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.

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Final Presentation Domenico Mangano & Marieke van Rooy

On 1st of April Domenico Mangano & Marieke van Rooy will close their work period in Het Vijfde Seizoen with an afternoon about ‘anti-psychiatry’ in the 70s and its significance today. They were inspired by the famous experiment of the 70s ‘New Dennendal’. On 1st of April the artists organized a special program including an exhibition, a tour through the grounds of the institution and a lecture on the ideas of Franco Basaglia. The program is mentioned below. Follow the blog of Domenico en Marieke: http://dilutionindendolder.tumblr.com/ read more

'Anti-psychiatry' then, and now?

Program 01 April 2015, Timing: 2 pm - 6 pm, Location: Het Vijfde Seizoen, Dolderseweg 164 Den Dolder, Entrance: Free, Details: 2:30 pm: Welcome by Esther Vossen, curator Het Vijfde Seizoen, 2.45 pm -3.30 pm: Muller's ideas on WA Hoeve, tour through the grounds of the institution - led by Marieke van Rooy, 3.45 pm - 4.30 pm: Prof. John Foot – lecture on the unique experiment of Franco Basalgia, 4.30pm - 6.00 pm. Opening of the exhibition & drinks


The publication made by Jantine Wijnja during her work period in Het Vijfde Seizoen can still be ordered by transferring 17,50 euro on the following account: NL21fvlb0699413095 (van Stichting Kunstenaarsverblijf Het Vijfde Seizoen) Please mention: Reisgids Den Dolder. Send your address and the number of copies you want to receive on the following email: info@vijfde-seizoen.nl The publication costs 15,- euro. The total amount (including the shipping costs) is 17,50 euro. read more