Curated by Nadine van den Bosch
Artists: Cas Oorthuys, Gerard Fieret, Nico Jesse and others
Vintage photography

Selection of black and white photography from our own collection, with Nico Jesse, Gerard Fieret, Cas Oorthuys and other photographers.

Artist: Isabella Rozendaal
Isabella Rozendaal – Isabella Hunts

For more than ten years now, photographer Isabella Rozendaal (b. 1983) has been following hunters in different countries and cultures, from the Netherlands’ Hoeksche Waard to the Amazon. She is driven in this quest by two questions: what is it like to be part of the food chain in an industrialised society, and what does the concept of ‘wilderness’ mean to modern humans?

Artist: Maria van Kesteren
Maria van Kesteren

The material and the hand of the maker are barely discernible in the minimalist objects of Maria van Kesteren (b. 1933). The execution is perfect, down to the smallest detail, the result of her years of devotion to the craft of woodturning. The Gemeentemuseum will pay tribute to this artist to mark her 85th birthday

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.

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.

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.

until 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.

Artist: Giovanni Palmieri
I often have nightmares of going back to my home country

Giovanni Palmieri (Paraguay 1993) graduated this summer from the photography department of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague. For his graduation project, Palmieri researched the mythological stories from Paraguay. The spirits who oppressed families and prescribed the rules to them. Tau, Kerana, and their seven cursed children. In his work, he tries to free himself from this by looking for the human side of these mythological creatures. He transforms them into an understanding of human behavior and explores the unknown answers of life.

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.

until 20 Jan
Artists: Joseph Montgomery and Willem Hussem
Joe

Joseph Montgomery’s second solo exhibition at the gallery is comprised of shim paintings. Whereas in previous exhibitions his work has combined both soft collage and the hard edges of the shim painting, this exhibition is only built upon the base structure of wedge combinations. This includes an animation in which the protagonist is also constructed from wedges.

Shims are thin pieces of construction material typically used to fill in a gap or as a leveling device and are often made of cedar, a rot resistant type of lumber. They are used in two places in Montgomery’s work, the “shim painting” and the “shim doll”, both of which are composed of articulations of the modular unit. Thus the shim forms the basis of an expressive visual language through repetition and difference. They are present in the application suites shimindex.com and dollindex.com as two tools that allow the artist to compose a doll or painting by displaying all possible iterations given a set of limitations.

The title “Joe” comes from the fact that the artist is called by two names. He is Joe informally and Joseph formally. Similarly, a painting can be named twice or three or four times. Montgomery’s use of multiple aesthetics to construct paintings names painting both as a friendly practice and a strange practice. The play between informal and formal occurs in this new body of work’s use of mirror as a painting material. Collaged within the shims by occupying the interstitial space between the wedges, the reflective surface renders the figure ground relationships ambiguous while giving the decorative nature of the material a more psychological purpose. In the fragmentation of the architecture around the object and the reflection of the viewer’s body in portions, the shim + mirror combination announces a protagonist who is mutable relative to perspective. Similarly, a set of three monochromes appear solid from afar. At an intimate distance, bundled wedges and rectangles undulate under the skin of paint.

In the animation, the shim doll bathes. Based on the Bonnard painting Nude in the Bath (1936), the doll continuously labours to rest amidst two other characters, reflection in the fluid and shadow in the depths.

front space: Willem Hussem (1900 – 1974)
As a prelude to his solo exhibition at Dürst Britt & Mayhew in the spring of 2019 we will show a small selection of works by renowned Dutch artist Willem Hussem (1900-1974) in the front space of the gallery.

As an artist Willem Hussem continually experimented and produced highly diverse works of art, including painting, drawing and sculpture. A constant aspiration towards simplicity and purity underlies his entire oeuvre. This aspiration is closely connected with his need for clear systems of thought. It was in Hegel’s philosophy and Zen Bhuddism that he found the intellectual basis for the universalistic outlook on the world that would determine his thought and work.

Throughout his life Hussem was in search of a manner of working that tied in with his philosophical views. In poetry, he found this in short lyrics, while in art he initially found it in a style that steered a middle path between expressionism and constructivism, and finally in geometrical abstraction.

In 1960 Willem Hussem represented The Netherlands at the Venice Biennial. During his lifetime he had solo exhibitions at Gemeentemuseum in Den Haag, Museum Het Princessehof in Leeuwarden and Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam and participated in major group exhibitions in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. He also exhibited twice at the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, US.
After Hussem’s death in 1974, the ‘Hussem Committee’, which consisted of influential artists, art historians and museum directors, kept his legacy alive. Retrospectives were mounted at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Centraal Museum in Utrecht and most recently at Museum Belvedere in Oranjewoud.

