contemporary bed & breakfast

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David Bade

David Bade (Curaçao 1970)
Apart from his versatile use of different colours and materials as well as his successful combination of abstraction and figuration, another characteristic that comes to the fore in David Bade’s work is social engagement. Life in all its complexity is prominent and is regularly reflected in his 'Catch of the Day'. The artist comments on both life and society with a good dose of everything: humour, criticism and compassion. Being an artist for David Bade is a form of knowledge transfer and an experiment in shared processes. When creating installations and public artworks, he often encourages public participation and social/creative interaction. As a co-founder of IBB (Instituto Buena Bista \ www.institutobuenabista.com) on Curaçao and AYCA (All You Can Art \ https: // www.kunsthal.nl/en/) plan-your-visit / exhibitions / all-you-can-art-3), the artist ensures these public aspects are even more emphasized at these venues. www.badeblog.wordpress.com

In the beginning of 2019 David Bade started to make sculptures for the DRUUM project. The bedroom he was asked for to transform he decided to keep some of the former artistic interventions of artist Hidde van Schie, since they were playful too. The coloured lights on the ceiling and the pieces of coloured paper on the windows communicate well with Bade’s sculptural interventions. His work seems to functions as ‘a sculptural jungle’, which triggers the viewer’s imagination. Beside that, the church bench provides a place for sitting and hopefully reflecting on either the room and personal thoughts.
Since there is a lot happening in this room and enough to experience, the artist’s intention is even to create something new together. The imaginative sculptures might influence during the night, provoking dreams which the visitors are asked to write (or draw) down on the ‘dream-catcher’ installation next tot the bed. These personal notes will be send back to the artist who will transform this inspiration back into a drawing with his girlfriend Eva Rietbergen. This growing series of drawings will be shown in the room, and the visitors get a copy by email.
Dreams at night can be interpreted as evidence for the complexity of our minds and enormous power to imagine. Therefor David Bade considers it as food for artistic practice and using the exchange of imagination to play an important role in this process suits his approach and personal style.

Room characteristics:  private bathroom with shower, private terrace
Bed type:  FYLDS’ Belgian boxspring bed, hand-made, 180x200
Max persons:  3
Night rate:  100 € for 1 person 130 € for 2 persons (breakfast included)
1+ person:  20 €
General infos: 

free WiFi Internet, hairdryer, high-quality Belgian linen, pillows and towels, breakfast with belgian ‘gourmandises’, homemade granola, the best callas confiture (www.callasconfiture.com) and VELVET coffee, private parking on request (15€ per 24 hours), services: taxi and restaurant booking