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A Grey Space Weekend

The second ‘act’ of The Grey Space will take the shape of a two-day event that aims to instigate your doubt with artistic installations, a symposium, performances, film screenings, music, food and drinks. You will experience The Grey Space inside out, from dusk til dawn. Over the weekend current projects are presented and provided with context, network and reflection. The program will be announced soon.

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Ademruimte

Ademruimte (meaning breathing space in Dutch) is a new public space which is developed in May 2019 in The Grey Space by the organisation Calmspaces. The breathing space has the goal of creating a space for rest and contemplation within the busy cityscape. This is done through ‘feedback architecture’. A new discipline that converts physiological activity like breathing and heart rate into spatial generative light and sound. By applying simple breathing exercises the user learns to interact with the space and is guided into a 10 minutes during meditation session. For a free session, make a booking on www.ademruimte.eu.

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Spotlight: Romania Film Festival | Blacksea Surf Party

Following the theme of this year’s edition of Spotlight: Romania #5. Film & Identity, Blacksea Surf Party invites you to further investigate how pop music in the Eastern block shaped a generation and vice versa by looking at its specific iconography of celebrity, performing, packaging and distribution.

Music by Caline with C and Selena Spreadsheet.

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Submarine Festival 2019

[bass pumping] Returning to our basement for a day filled with returning giants and new talent to discover. Submarine also focusses on local talent to showcase what’s going on in The Hague. This day-long program will leave your musical munchies satisfied. First confirmed acts: BEA1991, The Germans and The Sweet Release of Death.

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The Other Book Fair

[page turning] Festival The Other Book is a unique celebration of the art book in all its facets. It is the first biennial event in The Hague that combines an art book fair with exhibitions, workshops, talks, presentations, demonstrations, films, and performances at various locations. Each edition focuses on a different kind of ‘other book’. The first edition of The Other Book (29 November – 1 December) is devoted to the Riso revolution: art books produced with Risograph and Mimeograph stencil duplicators.

The Grey Space in the Middle will host The Other Book Fair. a Sunday filled with good print and quality paper. The fair features 70 (inter)national exhibitors, a performance and exhibition by Topp & Dubio and a Kids’ corner where children (and adults) can make their own zines.

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Index | Sonic Waves

The Hague based independent music initiative Index returns to The Grey Space to fill your evening with electronic outliers, upcoming talent and deep bass.

Line up: Breek Matthew Antler Stellaria Nemorum Dj Dundy Index DJ’s

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Basic Income Café

[flowing funky coffee] Basic Income Café (a project by Martina Huynh in collaboration with Manon van Hoeckel) wants to find out how the definition of work and income is changing in The Netherlands today. What kind of work do we value and why? Does the salary really reflect how much we appreciate someone’s work?

Basic Income Café is open every Wednesday, Thursday + Friday from the 19th of September till the 13th of December:
Wednesdays 11:00 — 17:00
Thursdays 14:00 — 21:00
Fridays 11:00 — 17:00

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Kantarion Sound

Come by and experience a test run of Kantarion Sound’s “movable acoustic panels” in order to improve room acoustics and sound articulation. “Movable” means that in whatever challenging space sound system plays, it will appear with the support of acoustic panels.
Line-up: Anni Nöps Gymnasty b/b Ivan (Kantarion)

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Roller Disco / Basement Beach Party | Life After the Warm Up

Royal Surf Club in collaboration with Every day is Friday DJ Evening invites you to a clash of local-international initiatives. Transforming The Grey Space into a roller skating rink and our basement into a beach, you’re in for a ride you won’t soon forget.
Line-up: Sydney Rahimtoola | Gymnasty | Stiib | Carlos Eperon Beltrán | Oil Boi | Brine | Fjørsk & Polly | Matthias König Aka Snackbar | Börk

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10 – 10 ArtScience Festival Afterparty

On the December 18th the infamous annual 10 – 10 benefit festival takes place. 10 – 10 was initiated by students from the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK) to showcase projects that they are occupied with. Students from all years participate and help to raise funds for bachelor and master students who are graduating in the coming year. Experience the program from 10am in the morning until 10pm in the evening at the KABK, followed by an afterparty in the basement of The Grey Space with sound support by Kantarion Sound.

