We Live Art - the Influence of Art

7 videos

It is often thought that modern art and particularly contemporary art is difficult and only understood by experts. But that isn’t true. Or rather, it is exactly outside that small circle of ‘the initiated’ that you find people whose lives have been changed since they got to know art. They quench their thirst for art not only in their private lives but also in their work with all the beautiful, exceptional, elusive and intense images that are shown in the museum. A theatre maker studies drama in the photos of Jeff Wall; a choreographer is inspired by the disfigurements in the paintings of Francis Bacon; the owner of a transport company becomes fascinated with the fate of the constructions he ships. 

The series 'We Live Art' shows portraits of people whose lives have been changed by art. This series is produced jointly by the ARTtube partners. 

7 episodes of We Live Art - the Influence of Art

  • We Live Art: Louis Andriessen

    Louis Andriessen is a composer and stems from a family of musicians. Andriessen lives and breaths music. Yet he also has a strong affinity with the visual arts. In this portrait, we follow his love for art.

  • We Live Art: Cas Hieltjes

    For the series ‘We Live Art’, Jeroen van der Poel, in liaison with Cas and the other band members of Go Back to the Zoo, made a special portrait.

  • We Live Art: Abdelkader Benali

    ''I want to visit all places where Matisse has been. Where he looked, I want to look too.'' - Abdelkader Benali. This is the fourth episode of the series We Live Art. This set of videos shows portraits of people who are influenced by visual arts.

  • We Live Art: Geert Verbeke

    This is the third episode of the series ‘We Live Art’, about people whose lives have been changed by art. This episode features Geert Verbeke.

  • We Live Art: Peter Verhelst

    This is the second episode of the series ‘We Live Art’, about people whose lives have been changed by art. This episode features writer and theatre maker Peter Verhelst.

  • We Live Art - Aruna Vermeulen

    In this video, Aruna Vermeulen, director of the Rotterdam HipHopHuis, talks about her background as b-girl and the essence of the movement, which is not just about the competitive element, but also and primarily about solidarity.

  • We Live Art: My Monastery is my Studio

    In this episode, Dom Bernardus, abbot of the Cistercian Monastery in Berkel-Enschot, explains how he discovered that contemporary art in Museum De Pont offered the possibility of communicating about matters for which there are no words.