PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

About

Performance Platform is a website and web app listing public activities from five different organisations based in Amsterdam: Dasarts, If I Can't Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, NBprojects, School for New Dance Development (SNDO) and Veem House for Performance. In addition, Performance Platform calls attention to other performance-related events in the city and abroad.

Performance Platform is an entirely subjective, while broadly oriented mapping of the performance landscape. Besides being a user-friendly list serve, the platform aims to highlight pathways through the city, facilitating new discoveries across the various institutions where (performing) arts take place. Far from attempting an all-encompassing survey of the field, the platform’s organisers include information concerning performance-related activities that have captured our imagination: mainly in Amsterdam—to strengthen the local scene—but also elsewhere in the world.

Every month, the five partners come together to discuss preferred landmarks within Amsterdam’s performance field, unfamiliar artists, or events that arouse curiosity. We draw attention to the things that are already here, close-by, but which are perhaps overlooked, inconspicuous or as yet unnoticed. We don’t shy away from ‘big and famous’ either. Every month a new landscape of artistic activity arises—full of not-yet-visible links and possible interconnections, new perspectives, viewpoints and secret gardens.

Those who subscribe to the Performance Platform, get a monthly Letter in their inbox. The goal of this Letter is not to inform, nor to bring any 'news'. Until 2016, each month, in a rotating manner, Barbara Van Lindt, Anne Breure, Nicole Beutler, Frédérique Bergholtz and Bojana Mladenovic, have been presenting the platform’s readership with topics, ideas or people connected to their most current interest. In 2016, a new editorial board composed of Isobel Dryburgh, Maria Rößler, Marjolein Vogels, Annick Kleizen and Simon Asencio was invited to bring in their diversely informed perspectives and to continue the momentum initiated by the five ladies who artistically lead the Performance Platform’s constitutive organisations. Sometimes staying as close as to articulating excitement or concern from the life of the organisations, at other times drawing attention to complex and elaborate projects of others, the editorial board also occasionally extends the invitation to a guest to speak on its behalf.

Each Letter marks a point in time in which the thoughts and ideas on or around performance situate themselves rather freely in poetic, semi- or non-academic, invigorating, careless, engaged, frivolous and pertinent performance discourses at once.

The history and traditions of performance lie in the twentieth century. Today, this provides references, concepts, presentation modes, curatorial models, theoretical and philosophical ideas that infuse life in many different scenes. For us—a venue and production house, a dance company, a visual arts institute, a Bachelor Studies for Choreography and a training programme for Masters of Theatre—approaching the arts from a disciplinary angle does not correspond to the way we work, think and talk. Performance allows another perspective: less sticking to orthodoxy within disciplines, more addressing qualities of presence, the experience of an event, and the politics of show and tell.

English is the language most used in this international community and is therefore the one we have chosen to carry the Performance Platform contents.

NBprojects IICD Het Veem Theater DASarts SNDO

HET VEEM THEATER

Filled with voices during the year; old and new, young and established, coming from the arts and beyond, coming from Amsterdam and abroad. Always exploring what performance can and should be in movement, time, and discourse; questioning what we take as given, performing new proposals for ways of looking, and taking us on journeys to unknown worlds. Veem stands as a house for performance, dance, and discourse for making and presenting radical, daring, and experimental work.

We do this by producing and presenting performances on the cross-disciplinary field of dance, theatre, visual arts, cinematography, and music from new makers and by inviting work of international influential artists.
We do this in connections with schools and institutions with whom we share fascinations and this field. (i.a. SNDO, Mime, Amsterdam Master of Choreography and DasArts; Stedelijk Museum, SPRING, ICK, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Grond – Theater Festival)
We do this in discourse by organising exchanges of thought, booklaunches, debates and salons.
We do this in going outside and working at, and with, other spaces and places.
We do this with you – the audience, artists, and all curious minds out there. The doors are open! Be welcome.

www.veem.house

IF I CAN'T DANCE

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is an association dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. If I Can’t Dance initiates, produces and presents projects with artists, curators and researchers on the basis of long-term collaborations. These projects are presented (inter)nationally through a network of partner institutions.

If I Can’t Dance works along the systematic of collaboration. It doesn’t have a ‘house’, but instead produces projects and programmes that have different manifestations in different institutions within the Netherlands and abroad. One of our networks is Corpus, a European consortium for performance production including the partners Tate Modern and Playground Festival (STUK, Museum M).

If I Can’t Dance’s programme is structured in two-year editions, comprising of artist commissions, research commissions, as well as discursive activities including a monthly reading group. Each edition, defined by a certain field of investigation, engages a group of associated practitioners and institutional partners and unfolds along a travelling trajectory. Previous editions examined theatricality (Edition I), feminism (Edition II) masquerade (Edition III), affect (Edition IV), and appropriation in conjunction with dedication (Edition V) in contemporary visual art.

For Edition VI (2015–2016), If I Can’t Dance takes the notions of ‘Event and Duration’ as the field of research for its biannual programme of Commissions, Performance in Residence projects, reading groups, seminars and workshops. The programme of Commissions includes the production and presentation of new work by artists Leonor Antunes, Alex Martinis Roe, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, and Joke Robaard. If I Can’t Dance also continues its Performance in Residence programme, approaching performance-related practice through production-led research, with four new projects by Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich, Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Peter Pál Pelbart, and Vivian Ziherl.

Since its inception in 2005, If I Can't Dance explores performance practice in visual art, set within the wider scope of both stage arts and feminism. Our relationships with practitioners to this day are informed by our ongoing interest in current and past theatre and dance practices and the manifestations of feminist discourse in art production.

The programme of If I Can’t Dance is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Cultural Programme of the European Union (Corpus) and the municipality of Amsterdam.

www.ificantdance.org

NBPROJECTS

NBprojects is a vehicle for the artistic and curatorial projects of choreographer Nicole Beutler and her associates.

NBprojects is motivated by the desire to find, and propose, alternatives to fixed ideologies. It seeks to articulate the instability of the rational, create conditions for encounters and reflection within an artistic practice that naturally goes beyond the borders of constructed disciplines such as theatre, visual art, music, dance and performance. This motivation leads to performance/ dance/ theatre projects, to various forms of cross-disciplinary collaborations, as well as to the curating of conferences, lectures, festivals and the annual summer academy: WE LIVE HERE.

Nicole Beutler studied Fine Arts in Germany and Dance and Choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO), part of the Amsterdam Theatre School. Parallel to creating dance/performance pieces, she was a member of the theatre-maker’s collective LISA. After five years of existence as discursive framework and production platform, LISA came to an end. Nicole set up her own organisation: NBprojects. Propelled by the fundamental desire to ‘bring people together’, with NBprojects she continues the search for links and connections across the field and beyond.

NBprojects is joining the Performance Platform in order to expose existing artistic pathways across the city of Amsterdam and beyond its borders, to mark a landscape of affinities and potential connections and to relate individual practices to the larger context.

NBprojects is funded by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

www.nbprojects.nl

DASARTS

DasArts is a master’s degree course within the Theatre School of the Amsterdam School of Arts. The programme is based on eighteen years of experience as an educational, production-based and research-orientated hybrid. Our two-year, question based, residential master’s programme functions as a laboratory and aims to improve the artistic competences of its international students.

Artists studying at DasArts define both their goals and the research methods they plan to adopt. Although the focus is placed on individual development, our main educational strategies are derived from the learning potential of encounters: significant collisions with peers, guest teachers and staff and the fostering of professional intimacy. In other words, the degree to which you are able to provide insights into your working processes to a group of colleagues and/or an audience (often comprised of professionals).

DasArts is an acknowledged master of theatre. Theatre is the backdrop: its history and conventions, the traditions and the avant-garde spirit. Performance is part of this legacy. Since this lively contemporary international scene of practitioners and theoreticians creates a cross-cultural critical environment, DasArts consciously brings it into its program: via guest teachers, advisors or mentors, the students themselves, or the books housed in the library.

www.dasarts.nl

SNDO

The SNDO—School for New Dance Development (School voor Nieuwe Dansontwikkeling in Dutch)—offers a full time four-year professional education course leading to a bachelor's degree in Art – Choreography. The school was founded in 1975 as an attempt to find new directions for dance next to the existing forms and styles that dominated the field. After forty years, the SNDO remains inquisitive, open minded, and in the foreground of progressive developments in the fields of dance and performance. In the curriculum, the school establishes the conditions from which the creativity of the student can emerge. Reflection on the specific qualities of dance and performance as art forms is developed, and awareness of the body and the artistic implications of working with it take precedence.

The SNDO has built an international reputation and has students from more than forty different countries. The staff and guest teachers are also international, and courses are taught in English. This international reputation, its strong image (inevitably followed by some myths!), and its excellent pool of alumni, all continue to contribute to its development and renewal, challenging and expanding upon established ways of making choreographies and performances. It is only possible to achieve this through the combination of an articulate vision on art, society, and education, and the translation of this vision into the school structure and the curriculum. Throughout the years one thing has remained constant—that which is expected from its students, the SNDO poses as a task to itself: continuous critical self-examination, experimentation, renewal, and the contemporaneity and progressiveness of its programme.

Over and above its core curriculum, the SNDO does this through active and critical dialogue with contemporary themes and politics within the profession; stimulating and initiating new developments and research in the area of dance and performance; by offering intensive courses and symposia, and by producing articles that can contribute to further development in the field. The SNDO collaborates with a number of local and international organizations from the fields of dance, performance, visual arts, and education: theatres Frascati and Het Veem, the fine arts institute If I Can’t Dance in Amsterdam and HZT from Berlin.

Like any educational structure, the SNDO is further recognized and enriched by the work of its alumni. Many teachers, dancers, and choreographers work in the international field. Within the large working community names such as Sasha Waltz, Martin Nachbar, Thomas Lehmen, Ivana Müller, or Nicloe Beutler stand as already established and recognized choreographers alongside more recent forces such as Alma Söderberg, Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea, Vincent Riebeek, Florentina Holzinger, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Simon Tanguy, Marta Ziólek, and Simon Asencio, to name just a few recent graduates.

The SNDO is part of de Theaterschool at the AHK—Amsterdam School of the Arts, and is accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

www.sndo.nl

Design by Kommerz / Technique by Joris Lindhout

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  • 0131

  • Stedelijk Museum

    A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • The first major survey of the German/British artist Tino Sehgal marks the new directorate of Beatrix Ruf. Taking place in 2015, the overview unfolds in 12 chapters. Conceived as a consecutive series of presentations, the exhibition features different work from Sehgal’s oeuvre each month, enacted in a different gallery space. Sehgal’s twelve-part survey is not only a prelude to a fresh approach to using the building under the new directorship but also an innovative re-envisioning of the exhibition as phenomenon.

  • Daily, 10am-6pm; Thurs 10am-10pm
  • € 15/7,50/3,50/0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 1302

  • The Artist’s Institute

    Carolee Schneemann

    Carolee Schneemann

    13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

    The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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  • When Carolee Schneemann entered the neo-avant garde of the 1960s, the materials available to artists had expanded up to an ironic limit: it seemed that a body could use everything but itself. In turning to the body as a material, Schneemann broke this basic conservatism and the taboo of erotic introspection that it had tacitly barred from art’s ongoing project of reflexivity. From February 13th to August 2nd, the Artist’s Institute will dedicate its program to Carolee Schneemann’s expanded conception of the body as a material, exploring its extensions and versatility.

  • Wed-Sun, noon-6pm
  • Free admission
  • theartistsinstitute.org
  • 163 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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  • 0623

  • mumok

    My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

    Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

    6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

    mumok, Vienna (AT)

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  • Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok) is presenting its collection focus on Vienna Actionism in the context of international developments in performance-based art. Whereas previous mumok shows of Vienna Actionism always concentrated on the pictorial artifacts of the movement’s main protagonists, the focus of this exhibition is on the performative aspects of their creative work. Actions by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler will be contrasted with works by significant international practitioners of performance art, with works by Marina Abramovic, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Jon Grigorescu, amongst others.

