Rob Johannesma is the second artist-in-residence invited by Van Eyck Mirror, the project bureau of the Van Eyck. Johannesma works both in the Charles Nypels Lab and the Pierre Kemp Lab. The result of his residency will soon be announced. The work will be included in the Van Eyck Collection.
Van Eyck Collection is an artist-in-residence programme that offers a mid-career artist, designer or photographer who is not a participant at the Jan van Eyck Academie the chance to develop a work in one or more of the academy’s labs during the time span of a month. Every six months an artist-in-residence will be invited. The ensuing multiple will be part of the Van Eyck Collection and will be sold in a set edition. The Van Eyck is thus starting a valuable collection that consists of things material and immaterial, a collection that represents the potential of the Labs and the creative capital of the Van Eyck.