For one weekend each year, the National Dutch Academy of Fine Arts (Rijksakademie) opens its studios and project spaces to the public. For 7,50 Euro you can step inside the working space of the students and see their latest works, but also their canteen, garden and some other areas.
I chose to go on a Sunday this time, hoping to avoid the crowd. However, this was not possible, as a lot of people in Amsterdam seem to find this event very interesting whenever it happens.
The entire experience was, as expected, mixed: works with the “wow” element coexisted with others who lacked it, while some others definitely made me question my ability of understanding art and ask myself questions such as “what in the world is this?”
And now a selection of what I liked the most. My favourites were the (porcelain?) petals of roses and the carpet made of sand.