  • Mon, 2pm; Tue-Sun, 10am
  • €10–0
  • mumok.at
  • Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
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  • 2530

  • EYE

    If We Ever Get to Heaven

    William Kentridge

    25 Apr-30 Aug 2015

    EYE Film Instituut, Amsterdam

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  • EYE presents If We Ever Get to Heaven, an exhibition with work by the celebrated South African artist William Kentridge (Johannesburg, 1955). Kentridge achieved renown with his remarkable animations, charcoal drawings and installations. He is also active as an opera and theatre director. It is for the first time that such an extensive exhibition featuring a number of installations by Kentridge has been presented in the Netherlands. Specially for EYE, he developed More Sweetly Play the Dance, a frieze of moving images measuring some 45 meters in length. In addition to this new work, EYE is presenting three other large works by William Kentridge.

  • Sat-Thu, 11am-7pm; Fri, 11am-9pm
  • €9/7,50
  • eyefilm.nl
  • IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam
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  • 2903

  • Centre Pompidou

    Le Corbusier – The measures of man

    Le Corbusier

    29 Apr-3 Aug 2015

    Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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  • The Centre Pompidou is devoting a retrospective to the work of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, aka Le Corbusier. Not only a visionary architect, urban planner and theorist of modernity, but also a painter and sculptor, Le Corbusier made a profound impression on the 20th century in dramatically changing architectural design and the way people lived in it. The Centre Pompidou invites audiences to grasp the output of this major figure in modernity through the idea of human proportions, the human body being essential as a universal principle defining all aspects of architecture and spatial composition.

  • Daily, 11am
  • €14–11
  • centrepompidou.fr
  • Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
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  • 2028

  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

    Ree Morton

    20 May-28 Sep 2015

    Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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  • The work of Ree Morton (Ossining, NY, 1936 – Chicago, 1977) can be found in the specific art scene in the USA around 1970, characterised by a strong reaction to Abstract Expressionism, via Minimal art, on the one hand, and Conceptual art and Pop art on the other. Different hard-to-classify movements materialised and were defined by Lucy Lippard as “Eccentric Abstraction”, or, for instance, Post-minimalism and phenomenological and performative practices inclined towards ritualism, animism and the body. The show devoted to the artist in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía aims to represent a new landmark in the study of her work.

  • Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am
  • €8–0
  • museoreinasofia.es
  • 52 Santa Isabel Street, 28012, Madrid, Spain
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  • 2327

  • Tensta konsthall

    Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

    Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

    23 May-27 Sep 2015

    Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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  • In the Spring of 2014, the four editors of LTTR’s fifth issue, Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, K8 Hardy, and Ulrike Müller gathered around the archive. The groundbreaking and playfully rigorous work of LTTR will now be exhibited for the first time and activated at Tensta konsthall. The exhibition Here We LTTR: 2002-2008 includes the group’s five issues of the journal as well as photographs and other documentation of LTTR’s social energy. Local and international guests connected to LTTR and to queer art, activism, and research, will guide a series of walk-throughs in the exhibition.

  • Wed–Sun, noon
  • Free admission
  • tenstakonsthall.se
  • Taxingegränd 10, 163 04 Spånga, Sweden
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  • 0527

  • Hamburger Bahnhof

    Black Mountain (…)

    Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, a.o.

    5 Jun-27 Sep 2015

    Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (DE)

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  • The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart presents the first comprehensive exhibition in Germany devoted to the legendary Black Mountain College. Founded in 1933 in North Carolina, USA, Black Mountain rose to fame on account of its progressive teaching methods and the many prominent figures who taught and studied there. Its influence upon the development of the arts in the second half of the 20th century was enormous; the performatisation of the arts, in particular, that emerged as from the 1950s derived vital impetus from the experimental practice at Black Mountain. The exhibition traces the history of this university experiment in its main outlines.

  • Tue-Sat, 10am; Sun, 11am
  • €14–6,50
  • smb.museum
  • Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin, Germany
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  • 0613

  • MOCA

    Tongues Untied

    Marlon Riggs, John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, a.o.

    6 Jun-13 Sep 2015

    MOCA Pacific Design Center, California (USA)

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  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presents Tongues Untied, an exhibition titled after the landmark film by poet, activist, and artist Marlon Riggs. Tongues Untied presents a selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection by John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and others, alongside Riggs’s deeply personal and lyrical exploration of black gay identity in the United States. Made during a historical period marked by the onset of the AIDS crisis, the works navigate desire, love, loss, and mourning to engage and question sexual and political repression, expression, and deviation.

  • Tue-Sat, 11am
  • Free admission
  • moca.org
  • 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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  • 2030

  • De Vleeshal

    Violent Incident

    Rosa Aiello, Bernadette Corporation, Andrea Fraser, a.o.

    20 Jun-30 Aug 2015

    De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)

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  • ‘Violent Incident’ takes its title from Bruce Nauman’s 1986 video work. Combining three works from the M HKA collection, including the video by Nauman, with several artists not in the collection, the show explores the perverting of our intimacies; the transformation of affect and emotional excess into technical form, as strategies of industrial, institutional critique. Goodbye letters turned into art market machines, claustrophobically formal texts built to declare love, a correspondence course in how to see and draw better are considered as the results of and solutions to institutional indebtedness.

  • Tue–Sun, 1-5pm
  • Free admission
  • vleeshal.nl
  • Zusterstr. 7, 4331 KG Middelburg, NL
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  • 2130

  • De Vleeshal

    On False Tears and Outsourcing

    Cally Spooner

    21 Jun-30 Aug 2015

    De Vleeshal; Markt, Middelburg (NL)

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  • On False Tears and Outsourcing is the first institutional solo exhibition by Cally Spooner in the Netherlands. For her show, Cally Spooner will make a new series of devised, living gestures, which change every three weeks. The gestures mark the start of a long-term project by the artist, which considers the violence of being used as, and using, a Human Resource. The project presents choreographed instances in which language and emotional excess are extracted, then redeployed as strategy. The show runs parallel to and in dialogue with the group exhibition Violent Incident at Vleeshal Zusterstraat, curated by Cally Spooner and Roos Gortzak.

  • Tue-Sun, 1pm
  • Free admission
  • vleeshal.nl
  • Markt, Middelburg, The Netherlands
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  • 2613

  • Maumaus

    Heimo Zobernig

    Heimo Zobernig

    26 Jun-13 Sep 2015

    Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (PT)

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  • Heimo Zobernig articulates his art through objects in exhibitions, the exhibition itself, and by installing his exhibitions in a particular way, which allows him to appropriate the architectural aspects of the exhibition site. Zobernigʼs oeuvre creates a field of ambiguity between the work of art and the display system that we need to turn objects into art – display systems which become works of art in their own right in Zobernigʼs exhibition. By appropriating art historical discourse, he exposes the basic underlying narratives and ideological positions, thereby destabilizing and reinterpreting them with a light touch and an economy of means.

  • Wed-Sun, 3pm
  • ticket price: n/a
  • http://www.maumaus.org
  • Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A, 1750-105 Lisbon, PT
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  • 2709

  • Kunstverein Hildesheim

    THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me)

    Dan Graham, a.o.

    27 Jun-9 Aug 2015

    Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim (DE)

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  • Die Ausstellung THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me) – benannt nach einem Punksong der Headcoats – beschäftigt sich mit Ritualen des Feierns und deren gesellschaftlicher Bedeutung. Die Ausstellung zeigt Werke von internationalen Künstler_innen, die sich mit Feier- und Musikkulturen befassen und nach den kulturellen Ursprüngen, Freiräumen und Abgründen von „guten Zeiten“ fragen. Dabei geht es auch um die Auseinandersetzung mit Sub- und Fankulturen, um Musik als soziales Phänomen und deren identitätsstiftende Kraft.

  • Wed, 6pm; Sat, 2pm; Sun, noon
  • €3–1,50
  • kunstverein-hildesheim.de
  • Am Kehrwieder 2, D-31134 Hildesheim, DE
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  • 0408

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Zero: Let Us Explore the Stars

    herman de vries, Armando, Henk Peeters, a.o.

    4 Jul-8 Nov 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • Fire, light, movement, space, demonstrations, and performances: the Stedelijk Museum presents an historic survey of the innovative, international avant-garde artists’ group, ZERO. In the ’50s and ’60s, the ZERO artists’ group experimented with the most innovative materials and media. In 1962, the Stedelijk Museum staged the first museum presentation of ZERO. A few years later, a more comprehensive survey, Nul 1965, followed, a presentation widely considered as one of the movement’s highlights. Now, fifty years later, the Stedelijk is proud to present an historical survey that sheds light on how the network’s artists redefined the meaning and form of art forever.

  • Daily, 10am
  • €20–0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 3107

  • Theater aan Zee 2015

    [THE MACHINE]

    Orion Maxted

    31 Jul-7 Aug 2015

    AZ Sint-Jan, Oostende (BE)

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  • Deels geïnspireerd op Georges Perecs gelijknamige hoorspel, gaat [THE MACHINE] uit van taal en subjectiviteit als een oneindige en continu veranderende ruimte van mogelijkheden. Deze zelf genererende performancemachine – met telkens een andere output bij elke voorstelling – is als het ware een laboratorium. [THE MACHINE] wordt gevormd door mensen die continu elkaars woorden en gebaren reproduceren volgens een bepaald algoritme. Output wordt input in deze live feedback-loop waarbij complex gedrag ontstaat uit simpele regels. [THE MACHINE] ontvlamt in een rollercoaster der verbeelding, speels switchend tussen jij, ik, wij en ‘the machine’.

  • 7pm
  • €9
  • taz2015.theateraanzee.be
  • Kaïrostraat 84, 8400 Oostend, België
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  • 01

  • Het Veem Theater

    Idioter

    Alma Söderberg & Hendrik Willekens

    1 Aug 2015

    Centrale Fies, Dro (IT)

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  • In Idioter Alma Söderberg and Hendrik Willekens work together. They create a concert performance where the music supports Alma’s way to intensely play with rhythm and Hendrik’s geometric landscape drawings. First of all there will be music. Idioter is a noisy electronic concert with a strong rhythmical drive. It flirts with concrete music and concrete poetry. Secondly Idioter consists of Hendrik’s drawings. He draws geometrical landscapes disappearing in a single vanishing point. He draws this drawing over and over again, thus expanding the landscape to a theme; again and again you find yourself drawn into the same nothingness.

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  • t.b.a.
  • centralefies.it
  • Via Gramsci, 10 38074 Dro, Italy
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  • 0515

  • If I Can't Dance

    Bete & Deise – Brazilian tour

    Wendelien van Oldenborgh

    5-15 Aug 2015

    Venues in São Paulo, Recife and Rio de Janeiro (BR)

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  • It is with great pleasure that If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution announces the Brazilian tour of Wendelien van Oldenborgh’s film Bete & Deise (2012). We warmly invite audiences in São Paulo, Recife and Rio de Janeiro to attend the presentations at Casa do Povo, Fundaj, Capacete, MAM Rio, and Casa França-Brasil. The screenings will be accompanied by conversations with the artist and invited guests. Bete Mendes and Deise Tigrona, protagonists of the film, are special guests at the presentation in MAM Rio. For more information and the full tour schedule, visit ificantdance.org

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  • ificantdance.org
  • Venues in São Paulo, Recife and Rio de Janeiro (BR)
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  • 0711

  • NBprojects

    The Big Unknown (…)

    Nicole Beutler and Mime School graduates (AHK)

    7-11 Aug 2015

    De Parade, Amsterdam

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  • Working with graduating students at the AHK’s Mime department, Nicole Beutler has made a musical piece about the illusion of perfect order in our society, where madness lurks just beneath the surface. In ‘The Big Unknown with a Bit of Nature and Everything Else on My List of Things to Do’, the opening show of De Parade Amsterdam, four performers break out of the frame and operate as a single organism as they test out their ideas about freedom and the unpredictable. For more information and the full programme, visit: deparade.nl

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  • n/a
  • deparade.nl
  • Martin Luther Kingpark, Amsterdam
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  • 0709

  • WhyNot

    Festival WhyNot

    Olivier de Sagazan, Janneke Raaphorst, a.o.

