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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 0313

  • Stroom Den Haag

    SHOW MORE

    Bruno Listopad, Nikola Kneževic

    3 Oct-13 Dec 2015

    Stroom Den Haag, The Hague (NL)

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  • The installation SHOW MORE by the choreographer Bruno Listopad and the architect/artist Nikola Kneževic presents a selection of YouTube online activities of ‘non-artists’ that facultatively and publicly share a designed image of themselves or their desires, according to their own principles. These individuals take charge of their online representation by transforming themselves into subject-objects that either comply with or challenge established norms of behavior. The performative qualities these works have and the creative strategies they employ, raise questions about the distinction between art and ‘non-art’ practices.

  • Wed-Sun, 12–5pm
  • Free admission
  • stroom.nl
  • Hogewal 1-9, 2514 HA The Hague, The Netherlands
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  • 0320

  • If I Can't Dance

    Acoustic Thought

    Snejanka Mihaylova

    3 Oct-20 Dec 2015

    REDCAT, Los Angeles (USA)

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  • As part of the group exhibition Hotel Theory, curated by Sohrab Mohebbi in collaboration with Ruth Estévez, Snejanka Mihaylova will present her new book Acoustic Thought, which was published by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution in collaboration with The Last Books, alongside other publications by her. Snejanka Mihaylova will also present a new performance in collaboration with Lisa Holmqvist as part of the exhibition on 7 November 2015 at 2pm. Read more about the exhibition on the REDCAT website.

  • Tue-Sun, 12–6pm
  • Free admission
  • redcat.org
  • 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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  • 0608

  • Veem House

    Reading & Research group on art and labour

    Anna Moreno

    6 Oct-8 Dec 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • Everywhere within (and outside) the art field issues are raised concerning work and labour. As we tend to do more and more for less and less we risk corroding our own practices and bodies. How to create a more transparent and constructive dialogue about the conditions we do (not) work in?
    Veem House for Performance and artist Anna Moreno offer a Reading & Research group on art and labour. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings on a bi-weekly basis throughout 5 sessions: 6 & 27 October, 10 & 24 November, and 8 December 2015.

  • starting time t.b.a.
  • €25 (materials included)
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 0830

  • Bétonsalon

    Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster

    Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, David Ohle, a.o.

    8 Oct-30 Jan 2016

    Bétonsalon, Paris (FR)

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  • Curated by Mélanie Bouteloup and Garance Malivel, Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster proposes an alternative perspective, a change of outlook based on the speculative power of storytelling and science fiction, as a means to rethink the ways we inhabit our environment. Bringing together a dozen works, for the most part resulting from collaborative processes. Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster has been conceived as a space dedicated to exploring new forms of languages and syntax – with the wager that future possibilities to live and cohabit will depend on the attention we pay to multiple modes of expression and awareness.

  • Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm
  • Free admission
  • betonsalon.net
  • 9 Esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet, 7501 Paris, France
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  • 1110

  • Museum Villa Stuck

    Go and Play with the Giant!

    John Baldessari, Pierre Bismuth, Asger Jorn, Boris Charmatz, a.o.

    11 Oct-10 Jan 2016

    Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (DE)

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  • The exhibition Go and Play with the Giant! shows more than 80 works of international contemporary artists who in their work reflect on the projection and social construction of childhood. The exhibition encourages children and adults to explore issues of being a child. Go and Play with the Giant! questions conventions from which social and political assessments spring. The artworks are often about the conflicting views of childhood, and the longing for the child that grows up in nature unfettered: both the autonomous, self-determined child and the productive, adapted one that functions in an industrialised and economised society.

  • Tue–Sun, 11am
  • €9–2
  • villastuck.de
  • Prinzregentenstr. 60, 81675 Munich, Germany
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  • 1617

  • M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

    IN SITU: Otobong Nkanga

    Otobong Nkanga

    16 Oct-17 Jan 2016

    M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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  • Otobong Nkanga is the inaugural artist invited to participate in the IN SITU programme at M HKA; a new programme of medium-scale monographic exhibitions by some of the most significant artists from around the world working today. Through having developed a highly multifaceted artistic practice over the last decade, Nkanga offers us active proposals for thinking about some of the most urgent issues of the present time. She makes artworks about the relations between the natural landscape, people and labour, and their exploitation. Throughout the duration of the exhibition Nkanga will organise a series of performances and participatory actions.

  • Tue–Sun, 11am
  • €8–0
  • muhka.be
  • Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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  • 1716

  • wkv stuttgart i.c.w. MACBA

    The Beast [and] is the Sovereign

    Efrén Álvarez, Hicham Benohoud, a.o.

    17 Oct-16 Jan 2016

    Württembergischer Kunstverein (DE)

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  • The exhibition The Beast and is the Sovereign, explores constructions of the political sovereign in Western traditions of thought. The focus here is placed on artistic practices that challenge, reverse, or eliminate sovereignty—as brought to bear in concepts of the sacred, the nation-state, modern institutions, humanism, virility, or the unscathed, (hetero)normative body. The exhibition takes its name from the last seminar conducted by Jacques Derrida in 2002–03, in which the French philosopher analyzes the limits of political sovereignty in the Western tradition.

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  • Free admission
  • wkv-stuttgart.de
  • Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
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  • 2317

  • Muzeum Sztuki w Lódzi

    All Men Become Sisters

    Berwick Street Film Collective, Sarah Browne, a.o.

    23 Oct-17 Jan 2016

    Muzeum Sztuki w Lódzi; ms2, Lódz (PL)

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  • The exhibition All Men Become Sisters and its accompanying performative programme proposes a feminist appropriation of the idea of brotherhood, and negotiates and mediates social alliances through the concept of sisterhood—a category, which has the potential to transgress gender boundaries. The main battleground of this struggle is the sphere of labour and production, as well as reproduction of life. The presented artworks act as the means of diagnosis, transformation and interventions in the areas of memory, affects, meanings and imagination.

  • Tue, 10am; Wed–Sun, 11am
  • 16–5zl
  • msl.org.pl
  • Ogrodowa 19 St., 91-065 Lódz, Poland
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  • 2910

  • WIELS

    Battement battu

    Klara Lidén

    29 Oct-10 Jan 2016

    WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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  • Klara Lidén’s solo exhibition at WIELS is her first institutional presentation in Belgium. It comprises new and existing works in a range of media, with an emphasis on video and installation. Occupying the first floor gallery spaces, the exhibition is structured to create a variety of tempos, drawing the visitor slowly into Lidén’s intense interior world. Lidén’s work provokes a search for adjectives, which might at first seem contradictory: violent yet reticent, humorous yet painful, personal yet universal.

  • Wed-Sun, 11am–6pm
  • €8–0
  • wiels.org
  • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 3119

  • Ellen de Bruijne Projects

    The value in mathematics

    Falke Pisano

    31 Oct-19 Dec 2015

    Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

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  • Falke Pisano’s The value in mathematics considers the notion of ‘ethnomathematics’ with works that examine the cultural construct of mathematical practice. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, diagrams and text pieces that approach issues such as exchange, measurement, design, navigation and calculation, and how methods and applications of these notions vary in different contexts. Pisano’s research-based practice looks at how, where, and through what processes an art object is realized and generates meaning.

  • Tue–Fri, 11am; Sat, 1pm
  • Free admission
  • edbprojects.com
  • Rozengracht 207 A, 1016 LZ Amsterdam
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  • 0331

  • MOHA

    Move.Dance.Act (Open call)

    Olivia Reschofsky, Alice Pons

    3 Nov-31 Dec 2015

    Ontmoetingsplek Da Costa, Amsterdam

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  • Move.Dance.Act is an artistic platform open to everyone: you don’t need to have any professional artistic background, just be enthusiastic and open-minded. From 5 November onwards, we gather every Tuesday at Kinkerstraat 42 in Amsterdam to dance, move, play, act, work and have fun. Our goal is to together work on a final project in the form of four performative walks going through each neighborhood of Amsterdam. All the walks will represent a different symbol of gatherings in society: one carnival, one protest, one funeral and one march.

  • 7-9pm
  • Free admission
  • mohaproject.com
  • Kinkerstraat, 42, 1053 DX Amsterdam
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  • 2117

  • Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien

    Regarding Spectatorship

    Sharon Hayes, Martha Rosler, Ian Wallace, a.o.

    21 Nov-17 Jan 2016

    Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin (DE)

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  • Regarding Spectatorship: Revolt and Distant Observer is an ongoing research project curated by Marianna Liosi and Boaz Levin exploring the notion of mediated political spectatorship. The project focuses upon the prevalent mode of vision and the engagement of the distant onlooker in relation to mediated political events, critically exploring the role played by mass and informal media as well as by technological devices in the politics of representation.

  • Daily, 12-7pm
  • Free admission
  • regardingspectatorship.net
  • Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, Germany
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  • 2110

  • QAGOMA

    8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

    Abdul Abdullah, Richard Bell, a.o.

    21 Nov-10 Apr 2016

    Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (AU)

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  • This eighth edition of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) emphasizes the role of performance in recent art, exploring the use of the human form to express cultural, social and political ideas, and the central role of artists in articulating experiences specific to their localities. APT8 features more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries, and continues to expand its consideration of the region into parts of West and Central Asia. For more information and the full programme, visit: qagoma.qld.gov.au

  • Daily, 10am
  • Free admission
  • qagoma.qld.gov.au
  • Stanley Pl, South Bank, Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
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  • 2607

  • Gasworks

    God’s Reptilian Finger

    Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

    26 Nov-7 Feb 2016

    Gasworks, London (UK)

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  • Gasworks presents God’s Reptilian Finger, the first UK solo exhibition by Guatemalan artist Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa. Ramírez-Figueroa’s practice is rooted in folklore and dreams, conspiracy theories, and ancient mythologies. The Guatemalan civil war of 1960–96 is a recurring subject in his work, softened only by the at times absurd or humorous approach that colours many of his sculptures, performances and works on paper. The two installations that comprise God’s Reptilian Finger focus on the amateur archaeology practiced by Mormon missionaries in Guatemala since 1947 and current followers of contemporary British conspiracy theorist David Icke.

  • Wed–Sun, noon or by appointment
  • Free admission
  • gasworks.org.uk
  • 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH, UK
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  • 2723

  • Xing

    Raum

    Lucia Amara, Azdora, Isabella Mongelli, Tim Spooner, a.o.

    27 Nov-23 Feb 2016

    Raum, Bologna (IT)

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  • Raum is preparing to autumn with some precision actions: special projects that investigate the conventions and habits of arts. We have in mind a cultural acupuncture, a work on interstitial tissues, rather than weightlifting. This year Raum’s profile will not be based on series (already tested successfully in the past), but it opens to studio time. Raum will be a spaceand a timefor research, not necessarily exposed to public consumption. A place of representation of knowledge and its mutability. For the complete autumn 2015 – winter 2016 programme, visit: xing.it

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  • xing.it
  • Via Cà Selvatica, 4, 40123, Bologna, Italy
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  • 2906

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Mach Dich hübsch!

