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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  • 2012

  • Chisenhale Gallery

    The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together

    Alex Baczynski-Jenkins

    20 Jan-12 Mar 2017

    Chisenhale Gallery, London (Uk)

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  • For his new commission at Chisenhale Gallery, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins presents a choreography that unfolds across the duration of the exhibition.
    Performed by Baczynski-Jenkins’ collaborators, the exhibition incorporates two temporal formats: fortnightly Episodes on Thursday evenings, followed by extended Fugue performances every Friday to Sunday, 2-6pm.

  • various times
  • Free entrance
  • chisenhale.org.uk
  • Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Road, London (Uk)
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  • 2902

  • Showroom Mama

    Is There Any World to Come?

    Caetano (BR, 1980)

    29 Jan-2 Apr 2017

    Rotterdam

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  • MAMA presents Is There Any World to Come?, Caetano’s (BR) first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. As scientists predict the end of the planet, Beyoncé celebrates black feminism during prime time. Are we really facing the apocalypse, or are we experiencing the last gasps of the patriarchal world, as we know it? In a video and sound installation created especially for MAMA’s showroom, Caetano evokes such a sense of impending obliteration.

  • Wed- Sun 1:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Free
  • showroommama.nl
  • Showroom MAMA, Witte de Withstraat 29-31, 3012 BL Rotterdam
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  • 0319

  • Kunstverein

    I Look at the Moon and Think about My Daughter-in-Law

    Noa Eshkol

    3 Feb-19 Mar 2017

    Amsterdam

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  • In the 1950s dancer, choreographer, carpet maker and theorist Noa Eshkol, together with architect Avraham Wachman, developed a notational system for movement, which uses a combination of symbols and numbers to define the motion of any limb around its joint. The Eshkol Wachman Movement Notation (EWMN) system was born out of a social practice and way of life, as much as it was a visual means of representing (human) motion. The second part of this solo exhibition can be seen at Vleeshal in Middelburg.
    Member’s preview & walk-through at Kunstverein: February 3, 5 pm; Film screening at Kunstverein: February 4, 4 pm

  • 5pm
  • kunstverein.nl
  • Hazenstraat 28, 1016 SR, Amsterdam
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  • 2422

  • mfc-michèle didier

    récits / écrits

    Various Artists

    24 Feb-22 Apr 2017

    mfc-michèle didier, Paris

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  • mfc-michèle didier is an independent publisher established in 1987. mfc-michèle didier gallery aims at showing the importance of ephemera and published, multiplied works in contemporary art. The exhibition récits/écrits brings together about 40 publications by 10 female artists involved in writing processes while sharing a series of other practices such as performance, film, video, and installation. The writings and stories in question – texts, works, publications, memories, novels or exhibitions – are all linked through the question of autobiography. With works by Martine Aballéa, Eleanor Antin, Ida Applebroog, Barbara Bloom, Mirtha Dermisache, Marianne Mispelaëre, Martha Rosler, Carolee Schneemann, Athena Tacha, Martha Wilson.

  • Tues-Sat 12 am-7 pm
  • Free of charge
  • micheledidier.com
  • 66 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth 75003, Paris (Fr)
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  • 2506

  • If I Can't Dance, a.o.

    To Become Two

    Alex Martinis Roe

    25 Feb-6 May 2017

    ar/ge kunst, Bolzano (IT)

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  • This exhibition brings together the six films in Alex Martinis Roe’s long-term research project, To Become Two (2014 – 2016), which traces the genealogy of “feminist new materialist” and “sexual difference” philosophies through her engagement with different international feminist communities and their political practices. The films are presented in architectural installations designed by Martinis Roe in collaboration with Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga. Further details about the exhibition, public programme and ar/ge are available here.

  • Free admission
  • argekunst.it
  • Via Museo 29, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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  • 0102

  • Veem House

    Prins of Ne†works

    Rodrigo Sobarzo

    1 & 2 Mar 2017

    Valenciennes (FR)

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  • Prins of Ne†works is grounded in the idea that the artificial, digital or virtual are part of nature. It materializes as an experiential capsule where we gather to visually reflect upon different states of matter and its natural cycles. Twinning art production with the chemical process of decompose; Prins of Ne†works is a visual manifesto probing new ecologies, that blends the digital and the analogue as one.

  • 2 pm / 4 pm
  • € 4 / 5 / 10
  • lephenix.fr
  • Boulevard Harpignies BP 39 - 59301 Valenciennes (FR)
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  • 0122

  • Laboratoires de Aubervilliers

    Performing research: five sessions on Deborah Hay

    Laurent Pichaud

    1-22 Mar 2017

    Laboratoires de Aubervilliers, Paris (Fr)

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  • After working with Deborah Hay as performer/interpreter, Laurent Pichaud has been working as assistant to the American choreographer since 2008.  This performed, 5-session seminar is a hybrid form between an academic format and a situated performance. These sessions will present on stage some of the choreographic questions such a project gives rise to: an account of his experience in the archives, how we might apprehend a choreographer’s writing, translating as a dancer, working in situ in somebody else’s body of work.
    1, 8, 15 and 22 March 2017. Free entrance on booking at: reservation@leslaboratoires.org

  • 1 pm - 2.30 pm
  • Free of charge
  • leslaboratoires.org
  • 41, rue Lécuyer, Aubervilliers (Fr)
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  • 0204

  • Weld

    The wind escorts the sky

    Pontus Pettersson

    2, 3 & 4 Mar 2017

    Weld, Stockholm (Se)

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  • The wind escorts the sky is second part of Pontus Pettersson’s latest project Poetic Procedures. The project looks into the relation between dance and poetry and how these practices can unfold in the situation of a dance class and with the case of The wind escorts the sky; a stage performance.The performance is primary layered as a poetry recital of Pontus own poetry in a visually constructed milieu, where the criteria and performance of the theater as a space, as a situation, as specific attention and reading of signs empathically and abstract into account.

  • 7 pm
  • 100 Kr - 80 Kr
  • www.weld.se
  • Norrtullsgatan 7, 11329 Stockholm (Se)
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  • 04

  • Veem House

    APNEA

    Rodrigo Sobarzo

    4 Mar 2017

    Le Quartz, Brest (FR)

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  • Immersion is the main focus in APNEA: the creation of a space in suspension, as though underwater; physically and mentally suspended. Deprived of the presence of any water, sound waves become the substitute of the liquid element. Aiming to ‘immortalize’ the body by means of air privation, specifically during water submersion, we are seeking to dive into a temporal territory. To arrive to that place of discomfort created by the lack of oxygen and water pressure. To dwell that state and unfold a performative event that will confront us with what it is normally taken for granted: the vital and constant presence of air all around us.

  • 9 pm
  • € 8
  • dansfabrik.com
  • Scène nationale de Brest 60, rue du Château, Brest (Fr)
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  • 04

  • San Serriffe

    How To Show Up? No. 2 Holly White

    Holly White

    4 Mar 2017

    Amsterdam

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  • We have continued to think about the question of how to show up? What does showing up mean in relation to the spaces we occupy, the characters we play, and the work we make? For this second presentation, we have invited Holly White to think alongside us by exploring the relationship between writing, speech and performance.

    Holly White is an artist living and working in London. She works in digital media, sculpture, text, performance and video, and is one half of music project Goth Tech.

  • 8:30
  • Free admission
  • facebook.com/events
  • Sint Annenstraat 30, 1012 HE Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • 0405

  • KW Institute for Contemporary Art

    CAConrad: Mapping Dimension 27

    CAConrad

    4 & 5 Mar 2017

    Berlin, DE

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  • CAConrad will create a (Soma)tic Poetry Ritual at KW Institute for Contemporary Art based on the work of Ian Wilson. For the two-day workshop he will use handmade maps and a reconfigured version of Jason Dodge’s sculpture A golden lightning rod pointing north to study the many aspects of our planet’s southern and northern hemispheres.

    In the fall CAConrad will return to examine how we are conditioned to consider East and West as life and death, as the known and the unknown forces of our world and how these directional archetypes help and hinder our lives. This is a love letter to the Future Wilderness of our world.

  • 12pm - 4pm
  • €15/10
  • http://www.kw-berlin.de/
  • Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
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  • 0526

  • Rongwrong

    All Heal (Valerian) – Sunday afternoons

    Various Artists

    5-26 Mar 2017

    Rongwrong, Amsterdam

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  • Three Sunday afternoons connected to the exhibition All Heal (Valerian), that departs from the garden of filmmaker and artist Derek Jarman (1942-1994) in Dungeness in the South of England, and brings together works that each in their own way relate to the possibility of the garden, of escaping life within the garden and to come to an understanding of what life is through gardening.
    5 March: Herbal healing walk
    19 March: Gardens of resistance, a talk by Alhena Katsof
    26 March: Screening of Notes on Blue by Moyra Davey

  • 3pm-6pm
  • Free of charge
  • rongwrong.org
  • Binnen Bantammerstraat 2, Amsterdam
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  • 0711

  • Frascati & De Brakke Grond

    Something Raw

    Various Artists

    7-11 Mar 2017

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  • The international dance and performance festival Something Raw presents raw, radical, innovative work from the new generation of choreographers and performance artists. During this fourteenth edition, eleven productions will be presented under the title ‘Unlabeled: Celebrating Collapsing Categories’. However radical the differences between these productions may seem, they all throw classical notions and the idea of separate disciplines overboard. In a time when old ideas and categories no longer correspond to reality, artists go in search of a new language. Current concepts concerning warfare, commercial imagery, gender and sexuality are subjected to rigorous questioning and challenges.

