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King’s Commissioner Province of Utrecht


King’s Commissioner in the Province of Utrecht visits Beursplein 5 for De Stijl

The visit to Euronext Amsterdam by the King’s Commissioner Willibrord van Beek and a prominent Utrecht delegation highlights the importance of De Stijl while drawing attention to another milestone in the development of smart, healthy and beautiful Utrecht: the launch of JIM (Jaarbeurs Innovation Mile), a new facility of Jaarbeurs Utrecht to stimulate talent and innovative entrepreneurship contributing to the region.

As part of De Stijl year Utrecht will invest in boosting the ability of youngsters to think creatively. An art landmark will be placed on the bike path between the cities of Utrecht and Amersfoort to symbolically link the birth cities of the two major De Stijl artists: Rietveld and Mondriaan. Several cities and regions in Holland will mark De Stijl year with their own activities.

Initially founded as a magazine, De Stijl quickly developed into an artistic movement that to this day has a great influence on art, design, and architecture. Four of the Stijl pioneers were born in the cities of Utrecht or Amersfoort: Piet Mondriaan, Gerrit Rietveld, Theo van Doesburg, and Bart van der Leck. Amersfoort and Utrecht today still produce innovative and creative talent: yesterday’s innovators and today’s game-changers. The celebration of 100 years of De Stijl highlights their investment in the continued development of the young creative talent needed to meet the challenges of the future.

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