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Vreugdevuur Scheveningen

  • Romke Hoogwaerts
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    Romke Hoogwaerts, Untitled (skinny dipper), January 1, 2017

Press for Vreugdevuur Scheveningen

Current Exhibitions at Transmitter


Vreugdevuur Scheveningen

  • Romke Hoogwaerts
  • Opens: Oct. 17, 2020
  • Closes: Nov. 15, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

To Touch with Your Eyes

  • Samantha Bittman,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2020
  • Closes: Oct. 11, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculpture, Not-Sculpture

  • Joe Bochynski,
  • Clinton King,
  • Amanda Konishi,
  • Amanda Nedham,
  • Sarah Palmer,
  • Jan Maarten Voskuil,
  • Maximilian Juliá,
  • Opens: Apr. 17, 2020
  • Closes: May. 15, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Making the Cut

  • Aruni Dharmakirthi,
  • Leeza Meksin,
  • Dionis Ortiz,
  • Christa Pratt,
  • Padma Rajendran,
  • Ruth Rodriguez,
  • Diane Zhou,
  • Opens: Feb. 14, 2020
  • Closes: Mar. 22, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 14, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

American Abstract Artists: Digital Prints, 2012–2019 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio & 2019 Monoprint Portfolio

  • Liz Ainslie,
  • Steven Alexander,
  • Jeffrey Bishop,
  • Jacob Cartwright,
  • Rob de Oude,
  • Laurie Fendrich,
  • Joanne Freeman,
  • Gary Golkin,
  • Pinkney Herbert,
  • Rhia Hurt,
  • Joanne Mattera,
  • Judith Murray,
  • Lisa E. Nanni,
  • Jim Osman,
  • Don Porcaro,
  • Corey Postiglione,
  • Raquel Rabinovich,
  • Irene Rousseau,
  • Anne Russinof,
  • Lorenza Sannai,
  • Karen Schifano,
  • Mary Schiliro,
  • Claire Seidl,
  • Melissa Staiger,
  • and Kim Uchiyama.,
  • Alice Adams,
  • Siri Berg,
  • Emily Berger,
  • Susan Bonfils,
  • Power Boothe,
  • Henry Brown,
  • Kenneth Bushnell,
  • James O. Clark,
  • Gabriele Evertz,
  • John Goodyear,
  • Gail Gregg,
  • James Gross,
  • Lynne Harlow,
  • Mara Held,
  • Daniel G. Hill,
  • Gilbert Hsiao,
  • Phillis Ideal,
  • Julian Jackson,
  • James Juszczyk,
  • Cecily Kahn,
  • Steven Karlik,
  • Marthe Keller,
  • Irene Lawrence,
  • Jane Logemann,
  • Vincent Longo,
  • David McKenzie,
  • Stephen Maine,
  • Katinka Mann,
  • Nancy Manter,
  • Creighton Michael,
  • Manfred Mohr,
  • Hiroshi Murata,
  • John Phillips,
  • Lucio Pozzi,
  • Leo Rabkin,
  • Ce Roser,
  • David Row,
  • Edward Shalala,
  • Robert Storr,
  • Robert Swain,
  • Clover Vail,
  • Vera Vasek,
  • Don Voisine,
  • Stephen Westfall,
  • Jeanne Wilkinson,
  • Mark Williams,
  • Thornton Willis,
  • and Nola Zirin.,
  • Opens: Jan. 03, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 03, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Under Time of Lampshades

  • Claudia Bitran,
  • Maria Calandra,
  • Alex Diamond,
  • Stephen Eakin,
  • Catherine Haggarty,
  • Lisa Hamilton,
  • Will Hutnick,
  • Heather Garland,
  • Mala Iqbal,
  • Jenny Kemp,
  • Shanan Kurtz,
  • Emily Noelle Lambert,
  • JJ Manford,
  • Alex Paik,
  • Nickola Pottinger,
  • Zach Seeger,
  • Aaron Wexler,
  • Natalia Zubko.,
  • Opens: Nov. 22, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 15, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 22, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

What Things Don't

  • Yin Ho,
  • Theo Mullen,
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 17, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Night Blindness

  • Lauren Portada,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The leaden circles dissolved in the air

  • Joy Episalla,
  • Carrie Yamaoka,
  • Opens: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2019
  • Reception: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Nestled In The Warm Embrace of "Painting"

