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  • 15/06/2022 – 17/07/2022

    Marianna Maruyama: “Six Blue Things” — Artist-in-residence exhibition

    From 15 June to 17 July our 2022 artist-in-residence Marianna Maruyama presents work developed during her research and production period in collaboration with Page Not Found. Slow processes of decay, ageing and transformation find their way into the project space. 

    Over the past two years Maruyama has been moving – physically and imaginatively – between The Hague and Rome in search of what she calls  ‘termitic space’. Termites offer limitless ways of thinking about more-than-human intelligence by provoking questions about social life and the concept of the individual, blurring boundaries between the animate and inanimate, and mixing temporalities. Thinking alongside the works of Anna Tsing, Rosi Braidotti, Caitlin DeSilvey, Lisa Margonelli, and others, Maruyama is interested in how cultural heritage might be understood from the perspective of the insects that live off of it — and in it — in addition to the ones who produce it or conserve it. For Maruyama, termites offer different ways of thinking about loss, and prompt a deeper understanding of the life and death cycle of a publication.

    The exhibition will be accompanied by a program of public events, opening up conversations from different perspectives around Maruyama’s research and artworks. On Friday 24 June artist Greta Desirée Facchinato presents a natural ink-making workshop, and on Saturday 16 July Maruyama will engage in a panel discussion with Virginija Januškevičiūtė, curator of CAC Vilnius and writer, artist, and cultural policy advisor Mirthe Berentsen.

    Marianna Maruyama describes her multi-modal practice as translational, transformative, personal, and indebted. Since 2016, she has worked in close collaboration with the Sedje Hémon Foundation. Her work has been performed and exhibited in the CAC Vilnius (LT), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), documenta14 Parliament of Bodies, Kassel (DE), The Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam (NL), Manifesta 11, Zurich (CH), The Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL), and IMPAKT festival, Utrecht (NL), Lateral Roma (IT). Publications include: Performing Security (The Fifth Season, 2019); Translation as Method (Kunstlicht, 2017); Translation in The Dark (Casco/DAi, 2014); Three Movements (Casco/DAI, 2013); Farocki’s Living Room (Harun Farocki Institut, 2018). Her writing has been published in DEARS, Nero Editions, and Archive Books (forthcoming). 

    The development of this exhibition is supported by the Makersregeling from de gemeente Den Haag.

    The exhibition is open to the public during our regular opening hours from Wednesday through Sunday, 13:00-18:00. Entrance is free. 

    On Friday 1 July the project space and exhibition will be closed for Keti Koti.

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  • 06/07/2022 – 10/07/2022

    I’m selling all of my belongings/ All solids are moving and I help them a little, moving as atoms do

    Page Not Found is thrilled to present a new commission by artist Emma Wiersma, published in our front window at Boekhorststraat 128.

    In her project “I’m selling all of my belongings/ All solids are moving and I help them a little, moving as atoms do” the artist puts all her material belongings up for sale (489 pc.). Every item that is sold, is replaced with a new, similar solid, within the same price range and in the same state of use. For example a worn coat will be replaced by a worn coat, an opened tube of toothpaste by another opened tube of toothpaste, a passport photo by a passport photo of somebody else, a children’s drawing by a children’s drawing made by another child, etc. Each new belonging will be put up for sale subsequently. 

    The project will be exhibited at the upcoming Graduation Show at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. The commission at Page Not Found will be on view correspondingly from 6 to 10 July.

    On July 6 at 18:00 we will celebrate the unveiling of the commission with a toast in front of our window. Emma Wiersma will showcase a special selection of publications from her project for the occasion.

    Emma Wiersma (1998) graduates from the Image & Language department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy this summer. She has written for De Revisor, Mister Motley and Tubelight and enjoys shifting movements.

