2 to 26 September
In the exhibition Season Highlights, four groups of Apprentices of the current season Apprentice Master are selected to present an exhibition in the summer in one of the rooms of Kunstpodium T. Managing director Klaartje Esch and Yearmaster Anya Jansen make a selection of four groups that during the season have developed themselves artistically, have optimally used the possibilities of the project and shown the value of the collectivity of the project. An independent jury chooses one of these groups as the winner during the opening on Thursday 2 September 2021.
Linked to the exhibition Season Highlights is the Jan Naaijkens prize: a prize for the preservation of artistic talent in Brabant and since 2014 connected to the Apprentice Master project. During the opening of Season Highlights, an independent jury announces one of them as the winner. The jury consists of diverse professionals from the art world.
In the past the prize was awarded to individual Apprentices. The shift from an individual Jan Naaijkensprize to a collective group prize comes from the growing importance of collectivity in the art world, which Kunstpodium T also increasingly prioritises. Collectivity is a large motive during the entire project, and is reflected in the Jan Naaijkensprize.
Season Highlights takes place from Thursday 2 until Sunday 26 September 2021.
|#2 Mo|nu|mentum • Omstand Arnhem|
Britt van den Boogaard, Maud Faassen, Christy Westhoven, Tycho van Zomeren
The team about this group: ‘We are impressed with the work / network that this group made during a difficult lockdown. They made a good exhibition, with work made especially for this show. They met many interesting people from the art world and seized every opportunity.’
#4 A Frame for Substance • M_M_ Artspace Kattendijke
Emiel Ambroos, Manon Clement, Jesse van Epenhuijsen, Quinn Zeljak
The team about this group: ‘Collectivity is what this groups is about. The weekly meetings grew into a collection of presentations: the zines, the talks they had about art, living and working together as if they lived in the same house. We also saw this group grow and adapt: with the finale in the gallery. We hope this new network continues!’
#6 The First Page of a Non-existing Story • TAC Eindhoven
Noah Arends, Hans-Hannah, Manon Jeuken, Emmie Liebregts
The team about this group: ‘This group started off slowly but surprised us with their presentation. They stepped out of their comfort zone and made an interesting installation. Expression, materiality, experiment, visual elaborations were all there, while respecting each other’s individuality and placing this in the perspective of the art world.’
#9 Cadavre Exquis • Kunstpodium T Tilburg
Fenna Koot, Lore Pilzecker, Famke Storms, Monique van de Ven
The team about this group: ‘Collaboration and experiment were the basis of this group. They challenged themselves to do something completely different than they are used to. The element of surprise has the (positive) upper hand. It is daring and fruitful as visual research. It gave them new insights in art and their own practises.’