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Curated by Julia Mullié en Melchior Jaspers
Artists: Daniel van Straalen and Wim T. Schippers
Free tour in the exhibition ‘7 year old me’

During the Christmas Holidays, Nest is organizing guided tours daily in the exhibition '7 year old me'.

Book via this our website, because places are limited.

Language ENG/NL, depending on the group.

04 Jan – 16:00 – 19:00
Artist: Marcel Wesdorp
Opening: Heart of Emptiness

Opening: Overzicht tentoonstelling met werken uit 2005-2019

Artists: Hieke Luik and Ien Lucas
Ien Lucas & Hieke Luik – Happy New Year

opening duoshow Ien Lucas & Hieke Luik with recent paintings and new sculptures and drawings

11 Jan – 16:00 – 18:15

Opening of the exhibition Kunsthalle in which Diederik Gerlach (1956) and Tobias Gerber (1961) ironically refer to the Kunsthalle phenomenon, a large exhibition hall where curators elaborate upon their concepts and visions on art. The show includes works on paper and video by Diederik Gerlach and plaster drawings by Tobias Gerber. Both artists are present.

19 Jan – 15:00 – 17:00
Artist: Marcel Wesdorp
Symposium: Heart of Emptiness

Symposium over het werk van Marcel Wesdorp, onder leiding van filosoof en Germanist Dr. Eric Bolle MA

24 Jan – 15:00 – 18:00
Heart of Emptiness with dj. FreyDay

Sound by dj. FreyDay, inspired by exhibition Heart of Emptiness

24 Jan – 20.00 – 23.00
Curated by Nanda Janssen
Artists: Hicham Berrada, Inge van Genuchten, Jérôme Robbe, Leonid Tsvetkov, Marie Maillard, Maya Rochat, Mimosa Echard, Shanta Rao and others
Opening Fluid Desires

Today’s world can be experienced as very fluid. Nothing is fixed, everything is in motion. Through scientific discoveries and new insights, concepts that had been carved in stone for decades, have now started to flow. Notions like time, space, reality, nature, the object, human and the object-man relation.

This hybrid, unstable world serves as a point of departure for the artists in ‘Fluid Desires’. Post-apocalyptic cocktails and works of art with a liquid allure zoom in on blurring boundaries between organic and inorganic, natural and synthetic, living and non-living. Their understanding of the world is through matter.

The artworks do not use symbols or metaphors, nor do they depict anything; on the contrary, they just are. These explosions of color, texture, and slipperiness, are related in aesthetics. Throughout the exhibition, the concept of contagion is recurrent. Contamination as a marker for meanings that mix, images that merge and ideas that influence each other. Because it fantasises about the future, sometimes ‘Fluid Desires’ has science-fiction-like traits.

30 Jan – 19.00 – 22.00
Artist: Oscar Peters
Opening VOLTA

This winter Nest and the Electriciteitsfabriek present VOLTA, where artist Oscar Peters will build a lively world where popular entertainment and macabre spectacles are applauded.

01 Feb – 15:00 – 17:00
Artist: Marcel Wesdorp
Finissage: Heart of Emptiness

Finissage: Heart of Emptiness

16 Feb – 15:00 – 18:00
Curated by Dirk D'herde
Artist: Werner Cuvelier
Werner Cuvelier, 1970 and beyond

In the early 1970’s Werner Cuvelier (1939, Jabbeke, Belgium) became one of the leading conceptual artists of his generation in Belgium. He came into prominence by producing a series of works – conceptualized as research – that sought to turn into visual form the « objective » data and statistical relationships that underlie the mechanics of cultural production, distribution and exchange. His ultimate goal was not the production of an image per se but, rather, the deconstruction through visual representations of the quantitative relationships behind what he called « the problem of art ».
He developed a unique artistic strategy for the organization, cataloguing and inventory of all kinds of objective data which he employed to reveal the ultimately subjective and arbitrary nature of human events. These data were presented in diagrams, book editions, photographic series or notes.
In the 1980’s, Cuvelier’s work turned towards a more painterly representation of geometric and arithmetical relationships as pure minimalist indexes. In a rich production of drawings, paintings, sculptures and conceptual works, Cuvelier moved away from his research into the mechanisms of the human world focusing, rather, on the conceptual relationships behind such mathematical constructions as the golden ratio or the Fibonacci series.
In his recent works he returns to the ‘real’ world from which he presents the objective data in a pure painterly way which, surprisingly, often reveals their underlying socio-political structures.

16 Feb – 15:00 – 17:30
Curated by Catalijn Ramakers
Artists: D.D. Trans, Gert Scheerlinck, Johan de Wit and Willy De Sauter
What We Do Not (want to) See

opening with Belgian contemporary art D.D. Trans, Gert Scheerlinck, Johan de Wit & Willy de Sauter

22 Feb – 16:00 – 19:00
Artists: Bas Lobik, David Engel and René Korten
Opening: Remembrances

David Engel (wand objecten) - René Korten (schilderijen) - Bas Lobik (schilderijen)

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (1899 - 1962) was one of the first artists of the twentieth century to create an abstract body of work. He is also remembered in the form of this award – a major European prize designed to encourage young artists. The Vordemberge-Gildewart Award is now back in the Netherlands after an absence of twenty years. Ten artists from the Netherlands and Belgium have been nominated: Salim Bayri, Deborah Bowmann, Bob Eikelboom, Ricardo van Eyk, Eva Giolo, Nadia Guerroui, Sharon van Overmeiren, Emma van der Put, Dan Walwin and Charlott Weise. Their work can be seen at GEM museum of contemporary art from 22 February.

06 Mar
Artist: Hicham Berrada

Performance of Hicham Berrada in the exhibition Fluid Desires.
Time: TBA

13 Mar – 15:00 – 18:00
Artists: Bas Lobik, David Engel and René Korten

Sound by dj.FreyDay inspired by exhibition Remembrances

21 Mar – 15:00 – 17:00
Artists: Bas Lobik, David Engel and René Korten
Finissage: Remembrances

David Engel (wand objecten) - René Korten (schilderijen) - Bas Lobik (schilderijen)