    7, 8 & 9 Aug 2015

    Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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  • Festival WhyNot is back this summer! From 7–9 August, the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam-Noord forms the stage for contemporary dance, performance, art installations, live music, short films, artist talks, workshops, pop-up’s, and parties. The program offers a mix of (inter)national artists like Olivier de Sagazan, Hodworks, Mor Shani, Liat Waysbort, Julian Hetzel, Ingrid Berger Myhre and Janneke Raaphorst, a.o. Join us for this fifth edition which will be all about lush greenery, nakedness and tons of clay. For more information and the full programme, visit: festivalwhynot.nl

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  • €15–7,50
  • www.festivalwhynot.nl
  • IJpromenade 2, 1031 KT Amsterdam
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  • Galerie Ron Mandos

    THE BEST OF GRADUATES 2015

    Yvon Ariese, Nicola Arthen, a.o.

    8-29 Aug 2015

    Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

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  • Following on previous years, team Ron Mandos along with curator Radek Vana visited all of the Dutch art academies to select new and upcoming talents for the annual summer exhibition: THE BEST OF GRADUATES. Once again, Galerie Ron Mandos finalized a group show with a wide variety of media and styles. This exhibition presents premises and fascinations among newly graduated artists.

  • Wed-Sat, noon; Opening 08/08 start at 5pm
  • Free admission
  • ronmandos.nl
  • Konijnenstraat 16A, 1016 SL Amsterdam
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  • 1013

  • Creative Time Summit

    7th Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum

    Anne Pasternak, a.o.

    10-13 Aug 2015

    La Biennale di Venezia; Teatro alle Tese, Venice (IT)

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  • The 7th Creative Time Summit is devoted to expanded notions of ‘curriculum’. In its original Latin, curriculum signified a course, like the path that one ran around or traversed in a racing chariot. When the term began appearing in 17th-century Scottish universities, it was used figuratively to mean ‘a course of study’. Eventually, it signaled that which prepares a person for working, thinking, and participating as a fully developed member of society. When understood as a network of lived experiences, learned actions, and known facts, curriculum speaks of all that this Summit hopes to address.

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  • creativetime.org
  • Calle della Tana, 2169, Castello 30122, Venice, IT
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  • Impulstanz

    SCHÖNHEITSABEND

    Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek

    11, 12 & 13 Aug 2015

    Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna (AT)

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  • So far, Florentina Holzinger’s and Vincent Riebeek’s pieces have been colourful, sexy and well-padded with pop culture. Once the motto was No applause for shit, then there was Spirit followed by Wellness. No wonder, therefore, that the two of them now indulge in aestheticism for a whole evening, more particularly that of the exoticisms prevalent in the early 20th century. They bring some of the most brilliant dancing couples of that time to life again on this “Evening of Beauty”: including Vaslav Nijinsky and Bronislava Nijinska as well as that legendary duo “of vice, of horror and of ecstasy”: Anita Berber and Sebastian Droste.

  • 9pm
  • €25
  • impulstanz.com
  • Schwarzenbergplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
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  • Theaterfestival Boulevard

    HET LAND NOD

    FC Bergman

    11-15 Aug 2015

    Theaterfestival Boulevard, s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

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  • Zonder woorden een verhaal vertellen, de makers en spelers van FC Bergman gaan de uitdaging aan in HET LAND NOD. Met een mix van poëzie, slapstick, filmische beelden en hun typische anarchistische theatertaal nemen ze je mee naar het Antwerpse Museum voor Schone Kunsten. Een museum dat sinds zijn opening in 1890 het werk van Pieter Paul Rubens huisvest, een van de grootste duivelskunstenaars uit de kunstgeschiedenis. Al meer dan een eeuw zoeken mensen troost tussen deze meesterwerken en kijken heiligen op hun hoofden neer.

  • 8.30pm
  • €21–19
  • festivalboulevard.nl
  • Marathonloop 1, 5235 AA 's-Hertogenbosch, NL
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  • Theater Spektakel Zürich

    Lolling and Rolling

    Ja Ha Koo

    13, 14 & 15 Aug 2015

    Rote Fabrik; Fabriktheater, Zürich (CH)

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  • South Korea has a great love of American culture. English lessons are therefore an absolute must. For this, Koreans go to great lengths, such as having the lingual frenulum of their children cut in order to enable them to pronounce the R, a non-existent consonant in the Korean language. In his performance the young director and composer Ja Ha Koo satirizes this endemic social phenomenon by portraying a fictional family. With the help of video and a CD player, he tartly sketches — in English, of course — a society caught between desire and reality.

  • 7pm
  • €13
  • theaterspektakel.ch
  • Seestr. 395, Zürich-Wollishofen, Switzerland
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  • 1306

  • Oude Kerk

    Come Closer

    Zeno van den Broek, a.o.

    13 Aug-6 Sep 2015

    Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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  • Come Closer is a series of public gatherings on the roof of the Oude Kerk in cooperation with Non-Fiction. The evening program, running from August 13 to September 6, brings together thinkers, musicians, artists, Amsterdammers and neighborhood residents together in the art installation “The Garden Which is the Nearest To God” by Japanese artist Taturo Atzu: a panoramic terrace with a spectacular view over Amsterdam. For the full programme, visit: oudekerk.nl

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  • oudekerk.nl
  • Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam
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  • 1315

  • Theaterfestival Boulevard

    Wild Vlees

    Tamar Blom and Kajetan Uranitsch

    13, 14 & 15 Aug 2015

    Theaterfestival Boulevard, s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

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  • Tamar Blom en Kajetan Uranitsch leerden elkaar kennen op de Mime opleiding in Amsterdam. Voor BODY ON/OFF bezochten zij een ‘Nacktschlagerparty’ in Berlijn. Het duo was nieuwsgierig naar het gedrag van homoseksuele mannen tijdens het evenement. Gebaseerd op deze ‘real life experience’ onderzoeken ze de dunne lijn tussen actief en passief en tussen homo- en heteroseksueel. Hoe ver kan ik gaan met mijn eigen lichaam in relatie tot een ander lichaam? Waar verlies ik mezelf? Wanneer komt intimiteit met een ander te dichtbij?

  • 7.30pm
  • €14–12,50
  • festivalboulevard.nl
  • festivalplein PARADE, s-Hertogenbosch, NL
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  • FAR° Festival des Arts Vivants

    Monique (Swiss premiere)

    Alix Eynaudi

    14 & 15 Aug 2015

    Usine à Gaz, Nyon (CH)

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  • In Alix Eynaudi’s choreographed duet every gesture meticulously describes intentions that one would find difficult to formulate with certainty. This couple, if indeed that is what they are, seem to communicate without words. There is a sense of mutual trust that enables the dancers to subvert movements borrowed from gymnastics and Russian ballet as well as from modern and contemporary dance. Elements of bondage and various therapeutic practices come into play and highlight the central question of the play: how does one pervert a ‘perverse’ act?

  • 9pm
  • €15
  • festival-far.ch
  • 1 rue César Soulié, Nyon, Switzerland
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  • Les Brigittines

    Brigittines International Festival 2015

    Liz Santoro & Pierre Godard, a.o.

    14 Aug 2015

    Les Brigittines, Brussels (BE)

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  • The Brigittines International Festival brings you a programme of contemporary performances: innovative languages, bizarre universes, strange and original forms that speak to the imagination. The Festival is a collection of shows that hinge on a certain idea, presented as an object of thought, inventiveness or a sharing of fantasy. Every year, the Festival centres on a new theme, raising a new question and encouraging spectators to consider the issue on hand in a new light via the connections, the emotional paths and any suggested reading they are offered. The Festival theme this year will be ‘Outrages and Ravishments’.

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  • brigittines.be
  • Korte Brigittinenstraat, 1 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 18

  • Esther Arribas, Julia Faure

    Des Simones

    Esther Arribas and Julia Faure

    18 Aug 2015

    The Bookstore Foundation, Amsterdam

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  • Des Simones is our project. Of wearing ethical, political and cool clothes. Ethical because it does not increase the enrichment of immoral industries, its realization does not imply neither the exploitation of human beings nor overproduction or contamination. Political because it represents important things for us. Women that are emblematical for their actions, or underrepresented because of their physical aspect. Cool because we transform unused clothes into attractive garment. We screen print women faces on second hand clothes. For each piece we chose an adequate color line and we transform its cut.

  • 8pm
  • n/a
  • facebook.com
  • Ernest Staesstraat 1, 1061 BZ Amsterdam
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  • 1824

  • PAF

    PAF Summer University – Indigo Dance 2: Choreographic Practice In Bed With Abundance

    Linda Blomqvist, a.o.

    18-24 Aug 2015

    PAF, Saint-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt (FR)

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  • PAF (Performing Arts Forum) invites you to the second annual Summer University. The month-long gathering brings together the unique opportunities that PAF can offer with four curatorial teams who will design and animate four different weeklong sections: music, philosophy, dance, text. Indigo Dance 2 explores the imaginary and potential by mingling domestic practice with aesthetic experience, conviviality with critical thinking and invention with desire and curiosity. The second edition like its predecessor, proposes PAF as the setting for an extra luxurious and highly convivial week of rethinking practice, form and expression in dance and choreography.

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  • €170–12
  • pa-f.net
  • 15, r. haute, 02820 St-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt, FR
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  • 2022

  • NOORDERZON

    Numax-Fagor-plus

    Roger Bernat

    20, 21 & 22 Aug 2015

    Noorderzon; Spiegeltent, Groningen (NL)

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  • In 1979, Numax, a Spanish home appliance manufacturer, went bankrupt. The employees tried to save the company as a collective, but failed in their attempt. They recorded the last days of the factory on video. In 2013, Fagor, another workers collective and also a home appliance manufacturer, went bankrupt too. The Spanish artist and theatremaker Roger Bernat asked the Fagor employees to re-enact the last days of Numax, allowing them to more or less replay their own situation, but with a historical twist.

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  • €12,50
  • noorderzon.nl
  • Noorderplantsoen, 9717 Groningen, NL
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  • Saal Biennaal 2015

    House Music

    Flo Kasearu and Riina Maidre

    21 Aug 2015

    Flo Kasearu Majamuuseum, Tallinn (EE)

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  • House Music is a site-specific installation/summer performance in city quarter of Tallinn called Pelgulinn, in front of the house at Pebre 8. There is no gallery or theater space, instead there are live and everyday rhythms of one street in Tallinn. Whatever takes place here is the conteporary culture that writes itself and does so in the street, in social media and in the interpretations of the public. House Music brings people to the street and makes them move around in time, mediates the feeling of home, sells community identity and buys contentment. The residents of Pelgulinn and the area itself are to set off and frame the performance.

  • 8pm
  • €5
  • piletilevi.ee
  • Pebre 8, 10319 Tallinn, Estonia
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  • 25

  • Institute for Perf. and Theory

    LINDA (official opening)

    Snejanka Mihaylova, Voin De Voin

    25 Aug 2015

    ul. "Tsar Ivan Asen II", 28, Sofia (BG)

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  • On behalf of the Institute for Performance and Theory, Snejanka Mihaylova and Voin De Voin invite you to the official opening LINDA – a potential space for personal relation to ideas in Sofia. LINDA is a place for encounters, with books, with time, with processes, with one’s self, with others. On this opening evening LINDA presents posters by a.o. Leo Ayres, Philip Baber, Stephanie Balantine, Francesco Bernardelli, Melanie Bonajo, and Bobby Collins; publications by Critique and Humanism, Girls Like Us, Honey Suckle Company, If I Can’t Dance, Parking Lot, Picnic, and The Last Books; and readings by Lili-An, Parsifal, Voin de Voin and Pavel Spassovsky.
  • 6pm
  • Free admission
  • instituteforperformance...
  • ul. "Tsar Ivan Asen II", 28, 1124 Sofia, Bulgaria
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  • PAF

    PAF Summer University – MEADOW (it’s all writing)

    Mette Edvardsen, Alexandra Napier, a.o.

    25-31 Aug 2015

    PAF, Saint-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt (FR)

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  • PAF (Performing Arts Forum) invites you to the second annual Summer University. The month-long gathering brings together the unique opportunities that PAF can offer with four curatorial teams who will design and animate four different weeklong sections: music, philosophy, dance, text. This last week of Summer University focuses on writing and text particularly within aesthetic practices independent of expression or dynamic. We are all writers and we use text, in process or as representation, in choreography or cinema, in poetry or law, tweets or novels, social networks and emoticons, etc. Let’s get together and we will for sure find out what will happen.

