Artist: Lawrence Lek
Lawrence Lek: Nøtel (The Hague)

Nøtel Corporation is proud to present our first virtual reality advertisement for the Nøtel, our flagship range of zerø-star™ hotels that embody the concept of fully-automated luxury. Designed by world-leading architects to accommodate today's global nomads, you can rest assured that your secrecy and security is of the utmost importance. Why not indulge in the intelligent sound system at the piano bar, or bathe in the glow of our thermal spa?
- Lawrence Lek, Nøtel Corporation CEO

Stroom Den Haag proudly presents 'Nøtel (The Hague)', the first solo show in the Netherlands by Lawrence Lek. It is an immersive multimedia installation in which the exhibition space is transformed into a marketing suite for the Nøtel Corporation; a fictious hotel chain which promotes a fully automated luxury lifestyle. Designed by world-famous architects, Nøtel offers a safe haven for future elites who no longer require permanent housing but would rather stay in a range of temporary housing where safety and privacy are key. Lek invites us through this science-fiction scenario to speculate on the nature of work, technology, and government-citizen relations.

In Nøtel, the hotel as an ur-type of modern life is taken to its natural conclusion. Lek imagines that temporary accommodation form the future of architectural developments, such as the ones presented by platforms like Uber and Airbnb. Nøtel is an exhibition about the future of living, artificial intelligence, the city, and the sense of belonging.

Lek's fascination for international geopolitical force fields and the intertwinement of governments and commercial tech businesses are augmented in the future scenarios of Nøtel. Lek, educated as an architect, makes digital universes which spill into reality, aided by virtual reality simulations and 3D animations. The exhibitions sketches a hyper-luxurious future in which domestic labour is no longer performed by people (zerø-star™). In the site specific 'Nøtel (The Hague)' military architectural upgrades are combined with high-tech surveillance and cyber security. Through this, Lek reveals The Hague's ambitions not only as the International City of Peace and Justice, as it brands itself, but as a city of Peace, Justice, and Security, exemplified by the government-sponsored weapons and security interest group The Hague Security Delta.

London - The Hague
Nøtel is a joint commission by Stroom The Hague and arebyte Gallery, London. In collaboration with electronic musician Kode9 (Steve Goodman), Lek has developed two different installations specific to their local contexts. In the exhibition at Arebyte - from 19 July until 1 September 2018 - Lek addresses the drastic changes developing in London around real estate speculation, financial markets and social mobility in the Brexit era.

Special thanks to:
'Nøtel (The Hague)' is made possible through generous support by the Creative Industries Fund NL, the Mondriaan Fund, and the City of The Hague.

until 20 Oct
Artist: kunrad
kunrad

Kunrad presents at Heden a collection of sound artworks, resulting from his research experiments with paper. The origin of the work is sound, other elements which are present while making this work, he approaches in their role as amplifiers of sound. Object, implementer, method, environment, time and receiver play a role in an experience that he calls SISE (Structural Immersive Sound Experience).

Kunrad graduated this summer in the Master ArtScience at the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. With his graduation he won the Heden Start Prize 2018, which is awarded annually to a talented alumnus of the KABK.

Artist: Casper Verborg
Solo exhibition ‘a white horse is not a horse’ | Casper Verborg

In his imaginative paintings Casper Verborg (Lobith, 1981) places characters in a theatrical setting wherein archetypes like death, life, faith, the fool and the mother provide various suggestions to the viewer for creating his own story. In 2016 Casper Verborg won the Sieger White Award, resulting in the monography ’the pink elephant’. In 2017 Verborg had a solo exhibition in Museum Arnhem.

Curated by Chris Bestebreurtje, Petra Kuipers and Sam Steverlynck
Artists: Amalia Pica, Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Christopher Knowles, Dominique Petitgand, Helena Almeida, Heman Chong, Ian Whittlesea, Jason Dodge, Jimmy Robert, Julien Crépieux, Katinka Bock, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Omer Fast, Pavel Büchler and Yann Sérandour
Act I ‘One Thing Plus Another Thing or One Thing Minus Another Thing. That’s How Stories Begin.’

Chris Bestebreurtje and Petra Kuipers are proud to present the exhibition 'One Thing Plus Another Thing or One Thing Minus Another Thing. That’s How Stories Begin'. It represents the first act of a Satellite Programme compiled from the artworks selected from various private collections they have brought together under the Tlön Projects moniker. The Satellite Pro- gramme’s launch will take place in The Hague and consists of two acts.

The exhibition 'One Thing Plus Another Thing or One Thing Minus Another Thing. That’s How Stories Begin' curated by Chris Bestebreurtje, Petra Kuipers and Sam Steverlynck brings together works by 15 artists who express themselves in a wide variety of media. The second act, 'Archipelago – A problem (On Exactitude in Science)' was compiled by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk and will be on show from 4 November to 23 December 2018.

In the story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius (1940), Argentinian author Jorge Louis Borges describes Tlön, a fictional planet where things fade away, and even disappear, as soon as they are forgotten and no longer observed. The same could be said about works of art gathering dust in dark depots. No longer admired by an audience whether it be in a living room or a museum, they die of neglect. Which is why Chris Bestebreurtje and Petra Kuipers came up with the plan to combine works from multiple private collections into a single, imaginary one which they would subse- quently archive and open to curators. Tlön is therefore the best name for this project.

