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The Bluest Monday

The Bluest Monday started at De Hallen in Amsterdam till the 29th of January.

The Bluest Monday

During The Bluest Monday, you can come and feel unashamedly depressed, be inspired by art, discover that you are not the only one, and talk about everything that is heavy and complicated in life. Talking helps, and art inspires. So come unload and recharge your mind during The Bluest Monday, 16 to 29 January 2023, in De Hallen in Amsterdam.(Hannie Dankbaarpassage 23, 1053 RT Amsterdam).

The Bluest Monday is organized by Beeldend Gesproken and initiated by Esther Vossen, a director of Beeldend Gesproken.


Artist talk

A moderater is Esther Vossen, a director and curator of the Fifth Season and Beelded Gesproken.

On the 27th of January from 15:30 to 17:00, Sayaka Abe, Nina Glockner and Sachi Miyachi will give an Artist Talk at Beeldend Gesproken.

Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory. 

You can book here.

Sayaka Abe

Japanese artist Sayaka Abe created a project about feeling with clients of the psychiatric hospital FUKURODA Hospital, north of Tokyo. Sayaka Abe was born in Japan and works in the Netherlands and Japan. Central to her work is the encounter with a person or a group. Her work deals with being lonely, growing old or being outside society.

Nina Glockner & Sachi Miyachi

This artist duo worked for several months in 2019 with a group of people at Fukuroda Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in northern Japan. The facade of the hospital inspired them to make an origami hat out of paper.

The artists made a life-size replica with the group by gluing and folding A3 sheets. The hat grew in volume, and with the help of patients, nurses and visitors, the hat became so big that they could all stand under it. In this way, the hat offered a kind of shelter. A symbolism that later proved applicable to the impact of typhoon Hagibis (October 2019), in which the home of some hospital staff was destroyed.

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