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Invitation Alex Adriaansens 1953-2018

We are deeply saddened by the loss of V2_'s cofounder and director, the born optimist and pioneer Alex Adriaansens. A farewell service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, 7 January 2019, at Arminius, Museumpark 3, Rotterdam. We will gather afterward in V2_’s exhibition space at Eendrachtstraat 10.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of V2_'s cofounder and director, the born optimist and pioneer

Alex Adriaansens

14-02-1953 30-12-2018

He so much wanted to live on,
and we also really wanted that.
 

A farewell service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, 7 January 2019, at Arminius, Museumpark 3, Rotterdam. We will gather afterward in V2_’s exhibition space at Eendrachtstraat 10.

A private cremation will follow.

V2_Lab voor de instabiele media

Joke Brouwer, Michel van Dartel, Boris Debackere, Dineke Keemink, Wilco Tuinman, Jan Misker, Florian Weigl, Arie Altena, Steffan Hofland, Anne-Mercedes Langhorst, Richard Bierhuizen and Alex Falk

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In the early 1980s Alex Adriaansens started organizing events blending performance, video, painting and music. He founded V2_ in 1981 with Joke Brouwer in Den Bosch. V2_ developed from an artists’ initiative into a center for art and technology. In 1987 V2_ published the Manifesto for the Unstable Media, which outlined the organization’s philosophy. In those days, Alex made video art and installations, including the internationally exhibited Beweging-Tijd-Ruimte (with Joke Brouwer). He was an early advocate of electronic art, interactivity and considering the social impact of technology. In 1994 V2_ moved to Rotterdam; there, under his inspiring leadership, it grew into an internationally renowned organization that continues to flourish today. V2_ organized the Dutch Electronic Art Festivals, and the V2_Lab has developed many interactive artworks that have been exhibited internationally. Alex was also active as a curator of large electronic art exhibitions in China and Norway. His enthusiasm and energy seemed endless. Until illness forced him to resign from his position as director, he could be found cheerfully whistling at his computer, always looking ahead to the future and the part V2_ and technology-based art might play in it.

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