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  • €15/€13/passe-partout €45
  • somethingraw.nl
  • Nes, Amsterdam
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  • 08

  • Atria - Institute on Gender Equality and Women's History

    Imagining and capturing resistance

    Various guests, moderated by Seada Nourhussen

    8 Mar 2017

    Atria library

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  • A sea of pink pussy hats and protest signs. Worldwide, people are protesting in reaction to the inauguration of President Donald Trump: the Women’s March. During this program we will look at the activist as creative maker and address the importance of representation, the capturing and archiving of protest. We will engage in conversation with a few makers, reflecting on their work and how they relate to the contemporary political climate. How can we organise ourselves in a meaningful, inclusive and effective way to enact resistance? The program is a collaboration between Amsterdam Museum, Framer Framed and Atria. The event takes place in the framework of ‘Meer Dan Muze’, an initiative to highlight female creators on this specific day.

  • 8 pm - 10 pm
  • Free of charge
  • atria.nl
  • Atria (library), Vijzelstraat 20, Amsterdam
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  • 0914

  • Performing Arts Forum

    PS V (a darktongues, kunning (poetics (& the occult)))

    Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh & Rebekah Sheldon

    9-14 Mar 2017

    Performing Arts Forum

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  • This PS, philosophy goes dark. It is time to explore a stubbornness of a different kind. Poetics and philosophy both hold pacts with secrecy but each has a different way of biting its tongue. Philosophy as project, poetry as form, and language as a constitutive constraint perpetually in tension with worlds, are wracked by ‘problems’ of obfuscation, ellipsis, encryption and ambiguity. With no desire to solve the puzzles of writing’s occultation, we propose a drift into the entanglements of poetics with techniques of camouflage, dissimulation, decryption, secretion, compression, and alliance. Over the four days of the event we will flirt with the prospect of losing ourselves in a sustained, headless excursion into a kataphysical nightside of thought.

  • €18/night, €10/day for meals
  • pa-f.net
  • 15, rue Haute 02820 St Erme Outre et Ramecourt (Fr)
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  • 10

  • Veem House

    APNEA

    Rodrigo Sobarzo

    10 Mar 2017

    GRIP evenings -Theater Kikker, grote zaal (NL)

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  • Immersion is the main focus in APNEA: the creation of a space in suspension, as though underwater; physically and mentally suspended. Deprived of the presence of any water, sound waves become the substitute of the liquid element. Aiming to ‘immortalize’ the body by means of air privation, specifically during water submersion, we are seeking to dive into a temporal territory. To arrive to that place of discomfort created by the lack of oxygen and water pressure. To dwell that state and unfold a performative event that will confront us with what it is normally taken for granted: the vital and constant presence of air all around us.

  • 8 pm
  • theaterkikker.nl
  • Ganzenmarkt 14, Utrecht (Nl)
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  • 1112

  • Contour Biennale

    Planetary Records: Performing Justice Between Art and Law

    various artists and speakers

    11 & 12 Mar 2017

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  • The opening weekend of Contour Biennale 8 in Mechelen – Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium features a program of two days of lectures, artist talks, film presentations and performance as part of DAI’s Roaming Assembly #12 conceived by biennale curator Natasha Ginwala and poet, critic-curator Rachel O’Reilly. With contributions by Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Susanne M. Winterling, Susan Schuppli, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Judy Radul, Ana Torfs, Sven Lütticken, Council, Filipa César, Louis Henderson, Denise Ferreira da Silva, inhabitants, Michel Feher, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, and Rana Hamadeh.
    Limited seating. RSVP to Katelijne Lindemans,

  • 11 am - 8 pm
  • contour8.be
  • Various locations, Mechelen (Be)
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  • 1618

  • SNDO

    SNDO 4 PRESENTS: WW | WELCOME TO THE WALRUS

    SNDO graduates

    16, 17 & 18 Mar 2017

    Veem House for Performance

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  • The 4th year students of the SNDO – School for New Dance Development graduate by creating two works next to writing a thesis and completing their internship. This year’s programmes are presented in two theaters in Amsterdam. Duan Chengbei, Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Mao Nakagawa and Estefano Romani, present their work on 16, 17, 18  March at Veem House for Performance. The other group of students, Juan Pablo Cámara, Tea Teearu and Andrea Zavala Folache, will present their work on 23, 24 and 25 March at Frascati.

  • 7 pm
  • € 5 - 15
  • www.sndo.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408-410, Amsterdam
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  • 2024

  • BAR Project

    BAR International Symposium* MAKING PUBLIC PROGRAM

    Various Artists

    20-24 Mar 2017

    BAR Project, Various Locations, Barcelona

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  • Drinking while walking while hosting while thinking while making together is the leitmotiv of BAR project, who takes its name from the popular and social gathering place in south European culture in order to recontextualize it, and be able to work and practice (reflection-in-action) in a flexible, informal and critical way. This working condition and status goes beyond the bar extending curatorial practice into working on public realm and takes the city of Barcelona as a public project space. The BAR International Symposium “Making Public Program” consists in an intensive week of working groups, roundtables, actions, My studio visit, Walking tour, performances and drinks to celebrate BAR project 2013-2017 Public Program.

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  • Registration until March 15th
  • barproject.net
  • Various Locations, see program
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  • 2224

  • Rietveld Academie & Uncut

    Studium Generale

    Curated by Melanie Bühler, Warren Neidich and André Lepecki

    22, 23 & 24 Mar 2017

    Stedelijk Museum

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  • Studium Generale is an extensive transdisciplinary theory programme that addresses all departments of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. In a 3-day curated conference festival it opens 
up to a broader audience. This year’s theme is “What is happening to our brain?”. Culture and brain form complex systems of influence, control and resistance. The brain seems to have been invaded by technology: machines increasingly perform the previously human tasks of language, memory, and imagination, with our learning processes taken up by algorithmic procedures. What implications does cognitive automation have for our brains and bodies? What is happening to our subjectivity, identity and free will? What about the artist’s brain?

  • 10:30 am
  • € 3 - 18
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
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  • SNDO

    SNDO 4 PRESENTS: WW | WELCOME TO THE WALRUS

    SNDO graduates

    23, 24 & 25 Mar 2017

    Frascati 4

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  • The 4th year students of the SNDO – School for New Dance Development graduate by creating two works next to writing a thesis and completing their internship. This year’s programmes are presented in two theaters in Amsterdam. Duan Chengbei, Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Mao Nakagawa and Estefano Romani present their work on 16, 17, 18  March at Veem House for Performance. The other group of students, Juan Pablo Cámara, Tea Teearu and Andrea Zavala Folache, will present their work on 23, 24 and 25 March at Frascati.

  • 7 pm
  • €5 - €15
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Frascati 4, Nes 71, Amsterdam
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  • 24

  • De Nationale Opera

    Opera Forward festival – New talents

    Geo Wyeth among others

    24 Mar 2017

    Nationale Opera & Ballet

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  • Introducing a new generation of opera makers. More than 350 students work in interdisciplinary teams on six short operas. Starting from Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck they search for new ways to express the theme of power / powerlessness into an opera. This evening will show 5 Talent productions. Parallel, five prominent artists will deepen the theme of power / powerlessness through their personal vision.
    The Rest is Noise will host the afterparty with Geo Wyeth and Arif. New Yorker Geo Wyeth works with music, performances, installations and videos, he played among others at The New Museum, MoMA PS1, and Stedelijk Museum.

  • 5:30 pm
  • free of charge
  • operaforwardfestival.nl
  • Amstel 3, Amsterdam
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  • Stichting STRP

    STRP Biënnale 2017

    Stelarc and Katja Heitmann among others

    24 Mar-2 Apr 2017

    Klokgebouw, Eindhoven

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  • Senses & Sensors is about perception. Not only sensorial perception, but also the way in which creative technology makes possible an intense way of feeling, tasting, smelling and moving. Art and science have an increasing stake in multi-sensorial experience. This is why STRP focuses on this far-reaching mingling of the biological and the technological, the physical and the virtual, the analogue and the digital. STRP Biënnale 2017 includes an exhibition with interactive installations, performances, concerts, a two-day conference, and masterclasses, in and around Klokgebouw at Strijp-S in Eindhoven.

