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Alex de Vries

In 1979 Alex de Vries (1957) co-founded the art magazine Metropolis M. From 1984 until 1989 he worked at the Shaffy Theatre in Amsterdam. After that we became Head of Communications at the art academy of Arnhem, where he worked for 8 years. From 1997 until 2001 he was the director of the art academy in ’s Hertogenbosch. Since then De Vries has worked as an independent author, advisor and curator in the bureau Stern / Den Hartog & De Vries in The Hague. Together with his business partner, graphic designer Jan Willem den Hartog, he manages the publishing bureau De Zwaluw. De Vries works for museums, independent art spaces, festivals, individual artists, academies, funds and governments. Most of the texts that Alex de Vries writes are a result of visits to artists' studios. In 2018 his book ‘Marten Hendriks Leven/Werk’ was published which describes the career of visual artists Marten Hendriks between 1963-2018. Alex de Vries received a grant from the Mondriaan Fund for the realisation of this project.




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Solidarity with Lumbung
15/09/2022
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10 Years of Platform BK Party
13/09/2022
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What is a good world?
01/09/2022
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How many complaints do we need to change an institution?
25/07/2022
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Platform BK Solidarity Camp
08/07/2022
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Do we want a state of patronage?
08/07/2022
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The Great Disappearing Act
01/07/2022
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Year Report 2021
13/06/2022
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Art Academies Acknowledge Urgency to Change
13/06/2022
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Reader 7: Precarious Practices
10/06/2022
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Recovery of the cultural sector after the pandemic
10/06/2022
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Retort #26 Quid Pro Quo, But What Is the Quo, Exactly?
30/05/2022
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The State of Patronage
22/05/2022
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Tactical Media Meetup #2: Special Solidarity Screening
20/05/2022
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Workshop Fair Practice and the Artistic Biotope.
16/05/2022
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Retort #25 The State of Patronage
11/04/2022
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Survey for tenants of Amsterdam ‘art factories’
01/04/2022
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Presenting the Artist Fee Guideline in Buffalo
22/03/2022
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This Box Found You For A Reason
22/03/2022
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Action required to uphold promises around residence status and Tozo
21/03/2022
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How to Survive as an Artist in the 21st Century?
14/03/2022
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Launch of Engagement Arts NL
05/03/2022
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Midstream @ Het Resort
04/03/2022
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New Colleague: Martina Denegri
03/03/2022
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What can we do for those affected by the war in Ukraine?
01/03/2022
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Premiere: How to Survive as An Artist in the 21st Century?
28/02/2022
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Midstream
28/02/2022
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Problems with visa because of TOZO? Let us know to support push for policy change
18/02/2022
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First impressions of the coalition agreement
20/12/2021
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Care-shaping, care-taking
20/12/2021
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Graduates of art academies deserve more agency over their future
13/12/2021
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Werktitel, podcast on people and work in the arts
03/12/2021
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Survey on Income Loss
30/11/2021
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Board Vacancies: Secretary and General Board Member
05/11/2021
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Report: Active Space Camp
11/10/2021
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Post-Precarity Autumn Camp: How To Survive As An Artist
08/10/2021
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Evaluation Guideline for Artist Fees
04/10/2021
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Announcement and invitation: Workgroup Art Educators
04/10/2021
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New colleague: Mathilde Hjelle
20/09/2021
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Pictoright Support Fund
02/07/2021
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Active Space Camp
15/06/2021
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Between Art and Power
31/05/2021
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Petition: open museums and art spaces
26/04/2021
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A Bottom-Up Academy
16/04/2021
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Retort #24 The Philanthropy Trap
24/03/2021
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F-Razzor Solidarity Fundraiser
24/02/2021
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Updates from The Hague
23/02/2021
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Call-out Culture / Cancel Culture
23/02/2021
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The Artificial Community
22/01/2021
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Hyperunionisation – How to Get Paid?
07/01/2021
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482 MLN of relieve funds distributed: more trickle-up
20/11/2020
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#nietonderdezaaglijn
20/11/2020
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Against (sexual) violence in the arts
13/11/2020
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Solidarity Sessions #3: Under the Cutting Line
26/10/2020
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Pay the Artist Now!
