Conveners-Curators: 'The Dutch Assembly', ARCOmadrid, Madrid, Spain, 15–19 February 2012

ARCO 2012
The 'Superstructure' by Jasper Niens and Thijs Ewalts hosted the five days of activities of 'The Dutch Assembly'. Photo: Latitudes
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The Netherlands was the guest 'Focus' country of ARCOmadrid 2012, 15–19 February 2012. With the collaboration of the Mondriaan Fund and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Spain, ARCOmadrid offered a platform for a representation of Dutch art organizations curated by Latitudes.

Hosted within a specially-commissioned structure by Dutch artist Jasper Niens and designer Thijs Ewalts, 'The Dutch Assembly' consisted of the accumulation of 30 hourly talks, readings, artists presentations, performances, book launches, in conversations and screenings throughout the five days of the fair. Contributions representing art spaces, museums, research initiatives and individuals formed a series of 'depositions' and dispatches that analysed cultural practice and policy from a changing Dutch perspective, as well as reflections of the artistic links between Spain and the Netherlands.

In September 2013, in the context of the Netherlands-Russia Year 2013, the specially-commissioned pavilion continued its journey to Moscow and hosted "The Dutch Art Assembly – The changing role of curator", a new series of discussions between Russian and Dutch art professionals during the 5th Moscow Biennale.

All the Madrid presentations were in English, except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were in Spanish.

PROGRAMME
WEDNESDAY 15 FEBRUARY

13–14h:
Jeremiah Day, artist, Amsterdam/Berlin. edbprojects.nl / arcadefinearts.com
34' 19"
PLAY

14–15h:
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Delegate: Leontine Coelewij, Curator.

15–16h:
Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam. Delegate: Jelle Bouwhuis, Curator.

16–17h:
Nathaniel Mellors, artist, Amsterdam/London. dianastigter.nl / mattsgallery.org / monitoronline.org
19' 55"
PLAY

17–18h:
VanAbbemuseum, Eindhoven. Delegate: Steven ten Thije, Research curator.

18–19h:
Marres, Maastricht. Delegates: Lisette Smits, independent curator, Hanne Lippard, artist.

19–20h: *
Lara Almarcegui, artist, Rotterdam. edbprojects.nl


THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY

13.30–15h: Official opening of '
Focus The Netherlands' in the presence of the Ambassador of The Netherlands, Mr. Peter P. Wulfften Palthe and Madeleine van Lennep, Deputy Director, Mondriaan Fund.

15–16h: *
Javier Hontoria, art critic and curator, Madrid.

16–17h:
De Appel arts center, Amsterdam. Delegates: Ann Demeester, Director and Nathalie Hartjes, coordinator of the Curatorial Programme and the Gallerist Programme. With Rebeca Blanchard (NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona), Jeanine Hofland (Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam) and Helga de Alvear (Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid).
48' 22"
PLAY

17–18h:
Manifesta – The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam. Delegate: Cuauhtémoc Medina, Curator, Manifesta 9, Genk, Belgium.
32' 39"
PLAY

18–19h:
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, artist, Rotterdam. wilfriedlentz.com
23' 28"
PLAY

19–20h:
If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam. Delegates: Tanja Baudoin, Discursive Programme, If I Can't Dance, Miren Jaio, Leire Vergara, Bulegoa z/b, Pedro G. Romero, artist
47' 15"
PLAY


FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY

13–14h:
Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam. Delegate: Anke Bangma, Curator Contemporary Art.
38' 16"
PLAY

14–15h:
De Vleeshal, Middelburg. Delegate: Lorenzo Benedetti, Director.
28' 22"
PLAY

15–16h:
Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht. Delegate: Yolande van der Heide, Project Coordinator.

16–17h:
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. Delegate: Zoë Gray, curator Witte de With 2006–11.
25' 17"
PLAY

17–19h:
Kunstverein, Amsterdam. Delegates: Krist Gruithuijsen & Maxine Kopsa, Co-directors, with Gabriel Lester, artist, Amsterdam.


SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY

13–14h:
TENT, Rotterdam. Delegate: Mariette Dölle, Artistic director with Eva González-Sancho, independent curator and former director FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon.
30' 35"
PLAY

14–15h:
Stroom Den Haag, The Hague. Delegate: Arno van Roosmalen, Director.
41' 17"
PLAY

15–16h: *
Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. Delegate: Adrià Julià, artist & 2011 Researcher Fine Art.
18' 58"
PLAY

16–17h:
Museum De Paviljoens, Almere. Delegates: Annick Kleizen, Curator.

17–18h:
SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain, Amsterdam. Delegate: Theo Tegelaers, Chief Curator.
19' 10"
PLAY

18–19h:
De Hallen, Haarlem. Delegates: Xander Karskens, Curator of contemporary art, and curator of 'Focus the Netherlands' at ARCOmadrid, and Rory Pilgrim, artist, Den Helder.


SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY

13–14h:
Fucking Good Art, Rotterdam. Delegates: Nienke Terpsma, artist, co-founder and co-editor.
42' 26"
PLAY

14–15h: *
Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Delegates: Philippe Pirotte, curator and art critic, Antwerp, and senior advisor at the Rijksakademie, and Rubén Grilo, artist and current resident.
16' 18"
PLAY

15–16h:
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. Delegates: Maria Hlavajova, artistic director, and Rabih Mroué, artist, Beirut.
20' 59"
PLAY

16–17h:
Expodium, Utrecht. Delegate: Bart Witte, Co-director.
33' 45"
PLAY

17–18h:
W139, Amsterdam. Delegates: Tim Voss, director W139 and Sam de Groot, designer, Amsterdam.
49' 36"
PLAY

18–19h: *
De Ateliers, Amsterdam. Delegate: Paloma Polo, artist and 2007–9 participant.
33' 40"
PLAY




Comisarios: 'La Asamblea de los Países Bajos', ARCOmadrid, Madrid, España, 15–19 febrero 2012

ARCO 2012
Performance by Rubén Grilo at 'The Dutch Assembly' as part of Rijksakademie programme. Photo: Latitudes
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Los Países Bajos fueron el país invitado en ARCOmadrid 2012, que tuvo lugar entre el 15–19 de febrero de 2012. Con la colaboración de la Mondriaan Fund y la Embajada de los Países Bajos en España, ARCOmadrid acogió una selección de organizaciones artísticas holandesas comisariada por Latitudes.

Alojada en el pabellón 10 dentro de una estructura especialmente producida para la ocasión por el artista Jasper Niens y el diseñador Thijs Ewalts, la 'Asamblea de los Países Bajos' consistió en la acumulación de 30 conversaciones, lecturas, presentaciones de libros, performances y proyecciones a lo largo de los cinco días de la feria. Dichas contribuciones formaron una serie de declaraciones y comunicados analizando las prácticas culturales holandesas, así como reflexiones que pusieron en relieve los vínculos artísticos entre España y los Países Bajos.

En septiembre 2013, y en el contexto de "Netherlands-Russia Year 2013", el pabellón se desplazó a Moscú y albergó el "
The Dutch Art Assembly – The changing role of curator", una nueva serie de discusiones entre profesionales del arte contemporáneo de Rusia y de los Países Bajos que se reunieron durante la 5th Moscow Biennale.

Las presentaciones en Madrid tuvieron lugar en inglés, las marcadas con un asterisco fueron en castellano (*).

PROGRAMA
MIÉRCOLES 15 FEB

13–14h:
Jeremiah Day, artista, Amsterdam/Berlín. edbprojects.nl / arcadefinearts.com
34' 19"
PLAY

14–15h:
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Delegada: Leontine Coelewij, Comisaria.

15–16h:
Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam. Delegado: Jelle Bouwhuis, Comisario.

16–17h:
Nathaniel Mellors, artista, Amsterdam/Londres. dianastigter.nl / mattsgallery.org / monitoronline.org
19' 55"
PLAY

17–18h:
VanAbbemuseum, Eindhoven. Delegado: Steven ten Thije, Comisario investigador.