  • See program
  • about € 10 - € 20 per day
  • strp.nl
  • Strijp-S Torenallee 32/8 5617 BD Eindhoven (Nl)
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  • Kaaitheater

    Performatik17

    various artists

    24 Mar-2 Apr 2017

    various locations

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  • Performatik17, the Brussels biennial of performance art, enters the intriguing twilight zone where artists – in collaboration with a number of different Brussels-based partners – tinker with the codes of visual arts and the performing arts.
    From movement in sculptures to the sculpting of movement: body sculptures play a central role in this edition. They are never monumental, and are always fragile. Performatik17 opts for probability over certainty, for the careful creation of social sculptures.
    For the full programme of performances and Salon talks, see program kaaitheater.be

  • kaaitheater.be
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  • Tate Modern

    Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights

    various artists

    24 Mar-2 Apr 2017

    Tate Modern (Uk)

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  • BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights marks a new departure in the concept of the art exhibition: from a static presentation to an experience of art that unfolds through time. Situated in the Tanks, the first Tate Live Exhibition brings together an intergenerational selection of artists that have been invited to stage their work as a space that extends a form of hospitality or community, to other artists and visitors alike.
    The daytime installations act as springboards for six nights of ticketed live performances. With Melanie Bonajo, CAMP, Isabel Lewis, Ligia Lewis, Fred Moten & Wu Tsang, Emily Roysdon, among others.

  • tate.org.uk
  • Bankside, London (Uk)
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  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival

    Fabrizio Terranova

    26 Mar 2017

    Teijin Auditorium

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  • Donna Haraway’s groundbreaking work in science, technology, gender and trans-species relationships over the last four decades is marked by her deep commitments to feminism and environmentalism. Recognising her singular talent for storytelling, Fabrizio Terranova spent a few weeks filming Haraway and her dog Cayenne in their Southern California home, exploring their personal universe as well as the longer development of Haraway’s views on kinship and planetary welfare. The screening of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival, a film by Fabrizio Terranova, is preceded by a talk between Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti on 25 March 2017, see program.

  • 3 pm
  • €15/€7,50/museumcard free
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • Atria

    Sexual politics in colonial Curaçao: Lecture and subsequent workshop

    Dr. Rose Mary Allen

    27, 28 & 29 Mar 2017

    Amsterdam

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  • The lecture examines the ways in which colonial politics of respectability, aimed at shaping ideal Curaçaoan male and female behavior, formed a response to racist representations of  black sexuality and character in Curaçaoan society. By reflecting on the discourses of respectability in Curaçaoan society, the lecture offers an analysis of gender differences in the region from a Dutch-Caribbean perspective and analyzes experiences of inclusion and exclusion within the wider Caribbean context. Register at pr@atria.nl. The lecture will be followed by a two-day workshop entitled Critical Perspectives on Oral History by dr. Rose Mary Allen at Atria on the 28th and 29th of March (14.00-17.00 hrs).

  • 5pm
  • Admission by registration
  • www.atria.nl
  • Vijzelstraat 20, 1017 HK, Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • Frascati

    EXOOT – Tropical Healing

    De Warme Winkel / Stichting Show Machine

    29 Mar-22 Apr 2017

    Gallery Vriend van Bavink

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  • In some places they spit strangers out, while in others they swallow them whole.
    EXOOT – Tropical Healing is an exhibition and show where we can reconquer our exotic selves and think about cannibalism as a healing strategy for dealing with The Other. Beneficial therapy for the diluted identities of world citizens.
    Visual artist Jan Brokof is converting the Vriend van Bavink Gallery in Amsterdam into a theatrical installation; a pool paradise where tropic iconography is recycled: coconut juice, hummingbirds, helicopters, conquistadores, buzzing air conditioning units, Brazilian wax and palm trees.

  • 8:30 pm
  • € 16-18
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Geldersekade 30, 1012 BK Amsterdam
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  • Argos Centre for Art & Media

    Breaking Rainbows

    Orla Barry

    29 Mar-30 Apr 2017

    Brussels (Be)

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  • Breaking Rainbows uses the relationship between wo/man and animal, and the cannibalistic, symbiotic tension between (Orla Barry) the artist and (Orla Barry) the shepherd to reflect on the primal and poetic and unpredictable bond we have in the natural world. Presented as both live performance and video installation, Barry’s new work is a fascinating journey into the land of shepherding through the lens of “doing” rather than “observing” the job at hand.

    Performance: Saturday 25 March 2017 & Sunday 26 March 2017.

  • €6 / € 4 reduced
  • argosarts.org
  • Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier, 1000 Brussels(Be)
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  • Theater Frascati

    I AM NOT ASHAMED OF MY COMMUNIST PAST

    Sanja Mitrovic & Vladimir Aleksic

    30 Mar 2017

    Frascati, Nes 63, Amsterdam

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  • In I Am Not Ashamed of My Communist Past, the Serbian theatre maker Sanja Mitrović and actor Vladimir Aleksić take on the recent history of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), a country that only still exists in our memory and our imagination. Nonetheless, the fundamental idea of Yugoslavia – a multiethnic, multireligious and socialist state – is still relevant to today’s European struggle. Together, they investigate whether it is possible to remain loyal to the ideas that they once believed in. What is it that unites communities that share the same country? What remains of values such as solidarity and social justice in times of materialism and individualism?

  • 8:30 pm
  • € 11,50 - € 15
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Frascati, Nes 63, Amsterdam
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  • Dansehallerne

    The Internet

    Mårten Spångberg

    30 & 31 Mar 2017

    Dansehallerne, Copenhagen (Dk)

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  • In ‘The Internet’ Mårten Spångberg pushes the boundaries of dance performance. The piece is a balancing act between theatre and museum: music, dance and sculptures intertwined. The performance lasts for 4 hours and invites the audience to walk around, look, interact and even leave and come back a little while later. The title is a metaphor for a monumental but intangible structure with no beginning and no end. The piece explores the influence of digital communication on choreography: social networks, health apps, games, dating tools … are used to generate dance, rhythms and moods. The performance offers a singular look on the social environment in which we live.

  • 7 pm
  • 40 - 125 DKK
  • dansehallerne.dk
  • Bohrsgade 19 (former Pasteursvej 20), Copenhagen
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      Of Institutions and Fantasies… – Maria Rößler

      Of Institutions and Fantasies…

      Keeping fluids in shape requires a lot of attention, constant vigilance and perpetual effort – and even then the success of the effort is anything but a foregone conclusion.1
      – Zygmunt Bauman (1925–2017)

      Fluidity as well as flexibility seem to be popular qualities applied to almost everything today and I think they actually have been for most of my lifetime. What you must know, dear Reader, is that I am not much older than the German re-unification and I do not have memories from a time without the tenets of neoliberal deregulation. I have learned that fluidity and flexibility are set against outdated mechanisms of control and rigid structures, promising (even) more freedom to those who adopt them. In the above quote, recently departed Zygmunt Bauman describes the engagement with fluids as quite a high-maintenance relationship if not an elusive one. When confronted with those f-words, I usually end up pondering on their assumed opposites: solidity and stability. I wonder how much stability one thing must at least possess or how much stability must be left in one thing for it to be able to support another thing. Strength to support appears to rely – at least physically – on somewhat stable structures.

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      Moha, The Roof , (Amsterdam, December 2016), makets © David Cenzer

      For me, the month of February was on the one hand marked by my temporary relocation from Amsterdam to Ghent and on the other hand occupied with recurring questions and conversations around the status and the future of institutions – in the majority of cases: art institutions.

      All this culminated at a three-day event in the middle of February at Kortrijk’s Kunstencentrum BUDA. In response to a sense of crisis among Flemish art institutions and the ongoing normalisation of precarity amongst artists and art workers2 (just as among other members of society), Agnes Quackels had organised an extraordinary gathering of artists, theorists, and representatives from art institutions of different contexts, sizes and missions. In Kortrijk, I found myself among peers from Amsterdam as well as new colleagues and friends from Ghent and Brussels, all in one way or the other experienced with the challenges of art institutions in crisis and transition. They were invited to have an exchange about how to ‘make’ institutions and to develop together an imagination of the Fantastic (Arts) Institution “in a temporary space between reality and fiction.”3

      Having had my share of complaining about the imperfections of institutional structures, I was particularly looking forward to the ‘fantastic’ aspects of the exchange. And I mean ‘fantastic’ as in ‘fantasy’, a genre of fiction and a mode of thinking that – one may think – art institutions have a good bit of practice with. However, despite a few, in fact, quite evocative impulses from brilliant artists and researchers such as Sarah Vanhee, Vladimir Miller, and Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, moments of radical collective imagination or emancipatory use of fiction did not seem to find their way into the agora on that weekend. The conversation about institutions remained hard-headed and almost disenchantingly ‘realistic’. Any possible speculative exercise ‘under the cover of fiction’ – to borrow from Blanga-Gubbay – was stranded in a series of status-quo presentations, which left little time for cross-references between the individual contributions, not to mention space for what-ifs, pipe dreams, or cloud castles.

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      In a recently published article entitled “Fictional Institutions: On Radical Imagination,” Livia Andrea Piazza and Daniel Blanga-Gubbay write:

      It is necessary to be reminded of the fictional aspect in the idea of the institution (…) The market, and the system of neoliberal capitalism in which we live, are among the institutions that we perceive as the most natural ones, hindering our attempts at critique. (…) capitalism’s focus on reality emerges from and develops into a naturalised set of fictional rules and institutions.4

      Our institutions are necessary fictions, which we have agreed to treat as real. To maintain stability and power, institutions have to conceal their fictional character. When an institution is at a loss of stability, it can try to cling to its operational patterns or revisit the social agreements at its core… which for many art institutions would probably mean to re-imagine what it means to first and foremost provide a supporting structure for art and artists. This exact question is one of the concerns Sarah Vanhee put forward in her contribution to the exchange in Kortrijk.

