A glimpse of Riga

During Hoogtij #55, QUARTAIR hosts a special evening with Latvian artists. An event that lets people have a glimpse of what the city of Riga and its citizens are. During this evening The Hague’s public will meet their art, drink the traditional Black Balsam, listen to Rigan band The Bad Tones and watch the 16 mm short film ‘Sound we see: Riga’ featuring 25 artists of the capital of Latvia.

Participating artists: Rudolfs Stamers, Gundega Strauberga, Estere Betija Gravere, Sabine Vernere, Ieva Jakuša, Nanda Milberta, The Bad Tones and Eliza Elizabete Ramza.

The Bad Tones is a psychedelic-rock quartet from Latvia, previously known as The Pink Elephant. Mixing skills crafted through classical rock and blues standards with the song writing approach of modern, independent music, they’ve developed their own style and form.

Photo by Marta Edīte

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Doors open 19:00 Concert: The Bad Tones 20:30 and 22:30
Film: ”Sound we see: Riga’’ (on view all night long)
This event is curated by Eliza Elizabete Ramza, who worked with us at Quartair for three months in 2018.

Photo by Emils Mihailovs

This event was supported by:

Talking with Hands / Turin, Italy

The second part of our cultural exchange with Fusion Art Gallery / INAUDITA takes place now Turin, Italy. With artists: Harold de Bree, Geeske Harting, Wieteke Heldens, Erik-Jan Ligtvoet, Astrid Nobel, Jessy Rahman, Mike Rijnierse, Ludmila Rodrigues, Pietertje Van Splunter, and Thom Vink.

Pietertje van Splunter

“The hand of the human may be distinguished by the precision grip; however, the humanity of the hand, Heidegger argued, lies in its possession by the word. ‘Man does not “have” hands, but the hand holds the essence of man, because the word as the essential realm of the hand is the ground of the essence of man’ (Heidegger). Thus language holds the hand, and the hand holds man.” – Tim Ingold (Making Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture, 2013)

Mike Rijnierse: installation Soundman. Photo: Katja Goljat

Fusion Art Gallery / INAUDITA is a gallery, project space and artistic residence, run by Barbara Fragogna, artist and former curator of KunstHaus Tacheles, Berlin.

Astrid Nobel ‘Bedroom’ detail

Opening: Friday, Nov 9th at 19:00
Visit: Thursday until Saturday, from 16:00-19:30
until November 30th, 2018

Fusion Art Gallery / Inaudita
Piazza Peyron, 9G
Torino, Italia

With thanks to Barbara Fragogna and Stroom Den Haag:

See What You Know

“See what you know” refereert naar het weten dat voortkomt uit het kijken. Het intuïtieve maken is een van de uitgangspunten van het reizende kunstenaarscollectief The Act of Painting. In het maken zit het weten. Je bent de ruimte die je schildert en je bent de actie die je maakt in het beeld.

In deze expositie is werk te zien van: Delphine Courtillot, Raymond Cuijpers, Wieteke Heldens, Robbin Heyker, Jeroen Hofhuizen, André Kruysen, Ilona Plaum, Pietertje van Splunter, Marie van Vollenhoven, Nies Vooijs.

Opening: vrijdag 12 Oktober, 19:00 20:30
Openingswoord door schrijver/curator Mark Kremer
Tentoonstelling: van 12-28 Oktober 2018
vrijdag t/m zondag van 13.00 t/m 17.00

Recensies: chmkoome’s blog en Villa Next Door

Met dank aan:

As Far as I Can Reach

Group exhibition by Liza Wolters, Mike Moonen, Sophia den Breems, Gordon Meuleman, Marilou Klapwijk

How deep, how high, how fast and how far can we go? Shall we talk about the path, which lies ahead of us? About the work we want to create and the dreams we have. We wonder. What are the possibilities in our everyday lives? Can you push the sky? The magic of the mundane only reflects when you put it out there. 

The group exhibition As Far As I Can Reach is built on a foundation of these questions and consists of new work made by five artists: Gordon, Liza, Mike, Marilou en Sophia. The work is specifically made for Quartair. The opening on the 8th of June, 8 pm, coincides with the start of the art festival Holaa! in The Hague. 

The common denominator that brought these artists together for this exhibition is a sense of wonder about the magic of the mundane. However, the work of these individuals emerges in very different ways and through different routes, from your tears smashing on concrete to waterfalls swallowed by soaked pillows.


Heet uit Milaan bij Quartair
In april vindt in Milaan jaarlijks de internationale Designweek plaats. Designliefhebbers uit de hele wereld overspoelen de stad een week lang om het nieuwste op het gebied van design te (laten) zien. Ooit was het alleen de meubelbeurs, maar inmiddels is ieder leeg plekje in de stad gevuld met design. Nederlandse ontwerpers zijn al jaren zeer populair. En tijdens Festival Designkwartier spot jij deze pareltjes – heet uit Milaan – gewoon in Den Haag bij Quartair!

Geopend 1-2-3 juni 2018
van 11:00 – 18:00 uur.

Fresh Dough

20 – 22 April 2018
Opening Friday 20 April, from 18:00 – 23:00

With works by Iliada Charalambous, Luis Maly, Leonie Schneider, Jeannette Slutter

Today we constantly experience a changing social, and urban landscape in which temporality is the norm, objects are made to be replaced instead of to last. Fresh Dough is an exhibition where four young artists based in The Hague react to this notion of temporality through sculptural ephemerality and a reaction to space.Four diverse approaches to sculpture and site-specificity will be presented in Quartair to explore the temporality in contemporary sculpture and perhaps its very ephemeral nature.

About the artists

Luis Maly (1991, Wiltz) is a multidisciplinary artist based in The Hague. For the past year he is busy making architectural interventions in space. These normally are consisted by large scale installations. His work is a open dialogue with the exhibition space. By studying the space he composes a work which fits harmonically to the location. www.luismaly.com

Leonie Schneider (1993, Munich) is a visual artist and musician, currently based in The Hague. She is in the graduation year of her bachelor study of fine arts at the Royal Academy of The Hague. Her artistic practice deals with the topics power and authority in social structures. The concept of family constellation is often an inspiration to the positioning of her sculptures. The idea of the stage, where audience and sculptures are performing together reappears in her exhibiting.

Iliada Charalambous (Limassol, 1993) is an artist currently based in The Hague. She holds a BA diploma in Fine Arts, sculpture from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague. Charalambous is engaged in an artistic practice exploring aspects of the human condition within contemporary society in relation to the past.

Jeannette Slütter‘s (1988, Enschede) work consists of site-specific installations/situations. She studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and is living and working between Rotterdam and The Hague. In her works she questions the format of exhibition, with an interest in duration and movement.

Fresh Dough. Photo by Dana LaMonda

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