MÊKH-web / live 13 years EX-MÊKH; Quartair, The Hague

Kees Koomen

In Quartair the Hague troika Ex-MÊKH (Maarten Schepers, Ellen Rodenberg and Kees Koomen) celebrate a 13 years collaboration which brought them amongst others to Berlin and Athens, apart from different Dutch venues.

Kees Koomen
Kees Koomen
Marian Wijnvoord

In this case they invited three other artists to celebrate with them: Frans van Lent, Niels Post and Marian Wijnvoord.

Marian Wijnvoord
Kees Koomen
Maarten Schepers
Maarten Schepers

It has resulted in an open and communicative exhibition which tries to avoid the idea of permanence.

Marian Wijnvoord
Ellen Rodenberg
Ellen Rodenberg
Ellen Rodenberg

Indeed no artistic statement seems to be permanent in this constellation, not even Schepers’ sculptures or Wijnvoord’s paintings, while Van Lent may enter Quartair any moment to fix things.

Ellen Rodenberg
Niels Post
Niels Post
Maarten Schepers

Koomen permanently works on his diary, while Post shows his next On Spam piece (nr. 68; you may have seen nr. 67 last month at The Balcony, here in town).

Maarten Schepers & Kees Koomen
Maarten Schepers & Niels Post
Kees Koomen

Rodenberg’s mobile work is in constant flux.

Marian Wijnvoord
Maarten Schepers
Maarten Schepers
Frans van Lent

You may know Kees Koomen as my tirelessly blogging colleague, as you also may know Niels Post from the Dutch artistic blogosphere.

Kees Koomen is calling it a day

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Contents of all photographs courtesy to the artists and Quartair, Den Haag

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