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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  • Stedelijk Museum

    A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

  • Daily, 10am-6pm; Thurs 10am-10pm
  • € 15/7,50/3,50/0
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  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • Stedelijk Museum

    Zero: Let Us Explore the Stars

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

    4 Jul-8 Nov 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

  • Daily, 10am
  • €20–0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 2931

  • A Tale of a Tub

    Please Remember

    Igshaan Adams

    29 Aug-31 Oct 2015

    A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (NL)

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

  • Friday-Sunday, 1pm
  • n/a
  • a-tub.org
  • Justus van Effenstraat 44, 3027 TK Rotterdam, NL
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  • 1217

  • AKINCI

    Night Soil / Economy of Love

    Melanie Bonajo

    12 Sep-17 Oct 2015

    AKINCI, Amsterdam

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

  • Tue-Sat, 1–6pm
  • Free admission
  • akinci.nl
  • Lijnbaansgracht 317, 1017 WZ Amsterdam
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  • 2301

  • Centre Pompidou

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. 1887-2058

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    23 Sep-1 Jan 2016

    Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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

  • Daily, 11am–9pm
  • €14–0
  • centrepompidou.fr
  • Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
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  • 2331

  • Dia Art Foundation

    Puerto Rican Light

    Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla

    23 Sep-31 Dec 2015

    Convento Cave System, Guayanilla and Peñuelas (PR)

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

  • Wed-Sun, 12–4pm
  • Free admission
  • diaart.org
  • Guayanilla-Peñuelas, Puerto Rico
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  • 2601

  • Fundación PROA

    It is possible because it is possible + Forensis

    Raqs Media Collective, Forensic Architecture

    26 Sep-1 Nov 2015

    Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires (AR)

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

  • Tue-Sun, 11am–7pm
  • Free admission
  • proa.org
  • Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • 01

  • Stedelijk Museum

    JODI: This Page Contains…

    Joan Heemskerk, Dirk Paesmans

    1 Oct 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • During the performance This Page Contains… the physical and digital worlds are both united and destabilized. JODI presents an audio-visual performance based on activities in browsers, menu options, and scrolling through and selecting texts. The translation of the navigating activities on the webpages into a forceful computer-automated voice giving instructions, refer to the artists’ interests in the influence that digital and analog signals have on the user’s behavior. JODI is known for pioneering internet art during the 1990s, and since then has acquired an important position in digital avant-garde art both nationally and internationally.

  • 7.30pm
  • Entrance price + €2,50
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 0104

  • Akad. Schloss Solitude; STATION; Pesnicenje

    Wordrrrun

    Rumena Buzarovska, Ivo Dimchev, a.o.

    1-4 Oct 2015

    Multiple venues in Belgrade (SRB)

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  • Wordrrrun encounters of poetry and performances, presents: discussions, workshops, performances, performative readings, picnics, music programmes and parties in the various open and closed spaces of the city of Belgrade – Centre for cultural decontamination, Cultural centre Rex, Cultural centre Magacin, Cultural centre Grad and city parks. Wordrrrun is project of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, STATION Service for contemporary dance, Belgrade, and Pesnicenje, Belgrade. For the full programme, visit: facebook.com

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  • Multiple venues in Belgrade, Serbia
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  • Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

    I am not a Curator

    Sabine Breitwieser, Gabriele Knapstein, a.o.

    1 Oct 2015

    Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (DE)

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  • Panel discussion with Sabine Breitwieser (director, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg), Gabriele Knapstein (Curator Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin), Jean-Hubert Martin (exhibition maker, Paris), moderated by Kolja Reichert (art critic, Berlin). The event takes place in the frame of the exhibition “Ich kenne kein Weekend. Archive and Collection René Block”, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (September 16, 2015 – January 24, 2016) in cooperation with Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur (September 16, 2015 – February 15, 2016) and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (March 18 – June 5, 2016).

  • 6pm
  • Free admission
  • facebook.com
  • Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin, Germany
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  • 0207

  • AIR Open Ateliers Zuidoost

    Speech as an Autobiographical Method

    R’m Aharoni

    2-7 Oct 2015

    Kruitberg 1003A, Amsterdam

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  • The workshop ‘Speech as an Autobiographical Method’ focuses on creating speeches that reflect personal perspectives and backgrounds. Participants will re/write a speech that will become a point where past meets present and different perspectives and environments interact. Each speech is therefore considered as a meeting point – a cluster of personal and historical narratives. The workshop will conclude with a presentation of the personal speeches on an evening in October. You can register via reemaha@gmail.com.

  • 7pm
  • €60
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  • Kruitberg 1003A, Kraaienest, 1104 CA Amsterdam
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  • 0203

  • Veem House

    Time (working title)

    Theatercollectief Schwalbe and students Mime school

    2 & 3 Oct 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • Theatre collective Schwalbe and the 2nd and 3rd years students of the Mime School are researching different facets of time and duration. So, they watched ‘Cathedra’ of Newman for five hours, did three hours of putting on and off as much cloths as possible, and spend three ours building a high sand mountain. On 2 and 3 October you are welcome to spent some time with Schwalbe and the mime students during their research presentation. Schwalbe is a collective known for performances in which they push physical limits time and again.

  • Fri, 8pm; Sat, 10pm
  • €5
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • NBprojects

    3: The Garden (excerpt)

    Nicole Beutler

    2 Oct 2015

    Dutch Dance Festival; AINSI, Maastricht (NL)

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  • In 3: The Garden Nicole Beutler examines the artificial distinction between nature and culture. Following in the footsteps of the Romanticists, Beutler explores the utopian desire to go ‘back to nature’, in search of an untouched, untamed wilderness. Beutler found her inspiration for 3: The Garden in the works of the pre-Socratic natural philosophers, the Bible, song lyrics by the anti-pop band Einstürzende Neubauten, and the utopian artist community Monte Verita.

  • 10am–5.30pm
  • n/a
  • nederlandsedansdagen.nl
  • Lage Kanaaldijk 115, 6212 NA Maastricht, NL
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  • 0203

  • Kaaitheater

    7 Pleasures

    Mette Ingvartsen

    2 & 3 Oct 2015

    Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)

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  • In 7 Pleasures, Mette Ingvartsen explores seven concepts of pleasure. Pleasures transforming bodies, contaminating matter and the environment. In the performance, pleasure becomes a perceptual as much as a political question. How to generate and transmit other forms of pleasure than those choreographed by everyday life? How to explore pleasure’s uncanniness, its points of connection with the inside, the outside, and its social and subjective ramifications? How to use its joyful potential to disrupt clichéd images attached to nudity and sexuality?

