Projects

Hotel New York P.S.1

PS1 New York, Jan 1998

room designed by Dorine de Vos
room designed by Dorine de Vos
Duration: 1998 - 1999
Location: P.S.1 Studio New York
Participants: 72
Visitors: people visiting P.S.1 on Sundays
Number of Events: 15
Additional presentations: Alice Smits continued Hotel New York P.S.1 for one year

From 1998 to 1999 Van Heeswijk was invited to represent the Netherlands in the International Studio Program in the P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art in New York. As she always works together with others and her work often takes place outside art institutions, she needed a hotel room to receive guests more than a studio. Inspired by the many travels and extensive emigration from the Netherlands to America in years gone by, she asked artist and designer Dorine de Vos to convert her studio into a hotel room, in the style of the rooms De Vos created for Hotel New York, a hotel restaurant housed in the former headquarters of the legendary Holland-America Line in Rotterdam. In creating this space, the room became an asset to Van Heeswijk's collaborative network and she developed a cultural Holland-America Line.

Over a period of a year, Dutch artists, writers, curators and critics she had previously worked with were invited to stay in the room for a minimum of three days and a maximum of three weeks. Her guests could use their stay to create new work, to explore New York, make contacts, etc. A crucial element of their stay was to examine contemporary issues of migration. In exchange for the stay in the hotel room, the guest would organise lectures, presentations, or an exhibition. A modest idea, but one that had a major impact on the institution's framework. As a result P.S.1 deeply resented the project at the outset. Under the contract P.S.1 required all participants to sign, artists in the studio programme had 24-hour access to the studio wing but were not allowed to sleep there or to share the space with anyone else. The exception to this rule applied to participants collaborating with other artists, who could then apply for an extra key to the building. With her working methods Van Heeswijk easily proved a long record of acknowledged collaborations and submitted an extensive list of visitors. She also registered Hotel New York as an art object, a continuous installation. This frame finally provided the necessary identity for both the city of New York and P.S.1 to designate a space between the private and the public - a space were people stayed and met to discuss and to share a journey. Van Heeswijk used the grant she received to stay in P.S.1 to expand her cultural network and to present New York with a broader overview of Dutch creative work and thought.


participants


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Public Faculty No. 11

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Public Faculty No. 10

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2015


Public Faculty No. 9

Queens, New York
2015


Public Faculty No. 8

Hollywood Boulevard
2014


PARKWERK

Lohberg/Dinslaken
2014


Geregisseerd geluk

Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch
2014


Philadelphia Assembled

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2014


Habitorials

Trumpington/Cambridge
2014


Trampelpfade

Werthacker
2014


Afrikaanderwijk Cooperative

Pretoriaan 141, Rotterdam
2013


Freehouse Zuid - Wijkwaardenhuis

Pretorialaan 141, Afrikaanderwijk, Rotterdam
2013


Public Faculty No. 5

Copenhagen
2012


Public Faculty No. 4

Hayward Gallery London
2012


Glücksspiel

Werthacker
2012

drawing
drawing

The Great Unpacking of Associative Life

Marche des Douves, rue des Douves, Bordeaux
2011

Installation
Installation

Talking Trash

Church Street, Goulburn NSW 2580, Australia
2010

project site
project site

2Up2Down / Homebaked

197-199 Oakfield Road, Liverpool
2010


Public Faculty No. 2

Oleanderplein
2010

still from video shoot
still from video shoot

It runs in the Neighbourhood

Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger
2008


Freehouse Zuid - Radicalizing the Local

Afrikaanderwijk, Rotterdam South
2008


Fields of (inter)action

NAi, Rotterdam
2007

installation in Ram Gallery
installation in Ram Gallery

Amnesia of a Landscape

Pijnacker-Nootdorp, Lansingerland
2006


Face Your World, Museumpark

Museumpark rotterdam
2006


The Blue House

Housing Block 35 Amsterdam, IJburg
2005


In the Field of Players

witte de withstraat Rotterdam
2004


Works, Typologies and Capacities

Neue Geschelshaft Bildende Kunst, Berlin
2004


Some 7

Ludwig Museum, Budapest
2004

Design
Design

De Strip

Westwijk, Vlaardingen
2002


Face Your World

inner city, Columbus, Ohio
2002


A Paper House

Rotterdam (2001), Taipei (2004-2005), Vienna (2005)
2001


Acte de Présence - Sans Valeur

Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
2000


Draw a line

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery,Tokyo
2000

installation
installation

Raising a Ruckus

Kunstlerhaus Am Deich, Bremen
2000

performance
performance

An Sich

Botersloot 40, Rotterdam
2000


Freehouse - West

Rotterdam West
1999

Facade Henry Moore
Facade Henry Moore

A Christmas Pudding for Henry

Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds
1999


The Secret City

Middelburg
1997


Beyond ethics & aesthetics

De Unie, Rotterdam
1997


State of Mind

Villa Alckmaer Rotterdam
1996

installation
installation

Break. Dance.

Cleveland Gallery London
1996


Outside Livingroom

Mookhoekplein Overschie
1994


I + the Other. Art and the Human Condition

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
1994


Room with a view

Duende Rotterdam
1993


Room with a view (Private)

Amsterdam, Rotterdam
1993


Room with a view (Longing)

Rheinische Landklinik Kleef
1993


Room with a view (The Neighbour)

Maritime museum Prins Hendrik Rotterdam
1993


The Office

Heurne - Hemden
1993