Program:
10:00 – 22:00 10 – 10 ArtScience Festival | KABK – PB301 ArtScience Studio
22:30 – 02:00 Afterparty | The Grey Space

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Place : The Netherlands | Release Party and Fundraiser

A release party and fundraiser celebrating the release of Place : The Netherlands, a compilation made to raise funds for Open Closet LGBT Netherlands. The album was curated by queer activist Axmed Maxamad and DJ Jasmín. The compilation features: Accuraat, Blusher, Cuboid Kiss, Dim Garden, DJ Bone, DutchAfro, Jarlentji, Loradeniz, Global Mind Surveillance, Pasiphae, Raj, Ranie Ribeiro, Rural Juror and Zohar.

Place : is a non-profit project created by New York label Air Texture, which aims to move the thinking on electronic and dance music as more than the party, but a platform that socially activates. The project creates country or regionally specific electronic music compilations where the proceeds are donated to local groups working on social causes. Purchase the album and find more info here.

Day program (16:00 – 19:00):
– Discourse hosted by The Hang-Out 070 and Open Closet LGBT Netherlands: ‘How LGBTQIA+ refugees and undocumented people survive and thrive in the Netherlands’ with: Cj (Open Closet LGBT Netherlands), Alejandra Ortiz (Trans United Europe/Trans BPOC European network), Charity (Prisma Groep), moderated by Hajar El Moutaouakil (SEHAQ, Queer Refugees Group)
– Art Exhibition by Teddy Lyon Ams

Night program (19:00 – 05:00):
Accuraat | Air Texture | Harley Doorson | JARLENTJI | Jasmín | Loradeniz | Rural Juror | ZOHAR

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There are different kinds of tickets available, depending on what people can afford. It’s also possible to make an additional donation online that will go towards Open Closet LGBT Netherlands. If you can’t afford a ticket, please contact openclosetlgbt.nl@hotmail.com.

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NYE | Kryptosonik presents No More 2019! (sold out)

Kryptosonik and The Grey Space collaborate to create an event for you to properly exit 2019. Expect beats, bass, electro, techno, tekno, acid, tropical bass, electronics, raw live sets and performances, bubbles and cocktails, a disco vault, cosy cafe, a basement rave until late and much more.

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Black Helikopters | cultuurschok | Dj Ignite & Stefan ZMK | Duxo | Emission | Gabor | Jahua | Karavana | Klankman | North Sea Wolf Pack ft. Acidic Male | Numtek | Snackbar the Ambassador | Tim | More t.b.a.

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(event rescheduled and relocated) Ten Toes Down | Gwenan, Haron, Kirkis

Update: unfortunately due to circumstances Ten Toes Down will no longer take place at The Grey Space. The event has been relocated to POING in Rotterdam on Saturday January 11th.

Ten Toes Down is a loose collective of friends and associates looking to explore common interests. Tonight they’ve invited Gwenan (The Pickle Factory), Haron (Queeste) and Kirkis (Moded) to perform.

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New Year’s Reception 2020

The Grey Space celebrates the start of a new year with several arts organisations based in The Hague. We hope to see you there.

Stroom Den Haag, HOK gallery, Parts Project, Sis Josip Galerie, iii, West, The Grey Space in the Middle, De Besturing, Annastate, Haagse Kunstkring, Hoogtij, Stichting Ruimtevaart, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Jegens & Tevens, Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag, Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK Den Haag), Baracca, Page Not Found, MaakHaven, 1646, Locatie Z, WEST END, billytown, Stichting Heden Den Haag, Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives, See Lab, Helicopter, Nest, De Electriciteitsfabriek, The Hague Contemporary.

