De Veerman aims to stimulate creativity, art experience, knowledge and understanding of the arts, and this in relation to the surrounding world. Art, culture and education are becoming increasingly connected with other social components. De Veerman was founded in 2000 with the aim to develop, implement and disseminate art-educational projects.
On Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November we worked with young people from Atheneum Unesco Koekelberg on climate and language in the project Word Up! Throughout those days they made a Climate Lexicon for the 21st century.
This will be presented on 10 November at Ecopolis, the annual rendezvous for those who are committed to a sustainable future.
The first week of November the students of Pius X (art department) and the Atheneum Hoboken (vocational training) came together for the second time at De Veerman. They made their own Composition in Red and Blue. They recorded these themselves and will be edited together with Frederik De Clercq.
Are you sometimes a little nostalgic for the art and culture of Chile and Argentina?
Are you in the mood for a cosy get-together with other Spanish speakers?
Want to discover new things and meet new people?
Then you are invited to ‘peña’ local’: Three bilingual gatherings with music, theatre, coversations, empanadas, and wine. Following on from this we will attend two performances in Spanish (with Dutch subtitles), at deSingel.
Feel like being part of these peñas?
In mid-November, 120 children will be introduced to the eighth symphony by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, a piece of work that he composed in two and a half months.
They are the pupils from the third and fourth year of 't Oogappeltje (Wommelgem) and Andromeda (Deurne).
In the publication Les places et les effets de l'artiste à l'école et sur les institutions culturelles of OPEMAP, our project The Class is also included as one of the best practices.
This article, in French, is a double interview with Daan Simons, project coordinator at De Veerman and Anne Watthee, audience development at Kunstenfestivaldesarts.
More than sixty students from different secondary schools in Mechelen have, in the past few weeks been writing their fantasy scenarios for the podcasts that will form the basis of the educational programme for secondary schools, as well as young people who come to visit the Hof van Busleyden museum.
From 21 to 25 October, the students of Atheneum Brussel and the Institut Sainte-Marie will meet for a whole week in Beursschouwburg and La Raffinerie.
This is the start of their second year in the project The Class, a collaboration between De Veerman and Kunstenfestivaldesarts. By means of artistic forms of work, they investigate how they can portray themselves, others and the group.
Hans Bossmann, our new artist-in-residence, puts things in people's hands to make them do and feel something with them. Many of these things come from the Kruithofcollection of the MAS. In the blog post (article written in Dutch) you can find out more about it.
Until August 2020 you might come across Hans and his United Objects in the streets of Antwerp.
Hans Bossmann is an artist, teacher and experience designer. He designs strategies and forms in which art can assimilate into society and society into art. He sets up situations in which he experiments with forms that stimulate personal contact and trust between people. His art facilitates curiosity, wonder, personal development and friendship. He wants to create meaningful new possibilities and does this with his audience.