/ Trespassages

Opening by alderman Joris Wijsmuller Saturday June 4, 4 PM.
Together and simultaniously with Pulchri Studio (2 PM) and Galerie Maurits van de Laar (3 PM)

Exhibition, June 5 - July 31 2016

Simon Senn

Curator: Eelco van der Lingen

Trespassages is the first presentation of the work by Simon Senn in The Netherlands. Some existing works are presented around a new work that was made in response to the refugee crisis. Senn went to one of the refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesbos. There he sought for interaction with some refugees and asked them to make artworks. Within this sensitive subject, he explores the boundaries of correct morals which may result in an uncomfortable and dubious feeling of discord.

Senn confronts us with our most naïve, biased and selfish self and with the impossibility of a consist correct moral. There is no correct, and no politically correct. The work has a direct appeal because of its visual presentation and the dangerous or dubious starting points, but at the same time the work is ambiguous. This way, it gives an opening to reflect on current societal questions and the possible role of the artist in these matters.


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Tour, Saturday June 11, 11 am

Boat ride and guided tours

Together with Pulchri Studio, Nest organises a special way to visit two thematically related exhibtions in The Hague. 

At 11.00 am a boat leaves from the Hooikade to the Westermolens for a visit and a guided tour by the curator through Trespassages at Nest. At 1 pm the boat returns to the Hooikade for a visit and a tour through Refugee Art: Perception and Reality at Pulchri. Here, some of the participating artists will talk about their work in a conversation led by Rainer Bullhorst.


Starting point: Hooikade
€ 10,- including consumption (payment in cash before departure)
Reservation is needed! Due to a limited amount of places on the boat, we kindly ask you to let us know if you want to come along before Thursday June 9.

Lecture, Sunday June 19, 2.30 pm

Kader Abdolah and Arna Mačkić

Mačkić (1988) is an architect and fled as a five-year-old with her parents from Yugoslavia. Abdolah (1954) grew up in former Persia and came to The Netherlands in 1985 as a political refugee. Mačkić and Abdolah are good examples of creatives with a non-Dutch background working in the Dutch cultural field. On Sunday June 19 juni they talk about their experience with being a refugee and what it is like to work in the Dutch cultural circuit with this background.

This afternoon is a collaboration with Pulchri Studio and takes place in their Louis XV room.


address: Pulchri Studio, Lange Voorhout 15
doors open from 2 pm
in Dutch
entrance € 5,00

Interview, Thursday June 30, 8 pm

Hollandse Meesters with Gert Jan Kocken

A new edtion in the interview series Hollandse Meesters in de 21e eeuw. This time Michiel van Nieuwkerk interviews artist Gert Jan Kocken.


in Dutch
entrance € 2,00
including a drink

Interview, Friday July 8, 8 pm

Ann Demeester meets Simon Senn

How immoral is Simon Senn, or is it all just an act?
Ann Demeester (directeur Frans Hals Museum / De Hallen Haarlem) speaks with Senn about the temptation and power of the ever-present camera in today's society and the painful confrontations he evokes in his video's and with his audience.


in English
entrance € 2,00
including a drink

Workshop, June 8 and 29

Verwend Nest

Workshop for kids from 6 to 12 years

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

During this exhibition on June 8 and 29
group 1: 13:30 - 15:00 h
group 2: 15.30 - 17.00 h

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


Friday Course

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. 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.



Lecture Theo de Feyter, Thursday June 9, 8 pm

Side program Pulchri Studio

In the context of the exhibition 'Refugee Art: Perception and Reality' Pulchri organises a lecture by Theo de Feyter. Look at their website for more information.


 18h15, 2012

 Just Let Go, ongoing project

 L'Hôtel des Sapins, 2008

 Meadowlands Zone 1, 2010