Friday 25 September between 7 and 11 pm, you’ll get the opportunity to discover a lot of art in a short time frame, right in the city center of The Hague. HOOGTIJ is a free event that includes a dynamic route past at least twenty artist initiatives, galleries and art institutions. The great thing about HOOGTIJ is that underground experimental installations are effortlessly presented alongside established art galleries, and you can walk in everywhere with equal ease. Free guided tours will be provided during the night. HOOGTIJ is the successor to the Haagse Rondgang, which was established in 1997. The event is organised four times a year and this time, select events will also take place online on hoogtij.net. Are you unable to visit The Hague physically? From Friday at 7 pm on the website, you’ll be able to see all the videos that the participants have made especially for this evening. Below, we will offer a few highlights of the evening.
For instance, in Nest, four artists will reflect on the question "If you were to die today and return one generation later, what world would you like to be born into, regardless of where or who you are?”..
In Gallery Maurits van de Laar you can view works on paper by Charlotte Schleiffert and Susanna Inglada. These artists recently held residencies in Paris and Rome, which gave their work a new impulse. While Schleiffert was mainly inspired by nature in Paris, Inglada was inspired by the classics and baroque in Rome - and in particular the limiting role and complex power relations surrounding women in art.
Susanna Inglada, De un Hilo (From a Thread), 2020, Galerie Maurits van de Laar.
Dürst Britt & Mayhew exhibits the work of award-winning photographer Marwan Bassiouni, whose "New Dutch Views" have previously been shown in the Photography Museum in The Hague. The gallery also shows work by Mexican artist Alejandra Venegas alongside Paul Beumer, whose work is currently on display in the exhibition "other.worldly" in the Fries Museum.
In Page Not Found you will find the "Opinionated Aquarium" of Koen Taselaar, whose work is included in the collections of the Centraal Museum, Boijmans van Beuningen and the Groninger Museum.
Koen Taselaar, the memphis mushroom blues, 2019, Cokkie Snoei.
Projektruimte West END will be programming an exhibition during HOOGTIJ about a special furniture concept that is inspired by Dutch working-class neighborhoods.
Fashion designer collective Das Leben am Haverkamp, that recently exhibited in the Zeeuws Museum, will show a series of remarkable sculptures in combination with ceramics, all made during a residency in Japan.
There will also be an online talk show during this evening in which Marie Jeanne de Rooij will talk to Janice McNab, artist & head of Artistic Research at the KABK. They will delve deeper into the consequences of the pandemic for international art education and Artistic Research in particular, but also about travel and art in times of climate change, about globalisation and associated art themes and about language and art politics.
Here you can download the digital map with the full program.
Keep in mind that all locations take the measures surrounding the corona virus into account. This means that the smaller locations in particular can receive fewer people at the same time.