Slideshow above: nine pictures, one artwork of each exhibition.

Until now Marjan Teeuwen, curator of one-woman initiative KW14, organized with a frequency of once every two years, 10 large scale exhibitions. KW14 does not have its own building. KW14 operates both in the margins and the centre of the arts field. All projects were sizeable and accompanied by a catalogue.

KW14 is tightly connected to the professional practice of visual artist Marjan Teeuwen. KW14 is one long search for the essences of art – each project on itself and all projects combined.KW14’s projects are based on imagination, authenticity and inspiration: the artist reflecting within the framework of art and creating an image in his own, autonomous language. Art that takes the essential conditions of human existence as its subject, raising questions on the human condition in artistic terms.

Each exhibition had its own specific theme. For each project a suitable building was found and turned into a fitting exhibition venue. KW14’s strength lies in its great artistic freedom in programming and execution. There is a strong inner necessity to realize the projects. Being a one person’s initiative, KW14 has a flexible structure. The congeniality between the curator and the participating artists produces a very special synergy. These conditions, in combination with the fact that there is no bimonthly programme to be carried out, but ‘only’ once every two years, gives KW14 a unique place in the cultural infrastructure of the Netherlands. In its twenty one-year existence, KW14 has built an extensive network.

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1993 and 1994

In 1993 and 1994 the first two projects of KW14 took place in the studio of Marjan Teeuwen, small and modest exhibitions with artist friends participating.
Publication: Mieke Mekkink, art historian, Amsterdam.

Participating artists: Jacqueline Kostermans, Jannie van Huizen, Brigitte Picavet, Gerard van den Dobbelsteen and Paula Somers.

1. Exhibition As far as Japan..., 1995
Location: an urban villa in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and NBKS, Breda.

Participating artists: 17 artists / all disciplines.

Concept: As far as Japan… presented a picture of the way Dutch artists are inspired by Japan and translate the familiar Japanese iconography into images all their own. Characteristics were variety in visual language, disciplines and artistic creeds.

Catalogue: the essays were written by Sabrina Kamstra and Mieko Yoshihara. The artists’ portraits were written by Els van der Plas, Stefan Hogenelst and Brigitte van Mechelen.

Participating artists: Tomoko Baba, Sjoerd Bakker, Jan van den Berg, Mark Brusse, Marijan Geluk, Hooykaas and Stansfield, Ellen Houtman, Jannie van Huizen, Hugo Kaagman, Christian Kuitwaard, Alexander Lichtveld, Barbara Nanning, Jean Ruiter, Rob Scholte, Harald Vlugt, Yumiko Yoneda.

2. Exhibition Imponderabilia, 1997/98

Location: former fire station ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Drastic adjustments in the building created a large amount of artistic latitude.

Participating artists: 14 artists/ all disciplines.

Concept: Imponderabilia refered to unweighable things of great importance. Art that can be captured under the broad denominator of the human condition, presenting in a personal visual language the absurdness, unruliness and complexity of present times. The title imponderabilia covered the multiplicity of approaches and ideas of the participating artists. Most artists created new work for separate rooms.

Catalogue: Imponderabilia was realized in collaboration with Daan Van Speybroeck and Pieter Siebers.

Participating artists Imponderabilia: Otto Egberts, Vincent McGourty, Rinke Nijburg, Wouter van Riesen, Maddy Arkesteyn, Paul Klemann, Bernhard Verhoeven, Iris van Dongen, Hans van der Pennen, Cathrin Boer and Marjan Teeuwen

3. Exhibition Kamerschatten, 1998

Location: 11 private houses in the centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Participating artists: 27 artists/ all disciplines.

Concept: Kamerschatten focused on the theme of the interior, shown in inhabited and mostly unchanged interiors. A large number of artists created new work for the room in question. Showing art in private houses instead of neutral museum spaces adds an important value. The exhibition was very well visited and extensively covered in the press.

: the essays were written by Lucette Ter Borg, Maarten Doorman and Margriet Kemper.
Authors of the artists’ portraits: Anne van Driel, Kees Keijer, Sandra Smallenburg and Brigitte van Mechelen.

Participating artists Kamerschatten: Wineke Gartz, Frank Mandersloot, John van Gils, Cecile Verwaaijen, Bert Sissingh, Eelco Brand, Atelier van Lieshout, Lon Robbé, Léon Adriaans, Jeroen Doorenweerd, Krien Clevis, Erik Matthijssen, Maurice van Telligen, Marjolijn van den Assem, Fransje Killaars, Anneke Walvoort, Otto Egberts, Aernout Mik, Paul van Osch, Antoine Berhgs, Zeger Reijers, Arno Tummers en Ellen Seegers, Alexandra Roupe van der Voort, Ton Martens, Mieke van Schaijk en Marjan Teeuwen


4. Exhibition Een Ceder in mijn Tuin / A Cedar in my Garden,1998

Location: Waterstraat in ´s-Hertogenbosch (former Provincial Government Building, later Department of Waterways and Public Works, owned by Government Building Department).