    Isa Genzken

    29 Nov-6 Mar 2016

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • The exhibition Mach Dich hübsch! is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of the most influential artists of the last forty years. Isa Genzken (1948) is an artist prepared to risk everything in her pursuit of artistic renewal. Her oeuvre is rooted in the medium of sculpture, and is distinguished by a constantly evolving visual language and the unconstrained use of media. Genzken’s work encompasses sculpture, installation, film, video, painting, collage, and photography. In the 1970s, she produced computer-designed sculpture in relation to American Minimalism and Conceptual Art. These sculptures were followed by one radical step after another.

  • Daily, 10am
  • €15–0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • AHK

    Master of Film lecture series: The self-licking ice cream syndrome

    Johan Grimonprez

    1 Dec 2015

    Nederlandse Filmacademie; Master of Film, Amsterdam

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  • The Self-licking ice cream syndrome is a term coined by Pentagon analyst Chuck Spinney to point at a self-perpetuating system to hold a government hostage in order to steal public money for ever increasing defense spending. A part of this syndrome is the creation of a reality-tunnel of fear. Chuck Spinney is one of the many interviewees from Johan Grimonprez’ new feature film ‘Shadow World’, zooming in on these specific themes. The itinerary of this lecture will trace the trajectory throughout Grimonprez work, from ‘dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y’ via ‘Double Take’ to the most recent film ‘Shadow World’, still to be premiered earlier next year.

  • 7.30pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • ahk.nl
  • Markenplein 1, 1011 MV Amsterdam
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  • 0205

  • MDT

    Yet Another Fine Selection

    Gisèle Vienn, Peter Rehberg, Alma Söderberg, a.o.

    2-5 Dec 2015

    MDT, Stockholm (SE)

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  • Yet Another Fine Selection is a festival where MDT presents works that need to be seen. All these performances are in one sense or another our favorites—some are created here and others we find relevant or significant to MDT. Last year it was Another Fine Selection, this year we present Yet another! In four days we show seven works, by Gisèle Vienne (FR) & Peter Rehberg (AUS), Alma Söderberg (SE), Lisa Östberg (SE) & Kim Hiorthøy (NO/SE), Amanda Apetrea (SE) & Halla Ólafsdóttir (IS/SE), Ofelia Jarl Ortega (SE), Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir (IS), Jean Luc Verna (FR). For the full programme, visit: mdtsthlm.se

  • 6pm
  • kr150–50
  • mdtsthlm.se
  • Slupskjulsvägen 30, 11149 Stockholm, Sweden
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  • 03

  • Corpus

    Illusion of Matter

    Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

    3 Dec 2015

    Tate Modern, London (UK) (Streamed live at youtube.com)

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  • Using theatre, drawing, literature and sculpture, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s work conjures live and sculptural representations that explore themes of loss, identity and displacement. For this new commission he further explores the Guatemalan civil war (1960–96), a recurring subject in his work, which although often softened by an absurd and humorous approach, fails to conceal the force of history that precedes it. Watch Illusion of Matter live online on 03 december 2015, 8pm (GMT) at youtube.com. For more information, visit: tate.org.uk

  • 8pm (GMT)
  • Free admission
  • youtube.com
  • Streamed live across the world
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  • Veem House

    Bâtard Festival—Closing the Space Between Us

    Clément Layes, a.o.

    3-12 Dec 2015

    Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE) and Veem house, Amsterdam

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  • The Brussels festival Bâtard will extend to Amsterdam this year, bringing the vivid performance and dance scenes of both cities together. Besides a Brussels edition, taking place at the Beursschouwburg in Brussels from 3 to 5 December, an Amsterdam equivalent is being staged from 9 to 12 December at Veem House for Performance. Enter with us this shared, occupied and brooding space and let us bridge distances during six varied Bâtard evenings. For the full programme, visit: batard.be or veem.house

  • 7pm
  • €20–5
  • veem.house
  • Multiple venues
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  • 0305

  • Frascati

    Fraslab I: Enkidu Khaled & Clara Amaral

    Enkidu Khaled, Clara Amaral

    3, 4 & 5 Dec 2015

    Frascati, Amsterdam

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  • Enkidu Khaled developed a method that could simplify the complex process of theatre making and that could be used by both adults and children. With this Working Method he guides us through four formats, from first associations to a real theatre piece. In Low Tech, Clara Amaral works with Susan Hoogbergen and Emma Daniel and a collection of electronic Things. These Things are expected to work, to fulfil their electronic functions and, ultimately, our desires. To what extent can we delay the fulfilment of the function of these high-tech objects, in order to reactivate them as Things?

  • Thu, 9pm; Fri–Sat, 8pm
  • €7,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63 1012KD Amsterdam
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  • Post Digital Cultures

    Post Digital Cultures Symposium 2015

    Andreas Angelidakis, Julieta Aranda, a.o.

    4 & 5 Dec 2015

    Palais de Rumine, Lausanne (CH)

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  • For the third and last year, the Federal Office of Culture (FOC) and Les Urbaines festival present Post Digital Cultures, a two-day symposium gathering artists, curators, researchers and philosophers to discuss the current state of contemporary cultural production in relation to new technologies. Faithful to its speculative approach, in 2015 Post Digital Cultures comes back to its title and raison d’être with topics that clearly take a stance for the future, from a political, epistemological and social point of view: art in relation to education, language, objects, architecture and history.

  • Fri, 9.30am; Sat, 10am
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • postdigitalcultures.ch
  • pl. Riponne 6, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
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  • Španski Borci Cultural Centre

    Proscenium Works (1979-2011)

    Trisha Brown Dance Company

    5 Dec 2015

    Španski Borci Cultural Centre, Ljubljana (SI)

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  • Trisha Brown Dance Company comes to Španski Borci as part of its farewell tour, presenting the final European performance of Brown’s legendary large-scale works. The most widely acclaimed American choreographer of the postmodern era and the first female choreographer to receive the coveted MacArthur ‘genius’ award, Trisha Brown’s body of work challenged and changed the definition of dance over her 40-year career. The performance spans three successive decades and the sweep of Brown’s major dances for the stage, and presents her timeless pieces Set and Reset (1983); Solo Olos (1976); Son of Gone Fishin’ (1981); and Rogues (2011).

  • 8pm
  • €25–18
  • spanskiborci.si
  • Zaloška 61, SI-1110 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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  • 06

  • Veem House

    The Sunday Scene. Performance Art podcast

    Hosted by Noha Ramadan

    6 Dec 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • A postcard from abroad, local news from the (performing arts) scene, an update on the (political) weather and an interview with an inspiring artistic mind… Every first Sunday of the month we go on air live from Veem. Broadcasting these frequencies: energy, vision, smarts, open hearts, playful minds. Bring it on and join us live with homemade soup or listen along whilst being abroad.

  • 4pm
  • Free admission
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 09

  • If I Can't Dance

    Rereading Appropriation (Book Launch)

    9 Dec 2015

    8-11, 233 Spandina, Toronto (CA)

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  • On Wednesday 9 December starting at 6pm, 8-11 will host If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’s launch of its latest reader, Rereading Appropriation. The third in an ongoing series of readers, Rereading Appropriation joins the previous titles (Mis)reading Masquerades and Reading / Feeling, which originate in the research field that demarcate each of If I Can’t Dance’s two-year Editions, and are designed by Joris Kritis and Julie Peeters. The launch will be held in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, Radiant Temperature of Openings: A Prologue, by the Toronto-based artists Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko.

  • 6pm
  • Free admission
  • facebook.com
  • 233 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2E2, Canada
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  • 0915

  • Stichting art 1.

    International Queer & Migrant Film Festival

    Jake Witzenfeld, Sophie Deraspe, a.o.

    9-15 Dec 2015

    Multiple venues in Amsterdam

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  • Het International Queer & Migrant Film Festival richt zich op het zichtbaar maken van films, fotografie en literatuur rond seksuele diversiteit in migrantengemeenschappen. Met films die gaan over het migrant- of queer zijn, of films die gemaakt zijn door filmmakers die zelf migrant of queer zijn. Het festival gaat daarbij de urgentie van de actualiteit en het debat niet uit de weg en probeert internationale filmmakers, experts en activisten te betrekken bij nagesprekken en debatten. Voor meer informatie en het hele programma: iqmf.nl

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  • iqmf.nl
  • Multiple venues in Amsterdam
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  • 1012

  • RIGHTABOUTNOW INC.

    RIGHTABOUTNOW festival

    Young Paris, Faada Freddy, Filosofische Stilte, a.o.

    10, 11 & 12 Dec 2015

    Compagnietheater, Amsterdam

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  • RIGHTABOUTNOW is a three day festival in Amsterdam showcasing the diversity of new urban performing arts and artists: cutting edge multicultural theater, dance, poetry, club culture and live music. For the full line up of the festival, visit: rightaboutnowinc.com

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  • eightaboutnowinc.com
  • Kloveniersburgwal 50, 1012 CX Amsterdam
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  • 1011

  • The Showroom

    Our Future Network (Workshop)

    Alex Martinis Roe

    10 & 11 Dec 2015

    The Showroom, London (UK)

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  • Led by artist Alex Martinis Roe the two-day workshop Our Future Network focuses on trans-generational collective politics and is a chance to experiment practically with some Italian feminist collective practices as a way to continue inventing and imagining new ones. If you would like to participate, please send a brief description of your motivations to vc001ab@gold.ac.uk and await a response/further instructions. The workshop is presented as part of Now You Can Go, a programme of events considering feminist thinking, art and activism, taking place across London at The Showroom, the ICA, Space Studios and Raven Row from 1–13 December 2015.

  • 10.30am
  • Letter of interest required
  • nowyoucango.tumblr.com
  • 63 Penfold Street, London, NW8 8PQ, UK
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  • 11

  • SVA MA Curatorial Practice

    Women Speaking to Power (…)

    Tania Bruguera, Shirin Neshat

    11 Dec 2015

    SVA Theatre, New York (USA)

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  • SVA’s MA Curatorial Practice hosts Women Speaking to Power: An Evening of Conversation with Tania Bruguera and Shirin Neshat. Two of the most significant contemporary artists in the world today, they will speak with each other about their experiences as citizens and artists whose works consider gender, politics, their respective homelands, Cuba and Iran, and beyond.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • sva.edu
  • 333 West 23 Street, New York NY 10011, USA
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  • 11

  • Perdu

    To witness matter

    Rozalie Hirs, Baha Görkem Yalim, Patricia Pisters

    11 Dec 2015

    Perdu, Amsterdam

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  • Amongst others, this evening will delve into structures of remembrance, into forms of subjectivity gathering and communicating. Sometimes consciously, sometimes accidentally, matter folds beyond psychological conditions, “memory for two, memory for several, world-memory, memory-ages of the world.”

