Apprentices Laszlo Goudman – Megan Hadfield – Marcos Kueh – Kenneth Moreno Kiernan
Master Lennart Lahuis
Curator Haris Giannouras
Ghost Reading departs from a phenomenon in the early 20th century in which readers become writers (of ghost stories). This phenomenon can be defined as an early form of open-source text or collective writing and the works in this exhibition follow this shifty tradition of pseudonyms and ghostly appearances.
Read their essay here: Essay Ghost Reading
Opening: Friday 26 May 19h
Location: WEST Den Haag, Lange Voorhout 102, Den Haag
Open until: Sunday 25 June
Open: Tue-Sun 12-18h entrance: €12,50 + Thursdays 18-21h entrance: free
• Laszlo Goudman (1994) – St. Joost Den Bosch
Laszlo is a multidisciplinary artist interested in economic structures, social hierarchies and high fantasy. Strongly influenced by internet culture, AI and the accessibility to information, his work explores how themes such as money, power, and thought structures are intertwined with myth and fiction, and how this entails the formation of identity and perception of the unknown.
• Megan Hadfield (1994) – Sandberg Institute Amsterdam
Megan is an artist and writer based in Amsterdam. In her practice Hadfield explores the relationship between language and experience. In dialogue with scenography and literary research she reimagines the exhibition space as a poetic environment in which the boundaries between reality and fiction become strange.
Using video, installation and sound, Hadfield arranges fragments as a system, in which the viewer becomes an implicit participant in the wider narrative she builds. Reimagining the words which produce artworks, audience and place she tampers with historical objects in fictional settings. Hadfield also works as part of the expanded publishing platform Brackish, researching the material politics of water reclamation.
• Marcos Kueh (1995) – KABK Den Haag graphic + textile
Marcos is a textile designer with a background in graphic design and advertising. He refers in his practice to his ancestors, who encapsulated their hopes, dreams, and myths in their textiles. His current work examines and speculates on what these traditional practices mean and look like in a contemporary context. Kueh attempts in this way to understand the significance of post-colonial independence and the position of inherited values in contemporary life.
Het atelier van… Marcos Kueh | Gallery Viewer | Kunst …
• Kenneth Moreno Kiernan (1995) – KABK Den Haag
Kenneth is an object maker and material researcher, often driven by a curiosity with the natural elements: wind, water, smoke, light; alongside other working materials like: hardwood, aluminum, fabric, ceramics, and electrical apparatuses. Born and coming of age in different parts of Latin America, his work, particularly his artistic research and writing, explores feelings of nostalgia and idealization for rural settings of his homeland, and is interested in further deepening the research also in connection to the migratory and colonial history.
Kenneth obtained his BA in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), after studying Industrial Design Degree at The University of Buenos Aires. He lives and works in The Hague.
• Master Lennart Lahuis (1986) – ArtEZ University of the Arts in Zwolle/Arnhem + De Ateliers in Amsterdam
Through a wide variety of materials and techniques, Lennart Lahuis subjects visual information to
natural processes such as melting, combustion, evaporation, and erosion. In each series, the
artist juxtaposes these natural phenomena with technological elements and scientific disciplines
such as earth sciences, astronomy, and book restoration. The precision and exactitude that
characterizes both science and technology are contrasted with the volatility and unpredictability
of natural phenomena. The scientific disciplines Lahuis engages with are traditionally employed to
produce or preserve knowledge. In his work, they become part of objects and installations that
depart from transience and entropy in order to explore the boundaries of intelligibility and the
material conditions for readability.
• Curator Haris Giannouras (1994)
He collaborates closely with artists assuming the role of the writer, curator, producer, and
teacher. His practice is informed by an inquiry into the metrics of instituting.
Between 2020-2023 he worked at Museum Abteiberg in Mönchen Gladbach (DE) where
he curated exhibitions and public programs. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate at the
Institute for Art History of the University of Cologne. His Ph.D. research project focuses on
Discursive Painting after the 1990s: Quotes and Borrowings Reconsidered. Alongside this,
he runs the public program Mortal Astronauts and teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts