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Yoga x Art

yoga and meditation class in collaboration with Balanzs

28 April 2019, 9.30 – 10.30 am at Lauwer

Start off Spring Break in a special way and take part in a class in exercises in movement and breathing under the guidance of Kimberley Nutbey, teacher at yoga studio Balanzs. This is not any kind of yoga class, but one in the midst of the exhibition 'Avoidstreet = Clothes, Jpegs and Lyrics'. The artistic label Avoidstreet uses fashion's flip side, where images are more important than the actual wearing.

It will be the 3rd edition of Yoga x Art, a unique experience that is based on the art works on site. There is room for 6 people. Costs: 10 euros per person, incl. VAT. Aside of your sportswear be sure to bring along your own mat and cushion too. Lauwer is accessible by tram 16 / bus 24, 28 and has a free parking area directly behind the building. (Ten minutes walk from Balanzs Laan van Meerdervoort.)

Registration via info@lauwer.art

 

Avoidstreet = Clothes, Jpegs and Lyrics

opening reception 6 April 2019, 5 pm - opening speech by Tamar Shafrir

exhibition on view until 8 June 2019 at Lauwer

'Avoidstreet = Clothes, Jpegs and Lyrics' takes on discarded clothes as topic. The artistic label Avoidstreet uses fashion's flip side, where images are more important than the actual wearing. Avoidstreet is founded in 2017 by Eduardo Leon (b. 1989, Peru/Italy). Trained as graphic designer he is drawn to the fashion world in which imaging is everything. Preexisting clothes people no longer want survive as crafted objects, new installations and subtle performances. They are not merely reduced to images, but strikingly stand up for what they are: clothes, Jpeg files and lyrics.

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Den Haag Centraal

Avoidstreet, M&M Lookbook I, 2017 © Avoidstreet, courtesy of Steinarr Ingólfsson

Avoidstreet, M&M Lookbook I, 2017 © Avoidstreet, courtesy of Steinarr Ingólfsson

 
 

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Statement © The Image Society

Statement © The Image Society

Droog Design Manifesto by Mieke Gerritzen

presentation & discussion 30 March 2019, 2 pm at Lauwer

On the final day of the exhibition 'Gregor Wintgens – New FFForms' Mieke Gerritzen, founder of think-tank Image Society and former director of MOTI Breda, will tell us about her plans for Droog Design. Gerritzen will be the curator of Droog Design for the next half year, and as such she will provide for a change of direction at this renowned platform for design. Armed with a manifesto she questions the definition of design and the role of images within society. Are design objects and art works really that different, or do they just belong to our visual culture? Be there at this exciting kick-off!

The presentation & discussion takes place in the gallery and is accessible without prior registration against a voluntary contribution to the publication piggy bank of Lauwer.

 

Gregor Wintgens – New FFForms

opening reception 26 January 2019, 7 pm - opening speech by Dirk Reynders

exhibition on view until 30 March 2019 at Lauwer

'New FFForms' presents the result of a radical design development by the artist Gregor Wintgens. Gregor Wintgens (b. 1970, NL) turns popular culture inside out. His path in life takes him from photography to advertising, from advertising to anti-advertising, and finally: contemplation in his current work. Wintgens fleshes out a communication system on overload, in which recognition and repetition play the key role. What is left are graphical outlines that move freely without a any fixed meaning.

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My Daily Shot of Culture

The Hague Street Art Tour

Gregor Wintgens, Pacceka® B03.0092.XL,   2019  © Gregor Wintgens

Gregor Wintgens, Pacceka® B03.0092.XL, 2019
© Gregor Wintgens

 
During ‘WOW This is Not a Fashion Show!’ © WOW Amsterdam, courtesy of Cloud Mine

During ‘WOW This is Not a Fashion Show!’ © WOW Amsterdam, courtesy of Cloud Mine

WOW This is Not a Fashion Show!

Roundtable discussion 8 March, 5 pm at WOW Amsterdam

Fashion, art and performance come together at 'WOW This is Not a Fashion Show!' during Amsterdam Fashion Week. The gallerist of Lauwer has the honour to start the conversation with for of the most cutting edge designers of this moment at WOW Amsterdam: Amber Jae Slooten, Eduardo Leon, Laura Dubourjal and Timna Weber. Their different backgrounds and the various objects they create come together in fashion. What does fashion mean for them, and what will it look like in thirty years? Join the conversation, and stay for some music and drinks.

