24 hours with Gary Hill
Gary Hill with Arjon Dunnewind, Willem van Weelden, Gert Hoogeveen, Baruch Gottlieb, Gerard Hadders, Gerald Van Der Kaap, Jacinto Lageira, Noor Mertens, Johann Nowak, Sandra Smets, Mickey Yang & Benjamin Weil.
09.02.2018 — 10.02.2018
24 Hours with Gary Hill
09.02.2018, 20:00 — 10.02.2018, 20:00

Locatie: Arminius, Museumpark 3, 3015 CB Rotterdam

Marathon interview with the American video artist Gary Hill.

20:00 — 22:00 Arjon Dunnewind
22:00 — 24:00 Gerard Hadders
24:00 — 02:00 Sandra Smets
02:00 — 04:00 Gerald van der Kaap
04:00 — 06:00 Jacinto Lageira
06:00 — 08:00 Johann Nowak
08:00 — 10:00 Mickey Yang
10:00 — 12:00 Gert Hoogeveen
12:00 — 14:00 Willem van Weelden
14:00 — 16:00 Benjamin Weil
16:00 — 18:00 Baruch Gottlieb
18:00 — 20:00 Noor Mertens

Gary Hill (1951, Santa Monica, USA) often viewed as one of the most important artists of his generation and has been working since the early 1970s on a broad range of media including sculpture, sound, video, installation and performance. From Friday 9 February 20:00 to Saturday 10 February 20:00, Gary Hill will have conversations with twelve professionals from the international art world: Arjon Dunnewind, Hans den Hartog Jager, Gert Hoogeveen, Baruch Gottlieb, Gerard Hadders, Gerald Van Der Kaap, Jacinto Lageira, Noor Mertens, Johann Nowak, Sandra Smets, Mickey Yang & Benjamin Weil.

Admission is free, you can walk in and out during these 24 hours, but the number of visitors at the same time is limited to a maximum of 35.

'24 Hours' is a project of West The Hague and this ongoing dialogue is the prelude to the solo exhibition 'Always Rings Twice' by Gary Hill, from 16 February to 13 May at West Den Haag.

Arjon Dunnewind
Arjon Dunnewind studied Fine Art and Media at the Utrecht School of Arts from 1985 to 1991. In 1988, he organized the first Impakt Festival and in 1993 he established the Impakt Foundation. In the early 2000s, he started the internet art platform Impakt Online, and in 2005, the Impakt Works residency program. Dunnewind has curated exhibitions and screening programs for among other the NCCA in Moscow and RURU Gallery in Jakarta.

Gerard Hadders
Gerard Haddens is a Dutch graphic designer. After his studies in photography and graphic design, he became a prominent member of the design collective ‘Hard Werken’ (Working Hard), of which he was a co-founder in 1981. ‘Hard Werken’ has done assignments for the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and several publishers. One of the main characteristics in Hadders’ work is a wayward approach, averse from common rules and a high notion of expression.

Sandra Smets
Sandra Smets is an art historian and writes about contemporary art, specifically about its relation to public space. For over ten years she has been working at the Centrum Beeldende Kunst in Rotterdam and since 2006 she works as an art critic at the Dutch NRC Handelsblad. Besides that she writes for several papers and publications.

Gerald van der Kaap
New media pioneer Gerald van der Kaap was one of the first VJs in the 1990s.He used photography to access the entire field of media in the era of its digital reproducibility: (digital) photography, video, television, books, CD-ROMs, parties, electronic music, internet, mobile phones. From 1987 until 1988 he worked as a producer/director/editor for ‘Rabotnik TV’, a former pirate TV station broadcasting on Amsterdam cable, which was run entirely
 by artists. He recently finished his first, experimental feature film: ‘Beyond Index’, which was made with a Chinese cast and crew.

Jacinto Lageira
Jacinto Lageira is a professor of aesthetics at the University of Paris and an art critic. As a polyglot aesthetician, and an associate professor at Coimbra University in Portugal, Jacinto Lageira has been involved in major art-critical activities since the late 1980s, in tandem with his research into aesthetics. He is mostly interested in artists whose practice revolves around the relation of language and image, in particular the works of Michael Snow, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Andreas Gursky, Ger van Elk and Gary Hill.

Johann Nowak
Gary Hill is on of the artists represented by the Berlin based gallery DNA. Founded in 2001 by Johann Nowak, the gallery is dedicated to promoting contemporary art. 
The program accommodates a wide range of artistic media presented via innovative, interactive, interdisciplinary and multimedia projects. 
Prior to running a commercial gallery, the managing director Johann Nowak has been working as an independent curator, realizing numerous international projects, such as The Festival of Vision, Berlin – Hongkong in collaboration with Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin.

Mickey Yang (1988)
The work of Mickey Yang consists of objects, videos and performances that she brings together in installations. For Yang it is important that the public outside the art ‘scene’ should get in touch with art in a nonpretentious way. That is why she is looking for ways to combine materials without value with visual poetry and the absurd. The synergies between the works create interplay between the real world, the artificial world and our collective memory.

Gert Hoogeveen (1955)
Gert Hoogeveen is head of the Audiovisual dept. of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam since 1996. In that capacity he is responsible for the Technical care and conservation of the time based media collection of the Stedelijk Museum. He has been working in cooperation with the artist on the re-installation and conservation of two video installations of Gary Hill.

Hans den Hartog Jager (1968)
Hans den Hartog Jager is an art critic, writer and exhibition maker. As a critic he works mostly for the Dutch NRC Handelsblad, See All This and other publishers. He performs regularly as an interviewer and reviewer for radio and television broadcasts. He published more than ten books, such as ‘Verf’ (2004), ‘Het Sublieme’ (2011), ‘Het Streven’ (2014), and latest ‘Zie de mens’ (2016), accompanying a exhibition of the same name at museum De Fundatie in Zwolle.

Benjamin Weil
Benjamin Weil is a museum director and curator, he has implemented projects in New York, at the ICA in London, and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is the Artistic Director of Centro Botín since 2014, and has been Artistic Director of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón) since 2009. He has worked closely with some of the leading international contemporary artists, such as Pipilotti Rist, Lawrence Weiner, Christian Marclay, Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, Gary Hill and Matthew Barney.

Baruch Gottlieb
Baruch Gottlieb is trained as a filmmaker at Concordia University and is active member of the Telekommunisten, Arts & Economic Group and Laboratoire Déberlinisation artist collectives. Gottlieb is author and lectures in digital aesthetics at the University of Arts Berlin. He is curator of the exhibition series ‘Flusser & the Arts’ and ‘Marshall McLuhan and the Arts’. He writes on digital aesthetics, digital archiving, generative and interactive processes and on social and political aspects of networked media and is and part of the West team.

Noor Mertens
Noor Mertens is active as curator and currently leads Kunstverein Langenhagen (DE). She studied musicology and art history. Until summer 2016 she was curator of modern & contemporary art and city collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Before that she worked for Galerie Paul Andriesse. Together with Marjolein van de Ven, she is responsible for Kunstvlaai Foundation. She regularly writes articles and essays and together with Daniela Apice and Dorothe Orczyk she is organising ‘The Gallerists: radical mediators in contemporary art from the sixties onwards’, a series of public talks with ‘pioniering’ (former) gallery owners.