Reception and Hoogtij
Curator: Huang Shan-Shan
The exhibition highlights movement, migration and temporary residing status in contemporary societies to explore the definition of belonging and how homeland/resident is transformed and represented by art in the process. As people migrate and disperse, how do heterotopias appear between places and non-places in urban environment? How are they hidden, felt and represented in the daily scenarios?
The participant artists from Taiwan and Netherlands demonstrate how they contemplate and explore on migration and temporary dwelling, from perspectives of time, space and memory.
Just as the
endless transformations, regenerations and developments in contemporary
cities, The Flying Land illustrates the tidal currents in various
public and private domains, travelling between histories and vision
for the future, confessing our destined life of constant drifting
Thu. December 7 : 16:00-20:00
Zero In Art
Opening 6 November 2017 from 18:30 to 23:00
exhibition of the on-going research project Decomposing Landscape
Exhibition from November 6th - November 16th, 2017
Performance, Objects, Bodies
Exhibition from Sep 15th – Oct 7th, 2017
In observing our relationship with objects, we see that it is not so clear where our bodies end and the inanimate world begins. Are we imparting life into the object or is the object allowing our bodies to express their vitality? The exhibition presents a series of works in which simple objects invite the audience to take part in playful and open ended experiences. Visitors become part of the works. These can be thought of as compositions that can be performed by anyone, much like the Fluxus text score “draw a straight line and follow it”, with the difference that the concepts here are embodied in objects rather then presented through text. Lack of virtuosity need not result in banality. As conceptual artist Robert Morris put it, “simplicity of form is not necessarily simplicity of experience”.
Performance, Objects, Bodies is presented in an open laboratory format, integrated within a 4 week long residency, during which 4 artists will be working in parallel at Quartair, developing and testing new ideas. At the end of each week, visitors are invited to come and participate in the artists’ process.
Opening: Friday, September 15th from 20:00 to 23:00
Squatters, Punks & …Yuppies?
Friday, September 8, 2017, 19.00
An Evening to Celebrate Artists’ Initiatives
September 8, 2017, Doors open 18:30
Bringing together essential voices from artists’ initiatives, past and present, Quartair will host an event to consider the enduring influence of artist-run spaces in the Netherlands. The event merges three causes to celebrate: the launch of the two latest issues of Kunstlicht, which consider the means by which artists subvert and demystify power structures in art’s institutions and in public space; the launch of a new online publication series with Platform BK that will feature articles that delve into the history of artist-run spaces in the Netherlands from the 1980s/90s; and the 25th anniversary of Quartair, an artists' initiative that has itself been subverting conventions since 1992. At the crux of the event is the significance of the artists’ initiative as a space for unmitigated expression, with a focus on the important role such spaces have played in the Netherlands over the last three decades.
With short lectures at 19:00 by Angela M. Bartholomew (art historian, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, editor of Kunstlicht), Eva Fotiadi (art historian, UvA & AKV|St Joost), and Jack Segbars (artist, critic, co-founder of Platform BK).
A moderated discussion between influential figures from artists’ initiatives of the 1980s and 1990s and those spearheading recently launched spaces: Hans Scholten: De Zaak, Groningen (1979-1989); Menno Grootveld: Rabotnik TV, Amsterdam (1982-1998); Brieke Drost: Hooghuis (1985-2004) & Code Rood (De Kleine Kapel), Arnhem (2012- ); Tineke Reijnders: Independent art historian, preparing a book on artists initiatives in Amsterdam (1970-2010); Mike Rijnierse: Quartair, Den Haag (1992- ); Marjolein van de Ven: Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam (1997- ); Clara Palli Monguilod: 1646, Den Haag (2004- ); Maziar Afrassiabi: Rib, Rotterdam (2015- )
Closing with a performance of the Cumbia Lunática by the notorious Dick El Demasiado.
Saturday 2nd September 2017: Glacialen & Stadialen
Deze festivalavond met performances waarin nieuwe kunstwerken ontstaan brengt een ode aan kunstenaarsinitiatief Quartair dat dit jaar 25 jaar bestaat. Voor deze avond zijn zowel tekenaars en schilders als musici uitgenodigd die ter plaatse improviseren en muziek en beeld nader tot elkaar brengen. Dit alles geheel in lijn met het spontane, improviserende karakter van Quartair zelf. De kunstenaars maken gebruik van zowel analoge, fysieke middelen als projecties en de bijbehorende geluidsimprovisaties lopen uiteen van cello tot elektronische muziek.
Geluid is vluchtig en in tijd moeilijk navolgbaar door een schilder of tekenaar; tekenen is statisch en meer permanent van aard . Het ritme van beiden samen kan schuren en wringen of verrassen. Interessant is waar het ontroert of verwondering oproept. Waar wordt men stil of actief als toeschouwer? En waar ontstaat bijzondere nieuwe muziek of een grensverleggende kunstvorm? Laten de klanken zich verbeelden of laten de beelden zich verklanken?