      In his lecture, Blanga-Gubbay added another, new thought: Referring to Laboria Cuboniks’ Xenofeminist Manifesto (“A Politics for Alienation”),5 he pointed out the liberating potential of alienation – or fictionalisation – in the face of unjust and oppressive realities. While the dictates of fluidity and flexibility are increasingly perceived as repressive, fiction reserves an open space that allows us to explore and experiment with those qualities beyond capitalist profit logic, but also to imagine solid structures, such as institutions, differently and outside their established ways of operating.

      Performance activates and depends on a relational support systems.6 In performance, imagination emerges in the encounter between audiences and performers. And it is my understanding that, besides artists, it will be audiences (not consumers, mind you) who carry the capacity for subversive fictions into the space which is marked by the art institution.

      With this in mind, we present to you another set of carefully selected performances and related events in and beyond Amsterdam and we wish you a fantastic beginning of spring.

      Maria
      – in conversation with Annick, Isobel, Marjolein & Simon

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      Moha, holding up The Roof (Amsterdam, January 2017) © David Cenzer, Julia Williams


      1. Zygmunt Bauman, Liquid Modernity, Cambridge/Malden: Polity Press, 2000, 8.
      2. As, for instance, described in: Bojana Kunst, Artist at Work: Proximity of Art and Capitalism, Winchester/Washington: Zero Books, 2015.
      3. Agnes Quackels, “Who’s afraid of the fantastic (arts) institution?,”, 2016.
      4. Daniel Blanga-Gubbay and Livia Andrea Piazza, “Fictional Institutions: On Radical Imagination,” Turn, Turtle! Reenacting the Institute, edited by Elke van Campenhout and Lilia Mestre, Berlin: Alexander Verlag, 2016, 44.
      5. Laboria Cuboniks, Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation, 2015.
      6. For reflections of a larger context of the supporting social infrastructures of art production, see: Shannon Jackson, “Performance, Aesthetics, and Support”, in: Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics. New York and London: Routledge, 2011, 11-42.

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      • 2012

      • Chisenhale Gallery

        The tremble, the symptom, the swell and the hole together

        Alex Baczynski-Jenkins

        20 Jan-12 Mar 2017

        Chisenhale Gallery, London (Uk)

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      • For his new commission at Chisenhale Gallery, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins presents a choreography that unfolds across the duration of the exhibition.
        Performed by Baczynski-Jenkins’ collaborators, the exhibition incorporates two temporal formats: fortnightly Episodes on Thursday evenings, followed by extended Fugue performances every Friday to Sunday, 2-6pm.

      • various times
      • Free entrance
      • chisenhale.org.uk
      • Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Road, London (Uk)
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      • 2902

      • Showroom Mama

        Is There Any World to Come?

        Caetano (BR, 1980)

        29 Jan-2 Apr 2017

        Rotterdam

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      • MAMA presents Is There Any World to Come?, Caetano’s (BR) first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. As scientists predict the end of the planet, Beyoncé celebrates black feminism during prime time. Are we really facing the apocalypse, or are we experiencing the last gasps of the patriarchal world, as we know it? In a video and sound installation created especially for MAMA’s showroom, Caetano evokes such a sense of impending obliteration.

      • Wed- Sun 1:00pm - 6:00pm
      • Free
      • showroommama.nl
      • Showroom MAMA, Witte de Withstraat 29-31, 3012 BL Rotterdam
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      • 0205

      • Transmediale

        Transmediale: ever elusive

        Various artists

        2-5 Feb 2017

        Berlin DE

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      • In a world where technology increasingly operates independently of humans, where does the power to act and mediate lie? Throughout 50 events including a conference, screenings, workshops and performances, the festival programme explores how information systems and hybrid techno-ecologies have worked to destabilize the centrality of the “human.” The program presents new notions of subjectivity as well as of accounting for the increasing role of the “nonhuman.” The exhibition ‘alien matter’, curated by Inke Arns, refers to man-made, and at the same time, radically different, potentially intelligent matter.

      • 11am
      • € 22 - 130
      • transmediale.de
      • Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin
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      • 0205

      • Dutch Dance Houses

        Moving futures festival

        ao Inari Salmivaara, Joseph Simon & Timothy and the Things

        2-5 Feb 2017

        Amsterdam

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      • As of January 25th, 2017 the contemporary dance festival Moving Futures again travels through the Netherlands. The festival presents the most prominent young artists of the moment connected to the five Dutch dance houses Dansmakers Amsterdam, Dansateliers, DansBrabant, De Nieuwe Oost and Random Collision. In eight different theaters throughout the country the audience gets a peek behind the scenes of a new generation of contemporary dance makers.

      • 7pm
      • € 9,00 - € 25,00
      • http://movingfutures.nl
      • Theater Bellevue, Leidsekade 90 1017 PN Amsterdam and Dansmakers, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203 1021 KP Amsterdam
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      • 0319

      • Kunstverein

        I Look at the Moon and Think about My Daughter-in-Law

        Noa Eshkol

        3 Feb-19 Mar 2017

        Amsterdam

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      • In the 1950s dancer, choreographer, carpet maker and theorist Noa Eshkol, together with architect Avraham Wachman, developed a notational system for movement, which uses a combination of symbols and numbers to define the motion of any limb around its joint. The Eshkol Wachman Movement Notation (EWMN) system was born out of a social practice and way of life, as much as it was a visual means of representing (human) motion. The second part of this solo exhibition can be seen at Vleeshal in Middelburg.
        Member’s preview & walk-through at Kunstverein: February 3, 5 pm; Film screening at Kunstverein: February 4, 4 pm

      • 5pm
      • kunstverein.nl
      • Hazenstraat 28, 1016 SR, Amsterdam
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      • 04

      • BAK

        The Real Estate of Education

        various participants

        4 Feb 2017

        Utrecht

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      • The symposium The Real Estate of Education, organized as part of the exhibition Learning Laboratories,  departs from the aim to reconstruct ideas on the future of education from around 1970, and examines critical issues in the organization of art education and sharing knowledge today. The program addresses alternative practices of pedagogy prompted by the current crises in education and beyond.

        With a keynote lecture by Tom Holert, panel discussions moderated by Tom Vandeputte and Annette Krauss, and a lecture by Pelin Tan. Registration is required: info@bakonline.org

      • 10am-7pm
      • bakonline.org
      • Stadsschouwburg, Lucasbolwerk 24, , 3512 EJ Utrecht
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      • 0407

      • Paradiso Amsterdam

        House Dance Forever

        Summer Dance Forever

        4-7 Feb 2017

        Amsterdam

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      • House Dance Forever is an international dance battle where some of the best international dancers participate. Each year in February, hundreds of dancers from the Netherlands and abroad come to Amsterdam to battle.

      • 3pm
      • 15 €
      • www.summerdanceforever.com
      • Weteringschans 6-8, 1017 SG Amsterdam Weteringschans 6-8, 1017SG Amsterdam
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      • 05

      • DAS Theatre

        Presentation Evening | Philippe Quesne

        Philippe Quesne

        5 Feb 2017

        Amsterdam

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      • Presentation Evening | Concluding a week with Philippe Quesne at Das Theatre

        We look forward to sharing the artistic outcome of the working period with Phillipe Quesne with you on Sunday 5 February at 7 PM. Quesne started his workshop for DAS Theatre students by a distinctive trait of his theatre: the creation of other (im)possible universes, parallel worlds, alternatives to the current narrative, yet able to affect the so-called ‘reality’. Working with space, construction and temporary architectures, he articulated his workshop into two sessions, one in Amsterdam and one in the theatre he runs in the suburb of Paris, Nanterre Amandiers.

      • 7pm
      • € 3 - € 6
      • ahk.shop.activetickets.com/
      • Overhoeksplein 2 1031 KS Amsterdam
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      • 0709

      • Krisztina de Châtel

        Kristina’s Keuze 2

        ao Loïc Perela, Connor Schumacher

        7, 8 & 9 Feb 2017

        Amsterdam

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      • In Krisztina’s Keuze 2 (Krisztina’s Choice 2), choreographer Krisztina de Châtel gives talented choreographers the opportunity to further develop their power of expression. For the second edition of Krisztina’s Keuze she had invited: Loïc Perela, Connor Schumacher, Sabine Molenaar, Konstantinos Kranidiotis and Kiyan Khoshoie.

      • 8:30pm
      • 11 - 17 €
      • www.theaterbellevue.nl
      • Theater Bellevue, Leidsekade 90 1017 PN Amsterdam
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      • 0812

      • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

        Nachlass – Pièces Sans Personnes

        Rimini Protokoll / Stefan Kaegi / Dominic Huber

        8-12 Feb 2017

        Amsterdam

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      • Nachlass (“legacy”) is an attempt to speak about that which one can witness: death. Stefan Kaegi followed people who were close to death, along with film maker Bruno Deville. They created a room with each of them, to keep their spirit alive when they are no longer here. Their rooms are a type of emotional legacy, registered by the one who will be departing. Nachlass is the legacy of those who are no longer there, a way to talk about death, a tribute to life. The theatrical installation is presented as one of five works of German collective Rimini Protokoll during Brandstichter festival. Also part of the programme is the multi-player video piece Situation Rooms (2013).

