Meeting with the artist Henk Hofstra (Netherlands)


22.05.2013, 18:30-20:00 Wednesday

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Program: [Educational projects]

National Centre for Contemporary Arts, North-Western Branch
St. Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation for Culture and Arts
with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation,
the Royal Netherlands Embassy in the Russian Federation,
Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation

as part of the Netherlands-Russia Bilateral Year 2013



May 22, 2013 (Wednesday) at 18.30

Meeting with the artist Henk Hofstra (Netherlands)


Meeting with the artist Henk Hofstra will be held within the framework of the project "Jump into the City". Together with young St.Petersburg artists Henk Hofstra prepares a temporary large-scale project for the Peter-and-Paul Fortress.

26 - 27 May – the project is on display in the Peter-and-Paul Fortress.

Jump into the City - project created by two well-known Dutch artists – Henk Hofstra and Florentin Hofman – who specialize in public art. Hofstra and Hofman will conduct master-classes for the students of the School for the Young Artists program; large-scale art projects that are to be created during the workshops will later be displayed in the public spaces of St. Petersburg.

Henk Hofstra (born 1952) is a contemporary Dutch artist. He mainly paints and his paintings are combinations of static images and strings of what seems to be arbitrary paintdroppings which gives them a lot of energy. However he became famous also as an author of large-scale urban installations. His two most famous public-art installations are the Blue Road and Art-Eggcident. Henk Hofstra’s public-art works focus on environmental issues. Introducing natural components and bright colors into the monotonous cityscape his works are meant to provoke spontaneous emotional response.

Admission is free

Address: St Peter and Paul Fortress, PRO ARTE Lecture Hall
Contact information: tel.+ 7 (812) 272 47 33,  233 00 40


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