/ Narcissistic Tendencies

Opening Saturday September 21, 16.00 hours

Exhibition, September 21 - November 10 2013

Philip Akkerman
Feiko Beckers
Gil & Moti
L.A. Raeven 
Puck Verkade
Guido van der Werve

Curator: Eelco van der Lingen

The gaze into the outside world starts with ourselves. It is a bit of a restricted view, but we have to go through our own 'I' to get to the rest.

However limited the ego may be, it is also a random factor that makes art noteworthy, authentic, special and surprising. The artist gives the public the possibility to look at the world, filtered by the psyche of the artist. Looking at it this way, solism and egocentrism seem to have a very social function in the end.
Those narcissistic tendencies are not so bad after all.

The artists in Narcissistic Tendencies employ their own body and soul, their own personal history and situation to give access to the bigger picture and a new, different world.


NestTV #11



Talk, Thursday October 31st, 20.00 hrs

Artist Talk

Michiel van Nieuwkerk interviews Philip Akkerman, Puck Verkade and Feiko Beckers about the role of the ego in their work.

Dutch spoken
Admission € 2,00


Interview, Thursday November 7th, 20.00 hrs

Mondriaan Fonds & Materiaalfonds

What are the opportunities for artists at the Mondriaan Fund and Materiaalfonds? You can ask your questions in the interview with Birgit Donker (Mondriaan Fonds) and Francine Mendelaar (Materiaalfonds) on the 7th of November in Nest. 

An initiative from Platform Beeldende Kunst icw Nest.

Dutch spoken
Admission free 


Finissage, Sunday November 10th, 16.00 hours

Finissage with self-portrait

We will finish the exhibition with drinks and the opportunity to draw or paint a self portrait. 

Workshops, Wednesdays at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs

Verwend Nest

Workshop for children between 6 and 12 years old

Join us for a fun workshop on Wednesday afternoon! This exhibition scheduled for:

September 25th, October 16th and November 6th, 14.00 - 15.30 hrs.

For members of Verwend Nest. If you haven't signed up yet, you can do a free trial workshop to see whether you like it.

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

data: September 6th 2013 -  January 31st 2014 (no class on December 27th and January 3rd)

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.

Feiko Beckers

Gil & Moti

 Philip Akkerman

Guido van der Werve

Puck Verkade


L.A. Raeven