  • 8.30pm
  • €16/12/8
  • kaaitheater.be
  • 20 square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 0331

  • NBprojects

    LIEFDESVERKLARING (October tour)

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

    3-31 Oct 2015

    Multiple venues in Belgium

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

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  • nbprojects.nl
  • Multiple venues in Belgium
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  • 0313

  • Stroom Den Haag

    SHOW MORE

    Bruno Listopad, Nikola Kneževic

    3 Oct-13 Dec 2015

    Stroom Den Haag, The Hague (NL)

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

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

  • If I Can't Dance

    Acoustic Thought

    Snejanka Mihaylova

    3 Oct-20 Dec 2015

    REDCAT, Los Angeles (USA)

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

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

    3: The Garden

    Nicole Beutler

    4 Oct 2015

    Dutch Dance Festival; Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht (NL)

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  • In 3: The Garden Nicole Beutler examines the artificial distinction between nature and culture. Following in the footsteps of the Romanticists, Beutler explores the utopian desire to go ‘back to nature’, in search of an untouched, untamed wilderness. But the further she goes, the more structures and organising principles she encounters. Nicole Beutler found her inspiration for 3: The Garden in the works of the pre-Socratic natural philosophers, the Bible, song lyrics by the anti-pop band Einstürzende Neubauten, and the utopian artist community Monte Verita.

  • 3pm
  • €22,50
  • nederlandsedansdagen.nl
  • Vrijthof 47, 6211 LE Maastricht, NL
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  • 0608

  • Veem House

    Reading & Research group on art and labour

    Anna Moreno

    6 Oct-8 Dec 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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

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  • €25 (materials included)
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 0608

  • Para Site

    2015 Para Site International Conference

    Magali Arriola, Osei Bonsu, Hendrik Folkerts, a.o.

    6, 7 & 8 Oct 2015

    Sunbeam Theatre, Hong Kong (HK)

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  • Para Site is proud to present the 2015 edition of its International Conference, a major three-day gathering in Hong Kong of practitioners from around the world, discussing developments in contemporary art exhibition-making and the roles and responsibilities these formats have imagined for themselves in the context of today’s world.

  • 2–7.30pm
  • Free admission
  • para-site.org.hk
  • 423 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
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  • NBprojects

    Antigone (Italian premiere)

    Nicole Beutler, Ulrike Quade

    7 Oct 2015

    Festival Incanti; Casa del Teatro, Turin (IT)

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  • Antigone, the first collaborative work by choreographer Nicole Beutler and theatre maker Ulrike Quade, is a visual adaptation of the Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in 442BC. The co-directors couple the themes explored by the original with current issues, focusing on the question of how free our actions truly are. Antigone weighs up the two sisters’ ideas. It’s not easy to take sides with one or the other. What is good; what is evil? Their internal motives are revealed in a manipulative game played between performers and puppets.

  • 9pm
  • €15–5
  • festivalincanti.it
  • Corso Galileo Ferraris 266, 10134 Turin, IT
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  • 0717

  • Afrovibes

    Afrovibes Festival 2015

    Khutjo Green and Gabi Harris; Sjaan Flikweert and Hemelbesem, a.o.

    7-17 Oct 2015

    Multiple venues in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Den Haag

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  • In its the twelfth edition, Afrovibes brings young pioneers and established talent in theater, dance, music and design from Southern Africa to the Netherlands, in a ten days festival. A festival program with current topical performances rooted in young urban Africa: raw, colorful, current, innovative. Afrovibes presents the dynamic cultural life of young urban Africa and connects with Dutch artists and audiences. This year’s festival theme is focused on looking ahead, on Moving in Time, connecting past, present and future. For more information and the full programme, visit: afrovibes.nl

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  • afrovibes.nl
  • Multiple venues in Amsterdam, Utrecht, a.o.
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  • 08

  • Sandberg Institute

    Sandberg Forum

    Franco Berardi

    8 Oct 2015

    Sandberg Institute; Marineterrein, Amsterdam

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  • The Sandberg Institute invites you to join the fifth Sandberg Forum open talk, this time hosting Franco “Bifo” Berardi. We will sit together with Franco Berardi, in the attempt to unravel the complex entanglements between political legitimacy and financial rule. Theoretical implications, historical references and current manifestations will be provided by our guest for you to engage. He might also have some advice on how to free your own life from the constraints of mathematics and gravity.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission
  • designingdemocracy.org
  • Kattenburgerstraat 5, 1018 JA Amsterdam
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  • 08

  • Frascati Theater

    Icure

    Ivo Dimchev

    8 Oct 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Ivo Dimchev’s productions are unpolished, challenging and confusing – but also delicate, musical and full of rich association. With his androgynous appearance and striking falsetto voice, he has rapidly won over Europe’s stages. In his latest work, Dimchev instigates a veritable healing session, at once hilarious and deadly serious. Is it a parody of vague interactive TV shows, or an upright attempt to see into the inner self? The choice is yours. In drag, a crackling open fire on the screen, Dimchev draws his audience into a therapeutic world of wise words, hypnosis, massage, sex and freestyle opera.

  • 8.30pm
  • €17/13,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012KD Amsterdam
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  • 08

  • Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths

    Revisiting Genesis: The Slideshow

    Oreet Ashery

    8 Oct 2015

    Goldsmiths University of London, London (UK)

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  • Revisiting Genesis is a web series in development to be shot in December 2015, featuring a nurse who creates biographical slideshows for those actively preparing for death, and Genesis, an artist who is dying symbolically and otherwise. Revisiting Genesis responds to a diverse range of influences including the growing digital afterlife industry and expanded mourning practices, feminist art reincarnations, outsider communities, the loss and transmutation of meaningful social structures under neoliberalism, care and friendships.

  • 5pm
  • Free admission
  • gold.ac.uk
  • New Cross, SE14 6NW London, United Kingdom
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  • 0821

  • The Showroom & The Otolith Collective

    The Chimurenga Library

    Ntone Edjabe, George Hallett a.o.

