Exhibition

7 year old me

15 Nov – 5 Jan 2020   /   Exhibition@Nest

Wim T. Schippers & Daniël van Straalen

Guest curators: Melchior Jaspers & Julia Mullié

The sensitivity towards language, humour and the banality of the everyday are central topics in the exhibition 7 year old me. Nest shows Wim T. Schippers and Daniël van Straalen in a unique collaboration. In a playful, but serious manner, they attach value to seemingly worthless things. By disrupting existing, albeit invisible codes, the artists throw you back onto your own intuition, in which the anti-climax triumphs.

In the run-up to the exhibition, Schippers and Van Straalen are frequently in contact. They have written, challenged each other and together they have broken their heads about all kinds of questions. 7 year old me shows new and familiar work by both artists.

Wim T. Schippers (1942) developed iconic artworks as well as television programmes, radio programmes and theatre. In 1961 he founded the A-Dynamische Groep (A-Dynamic Group), a collective that called for ‘true uninterestedness’, ‘lack of style’ and ‘weakness’. In the work of Daniel van Straalen (1987), the relationship between archetypes, memes and popular culture are central. For all three of these aspects, authenticity plays an important role. Van Straalen is interested in ‘originality’ and ‘temporariness’ and sometimes goes against the idea that art is always for eternity and must be preserved. And while there is a large age difference, this is bridged by the idea that both artists were seven years old.

Please note: For this exhibition, Nest has extended its opening hours during the Christmas holidays.

Mon 23 Dec 2019 – 5 Jan 2020 open every day
with the exception of Dec. 25, 26 and Jan 1st.
Sat – Wed 13.00 – 18.00 hrs
Thu – Fri 13.00 – 20.00 hrs

Program

Opening: 7 year old me

15 Nov 2019    20:00   /   Opening@Nest

The sensitivity towards language, humour and the banality of the everyday are central topics in the exhibition 7 year old me. Nest shows Wim T. Schippers and Daniël van Straalen in a unique collaboration. In a playful, but serious manner, they attach value to seemingly worthless things. By disrupting existing, albeit invisible codes, the artists throw you back onto your own intuition, in which the anti-climax triumphs.

(Nederlands) Verwend Nest

20 Nov 2019   /   Kinderworkshop@Nest

(Nederlands) Doe een keer per maand mee aan een leuke workshop op woensdagmiddag, speciaal voor Verwende Nesten.

Verwend Nest

11 Dec 2019   /   Kinderworkshop@Nest

Doe een keer per maand mee aan een leuke workshop op woensdagmiddag, speciaal voor Verwende Nesten.

Guided tour 7 year old me

23 Dec 2019    13:00   /   Rondleiding@Nest

During the Christmas Holidays, Nest is organizing guided tours daily in the exhibition 7 year old me. 

Guided tour 7 year old me

24 Dec 2019    17:00   /   Rondleiding@Nest

During the Christmas Holidays, Nest is organizing guided tours daily in the exhibition 7 year old me. 

Guided tour 7 year old me

27 Dec 2019    19:00   /   Rondleiding@Nest

During the Christmas Holidays, Nest is organizing guided tours daily in the exhibition 7 year old me. 

Guided tour 7 year old me

28 Dec 2019    17:00   /   Rondleiding@Nest

During the Christmas Holidays, Nest is organizing guided tours daily in the exhibition 7 year old me. 

Guided tour 7 year old me

29 Dec 2019    17:00   /   Rondleiding@Nest

During the Christmas Holidays, Nest is organizing guided tours daily in the exhibition 7 year old me. 

Guided tour 7 year old me

30 Dec 2019    13:00   /   Rondleiding@Nest

During the Christmas Holidays, Nest is organizing guided tours daily in the exhibition 7 year old me. 

Guided tour 7 year old me

31 Dec 2019    13:00   /   Rondleiding@Nest

During the Christmas Holidays, Nest is organizing guided tours daily in the exhibition 7 year old me. 

Guided tour 7 year old me

2 Jan 2020    19:00   /   Rondleiding@Nest

During the Christmas Holidays, Nest is organizing guided tours daily in the exhibition 7 year old me. 

Guided tour 7 year old me

3 Jan 2020    19:00   /   Rondleiding@Nest

During the Christmas Holidays, Nest is organizing guided tours daily in the exhibition 7 year old me. 

Thanks to

Mondriaan
Gemeente Den Haag
Stroom Den Haag
Stichting Stokroos
Zaal 3
Eurosalt
Goedman
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