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Art Weekend 2021
Join us during the fourth edition of The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend from 8-11 July with over 20 locations.
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Mike & Sid

Mike & Side is an initiative by Sid Dankers and Mike Megens that focuses on live streams through a radical attempt to question and engage different generations of visual culture.

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XPUB

Martin Foucaut and Federico Poni, two students from the Master Experimental Publishing, Piet Zwart Institute, developed a web app allowing the user to compose and generate custom routes across the different contemporary art locations of the city. This is interactive tour created especially for The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend and will route to different locations spread out through The Hague.

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Uit het Gareel

Stichting Uit Het Gareel is an on- and offline initiative with two main goals: to create a platform for young and promising artists to showcase and sell their work and to introduce people to the interesting world of art in an approachable way. These goals lay the foundation for several events, such as Uit Het Gareel Festival, Uit Het Gareel Art Market, and pop-up exhibitions.

uithetgareel.nl

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Trixie

Trixie is an artist-run space located in the Stationsbuurt, neighboring the red light district of The Hague. Led by a diverse group of young artists, Trixie is an initiative that encourages artistic production through collaboration and exchange. Trixie runs a space that consists of 15 studio spaces for artists with diverse backgrounds – currently hosting 17 artists, a gallery and a workshop. They run a public program, inviting diverse groups of artists to experiment with alternative presentation strategies and expand their practice, network and audience with the use of our space and resources.

trixiethehague.nl

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The Hague Street Art

The Hague Street Art (THSA) is a new platform of the Aight Foundation which is dedicated to everything in the field of Street Art in The Hague. THSA promotes art in the public space, professionalizes and shows off young artists and prevents vandalism. THSA achieves this by employing artists for workshops, education projects, to link them to potential clients to artists and let them participate in exhibitions and events.

thehaguestreetart.nl

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Arte Sin Límites

Studio Saber is an initiative by Saber Javanmard. Saber was born in Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran in 1985. He received a BA in graphic design from the University of Tehran in 2009. At the same time, he studied Farsi type design and calligraphy (Thūlūth Script). In 2014, he relocated to The Netherlands to study graphic design at Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. For his long studies in graphic design, he has participated in numerous exhibitions in design field rather than fine arts. His paintings are included in several private collections in The Netherlands and Iran.

For this exhibition Studio Saber is exhibition his work at Arte Sin Límites.

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PIPTV

PIP Den Haag is The Hague’s definitive underground stage. The culture venue is located on the industrial site behind The Hague Central Station and is primarily known for its intriguing club nights. Over the years, PIP has developed to become the only medium-sized stage in The Hague, where both local and national up-and-coming talent can perform. The organization has a wide-ranging program that includes art, electronic music, rock, dance, theatre and discussion evenings. PIP is the cultural podium and platform in The Hague where entrepreneurship, creative initiatives and development are stimulated, created and facilitated. A place where young and old are challenged and given the opportunity to shape and implement their ideas.

PIP will be participating in an online program.

pipdenhaag.nl 

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Gallery Nono

Gallery Nono is a small personal gallery with a selection of her favorite artists. Representing Bertrand Fournier, Nuria Maria, Wim Nival, Kira Fröse en Floris Hovers. This selection of internationally operating artists represent various disciplines such as painting, sculpture, collage art, object trouvé and design. The artists all have their own signature. It can best be summarized as a mix of abstract figurative art with meditative and humorous elements.

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The Sculpture Gallery

The Sculpture Gallery (after a concept by P. Struycken in the early 1990s) is an initiative by Stroom Den Haag. It showcases a gallery of sculptures, placed on pedestals, placed every 25 meters in the pedestrian area of the Grote Markstraat, Kalvermarkt and Spui. Forty Dutch sculptors have been or will be invited to produce a sculpture for this area. Struycken introduced the pedestal because it creates a bond, both literally and figuratively, between the urban environment and sculpture. As each artist is required to conform to the same dimensions, visual coherence is maintained within the diversity of solutions on an urban scale. In 2011 artist Andre Kruysen took over as curator of the sculpture gallery.

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1646

1646 is a project-space for contemporary art. A dedicated space for experimental art practices and ideas, 1646 is a platform for new productions and presentations with special emphasis on encouraging artists to realize new projects on location. Next to a year-long program of exhibitions, 1646 hosts artists’ talks, video screenings and lectures and runs a short-term residency for foreign artists and curators.

Accessibility: Accessible for hand-driven wheelchairs, and no adapted toilet for wheelchair available at this location.

1646.nl

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West Den Haag

West shows contemporary art in the former American embassy (designed by Marcel Breuer) in the heart of The Hague museum district. West, as an art institute, focuses on the most relevant international developments in the field of the visual arts. West offers artists space and opportunities to develop new work in a social context by situating it in a wider dialogue. Lectures, presentations, performances and discussions underpin the exhibition policy with a theoretical basis. A series of brochures, documentaries and the website complete the activities that bring the different aspects of West together.

