Video work by CPVA 2019 Artist Jort van der Laan acquired by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


Image: Jort van der Laan, Neither of Us is Powerless, 2018, video, 8-minute loop, courtesy the artist

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has recently announced that it has acquired the video work Neither of Us is Powerless by Jort van der Laan. The work is being shown now, in the exhibition Freedom of Movement.

Jort collaborated with Philosopher Dr Sarah Fine  (King’s College, London) for the 2019 CPVA Residency & Bush House exhibition which explored and challenged philosophical conceptions of migration, time and meaning. The CPVA Residency programme is conducted in partnership with Kunsthuis SYB.

A Piece of Blue Velvet Hanging
Jort van der Laan developed the video work Neither of Us is Powerless during a residency period at Kunsthuis SYB. It was shown during a short presentation, titled A Piece of Blue Velvet Hanging in October 2018 at SYB. Van der Laan’s residency took place in the context of a two-part exchange of Ben Cain and Jort van der Laan between Kunsthuis SYB and King’s College Center for Philosophy and Visual Arts.

Kunsthuis SYB
Kunsthuis SYB has its exhibition space and home in the Frisian village of Beetsterzwaag, SYB is an open, hospitable home and workplace in a quiet corner of the Dutch art world, where experimentation, research and collaboration are fostered. Kunsthuis SYB aims to facilitate the artistic and professional development of artists, curators and writers.