Façades of The Hague #3

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Façades of two buildings with studios, Stille Veerkade. For some time the two buildings had a communal entrance (i.e. when I lived and worked there in the 1980’s).

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The building on the left in nondescript style is of unknown (at least to me) origins. The tall building on the right was built around 1914 as a warehouse for a hosiery.

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The two top floors with balcony and the ornamental head were added in 1918.

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The ground floor and basement were once the second home to HCAK (Haags Centrum voor Actuele Kunst / Hague Centre for Contemporary Art), the first independent modern artist-run gallery in The Hague and one of the first few of these places in the Netherlands.

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After that, Arti et Amicitiae replaced it for a short time and then TAG-gallery resided there until it closed its doors.

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It is unclear who or what is occupying the ground floor at the moment.

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All pictures taken in March 2016

Bertus Pieters

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