Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Final Event deSERVICEGARAGE: Launch Design Displacement Group

Design Displacement Group explores the future of design, both in practice and in thought. They do so by displacing themselves into a future time, twenty years from now on, and look back on design as it is happening today – with different eyes and speculative future categories.

The Design Displacement Group claims imaginative fictional design territory, and open the field of design (thinking) and the conservation of design today.

Join us Saturday, 19 July for deSERVICEGARAGE’s Final Event at the Cruquiusweg. We wish to welcome you all soon on a new location!


18:00 - South African Braai with Hannes Bernhard

20:00 - Magazine launch De Gids

22:00 - Dj's & Vj's:  The Ocean Club, VJ Texa, Fieldmarshall Fred, Baron Lakwa, Rudemonkey, VJ Loose and more t.b.a.!

Find out more on DDG here:


Monday, June 23, 2014


In January 1999, PS projectspace started in the living room of founder and artist Jan van der Ploeg. In the context of its 15 year anniversary, PS projectspace organised the group exhibition PS 1999-2014. The exhibition shows the work of (inter) national artists with whom PS projectspace has worked the last 15 years.

Saturday, 28 June, the group exhibition PS 1999 - 2014 will open at deSERVICEGARAGE. Sunday, 29 June, the group exhibition PS 1999 - 2014 will open at PS projectspace.

At deSERVICEGARAGE work by Frank Ammerlaan (NL), Michiel Ceulers (BE), Nicolas Chardon (FR), Julian Dashper (NZ), Michelle Grabner (U.S.), Terry Haggerty (UK), Brad Killam (U.S.), Konsortium (Lars Breuer, Guido Münch and Sebastian Freytag) (DE), Marius Lut (NL), Gerold Miller (DE), Han Schuil (NL), Riette Wanders (NL), Gerwald Rochenschaub (AT), Beat Zoderer (CH) will be exhibited. The exhibition also includes work by Rohan Wealleans (NZ) and Ruth Campau (DK) which is created especially for the space of deSERVICEGARAGE.

In PS projectspace work by Justin Andrews (AU), Tim Ayres (UK), Karina Bisch (FR), Ronald de Bloeme (NL), Piet Dieleman (NL), Alejandro Garcia Contreras (MEX), Daniël Gottin (CH), Paul Morrison (UK), Olivier Mosset (CH), Victoria Munro (U.S.), John Nixon (AU), Shannon Marie (NZ), DJ Simpson (UK), Michal Skoda (CZ), Tilman (DE) and Nadim Vardag (DE) will be on view. 

Cruquiusweg 79, Amsterdam
Opening Saturday 28 June, 20h00
Open from 28 June until 13 July
Thursday - Sunday, 12h00 - 18h00

PS projectspace
Madurastraat 72, Amsterdam
Opening Sunday 29 June, 16h00 - 18h00
Open from 29 June until 31 August
Thursday - Saturday, 13h00 - 17h00

Friday, May 16, 2014



For the exhibition NO SUCH POWER Anami Schrijvers went to the Kilauea on Hawaii; one of the most active volcanoes on earth. Since 1983 the Pu'u O'o, a side vent of the volcano, has been in a constant state of eruption feeding a 60 square kilometre flow system. In the midst of this landscape, Schrijvers has made a cast using the flowing lava as sculptural material.

Amongst other new work, the resulting cast forms a pivotal piece in the exhibition. Both in a contextual and reassessing manner, the cast explores central ideas in the artist's sculptural practice. From the significance of material resistance to questions about identification and identity, the introduction of lava as a sculptural material shows how works can both reflect and absorb concepts and interpretation: causing expectations and intentions to be now reflected now swallowed up.

Opening Saturday 24 May, 20h00
Exhibition open from 29 May until 22 June
Thursday until Sunday from 12h00 – 18h00

Join us for the finissage of NO SUCH POWER with snacks and drinks on Sunday 22 June from 15h00 - 18h00.

NO SUCH POWER is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

Photos by Kate Bicât.

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 / Kommerz.nl.

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.