    8 Oct-21 Nov 2015

    The Showroom, London (UK)

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

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

  • Bétonsalon

    Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster

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

    8 Oct-30 Jan 2016

    Bétonsalon, Paris (FR)

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

  • Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm
  • Free admission
  • betonsalon.net
  • 9 Esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet, 7501 Paris, France
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  • 08

  • les Abattoirs

    Trois performances de Guy De Cointet

    Guy de Cointet

    8 Oct 2015

    Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (FR)

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  • Avec le soutien de la succession Guy de Cointet et de la galerie Air de Paris, les Abattoirs proposent l’activation de trois de performances de l’artiste. Guy de Cointet (1934-1983) est l’auteur d’un art singulier de la performance, prolongement de ses livres et de ses dessins. Dans ses “tableaux parlants”, l’artiste déploie ses objets scéniques pour bouleverser les relations entre mots, couleurs, formes et sens. Les Abattoirs proposent l’activation de trois de ses performances (1980): Two drawings; Going to the market; I like your shirt.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission
  • lesabattoirs.org
  • 76, allées Charles-de-Fitte, 31300 Toulouse, France
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  • 09

  • NBprojects

    Antigone

    Nicole Beutler, Ulrike Quade

    9 Oct 2015

    ANIMO Festival; large Theatre, Kwidzyn (PL)

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  • Antigone, the first collaborative work by choreographer Nicole Beutler and theatre maker Ulrike Quade, is a visual adaptation of the Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in 442BC. The co-directors couple the themes explored by the original with current issues, focusing on the question of how free our actions truly are. Antigone weighs up the two sisters’ ideas. It’s not easy to take sides with one or the other. What is good; what is evil? Their internal motives are revealed in a manipulative game played between performers and puppets.

  • 7.30pm
  • n/a
  • animofestival.pl
  • Katedralna 18 st., 82-500 Kwidzyn (PL)
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  • 0918

  • Rotterdamse Schouwburg

    Building Conversation

    Lotte van den Berg, Daan ‘t Sas, a.o.

    9-18 Oct 2015

    Multiple venues in Rotterdam (NL)

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  • In oktober presenteert de Rotterdamse Schouwburg Building Conversation. Geïnspireerd door gesprekstechnieken van over de hele wereld ontwikkelden theatermaker Lotte van den Berg en beeldend kunstenaar Daan ‘t Sas verschillende mogelijkheden en vormen om met elkaar in gesprek te gaan. Iedereen wordt uitgenodigd om aan de gesprekken deel te nemen – en iedereen die aanwezig is neemt deel. Geen acteurs, geen toeschouwers, enkel een groep mensen en de uitnodiging tot gesprek. Hier vind je meer informatie over het programma.

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  • €22,50–10
  • rotterdamseschouwburg.nl
  • Multiple venues in Rotterdam, NL
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  • 1029

  • Münchner Kammerspiele

    Ode to Joy

    Rabih Mroué, Manal Khader, a.o.

    10 Oct-29 Nov 2015

    Münchner Kammerspiele, München (DE)

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

  • 8pm; except: 10/10, 7pm and 27/10, 9pm
  • €22–6
  • muenchner-kammerspiele.de
  • Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München, Germany
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  • 11

  • Framer Framed

    Diasporic self: Sound as Lingua Franca

    Barby Asante, Em’kal Eyongakpa, a.o.

    11 Oct 2015

    Framer Framed, Amsterdam

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  • Concluding event to the group exhibition Ancestral Blues – The Return to The State of L3. In the exhibition, themes such as migration, roots and identity are explored. Following cultural theorist and art historian Fatima El-Tayeb, we propose to achieve a concept of the diaspora that includes individuals who may not have a ‘lost home’ but, despite their status as citizens, have been marginalized and excluded from many rights. Working off this concept of the diaspora, Diasporic self: sound as lingua franca looks at the role of music, its ability to help shape (new lexicons) and influence the formation of the Diasporic Self in contemporary black cultures across Europe.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • framerframed.nl
  • IJpromenade 2, 1031 KT Amsterdam
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  • 1110

  • Museum Villa Stuck

    Go and Play with the Giant!

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

    11 Oct-10 Jan 2016

    Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (DE)

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

  • Tue–Sun, 11am
  • €9–2
  • villastuck.de
  • Prinzregentenstr. 60, 81675 Munich, Germany
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  • 12

  • NBprojects

    Antigone

    Nicole Beutler, Ulrike Quade

    12 Oct 2015

    Puppet is a human too Festival; Teatr WARSawy, Warsaw (PL)

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  • Antigone, the first collaborative work by choreographer Nicole Beutler and theatre maker Ulrike Quade, is a visual adaptation of the Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in 442BC. The co-directors couple the themes explored by the original with current issues, focusing on the question of how free our actions truly are. Antigone weighs up the two sisters’ ideas. It’s not easy to take sides with one or the other. What is good; what is evil? Their internal motives are revealed in a manipulative game played between performers and puppets.

  • 8.30pm
  • n/a
  • lalkatezczlowiek.eu
  • Rynek Nowego Miasta 5/7, 00-229 Warsaw, PL
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  • 12

  • LADA

    LADA Screens #4: Tehching Hsieh – Launch Event

    Tehching Hsieh, Tim Etchells

    12 Oct 2015

    Lada, London (UK)

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  • For LADA Screens 4 we are screening the film documenting ‘One Year Performance 1981–1982 (Outdoor Piece)’ by Tehching Hsieh. Following the film screening there will be a live performance by Tim Etchells entitled Inside (Improvised performance), made in relation to the film. Etchells’ notes on the film itself, as well as phrases concerned with time, archive and memory are spoken out, repeated and looped, reworked and recombined to make a space of reflection and refraction connected to Hsieh’s film, and the event it documents, as well as to wider questions of performance, duration and presence.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • thisisliveart.co.uk
  • The White Bldg, White Post Lane, London, UK
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  • 1318

  • Frascati Theater

    Frascati Issues: Changing Places

    Tabo Goudswaard, Barbara Visser, Helen Medland, a.o.

    13-18 Oct 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Frascati opent de deuren voor een experiment. In een vierdaags programma brengt zij theatermakers en maatschappelijke pioniers uit Amsterdam samen rond de vraag: wat als wij zèlf onze stad vormgeven? Changing Places is een live onderzoek naar het vermogen van theater om een plek van verbeelding en inspiratie te zijn waar stedelijke vraagstukken kunnen worden overdacht en alternatieven worden uitgewerkt. Voor meer informatie over het programma, bezoek: frascatitheater.nl

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  • €7,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 1416

  • MDT

    Conference: POSTDANCE

    Gabriel Smeets, André Lepecki, Danjel Andersson, a.o.

