Co-directors Jeannette Slütter en Harriet Rose Morley. Photo by Verena Blok.
Joram Kraaijeveld, chairperson of the board, says on the appointment of Jeannette Slütter and Harriet Morley: “We are delighted with the arrival of Jeannette and Harriet. We are very confident that they can represent artists and art workers in the Netherlands very well, drawing on their own experiences in the arts field and as members of various artists’ collectives. We are convinced of their ideas to question the status quo with experimental alternatives and look forward to seeing them in action to increase solidarity within and with the visual arts.”
Harriet and Jeannette on their directorship: “It is with great excitement that we take on the co-directorship of Platform BK, an organisation that shares our commitment to advocating for the needs of cultural and precarious workers and promoting sustainability and equality in the arts. We believe that Platform BK is a vital organisation for leading conversations on the fundamental issues of how we live and work as creative practitioners. Their dedication to pushing for solidarity, care, and awareness of various political and cultural urgencies and promoting fare practice in the art world is both inspiring and necessary. We are eager and excited to continue the work of previous directors Koen Bartijn and Sepp Eckenhaussen as well as bring our own direction to the many urgencies we face. We look forward to collaborate with the members, artists and board of Platform BK towards meaningful change.”
Jeannette Slütter (b. 1988; she/her) is an artist based in The Hague. In her work she explores themes surrounding artistry such as authorship, power structures and the perspective of a spectator. This manifests itself in site-specific interventions, publications or public events. She has inhabited spaces and organisations such as Das Leben am Haverkamp, MORPHO and Kunsthal Extra City in Antwerp, Amsterdam Ferry Festival and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. She was curator of PIP expo, is a current member of the initiative Locatie Z and mentors young artists at Stroom, Den Haag.
Harriet Rose Morley
Harriet Rose Morley (b. 1994, UK; she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, builder, and welder who is based between the Netherlands and the UK. She focuses on furniture building, architectural installation, and collaborative making projects by exploring the intersection of art and labour and challenging traditional notions of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ work. She has completed major spatial projects, including being first year-long resident at Hotel Maria Kapel [HMK], Hoorn, the Netherlands (2019-2021) with the project Self-Care in Self Build within the framework of the artist program Solid Care (2020), worked with the architecture collective Assemble on the TIAA at West Den Haag (2019), and created exhibition design for Pakt Amsterdam (2021) and Glasgow International (2021).