Caring Communities for Radical Change August 24-28th, 2021
The 8th International Degrowth Conference, between 24th and 28th August, explores many approaches to degrowth. The conference includes artistic interventions, workshops and performances are organized both online and physically in various locations in The Hague: Utopie Café, the International Institute of Social Studies, the community garden Spinozahof, the Stadsklooster (City Monastery), NEST, and Quartair. In parallel, there will be a variety of online workshops and sessions. See program here.
What to experience at Quartair:
Church of the Hand, The Linen Project and Traveling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills are projects to be visited during the conference days. There will also be workshops at specific times (see below). To attend the workshops, please pre-register online.
The Linen Project – Engagement, Participation, Community and Joy (with Marieke van Mieghem, Ellen Rooijakkers, Carolien Evers, Henrike Gootjes & Pascale Gatzen) Tuesday 24 Aug 16:00-19:00 Thursday 26 Aug 10:00-13:00 pre-registration required Traveling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills (with Asia Komarova, Txell Blanco, Merel Zwarts, Leonardo Siqueira & Kyra Ruiten) Saturday 28 August 12:00-13:00 pre-registration required
Degrowth is a movement and a research field that proposes solutions confronting the roots of today’s crises. It explores these fundamental questions and many others: How do we confront the contradictions between endless economic growth and the ecological boundaries of our planet? What kind of society would ensure a good life for all, without wealth and power being hoarded by the few? How can we enable a just transition that halts over-extraction, over-production and over-consumption?
Exhibition and book release of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland newly illustrated by The Hague artists. From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd, August 2021.
With: Annemarie Slobbe, Marjolijn van der Meij, Cedric ter Bals, Bernice Nauta, Malou Cohen, Jordan Herregraven, Angelika Hasse, Paul de Jong, Leonie Schneider, Niels Janssen, Melle de Boer and Lula Valletta
The 12 chapters of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (originally titled Alice’s Adventures Under Ground) were distributed among twelve Hague-based artists, who each interpreted their chapter in their own unique ways. The works in the book are the base for the accompanying group exhibition in which the works become installations and interactive pieces. Artist and creative entrepreneur Lula Valletta curated the project.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is for many a first re-encounter with surrealism after losing one’s child’s imagination. Many famous artists have taken it upon themselves to illustrate Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Opening Friday, September 20th, from 19:00 with gong performance by Red Dwarf, music by Carlos Gomes and DJ Fester del Hagua
NL robe bleu, fond rouge 14 schilders op 2 locaties in Den Haag Quartair en projectruimte WEST END (Westeinde 58, Den Haag)
Bij Quartair: Philip Akkerman, Kees Andrea (1914-2006), Morgan Betz, Judith van Bilderbeek, Wieteke Heldens, Mirthe Klück, Rob Knijn, Luuk Kuipers, Marion van Rooij (1951-2019), Machteld Rullens, Jan Wattjes.
in Projectruimte WEST END: Annemieke Louwerens, Pietertje van Splunter, Nies Vooijs.
Een tentoonstelling over schilderkunst samengesteld door een schilder. De Haagse schilder Nies Vooijs kreeg de beschikking over maar liefst twee kunstenaarsinitiatieven om een tentoonstelling samen te stellen. Onder de titel robe blue, fond rouge, (de titel verwijst naar een schilderij van Henri Matisse) heeft Vooijs een heel persoonlijke keuze gemaakt van schilderkunst uit meerdere generaties. Naast gevestigde namen ook werk van de in 2019 overleden Marion van Rooij. Deze oud klasgenoot van Vooijs werkte 40 jaar in haar atelier maar trad nooit naar buiten met haar werk.
Openingstijden: vrijdag t/m zondag van 12 tot 17 uur Hoogtij #65 vrijdag 28 mei van 19 – 23 uur En op afspraak
EN robe bleu, fond rouge 14 painters at 2 locations in The Hague Quartair and project space WEST END (Westeinde 58, The Hague)
At Quartair:Philip Akkerman, Kees Andrea (1914-2006), Morgan Betz, Judith van Bilderbeek, Wieteke Heldens, Mirthe Klück, Rob Knijn, Luuk Kuipers, Marion van Rooij (1951-2019), Machteld Rullens, Jan Wattjes.
At Project space WEST END: Annemieke Louwerens, Pietertje van Splunter, Nies Vooijs
An exhibition about painting curated from a painter’s perspective. The Hague painter Nies Vooijs was given no fewer than two artist initiatives to put together this exhibition. Under the title robe bleu, fond rouge – the title refers to a painting by Henri Matisse – Vooijs has made a personal choice of paintings by artists of different generations. Besides established names, the show includes a work by Marion van Rooij, who passed away in 2019. This classmate of Vooijs worked in her studio for 40 years but never exhibited her work.
