Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives

Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives Quartair initiates and supports exhibitions, projects and exchanges with artists and artist-run-spaces at home and abroad. It pursues an emphatic cooperation with other cultural organizations.
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Founded in 1992. [email protected] www.quartair.nl 200m2 Gallery in the centre of DEN HAAG

Learning from Angela Davis:“What is the meaning of freedom? Angela Davis’s entire life, work and activism has been dedic...
17/07/2020

Learning from Angela Davis:

“What is the meaning of freedom? Angela Davis’s entire life, work and activism has been dedicated to examining this fundamental question and to abolishing all forms of subjugation that have denied oppressed people freedom. Her conception of freedom is expansive and radical – collective freedom; freedom to earn livelihood and live a healthy fully realised life; freedom from violence; sexual freedom; social justice; abolition of all forms of bondage and incarceration; freedom from exploitation; freedom of movement, freedom 'as' movement; as a collective striving for real democracy. For Davis, freedom is not a thing granted by the state in the form of law or proclamation or policy; freedom is struggled for, it is hard-fought, and transformative, it is a participatory process that demands new ways of thinking and being.”
– Robin D. G. Kelly’s Foreword to ‘The Meaning of Freedom’ by Angela Davis

[archive photos celebrating our history as artists initiative]

The charcoal panorama is a wrap. Hanna de Haan and Rik Buter received visitors by appointment following the protocol of ...
30/03/2020

The charcoal panorama is a wrap. Hanna de Haan and Rik Buter received visitors by appointment following the protocol of physical distance. A big thanks to those who dropped by to appreciate this unique work in times of quarantine.

Photos by Dana LaMonda

Physical distance ≠ social distance. Stay tuned and stay safe ✨

Thank you Hanna and Rik for the great work!

Den Haag krijgt Kunstforum - in gesprek met Akiem Helmling en Marie-José Sondeijker van West & #onzeambassade - Features...
25/03/2020
Den Haag krijgt Kunstforum - in gesprek met Akiem Helmling en Marie-José Sondeijker van West & #onzeambassade - Features - Metropolis M

Den Haag krijgt Kunstforum - in gesprek met Akiem Helmling en Marie-José Sondeijker van West & #onzeambassade - Features - Metropolis M

Den Haag krijgt Kunstforum - in gesprek met Akiem Helmling en Marie-José Sondeijker van West & #onzeambassade // Feature // 25.03.2020 // Domeniek Ruyters // West hervormde zich het afgelopen jaar tot #onze ambassade in de voormalige Amerikaanse ambassade in Den Haag en ontwikkelt zich nu verde...

A Simple Fizz  -  It was a great evening with the students of the KABK's Master Artistic Research  in collaboration with...
09/03/2020

A Simple Fizz - It was a great evening with the students of the KABK's Master Artistic Research in collaboration with Stockholm based curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist – at QUARTAIR during Hoogtij #60 (foto's by Dana)

Our artists Pietertje van Splunter (NL), Blanka De Bruyne (BE), Dana LaMonda (UK/NL), Jessy Rahman (NL/SUR) and guests R...
25/01/2020

Our artists Pietertje van Splunter (NL), Blanka De Bruyne (BE), Dana LaMonda (UK/NL), Jessy Rahman (NL/SUR) and guests Rosh Abdelfatah (NL/SY), Ingrid Rollema (NL), Paul Donker-Duyvis (NL), Rodi Khalil (DE/SY), Kito Sino (BE/SY) are preparing to head off to the Sarajevo Winter Festival on Feb 5-13, 2020. There will be an exhibition, performances and talks. Venues: Collegium Artisticum, National Theater BiH and Bosnian Culture Center.
It's also the 25th anniversary of Nine Dragon Heads, our long-time partner from Korea and co-curator for this show.
✨❄️❄️❄️Thanks to Stroom Den Haag and Byounguk Park❄️❄️❄️✨
36th International Festival Sarajevo Winter 2020
Sarajevo Winter Festival Sarajevska zima
#NineDragonHeads

