Thank you PARTS Project!

Lucio Fontana

Last Sunday PARTS Project in The Hague closed its doors after almost seven years.

Jann Haworth
Diet Sayler
Ewerdt Hilgemann
Jaap van den Ende

It showed 23 projects, and when the planning wasn’t congruent with time or reality, it hosted other exhibitions.

Jaap van den Ende
Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen
Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen

It gave us an idea of private collecting, i.e. the artistically interesting and passionate part of it.

Gutai
Jeroen Doorenweerd
Jos van Merendonk
Jos van Merendonk

Almost all 23 projects were intriguing and all of them of high quality.

Pim Voorneman
Marijn van Kreij
Bob Law, Jos van Merendonk

Initiator Cees van den Burg always put a maximum of energy into the shows, although when reality worked out not to synchronise with PARTS’ idealism it was clear the energy had to be diverted.

Bob Law
Paul Neagu
Paul Neagu
Peter Bogers

Anyway, it was an interesting, inspiring and fruitful period in The Hague’s recent exhibition history, and personally i am extremely grateful to Cees and his foundation for inducing this.

Peter Bogers
Robert Holyhead
Robert Holyhead
Shah Jahan

Surely, many will have the same feelings and will experience the closure of PARTS Project at Toussaintkade as a bitter loss.

Shah Jahan
Werner Cuvelier
Werner Cuvelier
Zhang Shujian

A big thank you to PARTS Project!

Zhang Shujian

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Collecting Collection, Personal Reflection, Works an Stories from the Agnes & Frits Becht Collection; PARTS Project, The Hague

The other day i went to see the very last exhibition at PARTS Project to write a review for Villa La Repubblica. As it happened it became an article about this exhibition as well as about the present shows at Billytown and West. Click here to read the review in VLR (in Dutch).

Wim T. Schippers (detail)

This show about the Agnes and Frits Becht Collection is the third in a series about well-known Dutch private collections which contain an important part of Dutch modern and contemporary heritage.

Wim T. Schippers

Having written already quite a bit in VLR about this show, i leave you here with some pictures, but not without urging you to see the exhibition yourself as soon as you can.

Jan Dibbets

Ger van Elk

Mimmo Rotella

Mimmo Rotella

Lucio Fontana
Tetsumi Kudo

Co Westerik (detail)

Hubert Bekman

Berend Hoekstra

Marlene Dumas

Kees de Goede
Natasja Kensmil (detail)

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

Jann Haworth

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