December 22, 2007 - Stroom Den Haag - EMPIRE OF ISLANDS
December 22, 2007

EMPIRE OF ISLANDS

Marcel van Eeden, Untitled, 1993, oil on canvas.

EMPIRE OF ISLANDS
until January 27, 2008

Hogewal 1-9
2514 HA The Hague
The Netherlands
Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12-5 pm
T +31-70 3658985
info [​at​] stroom.nl

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Stroom Den Haag sets out on a quest for the cultural soul of a city and presents the true atmosphere and character of The Hague through the eyes of both its well-known and its unsung artistic heroes. Some of the highlights of the exhibition include a number of never before shown large paintings by Marcel van Eeden, internationally known for his oeuvre of drawings. Philip Akkerman, on the other hand, who is acclaimed for his impressive oeuvre of painted self-portraits, presents a collection of black and white pencil drawings he made of special places in The Hague at the start of his career in the early 1980s.

The art scene of The Hague is often described as a conglomerate of separate entities. Nevertheless this particular artistic constellation has given birth to various important artists. Some of them are deservedly well-known, some of them most certainly deserve wider recognition. Together they form an Empire of Islands. Other artists in the exhibition include a.o. Livinus van de Bundt, Marius Quee, Willem Hussem and Pieter Ouborg. Special attention is paid to the underground movement in The Hague in the period
1965-1975.

Curated by Gerrit Jan de Rook.

The exhibition was made possible in part by the Mondriaan Foundation.

COMING SOON:
‘After Neurath: The Global Polis’, February 9 thru April 6, 2008

There has been a renewed interest in the work of the Austrian utopian philosopher Otto Neurath (1882-1945), in fields as various as fine art, design, philosophy, cultural theory and urban studies. With this new installment in its ongoing ‘After Neurath’ project, Stroom Den Haag poses the question what Neurath meant for the concept of the ‘global polis’ — its meaning, its presuppositions, and its history.

Curated by Nader Vossoughian.

The exhibition program of Stroom Den Haag is made possible in part by the Mondrian Foundation.

Stroom Den Haag focuses on the urban environment from the viewpoint of visual arts, architecture, urban development and design.

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