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Sunday 11 January 2009. Part of ADA's Cabinet.

On January the 11th, 2009, ADA celebrated the opening of its studios on Houtlaan by organising a Tea Party. The studio spaces were turned into a curiosity cabinet, or Kunstkammer, with a collection of works belonging to ADA members and other artists, mixed with decorational items and images. Around eighty people attended the event. Apart from appropriate drinks and food, guests could enjoy a series of performances and talks, which were organised especially for the occasion.

Maja Bekan introduced her project P for Performance by giving a short version of the Sienna X Spray Tanning Party. Esmé Valk talked about historical examples of people coming together in the private setting of the Kunstkammer to enjoy each others company and to talk about art. ADA’s ongoing series of film screenings entitled Cinema Sunset was introduced by showing Jonathan Miller’s Alice in Wonderland and an acoustic musical intermezzo was performed by Gerwin Luijendijk and Kathrin Wolkowicz.


Tea and cakes to celebrate ADA's new studio's
Tea and cakes to celebrate ADA's new studio's
The table setting
The table setting
Deirdre Donoghue welcomes the guests
Deirdre Donoghue welcomes the guests
Esme Valk talks about the history of the Kunstkammer
Esme Valk talks about the history of the Kunstkammer
Maja Bekan as the Sienna X Tanning instructor
Maja Bekan as the Sienna X Tanning instructor
Musical performance by Gerwin Luijendijk and Kathrin Wolkowicz
Musical performance by Gerwin Luijendijk and Kathrin Wolkowicz
Listening audience
Listening audience