10 years INSYRIATED

5 maart 2021 – Hoogtij #64 ONLINE – livestream via Facebook

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

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Hoogtij #64 ONLINE – March 5th, 2021 – livestream via Facebook

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.

Upcoming: A state of amplitude

For Rewire Festival, Quartair is collaborating as exhibition site with A state of amplitude, a show with sonic sculptures, instruments and sound transmitting vessels. [Due to the pandemic, we still cannot confirm the dates]

Participating artists: Louis Braddock Clarke (UK/NL), Wen Chin Fu (TW/NL), Hans van Koolwijk (NL), Peter William Holden (UK/DE), Mike Rijnierse (NL), Andreas Trobollowitsch (AU)

A state of amplitude focuses on the potential of re-amplifying the micro-powers of vibrating matter. Departing from the idea of a membrane as a selective instrument, excerpts of sounds are filtered, distorted and amplified. In these sonic architectures, an unfolding dimension arises, re-fabricating it into a composed reality. Through entering this space of vibrations an identification assembles between listeners and elemental matter, between inside and outside, between hallucination and realism.

An assemblage of active sounding objects remain open for compositional coincidences, new spatial conditions and modes of relation. These dynamic aspects result in a shifting soundscape forged by the acoustic setting and the state of the observer.

This exhibition is supported by Gemeente Den Haag and Stroom Den Haag.

Thank you! Dank aan de Gemeente Den Haag!

We’d like to thank the municipality of The Hague for compensating the cultural sector / artists initiatives for the financial setbacks due to the pandemic.
We have received the letter confirming that our rent will be discounted for 8 months of 2020. This is deeply appreciated as it encourages our work and creates an opportunity for improving our space and our infrastructure.

A big THANK YOU from the Quartair / Stichting B141!

(Postponed) InTake 2020

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?

Read more on: www.intakesenses.nl

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

The carrot / de wortel

Check out how we hung The Carrot up above the entrance in the preparations of the Artist Support Fair ‘Geen bloem zonder wortel‘, opened on September 25th/Hoogtij.

With thanks to the splendid participation of the wortelman, during the opening evening, Vincent Tsas!

Our artists photographed by Andre Smits

Between 2019 and 2020 photographer Andre Smits visited Quartair to photograph our artists in their natural habitat and add them to the ever growing project Artist In The World. The series includes Blanka de Bruyn, Pietertje van Splunter, Ludmila Rodrigues, Geeske Harting, Jessy Rahman, Thom Vink, Mike Rijnierse, Marlies Adriaanse and Dana LaMonda, among the 5327 (and counting) artists from around the globe. Check our pictures below:

Visit the project: artistintheworld.com

Online expo Should I Stay or Should I Go

An online exhibition presented by iii in collaboration with Quartair.

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

ONLINE exhibition from 29th May 2020 to 14th June, 2020
Opening on Friday, May 29th with Hoogtij #61 – the online edition

Visit the exhibition on: stay-go.nl

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 Hamlets Daniël 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.

A Simple Fizz – MAR/KABK at QUARTAIR

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.

Video installation: Park Jaehun

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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

Master Artistic Research
Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten / Royal Academy of Art 

Facebook event: A Simple Fizz