PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

About

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NBprojects IICD Het Veem Theater DASarts SNDO

HET VEEM THEATER

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

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

www.veem.house

IF I CAN'T DANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.ificantdance.org

NBPROJECTS

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

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

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

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

NBprojects is funded by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

www.nbprojects.nl

DASARTS

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

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

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

www.dasarts.nl

SNDO

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

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

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

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

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

www.sndo.nl

Design by Kommerz / Technique by Joris Lindhout

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  • 0131

  • Stedelijk Museum

    A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

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  • 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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  • 1516

  • Frascati Theater

    De Pornopera

    Wilco

    15 & 16 Sep 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

    Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency

    Hal Foster

    16 Sep 2015

    The Kitchen, New York (USA)

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

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

  • KVS

    Infini 1–8

    Jozef Wouters with Decoratelier (Scenery Workshop)

    17, 18 & 19 Sep 2015

    KVS_BOL, Brussels (BE)

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

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

    Frascati Session open presentation – Nicole Beutler

    Nicole Beutler

    18 Sep 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Centre Pompidou

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. 1887-2058

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    23 Sep-1 Jan 2016

    Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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

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

  • Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

    The Radicality of Love

    Srecko Horvat

    23 Sep 2015

    Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Dia Art Foundation

    Puerto Rican Light

    Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla

    23 Sep-31 Dec 2015

    Convento Cave System, Guayanilla and Peñuelas (PR)

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

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

  • If I Can't Dance

    Launch of Rereading Appropriation

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

    24 Sep 2015

    San Serriffe, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Festival De Keuze

    Not Punk, Pololo

    Monika Gintersdorfer, Knut Klaßen

    26 & 27 Sep 2015

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

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

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

“The most political decision you make is where you direct people’s eyes. In other words, what you show people, day in and day out, is political… And the most politically indoctrinating thing you can do to a human being is to show him, every day, that there can be no change.”

— Wim Wenders

Dear reader,

It is my big pleasure to join the four ladies who founded Performance Platform on their editorial board and to, by writing you this first letter, kick off the new season that has just begun.

Opening the new season State of the Unions, contextual programs and debates point out and question how the (performing) arts landscape that we create looks like at the moment, where the concerns and the challenges are. Whilst ‘the best’ performances from last season are performed once again, new students are arriving in town to start their master at DasArts or Amsterdam Master of Choreography. New shows (and new entrances) are opened and so forth… Performance Platform is full again! The season starts immediately at full speed and the summer break already seems quite far away in the midst of it all.

Scrolling my Facebook timeline—in between writing this letter to you, and looking up some picks that I wanted to add to Performance Platform—I find a full list of Facebook events, which comprises a mix of upcoming exhibition openings, public lectures and performances as well as trips to Calais, collecting shoes to be transported to Kos and ‘welcoming refugees’. Between the pictures of Uitmarkt and various openings, performances and belated holidays are the ones of people who are fleeing. Placed just below each other is one of a friend with sunglasses posing at the seaside… and another of a group of proud Syrians making a selfie to let the ones who they left behind and the ones that went ahead know that they are still alive.

And then there is Azoulay with her critique on photography, there is Rancière with giving the ones that have no voice a voice, and there is Sontag with the pain of others. There is Arendt with her very resonating notes on refugees—but maybe her television interview Zur Person (1964) resonates even more; where she tells of how she was mainly distrusting her intellectual friends in the 1930s in Germany—since they were the ones that picked up Hitler’s ideas. Not because they supported it, on the contrary, but because they all took it as being ‘ideas’ and that his provocations mainly offered food for discussion. “Maybe thinking about refugees is mental spielerei” asks Simone van Saarloos when referring to this interview in her column in NRC Next.
I had to think about The Salt of the Earth, the last days, which I watched on my first day off during this summer. A documentary by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado about the photographer Sebastião Salgado and how in 40 years through the lens of his camera he witnessed the biggest miseries, conflicts and disasters that humanity encountered during those decades. The humanitarian disaster, which we call a ‘refugee crisis’ would fit in its line again in an awful manner. Sebastião however stopped photographing the world in this way after being in Rwanda in the 1990s. “I had to return home” Salgado says in the documentary, “I was sick, my soul was sick”. Sebastião returns to the farm of his parents in Brazil and he began photographing nature and the beauty he sees in it. After Exodus (Rwanda), he makes Genesis. It gives a striking portrait of a man, this photographer, and in some ways of humanity.
We started the season at Veem with the performance The Curators Piece (A Trial Against Art). One of the things I took as my defense was that art could show us that there can be change. However abstract or concrete the work may be. Dear colleague, Grzegorz Reske, who was also part of the performance, posed through strong examples in his statement that he “didn’t believe that art can save the world, but it managed to keep some humanity in even the darkest times”.

I’ll ‘direct’ your ‘eyes’ to the calendar of Performance Platform now, where many inspiring ‘events’ are announced…

Also on behalf of Barbara, Bojana, Frédérique en Nicole, I am wishing you a warm, wonderful, inspiring new season.

