Monday, April 14, 2014

deSERVICEGARAGE hosts: Anticipated Decay - Towards a Grand Ruin

On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 April, first and second year students of the department of Inter-Architecture of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie will present the final step and outcome of the course ‘Material Experimentations’ in an exhibition curated by Marie Ilse Bourlanges and Elena Khurtova.

The theme of ‘Anticipated Decay’ is chosen to raise a crucial question in the fields of Design and Architecture: what ‘use’ may mean outside the restrictions ordinarily set by function and consumption.

During the exhibition, students will present and demonstrate various approaches on how ‘use’ is in fact more than mere ‘utility’.

The variety of projects developed by students is captured in a special publication by graphic design students Miguel Hervás Gómez, Andrada Smaranda and Velislava Dakova. The publication will be presented during the opening.


Naama Aharony / Hein van Duppen and Roosje Verschoor / Mai-Loan Gaudez / Niels Hendriks / Svetlana Kolesina / Paz Ma / Daniel Schwartz / Mathilde Renault / Yaniv Schwartz / Izabela Stepska / Mayra Teixeira Sergio / Katerina Pazourkova / Marinus de Beer / Merel Bernhardt / Laura Dima / Elin Gärdenfors / Anastasija Pandilovska / Mees van Rijckevorsel / Masha Soetekouw / Jeanne d'Arc Umubano / Thijs Verster / Stefan Voets / Julia Vrager / Katharina Wienen

Opening Thursday 24 April, 18h00 - late

Exhibition open Friday 25 April from 13h00 – 22h00

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


deSERVICEGARAGE presents Op Karakter / Op Talent with Dineke Blom, Maurice van Daalen, Ank Daamen, Justin Gosker, Antonis Pittas, Richtje Reinsma, Roosmarijn Schoonewelle and Heleen Wiemer.

A drawing on paper has a certain kind of informality. There is no need to draw the line good in one movement: the line can easily be changed, corrected or improved. Or if the line is not fulfilling, a blank piece of paper is rapidly at hand, ready to be filled. A drawing on paper is mostly created in a private environment such as a studio and does not need to be shown to the outside world. A drawing on a wall on the other hand is less informal as soon as it is located outside of the walls of the studio. In that case the drawing is soon definite and monumental once it is visible to the public for a certain time.


deSERVICEGARAGE has invited eight artists who within their work deal with drawing in various ways.
For this exhibition Dineke Blom, Maurice van Daalen, Ank Daamen, Justin Gosker, Antonis Pittas, Richtje Reinsma, Roosmarijn Schoonewelle and Heleen Wiemer have considered the walls of the space as a piece of paper. On this they made a drawing of which the sketch is still visible or forms the work itself.

Opening Saturday February 22nd, 20h00
Open from February 27th until March 23rd
Thursday until Sunday 12h00 - 18h00

Join us for the finissage of Op Karakter / Op Talent with snacks & drinks on Sunday 23 March from 15h00-18h00.

    photography: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk

Thursday, January 02, 2014


deSERVICEGARAGE presents ‘Het Wezen van de Stad’ by Maurice Bogaert. ‘Het Wezen van de Stad’ is a work about the city as the protagonist. The city as an organism; the city as a beast, with its buildings as its organs and the people the gadflies, the quack doctors trying to define the being, interpret the beast.

‘Het Wezen van de Stad’ is a work about the cinematic qualities of the city. A breathing and constantly changing city. A city in a perpetual transition, an ever repeating (movie) sequence of demolition, construction, tearing down and rebuilding. ‘Het Wezen van de Stad’ is a fusion of an installation, live cinema and written text.

With a text written by Simone Hogendijk and spoken by Klaas Postmus, a recording by Roald van Oosten and typography by Bram Nijssen /

Since a couple of years, Maurice Bogaert has been developing a series of works which engage, each in different ways, with what he proposes to call filmic architecture. In these works he explores the relationships between scale models, sets, architecture and the moving image. Sometimes his works are large walkthrough installations – at other times they are infinite small-scale models and prototypes.

