To be dissolved in the water of memory

To be dissolved in the water of memory is a series of performances dedicated to material imagination, sonic and spatial sensibilities, further contemplating upon life and death, being and becoming.

9 till 11 Feb 2024

within and without,
whose form is elemental,
whose form is internal.
flowing, falling
to be dissolved in the water of memory

A series of performances dedicated to material imagination, sonic and spatial sensibilities, further contemplating upon life and death, being and becoming.

Performance at 14:00 and 16:00, 10 February
Finissage Performance at 15:00 and 19:00, and Performance by Qihang Li at 20:00, 11 February

Phototgraphy by Ilya Rabonovich

CALL: Artists of atelierWG to present at puntWG in 2024

CALL: Artists of atelierWG to present at puntWG in 2024

5 till 31 Dec 2023

Part of the atelierWG Series

Dear artists of atelierWG,

We, the atelierWG team (Jacob, Ciska and Hans), invite you to submit proposals to organise an exhibition or presentation at puntWG, in the period of February - December 2024.

Exhibitions/presentations can last for either one or two weeks. We have limited time slots but will try our utmost to accommodate as many as possible. Please be aware that atelierWG's time slots are reserved for tenants of studio’s on the WG-premises. However, you can present your event together with artists from within or outside the WG-Community. We’re especially interested in internal collaborations.

We encourage proposals with an active public program or moment beyond the opening. This could take any form: talk, performance, workshop, ceremony, a garden lecture, a tour walk in the surrounding area, an exhibition inspired by the WG-energy transition with tour, you name it. This is not a requirement but we hope it will nurture a social aspect to our program and the studios in general.

Because atelierWG will celebrate it’s 40th birthday in 2024, we would like to make a special group exhibition with works that respond in some way, shape or form to the premises or the history of atelierWG. If you’re specifically interested to participate in this exhibition, please specify by stating “WG-PREMISES 2024” in the subject line of your email.


Please send ONE pdf (max 10 mb) (Please do not include text in the body of your email):

  • Full name
  • Studio and pavilion number.
  • A proposal (max. 250 words) that includes a description of your exhibition and the public programme. Please be concise.
  • A maximum of ten images or links to moving image, sound, or performance pieces, (max. 5 min’s each) for each participating artist. Please do not send websites.
  • Please indicate your preferred time slots for the exhibition (in order of preference). If there are any that you cannot do, please state.

Time slots 2024:

  • 16th - 29th January
  • 11th - 26th February
  • 27th February - 11th March
  • 4th - 10th June (1 week)
  • 23rd July - 12th August (3 weeks)
  • 24th September - 7th October
  • 3rd December - 12th December (1 week)

The submission deadline is 31st December 2023.

All recipients will be notified before 14th January 2024.


The organisation of both puntWG and Foundation atelierWG almost fully depends on volunteers, atelierWG Foundation provides artists with an open platform to realise their projects at puntWG. This includes the use of the space and basic equipment. Additionally all exhibitions and side programmes will be shared on our website and Instagram page. To further aid the realisation of each exhibition, puntWG’s team will issue acceptance letters to support their applications for external funding.

For general information and questions regarding puntWG, contact the atelierWG team: atelierwg@puntwg.nl

Organisation and programming team atelierWG Series, 

Jacob Dwyer, Ciska Brugemann, Hans den Hartog Jager

Ryotaro Fuyuki, artist in residence at atelierWG, will present a new work "Tag" produced during his stay at airWG.


15 till 24 Dec 2023

Part of the airWG Series

Ryotaro Fuyuki, artist in residence at atelierWG, will present a new work "Tag" produced during his stay at airWG.
For example, “collecting,” “comparing,” and “owning” are essential. On the other hand, they are embedded and placed within constructed institutions and cultures. What I find interesting is that the more complete the allegory and the more well-crafted the institutional system, the more cleverly it is concealed as an invisible ideology. And unless we perceive them with our physical senses, which can only recognize them as “atmosphere,” we will overlook them.

I take off the tag in the process of making the work. Or I try to give it another frame.