Anne

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  • 0131

  • Stedelijk Museum

    A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

  • The Artist’s Institute

    Carolee Schneemann

    Carolee Schneemann

    13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

    The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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

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

  • mumok

    My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

    Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

    6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

    mumok, Vienna (AT)

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

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

  • EYE

    If We Ever Get to Heaven

    William Kentridge

    25 Apr-30 Aug 2015

    EYE Film Instituut, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Centre Pompidou

    Le Corbusier – The measures of man

    Le Corbusier

    29 Apr-3 Aug 2015

    Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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

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

  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

    Ree Morton

    20 May-28 Sep 2015

    Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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

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

  • Tensta konsthall

    Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

    Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

    23 May-27 Sep 2015

    Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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

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

  • Hamburger Bahnhof

    Black Mountain (…)

    Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, a.o.

    5 Jun-27 Sep 2015

    Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (DE)

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

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

  • MOCA

    Tongues Untied

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

    6 Jun-13 Sep 2015

    MOCA Pacific Design Center, California (USA)

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

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

    Violent Incident

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

    20 Jun-30 Aug 2015

    De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)

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

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

    On False Tears and Outsourcing

    Cally Spooner

    21 Jun-30 Aug 2015

    De Vleeshal; Markt, Middelburg (NL)

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

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

    Heimo Zobernig

    Heimo Zobernig

    26 Jun-13 Sep 2015

    Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (PT)

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

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

  • Kunstverein Hildesheim

    THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me)

    Dan Graham, a.o.

    27 Jun-9 Aug 2015

    Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim (DE)

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

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

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Zero: Let Us Explore the Stars

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

    4 Jul-8 Nov 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Theater aan Zee 2015

    [THE MACHINE]

    Orion Maxted

    31 Jul-7 Aug 2015

    AZ Sint-Jan, Oostende (BE)

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

  • 7pm
  • €9
  • taz2015.theateraanzee.be
  • Kaïrostraat 84, 8400 Oostend, België
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  • Het Veem Theater

    Idioter

    Alma Söderberg & Hendrik Willekens

    1 Aug 2015

    Centrale Fies, Dro (IT)

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

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

  • If I Can't Dance

    Bete & Deise – Brazilian tour

    Wendelien van Oldenborgh

    5-15 Aug 2015

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

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

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

    The Big Unknown (…)

    Nicole Beutler and Mime School graduates (AHK)

    7-11 Aug 2015

    De Parade, Amsterdam

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

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

  • WhyNot

    Festival WhyNot

    Olivier de Sagazan, Janneke Raaphorst, a.o.

    7, 8 & 9 Aug 2015

    Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Galerie Ron Mandos

    THE BEST OF GRADUATES 2015

    Yvon Ariese, Nicola Arthen, a.o.

    8-29 Aug 2015

    Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Creative Time Summit

    7th Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum

    Anne Pasternak, a.o.

    10-13 Aug 2015

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

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

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

  • Impulstanz

    SCHÖNHEITSABEND

    Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek

    11, 12 & 13 Aug 2015

    Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna (AT)

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

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

  • Theaterfestival Boulevard

    HET LAND NOD

    FC Bergman

    11-15 Aug 2015

    Theaterfestival Boulevard, s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

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

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

  • Theater Spektakel Zürich

    Lolling and Rolling

    Ja Ha Koo

    13, 14 & 15 Aug 2015

    Rote Fabrik; Fabriktheater, Zürich (CH)

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

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

  • Oude Kerk

    Come Closer

    Zeno van den Broek, a.o.

    13 Aug-6 Sep 2015

    Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Theaterfestival Boulevard

    Wild Vlees

    Tamar Blom and Kajetan Uranitsch

    13, 14 & 15 Aug 2015

    Theaterfestival Boulevard, s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

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

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

    Monique (Swiss premiere)

    Alix Eynaudi

    14 & 15 Aug 2015

    Usine à Gaz, Nyon (CH)

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

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

    Brigittines International Festival 2015

    Liz Santoro & Pierre Godard, a.o.

    14 Aug 2015

    Les Brigittines, Brussels (BE)

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

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  • brigittines.be
  • Korte Brigittinenstraat, 1 Brussels, Belgium
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  • Esther Arribas, Julia Faure

    Des Simones

    Esther Arribas and Julia Faure

    18 Aug 2015

    The Bookstore Foundation, Amsterdam

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

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

  • PAF

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

    Linda Blomqvist, a.o.

    18-24 Aug 2015

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

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

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

  • NOORDERZON

    Numax-Fagor-plus

    Roger Bernat

    20, 21 & 22 Aug 2015

    Noorderzon; Spiegeltent, Groningen (NL)

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

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

    House Music

    Flo Kasearu and Riina Maidre

    21 Aug 2015

    Flo Kasearu Majamuuseum, Tallinn (EE)

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

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

  • Institute for Perf. and Theory

    LINDA (official opening)

    Snejanka Mihaylova, Voin De Voin

    25 Aug 2015

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

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

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

    Mette Edvardsen, Alexandra Napier, a.o.

    25-31 Aug 2015

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

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

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

    Wilful Blindness

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

    28 Aug-27 Sep 2015

    W139, Amsterdam

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

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

    3: The Garden (excerpt)

    Nicole Beutler

    29 Aug 2015

    Uitmarkt; Museum square and Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

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

  • 2.30pm and 5pm
  • Free admission
  • uitmarkt.nl
  • Multiple venues
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  • 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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      • 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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      • 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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      • 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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      • 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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      • 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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      • facebook.com
      • Multiple venues in Belgrade, Serbia
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      • 01

      • 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
      • facebook.com
      • 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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      • 02

      • 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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        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.

      • starting time t.b.a.
      • €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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        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

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        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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      • 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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      • 30

      • 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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      • 31

      • 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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      • 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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      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 (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