Participating artists: 33 artists showed their work in separate rooms / all disciplines.

Concept: Een Ceder in mijn Tuin was an exploration of the presence of trees in Dutch contemporary art. The exhibition showed a wide variety of modes of expression, techniques and media. The tree as a leitmotiv (the tree, the forest, the landscape) or in relation to man or the living environment. Other artists harked back to the tradition of art, to religion ad mystique, or used the motif of the tree on formal, pictorial or aesthetic grounds. The exhibition was very well visited and extensively covered in the press. Catalogue: the essays were written by Sandra Smallenburg, Cornelis Verhoeven, Florette Dijkstra and Cockie van Bokhoven. Fictional stories were included by Marie Kessels en Charlotte Mutsaers.

Participating artists Een Ceder in mijn Tuin: A.Tanis, Tomoko Baba, Olphaert den Otter, Arthur Steenbrugge, Lieven Hendriks, Maja Zomer, Michiel Huisman, Jacobien de Rooij, Alwien van Heemstra, Ksenia Galiaeva, Ronald Versloot, Reinier Lagendijk, Rene Jolink, Florette Dijkstra, Rob Johannesma, Marjolijn van den Assem, Hans Broek, Alexandra Roupe van der Voort, Jan Roeland, Wouter Heijmans, Ellemieke Schoenmaker, Frank Mandersloot, Adelijn van Huis, Hans Scholten, Jaap de Vries, Anke roder, Pieter Molenveld, Eelco Brand, herman de vries, Marjan Schoenmakers, Dan Geesin, Peter Otto, Noelle Cuppens, Paul van den Nieuwenhof en Marjan Teeuwen


5. Exhibition Tekenen des Tijds, 2002

Location: Waterstraat in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (former Provincial Government Building, owned by the Province North Brabant).

Participating artists: 42 artists showed their work in separate rooms.

Concept: The discipline of drawing was the central theme.

Tekenen des Tijds
was characterized by a broad approach. Drawings are shown in various sizes, framed or unframed, in spatial installations, drawings applied directly to the wall, drawings combined with text, computer images or sound. Tekenen des Tijds made a choice for autonomous works of art – sketches were not included in the exhibition. The exhibition made clear that the borders of drawing have expanded considerably over the past decades. A large amount of freedom in the choice of material and techniques was characteristic of the exhibition, which was well received by visitors, the press and the art world. The exhibition also included an educational programme.

: the essays were written by Hans den Hartog Jager, Pietje Tegenbosch and Tineke Reijnders.

Participating artists Tekenen des Tijds: Dieuwke Spaans, Ronald Versloot, Bert Vogels. David Bade, Serge Onnen, Gilbert van Drunen, Paul de Reus, Voebe de Gruyter, Dan Geesin, Willem van Genk, Mijke van Griensven, Maries Hendriks, Rosemin Hendriks, Jola Hesselberth, Han Hoogerbrugge, Hisko Hulsing, Kitlin Jordens, Paul Klemann, Juul Krayer, Marie Jose van der Linden, Bas Meerman, Rinke Nijburg, Hans op de Beeck, Jacobien de Rooij, Roland Sohier, Jos van der Sommen, Elly Strik, Simon Benson, Jan de Bie, Manon bovenkerk, Mynke buskens, Robbie cornelissen, Karin van Dam, Ada Dispa, Paul van Dongen, Michael Dudok de Wit, Florette Dijkstra, Marcel van Eeden, Otto Egberts, Helen Frik and Marjan Teeuwen


6. Exhibition Constructed Moment, 2005

Location: Waterstraat in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (former Provincial Government Building, owned by the Province North Brabant).

Participating artists: 42 artists showed their work in separate rooms.

Concept: the discipline of photography was the central theme in Constructed Moment.
The exhibition focused on photography that can be counted among autonomous art. The past decades have seen a development in photography from representation to imagination. In contemporary art photography the artist’s own vision and personal imagination are central, both in the content of their work and their approach of technique. Photography is a medium equal to paint, paper and video. A striking similarity between the artists participating in Constructed Moment was that they show us their own, new image of reality. The exhibition also included an educational programme.

Catalogue: writers of the essays were Flos Wildschut, Janneke Wesseling, Maarten Doorman and Mariëtte Haveman.

