Exhibition of contemporary
artists on the work of Louis Couperus
Selma van Panhuis
There is an audio tour available
where art historian Philip Peters reads the chosen excerpts.
Opening: Friday November
6, 19:00 by film maker Jan Louter.
Open: November 7
- December 4, Fri-Sat-Sun 13:00 - 17:00.
Extra: November 22
at 14.00 guided tour with explanations of work by the artists.
Finissage during Hoogtij on December 4, 19:00 - 23:00.
A Blue Room is a group exhibition
in the gallery of artists' initiative Quartair with work by eight
artists made exclusively for this exhibition. The starting point for
their works is the work of Louis Couperus, from which each artist
selected one or more exerpts to transform into a new piece. The final
works range from paintings to sculpture and installation.
Louis Couperus (1863-1923)
is the most famous writer of The Hague to this day. This exhibition
explores which themes in his multifaceted oeuvre appeal to artists
from now and can be transformed to contemporary art. These themes
themselves are often not related to any particular time or a particular
environment, but to the human condition in general: love, art, struggle,
life dissatisfaction, fate.
The title of the exhibition
comes from an anecdote in which the wife of Couperus requests a blue
room in a guest address. Her husband would feel most at home in an
entirely blue room. The intention of this exhibition was to create
a place that does not look out of place in the here and now, where
at the same time Couperus himself might have felt at home. After all,
it was his mental legacy that this exhibition came forth from.
Supported by Stroom Den
27 september - 17 october 2015
Reykjavik Stories 27 september
t/m 17 october 2015
Eight artists from
Jón Óskar, Hulda Hákon, Finnur Arnar, Jóhann
Ludwig Torfason, Ragnhildur Jóhanns, Dodda Maggý, Guðmundur
Thoroddson en Sindri Leifsson
26 september 17.00 by the Ambassadeur Bergdís Ellertsdóttir
and all the artists will be present.
Opening hours: 27 september till 17 october from
Thursday till Saturday 13.00 - 17.00
Finissage: Hoogtij - Friday 16 october, from 19.00
With thanks to Stroom Den
GUEST IN QUARTAIR
No Patent Pending
Sunday, 20th September
With Adam Donovan, Young Eun Kim, Amir Bolzman, Yaprak Sayar,
Yael Levy & Karlijn Hamer
No Patent Pending is a nomadic
performance series presenting radical interdisciplinary practices
that engage with sound, image, space and the body. Imagining new tools
to articulate everyday phenomena, extending the body, remapping sense
perceptions, hacking and reinventing existing media and codes, creating
time and space for events which find their
preferred storage medium in the memory of participants. Read
in cooperation with TodaysArt
Members of Quartair at Bienale di Venezia: Jumping in and out of Venice
Jumping in and out of
10 - 13 september 2015
van Splunter en Harold
Quartair at the 56th Venice
opening: thursday 10 september 20,.00
open: 11, 12 and 13 september 13.00 till 17:00r
Artist talk sunday 13 september 16.00
A Horse, a horse.. , Quartair
Jaran Kepang, Jessy Rahman
Machines of Loving Grace, Harold de Bree with Mike Watson
A Horse, a horse....
, Thom Vink, Geeske Harting, Jessy Rahman, Pietertje van Splunter.
For the exhibition "Jump into the Unknown", part of the
56th Venice Biennale, Thom Vink, Geeske Harting, Jessy Rahman and
Pietertje of Splunter
developed the art project "A horse, a horse" which reports
on a (fictional) trip a life-size horse. This horse was used in the
Netherlands and Venice
for films and performances. The horse sails on a boat through the
Westland and emerges from the water as Hippocampus. The individual
tell their own story and over the horse during the trip from The Hague
to Venice, is saddled with more stories, myths and meanings.
These actions are documented and resulted in a number of short films
that where shown in the exhibition "Jump in to the Unknown"
and now at Quartair in the Hague.
Machines of loving grace
- Harold de Bree, Mike Watson
The advance of surveillance beckons its eventual ubiquity. In
a completely advanced surveillance society there can be no escape,
even for those who develop the technology in order to further their
This system echoes that described by Orwell in 1984, yet rather
than the cameras working in one direction, as the surveillance of
the public by law enforcement agencies, it appears that the public,
with cameras ever at the ready, are just as implicit in this surveillance
machine as the 'State'. It seems no one is free from the surveillance
machine, and, further, that everyone finds themselves as an operator
of it. In a sense this is empowering, yet at the same time, no amount
of participation will lead to power over the surveillance mechanism
itself just as no amount of exposure to the extent of surveillance
will free us from it. Edward Snowdens exposure of the level
of government surveillance over the populace in the USA and other
Western countries has been fundamental in aligning the debate over
surveillance and internet use. However, many people already assumed
such a level of continuous blanket espionage. The risk is that it
being made so visible will make it an acceptable part of life.