    14, 15 & 16 Oct 2015

    MDT, Stockholm (SE)

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  • Gabriel Smeets (artistic director of Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm), Andre Lepecki (professor at New York University and guest professor at DOCH) and Danjel Andersson (artistic director of MDT) joined forces to organize a 3-day conference on the theme POSTDANCE. The conference wants to be an opportunity to really find time and space to reflect on the developments and forces that have shaped choreographic imagination from the 1960s up to today, and is envisioned as oscillating between moments where guest speakers would make more focused interventions and then longer sessions throughout the day of more informal debates and roundtables.

  • 10pm
  • 300 SEK
  • mdtsthlm.se
  • Slupskjupsvägen 30, 111 49 Stockholm, Sweden
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  • 1418

  • Frascati Theater

    Thuisbezoek Europa (Home visit Europe)

    Rimini Protokoll

    14-18 Oct 2015

    Multiple venues in Amsterdam

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  • In Thuisbezoek Europa (Home visit Europe) Berlin-based theatre collective Rimini Protokoll sets the relatively abstract idea of a federation of European states against the individual character of a house. 15 audience members – or are they participants? – sit round a table in a living room. Personal stories and the political mechanisms of Europe entwine and entangle. Thuisbezoek Europa is played out on location, in living rooms in Amsterdam. You can buy a ticket for a particular date and time from the Frascati Theater webshop. On the morning of the show, Frascati Theater will send you an SMS stating the address.

  • 8.30pm
  • n/a
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Multiple venues in Amsterdam
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  • 1417

  • Centre Pompidou

    The Ghost Of Montpellier Meets The Samurai

    Trajal Harrell

    14-17 Oct 2015

    Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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  • Trajal Harrell est habitué à croiser les répertoires chorégraphiques. Dans Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church, il imaginait la rencontre entre des danseurs de la post-modern dance et des égéries du voguing. Pour son dernier spectacle, il réinvente à nouveau l’histoire de la danse en imaginant la rencontre entre Dominique Bagouet, chorégraphe majeur de la nouvelle danse française, Tatsumi Hijikata, fondateur du butô et Ellen Stewart, fondatrice du théâtre La Mama à New York. Harrell se saisit de l’œuvre de ces figures de la danse et des mythes entourant leurs carrières pour mieux interroger leur passion et leur dévouement pour l’art.

  • 8.30pm
  • €18–14
  • centrepompidou.fr
  • Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
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  • 1617

  • M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

    IN SITU: Otobong Nkanga

    Otobong Nkanga

    16 Oct-17 Jan 2016

    M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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

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

  • wkv stuttgart i.c.w. MACBA

    The Beast [and] is the Sovereign

    Efrén Álvarez, Hicham Benohoud, a.o.

    17 Oct-16 Jan 2016

    Württembergischer Kunstverein (DE)

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

  • n/a
  • Free admission
  • wkv-stuttgart.de
  • Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
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  • 18

  • Otherwild

    Devotions: Self-Care For Modern Witches

    Liz Migliorelli

    18 Oct 2015

    Otherwild, Los Angeles (US)

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  • This workshop is centered around simple at-home recipes and remedies for revitalizing your magical self. We will work on the exceptional acts of transforming stress, grounding energy, strengthening boundaries and enhancing dream powers by calling in the plant realm, sacred stones and holy waters as our allies. After an initial conversation on what each person is looking to rework in their own life or within their community, we will be brewing quite a few potions together and putting them to immediate use with the intention that the class itself is a healing & harmonizing space.

  • 6.30pm
  • $60
  • otherwild.com
  • 1932 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, USA
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  • 18

  • Amsterdam Dance Event

    Modalities: An Exploration Of Theatre and Electronic Music

    KOBE Collective, a.o.

    18 Oct 2015

    Sugar Factory, Amsterdam

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  • This year, Sugarfactory presents a special ADE evening, showcasing three unique groups of Dutch artists operating on the edge of theatre and electronic music. The show is an attempt to broaden the modes of experience promotors, organizers and bookers of electronic music offer audiences. Simultaneously, it is an attempt to draw theatre lovers and critics into the club. In the space between theatre and electronic music, art and entertainment, there lies a mode of consciousness which for many audiences, promotors, and performers is unchartered terrain. This exploration attempts to bridge that artistic gap.

  • 7pm
  • €7,50 + service fee
  • amsterdam-dance-event.nl
  • Lijnbaansgracht 238, 1017 PH Amsterdam
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  • 2021

  • Frascati Theater

    The Lover + Workingmaking Out

    Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Noémie Goudal, a.o.

    20 & 21 Oct 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • ‘Nieuw Werk.’ toont het werk van een nieuwe generatie theater- & dansmakers, en worden in een double bill gepresenteerd. The Lover (Sigfúsdóttir, Goudal) is een reflectie op onze Westerse beschaving, waarin een schijnbaar autonoom functionerende en artificiële economie onze levensstandaard bepaalt en waarin de kloof tussen mens en natuur steeds groter wordt. Workingmaking Out (Stechmann, Daporta) bestaat uit een reeks van experimenten. Twee mannelijke performers vertrekken vanuit Michel Foucault’s concept van zelf-technologie en Jane Fonda’s workout systeem Aerobics en geven een overzicht van hun seksuele geschiedenis.

  • 8pm
  • €15/11,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012KD Amsterdam
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  • 2224

  • Veem House

    Nadita

    Alma Söderberg

    22, 23 & 24 Oct 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • Premiere Thursday 22 October! Nadita means ‘small nothing’ in Spanish and it’s also the title of Alma Söderberg’s new solo. Her body and voice serve as the instruments that produce a small nothing. Alma Söderberg: “The idea is to work with voice, movement and rhythm and to make a solo. I would like to use as little theatrical elements as possible, actually why not say: none. It is an affirmation of the things I choose to focus on; bodily sound and movement.”