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  • €170–12
  • pa-f.net
  • 15, r. haute, 02820 St-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt, FR
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  • W139

    Wilful Blindness

    Caner Aslan, Kate Bicât, Paul Haworth, a.o.

    28 Aug-27 Sep 2015

    W139, Amsterdam

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  • Whether due to a conscious act of filtration or an inevitable aspect of the empirical limitations of human beings, certain things are said to be unrepresentable. The exhibition Wilful Blindness takes the challenge posed by this proposition and, in an effort to separate assumption from experience, sets up an experiment in depiction. By unravelling oppositional relationships between modes of representation and that which eludes or is excluded from them, Wilful Blindness seeks to rally the elusive state of things deemed unrepresentable and convey them in a form unable to be evaded.

  • Mon-Sun, 12–18pm
  • Entrance: pay-what-you-will
  • w139.nl
  • Warmoesstraat 139, 1012 JB Amsterdam
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  • 29

  • NBprojects

    3: The Garden (excerpt)

    Nicole Beutler

    29 Aug 2015

    Uitmarkt; Museum square and Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

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  • In 3: The Garden Nicole Beutler examines the artificial distinction between nature and culture. Following in the footsteps of the Romanticists, Beutler explores the utopian desire to go ‘back to nature’, in search of an untouched, untamed wilderness. Beutler found her inspiration for 3: The Garden in the works of the pre-Socratic natural philosophers, the Bible, song lyrics by the anti-pop band Einstürzende Neubauten, and the utopian artist community Monte Verita. During De Uitmarkt she will show an excerpt of 3: The Garden at the Museum square and the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, leading up to a new theatre tour in 2016.

  • 2.30pm and 5pm
  • Free admission
  • uitmarkt.nl
  • Multiple venues
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  • A Tale of a Tub

    Please Remember

    Igshaan Adams

    29 Aug-31 Oct 2015

    A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (NL)

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  • Please Remember is a solo exhibition of the South African artist Igshaan Adams, following a short residency period at A Tale of a Tub in Rotterdam. During the opening on 29 August (starting at 5pm) the performance Please Remember will take place, in which the artist’s father performs an Islamic funeral ritual. In addition, the exhibition will show existing and newly commissioned work.

  • Friday-Sunday, 1pm
  • n/a
  • a-tub.org
  • Justus van Effenstraat 44, 3027 TK Rotterdam, NL
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      • Stedelijk Museum

        A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

        Tino Sehgal

        1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

        Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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      • The first major survey of the German/British artist Tino Sehgal marks the new directorate of Beatrix Ruf. Taking place in 2015, the overview unfolds in 12 chapters. Conceived as a consecutive series of presentations, the exhibition features different work from Sehgal’s oeuvre each month, enacted in a different gallery space. Sehgal’s twelve-part survey is not only a prelude to a fresh approach to using the building under the new directorship but also an innovative re-envisioning of the exhibition as phenomenon.

      • Daily, 10am-6pm; Thurs 10am-10pm
      • € 15/7,50/3,50/0
      • stedelijk.nl
      • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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      • 1302

      • The Artist’s Institute

        Carolee Schneemann

        Carolee Schneemann

        13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

        The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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      • When Carolee Schneemann entered the neo-avant garde of the 1960s, the materials available to artists had expanded up to an ironic limit: it seemed that a body could use everything but itself. In turning to the body as a material, Schneemann broke this basic conservatism and the taboo of erotic introspection that it had tacitly barred from art’s ongoing project of reflexivity. From February 13th to August 2nd, the Artist’s Institute will dedicate its program to Carolee Schneemann’s expanded conception of the body as a material, exploring its extensions and versatility.

      • Wed-Sun, noon-6pm
      • Free admission
      • theartistsinstitute.org
      • 163 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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      • 0623

      • mumok

        My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

        Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

        6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

        mumok, Vienna (AT)

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      • Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok) is presenting its collection focus on Vienna Actionism in the context of international developments in performance-based art. Whereas previous mumok shows of Vienna Actionism always concentrated on the pictorial artifacts of the movement’s main protagonists, the focus of this exhibition is on the performative aspects of their creative work. Actions by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler will be contrasted with works by significant international practitioners of performance art, with works by Marina Abramovic, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Jon Grigorescu, amongst others.

      • Mon, 2pm; Tue-Sun, 10am
      • €10–0
      • mumok.at
      • Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
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      • 2530

      • EYE

        If We Ever Get to Heaven

        William Kentridge

        25 Apr-30 Aug 2015

        EYE Film Instituut, Amsterdam

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      • EYE presents If We Ever Get to Heaven, an exhibition with work by the celebrated South African artist William Kentridge (Johannesburg, 1955). Kentridge achieved renown with his remarkable animations, charcoal drawings and installations. He is also active as an opera and theatre director. It is for the first time that such an extensive exhibition featuring a number of installations by Kentridge has been presented in the Netherlands. Specially for EYE, he developed More Sweetly Play the Dance, a frieze of moving images measuring some 45 meters in length. In addition to this new work, EYE is presenting three other large works by William Kentridge.

      • Sat-Thu, 11am-7pm; Fri, 11am-9pm
      • €9/7,50
      • eyefilm.nl
      • IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam
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      • 2903

      • Centre Pompidou

        Le Corbusier – The measures of man

        Le Corbusier

        29 Apr-3 Aug 2015

        Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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      • The Centre Pompidou is devoting a retrospective to the work of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, aka Le Corbusier. Not only a visionary architect, urban planner and theorist of modernity, but also a painter and sculptor, Le Corbusier made a profound impression on the 20th century in dramatically changing architectural design and the way people lived in it. The Centre Pompidou invites audiences to grasp the output of this major figure in modernity through the idea of human proportions, the human body being essential as a universal principle defining all aspects of architecture and spatial composition.

      • Daily, 11am
      • €14–11
      • centrepompidou.fr
      • Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
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      • 2028

      • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

        Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

        Ree Morton

        20 May-28 Sep 2015

        Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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      • The work of Ree Morton (Ossining, NY, 1936 – Chicago, 1977) can be found in the specific art scene in the USA around 1970, characterised by a strong reaction to Abstract Expressionism, via Minimal art, on the one hand, and Conceptual art and Pop art on the other. Different hard-to-classify movements materialised and were defined by Lucy Lippard as “Eccentric Abstraction”, or, for instance, Post-minimalism and phenomenological and performative practices inclined towards ritualism, animism and the body. The show devoted to the artist in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía aims to represent a new landmark in the study of her work.

      • Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am
      • €8–0
      • museoreinasofia.es
      • 52 Santa Isabel Street, 28012, Madrid, Spain
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      • 2327

      • Tensta konsthall

        Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

        Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

        23 May-27 Sep 2015

        Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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      • In the Spring of 2014, the four editors of LTTR’s fifth issue, Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, K8 Hardy, and Ulrike Müller gathered around the archive. The groundbreaking and playfully rigorous work of LTTR will now be exhibited for the first time and activated at Tensta konsthall. The exhibition Here We LTTR: 2002-2008 includes the group’s five issues of the journal as well as photographs and other documentation of LTTR’s social energy. Local and international guests connected to LTTR and to queer art, activism, and research, will guide a series of walk-throughs in the exhibition.

      • Wed–Sun, noon
      • Free admission
      • tenstakonsthall.se
      • Taxingegränd 10, 163 04 Spånga, Sweden
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      • 0527

      • Hamburger Bahnhof

        Black Mountain (…)

        Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, a.o.

        5 Jun-27 Sep 2015

        Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (DE)

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      • The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart presents the first comprehensive exhibition in Germany devoted to the legendary Black Mountain College. Founded in 1933 in North Carolina, USA, Black Mountain rose to fame on account of its progressive teaching methods and the many prominent figures who taught and studied there. Its influence upon the development of the arts in the second half of the 20th century was enormous; the performatisation of the arts, in particular, that emerged as from the 1950s derived vital impetus from the experimental practice at Black Mountain. The exhibition traces the history of this university experiment in its main outlines.

      • Tue-Sat, 10am; Sun, 11am
      • €14–6,50
      • smb.museum
      • Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin, Germany
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      • 0613

      • MOCA

        Tongues Untied

        Marlon Riggs, John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, a.o.

        6 Jun-13 Sep 2015

        MOCA Pacific Design Center, California (USA)

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      • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presents Tongues Untied, an exhibition titled after the landmark film by poet, activist, and artist Marlon Riggs. Tongues Untied presents a selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection by John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and others, alongside Riggs’s deeply personal and lyrical exploration of black gay identity in the United States. Made during a historical period marked by the onset of the AIDS crisis, the works navigate desire, love, loss, and mourning to engage and question sexual and political repression, expression, and deviation.

      • Tue-Sat, 11am
      • Free admission
      • moca.org
      • 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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      • 1721

      • KONTAKT

        Thirty One

        Pawel Althamer, Mária Bartuszová, Walter Benjamin, a.o.

        17 Jun-21 Jul 2015

        National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina (KV)

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      • The exhibition Thirty One presents works that play an integral part in European art history but claim an exceptional status within a politically heterogeneous terrain. With Thirty One, the National Gallery of Kosovo in Pristina hosts a distinctive overview of the works in the Kontakt Art Collection, which have been arranged and assembled by its director, Erzen Shkololli, in accordance with the concept by Petrit Halilaj and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The number of artists corresponds with the opening days of the exhibition and is meant to be a starting point from which to facilitate new, unanticipated approaches to the collection that will lead to a concept for a future exhibition.

      • Tue–Sun, 10am
      • n/a
      • galeriakombetare.com
      • rr. Agim Ramadani, 60, Prishtina, Kosovo
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      • 2030

      • De Vleeshal

        Violent Incident

        Rosa Aiello, Bernadette Corporation, Andrea Fraser, a.o.

        20 Jun-30 Aug 2015

        De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)

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      • ‘Violent Incident’ takes its title from Bruce Nauman’s 1986 video work. Combining three works from the M HKA collection, including the video by Nauman, with several artists not in the collection, the show explores the perverting of our intimacies; the transformation of affect and emotional excess into technical form, as strategies of industrial, institutional critique. Goodbye letters turned into art market machines, claustrophobically formal texts built to declare love, a correspondence course in how to see and draw better are considered as the results of and solutions to institutional indebtedness.

      • Tue–Sun, 1-5pm
      • Free admission
      • vleeshal.nl
      • Zusterstr. 7, 4331 KG Middelburg, NL
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      • De Vleeshal

        On False Tears and Outsourcing

        Cally Spooner

        21 Jun-30 Aug 2015

        De Vleeshal; Markt, Middelburg (NL)

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      • On False Tears and Outsourcing is the first institutional solo exhibition by Cally Spooner in the Netherlands. For her show, Cally Spooner will make a new series of devised, living gestures, which change every three weeks. The gestures mark the start of a long-term project by the artist, which considers the violence of being used as, and using, a Human Resource. The project presents choreographed instances in which language and emotional excess are extracted, then redeployed as strategy. The show runs parallel to and in dialogue with the group exhibition Violent Incident at Vleeshal Zusterstraat, curated by Cally Spooner and Roos Gortzak.

      • Tue-Sun, 1pm
      • Free admission
      • vleeshal.nl
      • Markt, Middelburg, The Netherlands
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      • 2505

      • Berliner Festspiele

        Gonzo. The Making-of

        Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek

        25 Jun-5 Jul 2015

        Haus der Berliner Festspiele; Parking Level, Berlin (DE)

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      • The duo Holzinger/Riebeek is renowned for its radically physical and strongly aestheticizing performances. With reference to the Gonzo genre (familiar to us from the fields of pornography and journalism), where the camera operator becomes part of the event, they attempt to project the spectators into events at a film location in the contemporary wilderness of a parking level. While the audience is given several perspectives of the actors’ actions, the production’s reality is revealed. ‘Gonzo. The Making-of’ is presented as part of the Berliner Festspiele – Foreign Affairs programme 2015.

