Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives.

  • 04/11/2022 • 25/11/2022

    NEIGHBOUR NORTH SEA -Tanja Engelberts, Sheng-Wen Lo, Astrid Nobel and Laura Schippers

    The North Sea, our neighbour who constantly pushes the boundaries, leaving behind a line that reveals who lived here thousands of years ago, but also shows what is wrong at this moment: Who regularly walks along the tide line finds fossil bones and trees, but also plastic, paraffin, oil and dead animals.


    Currently, the North Sea is quickly being transformed into an industrial area. To maintain the habit of ever-growing consumption and extraction, while attempting to become more sustainable at the same time. Furthermore, drastic technological plans are being developed to eventually stop the rising water. And it was already busy.


    Four artists show how they are connected to the North Sea and how they deal with the pressure on the sea: Tanja Engelberts searches for ways to document landscapes that are no longer visible and consequently seeks to approach the oil and gas industry, Astrid Nobel registers the places she knows well through observations, dreams and beach finds with attention for the consequences of pollution and warming, Sheng-Wen Lo looks at the North Sea from his origin and his background as a scientist with a focus on the non-human perspective and Laura Schippers is setting up a residency (Atlas Initiative) on board of a former fishing vessel and  highlights special observations and experiences of people at sea in her work.


About Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives.

Quartair Contemporary art Initiatives. Quartair is run by artists providing a platform for production, presentation and artistic debate. Quartair pursues cooperation and international exchanges with other international artists-run-spaces, collectives, guest-curators and non profit initiatives seeking to realize a specific cultural project. Quartair was founded in 1992 and is located in the former bread factory (Broodfabriek) at the Toussaintkade 55.

Toussaintkade 55
(door de poort)
2513 CL Den Haag