      • Times vary each day - see website
      • € 20
      • stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
      • Westergasfabriek, Pazzanistraat 33, Amsterdam
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      • 0911

      • Cadance festival

        Giovanni’s Room

        Ryan Djojokarso | Korzo producties

        9, 10 & 11 Feb 2017

        The Hague

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      • As one of the leading authors of the 20th century, James Baldwin denounced racial and sexual misdeeds. Choreographer Ryan Djojokarso sought inspiration for his new performance in his book Giovanni’s Room (1956). The American David is about to marry Hella, but falls deeply in love with the Italian Giovanni in Paris. We follow David through the night leading up to the most horrible morning of his life, when his lover will be gone forever. A dance unfolds where soft intimacy, masculine camaraderie, sexual tension, and an all-consuming self-hatred struggle to prevail. What happens to you, when you are so afraid that you can no longer love?

      • 20:30 / 19:30 hours
      • €10 - €16
      • www.cadance.nl/
      • Korzo, Prinsestraat 42, 2513 CE The Hague
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      • 10

      • Rotterdamse Schouwburg

        Art of Performing Night

        Germaine Kruip, Trajal Harrell

        10 Feb 2017

        Rotterdam

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      • With A Possibility of an Abstraction, Germaine Kruip turns the theatre into an atmospheric space. Light, shadows, reflections, the architecture of the theatre, and a score by Hahn Rowe are the key players in a cinematic experience created in real time.
        At the Art of Performing Night, A Possibility of an Abstraction is part of a double bill with Caen Amour by Trajal Harrell.

        8:15pm  A Possibility of an Abstraction Germaine Kruip
        9:30pm Caen Amour Trajal Harrell

      • €10 - €25
      • rotterdamseschouwburg.nl
      • Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam
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      • 1112

      • Veem House

        APNEA

        Rodrigo Sobarzo

        11 & 12 Feb 2017

        Helsinki (FI)

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      • Immersion is the main focus in APNEA: the creation of a space in suspension, as though underwater; physically and mentally suspended. Deprived of the presence of any water, sound waves become the substitute of the liquid element. Aiming to ‘immortalize’ the body by means of air privation, specifically during water submersion, we are seeking to dive into a temporal territory. To arrive to that place of discomfort created by the lack of oxygen and water pressure. To dwell that state and unfold a performative event that will confront us with what it is normally taken for granted: the vital and constant presence of air all around us.

      • Sat 8 pm/ Sun 4 pm
      • 25/15 €
      • zodiak.fi
      • Tallberginkatu 1 B/154, Helsinki
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      • 16

      • Veem House

        The Extraordinary Way She Moves

        Lisa Vereertbrugghen

        16 Feb 2017

        Kortrijk (BE)

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      • In the choreographic installation The Extraordinary Way She Moves, industrial materials and a human figure continually move and influence each other. Sometimes almost imperceptible movements transform a huge plastic sheet into a dark, moving landscape. Matter is shaped and reshaped with various speeds and intensities. The audience are challenged to activate their complete sensory system….

      • 8.30 pm
      • € 5
      • budakortrijk.be
      • Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kapucijnenstraat 10 8500 Kortrijk (BE)
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      • 1618

      • Kunstencentrum BUDA

        The Fantastic Institution

        Various artists and institutions

        16, 17 & 18 Feb 2017

        Kortrijk BE

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      • If arts institutions are, on the one hand, embracing the so-called “political trend in the arts” by presenting more and more socially or politically engaged artistic projects, on the other hand they often stay stubbornly conservative in the way they organise their own work. In search of structural alternatives, BUDA is taking the festival Buda Vista #10 as an opportunity to open up a temporary space – somewhere between reality and fiction – in which artists, curators and theoreticians reflect on The Fantastic Institution together. Issues such as power, money, space, time, curatorial practices, shared responsibilities, exclusiveness vs. openness, flexibility vs. stability, soft vs. hard, small vs. big, quantity vs. quality will all be recurring questions in our conversations.

      • 2pm each day
      • Free, with registration
      • www.budakortrijk.be
      • Kapucijnenstraat 10, Kortrijk
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      • 1617

      • Frascati

        Real Magic

        Forced Entertainment

        16 & 17 Feb 2017

        Amsterdam

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      • Welcome to the world of Real Magic – a chaotic game programme illusionist show telepathy act. Caught in a world of eternal repeats as comical as it is disturbing, the performers constantly relive their moments of hope, expectation and deception. While the applause tape goes through its umpteenth loop and the canned laughter echoes through the space, a change seems to be taking place beneath the surface; a gradual change, a transformation … can two events ever be truly the same?

      • 8.30pm
      • €13,50 - €17
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012KD Amsterdam
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      • 1726

      • Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen

        Outside Before Beyond

        Alicia Frankovich

        17-26 Feb 2017

        Düsseldorf, DE

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      • The negotiation of humankind’s relations to technology and nature and of objects to subjects makes up a crucial point of reference in Frankovich’s oeuvre.

        OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND is a choreography developed especially for the spaces of the Kunstverein in which new sculptures, a video, animation, sound and instruments involved in staging productions (such as spotlights or theatre curtains) appear as equals in the form of mutually overlapping chronologies and narrative techniques.

      • 7:30pm (opening event)
      • €6 / €3 / free under 18
      • kunstverein-duesseldorf.de
      • Grabbeplatz 4 40213, Düsseldorf
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      • NICC

        Outhouse Portal

        Shana Moulton

        17 Feb 2017

        Brussels (Be)

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      • NICC is proud to present a new vitrine presentation, video and performance by the Californian-born, New York-based artist Shana Moulton (°1976). On the night of the opening, she will also present a special performance. Shana Moulton makes videos, performances and installations. She is probably best known for her video series Whispering Pines (2002-ongoing). In these hilarious, wacky and surrealist works, her alter-ego Cynthia – a hypochondriac dressed in surprisingly elderly-looking clothes for her age – is looking for physical healing and spiritual salvation. The exhibition will run until April 02. More video and installation work by Shana Moulton is on view in the group exhibition Artefact: The Act of Magic at STUK, Leuven.

      • 8 pm
      • Free entrance
      • www.nicc.be
      • NICC Rue Lambert Crickx Straat, 1 1070 Brussels
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      • 18

      • Stedelijk Museum

        Jordan Wolfson: Sculpture and the Surrogate Self

        JORDAN WOLFSON

        18 Feb 2017

        Amsterdam

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      • The event will reflect upon the first tier of this exhibition, which included the large-scale work Colored sculpture (2016), while marking the opening of the second part, which features the installation Female figure (2014) and other works. This second part will establish a multifaceted overview that indicates how Jordan Wolfson offers contemporary answers to classical art domains such as sculpture, performance and video through his animatronics, prints, films and animations. Guest speakers: welcome by Beatrix Ruf (director, Stedelijk Museum), Prof. Esther Leslie (Political Aesthetics), Prof. Tony Prescott (Cognitive Neuroscience), Mark Setrakian (animatronics specialist and puppeteer)

      • 15.00 - 17:30 hours
      • Price varies
      • www.stedelijk.nl
      • Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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      • 2326

      • Sonic Acts

        SONIC ACTS: The Noise of Being

        Various artists

        23-26 Feb 2017

        Various locations, see program

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      • With the 2017 programme, the festival Sonic Acts includes an exhibition, a three-day conference, workshops, masterclasses, films, performances and club nights at various venues throughout the city. Among the wide program of Sonic Acts, two events attracted our attention:
        A three-day conference at De Brakke Grond will explore the crucial question of what it means to be human, discussing wide-ranging scenarios for future co-existence, new imaginings of reality, the agency of technology and the transformation of work and daily life.
        Progress Bar on Fri 24 Feb @ Paradiso will feature among other artists Adamn Killa. Adamn Killa is a 19-year-old rapper from Chicago’s South Side. Adamn’s music is characterised by unconventional, sullen rhymes and pristine synthetic instrumentals.

      • See program
      • sonicacts.com
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      • 2422

      • mfc-michèle didier

        récits / écrits

        Various Artists

        24 Feb-22 Apr 2017

        mfc-michèle didier, Paris

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      • mfc-michèle didier is an independent publisher established in 1987. mfc-michèle didier gallery aims at showing the importance of ephemera and published, multiplied works in contemporary art. The exhibition récits/écrits brings together about 40 publications by 10 female artists involved in writing processes while sharing a series of other practices such as performance, film, video, and installation. The writings and stories in question – texts, works, publications, memories, novels or exhibitions – are all linked through the question of autobiography. With works by Martine Aballéa, Eleanor Antin, Ida Applebroog, Barbara Bloom, Mirtha Dermisache, Marianne Mispelaëre, Martha Rosler, Carolee Schneemann, Athena Tacha, Martha Wilson.

      • Tues-Sat 12 am-7 pm
      • Free of charge
      • micheledidier.com
      • 66 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth 75003, Paris (Fr)
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      • 2506

      • If I Can't Dance, a.o.

