Het Vijfde Seizoen

Artist in residence in the psychatric institution Willem Arntsz Hoeve / Altrecht, Den Dolder

Het Vijfde Seizoen (The Fifth Season) is a residence for artists on the grounds of the psychiatric institution the Willem Arntsz Hoeve in Den Dolder, the Netherlands. Professional artists can live and work here for a season.

Since 1998 many artists have lived and worked in Het Vijfde Seizoen. It is an inspiring place and an extreme experience. De line between sick or not sick sometimes seems to disappear for the artists and the patients. It is remarkable to see how each artist picks his own angle and approaches the psychiatry from a totally personal point of view.

By inviting a different artist every season to come live and work, a contribution is made to our goal of bringing society closer to psychiatry, and breaking through the closed character of the grounds. Through their works of art the artists contribute to the imaging of the psychiatric patient and psychiatry in general.

Click on 'artists' for artprojects.

Under 'publications' you will find a list of all publications that artists have made during their residency in Het Vijfde Seizoen.

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Now in Het Vijfde Seizoen: Emmeline de Mooij & Adriaan Mellegers

In the next few months, visual artist Emmeline de Mooij and graphic designer Adriaan Mellegers are working in Het Vijfde Seizoen on a science-fiction project ‘After the Future’. read more

'Noem me Ismaël' (call me Ismaël) at Het DolHuys museum

On the 5th of June Het Vijfde Seizoen is presenting "Noem me Ismaël” at Het Dolhuys museum in Haarlem. Noem me Ismaël is a project made by Doris Denekamp & Geert van Mil during their residency in Het Vijfde Seizoen. For the book, Denekamp & Mil rewrite a classic novel Moby Dick written in 1841. The original texts were interwoven with actual texts of patients of Willem Arntsz Hoeve. More info soon!

For an exchange program with psychiatric institution St. Alexius in Brussel, Het Vijfde Seizoen is receiving support from BesteBuren, a program that encourages cultural exchange between Belgium and the Netherlands. read more