18–19h:
Marres, Maastricht. Delegadas: Lisette Smits, comisaria independiente, Hanne Lippard, artista.

19–20h: *
Lara Almarcegui, artista, Róterdam. edbprojects.nl


JUEVES 16 FEB

13.30–15h: Inauguración oficial de '
Focus Países Bajos' con la presencia del Embajador de Los Países Bajos, Sr. Peter P. Wulfften Palthe y Madeleine van Lennep, Directora Adjunta, Mondriaan Fund.

15–16h: *
Javier Hontoria, crítico y comisario independiente, Madrid.

16–17h:
De Appel arts center, Amsterdam. Delegadas: Ann Demeester, Directora y Nathalie Hartjes, coordinadora Curatorial Programme y Gallerist Programme. Con Rebeca Blanchard (NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona), Jeanine Hofland (Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam) y Helga de Alvear (Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid).
48' 22"
PLAY

17–18h:
Manifesta – The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam. Delegado: Cuauhtémoc Medina, Comisario de Manifesta 9, Genk, Bélgica.
32' 39"
PLAY

18–19h:
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, artista, Róterdam. wilfriedlentz.com
23' 28"
PLAY

19–20h:
If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam. Delegada: Tanja Baudoin, Programa Discursivo, If I Can't Dance, Miren Jaio, Leire Vergara, Bulegoa z/b, Pedro G. Romero, artista.
47' 15"
PLAY


VIERNES 17 FEB

13–14h:
Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam. Delegada: Anke Bangma, Comisaria de arte contemporáneo.
38' 16"
PLAY

14–15h:
De Vleeshal, Middelburg. Delegado: Lorenzo Benedetti, Director.
28' 22"
PLAY

15–16h:
Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht. Delegada: Yolande van der Heide, Coordinadora proyectos.

16–17h:
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Róterdam. Delegada: Zoë Gray, Comisaria de Witte de With 2006–11.
25' 17"
PLAY

17–19h:
Kunstverein, Amsterdam. Delegados: Krist Gruithuijsen & Maxine Kopsa, Directores, con Gabriel Lester, artista, Amsterdam.


SÁBADO 18 FEB

13–14h:
TENT, Róterdam. Delegadas: Mariette Dölle, Directora artística y Eva González-Sancho, comisaria independiente y ex-directora FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon.
30' 35"
PLAY

14–15h:
Stroom Den Haag, La Haya. Delegado: Arno van Roosmalen, Director.
41' 17"
PLAY

15–16h: *
Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. Delegado: Adrià Julià, artista & 2011 Investigador Bellas Artes.
18' 58"
PLAY

16–17h:
Museum De Paviljoens, Almere. Delegada: Annick Kleizen, Comisaria.

17–18h:
SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain, Amsterdam. Delegado: Theo Tegelaers, Comisario jefe.
19' 10"
PLAY

18–19h:
De Hallen, Haarlem. Delegados: Xander Karskens, Comisario, De Hallen y 'Focus The Netherlands' en ARCOmadrid y Rory Pilgrim, artista, Den Helder.


DOMINGO 19 FEB

13–14h:
Fucking Good Art, Róterdam. Delegados: Nienke Terpsma, artista/co-editor.
42' 26"
PLAY

14–15h: *
Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Delegados: Philippe Pirotte, comisario y critico, Amberes, y asesor del Rijksakademie, y Rubén Grilo, artista y actual residente.
16' 18"
PLAY

15–16h:
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. Delegados: Maria Hlavajova, directora artistica, y Rabih Mroué, artista, Beirut.
20' 59"
PLAY

16–17h:
Expodium, Utrecht. Delegado: Bart Witte, Co-director.
33' 45"
PLAY

17–18h:
W139, Amsterdam. Delegados: Tim Voss, Director and Sam de Groot, diseñador gráfico, Amsterdam.
49' 36"
PLAY

18–19h: *
De Ateliers, Amsterdam. Delegada: Paloma Polo, artista y participante del programa 2007–9.
33' 40"
PLAY