EVJ Project: Return of bags

For the Open Studios 2020Elisa van Joolen's focus fell on disrupting preconceived notions of value and worth.

She replaced the institutionally branded tote-bag with an upcycled, handmade version. Each EVJ bag is unique and made by deconstructing and recomposing existing plastic bags by hand. Each visitor could take a bag free of charge, provided they signed a loan agreement stipulating that they document their use of the bag and return it to the academy before October 8, 2020 (extended to 15 October).

Now, the time has come for us to pass on a friendly reminder that in order for the project to develop further, the bags should be returned to the Jan van Eyck Academie. These are to be returned by mail and addressed to:

Elisa van Joolen / EVJ
Jan van Eyck Academie
Academieplein 1
6211 KM Maastricht 

Please do not forget to share at least 2 images of your unique bag with Elisa van Joolen at evj@janvaneyck.nl

Follow her Instagram page to see how the project evolves. 

Many thanks in advance!


Image: EVJ bag No.347,  photo by caretaker Marjet Zwaans


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