Hussem’s work is held in many private and public collections, including Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

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).

until 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.

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.

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.

until 23 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, Heidi Linck, Henri Jacobs, Jan Brokof, Justin Wijers, Karin van Dam, Kim Hospers, marcel van eeden, Marjolijn van der Meij, Martin Assig, Martin Fenne, Nare Eloyan, Nour-Eddine Jarram, Robbie Cornelissen, Robert Nicol, Robine Clignett, Ronald Versloot, sebastiaan schlicher, Seekee Chung, Shary Boyle, Stan Klamer, Susanna Inglada, Tobias Gerber, Tobias Lengkeek and Zeger Reyers
Ristretto

In the group show Ristretto the artists of the gallery each show one or two small works. Ristretto includes long time represented artists like Robine Clignett, Marcel van Eeden and Diederik Gerlach but also new names as Shary Boyle and young talents like Tobias Lengkeek, Susanna Inglada and Cedric ter Bals. The show gives an actual overview of the gallery, with drawing at its core where Sebastiaan Schlicher newly developed a new variety with his video synthesis in which he draws by means of an electronic signal. Textwork by Elsbeth Ciesluk, recent glasswork by Christie van der Haak, ceramics by Elmar Trenkwalder and textile work by Martin Fenne show the diversity and width of the gallery program, completed by new paintings of Erik Pape, Andrea Freckmann, Tobias Lengkeek and Ronald Versloot.

until 16:00 – 17:00
Opening ‘Ristretto’

Opening of the groupshow Ristretto with Martin Assig, Cedric ter Bals, Shary Boyle, Frank Van den Broeck, Jan Brokof, Seekee Chung, Elsbeth Ciesluk, Robine Clignett, Robbie Cornelissen, Karin van Dam, Marcel van Eeden, Nare Eloyan, Martin Fenne, Andrea Freckmann, Tobias Gerber, Diederik Gerlach, Christie van der Haak, Kim Hospers, Susanna Inglada, Henri Jacobs, Nour-Eddine Jarram, Stan Klamer, Tobias Lengkeek, Heidi Linck, Dieter Mammel, Marjolijn van der Meij, Robert Nicol, Erik Pape, Ed Pien, Zeger Reyers, Sebastiaan Schlicher, Eva Spierenburg, Elmar Trenkwalder, Ronald Versloot, Justin Wijers, Dirk Zoete.

until 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.

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

Highlights of the fair.

Image credits: René van der Hulst

Curated by Vincent van Velsen and Dan Walwin
Artists: Aline Bouvy, Charlott Weise, Dan Walwin, Daniel Jacoby, Evita Vasiljeva, Graham Kelly, Hanae Wilke, Josse Pyl, Kareem Lotfy, Lauren Hall, Machteld Rullens, Magali Reus, Nicola Arthen, Nicolas Pelzer, Nicolas Riis, Pieter van der Schaaf, Rubén Grilo, Sarah Pichlkostner, Saskia Noor Van Imhoff, Urara Tsuchiya and Yvonne Dröge Wendel
Even if it’s Jazz or the Quiet Storm

Sometimes an exhibition is not about just one thing, subject or theme, but rather about individual voices and the relationships they have with each other. Even if it's Jazz or the Quiet Storm establishes open associative connections and does not encourage you to understand, but to keep you going.

until 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.

Curated by Mique Eggermont
Artists: Andrea Eva Györi, Anna Sophie de Vries and others
Viewmaster Projects

From 6 December until 6 January 2019, Heden will participate in the Viewmaster Projects. This time Viewmaster Projects is working with LIMA Amsterdam, Garage Rotterdam, Pennings Foundation Eindhoven, Heden Den Haag and Greylight Projects (Hoensbroek) to show video works of upcoming talent. The works are projected on the windows and can be viewed from the public space. Video presentations by Anna Sophie de Vries and Andrea Eva Gyori will be shown at Heden.

Anna Sophie de Vries
The work of Anna Sophie de Vries consists of fiction films, drawings, music and installations. She shows a world in which figures are looking for a more animated reality than those of their environment. Bored by world cities where decadence and materialism prevail, they go in search of a reality that pays more attention to immaterial matters. Characters travel through dimensions in which the infinite possibilities of the expansion of consciousness is the main motive.

Andrea Eva Gyori
In the silent but powerful work Mom Makes the Bed by Andrea Eva Györi, a woman makes a sofa bed in the living room. During this activity, she turns to her daughter who operates the camera. She talks frankly about love, sex, jealousy and all else that might present itself in a long-term relationship.