  • 8.30pm
  • €15/12/10/5
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 2317

  • Muzeum Sztuki w Lódzi

    All Men Become Sisters

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

    23 Oct-17 Jan 2016

    Muzeum Sztuki w Lódzi; ms2, Lódz (PL)

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

  • Tue, 10am; Wed–Sun, 11am
  • 16–5zl
  • msl.org.pl
  • Ogrodowa 19 St., 91-065 Lódz, Poland
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  • 2426

  • SPIELART Festival München

    SHOW ME THE WORLD

    Rolf Abderhalden, Judy Hussie-Taylor a.o.

    24, 25 & 26 Oct 2015

    Haus der Kunst & Muffatwerk, München (DE)

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  • The multi-part project SHOW ME THE WORLD analyses and discusses for the first time in the theater field in a fundamental and international manner curating and organizing events in a world of global networks. It poses questions regarding, among other topics, traditional exoticisms in the practice of curating, the establishment of global ethics for organizing events, hegemonic or horizontal relationships in the presentation of art, and ethnocentrism or eurocentrism in the operation of festivals in our times.

  • Sat, 10am; Sun, 10.30am; Mon, 10am
  • Free admission
  • spielart.org
  • Multiple venues in München, Germany
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  • 24

  • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

    Fase, four movements to the music of Steve Reich

    Rosas, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

    24 Oct 2015

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • Fase consists of three duets and one solo dance, choreographed to four repetitive compositions by the American minimalist musician Steve Reich. This iconic dance piece from 1982 is considered a milestone of contemporary dance, and probably Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most frequently performed work. Reich allows his tones to gradually shift in rhythm and melody and between the instruments. The choreography applies the same phase-shifting principle. The purely abstract movements are executed so perfectly that they seem almost mechanical and yet affect us in a strange way.

  • 8pm
  • €37,50–20
  • stadsschouwburgamsterd...nl
  • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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  • 2425

  • The School of Life i.c.w. Human

    Brainwash Festival 2015

    Joris Luyendijk, Achille Mbembe, Michael Sandel, a.o.

    24 & 25 Oct 2015

    Multiple venues in Amsterdam

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  • Brainwash is het nieuwe inhoudelijke festival van Amsterdam. Het festival presenteert meer dan 100 programma’s die plaatsvinden binnen het overlappende gebied tussen filosofie, literatuur en theater. Invloedrijke denkers uit binnen- en buitenland gaan in op de belangrijkste wetenschappelijke, maatschappelijke en persoonlijke vraagstukken van onze tijd. Brainwash gaat over grote en kleine thema’s en de ideeën die ons denken hebben veranderd. Voor meer informatie over het programma, bezoek: brainwashfestival.nl

  • 1pm-1am
  • €47,50–25
  • brainwashfestival.nl/
  • Multiple venues close to De Nes, Amsterdam
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  • 28

  • WORKS AT WORK

    Invasive Hospitality Redux

    Siegmar Zacharias

    28 Oct 2015

    Dansehallerne, Copenhagen (DK)

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  • Invasive Hospitality is an exercise in thinking together in churning over how we think when we think about what we think. It explores how performance strategies create their own spaces, dynamics and frictional points in juxtaposing high and low culture, material and theory, image and word, private and public, repetition and ellipsis.

  • 8pm
  • Free admission
  • worksatwork.dk
  • Pasteursvej 20, 1778 Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • WIELS

    Battement battu

    Klara Lidén

    29 Oct-10 Jan 2016

    WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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

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

    DasArts Open Day 2015

    staff and students of DasArts

    30 Oct 2015

    DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam

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  • We look forward to welcoming prospective students during our Open Day on 30 October 2015. Ask all your questions about our curriculum, meet the staff and share activities with our students. To find out more about the work being done by international theatre-makers currently studying at DasArts, join us on Friday for an evening of performances. Check our website or Facebook/dasartsmasteroftheatre for regular updates about the Open Day programme.

  • 2pm
  • Free admission
  • dasarts.nl
  • Overhoeksplein 2 1031 KS Amsterdam
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  • Impakt festival

    Feeling For You

    Cécile Evans

    31 Oct 2015

    Theater Kikker; Main Hall, Utrecht (NL)

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  • Feeling For You is an ongoing, frequently updated performance lecture that reverse engineers the artist’s practice through a series of personal anecdotes, Google searches, images, and video clips. Meandering through the last few years of Evans’ work, the talk follows the same ‘hyperlinked’ logic used in recent projects like Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen or AGNES. Touching on the impacting rise of digital technology and the disorienting feedback loops it creates within society, the performance takes this year’s Impakt festival theme as its starting point.

  • 7.30pm
  • €7
  • eventbrite.nl
  • Ganzenmarkt 14, 3512 GD Utrecht, NL
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  • Ellen de Bruijne Projects

    The value in mathematics

    Falke Pisano

    31 Oct-19 Dec 2015

    Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

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

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

For about a year now, a notion of shouting women has been repeatedly present in my thinking. When I speak of it, I say: “We need to empower shouting women.” Hoping to be more precise, I add: “Even when they are not female.” If there is any re-grouping to be made between us and them then the dividing line is elsewhere—it is in who has to/dares to say what needs to be said on the one side, and who maintains soft-spoken power on the other side.

I’m far from being as elaborate as I’d like to be here, however in the process of ‘sticking with the trouble’ of shouting women, which I am hoping to write more about in the future, one thing is becoming clear. The ‘thesis’ goes as follows: until now we have invested a lot of energy in pacifying and ‘diplomatizing’ women. To be able to be perceived as workable with, pleasant to be around, perhaps respected, but only occasionally taken seriously, women have learned to ‘behave.’ Learning the rules of the game is also not that difficult: what to say, what not, when, to whom, who watches your back, and who’s gonna throw you off the cliff—after some initial struggle anyone can learn (to protect themselves, even to become powerful), however the price of learning is high—things remain unsaid. And the very things that have to be said—remain in silence.

(Self)diplomatizing women as another (successful) form of voicelessness.

What I am most interested in is how—instead of pacifying women—we can actually learn to listen to what the shouting women are saying. Instead of teaching shouting women to softly say something else (something else being the issue here, not necessarily the volume), can the labour of listening and hearing get higher on the agenda? It can. It has to.

One great shouting woman that comes to mind—and a listener par excellence—is of course Sara Ahmed, Professor in Race and Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths University of London. It is my pleasure to draw your attention to an article she wrote this summer on (in my words) shouting students. Elaborately threading together many notions that also occupy me lately, from listening carefully to what ‘complaining students’ are saying, to the problem of speaking about abusive power relations, it opens the space to think these notions through from a perspective that is not often heard.

