Agenda

SeptemberOctoberNovember
Starts 29 Sep
Opening — Sculpture

Festive unveiling of Monika Dahlberg’s sculptures by alderman Touria Meliani at Framer Framed

Artist Monika Dahlberg was commissioned by Framer Framed to create two sculptures that will have a permanent place at the entrance to the Framer Framed building. On Thursday, 29 September, at 15:45 the work, titled Gatekeepers will be unveiled by the alderman for Art and Culture Touria Meliani and district administrator east and portfolio holder for art and culture Jan-Bert Vroege. A children's parade by the collective Pretvormer will take place during the opening to celebrate the sculptures' arrival in the neighborhood.

29 Sep — Framer Framed
Open today from 08:30 to 18:00
Exhibition — Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture

Power of Art – Group Exibition

Art can bring time to a halt for a moment and allow us to reflect on the world in which we live. The works in the exhibition Power of Art illustrate a diversity of propositions in regard to this tendency of art. Sometimes an artist’s position directly highlights the phenomena of contemporary life. For instance, Tasio Bidegain and Daniëlle van Ark responded in their work to the recent pandemic that upended our lives. Themes relevant to our times, such as sustainability and climate change, are – directly or indirectly – a point of departure for Krištof Kintera, Christina Lucas and Abel Rodríquez. But art can, on the other hand, also stimulate us to approach life in a different manner or even escape it, laying claim to the power of the imagination, like in the work of Folkert de Jong, Esther Tielemans or Marcel van Eeden. Collectively, these works make evident that art, too, has its own cycle. How that enriches ours is the recurrent theme of this presentation.

6 Oct up to 30 Sep — ABN AMRO Kunstruimte
Open on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Exhibition, Opening, Opening — Painting, Painting

All the best – Anouk van Zwieten

Opening: Friday September 2, from 5-9 pm The floor of Anouk van Zwieten’s studio is covered in colorful paint spots. Painting is an ‘enjoyable’ struggle to her: in her own words, “Painting is essentially the creation of problems that you’re then forced to resolve.” The art of painting is the subject of her work, and she is imbued with the medium’s history and the endless possibilities it offers. She likes painters who liberate themselves, who don’t hold back, who create works in which anything is allowed and possible. Nothing is fixed, the painting determines its own outcome. Through her associative and experimental method, Anouk van Zwieten creates room to let that freedom take its course.

2 Sep up to 8 Oct — tegenboschvanvreden
Open on Thu, Fri, Sat
Exhibition — Sculpture

R A Y – Johan Tahon

Twenty years immersed in trance-like obsession, the work of Johan Tahon (1965, Belgium) has always bordered craft and invocation, hunger and higher-calling. Tahon has refined his life and environment into a crucible from which he summons works that carry all the powers of the beyond he seems to have access to. A thirst for understanding drives him to always return to his subconscious, an imperative to create a haven to retreat to and investigate what drives him, unobserved from others and himself. His sculptures stand emanating a deep gravity and vigorous materiality, at once both towering and tactile. Their surface is turbulent, drenched in hand-mixed glazes of celestial blues, ancient whites and more recently, silvers rendering the work both ethereal and aglow.As they stand they bear all the traces of the hand, yet somehow vibrate with an uncanny sense of something greater, an ancient ambience. They instigate essential questions of the human condition, as if proposals to some kind of universality. Perhaps, this is due to their place of origin, the meditative state and transcendental space of a mind at work. This suspension of the conscious allowing for beings from other dimensions to will themselves into existence through him, carrying a message. These beings are punctured and frail yet formidable and kinetic. In stasis, they seem arrested at melting point, shadows of themselves passing through a world in which they don’t belong, to impart greater truths for as long as their vitality lasts. Johan Tahon folds and pierces the translucent membranes of the subconscious mind, the empirical world and that or those who lie beyond our perception. These idols bear a timelessness, they are artefacts beyond time, the tesseract of a people that mean to communicate. The pervasive reach of the inspiration his works have imbued in others, such as Lee Ronaldo of Sonic youth, Belgian Poet Peter Velhelst and Til Lindemann of Rammstein illustrates just how close to some universal essence he has come. The human drive to create or seek greater meaning, living in the works as if an organism seeking to reproduce itself in others. This, echoed too in just how many collections, museums and private institutions his work has found a home in across the globe such as MOU (Oudenaarde, Belgium), SZU Fine Arts Museum (Shenzhen, China), Musée Ariana (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands). His practice expands notions of ‘artist in studio’. While at work, Tahon teeters between insatiable material curiosity and shamanistic ferocity. Similarly, notions of “audience” begin to wander somewhere closer to archaeologist and in some instances: congregation, though Tahon doesn’t claim any higher wisdom. Birthed from a period of dissociation, the works invite contemplation and reflection and often in their aura this can’t be resisted. In spite of their mass and density, the works represent an intensity of motion - of hypnotised choreography within his studio. They are aggregate ventures in trying to understand oneself, and in doing so discoveries of something about ourselves.

