Den Haag, Netherlands
Situated in a carefully renovated seventeenth century townhouse alongside one of The Hague’s picturesque canals, WEST has been developing an international programme of exhibitions showing artworks that challenge the conditioning of the public’s perception of art.
Originated from an artists’ initiative WEST is now a fully professional venue that, however, never left the policy of adventure and risk that commonly define artists’ spaces. In ten exhibitions a year in their own space – consisting of three rooms on different sizes and atmosphere – and on art fairs and other public events West combines the work of international artists of various ages.
West also organizes frequent lectures, artists’ presentations, performances and discussions and in so doing underpins the exhibition policy with a theoretical basis.