Nieuwe Vide program 2015

From 1st of May 2015 till 31st of January 2019 I was director/curator at Nieuwe Vide art space in Haarlem (The Netherlands), working there 3,5 days a week (on a freelance basis). Nieuwe Vide is a combination of exhibition space and (25) studios. The studios are rented by artists, animation studios, graphic designers, copy writers and so on. www.nieuwevide.nl

As director/curator my tasks a.o. included:
– budgetting
– applying for funds
– drafting contracts for freelancers
– composing a program
– composing and leading a team
– editor-in-chief of a new magazine
– communicating with stakeholders
– curating and designing exhibitions
– stimulating press coverage.

I was founder of Nieuwe Vide’s Journal of Humanity as well and came up with the Focus Artist-concept. I also started the Soup Corner in 2016 (weekly eating soup together with people form the neighbourhood and people that hire a studio at Nieuwe Vide).

Program 2015 supported by: Mondriaan Fund, Gemeente Haarlem

Below the projects that have been organized as part of my 2015 program (which started in September 2015).

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUZAK
Date: 12th September 2015 – 8th November 2015
Curator: Lennard Dost
About: muzak, so: background music we (used to) hear at supermarkets and so on. At present, sound seems to be everywhere. The world is made of muzak. How do we deal with this constant noise?
Artists: Yael Bartana, Mika Taanila, Klaas Koetje, Saskia Burggraaf, Danae Valenza, Jeff Gibson, Steven Jouwersma, Natasha Taylor, Erik Bunger, Ivette Mrova Zub, Toon Fibbe.
Incl. outdoor cinema (movies; Decoder, The Gruen Effect, Cashback)
Incl. internet radio day with sound pieces being broadcast via internet
(a.o. by Lukas Simonis. Presentation: Natasha Taylor & me).
Incl. local band playing muzak at Parkessies festival and screening Decoder on the festival as preview.
Press: Haarlems Dagblad, Gonzo Circus, De Volkskrant, Metropolis M, Haarlem Uitkrant, Trendbeheer, De Concertzender (Dr. Klangendum)

Photos by Maarten Noordijk

20 YEARS OF DEFERRED VALUE
Date: 18th November 2015 – 7th December 2015
Curator: Lennard Dost
Concept: In 2015 Nieuwe Vide celebrated it’s 20th birthday with this project that included 20 solo exhibitions of 1 day by artists that hire a studio at Nieuwe Vide or did so in the past.
Artists: Lex van der Meij, Gosse van der Leij, Marianne Hamersma, Saskia Burggraaf, Rob Bouman, Geertje van de Kamp, Stefan Kasper, TRIK, Robert Bolwijn, Vito Willems, Anno Dijkstra, Ilona Plaum, Schwantz, Jan Maarten Voskuil, Robert van Luijck, Beth Namenwirth, Marije Gertenbach, Nils Muhlenbruch, Lucas Hoeben, Ytje. Inclduding lectures, discussions, music performances and so on.
Incl. performance by Swottteam and Dya Logue and Frietboer (18th of Nov).
Incl. discussion with former directors Martijn Lucas Smit, Jaring Durst Britt, Nathalie Hartjes and me, led by Xander Karskens – former curator De Hallen, Haarlem, former artistic director Cobra Museum, Amstelveen (19th Nov).
Incl. performance by Steye Felix (20th Nov).
Incl. conversation between Jan Maarten Voskuil, Moritz Ebinger and me (27th Nov).
Incl. performance by ’t Vlaggenschip (28th Nov).
Incl. conversation between Lex van der Meij and former director Nathalie Hartjes (29th Nov)
Incl. discussion with art initiatives SIGN, Groningen, Hotel Maria kapel, Hoorn, Extrapool, Nijmegen (1st Dec).
Incl. performance festival curated by Anno Dijkstra, with students HKU, Utrecht (2nd Dec).
Press: Haarlems Dagblad, Trendbeheer

Photos by Saskia Burggraaf

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