Joseph Montgomery, Joe; Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

Joseph Montgomery (1979) has a second marvellous exhibition at Dürst Britt & Mayhew.

I wrote a review about the first one in Villa La Repubblica (in Dutch) way back in 2015 and i think aspects about which i wrote generally still stand.

As both Frits Dijcks in Jegens & Tevens and Eline van der Haak in Den Haag Centraal wrote very sensible words about it (both in Dutch) in which i find a lot of what i feel about the present exhibition, i will keep it short here.

The exhibition in 2015 was a show in which Montgomery was presented as a new artist in a pretty new gallery.

This exhibition is clearly a more outspoken one.

There are no collages this time, although Montgomery’s work remains more or less collage minded.

His works are very recognisable but the works on show also have very different personalities.

Montgomery gives you the idea that the works have been dictated by their materials, as any character has a material base – and the works are characters indeed!

Willem Hussem

In the front gallery some works by Willem Hussem (1900-1974) are exhibited, which is a great and good surprise, with the gallery’s promise that more of his works will be on show next year.

This is this year’s last photo blog of an exhibition as VND’s camera is obviously a bit fed up with the season’s darkness. So see you next year!!

© Villa Next Door 2018

Contents of all photographs courtesy to Joseph Montgomery, the estate of Willem Hussem and Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters

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The Bricks that Build a Home; Migratie Museum, The Hague

Amber Toorop

I visited the new Migratie Museum (Migration Museum) to write a review for Villa La Repubblica about its present exhibition (which was made in co-operation with Nest) The Bricks that Build a Home. Click here to read the review (in Dutch).

Amber Toorop

As i spent quite some words on it in the VLR review, i leave you here with some impressions of the show without comments.

Amber Toorop
Amber Toorop
Quentley Barbara
Quentley Barbara
Quentley Barbara
Quentley Barbara
Lebohang Kganye
Lebohang Kganye
Lebohang Kganye
Lebohang Kganye
Anaïs López
Anaïs López
Anaïs López
Anaïs López

© Villa Next Door 2018

Contents of all photographs courtesy to the artists, Migratie Museum and Nest, Den Haag.

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague #79

Façade of a narrow building with shop front and apartments, Wagenstraat, built around 1900 in the then prevailing and somewhat pompous mishmash of neo-styles, which seems to reflect the self-satisfaction of a conservative middle class.

Later on as the space for a shop became too small for modern times, it was connected to the ground floor of the neighbouring building, also bringing changes to the shop front, which was redesigned some years ago to its present quasi-elegant and rather cheapish state.

© Villa Next Door 2018

All pictures were taken in March 2017

Bertus Pieters

 

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

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

Even if it’s Jazz or the Quiet Storm; Nest, The Hague

Dan Walwin

I went to Nest to write a review about the present exhibition Even if it’s Jazz or the Quiet Storm for Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read the review (in Dutch).

Nicholas Riis

As i have written quite extensively about the show in the VLR review, i leave you here with some more pictures without further comments.

Nicholas Riis
Josse Pyl
Josse Pyl
Lauren Hall
Sarah Pichlkostner
Nicolas Pelzer
Josse Pyl
Evita Vasiljeva
Front, Evita Vasiljeva, back, Nicholas Riis
Evita Vasiljeva
Josse Pyl
Josse Pyl
Nicola Arthen
Pieter van der Schaaf
Pieter van der Schaaf
Daniel Jacoby
Daniel Jacoby
Hanae Wilke
Kareem Lotfy
Josse Pyl
Bottom to top, Josse Pyl, Pieter van der Schaaf
Aline Bouvy
Aline Bouvy
Machteld Rullens
Saskia Noor van Imhoff
Saskia Noor van Imhoff
Front, Aline Bouvy, back,Machteld Rullens
Aline Bouvy
Graham Kelly
Front, Urara Tsuchiya, back, Saskia Noor van Imhoff
Front, Magali Reus, back, Charlott Weise
Magali Reus
Charlott Weise
Urara Tsuchiya
Floor, Yvonne Dröge Wendel, light fittings ceiling,Rubén Grilo
Pieter van der Schaaf

 

© Villa Next Door 2018

Content of all photographs courtesy to the artists, the owners of the artworks and to Nest, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters

A Foreign Affair; Helena van Doeverenplantsoen 3, The Hague

Sophie Beerens

The midterm presentation by the last year’s fine arts students of the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK) in The Hague takes place this weekend (today until 6 pm.)

Sophie Beerens
Sophie Beerens

The show is in the former school where Billytown  and Stichting Ruimtevaart have settled down recently.

Miriam Schreiner
Sara Bouwens
Sara Bouwens

This is clearly a good environment for arts students to present their work.

Nils Addink
Alexander Webber
Alexander Webber

In spite of the enormous variety of voices, ideas, styles and disciplines they seem to have co-operated well in sharing the space.

Andrea Ball
Nanhee Kim
Zahar Bondar

That doesn’t mean the different spaces and rooms are ideal; especially the lighting is problematic in many places.

Zahar Bondar
Athina Yannoukaki
Athina Yannoukaki

However, as the students are still in a stage of development for their graduation show this kind of improvisatory space may work inspiring.

Søren Nellemann
Alfons Nauw
Jinbin Chen

I especially missed some performances as i always seem to be too early or too late for them, but the whole show can easily be seen in a relatively short time.

Boris Windmeijer
Boris Raugul
Boris Raugul

Quite a few works are clearly in a state of development, but then any work of art is a development, even if it looks finished.

Linhuei Chen
Linhuei Chen
Linhuei Chen

When i visited yesterday, one of my best experiences was a completely unphotographable work by Yukari Nakamichi in which the concentration of making is transferred very closely to the visitor, although i think the experience is best when entering Nakamichi’s work on your own, without company.

A Foreign Affair 25 Michelle-Ann De Coeyere
Michelle-Ann De Coeyere
Nadja Nevina Temper
Sonja Steiner

The whole show is an excellent appetiser for next year’s graduation show, and as such shouldn’t be missed.

Simon Fitskie

© Villa Next Door 2018

Content of all photographs courtesy to the artists and the KABK, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters

Sam Lock, unremembered; Twelve twelve gallery, The Hague

Technically Sam Lock’s present solo exhibition at Twelve twelve gallery differs quite a lot from last year’s, which featured works on paper.

Now Lock (1973) shows works in different techniques, amongst them paintings and sculptures.

As usual the sculpture tends to dominate the show in that it gives direction to the sight lines.

Especially in this city near the sea Lock’s works seem to remind you of the coast and its natural processes in light and gestures.

Even though their titles mostly don’t refer to the sea, his sculptures may recall the surf along the coastline.

Like his other works they monumentalise the short moment of a gesture and sunlight.

© Villa Next Door 2018

Content of all photographs courtesy to Sam Lock and Twelve twelve gallery, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters