Victor Yudaev, Victor en me; 1646, The Hague

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Last week i visited Victor Yudaev’s show Victor en me at 1646 to write a review for Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read the review (in Dutch).

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It’s a good exhibition in which Yudaev shows several works presented in a greater narrative.

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I’ve written quite extensively about it on VLR so i leave you with these pictures.

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Of course it is better to visit the show, which i warmly recommend.

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[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to Victor Yudaev and 1646, The Hague.

 

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

Can’t Do Nothing and Prosper Desmet, Billytown, The Hague

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The exhibition Can’t Do Nothing at Billytown, curated by Bernice Nauta is a great success as far as i am concerned.

Kim David Bots

Kim David Bots

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

The works are close enough to the viewer to speak to him/her.

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

Bernice Nauta

Bernice Nauta

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

It works like that because of the positioning of the works, which is inviting, maybe even confronting, and intimate at some points.

André Sousa, Victor Yudaev

André Sousa, Victor Yudaev

André Sousa, Victor Yudaev

André Sousa, Victor Yudaev

André Sousa

André Sousa

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

There are works on show by Nauta herself and by Victor Yudaev (i’m eagerly awaiting a solo show in The Hague of that guy), Kim David Bots, André Sousa, Tessel Vooijs and Anna Sophie de Vries (sorry, couldn’t make any proper pictures of her work for this blog).

Tessel Vooijs

Tessel Vooijs

André Sousa

André Sousa

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

Bernice Nauta

Bernice Nauta

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

This is surely one of the best shows at Billytown since its opening at this location, varied, serious, humorous, inventive and both exuberant and basic and intimate.

Kim David Bots

Kim David Bots

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

Victor Yudaev

Bernice Nauta

Bernice Nauta

Of course you can enjoy the pictures here, but you’d better go to Billytown and take a look there.

Bernice Nauta

Bernice Nauta

Victor Yudaev, Bernice Nauta

Victor Yudaev, Bernice Nauta

Bernice Nauta

Bernice Nauta

Bernice Nauta (sculpture); on the wall: Bernice Nauta, Tessel Vooijs, Kim David Bots

Bernice Nauta (sculpture); on the wall: Bernice Nauta, Tessel Vooijs, Kim David Bots

Kim David Bots

Kim David Bots

Bernice Nauta

Bernice Nauta

Prosper Desmet

Prosper Desmet

In the kitchen/project space Nauta invited Prosper Desmet to show some work.

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It is more or less an addition to the main show and quasi-Belgian-absurdist.

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As such it is not as convincing as Can’t Do Nothing.

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Bertus Pieters