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