KAdE, Eemplein 77, 3812 EA Amersfoort (Eemhuis) (NL)
Opening times: Tue / Fri 11-17, Sat-Sun 12-17
Lara Dhondt, Kasper Bosmans, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Nadia Naveau, Koen van den Broek
This autumn’s show at Kunsthal KAdE is guest-curated by Belgian musician Tom Barman. KAdE asked the frontman of rock band dEUS to put together an exhibition about his country’s art.
The show is part of a series of events being held in Amersfoort to commemorate the centenary of the influx of Belgian refugees prompted by the outbreak of the First World War. Amersfoort was one of the places in which they were accommodated and the town’s ‘Belgian Monument’ is a lasting reminder of the episode. Among the Belgians who sought refuge in the Netherlands were a number of artists who would later become major figures in the Flemish Expressionist movement. Some of them ended up in Amersfoort. This autumn there will be an exhibition at the Flehite Museum commemorating this part of the town’s history.