Curated by Roel Arkesteijn
Artists: Annechien Meier and Nishiko
Rising Waters – lecture Annechien Meier

The exhibition 'Repairing Earthquake Project' by the artist Nishiko about the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in Japan, is accompanied by the Stroom School program 'Rising Waters' around the theme of sea level rise. This evening a lecture/presentation by Annechien Meier, co-founder of the art organization Laboratory for Microclimates. She will talk about her research into and the realization of climate-related art projects that deal with water issues. These projects raise awareness about water surplus and the importance of the removal of paved surfaces in the urban environment and thus contribute to the creation of "new" public space and climate improvement, both in the city and worldwide.

Laboratory for Microclmates realises art and film projects around microclimates. A microclimate is a small area that differs from it's surrounding area. With these projects, they encourage people to change their social and ecological environment.

Wednesday 12 December 2018, 20:00 hrs
Location: Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Language spoken: English
www.stroom.nl

Next lectures in the 'Rising Waters' series:
Wed 9 January 2019: Betsy Damon (USA)
Wed 23 January 2019: Maarten Vanden Eynde (BE) + Tieme Haddeman (NL)

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

14 Dec 13 Jan
Artist: Kasia Fudakowski
Elephant Juice

The work by Kasia Fudakowski (1985, lives and works in Berlin) is characterised by a cleverness and distinct sense of humour, 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 revolves around scientists who confirm a direct correlation between the dramatically rising sea levels and the number 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 translation, that serve to explore her captivating mindmap of socially engaged ideas and psychology.

Kasia Fudakowski has exhibited internationally 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 – 20:00 – 22:00
Artist: Falke Pisano
Wonder-What-Time-It-Is, Artist Talk

Page Not Found is delighted to invite you to an artist talk with Falke Pisano, following her recent performance in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Although book publishing does not seem to come easy to her (she has not made another monograph publication after her first artist book Figures of Speech eight years ago), Falke Pisano’s practice offers plenty of opportunity to think about different forms, scales and intentions of publishing in the context of an artistic practice. Often working in cycles that span over several years, she produces a field of different expressions that include — besides sculptures, installations, videos and performances — articulations of intention, reflections on method, curatorial gestures and conversations.

In her artist talk at Page Not Found, Falke will speak about her latest cycle “Vondervotteimittis” in which she questions concepts, categorisations and divisions that have been naturalised in the emergence and unfolding of western modernity and coloniality, and that still structure the foundations of our everyday reality. She will specifically focus on the performance “Wonder-What-Time-It-Is”, which departs from Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 satirical story “The Devil in the Belfry,” narrating an event that takes place in the fictional Dutch village of Vondervotteimittis. Chaos ensues after a foreigner enters the town, attacks the bell-ringer, and rings thirteen o’clock, thereby disrupting the ordered, predictable lives of the town’s inhabitants. Falke uses the story to discuss the standardisation of time during the nineteenth century, and its connection to industrialisation and imperialism. She also is attentive to how xenophobia can arise from resistance to alternative knowledge frameworks.

The artistic practice of Falke Pisano (b. 1978, Netherlands) scrutinizes the ways in which systems of thought are structured, formalized, and ultimately naturalized. Her series of works stem from long-term research cycles that delve deep into specific subject matters and undermine conventional frameworks of knowledge by triggering a continuous exchange between language, ideas, materials, and forms. Her current research addresses the development of modern science and its process of institutionalization. The notions of progress, rationality and universality embedded in the official discourse are destabilized as the artist negotiates different modes of thinking and opens up the possibility for diversity, pluralism, and heterogeneity in the realm of empirical sciences.

Pisano studied at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. She has participated in residencies at NTU CCA, Singapore; M4gastatelier, Amsterdam; the American Academy in Rome; Capacete, Rio de Janeiro; and the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. Her work has been exhibited and performed at venues including Praxes Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin; The Showroom, London; De Vleeshal, Middelburg; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; the Berlin Biennale; BAK, basis voor actuele Kunst, Utrecht; De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; the Venice Biennale; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; the Biennale of Sydney; Manifesta 7; and the Istanbul Biennial. In 2013 she was awarded the Prix de Rome.

16 Dec – 14:00 – 16:00
Artist: Ossip Zadkine
Winter Afternoon & Music aan Zee

The 16th of December is all about Zadkines Orpheus. Be inspired by the mythical poet, singer and musician.

Follow a free workshop in the Gipsotheek and make a christmas ornament or listen to jazz music by Ludo Deckers and Pieter van Santen at the Museumcafé.