You can read it on her blog feministkilljoys.com or a slightly updated version at thenewinquiry.com/essays/against-students.

Normally in our Letters we draw attention to upcoming events or performances, however my closeness to the topic actually leads me here to the past. It is my pleasure to share with you the text, and a photo, of a performance called (in my memory): Three Shouting Women.

The performance was created in 2006 by (at that time my dear DasArts fellow students) Sarah van Lamsweerde, Esther Mugambi* and Katarina Schröter. It was performed at the Melbourne International Festival of Arts and was both a culmination of and a response to a ten-week DasArts programme entitled Navigators, which took place in Australia.

The text is full of internal references to and landmarks from our journey through Northern Cape York. We were honoured, but also troubled by the fact that we were ‘taken’ (as bunch of European art students) to ‘collect materials for a festival performance’ (as the task was explained to us at the time) in and from closed indigenous communities.

Luckily, even the worst ‘programme tasks’ can be rendered meaningful and made sensitive by the efforts of its participants.

The generosity with which we were welcomed into these communities suspended our (shouting) criticality down in the best possible way. Once we were back in Melbourne, no one gave up on ‘shouting about the problematic programme’ and no one gave up on their own work.

One last remark before I leave you with this performance, still alive almost 10 years later through this Letter, is that you have to hear these three rather sweet looking ladies actually stomping through the performance space and univocally, in an upbeat tempo, angrily speaking the text at the audience.

Here it is:
.

The streets are so flat
Flat?
The streets are so wide
Wide?
Did we pass this before?
What?
Of course! It’s the river
UNILODGE
I hate this cupboard
Cupboard? Carpet
Horizontal time, Vertical time
Geological time, Dragonfly time
Six seven eight GO!Cooktown
Split Rock
Grassy Hilly
Whip Lash
Thirteen in an Oka

Flat Top Hill
Nine Mile Bend
Black Dog Lake
Ten minute break
(pause)

Lotus Bird Lodge
Little Laura River
No more Bootyman
Bootyman?
Bitumen!

The Judas Cow
The Papaya Fruitfly
Dadadadadadada
Dadadadadadada
Cape York Quarantine
Black Boys!
You can’t call ’em that!
Why?
Because

Musgrave
Somebody come, there’s a dog!
Frog
A log
Logs
Crocs
What?!
One metre wide
Where are the Germans?
Yoohey!

What time is it?
I dunno
How many were killed?
A lot
When did it happen?
A long time ago

They come from the right
They come from the left
Run!
Run for Jesus!

Stay here?
I could never!
Too hot
Too still
Too quiet
Too remote

Arakun
Comalco owned
Mapoon
Bulldozed
Am I this Western rapist bastard?

Ooooh back to bouchat
The bonfire the boat
Lily filled billabongs
And a new pair of thongs

Wallaroo?
Who fucked who!
Ask him about the termites
Ask him about the bauxite
Ask him about the spiderbite
Ask him about last night
You don’t know what you don’t know

Smooth bark
Half bark
Stringy bark
Paper bark
Iron bark
Blood wood
Go on! Get outta here.
.
.

threeshoutingwomen

*Many thanks to Esther for digging up the text from her archives and helping me find the photo. For more of their work, make sure you find Sarah, Esther and Katarina!
.
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For more silent, whispering, singing, shouting women (even when they are not female) please explore the events in our agenda!

Warmly, Bojana.

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  • 0131

  • Stedelijk Museum

    A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

    Ree Morton

    20 May-28 Sep 2015

    Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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

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

  • Tensta konsthall

    Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

    Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

    23 May-27 Sep 2015

    Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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

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

  • Hamburger Bahnhof

    Black Mountain (…)

    Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, a.o.

    5 Jun-27 Sep 2015

    Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (DE)

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

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

  • MOCA

    Tongues Untied

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

    6 Jun-13 Sep 2015

    MOCA Pacific Design Center, California (USA)

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

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

  • Maumaus

    Heimo Zobernig

    Heimo Zobernig

    26 Jun-13 Sep 2015

    Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (PT)

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

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

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Zero: Let Us Explore the Stars

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

    4 Jul-8 Nov 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Oude Kerk

    Come Closer

    Zeno van den Broek, a.o.

    13 Aug-6 Sep 2015

    Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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

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

  • W139

    Wilful Blindness

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

    28 Aug-27 Sep 2015

    W139, Amsterdam

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

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

  • A Tale of a Tub

    Please Remember

    Igshaan Adams

    29 Aug-31 Oct 2015

    A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (NL)

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

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

  • BLITZ

    BLITZ 2015: Roots and Blades of Grass

    Melanie Bonajo, Rovinjska Sinestezija, a.o.

    1-5 Sep 2015

    Multiple venues in Rovinj (HR)

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

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

  • Stedelijk Museum

    FORUM – Video Art Theory: A Comparative Approach

    Helen Westgeest

    3 Sep 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Kunstverein

    SHIP

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

    5 & 6 Sep 2015

    Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Veem House

    Curators’ Piece

    Tea Tupajic

    6 Sep 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Veem House

    A DROP OF BLOOD (…)

    graduate students of HZT Berlin

    9, 10 & 11 Sep 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Sophiensaele

    UNFINISHING

    Martin Nachbar

    10-14 Sep 2015

    Sophiensaele, Berlin (DE)

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

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

  • NBprojects

    LIEFDESVERKLARING (September tour)

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

    12-30 Sep 2015

    Multiple venues in Belgium and Germany

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

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  • nbprojects.nl
  • Multiple venues
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  • 1217

  • AKINCI

    Night Soil / Economy of Love

    Melanie Bonajo

    12 Sep-17 Oct 2015

    AKINCI, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Rieke Vos icw TAAK

    Festival of Sports: De Friesland Editie

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

    12 Sep 2015

    Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag (NL)

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

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

  • Veem House

    United We Stand

    artists and cultural workers

    13 Sep 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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

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

  • NBprojects

    LIEFDESVERKLARING

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

    13 Sep 2015

    Nederlands Theaterfest.; Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

    Marc Almond

    Marc Almond

    14 Sep 2015

    Melkweg, Amsterdam

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

  • 7.30pm
  • €28.40
  • ticketmaster.nl
  • Lijnbaansgracht 234a, 1017 PH Amsterdam
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  • De Brakke Grond

