/ Alchemy

Opening & Museumnight September 6 2014, 20.00 hrs

Exhibition, September 6 - November 3 2014

Frank Ammerlaan
Myriam Holme
Alastair Mackie
Navid Nuur
David Rickard
Oscar Santillan
Lawrence Weiner

Curated by Will Lunn in conversation with David Rickard

Historically, alchemy was the primary model for the scientific exploration of materials and although it is now largely perceived as the quest for turning base metals into gold, the practice of alchemy was concerned with a much wider sphere of knowledge. In fact it is from alchemy that much of modern science has evolved.

The exhibition brings together a range of artists that have and are developing works which critically engage with the material properties from which they are made; allowing and encouraging transformation and transmutation to take place within the physical properties and also the conceptual reception of each work.

Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 13.00 - 17.00 and by appointment.


Museumnight, September 6, 20.00 - 02.00 hours

Sander van de Pavert

This years Museumnight theme is Royal. Sander van de Pavert will talk about his version of the Royal family, his creation 'Willy'; and show a selection of Lucky TV's.

Artist Talk, Thursday October 30, 20.00 hours

Navid Nuur in conversation with Michiel van Nieuwkerk

On Thursday October 30, Michiel van Nieuwkerk interviews Navid Nuur about his art practice.

Nuur works in The Hague and became internationally well-known in the last few years. His works were on view at the Centre Pompidou, the Venice Biennale and Dundee Contemporary Arts among others. At the moment Nuur participates in Alchemy with four works. Van Nieuwkerk is the initiator and producer of the ongoing documentary series Hollandse Meesters. At Nest he already talked with several artists, including Puck Verkade, Feiko Beckers en Sarah & Charles, about their work.

Entrance € 2,00

Dutch spoken


NestTV #15



Hollandse Meesters, Thursday Oktober 2nd, 20.00 hours

Interview with John Körmeling

Michiel van Nieuwkerk interviews the artist John Körmeling.

entrance € 2,00
in Dutch 

Course, 2014 - 2015

On the Spot

starting September 19 2014

Every friday you can participate in On the Spot at Nest. During these lessons we engage in discussion about the works in the exhibition and work on assignments in different techniques in the exhibition space. On the days there is no exhibition on, we visit other initiatives, galleries and collectors in The Hague. The lessons are taught by visual artist Sarina Missot. Become curious? Check the results on www.nestcursus.tumblr.com

Every friday morning, 9.30 -11.30 AM
€50 per month
single lesson €17,50

Course fee including materials, coffee and tea
The course is for beginner as well as advanced level, open to any age.
Would you like to come every week, then you can pay by month. Want to take a class only every now and then? You can pay as you go.

Workshops, September 17, October 1, 15, 29

Verwend Nest

Workshop for kids from 6 until 12 years

Join in with a nice workshop on wednesday afternoon, especially for the 'Verwende Nesten'.

During this exhibition on Sept 17, Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 29
 from 14.00 until 15.30 hours

Not a Verwend Nest yet? Give it a try during a first free lesson and find out if you like it.

Information and memberships: sarina@nestruimte.nl


Hoogtij, September 26, 19.00 - 23.00 hours


A cultural route past artists initiatives, galleries and art spaces. Hoogtij takes place four times a year on friday night in The Hague center. Locations are open from 19.00 – 23.00 hours, entrance is free. Start the route with a cup of soup at GEMAK at 18.00 and join one of the guided tours that start from there.



Photography workshop, Saturday October 4th, 11.00 – 15.30 hours

Photography workshop

During this workshop, photographer Thomas Jansen gives an introduction to the narrative side of photography. In one day you will learn the basics of making a story from photographic images and start building your own story. 

Due to the developments in digital photography everyone can shoot a pretty image, but this is still something different from making a good photograph. It is dependent on the context and gains in value by the content it communicates. Thomas Jansen is a professional art photographer and enjoys showing you the possibilities you have with your camera.

Experience in photography is not required. You should take your own camera (any model) and if possible a laptop and cardreader.

Saturday October 4, 11.00 – 15.30 hours
€45,- including coffe / tea and materials (prints)

 Alastair MackieA is to B as B is to C (2010)

 David RickardOvercast (2014)

 Oscar SantillanMemorial (2008-2009)

 Myriam Holme, Schwingendeserinnern (2009)

 Frank AmmerlaanUntitled (2013)

 Navid NuurUntitled (What Ever) (2006)

 Lawrence WeinerDust & water put somwhere / between the sky and the earth # 662 (1990)