One Nest Stand #31: An Idle Escape

Students of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague react to the exhibition How Rest the Brave, a group exhibition about the necessity of sleep and rest, as a form of resistance in an ongoing twenty-four-hour economy. What does it mean to do nothing? How do you deal with the need for rest?

The participating students -who were selected through an open call- present aspects of what resting, sleeping, and (day)dreaming can mean. Through their works, they propose ways of wondering, musing, and dreaming as means to reshape everyday routines and obligations. Offering double-folded narratives on idleness and diligence they invite the visitor to contemplate on how to escape the capitalist culture of productivity.

In this process, they are guided by Lieneke Hulshof (editor-in-chief Mister Motley, curator), Richtje Reinsma (artist, writer), Remco Osorio Lobato (artist, architect), and team Nest.

One Nest Stands are annual one-night exhibitions, hosted and organized by Nest in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

Participating students:

Tommie Bangma
Dario Fernández
Juliette Hengst
Frans van Hoek
Maria Ilieva
Jemima de Jonge
Yan-Zhi Kang
Emir Karyo & Jan Wojda
Alexander Koch
Dora Szilvasi-Lehy



Fri 1 April 2022 19.00 - Sun 3 April 2022 18.00


NEST, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b, 2518 RA Den Haag

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Opening hours:
Friday 1 April, 19:00 - 22:00
Saturday 2 April, 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday 3 April, 13:00 - 18:00

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