    A Reason To Talk

    Sachli Gholamalizad

    15 & 16 Sep 2015

    De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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

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

    De Pornopera

    Wilco

    15 & 16 Sep 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

    Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency

    Hal Foster

    16 Sep 2015

    The Kitchen, New York (USA)

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

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

    Infini 1–8

    Jozef Wouters with Decoratelier (Scenery Workshop)

    17, 18 & 19 Sep 2015

    KVS_BOL, Brussels (BE)

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

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

    Frascati Session open presentation – Nicole Beutler

    Nicole Beutler

    18 Sep 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. 1887-2058

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    23 Sep-1 Jan 2016

    Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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

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

    The Radicality of Love

    Srecko Horvat

    23 Sep 2015

    Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

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

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

    Puerto Rican Light

    Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla

    23 Sep-31 Dec 2015

    Convento Cave System, Guayanilla and Peñuelas (PR)

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

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

  • If I Can't Dance

    Launch of Rereading Appropriation

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

    24 Sep 2015

    San Serriffe, Amsterdam

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

  • 7.30pm
  • Free admission
  • ificantdance.org
  • Sint Annenstraat 30, 1012 HE Amsterdam
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  • Festival De Keuze

    Not Punk, Pololo

    Monika Gintersdorfer, Knut Klaßen

    26 & 27 Sep 2015

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

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

  • Sat, 8.15pm; Sun, 4.30pm
  • n/a
  • festivaldekeuze.nl
  • Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam, NL
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  • 2627

  • steirischer herbst

    7 Pleasures (Premiere)

    Mette Ingvartsen

    26 & 27 Sep 2015

    Dom im Berg, Graz (AT)

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

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

  • Fundación PROA

    It is possible because it is possible + Forensis

    Raqs Media Collective, Forensic Architecture

    26 Sep-1 Nov 2015

    Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires (AR)

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

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

    Open Reading Group

    Denise Ferreira da Silva and Valentina Desideri

    27 Sep 2015

    Bijlmer, Amsterdam

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

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

    Artists at Work (…) (Book launch)

    Bojana Kunst

    30 Sep 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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

  • 8.30pm
  • €5
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • Stedelijk Museum

    A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

  • Daily, 10am-6pm; Thurs 10am-10pm
  • € 15/7,50/3,50/0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 0408

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Zero: Let Us Explore the Stars

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

    4 Jul-8 Nov 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

  • Daily, 10am
  • €20–0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 2301

  • Centre Pompidou

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. 1887-2058

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    23 Sep-1 Jan 2016

    Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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

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

    Puerto Rican Light

    Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla

    23 Sep-31 Dec 2015

    Convento Cave System, Guayanilla and Peñuelas (PR)

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

  • Wed-Sun, 12–4pm
  • Free admission
  • diaart.org
  • Guayanilla-Peñuelas, Puerto Rico
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  • 2601

  • Fundación PROA

    It is possible because it is possible + Forensis

    Raqs Media Collective, Forensic Architecture

    26 Sep-1 Nov 2015

    Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires (AR)

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

  • Tue-Sun, 11am–7pm
  • Free admission
  • proa.org
  • Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • 0313

  • Stroom Den Haag

    SHOW MORE

    Bruno Listopad, Nikola Kneževic

    3 Oct-13 Dec 2015

    Stroom Den Haag, The Hague (NL)

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

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

  • If I Can't Dance

    Acoustic Thought

    Snejanka Mihaylova

    3 Oct-20 Dec 2015

    REDCAT, Los Angeles (USA)

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

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

  • Veem House

    Reading & Research group on art and labour

    Anna Moreno

    6 Oct-8 Dec 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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

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

  • The Showroom & The Otolith Collective

    The Chimurenga Library

    Ntone Edjabe, George Hallett a.o.

    8 Oct-21 Nov 2015

    The Showroom, London (UK)

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

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

  • Bétonsalon

    Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster

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

    8 Oct-30 Jan 2016

    Bétonsalon, Paris (FR)

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

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

  • Münchner Kammerspiele

    Ode to Joy

    Rabih Mroué, Manal Khader, a.o.

    10 Oct-29 Nov 2015

    Münchner Kammerspiele, München (DE)

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

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

  • Museum Villa Stuck

    Go and Play with the Giant!

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

    11 Oct-10 Jan 2016

    Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (DE)

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

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

  • M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

    IN SITU: Otobong Nkanga

    Otobong Nkanga

    16 Oct-17 Jan 2016

    M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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

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

  • wkv stuttgart i.c.w. MACBA

    The Beast [and] is the Sovereign

    Efrén Álvarez, Hicham Benohoud, a.o.

    17 Oct-16 Jan 2016

    Württembergischer Kunstverein (DE)

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

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

  • Muzeum Sztuki w Lódzi

    All Men Become Sisters

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

    23 Oct-17 Jan 2016

    Muzeum Sztuki w Lódzi; ms2, Lódz (PL)

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

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

  • WIELS

    Battement battu

    Klara Lidén

    29 Oct-10 Jan 2016

    WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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

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

  • Ellen de Bruijne Projects

    The value in mathematics

    Falke Pisano

    31 Oct-19 Dec 2015

    Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Veem House

    The Sunday Scene. Performance Art podcast

    Hosted by Noha Ramadan

    1 Nov 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Ancienne Belgique

    C-ORE

    Mykki Blanco

    3 Nov 2015

    Ancienne Belgique, Brussel (BE)

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

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

  • MOHA

    Move.Dance.Act (Open call)

    Olivia Reschofsky, Alice Pons

    3 Nov-31 Dec 2015

    Ontmoetingsplek Da Costa, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Frascati Theater

    How did I die

    Davy Pieters

    3-7 Nov 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Dansmakers Amsterdam

    DEU$/EX\M4CHIN4

    Fernando Belfiore

    4 & 5 Nov 2015

    Dansmakers Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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

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

  • SNDO

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

    Students of SNDO3

    5, 6 & 7 Nov 2015

    De Theaterschool, Amsterdam

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

  • 8pm
  • €6–1
  • ahk.nl
  • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG Amsterdam
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  • 05

  • Corpus

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

    Isidoro Valcárcel Medina

    5 Nov 2015

    Bulegoa z/b, Bilbao (ES)

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

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

  • SPIELART Festival München

    INNOC€NT

    Astrit Ismaili

    5 & 6 Nov 2015

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

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

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

  • Decolonising Our Minds, Pluto Press

    Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

    Peter Hudis, a.o.

