Agenda

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 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
Open today from 10:00 to 21:00
Exhibition — Photography

Jonathas de Andrade – Staging Resistance

Foam presents the 6th edition of the series Next Level, this time with artist Jonathas de Andrade (Maceió, Brazil, 1982). Andrade’s work is visually attractive yet highly critical. It creates a space for communities who are less visible in the socio-economic landscape, and less heard in the contemporary social debate. De Andrade is able to playfully draw attention to major themes such as social and economic inequality and unbalanced power relations. Issues that are deeply rooted in his native Brazil, but are also at play in the world at large.

14 Jan up to 18 May — Foam
Open today from 10:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Installation, Video | Film

HITO STEYERL – I Will Survive

An artist, cultural critic, filmmaker, writer and professor, Hito Steyerl is one of the most significant and influential figures in contemporary art. She operates on the boundary between film and visual art, working in genres ranging from documentary cinema to innovative multimedia installations. Her rigorously researched and visually stunning installations illuminate some of the most pressing issues of our time.

29 Jan up to 12 Jun — Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Open today from 11:00 to 17:00
Exhibition — Mixed Media

A World of Many Worlds – Group Exhibition

In the exhibition A World of Many Worlds the work of eight Latin American artists is shown. Their artistic practices deal with de-colonial thinking. Together, these artists and their work contribute to a (de-colonial) dialogue about how in today's world we look at issues such as power (relations), history, politics, well-being and climate from a Western perspective, and offer perspectives in which other values and narratives are highlighted.

18 Mar up to 28 May — CBK Zuidoost
Open today from 10:00 to 17:00
Exhibition — Mixed Media

Are you Comfortable?

Project Space On The Inside is pleased to announce Are you comfortable? a multi-disciplinary exhibition that examines various aspects of 'discomfort' both visually as well as 'conceptually’. The exhibition features captivating artworks by seven artists. Opening March 27th, Are you comfortable? will be on view until July 31st 2022. Participating artists include Jose Dávila, Alicia Framis, William Kentridge, Aernout Mik, Melanie Smith, Henk Stallinga, and Johan Tahon. This marks On The Inside’s 4th major exhibition in Amsterdam since opening in 2020. The seven artists in the exhibition illustrate how discomfort manifests itself in different ways: in the mind, in the tension of material or object, in the vulnerability of the body, politics, and time. In line with this, the discomfort of humanity and the society it has constructed is being examined.

27 Mar up to 31 Jul — Project Space On The Inside
Open today from 11:00 to 17:00
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
Open today from 13:00 to 18:00
Exhibition, Opening — Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture

Domenico Bianchi & Nunzio

Slewe Gallery is pleased to present a duo exhibition with new works by two Italian artists Domenico Bianchi (*1955) and Nunzio (*1954)They are both internationally well-known artists of the same generation and have been friends for a long time. Especially for this joint exhibition they made together works in ceramics. It is the first time that Slewe Gallery shows work by Nunzio. Bianchi has had several solo presentations at Slewe Gallery before.

2 Apr up to 7 May — Slewe Gallery
Open today from 10:00 to 21:00
Exhibition — Photography

Cooking Potato Stories – Ana Núñez Rodríguez

What can a potato tell us about ourselves? The potato is cultivated almost everywhere, and globally cherished as an important part of local food cultures. Ana Núñez Rodríguez set out on a quest to unearth local ‘potato stories’ across the world, including her own childhood memories and her migratory trajectory between Spain, the Netherlands and Colombia.

8 Apr up to 10 Jul — Foam
Open today from 13:00 to 17:30
Exhibition — Mixed Media

The Artist in Her Studio – Fleur van Dodewaard

Large salmon-coloured, geometric forms -not too neatly shaped- play a leading role in the new series The Artist in Her Studio by Fleur van Dodewaard. These figures represent the artist herself. As an artist in her studio, relaxed in an armchair looking out of the window, or lying outside in the grass. She is inspired by historical photographs of artists at work in their studios and paintings of a posing model by some famous painters from the last century that we all know, but will not mention again.

9 Apr up to 7 May — galerie dudokdegroot 
Open on Sat, Sun
Drawing

Tilde — Exhibition ‘*** *****’

More than a month has passed since Putin began war in Ukraine. Ukrainians are dying every day. We've seen how they die. For many Russians, these images are not just terrible documents of the war. They are also a reminder of the nature of Russian society. Often hidden behind the closed doors of private properties and disciplinary institutional violence. Violence in kindergartens, schools, orphanages, hospitals. Violence to defenseless, women and children.

