When you think about tulips you often think of a single vase on the kitchen table. That almost inevitable bunch almost makes you forget that the tulip is so much more than an established flower that offers few surprises.
During the annual flower display in the Frans Hals Museum, artist Birthe Leemeijer will use her project The Infinite Gardens to look at the Dutch bulb growing culture in a new way. The Infinite Gardens has been running since 2013, when Leemeijer began planting wild tulip bulbs in all kinds of unexpected places in the Netherlands. She thus literally created a boundless garden, which in 2018 will spread to the Frans Hals Museum courtyard (Hof site).
The Infinite Gardens have been created in association with the modern tulip hunter and collector Erik Breed and others, and the project will also feature works by the artist Berend Strik.
Between 30 March and 22 April the floral decorations will be taken care of by volunteers of the Association of Friends of the Frans Hals Museum, supervised by Vibeke Struben. Between 24 April and 13 May this task will be fulfilled by floral artist Paul Wijkmeijer and his team.
Under the guidance of artist and art teacher Hans van Benthem, students of the ceramics department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie designed new vases inspired on the theme ’wedding’. They are: Chandra Conforti, Camille Cornillon, Birce Dar, Jesper Dobbeling, Sisse Holst Pederson, Susan Melo Soto, Alexis Stephenson, Columba Williams.
Special thanks to:
Annemieke’s pluktuin, Dobbe Flowers, Openluchttheater Caprera, Flowerboost, kwekerij A.C. van Graven, kwekerij Fred Booij en W.F. Leenen.