During the exhibition Hand Made: long Live Crafts, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will be bringing crafts to life. The museum will display more than 500 objects where short video’s illustrate the process of producing the artefacts on show. The exhibition incorporates two specially equipped workshops where craftspeople will be working continuously, as well as demonstrating various craft techniques.
Sara Vrugt works as an independent fashion and textiles designer on collections, textile installations and community art projects. Vrugt makes her work with fabric and thread, humour and a strong streak of idealism. Her interest in forms of human interaction results in work that often refers to social situations. Vrugt hopes her designs will undermine existing assumptions, conventions and ideas.
Mosaico master Gino Tondat in collaboration with Ronald van der Waag present during Hand Made: Pro Mosaico International. Pro Mosaico International wants to make the traditional art of mosaic better known in the Benelux countries. The company promotes the history and possibilities of mosaics through a range of (educational) activities and by training amateurs and professionals. The traditional craft of making mosaics with a hammer and anvil was revived in the mid-19th century in Italy. For mosaic makers, their passion is a way of life.