22 Apr up to 8 May — Tilde
Open today from 17:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Mixed Media

The Silence of Tired Tongues

The Silence of Tired Tongues, curated by Raphael Fonseca, presents the works of thirteen emerging artists born in Brazil. The artworks in the group exhibition bring together a sense of ‘saudade’, which can be translated as a mixture of melancholy and longing. The exhibition's title comes from a popular song recorded in 1972 by the legendary singer Elis Regina, titled ‘Casa no campo’(House in the country) and composed by Tavito and Zé Rodrix. The lyrics are an elegy to quietness in a world that was already in a state of excessive turmoil – during that period Brazil was under an oppressive military dictatorship.

24 Apr up to 31 Jul — Framer Framed
Open today from 14:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture

Anders Dickson

Anders Dickson’s multifaceted practice invites intimate encounters with an obscure, weird mirror of the ubiquitous world.  Themes ranging from spirituality, memory, and ‘high strangeness’ are coloured by traces of Americana as the artist implements them into his work.  Hallucinatory paintings bleed into space in the form of sculptural objects, photography and video, assembled in immersive installations.At P/////AKT Dickson is presenting an immersive installation consisting of new works. The projects marks the first episode of Turning to Dust and Bones, a series of solo exhibitions by six artists that is loosely dealing with the mind, memory and a sense of being uprooted.Anders Dickson (USA) exhibited his work at The Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2022); Kayoko Yuki Gallery, Tokyo (2021); Wschod Gallery, War-saw (2021); Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam (2021); 15 Orient Gallery, Paris (2020); The Oracle, Berlin (2018); Vleeshal, Middelburg (2018); Gisela Capitain Gallery, Cologne (2017); The Beach Office, Berlin (2017), and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin (2017). He attended the De Ateliers (2017-2019), The Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main, and the Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Kuenste, Karlsruhe. Dickson is also member and co-founder of the netherlands-based artist initiative Root Canal(www.rootcanal.eu).

24 Apr up to 28 May — P/////AKT
Open today from 08:00 to 20:00
Exhibition — Interdisciplinary

It’s Your Birthday: Celebrate 10 Years of Amsterdam Art Week – Group Exhibition

This year, Amsterdam Art Week celebrates its 10th anniversary and the best way to celebrate is with a party. Together with our participants we have put together an exhibition with artworks that represent different phases of a party: from the preparations and the party itself to the afterparty and the subsequent hangover. All works in the exhibition are for sale. Who will you surprise with a birthday present?

11 May up to 13 Aug — Amsterdam Art Gallery
Exhibition — Installation, Mixed Media, Other, Photography, Sculpture

WOW Amsterdam

WOW Amsterdam will give a platform to 9 selected Artists in Residence to communicate their current art practise and to highlight their recent works. The participating artists will be : Jeanne Vrastor, Aurelien Lepetit, Tibor Dieters, Hugo Béhérégaray, Zhang Jun, Negiste Johnson, Igor Schiller, Kurina Sohn and Ceel Mogami de Haas .  During the exhibition, all the above mentioned artists, will present their recent works or current works in progress and will be available to answer visitor's questions.

11 up to 15 May — WOW Amsterdam
Open today from 13:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Video | Film

The Young Man as a Movie Star – Bart Groenendaal

The Young Man as a Movie Star: Paranoia, Opulence, Perversion, Competition consists of four short feature films. In each of these, the same two actors always play a man of twenty and a woman of fifty, which each have a different relationship to each other. In Competition they are two fellow performers. In Opulence, a hysterical housewife and a fleeing terrorist. In Paranoia lovers and in Perversion a grieving mother and son. Each film is inspired by the work of an iconic male twentieth century filmmaker, namely Lars von Trier, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard and Steven Spielberg. The individual films are matched to each other during editing in such a way that a layered total experience arises when they are projected simultaneously in the exhibition space.

12 May up to 23 Jul — ROZENSTRAAT | a rose is a rose is a rose
Open today from 12:00 to 17:00
Exhibition — Painting

Maalstroom – Axel Linderholm

That which Axel Linderholm paints must have been seen by him. Experienced firsthand. This is where it starts, in his immediate surroundings. He paints figures and subjects that surface recurrently: interiors, landscapes, portraits, a city park, a parking lot. Somehow this enables him to grasp the world as it is presented to him. By repeating and varying the motifs, he causes them to lose much of their original meaning. They leave the personal behind and become independent elements in a composition. Open to any meaning.