  • 8.30pm
  • €7/5
  • perdu.nl
  • Kloveniersburgwal 86, 1012 CZ Amsterdam
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  • 11

  • SNDO

    Workshop presentation

    Maria Hassabi, students of SNDO 2 and 3

    11 Dec 2015

    Dokzaal, Amsterdam

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  • Students of SNDO 2 and 3 work with New York-based artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi. During the workshop each participant works with their personal choice of movements. Placing these in extended duration and paying attention to both physical and aesthetic precision, the simplest gestures and poses become abstracted, bringing to the forefront the tension between the human subject and the artistic object, the dancer as a performer and as a physical entity. In the context of this public presentation they share the outcome of their practice.

  • 6.30pm
  • Free admission
  • facebook.com
  • Plantage Doklaan 8-12, 1018 CM Amsterdam
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  • 1217

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Beyond Conceptual Art

    Seth Siegelaub

    12 Dec-17 Apr 2016

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • He was a gallerist, independent curator, publisher, researcher, archivist, collector, and bibliographer. Often billed the “father of Conceptual Art,” Seth Siegelaub was—and remains—a seminal influence on curators, artists, and cultural thinkers, internationally and in Amsterdam, where he settled in the 1990s. Now the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is organizing the exhibition Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art, devoted to the life and work of this fascinating yet still elusive figure.

  • Daily, 10am
  • €15–0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 1206

  • Para Site

    The world is our home. A poem on abstraction.

    Robert Motherwell, Bruce Nauman, Tomie Ohtake, Tang Chang

    12 Dec-6 Mar 2016

    Para Site, Hong Kong (HK)

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  • The world is our home (…) takes as its point of departure a moment in the abstract movement of the post-war era, when dominant international vocabularies became entangled with traditional Asian painting in the work of a few artists, working independently and in disparate contexts. The show gathers a small but consistent body of works by Motherwell, Ohtake, and Tang—three painters active outside of East Asia whose practices incorporated artistic traditions of this region—and looks at the different levels of marginality operated by art historical narratives and aims to make a modest contribution to the re-evaluation of national and international cannons.

  • Wed–Sun, noon
  • Free admission
  • para-site.org.hk
  • 423 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
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  • Paradiso

    Beurs van Bijzondere Uitgevers

    De Wilde Tomaat, Stichting Poesia, a.o.

    13 Dec 2015

    Paradiso, Amsterdam

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  • Op de Beurs van Bijzondere Uitgevers presenteren en verkopen circa honderd uitgevers uit het Nederlandse taalgebied hun nieuwe en oude titels op het gebied van literatuur, literaire non-fictie en beeldende kunsten. De bijdrage van deze specialistische uitgevers aan het Nederlandstalige boekenaanbod is weliswaar relatief klein maar kwalitatief zeer hoogwaardig; elke belangrijke Nederlandse auteur heeft in de loop van zijn of haar loopbaan bij deze uitgeverijen gepubliceerd.

  • 1pm
  • €3, incl. one-day membership
  • paradiso.nl
  • Weteringschans 6-8, 1017 SG Amsterdam
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  • Workspacebrussels

    Title

    Clément Layes

    18 Dec 2015

    Beursschouwburg vzw, Brussels (BE)

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  • Clément Layes has been living and working as a choreographer and performer in Berlin since 2008. At the interface between choreography, visual arts and philosophy, the essence of his works is found in observations on daily life. We think about tomorrow while making coffee, make imaginary travels while walking down streets. Meanwhile the things are just there, shrouded in an enigmatic silence. With typical humour, Layes explores the complex interrelation and discrepancies between the assemblage of things and the web of associations we build around them. Title is presented as part of Working Title Situation #3 – Infinitude.

  • 7pm
  • €10
  • beursschouwburg.be
  • Rue A. Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • If I Can't Dance

    Acoustic Thought (Book Launch)

    Snejanka Mihaylova

    29 Dec 2015

    If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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  • On 29 December 2015, If I Can’t Dance will host a launch of the publication Acoustic Thought, a new book by the artist Snejanka Mihaylova edited with and designed by Philip Baber, and published by If I Can’t Dance in collaboration with The Last Books. Held in If I Can’t Dance’s Westerdok offices, the evening will include a reading by Snejanka Mihaylova, and drinks to toast the book’s launch and the end of the year.

  • 5pm
  • Free admission
  • ificantdance.org
  • Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
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Funeral Parade of Roses. This 1969 film directed by Toshio Matsumoto, I saw last week at EYE in Amsterdam. Many of you might know it, I didn’t. It was brought to my attention by Francesco Bernardelli, who is a freelance curator based in Turin with strong ties to Amsterdam. In my circle of friends, he is our personal guide through the landscape of performance—and visual art, and music, and dance, and opera, and film and … A professional with the relentless energy of the amateur, he thinks, curates, teaches, writes, and lives art. He sees all the things in Amsterdam that I ought to attend or wasn’t aware were happening, in this great agility of his, moving from Holland Festival to Cavia and OT301. He was trained at the Curatorial Programme of de Appel and curated a performance programme there in 2004 which was formative for me. We’ve stayed in touch, and through his eyes, moves, and vivid reports I consistently understand what a rich cultural scene Amsterdam offers. As the cliché is that clichés are true, the outsider shows you what is there, shows you that chic critique is perhaps in fact lazy complaint. His recommendation of Funeral Parade of Roses was a command. Tired from a lingering flu, recent traveling, and an intense day at the office, a late Skype meeting helped me resist the call from cosy home, instead functioning as a stepping stone to get me (in the dark, rainy and windy IJ-river area) on the bike, on the ferry, on the cinema seat—work bitch! One can watch the movie online, but the momentum of the cinema is incomparable.

That Skype meeting was about How We Behave. A couple of weeks ago Grant Watson, the curator of this project, and I did a series of new interviews in Athens. The project is about the (Foucauldian) aesthetics of existence: through conversations about the care of the self, this ongoing project enquires about people’s techniques of living. Grant has called the project a ‘snapshot of contemporary subjectivity’ and although the format of the interview is key in collecting information, it is not through ‘human interest’ that we arrive to this. Anecdote, biography, opinion; they might bleed through, but they are not what we’re foremost interested in. The leading principle is how you do things, and the description of how you do things. The interviews are in fact more exercises—exercises for the interviewee, to give words to actions, ways, patterns, that form recurrent or more accidental parts of their live(s). Through asking about these movements (interviewers), and revisiting these movements (the interviewee), time and space is recreated. And created. In the here and now of the conversation. As interviewers we have a set of prepared questions, but they are more to fall back onto, than a ‘curriculum’. Often the first question we pose, is the only one on our list, and from there the conversation evolves, each time moving in a different way.

Both, Funeral Parade of Roses and How We Behave are about queerness. In the act of writing this letter, I guess that what comes to the fore in connecting these two, and including Francesco, three, is that queerness is (about) movement. Ánd the courage for a certain precision that allows you to concentrate on and be in tune with your perception and experience. The stills here are photos I made in the cinema with my iPhone, of short portraits of queens that are abruptly montaged in the movie, and reminded me of the filmed portraits of How We Behave. There is a certain resignation in the answers, that you can read as passive, or as potential, in its resistance—which may sound paradoxical in the case of queens—to ‘performance’.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 0313

  • Stroom Den Haag

    SHOW MORE

    Bruno Listopad, Nikola Kneževic

    3 Oct-13 Dec 2015

    Stroom Den Haag, The Hague (NL)

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  • The installation SHOW MORE by the choreographer Bruno Listopad and the architect/artist Nikola Kneževic presents a selection of YouTube online activities of ‘non-artists’ that facultatively and publicly share a designed image of themselves or their desires, according to their own principles. These individuals take charge of their online representation by transforming themselves into subject-objects that either comply with or challenge established norms of behavior. The performative qualities these works have and the creative strategies they employ, raise questions about the distinction between art and ‘non-art’ practices.

  • Wed-Sun, 12–5pm
  • Free admission
  • stroom.nl
  • Hogewal 1-9, 2514 HA The Hague, The Netherlands
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  • 0320

  • If I Can't Dance

    Acoustic Thought

    Snejanka Mihaylova

    3 Oct-20 Dec 2015

    REDCAT, Los Angeles (USA)

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  • As part of the group exhibition Hotel Theory, curated by Sohrab Mohebbi in collaboration with Ruth Estévez, Snejanka Mihaylova will present her new book Acoustic Thought, which was published by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution in collaboration with The Last Books, alongside other publications by her. Snejanka Mihaylova will also present a new performance in collaboration with Lisa Holmqvist as part of the exhibition on 7 November 2015 at 2pm. Read more about the exhibition on the REDCAT website.

  • Tue-Sun, 12–6pm
  • Free admission
  • redcat.org
  • 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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  • Veem House

    Reading & Research group on art and labour

    Anna Moreno

    6 Oct-8 Dec 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • Everywhere within (and outside) the art field issues are raised concerning work and labour. As we tend to do more and more for less and less we risk corroding our own practices and bodies. How to create a more transparent and constructive dialogue about the conditions we do (not) work in?
    Veem House for Performance and artist Anna Moreno offer a Reading & Research group on art and labour. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings on a bi-weekly basis throughout 5 sessions: 6 & 27 October, 10 & 24 November, and 8 December 2015.

  • starting time t.b.a.
  • €25 (materials included)
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 0821

  • The Showroom & The Otolith Collective

    The Chimurenga Library

    Ntone Edjabe, George Hallett a.o.

    8 Oct-21 Nov 2015

    The Showroom, London (UK)

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  • The Showroom and The Otolith Collective present the Cape Town-based outfit Chimurenga. For their first UK presentation, Chimurenga will infiltrate The Showroom’s building in the form of The Chimurenga Library, inserting themselves into the existing frameworks, functions and structures of the space without displacing its everyday activities. Founded by Ntone Edjabe in 2002, Chimurenga (a Shona word that loosely translates as ‘struggle for freedom’) is at the centre of vibrant new cultural projection across Africa, which includes championing new music, literature and visual arts.

  • Wed–Sat, 12–6pm
  • Free admission
  • theshowroom.org
  • 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ, United Kingdom
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  • 0830

  • Bétonsalon

    Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster

    Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, David Ohle, a.o.

    8 Oct-30 Jan 2016

    Bétonsalon, Paris (FR)

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  • Curated by Mélanie Bouteloup and Garance Malivel, Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster proposes an alternative perspective, a change of outlook based on the speculative power of storytelling and science fiction, as a means to rethink the ways we inhabit our environment. Bringing together a dozen works, for the most part resulting from collaborative processes. Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster has been conceived as a space dedicated to exploring new forms of languages and syntax – with the wager that future possibilities to live and cohabit will depend on the attention we pay to multiple modes of expression and awareness.

  • Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm
  • Free admission
  • betonsalon.net
  • 9 Esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet, 7501 Paris, France
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  • 1029

  • Münchner Kammerspiele

    Ode to Joy

    Rabih Mroué, Manal Khader, a.o.

    10 Oct-29 Nov 2015

    Münchner Kammerspiele, München (DE)

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  • Ode to Joy is a performance that presents fragmented scenes in relation to the 1972 Munich attack. It is about two uncertain personal accounts of the Palestinian revolutions; those of Rabih Mroué and Manal Khader. Rather than talking about major thresholds and events that shaped the revolution, their approach is to tackle the topic from the margin; from the peripheries. Between predicting the future and the re-enactment of the past, Mroué and Khader will examine the use of image in wars, the role of the media and the interweaving of the fiction and the real.

  • 8pm; except: 10/10, 7pm and 27/10, 9pm
  • €22–6
  • muenchner-kammerspiele.de
  • Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München, Germany
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  • 1110

  • Museum Villa Stuck

    Go and Play with the Giant!

    John Baldessari, Pierre Bismuth, Asger Jorn, Boris Charmatz, a.o.

    11 Oct-10 Jan 2016

    Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (DE)

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  • The exhibition Go and Play with the Giant! shows more than 80 works of international contemporary artists who in their work reflect on the projection and social construction of childhood. The exhibition encourages children and adults to explore issues of being a child. Go and Play with the Giant! questions conventions from which social and political assessments spring. The artworks are often about the conflicting views of childhood, and the longing for the child that grows up in nature unfettered: both the autonomous, self-determined child and the productive, adapted one that functions in an industrialised and economised society.

  • Tue–Sun, 11am
  • €9–2
  • villastuck.de
  • Prinzregentenstr. 60, 81675 Munich, Germany
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  • 1617

  • M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

    IN SITU: Otobong Nkanga

    Otobong Nkanga

    16 Oct-17 Jan 2016

    M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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  • Otobong Nkanga is the inaugural artist invited to participate in the IN SITU programme at M HKA; a new programme of medium-scale monographic exhibitions by some of the most significant artists from around the world working today. Through having developed a highly multifaceted artistic practice over the last decade, Nkanga offers us active proposals for thinking about some of the most urgent issues of the present time. She makes artworks about the relations between the natural landscape, people and labour, and their exploitation. Throughout the duration of the exhibition Nkanga will organise a series of performances and participatory actions.

  • Tue–Sun, 11am
  • €8–0
  • muhka.be
  • Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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  • 1716

  • wkv stuttgart i.c.w. MACBA

    The Beast [and] is the Sovereign

    Efrén Álvarez, Hicham Benohoud, a.o.

    17 Oct-16 Jan 2016

    Württembergischer Kunstverein (DE)

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  • The exhibition The Beast and is the Sovereign, explores constructions of the political sovereign in Western traditions of thought. The focus here is placed on artistic practices that challenge, reverse, or eliminate sovereignty—as brought to bear in concepts of the sacred, the nation-state, modern institutions, humanism, virility, or the unscathed, (hetero)normative body. The exhibition takes its name from the last seminar conducted by Jacques Derrida in 2002–03, in which the French philosopher analyzes the limits of political sovereignty in the Western tradition.

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  • Free admission
  • wkv-stuttgart.de
  • Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
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  • 2317

  • Muzeum Sztuki w Lódzi

    All Men Become Sisters

    Berwick Street Film Collective, Sarah Browne, a.o.

    23 Oct-17 Jan 2016

    Muzeum Sztuki w Lódzi; ms2, Lódz (PL)

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  • The exhibition All Men Become Sisters and its accompanying performative programme proposes a feminist appropriation of the idea of brotherhood, and negotiates and mediates social alliances through the concept of sisterhood—a category, which has the potential to transgress gender boundaries. The main battleground of this struggle is the sphere of labour and production, as well as reproduction of life. The presented artworks act as the means of diagnosis, transformation and interventions in the areas of memory, affects, meanings and imagination.

  • Tue, 10am; Wed–Sun, 11am
  • 16–5zl
  • msl.org.pl
  • Ogrodowa 19 St., 91-065 Lódz, Poland
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  • 2910

  • WIELS

    Battement battu

    Klara Lidén

    29 Oct-10 Jan 2016

    WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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  • Klara Lidén’s solo exhibition at WIELS is her first institutional presentation in Belgium. It comprises new and existing works in a range of media, with an emphasis on video and installation. Occupying the first floor gallery spaces, the exhibition is structured to create a variety of tempos, drawing the visitor slowly into Lidén’s intense interior world. Lidén’s work provokes a search for adjectives, which might at first seem contradictory: violent yet reticent, humorous yet painful, personal yet universal.

  • Wed-Sun, 11am–6pm
  • €8–0
  • wiels.org
  • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 3119

  • Ellen de Bruijne Projects

    The value in mathematics

    Falke Pisano

    31 Oct-19 Dec 2015

    Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

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  • Falke Pisano’s The value in mathematics considers the notion of ‘ethnomathematics’ with works that examine the cultural construct of mathematical practice. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, diagrams and text pieces that approach issues such as exchange, measurement, design, navigation and calculation, and how methods and applications of these notions vary in different contexts. Pisano’s research-based practice looks at how, where, and through what processes an art object is realized and generates meaning.

  • Tue–Fri, 11am; Sat, 1pm
  • Free admission
  • edbprojects.com
  • Rozengracht 207 A, 1016 LZ Amsterdam
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  • 01

  • Veem House

    The Sunday Scene. Performance Art podcast

    Hosted by Noha Ramadan

    1 Nov 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • A postcard from abroad, local news from the (performing arts) scene, an update on the (political) weather and an interview with an inspiring artistic mind… From now on every first Sunday of the month we go on air live from Veem. Broadcasting these frequencies: energy, vision, smarts, open hearts, playful minds. Bring it on and join us live with homemade soup or listen along whilst being abroad.

  • 4pm
  • Free admission
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 03

  • Ancienne Belgique

    C-ORE

    Mykki Blanco

    3 Nov 2015

    Ancienne Belgique, Brussel (BE)

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  • Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. identifies more with the feminist punk movement Riot Grrrl, but as Mykki Blanco—and together with the likes of Azealia Banks, Angel Haze, Le1F and Zebra Katz—he was propelled to figurehead of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) hiphop scene. His latest project/compilation C-ORE, the first release on Blanco’s brand new underground label Dogfood Music Group, harbours collaborations with labelmates Yves Tumor, PsychoEgyptian and Violence and is bursting with slightly crazy hip-hop intertwined with dark electronica, hard industrial beats, punk, grime and noise.

  • 8pm
  • €13/10
  • abconcerts.be
  • Anspachlaan 110, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
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  • 0331

  • MOHA

    Move.Dance.Act (Open call)

    Olivia Reschofsky, Alice Pons

    3 Nov-31 Dec 2015

    Ontmoetingsplek Da Costa, Amsterdam

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  • Move.Dance.Act is an artistic platform open to everyone: you don’t need to have any professional artistic background, just be enthusiastic and open-minded. From 5 November onwards, we gather every Tuesday at Kinkerstraat 42 in Amsterdam to dance, move, play, act, work and have fun. Our goal is to together work on a final project in the form of four performative walks going through each neighborhood of Amsterdam. All the walks will represent a different symbol of gatherings in society: one carnival, one protest, one funeral and one march.

  • 7-9pm
  • Free admission
  • mohaproject.com
  • Kinkerstraat, 42, 1053 DX Amsterdam
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  • 0307

  • Frascati Theater

    How did I die

    Davy Pieters

    3-7 Nov 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • In How Did I Die, time cannot be trusted: neither the period from the discovery of the body to a possible conclusion, nor the possible final hours of the deceased. Nothing is certain. Time and truth are manipulated, conspiracy theories revised. The truth is a complex puzzle in which our fantasies can be gruesomely real or unreal. Just one murder has taken place, but there are countless paths that could have led to it. Does the reconstruction bring us closer to the truth, or does it push us further away? How Did I Die is a realistically fictional, cinematic, physical production. Particularly suitable for those who love a good thriller.

  • 8pm
  • €15/11,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 0405

  • Dansmakers Amsterdam

    DEU$/EX\M4CHIN4

    Fernando Belfiore

    4 & 5 Nov 2015

    Dansmakers Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • DEU$/EX\M4CHIN4 is the new choreography by Fernando Belfiore for four performers. A Science fiction ritual about the confrontation of men and machine. Deus ex Machina originates from the Greek theatrical term for an unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation. Nowadays we expand our bodily capacities by using technological extensions; we communicate faster, transferring our thoughts and travelling space and time in a blink of an eye. What powers do these extensions bring our human relations? Do they influence our perception? Can we empower our body to go back and forward into the future?

  • 8.30pm
  • €8/5,50/1
  • dansmakers.nl
  • Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203, 1021 KP Amsterdam
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  • 0507

  • SNDO

    SNDO 3 Presents: Or Do They Just Live And Do Other Stuff? (Progr. 1)

    Students of SNDO3

    5, 6 & 7 Nov 2015

    De Theaterschool, Amsterdam

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  • Or do they just live and do other stuff? is six evenings of performance works, in two programmes, that have been choreographed by the students of the third year of SNDO – School of New Dance Development, Amsterdam. The first programme on 5, 6 and 7 November features new work by Juan Pablo Cámara, Duan Chengbei, and Tea Teearu. Bookings for the performances can be made here.

  • 8pm
  • €6–1
  • ahk.nl
  • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG Amsterdam
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  • Corpus

    Session four, The Book to Come Reading Group: ‘La jalousie’.

    Isidoro Valcárcel Medina

    5 Nov 2015

    Bulegoa z/b, Bilbao (ES)

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  • “In 1957, Alain Robbe-Grillet published ‘la jalousie’. In 1972 Isidoro Valcárcel Medina carried it over into a film ‘La Celosia’; this is the film poster”. Bulegoa z/b have invited Valcárcel Medina to share different parts of the making of a film-book with The Book to Come reading group: over 300 written pieces of cardboard used in the sequences that make up the film; the film poster; one of the two copies Valcárcel Medina annotated and used as his script (the Spanish 1958 edition of Robbe-Grillet’s novel), and ‘La Celosía’, the end result, made up of text-image and text-sound.

  • 5pm
  • Free admission
  • bulegoa.org
  • Solokoetxe 8 bajo, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
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  • 0506

  • SPIELART Festival München

    INNOC€NT

    Astrit Ismaili

    5 & 6 Nov 2015

    i-camp/Neues Theater München, Munich (DE)

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  • Three dimensions hurtle toward one another and collide, but exist alongside one another: drawings, texts, and songs created by Astrit Ismaili and personified by three performers. They explore the diversity and energize the space and bodies. Dreams and gender identity, art and market, dependency and spirituality are the themes of the performance. P.S. Don’t forget your wallet or purse.

