Starting this weekend, visitors can check out art projects and activities from Groningen-based groups in Leeuwarden at the temporary Groningen Cultural Embassy.
The embassy, which is located inside a temporary wooden building on the waters of the Zuider Stadsgracht in the Frisian capital, will officially open on Saturday, the 14th of September. Groningen Arts organisations, including the Bierumer School, the Minerva Art Academy, NAIP, NP3, SIGN and CBK Groningen (Centrum Beelden Kunst, Centre for the Visual Arts) will contribute pieces and activities inspired by the themes of water and hydrogen.
The unusual building housing the embassy was created with Cubestees, which are large wooden cubes, and was collaboratively designed by Groningen-based agencies Onix and Rizoem. Dutch and foreign artists will be contributing pieces to the Cultural Embassy, including Hannes Arvid Andersson, Annette Behrens, Paula Biemans, Katie Ceekay, Jan Pieter van den Bos, Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, Simon Haakmeester, Klaas Hendrik Hantschel, Eirik Jahnsen, Manja Kindt, Reinier Kranendonk, Antti Laitinen, Niels Post, Jessica Segall, Marit Westerhuis and Sigita Žurauskaitė.
The plans to open the cultural embassy were announced in April and are a part of the Leeuwarden-Friesland European Capital of Culture Year 2018. The so-called embassy will be open until mid-November and will also feature special kid-friendly activities during the autumn school vacation.