        To Become Two

        Alex Martinis Roe

        25 Feb-6 May 2017

        ar/ge kunst, Bolzano (IT)

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      • This exhibition brings together the six films in Alex Martinis Roe’s long-term research project, To Become Two (2014 – 2016), which traces the genealogy of “feminist new materialist” and “sexual difference” philosophies through her engagement with different international feminist communities and their political practices. The films are presented in architectural installations designed by Martinis Roe in collaboration with Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga. Further details about the exhibition, public programme and ar/ge are available here.

      • Free admission
      • argekunst.it
      • Via Museo 29, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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          • 2902

          • Showroom Mama

            Is There Any World to Come?

            Caetano (BR, 1980)

            29 Jan-2 Apr 2017

            Rotterdam

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          • MAMA presents Is There Any World to Come?, Caetano’s (BR) first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. As scientists predict the end of the planet, Beyoncé celebrates black feminism during prime time. Are we really facing the apocalypse, or are we experiencing the last gasps of the patriarchal world, as we know it? In a video and sound installation created especially for MAMA’s showroom, Caetano evokes such a sense of impending obliteration.

          • Wed- Sun 1:00pm - 6:00pm
          • Free
          • showroommama.nl
          • Showroom MAMA, Witte de Withstraat 29-31, 3012 BL Rotterdam
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          • 2422

          • mfc-michèle didier

            récits / écrits

            Various Artists

            24 Feb-22 Apr 2017

            mfc-michèle didier, Paris

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          • mfc-michèle didier is an independent publisher established in 1987. mfc-michèle didier gallery aims at showing the importance of ephemera and published, multiplied works in contemporary art. The exhibition récits/écrits brings together about 40 publications by 10 female artists involved in writing processes while sharing a series of other practices such as performance, film, video, and installation. The writings and stories in question – texts, works, publications, memories, novels or exhibitions – are all linked through the question of autobiography. With works by Martine Aballéa, Eleanor Antin, Ida Applebroog, Barbara Bloom, Mirtha Dermisache, Marianne Mispelaëre, Martha Rosler, Carolee Schneemann, Athena Tacha, Martha Wilson.

          • Tues-Sat 12 am-7 pm
          • Free of charge
          • micheledidier.com
          • 66 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth 75003, Paris (Fr)
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          • 2506

          • If I Can't Dance, a.o.

            To Become Two

            Alex Martinis Roe

            25 Feb-6 May 2017

            ar/ge kunst, Bolzano (IT)

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          • This exhibition brings together the six films in Alex Martinis Roe’s long-term research project, To Become Two (2014 – 2016), which traces the genealogy of “feminist new materialist” and “sexual difference” philosophies through her engagement with different international feminist communities and their political practices. The films are presented in architectural installations designed by Martinis Roe in collaboration with Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga. Further details about the exhibition, public programme and ar/ge are available here.

          • Free admission
          • argekunst.it
          • Via Museo 29, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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          • 2402

          • Stichting STRP

            STRP Biënnale 2017

            Stelarc and Katja Heitmann among others

            24 Mar-2 Apr 2017

            Klokgebouw, Eindhoven

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          • Senses & Sensors is about perception. Not only sensorial perception, but also the way in which creative technology makes possible an intense way of feeling, tasting, smelling and moving. Art and science have an increasing stake in multi-sensorial experience. This is why STRP focuses on this far-reaching mingling of the biological and the technological, the physical and the virtual, the analogue and the digital. STRP Biënnale 2017 includes an exhibition with interactive installations, performances, concerts, a two-day conference, and masterclasses, in and around Klokgebouw at Strijp-S in Eindhoven.

          • See program
          • about € 10 - € 20 per day
          • strp.nl
          • Strijp-S Torenallee 32/8 5617 BD Eindhoven (Nl)
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          • 2402

          • Kaaitheater

            Performatik17

            various artists

            24 Mar-2 Apr 2017

            various locations

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          • Performatik17, the Brussels biennial of performance art, enters the intriguing twilight zone where artists – in collaboration with a number of different Brussels-based partners – tinker with the codes of visual arts and the performing arts.
            From movement in sculptures to the sculpting of movement: body sculptures play a central role in this edition. They are never monumental, and are always fragile. Performatik17 opts for probability over certainty, for the careful creation of social sculptures.
            For the full programme of performances and Salon talks, see program kaaitheater.be

          • kaaitheater.be
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          • 2402

          • Tate Modern

            Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights

            various artists

            24 Mar-2 Apr 2017

            Tate Modern (Uk)

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          • BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights marks a new departure in the concept of the art exhibition: from a static presentation to an experience of art that unfolds through time. Situated in the Tanks, the first Tate Live Exhibition brings together an intergenerational selection of artists that have been invited to stage their work as a space that extends a form of hospitality or community, to other artists and visitors alike.
            The daytime installations act as springboards for six nights of ticketed live performances. With Melanie Bonajo, CAMP, Isabel Lewis, Ligia Lewis, Fred Moten & Wu Tsang, Emily Roysdon, among others.

          • tate.org.uk
          • Bankside, London (Uk)
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          • 2922

          • Frascati

            EXOOT – Tropical Healing

            De Warme Winkel / Stichting Show Machine

            29 Mar-22 Apr 2017

            Gallery Vriend van Bavink

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          • In some places they spit strangers out, while in others they swallow them whole.
            EXOOT – Tropical Healing is an exhibition and show where we can reconquer our exotic selves and think about cannibalism as a healing strategy for dealing with The Other. Beneficial therapy for the diluted identities of world citizens.
            Visual artist Jan Brokof is converting the Vriend van Bavink Gallery in Amsterdam into a theatrical installation; a pool paradise where tropic iconography is recycled: coconut juice, hummingbirds, helicopters, conquistadores, buzzing air conditioning units, Brazilian wax and palm trees.

          • 8:30 pm
          • € 16-18
          • frascatitheater.nl
          • Geldersekade 30, 1012 BK Amsterdam
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          • 2930

          • Argos Centre for Art & Media

            Breaking Rainbows

            Orla Barry

            29 Mar-30 Apr 2017

            Brussels (Be)

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          • Breaking Rainbows uses the relationship between wo/man and animal, and the cannibalistic, symbiotic tension between (Orla Barry) the artist and (Orla Barry) the shepherd to reflect on the primal and poetic and unpredictable bond we have in the natural world. Presented as both live performance and video installation, Barry’s new work is a fascinating journey into the land of shepherding through the lens of “doing” rather than “observing” the job at hand.

            Performance: Saturday 25 March 2017 & Sunday 26 March 2017.

          • €6 / € 4 reduced
          • argosarts.org
          • Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier, 1000 Brussels(Be)
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          • Veem House

            Bombyx Mori

            Ola Maciejewska

            1 Apr 2017

            Festival Performatik 17, Kaaistudio's, Brussels (Be)

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          • In this piece for three dancers, Ola Maciejewska draws her inspiration from Fuller’s Serpentine Dance. She explores the relationship in the arts between human beings and physical matter by creating movement in large pieces of fabric. She plays with the confluence of bodies and objects and the battle that these wage. Bombyx Mori alludes to the silk caterpillar, which has become entirely dependent on human beings for survival. Here, the natural body and the artificial process are inextricably linked: a poignant metaphor for this sculptural interpretation of one of the pioneers of modern dance and performance art.

          • 7 pm
          • € 8 / 10/ 12
          • kaaitheater.be
          • Kaaistudio's O.L.V. Van Vaakstraat 81, Brussels
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          • 01

          • Veem House

            Prins of Ne†works

            Rodrigo Sobarzo

            1 Apr 2017

            Festival Le Grand Bain, La Condition Publique, Roubaix (FR)

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          • Prins of Ne†works is grounded in the idea that the artificial, digital or virtual are part of nature. It materializes as an experiential capsule where we gather to visually reflect upon different states of matter and its natural cycles. Twinning art production with the chemical process of decompose; Prins of Ne†works is a visual manifesto probing new ecologies, that blends the digital and the analogue as one.

          • 6.30 pm and 10.15 pm
          • € 5 / 8/ 15
          • festivalgrandbain.fr
          • 14 Place du Général Faidherbe 59100 Roubaix
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          • 01

          • Frascati

            15th Extraordinary Congress: Amsterdam. The many stories of Yugoslavia

            Vlatka Horvat

            1 Apr 2017

            Frascati 1

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          • In 15th Extraordinary Congress six women sit a table, exchanging stories and anecdotes, facts and rumours, reflections and thoughts about a country in which all of them grew up, but which no longer exists. Sifting through their shared memories as well as through versions of events remembered and understood differently, they try to unpack the story of Yugoslavia – approaching the question of “what happened there” from a range of different perspectives. Through an improvised exchange over several hours, the participants excavate bits of their shared history. The piece unfolds a complex narrative in which contradictions and inconsistencies sit side by side – decidedly unresolved and open – in a state of tension, dialogue and play.

          • 7 pm
          • €15 / €11.50
          • frascatitheater.nl
          • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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          • 01

          • Rewire festival

            Rewire festival Den Haag – AGF & Kubra Khademi

            AGF & Kubra Khademi

            1 Apr 2017

            Korzo Theater, Den Haag

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          • Performing as AGF, German poet, vocalist and new media artist Antye Greie explores speech and spoken word within the depths of electronic music. At Rewire 2017, together with Kubra Khademi, an Afghan performance artist, they present the world premiere of their new project, a truly subconscious work that fuses Khademi’s politically-charged performances with AGF’s distinctive sound art to address womenhood, white supremacy and intersectional feminism. After their performance, AGF and Kubra Khademi will join Moor Mother for a panel discussion: New Emergences #7: Poetry, Presence and Empowerment.

