/ The Ideal Place

Opening, Saturday May 5, 13.00 hours

Exhibition, May 6 - June 17 2012

Alicia Framis
Krien Clevis
Thomas van Linge
Wouter Osterholt & Elke Uitentuis

Guest  curator: Danielle van Zuijlen

The Ideal Place; is it a place for us to dream of, to think about and long for, or do we really put words into action and make it a real place? The exhibition with the same title that took place in 1994 (HCAK The Hague Centre for Contemporary art) showed a mainly philosophical view on the topic, whereas the four artists shedding their light on it today differ greatly in approach. This leads to utopia below the face of the earth, in the air and even outer space - sometimes with an aspiration to become real.


NestTV #4

NestTV #4: The Ideal Place



Debate, thursday May 24, 20.00 hours

Practical Idealism

Sociologist Gabriel van den Brink, author of the book Eigentijds Idealisme (Contemporary Idealism) 2012, will engage in debate with Ernst van den Hemel activist and  scientist of literature and religion. About the relevance of imagination for the realisation of ideals, the discussion will look past the cynism and irony present in the public debate.


Artist talk, thursday may 31, 20.00 hours

Krien Clevis, Osterholt / Uitentuis

Two lectures, given by Krien Clevis: Locus Amoenus, about the ideal place

and by Osterholt / Uitentuis: Paraiso Ocupado, campaign for the realisation of a forgotten utopia.


Course, May 10 - June 8 2012


During every exhibition we organise a drawing course. In four lessons you will look at the exhibition, discuss form and content of the exhibition and work on short assignments with pencil or ink on paper. These exercises provide an in-depth understanding of the art and help participants form thier own interpretations.

The course will take place in the exhibition space. More info (in Dutch) here.

Course dates May 10, 24, 31 and June 7 2012
thursday evening, 19.30 - 21.30 hours
Costs €60,- (four lessons, including material)

Course dates May 11, 25, June 1 and 8 2012
friday morning, 9.30 - 11.30 hours
Costs €60,- (four lessons, including material)

Workshop, May 16, 14.00 - 15.30 hours

Verwend Nest

During every exhibition we organise workshops on Wednesday afternoon for children between 6 and 12 years old. Participants look at and talk about the exhibition and then make a painting, object or collage. The workshop is given by Angelique Josten, visual artist.

Costs €40 per year to become a member of Verwend Nest, this will give access to all the Wednesday-workshops. Want to try it once? The first time is for free.


 Alicia Framis Moon IKEA houses

 Osterholt / Uitentuis Abraham Lincoln Tower, Rio de Janeiro

 Krien Clevis De Rots (the Rock)

 Thomas van Linge Camus and Sisyphus Walk into a Bar...

 Osterholt / Uitentuis plan of an appartment in the Abraham Lincoln tower, 1972, Rio de Janeiro, Grupo Desenvolvimento 2011