Participating artists Constructed Moment: Gabor Osz, Edwin Zwakman, Ine Lamers, Paul Kooiker, Céline van Balen, Oliver Boberg, Frank van der Salm, Andreas Gefeller, Maarten van Schaik, JCJ Vanderheyden, Hans Scholten, Elspeth Diederix, Wout Berger, Henze Boekhout, Paul Bogaers, Jean Marc Spaans, Gerco de Ruijter, Hans Wilschut, Phoebe Maas, Lon Robbé, Marjan Teeuwen, Sara Blokland, Eelco Brand, Cindy Jansen, Hellen van Meene, Michiel Kluiters, Barbara Visser, Maartje Fliervoet, Thomas Elshuis, Rein Jelle Terpstra, Benoït Hermans, Marten Hendriks, Sylvie Zijlmans, Ellen Kooi, Mirjam Kuitenbrouwer, Hans Wijninga, Jeroen Hensing, Mieke van Schaijk, Paulien Oltheten, Laura Geijtenbeek, Patrick Mcgrath, Albert van Westing and Marjan Teeuwen

7. Exhibition De Ontdekking van de Traagheid/ Discovering Slowness, 2007

Location: Waterstraat in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (former Provincial Government Building, owned by the Province North Brabant).

Participating artists: 24 artists showed their work in separate rooms.
Discovering slowenss focused on the border area between photography and film. Limitation is the most striking characteristic of this border area. Limitation in time, limitation of movement, limitation of space and limitation of narrative. The videos are often characterized by a fixed camera viewpoint and the projection focuses on one single event or space. Social and psychological tales, not stories; rather the visualisation of time in its relation to movement. Protracted moments, sometimes with a highly cinematic character, at other times more like moving photographs. The exhibition Discovering slowness presents an image of the variety and layeredness of the border area, both in technique and subject matter.

Participating artists De Ontdekking van de Traagheid / Discovering Slowness: Jeroen Kooijmans, Eelco Brand, Oliver Boberg, Job Koelewijn, Raymond Taudin Chabot, Gabriel Lester, Sylvie Zijlmans, Lon Robbé, Persijn Broersen en Margit Lukacs, Anouk De Clercq, Barbara Visser, Hans Op de Beeck, Martijn Veldhoen, Philippine Hoegen, Ine Lamers, Matt Calderwood, Dan Geesin, Arno Nollen, Paul Kooiker, Dorcas Müller, Paulien Oltheten, Meiro Koizumi, Idan Hayosh, Michal Butink, Marjan Teeuwen and One Minutes Sandberg Instituut

A catalogue with DVD was published to accompany the exhibition. The authors were Flos Wildschut, art historian, Rotterdam and Frits Gierstberg, curator/ head exhibitions Dutch Photo Museum, Rotterdam and extraordinary professor of photography, Erasmus University.

In the summer of 2007 a selection of the exhibition Discovering Slowness was shown in Saint Petersburg, in collaboration with The National Centre of Photography of the Russian Federation.  

Participating artists in St. Petersburg: Barbara Visser, Margit Lukacs en Persijn Broersen, Hans Op de Beeck, Paul Kooiker, Ine Lamers, Oliver Boberg, Raymond Taudin Chabot, Anouk De Clercq, Phippine Hoegen, Eelco Brand, Matt Calderwood, Lon Robbé, Martjin Veldhoen, Michal Butink, Dan Geesin, Gabriel Lester, Job Koelewijn and Marjan Teeuwen.

8. Exhibition Stressed Spaces, 2009

Location: in a temporary settlement on the lower deck of the Paleiskwartier underground car park in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Participating artists: a labyrinth of twenty-five separate, interlinked spaces. In line with the concept of Stressed Spaces the Paleiskwartier underground car park has been chosen as the exhibition site. The paradox of the relation between inside and outside is mirrored in the choice of this location and found its equivalent in the properties of an underground car park. The exhibition left the isolation of the museum to find a fitting ambience in an environment typically accessible to large groups of people. This employment of public space was in turn countered by the creation of twenty-five enclosed spaces, which combined took on the form of a settlement. A self-chosen route across and through these confined, individually defined rooms disclosed an equal number of artistic domains. In fact, twenty-five individual presentations were unfolded. On an unexpected site, an overwhelming and unique experience of art presented itself. In these hectic times with their imperative demand of mobility, the underground car park evoked a metaphorical image of a temporary standstill, of being out of this world for a moment. This simultaneous seclusion and accessibility to large flows of visitors highlights the paradox of this artistic attitude: temporary immobility and isolation versus insight and creative blossoming. With a location that was more accessible to larger flows of visitors than a museum, while maintaining museological standards, KW14 attracted new audiences.