Opening tonight! We’re excited to receive The Other Book Fair and the whole crowd that’s gathering in The Hague this wee...
29/11/2019

Opening tonight! We’re excited to receive The Other Book Fair and the whole crowd that’s gathering in The Hague this weekend. We’ll be hosting the Riso Revolution exhibition, a movie screening tomorrow and the afternoon party on Sunday. 📚 Check out other venues for the rest of the program: The Grey Space in the Middle, West Den Haag, Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag, billytown 🙌

Preview of works to be experienced at HUBS Immersive Festival (november 8-9) at De Nieuwe Regentes theater #hubsfestival...
18/10/2019

Preview of works to be experienced at HUBS Immersive Festival (november 8-9) at De Nieuwe Regentes theater #hubsfestival2019

Works - in - progress – by Lauren Jetty Howells-Green, Bjarte Wilderman, Hilde Tuinstra and Ludmila Rodrigues @thebodyoftheaudience

Preview of works to be experienced at HUBS Immersive Festival (november 8-9) at De Nieuwe Regentes theater #hubsfestival2019

Works - in - progress – by Lauren Jetty Howells-Green, Bjarte Wilderman, Hilde Tuinstra and Ludmila Rodrigues @thebodyoftheaudience

Ex-Mêkh during Hoogtij#58, September 27th. Photos by Dana LaMonda #hoogtijdenhaag
05/10/2019

Ex-Mêkh during Hoogtij#58, September 27th. Photos by Dana LaMonda #hoogtijdenhaag

van 20 september tot 6 oktober
22/09/2019

van 20 september tot 6 oktober

van 20 september tot 6 oktober

Killing Horizons ArtScience Masters exhibition closed this Sunday with another round of live acts and a surprise jam. #a...
09/06/2019

Killing Horizons ArtScience Masters exhibition closed this Sunday with another round of live acts and a surprise jam. #artscience

Salt in meSalt in youtransitioning through soiltransitioning through watertransitioning through airmigrating materialmig...
08/06/2019

Salt in me
Salt in you

transitioning through soil
transitioning through water
transitioning through air

migrating material
migrating substance

pervasively transitioning.

During the opening night the floor of this entryway was coverd in salt.
The people carried this Salt under the soles of their shoes.
The Salt underneath the cupbord is the collected Salt,
carried throughout the exhibition space.

(work by Alexander Heil to be seen until tomorrow, June 9th at Quartair)

Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives's cover photo
02/05/2019

Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives's cover photo

Indian connections ✨ Our member Thom Vink is opening a show at Niv Art Center in New Delhi tomorrow. Thanks to Stroom De...
22/02/2019

Indian connections ✨ Our member Thom Vink is opening a show at Niv Art Center in New Delhi tomorrow. Thanks to Stroom Den Haag
#thomvink #thehaguenewdelhi #contemporaryart #quartairabroad #quartair

About Thom Vink (NL only)

Het werk van Thom Vink geeft een commentaar op de stad en zijn architectuur parallel met onze geestelijke staat en gedrag. Ook geeft het een beeld over tijd, ruimte en vorm. Het verwijst naar veranderende dimensies van verschillende omgevingen en settings. De video's, geluiden en tekeningen presenteren korte fragmenten van een organische massa, een stad genaamd. Een uitdijend en krimpend wezen dat eerder veranderd uit noodzaak dan uit een rationeel, gecontroleerd en uitgevoerd plan.

Visit:
www.thomvink.com

Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives
02/02/2019

Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives

Under•Line artists are ready to open. See you tonight! #hongkongthehague
02/02/2019

Under•Line artists are ready to open. See you tonight! #hongkongthehague

Looking out to the sea, waves under waves, flipping over each other, lines interact with the ones above and below. Like ...
30/01/2019

Looking out to the sea, waves under waves, flipping over each other, lines interact with the ones above and below. Like an undercurrent, the possible unknown hidden in the blackest black are reviewed/recreated with Julvian HO’s marks of charcoal, pencil and graphite, awaiting lights to penetrate. The organic lines form a seascape of softened shapes, merged and unified. Opening this Saturday at Quartair at 6 pm.

