1 Oct - 15 Nov

Two contemporary artists have a studio at Rembrandt’s home


This autumn, Abul Hisham and Guy Vording will move into Rembrandt’s home during a new edition of Rembrandt Open Studio.

With Rembrandt Open Studio, the Rembrandthuis Museum goes back to its own history. Rembrandt’s house was already a creative hub in the seventeenth century: a place where Rembrandt and his students made art every day. Now, 400 years later, artists are again given the opportunity to work in Rembrandt’s house. The studio is in the museum and offers visitors the opportunity to get closer to the making process of contemporary art and meet a new generation of talented makers.

After a successful first edition of Rembrandt Open Studio in 2020 – with artists Iriée Zamblé (NL, 1995) and Timothy Voges (Curaçao, 1993) – and the temporary tattoo studio of Henk Schiffmacher (NL, 1952) and Tycho Veldhoen (NL, 1978) this summer, two contemporary artists will again work at Rembrandt’s home this fall.

Abul Hisham (IN, 1987) and Guy Vording (NL, 1985) will hold a studio in the Rembrandthuis Museum for a month and a half. Hisham and Vording, just like Rembrandt, have their own style and idiosyncratic view of the world. Both artists are also, like Rembrandt, real storytellers. In one image they manage to capture a memory, social criticism, situation or character sketch.

Rembrandt Open Studio with Abul Hisham and Guy Vording will take place from October 1 to November 15, 2023 in the Rembrandthuis Museum.