The title 'One Thing Plus Another Thing or One Thing Minus Another Thing. That’s How Stories Begin' was derived from the film 'Le Rapport Darty' by Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, as it proves the perfect description of this exhibition, and Tlön’s methods in general: new meanings are elicited by combining or conversely leaving out disparate elements or works of art.

Film still 'Le Rapport Darty' by Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, 1989

Curated by Chris Bestebreurtje, Petra Kuipers, Sam Steverlynck (Act 1) and Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk (Act 2).

From September to December 2018, Tlön Projects will temporarily be housed at the Parts Project venue for the launch of its satellite program by means of two exhibitions. For more information about the program of Tlön Projects please see www.tlonprojects.org

Parts Project will take a slightly different position in The Hague’s art scene. In addition to self-initiated projects, there will be room for close collaboration with like-minded initiatives to realize their own projects. From January 2019 onwards, Parts Project resumes its programming in new directions.

until 28 Oct
Artists: Jacqueline de Jong and Wieske Wester
Fish and Chips

To start the new season Dürst Britt & Mayhew presents a duo-exhibition with new paintings and drawings by Jacqueline de Jong and Wieske Wester. Both from a different generation, they give their own specific twist to classical genres such as the food-still life and landscape painting. Besides new work, De Jong will also show works from the '80 and '60.

Curated by Guestcurator: Manon Braat, Language expert: SImone Zeefuik
Artists: Judith Westerveld, Marcel Pinas, Moffat Takadiwa, Newell Harry, Parastou Forouhar and Tintin Wulia
Language is the only homeland

Language is the only homeland is an exhibition about the relationship between language and cultural identity. The title is a quotation from the Polish writer Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004), which means that language, perhaps even more so than geographical location, has the ability to make someone feel at home somewhere. What does the language that someone speaks say about someone's identity? Does the language a person speaks determine the way that person interprets the world around them? Language is the only homeland examines the social, cultural and political implications of language - language that someone chooses to speak, is forced to speak or is unable to speak.

The artists look at contemporary traces of colonial domination and globalization and migration in relation to the (loss or retention of) language and cultural identity.

Lauren Greenfield – Generation Wealth

What are you really like? And what do gold handbags, gleaming sports cars, glittering jewellery, luxury villas and ‘killer bodies’ have to do with it? For some people, these things are so important to their identity that they go so far as to hire a flashy car in order to show it off on Instagram, in imitation of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and accounts like Rich Kids of London. American photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (b. 1966) has been concerned with the subject of ‘wealth’ for 25 years, portraying both the ‘rich and famous’ and those who do everything in their power to project the same image. The Hague Museum of Photography will be showing Generation Wealth, the first major retrospective of Greenfield’s work. With over 200 photographs and several short films, Generation Wealth promises to be an impressive account of some people’s burning desire to appear wealthy at any price.

until 04 Nov
Artist: Jeroen Henneman
XXX, an overview

Selection of works by Jeroen Henneman from the last 30 years.

until 04 Nov
Artist: Roger Wardin
A Perfect Storm

New paintings by German artist Roger Wardin

Artist: Marc Mulders
Marc Mulders – Flowers and Animals

Marc Mulders’ (b. 1958) studio is a barn in the middle of a field of flowers. As he stands painting in the doorway, bees buzz and butterflies flit around his easel. Mulders calls his garden ‘my own private Giverny’, in reference to the famous gardens of Claude Monet, one of his artistic heroes. His impasto, almost abstract, oil paintings follow the natural world he sees around him. ‘In spring and summer I sniff all the aromas. In the autumn I paint with the echo of all those magnificent flowers in my head. And in winter I’m driven by a longing for the new flowers that will grow in my field’, he says.
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag will pay tribute to Mulders with a small retrospective in the Berlage Room to mark his sixtieth birthday.

Curated by Juan Pablo Fajardo
Artist: Emory Douglas
Emory Douglas: The Black Panthers

All power to the people! The battle cry of the Black Panthers resonates in our minds to this day. One of the architects of this political and aesthetic maxim is Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture of the radical movement founded in 1966 Oakland, California.
The party, with a complex mix of influences that range from Marxism and Maoism to principles of self-defence and the fight against racial and class exclusion, developed an ideological manifesto: a ten-point program of social, economic and political tenets. Within the scope of political graphics, the Black Panther’s striking visual universe undoubtedly stands out. From meticulously staged outfits —afros, leather jackets, berets and all-black clothing— to the potent and mindful visual production of their print propaganda, they portrayed a distinct viewpoint that seems both intuitive and calculated at once.
For the first time in Western Europe. This exhibition showcases a significant selection of posters and newspapers from the party’s initial years, featuring among its highlights provocative images of the armed revolution and caricatured depictions of the oppressor, devised to empower the African American community. It also presents a selection of photos and political documents.

Emory Douglas (1943) lives and works in the Bay Area, USA. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions on the Black Panther Party. He had exhibitions at a.o. the Biennale of Sydney, the African American Art & Cultural Complex, New Museum, New York; San Francisco; the Richmond Art Center, California; Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston; and Tate Modern, London.