      • 25 Jun, 6pm; 26 Jun-5 Jul, 7pm
      • €10/8
      • berlinerfestspiele.de
      • Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin, Germany
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      • 2504

      • Belluard Fest. 2015

        Beheld (Alone) Weisslingen

        Graeme Miller

        25 Jun-4 Jul 2015

        Belluard Tower; Ground floor, Fribourg (CH)

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      • Each year a few migrants who have hidden in the wheelbays of aircraft fall to ground as the undercarriage is lowered. They fall into the country, town, suburbs, and gardens that surround major airports, disrupting the stable identity of the place where they land and creating a collision of identity and social geography. In 2010 two women from Weisslingen discover the body of a man in a ravine in the forest that lay under the flight path to Zurich airport. Now in 2015 Graeme Miller has visited and recorded this site. Miller’s installation Beheld invites the audience, in an act of witness, into an intimate encounter with the location and its significance.

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      • Free admission
      • belluard.ch
      • Derrière-les-Remparts 14, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
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      • 2613

      • Maumaus

        Heimo Zobernig

        Heimo Zobernig

        26 Jun-13 Sep 2015

        Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (PT)

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      • Heimo Zobernig articulates his art through objects in exhibitions, the exhibition itself, and by installing his exhibitions in a particular way, which allows him to appropriate the architectural aspects of the exhibition site. Zobernigʼs oeuvre creates a field of ambiguity between the work of art and the display system that we need to turn objects into art – display systems which become works of art in their own right in Zobernigʼs exhibition. By appropriating art historical discourse, he exposes the basic underlying narratives and ideological positions, thereby destabilizing and reinterpreting them with a light touch and an economy of means.

      • Wed-Sun, 3pm
      • ticket price: n/a
      • http://www.maumaus.org
      • Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A, 1750-105 Lisbon, PT
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      • 2709

      • Kunstverein Hildesheim

        THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me)

        Dan Graham, a.o.

        27 Jun-9 Aug 2015

        Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim (DE)

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      • Die Ausstellung THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me) – benannt nach einem Punksong der Headcoats – beschäftigt sich mit Ritualen des Feierns und deren gesellschaftlicher Bedeutung. Die Ausstellung zeigt Werke von internationalen Künstler_innen, die sich mit Feier- und Musikkulturen befassen und nach den kulturellen Ursprüngen, Freiräumen und Abgründen von „guten Zeiten“ fragen. Dabei geht es auch um die Auseinandersetzung mit Sub- und Fankulturen, um Musik als soziales Phänomen und deren identitätsstiftende Kraft.

      • Wed, 6pm; Sat, 2pm; Sun, noon
      • €3–1,50
      • kunstverein-hildesheim.de
      • Am Kehrwieder 2, D-31134 Hildesheim, DE
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      • 2910

      • Over Het IJ Festival

        The Office of Lost Time

        Olivia Reschofsky, Alice Pons

        29 Jun-10 Jul 2015

        Station Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam

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      • With The Office of Lost Time Alice Pons and Olivia Reschofsky make lost time special, the moments in between of the passers-by,  especially by creating room for imagination, imaginative powers and intimacy. The office is open on weekdays, from 4 to 8pm, and offers an unexpected feeling of home. The Office of Lost Time is presented as part of Over Het IJ Festival 2015, for more information and the full programme, visit: overhetij.nl

      • 4pm
      • Free admission
      • overhetij.nl
      • Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam
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      • 0105

      • Rietveld School of Art & Design

        Graduation Show 2015

        Graduates of the Rietveld School of Art & Design

        1-5 Jul 2015

        Rietveld School of Art & Design, Amsterdam

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      • About 200 students of the departments inter-architecture, designLAB, Graphic Design, Fashion, Jewellery, TxT (Textile), Image & Language, Photography, Glass, Ceramics and VAV (Audiovisual) present their graduation work(s) in a five day exhibition with presentations, screenings, performances and events. For more information and the full programme, visit: rietveldacademie.nl

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      • Free admission
      • rietveldacademie.nl
      • Fred. Roeskestraat 96, 1076 ED Amsterdam
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      • 0203

      • Julidans

        Les Sylphides

        Nicole Beutler / nbprojects

        2 & 3 Jul 2015

        Julidans; Leidseplein (2 Jul) and Noordermarkt (3 Jul), Amsterdam

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      • Les Sylphides is a contemporary remake of the first abstract ballet ever (Michel Fokine, 1909), in which three dancers recall the essence of the piece. The piece, made by Nicole in 2007, was the first project in which she researched elements of collective dance history and shaped an existing choreography to her own needs. On 2 & 3 July, Les Sylphides is back with a special cast of five dancers for two performances during Julidans at two city squares: Leidseplein (2 July) and Noordermarkt (3 July). With: Claire Philippart, Ester Natzijl, Hillary Blake Firestone, Charlotte van den Reek, Nathalie Ho-Kang-You.

      • 7pm
      • Free admission
      • julidans.nl
      • Leidseplein and Noordermarkt, Amsterdam
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      • 0212

      • Over Het IJ Festival

        Framing

        Johannes Bellinkx, a.o.

        2-12 Jul 2015

        NLY-terrein; NDSM-werf, Amsterdam

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      • On an open air site the public looks at the landscape through an installation. Johannes Bellinkx determines the way we see things and offers a different perspective on apparently normal things. He subtly changes the landscape, manipulates and plays with what can and cannot be seen; with the suggestion of the invisible. With this he really focuses the attention of the public. Framing is about the human need to fit things in frames and to categorize them. It gives us the illusion that we can comprehend the world. Framing is presented as part of Over Het IJ Festival 2015, for more information and the full programme, visit: overhetij.nl

      • see full programme
      • €8–6,50
      • overhetij.nl
      • Tt. Neveritaweg 61, 1033 WB Amsterdam
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      • 0212

      • Festival Theaterformen

        STILL (The Economy of Waiting)

        Julian Hetzel

        2-12 Jul 2015

        Opernplatz, Hannover (DE)

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      • The container world created by STILL is carefully furnished with carpeting, seating accomodations, overhead lighting and wallpaper. It sounds, smells and tastes like the world out there. It is populated by creatures very similar to the people outside of the container – one is in an interim realm. There is nothing to do here except wait. Waiting is an excellent matrix for encounters with performers and other spectators because STILL is not always still: emotions can get heated when the system of values surrounding productivity and work is newly framed and can be negotiated between those involved. STILL is an invitation to waste time in a meaningful way.

      • see full programme
      • €7
      • theaterformen.de
      • 30159 Hannover, Germany
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      • 03

      • Julidans

        Mount Olympus: To glorify the cult of tragedy. A 24-h performance

        Jan Fabre / Troubleyn

        3 Jul 2015

        Stadsschouwburg; Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

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      • Jan Fabre has done everything imaginable onstage – and more. He now adds the marathon performance ‘Mount Olympus’ (Dutch premiere) to his list of achievements. For twenty-four hours, the main auditorium of Julidans becomes the mythical Mount Olympus, somewhere between forever and never, sleeping and waking, performance and reality. During the performance, you are permitted to enter and exit the auditorium, walk around, eat and drink.

      • 8.30pm
      • €65
      • julidans.nl
      • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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      • 0304

      • zeitraumexit

        just arrived – Young International Performance Art

        Igor Kuruga, Guido Marko, a.o.

        3 & 4 Jul 2015

        zeitraumexit, Mannheim (DE)

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      • ‘frisch eingetroffen’ (engl. ‘just arrived’) – Young International Performance Art is the platform for young and current performing art-positions far from the mainstream. The two-day festival at the Mannheim zeitraumexit shows performance, live-art, contemporary dance as well as crossing- and in-between positions of certain genres and media. A special curatorial interest lays in innovation and originality: artistic positions exploring new formats and aesthetics, which are experimental and do not mind a certain risk. For information and the full programme, visit: zeitraumexit.de

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      • €13–6,50
      • zeitraumexit.de
      • Hafenstrasse 68 68159 Mannheim, Germany
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      • 0312

      • Piet Zwart Institute

        HIGH-RISE

        Graduates of the MFA programme of the Piet Zwart Institute

        3-12 Jul 2015

        Hofpoort; 18th floor, Rotterdam (NL)

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      • HIGH-RISE takes place on the 18th floor of the Hofpoort building, in a rough empty space surrounded by windows that offer a spectacular view out onto Rotterdam and beyond. The exhibition title is inspired by J.G. Ballard’s eponymous novel, in which characters band together and fight to establish a new hierarchy. With this fictional narrative lingering in mind, the arrangement of the artworks responds to the uncanny particularities of the host building and the ‘competition’ from concurrent exhibitions and activities happening on site. HIGH-RISE is presented as a celebration of this group of artists as its own ‘tribe’, whose careers are on the rise.

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      • Free admission
      • pzwart.nl
      • Hofplein 20, 3032 AC Rotterdam, NL
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      • 0409

      • Nicole Beutler, Andrea Božic, Marijke Hoogenboom

        WE LIVE HERE 2015

        Konstantina Georgelou, Inge Koks, a.o.

        4-9 Jul 2015

        Multiple venues in Amsterdam

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      • The summer academy WE LIVE HERE, platform for artistic encounters, marks its fifth anniversary this year! Besides the lab sessions for artists and thinkers, we are happy to invite you to this year’s public program; a lecture by Michiel van Hoogenhuyze on musical thinking, a book launch by Joe Kelleher, the open session DRAMATURGY AT WORK by Konstantina Georgelou, Efrosini Protopapa and Danae Theodoridou and two HOW DO YOU WORK? sessions in which we meet film directors/producers Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens and cultural programmer and initiator Radna Rumping. For more information: we-live-here.com

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      • RSVP
      • we-live-here.com
      • Multiple venues in Amsterdam
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      • 0408

      • Stedelijk Museum

        Zero: Let Us Explore the Stars

        herman de vries, Armando, Henk Peeters, a.o.

        4 Jul-8 Nov 2015

        Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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      • Fire, light, movement, space, demonstrations, and performances: the Stedelijk Museum presents an historic survey of the innovative, international avant-garde artists’ group, ZERO. In the ’50s and ’60s, the ZERO artists’ group experimented with the most innovative materials and media. In 1962, the Stedelijk Museum staged the first museum presentation of ZERO. A few years later, a more comprehensive survey, Nul 1965, followed, a presentation widely considered as one of the movement’s highlights. Now, fifty years later, the Stedelijk is proud to present an historical survey that sheds light on how the network’s artists redefined the meaning and form of art forever.

      • Daily, 10am
      • €20–0
      • stedelijk.nl
      • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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      • 09

      • Julidans

        Double Bill: Los Angeles and Please me Please

        Noha Ramadan / Liat Waysbort

        9 Jul 2015

        Podium Mozaïek, Amsterdam

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      • In ‘Los Angeles’ brengt Noha Ramadan (oud-student SNDO) live dans samen met actuele nieuwsbeelden, films uit de jaren negentig, fantasieën en toekomstdromen – beelden die we allemaal door elkaar heen met ons meedragen, als levende databases. ‘Please me Please’ van de Israëlische choreografe Liat Waysbort gaat over behagen en bevredigen. Danser Ivan Ugrin verbeeldt de perfecte mannelijke danser en zet al zijn kwaliteiten in om het publiek te verleiden, transformerend van dominante man naar onderdanige vrouw, van ballerina naar pornoster.

      • 9pm
      • €15–10
      • julidans.nl
      • Bos en Lommerweg 191, 1055 DT Amsterdam
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      • 0912

      • Queeristan

        Queeristan 2015 – Autonomous Festival for Radical Queer Politics

        Liz Allan, Josefin Arnell, Kareem Lotfy, a.o.