More information via www.wow-amsterdam.nl/event/wow-this-is-not-a-fashion-show

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Yoga x Art

yoga and meditation class in collaboration with Balanzs

3 March 2019, 9.30 – 10.30 am at Lauwer

Due to the success of Yoga x Art during the previous exhibition Lauwer has decided together with yoga studio Balanzs to turn organize it every two months. Yoga x Art provides for tranquility and reflection by yoga, meditation and art at a unique location. The art works made by Gregor Wintgens that are currently on show offer counterweight against the words and images that are let off to us daily in overwhelming numbers.

Come and experience art in a special way and take part in this class. There is room for 10 to 15 people. Costs: 10 euros per person, incl. VAT. Aside of your sportswear be sure to bring along your own mat and cushion too. Lauwer is accessible by tram 16 / bus 24, 61 and has a free parking area directly behind the building. (Ten minutes walk from Balanzs Laan van Meerdervoort.)

Registration via info@lauwer.art

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Keef Palas, Olive Leaves, 2018 © Keef Palas

Keef Palas, Olive Leaves, 2018 © Keef Palas

Laurel Leaves

launch 26 January, 7 pm at Lauwer

The newest collaboration for the Lauwer editions has been completed. The result: unique, ephemeral jewellery made of laurel leaves by Keef Palas. The experimental duo behind this name, Claire O'Keefe and Eugenia Oliva, work from the summer of 2016 on an entire new category of objects - that is situated somewhere between fashion, design and art. Laurel is in the name of Lauwer, and can become part of you for a while as 10 pair of Laurel Leaves will soon become available for purchase in the gallery and online at the shop page.

“Our jewels are ephemeral, or in other words: they last a specific period of time and that is our leitmotiv. We don't change it, it's our objection. In contraposition to the short life of fast fashion, ruled by the restrictions of economic neoliberalism, Keef Palas ascribes her ephemeral aim to the laws of Nature.” Keef Palas, from the manifesto for Ephemeral Mediterranean Jewellery

 

Laila Mubarak – For Who She Is

opening 26 October 2018, 7 pm - opening speech by Mischa Andriessen

exhibition on view until 18 January 2019 at Lauwer

'For Who She Is' is a quest for who someone really is, or can be. In this photo series Laila Mubarak surpasses what is self-evident. Laila Mubarak (b. 1979, NL) captures inner processes. Her subject is often the young woman or young man and the life events they live through. With a camera and knowledge of Gestalt therapy Laila gets through to who is in front of her.

Is it even possible to see people for who they are?

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Harper’s Bazaar

New Dawn Paper

Laila Mubarak, First Position, from the series For Who She Is, 2018 © Laila Mubarak

Laila Mubarak, First Position, from the series For Who She Is, 2018 © Laila Mubarak

 
Yoga x Art © Lauwer, courtesy of Balanzs and Kimberley Nutbey

Yoga x Art © Lauwer, courtesy of Balanzs and Kimberley Nutbey

Yoga x Art

yoga and meditation class in collaboration with Balanzs

13 January 2019, 9.30 – 10.30 am at Lauwer

Start the new year with tranquility and reflection by yoga, meditation and art at a unique location. Under the guidance of Kimberley, teacher at yoga studio Balanzs, you will do exercises in movement and breathing in the midst of the photo exhibition 'Laila Mubarak – For Who She Is' at Lauwer gallery. The art works show an intimate look in the inner life of a portrayed woman, and make you conscious of what you feel yourself.

Come and experience art in a special way and take part in this class. There is room for 10 to 15 people. Costs: 10 euros per person, incl. VAT. Aside of your sportswear be sure to bring along your own mat and cushion too. Lauwer is accessible by tram 16 / bus 24, 61 and has a free parking area directly behind the building. (Ten minutes walk from Balanzs Laan van Meerdervoort.)

Registration via info@lauwer.art

 

Optic Illusion: The Portrait in Art Photography

lecture 23 December 2018, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm at Lauwer

[…] “Photography quickly came to be used in a prejudicial way, losing its innocence and consequently its ability to communicate.” Thomas Ruff in Influence Magazine, issue 2, 2004

Discover the true face of photography together with Anna Elisabeth Kruyswijk, the owner of Lauwer and art historian. Now the bust is exchanged for the selfie, the portrait as a centuries old art genre seems more topical than ever. It does no longer revolve around a monumental impression, but around an never ending variation of personalities. Through time identification has been changed into recognition in a broader sense. Who paved the way for this, and what opportunities they saw in photography, becomes clear in this lecture which reaches from 'Menschen des 20 Jahrhunderts' by August Sander to the so-called Instagram portraits by Richard Prince. Not only photography has changed, but above all the way it is being perceived.