Opening times: Friday – Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00. Hoogtij #65 (Friday 28 May) from 19:00 to 23:00 And by appointment
Once again Quartair receives the KABK’s Master Artistic Research for a week of experiments in the project space. This project functions as an immersive week-long residency culminating in an exhibition over the weekend. Unfortunately we cannot open the doors to the public.
From Saturday to Sunday, March 20-21, online and by appointment (guests only, sorry, health measures!)
“In a world where tyrant covid grabbed its power and is still ruling our lives, we were all forced to make a standstill in one way or another. Now one year after the first lockdown, we’re getting the opportunity to work together again as a group on the cusp of Spring. It feels like a breath of fresh air. Within one week, with all the participants of the MA Masters Artistic Research of KABK, we created the project Sun Kissed // Fog Off. It works like a kaleidoscope and set of gems that share their energy wherever they are presented. We have embraced the restrictions of the pandemic, like not being able to touch or physically gather, and found a way to deal with obstructions. So we started from looking into the possibilities instead and turned those restrictions into ways of presenting the artworks in ways that fit and connect to this specific moment in time. Questions of time and space became important in creating the right relations during the collaborations and between works. What does it mean to present a sculpture in physical space and on the internet? How can they get a physical sense of the works when seeing an image of, for instance, a painting? How does the audience perceive live performance on their laptops at home? And how do we deal with time zones and having colleagues missing out on physical meetings because they cannot be in The Hague? Sun Kissed // Fog Off expands from Korea through Colombia and through the internet to all corners of the globe and digital realms.
The kaleidoscope is always in flux. Sun Kissed by that energy, we playfully say Fog Off.”
With works by: Balint Revesz, Clara Pallí, Daphne Monastirioti, Elisa Cuesta, Emily Stevenhagen, Esther Arribas, Eva Van Ooijen, Georgie Brinkman, Giath Mardini, Haevan Lee, Leos, Juliana M. Hernández, Lena Longefay, Leonie Brandner, Mazen Alashkar, Noortje Remmen, Renata Mirón, Omid Kheirabadi, Rosa van Walbeek, Xenia Klein, Serene Hui, Shardenia Felicia, and the Hypocritical Care collective
Tien jaar geleden begon een vreedzame opstand (revolutie) in Syrie. Sindsdien zijn er al meer dan 6,1 miljoen mensen op de vlucht geslagen in eigen land. Daarnaast zijn er ruim 5,5 miljoen mensen naar het buitenland gevlucht, de meesten naar een land in de regio. De afgelopen tien jaar hebben meer dan 400.000 mensen het leven gekost. De Verenigde Naties noemden het al eerder de grootste humanitaire crisis sinds de Tweede Wereldoorlog.
10 jaar INSYRIATED is een persoonlijke terugblik van de Syrische kunstenaar Rosh Abdelfatah, die actief is geweest binnen de Syrische Revolutie en daarna betrokken was bij culturele projecten in Noord-Syrië (Rojava). Een werk over de rol en de vorm van kunst binnen de revolutie en over de mensen die hun leven voor de vrijheid in Syrië op het spel zetten.
“Als individu heb je nauwelijks controle over de omgeving, de werkelijkheid vormt zich terwijl je hulpeloos kijkt. Als kunstenaar en filmmaker zoek ik naar beelden waar ik grip op kan krijgen op de tijd. In mijn werk zoek ik momenten van ondersteuning. Het zijn menselijke ankers in een verslechterende, veranderende omgeving. De zoektocht naar dat wat blijft in een context die verdwijnt, vormt visuele benchmarks die, indien goed, zowel de pijn tonen als troosten.” – Rosh Abdelfatah
Ten years ago a peaceful uprising (revolution) started in Syria. Since then, more than 6.1 million people have been displaced in their own country. In addition, more than 5.5 million people have fled abroad, most of them to a country in the region. In the past ten years, more than 400,000 people have lost their lives. The United Nations has called it the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II.
10 years INSYRIATED is a 10-year personal retrospective of the Syrian artist Rosh Abdelfatah, who was active in the Syrian Revolution and then involved in cultural projects in Northern Syria (Rojava). A work about the role and form of art within the revolution and about the people who risk their lives for freedom in Syria.
“As an individual you hardly have any control over the environment. Reality forms while you look at it helplessly. As a artist and filmmaker, I search for images where I can get a grip on time. In my work I look for moments of support. They are human anchors in a deteriorating, changing environment. The search for that which remains in a context that disappears, forms visual benchmarks that, if good, both show the pain and comfort it”. – Rosh Abdelfatah
About the artist
Rosh Abdelfatah is a Kurdish-Syrian artist, filmmaker and Artistic Director of Arab Film Festival Rotterdam who finished art school at the St. Joost Academy in Breda in 2006.