        9-12 Jul 2015

        Binnenpret, Amsterdam

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      • Queeristan is a DIY festival about exploring and countering the normative workings of gender, sexuality and identity in an autonomous space that avoids capitalism, commercialization, heteronormativity, racism, sexism and transphobia. This year’s festival will focus on Racism, Feminism and Trans* issues. We want you to share your story. The full programme is now up on www.queeristan.org

      • see full programme
      • n/a
      • queeristan.org
      • Eerste Schinkelstraat 14, Amsterdam
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      • 09

      • Piet Zwart Institute

        Cartographies of Acting Pedagogically (…)

        Master Education in Arts programme of the Piet Zwart Institute

        9 Jul 2015

        Hofpoort; 13th floor, Rotterdam (NL)

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      • As part of Masters 2015, the Master Education in Arts programme of the Piet Zwart Institute presents two events which conclude their current lecture and seminar series at TENT entitled Cartographies of Acting Pedagogically – Working with Liquid Logic. The series was developed by course tutor Prof. Dr. Frans-Willem Korsten, in collaboration with Priscila Fernandes, as part of her solo exhibition that runs until 5 July. For more information and the full programme, visit: pzwart.nl

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      • Free admission
      • pzwart.nl
      • Hofplein 20, 3032 AC Rotterdam, NL
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      • 10

      • Black History Walks

        400 Years of Black Women Resistance Leaders

        Dora Akunyili, Dame Jocelyn Barrow, a.o.

        10 Jul 2015

        Univ. of Wesminster, London (UK)

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      • Black History Walks presents visual and biographical details of Black women from the UK and around the world who have resisted colonialism and racism. Women do not get the historical credit they deserve. This interactive audio visual presentation will give the audience video and documentary evidence of the who, what and why of over 30 female fighters who used any means necessary to fight for equality.

      • 6.30pm
      • £3; RSVP
      • eventbrite.co.uk
      • Little Titchfield St, London, W1W 7UW, UK
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      • 1016

      • Forum of Live Art Amsterdam

        The title is a drawing. The drawing is an undefined network.

        Clara Saito, a.o.

        10-16 Jul 2015

        Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

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      • In this event, Clara Saito explores what would it mean to be an anarchical body and mind, as a necessary precursor to attempting anarchical society. Through her antiheroic incarnation of Spiderman, the artist shares her confusion, paranoia and self-therapy methods, brought forth through a visual art exhibition and quartet performance. In addition, Clara invites seven guests to provide various counterpoints to this thought-process, through lecture, body, interventions, and a workshop. For more information and the full programme: arti.nl

      • Tue–Sun, noon
      • €3
      • arti.nl
      • Rokin 112, 1012 LB Amsterdam
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      • 12

      • Badischer Kunstverein

        Curator’s tour – with Jacob Korczynski

        Jacob Korczynski

        12 Jul 2015

        Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (DE)

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      • A curator’s tour with Jacob Korczynski through the exhibitions of Juliette Blightman and Ellie Epp currently on view at Badischer Kunstverein. The exhibition ‘holding one`s own in an unfinished system’ takes its name from a 1987 text by Canadian artist Ellie Epp. The unfinished systems in which Epp and British artist Juliette Blightman hold their own are multiple: from the commitments of the artists’ daily lives, to the context of the societies they occupy, to the art institutions which provide one possible frame for their work. Both Blightman and Epp accumulate text and images amassing personal archives without the need to always establish an audience.

      • 11am
      • Free admission
      • badischer-kunstverein.de
      • Waldstraße 3, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
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      • 14

      • Witte de With

        Between Nothingness and Infinity Ontologies of Blackness

        Kara Keeling, a.o.

        14 Jul 2015

        Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (NL)

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      • Presented as part of ‘NO HUMANS INVOLVED’, an exhibition by the artist collective ‘HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?’ on view at Witte de With until 16 August 2015, the symposium ‘Between Nothingness and Infinity Ontologies of Blackness’ brings together artists and scholars to crack open the ‘nothingness’ of the historically produced dilemma of Blackness, both as a philosophical and factual position.

      • 6pm
      • €3,93–2,34
      • eventbrite.nl
      • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam
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      • 15

      • If I Can't Dance

        How We Behave

        Grant Watson and Annette Krauss

        15 Jul 2015

        The Showroom, London (UK)

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      • Inspired by an interview with Michel Foucault published in Vanity Fair in 1983, entitled ‘How We Behave’ Watson’s long-term project focuses on the central question that Foucault posed in this interview – why can’t life be ‘the material for a work of art?’. Exploring how people shape their lives, this project involved over fifty interviews that took place in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Sao Paulo and London. For this event, Grant Watson presents his ongoing research, in conversation with artist Annette Krauss.

      • 6.30pm
      • Free admission
      • theshowroom.org
      • 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ, UK
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      • 18

      • Santarcangelo Festival 2015

        69 positions

        Mette Ingvartsen

        18 Jul 2015

        Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Santarcangelo di Romagna (IT)

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      • Excess, nudity, orgy eroticism, ritualistic pleasure, audience participation and political engagement: all the peculiar expressions of the sexual utopia developed during the counterculture and experimental performances of the 60’s. This guided tour through an archive of sexual performances serves as a filter for Mette Ingvartsen to explore unresolved issues about sexuality in contemporary practices. In doing so, her body turns into a field for physical experimentation and uncanny sexual practices arise in relation to the environment that surrounds her.

      • 10.30pm
      • €13
      • santarcangelofestival.com
      • Via Andrea Costa 28, Sant. di Romagna (RN), Italy
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      • 2022

      • MIT List Visual Arts

        They Come to Us without a Word II

        Joan Jonas and Jason Moran

        20, 21 & 22 Jul 2015

        Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice, Italy

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      • A new video performance conceived and directed by Joan Jonas with newly composed music by Jonas’s longtime sound collaborator, the American jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, will take place on three evenings in July at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale. Moran will play live accompanying Jonas for the performance. An aspect of They Come to Us without a Word II will be reedited video footage from the installation in the U.S. Pavilion.

      • 9pm
      • €15–10
      • joanjonasvenice2015.com
      • Campo della Tana, Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
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      • 2324

      • Het Veem Theater

        All things; Archeology of a space object

        Norberto Llopis Segarra

        23 & 24 Jul 2015

        Antic Teatre, Barcelona (ES)

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      • “It started one day that I entered a supermarket and for the first time I saw a deodorant for babies, in that moment I realized that I was indeed a deodorant for babies and therefore time was also a deodorant for babies. How do things affect space and time? What would be for instance the time of a plastic bottle? I could be the value of a plastic bottle. That would be even less than the 25 cents it costs to produce it.” – Norberto Llopis Segarra.

      • 9pm
      • €10–6
      • anticteatre.com
      • Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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      • 3107

      • Theater aan Zee 2015

        [THE MACHINE]

        Orion Maxted

        31 Jul-7 Aug 2015

        AZ Sint-Jan, Oostende (BE)

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      • Deels geïnspireerd op Georges Perecs gelijknamige hoorspel, gaat [THE MACHINE] uit van taal en subjectiviteit als een oneindige en continu veranderende ruimte van mogelijkheden. Deze zelf genererende performancemachine – met telkens een andere output bij elke voorstelling – is als het ware een laboratorium. [THE MACHINE] wordt gevormd door mensen die continu elkaars woorden en gebaren reproduceren volgens een bepaald algoritme. Output wordt input in deze live feedback-loop waarbij complex gedrag ontstaat uit simpele regels. [THE MACHINE] ontvlamt in een rollercoaster der verbeelding, speels switchend tussen jij, ik, wij en ‘the machine’.

      • 7pm
      • €9
      • taz2015.theateraanzee.be
      • Kaïrostraat 84, 8400 Oostend, België
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        • Stedelijk Museum

          A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

          Tino Sehgal

          1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

          Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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        • The first major survey of the German/British artist Tino Sehgal marks the new directorate of Beatrix Ruf. Taking place in 2015, the overview unfolds in 12 chapters. Conceived as a consecutive series of presentations, the exhibition features different work from Sehgal’s oeuvre each month, enacted in a different gallery space. Sehgal’s twelve-part survey is not only a prelude to a fresh approach to using the building under the new directorship but also an innovative re-envisioning of the exhibition as phenomenon.

        • Daily, 10am-6pm; Thurs 10am-10pm
        • € 15/7,50/3,50/0
        • stedelijk.nl
        • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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        • 2028

        • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

          Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

          Ree Morton

          20 May-28 Sep 2015

          Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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        • The work of Ree Morton (Ossining, NY, 1936 – Chicago, 1977) can be found in the specific art scene in the USA around 1970, characterised by a strong reaction to Abstract Expressionism, via Minimal art, on the one hand, and Conceptual art and Pop art on the other. Different hard-to-classify movements materialised and were defined by Lucy Lippard as “Eccentric Abstraction”, or, for instance, Post-minimalism and phenomenological and performative practices inclined towards ritualism, animism and the body. The show devoted to the artist in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía aims to represent a new landmark in the study of her work.

        • Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am
        • €8–0
        • museoreinasofia.es
        • 52 Santa Isabel Street, 28012, Madrid, Spain
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        • 2327

        • Tensta konsthall

          Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

          Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

          23 May-27 Sep 2015

          Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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        • In the Spring of 2014, the four editors of LTTR’s fifth issue, Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, K8 Hardy, and Ulrike Müller gathered around the archive. The groundbreaking and playfully rigorous work of LTTR will now be exhibited for the first time and activated at Tensta konsthall. The exhibition Here We LTTR: 2002-2008 includes the group’s five issues of the journal as well as photographs and other documentation of LTTR’s social energy. Local and international guests connected to LTTR and to queer art, activism, and research, will guide a series of walk-throughs in the exhibition.

        • Wed–Sun, noon
        • Free admission
        • tenstakonsthall.se
        • Taxingegränd 10, 163 04 Spånga, Sweden
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        • 0527

        • Hamburger Bahnhof

          Black Mountain (…)

          Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, a.o.

          5 Jun-27 Sep 2015

          Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (DE)

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        • The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart presents the first comprehensive exhibition in Germany devoted to the legendary Black Mountain College. Founded in 1933 in North Carolina, USA, Black Mountain rose to fame on account of its progressive teaching methods and the many prominent figures who taught and studied there. Its influence upon the development of the arts in the second half of the 20th century was enormous; the performatisation of the arts, in particular, that emerged as from the 1950s derived vital impetus from the experimental practice at Black Mountain. The exhibition traces the history of this university experiment in its main outlines.

        • Tue-Sat, 10am; Sun, 11am
        • €14–6,50
        • smb.museum
        • Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin, Germany
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        • 0613

        • MOCA

          Tongues Untied

          Marlon Riggs, John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, a.o.

          6 Jun-13 Sep 2015

          MOCA Pacific Design Center, California (USA)

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        • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presents Tongues Untied, an exhibition titled after the landmark film by poet, activist, and artist Marlon Riggs. Tongues Untied presents a selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection by John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and others, alongside Riggs’s deeply personal and lyrical exploration of black gay identity in the United States. Made during a historical period marked by the onset of the AIDS crisis, the works navigate desire, love, loss, and mourning to engage and question sexual and political repression, expression, and deviation.

        • Tue-Sat, 11am
        • Free admission
        • moca.org
        • 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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        • 2613

        • Maumaus

          Heimo Zobernig

          Heimo Zobernig

          26 Jun-13 Sep 2015

          Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (PT)

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        • Heimo Zobernig articulates his art through objects in exhibitions, the exhibition itself, and by installing his exhibitions in a particular way, which allows him to appropriate the architectural aspects of the exhibition site. Zobernigʼs oeuvre creates a field of ambiguity between the work of art and the display system that we need to turn objects into art – display systems which become works of art in their own right in Zobernigʼs exhibition. By appropriating art historical discourse, he exposes the basic underlying narratives and ideological positions, thereby destabilizing and reinterpreting them with a light touch and an economy of means.

        • Wed-Sun, 3pm
        • ticket price: n/a
        • http://www.maumaus.org
        • Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A, 1750-105 Lisbon, PT
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        • 0408

        • Stedelijk Museum

          Zero: Let Us Explore the Stars

          herman de vries, Armando, Henk Peeters, a.o.

          4 Jul-8 Nov 2015

          Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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        • Fire, light, movement, space, demonstrations, and performances: the Stedelijk Museum presents an historic survey of the innovative, international avant-garde artists’ group, ZERO. In the ’50s and ’60s, the ZERO artists’ group experimented with the most innovative materials and media. In 1962, the Stedelijk Museum staged the first museum presentation of ZERO. A few years later, a more comprehensive survey, Nul 1965, followed, a presentation widely considered as one of the movement’s highlights. Now, fifty years later, the Stedelijk is proud to present an historical survey that sheds light on how the network’s artists redefined the meaning and form of art forever.