12 May up to 18 Jun — Galerie Onrust
Open today from 13:00 to 18:00

Rosebud #8 Pola Weiss

"I am a teleasta before everything else. Video to me is like my other voice, my other gaze, my other self", is how Pola Weiss (MX, 1947-1990) introduced herself early on in her career. Weiss produced video art and television programmes from the mid-1970s onwards in which she experimented with dance, performance, music and innovative visual effects such as chroma-key and solarisation effects. Weiss was Mexico's first video art pioneer. She became particularly famous for her 'videodanzas', in which she combined performance and dance and performed while filming herself and the audience. The female body and the position of women played an important role in her work. However, rather than criticising the oppression and objectification of women, which was the common mission of feminist women artists at the time, Weiss was interested in showing the woman who enjoys watching and being watched. Thus, she undermined the binary dichotomy between (male) subject and (female) object, performer and spectator, and introduced a female gaze. Or as artist Monica Mayer remarked after seeing Ciudad Mujer Ciudad: "I was surprised that the leading lady was a real (not idealised) woman (…) It was a woman seen by a woman".

12 May up to 16 Jul — ROZENSTRAAT | a rose is a rose is a rose
Open today from 10:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Installation, Mixed Media

Path – Antônio Obá

Brazilian artist Antônio Obá (1983) created the installation Path especially for the Oude Kerk. In the installation, which consists of various media including sculpture, painting and performance, Obá invites us to walk along a path through the church space. It is a path that you as a visitor can follow along the various works in the installation, but also a metaphorical path.

12 May up to 13 Sep — Oude Kerk
Open today from 10:00 to 22:00

‘Captured’ in Eye Filmmuseum

How do riots happen? How does it feel to be an aggressor, a victim or a spectator in a raging mass? Captured is an immersive installation that lets you experience this yourself. Your digital double enters a virtual community, which soon finds itself on opposite sides. As actor and spectator, you experience how group pressure and behavioural contamination can drag individuals into situations that are no longer easy to control.

12 May up to 6 Jun — Eye Filmmuseum
Open today from 11:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Drawing, Installation

Tolerance Test – Charlotte Schleiffert

About the exhibitionTolerance Test presents a selection of fifteen of the large drawings by Rotterdam-based artist Charlotte Schleiffert. These large drawings - some more than 3.5 metres high - depict whimsical and flamboyant human-animal creatures, and address current social issues such as inequality, power, mass media, consumerism, eroticism, status and identity. In the exhibition, the drawings are placed in a circle - visitors view the works from the centre - and presented theatrically using audio narration and lighting. The audience can visit Tolerance Test as an exhibition, with actress Romana Vrede as narrator, and at specific times as a performance, with actress Kimberly Agyarko.

12 May up to 12 Jun — Nieuw Dakota
Exhibition, Screening — Video | Film

Fabulous Facts, True Fictions – Group Exhibition

De Ateliers proudly presents five amazing short films by former artist participants. Each piece is 7 to 16 minutes long and is screened in a room of its own. All works present the world as we know it in images we have never seen before. Facts appear fabulous. Fiction seems to be telling the truth. Based on various genres and formats, the films display an inventive use of early cinematographic means as well as state of the art technology. The five narratives speculate on alternative scenarios. What if migration from South to North is reversed? What if despised politicians resurrect from their graves? Featuring films by: Minne Kersten (Amsterdam/Brussels)Benjamin Ramírez-Pérez & Vincent Ceraudo (Cologne/Paris)Ghita Skali (Amsterdam)Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña (Santiago de Chili) Raphaela Vogel (Berlin)

12 up to 15 May — De Ateliers
Open on Fri, Sat
Opening — Drawing, Painting, Performance, Photography, Print, Sculpture

Thèta Dream – In the end we are all a bunch of moving fluff

Thèta marks the intriguing border between conscious and the subconscious world. It's a state of being that can function as a gateway towards enhanced sensitivity to our surroundings, opening doors towards new perspectives. With the duo show Thèta Dream Mette Sterre and Lotte Wieringa explore this edge, where alternative narratives of understanding emerge. Seeking for a space that escapes fixed definitions. 

12 May up to 19 Jun — Kersgallery
Open today from 13:00 to 17:30
Exhibition — Digital art, Mixed Media

Pick a Fruit (un)wrapped – Maze de Boer

Pick a Fruit (un)wrapped is a limited edition of digital images that refer to the well known symbols on fruit machines that were in cafeterias and sport canteens until the turn of the century and now can only be found in casinos and gambling halls. The Pick a Fruit Machine always gives up and pays the player in one NFT (non-fungible token) artwork. With the NFT won can also purchase a physical artwork with the same image.