          • 7 pm
          • daypass: €27,50
          • rewirefestival.nl
          • Korzo Theater, Prinsestraat 42, Den Haag (Nl)
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          • 0211

          • De Vleeshal

            Why Patterns?

            various artists

            2 Apr-11 Jun 2017

            Middelburg

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          • Why Patterns? is a group exhibition that brings together contemporary and historical artists who share a common interest in experimental music. In their work they explore forms of coincidence, improvisation, and abstract notational systems. The exhibition includes sound sculptures, audio, scores, textiles, video, drawings, and performance. Its title is borrowed from a 1978 musical composition by Morton Feldman with the same name.
            With: Noa Eshkol, Daan Gielis, Radna Rumping, Damon Zucconi, Milan Grygar, Lina Lapelyte, Sergei Tcherepnin, Les Trucs, and Hannah Weinberger

          • Wed-Fri 1 pm-5pm / Sat-Sun 11am-5pm
          • €4 / students & under 18: free
          • vleeshal.nl
          • Markt 1, Middelburg (Nl)
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          • 0312

          • Dansmakers

            Weekly Sharing Practice

            Various initiators

            3 Apr-12 Jun 2017

            Dansmakers, Amsterdam

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          • Sharing Practice is a new open practice at Dansmakers Amsterdam where the dance maker, performer and professional opens up his studio at crucial moments in his creative process. Key in these sessions are exchange and exploration.This open sessions works as an exchange in which the dance professional set its ideas and movement idiom to the test and in which he receives physical feedback from the participant. On the other side, the participant challenges his physical boundaries and connect to a substantive story. The main purpose of the Sharing Practice is about making all kinds of interaction between dance makers, dance professionals, artists and interested parties possible. Bookings ruth@dansmakers.nl.

          • 10 am - 12 am
          • € 3
          • dansmakers.nl
          • Studio Cube, Gedempt hamerkanaal 203, Amsterdam Noord
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          • 0405

          • Theater Frascati

            OBLIVION

            Sarah Vanhee

            4 & 5 Apr 2017

            Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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          • Sarah Vanhee has collected a year’s worth of real and virtual trash and brings it together in a performance. Imagine this place where you find yourself reconnected to everything you have discarded, deleted or thrown away. Objects, thoughts, relations you had already cut yourself loose from and forgotten about, now they are all there again. They are yours, you care about them. You reverse, re-value, re-invest. Every thing is worth something. When does your trash stop being your trash? Think an inverse world, for instance that scene in Bunuel’s The Phantom Of Liberty where hosts and guests shit together around the dinner table and eat alone in the toilet. Oblivion is a slow celebration of things unhidden.
          • 8:30 pm
          • €17 / €13,50
          • frascatitheater.nl
          • Theater Frascati, Nes 63 1012 KD Amsterdam
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          • 0405

          • CLUE+

            Critical Theory in the Humanities: Resonances of the work of Judith Butler

            Judith Butler, Achille Mbembe, et al.

            4 & 5 Apr 2017

            Main Building Vrije Universiteit

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          • From April 5-7, 2017, the interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Humanities CLUE+ at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam organises a three-day international conference on resonances of the work of the critical theorist and philosopher Judith Butler, who shall deliver a keynote address and participate in the conference.
            Keynote speakers: Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Amelia Jones, Achille Mbembe, Jacqueline Rose, Aagje Swinnen, Iris van der Tuin, Charlotte Witt, Charlotte Witt.

          • Various times, see program
          • See program
          • butleramsterdam.com
          • De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam
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          • DAS Choreography

            BAU Meeting

            An evening hosted by Giulio D’Anna

            5 Apr 2017

            DAS Choreography

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          • As part of our desire to create a strong network between artists and sharing new ideas to support a vibrant art scene, this BAU meeting will be dedicated to the relationship between artists and critics.
            Are there new possible ways to enrich the current dialogue? What can be done to support continuity of ideas in a digital world where ideas need to be quickly communicated? Can the role of the art critic be the one of fostering inspiration and the supporting the spreading of the new languages of the artists?

          • 7:30 pm
          • Free of charge
          • bau.amsterdam
          • Overhoeksplein 2, 1031 KS Amsterdam
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          • 0608

          • SNDO

            SNDO 2 Festival 2017

            SNDO 2 students

            6, 7 & 8 Apr 2017

            Academy of Theatre and Dance

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          • The second year students of the SNDO – School for New Dance Development create one assessed work during their second year at the SNDO. In this process students gain experience in working with and within the technical theater environment, more specifically in the studio setting within the Academy of Theatre and Dance. This year’s program is divided in two parts presenting the works of Stina Fors, Mami Kang, Emile Lagarde, Alexey Shkolnik and Maya Tamir on 6, 7 and 8 April and works of Elisabeth Raymond, Milou van Duijnhoven, Ahmed Elgendy, Maria Netti Nüganen, Diego Oliveira and Mezhgan Saleh on 20, 21 and 22 April 2017.

          • 7 pm
          • free entrance
          • www.sndo.nl
          • Jodenbreestraat 3
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          • 0608

          • SNDO

            SNDO 4 presents: WW | WELCOME TO THE WALRUS

            SNDO graduates

            6, 7 & 8 Apr 2017

            HZT in Uferstudios

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          • The 4th year students of the SNDO – School for New Dance Development graduate by creating two works next to writing a thesis and completing their internship. The first works are usually presented in Spring, the second ones in June. These programs take place in venues outside the school offering the students professional working conditions and the artistic context. The Spring works travel to Berlin, to be presented at Uferstudios within the context of an exchange between Berlin based BA program of HZT and SNDO.

          • 7 pm
          • € 4
          • uferstudios.com
          • HZT in Uferstudios, Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin (De)
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          • 07

          • Stedelijk Museum & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

            Performance by Johannes Paul Raether

            Johannes Paul Raether

            7 Apr 2017

            Stedelijk Museum

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          • The performance of Berlin-based artist Johannes Paul Raether is presented as a conclusion of the three-day international conference on resonances of the work of the critical theorist and philosopher Judith Butler. At the center of Raether’s work are constructed identities (Avataras, AlterIdentities or SelfSisters) emerging at various sites in public space where they research, teach and tell stories. In the guise of his so-called self-sisters, named Transformella, Protektorama, or Schwarmwesen, Raether challenges conventional assumptions about identities, bodies, and technology.

          • 7 pm
          • € 3-18
          • stedelijk.nl
          • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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          • 0708

          • Motel Mozaïque

            Motel Mozaïque Festival

            Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud, Marijn Brussaard a. o.

            7 & 8 Apr 2017

            several locations, Rotterdam

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          • In 2017 the Motel Mozaique Festival will take place in different venues in the centre of Rotterdam. The 17th edition of the festival will offer exciting and beautiful (new) artists in music, art and performance. Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud, Marijn Brussaard together with The Slow Show, Thundercat, Anna Meredith, Lisa Hannigan, Weyes Blood, Grandaddy, The Lemon Twigs, Joep Beving, Ryley Walker, Isaiah Rashad and many others will be there. The festival will be opened by tindersticks with an exclusive cine-concert on Thursday April 6th. There are tours around the city and a special festival bed if you want to spend the night in Rotterdam.

          • 4:30 pm
          • 2-days: €60, daypass: €37,50
          • motelmozaique.nl
          • Schiekade 189, 3013 BR, Rotterdam (Nl)
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          • 1213

          • Centre culturel suisse

            The Complete Body at Festival Extra Ball

            Contemporary Cruising a.o.

            12 & 13 Apr 2017

            Centre culturel suisse, Paris

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          • During Extra Ball Festival, the platform and artist-duo Contemporary Cruising will present the performance The Complete Body during Extra Ball festival at Centre culturel suisse Paris. Complete Body is a group exhibition in the medium of a performance. The performers become the museum where the works of the artists will be on display. Contemporary cruising will be setting up an atmospheric choreography consisting of two performers.
            For the 9th edition of the festival, CCS gives carte blanche to Lausanne festival Les Urbaines, to (re)discover Swiss and international emblematic artists of Les Urbaines last editions. See full program of the festival.

          • 7:30 pm
          • € 12
          • ccsparis.com
          • 32-38 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75003 Paris (Fr)
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          • 14

          • De Appel

            Open Avond(S)

            14 Apr 2017

            Broedplaats LELY

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          • Open Avond(S) proposes artists an open space, through an open call, in order to connect resources from the archive of De Appel, with contemporary performance practices. This OA is inspired by two historical projects, based on the idea of a continuous and free use of the space of De Appel: “A Prediction: 5 days and nights at de Appel” by Reindeer Werk, 1978, and “Gratis Slapen/Free Dormitory” by Jan Mlcoch, 1980. As a revival of these projects, Open Avond(S) will last overnight and join ‘The Night of Exhaustion and Exuberance’, organised by the De Appel Curatorial Programme 2016 – 2017, which will start at 6pm on Friday 14 April and finish at 9am on 15 April.