Opening Saturday 11 January, 20h00
Exhibition from 16 January until 9 February
Thursday until Sunday from 12h00 – 18h00

Join us for the finissage of Het Wezen van de Stad with snacks & drinks on Sunday 9 February from 15h00-18h00.

‘Het Wezen van de Stad’ is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).

photography: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Zap through living rooms and watch highbrow to pulp: Anything that moves!

Join us Saturday December 21st for a long long night.

From the eight-o-clock news.

And then:

hou je mond nee niets te maren
poets je schoenen kam je haren

‘Elektriciteit is onze Hobby’ at ten-o-clock!

The band was founded in 2007, out of sincere concern of global warming. Their music has been described as "explosive-aggressive" and "apocalyptic-electric". It is a band that simply wants to play some songs in a time where everything revolves around power and money. They are the aboriginal, the outcast, who through music tries to come into contact with other universes.

In deSERVICEGARAGE ‘Elektriciteit is onze Hobby’ will once again attempt to break free from their Ego with the help of electric sound-vibrations and dance.


deSERVICEGARAGE and Collectief Ondergrond invite you to:


On Saturday December 14th starting at 19:00 at deSERVICEGARAGE, Amsterdam (NL), at 12:00 at La Tallera, Cuernavaca (MX) and at 10:00 at Agentes del Arte Contemporaneo,Tijuana (MX).

Simultáneo_04 is a monthly exhibition series initiated by Violeta Solís Horcasitas, curator of La Tallera, a museum of contemporary art in Cuernavaca. Each month La Tallera invites two contemporary art venues to propose a video work which is related to a curatorial theme. Three videos are screened during an exhibition which takes place simultaneously in three different places in the world and is designed to be visited online and in real time.

The 4th edition of Simultáneo revolves around the themes of “collecting and the archive” and will be held in Cuernavaca, Tijuana and Amsterdam. The event in Amsterdam will be hosted by Collectief Ondergrond at deSERVICEGARAGE from 19h00 till 22h00.

Video works:

Dina Kelberman (US) - Smoke & Fire, 2013. Selection by Violeta Solís Horcasitas
(LA TALLERA, Cuernavaca, México)

Julio Orozco (MX) - Servicio Pericial, 2002. Selection by Illya Haro

Ana Navas (VE) - Untitled, 2012. Selection by Rodrigo Hernández
(hosted by COLLECTIEF ONDERGROND at deSERVICEGARAGE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013



deSERVICEGARAGE presents MISSING CHANNEL #5 and brings you an evening with experimental live music and visuals.

Since 2010, the Missing Channel has been organising events which bring together numerous artists from all over the world. It is a multi-shaped label that wants to change the relation between music and image: Why can’t a poster be a song? Why can’t we store an image inside a song?

Join us Saturday December 7th
from 21h00-04h00 for different perspectives on music and image by Audio Twink (UK, AU, SR), The Robocops (ES), Dark Matter (IS), Bank Driveline (Missing Channel) (FR), Dj Jonas Ohlsson (SE), Penis Riot (VC), VJ Tuto (Missing Channel) (FR), VJ TEXA (CZ) & Roosje Klap (Ocean Club) (NL). 

The Missing Channel event #5 is organised by Judith Leysner, the Missing Channel and The Ocean Club.

Monday, September 30, 2013


deSERVICEGARAGE celebrates its sixth year anniversary and presents IEDEREEN. With eighteen participating artists, this group exhibition brings together everyone who is and has been a part of deSERVICEGARAGE since its establishment in 2007.

With Frank Ammerlaan,
 Maurice van Daalen,
 Zoro Feigl,
 Martha Hjorth Jessen,
 Daniel Hofstede,
 Judith Leysner,
 Charlott Markus,
 Sachi Miyachi, 
Linda Nieuwstad,
 Oscar Peters, 
Thijs Rhijnsburger,
 Benjamin Roth,
 Ian de Ruiter,
 Michiel Schuurman,
 Fraser Stewart,
 Sjoerd Tim, 
Arik Visser and
 Alex Winters.

