has started again


AFSLAG BLV, annex of Museum Belvédère in the Heerenveense School in the center of Heerenveen, has started again with the new exhibition program and a new programmer: Albert Oost, artist, initiator of melklokaal in Heerenveen and also works as a collection manager at Museum Belvédère, after a minor renovation.

To start with:

A Square Dance – Henrik Kröner


March 6 to May 22, 2022


The canvases of Henrik Kröner (1979, Nordhorn, DE) living in Groningen look like thin colored pencil drawings on thin on unprepared, squared canvas, which evoke associations with the paper of a simple arithmetic notebook. The sense of touch is exchanged for the sense of looking, touching with the eyes, the gaze.

This exhibition revolves around a dance, the square dance. The mathematical rhythm of all small squares. It is not a static dance but it goes back and forth, crisscrossing each other. The works shown come from various series of Henrik Kröner's oeuvre.

Where previously the emphasis was mainly on color and light progression, color spots and round shapes can now also be recognized. Simple compositions with a decorative look. The textile and tactile character of the work is omnipresent.

Kröner comes from a textile family. His grandmother studied textile design in Hamburg in the 1930s and his father is a textile engineer. The checked fabric in this exhibition comes from the factory where his father still works.

As a young student he started in math class with drawing the squares in his exercise book. “As an artist, I cherish boredom as a source of inspiration. Things can arise out of boredom.”

In recent years, Kröner has immersed himself in the two old stories Noli me tangere and Pygmalion. What interests him in both stories is the tension between the prohibition and the desire to touch something. Touching with the eyes and with the touch, our skin.

Pygmalion is also about the myth of the artist, the creator. Kröner is critical of this romantic idea. He asks himself questions such as: what is authentic, how do we judge something as good art and how is it appreciated.

You can read a review of the exhibition here:
Leeuwarder Courant (March 18, 2022)

van Museum Belvédère 

AFSLAG BLV, annex of Museum Belvédère in the center of Heerenveen, focused on contemporary art, offers a stage to (northern) young talented artists.

AFSLAG BLV is an initiative of Museum Belvédère in collaboration with the municipality of Heerenveen, the De Heerenveense School foundation and Museum Heerenveen, the Klaas Dijkstra Fund Foundation and the province of Fryslân.

De Heerenveense School



Minckelersstraat 11
8442 CE, Heerenveen

Located in the Heerenveense School, the same building where Museum Heerenveen can be found.

Opening hours


Tuesday to Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 1pm – 5pm
closed on Mondays

Free entrance!


You can park in front of the building or in the Geerts Willigen Heerenveen parking garage

Pay times are Tues – Fri 9am – 8pm
Thurs 9am – 9pm and Sat 9am – 8pm
You can park for free on Sundays!