Overal en altijd (Everywhere and always); Vonkel gallery, The Hague

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Under the either very cryptic or very wide ranging title Overal en altijd (Everywhere and always) Steef Crombach composed a small exhibition at Vonkel gallery, with works by her three colleagues Vincent Both, Maja Klaassens and Alexandra Martens, who all graduated two years ago from the Royal Academy in The Hague.

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In Both’s delicate works material and subject inspire each other, so to say.

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O&A 08 Maja Klaassens

O&A 09 Maja Klaassens

Klaassens shows two aprons with beans, also seen in a show in the Royal Academy last year, but now giving more context combining them with works on paper, giving familiar shapes a more hieroglyphic quality.

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Martens shows two works on paper and two 3D works giving just a glimpse of a rich and inviting world, ready to be explored.

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Both for the curator and the viewer this is a small but interesting exercise. Hurry to see it, as the show is in its last week!

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Contents of the pictures courtesy the artists and Vonkel.

 

Bertus Pieters

Portraits from the Heden collection; Heden, The Hague

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Heden shows portraits by different artists from its collection during the summer. It is an extremely varied collection consisting of photo’s, drawings, paintings, sculpture etc.

Nico Jesse, Giorgio de Chirico, 1957 (detail)

Nico Jesse, Giorgio de Chirico, 1957 (detail)

If your favourite painter is Giorgio de Chirico or

Robert Collette, Jan Mulder, 1969 (detail)

Robert Collette, Jan Mulder, 1969 (detail)

your favourite soccer player is Jan Mulder, here is your chance as they are for rent or sale.

Martine Stig, Glorie 1 (detail)

Martine Stig, Glorie 1 (detail)

Martine Stig, Glorie 2 (detail)

Martine Stig, Glorie 2 (detail)

Marjolijn van der Meij, Arthur Walker

Marjolijn van der Meij, Arthur Walker

Cas Oorthuys, Self portrait

Cas Oorthuys, Self portrait

Willy Jolly, Philip Akkerman (detail)

Willy Jolly, Philip Akkerman (detail)

There is this brooding, romantic portrait of painter Philip Akkerman, who is also represented with some portraits by himself.

Stefanie Scholte, Mr Jim (detail)

Stefanie Scholte, Mr Jim (detail)

Stefanie Scholte, Taro

Stefanie Scholte, Taro

Rarely seen but wonderful portraits by Stefanie Scholte are on show as are

Philip Akkerman, Three self portraits

Philip Akkerman, Three self portraits

Gert Germeraad, Abhorrance

Gert Germeraad, Abhorrance

Mik & Boonstra, No title (detail)

Mik & Boonstra, No title (detail)

Gerard Fieret, Rebecca (detail)

Gerard Fieret, Rebecca (detail)

some works by Gerard Fieret who has a posthumous international breakthrough these days.

Koos Breukel, Gerard Fieret (detail from a diptych)

Koos Breukel, Gerard Fieret (detail from a diptych)

Lancelot Samson, Terence

Lancelot Samson, Terence

Douglas Perez Castro, Enrique J (detail)

Douglas Perez Castro, Enrique J (detail)

Hinke Schreuders, Works on paper 45

Hinke Schreuders, Works on paper 45

Arie Vermeer, No colour TV (detail)

Arie Vermeer, No colour TV (detail)

Tanja Smit, Man from Dickens

Tanja Smit, Man from Dickens

Rarely seen Tanja Smit is on show along with

Marlene Dumas, Johan Cruyff (detail of diptych)

Marlene Dumas, Johan Cruyff (detail of diptych)

omnipresent Marlene Dumas, amongst others.

Paul van Dongen, Pietà (detail)

Paul van Dongen, Pietà (detail)

Kristina Schuldt, Beim Friseur (At the Barber's, detail)

Kristina Schuldt, Beim Friseur (At the Barber’s, detail)

Bas Meerman, Marnix

Bas Meerman, Marnix

A good variety of 40 works by 31 artists are on show, so it is well worth popping in at Heden these summer days.

Aafke Bennema, No title

Aafke Bennema, No title

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Contents of the pictures courtesy to the artists and Heden

 

Bertus Pieters

Ante Timmermans, O0; GEM, The Hague

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I went to GEM to write a review about Ante Timmermans’ first Dutch solo show for Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read the full review (in Dutch).

