Seelab The Hague

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Seelab – Contemporary art at the fishing port

I am not completely sure how to explain why I love viewing contemporary art so much. With contemporary art, it is namely not about looks. For me, this is about experiencing somewhat unsettling feelings that are afterwards followed by a sensation of growth, space and limitless opportunities. And because of this sensation, viewing a good experimental art exhibition feels as recreational as going on holiday at the seaside. Visiting Project Seelab, housed in an old school building near the fishing port of The Hague city district Scheveningen, means having both at once…

Passionate and charming
Project Seelab was founded in 2016. The founding artists call it a cultural incubator that provides space and opportunity to develop, share and showcase artistic activity. It consists of artist studios, an educational space, a garden and a large art space in which Seelab’s residents host nice exhibitions. When I visited Recolory, a multi-sensory project with the aim of transforming kitchen waste, cultivated- and wild plants into sustainable textile dyes, I was absolutely taken away by the artists’ passion for their project, the research they had performed and the enthusiastic way in which they invited the public to participate in their project. In my opinion, Seelab is one of the most charming exhibition spaces I have ever been to and really worth (re)visiting.

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)