Summer Break

Dear reader!

Villa Next Door takes a break of a few weeks. If you can’t get enough of VND (which I can easily imagine! ☺ ) feel free to brows in this and the preceding VND blogs: https://villanextdoor2.wordpress.com/ and https://villanextdoor.wordpress.com/. If you can read Dutch https://villalarepubblica.wordpress.com/ might be of interest to you. Hope to welcome you back later!

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Coby Brinkers & Rik van Hazendonk, Iron & Indigo; Kadmium, Delft

Iron & Indigo, with sculptures by Coby Brinkers and paintings – mainly watercolours – by Rik van Hazendonk, is the last exhibition in a series made during the last six or seven years by the present exhibition committee of Kadmium, Delft.

In the mean time the gallery has moved to the second floor of the building, having lost its unique space at the ground floor.

It remains to be seen if the new committee will make it worth climbing the stairs to the gallery.

As for now it ends with a dialogue between Brinkers’ sculptures – the biggest ones in steel – and Van Hazendonk’s big watercolours.

The watercolour on the floor was made live by Van Hazendonk during the first few days of the show, where visitors could see him work on it.

The central floor piece makes the dialogue between the artists’ works quite real and as such it is a master stroke for the exhibition.

The works by Brinkers stand alongside as if to reflect in the water of the floor piece, but instead their vertical shapes mirror in the shiny floor.

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Contents of all photographs courtesy to Coby Brinkers, Rik van Hazendonk and to Kadmium, Delft.

Bertus Pieters

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Façades of The Hague #150

Blocks with family apartments, Parallelweg, in between Hoefkade and Vermeerstraat.

These are façades of a recently rebuilt small neighbourhood, Vermeerkwartier, in Schilderswijk, traditionally a working-class district.

They are a mix of owner-occupied houses and rented houses with gardens.

From the outside the barracks-like façade has been softened with orange and red bricks.

The apartments have been diversified, also from the outside.

Some of them have gables, an easy postmodern way of creating some familiarity and conviviality in the street.

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All pictures were taken in March 2020.

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague from #146 onwards: https://villanextdoor3.wordpress.com/category/facades-of-the-hague/

Façades of The Hague #1 – 71: https://villanextdoor.wordpress.com/category/facades-of-the-hague/

Façades of The Hague #72 – 145: https://villanextdoor2.wordpress.com/category/facades-of-the-hague/

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Jordan Herregraven, The Untold Histories as Perceived Through the Horse’s Tear; Hok Gallery, The Hague

The rational mind is used to distinguishing dead objects from living objects in the world around us.

In spite of the world being a sphere, the rational mind in fact sees the world as a pyramid.

Its base is dead matter, in the lower middle part are plants and fungi, in the top middle part are animals, and the pyramid’s shiny summit are we, human beings, endowed with a rational brain to manage it all.

In the mean time, dead objects, plants and animals come to life in our dreams and our fantasies.

They play a role in our spiritual education and development, and in the way we experience the world.

They make us care for the world.

In stories and fairy tales animals even speak to us and have rational minds, and dead matter has power over us.

The whole world seems to become one big split off of our minds, a cosmos full of symbols and fetishes.

In fact the world becomes a sphere again, in which death is alive and in which life is in everything.

One might think our minds have appropriated the world, but one may also turn it around: the world has appropriated our minds.

Anyway, objects, texts, installations and etchings by Jordan Herregraven (1990) are still on show at Hok Gallery today (Friday) and tomorrow.

And here is a strong recommendation to take your last chance to see it all!

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Contents of all photographs courtesy to Jordan Herregraven and to Hok Gallery, Den Haag.