+ Symposium: 18 + 19 oktober 2018, more info: www.westdenhaag.nl

until 03 Mar
Curated by Feico Hoekstra
Artist: Ossip Zadkine
Zadkine aan Zee

Who isn't familiar with that bronze figure in Rotterdam with a hole in his body? Sometimes he is called ‘Holey Jan’ or ‘Jan with the hands.’ The sculpture is actually called De Verwoeste Stad (The destroyed city) and is considered worldwide as one of the most successful monuments for victims of the Second World War. Its fame is even so great that many people also know the name of the maker: Zadkine. That is special for a sculpture in the public space. But who was Zadkine? And what else did he make? The ‘Zadkine by the Sea’ exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of the oeuvre of this Parisian master of modernism who, together with fellow artists like Picasso, Brancusi and Lipchitz, changed the face of Western sculpture definitively. Special attention is paid to Zadkine’s intimate connection with the Netherlands, where his collectors and clients were often also his friends.

In 2017, museum Beelden aan Zee won the Turing Toekenning II award of €150.000 for its exhibition concept of Zadkine by the Sea.

Ossip Zadkine (1888-1967) is considered among the most important sculptors of the twentieth century. Born in Vitebsk in White Russia, he settled in Paris in 1910. He became acquainted with modern art there and from 1911 started contributing to it himself in stone and wood. Influenced by cubism, he developed his own unique style in the early nineteen-twenties, which would become increasingly dynamic and baroque through the nineteen-thirties. During the Second World War Zadkine remained in exile in the United States, where his reputation only increased. His expressive sculptures from after 1945 show his resilience in endowing the new ideals of the Europe of post-war reconstruction with a unique and new form.

Zadkine was a highly original artist with a clear personal vision which focused on the inextricable bond between man and nature. Through this he represented the role of Orpheus, the mythological poet whose art was able to keep the evil in the world at a distance. It was precisely that meaning which Zadkine, who had endured two world wars, attached to his own art. The exhibition in Beelden aan Zee focuses for the first time on this ideological motivation of the sculptor. Zadkine’s capacity to reinvent himself, time after time, so he could respond to the changing world around him with new forms, distinguishes him as one of the greatest artists of his time.

Artist: Jan van Munster
A selection from Jan van Munster’s studio

Een keuze uit het atelier

Curated by Gert Scheerlink
Artists: Gert Scheerlinck, Johan de Wit, Johan Gelper, Katleen Vinck, Nicolas Lamas and Rein Dufait
LE SUD (50° 38′ 28″ NB, 4° 40′ 5″ OL)

The exhibition LE SUD is composed with Belgian artists or at least artists who are based in Belgium with their artistic practice. We are talking about Johan De Wit, Nicolas Lamas, Gert Scheerlinck, Rein Dufait, Katleen Vinck and Johan Gelper.

Belgium is obviously a connecting factor, but there is more to it. Despite a certain unity in the works, they distinguish themselves from each other in engagement towards materiality and subject matter. The artists often work with raw or manufactured materials that are used or reused. There is nothing fast about their processes and nothing is necessarily certain. It can succeed or fail, until the momentum where the artwork becomes itself, autonomously. Interpreters have often adapted this kind of 'practice' to that of poets and there is a certain truth in that. The carefully chosen words, building lines and verses; there is no excess but rather a meager economy.

Artists: Anne Geene and Arjan de Nooy
Anne Geene and Arjan de Nooy – The Universal Photographer

With their humorous, pseudo-scientific work, Anne Geene (b. 1983) and Arjan de Nooy (b. 1965) make their audience look at the world in a new way. They collaborated on the award-winning publication Ornithologie (‘Ornithology’), an alternative bible for birdwatchers. This year Geene’s solo work won the Volkskrant’s art prize and the readers’ prize. The Universal Photographer is about the fictional photographer U. (1955-2010), whom Geene and De Nooy have used to make an ‘encyclopaedia’ of photography. The exhibition of the same name will be on show for the first time this autumn at The Hague Museum of Photography, to coincide with the publication of the book.

Artists: Henri Plaat and Theo Jeuken
Theo & Henri, A Friendly Journey

In A Friendly Journey, artists Henri Plaat and Theo Jeuken show their originality in the unity of their friendship, voyages of discovery in art and with references to the past. Art and friendship, man and his work, stories and motives.

Henri Plaat (1936) has built up a considerable artistic life. His oeuvre includes many disciplines. He can not be caught in a style in terms of working methods. Adventure is his domain. Nothing has limited him in his creative processes. Henri remains surprisingly versatile because he does not isolate himself in dogmas. He mainly works on paper, such as collages and gouache drawings; but also short films, for which he once received a Golden Calf.

Out of an emotion for exotic landscapes and with his sharp perception, Henri Plaat is inspired by fine colour shades in abstract images. Especially in traveling across the continents to ancient cultures, he discovers colours that he appropriates in the 'bathtub method' developed by him - the painted paper is soaked in bleach and ecoline until colours mix, fade or saturate. Betty van Garrel aptly described his work: "By means of colour, which is left behind in the performance as a sediment, he knows how to suggest a process of detachment."

Theo Jeuken (1945) also finds a lot of inspiration from outside the borders. For him it is mainly the new world and the city of New York that he visits almost every year for new impressions. His interest is mainly in architecture, theatre and film. Theo's work breathes a theatrical, humorous and mysterious setting. He prefers to use found objects or clippings from magazines. Usually they are memories and experiences from daily life that he imagines; or a scene from a movie. His two- and three-dimensional objects often speak as a story with a joke.

