Ondertussen: Laura Snijders

11 September - 17 October 2021
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Open: Wednesday - Sunday: 12-17 hrs

This week Laura Snijders will be present on:
Wednesday 15 September: from 14:30
Friday 17 September: 12:00-17:00
Saturday 18 september: 12:00-17:00

At the beginning of September Laura Snijders started converting the Ondertussen space into a temporary studio, from which she can work towards a presentation that will gradually develop and unfold over time. As a point of departure she asks herself what the role and meaning is of the human body in the context of her work and her art practice. A question that begins with an on-site investigation into how her own physical body relates to the space and to the body of the other. Snijders approaches this question like a playful investigation, with lots of interaction and exchange.

Since Laura Snijders graduated from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (Department Fashion and Textile) in 2018, her art practice has developed from fashion design towards autonomous visual research. Her interest in the human body (which was so normative in her earlier work) has remained, but always from broader perspective. She is driven by a curiosity about the forces, processes and mechanisms that determine how we dress, behave, manifest and see ourselves - like consumerism, (group) identity and standardization. It is often an intuitive, visual research into the underlying meanings, codes and languages, in order to understand, visualize or redirect them or put them on edge. Laura Snijders prefers to work with collage techniques, mainly on the flat surface, with textiles, paper and stickers but recently also more spatially in the form of installations and objects placed together.

Laura received an Invest grant in 2020 and therefore participates in this month's Stroom Invest Week (27 September - 1 October).

Links

Profile on Thehagueartists.nl
www.laurasnijders.com

Ondertussen
By means of the Ondertussen program we regularly show presentations in response to the subsidy requests submitted within the framework of Stroom's PRO and SPOT grants. The presentations are intended to illustrate the wealth of ideas present in the applications and the diversity of the grant system. It can be an (interim) report of a (research) project, a study trip or for example a network presentation. The presentation is in the hands of the artist.


Ondertussen: Laura Snijders
photo: Myung Feyen, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Students Design Art Technology at ArtEz visit the presentation
photo: Vincent de Boer, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Ondertussen: Laura Snijders
photo: Myung Feyen, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Ondertussen: Laura Snijders
photo: Myung Feyen, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Ondertussen: Laura Snijders
photo: Myung Feyen, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Ondertussen: Laura Snijders
photo: Myung Feyen, courtesy Stroom Den Haag