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This blog post only serves to show some extra footage of Timmermans’ works.

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It’s a particularly fine show.

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There’s a big installation in the basement of the gallery, made with older and newer works.

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On the ground floor there is an exhibition of Timmermans’ drawings.

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Contents of the pictures courtesy Ante Timmermans and GEM The Hague.

 

Bertus Pieters

Folkert de Jong, The Player and Dutch Mechanisms, The Hague

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The Hague has two sculptures in public space by Folkert de Jong. I visited both to write a review about them for Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read the review (in Dutch).

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The first one is called The Player and was commissioned for a square where people can sit and children can play.

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It was placed in 2014.

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De Jong based The Player on a court jester,

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the one who could ridicule everything and everybody including the highest in power,

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but who was also tolerated and protected by the highest in power.

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That gives The Player a more or less ambiguous character.

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Though it has lost much of its original colour in two years time, it is still a powerful image.

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The other work was placed only this month in the town centre and is called Dutch Mechanisms.

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He based the sculpture on the bloodthirsty and orgiastic murder of Dutch statesman Johan de Witt and his brother by an Orangist mob in 1672, linking the murder to present day populism and abuse of power.

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He used a 3D copy of a tongue and of a finger of the brothers, still preserved at The Hague Historical Museum.

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Dutch Mechanisms is part of the public Sculpture gallery in the town centre.

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Contents of the pictures courtesy Folkert de Jong

 

Bertus Pieters

Graduation show 2016, photography; Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

I visited the graduation show of the photography department of the Royal Academy of Art (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst, KABK) to write a review for Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read the full review (in Dutch).

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

Jorieke de Vet

Generally speaking it is the usual high quality show of the KABK photo department.

Joppe Put

Joppe Put

Joppe Put

Joppe Put

It is not always a grateful job to make photo’s of photo’s, so the selection of pictures here is both personal and more or less at random.

Laila Mubarak

Laila Mubarak

Laila Mubarak

Laila Mubarak

Vivian Bax

Vivian Bax

Vivian Bax

Vivian Bax

Vivian Bax

Vivian Bax

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Sabine Grootendorst

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Shari de Boer

Steven van Koeverden

Steven van Koeverden

Steven van Koeverden

Steven van Koeverden

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Liza Szabó

Nita Vera

Nita Vera

Nita Vera

Nita Vera

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Robin Alysha Clemens

Olivier Turpin

Olivier Turpin

Olivier Turpin

Olivier Turpin

Olivier Turpin

Olivier Turpin

Hans Poel

Hans Poel

Hans Poel

Hans Poel

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Contents of all pictures courtesy the artists and the KABK.

 

Bertus Pieters

Graduation show 2016, Fine arts; Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague

Puck Schot

Puck Schot

I visited the graduation show at the Royal Academy of Arts (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten/KABK) to write a review for Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read the review and see some extra pictures (in Dutch).

Puck Schot

Puck Schot

Due to personal circumstances I only reviewed the fine arts department. I hope to visit the other departments with my camera during the week.

Puck Schot

Puck Schot

As I explain in the VLR review I am a bit worried about the mediocrity of some of the presentations by the graduates. More worried than last few years as students seem to be following a trend instead of trying to find where their real talents are.

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Still, quite a lot of interesting things are on show. The pictures here are a very personal selection of works I found interesting. Pictures of details should be an incentive for you to go and see the whole thing yourself.

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Bas Kaufmann

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anatole De Benedictis

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Julie Blankevoort

Julie Blankevoort

Julie Blankevoort

Julie Blankevoort

Julie Blankevoort

Julie Blankevoort

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Maria Bigaj

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Benjamin Harpsøe

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Ieva Radvilaviciute

Alex Andropoulos

Alex Andropoulos

Alex Andropoulos

Alex Andropoulos

Candela Bado

Candela Bado

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Suzie van Staaveren

Renate Veldhuijzen

Renate Veldhuijzen

Renate Veldhuijzen

Renate Veldhuijzen

Katerina Sidorova

Katerina Sidorova

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Pleunie Franke

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

 

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

Elvis Chen Kim-Loon

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Contents of the pictures courtesy the artists and the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague

 

Bertus Pieters