Theo and Henri share their experiences and stories with costly humour. Each has found its way to express this. The source of their inspiration also shows many similarities. How beautiful can friendship be and how exciting to exhibit together with such a loyal partner?

Artists: Cedric ter Bals, Marjolijn van der Meij, Shary Boyle and Susanna Inglada
Cedric ter Bals, Shary Boyle, Marjolijn van der Meij, Susanna Inglada

Galerie Maurits van de Laar introduces the work of four artists Susanna Inglada (1983),
Shary Boyle (1972) and Cedric ter Bals (1990) and Marjolijn van der Meij (1970).

Susanna Inglada, who graduates this year from HISK in Ghent, Belgium, makes powerful, expressive drawings of men and women engaged in fierce and now and then even violent interaction. Her theatrical drawings are sometimes three-dimensional and set up in black and white or neutral colors. This enhances the intensity of the scenes and at the same time creates a sense of estrangement.

Shary Boyle is an established artist who represented Canada at the 2013 Venice Biennale. She makes ceramic sculptures and drawings in which she refers to art history, popular culture and folklore. As a result of the deformations and exaggerations in her images, her work often has an edgy somewhat disquieting quality. For Snifter for instance she has a vamp seduce the rather nerdy Raggedy Andy, a doll from her childhood.

Cedric ter Bals graduated from the KABK in The Hague this year. Fascinated by WWI, he created the character of a German soldier, an alter ego that he presents in the historical context of Verdun, as well as in his hometown Scheveningen. In small, cartoon-like drawings he portrays the character as he searches for his origins and identity.

Marjolijn van de Meij shows new spatial work made from printed photographs of kitschy figurines representing a little girl on a prancing horse or a seated little boy. She folds and models the photographs into little statues that are transformed in such a way that they appear to be melting. This distortion forces the viewer to re-interpret these sentimental images from popular culture.

Curated by Lua Vollaard
Artist: Lawrence Lek
Nøtel Conference: Luxury Automated City

The Nøtel Conference will consider the benefits of automation, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity integration proposed by The Hague and envisioned by Nøtel. The Hague is utilizing its international zone as a test bed for the automation of the city. In Nøtel, the imagi­nation of this future is expanded - human workers have all but been abolished by the implementation of AI, smart security is integrated into the fabric of the city, and the modernist ideal of the home as personalized, private property has been exchanged for a model of global standards and perpetual mobility.

Three academics from the fields of urbanism, artificial intelligence, feminism and cybersecurity (Helen Hester, Adeola Enigbokan and Catelijne Muller) respond to the future proposed by the city of The Hague - and the adaptations that may thoroughly transform modern par­adigms of city living. How will we inhabit the luxury automated city? The conference is complemented by an interview between Lawrence Lek and curator Lua Vollaard, as well as a series of video works (Nøtel cinema) commissioned by Stroom in response to Nøtel (The Hague) through the One Minutes.

27 Oct 17 Feb
Artist: Shirin Neshat
Shirin Neshat

Photographic and film artist Shirin Neshat (b. 1957) grew up in Iran, but left at the age of 17 to study art at UC Berkeley in Los Angeles. Her work focuses on the conflict between her own roots and western culture, and the roles of men and women. This autumn her work will be on display at GEM. To Neshat’s delight, the show will run virtually concurrently with Splendour and Bliss. Arts of the Islamic World. From the early series Women of Allah to her more recent films and new photographic work, the selected works will illustrate Neshat’s development since the start of her career.

Anne Forest – I Am With Name

The work of Anne Forest has roots in both classical portrait art and the creepy horror genre. Forest 's work is dark but also lovely, and at the same time static and dreamy. Her imaginative characters stare at the viewer which gave an ominous feeling. They are stripped of their context, but have names. So Forest subtly shows the contrast between the individual character of its creatures and the fictional, universal world in which they all find themselves.

Forest works very detailed, with a lot of attention for texture. With unusual portraits she brings depth to her portraits, which come to life. The sleek, graphic lines ensure a clear division of the surface, where the depicted character demands all attention from the viewer. In her recent work, Forest challenges herself further by cutting foam carriers herself. These headlines are strongly reminiscent of traditional masks, but - like all the people portrayed by Forest - they have something unhuman. You could see them as dream-creatures. The strength of Forest lies in leaving these possibilities open, she herself gives no explanation about her work. This is precisely what makes it possible for the viewer to lose themselves in the dark dream world of Anne Forest.

Opening exhibition Anne Forest – I Am With Name

The work of Anne Forest has roots in both classical portrait art and the creepy horror genre. Forest 's work is dark but also lovely, and at the same time static and dreamy. Her imaginative characters stare at the viewer which gave an ominous feeling. They are stripped of their context, but have names. So Forest subtly shows the contrast between the individual character of its creatures and the fictional, universal world in which they all find themselves.

