RCE + EST, Leiden

RCE + EST: when concrete, minimal and media art come together
EST art foundation
Papegaaisbolwerk 20
2312 LW  Leiden

August 26 – October 15, 2023
Hours: Fri-Sun, 1–5 pm and by appointment
Opening: August 26, 3–5 pm, by Sylvia van Schaik (RCE)

RCE + EST is the result of a collaboration between the Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE) and EST art foundation. Two collections are merged within this exhibition and engage in dialogue with each other. Three art movements are being observed through the same lens: art for art’s sake. All artworks only refer to themselves. No complex themes or narratives, what you see is what you get.

The artworks from the RCE and EST collections are spread through the exhibition space and illustrate how fluid the three central art movements are. Even though the artworks are the result of different processes, they share a similar non-referential message.

The exhibition includes works from the following artists from the RCE collection: Arie Berkulin, Bob Bonies, Toni Burgering†, Maria Hees, Jan van Munster, Tomas Rajlich, Bert Schutter, Peter Struycken, herman de vries, Mirja de Vries and Fred Wessels†.

EST is represented by: Iemke van Dijk, Jasper van der Graaf, José Heerkens, Henriëtte van ’t Hoog, Jan Maarten Voskuil and Guido Winkler.