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.!

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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