Bertus Pieters

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Back To Normal, The Connection; Trixie, Billytown, Quartair, The Hague

Trixie

Last week i visited Trixie, Billytown and Quartair to write a review for Villa La Repubblica about the mega-exhibition Back To Normal which was initiated by Alternative Art Guide and Artist-Run Network Europe. Works on show are by artists of Trixie, Billytown, Quartair, Hgtomi Rosa, U10 Art Space (Belgrade), Sandwich Gallery (Bucharest), C5CNM (Beijing), Artisterium (Tbilisi), Flux Factory (New York), Uniarte (Willemstad, Curaçao) and MA Project (Perugia). Billytown doubles with its exhibition The Connection together with CLC Gallery Venture (Beijing). Click here to read the review in VLR (in Dutch).

Marija Sevic

As i’ve written quite extensively about the three shows in VLR, i just leave you here with some pictures without any text. The shows can still be seen over the weekend.

Jonas Raps
Lidija Delic
Thijs Jaeger
Nina Ivanovic
Nemanja Nikolic
Iva Kuzmanovic
Billytown
Cristian Raduta
Bernice Nauta
Bernice Nauta
Cristian Raduta
Bram De Jonghe
Bram De Jonghe
Daniela Palimariu
Bram De Jonghe
Zhang Miao
Jin Ningning
Iede Reckman
Iede Reckman
Iede Reckman
Melle de Boer
Marc Oosting
Henk Visch
Aaajiao
Aaajiao
Yu Ji
He Wei
Nabuqi, Robbin Heyker
Robbin Heyker
Kiki Wang
Henk Visch
He Wei
Maja Klaassens
Quartair
Lehna Huie
Letizia Cassetta
Barney de Krijger
Qing Qu
Barney de Krijger
Lehna Huie
Jan Dirk Adams
Yukari Nakamichi
Yukari Nakamichi
Yukari Nakamichi
Dana LaMonda
Elene Rakviashvili
Elene Rakviashvili
Raily Yance
Manuchar Okrostsvaridze
Barney de Krijger

Click here to read the review in Villa La Repubblica (in Dutch)

Jan Dirk Adams

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Bertus Pieters

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Graduation Show 2022; Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague

Alexander Koch

To write a review for Villa La Repubblica about its 2022 Graduation Show i visited the Royal Academy (KABK) in The Hague. Click here to read the review in VLR (in Dutch).

Alexander Koch

As i’ve written quite extensively about the show in VLR, i just leave you here with some pictures of interesting stuff

Alexander Koch
Alexander Koch
Kwadwo Amfo-Akonnor
Kwadwo Amfo-Akonnor
Aya Koné
Aya Koné
Aya Koné
Daan Kamerman
Daan Kamerman
Daan Kamerman
Daan Kamerman
Elizar Veerman
Elizar Veerman
Elizar Veerman
Ed Chilton
Ed Chilton
Niya Tsenkova
Niya Tsenkova
Niya Tsenkova
Maarten Krol
Maarten Krol
Maarten Krol
Menno Pasveer
Menno Pasveer
Safae Gounane
Safae Gounane
Nurul Ain Binti Nor Halim
Nurul Ain Binti Nor Halim
Nurul Ain Binti Nor Halim
Kai Ming Li
Kai Ming Li
Kai Ming Li
Marcos Kueh
Marcos Kueh
Marcos Kueh
Marcos Kueh
Tara van Gent
Clara Pallí Monguilod

Click here to read the review in Villa La Repubblica (in Dutch)

Clara Pallí Monguilod

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Bertus Pieters

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Façades of The Hague #149

Very small house, Dunne Bierkade. This municipal architectural monument was originally built in the 18th century and it still retains its 18th century character with its Louis XIV style cornice.

When built, Dunne Bierkade was still the edge of town. It was a quay where important business was done, where money was made, with a lot of traffic in the canal which was an important waterway to the hinterland and to other towns and cities in the Holland province. The rich intermingled with the poor.

For a long time Dunne Bierkade has been partly chic, partly shabby, and also part of the extended red light district in the city centre. Today the quay is a popular place for having a sip and a bite.

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All pictures were taken in March 2020.

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague from #146 onwards: https://villanextdoor3.wordpress.com/category/facades-of-the-hague/

Façades of The Hague #1 – 71: https://villanextdoor.wordpress.com/category/facades-of-the-hague/

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