PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

About

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NBprojects IICD Het Veem Theater DASarts SNDO

HET VEEM THEATER

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

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

www.veem.house

IF I CAN'T DANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.ificantdance.org

NBPROJECTS

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

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

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

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

NBprojects is funded by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

www.nbprojects.nl

DASARTS

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

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

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

www.dasarts.nl

SNDO

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

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

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

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

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

www.sndo.nl

Design by Kommerz / Technique by Joris Lindhout

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  • 0131

  • Stedelijk Museum

    A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

  • The Artist’s Institute

    Carolee Schneemann

    Carolee Schneemann

    13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

    The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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

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

  • mumok

    My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

    Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

    6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

    mumok, Vienna (AT)

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

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

  • EYE

    If We Ever Get to Heaven

    William Kentridge

    25 Apr-30 Aug 2015

    EYE Film Instituut, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Centre Pompidou

    Le Corbusier – The measures of man

    Le Corbusier

    29 Apr-3 Aug 2015

    Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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

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

  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

    Ree Morton

    20 May-28 Sep 2015

    Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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

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

  • Tensta konsthall

    Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

    Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

    23 May-27 Sep 2015

    Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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

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

  • Hamburger Bahnhof

    Black Mountain (…)

    Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, a.o.

    5 Jun-27 Sep 2015

    Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (DE)

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

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

  • MOCA

    Tongues Untied

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

    6 Jun-13 Sep 2015

    MOCA Pacific Design Center, California (USA)

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

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

  • KONTAKT

    Thirty One

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

    17 Jun-21 Jul 2015

    National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina (KV)

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

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

  • De Vleeshal

    Violent Incident

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

    20 Jun-30 Aug 2015

    De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)

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

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

  • De Vleeshal

    On False Tears and Outsourcing

    Cally Spooner

    21 Jun-30 Aug 2015

    De Vleeshal; Markt, Middelburg (NL)

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

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

  • Berliner Festspiele

    Gonzo. The Making-of

    Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek

    25 Jun-5 Jul 2015

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

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

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

  • Belluard Fest. 2015

    Beheld (Alone) Weisslingen

    Graeme Miller

    25 Jun-4 Jul 2015

    Belluard Tower; Ground floor, Fribourg (CH)

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

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

  • Maumaus

    Heimo Zobernig

    Heimo Zobernig

    26 Jun-13 Sep 2015

    Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (PT)

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

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

  • Kunstverein Hildesheim

    THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me)

    Dan Graham, a.o.

    27 Jun-9 Aug 2015

    Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim (DE)

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

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

  • Over Het IJ Festival

    The Office of Lost Time

    Olivia Reschofsky, Alice Pons

    29 Jun-10 Jul 2015

    Station Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Rietveld School of Art & Design

    Graduation Show 2015

    Graduates of the Rietveld School of Art & Design

    1-5 Jul 2015

    Rietveld School of Art & Design, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Julidans

    Les Sylphides

    Nicole Beutler / nbprojects

    2 & 3 Jul 2015

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

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

  • 7pm
  • Free admission
  • julidans.nl
  • Leidseplein and Noordermarkt, Amsterdam
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  • Over Het IJ Festival

    Framing

    Johannes Bellinkx, a.o.

    2-12 Jul 2015

    NLY-terrein; NDSM-werf, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Festival Theaterformen

    STILL (The Economy of Waiting)

    Julian Hetzel

    2-12 Jul 2015

    Opernplatz, Hannover (DE)

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

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  • €7
  • theaterformen.de
  • 30159 Hannover, Germany
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  • Julidans

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

    Jan Fabre / Troubleyn

    3 Jul 2015

    Stadsschouwburg; Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

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

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

    just arrived – Young International Performance Art

    Igor Kuruga, Guido Marko, a.o.

    3 & 4 Jul 2015

    zeitraumexit, Mannheim (DE)

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

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  • €13–6,50
  • zeitraumexit.de
  • Hafenstrasse 68 68159 Mannheim, Germany
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  • Piet Zwart Institute

    HIGH-RISE

    Graduates of the MFA programme of the Piet Zwart Institute

    3-12 Jul 2015

    Hofpoort; 18th floor, Rotterdam (NL)

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

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  • Free admission
  • pzwart.nl
  • Hofplein 20, 3032 AC Rotterdam, NL
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  • Nicole Beutler, Andrea Božic, Marijke Hoogenboom

    WE LIVE HERE 2015

    Konstantina Georgelou, Inge Koks, a.o.

    4-9 Jul 2015

    Multiple venues in Amsterdam

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

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

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Zero: Let Us Explore the Stars

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

    4 Jul-8 Nov 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Julidans

    Double Bill: Los Angeles and Please me Please

    Noha Ramadan / Liat Waysbort

    9 Jul 2015

    Podium Mozaïek, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Queeristan

    Queeristan 2015 – Autonomous Festival for Radical Queer Politics

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

    9-12 Jul 2015

    Binnenpret, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Piet Zwart Institute

    Cartographies of Acting Pedagogically (…)

    Master Education in Arts programme of the Piet Zwart Institute

    9 Jul 2015

    Hofpoort; 13th floor, Rotterdam (NL)

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

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

  • Black History Walks

    400 Years of Black Women Resistance Leaders

    Dora Akunyili, Dame Jocelyn Barrow, a.o.

    10 Jul 2015

    Univ. of Wesminster, London (UK)

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

  • 6.30pm
  • £3; RSVP
  • eventbrite.co.uk
  • Little Titchfield St, London, W1W 7UW, UK
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  • Forum of Live Art Amsterdam

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

    Clara Saito, a.o.

