Closing : Hoogtij # 37, Friday, 30 May 2014, 19:00

During Hoogtij, we are visited by pARTytent, a nomadic exhibition tent hosting art by an ever changing group of Dutch artists.

With : Anke Land, Hinke Schreuders, Pier Penning, Ferry Staverman, Marisa Rappard, Niels Broszat, Maite Louisa, Erik-Jan Ligtvoet, Harold de Bree, Jessy Rahman, Geeske Harting, Marlies Adriaanse and Pietertje van Splunter.

Theatre of Wrong Decisions

Friday, 28 February 2014, from 20:00 until 21:00

Also open during Hoogtij, 7 March 2014, from 19:00 to 23:00.

The establishment of the Theatre of Wrong Decisions – an initiative of The Hague-based sculptor Ingrid Rollema – was prompted by the breakout of the Syrian war; an indescribably cruel war with incomprehensible motives of which the end is not on the horizon.

During Theatre of Wrong Decisions’s inaugural meeting, on 28 February 2014 at Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives (55 Toussaintkade in The Hague), artists, scientists and theorists reflected on the horrors of the Syrian war from a number of different perspectives. Speeches were given and discussions were held. To conclude the evening, a theatrical performance took place during which Macbethian madness and lust for destruction were given tangible form.

Photo by Rosh Abdelfatah

Working at the Theatre of Wrong Decisions:
Frans Zwartjes, Gerard Holthuis, Sandro Bruti, Rosh Abdelfatah, Jessy Rahman, Marsel Loermans, Yvette Commandeur, Mary Sue Siegel, Michael de Roo, Suzanne Groothuis, Paul Bruijninckx, Maite Louisa, Marlies Adriaanse, Tom Dommisse, Eva Villanueva.

Twist to exist

Quartair presents Twist to exist during the XXX Sarajevo Winter Festival 2014 – PAFF (Peace, Art Freedom)

7 – 20 February 2014, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Artists: Gabriel Adams (USA), Marlies Adriaanse (NL), Gordana Andelic-Galic (BiH), Melissa Cruz Garcia (CO/NL), Ali Bramwell (NZ), Paul Buchanan (UK), Onno Dirker (NL), Paul Donker Duyvis (NL), Hannes Egger (IT)Mike Estabrook (USA), Jusuf Hadjifezovic (BiH), José den Hartog (NL), Birke Hesse (NL), Vandana Jain (IND/USA), Laura Pardo (CO), Byoung Uk Park (KR), Jessy Rahman (NL/SUR), Yong Gu Shin (KR), Pietertje van Splunter (NL).
Curator: Jessy Rahman

The exhibition is part of Nine Dragon Heads collateral events organized during the festival.

Voyage Fantastique

An expedition past hidden treasures.
From the 10th till the 12th of October the Hofkwartier in the Hague will be the scene of Voyage Fantastique 2013. The journey will take it’s travellers past many hidden treasures and offers a peek behind otherwise closed doors where history, new media, music, film and street theater are part of this new and unique experience.

By Shoot Me Film Festival

Ivana Franke – Travel Along

24 September – 16 october 2011

In a dark room, there is an undulating line of light floating in the air. If one walks throughout the room, this light wave oscillates; its amplitudes change in correlation to the movement of one’s mind and body, as if the light transcribes these movements into imagery. 
A large wooden ring is placed on the floor. Another, identical one is suspended from the ceiling above it, at the three-meters height. The rings are connected by monofilament lines, which are stretched in different directions, thus forming irregular cylinder. The LED light is positioned in the middle of the cylinder, projecting light onto it. Depending on the angle of viewing, the line changes position, curvature and size.

Quartair proudly presents Ivana Franke’s first solo show in the Netherlands. The artist investigates the relationship between materiality in appearance and our feeling of spatial dimensions. Her work consists of site specific light installations. Franke often uses transparent materials and light to create a sense of temporariness. She was born in Zagreb, Croatia (1973) and is based in Berlin. The artist has exhibited at P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, The Biennale of Venice and Manifesta 7 Italy.

Franke’s installation at Schering Foundation Project Space, Berlin, 2017
Travel Along

This exhibition is made possible with the support of Stroom Den Haag

Ali Bramwell: dynamic release circuit breaker activated by gravity

Attachment drawing: dynamic release circuit breaker activated by gravity
Nieuw werk van Ali Bramwell
artist in residence bij Quartair Contemporary Arts Initiative.

Met alledaagse, industriele en gevonden materialen maakt Bramwell installaties, als tijdelijke systemen aangepast aan de ruimte. Dit laatste werk is een voortzetting van eerder werk voortkomend uit een niet aflatende interesse in spanning en risicomanagement. Het werk is site specific en een respons op Quartair, zowel de ruimte als het kunstenaarsinitiatief.

Ali Bramwell

De kunstenaar Ali Bramwell is geboren in Auckland, Nieuw Zeeland (1969), en heeft zich recent gevestigd in Slovenië. Haar werk omvat beelden, installaties en performances. Sinds 2000 produceert ze ook regelmatig internationale tentoonstellingen en publieke projecten, werkt als onafhankelijk curator en schrijver.

Quartair Open!

Film by Maarten Toner

April 1-3, 2011
Quartair is re-opened after the renovation of the gallery and the studios. The former bread factory is now the home of seven ateliers and the projects space.

Heidi Linck: installation ‘Birds are singing’

The new building was officially opened by our guest speakers Peter Bos and Ingrid Rollema on Friday, April 1st, at 20:00

Performance, music and dance by: Shitcluster, MC Dance/Florito and The La-Z-Boys.
Seven artists were invited to exhibit during the event: Jasper van den Brink, Paul Devens, Danitsja van Dijk, Gilbert van Drunen, Heidi Linck, Urs Pfannenmuller, Iris Wassenburg.

Concept: Marlies Adriaanse and Pietertje van Splunter

The original “Bread Factory” Broodfabriek

Read more about the history of the building here (in Dutch only)
This exhibition was made possible with financial support from Gemeente Den Haag and Stroom Den Haag.

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