- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Sep 18 2021 - Oct 03 2021
- Time: 06:00 - 12:00
- Sep 18 2021 - Oct 03 2021
- 12:00 - 18:00
From September 18 th to October 3 rd Niels Janssen will show an overview of works he made between 2012 and 2021, the ‘psychographs’. A number of these works were already on display in various galeries a.s.o., but not in interdependence before. High time to show this in an atmospheric presentation space at the ‘Hofvijver’ in The Hague.
The works on display comprise a long period and vary in size from an A 5 to 2.00 x 2.40 meters and show a development towards ever more complexity and density, variation of the many elements and in relation to this more color. As far as Niels is concerned, this series mark the transition towards his ‘mature’ oeuvre. Within this way of working he feels completely at ease, regardless of all the inherent doubt or maybe: Because of all the doubt…
This exhibition is not only a retrospective of the past decade, but also marks the start of a new beginning. The unfortunately not quite overcome corona-pandemic has caused much damage, since it was next to impossible to show works, let alone sell them, for 18 months because of all the measures that were -understandably- put in place by the government. Also other ways of earning, like teaching, were out of the question for a long period of time. Apart from these problems an extremely polarized public debate (or rather, shouting contest) has unfolded that is hostile towards forms of art in which things like irony, doubt, ambiguity, and fragile, personal confessions play a key part. (And, for that matter, democratic conditions like courtesy and the ability to listen). To offer some opposition to this toxic cocktail, Niels asks right minded art lovers to consider becoming his supporter. For € 225,00 you will receive a highest-quality giclée print of the work seen above, ‘psychograph 111120’, newsletters, invitations to events a.s.o., a 10 % discount on all original works and an invitation for a studio visit (online of offline). A year after you signed up Niels will asks you if you would like to be his supporter for another year, of course without any obligation.
Saturday september 18 th to Sunday october 3 rd
Korte Vijverberg 2
2514 AB Den Haag
Open:Saturday september 18 th from 12.00 to 18.00 u.
Opening: Sunday September 19 th from 16.00 to 19.00 u.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday between 12.00 and 18.00