Gemak

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Gemak

Gemak is the intriguing progeny of The Hague Gemeentemuseum and the Vrije Academie, a well-known art academy in The Hague, joining forces. This extraordinary exhibition space offers artists an inspiring platform for provocative art projects.

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Gemak is the intriguing progeny of The Hague Gemeentemuseum and the Vrije Academie, a well-known art academy in The Hague, joining forces. This extraordinary exhibition space offers artists an inspiring platform for provocative art projects.

© Jan Zweerts
  • Arts center and exhibition space
  • Focus on contemporary non-Western art
  • Shows art concerning social issues and politics

When art meets politics

Located on the ground floor of the Vrije Academie, in the city center of The Hague, the Gemak arts center is designed as a place where contemporary non-Western art can intersect with politics and society. Gemak’s controversial exhibitions explore a variety of topical issues from surprising perspectives. In the past, Gemak has hosted impressive art exhibitions and photography reports from Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East, as well as from Armenia and Russia.

Interdisciplinary exhibition

Gemak’s exhibitions are never isolated events; they are generally accompanied by lectures, interviews and debates, where art provides the inspiration rather than the subject. The activities often concern social issues and politics, though they can just as easily be about football or photojournalism.

Food for thought

Gemak is where daily hot topics can be explored by means of visual images and public debate. Both literally and figuratively speaking in the center of society, Gemak shows art that is food for thought and touches a nerve.

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