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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Sayake Abe & Nina Glockner now in Het Vijfde Seizoen

Sayaka Abe and Nina Glockner start the residency with daily morning exercises . Patients and staff Altrecht are invited to participate in the " Radio Morning Exercises". In addition, they organize collective cooking and eating sessions and they maintain a temporary summer garden with herbs and edible plants and flowers. The artists will be working until the end of September in Het Vijfde Seizoen . In addition to the joint projects Abe and Glockner will also produce individual projects. read more

Order 'Noem me Ismaël'

Looking for a good holiday book? Artists Doris Denekamp and Geert van Mil launched a new version of the classic noval Moby Dick 'Noem me Ismaël'. Stories patients and life at a psychiatric institution are forming the basis of this book. "Noem me Ismaël" can be orderedby transferring € 20 per copy into the following bankaccount: NL21fvlb0699413095 (in the name of Stichting Kunstenaarsverblijf Het Vijfde Seizoen:). Please mention the titel of the book (Noem me Ismaël) as reference and send your postal address and the number of copies you want to order to the follwing emailaddress: info@vijfde-seizoen.nl read more

Volunteers needed!

Het Vijfde Seizoen is looking for volunteers. Need more information? info@vijfde-seizoen.nl / 06-15012564 read more

BesteBuren supports exchange with psychiatric institution in Brussel

This autumn, Het Vijfde Seizoen is starting an exchange program with a psychiatric institution in Brussels. Het Vijfde Seizoen is receiving support from BesteBuren, a program that encourages cultural exchange between Belgium and the Netherlands. read more