Piet Dieleman Atelier


Great art small in size!

Secret Postcards is a rather special exhibition in which artists produce postcard-sized works that are exhibited anonymously. And, for a modest payment, you can buy your own, unique work of art.
Through Secret Postcards, we are opening the door to high-quality art for a wide public. And it’s the public’s own perception and interpretation that are central to the exhibition because only on the final day will the names of the artists who produced these works be revealed. The artists contributing to Secret Postcards will be recommended by a team of four curators from leading museums and cultural organisations.
The first Secret Postcards exhibition will be held from 17 to 25 November in the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.

The committee of curators
The committee of curators consists of four curators from celebrated museums and cultural organisations. They have been assigned a considerable task: to recommend artists for the Secret Postcards exhibition. Their care and attention to their selection will ensure that Secret Postcards is an exhibition of the highest quality. The curators of Secret Postcards are:
Hester Alberdingk Thijm
Hester Alberdingk Thijm is active in the art world as the director of the Akzo Nobel Art Foundation. She also actively champions the importance of art and culture in society through her role on the boards and advisory committees of organisations such as De Ateliers, the Sikkens Foundation, the NietNormaal Foundation, the Nieuwe Fries Museum, and the Zuidas Virtual Museum, and as a member of the jury on the Dutch TV programme ‘The New Rembrandt’. “What is important for me is the power of the picture, how it touches you, surprises you, moves you, how it works and how it communicates with the outside world, with me and the world around me. And how art sometimes irritates. Art never leaves you unmoved.”  

Roel Arkesteijn has been the curator of contemporary art at the Domein museum in Sittard for three years now. He attaches great important to social involvement. The relationship between art, politics and society is a unifying theme in his career.

Bregje van Woensel
Art historian Bregje van Woensel has worked as the curator of the Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam. She writes for publications that include Metropolis M and is a guest lecturer at De Ateliers in Amsterdam.

Anne van der Zwaag studied Modern and Contemporary Art at Utrecht University. She writes on art, fashion, design and architecture and works as a freelance curator, publicist and researcher for a variety of different cultural institutions and companies in the Netherlands and abroad. She also sits on various (cultural) boards and advisory committees.

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