    10-16 Jul 2015

    Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

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

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

    Curator’s tour – with Jacob Korczynski

    Jacob Korczynski

    12 Jul 2015

    Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (DE)

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

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

    Between Nothingness and Infinity Ontologies of Blackness

    Kara Keeling, a.o.

    14 Jul 2015

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

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

  • 6pm
  • €3,93–2,34
  • eventbrite.nl
  • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam
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  • If I Can't Dance

    How We Behave

    Grant Watson and Annette Krauss

    15 Jul 2015

    The Showroom, London (UK)

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

  • 6.30pm
  • Free admission
  • theshowroom.org
  • 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ, UK
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  • Santarcangelo Festival 2015

    69 positions

    Mette Ingvartsen

    18 Jul 2015

    Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Santarcangelo di Romagna (IT)

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

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

    They Come to Us without a Word II

    Joan Jonas and Jason Moran

    20, 21 & 22 Jul 2015

    Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice, Italy

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

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

    All things; Archeology of a space object

    Norberto Llopis Segarra

    23 & 24 Jul 2015

    Antic Teatre, Barcelona (ES)

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

  • 9pm
  • €10–6
  • anticteatre.com
  • Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Theater aan Zee 2015

    [THE MACHINE]

    Orion Maxted

    31 Jul-7 Aug 2015

    AZ Sint-Jan, Oostende (BE)

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

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

    Summer. The season of waving.

    We love seasons, periods with particular qualities that color our lives. They come and go, and come back. Seasons are shared conditions. We’re in it together, when the academic year comes to an end, when the festival season has just started, when the summer is late.

    Summer, for many, is the season of withdrawal. At Performance Platform, most of us are ready for a period of rest, a life out of office, traveling or being at home. Curiosity and commitment to our fields of interest is refreshed by it.
    The Performance Platform agenda however is not empty, because there are many seasons going on at the same time and the summer has its own cultural agenda. You can browse through it, re-read previous letters, and be relaxed about what you miss out.
    As a summer goodie we offer you The Waving by Myriam Van Imschoot, a text based performance, presented in a read-it-yourself version. Because summer is the season for practicing the art of waving.
    Myriam Van Imschoot (B) is a Brussels-based performer and sound artist who explores the potential of speech, address, utterance. Her installations, videos and performances often integrate interviews, spoken words, shouting or gestures that bridge large distances. She moves between institutional fields and media, with a keen interest to experiment with contexts when not creating her own. Her last group piece was a vocal performance where the sounds of our ‘natural’ habitats provide the songbook for an ecological tale of sorts: What Nature Says. For more information, see: http://sarma.be/oralsite/pages/Digital_Portfolio/ and http://www.hiros.be/en/artists/detail/myriam-van-imschoot
    The Waving has been presented and published previously in contexts curated by DasArts, Nicole Beutler/NB projects and If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution.

    Bye to our audiences, students, colleagues. Bye to Amsterdam for a while, by-hye!

    Anne, Barbara, Bojana, Frédérique and Nicole.
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    .

    The Waving
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    1

    We all know what it is to wave. We have waved to welcome somebody approaching, or as a gesture to accompany somebody moving away from us, or perhaps we were the person arriving or leaving and this can equally spur us into some waving. In its minimum form, it takes two people. It is a gestural dialogue in the folds of changing distance and proximity, full of expectation and anticipation, whether of imminent reunion or separation.

    Many variants are possible within the relational contract. How the wave is reciprocated, whether people wave simultaneously, alternately, or not at all, how long or how invested—all of this makes up a complex algebra of possibilities, and of possible dramas too.

    .

    2

    You wave. Say I am the one you are waving to. For this gesture to have relevance I cannot be too close to you. If I am too close, your wave must equally miniaturize and scale to other proportions. At a close distance, your wave is just a hand lifting in the air, a ‘hi, there’. Hello in pedestrian form. When I am close, your face will need to adjust and become social, moulding the adequate facial expression; it cannot be too big, or your ‘hello’ seems grotesque or pathetic.

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    3

    The wave that is not a moderate hello, not just a hand, but an arm in the air (minimum up to the elbow, if not an entire arm) is by nature bigger than average. It may start small or end small, but at some point it will need to grow into a fully embodied shape if it wants to communicate over longer distance. It is not an easy task to accomplish, to defy the distance as it is shrinking or stretching between you and me. Without a bit of effort, your waving can lack conviction and fall short, just in front of your feet.

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    4

    Although a wave needs a bit of pathos, it has its own economy too. One must find the right proportion. One needs to be in sync, or things can get out of hand. It’s mostly a matter of the hand anyway, and the arm. Your forearm sways, left to right, right to left. You repeat this a couple of times—how many times depends on the zeal, the occasion, the emotions invested, the reaction it evokes. Without repetition a wave is not finding its momentum. The arm needs to move, it cannot be just immobile in the air, or you turn into a statue, and the arm becomes prosthetic, a weird appendix.

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    5

    Also the space between the person waving and the other person needs to be in motion. Waving with two static positions at equal distance, without any change, makes the wave loose its point. A wave can only live on the brink of imminent departure or arrival within a sphere of attention that keeps shifting its spatial coordinates. Without the eventfulness of such transitioning, the wave is merely a shell, a replica of its true function.

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    6

    Sometimes the movement of the wave spreads into the body, infecting it. Then the wave ripples. It may start with the head that tilts in the opposite direction of the arm, and back, and then back again. It may also take over the entire body and make it sway, distributing the weight from one leg to another. This little dance with its repetitive structure can curve into crescendo and peak, to decrease again in intensity, until a new surge occurs. Perhaps that’s why a wave is called a wave, because it is a tide, an alternation of intensities, a sequence that spreads, and ultimately it will reach your shore too.