  • 09/07/2022

    Book Launch: “Women Looking at Women Looking at Women” by Annemarie Wadlow

    With joy we welcome you to the launch of Annemarie Wadlow’s new book “Women Looking at Women Looking at Women: Reclaiming Histories of Women in the Arts and Proposing Models to Facilitate Future Friendships”, on Saturday 9 July.

    In 2020 Wadlow won the first Page Not Found Thesis Award, celebrating the thesis which integrates most strongly its own dissemination. Together we proudly present “Women Looking at Women Looking at Women”, now published by Page Not Found.

    In what ways have women artists come together to investigate their own image? This publication delves into histories of feminist and queer collective practice, expanding on the various ways women claim agency of their identity, via collaborations that connect intergenerational and far-away friendships. Each chapter features artistic and theoretical case studies that discuss images produced by women artists, about women artists; proposing that to gaze upon someone represented with care and autonomy provides more affirmative ways to relate to ourselves. It discovers that to pay homage to overlooked knowledge of women artists builds a case for the artist as researcher. Only by engaging in both roles can we unveil what is not taught in the mainstream and inspire a more inclusive, generous future.

    Each aspect of the book’s design is a collaborative endeavour, expanding the notion of individual authorship. It is with this sentiment that creating the publication became research in itself, via collaboration with both direct peers and an extended genealogy.

    “Women Looking at Women Looking at Women” is designed by Marijn van der Leeuw, Esther Vane, India Scrimgeour, Hannah Williams and Annemarie Wadlow.

    Annemarie Wadlow (1993, UK) is a research-led artist working between moving image, writing and photography. Her work explores the middle ground between image and imagination, questioning notions of inheritance, personal identity and belonging. She is the co-founder of Nice Flaps, an artist initiative that hosts experimental life drawing sessions.

    Starts at 17:00.

  • 16/07/2022

    Termitic modes — Live reading and conversation with Marianna Maruyama, Mirthe Berentsen and Virginija Januškevičiūtė.

    Mirthe Berentsen and Virginija Januškevičiūtė come together in conversation with Marianna Maruyama for an energetic exchange around writing, termitic modes of being, mothering multitudes, and life-cycles. If writing serves both as a process of emptying and accumulating, termites can be reliable guides in this contradictory, self-defeating, seemingly circular pursuit. 

    The conversation between Virginija Januškevičiūtė and Marianna Maruyama picks up one year after their public discussion at the Royal Netherlands Institute Rome, and is now graciously joined by Mirthe Berentsen who shares the following recollection: 

    in Maharashtra, in western India, i was waiting for the delivery of a table. it had belonged to a colleague and the antique wood would suit my bedroom. shortly after its arrival, i noticed small pieces of the table on the floor every morning, dutifully i cleared it away and forgot about it. until i wandered off to find peace at night & i remembered the pieces of the table. i thought i heard the termites, feasting on my house. and in that dim zone of surrender and alertness, i felt the termites gnawing at my feet. slowly taking possession of all my corridors. until i’m merely hollow forms of inheritance and memory. i weathered from a body into a building, becoming brown mountains of masses, of self-regulating processes, becoming energy and us. buried in a living grave i am greater than i could ever have been on my own.

    This event takes place in the context of Marianna Maruyama’s solo exhibition “Six Blue Things” at Page Not Found.

    Marianna Maruyama describes her multi-modal practice as translational, transformative, personal, and indebted. Since 2016, she has worked in close collaboration with the Sedje Hémon Foundation. Her work has been performed and exhibited in the CAC Vilnius (LT), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), documenta14 Parliament of Bodies, Kassel (DE), The Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam (NL), Manifesta 11, Zurich (CH), The Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL), and IMPAKT festival, Utrecht (NL), Lateral Roma (IT). Publications include: Performing Security (The Fifth Season, 2019); Translation as Method (Kunstlicht, 2017); Translation in The Dark (Casco/DAi, 2014); Three Movements (Casco/DAI, 2013); Farocki’s Living Room (Harun Farocki Institut, 2018). Her writing has been published in DEARS, Nero Editions, and Archive Books (forthcoming). 

