Asynchronous; Nouvelles Images, The Hague

Miek Hoekzema

There is good news and there is sad news.

Raquel van Haver

Raquel van Haver

Raquel van Haver

Gean Moreno

Let’s start with the good news: there is a wonderful summer show at Nouvelles Images.

Gean Moreno

Gean Moreno

Carlson Hatton

It is curated by Michael Tedja (1971) and it has become a, what you might call, particularly rhythmic exhibition.

Carlson Hatton

Carlson Hatton

Carlson Hatton

That results sometimes in some, what i would call, high density works like Carlson Hatton’s (1974) works on paper, Miek Hoekzema’s (1973) video, Radcliffe Bailey’s (1968) collages or even some colourful works by Moshekwa Langa (1975).

Carlson Hatton

Ronald Ophuis

Ronald Ophuis

They are “high density” in that they have more to show in one square foot than the eye can absorb in one view.

Moshekwa Langa

Moshekwa Langa

Dwight Marica

One colour or detail will distract you from another and so make your eyes jump, sometimes from dreams to nightmares.

Dwight Marica

Dwight Marica

Dwight Marica

That in fact also happens with the whole show; it plunges you from one aspect of society into another, from Samson Kambalu’s (1975) almost meditative Boat video’s – presented as a kind of diptych – to Richard Bott’s (1972)  alternative disidentified icons for different internet media and to Ronald Ophuis’ (1968) macabre paintings.

Dwight Marica

Dwight Marica

Dwight Marica

Being happy that art galleries are one of the few places without irritating background music, i think this show makes clear that there is enough music in the works themselves and the way they are selected and presented.

Michael Tedja

Michael Tedja

Evren Tekinoktay

The sad news is that this is Nouvelles Images’ penultimate show.

Evren Tekinoktay

Richard Bott

Richard Bott

The gallery will close its doors on October 1st.

Samson Kambalu

Samson Kambalu

Samson Kambalu

It means the oldest and one of the biggest commercial galleries in the Netherlands will stop existing.

Liv Yiva

Liv Yiva

Liv Yiva

Especially for The Hague this will be a great loss as the gallery’s space makes it more like a small museum.

Liv Yiva

Miek Hoekzema

Miek Hoekzema

Sad though this is, i look back with gratitude for what Nouvelles Images has shown.

Miek Hoekzema

Miek Hoekzema

Radcliffe Bailey

Dwight Marica

As such, the present show might be an inspiration for whatever the future will bring.

Dwight Marica

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© Villa Next Door 2018

Content of all photographs  courtesy to all artists, Galerie Nouvelles Images and to all other with this show associated galleries.

Bertus Pieters

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Might as Well; Nest, The Hague

Ronald Ophuis

Ronald Ophuis

Might as Well at Nest, is a group show with works by seven artists about power.

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

The exhibition is carefully composed and some well presented and intriguing works by major artists are on show, but in spite of that there isn’t much coherence on offer.

Jan Rothuizen

Jan Rothuizen

Indeed Might as Well does show different aspects of power, but the works don’t really communicate with each other.

L.A. Raeven

L.A. Raeven

They just might have been other works.

 Jan Rothuizen

Jan Rothuizen

MAW 06 Jan Rothuizen

For instance, where is the connection between a rape scene by Ronald Ophuis and a map of the Teniersplantsoen in The Hague by Jan Rothuizen, both brotherly on show almost next to each other?

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

Köken Ergun

Köken Ergun

A better couple are Fernando Sánchez Castillo’s video of a mating dance of two water cannons and Köken Ergun’s video Tank Love, although the latter’s bluntness of the quasi-artistic amateurish camerawork gives more brilliance to Sánchez’ aesthetic work.

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

Though aesthetics isn’t all.

Zachary Formwalt

Zachary Formwalt

Zachary Formwalt

Zachary Formwalt

An in itself very beautiful video by Zachary Formwalt of Berlage’s Stock Exchange in Amsterdam may reveal something about the power of walls to create a special world within the world, but doesn’t that apply to many big buildings?

Zachary Formwalt

Zachary Formwalt

Generally speaking, are there any aspects of power on show  you didn’t know about?

L.A. Raeven

L.A. Raeven

Julika Rudelius

Julika Rudelius

L.A. Raeven’s new work based on the Milgram Experiment isn’t really that revealing and neither is Julika Rudelius’ double video Rites of Passage.

L.A. Raeven

L.A. Raeven

Julika Rudelius

Julika Rudelius

Still, these works are interesting because of the body language (and face language) and the dehumanisation of human character in both works, and the blurring of real life and staged life is intriguing.

Zachary Formwalt

Zachary Formwalt

Köken Ergun

Köken Ergun

If the show would have consisted of these two works, either with or without works of a third artist (for instance Ophuis) it might have been a stronger and more thought provoking presentation. Now Raeven’s and Rudelius’ are just two works amongst a few others.

Jan Rothuizen

Jan Rothuizen

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

Please go and take a look for yourself and have another idea.

L.A. Raeven

L.A. Raeven

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

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Bertus Pieters