Jamsen Law, the curator of next exhibition Under Line, is also one of the participating artists. Law uses the arrangemen...
28/01/2019

Jamsen Law, the curator of next exhibition Under Line, is also one of the participating artists. Law uses the arrangements of the space, a selection of his artworks, lighting, additional objects and decorations, as well as a new set of artwork(s) of his, to create unique experiences for each edition. Treating each exhibition site as a new canvas or a white theatre, more possibilities are attempted to be discovered from the expandable artworks created by other participating artists. Opening this Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at Quartair!

18/12/2018
GOLF-festival

Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives is happy to support GOLF-festival this week in Haarlem: Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Unique opportunity to see performances and installations with an awesome line up!

Kunstfestival over de interactie tussen beeld en geluid.
Haarlem, 20-22 december 2019.

A glimpse of ''A glimpse of Riga'' exhibition at Quartair in Hoogtij night. Thanks all for joining us!
04/12/2018

A glimpse of ''A glimpse of Riga'' exhibition at Quartair in Hoogtij night. Thanks all for joining us!

A glimpse of ''A glimpse of Riga'' exhibition at Quartair in Hoogtij night. Thanks all for joining us!

30/11/2018
See you in Quartair!

TONIGHT AT 20:30 AND 22:30! THE BAD TONES!

The Bad Tones is a psychedelic rock quartet from Latvia previously known as The Pink Elephant. Mixing skills crafted through classical rock and blues standards with the song writing approach of modern, independent music, they've developed their own style and sound.
After the name change they have released a new EP and currently working on a new album.
In Quartair they are going to perform as a trio, so You will hear the Bad Tones lite version.

Huge thanks to Henri Willig Kaas BV!Their cheese will be a part of one of the artists installations so for you it means ...
30/11/2018

Huge thanks to Henri Willig Kaas BV!

Their cheese will be a part of one of the artists installations so for you it means – tasty snacks! #Cheeseforart

Elīza Elizabete RamzaStudied in Accademia di belle arti di Firenze [Florence, Italy] and continued art history studies i...
29/11/2018

Elīza Elizabete Ramza
Studied in Accademia di belle arti di Firenze [Florence, Italy] and continued art history studies in Art Academy of Latvia. At the moment she is living in the Hague and working as a curator for Quartair Contemporary Art Initatives.
Eliza curated the exhibition ‘’A glimpse of Riga’’. She is especially interested in analogue photography, particularly double exposure technique. She will also exhibit her work in exhibition.

‘’SOUND WE SEE: RIGA’’ [2017]On 30th November in Quartair there will be the special screening of a short film ‘’Sound we...
28/11/2018

‘’SOUND WE SEE: RIGA’’ [2017]
On 30th November in Quartair there will be the special screening of a short film ‘’Sound we see: Rīga’’. Sound we see is an Echo Park Film Center [Los Angeles, USA] project series, where they use analogue film making techniques and the concept of ‘’City Symphony’’ – genre practiced in the 1920s by Walter Ruttman and Dziga Vertov.
Sound we see projects have been done in cities such as Tokyo, Los Angeles, Rotterdam, London, Seoul, Berlin, Mexico city and Vancouver.
The goal of ‘’Sound we see: Rīga’’ guest directors – Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr, senior heads at the Echo Park Film center – was to bring together 24 representatives from various art fields, teach them how to work with 16mm cameras so that they can capture Riga over a period of 24hours. The result is a 24 minute long black and white journey through the capital city.
A story about today’s Riga is created by 24+1 vividly creative figures from Latvia: Agnese Krivade, Aigars Bikse, Anda Lāce, Ansis Starks, Atis Jakobsons, Evelina Ozola, Gunārs Binde , Ieva Epnere , Jānis Putniņš , Karlina Vitolina, Katrīna Neiburga, Kristians Brekte, Krišs Salmanis , Maija Kurševa, Martins Grauds, Mikelis Bastiks, Miķelis Putniņš , Pauls Bankovskis, MAREUNROL'S Rolands Peterkops , Sergejs Timofejevs , Odrija Fišere , Signe Birkova , Viesturs Meikšāns, Andris Freibergs , Zanete Skarule.
Music composed and performed by: Platons Buravickis, Jēkabs Nīmanis (clarinet) and Eriks Kiršfelds (cello).
Produced by Arterritory.com & Echo Park Film Center and supported by Baltic American Freedom Foundation, the Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia and Live Riga.

