Tell Freedom; Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort

Buhlebezwe Siwani

I went to Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort to write a review for Villa La Repubblica about the show Tell Freedom, with works by 15 or 16 (it is ambiguous) young artists from South Africa. Click here to read the review (in Dutch) and see some more pictures.

Buhlebezwe Siwani

The lighting in KAdE was horrible for taking photos, and the few pictures i tried to take of Dineo Seshee Bopape’s works are so bad that i skipped them, for which i apologise. However you can see some pictures of her work at Witte de With in Rotterdam if you click here.

Buhlebezwe Siwani

In the mean time i hope these pics will inspire you to go and see the works in real, which i’d wholeheartedly recommend.

Buhlebezwe Siwani

Take your time though, as there’s a lot to be seen.

Haroon Gunn-Salie

Haroon Gunn-Salie, Aline Xavier

Haroon Gunn-Salie, Aline Xavier

Haroon Gunn-Salie, Aline Xavier

Haroon Gunn-Salie

Neo Matloga

Neo Matloga

Neo Matloga

Neo Matloga

Kemang Wa Lehulere

Kemang Wa Lehulere

Kemang Wa Lehulere

Kemang Wa Lehulere

Bronwyn Katz

Bronwyn Katz

Bronwyn Katz

Bronwyn Katz

Bronwyn Katz

Lerato Shadi

Lerato Shadi

Lerato Shadi

Lerato Shadi

Sabelo Mlangeni

Lebohang Kganye

Buhlebezwe Siwani

Mawande Ka Zenzile

Mawande Ka Zenzile

MADEYOULOOK

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Lebohang Kganye

Lebohang Kganye

Francois Knoetze

Francois Knoetze

Francois Knoetze

Francois Knoetze

Francois Knoetze

Ashley Walters

Ashley Walters

Kemang Wa Lehulere

Donna Kukama

Donna Kukama

Donna Kukama

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© Villa Next Door 2018

Content of all photographs courtesy to the artists and Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort

Bertus Pieters

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Façades of The Hague #60

West façade of railway station Den Haag Hollands Spoor, usually abbreviated to Den Haag HS (The Hague HS) or simply HS.

It was built in 1891 as a replacement of the smaller neo-classical station of the 1840s.

One of the two main railway stations in The Hague, HS is connecting The Hague with Leiden, Haarlem and Amsterdam to the north and with Delft, Rotterdam and Antwerp to the south.

It was designed by architect Dirk Margadant (1849-1915), who designed more station buildings, most of them replaced by modern buildings now (notably except for Haarlem).

“Hollandish Iron Railway Society”. With from left to right personifications of Science, Commerce, Industry and Art.

It was built in neo-renaissance style with a lot of decorations and emblems, illustrating speed, culture, science and economic progress, produced by Van den Bossche & Crevels in Amsterdam.

Being the city of the Royal court and the government, it was felt The Hague’s new station had to compete in grandeur with Amsterdam’s Centraal Station.

The biggest novelty of the building was the use of raised platforms with waiting rooms, which made the station hall itself less important and which may be nowadays a bit of a problem with the commercialisation of station halls.

The royal waiting room (the Koninklijk Paviljoen / Royal Pavilion) was however at street level in the north wing of the building and is still kept in old glory with its wooden doors under a marquise.

It has a relief showing the young Queen Wilhelmina surrounded by arts, science, progress, prosperity, etc.

In spite of recent restorations the royal pavilion is next to a somewhat undefined area.

The south wing has a new tunnel for pedestrians and cyclists, and also contains the bike storage.

Today The Hague HS is a state monument.

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© Villa Next Door 2018

All pictures were taken in March 2017

Bertus Pieters