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IMPRINT at night of the museum Moscow

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  • news // project // artist in residence May 21, 2016 12:44 PM

    IMPRINT at night of the museum Moscow

    IMPRINT by Elejan van der Velde First Presentation Night of the museum Moscow May 21 2016.  Join us tonight! 20:00 -00:00 at  Sukharevskaya entrance metrotunnel/ underpass. 22:00 Openigsspeech by Ida de Kat / Counsellor Cultural Department Dut...

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  • news // project May 19, 2016 14:07 PM

    First bon-fire Park Presikhaaf fridaynight May ...

    Farid Rakun, curatorial team ruangrupa about Cooperativa Crater Invertido in Spatie:  Crater Invertido    ‘Bone-fire’      “By the fire and eating, we are all equal”   —Pablo Perez       Looking into the element of fire, and smoke as its co...

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  • news // project March 15, 2016 19:52 PM

    Moscow: The Sukharev tower

    Moscow: The Sukharev tower March-May 2016 For the third time Motel Spatie initiates a collaboration and residence in Russia within the framework of ‘Engaged Autonomy’, where we support an Arnhem based artist to develop new work abroad. This time...

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  • news March 15, 2016 18:08 PM

    zine depo

    Zinedepo, a library with more than 1000 international zines  collected over a period of 25 years. Open every friday at Locatie Spatie between 12:00 and 17:00. Hisveltplein 21-35 Armhem.   ZINEDEPO MANIFEST of RADICAL ZINECULTURE The radical zi...

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  • news // project March 14, 2016 21:34 PM

    Victor Yuliev in Spatie

    Victor Yuliev, photographer from St. Petersburg was a resident of Motel Spatie for six weeks (till 12th of march 2016) During this period, he developed work based upon light, doors and windows from Dutch paintings of the 17th century. Another sou...

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  • news // project March 13, 2016 23:03 PM

    Dutch Art Institute

    DAI collaboration. We are happy to announce The Dutch Art Institute (DAI) will collaborate with Motel Spatie’s residency program again in 2017. A DAI student will work and live for half a year at Spatie, while participating in the studies at the ...

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  • project // news March 13, 2016 20:37 PM

    Keynote at Jakarta Biennial 2015

    On 17 November 2015, Jakarta Indonesia, Claudia Schouten, Founding Director of Motel Spatie, was invited to give a lecture as a keynote speaker on the Jakarta Biennial Symposium Programme organised by ruangrupa Curator Collective, entitled Makan N...

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  • project // news March 12, 2016 01:17 AM


    Ruruhuis: Reinaart Vanhoe paid his respect by doing the dishes at the opening event De-Modernised. Locatie Spatie and Motel Spatie earned a thankful word in his new rurufolder with the subtitle: Alsospace, alsospace, alsospace. Oh no, that won’t b...

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