  • Liz Atlas,
  • Melissa Dadourian,
  • Justin Matta,
  • Christian Maychack,
  • Tana Quincy,
  • James Sansing,
  • MiYoung Sohn,
  • Opens: Jun. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 21, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Inside Out

  • Ryan Oskin,
  • Kate Stone,
  • Opens: Mar. 29, 2019
  • Closes: May. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 29, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Carbonara Sunrise

  • Theresa Daddezio,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 24, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Heed

  • ANGELA HEISCH • ALESSANDRO KEEGAN,
  • Opens: Jan. 04, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 04, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The Wall That Went for a Walk

  • Rehan Miskci - Natalia Nakazawa,
  • Opens: Oct. 19, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 18, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

An Animal Unto Itself

  • Hilary Baldwin - Anna Ortiz,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Egregore

  • Gregory Kaplowitz,
  • Opens: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Sep. 09, 2018
  • Reception: Aug. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Stop Making Sense

  • Artists to be revealed,
  • Opens: Jun. 22, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 22, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

whats MY line

  • Julia Couzens • Adam Fowler • Alicia McCarthy• Miles Neidinger • Maria Vasconcelos,
  • Opens: May. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Living Still

  • JONATHAN CHAPLINE • MARK DORF • PEDRO PEDRO • MICHAEL STAMM • LYNN TALBOT • ROBIN F. WILLIAMS • CRYS YIN,
  • Opens: Apr. 06, 2018
  • Closes: May. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Quinn Likes Trucks

  • Kyle Kogut,
  • Michael Marcelle,
  • JENNIFER SULLIVAN,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Day for Night

  • Lindsay Packer,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Run For Your Life

  • Guy Nelson,
  • Opens: Dec. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 17, 2017
  • Reception: Dec. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

In Search Of

  • Aidan Koch,
  • Dawit L. Petros,
  • Opens: Oct. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 19, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 20, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The Blue of Distance

  • MAUREEN DRENNAN,
  • Matthew Harvey,
  • Martha Fleming-Ives,
  • Melvin Harper,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Stupid Cartoons to Pass the Time in the Desert

  • Joey Parlett,
  • Stephanie Snider,
  • Adam Douglas Thompson,
  • Crys Yin,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 14, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Spooky Laughter at a Distance

  • JENNIFER GRIMYSER,
  • TODD KELLY,
  • BEN PEDERSON,
  • Opens: May. 22, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2015
  • Reception: May. 22, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Survey Exhibition of Baltimore Artists To Be Donated to the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)

  • John Bohl,
  • Amy Boone-McCreesh,
  • Lisa Dillin,
  • Terence Hannum,
  • Jason Hughes,
  • Andrew Laumann,
  • Jacqueline Maria Milad,
  • Steve Riddle,
  • Opens: Sep. 18, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 18, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Transmitter presents an offsite exhibition at Space Available: Video Archipelago

  • JANAYE BROWN,
  • HARLAN CRICHTON,
  • MILTON MELVIN CROISSANT III,
  • BJÖRN MEYER-EBRECHT,
  • CHRISTINE ROGERS,
  • JENNIFER SULLIVAN,
  • BENJAMIN TIVEN,
  • Opens: Sep. 19, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 19, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Transmitter presents: The Model Reader

  • PAUL GAGNER,
  • ALEX GINGROW,
  • MEGAN HAYS,
  • ELLE PEREZ,
  • DEVIN POWERS,
  • Opens: Jun. 05, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 28, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

An Introduction

  • STEPHEN HILGER,
  • JOSEPH LAWTON,
  • PAUL MCDONOUGH,
  • SERGIO PURTELL,
  • Opens: Oct. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 04, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 28, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Waterlogged

  • Erik Benson,
  • Jon Elliot,
  • Frank Webster,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 16, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 16, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

ABSTRACT WALL PAINTINGS III #DESTIJL100YEARS

  • Jean Frater,
  • Rico Gatson,
  • Jim Osman,
  • Karen Schiele,
  • Karen Schifano,
  • Mark Sengbusch,
  • Opens: May. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2017
  • Reception: May. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rules of the Game

  • Palma Blank,
  • Amanda Browder,
  • Paul Corio,
  • JEAN ALEXANDER FRATER,
  • Ben McNutt,
  • Michael Namkung,
  • Norm Paris,
  • Derrick Velasquez,
  • Opens: Jul. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 07, 2016
  • Reception: Jul. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting: More or Less..