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    7

    A wave is a semaphore, meant to communicate visually over longer distances. Eye contact is crucial. The blind do not wave. But, notwithstanding the visual confines (you wave when I come into sight, or until I am out of sight), it has affinities with telepathy too. It harbours the belief that we can energetically touch somebody at a distance, without immediate physical touch. It’s the launching of affective energy, a stirring of the molecules within the lane of attention between you and me.

    Your waving can make me wave. When I wave with even more passionate investment, it may refuel your response, make it bigger, or not. A call and response game, where energy is the invisible ball we toss between us. In some pantomime games one pretends to give a blow to somebody, and the other person, if he/she plays the game, reacts with a played bodily reaction. Likewise, in the wave one needs to be able to send and receive, playing and performing its impact as if it were in response to a physical touch.

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    8

    Waving is a real art. Two traps lie at either end of its performance. If your wave is too rigid it can risk petrification (the shell), if you get too enthralled by the movement or indulge too much in its seductive performativity, it can come to stand on itself, unhinged from the interplay. Then you are a soloist, while waving is plural, never single. Trance is not the goal. Nor is pastiche. You can enjoy the pantomime features of my wave, underscore it, even with a touch of irony, yet, if you cannot be too much absorbed in it, you cannot stand above it either. You need to surf the wave and dip in and out of its charm.

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    9

    Perhaps the wave is the Ur-form of drama. It has a beginning, middle and end. It comes in a sequence. Its unfolding crosses various stages, types of waving too, sometimes with a moment of rest, before the arm lifts again, and resumes waving. These moments of rest are crucial. They can be intervals during which the reaction and impact of the waving are calibrated or energy is restored. But they can also be… the end, if no waving action follows anymore. Waving is timely, and the timing of its resolution is giving the drama its true colour. All is in the specifics of the finale, just before the ‘climax’ of reunion or when departure has become separation.

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    10

    Say, I wave back to you and I stop my gesturing very quickly… I may be perceived as impatient, casual or indifferent. But when we wave too long after the person has disappeared from sight, we may be considered over-concerned parents (practicing a panoptic gaze), romantic fools (who cannot let go) or mystics (who practice the art of affective telepathy, way beyond the horizon).

    In the case of the welcome ritual, the waving is never the last gesture. When the person is close enough, we shift to other greeting gestures—like the embrace, the slap on the shoulder, a kiss or a nod. In the case of departure, we shift not to other gestures, but to other states—of resign, relief, grief or waiting, etc. In the latter case, we need not integrate a physical presence into our lives, (like in the welcome), but an absence.

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    How interesting that one and the same gesture can serve such opposite events!

    Thank you!

    Myriam Van Imschoot

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    • Stedelijk Museum

      A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

      Tino Sehgal

      1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

      Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

    • The Artist’s Institute

      Carolee Schneemann

      Carolee Schneemann

      13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

      The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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

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

    • mumok

      My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

      Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

      6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

      mumok, Vienna (AT)

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

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

    • EYE

      If We Ever Get to Heaven

      William Kentridge

      25 Apr-30 Aug 2015

      EYE Film Instituut, Amsterdam

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

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

    • Centre Pompidou

      Le Corbusier – The measures of man

      Le Corbusier

      29 Apr-3 Aug 2015

      Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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

    • Daily, 11am
    • €14–11
    • centrepompidou.fr
    • Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
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    • 0928

    • REDCAT

      The value in mathematics

      Falke Pisano

      9 May-28 Jun 2015

      REDCAT, Los Angeles (USA)

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    • Falke Pisano’s new commission 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. Her diagrammatic works expose a loop, in which shifting abstract sculptural forms are conceived directly in relation to written and spoken language, implying an ongoing and morphing production of meaning.

    • Tue–Sun, 12-6pm
    • Free admission
    • redcat.org
    • 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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    • 2028

    • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

      Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

      Ree Morton

      20 May-28 Sep 2015

      Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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

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

    • Tensta konsthall

      Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

      Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

      23 May-27 Sep 2015

      Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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

    • Wed–Sun, noon
    • Free admission
    • tenstakonsthall.se
    • Taxingegränd 10, 163 04 Spånga, Sweden
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    • 2325

    • Kunstverein

      A Studio in Hand-Reading: Charlotte Wolff

      Liudvikas Buklys, Céline Condorelli, Valentina Desideri, a.o.

      23 May-25 Jun 2015

      Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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    • Dr. Charlotte Wolff (1897–1986) read the palms of André Breton, Man Ray, Maurice Ravel, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Antonin Artaud, Cecil Beaton and Aldous Huxley. She read their character in their hands and their palms also figure in her now rare and exceptional book Studies in Hand-Reading (1936). But reading always happens between at least two: the reader and what is read – be it books, palms, objects, people, artworks. ‘A Studio in Hand-Reading’ is an exhibition, a studio, a study and a display of artworks and their author’s hands.

    • Wed–Sun; 1-5pm
    • Free admission
    • kunstverein.nl
    • Gerard Doustraat 132, 1073 VX Amsterdam
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    • 0212

    • Frascati Theater

      Intervention (Premiere 5 Jun)

      Naomi Velissariou

      2-12 Jun 2015

      Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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    • In Intervention stellen twee beste vrienden, Ravi en Luna, zichzelf en elkaar de vraag wat het is om vandaag de dag een mens te zijn, om een meervoudige, veranderlijke identiteit te hebben. Een voorstelling over identiteitsconstructie op de grens tussen sitcom, gameshow en theater. Wat ontkennen we allemaal om maar niet gelabeld te worden? Om authentiek te zijn maar toch eigentijds? Om niet eenzaam te zijn maar wel autonoom? Om wars van clichés toch gewoon gelukkig te zijn?

