During the corona period, Koen Feenstra and Juul Lindeboom approached us to start a collaboration. We received an email with their story, which was about the idea of creating a platform where young people could express themselves. During the corona period, many young people were (and still are) struggling with mental problems due to the social isolation they were in. This particular time in the development process of young people is crucial for forming an identity.
We talked with them and together we came up with the idea of an online exhibition. We put out an open call on Instagram for young people between the ages of 14 and 22 to respond. We then offered them the chance to submit their works. This can be anything. From paintings, sculptures, and performance art to digital art and graphic work, as long as it is a reflection of themselves.
Nine artists have submitted different works to our Instagram page. This was to give the works of the young people a stage and also to create a -digital- place where young people can show their creative sides. We then asked each artist the question: why is this work of art a reflection of you? We received a variety of diverse answers.
The young creatives who participated in the online exhibition are: Anestasia Esik, Charlie de Zeeuw, Isa Zichterman, Kiki de Werk, Milou Laoussiyen, Neema Zoey, Chelsea van der Bend, Milo Boot and Shino Matsuura
Are you between 14 and 22 years old? Send us an artistic expression of you. You can send your work to Boijmans by sending a photo, video, or animation. We will then post it on our Pinterest page, so your work will be linked to Boijmans online forever!
Do you want to participate? Send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org