puntWG is a project space and platform for the arts, covering various disciplines. It offers a lively program of exhibitions, performances, concerts, lectures and discussions.
puntWG is located on the premises of the former hospital Wilhelmina Gasthuis in Amsterdam West, which now hosts 120 artists’ studios. puntWG is part of Foundation atelierWG and is supported financially by the artists of atelierWG.
Since 2012 the artistic program of puntWG has been developed for an important part by artists/curators. They are responsible for the four-week exhibitions. These artists and curators are selected by team puntWG, a group of artists who plan the year- round program of puntWG. Selection is based on artistic quality and the conviction that the artists/curators can bring together and inspire a group of artists; the artists/curators are given carte blanche for their project. The curator program generates a diverse and substantial audience and creates a lively exchange among artists and public.
Curators were (among others): Arnout Killian, Martin C de Waal, Yvonne Dröge Wendel, Jelle Kampen, Anna Volvoka, Harm van den Berg, Frank Mandersloot, Noa Giniger, Maarten Berteux.
Short term exhibitions
The curator exhibitions are alternated with short term solo presentations by artists of atelierWG, and with presentations by emerging as well as more established artists from the Netherlands and abroad. These exhibitions last from a few days to two weeks.
In between exhibitions there are various other activities, such as:
- Performances, film screenings, music- and dance performances and book presentations.
- Projects in collaboration with art academies and art platforms.
- Open Studios: twice a year, on the occasion of the Open Studios of artists affiliated with atelierWG, puntWG is the location from where the Open Studio tour starts. puntWG offers a lunch and hosts a parallel program.
- The WG premises are an ideal location for (temporary) work in the public space - autonomous and/or applied work.
Organisation en programming of puntWG:
Open Ateliers :Joop Haring, Web Editor: Nicholas Burman
Textreditor: Dineke Blom
PuntWG can be booked for various presentations. If you are interested please contact puntWG via the contactform or send an email to puntwg(ad) atelierwg.nl
OPEN CALL for 2020 Program
atelierWG Foundation invites artists operating in any medium to organize an exhibition to be presented at puntWG, an exhibition space located in the centre of Amsterdam.
puntWG seeks to provide a platform for invited artists to temporarily own the space with a sense of freedom and responsibility to give form to their own programme and make contact with the public.
We encourage proposals for duo and group exhibitions that encourage dialogue between the artists and their work. We also invite proposals for one-person presentations on the basis that they seek interaction with other (relevant) individuals or groups through a public program.
We welcome proposals that include a rich public program of events such as artist talks, performances, screenings, (performative) lectures, dinners etc.
Artists will be selected on the basis of the quality of their proposal and their considered approach to using the space.
Each exhibition will last four weeks (including installation and de-installation times).
This call is not intended for curated group exhibitions.
The organization of both puntWG and Foundation atelierWG almost fully depends on volunteers.
atelierWG Foundation provides selected artists with an open platform to realize their projects at puntWG. This includes the space and basic equipment, professional photo documentation and the production of printed matter to accompany each exhibition. As a small non-profit organization run by a group of artists, we unfortunately cannot provide financial support for production. puntWG’s team will issue acceptance letters for successful applicants to support their applications for external funding.
You can find the puntWG floorplan HERE.
Please send ONE pdf (max 10 mb) which includes the following documents in your email submission:
Please indicate if you at the time of this application have already (partly) secured funding for the exhibition.
Proposals to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The submission deadline is August 1st 2019.
All recipients will be notified before October 1st 2019.
For general information and questions regarding puntWG, contact team puntWG: email@example.com
Organization and programming of puntWG: Lily Lanfermeijer, Mila Lanfermeijer, Michelle Son, Maaike Anne Stevens and Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec.
Following the relocation of the hospital Wilhelmina Gasthuis in 1984, now the AMC – Academic Medical Center – artists, small business owners and residents have shaped and preserved the unique character and special site of WG in Amsterdam. Today a large number of artists are living and working on the grounds, including those who are part of atelierWG (in Pavilions 18 and 19).
AtelierWG Foundation, established in 1989, houses 120 artists' studios as well as initiating projects in the fields of art and culture, including international exchanges and Open Studio routes.
In 2006 puntWG was created as an interdisciplinary exhibition space and platform for the arts, with a lively program of exhibitions, performances, concerts, lectures and discussions with the aim of initiating an open and broad discourse between artists and the public. PuntWG was initiated by the artists of atelierWG, who finance the space and organize its programming.
airWG, an artist-in-residence, opened in September 2015, hosting a guest studio for national and international artists with an emphasis on research and collaboration.
puntWG is open on weekends from 14.00 tot 18.00 hrs and extra opening hours as shown in the above item.
And also by appointment
puntWG is looking for volunteers to help out as handyman, text writer or photographer and with the coordination of various projects. Please contact us if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org