Forest works very detailed, with a lot of attention for texture. With unusual portraits she brings depth to her portraits, which come to life. The sleek, graphic lines ensure a clear division of the surface, where the depicted character demands all attention from the viewer. In her recent work, Forest challenges herself further by cutting foam carriers herself. These headlines are strongly reminiscent of traditional masks, but - like all the people portrayed by Forest - they have something unhuman. You could see them as dream-creatures. The strength of Forest lies in leaving these possibilities open, she herself gives no explanation about her work. This is precisely what makes it possible for the viewer to lose themselves in the dark dream world of Anne Forest.

Artist: Dave de Leeuw
Solo exhibition Dave de Leeuw | ‘Mumbling the phrases’

Hoorn & Reniers dedicates its last solo exhibition of 2018 to the works of Dave de Leeuw (Heerlen, 1981) who graduated from the Maastricht academy of fine arts in 2008. His oeuvre was first brought to the attention of the artloving public by former museum director Wim van Krimpen and consists of paintings, drawings, sculptures and occasionally videoinstallations. De Leeuw’s autobiographical works portray isolated individuals who oscillate between melancholy and humour, sensuality and loneliness and treat of his place in the world and the immense depth of existence.

28 Oct – 16:00 – 18:00
Artist: Dave de Leeuw
Opening solo exhibition Dave de Leeuw

Hoorn & Reniers cordially invites you to attend the opening of the solo exhibition ‘Mumbling the phrases’ by Dave de Leeuw (1981) on Sunday 28th October at 16.00 hours. Dave de Leeuw (Heerlen 1981) graduated from the Maastricht academy of fine arts in 2008. His oeuvre consists of paintings, drawings, sculptures and occasionally videoinstallations. De Leeuw’s autobiographical works portray isolated individuals who oscillate between melancholy and humour, sensuality and loneliness and treat of his place in the world and the immense depth of existence.

Artist: Julie Béna
ROSE PANTOPON AND THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE

For her first solo exhibition in The Netherlands, Julie Béna will work on the next step of her ongoing project ‘Have you seen Pantopon Rose?’: a project based on theatre, antiquity, mythology, writing and nightlife. The main performer, Rose Pantopon, is inspired by the character that appears just once in one of the last chapters of Naked Lunch (a novel by American writer William S. Burroughs), when an old junky asks the question: “Have you seen Pantopon Rose?”.
The project builds on the following quest: Who is Rose? Feeding itself from Greek tragedy, theatre, and personal stories of having grown up amidst a theater company and night-clubs to support her studies, the artist brings fantasy, color, music, narration, gestures, objects, and the absurd together in this project.

Béna works on environments that draw inspiration from the world of literature film, theatre and popular culture.
She invents dream like states that blends her imagination with a pop culture sensibility. Béna’s work instigates
mystery and doubt and her emphasis on irrationality remains one of the biggest strengths in her work. She approaches her own subject through characters in the videos, performances, sculptures and rhythmical poetry.
Despite the fact that she studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, this will be her first solo exhibition in The Netherlands.

Curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Artists: Anna Betbeze, Benoît Maire, Cevdet Erek, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Dominique Gonzales Foerster, Etienne Chambaud, Francisco Tropa, Gabriel Kuri, Irene Kopelman, Jean Painleve, Jochen Lempert, Joëlle Tuerlinkx, Jorinde Voigt, Karl Blossfeldt, Michael E. Smith, Nicolas Lamas, Oscar Santillán and others
Act II  ‘Archipelago — A Problem (On Exactitude in Science)’

The exhibition 'Archipelago — A Problem (On Exactitude in Science)' centres around a fictitious, mental archipelago where a group of mathematicians, geologists, cartographers and other scientists try to index the measurable facets and phenomenological manifestations that they uncover during their research expedition. As the unprecedented landscape is subject to constant change and fluctuations, the advanced instruments with which the research group is equipped prove to be unsuited to recording and documenting their observations and findings accurately. The scientific languages they employed elsewhere do not appear to correspond in any way to their somewhat predetermined, stable patterns of expectation, preconceived knowledges and epistemological registers: the diversity of living conditions and environments found within the archipelago appears so diverse and unstable that every island seems to require its own individual linguistic and scientific approach. To this end they decide to develop a new compendium entitled 'The Sea Island Mathematical Manual' in order to do justice to a world of constant change using a series of –to use philosopher Donna Haraway’s words–SFs (science fact, science fiction, speculative fabulation, so far).

Curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Artists: Anna Betbeze, Benoît Maire, Cevdet Erek, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Dominique Gonzales Foerster, Etienne Chambaud, Francisco Tropa, Gabriel Kuri, Irene Kopelman, Jean Painleve, Jochen Lempert, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Jorinde Voigt, Karl Blossfeldt, Michael E. Smith, Nicolas Lamas, Oscar Santillán and others
Opening Act II ‘Archipelago — A Problem (On Exactitude in Science)’

The exhibition 'Archipelago — A Problem (On Exactitude in Science)' centres around a fictitious, mental archipelago where a group of mathematicians, geologists, cartographers and other scientists try to index the measurable facets and phenomenological manifestations that they uncover during their research expedition. As the unprecedented landscape is subject to constant change and fluctuations, the advanced instruments with which the research group is equipped prove to be unsuited to recording and documenting their observations and findings accurately. The scientific languages they employed elsewhere do not appear to correspond in any way to their somewhat predetermined, stable patterns of expectation, preconceived knowledges and epistemological registers: the diversity of living conditions and environments found within the archipelago appears so diverse and unstable that every island seems to require its own individual linguistic and scientific approach. To this end they decide to develop a new compendium entitled 'The Sea Island Mathematical Manual' in order to do justice to a world of constant change using a series of –to use philosopher Donna Haraway’s words–SFs (science fact, science fiction, speculative fabulation, so far).

