Wycliffe Mundopa, Tongogara; Twelve twelve Gallery, The Hague

I visited Twelve twelve Gallery to write an article about Wycliffe Mundopa’s (1987) solo show for Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read the article (in Dutch).

The article is about the painting Inheritance, shown here with some details.

I leave you with the pictures here, as i have commented already extensively in VLR, with the recommendation to go and take a look for yourself.

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© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all photographs courtesy to Wycliffe Mundopa and Twelve twelve Gallery, Den Haag.

 

Bertus Pieters

Post-Peace; Nest, The Hague

Ella de Búrca

I visited Nest to write a review for Villa La Repubblica about Post-Peace, an exhibition in which thirteen artists deal with peace and how it is attained and maintained. Click here to read the review (in Dutch).

Dorian de Rijk

Anastasiya Yarovenko

As i’ve written quite extensively in VLR  about the show i leave you here with some more pictures.

Anastasiya Yarovenko

Ella de Búrca

Radek Szlaga

Radek Szlaga

Radek Szlaga

Radek Szlaga

Radek Szlaga

Radek Szlaga

Radek Szlaga

Anika Schwarzlose

Anika Schwarzlose

Anika Schwarzlose

Adrian Melis

Adrian Melis

Sven Augustijnen

Sven Augustijnen

Lyubov Matyunina

Lyubov Matyunina

Lyubov Matyunina

Lyubov Matyunina

Lyubov Matyunina

Lyubov Matyunina

Lyubov Matyunina

Lyubov Matyunina

Yazan Khalili

Anna Dasovic

Anna Dasovic

Alexei Taruts

Alevtina Kakhidze

Alevtina Kakhidze

Alevtina Kakhidze

belit sag

belit sag

belit sag

belit sag

belit sag

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© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all photographs courtesy to the artists and Nest, Den Haag.

 

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague #46

Façade of a building with no entrance to the street, Casuariestraat, built probably around 1900, maybe even later. I’m not sure about the original purpose of the building (somebody is?).

At the moment there are studios in it of the Royal  Academy of Art (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten – KABK), and the building may well have been meant to contain studios right from the beginning, either for the KABK or for another institution in the neighbourhood.

In the 1970s and 80s it had a kind of clerestory on top which has vanished since.

As they used to be sculptor students’ studios, according to the artists duo Topp & Dubio, it once had a graffiti saying “FUCK BEELDHOUWERS” (“FUCK SCULPTORS”).

To make an homage to that graffiti the duo wrote a new one with the same text, which they were ordered by the police to remove, which they did. However, traces of the graffiti can still be seen.

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© Villa Next Door 2017

All pictures were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

Nies Vooijs and Riet Vooijs; oil paintings and analog photographs; Magasin Horaz, The Hague

Paintings by Nies Vooijs and analog photography by Riet Vooijs are on show in a small new initiative in Magasin Horaz, Molenstraat 19.

Both sisters are amongst the most respected of artists in this city, as far as i am concerned.

They share an occupation with volatility.

Nies’ compositions may change and show a working process, while Riet’s photographs – strongly thought from their negatives – show moments which are not decisive but characteristic.

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© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of pictures courtesy to Nies and Riet Vooijs and to Magasin Horaz, The Hague

 

Bertus Pieters

Topp & Dubio; Performance July 5th 2017, Plein, The Hague

P.S. has organised This Is Live!, an International Performance Art Event in The Hague – of which this is the last week – with workshops and performances.

Such an event in The Hague can’t exist without performers Topp & Dubio.

This afternoon they performed under the strict guidance of William the Silent in the Plein (the Square), just behind the heart and nerve centre of Dutch political power.

Along William’s pedestal they painted a line from south to north with vla, a kind of Dutch custard, available in different colours and corresponding tastes.

They used white, brown and pink vla respectively.

Just after applying the sweet and sticky stuff, they scraped it from the pavement with spoons, ending with a bicycle heading south.

The second part of the performance will be a press conference next Saturday (8 July) 10.30 p.m. at Quartair, Toussaintkade 55, where more artists will perform that evening.

As for this afternoon, i leave you with these pictures to see the story unfold.

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© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to Topp & Dubio

 

Bertus Pieters

Graduation Show 2017; Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Ignas Pavliukevicius

I went to the Royal Academy in The Hague to write a review for Villa La Repubblica about the present graduation show. Click here to read the review (in Dutch).

Ignas Pavliukevicius

As i have written quite extensively about it in VLR, i merely show you some pictures here without text, with which you can more or less follow my footsteps in the building. Enjoy!

Jaimy Gail

Jaimy Gail

Llv Ylva

Llv Ylva

Llv Ylva

Llv Ylva

Nine Kootstra (Men wear no skirts)

Richtje Nijhof

Richtje Nijhof

Gilleam Trapenberg

Gilleam Trapenberg

Gilleam Trapenberg

Gilleam Trapenberg

Gilleam Trapenberg

Gilleam Trapenberg

Eline Benjaminsen

Eline Benjaminsen

Eline Benjaminsen

Indre Urbonaite

Indre Urbonaite

Indre Urbonaite

Indre Urbonaite

Indre Urbonaite

Martijn Mendel

Martijn Mendel

Martijn Mendel

Martijn Mendel

Martijn Mendel

Marina Caneve

Marina Caneve

Marina Caneve

Julien Guettab

Julien Guettab

Julien Guettab

Julien Guettab

Julien Guettab

Julien Guettab

Nina Markkula

Nina Markkula

Nina Markkula

Nina Markkula

Nina Markkula

Emilie Ruitenga

Emilie Ruitenga

Emilie Ruitenga

Emilie Ruitenga

Freerk Wilbers

Freerk Wilbers

Stefano Murgia

Stefano Murgia

Stefano Murgia

Stefano Murgia

Pris Roos

Pris Roos

Pris Roos

Pris Roos

Kristel Rigaud

Kristel Rigaud

Quinsy Gario

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Willem Wilke

Jim Mooijekind

Jim Mooijekind

Jim Mooijekind

Jim Mooijekind

Jim Mooijekind

Jim Mooijekind

Nine Kootstra

Werner Konings

Werner Konings

Werner Konings

Werner Konings

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo

Luis Maly

Luis Maly

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© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to the artists and to the Royal Academy of Art The Hague

 

Bertus Pieters