    Mirthe Berentsen (NL,1984) studied Literature at the University of Amsterdam and Comparative Literature and Linguistics at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Berentsen writes reviews and essays for various newspapers and magazines on art, culture and political-social developments (including for the Dutch NRC Handelsblad, Vrij Nederland, De Groene Amsterdammer, De Volkskrant, the German newspaper Die Welt and international art magazines like Art Asia Pacific, Modern Painters, Art Basel Magazine, E-FLUX and Sleek). Since 2015 Berentsen has been working as an advisor on cultural policy for the Ministry of Culture in The Hague, focusing on internationalization and inclusivity.

    Virginija Januškevičiūtė is a curator and advisor at the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius. She has recently curated solo exhibitions by Rosalind Nashashibi (currently in view), Arthur Jafa, Yugi Agematsu, Eglė Budvytytė and Brud; as well as group exhibitions Splitting the Atom (with Ele Carpenter), History of Joy, Part 4 (with Kaspars Groševs and Siim Preiman, on view online) and Head with Many Thoughts (with the rest of the CAC’s curatorial team). Virginija also writes, interviews, edits and publishes: see www.blunt.cc for a recent collection of artist books in PDF format or follow this link for a series of video interviews with Lithianian visual artists.

    Starts at 17:00.

    This is a free event.

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🍸Here’s looking at you!

🌱With joy we welcome you to the launch of @annemariewadlow ’s new book “Women Looking at Women Looking at Women: Reclaiming Histories of Women in the Arts and Proposing Models to Facilitate Future Friendships”.

✨In 2020 Wadlow won the first Page Not Found Thesis Award, celebrating the thesis which integrates most strongly its own dissemination. Together we proudly present “Women Looking at Women Looking at Women”, now published by Page Not Found.

🪞In what ways have women artists come together to investigate their own image? This publication delves into histories of feminist and queer collective practice, expanding on the various ways women claim agency of their identity, via collaborations that connect intergenerational and far-away friendships. 

🔎Each chapter features artistic and theoretical case studies that discuss images produced by women artists, about women artists; proposing that to gaze upon someone represented with care and autonomy provides more affirmative ways to relate to ourselves. It discovers that to pay homage to overlooked knowledge of women artists builds a case for the artist as researcher. Only by engaging in both roles can we unveil what is not taught in the mainstream and inspire a more inclusive, generous future.

🤝Every aspect of the book’s design is a collaborative endeavour, expanding the notion of individual authorship. It is with this sentiment that creating the publication became research in itself, via collaboration with both direct peers and an extended genealogy.

💫“Women Looking at Women Looking at Women” is designed by Marijn van der Leeuw, Esther Vane, India Scrimgeour, Hannah Williams and Annemarie Wadlow.

#annemariewadlow #womenlookingatwomenlookingatwomen #pagenotfoundpublishing #femaleartists #pagenotfoundinvite #pagenotfoundthehague #artisticresearch #contemporaryfemaleartists

🍸Here’s looking at you!

🌱With joy we welcome you to the launch of @annemariewadlow ’s new book “Women Looking at Women Looking at Women: Reclaiming Histories of Women in the Arts and Proposing Models to Facilitate Future Friendships”.

✨In 2020 Wadlow won the first Page Not Found Thesis Award, celebrating the thesis which integrates most strongly its own dissemination. Together we proudly present “Women Looking at Women Looking at Women”, now published by Page Not Found.

🪞In what ways have women artists come together to investigate their own image? This publication delves into histories of feminist and queer collective practice, expanding on the various ways women claim agency of their identity, via collaborations that connect intergenerational and far-away friendships.