        • Daily, 10am
        • €20–0
        • stedelijk.nl
        • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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        • 1306

        • Oude Kerk

          Come Closer

          Zeno van den Broek, a.o.

          13 Aug-6 Sep 2015

          Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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        • Come Closer is a series of public gatherings on the roof of the Oude Kerk in cooperation with Non-Fiction. The evening program, running from August 13 to September 6, brings together thinkers, musicians, artists, Amsterdammers and neighborhood residents together in the art installation “The Garden Which is the Nearest To God” by Japanese artist Taturo Atzu: a panoramic terrace with a spectacular view over Amsterdam. For the full programme, visit: oudekerk.nl

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        • oudekerk.nl
        • Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam
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        • 2827

        • W139

          Wilful Blindness

          Caner Aslan, Kate Bicât, Paul Haworth, a.o.

          28 Aug-27 Sep 2015

          W139, Amsterdam

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        • Whether due to a conscious act of filtration or an inevitable aspect of the empirical limitations of human beings, certain things are said to be unrepresentable. The exhibition Wilful Blindness takes the challenge posed by this proposition and, in an effort to separate assumption from experience, sets up an experiment in depiction. By unravelling oppositional relationships between modes of representation and that which eludes or is excluded from them, Wilful Blindness seeks to rally the elusive state of things deemed unrepresentable and convey them in a form unable to be evaded.

        • Mon-Sun, 12–18pm
        • Entrance: pay-what-you-will
        • w139.nl
        • Warmoesstraat 139, 1012 JB Amsterdam
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        • 2931

        • A Tale of a Tub

          Please Remember

          Igshaan Adams

          29 Aug-31 Oct 2015

          A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (NL)

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        • Please Remember is a solo exhibition of the South African artist Igshaan Adams, following a short residency period at A Tale of a Tub in Rotterdam. During the opening on 29 August (starting at 5pm) the performance Please Remember will take place, in which the artist’s father performs an Islamic funeral ritual. In addition, the exhibition will show existing and newly commissioned work.

        • Friday-Sunday, 1pm
        • n/a
        • a-tub.org
        • Justus van Effenstraat 44, 3027 TK Rotterdam, NL
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        • 0105

        • BLITZ

          BLITZ 2015: Roots and Blades of Grass

          Melanie Bonajo, Rovinjska Sinestezija, a.o.

          1-5 Sep 2015

          Multiple venues in Rovinj (HR)

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        • The third edition of BLITZ International Performing Arts Festival is dedicated to the roots that bind it to the city of Rovinj and blades of grass which it spreads to the community. He asks himself: “What are my connections to the ground from which I am growing wider? How far can my roots reach? Who else is being touched by my grass blades?”. He’s contemplating on diverse ideas of society, cultural community, fellowship, human nature. He wants to know where and whom he’s with. Relationships with the community and nature are big themes of this year’s festival edition in which BLITZ is inviting you to join in and leave your mark.

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        • blitzfestival.com
        • Multiple venues in Rovinj, Croatia
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        • 03

        • Stedelijk Museum

          FORUM – Video Art Theory: A Comparative Approach

          Helen Westgeest

          3 Sep 2015

          Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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        • The Stedelijk Museum and Wiley-Blackwell publishers present the recent publication Video Art Theory: A Comparative Approach (2015) by Helen Westgeest (Leiden University). Westgeest will conduct a close-reading of two chapters of her book. The presentation is enriched with a film programme titled Joan Jonas, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler: A Comparative Approach which will be screened prior to the forum event and throughout the weekend.

        • 8pm
        • Entrance fee + € 2,50
        • stedelijk.nl
        • Museumplein 10, 1071 CX Amsterdam
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        • 0506

        • Kunstverein

          SHIP

          Gediminas Akstinas, Mid Manhattan Library, Now U Don’t

          5 & 6 Sep 2015

          Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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        • SHIP is an exhibition by Gediminas Akstinas with works by Gediminas Akstinas and Gediminas Akstinas. It takes place from 5 September until 6 September, from 9am until 9am, at Kunstverein and, from midnight, at Cafe De Duivel.Mid Manhattan Library will be performed at Kunstverein from 9am to 10pm on September 5. Now U Don’t (dj Patamsiu Gaivalai, LT) starts at midnight at Cafe De Duivel (Reguliersdwarsstraat 87, Amsterdam; Free admission)

        • 9am–9am
        • Free admission
        • kunstverein.nl
        • Gerard Doustraat 132, 1073 VX Amsterdam
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        • 06

        • Veem House

          Curators’ Piece

          Tea Tupajic

          6 Sep 2015

          Veem House, Amsterdam

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        • At the opening of the season, Veem House for Performance presents in collaboration with Nieuwe Grond – the context program of the Dutch Theatre Festival (TF) – the performance Curators’ Piece by the Croatian artist Tea Tupajic. Curators’ Piece is fiction and reality at the same time: A trial against art and its protagonists, where the gathered community judges by itself each time anew. Relying on the relations between the artists, the curators and the audience, the performance deals with the possibility of art’s influence on today’s society. What is art today? Can it save the world? What is the role of the artist, the curator and the audience in it?

        • 8.30pm
        • €15/12/10/5
        • veem.house
        • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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        • 0911

        • Veem House

          A DROP OF BLOOD (…)

          graduate students of HZT Berlin

          9, 10 & 11 Sep 2015

          Veem House, Amsterdam

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        • Veem House for Performance is happy to again welcome the exchange between the choreographers of the School for New Dance Development Amsterdam (SNDO) and the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT). The SNDO graduates already showed their work in Berlin last April, this September their visit is returned by HZT graduates. On 9 and 10 September the HZT graduates will show projects and ideas they have been working on in the context of their studies. On 11 September professor Joe Kelleher presents a keynote lecture (on action and ridiculousness and exception). With Robert Steijn and Lisa Skwirblies.

        • Wed-Thu, 7pm; Fri, 8.30pm
        • €15/12/10/5
        • veem.house
        • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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        • 1014

        • Sophiensaele

          UNFINISHING

          Martin Nachbar

          10-14 Sep 2015

          Sophiensaele, Berlin (DE)

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        • In his new piece, Martin Nachbar works with the things that we are not quite done with: unfinished business from artistic projects as much as unsettled issues from life. But he is not mainly concerned with finally getting things done and finished. Instead, Nachbar is looking for translating the open questions and patterns into still open exercises and tasks. He will work on them in collaboration with drummer Steve Heather and designer Michiel Keuper, producing diverse, yet inter-related materials: overlapping rhythms in movement and music, layers of costumes that weave the hidden into the visible, actions that mix with words.

        • 7.30pm
        • €14,30–8,80
        • reservix.de
        • Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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        • 1230

        • NBprojects

          LIEFDESVERKLARING (September tour)

          Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

          12-30 Sep 2015

          Multiple venues in Belgium and Germany

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        • LIEFDESVERKLARING (Declaration of Love) is a re-rendering of Peter Handke’s play Offending the Audience, which caused a sensation in 1966 when it brushed aside every rule of theatre. LIEFDESVERKLARING turns the original text on its head to create a seductive and disorienting ode to theatre and its audience. Six young actors speak, dance and beatbox the words, all carried along by the irresistible electronic beats of DJ and composer Gary Shepherd. Is it dance? Is it drama? Or is it an out-of-control pop-concert? Whatever it is, it will be a thrilling experience. For the full September tour schedule, visit “+” or follow this link.

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        • nbprojects.nl
        • Multiple venues
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        • 1217

        • AKINCI

          Night Soil / Economy of Love

          Melanie Bonajo

          12 Sep-17 Oct 2015

          AKINCI, Amsterdam

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        • Melanie Bonajo examines the paradoxes inherent to ideas of comfort. Through her videos, performances, photographs and installations, Bonajo studies subjects related to how technological advances and commodity-based pleasures increase feelings of alienation, removing a sense of belonging in an individual. Captivated by concepts of the divine, she explores the spiritual emptiness of her generation, examines peoples’ shifting relationship with nature and tries to understand existential questions by reflecting on our domestic situation, ideas around classification, concepts of home, gender and attitudes towards value. 

        • Tue-Sat, 1–6pm
        • Free admission
        • akinci.nl
        • Lijnbaansgracht 317, 1017 WZ Amsterdam
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        • 12

        • Rieke Vos icw TAAK

          Festival of Sports: De Friesland Editie

          Kasper Jacobs, Ilke Gers, Frank Koolen, a.o.

          12 Sep 2015

          Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag (NL)

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        • A one-day performance event that focuses on cross-connections between arts and sports and celebrates the potential of play, improvisation and creativity as an antidote in an efficiency-driven society. The first edition of Festival of Sports looks at the traditional Frisian sports like Kaatsen and Fierljeppen on the basis of which participating artists developed new works. To get to Beetsterzwaag from Amsterdam or Rotterdam we arrange busses. Bustickets are €15. Please reserve in advance by sending an e-mail to info@kunsthuissyb.nl.

        • n/a
        • Free admission; RSVP
        • taak.me
        • Hoofdstraat 70, 9244 CP Beetsterzwaag
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        • 13

        • Veem House

          United We Stand

          artists and cultural workers

          13 Sep 2015

          Veem House, Amsterdam

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        • Veem House for Performance and Nieuwe Grond, breeding ground for debate and alternative proposals, find each other in a shared desire for critically questioning the place of art in the world. Besides presenting the Curators’ Piece on September six, on September thirteen they host United We Stand; a gathering of inspired minds from the national and international cultural field, who united themselves in order to find alternatives for the ways in which their own and other sectors are functioning.

        • 5pm
        • €5
        • veem.house
        • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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        • 13

        • NBprojects

          LIEFDESVERKLARING

          Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

          13 Sep 2015

          Nederlands Theaterfest.; Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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        • LIEFDESVERKLARING (Declaration of Love) by choreographer Nicole Beutler and playwright Magne van den Berg is a re-rendering of Peter Handke’s play Offending the Audience, which caused a sensation in 1966 when it brushed aside every rule of theatre. LIEFDESVERKLARING turns the original text on its head to create a seductive and disorienting ode to theatre and its audience. Six young actors speak, dance and beatbox the words, all carried along by the irresistible electronic beats of DJ and composer Gary Shepherd. Is it dance? Is it drama? Or is it an out-of-control pop-concert? Whatever it is, it will be a thrilling experience.

        • 4pm
        • €18/15
        • tf.nl
        • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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        • 14

        • Melkweg

          Marc Almond

          Marc Almond

          14 Sep 2015

          Melkweg, Amsterdam

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        • In de jaren ’80 startte Marc Almond met zijn solocarrière. Daar waar Marc Almond zich tot dan toe vooral in het new wave genre begaf, verkent hij als solo-artiest veel verschillende muziekstijlen. Van commercieel en licht verteerbaar tot donker en ontoegankelijk. Deze artistieke en gevarieerde werkwijze levert hem veel waardering op. Sindsdien heeft hij 19 albums uitgebracht waarvan zijn jongste werk ‘The Velvet Trail’ afgelopen maart verscheen.

        • 7.30pm
        • €28.40
        • ticketmaster.nl
        • Lijnbaansgracht 234a, 1017 PH Amsterdam
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        • 1516

        • De Brakke Grond

          A Reason To Talk

          Sachli Gholamalizad

          15 & 16 Sep 2015

          De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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        • Sachli Gholamalizad is a Flemish artist of Iranian origin searching for explanations for her troubled relationship with her mother. She delves into her family history and engages in confrontations with her mother and her grandmother. A montage of footage shot by the artist herself in Iran and Belgium, diary fragments, anecdotes and music bring the contradictions in the lives of these three women to life. Is this a story typical of growing up in two cultures, or is it more about mothers and daughters?