Opening Saturday October 12th, 20h00

Open from October 17th until November 10th

Thursday until Sunday 12h00 - 18h00

Join us for the finissage of IEDEREEN with drinks, snacks and music on Sunday November 10th from 15h00. At 16h00 Fraser Stewart will talk about failure in contemporary art practice. How is failure used as an act of resistance and how does it often fail to resist?

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Graduation Show, Master of Fine Arts, AKV|StJoost




Performance by Una Björk Sigurðardóttir on Saturday, the 29th of June, 19.00

EXHIBITION DATES: 27 June – 7 July / GALLERY HOURS: Thursday through Sunday 12 – 18.00

The Static alludes to the net charge of an object, an interference, a random signal, a constant, but simultaneously a thing at rest.  Yet, the charge, the objects, the associations, the visceral impact, like art itself, is alive … Electric.  As in Mark Romanek's cult film of the same name, there can be a puzzling power in that interference, possibly something that reaches to something even higher.

The graduation group show brings together the work of nine artists from The Netherlands, Greece, United States, Belgium, Canada, South Korea, and Iceland.  Visitors will encounter recent works of sculpture, video, painting, installation, and performance, in conversation with one another, and shifting at the mark of the second week.  Like perhaps a slightly bizarre evening gala, one might overhear topics approaching Post-Fordism, techno-Modernism, the nature of the Museum, Hitchcock, authenticity and Cy Twombly, and leopard-skin pants. If lucky, Bob Ross might even stop by.

Sunday, May 05, 2013


Sohrab Bayat, Bos&Lanting, Matthijs Diederiks, Alec Egan, Frederik Gruyaert   and Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson
deSERVICEGARAGE presents SHUTTER SPEED: a spectacular exhibition for which seven artists of the same generation show works of equal visual bravoure, manifested in various media.

Affected by the rise and rage of post-scriptum times, these artists have been taught to live in and out of reality as they please.


Enter deSERVICEGARAGE and you will be offered and escape from the daylight and an indulging experience on the set of SHUTTER SPEED.

Opening Saturday 18 May, 20h00

Exhibition from 23 May until 15 June
Thursday until Sunday from 12h00 – 18h00

Finissage: Saturday 15 June from 12h00 - 24h00

SHUTTER SPEED is initiated and organized by Steven Bos, Susan Lanting and Sohrab Bayat.

SHUTTER SPEED is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Avi Krispin + Sarah Vanagt

deSERVICEGARAGE presents ‘A Distant Bird Singing’ and shows work by Avi Krispin (IL) and Sarah Vanagt (BE). The exhibition includes two video installations, which leave an open-ended question to what is going on. Without words, can they still reveal their story?

In ‘A Killer Reunion’ by Avi Krispin a collection of characters sit in a slightly wrecked living room, caught up in repetitive actions, as if following a terrible event. When a man in police uniform enters the scene, presumably to work out what has happened, it becomes clear that there is something else going on here. 


In ‘The Corridor’ by Sarah Vanagt, a donkey is followed for five days during its weekly visits to old people in nursing homes in England. Time and time again the donkey is welcomed with open arms. It is only when the donkey enters the room of Norbert, a man who had lost his ability to speak, that an altogether different encounter takes place.

The silkscreened poster [limited edition of 100] by Michiel Schuurman is for sale at deSERVICEGARAGE during the exhibition for the special price of 10 euros //

Opening Saturday April 6, 20h00
Exhibition open from April 11 - May 5, Thur - Sun from 12h00 - 18h00

Saturday, March 23, 2013


deSERVICEGARAGE celebrates the rise and fall of the continuous cycle. Join us for an extensive and exciting event with time-based art. With performances, video art, sound work, poetry, music and fire by:

Mercedes Azpilicueta, Bingolingo and Foneysoney, Sara de Campos & Felicia von Zweigbergk, Nina Glockner, Sarah Jones, Sachi Miyachi, Pyromancer (NL) and Fraser Stewart.

