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

The opening of the exhibition 'Repairing Earthquake Project', the magnum opus of the Hague-based artist Nishiko (Kagoshima, Japan, 1981). After the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami in 2011, she visited the Tohoku district in Japan, searching for remaining objects and collecting eyewitness 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. Their scars 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 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 Pacific Ocean, 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.

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.

Artist: Elka Oudenampsen
Opening solo exhibition Elka Oudenampsen

Since the Philip Morris Art Prize was awarded to her in 1999, Elka Oudenampsen (1967) has been painting steadily, balancing between figuration and abstraction. Her former 'characters' disappeared in a forest of geometric 'landscapes', in which elementary forms such as the cylinder, the oval and the rectangle are strongly present. It is sometimes simply two-dimensional and at the same time spatially dynamic, while all colours make your eyes tremble. No, colours are only a means to achieve something, but not the goal in itself. Composition is also her playing field, no more and no less. She arranges and defines the world she sees. In this solo exhibition the painter Oudenampsen shows her journey as a process that does not end.

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

Opening of 'Unremembered' - solo exhibition by Sam Lock

Sam Lock’s new body of work can be seen as gestures on paper, canvas and aluminum. The process of creating itself is assigned primary importance as he approaches his works intuitively and directly in order to capture the moment. The works explores the idea of drawing and painting, rather than solely being drawings or paintings in themselves.

Artists: Charlotte Mutsaers and Dave de Leeuw
Artist talk | Charlotte Mutsaers & Dave de Leeuw

Hoorn & Reniers cordially invite you to attend their upcoming artist talk. Author and artist Charlotte Mutsaers will enter in conversation with Dave de Leeuw whose running solo exhibition and recent developments in his works will form the starting point of the conversation.

International Symposium: All Power to the People! Day I

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.

This two-day symposium takes place on 28 and 29 November 2018, 4-10 pm. For more information, full program and tickets go to: www.westdenhaag.nl

International Symposium: All Power to the People! Day II

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.

This two-day symposium takes place on 28 and 29 November 2018, 4-10 pm. For more information, full program and tickets go to: www.westdenhaag.nl

29 Nov – 19:30 – 22:00
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'.

Curated by Vincent van Velsen and Dan Walwin
Artists: Aline Bouvy, Charlott Weise, 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, Saskia Noor Van Imhoff, Urara Tsuchiya and Yvonne Dröge Wendel
Opening 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.

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

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.

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.

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