the Blikopeners who were actively involved in the project. What were their experiences?

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Artist in Residence: Workshops with Bernard Akoi Jackson (Part 2)

As part of its multi –year Global Collaborations program, the Stedelijk Museum invited the Ghanaian artist Bernard Akoi-Jackson as an artist in residence. Akoi-Jackson has developed a project on the themes of culture and identity, in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum’s `Blikopeners’. The Blikopeners are young people, aged 15 to 19, with a fresh view of art. They have diverse backgrounds, follow different studies and come from different Amsterdam neighbourhoods. Bram Verhoef, himself an up-and-coming art professional, is following the project and gives us a report.

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Global Collaborations February 5th, 2014

Artist in Residence: Bernard Akoi- Jackson (part 1)

As part of its three-year Global Collaborations program, the Stedelijk Museum has invited the Ghanaian artist Bernard Akoi-Jackson to be an artist in residence. In collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum’s Blikopeners, Akoi-Jackson will spend the next year developing a project on such themes as culture and identity. The Blikopeners are young people, peer educators of 15–19 years old, with a fresh perspective on art. They represent a wide variety of backgrounds, study a range of different courses and come from all over the Greater Amsterdam area. The Blikopeners give guided tours and advice about all aspects of the Stedelijk Museum. Bram Verhoef, an up-and-coming art professional, interviewed Akoi-Jackson to learn more about his plans.

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