In the past few years, the world has experienced a lot of changes. Things we took for granted in our way of life were challenged in many ways. These changes, or shifts, sometimes released long established taboos from being taboo and introduced new taboos where there were none before.
We cannot deny the abrupt and challenging way the Covid pandemic altered our lives, and the impact of the so called 'cancel culture, #me too and the Black Lives Matter movement. The world is more polarized than in decades before.
Intrigued by all the above, Landhuis Bloemhof wanted to publicly reflect on the impact hereof. An open call was sent out to our local artist community and over 30 of them took up the challenge to give us their views on the taboos of 2022.
New exhibitions every month
There is always an exhibition ongoing in the main hall at Landhuis Bloemhof. Several times a year we feature art by local and international artists, at times in group showings. During the remaining months we present artwork from our private collection based on a specific theme, idea or concept.
We try to offer our visitors quality and diversity; we seek to present new talents, alternative techniques, contrasting media; we encourage more insight and involvement from our artists by organizing interactive sessions between the artist and the general public.
In addition to our exhibitions, we have permanent art both in the country house and outside in our gardens.
In our Library you can enjoy art by Charles Eyck, Tebó, Zadkine, Ocalia and many others. Outside in the gardens you can see sculptures by Brigitte Wawoe, Yubi Kirindongo, Pito Polo, Michèle Russel-Capriles and many more.
Landhuis Bloemhof takes pride presenting an unique selection of Nepomuceno’s work, collected by the late May and Max Henriquez. These little sculptures are now permanently displayed in the Skina di Nepomuceno (Nepomuceno's Corner) in the former studio of May Henriquez (1915-1999). In 2011 Venezuelan sculptor Julio César Briceño donated the bronze image he created of Nepomuceno for this permanent exhibition.
Artists who would like to exhibit their work at Landhuis Bloemhof or are interested in giving workshops or organizing other activities please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org