Curated by André Kruysen
Artist: Navid Nuur
RE/FLECT/OR: Unveiling new sculpture Navid Nuur in The Sculpture Gallery

Since the early 1990s Stroom Den Haag has developed a unique Sculpture Gallery in the city center of The Hague. On Wednesday 19 December 2018, just two days before the shortest day of the year, we will add a new sculpture at the intersection of Spui and Grote Markstraat, 'RE/FLECT/OR' by the internationally renowned artist Navid Nuur. It is a sculpture that comes to life through the use of artificial light.

PROGRAM UNVEILING
17:00 hrs: walk-in, Central Library (Studio B, 1st floor), Spui 68
- welcome by Arno van Roosmalen, director Stroom Den Haag
- introduction by André Kruysen, curator of The Sculpture Gallery
- talk by Navid Nuur on 'RE/FLECT/OR'
- talk by a guest speaker (t.b.a.)
18:00 hrs: unveiling at intersection Spui/Grote Marktstraat
19:00 hrs: end

'RE/FLECT/OR' is a sculpture that resembles a building: horizontal layers alternate with layers of coloured reflectors, that generate a completely different effect during the day and at night. At night this effect is particularly strong: the reflectors light up through the lights of the passing traffic and the surrounding shop windows. These moving lights also change the colours of the sculpture. For Navid Nuur 'RE/FLECT/OR' forms the basis for future works. His installations, drawings and objects are best described as modules of thought. He himself prefers to call them ‘interimodules'. Module for a way of thinking/concept, and interim for the temporary ‘in between'.

30 Dec – 11:00 – 12:00
Inside Ossip

Lecture about Ossip Zadkine (in dutch) by Man van Taal, Hans van der Gaarden.

06 Jan 03 Feb
Artists: Azul Andrea, Frank Halmans, Jérôme Touron, Max Fouchy, Reinoud Oudshoorn and others
From the studio!

2 installations and recent works of Dutch and French artists

06 Jan – 15:00 – 17:30
Artists: Azul Andrea, Frank Halmans, Jérôme Touron, Max Fouchy, Reinoud Oudshoorn and others
Opening From the studio!

Opening of From the studio! 2 installations and recent works of Dutch and French artists.

06 Jan 03 Feb
Artists: Dirk Zoete, Rik Smits and Robbie Cornelissen
This must be the Place

'This must be The Place' focuses on imaginary architecture, a place where the artist can shape and materialize his ideas and fascinations. Rik Smits (1982) draws huge, meticulously detailed cityscapes with highrises and harbours.
In several drawings a cycle of bloom, downfall and regeneration is acted out with statues of mythological creatures. Robbie Cornelissen (1956) is known for his large pencil drawings of libraries, departure halls and public buildings. Man is absent in these architectural fantasies that do not strive to present reality but are conceived rather as mental, inner spaces. Dirk Zoete (1969) draws rural landscapes that contain a system of houses, paddle wheels, barns, people and animals. They point to a desire for a simple, coherent world in which man is self-sufficient and in harmony with nature. Besides drawings there will also be a large three dimensional model of a city by Rik Smits cut out in styropor foam.

06 Jan – 16:00 – 18:15
Artists: Dirk Zoete, Rik Smits and Robbie Cornelissen
This must be the place

Opening of the exhibition This must be the place, with Rik Smits, Robbie Cornelissen and Dirk Zoete.

10 Jan – 19:00 – 23:00
Artist: Kasia Fudakowski
Background Evening Kasia Fudakowski

For her background evening Kasia Fudakowski will compile an evening that gives context to the current exhibition at 1646 Elephant Juice.

12 Jan 09 Feb
Curated by Ton Kraayeveld
Artists: Jean Pierre Zoetbrood, Maarten Janssen, Tanya Smit, Ton Kraayeveld and Tonio de Roover
ANACHRONISMS
Artists: Aaron van Erp and Manfred Schneider
Opening Aaron van Erp and Manfred Schneider

The opening of our new exhibitions by Aaron van Erp and Manfred Schneider.

13 Jan 08 Mar
Artist: Aaron van Erp
Drawings 1998-2018

Aaron van Erp (NL/PY) – Drawings 1998-2018

13 Jan 08 Mar
Artist: Manfred Schneider
Helio Trope Sleep

Manfred Schneider (D), Helio Trope Sleep, video, drawings, paintings

13 Jan – 11:00 – 12:00
De Man en zijn Werk

Lecture about Ossip Zadkine by Camée Blommestein

Artist: Sebastian Gögel
Solo exhibition | Sebastian Gögel

In their first solo exhibition of 2019, Hoorn & Reniers show the paintings and drawings of German artist Sebastian Gögel (Sonneberg, 1978). His works are part of collections like those of Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, where he lives and works.