11 Nov 22 Dec
Artists: Aaron van Erp, Amir Tirandaz, Anselm Kiefer, Jasper de Beijer, Jose Maria Sicilia, Raquel Maulwurf, Roger Wardin, Ruri Matsumoto, Simon Schrikker and others

The End of War (11/11/1918, Armistice WW I) with works by Raquel Maulwurf, Anselm Kiefer, Jose Maria Sicilia, Amir Tirandaz, Aaron van Erp, Simon Schrikker, Jürgen Brodwolf, Ruri Matsumoto, Roger Wardin, Daniele Galliano, Ryan Mendoza, Kcho, Theo Eissens, Jasper de Beijer, Ottmar Hörl.

16 Nov – 18:00 – 20:00
Artist: Matt Plezier
Reclaiming (Public) Space

Page Not Found is thrilled to invite you to the launch of the second issue of "Hollanditis". This ongoing publishing project by Matt Plezier chronicles the visual culture of protest, past and present, in the form of a newspaper. During this event, Matt will discuss with his guests the necessity of disrupting (public) space and how poster-making is a relevant strategy for change. Protest posters, old and new, will be exhibited.

Matt Plezier is a self-taught Dutch visual artist based in The Hague. His work reflects upon issues of alienation, anonymity, (in)visibility and ways of constructing and disseminating narrative, mirroring his own multi-cultural background. His publications provide viewers with a different narrative in an unambiguous and sometimes confrontational form. In true DIY spirit, he has self published zines, prints and art books, under the name MonoRhetorik. His work was shown at the DIY Cultures Fair (London, UK), Fruit Art book fair (Bologna, IT), Palais de Tokyo’s Ass Book Fair (Paris, FR), and the New York Art Book Fair (US). The themes vary from hardcore punk to urban photography, installation based work to queer apparel and zines. MonoRhetorik is the recipient of the prestigious Shannon Michael Cane Award 2018.

Curated by Roel Arkesteijn
Artist: Nishiko
Nishiko: Repairing Earthquake Project

As part of a series of presentations highlighting promising visual artists, this fall Stroom Den Haag will feature an exhibition of the 'Repairing Earthquake Project', the magnum opus of the Hague-based artist Nishiko (Kagoshima, Japan, 1981). After the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami in March 2011, she visited the Tohoku district in Japan, searching for remaining objects and collecting eye-witness accounts that enable us to experience the aftermath of the disaster first hand. During the project Nishiko repairs and reconstructs the battered objects with great care and tenderness. With their scars they are visual reminders of these historical events. The repaired objects were further granted a second life, as the artist had them adopted by foster parents. The exhibition at Stroom will present the 'Repairing Earthquake Project' for the first time in its entirety.

The exhibition at Stroom not only aims to present the impressive 'Repairing Earthquake Project' to a wider audience. Nishiko's project also enables us to experience a human tragedy. Simultaneously the project bears witness to an ecological crisis. The fact that the sea level is rising dramatically due to man-made climate change, as well as the presence of plastic garbage patches in the Great Pacific, gives the project even more urgency. The 'Repairing Earthquake Project' not only dwells on the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, it also reflects upon our common future.

The exhibition and the Stroom School side program will be compiled by guest curator Roel Arkesteijn. He is a curator and author interested in forms of artistic engagement, activism, and art for social change. Since 2008 he has been curator of contemporary art at Museum Het Domein (currently: Museum De Domijnen) in Sittard.

Special thanks to:
The exhibition is made possible through generous support by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the Mondriaan Fund and the City of The Hague.

17 Nov 15 Dec
Artist: Elka Oudenampsen
Elka Oudenampsen – SOLO

Colours, shapes, overlap in compositions and patterns, as a reflection from her inner landscape. Painter Elka Oudenampsen (1967) brings something to life. Examining what colour does, what the eye observes. Contrasts deliver new experiences and put everything in a different perspective. Her energy arises in the making, searching for a spatial collage, to a controlled final image. In her earlier work you can still see fragments from reality. More recent canvases are painted in a range of colours and delimited in forms.

These shapes are also placed over each other, or opposite and cut across, vertically or horizontally. This creates a spatial experience. The image is often caught in a stationary motion. Sometimes you see clear marks of paint, regular, taut and accurate. The composition of one work is even more complex than that of the other.

In a painting of Elka Oudenampsen there are no traces of political engagement or social views. However a strong drive is to be discerned. Trough proper research canvases are produced in all sizes and colours. It is her energy flow that determines the end result. Autonomy of a visual language is the goal that Oudenampsen strives for. All produced by the pure experience of looking.

