The EST program for 2024:
- a collaboration with NonSofia opening on the 26th of May. This exhibition will end on June 30.
- Exhibition Cirkel in cirkel: Opening on August 11. Runs through September 15.
- Exhibition event Kunstroute Leiden. September 21 and 22.
EST presents Heirloom, a weekend solo exhibition by Theo Rooden with his brilliant geo weavings. Visiting hours: Friday 10th of November from 2-8 pm and on Sunday 12 November between 11 am and 5 pm!
Visual artist Theo Rooden (The Netherlands, 1969) is a weaver. He loves to experiment with techniques and geometric abstract compositions. In many of his works he challanges the flatness of the fabric with optical effects. With his self imposed rules he searches for interesting rhythms and patterns. Possibilities and constraints of the loom and yarn are a source of inspiration. Rooden prefers to make series of works to explore in detail the consequences of algorithms and its variants. When translating a design into a woven fabric, the self-imposed rules need to be bent, opening a space for unexpected and interesting results. Intuition regarding colours and composition shapes final choices. Click this link to see the exhibition poster.
The Kunstroute Leiden will be held on September 23 and 24. Locations will be open between 10 am and 6 pm. EST is one of the locations. We hope to welcomeyou. You can find an interview with us on Museum De Lakenhal's website. [Click here]
Upcoming exhibition: RCE + EST: when concrete, minimal and media art come together. This exhibition 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. Read more....
Last weekend to visit Abstract Industrialism! Click on the image above to go directly to the exhibition page on this website and check out all information!
The Kunsthalte is a project by the Singelpark. Abstract Industrialism continues here with a work by Johannes Langkamp in a 20ft container located at the Lammermarkt near Molen De Valk. More Information on the Kunsthalte project you can find by clicking here.
After our hibernation, we will start our new season 2023 with a new project focussing on sculpture entitled Abstract Industrialism. This exhibition is planned to open on May 28. It is co-curated by Dutch artist Art van Triest and will include the following artists: AKMAR, Badriah Hamelink, Erris Huigens, Johannes Langkamp, Christine Liebich, Eric Martijn and Art van Triest. Stay tuned.
As of today, we have updated the website with the project page Territory. Click here to visit directly or click any of the images above.
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Based in Leiden, the Netherlands, EST art foundation's purpose is to stimulate and explore new developments within concrete art. EST initiates exhibitions, attract public attendance, invite international partnerships, house a collection and host discussions to foster knowledge about concrete arts. Throughout, EST strives to operate according to Fair Practice principles.
Beyond this, EST is placemaker at Energiepark and is pursuing the idea to establish the Leiden Art Hub at Papegaaisbolwerk.
Chairman: L.M. Cuelenaere
Secretary and Treasurer: E.B.J. Hupkes
Cultural Governance: D. Wintgens
Curatorial management: G.H.P. Winkler I.van Dijk
Committee of recommendation:
A. de Jongh-Vermeulen
EST art foundation's purpose is to stimulate and explore new developments within concrete art. EST initiates exhibitions, attract public attendance, invite international partnerships, house a collection and host discussions to foster knowledge about concrete arts. Throughout, EST strives to operate according to Fair Practice principles.
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