  • Thu, 6pm; Fri, 4pm
  • €12/7
  • spielart.org
  • Entenbachstraße 37, 81541 Munich, Germany
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  • 06

  • Decolonising Our Minds, Pluto Press

    Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

    Peter Hudis, a.o.

    6 Nov 2015

    SOAS, University of London, London (UK)

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  • Decolonising Our Minds and Pluto Press are delighted to welcome Peter Hudis, Selim Nadi and Tithi Bhattacharya for a discussion on Professor Hudis’s crucial new book on Frantz Fanon’s philosophical and psychological thought, and political activism – Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades. Scholarship on Fanon is vast, and he is regarded as a singular figure in postcolonialism, critical theory and revolutionary political thought. His works have inspired movements in Palestine, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the US and many other contexts.

  • 6.30pm
  • Free admission
  • facebook.com
  • Russell Square, WC1H 0XG London, United Kingdom
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  • 07

  • DIY Workshop Amsterdam

    The bell hooks reading group

    7 Nov 2015

    Basement, Amsterdam

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  • The bell hooks reading group is a biweekly meeting where we discuss intersectional feminism in reference to specific books, starting with Feminist Theory from margin to center, and Feminism is for everybody. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit: diyworkshop.noblogs.org

  • 4pm
  • Free admission
  • diyworkshop.noblogs.org
  • Jodenbreestraat 24, 1011 NK Amsterdam
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  • 08

  • Veem House

    The Metaphors

    Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters

    8 Nov 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • An event on art, imagination and sustainability. In December 2014 the artist Jozef Wouters (writer, dramaturge and performer) visited the UN climate summit in Lima. During these two weeks he collected 80 metaphors used to imagine and discuss climate change. These were translated into a booklet of images and distributed at the end of the conference as a “draft for further negotiation.” In a correspondence with Wouters, essayist Jeroen Peeters commented on reports of the climate debate in Belgian newspapers. The question remains poignant: how do we – artists, intellectuals, citizens – imagine a problem that is not imaginable.

  • 4pm
  • €7/5
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 08

  • West

    Salon Sémiotique

    Emily Kocken

    8 Nov 2015

    West, The Hague (NL)

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  • Dear friend, associate, colleague, art lover, beautiful stranger, we cordially invite you to attend Salon Sémiotique; a joyful gathering that celebrates the playfulness and the depth of Gertrude Stein’s poem Sacred Emily. Salon Sémiotique, hosted by artist Emily Kocken, is held within her new installation Come-Go-Stay, currently on show at West. Join us for an evening full of nice music, hearty food, alchemist’s cocktails, aktions, a silent reading, a memory game designed by the artist, and for those who dare some delightful dancing. RSVP before 2 November by sending an email to: eloise@westdenhaag.nl

  • 7pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • westdenhaag.nl
  • Groenewegje 136, 2515 LR The Hague, The Netherlands
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  • 1028

  • NBprojects

    LIEFDESVERKLARING (November tour)

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

    10-28 Nov 2015

    Multiple venues in Belgium

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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 November tour schedule, visit “+” or follow this link.

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  • See schedule
  • nbprojects.nl
  • Multiple venues in Belgium
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  • 1115

  • Veem House

    Paper is a leaf that will destroy us in its fall

    Sarah van Lamsweerde

    11-15 Nov 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • Sarah van Lamsweerde is working on Paper is a leaf that will destroy us in its fall, inspired on the “proverbstrings” of the Congolese tribe Lega. The strings with various objects are used to transfer knowlegde, but also to discuss together the various possible interpretations in the present.
    Taking this as an example she and co-creators Alex Zakkas and Esther Mugambi design a contemporary proverbstring. Where and how do these two meet? A “clashing and dashing” in publication, performance and installation.

  • Wed-Sat, 8.30pm; Sun 4pm
  • €15/12/10/5
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 12

  • Red Light Radio

    The Space Lady in Amsterdam

    The Space Lady

    12 Nov 2015

    NDSM-werf, Amsterdam

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  • The Space Lady is returning to Earth. On 12 November she lands in Amsterdam for a very intimate show in the underground of the NDSM-werf. Alongside The Space Lady there will be music by the Red Light Radio & Meduse Magiq DJ’s.

  • 8pm
  • €7
  • redlightradio.net
  • Tt. Neveritaweg 61, 1033 WB Amsterdam
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  • 1214

  • CAMPO arts centre

    Oblivion (Premiere)

    Sarah Vanhee

    12, 13 & 14 Nov 2015

    CAMPO victoria, Ghent (BE)

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  • Imagine this place where you find yourself reconnected to everything you have discarded, deleted or thrown away. Objects, thoughts, relations you had already cut yourself loose from and forgotten about, now they are all there again. They are yours, you care about them. You reverse, re-value, re-invest. Every thing is worth something. When does your trash stop being your trash? Sarah Vanhee has collected a year’s worth of real and virtual trash and brings it together in a performance. It is a slow celebration of things unhidden.

  • 7.30pm
  • €13/10/7
  • campo.nu
  • Nieuwpoort 31-35
, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

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  • NEXT 2015

    Ad Noctum

    Christian Rizzo

    14 Nov 2015

    Le Phénix, Valenciennes (FR)

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  • The brand-new performance Ad Noctum is a tribute of the trend-setting French choreographer Christian Rizzo to “the dark” and the nocturnes of Chopin and Satie. For this dance duet Rizzo works again with two performers who already shone in his previous performances: Julie Guibert and Kerem Gelebek. The third protagonist is a totem/monolith which sends out sound, light and image over the stage and allows the dancers to move in a virtual world.

  • 9-10pm
  • €15/13/8
  • nextfestival.eu
  • Blvd. Henri Harpignies, 59301 Valenciennes, France
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  • 1920

  • Corpus

    Tongue PhD

    Ieva Miseviciutè

    19 & 20 Nov 2015

    Playground 2015; STUK arts centre, Leuven (BE)

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  • Ieva Miseviciutè, Master in Political Science, Master in Cultural Analysis, will finally get her PhD, in one hour, right in front of you, granted by her tongue! The tongue bares the memory of the animal, the instinctual, but also is the main tool with which we express our humanness. It is a bridge between madness and intelligence. Tongue PhD consists of ten chapters each investigating a different metaphoric lens of the tongue. This solo piece fuses elements of physical theater, academic reverie, dance and Butoh, structured in the format of a PhD dissertation. Tongue PhD is presented as part of Playground 2015 (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven, Belgium).

  • Thu, 8.30pm; Fri, 9pm
  • €10/6
  • playgroundfestival.be
  • Naamsestraat 96, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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  • 2117

  • Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien

    Regarding Spectatorship

    Sharon Hayes, Martha Rosler, Ian Wallace, a.o.

    21 Nov-17 Jan 2016

    Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin (DE)

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  • Regarding Spectatorship: Revolt and Distant Observer is an ongoing research project curated by Marianna Liosi and Boaz Levin exploring the notion of mediated political spectatorship. The project focuses upon the prevalent mode of vision and the engagement of the distant onlooker in relation to mediated political events, critically exploring the role played by mass and informal media as well as by technological devices in the politics of representation.

  • Daily, 12-7pm
  • Free admission
  • regardingspectatorship.net
  • Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, Germany
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  • 2110

  • QAGOMA

    8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

    Abdul Abdullah, Richard Bell, a.o.

    21 Nov-10 Apr 2016

    Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (AU)

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  • This eighth edition of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) emphasizes the role of performance in recent art, exploring the use of the human form to express cultural, social and political ideas, and the central role of artists in articulating experiences specific to their localities. APT8 features more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries, and continues to expand its consideration of the region into parts of West and Central Asia. For more information and the full programme, visit: qagoma.qld.gov.au

  • Daily, 10am
  • Free admission
  • qagoma.qld.gov.au
  • Stanley Pl, South Bank, Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
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  • 23

  • Ashkal Alwan

    Art Is As And Against History (…)

    Claire Bishop, Elias Khoury, Jayce Slalom, a.o.

    23 Nov 2015

    Ashkal Alwan building, Beirut (LB)

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  • Art Is As And Against History: A Conversation on Telling Stories in the Present About the Past is a cross-disciplinary conversation on telling stories in the present about the past, and a practitioners’ debate on the uses of history in novels, videos, installations, exhibitions, and history itself. A panel with Claire Bishop, Elias Khoury and Jayce Salloum moderated by Kaelen Wilson Goldie. Art Is As And Against History (…) is presented as part of Home Works 7, a multidisciplinary forum on cultural practices curated by Frie Leysen, Bassam El Baroni and Christine Tome.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission
  • ashkalalwan.org
  • Building 110, Street 90, Jisr el Wati, Beirut, Lebanon
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  • 24

  • Jasmin Moeller, Masha Ru I.C.W. Mediamatic

    Raising Doubts

    Jasmin Moeller, Masha Ru

    24 Nov 2015

    The Bookstore Foundation, Amserdam

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  • Presentation of the online platform raisingdoubts.nl. The goal of this platform is to stimulate fundamental thinking about research in art. It is based on research methods, codes and relations between theory and practice. Raising Doubts is an initiative by Jasmin Moeller and Masha Ru in collaboration with Mediamatic. Earlier this year an installation in the public space of Mediamatic was realized which still can be experienced until end of November 2015. As well as the installation the online platform uses questions to not only start a conversation, but also to shape the artwork.

  • 8pm
  • Free admission
  • facebook.com
  • Ernest Staesstraat 1, 1061 BZ Amsterdam
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  • NBprojects i.c.w. ICKamsterdam

    5: ECHO – THE SOLO

    Nicole Beutler

    26 Nov 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam (NL)

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  • In 5: ECHO, choreographer Nicole Beutler enters into a dialogue with the history of dance. Past, present and future flow into each other in this magical ritual. 5: ECHO has two parts: a solo performance and a choreography for six dancers. During the COME TOGETHER #2 festival, Beutler shows the solo, danced by Hillary Blake Firestone and inspired by the radical performative work by Koert Stuyf and Ellen Edinoff, who blew up the conventions of the art of dance in the Netherlands in the nineteen seventies. Since all video footage has been lost, Beutler based her version of the solo on reviews that were written about it then.

  • 9.30pm
  • €10/8
  • frascati.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • NBPROJECTS, TILT, NEVERLIKE, FRASCATI, VEEM HOUSE, A.O.

    COME TOGETHER #2

    Nicole Beutler, Keren Levi, Andrea Božic, a.o.