          • 6 pm
          • dappel.nl
          • De Appel (thinks) Schipluidenlaan 12D4 1062 HE Amsterdam
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          • 1415

          • SNDO

            NotBusy – sndomeetsmtd

            SNDO and MTD students

            14 & 15 Apr 2017

            Veem House for Performance

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          • The collaboration between 3rd year choreographers of the SNDO and dancers from 2nd year of the MTD, has become an annual tradition. The exchange works as follows: The SNDO3 students get a carte blanche to create a choreography for the dancers of MTD2. Participants of this year’s edition are: SNDO | Andreas Chanis, Charlie Laban Trier, Elisa Zuppini, Laura van Bergem, Michael Scerbo, Antonia Steffens, Laima Jaunzema and Emma Gioia; MTD | Sarah Abicht, Timon De Ridder, Ella van Duijnhoven, Hannah Kriesmair, Pilvi Kuronen, Christian Nujster, Marc Oliveras Casas, Diana Šenauskaitė, Louis Siegert, Maxine Van Lishout, Ana, Van Tendeloo, Andrei Voicu, Andrea Deseva, Evgeniia Rubanova.

          • 7 pm
          • € 3 - € 7,50
          • sndo.nl
          • Van Diemenstraat 410, Amsterdam
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          • 1524

          • PAF - Performing Arts Forum

            Spring Meeting

            Jason Read, Danielle Macbeth, Lauren Berlant

            15-24 Apr 2017

            Performing Arts Forum

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          • This will be the seventh edition of Spring Meeting. The format might be familiar by now: three speakers, three days, five hours per day, no written papers. PAF continues to be orientated towards bringing together artists, theorists, scientists, and many others around something like discipline across disciplines. To this end Jason Read, Danielle Macbeth, & Lauren Berlant have been invited because they represent three diverse engagements with thought encompassing empirical and speculative dimensions of politics, culture, art, philosophy and science.

          • See program
          • See program
          • pa-f.net
          • 15 rue Haute, 02820 St Erme Outre et Ramecourt
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          • 18

          • Kaaitheater

            Perhaps it is high time for a xeno-architecture to match

            Markus Miessen & Armen Avanessian

            18 Apr 2017

            Kaaitheater, Brussels

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          • By turning away from “what is” toward “what could be”, is it possible to built an architecture (of knowing) that can deal with today’s overwhelming complexity and global unrest? This evening is a speculative sense event investigating how space can be understood differently. In an experimental attempt to abductively produce something “other,” we witness the development of new knowledge in the making. Embracing a process of poetic encounters, philosopher Armen Avanessian and architect Markus Miessen host scent artist Beau Rhee (New York), noise musician Mattin (Berlin) and video artists Tim Tsang & Parches (Los Angeles) to live-explore the potentiality of a xeno-architecture. More info on perhapsitishightimeforaxenoarchitecturetomatch.org

          • 8:30 pm
          • € 5
          • kaaitheater.be
          • Square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels (Be)
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          • 18

          • Café De Ruimte

            DITDIT-DADA-DITDIT

            Michelle N’toumba & Jesus de Vega a. o.

            18 Apr 2017

            Café de Ruimte

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          • A close combination of food, dance, music, (Dutch) poetry and performance. The performance of the night is choreographed and performed by Jesús de Vega, a Spanish choreographer guest artist and author of ICKamsterdam. His physical work is full of complexity and emotional undertones. Jesús forms a duo with the Dutch-Congolese multi-instrumentalist Chai Blaq, alias Michelle N’Toumba. She makes and sings with a seducing marble voice to the freaky Afro-European beats, R & B, dubstep tunes. A colourfull experimental performance evening in an exciting venue in The North of Amsterdam.

          • 7 pm
          • €19,50 inclusive dinner
          • cafederuimte.nl
          • Café de Ruimte Distelweg 83 1031 HD Amsterdam
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          • 1819

          • Akademie der Kunst der Welt

            Symposium The Extreme Centre

            Tariq Ali, Saskia Sassen, Michael Portnoy, Ágnes Heller

            18 & 19 Apr 2017

            Volksbühne am Rudolfplatz, Cologne

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          • A Symposium on the Future of Politics in Times of Populism. A seismic shock coupled with fear has seized the worldwide political landscape. Since the US presidential election and the UK’s vote to leave the EU, populist positions that until recently lurked in obscurity on the margins of democracy are abruptly gaining centrality. On the horizon appears not only a possible collapse of the EU but also a worldwide victory of authoritarian systems. Propaganda, hate speech, and attacks on minorities are suddenly becoming commonplace again. Is a new fascism imminent with the mainstream entry of right-wing nationalist positions? Or do different variations of fascism spread themselves out in a diversity of national flavours, whether in Europe or in the USA?

          • 5:30 pm
          • Symposium 8 € / 5 €
          • academycologne.org
          • Aachener Str. 5, Köln (De)
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          • 18

          • If I Can't Dance

            Writing Out Loud – lecture and book presentation

            Jon Mikel Euba

            18 Apr 2017

            CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (ES)

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          • On 18 April, Jon Mikel Euba will present his recently published book, Writing Out Loud, alongside a lecture and workshop at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid as part of its newly initiated “School” programme. Further details and bookings here. Writing Out Loud brings together the transcriptions of eight lectures by Euba that were live translated from Spanish to English during the course Action Unites, Words Divide (On Praxis, An Unstated Theory) at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI). The lectures were delivered across the academic year 2014 – 2015 at the invitation of If I Can’t Dance. Further details about the book and how to purchase it can be found here.

          • 6.30pm
          • Free admission
          • ca2m.org
          • Avda. Constitución 23 28931 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
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          • 2022

          • SNDO

            SNDO 2 Festival 2017

            SNDO 2 students

            20, 21 & 22 Apr 2017

            SNDO, Amsterdam

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          • The second year students of the SNDO – School for New Dance Development create one assessed work during their second year at the SNDO. In this process students gain experience in working with and within the technical theater environment, more specifically in the studio setting within the Academy of Theatre and Dance. This year’s program is divided in two parts presenting the works of Stina Fors, Mami Kang, Emile Lagarde, Alexey Shkolnik and Maya Tamir on 6, 7 and 8 April and works of Elisabeth Raymond, Milou van Duijnhoven, Ahmed Elgendy, Maria Netti Nüganen, Diego Oliveira and Mezhgan Saleh on 20, 21 and 22 April 2017.

          • 7 pm
          • free entrance
          • sndo.nl
          • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG
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          • 2013

          • WIELS & Kunstenfestivaldesarts

            The Absent Museum. Blueprint for a museum of contemporary art for the capital of Europe

            Various artists

            20 Apr-13 Aug 2017

            WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

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          • How can artists maintain the tension between globalisation’s paradoxes and history’s turbulences, and their individual sensibilities and voices? In the light of these issues and recent turbulent historical developments, it is striking to see how absent the art museums remain in urgent, public debate. Although museums – especially those devoted to contemporary art – have never been as popular as they are today, they are still notably absent from the public space and their voice goes unheard in the formation of public opinion. Existing works and new productions of about 45 artists will translate and interpret the challenges that museum institutions face today, as well as the communities they inspire.

          • 11:00am
          • € 5-12
          • wiels.org
          • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, Brussels
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          • 23

          • Spring Performance Festival

            various artists

            23 Apr 2017

            Cinetol theater, Library and Tolbar

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          • Spring Performance Festival (SPF) is a block party festival of performances. The annual SPF is an initiative of Galerie Juliette Jongma and Kunstverein, Amsterdam, in collaboration with De Ateliers.

            SPF 2017 is curated by Geo Wyeth and organized by Jeanine Hofland. Performances by: niv Acosta, Johannes Büttner, DYNASTY HANDBAG, Dr. Holobiont and the Lichens, Geo Wyeth, and Bruno Zhu.

          • kunstverein.nl/SPF2017
          • Tolstraat 160 & 182, Amsterdam
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          • 2716

          • KIOSK

            Show Me Your Archive And I Will Tell You Who Is In Power

            Various artists and researchers

            27 Apr-16 Jun 2017

            Kiosk Gallery, Ghent

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          • Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power combines an exhibition with a public program of lectures, panel discussions, performances and screenings to present stories from the history of feminist struggle. Issues of race, gender and class are covered from a so-called intersectional perspective, an approach that works to bring to the fore the combinations of discriminatory practices and the dynamics they engender.  Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power wishes to extend its scope beyond Western, white feminism and to trace the beginnings of a transnational and intersectional perspective in Belgian feminism and beyond.

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          • kioskgallery.be
          • Louis Pasteurlaan 2 9000 Ghent
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          • 2829

          • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

            Prins of Ne†works

            Rodrigo Sobarzo

            28 & 29 Apr 2017

            ARS17 programme, Helsinki (Fi)

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          • Prins of Ne†works is grounded in the idea that the artificial, digital or virtual are part of nature. It materializes as an experiential capsule where we gather to visually reflect upon different states of matter and its natural cycles. Twinning art production with the chemical process of decompose; Prins of Ne†works is a visual manifesto probing new ecologies, that blends the digital and the analogue as one.

          • fri 7 pm/ sat 2 & 4 pm
          • €21
          • kiasma-teatteri.fi
          • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki
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