Mike Watson, from forth coming book "Joan of Art: Towards a Conceptual
The aim of the work is to play with the unease felt by the audience,
watched by the ever-increasing presence of security technology and
their complicity within it. Within the unique island structure of
Venice and during the opening events of the Venice Biennale this should
be particularly effective.
A series of fast public surveillance performances will target high
visibility areas. Locations will include: San Marco Square, Ponte
di Rialto, Ponte Accadamia, Santa Margerita square, Santa Maria Della
Salute, Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi, Via Garibaldi.Later at the exhibition
"Jump into the Unknown", part of the 56th Venice Biennale.
A video is shown as part of an installation. Made from material shot
when the performances where taken place, as if taken from a security
camera's, 4 shots on one monitor. The monitor standing on a pile of
the Black Flag publications.
The title of this publication derives from the injunction which the
office of the Biennale di Venezia issued to the artists during the
process of gaining permission to feature the work as an official Biennale
event. Our performers could fly a flag in any colour, so long as it
The content of the publication: the rights of citizens when arrested
in the 83 participating countries of the 56 Venice Biennial.
With thanks to: NDH, Peter
Delwel, Antti Tenetz.
With support from: Gemeente
Den Haag en Stroom Den Haag
Maria Borba + Duplexx + Suprise Guests
Astronautas is a performance which departs from existential questions
present in the study of Physics: why is something out there and
not the void? The performance combines extracts from lectures, poetry
and films with live music. This interaction between science, music
and moving image is a collaboration between music duo Duplexx (Sao
Paulo, Brazil) and theatermaker/cosmologist Maria Borba (Rio de
About the artists
Graduated in Physics with a Master in Cosmology (at the Brazilian
Center for Research in Physics) Maria has navigated from concerts
to operas and exhibitions.
Duplexx is an experimental music project initiated by Bartolo and
Leo Monteiro, based in São Paulo, Brazil.
by The Hague's Municipality
from 5 lessons and 9 questions about Chinatown - Shelly Silver 2009
Difference Screen July
3th till 5th
An initiative from: Bruce
Allan en Ben Eastop (UK)
Guest-curator for the Dutch Program: Albert Wulffers (NL)
Difference Screen presents a diverse program of moving image by international
artists reflecting on changing political geographies,
through people and places. The program embarks on a worldwide journey
across 20 countries over two and a half years,
interpreted by an evolving dialogue between artists, curators and
On each location there is
a program with films by local artists. Now Dutch movies will become
part of the Difference Screen programme.
Besides the screenings there will be continuous showing of six short
films in the 'Installed Programme'.
Friday 3rd july
19:30 Doors open: Installed Programme
20:30 Screening 1- Identity including the internet and social media
as tools for change.
International program curated and introduced by Bruce Allan en Ben
with works by Shelly Silver (VS), Heba Amin (EG), Abounaddara (SY),
Renata Poljak (HR), Teboho Edkins (SA), Thomas Kilpper (DU)
Saturday 4th july
14:00 - 17:00 Installed Programme
20:00 Screening 2- I'm a stranger here myself
Dutch program curated and introduced by Albert Wulffers,
with works by: Jeroen
Eisinga, Anna Abrahams, Tessa Janssen, Arianne
Olthaar, Katelijne Schrama,
Sunday 5th july
14:00 17:00 Installed Programme
17:00 Screening 3 - Humour and Survival in Adversity
Four movies from Georgia, curated and introduced by Bruce Allan
For more information: www.differencescreen.net
With thanks to The Hague
Municipality and The Arts Council England
Quartair would like
to invite you to come watch live stream television from
NYC with us on Thursday, the 18th of June from 4pm. We celebrate
the release of the STROBE Network. This special broadcast of the STROBE
Network will be an one night event at Quartair filled with entertainment,
recorded live from New York City straight to the audience in The Hague.
Join us as we embrace and interact with television programming you
have never seen before!
If the weather is
good we will have a BBQ NYC-style so please bring your own meat
STROBE Network is
a temporary channel set to broadcast in June 2015 via live internet
stream as part of Flux Factory’s 2015 programming. STROBE Network
is a platform for artists to envision what they want out of mass communication
that conventional programming denies. In addition to internet streaming
STROBE Network will welcome a studio audience for live tapings at
the sound stage in the Flux Factory gallery in Queens, NY and offer
kiosks and viewing parties at a variety of off-site host spaces.
