About Robert Rino by the Flemish artist Rinus Van de Velde is a Nest-filling installation in which Van de Velde tells the story of Robert Rino. The works of this fictional artist, which are produced by Van de Velde can be found in the drawings that fill the walls of Nest from top to bottom, but are also presented within the in situ installation itself. Within this presentation Van de Velde returns to the practise of drawing large murals which earned him his acclaim, while at the same time it's also the premiere of his ceramic objects, presented alongside the large cardboard sculptures which Van de Velde introduced the last few years.
The presentation coincides until March 5th with the presentation of Van de Velde at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, which is based on the fictional sculptor Isaac Weiss and the artist colony in which he supposedly resided.
opening Saturday February 4 2017, 4 pm
Five decades of painting. One unified approach. Over the past fifty years, Jaap van den Ende (b. 1944) has created an inimitably varied yet consistent oeuvre.
The works include strict, systematic abstract paintings as well as canvases that bring together realistic painting and abstraction in a highly original manner. Van den Ende’s early and more recent works differ to such an extent that you might think you were looking at pieces made by different artists. Yet a steadily recurring theme can be discerned amid the diversity of styles: a markedly rational approach to painting.
This combination of coherence and diversity, along with the quality of Van den Ende’s oeuvre, makes his work fascinating to follow, to study, and to collect. In Order arose out of the partnership between the artist and his biggest collector. Together, they have selected key works from private collections that show how Van den Ende’s body of work has developed. The exhibition showcases the artist’s impressive range and ability to visualise his understanding of the world.
Opening 19/02/2017 - 15:00 hrs
This winter, the artist Christiaan Zwanikken will work on his kinetic sculptures in the hall of De Electriciteitsfabriek. Zwanikenn’s work finds itself on the border of art, science and technology. Using diverse sculptural media, robotics, biology, computer software, scent and sound he creates inventive sculptures and installations.
In the industrial surroundings of The Netherlands’ oldest still working power plant he will be working on his own production, transformation processes and installation of hybrid sculptures; ZWANIKKEN FACTORY.
Open: Friday and Saturday, 2 - 9 PM, Sunday 2 - 6 PM
Entrance fee: €7 (€5 student, CJP, 65+)
Three artists celebrate the dawn of nature. In March the signs of new growth and new life are all around, and sometimes the feeling of spring is in the air, although rain, strong wind and even frost are still right around the corner. On show are (i.a.) new paintings by Joncquil, ceramic sculptures by Reinier Lagendijk and digital animations by Eelco Brand.
Opening Sunday March 5, 3 - 5 pm
The work of the German artists Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller focuses on re-contextualizing found footage. They often use various fragments of older films of different genres (feature films, commercials, corporate films etc.) taken out of their original context, creating new connections and generating new meaning in doing so, enhanced by the addition of sound. While, in a number of works, the artists show the repetitive element of film by putting innumerable similar scenes from various films after one another, they also have produced a large amount of works revolving around one single emblematic motif. On one hand this gives the viewer a way to critically reflect on standards of cinematic representation. On the other hand, Girardet & Müller liberate their footage from its original source and serving function in offering it a new life. Somebody, Nobody, Anyone is their first solo exhibition in The Netherlands and will combine collective and individual works by Girardet & Müller.
The exhibition You Are Here curated by Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller unites works in different media revolving around questions of identity. Identities mirrored in, shaped and distorted by contemporary media juxtaposed with poetic representations/manifestations and metaphors of the physical, individual self. As in many of the works of Girardet & Müller, parallel on show in West Huis Huguetan, there is an emphasis on the question of the self in regard to categories such as location and dislocation and the personal and the collective.
Steinar Haga Kristensen´s exhibition at 1646 comes about as the result of a very brown time, and so it is called the Brown Period. The exhibition is put together of previously un-displayed work from this period. The work combines, ceramics, tapestry, oil paint and afffresco. During the opening reception Haga Kristensen and fellow artist Eirik Senje will perform their latest socio-imaginary performance play in 9 acts.
Our first encounter with Steinar Haga Kristensen was during a studio visit in Oslo in 2013. Steinar made an immediate impression on us with his wide art-historical knowledge, his sociopolitical commitment that is reflected in his work, his speedy way of thinking, making connections, his vast production of works and his clear vision and dedication to his works. Many of the works are seemingly funny, though they might have a strong political or somber starting point. He uses a traditional visual language that breaks every tradition in how it ever was used. Not interested in labeling himself in any way he is in our opinion a rebel with a cause. The form of his work ranges from event-scores, performance, sculpture and painting to video and telepathic interventions; he has written two operas, in witch the latest accompanied a monumental fresco mural of his hand.
Steinar Haga Kristensen (b.1980, Oslo, Norway) lives and works in Oslo. He has exhibited at The Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Bergen art museum, Bergen; Etablissement d’en face projects, Brussels; WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde; UKS, Oslo and Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark. Haga Kristensen is educated at The National Academy of Art, Oslo, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien and Sydney College of Art and was grated the Oslo City Hall studio 2013-2015. Haga Kristensen is represented by Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmø, Sweden.