22/10/2020
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Retort #23 A better art world? Diversity and inclusion alone won’t get us there
02/10/2020
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RELIEVE SCHEME #2 FOR CULTURAL SECTOR: 482 MILLION
28/08/2020
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Urban Resort Tenant Committee
20/08/2020
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Letter from minister Ollongren to Kunstenbond and Platform BK
17/07/2020
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How precarious is working in the cultural sector?
16/07/2020
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Results of the Survey on Living and Studio Space in Times of Corona
10/07/2020
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What We Need Now Is Systemic Change
09/07/2020
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What We Need Now Is Systemic Change
07/07/2020
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1902 words of guilt
19/06/2020
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Remote Work? Demand Dial-Up
12/06/2020
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Black Lives Matter: Against Racism in the Arts
11/06/2020
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SOLIDARITY SESSIONS #2: Vestak-Broekzak Edition
09/06/2020
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300 million euros divided
28/05/2020
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Survey studio space and corona
25/05/2020
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For our heroes
21/05/2020
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How much does a hero earn?
21/05/2020
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Solidarity Sessions #1: Info-exchange
09/05/2020
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Solidarity Sessions #1: Info-exchange
03/05/2020
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Before We Knew What Hit Us
24/04/2020
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Reaction to the corona-support by BKNL
23/04/2020
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New Essay Series: Precarious Practices
23/04/2020
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TOZO FOR NON-EU RESIDENTS
18/04/2020
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300 million. and now?
16/04/2020
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CORONA-UPDATE: APPLY FOR TOZO NOW! (AND OTHER NEWS)
28/03/2020
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Report loss of income due to corona here
20/03/2020
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Out Now: no city without art #2
18/03/2020
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Cultural Workers shouldn’t pay for the COVID-19 pandemic in NL
16/03/2020
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Corona: call for support for of freelancers
13/03/2020
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Presentation Research Report GSZK#2 in The Hague
05/03/2020
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Retort#22 If the Fair Practice Code Is the Answer, Would You Please Repeat the Question?
21/02/2020
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The Value of Meticulousness
20/11/2019
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Retort#21 Fair practice according to the government and the client
18/11/2019
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Won trial
18/11/2019
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Artistic Production in the Context of Neoliberalism
29/09/2019
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Solidarity in North Amsterdam
27/09/2019
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We need each other!
12/09/2019
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A Perspective on Compulsory Disability Insurance (AOV)
10/07/2019
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All art museums are in!
25/06/2019
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Improving the position of independent curators
06/11/2018
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Preliminary statement freelance curators
01/10/2018
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It’s Very Political
26/09/2018
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Under Pressure
26/09/2018
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OPEN CALL CURATORS (ENG)
20/06/2018
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Retort#20 Curing Curatorial Fees
04/06/2018
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Report work group Fees & Conditions
22/12/2017
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Retort#18 "Geezers have got to go"
22/12/2017
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Potluck meeting #2
13/11/2017
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Anarchists, Squatters, Punks & …Yuppies?
21/08/2017
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Presentation artist fee covenant Stroom, The Hague | Rehearsing the artist as avant-gardist forerunner
23/02/2017
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Cluster #5 Reading group ON PAINTING by Isabel Cordeiro
17/10/2016
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State of the Platform
11/04/2016
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Who pays the artist?
10/02/2016
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Open letter of support to The New University
07/03/2015
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Instructive cultural conflict in France
19/07/2014
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Under Pressure – Witte de With
14/04/2014
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Creative Europe is creative destruction
07/04/2014
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The Dutch Situation
10/02/2014
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More Populist Than Ever
04/11/2013
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Retort#9 Wanted: Mr./Mrs. Perfect
03/10/2013
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Retort#8 Taksim Crossroads
27/06/2013
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Retort#6 Subsidised sponsoring
03/06/2013
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Retort#5 We congratulate the Rijksmuseum!
16/04/2013
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Retort#3 Measuring standards
21/12/2012
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Retort#2 The Venomous Heritage of Halbe Zijlstra
09/11/2012
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Retort#1 Which way?
30/10/2012
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All the Wrong Questions
11/11/2011