More info:

puntWG will be open 16-24 December 14:00-18:00 each day, except Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Photography by Ilya Rabinovich


Part of the atelierWG Series

 The stillness of light

5 till 12 Dec 2023

There is no opening for this exhibition, but rather a finissage:

Finissage: Sunday 10 December 2023, 14:00 tot 18:00

Part of the atelierWG Series

Maarten Welbergen, www.mwelbergen.nl

Time came to a halt

This project I specially present in puntWG is about light and stillness.
How do you catch the moment to suggest timelessness?
An object exists by the grace of light who creates its shadow.
When there is only darkness, you distinguish nothing,
but if there is only light, you don’t observe anything.
Because of this interplay we learn and experience the world around us.
My fascination with this phenomenon started when my eye was caught by
the shadows on walls and doors.
These shadows tell you something about the time of day,
but it also calls the emotions into action.
At the same time, it is an almost tactile experience of warm and cold,
of melancholy and lust for life, of positive and negative.

Moving Shadows

Part of the puntWG Open Call Series

In the performance Moving Shadows, Jae Pil Eun and Tao Yang propose a miniature landscape within the walls of puntWG, where the passing of sounds and shadows form an alternative gesture of how to access a narrative.

18 till 26 Nov 2023

Open 18, 19, 25, 26 November

Part of the puntWG Open Call Series

For the series of performances Moving Shadows, Jae Pil Eun and Tao Yang propose a miniature landscape within the walls of PuntWG. The piece is inspired by a traditional form of Chinese outdoor theater, where garden arts and landscape techniques are deployed to make what is small look large, and what is dense feel sparse. These theatrical techniques are a way of implying the presence of the visitor, who encounters different scenes and vistas with each next step, contributing to a spatial understanding of a narrative. At PuntWG, the landscape is fragmented into solely the appearance of structures of roofs, informed by Chinese traditional crafts and knowledge. Wearing objects of ceramics as garments, the accompanying sounds of the performance are in tune with the body languages of the performers, allowing for echoes and variations of rhythm and tones. While the performers move, the architectural context transforms to suggest a passing of viewpoints. Together, the performative instruments are used to propose an alternative gesture of how a narrative can be experienced through sounds and shadows.

Artist: Jae Pil Eun, Tao Yang
Performers: Jae Pil Eun, Tao Yang, Valeryia Le
Producer, text: Helena Julian
Poster designer: Junhyeok Shin
Textile technician: Riun Jo
Supported by: Arts Council Korea, Mondriaan Fonds
With thanks to: the team at puntWG

The performances will take place on:
Saturday 18 November 14:00
Sunday 19 November 14:00
Saturday 25 November 14:00
Sunday 26 November 14:00

Duration: 40 minutes 

To attend the performance, we kindly ask to send an email to the address movingshadowsatpuntwg@gmail.com with your preferred date and amount of visitors. Due to the limited number of audience members, please sign up before Monday 13 November. You will receive a response via email to confirm your reservation.

Photography by Ilya Rabinovic

To Move Slowly, Especially As a Result of Outside Forces

Part of the atelierWG series

Five makers come together, looking softly at seemingly insignificant things, breathing new life into them, or suggest alternative meanings. 

3 till 5 Nov 2023

Finissage: Sunday 5 November, 3pm-5pm

Part of the atelierWG series

The exhibition To Move Slowly, Especially As a Result of Outside Forces, brings together five makers in an intuitive way. They focus on reuse and giving new meaning to overlooked or discarded materials. They take the time to attach themselves to these materials by carefully transforming them, making them visible, and giving them attention. They feel the need to deal more consciously with things that are already there, an approach to art and design that is becoming increasingly urgent in a world faced with environmental problems and overconsumption. They move slowly, looking softly at seemingly insignificant things, breathing new life into them, or suggest alternative meanings.

The exhibition comprises a variety of media and materials. For example, we see casts of used ventilation pipes, wall tapestries with motifs stemming from domestic life, sculptural textile works made from old garments and collages of cut-up drawings and painterly works on paper under which older works are hidden.

Workshop: 5 November, 14:00-16:00
On Sunday the 5th November, Pausenclown will host an intuitive sewing workshop with the theme “Patch up”. Participants can bring their own pieces of clothing in need to be patched up, but can also choose to make a separate badge, only using left-over materials.

De lijnen waarlangs wij lopen

Part of the atelierWG Series

The lines along which we walk is a is a film installation by Dominique Panhuysen and Danielle van Vree in which they give a voice to their mothers' generation – a voice that continues to resonate in the present.

25 till 29 Oct 2023

Part of the atelierWG Series

For their film installation, Dominique Panhuysen and Danielle van Vree interviewed both their mothers: wondering how their mothers’ experiences and memories impact their own lives, they looked for common grounds and cross-pollination. In The lines along which we walk they give a voice to their mothers' generation – a voice that continues to resonate in the present.

