The Future is Female; PARTS Project, The Hague

Aase Seidler Gernes

Surely “the future is female” may sound like a statement to which some people, notably males, might react with some fear.

Aase Seidler Gernes

However, whether one’s business is in seeds or in eggs, we all need a future and “the future is female” will certainly not imply a more peaceful future.

Sister Corita Kent

At best it would imply a bit of a more just future regarding the relationship between the sexes, and, let’s be fair, that is quite basic in life and society (as justice is always basic).

Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse

Does that have anything to do with the present exhibition at PARTS Project?

Karin Sander

Karin Sander

Not really, except that, apart from the text writer, the actors are an all female cast.

Sylvie Fleury

Sylvie Fleury

The texts (in Dutch) are by male artist Twan Janssen who regularly gives his thoughts about works of present day art on Facebook.

Yael Davids

Yael Davids

These thoughts are intuitive and personal, sometimes a bit poetic or philosophical.

Yael Davids

Rosemarie Trockel

Generally Janssen makes clear how the visual arts, this world of signs and meanings, can accompany human life and can have a personal impact on one’s ways of seeing.

Rosemarie Trockel

Lucia Tallova

In Janssen’s case it also means a lot of love for these signs and meanings, love he has in common with many an art collector.

Daniëlle Kwaaitaal

And that is how it is possible that for instance such sugar sweet works like Lily van der Stokker’s are in the same room as the once virgin canvasses that were sent into the world by Karin Sander to become stained and assaulted, as we all are, male or female.

Rose Wylie

Lily van der Stokker

The concept of intuitive and associative texts combined with works of art works very well.

AnneMarie van Splunter

Roos van Haaften

Text writer Janssen worked together closely with curator Francis Boeske and the result is this already 10th of the PARTS projects of which i sincerely hope there will be more in future, female or not.

Roos van Haaften

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Bertus Pieters

Un certain regard; Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

Julie Verhoeven

Julie Verhoeven

 

Julie Verhoeven

Julie Verhoeven

 

Julie Verhoeven

Julie Verhoeven

Dürst Britt & Mayhew did it again!

Taocheng Wang

Taocheng Wang

 

Rachel de Joode

Rachel de Joode

 

Rachel de Joode

Rachel de Joode

Making a wonderful exhibition (Un certain regard) which is both attractive to watch and thought provoking, I mean.

Rachel de Joode

Rachel de Joode

 

Walter Pfeiffer

Walter Pfeiffer

 

Rachel de Joode

Rachel de Joode

They succeeded in making a show that isn’t just interesting for the eye, it even suggests it would be interesting for the fingers, the tongue or the nose (although one might be happy that the smell factor is not actually active).

Martin Soto Climent

Martin Soto Climent

 

Martin Soto Climent

Martin Soto Climent

 

Martin Soto Climent

Martin Soto Climent

The show is leaning towards an exercise in voyeurism without being pornographic.

Daniel Sinsel

Daniel Sinsel

 

Rachel de Joode

Rachel de Joode

 

Celia Hempton

Celia Hempton

In fact the whole exhibition is an essay on the sensual gaze and as such it deserves an almost museum-like attention.

Celia Hempton

Celia Hempton

 

Daniel Sinsel

Daniel Sinsel

 

Daniel Sinsel

Daniel Sinsel

The gallery has brought together eleven artists from Europe, Asia, America and Africa, – which is remarkable in itself – varying from the great and famous Nestor of them all, Swiss photographer Walter Pfeiffer and the South African candid camera photographer Dean Hutton, to the British multimedia artist Julie Verhoeven and the young Chinese artist Taocheng Wang, who lives in the Netherlands.

Dean Hutton

Dean Hutton

 

Dean Hutton

Dean Hutton

 

Dean Hutton

Dean Hutton

The show would be worth reviewing more extensively, but i’m afraid other priorities make me leave that to other authors.

Wieske Wester

Wieske Wester

 

Wieske Wester

Wieske Wester

 

Leigh Ledare

Leigh Ledare

Enjoy the pictures, but it’s far better to visit the show yourself.

Leigh Ledare

Leigh Ledare

 

Sylvie Fleury

Sylvie Fleury

 

Rachel de Joode (l), Walter Pfeiffer (r)

Rachel de Joode (l), Walter Pfeiffer (r)

And, by the way, it is accompanied by a excellent essay by Judith Vrancken.

Dean Hutton

Dean Hutton

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Bertus Pieters