Currently he is making freelance productions for different Arabic TV stations and is working as an independent artist in Netherlands and Middle eEast. Rosh started “Het Jasmijn Plein” in 2011 in Rotterdam as a mirror for the revolutionaries in Syria to reflect on the situation that was going on at that time in Syria. This project was shown with art, video installation and various films and got tremendous media attention. Rosh visited the refugee camps around the Syrian-Turkish-Iraqi-Jordin border several times. Through these visits and his art projects he tries to give these unknown faces a voice in his work.
The second edition of InTake would take place at Quartair on the weekend of November 6-8, 2020. However, due to the covid up-rise, unfortunately we had to postpone it.
InTake – Interdisciplinary Art Forms is an annual festival which aims at bringing together works that stimulate all the human senses with the goal of creating an inclusive and deeply engaging context for its audience.
Drawing from the idea that true interactivity always results in different outcomes, the selected artists explore the possibilities of the role of the audience – how can the public become at once material and performer?
Line-up: David Hochgatterer Ana Teresa Vicente Tony Morton Ivan Iovine Luca Tornato Iliada Charalambous Ricardo Oliveira Anita Nodilo Hendrik Hohlfeld Nikzad Arabshahi Mehrnaz Khorrami RGBdog PrincessCamel Cemre Deniz Kara Mattia Papp
In the hit single from 1981 Mick Jones of UK band The Clash infects us with an ear-worm: “If I go there will be trouble, if I stay it will be double”. Is the song really about an unhappy love story, or is the question pressed by the punk rocker hinting to something else?
This exhibition starts as an anthropological investigation and ends in a series of playful rituals engaging with our senses through song and food. Questions around identity and migration are viewed through the individual experiences of members of the international artist community in The Hague. Tensions experienced while living in transition between places and cultures serve as fuel for three new works.
With works by: Wen Chin Fu, Matteo Marangoni, Daniël Siegersma, Davide Tidoni
Special events: 29 May | 21:00 – 23:00 online Karaoke party with Matteo Marangoni + Davide Tidoni 10 June | 19:00 online cooking workshop with Wen Chin Fu
Davide Tidoni and Matteo Marangoni in Strangers in Karaoke address the challenge of becoming familiar with a foreign culture while confronting negative stereotypes. In Tune of the HamletsDaniël Siegersma channels his attachment to the native language of his ancestors by joining in song the different dialects of Low Saxon. Wen Chin Fu in Nederlands Gastronomisch Inburgeringsexamen responds
to her experience with the process of acquiring Dutch nationality by
imagining an immigration test over food culture in The Netherlands.
Should I Stay Or Should I Go is a project commissioned by Tetem and developed by iii with the participation of: Erfan Abdi, Marije Baalman, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Wen Chin Fu, Ji Kang, Gábor Kerekes, Lars Kynde, Sebastiaan van ‘t Holt, Hanna Ijäs, Matteo Marangoni, Marit Mihklepp, Farah Rahman, Flora Reznik, Jonathan Reus, Ludmila Rodrigues, Daniël Siegersma, Davide Tidoni, Gabey Tjon a Tham, Sissel Marie Tonn and Philip Vermeulen.
Tune of the Hamlets by Daniël Siegersma is realised with Giovanni Salice, Isidor ten Hooven, Lester Kamstra, Willy Weerman, Herman Loning, Angela Siegersma, Reitze Brouwer, Douwe Gnodde, Herman Telgenkamp, Janny Veltman and Trijnie Groeneveld.
This exhibition is presented by iii with financial support from The Municipality of The Hague, Stroom Den Haag and The Creative Industries Fund NL.
Friday, March 6th | Hoogtij#60 Opening at 19:00 Exhibition runs through the weekend March 7-8, 2020
MA Artistic Research @ Quartair
Curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist
KABK Master of Artistic Research students create an exhibition of their works in collaboration with Stockholm based curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist: the culmination of a week of curatorial experimentation.
NL Studenten van de KABK MA Artistic Research maken een tentoonstelling van hun werk, in samenwerking met de in Stockholm gevestigde curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist: het hoogtepunt van een week van curatoriële experimenten.
Participants/Deelnemende kunstenaars: Mazen Achkar Esther Arribas Rovira Leonie Brandner Georgie Brinkman Biba Cole Adele Dipasquale Rebecca Dunne Davide Ghelli Santuliana Serene Hui Daniel Iglesias Gonzalez Lena Longefay Alejandra López Martínez Ghiath Mardini Juliana Martinez Hernandez Daphne MonastiriotiJaehun Park Hugo Plagnard Elfi Seidel Jessie Siegel Alkaios Spyrou Jan Tomza-Osiecki Annemarie Wadlow