Saudade – An Intersection of Archives and Art

EAC 10th Anniversary: Saudade

The EAC celebrated its 10th anniversary as an independent foundation in 2018 with an art exhibition. Ten artists from around the world each chose something from the collection as inspiration for an art piece. All of the resulting art fits together into an antique suitcase.

See our brochure if you are interested in bringing this exhibition to your location. The entire Saudade project is documented in a beautiful book, available for purchase.

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About Saudade

If you missed the Saudade official opening at Twelve Twelve gallery, you can find it on tour in the following locations:

Boekhandel Dominicanen, 1-31 August 2018

Stadsarchief Rotterdam (Rotterdam City Archives), 27 September – 13 December 2018

Haagse Gemeente Archief (The Hague Municipal Archives) – beginning Spring 2019

To learn more about hosting Saudade in your gallery space, email

Official Opening

The first Saudade exhibition was held April 11–15, 2018, at Twelve Twelve Gallery in The Hague. The exhibition opening was attended by seven of the project’s ten artists and more than 60 visitors.

Read more about Saudade’s official opening.

Artist Journals

The artists kept records of their artistic journeys in blog form on the official Saudade website,

Read the Saudade artist diaries.

The Saudade Book

Full colour photographs of the art pieces, background on the archival stories that inspired them, essays and conversations with the artists.

Get your copy of the Saudade book.

Our Partners

We are grateful to Mondriaan Fonds, Stroom Den Haag and Twelve Twelve Gallery for supporting this project.

Find out more about our partners.