Het Vijfde Seizoen

ART & PSYCHIATRY - Residency in the psychiatric institutions the Willem Arntsz Hoeve/Altrecht

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 lives and workes in Het Vijfde Seizoen. It is an inspiring place and an extreme experience. The line between sick or not sick sometimes seems to disappear fot 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 closes to psychiatry and breaking through the closed character of the grounds. Through their works od 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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On Friday 21 July 16.00-18.00 hr. the PUSH HERE exhibition will open with new work by Marieke Zwart and Dirk van Lieshout. At Casco/FOTODOK,Lange Nieuwstraat 7, Utrecht. From 21 July to 20 August. read more

Summer School 2017

Summer School – LOOKING FOR TROUBLE A Summer School for art students is being held during the exhibition period. The nine-day programme runs from 31 July to 9 August and involves Zwart and van Lieshout introducing students to the world of psychiatry. read more

Volunteers needed!

Het Vijfde Seizoen is looking for volunteers. read more

Restoration The Smokecurtain

The artwork The Smokecurtain by Fransje Killaars is being investigated for restoration by two students of the Master Conservation and Restoration Modern and Contemporary Art of the University of Amsterdam. read more

Het Vijfde Seizoen Academy

'Het Vijfde Seizoen Academy' (The Fifth Season Academy) is a program for psychiatrist and psychiatrist in training. During interactive sessions participants are confronted with the value of the arts. read more

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