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Final Report
Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Amsterdam
11.07.2010

From a personal need to come to terms with the most violent period of the last century: the Holocaust, Maarten has studied and needed to acquire many visual languages. Because, how one packs that horror? His method of giving atrocity another face by using computer generated kaleidoscopic images, beauty and aesthetics . . .

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Achsa Vissel
New Israelitic Weekly 30
14 May 2010
p.18-19

The images in my head

Maarten van der Heijden (62), musician, psychologist and near-artist. This summer he completes his studies at the Rietveld Academy. With work inspired on the Shoah. . . .

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Tamarah Benima
New Israelitic Weekly 23
19 March 2010
p.31

Tableau of roses

Is it possible to make art about the shoah? The question was asked immediately after the war. Especially after the famous statement of the German philosopher Theodor Adorno that ‘writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.’ But art is not only aesthetics. Art also confronts us with questions. And art can offer consolation. . . .

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