Accessibility: Accessible for wheelchairs (call beforehand), and an adapted toilet is available at this location.

westdenhaag.nl

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The Grey Space in the Middle

The Grey Space in the Middle is a space for fundamental creativity where art, digital culture, science, technology, and philosophy merge in a post-disciplinary state. It is a project and presentation space, music and performance venue and cafe. Within the programming The Grey Space in the Middle explicitly strives for anti-disciplinairity; the space that exists between the hermetic disciplines and program formats. A symposium on the ground floor effortlessly transitions into a performance in the basement or a listening session at the bar, an exhibition and film screening go hand in hand and is fluidly transformed to a sensory dinner or a theater performance. However diverse, the different program domains are complementary with a major role for the experience of the audience.

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Stroom Den Haag

Stroom Den Haag (an independent foundation founded in 1990) is an art center with a wide range of activities. Starting from the visual arts, architecture, urban planning and design the program focuses on the urban environment. Stroom’s policy is not committed to any particular movement. The center is open to everyone with stimulating ideas or a need for information regarding art and the urban environment. It aims at being a hospitable and stimulating platform. Starting from this mentality Stroom, in collaboration with other institutions, wants to contribute to the permanent development of the reflection on the city and the part that can be played by the visual arts in this context.

Accessibility: Accessible for all types of wheelchairs, and an adapted toilet available at this location.

stroom.nl

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Parts Project

Collectors look at a lot of art – and they view it with keen eyes. They make unforced, often idiosyncratic choices. PARTS bases its programming on those individualistic choices and takes collectors’ discoveries, opinions and experiences as the jumping-off points for all its exhibitions. PARTS is a private initiative. Through its programming, it seeks not only to broaden the Dutch art field but also motivate collectors to share their works and their passion.

Accessibility: Accessible for all types of wheelchairs, and no adapted toilet available at this location.

partsproject.nl

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Page Not Found

Page Not Found is a non-profit space for artists’ publications and writing. Its aim is to make the luxuriant landscape of contemporary artistic publishing accessible to a wider audience. The space works essentially as a bookshop, stocking artists’ books, zines and out-of-print editions, and as a platform for artists’ talks and projects which focus on their publishing practice. This initiative is kindly supported by Stroom Den Haag.

page-not-found.nl

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NEST

Nest is a contemporary art platform with a large exhibition space in a former factory. Exhibitions at Nest focus on specific themes which are being investigated through the work of local, national and international artists. Nest projects not only look at the artist and his or her work, but also pay attention to the role of artists and artworks within their social and functional context in society. During One Nest Stands artists and curators get the chance to visualise their own shows and projects for the duration of one night.

Accessibility: Accessible for all types of wheelchairs, and an adapted toilet available at this location.

nestruimte.nl

 

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Beelden aan Zee

Museum Beelden aan Zee is a unique cultural institution in the Netherlands; it is the only Dutch museum that focuses exclusively on contemporary international sculpture. Its founders, Theo and Lida Scholten, started collecting in the late sixties and devoted a large part of their lives to acquiring rare works of art. They laid the basis for the current collection of the museum, which opened in 1994 and now holds nearly two thousand sculptures, reliefs and medals and houses an ambitious exhibition and educational program. The collection holds work from sculptors as diverse as Armando, Stephan Balkenhol, Iris Le Rütte, Tony Cragg, Per Kirkeby, Giacomo Manzú, Kiki Smith, Igor Mitoraj, Jan Meefout, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Shinkichi Tajiri and Cornelis Zitman.

Accessibility: Accessible for all types of wheelchairs, and an adapted toilet available at this location.

beeldenaanzee.nl

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The Royal Academy of Art The Hague

The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) has been a leader in educating artists and designers since 1682. Highly skilled professional staff with international professional practices, guide and accompany students through their studies. KABK believes in lifelong learning and offers a School for Young Talent, preparatory courses, bachelor and master degree programmes, and a PhD programme in collaboration with Leiden University. Together with the Royal Conservatoire they form the University of the Arts The Hague.

Accessibility: Some of the spaces are accessible for wheelchairs and an adapted toilet is available.

kabk.nl

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Heden

Heden provides easy access to contemporary art. You can admire our varied collection of artworks, all available for rent, in our gallery at Denneweg 14 and in Doornstraat 1, Scheveningen. From only €8,50 rental fee a month on you can enjoy an artwork in your home or in your office. In our exhibition space at Denneweg 14 we present emerging artists who – we believe – need to be seen. You will enjoy works from both young talent and proven talent. We make contemporary art accessible to everyone by an appealing presentation, sharing our passion about art and by organising interesting events.

