1646 is a project-space for contemporary art. A dedicated space for experimental art practices and ideas, 1646 is a platform for new productions and presentations with special emphasis on encouraging artists to realise new projects on location. Next to a year-long program of exhibitions, 1646 hosts artists talks, video screenings and lectures and runs a short-term residency for foreign artists and curators.
Billytown was founded in 2003 as an artist initiative. Since May 2015 they opened a gallery with the main goal to be self supportive. Billytown is a hybrid space for art, which combines the commercial side of running a gallery with the identity of an artist initiative. Producing and exhibiting artworks from under one roof. Billytown organizes five to six exhibitions per year, inviting not only national and international young and established artists, but also curators and writers. It functions as a platform to meet, exchange, experience, discuss and develop.
Dürst Britt & Mayhew
Dürst Britt & Mayhew was founded in The Hague in 2015 by curator Jaring Dürst Britt and art critic Alexander Mayhew. They chose The Hague as a homebase for the gallery, because of its flourishing climate for contemporary art and an abundance of experimental non-for-profit spaces. Dürst Britt & Mayhew is committed to helping artists from different national and artistic backgrounds to further develop their practice. The gallery offers a platform for a more experimental approach to exhibition-making with the aim of reaching both Dutch and international audiences.
The Hague Museum of Photography
Every year the Hague Museum of Photography organises around ten exhibitions covering a wide range of periods, disciplines and genres in the history of photography, often focusing on the human figure. This wide-ranging approach – national and international, traditional and contemporary, black-and-white and colour – has enabled the museum to build up a broad public keen to sample such a varied and outstanding programme. The museum is part of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and shares its premises with GEM.
Galerie Maurits van de Laar
The gallery, established in 1991, focuses on art in which the personal involvement and engagement of the artist emerges. There is an emphasis on drawings because ideas are first formed here, the informality and directness of the medium make that the artist gives himself away most in drawing. Painting shown in the gallery is mostly figurative, here too the personal is important besides individual character or recalcitrance. Three dimensional work has an outspoken personal form language or experiments with new ways of inhabiting spaces and exploring natural processes. In addition there is the awareness, that a gallery should be a stage for experiment also. At least once a year an artist realizes an installation or a project in the gallery.
Galerie Ramakers (founded in 1994) is located at the heart of the gallery district in The Hague opposite the Dutch Royal Gardens. Catalijn Ramakers, founder of the gallery wanted to create an exhibition space to express her highly personal taste in art: a mixture of minimalist art, intertwined with a fascination for contemporary surreal trends has been the hallmark of her exhibitions. Some of her artists express an ongoing love for nature, which results in a mere representation of natural elements. The artists represented by the gallery have a certain subtlety in their visual language in common. Besides traditional media such as painting, sculpture and drawing, you will also find new media art, site specific works and installations in the gallery.
GEM shows developments in Dutch and international contemporary art. All the different media are represented: (video) installations, painting, sculpture, drawing, film and photography. GEM is part of the Gemeentemuseum The Hague, and regularly showcases the museum’s collections of contemporary art. GEM shares its premises with the Hague Museum of Photography and is located next to the Gemeentemuseum.
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
With 150,000 works of art, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is one of Europe’s biggest art museums. It has a leading collection of modern and contemporary art, fashion and decorative arts. Including top works by Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Louise Bourgeois, Donald Judd, Theo van Doesburg and Marlene Dumas, the collection offers endless interest and entertainment for even the greatest art connoisseur. One of the most important items in the collection is the museum building itself, designed by H.P. Berlage to let visitors lose themselves in a world of art. An ode to beauty, it is the perfect place for relaxed journeys of discovery.
Heden provides easy access to contemporary art. You can admire our varied collection of artworks, all available for rent, in our gallery at Denneweg 14 and in Doornstraat 1, Scheveningen. From only €8,50 rental fee a month on you can enjoy an artwork in your home or in your office. In our exhibition space at Denneweg 14 we present emerging artists who - we believe - need to be seen. You will enjoy works from both young talent and proven talent. We make contemporary art accessible to everyone by an appealing presentation, sharing our passion about art and by organising interesting events.
