At the end of May the reassessment by the Advisory Committee on Professional Arts 2021-2024 of the province of Noord-Brabant was announced. Against all expectations Lustwarande misses out again. It's a complete mystery to us. We are absolutely baffled. However, we will continue the fight and look forward to the opening of STATIONS.
In advance of the threatening stop of provincial support, we mobilized our international network last summer to send us a letter of support. We received an overwhelming amount from all over the world, including Anish Kapoor, Monica Bonvicini, Antony Gormley, Lee Bul, Ugo Rondinone, Maria Roosen, Rebecca Warren, Erwin Wurm, Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen (director De Pont Museum, Tilburg), Nicholas Baume (director Public Art Fund, New York), Godfrey Worsdale (director Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds), Lisette Pelsers (director Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo), Charles de Mooij (director Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch), Errol van de Werdt (director TextielMuseum, Tilburg), Jan van Adrichem (former chief curator collections Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Johan Pas (dean Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp), Martijn Sanders (art collector, Amsterdam) and many others.
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