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  • 25/01/2023 – 26/02/2023

    Open Letter:”CASPIA CASSIOPEIA” BY HAIDER MUKHIT

    25 January – 26 February 2023

    To close this edition of Open Letters, we are happy to unveil “Caspia Cassiopeia” by Haider Mukhit on Wednesday 25! The Open Letters project invites The Hague artists to occupy our large storefront window with messages of urgency and vulnerability.

    Haider’s poem and mini-installation called “Caspia Cassiopeia” speaks about the duality of water conflicts, one side being The Netherlands, where there is a risk of drowning and water overflow, and the other Kazakhstan, where there is a huge problem with drought and desertification. He finds these two extremes opposed and at the same time related to each other, considering the various extractive business ventures that tie the two countries together.

    The urgency of this vulnerable message lies in the various ecological tragedies that happened and continue to happen in the Caspian Sea (as one instance), where the Kashagan oil reserve is based. Recently, there were numerous dead seals found on the shores of the Caspian coast of Kazakhstan. Other events, such as a major city-wide tasattyq (a practice of praying for water), also point to the alarming environmental situations caused by drought and oil extraction in the region.

    Haider Mukhit is an artist and graphic designer from Kazakhstan, currently based in The Netherlands, with a background in literature and philosophy. As an artist, Haider combines and works between his favorite mediums of audio-visual films, typography, and textile. Much of his work engages with elements and themes of body horror, the environment, theology and folklore. Recent work includes an ongoing project on the multi-script nature of Kazakh typographical history and presenting a lecture on this topic. 

    “Caspia Cassiopeia” is on view in our front window for the duration of a month, and is freely accessible from the street at any time.

  • 01/02/2023 – 12/02/2023

    Lugemik 100 Books – Marge Monko

    To conclude the exhibition celebrating a hundred publications by the Estonian publisher Lugemik, Page Not Found is delighted to present a work by the celebrated Estonian artist Marge Monko. She is a long-time collaborator of Lugemik, with whom she published “Don’t Wind It Up, Turn It On” (2016), “(WoW) Women of the World, Raise Your Right Hand” (2018) and “Flawless, Seamless” (2022).

    Marge’s impressive wall installation ” Display, Service. Retail” can be viewed from Wednesday 1 till Sunday 12 February, during Page Not Found’s regular opening times, Wednesday through Sunday, 13:00-18:00.

    Marge Monko (b. 1976) is a visual artist who lives and works in Tallinn. She has studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts, University of Applied Arts Vienna, and Higher Institute for Contemporary Art (HISK) in Ghent. Monko works with photography, video, and installation. Her works are inspired by historical images and theories of psychoanalysis, feminism, and visual culture. She works as a professor in the Department of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

  • 03/02/2023

    Hettie Judah – How Not To Exclude Artist Mothers (and other parents)

    We are honoured to welcome Hettie Judah for a two-part event composed of a talk and a reading group on Friday, February 3 at 11 am!


    In her book “How Not To Exclude Artist Mothers (and other parents)” Hettie Judah unpicks a culture that alienates cultural workers with children and argues that a paradigm shift is needed within the art world to take account of the needs of artist mothers (and other parents: artist fathers, parents who don’t identify with the term ‘mother’, and parents in other sectors of the art world).


    Hettie proposes a two-part event Starting at 11 am on Friday. The first session will introduce her practice and the book, followed by a reading group, which will look into Carolee Schneemann, “Anti Demeter: The More I Give the More You Steal / The More You Give the More I Need”  and Mary Jirmanus Saba, “Boston June 2019(Or “Artistic Genius is a Myth of the Colonial Patriarchy: Part One)” (from “Why Call it Labor?” Mophradat, 2020).


    Please e-mail us at register@page-not-found.nl in order to receive the texts on time. The event is free for everyone and commences Page Not Found’s cycle Mother Reader, which addresses the issues of parenthood within the cultural world.


    Hettie Judah is chief art critic on the British daily paper The i, a regular contributor to The Guardian’s arts pages, and a columnist for Apollo magazine. She writes for Frieze, Art Quarterly, Art Monthly, ArtReview and other publications with ‘art’ in the title, and is a contributing editor to The Plant magazine. Following publication of her 2020 study on the impact of motherhood on artists’ careers, in 2021 she worked with a group of artists to draw up the manifesto How Not To Exclude Artist Parents, now available in 15 languages. In 2022, together with Jo Harrison, Hettie co-founded the Art Working Parents Alliance – a supportive network and campaigning group for curators, academics, gallerists, technicians, educators and others working in the arts. 

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