🔎Each chapter features artistic and theoretical case studies that discuss images produced by women artists, about women artists; proposing that to gaze upon someone represented with care and autonomy provides more affirmative ways to relate to ourselves. It discovers that to pay homage to overlooked knowledge of women artists builds a case for the artist as researcher. Only by engaging in both roles can we unveil what is not taught in the mainstream and inspire a more inclusive, generous future.

🤝Every aspect of the book’s design is a collaborative endeavour, expanding the notion of individual authorship. It is with this sentiment that creating the publication became research in itself, via collaboration with both direct peers and an extended genealogy.

💫“Women Looking at Women Looking at Women” is designed by Marijn van der Leeuw, Esther Vane, India Scrimgeour, Hannah Williams and Annemarie Wadlow.

#annemariewadlow #womenlookingatwomenlookingatwomen #pagenotfoundpublishing #femaleartists #pagenotfoundinvite #pagenotfoundthehague #artisticresearch #contemporaryfemaleartists
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On Friday 1 July Page Not Found will remain closed in honor of Keti Koti.

We believe Keti Koti should be a national day of remembrance and celebration, a day on which we’re free. To commemorate the abolishment of slavery and to celebrate freedom.

The effects of our colonial past continue to permiate the present. But after almost 150 years, 1 July has not been officially acknowledged yet. Together we can change this. For more information go to @the_blackarchives 

#ketikoti #ketikotidenhaag #nationalefeestdag #nationalholiday #1juliketikoti #1julivrij

On Friday 1 July Page Not Found will remain closed in honor of Keti Koti.

We believe Keti Koti should be a national day of remembrance and celebration, a day on which we’re free. To commemorate the abolishment of slavery and to celebrate freedom.

The effects of our colonial past continue to permiate the present. But after almost 150 years, 1 July has not been officially acknowledged yet. Together we can change this. For more information go to @the_blackarchives

#ketikoti #ketikotidenhaag #nationalefeestdag #nationalholiday #1juliketikoti #1julivrij
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🧹Come visit Marianna Maruyama’s solo exhibition “Six Blue Things”!

🌀Enjoy the scent of incense and the (imagined) company of termites, while spending time with Maruyama’s contemplative works

🐜Swing by during the upcoming @thehaguecontemporary Art Weekend, 2 & 3 July. 
On Friday 1 July we will remain closed for Keti Koti.

💙Or during our regular opening times, Wednesday through Sunday from 13:00-18:00. The exhibition is on view until 17 July

🪔From the beautiful exhibition text written by Maruyama:

“Once you feel you’ve got a grasp on something, whether its termites, or identity, or history, or your partner - there’s a tendency to stop looking. So I try to stay as close as possible to termites. That way I can appreciate the endlessly growing field of my ignorance”

Work pictured: “Accoutrements”, incense burners, brushes, broom, and raku ceramics, 2022

📷 @stevenmaybury 

#mariannamaruyama #sixbluethings #thehagueartists #thehaguecontemporary #thehaguecontemporaryartweekend
#termites

🧹Come visit Marianna Maruyama’s solo exhibition “Six Blue Things”!

🌀Enjoy the scent of incense and the (imagined) company of termites, while spending time with Maruyama’s contemplative works

🐜Swing by during the upcoming @thehaguecontemporary Art Weekend, 2 & 3 July.
On Friday 1 July we will remain closed for Keti Koti.

💙Or during our regular opening times, Wednesday through Sunday from 13:00-18:00. The exhibition is on view until 17 July

🪔From the beautiful exhibition text written by Maruyama:

“Once you feel you’ve got a grasp on something, whether its termites, or identity, or history, or your partner - there’s a tendency to stop looking. So I try to stay as close as possible to termites. That way I can appreciate the endlessly growing field of my ignorance”

Work pictured: “Accoutrements”, incense burners, brushes, broom, and raku ceramics, 2022

📷 @stevenmaybury

#mariannamaruyama #sixbluethings #thehagueartists #thehaguecontemporary #thehaguecontemporaryartweekend
#termites
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