13 Jan – 16:00 – 18:00
Artist: Sebastian Gögel
Opening exhibition Sebastian Gögel

The opening of Hoorn & Reniers first solo exhibition of 2019, showing the paintings and drawings of German artist Sebastian Gögel (Sonneberg, 1978). His works are part of collections like those of Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, where he lives and works.

19 Jan – 20:00 – 22:00
Artist: Kim David Bots
Artist talk

Within his practice, Kim David Bots uses drawing and collecting to generate and amass large amounts of material. This material forms the basis for most of his work. Recently Kim has been using this approach to create spatial arrangements that blur the distinction between work, archival material and found objects. These arrangements are overtly narrative, meandering between humorous, caricatural and melodramatic. In this context, publications are used to test, redirect and form ideas. The publication Kim is currently making is a collection of snippets that were accumulated over the course of two years. During his event at Page Not Found, Kim will talk about this publication in connection to his practice.

Kim David Bots (1988) lives and works in the Hague and is part of artist initiative Billytown. He graduated from the HKU in 2012 and has been part of numerous group- and solo-exhibitions, among which at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Stroom in The Hague and Wiels in Brussels. In 2012 he was awarded with the Piet Bakker Prize and most recently in 2017 he was nominated for the Royal Award for Modern Painting.

20 Jan 17 Mar
Artist: Paul Neagu
Anthropocosmos

Parts Project is proud to be able showing a solo presentation of the UK/Romanian artist Paul Neagu (1938-2004).

Although known mainly as a sculptor in Britain in later years, Neagu always worked in a variety of mediums - and often across mediums - producing paintings and drawings as well as three-dimensional works, and especially performances. During the last decade or so of his life, ill-health prevented him from realising new performances, although he continued to plan and conceptualise these, and to draw and paint extensively. Neagu's performances of the 1970s were intimately linked to his sculpture and painting, and would often take place in front of or in conjunction with his own works as if they were "props", in a most dramatic and athletic manner. Such performances demanded an absolute fitness and physical tone of which he was intensely proud. (Paul Overy)

His works can be found in public collections including, among others, the British Museum, London, le Fond départemental d'art contemporain, Seine Saint-Denis, Bobigny, France, the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, the Musee Cantonal de Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, the National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, the Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, USA, Tate Gallery, London and various private collections worldwide, including The Netherlands.

Curator: Maria Rus Bojan

20 Jan – 15:00 – 18:00
Artist: Paul Neagu
Opening Anthropocosmos

Parts Project is proud to be able showing a solo presentation of the UK/Romanian artist Paul Neagu (1938-2004).

Although known mainly as a sculptor in Britain in later years, Neagu always worked in a variety of mediums - and often across mediums - producing paintings and drawings as well as three-dimensional works, and especially performances. During the last decade or so of his life, ill-health prevented him from realising new performances, although he continued to plan and conceptualise these, and to draw and paint extensively. Neagu's performances of the 1970s were intimately linked to his sculpture and painting, and would often take place in front of or in conjunction with his own works as if they were "props", in a most dramatic and athletic manner. Such performances demanded an absolute fitness and physical tone of which he was intensely proud. (Paul Overy)

His works can be found in public collections including, among others, the British Museum, London, le Fond départemental d'art contemporain, Seine Saint-Denis, Bobigny, France, the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, the Musee Cantonal de Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, the National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, the Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, USA, Tate Gallery, London and various private collections worldwide, including he Netherlands.

Curator: Maria Rus Bojan

Artist: Madison Bycroft

In an all encompassing experience of sculpture, film and soundscape in a rhythmically activated environment Madison Bycroft will present the filmJolly Roger and Friends, a 60 minute film and a work of anti-portraiture. The work is “about” not being "about" two female pirates, Mary Read and Anne Bonnie, true historical figures from the 18th Century, who had to 'pass' as male for most of their lives. Inspired by New Narratives (San Francisco) and Theory, A sunday (Canada), two experimental prose groups, she wrote a text that used forms of writing that spoke ‘around’ characters or ‘alongside’ them. The minotaur, a golden institute, aping thespians and a priate mob all proliferate and decentralise the identities of the “main” characters.

For the exhibition at 1646, Madison Bycroft will explore how the unassailable can be written? Gender, subjectivity, identity, forms of relation, eros, ways of thinking the self, representation are all implicated when we communicate. Methodologies for writing outside of logocentric language exist in many forms, from negative theology, to excription, to feminine écriture, to disrecognition, disnarration and disidentification. These will all be investigated as narrative forms in the show.