  • Aimée Terburg (NL),
  • Alain Biltereyst (BE),
  • Chris Fennell (USA),
  • Danielle Mysliwiec (USA),
  • Emma Langridge (AUS),
  • Michael Rouillard (USA),
  • Shawn Stipling (UK),
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 06, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Each Ellipse Includes a Point

  • JANINE BIUNNO,
  • EMMY MIKELSON,
  • PARSLEY STEINWEISS,
  • Opens: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Closes: Sep. 13, 2015
  • Reception: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

OVER TIME ACROSS SPACE: a collaboration in thread, paper, ink, paint, cotton, mail, and phone calls.

  • Kim Bennett,
  • Chris Hosea,
  • Opens: Jul. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 09, 2015
  • Reception: Jul. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Every Number is One: A Whole in Three Parts Composed of Twenty-Four Stages of Difference or How Can We Know the Moon if We Never See its Dark Side?

  • Mariana Garibay Raeke,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2015
  • Reception: Dec. 11, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Publish or Perish

  • Benoît Broisat,
  • Sessa Englund,
  • David Horvitz,
  • Farah Khelil + Antoine Lefebvre Editions,
  • Nicole Reber,
  • Paul Soulellis,
  • Opens: Apr. 01, 2016
  • Closes: May. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 01, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Not Invited...

  • London Kaye,
  • Niels Post,
  • Victoria Scott,
  • Emmanuel Sevilla,
  • Opens: May. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 26, 2016
  • Reception: May. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Portals

  • JENNY LEE,
  • SUSAN WIDES,
  • JOSHUA SEVITS,
  • MEREDITH HOFFHEINS,
  • CHRISTOPHER BERTHOLF,
  • KAT CHAMBERLIN,
  • MAUREEN DRENNAN,
  • SHARONA ELIASSAF,
  • PAUL METRINKO,
  • Opens: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 10, 2017
  • Reception: Aug. 04, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

A Panel on Photography’s Relationship to Painting

  • Jacob Cartwright,
  • Erin O'Keefe,
  • Rob de Oude,
  • Carl Gunhouse,
  • Opens: Feb. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 01, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Faulted Valley Fog

  • Katie Bell,
  • Elliott Green,
  • Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis,
  • Opens: Feb. 19, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 19, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

After the Feast

  • Joshua Liebowitz,
  • Opens: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 18, 2016
  • Reception: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Remainders

  • Justin Amrhein,
  • Colette Robbins,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Photo II

  • Eli Durst,
  • Lindsay Metivier,
  • Erin O'Keefe,
  • Irina Rozovsky,
  • Opens: Jan. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 12, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

The Black & White Project

  • Alain Biltereyst,
  • Andrew Seto,
  • Armelle De Sainte Marie,
  • Béatrice Beha,
  • Ben Alper,
  • Benjamin Gardner,
  • Brian Cypher,
  • Brian Edmonds,
  • Brynn Higgins-Stirrup,
  • Catherine Haggarty,
  • Christine Mahoney,
  • Claire Colin-Collin,
  • Daniel G. Hill,
  • David Rhodes,
  • Didier Petit,
  • Don Voisine,
  • DotsToLines,
  • Emily Noelle Lambert,
  • Eve Aschheim,
  • Espen Erichsen,
  • Gabriele Herzog,
  • Gary Petersen,
  • Guy Yanai,
  • Heidi Pollard,
  • Ian White Williams,
  • Izabela Kowalczyk,
  • Jasper van der Graaf,
  • Jeremie Delhome,
  • Jérémy Laffon,
  • Joris Brantuas,
  • Justine Frischmann,
  • Katherine Bradford,
  • Karl Bielik,
  • Ky Anderson,
  • Lael Marshall,
  • Laura Charlton,
  • Leeza Doreian,
  • Lina Jabbour,
  • Lydia Rump,
  • Matthew Deleget,
  • Marion Piper,
  • Mandy Lyn Ford,
  • Marie-Claude Bugeaud,
  • Mark Sengbusch,
  • Meg Lipke,
  • Michael Voss,
  • Michel Barjol,
  • Niall De Buitléar,
  • Oriane Stender,
  • Paul Pagk,
  • Patrice Pantin,
  • Pete Schulte,
  • Peter Shear,
  • Rieko Koga,
  • Robert Otto Epstein,
  • Rosaire Appel,
  • Ruri Yi,
  • Tilman Hoepfl,
  • Ward Schumaker,
  • Yoav Efrati,
  • Opens: Aug. 12, 2016
  • Closes: Sep. 11, 2016
  • Reception: Aug. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Walk the Line

