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Joyce Overheul, Men of Quality, 2019 © Joyce Overheul

Joyce Overheul, Men of Quality, 2019 © Joyce Overheul

Maria Tyakina – Sounds Familiar

opening 7 September 2019, 5 pm - incl. artist's talk

exhibition on view until 2 November at Lauwer

In 'Sounds Familiar' Joyce Overheul (b. 1989, 's-Hertogenbosch) exposes the social interactions that lie behind familiarity. At the start of 2019 she travels to Tehran and witnesses the aftermath of the protests against the mandatory hijab (headscarf) and clothing restrictions for inhabitants. With soft materials she distorts the sometimes harsh reality. Overheul works with political sensitivities from the societal undercurrent. Behavior and manipulation are recurrent themes. The exhibition subscribes to a wish for collective signification, but also shows the loneliness of this process when human communication predominantly takes places between the lines and through intervention by interfaces.

exhibition text (coming soon)

Art The Hague (coming soon)

 

Summer Break Lauwer

Gallery temporarily closed 11 August until 6 September 2019

Lauwer is taking a short break this summer. August is also called the “aestivation” of the art world as many galleries and cultural institutions are closed to recharge for the start of the cultural season in September. Calm before the storm: prepare for the newest exhibition opening, see above, and for a few inviting events in which Lauwer will participate, such as the festival Kunst en Cultuur op Scheveningen, the art fair Art The Hague and Museumnacht (Museum Night The Hague).

Kate Stone Matheson / Unsplash

Kate Stone Matheson / Unsplash

 
preview publication © Laila Mubarak

preview publication © Laila Mubarak

'Inner Life' by Laila Mubarak

presale artist's book € 45,- incl. VAT

publication period: August - September 2019

Laila Mubarak brings the work she has made in the past five years together in her very first artist's book 'Inner Life'. The book will consist of a selection of 50 photographs in black and white and colour that includes never shown before work, accompanied by texts that are especially written for her by Mischa Andriessen, Taco Hidde Bakker and Anna Elisabeth Kruyswijk. The book will be published in a limited edition of 50.* Pre-order your copy via info@lauwer.art

“Not her lush curls nor her lingerie attracts the attention, but the discrepancy between the power that her body radiates and the hesitation, the uncertainty that is within her glance, captured by Mubarak precisely as well as subtly.” Mischa Andriessen, poet, writer and reviewer on the exhibition opening of 'Laila Mubarak – For Who She Is'.

*Additionally an exclusive edition with photo print signed by the artist will be made. Language: NL-EN. Graphic design: Studio Hudson. Book launch in Pakhuis de Zwijger (Fotokroniek).

 
 

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Maria Tyakina – To Speak on Behalf of Things

opening 15 June 2019, 5 pm - incl. artist’s talk

exhibition on view until 10 August at Lauwer

In 'To Speak on Behalf of Things' Maria Tyakina (b. 1991, RU) speaks about all 'things' possible. Tyakina positions herself as mediator between material and immaterial matters. With ink and rubber she attempts to capture both the tactile appearance and the experience of a thing. The work of Tyakina is characterized by refined, manual crafts work with materials that are functional by nature. In her work she explores the way perception is mediated by objects, and the relation they develop with the body. It is a reaction to the period we live in, in which the digital takes over and the earth is constantly transformed by human action. In the exhibition Tyakina aims to speak on behalf of 'things' that are no longer there, at a time that is yet to begin.

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Open Ateliers Duinoord

Maria Tyakina, Forged Tracks, 2019 © Maria Tyakina

Maria Tyakina, Forged Tracks, 2019 © Maria Tyakina

 
Detail of Island, 2019 © Maria Tyakina

Detail of Island, 2019 © Maria Tyakina

Wine X Art

wine workshop in collaboration with Andere Wijn

14 July 2019, 4 – 5.30 pm at Lauwer

Refocus your senses during this unique wine workshop inspired by the art of Maria Tyakina. In this workshop you get to know six extraordinary wines. These are personally selected by the vinologist behind Andere Wijn (Other Wine) and relate to the exhibition 'Maria Tyakina – To Speak on Behalf of Things'. Here you encounter the earthly smells of ink and rubber, and you are made aware of another time and space by the monoprints and frameworks on site.

Costs: € 10,- per person, incl. VAT. Lauwer is accessible by tram 16 / bus 24 and has a free parking area directly behind the building.

Register 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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Wallpaper*

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

 
Uncover © Beau Bertens

Uncover © Beau Bertens

Undercover by Beau Bertens

presentation & discussion 24 May 2019, 7 pm at Lauwer

“Is the book dead?”, “Is fashion dead?” Enchanted by the language of fashion Beau Bertens goes out to find answers to these questions. The award-winning graphic designer dives into the archives and studios of fashion designers for 'Uncover', and will share her findings with you this evening. Since publications such as 'Press & Fold', and collaborations with designers amongst which Anouk Beckers, Camiel Fortgens and Elisa van Joolen, Bertens is fascinated by the fashion book, as physical object and digital experience.

For the first time Bertens will discuss the 'Uncover' project and the role of the book in the fashion world. With the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL she is researching this underexposed subject. The presentation & discussion brings together in the gallery fashion, graphic design and the artist book, by which the exhibition 'Avoidstreet = Clothes, Jpegs and Lyrics' can be seen in a different light. Join us, and share your view. This one-time only event is free to attend without prior registration. Language: English.

Fashion United

 

Yoga x Art

yoga and meditation class in collaboration with Balanzs

18 May 2019, 9.30 - 10.30 am at Lauwer

Do you like to watch an art work longer than a few seconds? This is possible in a special way, under the guidance of Kimberley Nutbey, teacher at yoga studio Balanzs. Yoga x Art is not any kind of yoga class, but one in the midst of the exhibition 'Avoidstreet = Clothes, Jpegs and Lyrics' at Lauwer gallery.

It is already the 3rd edition of Yoga x Art, a new art experience on a unique location. This time there is room for 6 people. Costs: € 10,- per person, incl. VAT. Aside of your sportswear be sure to bring along your own mat too. Lauwer is accessible by tram 16 / bus 24 and has a free parking area directly behind the building.

Register via info@lauwer.art

Katee Lue / Unsplash

Katee Lue / Unsplash

 
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

de Volkskrant

 

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,- 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 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?

exhibition text

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,- 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 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: € 10,- 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,-, for an analog print of museum quality € 75,-.

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, Minna Palmqvist, ArtEZ Fashion Masters, Fashion Design Hotel ModeZ and Polimoda.

Wall Street International

 

 

 

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.

Publishing Lab