This lecture takes place in the gallery and is meant for every photography enthusiast – prior knowledge is not required. Language: Dutch or English (to be determined). Costs: 5 euros per person, incl. VAT. Are you a student? Then this lecture is free to attend.

Enroll via info@lauwer.art

Documents accompanying the lecture ‘Optic Illusion: The Portrait in Art Photography’ © Lauwer

Documents accompanying the lecture ‘Optic Illusion: The Portrait in Art Photography’ © Lauwer

 
Behind the scenes, International Man’s Day © Lauwer

Behind the scenes, International Man’s Day © Lauwer

Man's Best Friend

pop-up studio of Laila Mubarak

18 November 2018, 11 am - 1 pm at Lauwer

One day before International Men's Day exhibiting artist Laila Mubarak sets up her studio at Lauwer. Every man can have his photograph taken together with his best friend (male, female, dog?) on this special Sunday. For a digital portrait the costs are 25 euros, for an analog print of museum quality 75 euros.

Registration by email: info@lauwer.art

The exhibition ‘Laila Mubarak - For Who She Is’ will be open to visitors today. Check our social media to see the behind the scenes images of Man’s Best Friend.

 

Paul Knight – A Personal Selection: Chamber Music and textile work

exhibition, by invitation only

1 - 20 October 2018 at Lauwer

Especially for invitees of Lauwer Paul Knight (b. 1976, AU) has installed a selection of work. With the photographs from the series 'Chamber Music' (2009-2018) and a number of hand-woven textiles. Paul investigates what is left of intimicy in a copy. Either a personal moment within a photo or under a bedsheet, or the development into something new in its own two-dimensional space.


Paul Knight, Untitled, 2018, hand-woven textiles (cotto), 85 x 55 cm © Paul Knight, courtesy of Neon Parc, Melbourne

Paul Knight, Untitled, 2018, hand-woven textiles (cotto), 85 x 55 cm © Paul Knight, courtesy of Neon Parc, Melbourne

 
De Stadhouder, Stadhouderslaan 9 The Hague

De Stadhouder, Stadhouderslaan 9 The Hague

New neighbour to the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

1 September 2018

relocation to Stadhouderslaan 9, The Hague

Lauwer found a home in De Stadhouder, just around the corner of the Gemeentemuseum, GEM Museum for Contemporary Art and Museum of Photography The Hague. After the official opening in October Lauwer is open for visits every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Only here art is connected to fashion and photography, and as such the gallery stays close to what is encountered every day.

No time during the day? Make an appointment for an evening opening.

 

WOW Fashion Inside Out

24 June until 31 October 2018

WOW Amsterdam and BoLo, Amsterdam

This event turns fashion inside out with radical alternatives for fast fashion of the big chains. It comprises an exhibition, a series of workshops, apparel swap market, concept store, and fashion show. Commissioned by and in collaboration with WOW Amsterdam. With Eduardo Leon, Lisa Konno, Timna Weber, Het GildeLab, WeMakeThe.City / We Make M-ODE, and others.

 
Avoidstreet & Timna Weber, Mode to Wear, 2018 © WOW Amsterdam

Avoidstreet & Timna Weber, Mode to Wear, 2018 © WOW Amsterdam

 
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Intimately Social 13.15 © Minna Palmqvist, photographer: Ceen Wahren

 

Fashion Friction

IFFTI, Florence and Fashion Design Hotel ModeZ, Arnhem

For one whole year designers will be the 'key-note speakers' during an array of activities. With their work, prints and in words they would like to emphasize how much more they want than just dress people. The event comprises pop-up exhibitions, interviews, a manifesto, a presentation and publication. Commissioned by the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI), with amongst others Adele Varcoe, Dolci & Kabana, Elisa van Joolen, Lucia Cuba, ArtEZ Fashion Masters, Fashion Design Hotel ModeZ and Polimoda.

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A Glitch in Photography

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

In this project photography gets reinvented. As soon as artists look at the limitations of the camera as a challenge, 'glitches' make room for interaction, chance and play. The project consists of publications and a lecture. Commissioned by Encontros de Fotografia, with Katharina Gaenssler, Rosa Menkman, Spector Books, Universidade do Porto, and others.

Spector Books

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Carte Blanche 2010 © Katharina Gaenssler

 
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Print screen testing programme Art Collector Reset Mod 2016

Art Collector Reset Mod

Institute of Network Cultures and De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

What is the art of criticism? In this future vision automatic art criticism turns the role of the collector upside down. With a round table discussion, a testing programme and an online publication. Commissioned by De Kunst van de Kritiek, with Machteld Stoop, De Brakke Grond, Institute of Network Cultures, PublishingLab et al.

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