Bycroft is currently interested in slapstick, deadpan, and the excess and/or annihilation of the performative subject-body, and to work with other “bodies” without capturing, defining or limiting it. Of particular interest is the politics, performance and orientation of humour, and the fool or scape goat, as the target of a joke.

Madison Bycroft, b. 1987, Adelaide/Kaurna Yarta, Australia, is an artist currently based between Paris and Rotterdam. Bycroft is a graduate from the MFA program at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.

26 Jan 03 Mar
Curated by Nadine van den Bosch
Artists: Anatole de Benedictis, Joncquil, Yani Chuang and others
Found Footage

Heden shows a group exhibition with works by Joncquil, Anatole de Benedictis and Yani Chuang. These three artists all work with existing objects as a starting point. By transforming these existing images and placing them in a different context, they create a new visual language. Objects are stripped of their functionality and are given a new role as an autonomous object. The iconic - and sometimes also symbolic - appearance that was originally assigned to these images is transformed into a visual language with accompanying new connotations. Reproduction and repetition also question the value and the aura of the image.

26 Jan – 17:00 – 19:00
Curated by Nadine van den Bosch
Artists: Anatole de Benedictis, Joncquil, Yani Chuang and others
Found Footage

You are most welcome at the exhibition with works by Joncquil, Anatole de Benedictis and Yani Chuang at Heden. These three artists all work with existing objects as a starting point.

Artists: Cosmos Carl and OneAcre
Mark as Unread: online publishing as an artistic practice

Page Not Found invites two outstanding online publishing platforms, Cosmos Carl and oneacre.online, to present their current projects, discuss their leitmotiv, and address the rarefaction of public online spaces. Page Not Found is indeed very interested in the expanding boundaries of what constitutes an artist’s publication. The emergence of online platforms which periodically invite artists to publish a work accessible via Internet, is a case in point: the work often shows awareness of its precarious, non-autonomous, nature, as it relies on transient technologies and fleeting spaces. The work is published, but evolves, and eventually disappears. What remains is an intangibility to be celebrated.

“Cosmos Carl - Platform Parasite” is an online platform that hosts nothing but links provided by the artist. Be it encrypted, inside an archive, available through open source software, live-streamed, downloadable, in a webshop, on the dark web, or on streetview, the CC work, although on public display, is directly accessible through the hyperlinks displayed on the website. Cosmos Carl encourages artists to reclaim (commercial) online platforms to produce and display their art. This means that the work is displayed on a website that is neither designed nor hosted by the artist. The fact that the work is made on an existing online platform implies that visitors may stumble upon it, not necessarily viewing it as art. Cosmos Carl is run by Frederique Pisuisse and Saemundur Thor Helgason.

oneacre.online is an experimental publishing and distribution project that utilises an online platform to seed unprintable text-based works by emerging artists. The project explores the possibilities of hyper-publishing in a series of four commissioned publications. Thematically oneacre.online first four commissioned publications by all female art practitioners, place themselves in the online world of constant updates and refresh buttons that, as theorist Wendy Chun observes, “exist at the bleeding edge of obsolescence. We thus forever try to catch up, updating to remain the same”. The publications use the omnidirectional online terrain and actions that are native to it — such as refreshing, instantly available to edit, easily erasable, highlighting, copy-pasting and non linear navigation — to explore and critically evaluate visions and versions of power systems by tracing the politics of technological infrastructures. Hidden in places as traditional as archives, as often used as smart phone applications, omnipresent and inescapable as the financial market and as quiet and evasive as the transfer of information in narrative structures. oneacre.online is made by Stef Kors, Titus Knegtel, and Victoria Douka-Doukopoulou.

16 Feb 12 May
Artist: Erwin Olaf and others
Erwin Olaf

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and The Hague Museum of Photography are to honour one of the Netherlands’ most famous photographers, Erwin Olaf (b. 1959), with a double exhibition. Olaf, whose recent portraits of the royal family drew widespread admiration, will turn sixty in 2019 – a good moment to stage a major retrospective. The Hague Museum of Photography will focus on Olaf’s love of his craft and his transition from analogue photojournalist to digital image-maker and storyteller. Olaf will himself bring together some twenty photographs by famous photographers of the past who have been a vital source of inspiration to him. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag will show non-commissioned work by Olaf from 2000 to his most recent series, including the work he produced in Shanghai and another series never before seen on public display. Olaf will be showing his photography in the form of installations, in combination with film, sound and sculpture. ‘We will be setting up the galleries in such a way that the exhibition is a journey through my head,’ says Olaf. ‘Visitors will be able to wander through my mind.’

17 Feb 24 Mar
Artist: Ossip
MAGUS

Solo exhibition of OSSIP, an overview from the last 10 years.