Special thanks to Zanete Skarule and Elīza Elizabete Ramza for possibility to screen it in The Hague!

‘’I find excitement in finding hidden gems, things that have always been there, but not usually noticed by the passers-b...
27/11/2018

‘’I find excitement in finding hidden gems, things that have always been there, but not usually noticed by the passers-by. Either it is a big social or environmental issue concerning the whole planet Earth, or just a shopping list left behind in a supermarket basket, ‘’ tells Gundega Strauberga about the work she will exhibit at Quartair.

After graduating from Riga School of Design and Art, she decided to come to Design Academy Eindhoven to explore a different approach to design. This is where the boundaries of the term are flexible and reaching far out.
She likes to put familiar things into a new context and give them another meaning, something that would strike you at a second glance. Gundega recognizes that there are enough tools around us, templates and media that we can use to tell a story that everyone can relate to. For her it is important that the message is understandable, therefore she likes to use familiar 'images', to create some sort of 'collages' that would reflect upon different issues of humanity.
She has done solo-exhibition of self-made collages (Riga, Latvia, 2015) : "Where Are My Flip-Flops?", has exhibited her work ‘’Franky Tongues’’ in ‘’Frankenstein, I think therefore I am’’ in Museum TwentseWelle (Enschede, Netherlands) and also in manifestations Exhibition for Dutch Design Week 2018 (Eindhoven, Netherlands.)

Sabine Vernere has graduated Art Academy of Latvia, department of painting, with both bachelor’s and master degrees. Mea...
26/11/2018

Sabine Vernere has graduated Art Academy of Latvia, department of painting, with both bachelor’s and master degrees. Meanwhile expanded her skills also in Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb, Croatia and Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Since 2009 she has participated in more than 18 group exhibitions and has done three solo shows. Now she has returned to live and work in Antwerp.
In her works you can see her great ability of controlling the unpredictable flow of Indian ink and how she expresses within abstractions our own subconscious flux.

Nanda MilbretaStands out in this group because of her long term connection to The Hague. You may have already seen her w...
25/11/2018

Nanda Milbreta

Stands out in this group because of her long term connection to The Hague. You may have already seen her work, because after graduating from the Latvian Academy of Culture, she left Latvia for good - graduating firstly from the sound recording department at the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, she came to The Hague to continue her studies at ArtScience at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and then at the Koninklijk Conservatorium - Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
She works together with Leon Spek who also earned his master’s degree at ArtScience.
Since 2007 they work together as the duo Neon & Landa [ http://www.neon-landa.com/ ], making experimental musical instruments, expanding their projects into autonomous sound and light installations and sculptures.

Ieva JakušaAlready in Art School in Riga, she found herself closely attached to design, so she continuous studying it at...
24/11/2018

Ieva Jakuša
Already in Art School in Riga, she found herself closely attached to design, so she continuous studying it at Design Academy Eindhoven. She has participated in ‘’Frankenstein, I think therefore I am’’ exhibition in Museum TwentseWelle​, National Design Award of Latvia and also this year’s Dutch Design week in exhibition ‘’Robot Love’’.
The works she has created are done with a respect to environment and culture, she tries to highlight historical values of culture, changing them conceptually and so helping them to remain alive in our epoch.