Participating artists Stressed Spaces: Maartje Korstanje, Charlotte Schleiffert, Voebe de Gruijter, Jasmijn Visser, Rob Voerman, Andrei Roiter, Karen Sargsyan, John Bock, Jasper de Beijer, Florette Dijkstra, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Robbie Cornelissen, Martha Colburn, Paul de Reus, Natasha Kensmil, Ina van Zijl, Rik Meijers, Krijn de Koning, Rinke Nijburg, Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, Aaron van Erp, Barend van Hoek, Jesper Just and Marjan Teeuwen,


9. Travelling exhibition VoTH, 2010

VoTH was a cultural exchange project with the Russian Federation, initiated by Ine Lamers and Marjan Teeuwen (organization of the exhibitions and the catalogue organized by Marjan Teeuwen/ KW14). The core of the exhibition VoTH was an endeavour to investigate the way 8 Russian and 8 Dutch contemporary art practices analyzed and reflected upon aspects of Russian contemporary society, culture and history. All artists created new work for this exhibition.

Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre: 20 August – 23 September 2010
State Museum of Fine Arts of the republic of Tatarstan (with support from DSM): 4 October – 17 October                                                                                                                                                                      NCCA Jekaterinburg/ Museum of Fine Arts: 29 October – 20 November
Moscow MOMA : 17 December 2010- 23 January 2011
Yaroslavl Art Museum: 18 February – 27 March 2011
Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch/ CBK ’s-Hertogenbosch: 28 May – 21 August 2011

Participating Dutch artists: Paul Kooiker, Daya Cahen, Paulien Oltheten, Natasja Kensmil, Aliona van der Horst, Jasmijn Visser, Ine Lamers, Marjan Teeuwen. Participating Russian artists are: Ksenia Galiaeva, Andrei Roiter, Victor Alimpiev, Alexandra Demenkova, Provmyza, Arkady Nasonov, Chto Delat and Roman Wolgin.

10. Exhibition The Glorious Rise and Fall….(and so on), PART I, 2013

The Glorious Rise and Fall… (and so on) was an international exhibition presenting works of art from all disciplines. The participating artists explore the aforementioned polarities in four chapters, namely: the human condition, architecture, nature and social and political reality.
The Glorious Rise and Fall… (and so on), PART I was shown in KW14’s home city of ’s Hertogenbosch in 2013. The artists participating in the first edition of The Glorious Rise and Fall… (and so on), twenty-five in all, presented their artworks in the former Groot Ziekengasthuis hospital in the centre of the city, linked like no other to the themes of bloom-decline and life-death. The hospital is demolished two years later, making way for shops, offices and apartment buildings. KW14 used one entire wing on the ground floor, in a former intensive care and obstetric department. All artist showed their work in a separated space.

Participating artists: Gijs Assmann, Yael Bartana, Jasper de Beijer, Korrie Besems, Marc Bijl, Daya Cahen, Martha Colburn, Jeroen Eisinga, Peter Feiler, Pietsjanke Fokkema, Lotte Geeven, Pieter Hugo, Folkert de Jong, Natasja van Kampen, Marc Philip van Kempen, Natasja Kensmil, Gert-Jan Kocken, Sven Kroner, Margit Lucas en Persijn Broersen, Kim van Norren, Ronald Ophuis, Bas Princen, Har van der Put, Charlotte Schleiffert, Dieuwke Spaans, Marjan Teeuwen, Rob Voerman, Anne Wenzel, Luuk Wilmering                                                                                                            Documentaires about the work of William Kentridge and Bas Jan Ader are shown at tijdens Bosch Art Film.


10. Exhibition Glorious Rise and Fall… (and so on), PART II, Moscow 2013

During half a year Marjan Teeuwen prepared PART II of The Glorious Rise and Fall…(and so on) in Moscow. Part II would be part of the Moscow Biennale 2013 ànd the festivities celebrating 400 years of diplomatic relations between Russia and the Netherlands. Part II was organized on invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Embassy in Moscow. The challenging concept of the exhibition focused not particularly on the relationship between the two countries, but rather on the essence of the human condition; the exhibition focused on the universal artistic investigation into this theme in the art practice of nine Russian and nine Dutch artists. Unfortunately, two months before the opening, the exhibitions was cancelled because of a lack of space (the development of a new building for NCCA was cancelled) and a lack of money.

Participating artists: Alexander Brodsky, Haim Sokol, Andrey Kuzhkin, Stas Volyazlovsky, Julia Zastava, Provmyza, Irina Korina, AES+F, Gluklya (Nathalia Pershina Yakimaskaya), ZIP Group, Jeroen Eisinga, Folkert de Jong, Charlotte Schleiffert, Ronald Ophuis, Bas Princen, Yeal Bartana, Jasper de Beijer, Natasja Kensmil, Marc Bijl and Marjan Teeuwen.


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