This contribution was first published on 'Jegens en Tevens', a website dedicated to the visual arts in The Hague, The Netherlands. It is written by Esther Didden, editor in chief of the website. See for more information: www.jegensentevens.nl
Wander is the new Artist-in-Residence organisation in The Hague. December last year they collaborated with The Naked and hosted a pilot program with three artists: Anica Vucetic from Serbia, Kriss Salmanis from Latvia and Janek Simon from Poland. Each artist was given the opportunity to host an event for an evening. Kriss hosted an evening about ‘the book you shouldn’t read’.
More information about Wander: facebook.com/pages/Wander
According to Latvian artist Kriss Salmanis inhabitants of European nations that were once under the influence of the Soviet Union can be easily recognised from other Europeans.
Ask people whether they know Mendelejev's dream. Those who stare at you with a blank look are West-Europeans and those who confirm the story of how Dmitri Mendelejev came up with the periodic table are former Soviets (or were under the communist influence until the wall came down. Let's keep it political correct).
There it is, that’s how simple life can be.
London-based artists & initiatives; a selection by a Dutch curator.
Ruth Beale (UK, based in London)
With her performances, installations and film the British artist Ruth Beale explores and draws attention to current social-political issues using cultural and historical references to create a new critical narrative.
Jenny Moore (CA, based in London)
Jenny Moore is an energetic storytelling artist, musician and author whose performances, publications and sculptural work draw attention to every-day situations via a magnifying glass of small details.
n.o.where run by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler (UK, based in London)
The artist-run initiative n.o.where at the heart of London, is unique in their approach. They combine being a production house for all sorts of analogue film and video while at the same time having a critical dialogue about contemporary image making through their public program.