Willem Besselink (1980, Venray) is fascinated by deeply-rooted structures in everyday life; visible as well as invisible structures that keep repeating themselves like patterns. Besselink researches these patterns by capturing them in his drawings, paintings, objects and installations and visualising them in new ways with a particular focus on an innovative use of materials. Besselink studied at the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen and the Universität der Künste in Berlin and graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2006.
‘Kunsthal Light’ is the Kunsthal's talent development programme. Since 2011, this exhibition programme has especially focused on young artists who are able to make a ‘broad gesture’ in an original and artistic way. Three times a year, to this end the Kunsthal places HALL 6 (the over 25-meter-long display window along the ramp) at the disposal of an artist who is given free rein to make a site-specific work. In 2018, ‘Kunsthal Light’ is also made possible by the Mondriaan Fund.
The Mondriaan Fund is a publicly financed fund for visual art and cultural heritage. It supports innovative projects and activities by visual artists, intermediaries (curators and critics), museums and other heritage organizations, art institutions, archives, galleries and commissioning parties.
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