Hanne Hagenaars – Geen Wolk
6 May 2016

On the Friday Night of May 6th, Hanne Hagenaars will present new book Geen wolk, hoe kunst mijn leven redde (No cloud, how art saved my life). The book showcases photography and visual art, combined with essay about the authors’ personal life.

Audi 0.1
7:30 - 8:45 pm
Admission Museum entrance ticket (free under 19 and with Museumkaart)


With references to artists such as Diana Arbus and Rosemarie Tröckel, Hagenaars shows how art can influence the life of a human being. She connects a selection of artworks with personal stories, childhood memories and meetings and describes them in a literary - but highly accessible - way.

In line with the book, the presentation takes the shape of a diverse program. Photographer and writer Hans Aarsman reads the first – rejected – version of the introduction he wrote for Geen wolk, of which a second version has been published in the end. Miek Zwamborn, author and artist, will discuss briefly the content of the book and artist Geo Wyeth will perform his piece Tennis Player 2.0.

Geen wolk, hoe kunst mijn leven redde is published by Jurgen Maelfeyt (Ghent) and was made possible by the support of the Mondrian Fund.


7.30 pm               WELCOME | Hanne Hagenaars, Margriet Schavemaker
7.40 pm               LAUNCH | Hans Aarsman, Miek Zwamborn and performance by Geo Wyeth 
8.45 pm               End of program
8.45 pm               Drinks, music by Torus
10 pm                   Museum closes


Hanne Hagenaars
Hanne Hagenaars works as a freelance writer and curator. She initiated the Amsterdam based magazine, mister Motley, where she was editor in chief for nine years and where she now has her own online blog. She is also a curator at Kunstvereniging Diepenheim for which she realizes four exhibitions a year in collaboration with Gijs Assmann. In addition, she is head of the Studium Generale programme at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in The Hague. In 2014 she curated the exhibition Be Calm at the CBK Amsterdam. Last year she wrote the essay for the catalogue of The Royal Prize for Painting.

Hans Aarsman
the activities of Hans Aarsman can be described best as fieldwork. His photographic work has been exhibited several times at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. This year, he will be in Dutch theaters with his is one-man show about his fieldwork: Zelf Weten. This show is about the blessings of being able to do your own research and not following the models of polling organizations and trend watchers. In 2014 he curated an exhibition dedicated to this theme with the work of likeminded artist. De Aarsman Collectie (The Aarsman Collection), a column in which Hans Aarsman zooms in on pictures with a magnifying glass, is published in de Volkskrant every Thursday and in De Tijd every Saturday. 

Geo Wyeth
is a musician and artist, currently working with music, performance, installation, and video. Geo Wyeth has presented at LA MOCA, The New Museum, MoMA PS1, New York Live Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Boston ICA, Kate Werble Gallery, La MaMa Theatre, Human Resources, The Pyramid Club, and Joe's Pub. He is currently in residence at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten for the years 2015/2016 in Amsterdam and a candidate for an MFA in Fine Art from Bard College.

Miek Zwamborn
is writer, translator and artist. She published Oploper (Meulenhoff 2000), Vallend Hout (Meulenhoff 2004), Het krieken van Sepia (Slibreeks 2008), De duimsprong (Van Oorschot 2013). She also created the exhibition and the book Getemde hemel (2015) as a result of a residence at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag


Hanne Hagenaars
Geen Wolk, hoe kunst mijn leven redde

uitgever: Art Paper Editions
13 x 20 cm, 232p, ills colors, paperback, Nederlands
design: Studio Jurgen Maelfeyt
ISBN 9789490800437