From hotel to Art studio
During the COVID interruption in 2020, the new INNSiDE hotel at the Zuidas in Amsterdam had to deal with many empty guest rooms. The hotel asked Cecile to develop a cultural concept that would involve students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
In cooperation with the Academy, Cecile developed a project for the second-year students of the fine arts department. After presenting their ideas, sixteen students were selected by a combined team of Rietveld teachers and hotel staff.
The students were assigned to do site-specific work while using the empty hotel rooms as their studios. The result was an exhibition throughout the hotel showcasing various art projects.
INNSiDE Hotel by Meliá
Fine Art Department – Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Cecile Mullens-Wentges concept development
Olle Stjerne project manager
Parool, April 16, 2021 – Hotel biedt Rietveldstudenten gratis kamers aan als atelier (pdf)
Parool Facebook screenshot article INNSIDE
photo Olle Stjerne
2020–21, Zuidas, Amsterdam, NL