WEPHOST #2: ARCADE. Playground for art criticism
22 December 2022 | 17:30-20:30 | WEP project space
Free entrance and dinner break

Let’s upgrade the art of reflection!

Ending 2022, we celebrate the creation of a new platform for lively art criticism in Groningen: ARCADE.
After one year of experimentation and production in collaboration with Pitcairn Museum of Contemporary Art, we are now ready to open the door of our playground. Come and join our first public event hosted by WEP.

On the 22nd of December we introduce our collective, project and plans. We have prepared three acts to engage you with explorations and discoveries regarding critique in our beloved sector. We are excited to welcome you into the ARCADE!

Program 17:00 – 21:00

17:00 Doors open

17:30 First act: Letters and Whispers. Performance by Klaudija Ylaite and Yorick Karseboom

17:45 Introducing ARCADE. The platform, the collective, the plans.

18:00 Second act: Group Therapy. Playing the system guided by Maartje Terpstra.

18.30 Dinner break

19:15 Third act: Mapping. (Dis)placing art criticism with Elisabetta Cuccaro and Celica Fitz.

20:00 Drinks | WEPbar


ARCADE is a project initiated by Elisabetta Cuccaro, Maartje Terpstra, and Klaudija Ylaite. It is open to anyone interested in challenging the borders of art and criticism.

Elisabetta Cuccaro (Italy, 1992) writes about art and collaborates with emergent artists. Creating new notions and schemes to describe herself and -beware- anything else is her passion, as much as whatever concerns the epistemologies of art. Her last text After-Taste of Self-Help. Towards a Possible Theory of Exhibition researches about exhibition-making as art practice.

Maartje Terpstra is a Groningen based artist +/= activist +/= researcher. Working with words she experiments with the immaterial impact of artistic creation and experience. Maartje is a serious fool. She struggles with boundaries and messes with rules.

Klaudija Ylaite (Lithuania, 1997) is a multidisciplinary artist who aspires to enter the field of art criticism, particularly focusing on avant-garde studies and the state of artist autonomy in neoliberal settings. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Arts, Cognition, and Criticism at the University of Groningen, and continuing studio-based artistic practices. In her visual language, Ylaite’s attention is directed at representing human conditions, particularly conceptions of birth and death through the mixing of various media.

Curious to read what we have done so far? Give a look here

Do you have any questions about the event or the project? Get in touch with WEP (voorzitter@stichtingwep.nl) or ARCADE (elisabetta.cuccaro@gmail.com)