Started as a shared workspace for several artists, MESTLAB decided to open their doors for events such as exhibitions, talks and open studios.
MESTLAB consists of the Arnhem based artists in the studio that are looking for connections with the outside world. Other artists, the public, other disciplines. As artists we come together and organize events that combines our own practice.
The organizing artists in MESTLAB:
Rosalie van Oorschot
Isn't this where we met?
The art scene is changing. Arnhem is looking for new art platforms now that several platforms such as the museum are temporarily closed for renovation, or moving to other places.
There seems to be a gap, which MESTLAB tries to use to provide a pop-up-like platform for the young artists that see opportunities in Arnhem and surroundings.
Just one weekend you could see these artists together in one place:
Can touch This, 2018
Hug me like a Table, 2018
Colored Pinecones tumbling around in a Washing Machine, 2018
Probably a Fallout Reference, 2018
Weapons of Choice, 2018
Belevingsvelden (soundscape), 2018
Isn't this where we met?, 2018
Missing Stairs, 2018
Untitled 1018 in progress, 2018
Benodigdheden voor een eenzame foto, 2018
MESTLAB // open
series of open studios, 2016/2017
'Once upon a time, a long while ago, there was a studio. A beautiful studio with a small paved road to it, accompanied by bushes of rhododendrons with the most amazing set of coloured flowers. In front of the studio there was a white house with a pond next to it. That pond had a fountain in it, the biggest you'd probably ever seen! In this studio, six artists were working night and day to make little works of art, ideas and other stuff.
But why are those artists that busy over there?
Aah! They are working to finally open their studio doors! To finally mix that outside world with the inner one and to see what happens next.
MESTLAB cordially invites you to visit us to the first of our monthly open studios.'