Langstme – De Derde Triënnale van Beetsterzwaag
10-11-12 sept & 17-18-19 sept Kunsthuis SYB

Between 10 and 19 September, Kunsthuis SYB organizes an art route & public program with contributions by former residents. Their work will be on view at unconventional locations throughout Beetsterzwaag.

Dates: 10/11/12 and 17/18/19 September
Start location: Kunsthuis SYB, Hoofdstraat 70, Beetsterzwaag
Entrance fee: € 5 / € 2 (for residents of Opsterland) / free on Open Monument Day (11 September)
RSVP here (Entrance, food & shuttle bus)

In September, Kunsthuis SYB organizes the third Triennial of Beetsterzwaag with works by eighteen artists and former residents of of Kunsthuis SYB. During their stay, they were able to further develop their work, and next month they will return to show the results of this process in an art route along unconventional exhibition locations in Beetsterzwaag. The route offers video artworks, sculptures, photography and performances. The participating artists are Maarten Bel; Jasper Coppes; Monique Duurvoort; Caz Egelie and Jesse Strikwerda; Halla Einarsdóttir; Laurent-David Garnier; Janne van Gilst; Seán Hannan; Anna Hoetjes; Ash Kilmartin; Inge Meijer; Onkruidenier; Sara Postolle, Nicole Kuiper & Martijn de Geele; Sissel Marie Tonn; Lotte van der Woude.

Many works in the exhibition are the outcome of the former residents’ search for experimentation, in-depth exploration and a meaningful connection with SYB’s environment and the North. A search driven by pressing social issues, ambition and desire. With this third Triennial of Beetsterzwaag, SYB also wants to respond to a collective desire to meet, speak and engage with eachother after a long period in which this exchange wasn’t so evident. This shared craving has translated into the title of third Triennial of Beetsterzwaag: ‘langstme’, which means ‘longing’ in Frisian.

Opening hours
For the first time, the Triennial will be spread over two weekends, and will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between noon and 6pm. Ticket sales will take place at the door, but due to the applicable corona security measures, visitors are asked to RSVP via this link. Here, visitors can also indicate whether they wish to participate in the accompanying culinary route and whether they want to use the shuttle bus between Heerenveen and Beetsterzwaag on 10, 11 and 12 September.

The Triennial art route starts in Kunsthuis SYB and then leads past several addresses in and around Beetsterzwaag, such as ‘Ons Huis’, the Buorskip, Studio Wansleeben, the ecological farm Rûn Libben en Grûn and several locations in public space. In addition to the program on the core art route, there will be a performance program by Sara Postolle, Nicole Kuiper & Martijn de Geele, (former) 24-hour residents of SYB and (graduate) students of Academy Minerva. SYB will also be broadcasting a series of short podcasts by the members of SYB’s reflection program Circles; Josje Hattink, Anna-Rosja Haveman, Vanessa van ‘t Hoogt and Liza Voetman.

In the second weekend, (17 – 19 September) the Onkruidenier collective will be organizing daily walks and a performance. A special embroidery shuttle bus will be running during this weekend, between Heerenveen Station and Kunsthuis SYB, hosted by Maarten Bel. There will also be various guided tours and Q&As: more details of the public program will be announced shortly.

The Triennial of Beetsterzwaag
‘Langstme’ will be the third edition of the Triennial of Beetsterzwaag. The first Triennial originated in 2015 and was entitled ‘Sfear fan Ynset’. The second edition took place in 2018. Titled ‘Almende’, the Triennial connected to Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 and its theme ‘iepen mienskip’. SYB’s core ambition for this project remains unchanged: to show a multitude of artistic positions and artworks of the former residents that are characterized by their connection with the context of Beetsterzwaag and Fryslân.

This project is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Province of Fryslân, Van Teyensfundatie, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Fryslan and the municipality of Opsterland.