The event is a response to the 24-hour policy by the municipality of Amsterdam: 25 buildings and 15 areas in Amsterdam are permitted to extend their opening hours. This development changes the notion of time as the day turns into the night and vice versa.


In the weekend from Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 March, various cultural manifestations will take place in city district Amsterdam East to bring attention to its privileged position. deSERVICEGARAGE is open Saturday 23 March from 22h00.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

deSERVICEGARAGE hosts NFTA: Ginta Tinte Vasermane

Ginta Tinte Vasermane, 'Working Frames' (2012), video still

deSERVICEGARAGE is pleased to host the Netherlands Film and Television Academy (NFTA) Master of Film Graduation Show by Ginta Tinte Vasermane.

Ginta Tinte Vasermane graduates from the NFTA Master of Film programme with her multi-channel video installation 'Working Frames' (2012). In her non-narrative videos she composes and choreographs theatrical-performative scenes, which play with the relationship between bodies, architecture, the space of the frame and their limits and elasticity (expansion). While setting up human bodies in the architectural space and in the space of the frame as sculptural elements, she stages an existence with its own logic and rules.

"Movements are composed in a specific rhythm and become irrational and possible at the same time. The arrangements of body positions are expressive of, and play with, the inner conditions of an observer placed in diverse social conditions, spaces and structures. With light irony and poetic methods I play with a subject through staged scenarios. There’s a questioning of who we are and what we do in specific locations."

Ginta Tinte Vasermane (b. 1979 Riga, Latvia) lives and works in Amsterdam. She has a Bachelor's Degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (VAV, 2010) and is currently graduating from the Netherlands Film and Television Academy Master of Film programme.

Opening 6.12.2012 19:00h until 01:00h

Exhibition open Friday 7.12.2012 - Sunday 9.12.2012, 12:00h - 18:00h

Finissage: Sunday 9.12.2012, 13:30h - guided tour and artist talk by Bart Rutten and Ginta Tinte Vasermane.

Bart Rutten (curator of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) will give a guided tour through the exhibition and have a talk with Ginta Tinte Vasermane about her multi-channel video installation 'Working Frames'. RSVP to We are looking forward to see you!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

DeSERVICEGARAGE in conjunction with HALBE presents every day another exhibition at inEXactlyTHIS/deKUNSTVLAAI2012.

HALBE is dedicated to the former secretary of state Halbe Zijlstra, who decided upon major cutback in the Dutch art world. Artistic quality, entrepreneurship and public outreach are the three main-pillars as published in “More than Quality: A New Vision on Arts Policy”. And this is where HALBE comes in: a beautiful blond beer, brewed, designed and sold by artists, that finances the arts.
Located in the former club of the Sint Nicolaas Lyceum during inEXactlyTHIS/deKUNSTVLAAI2012, DeSERVICEGARAGE invited HALBE to host the bar. The profit makes it possible to organize a one-day exhibition, every day of the festival.

With participating artists Alex Winters (23 Nov), Jasper Mittelmeijer (24 Nov), Erlend Larsen (24 Nov), Feiko Beckers (25 Nov), Frank Koolen (28 Nov), Pim Blokker (29 Nov), Judith Leysner (30 Nov), Isfrid Angard Siljehaug (1 Dec), Sjoerd Tim (1 Dec) and Ian de Ruiter (2 Dec)
inEXactlyTHIS/deKUNSTVLAAI2012 takes place from 23 November until 2 December 2012

Monday, October 08, 2012


I take my hammer and start drawing.

Graphite on the dancefloor, in the living room, on the wall in the hallway and on my bike.

I make an inspiration date, during dinner I form a subject into the piece of graphite, which I carry with me.

There is jumping from a self-made storey, paper and pink paint break my fall while four ladies in tutu tattoo me.

With warm lemonade in my percolator I see the world turning.

It is a drawing for the washing machine, relaxation and motion.

I sign, with greetings and suchlike,