  • RENÉ VAN DEN BOS,
  • RENÉ EICKE,
  • RICHARD VAN DER AA,
  • Jasper van der Graaf,
  • GUIDO WINKLER,
  • Jason Hughes,
  • Opens: Oct. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 21, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

OPPLER

  • Steven Baris,
  • Richard Bottwin,
  • Edgar Diehl,
  • Kevin Finklea,
  • Brent Hallard,
  • José Heerkens,
  • Gilbert Hsiao,
  • Gracia Khouw,
  • Sarah Klein,
  • Stephen Maine,
  • Gay Outlaw,
  • Debra Ramsay,
  • Albert Roskam,
  • Karen Schifano,
  • Iemke van Dijk,
  • Henriëtte van 't Hoog,
  • Ruth van Veenen,
  • Don Voisine,
  • Nancy White,
  • GUIDO WINKLER,
  • Patricia Zarate,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Closes: May. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 31, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

Armature: New Paintings by Liz Ainslie

  • Liz Ainslie,
  • Opens: Jun. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 30, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: free

When

Oct 17 - Nov 15, 2020


Where

Transmitter

  • 1329 Willoughby Ave, 2A, NY 11237 Map
  • 917.881.3576

About

Transmitter presents:

Vreugdevuur Scheveningen by Romke Hoogwaerts

OCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Transmitter is pleased to present Romke Hoogwaerts’ Vreugdevuur Scheveningen, a solo exhibition of photographs and a short film that examines a tradition in The Hague in the Netherlands of building dangerously large bonfires. This tradition started after World War II, when Dutch youth found catharsis in echoing the traumas of being conscripted into the Nazi-War effort, by collecting discarded Christmas trees and lighting them on fire. In the last few decades of the 20th Century, this activity developed into street skirmishes between neighborhoods and mass confrontations with the police because of ever-escalating fires. In the 1990’s, the bonfires became so large and organized that the government designated the Scheveningen District Beach as a sanctioned area for building and burning these monumental fires. Wooden pallets became the dominant material used for construction, and a rivalry erupted between two neighborhoods in The Hague. Hoogwaerts documented the rivalry, the built structures and the fires over three years, beginning in 2016 until it ended in 2019. The last Vreugdevuur Scheveningen resulted in an eight-story bonfire dramatically raining ash and embers across the area, endangering a historic church and arousing outrage across the entire nation.

Hoogwaerts’ documentary photographs and short film provide captivating details about this regional story. The images feature hard-working people employing cherry pickers and cranes in a round-the-clock effort to construct staggering towers built of ordinary wooden pallets. Despite the specificity of the subject, Hoogwaerts endeavors to transgress typical documentary approaches and instead emphasizes the visual textures of this chaos, the way ash floats against a pitch black sky, a barren post-fire landscape, or a blurred naked figure sprinting by in the darkness.

In Hoogwaerts’ specific details, something universal arises, suggesting that in all these beautiful and bewildering flaming structures, the public’s turn to destruction as a response to desperation may be a more ingrained human response than expected. That collective, action-driven chaos can be understood as a relatable response to complex traumas which have no foreseeable end.

Romke Hoogwaerts (b. 1990) was born in Atlanta to Dutch parents and was raised in Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, Vietnam and Singapore before settling in New York City in 2009. While attending SVA for a degree in Visual & Critical Studies, he developed Mossless, a notable digital and print publishing project on photography. He went on to work as a photo editor in offices like Businessweek and the NYTimes before embarking on the documentary project exhibited in this show. His complementary 30-minute short film debuted at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in 2020. He is creating new work from his studio in Brooklyn while he continues to develop independent publishing efforts such as The Reservoir, a digital webzine on the politics of image making, and Hekmor Books, which produces dummy projects and small edition photobooks.


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