18 Nov 16 Dec
Artists: Andrea Freckmann, Cedric ter Bals, Christie van der Haak, Diederik Gerlach, Dieter Mammel, Dirk Zoete, ed pien, Elmar Trenkwalder, Elsbeth Ciesluk, Erik Pape, Eva Spierenburg, Frank Van den Broeck, Henri Jacobs, Jan Brokof, Justin Wijers, Karin van Dam, Kim Hospers, marcel van eeden, Martin Assig, Nour-Eddine Jarram, Robbie Cornelissen, Robert Nicol, Robine Clignett, Ronald Versloot, sebastiaan schlicher, Stan Klamer, Susanna Inglada, Tobias Lengkeek and Zeger Reyers
Ristretto

Ristretto is a group show in which the artists of the gallery exhibit works that have been shown earlier in the season or that prelude to the program next year.

The exhibition includes a.o. Martin Assig, Cedric ter Bals, Frank Van den Broeck, Jan Brokof, Elsbeth Ciesluk, Robine Clignett, Robbie Cornelissen, Karin van Dam, Marcel van Eeden, Susanna Inglada, Andrea Freckmann, Diederik Gerlach, Kim Hospers, Christie van der Haak, Henri Jacobs, Nour-Eddine Jarram, Stan Klamer, Tobias Lengkeek, Dieter Mammel, Robert Nicol, Erik Pape, Ed Pien, Zeger Reyers, Sebastiaan Schlicher, Eva Spierenburg, Elmar Trenkwalder, Ronald Versloot, Justin Wijers, Dirk Zoete.

18 Nov – 16:00 – 18:15
Ristretto

Opening of the group show Ristretto, in which the artists of the gallery exhibit works shown earlier in the season or that prelude to the program next year.

The exhibition includes a.o. Martin Assig, Cedric ter Bals, Frank Van den Broeck, Jan Brokof, Elsbeth Ciesluk, Robine Clignett, Robbie Cornelissen, Karin van Dam, Marcel van Eeden, Susanna Inglada, Andrea Freckmann, Diederik Gerlach, Kim Hospers, Christie van der Haak, Henri Jacobs, Nour-Eddine Jarram, Stan Klamer, Tobias Lengkeek, Dieter Mammel, Robert Nicol, Erik Pape, Ed Pien, Zeger Reyers, Sebastiaan Schlicher, Eva Spierenburg, Elmar Trenkwalder, Ronald Versloot, Justin Wijers, Dirk Zoete.

24 Nov – 16:00 – 18:00
Artist: Sam Lock
Unremembered
24 Nov 06 Jan
Artist: Sam Lock
Unremembered

Sam Lock’s new body of work gives an idea of said gestures on paper, canvas, and even aluminum. Thereby, the process of creating itself is assigned primary importance as he approaches his works always intuitively and directly in order to capture the moment. One could compare it with the mere idea of a drawing.
For example, by using pencil and pastel markings as well as traces of paint, his pictures suggest to be the result of literally exploring the space of the medium. Irregular lines, dots, curls, elliptical forms, staccato-like pencil strokes, and well-defined color fields are essential and omnipresent elements on paper as well as on canvas. Another characteristic of Sam Locks method is to exceed the physical boundaries of a picture by letting elements appear to leave the medium or to emerge into it, thereby creating the impression that they might extend beyond the image.
His works show a balance between white spaces with slight traces of pencil or paint on one hand, and condensed areas of rectangular and strongly colored forms on the other hand. Sometimes, the white spaces hide behind a one-color field, which almost fills the entire picture; and sometimes, just a fine line of color appears on the edge of an otherwise bright painting consisting of different shades of white.

28 Nov 13 Dec
Artists: Ien Lucas, Michel Hoogervorst, Ossip, Ton van Kints and Warffemius
After PAN Amsterdam

Highlights of the fair.

Image credits: René van der Hulst

International Symposium: All Power to the People!

The struggle of the Black Panthers is alive today. It is a struggle for political recognition and representation, for equal rights and emancipation from systemic oppression and persistent exploitation. The Black Panthers were not ambivalent about their goals, theirs was an internationalist, socialist, abolitionist program.

For many activists today, the slavery paradigm has not ended but has merely transformed into the prevalence of prison labour and institutional racism. The slaveowners have been liberalised, the new masters are faceless corporations run for the benefit of disparate financial interests. Black liberation has not been achieved, and this is why we are seeing a new generation of activists who call themselves the ‘new abolitionists’.

Systemic transformation require international solidarity networks and generations of struggle to achieve. Such networks can not be built and sustained by politics alone, they require a cultural dimension which can sustain the movements through the challenges. Another world is possible, and not only possible, it is immanent.

Through the insights of our discussants, this symposium brings actors from the cultural, academic and activist sectors from The Netherlands and around the world to catalyse concerted action to energizing a political movement for international solidarity.

With professor of journalism Jared Ball (US), professor of law Kathleen Cleaver (US), artist Emory Douglas (US), curator Juan Pablo Fajardo (CO), collector Alden Kimbrough (US), and publisher Firoze Manji (KE) amongst others.

More information, full program and tickets: www.westdenhaag.nl

Artist: Julie Béna
Background Evening with Julie Béna

For this background evening Julie Béna will compile an evening reflecting on her exhibition 'ROSE PANTOPON AND THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE'.

01 Dec 17 Mar
Artist: Ad Gerritsen
Ad Gerritsen

Dutch artist Ad Gerritsen (1940-2015) painted, above all, people. His images are familiar, yet disturbing and discomfiting. His colourful paintings have a dark undertone and his stylized figures have something grim about them. Gerritsen often holds up a mirror to our world. You may see more of yourself than you want to in his pictures. From December 2018, the Gemeentemuseum presents Gerritsen's finest paintings, plus drawings, graphic work and ceramics.

