My Practice, My Politics

19 May - 15 July 2018
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 12- 17 hrs


Stroom School (program accompanying the exhibition)

Sunday 8 July 2018, 14 hrs
The Hague Contemporary Talks
Adriana Gonzalez Hulshof in conversation with Fahmy Shahin, Katarina Petrovic, Yamuna Forzani, Miguel Peres dos Santos and Klodiana Millona  

Opening reception: Saturday 19 May, 17 hrs
See photo album on facebook
With Arno van Roosmalen (director Stroom Den Haag), Marieke Schoenmakers (director KABK) and Saskia van Stein (curator)

The exhibition My Practice, My Politics shows work by artists and designers who recently graduated from the KABK (Royal Academy of Art The Hague). The interdisciplinary exhibition - curated by Saskia van Stein and Agata Jaworska - interconnects fine arts, photography, artistic research and various design disciplines and explores how art is inherently political. The exhibition expands ideas of political modes of expression. Through a wide array of artistic practices, the presentation conveys manifestations, interfaces and exchanges between the individual and the societal. With My Practice, My Politics the Royal Academy of Art portrays the way in which artists and designers capture their views on society through the subject matter they explore, the language and tools they employ, the aesthetics they manifest, and the communities they engage.

The exhibition was first on view at the Salone del Mobile in Milan (17 - 22 April 2018), on the new location Ventura Future. Stroom Den Haag will present a selection of the works that were presented in Milan.

Artists on view at Stroom:
Eline Benjaminsen*
Kristina Benjocki
Jean-Baptiste Castel
Yamuna Forzani
Daniel Grumer
Klodiana Millona
Miguel Peres dos Santos
Katarina Petrovic
Fahmy Shahin
Gitte Svendsen
Abel Wolff


Full curatorial statement
by Saskia van Stein and Agata Jaworska
>> click here (pdf)

Acknowledgements
This exhibition is a collaboration between the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK) and Stroom Den Haag and is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Municipality of The Hague and the Stichting tot Steun.

* A second iteration of the work Where the money is made (2017) by Eline Benjaminsen can be seen at Heden from 26 May to 7 July. In this duo presentation the work The Mushroom Club (2017) by Lisa van Casand will also be shown.


PRESS
Trendbeheer, 9 July 2018 (in Dutch)
Jegens & Tevens, 6 July 2018 (in Dutch)

LINKS:
www.kabk.nl/salone2018
www.salonemilano.it/en
http://elinebenjaminsen.com
http://kristinabenjocki.com
http://yamunaforzani.com
http://danielgrumer.com
http://katarinapetrovic.net
https://fahmyshahin.net
http://www.gittesvendsen.dk

      19 May '18 - 15 Jul '18
      Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
      Entrance: free
My Practice, My Politics
photo: Design by Yacinth Pos, alumna KABK Graphic Design
Stroom 2018: Katarina Petrovic
photo: Medina Resic, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Stroom 2018: Eline Benjaminsen
photo: Medina Resic, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Stroom 2018: Kristina Benjocki
photo: Medina Resic, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Stroom 2018: Jean-Baptiste Castel
photo: courtesy the artist
Stroom 2018: Yamuna Forzani
photo: Medina Resic, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Stroom 2018: Daniel Grumer
photo: Medina Resic, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Stroom 2018: Klodiana Millona
photo: Medina Resic, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Stroom 2018: Miguel Peres Dos Santos
photo: courtesy the artist
Stroom 2018: Fahmy Shahin
photo: Medina Resic, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Stroom 2018: Gitte Svendsen
photo: Medina Resic, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Stroom 2018: Abel Wolff
photo: Medina Resic, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Festival Design Kwartier 2018