Rūdolfs Štamers studies visual communication at Art Academy of Latvia, afterwards expanded his studies in KASK & CONSERV...
23/11/2018

Rūdolfs Štamers studies visual communication at Art Academy of Latvia, afterwards expanded his studies in KASK & CONSERVATORIUM School of Arts Gent. After several group exhibitions in Latvia, he has now returned to Belgium to do an internship and work with Guillaume Bijl. If you missed to see him in very recent group exhibitions at STOCK ‘’Speed is the only option’’ and ‘’Marginalia’’ in Ghent, you can still make it to Quartair and meet him on 30th of November to see and THIS TIME also taste his one of the kind outstanding installation. [unfortunately, the one in photo is not eatable or drinkable - must still keep some secrets under the lock.]

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Toussaintkade 55
The Hague

Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives Exhibition space /visiting address:Toussaintkade 55 Den Haag Nederland Postadres /mailing address:Bilderdijkstraat 1412513 CN The Hague the Netherlands OV: Tram 1, 17 or bus 22, 24 check https://www.instagram.com/quartair/

Algemene informatie

Quartair, plek voor productie, presentatie en artistiek debat. Quartair initieert en begeleidt tentoonstellingen, projecten en uitwisselingen met kunstenaars en kunstenaarsinitiatieven uit binnen- en buitenland. Nadrukkelijk wordt gestreefd naar samenwerking met andere culturele organisaties. Quartair hanteert geen strak tentoonstellingsprogramma, waarvan de theoretische rechtlijnigheid dient te worden bewaakt. Hierdoor heeft Quartair een flexibel programma wat kan inspelen op actuele ontwikkelingen en open kan staan voor de kunst in al haar veelvormigheid. Quartair creëert hiermee een platform voor kunstenaars in Den Haag opererend in een internationaal netwerk met aandacht voor ontwikkelingen in de hedendaagse beeldende kunst. Kunstenaarsinitiatief Quartair werd in 1992 opgericht als een non-profit organisatie door jonge net afgestudeerde kunstenaars van de Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Den Haag. Quartair is gevestigd in 'De Haagsche Broodfabriek' H.B.F. (foto) uit 1902 aan de Toussaintkade in Den Haag. Het monumentale gebouw, wordt beheerd door stichting B141. In het gebouw hebben 12 kunstenaars een atelier en is er op de begane grond de tentoonstellingsruimte van Quartair van 200 m2. In 2010 is het gebouw gerenoveerd. Quartair is één van de oudst functionerende kunstenaarsinitieven in Den Haag. Quartair was funded in 1992 as a non-profit organisation by a group of young artists, whom just finished their study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. In the monumental building of Quartair, 'The Hague Breadfactory' from 1902, 10 artists now have a studio and on the groundfloor there is a galleryspace of 200 m2. In 2010 the building is been renovated by the City of The Hague. Quartair is one of the oldest functioning artist-initiatives of The Hague. Quartair, a platform for production, presentation and artistic debate. Quartair aims to organise exchanges, exhibitions and activities with artists and art-initiatives at home and abroad. Collaboration with other cultural organisation is an ambition. Quartair creates a platform for artists in The Hague and opperates in a international network with attention for developments in contemporary art. www.quartair.nl Quartair is run by artist: Pietertje van Splunter, Jessy Rahman, Harold de Bree, Geeske Harting, Erik-Jan Ligtvoet,Thom Vink, Mike Rijnierse, Ludmila Rodrigues, Wieteke Heldens, Astrid Nobel and Marlies Adriaanse. check the websites http://www.pietertje.net http://www.jessyrahman.nl http://www.harolddebree.nl http://home.kpn.nl/mjadriaanse http://www.erikjanligtvoet.nl http://www.geeskeharting.nl http://www.mikerijnierse.nl http://www.tinamustao.com http://www.wietekeheldens.com/home.html http://www.astridnobel.nl http://www.thomvink.com

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