    • 8pm
    • €15–11,50
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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    • 0406

    • Le festival (tjcc)

      Le Festival (tjcc)

      Sarah Van Hee, Myriam van Imschoot, a.o.

      4, 5 & 6 Jun 2015

      Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Gennevilliers (FR)

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    • The eight edition of Le Festival (tjcc), curated by Joris Lacoste, takes place on the big stage of Théâtre de Gennevilliers – a revue of wordy pieces and performances challenging language and speach. With contributions by, a.o., Sarah Van Hee and Myriam van Imschoot. For more information and the full programme, visit: theatre2gennevilliers.com

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    • €24–7
    • theatre2gennevilliers.com
    • 41 avenue des Grésillons, 92230 Gennevilliers, FR
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    • 04

    • Holland Festival

      Yesterday Tomorrow

      Annie Dorsen

      4 Jun 2015

      Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

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    • From Yesterday by The Beatles to Tomorrow from the musical Annie, Annie Dorsen’s performance Yesterday Tomorrow takes us on an exciting, unpredictable musical journey through space and time. In collaboration with Pierre Godard and IRCAM’s Greg Beller, she has devised an algorithm which uses ‘evolutionary computation’ to ensure that the path Yesterday Tomorrow takes is a different one every time. Yesterday Tomorrow is presented as part of Holland Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: hollandfestival.nl

    • 8.30pm
    • €20/17,50
    • hollandfestival.nl
    • Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam
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    • 0426

    • HAU Hebbel am Ufer

      The Power of Powerlessness

      Jérôme Bel, Ivo Dimchev, Vlatka Horvat, Emke Idema, a.o.

      4-26 Jun 2015

      Hebbel am Ufer; HAU1, HAU3, Berlin (DE)

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    • With the series The Power of Powerlessness, HAU Hebbel am Ufer is focusing on the widely-sensed phenomenon of powerlessness. Using the means of theatre, the festival will open new perspectives which do not view powerlessness solely as weakness but also use it as the starting point for strategies of empowerment. For more information and the full programme, visit: hebbel-am-ufer.de

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    • hebbel-am-ufer.de
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    • 0406

    • Holland Festival

      manger

      Boris Charmatz, musée de la danse

      4, 5 & 6 Jun 2015

      Westergasfabriek; Zuiveringshal West, Amsterdam

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    • Known for his inventive, philosophical and socially sharp performances, the French choreographer Boris Charmatz continually develops new forms of dance. ‘manger’ is a simple concept, but nonetheless rich in the variety of its manifestations, ranging from a mundane act to one harbouring explicit sexual connotations and people eating themselves to death. Underneath all these forms, Charmatz has found his own basic form, which is geared towards the relation between the fingers and the mouth as well as to the voice. manger is presented as part of Holland Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: hollandfestival.nl

    • 8.30pm
    • €22,50/19/17,50
    • hollandfestival.nl
    • Pazzanistraat 37, 1014 DB Amsterdam
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    • 0527

    • Hamburger Bahnhof

      Black Mountain (…)

      Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, a.o.

      5 Jun-27 Sep 2015

      Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (DE)

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

    • Tue-Sat, 10am; Sun, 11am
    • €14–6,50
    • smb.museum
    • Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin, Germany
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    • 0607

    • Het Veem Theater

      prelude on love, a snake research – workshop ‘awakening’

      Robert Steijn and Ricardo Rubio

      6 & 7 Jun 2015

      Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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    • Intrigued by the movements of the snake, choreographer, dancer and writer Robert Steijn travelled to Mexico City to learn more about the mythical flying snake Quetzalcoatl. Instead he met flamenco dancer Ricardo Rubio. When he saw him dance Robert knew he found the ‘snake’. This June Het Veem Theater hosts Steijn and Rubio for a week, at the end of which they share their practise in a two-day workshop, and present a work in progress version of their duet. The workshop is intended for dancers, actors, performances artists and people interested in the body and the force of sexuality disconnected from its cultural conventions.

    • Sat, 10am; Sun, 11am
    • €60 (2-day workshop)
    • hetveemtheater.nl
    • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • 0607

    • De Appel arts centre, TAAK

      Surrounding Education

      Mônica Hoff, Yoeri Meessen, Priscila Fernandes, a.o.

      6 & 7 Jun 2015

      TAAK, Amsterdam

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    • De Appel arts centre and TAAK are pleased to present the two-day program Surrounding Education, focusing on how certain notions of education and pedagogy have been merging with the artistic and curatorial fields. During this weekend, Mônica Hoff, Yoeri Meessen, Priscila Fernandes, Erick Beltrán, Ane Hjort Guttu, Frans-Willem Korsten and Juan Canela will delve into the limits and boundaries of these neighbor disciplines by sharing their experiences and most recent projects. Reservation required: reservation@deappel.nl

    • Sat, 3pm; Sun, 11am
    • €15; RSVP
    • deappel.nl
    • Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam
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    • 0613

    • MOCA

      Tongues Untied

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

      6 Jun-13 Sep 2015

      MOCA Pacific Design Center, California (USA)

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

    • Tue-Sat, 11am
    • Free admission
    • moca.org
    • 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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    • 07

    • Het Veem Theater

      prelude on love, a snake research – performance presentation

      Robert Steijn and Ricardo Rubio

      7 Jun 2015

      Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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    • Intrigued by the movements of the snake, choreographer, dancer and writer Robert Steijn travelled to Mexico City to learn more about the mythical flying snake Quetzalcoatl. Instead he met flamenco dancer Ricardo Rubio. When he saw him dance Robert knew he found the ‘snake’. This June Het Veem Theater hosts Steijn and Rubio for a week, at the end of which they share their practise in a two-day workshop, and present a work in progress version of their duet – in the format of an installation, a landscape in duration with dance, songs, and reflections.

