3rd year photography students present 'A Series of Contradictions'

Forgetful Number, an art collective of 38 photographers and 3rd year Photography students from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) are organising a must see interactive exhibition and public program: A Series of Contradictions.

OPENING on 24 January, 17.00-22.00

What happens when a retiree and a wolf meet in a greenhouse?
Do pingos and a banana have anything in common?
Can feminism and boyhood reconcile with one another?
What are the chances that a lightning strike and a spy meet in a café?
Can water save a drowning girl?

The four-day interactive presentation and public program will bring you some mind blowing answers! Throughout the event, Forgetful Number challenges the audience to critically engage in an interactive way, creating different perspectives on the same works. A series of Contradictions allows new insights on the presented stories and on our day to day lives.

Within the presentation the photographers from Forgetful Number want to question the medium of photography and delve into the possibilities of our photographic practice. Therefore, the work will take various forms, from images to installations, but all are united in their shared desire to explore the photographic medium.

A Series of Contradictions is realized in collaboration with curator Femke Lutgerink and will take place from the 25th till the 27th of January 2019, with the opening evening on Thursday the 24th.

Public Program

During the presentation A Series of Contradictions there will be a vivid public program which gives the viewer the opportunity to go in depth with our concept and some of the works itself. These four days, the audience is involved in workshops, presentations and discussions with students and guests.

The program includes various speakers, such as FOTODOK curator Rob Wetzer on Saturday 26 January. The 'Blikopeners' will change their location from the Stedelijk Museum to this presentation. Blikopeners are open-minded young people who know how to open the public's view during a tour. The young people provide two tours every day. Be surprised with a tour full of interesting insights! The full schedule can be seen below in this document.

The photographers of Forgetful Number

Bebe Agterberg (NL), Silvy Amorim Crespo (FR), Jeanne Aubert (FR), Kirsten Bosma (NL), Louiza Charitonidou (GR), Davide Degano (IT), Salves van der Gonde (NL), Naomi van Heck (NL), Stan Heerkens (NL), Mieke Hessels (NL), Chelsey Honders (NL), Yara Jimmink (NL), Sungjae Joo (KR), Luc Karsten (NL), Anastasija Kiake (LV), Seb Koudijzer (NL), Linus Kropp (DE), Lillianne Kuijt (NL), Iris Lustermans (NL), Elisa van Merkesteijn (NL), Jan-Pieter Mink (NL), Jessica Nap (NL), Nanna Navntoft (DK), Michelle Piergoelam (NL), Lucca Roelvink (NL), Steyn van Rongen (NL), Sabine Rovers (NL), Nina Schollaardt (NL), Suzanne Schols (NL), Sophie Schwartz (NL), Io Sivertsen (NO), Marysia Swietlicka (PL), Yentl van Toledo (NL), Ariane Toussaint (FR), Jennifer Wegscheider (AT), Ashleigh Wilson (IE), Pippilotta Yerna (NL), Linda Zhengová(CZ).



Thu 24 January 2019 17.00 - Sun 27 January 2019 18.00


De Helena
Helena van Doeverenplantsoen 3
2512 ZB The Hague

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Opening hours

Thursday 24th 17.00-22.00
Friday 25th 12.00-18.00
Saturday 26th 10.00-18.00
Sunday 27th 10.00-18.00

Entrance fee

Free entrance