More info at strobenetwork.tv
Schedule for Thursday,
June 18, 2015
16:00 - "Craigslist
Shopping Network" - featuring Roopa Vasudevan
- "Awkward Stack of Books" - featuring Andrew Demirjan and Dahlia
18:00 - "Baking with Mercury" - featuring Haram Becker and the Cannery
18:20 - "All This Shit is Ours" - featuring Troll Food
20:05 - "The Salad Show" - featuring Stephanie Avery, Jason Kashruts
and Miles Forrerster
21:08 - "I Feel Your Pain" - featuring Liz Magic Laser
22:30 - "Millionaire Worthy TV" -featuring Angela Washko?
23:08 - "Hollywood Burn" -featuring Soda Jerk
May 6th -June 18th
" Jump in
to the Unknown" at the Palazzo Loredan dell Ambasciatore,
part of the 56th Venice Biennale.
A horse, a horse
Thom Vink, Geeske Harting, Jessy Rahman, Pietertje van Splunter
Members of Quartair:
Pietertje van Splunter,
Thom Vink participate in the 20th Anniversary exhibition project
of the Nine Dragon Heads, part of the Venice Biennale of 2015.
More information about "A horse, a horse......"--------------
Catalogue blz. 149-150 PDF -------------------------
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of Art in Italy
at the Venice Biennale
GUEST IN QUARTAIR
PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL
In March 2015 P.S.
(Performance Site) organized a festival at Quartair about performance art. It
started during the Hoogtij on March 6th and ended with a day of Workshop with guest artist Willem Wilhelmus.
Hoogtij Friday March 6th- 19:00-23:00 continuous performances
Saturday afternoon March 7th - 16:00-23:00 reading Willem Wilhelmus
and performances in the context of ArtScience
Sunday afternoon March 8th - 13:00-17:00 workshop Willem Wilhelmus
To subscribe for the workshop visit https://performancesite.wordpress.com/over/
Participating artists: Ronald Bal, Liesje van de Berk, Sebastiaan Dijk, Katinka van Gorkum,
Kirsten Heshusius, Jolanda Jansen, Lisetteh, Topp & Dubio, Alberto
Novello, Xavier van Wersch and Wen Chin Fu.
Willem has been living and working in Helsinki since 1994. In 1999 he
orientated his work solely to performance art. He combines both the
creation and the organization of performance events such as the Fake
Finn Festival of experimental live art, La Contact, New Art Contact,
Art Contact and Kaapo Hintikka, all of them in Helsinki.
For P.S. Performance Art
Festival The Hague, he will be in Holland for one weekend. You can
learn more about the festival at https;//performancesite.wordpress.com
or facebook: P.S.
The workshop on sunday will
be about performance art related to space.
Context: The space determines
a big part of the final performance. How to deal with it as a performance
artist? Where does the performer place his public in the room, opposite
his performance? What kind of significance has the space in the performance,
is it secondary or defining. How can space be used as an advantage in
the performance and can you make it into the topic of the performance?
Does the performer fit in with his environment or is he in advance looking
for spots that are interesting to use in the performance?
Selfportrait with Youth Organization Flag- Mihai Nistor - 2014
The bittersweet legacy
of communism in Romania. Reflections (II): Young Artists
reflect on the historical events of 1989. What are the implications
of the fall of communism in Romania 25 years ago and how do young
artists relate to these topics? What dilemmas do artists face
Arts foundation Mirrors of Romania organizes a student exchange program
with young artists from Romania and The Netherlands. During one month
the students will work in The Hague. The program consists of exhibitions
in Quartair and GEMAK. Additionally there will be lectures, films
and tutorials in GEMAK.
aims at an artistic exchange between Romania and The Netherlands.
The reflections by the young artists will contribute to the research
question: what is the role of the artist in (oppressed) society.
Reflections (II): Young Artists is the second part of the exhibition
project The bittersweet legacy of communism in Romania. Reflections
(I): Dan Perjovschi which took place in December 2014 at the Royal
Academy of Arts, The Hague.
Ioana Ciora (The Hague, NL | Bucharest, RO), Csongor Szabó (Oradea,
Afra Eisma (The Hague, NL),
Zsófia Gábor (Cluj, RO), Bas Kaufmann (The Hague,
NL), Mihai Nistor (Iasi, RO).
exact dates and time of the events see: www.mirrorsofromania.org