    • 8.30pm
    • €7/5
    • hetveemtheater.nl
    • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • 0910

    • SNDO

      Because sometimes if you swim again across the pacific it starts to make sense (Part 1)

      SNDO graduates

      9 & 10 Jun 2015

      Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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    • SNDO 4 is graduating. The students of the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) of the AHK are showing their work in Frascati Theater in two programs in two nights. We will get to witness all seven students as they make their final step into the professional field. What awaits them there? What is special for this graduation year 2015? What are they expecting from the future and which alternatives can be explored? Part 1 shows presentations of Jija Sohn, Oneka von Schrader, and Burkhard Körner.

    • 8pm
    • €9–5,50
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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    • 1213

    • SNDO

      Because sometimes if you swim again across the pacific it starts to make sense (Part 2)

      SNDO graduates

      12 & 13 Jun 2015

      Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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    • SNDO 4 is graduating. The students of the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) of the AHK are showing their work in Frascati Theater in two programs in two nights. We will get to witness all seven students as they make their final step into the professional field. What awaits them there? What is special for this graduation year 2015? What are they expecting from the future and which alternatives can be explored? Part 2 shows presentations of Aleksandra Lemm, Paula Chaves, Giuseppe Vincent Giampino, and Riccardo Guratti.

    • 8pm
    • €9–5,50
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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    • 1219

    • Impulse Theater Festival

      Silent University Ruhr

      Ahmet Ögüt

      12-19 Jun 2015

      Dezentrale, Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE)

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    • What kind of knowledge do we allow, what are the boundaries of free exchange? The Silent University, initiated by the Kurdish artist Ahmet Ögüt is an autonomous platform of exchange for academics, who can’t share their knowledge and skills as teachers due to their status of residence or because their degrees are not recognized. Knowledge that was silenced is being heard again. Silent University Ruhr is presented as part of Impulse Theater Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: festivalimpulse.de

    • Fri, Sat, Thurs, Fri, 5.30pm; Sun, 7.30pm
    • Free admission
    • festivalimpulse.de
    • Leineweberstr. 15-17, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, DE
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    • 1314

    • DAS Graduate School

      DasArts First-Year Presentations

      first-year Master students

      13 & 14 Jun 2015

      DasArts, Amsterdam

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    • Two evenings. Nine first-year Master students draw a line after their research time. What did they come across in their artistic investigations? Cross their timelines in live encounters! With: Nina Boas, Eleana Alexandrou, Noah Voelker, Enkidu Khaled, Ogutu Muraya, Lucia Marneanu, Mor Shani, Aline Benecke, and Astrit Ismaili. For more information and the full programme, visit: facebook.com/dasartsmasteroftheatre. Admission to the events is free, please reserve: dasarts@ahk.nl.

    • 7pm
    • Free admission; RSVP
    • ahk.nl
    • Havikslaan 20, 1021 EK Amsterdam
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    • 1618

    • NBprojects

      The Big Unknown (…) (Premiere 16 Jun)

      Nicole Beutler and Mime School graduates (AHK)

      16, 17 & 18 Jun 2015

      Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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    • Men and women on a square, in business suits. Grey, black and white. Each of them a little individualistic, yet in general the differences remain trivial. The order seems perfect. Outwardly. Inside other forces are at work. Lunacy always lurks about. Together with the graduation year of the Mime School (AHK) Nicole Beutler develops ‘The Big Unknown with a Bit of Nature and Everything Else on My List of Things to Do’; a performance about breaking through frames. As one organism the four musical performers tests their ideas about freedom, the invisible, and the unpredictable. For more information and the full tour schedule, visit [+] or nbprojects.nl

    • 8.30pm
    • €15–5
    • hetveemtheater.nl
    • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • 1718

    • Holland Festival

      Un jour

      Massimo Furlan

      17 & 18 Jun 2015

      Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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    • Massimo Furlan returns to the Holland Festival with Un Jour, a performance about dying, the disappearance of the body and the return as a ghost or spirit. Created in collaboration with his dramaturge and writer Claire Ribaupierre, Furlan deals with the belief in invisible entities, the possible interaction between the worlds of the dead and the living and the strong emotions that can bridge these worlds. Un Jour is presented as part of Holland Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: hollandfestival.nl

    • 8.30pm
    • €23/19/17.50
    • hollandfestival.nl
    • Nes 63 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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    • 1721

    • KONTAKT

      Thirty One

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

      17 Jun-21 Jul 2015

      National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina (KV)

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

    • Tue–Sun, 10am
    • n/a
    • galeriakombetare.com
    • rr. Agim Ramadani, 60, Prishtina, Kosovo
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    • 1821

    • Sandberg Instituut

      Graduation show 2015

      Sandberg Instituut graduates

      18-21 Jun 2015

      Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam

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    • The Sandberg Instituut invites you to this year’s graduation show, from 18 to 21 June at the Burgerweeshuis in Amsterdam. The exhibition will be officially opened by director Jurgen Bey on Thursday 18 June at 3pm. The presentation shows the work of students graduating from our five permanent departments, as well as from two temporary programmes. Besides the exhibition, there will be many special events, including performances, lectures and guided tours. For more information and the full programme, visit sandberg.nl

    • Thu, 3pm; Fri–Sun, 11am
    • €3
    • sandberg.nl
    • IJsbaanpad 1–5, 1076 CV Amsterdam
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    • 18

    • TENT.

