The first five days after the contemporary weekend are always the hardest
The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend | 5-7 July
An intense weekend in The Hague combined The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend, KABK Graduation Show and Project ID performance event. To finalize our earlier posts, here are some after images and impressions made by Connie van Driel.
Mary Reid Kelley @ 1646
For those who missed this presentation of the amazing video works of Mary Reid Kelley (Priapus Agonistes, Swinburne’s Pasiphae and The Thong of Dionysus).
“Mary Reid Kelley combines painting, performance, and a distinctive wordplay-rich poetry in her polemical, graphically stylized videos. Performing as a First World War soldier, a grisette in revolutionary Paris, or the Minotaur, she resurrects characters that embody particular facets of ideas in time. Her historically specific tableaux enclose dilemmas of mortality, sex, and estrangement, navigated by the characters in punning dialogue that traps them between tragic and comic meanings.”
A new spring, a new image @ Galerie Helder
During ‘The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend’, Galerie Helder showed the exhibition “A new spring, a new image”, curated by former KABK teacher Jan van der Pol.
Jan van der Pol, teacher painting and printmaking at The Royal Academy of Arts from 1985 to 2010, chose four of his finest alumni: Channa Boon (video & sound installation), Eva Klee (ceramics), Rob Knijn (paintings) and Arianne Olthaar (maquette).
In Between Identities @ Ruimtevaart
At the end of the weekend, a performance night was organized to end a ten day project and program by Performance Site with (amongst others) performances by Miranda Meijer, Yvette Teeuwen and video stills from the expo at Ruimtevaart, Study Movie Room composed by LADA Live Art UK and VestAndPage.