ruimteCAESUURLange Noordstraat 67, 4331 CC Middelburg
Since 1995, exhibitions of contemporary art and culture have been made in CAESUUR. Most of these exhibitions were in the realm of the visual arts, but there were also exhibitions about literature, social themes, and performative arts. All the shows have a relation with the contemporary art discourse, and also have an underlying historical and social perspective.
ruimteCAESUUR stands for autonomy of the arts and puts the artist’s oeuvre and it’s development at the core of its exhibitions. We offer young, novice and “arrived” artists a platform to present their work in a non-commercial environment. An active discourse with teamCAESUUR and its visitors play an important role in making an exhibition in ruimteCAESUUR. This discourse has a unique urgency because the art practices of our team and the invited artists have many similarities. We believe in this artistic based practice, which means that the process of making shows is creative, viable, and nonconformist. Our space has become an institute, but is absolutely not institutional.
ruimteCAESUUR is a private initiative, without any commercial intent, with founders Willy van Houtum and visual artist Hans Overvliet as its core; they form the board of the CAESUUR foundation. teamCAESUUR is completed by the artists Jorieke Rottier, Giel Louws and Dani Ploeger.
The unique composition of this team crosses borders of art practices, gender, and generations.