17 Feb – 15:00 – 17:30
Artist: Ossip
Opening MAGUS

Opening of solo exhibition of OSSIP, an overview from the last 10 years.

17 Feb 24 Mar
Curated by Nare Eloyan
Artists: Christie van der Haak, Elmar Trenkwalder, Jakup Ferri and Zeger Reyers
Tomb of the Ordinary Man

Tomb of the Ordinary Man is an exhibition curated by Nare Eloyan who focuses on the object quality of artworks.
She herself paints on ceramic vases that she finds in second hand shops. She sees them as material that is offered to her by the urban environment. By painting on them she connects her art with society as it were. In the exhibiton she will assemble a collection of artworks that share a quality of being objects. Nare Eloyan will invite several artists to create a room that can be perceived as a tomb or a treasure room, not for kings of pharao's but for the ordinary man. Besides her own vases and drawings the tomb will contain textile and glass works by Christie van der Haak, ceramic sculptures by Elmar Trenkwalder, embroidered and patched tapestries by Jakup Ferri and ceramic monkeys by Zeger Reyers.

17 Feb – 16:00 – 18:15
Artists: Christie van der Haak, Elmar Trenkwalder, Jakup Ferri, Nare Eloyan and Zeger Reyers
Vernissage Tomb of the Ordinary Man

Vernissage of the exhibition 'Tomb of the Ordinary Man' with Nare Eloyan, Jakup Ferri, Christie van der Haak, Elmar Trenkwalder and Zeger Reyers.

21 Feb – 19:00 – 22:00
Curated by 1646
Artist: Madison Bycroft

For this background evening Madison Bycroft will compile an evening reflecting on her exhibition at 1646.

Madison Bycroft is working in performance, video and sculpture, Bycroft explores the idea of 'pathos' - the
activity and / or passivity of affect - in relation to the material process of subjectivation. If
the structures (back-drops, teasers, tormentors, and the fly system) frame what is seen as
"on-stage," then what performances and relationships are possible behind or below this state-
sanctioned surface?

Bycroft is currently interested in slapstick, deadpan, and the excess and/or annihilation
of the performative subject-body, and how to work-with other “bodies” without capturing, defining or limiting it. Of particular interest is the politics, performance and orientation of humour, and the fool or scape goat, as the target of a joke.

Madison Bycroft, b. 1987, Adelaide/Kaurna Yarta, Australia, is an artist currently based between
Paris and Rotterdam. Bycroft is a graduate from the MFA program at the Piet Zwart
Institute in Rotterdam.

01 Mar – 19:00 – 22:00
Curated by 1646
Artist: Michèle Matyn

Event takes place between 1-3 of March

02 Mar 30 Mar
Curated by Marcel Wesdorp
Artists: Gerco de Ruiter, Marcel Wesdorp, Rob Verf, Robin Kolleman and Ron van der Ende
Continuous Diversity
02 Mar – 20:00 – 22:00
Artist: AnnaMaria Pinaka
🍑🐙🍆 (part I)

Page Not Found invites you during three consecutive events to discover publishing artists who share an interest in sexualized representations and renewing the discourse about them, and more generally in feminist agency in their production. During her event, AnnaMaria Pinaka will talk about her experiments with a methodology she calls porno-graphing. This involves the reappropriation of sexual and pornographic representations to propose alternative mappings of sexual intimacy. The discussion aims to address the binary position of art/porn, public/private and healthy/pathological by pointing to the excess of space that spans these positionings.

AnnaMaria Pinaka is a visual artist and researcher. In her work, she mainly focuses on the intimacies of domestic life while re-appropriating sexual or pornographic imagery through lens-based media, a method she conceptualizes in her written work as porno-graphing. She recently finished her PhD at the department of Theatre and Performance at Roehampton University, a project that took her almost eight years. Part of her practice-based research is now published as a zine by Onomatopee. The publication, that is titled Porno-graphing, carries the subtitle ‘What do dirty sexual subjectivities do to art?’ and it discusses different positions in the art/porn debate as well as the ways in which porno-graphing strategies can mediate between binary stances.

02 Mar 02 Jun
Artist: Helen Dowling
Helen Dowling

British artist Helen Dowling (b. 1982) uses a multitude of images that she has found, downloaded or made herself to create associative worlds that border on abstraction. Her atmospheric films play with rhythm, colour and sound, presenting an alienating view of our universe. From heavenly bodies to wandering humans, images appear in apparently random succession, creating hypnotic stories with no linear plot. The show at GEM will be Dowling’s first solo exhibition in a museum, and it will combine several video works and sculptures to create a total installation.

