Premiere: How to Survive as An Artist in the 21st Century?

A short documentary by Mathilde Hjelle. The first Platform BK cinematic production.


In the short documentary How to Survive as an Artist in the 21st Century?, Mathilde Hjelle sets out to explore the motivations of visual artists in The Netherlands. She aks: how do these artists deal with their precarity? Which considerations do they have about selling or not selling their work? And how do they keep making what they want to make? The interviews with Barbara Rink, Maurice Bogaert, Peim van der Sloot, Rosa Menkman, Willum Geerts, and Alina Lupu give a personal and intimate insight into the lives of the artist and the documentary maker.

The premiere of How to Survive as an Artist in the 21st Century? takes place on Thursday, 10 March, 8-9 p.m. (followed by drinks)
Location: Tet-lokaal, Woonwerkpand Tetterode, Bilderdijkstraat 165, Amsterdam
Entree fee: free for Platform BK members, 3 euros for non-members

About Mathilde Hjelle
Mathilde studies Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam. From September until December 2021, she worked at Platform BK as an intern. This documentary was the main internship project.

About Sepp Eckenhaussen

Sepp Eckenhaussen is a researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures. From 2020 until 2023, he and Koen Bartijn were the core team of Platform BK.