Marcos Kueh | 福禄寿: Three Contemporary Prosperities
In Marcos Kueh’s textile installation 福禄寿: Three Contemporary Prosperities, we encounter an animated conversation of color, pattern, and symbol. The installation encompasses eight tapestries of varying sizes, carefully arranged by the artist to afford a view of both the front and reverse sides. Kueh encourages us to move between perspectives on observing, to create multiple encounters while we meditate on the meaning of prosperity in modern times.28 Jan up to 5 Mar — Galerie Ron Mandos
Hadassah Emmerich | Botanical Body Bliss
On entering Botanical Body Bliss by Hadassah Emmerich, you are first ensnared by her arresting, prismatic mural. At 15-meters-wide, these vibrant, foreign forms take on an overwhelming and monumental quality. Amongst them, you will encounter Emmerich’s intimate series of collages - created using pieces of vinyl. Emmerich has developed her material process over many years - unique in how she repurposes vinyl flooring and cuts it into stencils. These stencils are then painted and used to print on canvas or walls. This creative process generates cycles between works. As shapes and patterns recur in new compositions and contexts, each work begins to speak to or of another. Emmerich likes to identify with this interplay of forms and colors because of her culturally diverse background. Her mixed heritage of Dutch, Indonesian, Chinese, and German is a key point of departure in her artistic practice.28 Jan up to 5 Mar — Galerie Ron Mandos
Saodat Ismailova – 18,000 Worlds
In 18,000 Worlds, Saodat Ismailova explores the invisible foundations of Central Asia. Moving from personal to collective memory, she connects myths from the region to its recent history and addresses its spiritual heritage for healing. In 2022, the artist and filmmaker received the Eye Art & Film Prize for her oeuvre, in which she devotes attention to the complex, layered culture of her motherland. This is her first major retrospective exhibition.21 Jan up to 4 Jun — Eye Filmmuseum
Friday, January 27, 17:00 - 19:00 a group show with works by Alan Charlton, Alice Schorbach, Caro Jost, Dan Walsh, Domenico Bianchi, Ian Davenport, Karin Sander, Lesly Foxcroft, Martina Klein, Nunzio, Roos Theuws and Ruud Kuijer will open at Slewe gallery.27 Jan up to 25 Feb — Slewe Gallery
Amsterdam Art is committed to strengthening the position of Amsterdam as an international centre for contemporary art. It encourages cooperation between various art institutions and promotes the most cutting-edge artists and exhibitions in the capital city.
The 10th edition of Amsterdam Art Week drew to a successful close on Sunday 15 May 2022. This festive edition was your chance to discover the latest developments in contemporary art, with a special focus on new, up-and-coming talent. Together with galleries, museums, residencies and project spaces – we presented a vibrant programme of exhibition openings, open studios, artist talks, panel discussions, performances, film screenings and tours. The theme of this years edition was Celebrate Change. The 11th edition of Amsterdam Art Week is taking place from 31 May to 4 June 2023.read more →
Announcement participants 11th edition of Amsterdam Art Week
Amsterdam Art Week is the place to discover what Amsterdam has to offer in the field of contemporary art. The event is a collaboration between the most important institutions in Amsterdam's contemporary art world. During Amsterdam Art Week, the capital turns into an international meeting place for art lovers, collectors, art professionals and promising and renowned artists. For five days, art professionals and art lovers will be introduced to the latest developments in contemporary art at the almost 50 participating galleries, project spaces, museums and residencies. During Amsterdam Art Week, the participants present a varied programme of exhibitions, openings, performances, screenings, lectures and artists' talks. The 11th edition of Amsterdam Art Week will take place from 31 May until 4 June, 2023.
On Gallery Tour Through Amsterdam South
The city of Amsterdam is a true hotspot for contemporary art. The large quantity and diversity of art exhibitions and associated galleries in the city can be overwhelming. The team of Amsterdam Art is here to help you out. We set up a gallery tour route through the south of Amsterdam. The tour shows you different parts of the diverse and vibrant south side of Amsterdam, from the Pijp through the Museum Quarter, this route is a perfect way to get better acquainted with this part of the city. During this walking or biking tour through the city, you will visit four different galleries each with its own specialty. These exhibitions are on show for the coming weeks, take your chance and emerge yourself in Amsterdam’s gallery scene.
Martina Halsema new director of Amsterdam Art
Martina Halsema has been appointed as the new director of Amsterdam Art. She will take over from Nina Folkersma on 1 January. Halsema has been with Amsterdam Art since 2020 as Head of Programme and Partnerships and knows the organisation and the partners associated with Amsterdam Art inside out.
Departure of director Nina Folkersma
Amsterdam Art announces the imminent departure of director Nina Folkersma. Recently, following the evaluation of the last edition, the board, the director, the team and various stakeholders have intensively discussed the future of Amsterdam Art. Nina has concluded that for the next phase in Amsterdam Art's new direction, she is no longer the right person to lead the organisation and a continuation does not fit within her personal ambitions. As a result, she has decided not to renew her contract at Amsterdam Art with effect from January 2023.Nina Folkersma: "Over the past two years, I have dedicated myself to Amsterdam Art with great enthusiasm and energy. Both in terms of artistic content, visibility, public outreach, fundraising and cooperation partners, important steps have been taken and change processes initiated to strengthen Amsterdam Art's position within the ecosystem. I look back with pride and pleasure on two successful editions of Amsterdam Art Week and on the cooperation with my formidable team. After careful consideration, however, I have concluded that my artistic and leadership qualities do not do sufficient justice in this organisation. Therefore, in close consultation with the board, I have decided to leave Amsterdam Art and look for new artistic challenges."Board: "The board regrets that Nina will be leaving Amsterdam Art, but understands her decision. We have come to know Nina as a strong substantive leader who has achieved a lot for Amsterdam Art in a short period of time. She has made the organisation more inclusive and managed to involve new partners from all city districts, but also increased Amsterdam Art's public awareness. We are grateful to Nina for her role and contribution to Amsterdam Art and wish her every success in her next step."From January 2023, Martina Halsema will take over the daily management of Amsterdam Art until and including the next edition of Amsterdam Art Week (31 May - 4 June 2023). In the meantime, the board is considering the future composition of the management.