Exchanging Intimacies

Opening: Saturday 8 October 2016 at 18:00.

Artists: Bjorn Barnse, Rixt de Boer, Vincent Both, Yair Callender, Filip Dvořák, Martin Gabriel, Kateřina Konarovská, Jozef Mrva, Frank Niessen, Štěpánka Sigmundová.

‘Exchanging Intimacies’ is a collaborative project that deals with communication among ten young artists from two different cultures. The result is two shows where five Dutch and five Czech artists meet in cultural exchange and create new means of communication within their generation. Artists with a variable use of media and focus of interest have an organic approach and freedom to creation of an exhibition. The show itself is about sharing and meeting in person with artists, public and foreign culture.

The project is a result of the urge for more human communication as nowadays most of social connections happen online. Online networks are very efficient in transferring information, but miss an important aspect of humanity. During one month the artists make two full shows in two different art platforms and countries to share with you what comes out of this exchange.

The shows take place first in Den Haag at Quartair, then Prague (CZ) at 1435mm / Nákladové Nádraží Žižkov (21.10-30.10.2016). The project aims to create solid ground based on real experiences for future cooperation between the art scene in Den Haag and Prague. To bring the art scene closer, one must know something about their history. Therefore the show is accompanied by two lectures focusing on the development of art scenes in both of the cities.