    6 Nov 2015

    SOAS, University of London, London (UK)

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

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

  • DIY Workshop Amsterdam

    The bell hooks reading group

    7 Nov 2015

    Basement, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Veem House

    The Metaphors

    Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters

    8 Nov 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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

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

  • West

    Salon Sémiotique

    Emily Kocken

    8 Nov 2015

    West, The Hague (NL)

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

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

  • NBprojects

    LIEFDESVERKLARING (November tour)

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

    10-28 Nov 2015

    Multiple venues in Belgium

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

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  • nbprojects.nl
  • Multiple venues in Belgium
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  • 1115

  • Veem House

    Paper is a leaf that will destroy us in its fall

    Sarah van Lamsweerde

    11-15 Nov 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Red Light Radio

    The Space Lady in Amsterdam

    The Space Lady

    12 Nov 2015

    NDSM-werf, Amsterdam

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

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

  • CAMPO arts centre

    Oblivion (Premiere)

    Sarah Vanhee

    12, 13 & 14 Nov 2015

    CAMPO victoria, Ghent (BE)

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

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

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  • 14

  • NEXT 2015

    Ad Noctum

    Christian Rizzo

    14 Nov 2015

    Le Phénix, Valenciennes (FR)

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

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

  • Corpus

    Tongue PhD

    Ieva Miseviciutè

    19 & 20 Nov 2015

    Playground 2015; STUK arts centre, Leuven (BE)

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

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

  • Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien

    Regarding Spectatorship

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

    21 Nov-17 Jan 2016

    Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin (DE)

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

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

  • QAGOMA

    8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

    Abdul Abdullah, Richard Bell, a.o.

    21 Nov-10 Apr 2016

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

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

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

  • Ashkal Alwan

    Art Is As And Against History (…)

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

    23 Nov 2015

    Ashkal Alwan building, Beirut (LB)

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

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

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

    Raising Doubts

    Jasmin Moeller, Masha Ru

    24 Nov 2015

    The Bookstore Foundation, Amserdam

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

  • 8pm
  • Free admission
  • facebook.com
  • Ernest Staesstraat 1, 1061 BZ Amsterdam
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  • 26

  • NBprojects i.c.w. ICKamsterdam

    5: ECHO – THE SOLO

    Nicole Beutler

    26 Nov 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam (NL)

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

  • 9.30pm
  • €10/8
  • frascati.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 2628

  • NBPROJECTS, TILT, NEVERLIKE, FRASCATI, VEEM HOUSE, A.O.

    COME TOGETHER #2

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

    26, 27 & 28 Nov 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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  • €15–5
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 2628

  • SNDO

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

    Students of SNDO3

    26, 27 & 28 Nov 2015

    De Theaterschool, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Gasworks

    God’s Reptilian Finger

    Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

    26 Nov-7 Feb 2016

    Gasworks, London (UK)

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

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

  • Xing

    Raum

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

    27 Nov-23 Feb 2016

    Raum, Bologna (IT)

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

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

    Geometry of the Scattering: scene I

    Germaine Kruip

    28 & 29 Nov 2015

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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

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

    RijksakademieOPEN 2015

    resident artists of the Rijksakademie

    28 & 29 Nov 2015

    Rijksakademie, Amsterdam

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

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

    CLOUD Club #10 HIGHER

    Michele Rizzo

    28 Nov 2015

    CLOUD/Danslab, The Hague (NL)

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

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

    Mach Dich hübsch!

    Isa Genzken

    29 Nov-6 Mar 2016

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

  • Daily, 10am
  • €15–0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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LIEFDESVERKLARING (October tour)

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

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

–– Peter Handke, 1966

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

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

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

Visit nbprojects.nl for more information.

October Tour 2015


03 October 2015

Cultuurcentrum De Herbakker, Eeklo (BE)

eeklo.be


07 October 2015

Liers cultuurcentrum,
Lier (BE)

lierscultuurcentrum.be


10 October 2015

Cultuurcentrum CasinoKoksijde, Koksijde (BE)

casinokoksijde.be


15 October 2015

Cultuurcentrum De Werf, Aalst (BE)

ccdewerf.be


17 October 2015

Schouwburg Kortrijk,
Kortrijk (BE)

schouwburgkortrijk.be


22 October 2015

Cultuurcentrum Beringen,
Beringen (BE)

ccberingen.be


23 October 2015

C-Mine,
Genk (BE)

c-mine.be


30 October 2015

De Spil,
Roeselare (BE)

despil.be


31 October 2015

Cultuurcentrum Het Loo,
Tessenderlo (BE)

tessenderlo.be

 
Close sidenote

LIEFDESVERKLARING (September tour)

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

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

–– Peter Handke, 1966

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

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

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

Visit nbprojects.nl for more information.

September Tour 2015


12 September 2015

Vlaams Theaterfestival; BRONKS, Brussels (BE)

bronks.be


13 September 2015, 4pm

Nederlands Theaterfestival;
Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

Tickets: €18/15
tf.nl


18 September 2015, 8.15pm

Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Neerpelt (BE)

dommelhof.be


24 September 2015, 8pm

Stadsschouwburg, Sint-Niklaas (BE)

Tickets: €13–8
ccsint-niklaas.be


26 September 2015, 8.15pm

Cultuurcentrum Guldenberg, Wevelgem (BE)

Tickets: €14/12
ccwevelgem.be


27 en 28 September 2015, 7pm; 11am

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf (DE)

Tickets: €8
tanzhaus-nrw.de


30 September 2015, 8.30pm

Westrand, Dilbeek (BE)

Tickets: €14–6
westrand.be

 
Close sidenote

LIEFDESVERKLARING (November tour)

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

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

–– Peter Handke, 1966

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

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

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

Visit nbprojects.nl for more information.

November Tour 2015


10 November 2015

Cultuurhuis De Warande, Turnhout (BE)

warande.be


11 November 2015

Theater Malpertuis, Tielt (BE)

malpertuis.be


18 November 2015

CC Maasmechelen, Maasmechelen (BE)

ccmaasmechelen.be


26 November 2015

CC ‘t Schaliken, Herentals (BE)

schaliken.be


28 November 2015

CC Het Gasthuis, Aarschot (BE)

hetgasthuis.be