    26, 27 & 28 Nov 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Following COME TOGETHER: Beauty, Bauhaus & The Beast in 2014, performance makers Andrea Božic, Keren Levi and Nicole Beutler now initiate a second festival edition in the spirit of BAU – a platform for dance and performance. In collaboration with BAU, Frascati and Veem House for Performance, the Amsterdam’s interdisciplinary scene takes center stage to present a 3-day crossing-borders programme with dance, performance, theatre, music, visual art and film. For the complete programme, visit frascatitheater.nl

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  • €15–5
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • SNDO

    SNDO 3 Presents: Or Do They Just Live And Do Other Stuff? (Progr. 2)

    Students of SNDO3

    26, 27 & 28 Nov 2015

    De Theaterschool, Amsterdam

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  • Or do they just live and do other stuff? is six evenings of performance works, in two programmes, that have been choreographed by the students of the third year of SNDO – School of New Dance Development, Amsterdam. The second programme on 26, 27 and 28 November features new work by Estéfano Romani, Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, and Andrea Zavala Folache. Bookings for the performances can be made here.

  • 8pm
  • €6–1
  • ahk.nl
  • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG Amsterdam
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  • 2607

  • Gasworks

    God’s Reptilian Finger

    Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

    26 Nov-7 Feb 2016

    Gasworks, London (UK)

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  • Gasworks presents God’s Reptilian Finger, the first UK solo exhibition by Guatemalan artist Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa. Ramírez-Figueroa’s practice is rooted in folklore and dreams, conspiracy theories, and ancient mythologies. The Guatemalan civil war of 1960–96 is a recurring subject in his work, softened only by the at times absurd or humorous approach that colours many of his sculptures, performances and works on paper. The two installations that comprise God’s Reptilian Finger focus on the amateur archaeology practiced by Mormon missionaries in Guatemala since 1947 and current followers of contemporary British conspiracy theorist David Icke.

  • Wed–Sun, noon or by appointment
  • Free admission
  • gasworks.org.uk
  • 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH, UK
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  • 2723

  • Xing

    Raum

    Lucia Amara, Azdora, Isabella Mongelli, Tim Spooner, a.o.

    27 Nov-23 Feb 2016

    Raum, Bologna (IT)

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  • Raum is preparing to autumn with some precision actions: special projects that investigate the conventions and habits of arts. We have in mind a cultural acupuncture, a work on interstitial tissues, rather than weightlifting. This year Raum’s profile will not be based on series (already tested successfully in the past), but it opens to studio time. Raum will be a spaceand a timefor research, not necessarily exposed to public consumption. A place of representation of knowledge and its mutability. For the complete autumn 2015 – winter 2016 programme, visit: xing.it

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  • xing.it
  • Via Cà Selvatica, 4, 40123, Bologna, Italy
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  • Veem House

    Geometry of the Scattering: scene I

    Germaine Kruip

    28 & 29 Nov 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • From November 26, 2015 until March 27, 2016 under the title Geometry of the Scattering the Oude Kerk presents an exhibition by Dutch artist Germaine Kruip. With the cooperation of curator Krist Gruijthuijsen, an ensemble of works was selected that has never been exhibited in the Netherlands before. During the exhibition the performance Geometry of the Scattering: scene I will be presented in Veem House for Performance.

  • 12pm
  • t.b.a.
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

    RijksakademieOPEN 2015

    resident artists of the Rijksakademie

    28 & 29 Nov 2015

    Rijksakademie, Amsterdam

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  • RijksakademieOPEN is the only moment of the year that all 49 resident artists of the Rijksakademie will open the doors of their studios and welcome the public. New developments in the arts are revealed, and on display are works that might later be encountered throughout the world in prominent collections, exhibitions and biennials. Aside from studio presentations during RijksakademieOPEN there will also be films, performances and guided tours.

  • 11am
  • €8
  • rijksakademie.nl
  • Sarphatistraat 470, 1018 GW Amsterdam
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  • CLOUD/Danslab

    CLOUD Club #10 HIGHER

    Michele Rizzo

    28 Nov 2015

    CLOUD/Danslab, The Hague (NL)

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  • CLOUD Club is an experimental dance session in the dance studio. An unpredictable dance club. Amateurs and professionals united for the fun of learning. Since its beginnings in 2014, we have had an increased number of enthusiastic participants who get to know CLOUD – bridging audience and dancers worldwide. The 10th edition of CLOUD Club will be special! HIGHER is a movement research practice based on club dancing. In a 4-hours session, while dancing on Techno music, we will train the activity of losing ourselves, attempting to enter a state close to trance while studying movement. Sneakers obligatory!

  • 7pm
  • €7
  • cloudatdanslab.nl
  • De Const. Rebecqueplein 20b, 2518 RA The Hague, NL
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  • Stedelijk Museum

    Mach Dich hübsch!

    Isa Genzken

    29 Nov-6 Mar 2016

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • The exhibition Mach Dich hübsch! is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of the most influential artists of the last forty years. Isa Genzken (1948) is an artist prepared to risk everything in her pursuit of artistic renewal. Her oeuvre is rooted in the medium of sculpture, and is distinguished by a constantly evolving visual language and the unconstrained use of media. Genzken’s work encompasses sculpture, installation, film, video, painting, collage, and photography. In the 1970s, she produced computer-designed sculpture in relation to American Minimalism and Conceptual Art. These sculptures were followed by one radical step after another.

  • Daily, 10am
  • €15–0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ 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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  • 0830

  • Bétonsalon

    Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster

    Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, David Ohle, a.o.

    8 Oct-30 Jan 2016

    Bétonsalon, Paris (FR)

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  • Curated by Mélanie Bouteloup and Garance Malivel, Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster proposes an alternative perspective, a change of outlook based on the speculative power of storytelling and science fiction, as a means to rethink the ways we inhabit our environment. Bringing together a dozen works, for the most part resulting from collaborative processes. Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster has been conceived as a space dedicated to exploring new forms of languages and syntax – with the wager that future possibilities to live and cohabit will depend on the attention we pay to multiple modes of expression and awareness.

  • Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm
  • Free admission
  • betonsalon.net
  • 9 Esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet, 7501 Paris, France
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  • 1110

  • Museum Villa Stuck

    Go and Play with the Giant!

    John Baldessari, Pierre Bismuth, Asger Jorn, Boris Charmatz, a.o.

    11 Oct-10 Jan 2016

    Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (DE)

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  • The exhibition Go and Play with the Giant! shows more than 80 works of international contemporary artists who in their work reflect on the projection and social construction of childhood. The exhibition encourages children and adults to explore issues of being a child. Go and Play with the Giant! questions conventions from which social and political assessments spring. The artworks are often about the conflicting views of childhood, and the longing for the child that grows up in nature unfettered: both the autonomous, self-determined child and the productive, adapted one that functions in an industrialised and economised society.

  • Tue–Sun, 11am
  • €9–2
  • villastuck.de
  • Prinzregentenstr. 60, 81675 Munich, Germany
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  • 1617

  • M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

    IN SITU: Otobong Nkanga

    Otobong Nkanga

    16 Oct-17 Jan 2016

    M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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  • Otobong Nkanga is the inaugural artist invited to participate in the IN SITU programme at M HKA; a new programme of medium-scale monographic exhibitions by some of the most significant artists from around the world working today. Through having developed a highly multifaceted artistic practice over the last decade, Nkanga offers us active proposals for thinking about some of the most urgent issues of the present time. She makes artworks about the relations between the natural landscape, people and labour, and their exploitation. Throughout the duration of the exhibition Nkanga will organise a series of performances and participatory actions.

  • Tue–Sun, 11am
  • €8–0
  • muhka.be
  • Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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  • 1716

  • wkv stuttgart i.c.w. MACBA

    The Beast [and] is the Sovereign

    Efrén Álvarez, Hicham Benohoud, a.o.

    17 Oct-16 Jan 2016

    Württembergischer Kunstverein (DE)

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  • The exhibition The Beast and is the Sovereign, explores constructions of the political sovereign in Western traditions of thought. The focus here is placed on artistic practices that challenge, reverse, or eliminate sovereignty—as brought to bear in concepts of the sacred, the nation-state, modern institutions, humanism, virility, or the unscathed, (hetero)normative body. The exhibition takes its name from the last seminar conducted by Jacques Derrida in 2002–03, in which the French philosopher analyzes the limits of political sovereignty in the Western tradition.

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  • Free admission
  • wkv-stuttgart.de
  • Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
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  • 2317

  • Muzeum Sztuki w Lódzi

    All Men Become Sisters

    Berwick Street Film Collective, Sarah Browne, a.o.

    23 Oct-17 Jan 2016

    Muzeum Sztuki w Lódzi; ms2, Lódz (PL)

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  • The exhibition All Men Become Sisters and its accompanying performative programme proposes a feminist appropriation of the idea of brotherhood, and negotiates and mediates social alliances through the concept of sisterhood—a category, which has the potential to transgress gender boundaries. The main battleground of this struggle is the sphere of labour and production, as well as reproduction of life. The presented artworks act as the means of diagnosis, transformation and interventions in the areas of memory, affects, meanings and imagination.

  • Tue, 10am; Wed–Sun, 11am
  • 16–5zl
  • msl.org.pl
  • Ogrodowa 19 St., 91-065 Lódz, Poland
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  • 2910

  • WIELS

    Battement battu

    Klara Lidén

    29 Oct-10 Jan 2016

    WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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  • Klara Lidén’s solo exhibition at WIELS is her first institutional presentation in Belgium. It comprises new and existing works in a range of media, with an emphasis on video and installation. Occupying the first floor gallery spaces, the exhibition is structured to create a variety of tempos, drawing the visitor slowly into Lidén’s intense interior world. Lidén’s work provokes a search for adjectives, which might at first seem contradictory: violent yet reticent, humorous yet painful, personal yet universal.

  • Wed-Sun, 11am–6pm
  • €8–0
  • wiels.org
  • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 2117

  • Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien

    Regarding Spectatorship

    Sharon Hayes, Martha Rosler, Ian Wallace, a.o.

    21 Nov-17 Jan 2016

    Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin (DE)

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  • Regarding Spectatorship: Revolt and Distant Observer is an ongoing research project curated by Marianna Liosi and Boaz Levin exploring the notion of mediated political spectatorship. The project focuses upon the prevalent mode of vision and the engagement of the distant onlooker in relation to mediated political events, critically exploring the role played by mass and informal media as well as by technological devices in the politics of representation.

  • Daily, 12-7pm
  • Free admission
  • regardingspectatorship.net
  • Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, Germany
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  • 2110

  • QAGOMA

    8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

    Abdul Abdullah, Richard Bell, a.o.

    21 Nov-10 Apr 2016

    Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (AU)

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  • This eighth edition of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) emphasizes the role of performance in recent art, exploring the use of the human form to express cultural, social and political ideas, and the central role of artists in articulating experiences specific to their localities. APT8 features more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries, and continues to expand its consideration of the region into parts of West and Central Asia. For more information and the full programme, visit: qagoma.qld.gov.au

  • Daily, 10am
  • Free admission
  • qagoma.qld.gov.au
  • Stanley Pl, South Bank, Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
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  • 2607

  • Gasworks

    God’s Reptilian Finger

    Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

    26 Nov-7 Feb 2016

    Gasworks, London (UK)

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  • Gasworks presents God’s Reptilian Finger, the first UK solo exhibition by Guatemalan artist Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa. Ramírez-Figueroa’s practice is rooted in folklore and dreams, conspiracy theories, and ancient mythologies. The Guatemalan civil war of 1960–96 is a recurring subject in his work, softened only by the at times absurd or humorous approach that colours many of his sculptures, performances and works on paper. The two installations that comprise God’s Reptilian Finger focus on the amateur archaeology practiced by Mormon missionaries in Guatemala since 1947 and current followers of contemporary British conspiracy theorist David Icke.

