/ Concept Store

Poster

Opening may 17 2014, 16.00 hours


Exhibition, May 18 - July 6 2014

John M Armleder   
Merlin Carpenter
Vaast Colson
Paul Elliman
Erika Hock
Jeroen Jacobs
Klaas Kloosterboer
Wjm Kok
Ingmar König
Frank Koolen
Michael Krebber
Marius Lut
Ola Vasiljeva 

Curator: Marius Lut and Frank Koolen

Art and commerce seem to be each others direct opposites. The philosophical basis of works of art clash with the practical use of the commercial products. The commercial product serves the greediness and vanity of the human being, while art stimulates intelligence, insight and the mental state. Shopping malls cause ever expanding heaps of waste, the remains of the products that serve our temporary satisfaction, while art strives for an eternal value. 

With the emergence of branding; the enlargement of the brand in relation to the original product in the eighties and nineties, the 'flag store' appeared in the streets. De flag store may be considered as a hybrid between an exhibition space for contemporary art and a store. The presentation and experience of the brand is top priority, spaces are minimally decorated and radiate luxuriousness. 

The project Concept Store, curated by Marius Lut and Frank Koolen, will explore the different forms of presentation used by shops, flagship stores and art spaces, and the influence these forms exercise on the appreciation of the presented goods.

 

Open: Thurs-Sunday from 13.00 - 17.00 hours and by appointment


 


Auction, Thursday July 3rd, 20.00 hrs

An evening with auction and videos

In relation to the exhibition Concept Store we will host an event on the 3rd of July presented by curator Frank Koolen. We will show a selection of videos connected to the theme of the exhibition and contributions by the artists. In the meantime, auctionmaster Jaring Dürst Britt will auction some special objects. These will range from small artworks and editions to signed products by the artists and readymades, all following the idea of the Concept Store. Have a look at the objects in the Nest webshop

Entrance € 2,00


Interview Gabriel Lester, Thursday June 19, 20.00 hrs

'Hollandse Meesters' in the 21th century: Gabriel Lester

entrance € 2,00
in Dutch 

Michiel van Nieuwkerk interviews Gabriel Lester.

 


NestTV #14

 

 


Course, 2013 - 2014

On the Spot

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, May 21, June 18, July 2

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 May 21, June 18, July 2 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

 



 Frank Koolen

 Ingmar König

 Jeroen Jacobs

 Klaas Kloosterboer

 Erika Hock

 John M Armleder

 Michael Krebber

 Marius Lut

 Wjm Kok

 Ola Vasiljeva

 Merlin Carpenter

 Paul Elliman

 Vaast Colson