      Precarious Pedagogies: Knowledge production in the age of cognitive capitalism

      dr. Joost de Bloois

      18 Jun 2015

      TENT., Rotterdam (NL)

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    • If we think of new modes of art education in the given situation, should we fall back on formats and models of action that we already know, or should we think in terms of a new logic of action? Can we still think in terms of opposing forces, like classes for instance, or should we consider the forces at play in terms of a logic that can better be described as a form of liquid logic? Precarious Pedagogies (…) is a public lecture and debate with dr. Joost de Bloois (UvA), and is presented as part of Priscila Fernandes’ current exhibition in TENT. Reservations: office@tentrotterdam.nl

    • 8pm
    • Free admission; RSVP
    • tentrotterdam.nl
    • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, NL
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    • 1821

    • ZAIK

      KATALYST festival 2015

      Gertjan Fransiscus, Katie Duck, a.o.

      18-21 Jun 2015

      Orangerie Theater im Volksgarten, Cologne (DE)

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    • ZAIK präsentiert die dritte Ausgabe des KATALYST festivals. An vier Tagen wird ein spannendes Crossover-Programm gezeigt mit Tanz-Performance-Comedy-Improvisation-Workshop-Konzerten und Gesprächsrunden. Eine Plattform geschaffen für und mit Künstlern und Publikum und bietet einen unkonventionellen Austausch über und mit Kunst, Kultur und Lebensart. Neu in der der Ausgabe 2015 beginnt das Katalyst Festival am Donnerstag 18.06. mit einer offenen Diskussion über: “Wie teilt sich Tanz und Musik, Raum“. Am Freitag startet das Bühnenprogramm.

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    • €43–0
    • orangerie-theater.de
    • Volksgartenstraße 25, 50677 Cologne, Germany
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    • 1826

    • Platform-Scenography

      Between Realities

      Naomi Bueno de Mesquita, a.o.

      18-26 Jun 2015

      2015 Prague Quadrennial, Prague (CZ)

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    • Naomi Bueno de Mesquita, Carly Everaert, Katja Heitmann, Julian Hetzel, Vinny Jones, Rick van der Linden, Maarten van Otterdijk, Hieke Pars, Eva Schippers, and Florian de Visser are invited to take part of Between Realities, the Dutch entry to the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. Between Realities is an ongoing research in the public space of Praha 1, the city centre of Prague. It consists of small scale interventions, cartographic explorations and public discussions with the audience and local and international guests. For more information and the full programme visit: betweenrealities.nl

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    • see programme
    • betweenrealities.nl
    • Praha 1, the city centre of Prague, Czech Republic
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    • NBprojects

      4: STILL LIFE

      Nicole Beutler

      19 Jun 2015

      Vondelpark Openluchttheater, Amsterdam

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    • In 4: STILL LIFE choreographer Nicole Beutler distils elements from the long history of partner dance. On stage are a woman and a man. Their physicality and actions are guided by the principles of body geometry, and the geometry of space and light. All the elements of the piece are interdependent and composed musically in space and time; leading or following, merging or interfering, distant or intimate. 4: STILL LIFE is a court dance, a mating dance, a play, a ‘Lichtspiel’, a ritual. Beutler drew inspiration from the early twentieth-century Bauhaus movement for this ‘mechanical ballet’ dance duet.

    • 9pm
    • €5; RSVP
    • openluchttheater.nl
    • Vondelpark 5a, 1071 AA Amsterdam
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    • 1921

    • Holland Festival

      Cullberg Ballet – HIGHLIGHTS

      Trajal Harrell, Eszter Salamon

      19, 20 & 21 Jun 2015

      Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam

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    • Trajal Harrell and Eszter Salamon are both choreographers who like to play around with the fascinating interplay between the performer and the audience, between the one dancing and the one watching. Harrell mixes voguing, house and contemporary dance and will present a new work for four dancers. Salamon will stage a new version of her choreography Reproduction for eight dancers. Cullberg Ballet – HIGHLIGHTS is presented as part of Holland Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: hollandfestival.nl

    • 8.30pm
    • €25/20/17,50
    • hollandfestival.nl
    • Leidsekade 90, 1917 PN Amsterdam
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    • 19

    • ITs Festival

      ITs Festival Amsterdam – Opening Manifestation

      De Schaduwploeg, Off Stage

      19 Jun 2015

      De Theaterschool, Amsterdam

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    • Dear fellow student, spectator, artist, politician, passer-by, teacher, policy maker! Whoever you are, wherever you are from – We are the Shadow Group and we have taken over the OPENING, HEART and END of this year’s ITs Festival. We are a group of students that came together last year to witness the festival and reflect upon it. This year, part of the festival is in OUR hands. We are very much looking forward to seeing the festival as an opportunity to engage, discuss, question with you, and to explore in many different ways what this new generation of graduating performing artists is about.

    • 9pm
    • Free admission
    • itsfestivalamsterdam.com
    • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG Amsterdam
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    • Impulse Theater Festival

      Images that mean the world

      Monika Gintersdorfer, Joy Kristin Kalu, a.o.

      20 Jun 2015

      VHS Mülheim, Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE)

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    • The conference Images that mean the world raises the question about the limits of representation in politics as well as in the media and at the theater: How can we develop new forms of representation, which aren’t a permanent repetition of artificial boundaries? Which forms of structural empowerment and redistribution are possible? What are the limits of speaking out for somebody, of somebody, as someone different – and where is it an adequate medium of learning to understand? Images that mean the world is presented as part of the Impulse Theater Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: festivalimpulse.de

    • 11am–6pm
    • Free admission
    • festivalimpulse.de
    • Bergstraße 1-3, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
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    • Impulse Theater Festival 2015

      Der Ur-Forst

      Hendrik Quast, Maika Knoblich

      20 Jun 2015

      Ringlokschuppen, Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE)

