Part Two of Many Parts - West x LI-MA

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Still from The Fragility of Life by Simone C. Niquille , 2017

Part Two of Many Parts - West x LI-MA
2 September - 29 October, 2023
West Den Haag in the former American Embassy, Lange Voorhout 102, The Hague
Doors 20.00 until 03.00
Entry: Free for all on opening night. For information on regular days and fees, please visit here.
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LI-MA teams up with West Den Haag for round two in a series of exhibitions, otherwise known as Part Two of Many Parts - West x LI-MA to showcase a selection of video works which kicks off during West's Onze Ambassade Festival #5. In their fifth edition of the Onze Ambassa Festival, West celebrates the fall and with that, the return of activity to the cultural sector following a period of summer slumber. In addition to music flowing throughout the corners of the old American embassy building, LI-MA has curated the following programme of media art for your enjoyment. 

Stomp your feet on the table, kiss in protest and dream with your eyes open. Video art, the technological medium, often offers a new perspective on humanity and physicality. Behind the shiny, sleek surface of the television screen hides a slippery, grubby world. For the exhibition Part Two of Many Parts, West, in collaboration with LI-MA, is showing a selection of five extraordinary video works in five different office rooms. Curator Sanneke Huisman selected the second series of five artworks. This time with a focus on ‘body-parts’. For example, Keigo Yamamoto exhibits the work Foot No.3 from 1977, Peter Bogers: Life by Life (long version) from 1988, Giovanni Giaretta: A thing among things from 2015, Johan Grimonprez: Kiss-o-drome from 2016, and Simone C. Niquille: The Fragility of Life from 2017.

An important part of Part Two of Many Parts is also the Wikipedia writing workshop initiated by LI-MA. The project team has been travelling around the Netherlands since 2021 with a clear goal: to publish 500 Wikipedia articles on media artists. Together with museums, universities, and Wikimedia Netherlands, additional visibility and accessibility is ensured. Parallel to the exhibition, the public Wikipedia writing workshop will be held in the Alphabetum venue of West.


Peter Bogers examines the breaking points between music-sound and sound-speech. In his works, the unity and identity of the body, as it can be perceived from the outside, has made way for fragmentation and alienation.

Giovanni Giaretta's artistic practice tells the ordinary in unexpected ways and describes a world that reveals its most unusual aspects. He reflects on the invention of commonplaces within specific narratives and groups of individuals, he explores minor literature and stories of invisibility, he investigates the creation of invented languages. As "collages", his works are the result of a research process that aims to relate images, texts and sounds. 

Johan Grimonprez uses found footage, mixing reality and fiction; history becomes a multi-perspectival dimension open to manipulation. Grimonprez exhibited his work all over the world and he took part in Documenta X.

Simone C. Niquille is a Swiss designer and researcher. Her studio Technoflesh examines the representation of identity without a body and the increasingly omnipresent optic gaze of everyday objects.

Keigo Yamamoto is a mixed-media artist. He began to experiment with ‘network art’. His communication-based games were featured in the 1975 São Paulo Art Biennial and at Documenta 6 in Germany in 1977.