Anatole De Benedictis, Stagger; Heden, The Hague

Anatole De Benedictis graduated from the Royal Academy in The Hague last year with a remarkable presentation.

Stagger at Heden is his first solo presentation since then.

It is a small one, but just as remarkable.

As De Benedictis is trying to get to grips with the world and society around us, he also presents a work by his colleague Bas Kaufmann (who also graduated last year).

Showing great potential, i’d be interested to see what he would present in a much bigger space.

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© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to the artists and Heden, Den Haag

 

Bertus Pieters

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Art The Hague 2016; Fokker terminal, The Hague

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Art fairs aren’t the most exciting places to see real surprises and Art The Hague is no exception, in spite of it calling itself ‘quirky’.

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To be honest, compared to last year the ascending line seems to have levelled.

Klaas Gubbels - Rento Brattinga

Klaas Gubbels – Rento Brattinga

Pieter de Krom - Vonkel

Pieter de Krom – Vonkel

In the offices next to the hangar (places where you might expect something interesting in the very short tradition of this fair in this place) there is little reason for excitement.

Marie Pop - Vonkel

Marie Pop – Vonkel

Ko Aarts - Rento Brattinga

Ko Aarts – Rento Brattinga

Johannes Langkamp - A Gallery Named Sue

Johannes Langkamp – A Gallery Named Sue

Although some interesting items are on show, the arrangements are a bit messy (the best presentations are the rooms of Livingstone gallery and Rento Brattinga), and the Blueprint presentation shouldn’t even be mentioned.

Auke de Vries - Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries – Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries - Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries – Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries - Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries – Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries - Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries – Nouvelles Images

Central to the hangar, which serves as the main hall, is Nouvelles Images gallery’s presentation of works by Auke de Vries, one of the grand old men of Dutch sculpture.

Lotte van Lieshout - Galerie Wit

Lotte van Lieshout – Galerie Wit

Ruben Terlou - Galerie Fontana

Ruben Terlou – Galerie Fontana

Ruben Terlou - Galerie Fontana

Ruben Terlou – Galerie Fontana

Miranda Meijer - A Gallery Named Sue

Miranda Meijer – A Gallery Named Sue

Hernán Ardila Delgado - A Gallery Named Sue

Hernán Ardila Delgado – A Gallery Named Sue

Geert Baas - Galerie Ramakers

Geert Baas – Galerie Ramakers

Eric de Vries - WTC Rotterdam Art Gallery

Eric de Vries – WTC Rotterdam Art Gallery

Further on in the hangar it was the usual stuff, including – of course – some real gems.

Kevin Bauer - Galerie Helder

Kevin Bauer – Galerie Helder

Micha Patiniott - Heden

Micha Patiniott – Heden

Summer Matthews - Aboriginal Art Gallery

Summer Matthews – Aboriginal Art Gallery

Coen Vernooij - Gallery 0-68

Coen Vernooij – Gallery 0-68

Coen Vernooij - Gallery 0-68

Coen Vernooij – Gallery 0-68

Unknown artist - WTC The Hague Art Gallery

Unknown artist – WTC The Hague Art Gallery

Marc Mulders - Galerie Dom'Arte

Marc Mulders – Galerie Dom’Arte

Still, i know it is a hell of a job organising an annual art fair, but it would be about time to outgrow a bit the sedate image of this town.

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

However, the best place to be is outside and behind the building: it’s Dirty Daisies, a co-operation of 15 artists from The Hague and Amsterdam.

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

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Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies is curated by Steef Crombach and there is some good stuff on show.

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

The artists are: Candela Bado, Zeno Beikircher, Yair Callender, Daniel Dmyszewicz, Frederik & Jacob, Doris Hardeman, Josje Hattink, Bas Kaufmann, Koolen & Van de Lande, Tobias Lengkeek, Leslie Nagel, Jeannette Slütter, Marnix van Uum and Victor Yudaev.

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

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Content of all pictures courtesy to the artists and galleries

 

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