In the shelves above the bars: Artists work in horeca

za 27 mei 19:00
za 27 mei '23
  • za 27 mei '23
    Amare, Den Haag

In the shelves above the bars: Artists work in horeca brings together young artists based in The Hague, who met working in the Horeca team at Amare. Organised by Clara Sharell and Emily Stevenhagen, who also present work in the show, six up-and-coming artists display their paintings, photographs, and more in the shelves behind the bars.


19:00 - Doors open (Vaste Bar 1 opens for the evening. Maps of the spaces available at the bar)
19:30 - 19:45 - Opening moment (Clara and Emily introduce concept to the public)
19:45 - 20:15 - First tour led by two participating artists
20:30 - 21:00 - Performance by Janire and Carolina (next to Vaste Bar 1)
21:15 - 21:45 - Second tour led by two participating artists
22:00 - 23:00 - Vaste Bar one open for drinks and mingling/networking with artists

They were inspired by conversations they had during slow moments in shifts, working behind the bars together, waiting for people to collect their coats, or for the breaks at NDT, and the ways some of their practices overlapped, and how they approached their work/art balances. 

The exhibition aims to showcase the creative background of people who serve the public everyday, within the framework of a building where they met, and spend much of their time. Just as it is necessary for many young artists to work two jobs, young artists often don’t have studios and work in their bedrooms. Two jobs/two people. Through this, using space that is already there, in the cultural hub of the city, this exhibition highlights the true reality of many young artists’ combined work lives.


Thomas van Poppel Vaste Bar 1 
Emily Stevenhagen Vaste Bar 2
Dax Niesten Vaste Bar 3
Clara Sharell + Noa Weijers Stadskantine
Anna Masiukiewicz Spinoza Bar

Carolina Agudín en Janire de Paz Muziek