kunstenaarsinitiatief | elders
larroque arts festival|
liesbeth bos | liesbeth van woerden | els snijder

The Larroque Arts Festival invites artists from all over the world to exhibit work in any medium in the rural hamlet of Larroque, Tarn during the last week in July. The event is housed in the former Town Hall and Post Office of the village and other venues nearby. The current event is the fourth in an annual series. Last year, over 50 artists from 30 countries participated either by sending their work digitally or by mail, or by attending in person. There is no set theme, but artists are invited to consider works and ideas which reflect the rural/forest environment.

‘elders’ is the Dutch word for ‘elsewhere’. Artist-run project space |elders is based in the Hague (the Netherlands) but breaks up and moves ‘elders/elsewhere’ at unexpected moments offering exhibitions, interventions and artist talks in temporarily unused buildings.

|elders presents contemporary artists on a regular basis in a program called “witte vertraging”: a slowing down of the time around the artwork in order to • meet the work and discuss it. • observe and investigate, without claiming a truth • encircle the artwork and let ourselves become enchanted. Intimacy and small scale are keywords in |elders’ practice as project space.


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