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    • The German forest isn’t yet out of the woods. Even if acid rain is merely an anecdote from the 1980s, the trees are still vegetating and they don’t recover. Hendrik Quast & Maika Knoblich cut down a sick German oak in the forest of Mülheim and erect it again in the safe art space of the open air stage in front of the Ringlokschuppen. The pedunculate oak is festively supported by a choir and the skilled chainsaws of a professional carving club. A durational performance that begins in the afternoon and ends after midnight. Der Ur-Forst is presented as part of Impulse Theater Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: festivalimpulse.de

    • 6pm
    • Free admission
    • festivalimpulse.de
    • Am Schloß Broich 38, Mülheim an der Ruhr
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    • De Vleeshal

      Violent Incident

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

      20 Jun-30 Aug 2015

      De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)

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

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

      On False Tears and Outsourcing

      Cally Spooner

      21 Jun-30 Aug 2015

      De Vleeshal; Markt, Middelburg (NL)

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

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

      DasArts Master Proof Projects

      Bojan Djordjev, Alexander Giesche, Ana Wild

      22, 23 & 24 Jun 2015

      Dansmakers aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

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    • This year’s DasArts Master Proof Projects will be presented at Dansmakers Amsterdam, close to DasArts. Bojan Djordjev (Future Read in Concrete and Stone), Alexander Giesche (Yesterday You Said Tomorrow) and Ana Wild (La Traviata and the Beginning of the End) will perform on 22, 23 & 24 June. Admission to the events is free, please reserve: dasarts@ahk.nl. For more information and the full programme, visit: facebook.com/dasartsmasteroftheatre.

    • 7pm and 9pm
    • Free admission; RSVP
    • dansmakers.nl
    • Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203-205, 1021 KP Amsterdam
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    • 2505

    • Berliner Festspiele

      Gonzo. The Making-of

      Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek

      25 Jun-5 Jul 2015

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

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

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

    • Belluard Fest. 2015

      Beheld (Alone) Weisslingen

      Graeme Miller

      25 Jun-4 Jul 2015

      Belluard Tower; Ground floor, Fribourg (CH)

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

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

    • Maumaus

      Heimo Zobernig

      Heimo Zobernig

      26 Jun-13 Sep 2015

      Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (PT)

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

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

    • Kunstverein Hildesheim

      THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me)

      Dan Graham, a.o.

      27 Jun-9 Aug 2015

      Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim (DE)

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

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

    • Over Het IJ Festival

      The Office of Lost Time

      Olivia Reschofsky, Alice Pons

      29 Jun-10 Jul 2015

      Station Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam

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

    • 4pm
    • Free admission
    • overhetij.nl
    • Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam
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        • 0131

        • Stedelijk Museum

          A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

          Tino Sehgal

          1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

          Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

        • The Artist’s Institute

          Carolee Schneemann

          Carolee Schneemann

          13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

          The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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

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

        • mumok

          My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

          Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

          6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

          mumok, Vienna (AT)

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

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

        • EYE

          If We Ever Get to Heaven

          William Kentridge

          25 Apr-30 Aug 2015

          EYE Film Instituut, Amsterdam

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

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

        • Centre Pompidou

          Le Corbusier – The measures of man

          Le Corbusier

          29 Apr-3 Aug 2015

          Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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

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

        • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

          Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

          Ree Morton

          20 May-28 Sep 2015

          Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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

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

        • Tensta konsthall

          Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

          Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

          23 May-27 Sep 2015

          Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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

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

        • Hamburger Bahnhof

          Black Mountain (…)

          Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, a.o.

          5 Jun-27 Sep 2015

          Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (DE)

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

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

        • MOCA

          Tongues Untied

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

          6 Jun-13 Sep 2015

          MOCA Pacific Design Center, California (USA)

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

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

        • De Vleeshal

          Violent Incident

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

          20 Jun-30 Aug 2015

          De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)

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

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

        • De Vleeshal

          On False Tears and Outsourcing

          Cally Spooner

          21 Jun-30 Aug 2015

          De Vleeshal; Markt, Middelburg (NL)

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

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

        • Maumaus

          Heimo Zobernig

          Heimo Zobernig

          26 Jun-13 Sep 2015

          Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (PT)

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

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

        • Kunstverein Hildesheim

          THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me)

          Dan Graham, a.o.

          27 Jun-9 Aug 2015

          Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim (DE)

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

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

        • Stedelijk Museum

          Zero: Let Us Explore the Stars

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

          4 Jul-8 Nov 2015

          Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

        • Theater aan Zee 2015

          [THE MACHINE]

          Orion Maxted

          31 Jul-7 Aug 2015

          AZ Sint-Jan, Oostende (BE)

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

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

        • Het Veem Theater

          Idioter

          Alma Söderberg & Hendrik Willekens

          1 Aug 2015

          Centrale Fies, Dro (IT)

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

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

        • If I Can't Dance

          Bete & Deise – Brazilian tour

          Wendelien van Oldenborgh

          5-15 Aug 2015

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

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

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

        • NBprojects

          The Big Unknown (…)

          Nicole Beutler and Mime School graduates (AHK)

          7-11 Aug 2015

          De Parade, Amsterdam

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

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

        • WhyNot

          Festival WhyNot

          Olivier de Sagazan, Janneke Raaphorst, a.o.

          7, 8 & 9 Aug 2015

          Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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

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        • €15–7,50
        • www.festivalwhynot.nl
        • IJpromenade 2, 1031 KT Amsterdam
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        • 0829

        • Galerie Ron Mandos

          THE BEST OF GRADUATES 2015

          Yvon Ariese, Nicola Arthen, a.o.

          8-29 Aug 2015

          Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

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

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

        • Creative Time Summit

          7th Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum

          Anne Pasternak, a.o.