The artists were inspired by the book The Years by Annie Ernaux; a collective autobiography of our time. It tells the story of the period 1941-2006 through the lens of memory, present and remembered impressions, cultural customs, language, photographs, books, songs, radio, television, advertising and headlines.

Please note that the film is in Dutch and does not contain subtitles. 

Opening times 26, 27, 28 and 29 October: 14:00-18:00.


Finissage: Sunday 29 October
At 15.30 an interview will take place with Anja Brasser about the Women’s Line – the generations of women from which you descend (your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and generations beyond).

Writing Workshops
Based on this theme, Dominique and Danielle are developing a series of writing workshops in Amsterdam West. Mothers and daughters are invited to talk to each other and share their memories and experiences. Through different ways of writing and noting, each participant discovers her own place on the timeline in the collective (life) story.

These will take place on: 
Monday 20 and 27 Nov. 2023 OBA Mercatorplein 9.30-12.00
Monday 15 and 22 Jan. 2024 OBA Bos en Lommer 9.30-12.00

Mothers: Monique Panhuysen-Delwaide and Anneke van Vree-Badoux, camera: Victor
Horstink, sound: Jaap Sijben, edit: Anio Harre

The lines along which we walk was made possible by: Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Stadsdeel West, Tijl Fonds and Stichting Ansicht.


Still from Eye as an Oracle, 2023
Eye as an Oracle

Part of the puntWG Open Call Series

Through various narratives, the exhibition Eye as an Oracle takes the comparison of the gaze with a projector as a speculative for thinking about image, sight and virtuality.

6 till 22 Oct 2023

Part of the puntWG Open Call Series

Open Wednesdays-Sundays, 14:00-18:00

Bernke Klein Zandvoort is interested in the paramateriality of the gaze. Our gaze belongs to us like a limb does, but when we try to touch it, our hand moves right through – like a magician showing there is no magic involved before starting the trick.  

Although technically our eyes work more like the insensitive sensors of cameras that cannot hold anything, the exhibition Eye as an Oracle presents the gaze as a projector. Klein Zandvoort takes the ancient belief that sight consisted out of rays from our eyes as a speculative for thinking about image, sight and virtuality.

In her fragmented video installation multiple narratives are woven together. A neuroscientific research group explores how predictions facilitate perception, a blind sculptor reproduces her mirror image by touch, a prosthetic eye is being handmade in a lab, and a woman sees phantom images after one of her eyes had to be removed. 

In these various narratives the scientific, speculative and poetic get entwined. In the undercurrent, Klein Zandvoort wonders to what extent we live in a continuous forecast of the future and whether we can regard our perception as a virtual process.


Seeing without sight
Sunday 15th of October 11:30-13:30

What is sight and what could sight be without using your eyes? How do we move when we are not seen? How can we see another person without looking? In this gathering in the dark, guided by a blind and a seeing person, we explore in what other ways sight can be understood.

Mei-Lan Ng is a consciousness coach, artist, surfer, blind and limitlessly curious. She is fascinated by and trained in looking beyond the visible.

Alexandra Jaqcuet creates performative encounters and sensory installations, in which intimacy is explored in many facets.

Max. 10 participants

RSVP via bernke.begint@gmail.com

Poetry program in collaboration with Perdu
On Saturday the 21st of October a poetry program will take place amidst the video installation Eye as an Oracle.

The multi-lingual event is made in collaboration with Perdu and features the readings of Dorien de Wit, Jimena Casas, Maureen Ghazal and Bernke Klein Zandvoort.

Because all of these four poets are artists as well, the program will also explore the connections
between poetry and art, language as a material, and multi-linguality.

Doors open prior to the event, so if you come a little earlier, you can have a look at the video

Practical information
Perdu en route – Eye as an Oracle
puntWG, Amsterdam
WG-plein, opposite of nr. 80

Doors open: 19:30
Program: 20 - 21.15
Entrance: free
Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish

Artist talk in collaboration with We Are Public
If you are a member (or want to become a member) of We Are Public, you can sign up here for an artist talk on Sunday the 22nd of October at 13.00 hr.

Artist talk and reading programme
Friday 20th of October 19:30-20:30
(information to follow soon)

This project is made possible by funding from AFK, Mondriaan Fonds and Stichting Stokroos.

Photography by Ilya Rabinovich