Accessibility: The ground floor is accessible for all types of wheelchairs, and no adapted toilet for wheelchair available at this location.

heden.nl

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Kunstmuseum Den Haag

With 150,000 works of art, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is one of Europe’s biggest art museums. It has a leading collection of modern and contemporary art, fashion and decorative arts. Including top works by Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Louise Bourgeois, Donald Judd, Theo van Doesburg and Marlene Dumas, the collection offers endless interest and entertainment for even the greatest art connoisseur. One of the most important items in the collection is the museum building itself, designed by H.P. Berlage to let visitors lose themselves in a world of art. An ode to beauty, it is the perfect place for relaxed journeys of discovery.

Accessibility: Accessible for all types of wheelchairs, and an adapted toilet available at this location.

kunstmuseum.nl

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KM21

KM21 shows developments in Dutch and international contemporary art. All the different media are represented: (video) installations, painting, sculpture, drawing, film and photography. GEM is part of the Gemeentemuseum The Hague, and regularly showcases the museum’s collections of contemporary art. GEM shares its premises with the Hague Museum of Photography and is located next to the Gemeentemuseum.

Accessibility: Accessible for all types of wheelchairs, and an adapted toilet available at this location.

km21.nl

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Galerie Ramakers

Galerie Ramakers (founded in 1994) is located at the heart of the gallery district in The Hague opposite the Dutch Royal Gardens. Catalijn Ramakers, founder of the gallery wanted to create an exhibition space to express her highly personal taste in art: a mixture of minimalist art, intertwined with a fascination for contemporary surreal trends has been the hallmark of her exhibitions. Some of her artists express an ongoing love for nature, which results in a mere representation of natural elements. The artists represented by the gallery have a certain subtlety in their visual language in common. Besides traditional media such as painting, sculpture and drawing, you will also find new media art, site specific works and installations in the gallery.

Accessibility: Accessible for all types of wheelchairs, and no adapted toilet available at this location.

galerieramakers.nl

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Galerie Maurits van de Laar

The gallery, established in 1991, focuses on art in which the personal involvement and engagement of the artist emerges. There is an emphasis on drawings because ideas are first formed here, the informality and directness of the medium make that the artist gives himself away most in drawing. Painting shown in the gallery is mostly figurative, here too the personal is important besides individual character or recalcitrance. Three dimensional work has an outspoken personal form language or experiments with new ways of inhabiting spaces and exploring natural processes. In addition there is the awareness, that a gallery should be a stage for experiment also. At least once a year an artist realizes an installation or a project in the gallery.

Accessibility: Accessible for all types of wheelchairs, and no adapted toilet available at this location.

mauritsvandelaar.nl

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Fotomuseum Den Haag

Every year Fotomuseum Den Haag organises around ten exhibitions covering a wide range of periods, disciplines and genres in the history of photography, often focusing on the human figure. This wide-ranging approach – national and international, traditional and contemporary, black-and-white and colour – has enabled the museum to build up a broad public keen to sample such a varied and outstanding programme. The museum is part of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and shares its premises with KM21.

Accessibility: Accessible for all types of wheelchairs, and an adapted toilet is available at this location.

fotomuseumdenhaag.nl

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Dürst Britt & Mayhew

Dürst Britt & Mayhew was founded in The Hague in 2015 by curator Jaring Dürst Britt and art critic Alexander Mayhew. We chose The Hague as a homebase for the gallery, because of its flourishing climate for contemporary art and an abundance of experimental non-for-profit spaces.

Dürst Britt & Mayhew is committed to helping artists from different national and artistic backgrounds to further develop their practice. The gallery offers a platform for a more experimental approach to making exhibitions with the aim of reaching both Dutch and international audiences. In the gallery we make five shows a year, allowing artists to use the rough space, which used to be a garage, as they see fit. At art fairs we prefer to bring solo-booths or tightly curated group presentations, as we see the fairs as an extension of our gallery space and programme. The past five years we have participated in amongst others LISTE – Art Fair Basel, NADA Miami, Independent Brussels, ARCO Madrid, Artissima (Turin) and SUNDAY (London).

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Art Weekend 2021

FOURTH EDITION

This year The Hague Contemporary is celebrating their fourth edition of The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend. During the four-day event, The Hague takes center stage, showcasing the latest developments in contemporary art the city has to offer. From 08 to 11 July, exhibitions, tours, talks, and pop-up presentations from over twenty art institutions will be taking place across the city. After the kick-off at the art school KABK, well-known museums, renowned galleries, experimental presentation spaces, and emerging artists’ initiatives will offer the best from the art scene.

PARTNERS

Our partners play a vital role in making The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend happen. 

A special thanks goes out to our sponsors: Absolut, Andere Wijn, Art The Hague, EPO, Municipality of The Hague, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Young Collectors Circle, Zabawas.

ORGANIZATION

Anna Elisabeth Kruyswijk, Wessel Baarda, Flore Kueter, Rugilė Katiliūtė, Cathleen Owens and Syrta Geldof. And many thanks to Marleen Kers. 

Graphic design: Soft Turbo

Print: Edauw + Johannissen