About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

Photo: Hatif Farhan

Robert Kluijver

Robert Kluijver (b. 1968) is and independent analyst, researcher, curator, lecturer and writer. Kluijver has worked for Gemak in the Hague the Netherlands, where he curated exhibitions with contemporary artists form Iraq Green Zone / Red Zone (2007), Afghanistan Future Afghanistan (2008), Palestina Niemandsland (2008) and Israel Beloofde Land (2009). Between 1997 and 2006 he worked as a political development-aid worker, researcher and cultural manager in Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Middle East. In addition, Robert Kluijver regularly writes about developments in the arts in the Middle East. In 2010 he published Borders. Contemporary Middle Eastern Art and DiscourseIn 2011, together with Neil van der Linde, he created The Gulf Art Guide a comprehensive website with information and background articles on contemporary art from the Middle East.

At Framer Framed, he curated the triptych Crisis of History – Art, Memory and Resistance in the Middle East (2014-2015), and was involved with the public programs for each of the exhibitions. He is currently working as a consultant and academic in Somalia and Ethiopia.



Exhibition: Crisis of History #3 - Beyond History

Curated by Robert Kluiver and Elham Puriyamehr

Exhibition: Crisis of History #2 - Fight History

Curated by Robert Kluijver

Exhibition: Crisis of History #1

Curated by Robert Kluijver


Program surrounding the Crisis of History #3 exhibition
During the exhibition Crisis of History #3 - Beyond History there will be a special event on every Tuesday night with film screenings, lectures and guided tours.
Closing day exhibition Crisis of History #2 - Fight History
Framer Framed at Tolhuistuin, 16.00 till 18.00.
Symposium: Art and Political Conflict
On the relationship between art and political conflict and how it has been reshaped by digital media and the internet.
The View of the East
On the position of islamic art in Dutch art institutions.