23 April 2011. Today the Dutch national newspaper NRC Handelsblad publishes short statements by several artists, Rozalie Hirs, among others. Bas Czerwinski shot the portraits of the artists. Read the full statement ‘art and society belong together’ here
Together with her colleagues, the composers Peter Adriaansz, Maarten Altena, and Samuel Vriezen, Rozalie Hirs published a manifesto for the arts earlier this month. The manifesto is written in reaction to the severe budget cuts recently implemented by the Dutch government, heavily effecting the cultural life, that has thrived in the Netherlands for the past fifty years. The statement has been signed by more numerous artists, curators, and board members of cultural organizations. Read the manofesto by Hirs and her colleagues on The Ear Reader [Dutch only].