Hoorn & Reniers | international contemporary art
Hoorn & Reniers was founded in 2017 by collector Alexander Hoorn and gallerist Thierry Reniers, who share a fascination for outspoken art in which human presence and social critique are central. In its exhibition space and in (inter)national art fairs Hoorn & Reniers shows current movements in contemporary art and emphasizes and furthers the artistic development of its artists. Amongst its represented artists, whose works are part of renowned collections worldwide, are Peter Feiler (Germany), Gregor Gaida (Poland), Andrea Bender (Germany), Kevin A. Rausch (Austria) and Inge Aanstoot (The Netherlands).
Livingstone gallery was established in 1991 and focuses on contemporary painting, drawing and sculpture of international significance. An important priority of the gallery is the discovery and advancement of young artists. In 2007 Livingstone changed part of the gallery at Anna Paulownastraat 70-B into a project room, enabling to veer off from the regular gallery program and jump into unexpected last minute opportunities. The gallery always works closely together with its artists for exhibitions and has published a large number of books, catalogs and special editions. With twenty years of experience Livingstone gallery continues to confront the new with the established, searching continuity and the experiment.
Museum Beelden aan Zee
Museum Beelden aan Zee is a unique cultural institution in the Netherlands; it is the only Dutch museum that focuses exclusively on contemporary international sculpture. Its founders, Theo and Lida Scholten, started collecting in the late sixties and devoted a large part of their lives to acquiring rare works of art. They laid the basis for the current collection of the museum, which opened in 1994 and now holds nearly two thousand sculptures, reliefs and medals and houses an ambitious exhibition and educational program. The collection holds work from sculptors as diverse as Armando, Stephan Balkenhol, Iris Le Rütte, Tony Cragg, Per Kirkeby, Giacomo Manzú, Kiki Smith, Igor Mitoraj, Jan Meefout, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Shinkichi Tajiri and Cornelis Zitman.
Nest is a contemporary art platform with a large exhibition space in a former factory. Exhibitions at Nest focus on specific themes which are being investigated through the work of local, national and international artists. Nest projects not only look at the artist and his or her work, but also pay attention to the role of artists and artworks within their social and functional context in society. During One Nest Stands artists and curators get the chance to visualise their own shows and projects for the duration of one night.
Collectors look at a lot of art – and they view it with keen eyes. They make unforced, often idiosyncratic choices. PARTS bases its programming on those individualistic choices and takes collectors’ discoveries, opinions and experiences as the jumping-off points for all its exhibitions. PARTS is a private initiative. Through its programming, it seeks not only to broaden the Dutch art field but also motivate collectors to share their works and their passion.
Stroom Den Haag
Stroom Den Haag (an independent foundation founded in 1990) is an art center with a wide range of activities. Starting from the visual arts, architecture, urban planning and design the program focuses on the urban environment. Stroom's policy is not committed to any particular movement. The centre is open to everyone with stimulating ideas or a need for information regarding art and the urban environment. It aims at being a hospitable and stimulating platform. Starting from this mentality Stroom, in collaboration with other institutions, wants to contribute to the permanent development of the reflection on the city and the part that can be played by the visual arts in this context.
....enjoy, admire and question. The exhibitions at twelve twelve are at the cutting edge of contemporary art, visual culture and politics. The artist shown are emerging and established, who are active world wide and relate to social issues. The main goal of the gallery is, not only, to symbolically and visually create new dialogues but to ensure that our artists are promoted, sustained and celebrated. twelve twelve gallery, founded by Silvia Bakker, opened its doors for the first time in September 2016. twelve twelve is located in the authentic shopping street in the city center of The Hague, between two iconic places downtown The Hague, the Grote Kerk and the Dutch Royal Gardens.
West Den Haag
West shows contemporary art in the historic environment of a city palace Huis Huguetan in the heart of The Hague museum district and in a seventeenth century townhouse. The art centre focuses on the most relevant international developments in the field of visual arts. West offers artists space and opportunities to develop new work, and places it through a broad dialogue, in a social context. Lectures, presentations, performances and discussions underpin the exhibition policy with a theoretical basis. A series of brochures, documentaries and the website complete the activities that bring the different aspects of West together.