2 Sep up to 8 Oct — Gerhard Hofland
Open on Thu, Fri, Sat
Exhibition, Exhibition — Sculpture

LEFTOVERS II

Majda Vidakovic For the upcoming presentation, Majda Vidakovic - Leftovers II, the Serbian-born artist Majda Vidakovic selected an array of sculptures that she has made over the past 3 years. Each object has a serene quality; they’re made from natural materials such as wood, ceramics or cardboard. Their mainly monochrome colors hold this same natural quality; hues vary from sand to concrete. Each of the works has been made from, or assembled from found objects.

3 Sep up to 8 Oct — m.simons
Open on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Exhibition — Interdisciplinary

From the Roots of the Banyan Tree

Group show by Iqra Tanveer, Ehsan ul Haq, Abul Hisham and special guest Rajyashri Goody In the new gallery season opening, Martin van Zomeren welcomes you to the group show From the roots of a Banyan tree, presenting works by former Rijksakademie resident artists Iqra Tanveer, Ehsan Ul Haq and current resident Abul Hisham. The exhibition will showcase an array of new works from these artists, including video, photography, projections, painting and sculptures.

2 Sep up to 15 Oct — Galerie Martin van Zomeren
Open on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Exhibition — Digital art, Mixed Media

Future Bodies – Group Show

Upstream Gallery proudly presents Future Bodies, a group exhibition curated by Anne de Jong that brings together a group of artists who explore the role of the body through different technologies and from a female perspective. By combining historical work with the work of young, emerging artists, the exhibition shows the view of different generations. The artists work together with machines, merge with them or question their functioning. In different media and from various angles, the artworks in this exhibition shed light on the role of the body in the digitized society. Whereas the male perspective is still dominant in the (digital) art world, attention is paid here to the female gaze. The artists explore the possibilities and limitations of digital technology and virtual worlds for bodies in the past, present and future.

27 Aug up to 15 Oct — Upstream Gallery
Open today from 10:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Painting, Sculpture

Abstracting Parables – Sedje Hémon / Imran Mir / Abdias Nascimento

The next stop on the journey of sonsbeek 20→24, the international Arnhem-based art manifestation, will be Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. This exhibition brings together three historical artistic positions, that of: Dutch-Jewish painter and composer Sedje Hémon, Afro-Brazilian painter, poet, essayist, dramatist and member of Parliament Abdias Nascimento, and Pakistani artist and designer Imran Mir.

1 Jul up to 16 Oct — Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Open on Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Exhibition — Sculpture

Kristina Sedlerova Villanen – Janne Schimmel – Charlott Markus

The work of Kristina Sedlerova Villanen (Finland, 1987) can be described as emotionally loaded transitions in perishable matter. She is interested in the inconsistency of human nature, the attraction of humankind towards building unequal systems, creating concepts and the need to believe in them. Working with geological sediments, poorly made degradable materials, immaterial sources and language deposits, she alters these raw materials and the information history they are loaded with, unfolding the structures behind hierarchies and ownership history of natural resources.With a series of sculptural gestures, MAIN COURSE is examining its own name and internal and external relationships, mingling with the space of P/////AKT.

