M4 Gastcolleges – 2019

Artemise Ploeg; Raul Balai; Edit Kaldor, Jurrien, Rufino, Kobbe; Helmut Dick en Dianthus; Eva Klee; Frans Lampe; Sarah van Lamsweerde en Leroy de Böck; Robin Waart; Just Quist

Partners: M4Gastateliers / West Wednesdays
Locatie: Marmeren hal van Tetterode, Bilderdijkstraat 157 A Amsterdam
Curator: Saskia Monshouwer

RITME: tien minuten-college door Artémise Ploegaerts

Artémise Ploegaerts, Dis-Figuring-Me-Out, Solo performance – 20 minutes
13.11.2019 – 13.11.2019

Artémise Ploegaerts (FR/NL) is a choreographer, video artist, and dancer. Working with different media her practice aims to stress the links between the moving body and people’s background and history, and between the human body and its environment. Her work has been shown by Dansmakers Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, VanAbbe museum Eindhoven, BAU in Het Veem Theatre Amsterdam, Dance Base Edinburgh, Dreamspace Gallery London, Laban Centre London, a.o..
more information
website Artemise

SCHANDE: tien minuten-college door Raul Balai

09.10.2019 – 09.10.2019

One of the main themes of the work Raul Balai is born from a sensitivity as to how cultures remain at a distance created by historical reason and conditions. He uses a number of different styles, genres, to expose and explore what remains at stake within the history of diversities. What seems to be appropriate is to return the Western historical gaze and ask blatantly and humorously, “Are you serious?”
Artikel over de expositie Mental! die Balai maakte voor het CBK Zuid-Oost


The Old Lady was shown at the Sukru Sani edition of the global Sugarfree project. “Sugar-Free arises out of an urgency to examine underlying histories of global commodities. (…) It is the aftermath that follows the global markets for these commodities that we will explore as a series of connected and disconnected moments across the ‘global south’ and ‘global north’. Relationships of inequalities and tactics of subversion will be mapped as they are both historically produced and located in contemporary realities.” Meer informatie


INVENTARIS VAN ONMACHT:  a 10 minute workshop by Edit Kaldor
11.09.2019 – 11.09.2019
Edit Kaldor makes basic theater that consists of raw pieces of reality. The computing device is often deployed as a fellow-actor. In The Inventory of Powerlessness she investigates the experiences of those undergoing power. Powerlessness is not the opposite of power. It is the feeling or the state you are in when you’re subdued to incidents, power and arbitrary actions.
Information: Edit Kaldor


Lezing / performance met Helmut Dick en Dianthus (special guest)

headgardens geranium robertianum turned Dick_
Helmut Dick  | Head Gardens | Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert) | 2018

12.06.2019 – 12.06.2019
In his most recent work Helmut Dick explores the role of plants in relation to the contemporary human culture. A core focus is how we use this life form in our thinking and in our present day acting in order to express and characterize ourselves. This is also considered in relation to the complex philosophical concerns of nature and the living. www.helmutdick.com




I live here | felt & highway | Alkmaar

08.05.2019 – 08.05.2019
The works of Eva Klee evolve around presence. I live here, is an often used title for many different series of works, consisting of simple housings, wool felt tents and skull- and belly-like shelters. In this way she shows her skills in dealing with existence, as well as her anxiety and astonishment. Her strong and intimate works make you questioning life. www.evaklee.nl

Frans Lampe – FOCUS


10.04.2019 – 10.04.2019
In the mid-1990’s Frans Lampe (1951, Tilburg) more and more began using the computer in order to create his work, making compilations of landscape photo’s. Here he discovered a way of working that, to him, felt unexpectedly similar to the painting process. Using his bike and camera he reconstructs the complex and multiple experience of watching landscapes. In the wink of an eye we distinguish distances, depths and close proximity.



Sarah van Lamsweerde en Leroy de Böck – TAST

Sarah van Lamsweerde en Leroy de Böck | TAST 13 maart 2019 Tetterode | foto: Jean van Lingen

13.03.2019 – 13.03.2019
Sarah van Lamsweerde (Brussels/Amsterdam) works across theater and visual arts, exploring the range between (unfamiliar) languages and mass media phenomena. Her work has been coproduced and presented by international art spaces such as Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam, NL), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam, NL), STUK (Leuven, BE), Performatik (Brussels, BE), a.o. In the context of the West Wednesdays theme Touch Van Lamsweerde will share here experiences working with blind people and using multiple senses to engage with art. www.tretigri.org




Robin Waart   “Exhibiting is like making a fool of yourself, and taking that foolishness seriously.”

Envelope (X) (2018), tufted carpet, wool and eucalyptus thread, 262 x 186.5 cm; letter to ‘X’, words, a4 laser print I photo: Ayako Nishibori

13.02.2019 – 13.02.2019
“Exhibiting is like making a fool of yourself, and taking that foolishness seriously.”Robin Waart (NL/UK) uses repetition and collecting as a framework for projects with books, movie stills, photography, polaroids, and book pages. His works raise questions about (dis)continuity, what it means to look at, or do, the same thing over and over. In the context of M4gastcollege at West Wednesdays, Waart will talk on the topic of Shame and present work in the vitrines of Tetterode’s marble entrance hall.  Robin Waart studied Classics in Amsterdam and received his BA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, and MA from the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague.

Just Quist – ELEMENT

Just Quist, schilderij 2018, M4gastateliers, Saskia Monshouwer

09.01.2019 – 09.01.2019
The works of Just Quist can be distinguished by their literal precision. For that very reason they are difficult to describe. To produce a work Quist processes texts and visual material. He chews on words, forms the language, develops images.  He examines materials, their  colours, the shapes. He thinks about mirroring, application, fusing, screening and outlining. His works are meant to function as things amongst other things. They are standing, hanging, lying in space and relate to the public. They live. In the context of the West Wednesdays theme Elements, Quist will talk about his painting Limonade Modern from 2018. He will clarify what the elementary particles of the composition are and how they stick together.


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