  • Wed–Sun, noon or by appointment
  • Free admission
  • gasworks.org.uk
  • 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH, UK
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  • 2723

  • Xing

    Raum

    Lucia Amara, Azdora, Isabella Mongelli, Tim Spooner, a.o.

    27 Nov-23 Feb 2016

    Raum, Bologna (IT)

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  • Raum is preparing to autumn with some precision actions: special projects that investigate the conventions and habits of arts. We have in mind a cultural acupuncture, a work on interstitial tissues, rather than weightlifting. This year Raum’s profile will not be based on series (already tested successfully in the past), but it opens to studio time. Raum will be a spaceand a timefor research, not necessarily exposed to public consumption. A place of representation of knowledge and its mutability. For the complete autumn 2015 – winter 2016 programme, visit: xing.it

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  • xing.it
  • Via Cà Selvatica, 4, 40123, Bologna, Italy
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  • 2906

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Mach Dich hübsch!

    Isa Genzken

    29 Nov-6 Mar 2016

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • The exhibition Mach Dich hübsch! is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of the most influential artists of the last forty years. Isa Genzken (1948) is an artist prepared to risk everything in her pursuit of artistic renewal. Her oeuvre is rooted in the medium of sculpture, and is distinguished by a constantly evolving visual language and the unconstrained use of media. Genzken’s work encompasses sculpture, installation, film, video, painting, collage, and photography. In the 1970s, she produced computer-designed sculpture in relation to American Minimalism and Conceptual Art. These sculptures were followed by one radical step after another.

  • Daily, 10am
  • €15–0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 1217

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Beyond Conceptual Art

    Seth Siegelaub

    12 Dec-17 Apr 2016

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • He was a gallerist, independent curator, publisher, researcher, archivist, collector, and bibliographer. Often billed the “father of Conceptual Art,” Seth Siegelaub was—and remains—a seminal influence on curators, artists, and cultural thinkers, internationally and in Amsterdam, where he settled in the 1990s. Now the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is organizing the exhibition Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art, devoted to the life and work of this fascinating yet still elusive figure.

  • Daily, 10am
  • €15–0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 1206

  • Para Site

    The world is our home. A poem on abstraction.

    Robert Motherwell, Bruce Nauman, Tomie Ohtake, Tang Chang

    12 Dec-6 Mar 2016

    Para Site, Hong Kong (HK)

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  • The world is our home (…) takes as its point of departure a moment in the abstract movement of the post-war era, when dominant international vocabularies became entangled with traditional Asian painting in the work of a few artists, working independently and in disparate contexts. The show gathers a small but consistent body of works by Motherwell, Ohtake, and Tang—three painters active outside of East Asia whose practices incorporated artistic traditions of this region—and looks at the different levels of marginality operated by art historical narratives and aims to make a modest contribution to the re-evaluation of national and international cannons.

  • Wed–Sun, noon
  • Free admission
  • para-site.org.hk
  • 423 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
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  • 0708

  • Veem House

    Gerro, Minos and Him

    Simon Tanguy, Aloun Marchal, Roger Sala Reyner

    7 & 8 Jan 2016

    Le Quartz - Scène nationale de Brest (FR)

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  • Gerro, Minos and Him is about three men thrown into an empty room, trying to figure out a way to spend their time together. Here the game starts, right in front of the audience. Here they delve into an on-going transformation of bodies and relationships. Using exclusively what is there—their imagination, their own bodies, and both those of their partners and the audience—they extract themselves from the actual room of the theatre to shape fictional spaces that collide with the empty stage and in-between themselves.

  • 8.30 pm
  • €18–12
  • lequartz.com
  • Sq. Beethoven, 60 Rue du Chât., 29210 Brest, France
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  • 09

  • de Munt

    To Be Sung: Inside the Music

    Pascal Dusapin, Susan McClary,

    9 Jan 2016

    de Munt, Brussels (BE)

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  • Ter gelegenheid van To Be Sung nodigt de Munt u uit op een dag van reflectie in het gezelschap van Pascal Dusapin, één van de meest invloedrijke Franse componisten van dit moment. Hij ontvangt u samen met de Amerikaanse musicologe Susan McClary, gelauwerd voor haar baanbrekend werk, dat de muziek in een feministisch perspectief plaatst.

  • 2.30pm
  • €99–16
  • demunt.be
  • Place de la Monnaie - Munt, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 10

  • NBprojects

    Nieuwjaarsduik – 6: THE SQUARE

    Nicole Beutler

    10 Jan 2016

    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht (NL)

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  • In May 2016, SPRING presents the new big stage production 6: THE SQUARE by Nicole Beutler. In this performance the ‘square’ takes center stage: a man-made form as a symbol for our human need to create order and regularity. Based on the formal patterns of the North American Square Dance, eight dancers and one actress celebrate the complexity of life. In a kaleidoscope of forms they evolve from business chic to hippie, from nude to completely covered up, from alien to Pacman. In these early stages of the rehearsal process, Nicole offers the Nieuwjaarsduik public a short introduction to the material used in the performance.

  • 2pm
  • Free admission
  • www.culturelezondagen.nl
  • Lucasbolwerk 24, 3512 EJ Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • 13

  • MFA programme of the Sandberg Institute

    The Sandberg series #09: Karl Holmqvist

    Karl Holmqvist

    13 Jan 2016

    Theater de Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam

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  • Swedish artist Karl Holmqvist blends poetry and pop music through cut-ups based on the similar structuring of both forms of composition. His texts, composed of anecdotes as famous as they are diverse, seem to be streams of consciousness in which one can trace Gertrude Stein and Chicks on Speed, William Blake and the Rolling Stones. Investigating the transformative potentials of language, Holmqvist believes in the act of listening as a counter balance to the more isolating and authoritative qualities of the written word. ‘The Sandberg series’ is an ongoing lecture series initiated by the Master of Fine Arts programme of the Sandberg Institute.

  • 7.30pm
  • €5–0
  • roodebioscoop.nl
  • Haarlemmerplein 7, 1013 HP Amsterdam
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  • 1314

  • Frascati

    The Disco

    Tea Tupajic

    13 & 14 Jan 2016

    Frascati, Amsterdam

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  • In 2013 Tea Tupajic began a cycle of works dealing with the use of art and artistic method in the psychological practices of warfare by intelligence agencies. Tupajic invited Israeli Mossad and Shin Bet officers to take part as collaborators and performers. The Disco explores the use of popular music in “enhanced interrogation techniques”, and guides the body of the spectator through a pulsating experience and the sweet and bitter pleasures of the disco. The installation focuses on interrogation practices, offering the audience an experience of being questioned by a former intelligence officer. The Disco is presented as part of Frascati Issues: The End of Privacy.

  • 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm
  • €5.50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 1416

  • UvA, Department of Anthropology

    Ethics, Politics, Ontologies

    Elizabeth Povinelli, Joel Robbins, a.o.

    14, 15 & 16 Jan 2016

    Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam

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  • Ethics, politics, and ontologies are central concerns within anthropology and other social and human studies, and yet for the most part have not been addressed as an intertwined assemblage that goes a long way toward delimiting our everyday ways of being-in-the-world-together. This conference seeks to bridge these gaps by addressing this intertwining with an anthropological sensitivity to the everyday ways in which this intertwining is continually underway.

  • 10am
  • RSVP; €75 excl. VAT
  • aissr.uva.nl
  • Oostelijke Handelskade 34, 1019 BN Amsterdam
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  • 15

  • Beursschouwburg

    By Written I Mean Made

    Marnie Slater, with Liz Allan, Clare Noonan and others

    15 Jan 2016

    Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

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  • By Written I Mean Made is a performance that uses fragments of dialogue encountered in a folder of ephemera held by the Jersey Archive. The folder is part of a collection of material, letters, newspaper and magazine clippings, anti-propaganda, diary entries, lists, recipes, identity documents, draft writings, drawings, photographic negatives and photographic prints, gifted to and now preserved at the archive, by a resident of the island of Jersey. This resident acquired the material shortly after the death of Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun. Between World War I and World War II,  Moore and Cahun were occasionally involved with the Surrealist Movement…

  • 7pm
  • Free admission
  • beursschouwburg.be
  • Rue A. Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 16

  • SNDO

    Open Day De Theaterschool – Arché

    Andrea Zavala Folache

    16 Jan 2016

    De Theaterschool; Theaterzaal, Amsterdam

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  • In the frame of the Open Day of De Theaterschool, SNDO 3rd year student Andrea Zavala Folache presents her work Arché. The performance was developed in the context of the third year festival Or do they just live and do other stuff?, which premiered in November 2015. Arché: I would like to try to imagine, all of us, including those things and people, in a state where our knowledge is studied and learned—from zero, from grey, from chaos—to allow a presence in the present and a re-invention of beginnings.

  • 2pm
  • t.b.a.
  • sndo.nl
  • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG Amsterdam
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  • 16

  • Nottingham Cont.

    Monuments Should Not Be Trusted Symposium

    Milica Tomic, Sanja Ivekovic, a.o.

    16 Jan 2016

    Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (UK)

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  • This symposium brings together leading artists and academics in an exploration of the core themes that underpin the Monuments Should Not Be Trusted exhibition. The conference centers the principle of self-management (autogestion), an economic and political system which was central to Yugoslav socialism, placing a certain amount of decision making in the hands of the workers themselves. The conference asks how self-management could have been (and whether it was) applied to artistic practice, and what were its potentialities and its failures.

  • 1pm
  • Free admission
  • nottinghamcontemporary.org
  • Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB, UK
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  • Stedelijk Museum

    And You Were Wonderful, On Stage

    Cally Spooner

    16 Jan-13 Mar 2016

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • The Stedelijk Museum will exhibit And You Were Wonderful, On Stage (2013–2015), an immersive five-channel film installation by British artist Cally Spooner. In this work, a musical for six continuously rolling cameras, a black box soundstage and its inhabitants, are recorded in a single take. Cast and crew become a constant-motion human backdrop, pragmatically recomposing scene-changes through lighting cues, voice, body movement, or continuous shifts of filmic apparatus and props. The six camera feeds are presented on five screens in an installation that has more in common with a live choreographic event, than cinema.