With contributions by: Simone Zeefuik, Nadine Stijns & Sidney Rahimtoola and more.

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Hatch presents Mother Tongue | KABK 3rd Year Photography

Hatch, a collective of 49 3rd year photography students of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK Den Haag) invites you to Mother Tongue: Perspectives on Food & Society. A photography exhibition at The Grey Space. The exhibition explores food, and its vast roles in personal, cultural, political and essential realms of life.

– Thursday January 23 – 19:00 – 23:00 (opening)
– Friday January 24 – 10:00 – 18:30
– Saturday January 25 – 10:00 – 18:30
– Sunday January 26 – 10:00 – 18:30 (guided tour at 14:00)

On Sunday 26 January at 14:00h We Are Public curator Tina Farifteh will give a guided tour through the exhibition. We Are Public-members can sign-up here. Not a We Are Public-member but would like to attend? Send an e-mail here or become a member.

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Grauzone Festival | Graukunst Exhibition

In addition to a music program, this year’s Grauzone Festival also presents a film program, a symposium and the Graukunst exhibition entitled Artnroll. The exhibition at The Grey Space is curated by artist and sculptor Johan Tahon and Grauzone and shows work by Paulina Greta, Kristoffer J. Mondy, Marissa Nadler, Lee Ranaldo, Johan Tahon, Gemma Thompson and Colin H. Van Eeckhout.

During the opening on February 2nd, Yuri Landman will present a live performance and lecture about sound. The second Grauzine publication will also be presented. During the Grauzone festival, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) and the Belgian post-punk The Wild Classical Music Ensemble will present a performance in The Grey Space.

Opening times Exhibition:
– Sunday February 2 – 15:00 – 20:00 (opening and performances)
– Thursday 6 February – 12:00 – 18:00
– Friday 7 February – 12:00 – 18:00 (Grauzone Festival, performances in the basement from 21:00 – 04:00)
– Saturday 8 February – 12:00 – 23:00 (Grauzone Festival, performances between 19:30 – 22:15)
– Thursday 13 February – 12:00 – 18:00
– Friday 14 February – 12:00 – 18:00
– Saturday 15 February – 12:00 – 18:00

On Friday February 7th and Saturday February 8th, Grauzone Festival presents a music program in The Grey Space.

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Grauzone Festival | Friday | Lee Ranaldo, Parrish Smith, Qual, Cabaret Nocturne

Grauzone Festival presents a music program in the basement of The Grey Space until late with performances by Lee Ranaldo, Parrish Smith, Qual and Cabaret Nocturne.

In addition to a music program on Friday February 7th and Saturday February 8th, Grauzone Festival also presents the Graukunst exhibition entitled Artnroll at The Grey Space. The exhibition can be visited from February 2nd until the 16th. More info.

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Grauzone Festival | Saturday | Lee Ranaldo & Wild Classical Music Ensemble, Unmoor Kiva

On Saturday February 8, Grauzone Festival presents performances by Lee Ranaldo & Wild Classical Music Ensemble and Unmoor Kiva at The Grey Space.

In addition to a music program on Friday February 7th and Saturday February 8th, Grauzone Festival also presents the Graukunst exhibition entitled Artnroll at The Grey Space. The exhibition can be visited from February 2nd until the 16th. More info.

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Index | Sonic Waves | Bakáh, Sciant Lentement, Gallus, Phill Tovver

Independent music initiative Index returns to The Grey Space with Sonic Waves, an evening with electronic outliers, upcoming talent and deep bass.

Line-up: Bakáh (live), Sciant Lentement (live), Gallus (live), Phill Tovver (dj), Index DJ’s

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Rewire Festival

Rewire is an annual international festival for adventurous music. The festival offers programme featuring concerts, multidisciplinary performances, screenings, exhibitions, talks and workshops.

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