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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Content of all photographs courtesy to the artists, the owners of the works and to PARTS Project, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters

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International Silence, Mute; Heden, The Hague

You could say art has become the platform of spectacle these days, both in itself as a way of expression and in the idea of Guy Debord.

Therefore it is an inspiring idea that International Silence (Twan Janssen and Johannes Verwoerd) has shrunk back our daily bombardment of pictures and noise to some colourless light and shapes and the names of songs on playlists without hearing them and without forced connotations.

International Silence presents its installation Mute in Heden.

In it the almost sterile but compelling role of 3D printing is remarkable.

Every impulse is muted almost by itself.

As such Mute is a very refreshing and reflective installation and it is good Heden has given it a platform.

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© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to International Silence and Heden, Den Haag

 

Bertus Pieters