Op deze avond kunt u dit experiment met een gevarieerd gezelschap van kunstenaars, musici en geïnteresseerden ervaren in de imposante ruimte van Quartair die een eigen rol uitoefent op de uitkomsten van deze samenwerking. Als tentoonstelling is dit naderhand te bezichtigen.
Artists & musicians: Daniëlle Davidson / Oorcontact with Ella Keijzer, Justin Bennett / BMB con., Floor van Keulen / Chieko Donker Duyvis, Jessy Rahman / Rob BothofOpening and performances: Saturday, 2nd of September 2017 at 18:00
Performances from 19:00 to 22:00
Opening hours: Sunday 3rd, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th of September from 13:00 to 17:00
Address Quartair: Toussaintkade 55 2513 CL Den Haag
Arab Short Films Evening at Quartair
Short Film Evening at Quartair
Short films are about Poetry and Film, with special focus on the relation
between images and spoken words.
sadness by any other name
Quartair: Toussaintkade 55, The Hague
Guest in Quartair: PS Festival: 25 June - 9 July 2017
P.S. brings an international performance art program to the Hague!
From 5th till 9th of July 2017 PS Festival offered a wide performance art program at Quartair. This year P.S. foundation invited the most prominent coaches to conduct the series of masterclasses dedicated to performance art.
Jürgen Fritz represents IPA (International Performance Association), while BBB Johannes Deimling is the main figure of PAS (Performance Art Studies). The two platforms introduce contrasting approaches to the live art. During the P.S. events they will share the podium and collaborate for the first time.
After a week of workshops,
the central event took place: P.S. This is Live! The Poetic
in Performance Art
How can we make something poetic visible? The quality of the subject might be alluring, sensitive, soft or, on the contrary, heavy, dramatic and dark. At the same time, the poetry of the topic might be humorous and absurd, gloomy and obscure or light and ephemeral. For the shows P.S. selected pieces where the poetic is reflected in a deep personal approach and the most sincere means of expression.
Presenting performance art pieces to the public is important, but it is also necessary to exchange and gather ideas. Thats why we introduce a Thought Wall. The opnions and reflections of the visitors will be collected and put on the wall to serve as an inspiration for the festival participants. Also next-morning-presentations, talks and discussions will take place, so that the artists can be asked about their works and the direct contact between the performers and the audience can be established.
Participants this year (selected artists):
BBB Johannes Deimling (DE),
Heekyung Ryu (KOR), Ieke Trinks (NL), Jolijn de Wolf (NL), Jürgen
Fritz (DE), Larysa Bauge (BLR), Linde Gadellaa (NL), Maarten Bel (NL),
Michael Barrett (US), Nina Wijnmaalen (NL), Roos Hoffmann (NL), Sarah
Atzori (IT), Somer Meijer (NL), Sonja B Berg en Illias Liosatos (FR),
Teddy May de Kock (NL), Topp & Dubio (NL), Yvette Teeuwen (NL).
Quartair celebrates 25 years!
This year Quartair
is celebrating 25 years of existence with a series of shows, performances
and collateral events that stretch between 2017-2018. The kick-off
event will be Saturday, June 10th, with performances
FORCE ONE - RADIO ARTFESTIVAL
Presentation: De Wolkenbreier / Leo Reijnders / Cloudknitters (www.thecloudknitters.be)
12 June (live on air between 16:00 and 18:00)
14 June open from 15:00 live on air between 20:00 and 23:00
15 June open from 15:00 live on air between 20:00 and 23:00
Guest at Quartair
Pay what you want!
is a collaboration between Quartair and Amir Vodka
OUT, THE OUTSIDE IN
is not neutral. Were inside of what we make, and its inside
basin, growing clay sculptures, mechanical pop-up objects, light and
sound. Three autonomous works by three different artists move, change
over time, influence one another, connect with each other and form
an unexpected whole that exceeds the sum of its parts. The Inside
Out, The Outside In is inspired by the works of philosopher Donna
Haraway, who writes about the perception of time and the possibility
of Chthulucene, a state of symbiosis between different organisms.
Friday 3 March from 19:00 till 22:00 hour.
7.00 pm - doors
open / installation ON
in collaboration with 'The Inside Out, The Outside In'.
Higher by Spinning - Quartair in Sarajevo 8 - 11 February 2017
33rd International Festival
Sarajevo Winter Sarajevska Zima 2017
PDF with more info
is a new film program dedicated to underground, freakish and deranged
films, screened within a special atmosphere to provide an uncanny
Doors open at 20:00
Warm-up before the screening
with homemade popcorn and Bloody Mary's!