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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Lauwer is accessible by tram 16 / bus 24, 61 and has a free parking area directly behind the building. (Five minutes walk from Fotomuseum Den Haag). Enroll via email@example.com.
Laila Mubarak – For Who She Is
opening 26 October 2018, 7 – 9 pm, by Mischa Andriessen
exhibition on view until 18 January 2019
'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?
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Knight – A Personal Selection: Chamber Music and textile work
exhibition on view until 20 October, by invitation only
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.
New neighbour to the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
relocation 1 September 2018
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? On Friday evening you're able to drop by until 9 pm, or make an appointment.
WOW Fashion Inside Out
event 24 June until 31 October 2018
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.
Intimately Social 13.15 © Minna Palmqvist, photographer: Ceen Wahren
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.
A Glitch in Photography
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.
Carte Blanche 2010 © Katharina Gaenssler
Print screen testing programme Art Collector Reset Mod 2016
Art Collector Reset Mod
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.