Held Aloft: Love in geometrical order

April 14, 2013 — April 14, 2013

To celebrate the reopening of the Rijksmuseum a spectacular performance will take place on Sunday, April 14 2013 at 15.00 at the Museumplein in Amsterdam. The event is based on an idea of artist Job Koelewijn and titled Held Aloft: Love in geometrical order. In a whirling choreography, designed by mass choreographer Penny Jones, over 700 children swirl plates above their heads which show fragments of master pieces from the Rijksmuseum collection. The fragments show various stages of love, probably the most depicted theme in art. Seen from above, this visual spectacle will continuously show new images in which each pupil represents an indispensable pixel in the greater picture. Held Aloft connects the new generation to the renovated Rijksmuseum and is a massive protestation of love for art. The performance takes three minutes and will be filmed in order to become part of the Rijksmuseum collection.

Participating schools:

Barlaeus Gymnasium; Berlage Lyceum; Blikopeners; Bredero College; Calandlyceum; Damstede; Gerrit van der Veen College; Het 4e Gymnasium; Hervormd Lyceum Zuid; Hyperion Lyceum; St. Ignatiusgymnasium; Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam; St. Nicolaaslyceum; Openbare Scholengemeenschap Bijlmer; Orion College West; Spinoza Lyceum; Vechtstede College; Vossius Gymnasium; IJburg College;