  • Daily, 10am
  • €15–0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 17

  • De Balie ICW Humanity in Action

    (There’s more to) Martin Luther King Day

    Sylvana Simons, Ernestine Comvalius, Diana Matroos

    17 Jan 2016

    De Balie, Amsterdam

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  • De antiracisme strijd binnen de VS, maar ook in Nederland, wordt vaak als een mannelijke strijd afgebeeld, terwijl de rol van vrouwen vaak genegeerd of gereduceerd wordt. De aankomende Martin Luther King Day zal daarom in het teken staan van de rol van vrouwen in de revolutie en hun persoonlijke verhalen.

  • 4pm
  • €10–5
  • debalie.nl
  • Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam
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  • 2204

  • Kunsthalle Basel

    Ongoing Retrospective (Chapter 2)

    Zhana Ivanova

    22 Jan-4 Feb 2016

    Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (CH)

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  • This is the second chapter of an ongoing project that reverses the typical nature of the retrospective exhibition: not only is the Bulgarian performance artist Zhana Ivanova (b. 1977) at the beginning of her career, but, for her exhibition, we are looking forward instead of backward. Exhibitions will be staged chapter by chapter, for years to come, creating a retrospective that takes form over time. In this chapter we restage Ivanova’s very first performance piece, Borrowed Splendour, from 2007, which reveals the foundations of the artist’s use of simple props and instructional scripts to expose mundane but often invisible codes of human behavior.

  • Tue–Sun, 11am. Perf. every Thu at 7pm and Sun at 3pm
  • CHF 12/8
  • kunsthallebasel.ch
  • Steunenberg 7, CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland
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  • 2223

  • MU

    Body of Matter / Bad Award Special

    Maarten vanden Eynde, Orion Maxted, a.o.

    22 & 23 Jan 2016

    MU, Eindhoven (NL)

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  • With Body of Matter, MU zooms in on the body and the possibilities biotechnology has to offer to change, enhance, investigate and replace it, now and in the near future. In the thought-provoking essay presented with this exhibition, publicist and co-curator William Myers, author of two reference books about Bio Design (2012) and Bio Art (2015), wonders if the body actually still matters. During the Body of Matter BAD Award Special Weekend on January 22 and 23, artists and scientists, designers and thinkers will pursue this question and many other ones that they encounter, or provoke, in their work.

  • Fri, 5pm; Sat, 4pm
  • €16,34–6,11
  • eventbrite.nl
  • Torenallee 40-06, 5617 BD Eindhoven, NL
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  • 22

  • Veem House

    Schwalbe speelt een tijd

    theatre collective Schwalbe

    22 Jan 2016

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • In ‘Schwalbe speelt een tijd’ theatre collective Schwalbe asks the audience ‘to temporarily let go of time’. To swap regulated time for experience. To take place, to come close, to leave (to get a Snickers), to exchange perspective, going into opposition, build a nest, to spend the night, to wake up and to see something else or the same things as before.

  • 8pm
  • Free admisssion
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 23

  • Recyclart

    Sounds of Egyptian Underground (part 1)

    Kairo Is Koming

    23 Jan 2016

    Recyclart, Brussels (BE)

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  • Kairo Is Koming (KIK) is een collectief van zes artiesten uit de recente electronische underground van Caïro. Sinds vier jaar produceren ze niet alleen muziek, maar runnen ze ook VENT (eerste club voor electronische muziek in Caïro) en liggen ze mee aan de basis van EPIC 101 (eerste professionele academie voor muziekproductie) en van KultKairo (label voor alternatieve muziek).

  • 9pm
  • €5
  • recyclart.be
  • Ursulinestraat 25, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 2319

  • Kunstverein

    Hans de Vries ‘Works 1968–1975’

    Hans de Vries

    23 Jan-19 Mar 2016

    Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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  • Hans de Vries ‘Works 1968–1975’ is De Vries’s first exhibition since he stopped producing art at end of the 1970s. It is a retrospective of all the publications and book-related works including parallel articles and essays about his practice. Hans de Vries concentrated on the study and registration of processes and appearances that occur in and are created by nature. De Vries was a close observer, an onlooker, an eyewitness, whose aim was to discern and document the relationship between man and his natural environment.

  • Thu-Sat, 1pm
  • Free admission
  • kunstverein.nl
  • Gerard Doustraat 132, 1073 VX Amsterdam
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  • 24

  • If I Can't Dance

    Event and Duration Introduction

    Leonor Antunes, Alex Martinis Roe, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, a.o.

    24 Jan 2016

    Cygnus Gymnasium, Amsterdam

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  • On Sunday 24 January 2016, If I Can’t Dance will celebrate the launch of Edition VI – Event and Duration with an introductory event that will include lectures, presentations, screenings, installations and performances from Edition VI’s commissioned artists—Leonor Antunes, Alex Martinis Roe, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, and Joke Robaard—and Performance in Residence researchers—Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich, Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Peter Pál Pelbart, and Vivian Ziherl—to provide a public introduction to their respective projects. The full programme of the day is available at eventandduration.ificantdance.org.

  • 12pm–6pm
  • €15/10
  • ificantdance.org
  • Vrolikstraat 8, 1091 VG Amsterdam
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  • 26

  • NOG ICW GGeP

    Doing Gender Lecture by Gloria Wekker

    Gloria Wekker

    26 Jan 2016

    Netherlands Research School of Genderstudies, Utrecht (NL)

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  • On Tuesday January 26, 2016 Professor Emeritus Gloria Wekker will give a Doing Gender Lecture on her new book White Innocence, in which she explores a central paradox of Dutch culture: the passionate denial of racism and colonial violence coexisting alongside aggressive racism and xenophobia. Accessing a cultural archive built over 400 years of Dutch colonial rule, Wekker fundamentally challenges Dutch racial exceptionalism by undermining the dominant narrative of the Netherlands as a “gentle” and “ethical” nation. Registration is compulsory: nog@uu.nl

  • 4pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • graduategenderstudies.nl
  • Muntstraat 2a, 3512 EV Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • 29

  • zeitraumexit

    Los Angeles

    Noha Ramadan

    29 Jan 2016

    zeitraumexit, Mannheim (DE)

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  • The human body working as a database of images and information: as if in a cloud recallable knowledge and facts stand next to collective fantasies, private impulses, memories, speculations and visions; real life mixes with virtual. In her solo performance Noha Ramadan draws on this database und moves through the parallel worlds of information, fantasy and mythology. It appears just like a science fiction adventure, as if all events of the whole world happen in one single room, in one single moment: an argue, a war, a birth, a child’s play—simply like a data stream quickly passing us.

  • 8pm
  • €13/6,50
  • zeitraumexit.de
  • Hafenstraße 68, 68159 Mannheim, Germany
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  • BAK ICW Utrecht University, a.o.

    New World Summit: Stateless Democracy

    Jonas Staal, a.o.

    29, 30 & 31 Jan 2016

    Utrecht University, Utrecht (NL)

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  • BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, in collaboration with Utrecht University, Utrecht; Centraal Museum, Utrecht; and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, Brussels, presents New World Summit: Stateless Democracy. This is the sixth iteration of the New World Summit, a political and artistic organization founded by artist Jonas Staal, dedicated to constructing “alternative parliaments” for stateless political organizations that find themselves excluded from democratic processes. For more programme details, visit: bakonline.org

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  • bakonline.org
  • Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • 29

  • Centre Pompidou

    QM.16

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    29 Jan 2016

    Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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  • A l’occasion de l’exposition que le Centre Pompidou consacre à son œuvre et de l’invitation lancée à l’artiste, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster présente la pièce QM.16, une nouvelle expérience scénique dans la continuité de cet opéra. Sur scène, s’intensifie à la notion d’apparition celle de disparition. En invitant le spectateur à s’immerger dans le désir de transformation, l’artiste nous entraîne dans une exploration du vortex de l’œuvre et de la création artistique.

  • 8.30pm
  • €14–10
  • centrepompidou.fr
  • Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
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  • 2906

  • Witte de With

    Relational Stalinism – The Musical

    Michael Portnoy

    29 Jan-6 Mar 2016

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

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  • Running across six spaces at Witte de With, Relational Stalinism – The Musical is an ambitious assemblage of new performances created by artist Michael Portnoy enacted and developed with a troupe of dancers, actors, singers and improvisers. Many different registers of performance will simultaneously cohabit the institution, mixing inscrutable role-play scenarios, experimental sketch comedy, hyperactive spectatorship, melodramatic operatic interlude, prog-rock micro-dance and teary-eyed theoretical soliloquy. Combining futurology with satire, this exhibition transmutes the seeds of prevalent approaches to visual arts performance as a form of generative critique.

  • Tues-Sun, 11am–6pm; Perf.: Thu, Sat, Sun, 2–6pm
  • €6–0
  • wdw.nl
  • Witte de Withstraat 50 3012 BR Rotterdam, NL
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  • 3001

  • Malmö Konsthall

    [wood painting]

    Heimo Zobernig

    30 Jan-1 May 2016

    Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (SE)

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  • With works that respond to the legacy of the discourses and themes of formalist, abstract and Minimalist art, often establishing a close dialogue with the architecture and history of a specific place, Heimo Zobernig is an important representative of the artists associated with “Kontext Kunst” in the German-speaking art scene of the 1990s. His practice is defined by a calculated balance that playfully calls into question form and function, as well as the presentation and staging of art. For this solo exhibition at Malmö Konsthall, which is Zobernig’s first presentation in the Nordic countries, a series of new sculptures reflects on the architecture of the gallery space.

  • Daily, 11am
  • Free admission
  • konsthall.malmo.se
  • St. Johannesgatan 7, SE-205 80, Malmö, Sweden
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  • De Vleeshal

    Here It Comes

    Simone Forti

    31 Jan-3 Apr 2016

    De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)

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  • De Vleeshal presents a comprehensive solo exhibition by artist, choreographer, dancer and writer Simone Forti (1935, Italy). Although Forti has performed in the Netherlands in the 1980s, this is the first solo show of her seminal oeuvre here. From her early minimalist ‘Dance Constructions’ through her animal studies, news animations and collaborations with musicians, Simone Forti has worked with an eye toward creating idioms for exploring natural form and behaviors. Forti’s work has made a major contribution to the intersection of sculpture and performance and helped to create a sensibility for ‘what we know about things through our bodies.’

  • Tue-Fri, 1pm; Sat-Sun, 11am
  • Free admission
  • vleeshal.nl
  • Markt; Zusterstraat 7, 4331 KG, Middelburg, NL
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    Close sidenote

    LIEFDESVERKLARING (November 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.

    November Tour 2015


    10 November 2015

    Cultuurhuis De Warande, Turnhout (BE)

    warande.be


    11 November 2015

    Theater Malpertuis, Tielt (BE)

    malpertuis.be


    18 November 2015

    CC Maasmechelen, Maasmechelen (BE)

    ccmaasmechelen.be


    26 November 2015

    CC ‘t Schaliken, Herentals (BE)

    schaliken.be


    28 November 2015

    CC Het Gasthuis, Aarschot (BE)

    hetgasthuis.be