An Idle Escape1 Apr – 3 Apr 2022 / Exhibition@Nest
One Nest Stand #31
Frans van Hoek
Jemima de Jonge
Emir Karyo & Jan Wojda
Students of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague react to the exhibition How Rest the Brave, a group exhibition about the necessity of sleep and rest, as a form of resistance in an ongoing twenty-four-hour economy. What does it mean to do nothing? How do you deal with the need for rest?
The participating students -who were selected through an open call- present aspects of what resting, sleeping, and (day)dreaming can mean. Through their works, they propose ways of wondering, musing, and dreaming as means to reshape everyday routines and obligations. Offering double-folded narratives on idleness and diligence they invite the visitor to contemplate on how to escape the capitalist culture of productivity.
In this process, they are guided by Lieneke Hulshof (editor-in-chief Mister Motley, curator), Richtje Reinsma (artist, writer), Remco Osorio Lobato (artist, architect), and team Nest.
One Nest Stands are annual one-night exhibitions, hosted and organized by Nest in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
Design: Dayna Casey