Das Leben am Haverkamp is joining the third edition of Bermuda Open!
The main protagonists – Anouk van Klaveren, Christa van der Meer, Dewi Bekker and Gino Anthonisse – joined forces and formed the collective Das Leben am Haverkamp after graduating from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL).

Das Leben am Haverkamp (meaning ‘life at the Haverkamp’) is constituted like a soap; a never-ending tale, intimately intertwining the individual and the collective artisthood of its members.

In addition to the studio opening hours, you can visit Nails, an exhibition of Pauline Oosterhoff in collaboration with local nail artists.

About the exhibition:
In the last weekend of May and the first weekend of June, the project space of the collective Das Leben am Haverkamp transforms into a nail salon. This interactive installation is a work by artist and social scientist Pauline Oosterhoff, who has built the nail studio together with local Dutch-Vietnamese nail artists Minh Thu Nguyễn, Đức Đinh Lê, Hồng Nhung Bùi, Ngọc Đào and Thi Thanh Hương Trần.

In this salon, a nail treatment is not an anonymous transaction. Through documentary video and personal interaction, the audience is introduced to the migration history of the nail artist sitting across the table. With these personal stories and intimate encounters, Pauline Oosterhoff opens the door to a larger story about labor migration and its complex entanglement with the nail industry, that she has been studying over the past decade. The project researches the charged relationship dynamics between the beauty industry and migration flows.

The exhibition also contains work by Dutch-Vietnamese artist Đăng-Vũ Đặng, who, as a descendant of Vietnamese boat refugees, poetically explores his family history through edible sculptures.

Opening hours exhibition:
27 - 28 May and 3 - 4 June, 11:00 - 17:00 h
A nail treatment costs 14 euros and can be booked via @daslebenamhaverkamp.

Artist Talk:
June 2, 19:00 doors open, 19:30 start. Free entrance.
Pauline Oosterhoff will give a lecture together with Matt Steinglass (Europe correspondent, The Economist). She will facilitate a dialogue with Vietnamese and Dutch-Vietnamese (nail) artists, entrepreneurs and policymakers about the charged relationship dynamics between the beauty industry and migration flows.

Address: Stille Veerkade 19
(number 9. on the map)

All artists were invited to submit an object they believe is relevant to their (studio) practice, to be photographed and displayed as a profile picture.
©Téa Boyarchuk.