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Motel Spatie

Opening hours:
Every Friday from 13:00 – 17:00

Hisveltplein 21-35
6826 LE Arnhem
The Netherlands

+31(0)6 402 634 90

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Come back to this website Dec 1th 2019.

Offline, in the real, you can see the interventions of Phillippe van Wolputte and others within the framework of #beeldenpark_presikhaaf. Mostly hidden for the eye of passer-by.

More about #beeldenpark_presikhaaf:




#beeldenpark_presikhaaf: By means of interventions, distortions, additions and removals, the artists investigate and play the controlled outdoor space. With this practice, the artists (not only in theory) make statements about which position art can take in the public space. Actually implemented strategies that respond to the tribulations of the present time : commercialization, privatization, property laws, gentrification and retreating governments.


About Motel Spatie:

We do not only theorise but practice.

Motel Spatie ‘s curatorial practice doesn’t only pose questions or theorises, but acts. By acting, it encounters the boundaries of political and social issues and through that, these are made visible, can be stretched, changed or parasite upon. All with a Just-Do-It mentality.

It is a radical solution to bypass the muddle of regulations, laws and ownership. The basis of our self-organisation are long-term social networks founded on trust. Art becomes part of a continuing process of research into our shared experience and does not end after a project has finished.

The aim of Motel Spatie is to shape the concept of ‘Engaged Autonomy’ by inviting artists, linking these to a particular physical and / or social context and supporting them in the development of new work.

For Spatie it is important to work beyond the praxis of many cultural institutions, often limited to city centres, the safety of walls, a particular social context and a particular vocabulary.

Engaged Autonomy is a concept of self-awareness about the contemporary context. It describes a responsibility to stand for one’s own actions but to invite the context to affect them. The exchanges, which occur in the form of knowledge or content, serve as questions that disturb the prevailing consensus about either the creator, or the context.