WELCOME TO THE NEW EST WEBSITE
EST is a platform based in Leiden, the Netherlands. This organisation is dedicated to deliver visual art that is often described as reductive or non-objective, to new audiences. It shows some kind of reductive art that has appeared since the late 90's, early 2000's. EST was founded in 2019 and is latin for IS. EST is a new foundation and a continuation of what once was IS-projects.
IS-projects was founded in Leiden in December 2007 with a gathering of twenty artists from Australia, Europe and USA in the inaugural exhibition entitled UND Jetzt. (See text Billy Gruner). Since then, IS-projects initiated exhibitions and meetings between artists, art-lovers and collectors. Founding directors Iemke van Dijk and Guido Winkler, both artists, transformed their house twice a year into an exhibition space.
EST houses in the Leiden Art Lab, a former Gas factory industrial heritage building.
Both IS and ESTplatforms has been stablished by Guido Winkler and Iemke van Dijk.
We are open from Monday - Thursday between 12:00 - 16:00 CET. During weekends after appointment.