          10-13 Aug 2015

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

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

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        • creativetime.org
        • Calle della Tana, 2169, Castello 30122, Venice, IT
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        • 1113

        • Impulstanz

          SCHÖNHEITSABEND

          Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek

          11, 12 & 13 Aug 2015

          Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna (AT)

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

        • 9pm
        • €25
        • impulstanz.com
        • Schwarzenbergplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
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        • 1115

        • Theaterfestival Boulevard

          HET LAND NOD

          FC Bergman

          11-15 Aug 2015

          Theaterfestival Boulevard, s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

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

        • 8.30pm
        • €21–19
        • festivalboulevard.nl
        • Marathonloop 1, 5235 AA 's-Hertogenbosch, NL
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        • 1315

        • Theater Spektakel Zürich

          Lolling and Rolling

          Ja Ha Koo

          13, 14 & 15 Aug 2015

          Rote Fabrik; Fabriktheater, Zürich (CH)

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

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

        • Oude Kerk

          Come Closer

          Zeno van den Broek, a.o.

          13 Aug-6 Sep 2015

          Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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

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

        • Theaterfestival Boulevard

          Wild Vlees

          Tamar Blom and Kajetan Uranitsch

          13, 14 & 15 Aug 2015

          Theaterfestival Boulevard, s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

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

        • 7.30pm
        • €14–12,50
        • festivalboulevard.nl
        • festivalplein PARADE, s-Hertogenbosch, NL
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        • 1415

        • FAR° Festival des Arts Vivants

          Monique (Swiss premiere)

          Alix Eynaudi

          14 & 15 Aug 2015

          Usine à Gaz, Nyon (CH)

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

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

          Brigittines International Festival 2015

          Liz Santoro & Pierre Godard, a.o.

          14 Aug 2015

          Les Brigittines, Brussels (BE)

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

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

        • Esther Arribas, Julia Faure

          Des Simones

          Esther Arribas and Julia Faure

          18 Aug 2015

          The Bookstore Foundation, Amsterdam

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

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

        • PAF

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

          Linda Blomqvist, a.o.

          18-24 Aug 2015

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

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

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

        • NOORDERZON

          Numax-Fagor-plus

          Roger Bernat

          20, 21 & 22 Aug 2015

          Noorderzon; Spiegeltent, Groningen (NL)

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

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

          House Music

          Flo Kasearu and Riina Maidre

          21 Aug 2015

          Flo Kasearu Majamuuseum, Tallinn (EE)

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

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

        • Institute for Perf. and Theory

          LINDA (official opening)

          Snejanka Mihaylova, Voin De Voin

          25 Aug 2015

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

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        • On behalf of the Institute for Performance and Theory, Snejanka Mihaylova and Voin De Voin invite you to the official opening LINDA – a potential space for personal relation to ideas in Sofia. LINDA is a place for encounters, with books, with time, with processes, with one’s self, with others. On this opening evening LINDA presents posters by a.o. Leo Ayres, Philip Baber, Stephanie Balantine, Francesco Bernardelli, Melanie Bonajo, and Bobby Collins; publications by Critique and Humanism, Girls Like Us, Honey Suckle Company, If I Can’t Dance, Parking Lot, Picnic, and The Last Books; and readings by Lili-An, Parsifal, Voin de Voin and Pavel Spassovsky.
        • 6pm
        • Free admission
        • instituteforperformance...
        • ul. "Tsar Ivan Asen II", 28, 1124 Sofia, Bulgaria
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        • 2531

        • PAF

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

          Mette Edvardsen, Alexandra Napier, a.o.

          25-31 Aug 2015

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

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

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        • €170–12
        • pa-f.net
        • 15, r. haute, 02820 St-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt, FR
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        • 2827

        • W139

          Wilful Blindness

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

          28 Aug-27 Sep 2015

          W139, Amsterdam

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

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

        • NBprojects

          3: The Garden (excerpt)

          Nicole Beutler

          29 Aug 2015

          Uitmarkt; Museum square and Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

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

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

          Please Remember

          Igshaan Adams

          29 Aug-31 Oct 2015

          A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (NL)

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

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

            The Big Unknown (...)

            Together with the graduation year of the Mime School (AHK), Nicole Beutler develops ‘The Big Unknown with a Bit of Nature and Everything Else on My List of Things to Do’; a musical piece about the illusion of perfect order in our society, where madness lurks just beneath the surface.

            A city square. Men and women wearing business suits in grey, black and white. Each of them displays just a touch of individuality: different shirts, different hair, different shades of grey for their identical trousers. From a distance, however, the differences are barely discernible. Everything seems in perfect order. But inside there are other forces at work. Four performers – Mees Borgman, Luca Hillen, Felix Schellekens, and Isadora Tomas – break out of the frame and operate as a single organism as they test out their ideas on freedom, the invisibile and the unpredictable.

            Nicole’s work is notable for its integration of divergent disciplines. Text and movement merge in her evocative choreographies, which always take a position in relation to the world. ‘The Big Unknown with a Bit of Nature and Everything Else on My List of Things to Do’ forms part of Nicole’s research into the significance of the square in human life and thought.

            More information: nbprojects.nl

             Tour June 2015


            16 – 18 June 2015, 8.30pm
            (Premiere, 16 June)

            Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam
            Tickets: €15–5
            hetveemtheater.nl


            19 June 2015, 8.30pm

            Compagnietheater, Grote Zaal
            ITs Festival, Amsterdam
            Tickets: €13–9
            itsfestivalamsterdam.com


            25 June 2015, 8.30pm

            Korzo, Den Haag (NL)
            Tickets: €10–6,50
            korzo.nl


            29 June 2015, 6pm

            Folkwang Uni. der Künste, Essen (DE)
            Tickets: €5–3
            folkwang-uni.de