Collected from the surrounding air, crystallised or made up: unsuspected traits that nestle like a kind of memory in physical matter. This is what connects Voebe de Gruyter and Juliaan Andeweg, two idiosyncratic artists, in a presentation of new work.
Both were born in The Hague. But the less obvious common denominators have a far greater impact; while they follow their own approach, both their practices are animated by the inimitable mythical god Hermes. Both artists experience and highlight specific material characteristics that are not immediately apparent. Qualities that reside beyond matter itself; in the intangible. For the first time, the work of De Gruyter (1960) and Andeweg (1986) is presented in a single exhibition.
Special thanks to: Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Galerie van Gelder, Mondriaan Fund and the City of The Hague.
Heden presents the first exhibition of International Silence, a collective of the artists Twan Janssen and John Verwoerd. International Silence operates at the interface between art and design, often in the digital domain. Twan and John investigate the concept of "Silence," a rare concept in our time.
Heden presents a small exhibition of Sara Vrugt in the basement of Heden (Denneweg). She shows the series Collaterale. This series presents victims of domestic violence and their economic loss of contribution to the national product. The financial perspective regarding the value of a life was the reason to Sara to make this series. The sophisticated use of materials and performance is in stark contrast to this loaded subject.
Sara Vrugt (Amsterdam, 1981) makes iconic designs of textile with a humoristic and idealistic touch. With her embroideries and community projects she shows her audience a fresh look at everyday life.
Group show honoring the Dutch artists the gallery has worked with directly and indirectly in the past 25 years.
Solo exhibition of German artist Manfred Schneider. With installations and works on paper.
Book presentation of 'Facing Value', a new publication by Valiz and Stroom Den Haag. With special guests: Martijn Jeroen van der Linden (economist and researcher TU Delft) and artist Reto Pulfer (who will give a performance). With an introduction by Francien van Westrenen (co-editor of the book together with Maaike Lauwaert).
Value as a non-economic notion is one of the hardest concepts to tackle. In nine alternative rules of value creation, different approaches are put forward that may inspire to regain personal power, share creativity, face uncertainty, liberate time, allow variety, and support a more empathic and just society. By presenting an anthology of texts by architects, artists, philosophers, scientists, historians and economists, many image essays and three artist's contributions (Atelier Van Lieshout, Reto Pulfer and Navid Nuur) this book aims to rethink the scope and language of the current value system.
The artists presented in ‘Stretch Release’ can all be qualified as painters. However they do not limit their painterly practice to the well trodden path of oil on a stretched rectangular canvas. They regularly prefer to take the canvas off of the stretcher and let painted fabrics behave of their own accord. Some produce their own fabrics and dye or paint on them, others expose their painted textiles to the natural elements. These are works that do not necessarily ask to be hung from a wall, but can just as well be placed as markers within the architecture of a given space. They subtly influence the viewers’ gaze and movements, without immediately turning into obvious sculptural interventions.
Opening on the 8th of April, starting at 17.00.
Galerie Ramakers is proud to have add Willy De Sauter to her selection of represented artists recently. This will be his first solo show at the gallery.
Willy De Sauter’s artistic practice is a continuation of a rich tradition according to which art is the vehicle for an abstract representation of reality. His artistic vocabulary could be characterized as a thorough abstraction of forms and structures that can be found back in both nature and in culture, more specifically in architecture. The close observation of buildings, monuments and even photographs are often starting points for De Sauter’s plastic transposition of an existing form into an abstract representation.
Somebody, Nobody, Anyone
Working on the forefront of found footage filmmaking, Girardet & Müller are being critically acclaimed both on the international festival circuit and in the artworld. In conjunction with their exhibition at West in Huis Huguetan, they introduce and discuss the exhibition and a program of individual and collaborative films.
Start: West in Huis Huguetan
14:00 H. Guided tour by the artists Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller
Followed: Filmhuis Den Haag
16:00 H. Screening Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller
Q & A by Leendert de Jong (programmeur Filmhuis Den Haag)
Every year, Nest organises a One Nest Stand presentation for which academy students get the assignment to make a work in the sphere of one of the exhibitions of Nest. This year students of the Royal Academy of The Hague deal draw their inspiration from About Robert Rino by Rinus Van de Velde. The students are invited to think about the ephemeral versus the eternal value of art.
by Kolja Gollub
Guess Things Happen that way is an exhibition at two locations: in Michel Hoogervorst's studio and in the gallery. On show in the gallery are paintings and drawings from different periods. At the studio Michel painted a series of five murals, of which the last one can be admired. The exhibition is an outcome of research on how an artwork interacts with a space, done by Hoogervorst between December 2016 and May 2017. For the series of murals he was inspired by the atmosphere and dimensions of the space. Following from the murals, he made paintings and drawings that also relate to its surroundings and to each other.
During the opening on May 28 a book of the same name is presented, that gives an insight to the developmental stages in his practice and the different layers in his work. The first four murals of the series are also included in the book.