        • 8.30pm
        • €12–5
        • brakkegrond.nl
        • Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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        • 1516

        • Frascati Theater

          De Pornopera

          Wilco

          15 & 16 Sep 2015

          Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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        • Na haar succesvolle Apera, gebaseerd op de ‘zang’ van apen, keert componist Huba de Graaff opnieuw het genre opera binnenstebuiten. In haar onderzoek naar de oorsprong van zang brengt zij ditmaal een fascinerend schemergebied tot klinken, dat van de menselijke ademtocht, de zucht en de kreun. Leidraad vormt een vertelling uit Ovidius’ Metamorfosen over de ongeremde liefde van een meisje voor haar vader. Een onmogelijk verlangen dat in weerwil van het taboe tot vervulling komt. Voortgestuwd door de klank van harpen en elektronica komen de stemmen van Hans Dagelet en Soetkin Demey gaandeweg tot een onbedwingbaar muzikaal hoogtepunt.

        • 8.30pm
        • €17/€13,50
        • frascatitheater.nl
        • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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        • 16

        • The Kitchen

          Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency

          Hal Foster

          16 Sep 2015

          The Kitchen, New York (USA)

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        • The Kitchen is pleased to present Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency; a reading and book signing by Hal Foster with interlocutor Tim Griffin. Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency by Hal Foster examines the evolution of art and criticism in Western Europe and North America over the last 25 years, and their dynamic relation to the general condition of emergency instilled by neoliberalism and the war on terror. Considering the work of artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Tacita Dean, and Isa Genzken, and the writing of thinkers like Jacques Rancière, Bruno Latour, and Giorgio Agamben, Foster shows the ways in which art has anticipated this condition.

        • 7pm
        • Free admission
        • thekitchen.org
        • 512 W 19th St, NY, New York 10011, USA
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        • 1719

        • KVS

          Infini 1–8

          Jozef Wouters with Decoratelier (Scenery Workshop)

          17, 18 & 19 Sep 2015

          KVS_BOL, Brussels (BE)

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        • In the mid-18th century, the French king made the ‘Salle des machines’ available to the Parisian stage designer Servandoni. In this theatre he created plays consisting solely of sets, with no actors or lines. To give one example, he built a replica of St Peter’s basilica on stage. But these projects did not receive much support, and Servandoni died bankrupt and alone. Jozef Wouters, fascinated by Servandoni, breathes new life into the former designer’s thinking in his INFINI project, with the aid of the Scenery Workshop consisting of a colourful group of architects, philosophers, a deceased set designer and a retired scenery painter.

        • 8pm
        • €20 – €9
        • kvs.be
        • 146 Rue de Laeken, 1000 Brussels, BE
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        • 18

        • NBprojects

          Frascati Session open presentation – Nicole Beutler

          Nicole Beutler

          18 Sep 2015

          Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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        • From 8 to 10 & 14 to 18 September 2015 Frascati Theater organizes a Frascati Session with choreographer Nicole Beutler. The starting point of the Frascati sessions is simple: a group of 8 – 12 (mostly young) artists work together for a period of two weeks, along with an engaging artist from the theater or dance field. This time, Frascati invited Nicole Beutler to lead the session. In this session, Nicole intends, along with the participants, to investigate musical theatre in the broadest possible sense. On Friday evening, 18 September, the session will close with a public presentation in Frascati 4.

        • 5pm
        • Free admission
        • www.frascatitheater.nl
        • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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        • 2301

        • Centre Pompidou

          Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. 1887-2058

          Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

          23 Sep-1 Jan 2016

          Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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        • Artiste majeure de la scène française et internationale, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster nourrit son oeuvre d’une mémoire vivante du cinéma, de la littérature et des structures ouvertes de l’architecture et de la musique. À travers un labyrinthe de chambres, d’environnements et de passages, l’exposition inédite intitulée ‘Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. 1887-2058’ que lui consacre le Centre Pompidou met en correspondance une trentaine d’œuvres dans la Galerie sud ainsi que sur des terrasses du musée et dans le jardin de l’atelier Brancusi.

        • Daily, 11am–9pm
        • €14–0
        • centrepompidou.fr
        • Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
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        • 23

        • Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

          The Radicality of Love

          Srecko Horvat

          23 Sep 2015

          Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

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        • Within the framework of his new book The Radicality of Love philosopher Srecko Horvat will give a lecture at the Rijksakademie. Horvat considers the 21st century as a narcissistic culture in which love is missing and sex hyper inflated, due to new technologies of the self. He asks himself what would happen if we could stroll through the revolutionary history of the 20th century and ask the main protagonists – from Lenin to Ulrike Meinhof – seemingly naïve questions about love? What is so radical about a seemingly conservative notion of love, why is it anything but conservative? Horvat gives a possible answer to these questions. RVSP before 16 September.

        • 8pm
        • Free admission; RSVP
        • rijksakademie.nl
        • Sarphatistraat 470, 1018 GW Amsterdam
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        • 2331

        • Dia Art Foundation

          Puerto Rican Light

          Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla

          23 Sep-31 Dec 2015

          Convento Cave System, Guayanilla and Peñuelas (PR)

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        • Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos), a new Dia commission by artist duo Allora & Calzadilla, is situated within a natural limestone cave system near the southern coast of Puerto Rico, between the municipalities of Guayanilla and Peñuelas. This new long-term, site-specific work integrates the journey to the site as part of the viewer’s engagement to create an immersive experience. Bringing together art-historical and technical experimentation, it epitomizes the artists’ interest in confronting contemporary spectatorship with the deepest layers of the human past.

        • Wed-Sun, 12–4pm
        • Free admission
        • diaart.org
        • Guayanilla-Peñuelas, Puerto Rico
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        • 24

        • If I Can't Dance

          Launch of Rereading Appropriation

          With contributions from the New York, São Paulo and Toronto Reading Groups

          24 Sep 2015

          San Serriffe, Amsterdam

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        • On Thursday 24 September at 7.30pm, San Serriffe will host If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution for the launch of its latest reader, Rereading Appropriation. This reader compiles texts read in, and shared by, If I Can’t Dance’s four sister reading groups that were convened in Amsterdam, New York, São Paulo and Toronto at a monthly rhythm across Edition V — Appropriation and Dedication (2013–2014). The evening will include an introduction from the book’s designers, Joris Kritis and Julie Peeters, as well as live contributions from each of the sister reading groups to celebrate the launch.

        • 7.30pm
        • Free admission
        • ificantdance.org
        • Sint Annenstraat 30, 1012 HE Amsterdam
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        • 2627

        • Festival De Keuze

          Not Punk, Pololo

          Monika Gintersdorfer, Knut Klaßen

          26 & 27 Sep 2015

          Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

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        • With Monika Gintersdorfer and Knut Klaßen’s performances always expect to be treated to ultimate confusion and an enormous amount of energy. The duo creates refreshing, sensual and sweeping performance theatre, reflecting their exceptional perspective on African reality. Not Punk, Pololo carries you away into a catchy mix of disco, voguing and punk that seamlessly flow over into each other at a breathtaking pace. With hardly any props they achieve maximum impact – expect a dazzling party, with the beat going on long after the performance has finished. Not Punk, Pololo is presented as part of episode one of Festival De Keuze.

        • Sat, 8.15pm; Sun, 4.30pm
        • n/a
        • festivaldekeuze.nl
        • Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam, NL
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        • steirischer herbst

          7 Pleasures (Premiere)

          Mette Ingvartsen

          26 & 27 Sep 2015

          Dom im Berg, Graz (AT)

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        • In 7 Pleasures by the Danish choreographer and dancer Mette Ingvartsen the audience can experience at first hand how notions of nudity and sexuality have changed over time. The idea of exploring the body – one’s own, but also someone else’s – runs like a thread through the internationally acclaimed works of Mette Ingvartsen. The political aspect of the body is always a focal point, how it is perceived and its function as a statement in itself. The focus of her latest work 7 Pleasures, which is set to premiere at steirischer herbst 2015, relates to different aspects of pleasure, hedonism and sensuality.

        • Sat, 9.30pm; Sun, 7.30pm
        • €18
        • 2015.steirischerherbst.at
        • Schloßbergplatz 8010 Graz, Austria
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        • 2601

        • Fundación PROA

          It is possible because it is possible + Forensis

          Raqs Media Collective, Forensic Architecture

          26 Sep-1 Nov 2015

          Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires (AR)

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        • Fundación Proa presents exhibitions by two renowned artistic groups. ‘It is possible (…)’ presents the work of Raqs Media Collective and is curated by Ferran Barenblit and Cuauhtémoc Medina; ‘Forensis’, by Forensic Architecture, is curated by Eyal Weizman, Anselm Franke, and Rosario Güiraldes. Raqs Media Collective and Forensis reflect widely on notions of the “present”; both groups are interested in using different perspectives to bring awareness to current problems encompassing globalization, cultural differences associated with the economy, global politics, and contemporary subjectivity.

        • Tue-Sun, 11am–7pm
        • Free admission
        • proa.org
        • Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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        • If I Can't Dance

          Open Reading Group

          Denise Ferreira da Silva and Valentina Desideri

          27 Sep 2015

          Bijlmer, Amsterdam

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        • On Sunday 27 September, If I Can’t Dance will convene an Open Reading Group led by Denise Ferreira da Silva and Valentina Desideri in the Bijlmer, Amsterdam to acknowledge the end of summer and in preparation for the public launch of Edition VI in January 2016. Starting from a reading of Denise Ferreira da Silva’s Reading Art as Confrontation (2015), recently published as part of e-flux’s ‘Supercommunity’, Denise and Valentina will lead the group in a discussion around the text to formulate a political question from which a ‘poethical’ reading can be done. To RSVP and for more information on this event, visit ificantdance.org.

        • 11am–5pm
        • Free admission; RSVP
        • ificantdance.org
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        • Veem House

          Artists at Work (…) (Book launch)

          Bojana Kunst

          30 Sep 2015

          Veem House, Amsterdam

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        • Veem House for Performance is proud to host the Dutch book launch of Bojana Kunst’ new book Artists at Work: the proximity of art and capitalism (Zero Books). The event, organized in collaboration with Jasiek Mischke and Koenig Bookshop, will include a lecture by Kunst and a panel discussion. Kunst’ call to rethink the current approaches of artistic work comes at the right moment. Over the past season the issues of artistic labour and artistic work became more and more relevant and visible in the exhausted performance art field, and physically concrete in our daily working environment. It’s time to open up this topic for conversation.

        • 8.30pm
        • €5
        • veem.house
        • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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        Close sidenote

        LIEFDESVERKLARING (September tour)

        We are not pretending that you are not here.
 You are not thin air for us.

        You are of crucial importance to us 
because you are here.

        –– Peter Handke, 1966

        LIEFDESVERKLARING (Declaration of Love) by choreographer Nicole Beutler and playwright Magne van den Berg is a re-rendering of Peter Handke’s play Offending the Audience, which caused a sensation in 1966 when it brushed aside every rule of theatre.

        LIEFDESVERKLARING turns the original text on its head to create a seductive and disorienting ode to theatre and its audience. Six young actors speak, dance and beatbox the words, all carried along by the irresistible electronic beats of DJ and composer Gary Shepherd.

        Nicole Beutler and Magne van den Berg have been collaborating regularly since 2009, making such stage works as 1: SONGS in 2009 and PIECE (also with young actors) in 2011. It’s impossible to categorise their work. Is it dance? Is it drama? Or is it an out-of-control pop concert? Whatever it is, it’s always a thrilling experience.

        Visit nbprojects.nl for more information.

        September Tour 2015


        12 September 2015

        Vlaams Theaterfestival; BRONKS, Brussels (BE)

        bronks.be


        13 September 2015, 4pm

        Nederlands Theaterfestival;
        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

        Tickets: €18/15
        tf.nl


        18 September 2015, 8.15pm

        Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Neerpelt (BE)

        dommelhof.be


        24 September 2015, 8pm

        Stadsschouwburg, Sint-Niklaas (BE)

        Tickets: €13–8
        ccsint-niklaas.be


        26 September 2015, 8.15pm

        Cultuurcentrum Guldenberg, Wevelgem (BE)

        Tickets: €14/12
        ccwevelgem.be


        27 en 28 September 2015, 7pm; 11am

        tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf (DE)

        Tickets: €8
        tanzhaus-nrw.de


        30 September 2015, 8.30pm

        Westrand, Dilbeek (BE)

        Tickets: €14–6
        westrand.be