01 Dec – 18:00 – 20:00
Artist: Özlem Altın
Özlem Altın: Dance

Page Not Found is delighted to invite you to meet visual artist Özlem Altın. She will talk about her latest publication, “Dance”, and present a new mini-edition, made especially for this event.

In her work, Özlem Altın draws especially from the comprehensive collection of images and texts that she has intuitively compiled from various sources and, moreover, from her own drawings and photographs. Altın transforms the exhibition space into a kind of stage, into a site for performing a visual programme, the elements of which emerge, surface, and then disappear again, similar to a clue or trail. The focus of this programme rests with the body, the languages of bodies, the gestures, the suggested movements and changes in posture. The body, for Altın, is a vehicle for transferring knowledge, experience, a vehicle of communication and exchange.

Özlem Altın (b.1977) is a visual artist based in Berlin. She is a graduate of the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (MA) and the Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem (BA). Selected solo shows include 10th Berlin Biennale (2018), Camera Austria, Graz (2017), Vleeshal (as part of OAOA), Middelburg (2015), Cathartic ballet at Circus in Berlin (2013), Rhythm of Resemblance at Günther-Peill Foundation at the Leopold Hoesch Museum in Düren (2012) and Ianus (My memory of what happened is not what happened) at Fondazione Morra Greco in Naples (2010). Özlem Altın is the founder of Orient Press publishing house in Berlin and the member of the Oceans Academy of Arts (OAOA).

Credits: (images) "Intuition", "What you are looking for" and "Wheel of Union" by Özlem Altın, (text) excerpts from "Developing, Handling, Processing, Preparing" by Reinhard Braun

14 december t/m 1 januari 2019 is de galerie gesloten
happy New Year!

Artist: Kasia Fudakowski
Kasia Fudakowski – solo exhibition

The work by Kasia Fudakowski (1985, lives and works in Berlin) is characterised by a cleverness and distinct sense of humor, probably tinted by her British background, full of sarcasm and self-ridicule that worked as powerful tools for reflection.

In December 2018/January 2019 she will present a video installation at 1646 with newly developed work. This work concerns a futuristic scenario that evolves around scientists who confirm a direct correlation between the dramatically rising sea levels and the amount of words that we speak. Delegates from every nation of the world gather together to find a quick solution and resolve that each citizen of the world shall be rationed to 433 words per day. This comes to be known as Cage Law after John Cage’s 4”33’.
This disaster-in-slow-motion horrific farce, follows the lives of four main characters trying to keep their heads above water, where Every Word Counts. Their central narrative thread is intercut by shorts shot around the world, which investigate the consequences of this new law, from ten different cultural, economic and climactic perspectives.

Kasia Fudakowski has previously shown her work at 1646 and during this performance in 2016, 'Tap and Die - A lecture on the work of Andy Kaufman and Lee Lozano', Kasia managed to merge an experience of struggle, directness, laughter and lightness with a full mastering of the tragi-comic. She has this ability to find visual forms, far from any literal translaton, that serve to explore her captivating mindmap of socially engaged ideas and psychology.

Kasia Fudakowski has exhibited internatonally at venues such as Modern Art Oxford; Museum
of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Kunstverein Braunschweig; Arnolfni, Bristol; GAK, Bremen;
FUTURA, Prague; Harburger Bahnhof Kunstverein, Hamburg; Sprengel Museum, Hanover; and
Bring Art into Life! at Museum Ludwig, Cologne.

image: Still from Word Count 04, The Martyrdom of Professor Sanchez, 2018, written and directed by Kasia Fudakowski, courtesy of the artist and ChertLüdde, Berlin.

15 Dec – 18:00 – 20:00
Artist: Falke Pisano

More information about this event coming soon.

Falke Pisano (1978, Amsterdam) lives and works in Rotterdam and Berlin. Her diagrammatic works expose a loop, in which shifting abstract sculptural forms are conceived directly in relation to written and spoken language, implying an ongoing and morphing production of meaning. In the publication ‘’Figures of Speech’’ (designed and co-edited by Will Holder, published by JRP-Ringier, Christoph Keller Editions, 2010) Pisano brought together her work focusing on the act of speech in relation to different forms of agency in artistic production. The artist second cycle of works (2011-) “The Body in Crisis” consists of a series of propositions and inquiries that look at the body in crisis as an ongoing event.

Pisano’s solo exhibitions include Centro de Creación Contemporanea de Andalucia, Cordoba (2016), Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe (2016), Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles (2015), Praxes, Berlin (2014), The Showroom, London ( 2013), Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam, 2007, 2011) Hollybush Gardens (London, 2009, 2012), De Vleeshal (Middelburg, 2012), CAC (with Benoît Maire, Vilnius, 2011), Transmission Gallery (Glasgow, 2010), Extra City (Antwerp, 2010), Kunstverein (Graz, 2009) and Halle für Kunst e.V. (Lüneburg, 2008). She participated in major groups shows such as the Venice Biennial (2009) and Manifesta (2008). She performed at Museo Reina Sofia (2012), the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008) and Lisson Gallery, London (2007). She is the winner of Prix de Rome 2013.