09 Mar – 20:00 – 22:00
Artist: Viktorija Rybakova
🍑🐙🍆 (part II)

Page Not Found invites you during three consecutive events to discover publishing artists who share an interest in sexualized representations and renewing the discourse about them, and more generally in feminist agency in their production. Viktorija Rybakova's most recent work revolves around the human eroticism and the idea of the body as a sensitive fabric. At the occasion of this event, she will talk about her interest in the diversity, amplitude and instability of human sexuality.

Viktorija Rybakova (b. 1989, Vilnius) is an independent artist, architect and researcher from Lithuania. Her research practice combines the academic and artistic fields, with her main focus being the human body and history. Rybakova is currently working on research in the field of neuroscience, the history of eroticism and decoding the languages we speak through a thorough exploration of the body tissues. After concluding a fellowship at Jan Van Eyck Academie in 2017, she moved to Brussels, where she runs Studio Laumes: an art, design and research atelier, together with Goda Budvytyte. Viktorija’s unique handmade publications have been exhibited a.o on the 55th Venice Biennial. She is the winner of the Tallinn Print Triennial 2016.

15 Mar – 19:00 – 23:00
Artist: Zoe Williams
🍑🐙🍆 (screening)

Page Not Found invites you during three consecutive events to discover publishing artists who share an interest in sexualized representations and renewing the discourse about them, and more generally in feminist agency in their production. During her event, at the occasion of Hoogtij, Zoe Williams chose to screen "Ceremony of the Void", a film documenting one of her performances.

The politics of sex is central Zoe Williams’ practice. Her works touch on ideas of seduction, sensuality and transgression. Williams is interested in building a subtly irreverent dialogue and tension between such polarities as the animate and the inanimate, the seductive and the repulsive, as well as examining contemporary attitudes towards notions of taste, sexuality and beauty. Zoe Williams recently published ‘The Unruly Glove, The Green Bum and The Sickly Trickle’, designed by Rory Gleeson, which incorporates William’s drawings and is accompanied by the poetry of the artist and writer Susan Finlay. Susan Finlay works across various media including painting, fashion-textiles and text. Her novel,’Our Lady of Everything’, will be published by Serpent's Tail in Spring 2019.

Zoe Williams (b.1983). lives and works in London and is represented by Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Unruly Glove, The Green Bum and The Sickly Trickle, Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris; Morsa, Studio Amaro, Naples, Pel, Galerie Antoine Levi; Copenhagen; Soft Paste, The Studio Warehouse Gallery, Glasgow; The Flight of O, Spike Island, Bristol. Significant group projects include (X) A Fantasy, group exhibition and performance commission, DRAF, London; Spring/Summer 2015, DCA, Dundee; The Chic and The Borderline, cur. by David Roberts Art Foundation, part of Art International Istanbul; Watch yourself, cur. by David Dale Gallery with Video Art Network Lagos and UK:NG Festival, Rele, Lagos; Mood is Made /Temperature Is Taken, GSS, Glasgow; 'Chateaux Double Wide', collaborative project, Glasgow International Festival 2016; H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D, MMOMA, part of 5th Moscow International Biennale of Young Artists. Forthcoming projects include The Armoury Show 2019, New York, A group exhibition at Greengrassi, London and a solo exhibition at Mimosa House, London in May 2019.

23 Mar – 20:00 – 22:00
Artist: Bini Adamczak
Communism for Kids, Reading

Page Not Found is delighted to invite you to a reading of "Communism for Kids" by its author, Bini Adamczak.

This book presents political theory in the simple terms of a children's story, offering relief for many who have been numbed by Marxist exegesis and given headaches by the earnest pompousness of socialist politics. It proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism. Adamczak illustrated herself the story, showing lovable little revolutionaries experiencing their political awakening. In an epilogue, the text leaves the genre of children's literature, to provide theoretical justification about the various forms of anti-capitalist critique. In March 2017, the volume was published in English by the MIT Press, which led to vehement protests from the US alt-right and conservative circles who saw the book as an attempt to corrupt America's youth. Among others, the LA Review of Books praised the opus.

Bini Adamczak (Berlin, 1979) is a Berlin-based social theorist and artist. She writes on political theory, queer politics, and the past future of revolutions. She is a member of the Jour Fixe initiative berlin. She published "Past Future: On the Loneliness of Communist Specters and the Reconstruction of Tomorrow", a performative and political work of mourning, and two books, not translated in English, at the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution. She coined an antonym of "penetration": circlusion, conjuring a speculative shift in the framing of sexual power and politics, by assuming agency around the acts of enclosing, encircling, engulfing.