Orientation trips
The Mondriaan Fund organises orientation trips for visual artists and mediators to Asia, Latin America and Africa since 2004. The trips are aimed at exchange and cooperation between visual art professionals.



On behalf of the Mondriaan Fund, BAM – Institute for visual, audiovisual and media art, the Danish Agency for Culture and Prohelvetia ...


Day 13

Our visit to this museum was rather short – one hour including the introduction by Harumi Niwa, the chief curator.


Day 12

Magazines, art blogs, museums, art fairs, biennale shows, galleries, off spaces – in the globalized art world there is always an upcoming artistic talent ...


Day 11

‘It’s like a tank’, says Mrs Yuko Hasegawa , chief curator of MOT, Museum of Contemporary art of Tokyo.


Day 10

Have you ever imagined a museum of contemporary art located at the 53th floor of a sky-scraper? A museum director known all over the world ...


Day 9

The morning ferry brought us to the island of Naoshima. The island is a fishermen’ s village and the location for several buildings by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando.


Day 8

Let us – Rob and Annette – begin with stating the conditions of our report. We chose to not do additional research on the internet, but limited our sources ...


Day 7

Soon leaving for Takamatsu (Japan)


Day 6

Fasten your seatbelts, one of the first guidelines provided by the leading Korean curator and artist Sunjung Kim, as an international art crowd embarks ...


Day 5

This morning, after queuing for coffee, cappuccino, flat white and green tea frappuccino, we had a guided tour (with very nice helmets) of the ...


Day 4

On Thursday morning we left the hotel at 7am (poor us) and went to the station by cab to take the train that brought us to Gwangju ...


Day 3

First stop of the day was the Leeum (Samsung Museum) celebrating its tenth anniversary with the exhibition Beyond and Between.


Day 2

Some Korean artists have residencies in Western countries. Among them a few decided to stay in Europe, like Do Ho Suh (Seoul 1962) ...


Day 1

There was something in the air when we arrived in Seoul September 1st, the very first day of our research trip. The sky, heavy with rain ...


Trip 2014

The 2014 trip is organised by the Mondriaan Fund. Participating institutes are BAM – the Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art (since 2007) ...