The present show at Stichting Ruimtevaart (Space Travel Foundation) is based on an artistic conversation of four artists who met each other in 1973 at the former Vrije Academie (Free Academy) in The Hague.
By that time the Vrije Academie was the more progressive institution, compared to the then quite conservative Royal Academy (KABK) of The Hague.
However, there is no place for nostalgia in the show.
Each artist has his/her own way of working and thinking and in fact, their works have nothing to do with each other.
In spite of or maybe even due to that, it has become a very accessible exhibition.
Indeed the way paint is used by the other artists is very personal and is very well presented in this spacious exhibition.
Quartair, with its columns, is not always an easy space to create effective exhibitions but this one makes very good use of all sightlines and there is a very good dialogue between sculpture and painting, or rather between the spacial and the flat.
As for its composition, arrangement, variety and quality this is certainly one of the best exhibitions in Quartair.