11 Sep up to 16 Oct — P/////AKT
Open on Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Exhibition — Ceramics, Drawing, Light Art, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Textile, Video | Film

Connection – Group exhibition

It is with great pleasure that Galerie Bart is opening the group exhibition Connection at the beginning of the new gallery season. The European Commission has designated 2022 as the European Year of Youth, emphasising the importance of the youth of Europe in achieving global improvements for us all. It is certainly no empty phrase: ‘Investing in the youth is investing in the future.’

2 Sep up to 22 Oct — Galerie Bart
Open on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Exhibition — Drawing, Painting

Gilded Slides – Angela Heisch

GRIMM is pleased to present Gilded Slides, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Angela Heisch, on view at its Amsterdam (NL) gallery from September 2 to October 22, 2022. This will be Heisch’s first solo exhibition with GRIMM since the gallery announced representation of the artist earlier this year.Voor meer informatie bezoek onze website: www.grimmgallery.com

2 Sep up to 22 Oct — GRIMM
Open today from 10:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Mixed Media

Özgür Kar – At the end of the day

The Stedelijk presents a major work by Özgür Kar in the large IMC gallery on the first floor, also known as the Gallery of Honor. The work of Özgür Kar (1992) reflects on the contemporary human condition, focusing on the input we receive from mass- and social media, and how these sources influence our sense of self. At the end of the day reflects the title of both the artwork and exhibition, and is the first solo presentation of Kar’s work in an institutional context in the Netherlands.

16 Jul up to 23 Oct — Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Open today from 10:00 to 17:00
Exhibition — Installation, Painting

Maaike Schoorel

The Amsterdam Museum opens a solo exhibition by painter Maaike Schoorel (1973) on May 7 at The Willet-Holthuysen House, its unique location at Herengracht 605. For this occasion, Schoorel has produced a series of ten new paintings and a site-specific installation that invites visitors to experience her associative research through photographs, collages, and special discoveries from the collection.

7 May up to 30 Oct — Amsterdam Museum x Huis Willet-Holthuysen
Open on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Exhibition — Photography

Public Interventions – Spencer Tunick

Artist-photographer Spencer Tunick’s work defies genres. Tunick transforms public spaces with temporary monuments of people rewriting the locations through their complex, organic compositions; they are figurative yet abstract, inherently public, and deeply intimate: they depict sincere unity and wild differences. The photographs are simultaneously painterly, sculptural, and installations. In this show, the selection of pieces reflects on the artist’s work with abstraction, adornment, traditional group portraiture and the “body without clothing.” Reflex is proud to present Tunick’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands and the first with the gallery. The show includes new and unseen works.

17 Sep up to 1 Nov — Reflex Amsterdam
Open on Thu, Fri, Sat
Exhibition — Mixed Media

Facing Blackness

Visit the exhibition ‘Facing Blackness: Visual Representations of Black People and Their History of Resistance’. 2021 marked the 10-year anniversary of the “Zwarte Piet Is Racisme” campaign that launched a broad social movement and put the fight against institutional and anti-black racism on the social and political agenda. However, there has been a long suppressed history of colonial imagery of Black people and resistance against it in the Netherlands.

2 Apr up to 23 Dec — The Black Archives
Art in public space — Installation

Fabulator – Minne Kersten

Art on the facade -  on show at Schipluidenlaan, nr 12F (Broedplaats Lely)For Welcome Stranger, Minne Kersten installed an air conditioning unit on the facade of her house in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. Instead of functioning as its original intention of cooling the indoor air, the object is blowing smoke rings into the outdoor air. These are visible as circular puffs and seen traveling up to the sky, to eventually evaporate into thin air.

24 Jun up to 24 Dec — Welcome Stranger
Open today from 10:00 to 18:00
Exhibition

EVERYDAY, SOMEDAY AND OTHER STORIES, Collections 1950 – 1980

The Stedelijk is renewing its collection presentation to focus more closely on theme. Implemented in three phases, the rehang will highlight work by international artists and designers who question traditional modes of thinking and offer new perspectives. Phase one, Tomorrow Is a Different Day, Collection 1980-Now, is now open, and part two of the redesign will be inaugurated soon. The third and final stage of the new presentation, art and design before 1950, debuts later this year.

1 Jan up to 1 Dec — Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam