‘I’m surrounded on all sides. How can I defend myself?’

TICKETS ONLINE ONLY Fri 28 Oct, at 19:00 + Q&A (premiere)Sat 29 Oct, at 19:00 + Q&ASun 30 Oct, at 18:00 + Q&A ‘I’m surrounded on all sides. How can I defend myself?’ A man, haunted by the war, brings the war to his home. Paranoia is the very first stage adaptation of Willem Frederik Hermans’s 1948

POST/NO/BILLS #3: Sophie Doula – Follow The Black Rabbit

In this third edition of the graphic design series POST/NO/BILLS, we have invited designer Sophie Douala to fill the space surrounding the historical staircase with her recent works. The presentation comprises immersive wall prints of her work, filling the arches of the corridor in the heart of the museum — the patterns finding a place literally


This summer we have resident Malou van der Veld working and living in the gallery. She is a multidisciplinary designer currently enrolled in the MA Material Futures at Central Saint Martins in London. She is residing in Amsterdam over the summer to join the 5IVE research program at Het Hem. The ArtEZ program is curated

The Names play- DH (Doug Hammond)

As part of Sadik Kwaish Alfraji’s exhibition A Language Under My Skin, W139 will host a concert by The Names. Shaped by the ideas of critical music, listening and sounding practices, and the position of the post-musical, The Names combines playing musical material with reflections on public space, society, and the world of ideas at large.

Root Canal – I’ll Never be a Star I’ve Always Been the Moon – performance by Echo + Seashell and a bingo game

Fourteen artists, musicians and writers were invited to contribute to the mix tape I’ll Never be a Star I’ve Always Been the Moon, initiated by the artist collective Root Canal. As a constructive answer to the difficulties of organizing physical exhibitions in the past year, the mix tape is recorded on classic tape cassettes, which

Open Studios 2022

This year Rijksakademie Open Studios takes place over two weekends: 14 –15 & 19 – 22 May. Studios, project rooms, the garden and all conceivable spaces in between are transformed into viewing and meeting places where 46 artists in residence will share their artistic practice. Participating artists: Participating artists: Julian Abraham ‘Togar’, Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba,