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Visit Afra’s & Hend’s Mind

Do you wonder what happens behind the scenes of producing a group exhibition? How did the artist’s ideas emerge from thought to canvas to beyond?

Visit Each Other’s Mind invites visitors to meet the artists of Outside the Soup. During these encounters, you will discover the work and inner thoughts of these makers, and the behind-the-scenes process of Outside the Soup. Sometimes in the form of a guided tour, other times with a short reading or artist discussion. In each of the six Visit Each Other’s Mind events, different works will be highlighted by various artists.

Afra Eisma (living and working between Amsterdam and The Hague—she/they) creates immersive interactive installations with large-scale tapestries and colorful ceramics. Using bright colors and playful approaches to engage with darker emotions and experiences is a recurring method. Garments veil activist slogans, a stomach becomes a container for rumblings, large scale tapestries invite you to gently engage. Eisma creates room for anger, ambiguity, and reflection. Alongside Eisma’s artistic practice, the artist is involved in various activist initiatives in the Netherlands.

Hend Samir (living and working between Amsterdam and Cairo—she/her) works primarily as a painter but also uses graphic print, mixed media and video. In her work, she layers desire, adventure and fantasy over seemingly mundane situations. Using acrylic paint on canvas, she builds her scenes like a collage, combining elements of personal family photos (or those of strangers), magazines and internet images. The paintings are portals to a disturbing, alchemical world. On her canvases, figures emerge slowly—like geological forms surfacing over thousands of years, brought to life by the fluid pressure of her brushstrokes.

In the spirit of the collaborative nature of Outside the Soup, we invite you to become part of the soup. Visit Each Other’s Mind is a space for dialogue between makers and the audience, creating opportunities to weave together new meanings and affective dimensions surrounding the works.

Reserve your spot via the Eventbrite page here.
Ticket: € 5

Sunday 28 April, 15:00-16:00 — Visit Esraa’s Mind

Friday 10 May, 17:00-18:00 — Visit Kenneth’s Mind

Sunday 2 June, 15:00-16:00 — Visit Afra’s and Hend’s Mind

Friday 7 June, 17:00-18:00  — Visit Karin’s Mind 

Saturday 22 June, 17:00-18:00 — Visit Marnix’s Mind 

Friday 5 July, 17:00-18:00 — Visit Dagmar’s Mind 

Visual identity by Sheona Turnbull.