12 up to 15 May — galerie dudokdegroot 
Open today from 13:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Digital art, Installation, Mixed Media, Other, Photography, Print, Textile, Video | Film

Transferring Cultures into Bodies

Curated by Adriana González Hulshof Transferring Cultures into Bodies, installation view, photo: LNDW Studio Participating artists: Faig Ahmed (1982, AZ), Karim Adduchi (1988, MA/ES/NL),  Lisa Konno (1992, JP/ NL), Paul Kooiker (1964, NL), Ana Navas (1984, VE/EC), Aimée Zito Lema (1982, NL/AR) & Elisa van Joolen (1983, NL/IT)12 May - 18 June, 2022

12 May up to 18 Jun — tegenboschvanvreden
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Artist Talk, Conversation, Exhibition, Gallery Tour, Guided Tour — Photography

The artist is present: Witho Worms, Jens Knigge

Special Amsterdam Art Week | Thursday 12 May all day Around the polar circle is the title of the exhibition of Witho Worms and Jens Knigge. Over the past few years, they photographed the Nordic landscape. Knigge’s project ‘Northern Light’ was made in Iceland and Norway. Worms photographed for his ‘When you look at a landscape …’ only in Norway. Both projects are brought together in this duo-exhibition. Though they work with almost the same tools, large format cameras and handcrafted prints, they show clearly different views on the landscape. 

12 May — Galerie Caroline O’Breen
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Photography

The Way It Was – Thomas Hoepker

THOMAS HOEPKER – THE WAY IT WAS is the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands to feature work by this renowned Magnum photographer. The show presents a comprehensive retrospective, ranging from his early work from the 1960s, when Hoepker travelled widely both through the United States and elsewhere, to his iconic portraits of Muhammad Ali and his compelling New York photographs of the 1970s and 1980s. An entire floor will be dedicated to Hoepker’s photos of Ali, including iconic vintage pictures printed by the photographer himself within two years after they had been taken.

12 up to 28 May — Bildhalle – Willemsparkweg 134H
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Mixed Media, Sculpture

Inner Garden – Filip Vervaet

Galerie Ron Mandos is proud to present Inner Garden, an installation and exhibition of works by the Belgian artist Filip Vervaet. Inner Garden is a dream world where different realities gather to form a story that does not follow the logic of daily life. Within the sand-filled courtyard one can recognize natural scenes and digital media that shape our vision of nature. Vervaet questions our experience of nature and how it is shaped by human beings.

12 May up to 12 Jun — Galerie Ron Mandos
Open today from 13:00 to 17:00
Exhibition — Painting

Janine van Oene

The red lines sway on the canvas. They are like leaves that seem to open and come to life due to their different colour intensities. They grow, blow and create their own path in front of my eyes. At the same time, they remind me of tentacles of an animal that lives deep in the sea. The light pink residual space, becomes its own shape on the canvas, that plays an equally important role and merges into the red. This makes that I can’t distinguish the foreground from background. I seem to recognise shapes, but I can’t place it. 

12 May up to 25 Jun — Gerhard Hofland
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Installation, Painting, Sculpture

Art Bar Kippy x Galerie Fleur & Wouter

Strawberry Splash, an exhibition with Bonno van Doorn, Arthur Stokvis and Vincent Boschma Bad taste with cream sauce meets low budget mysticism in a total installation of paintings and sculptures in the corridor of Galerie Fleur & Wouter & GoMulan Gallery, where a balance is made between the intangible and the tangible.About ART BAR KIPPY

12 May up to 3 Jul — Galerie Fleur & Wouter
Open today from 13:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Drawing, Light Art, Painting, Video | Film

Adam Barker-Mill & Alan Johnston

During the tenth edition of Amsterdam Art Week, Slewe Gallery shows new work by the London based artist Adam Barker-Mill (1940) and the Scottish artist Alan Johnston (1945). Both artists are internationally known, belong to the same generation and have been friends for a long time. Moreover, they are artistically linked in their fascination for light. This duo exhibition is the third and last in a row in the gallery this spring.

12 May up to 18 Jun — Slewe Gallery
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Installation, Painting, Photography

Nap, sit, lap, backlit – Curtains became windows – Peggy Franck –

For her solo exhibition at Stigter van Doesburg Gallery, Peggy Franck continues working with the concept of the interior; be it domestic and physical or internal and abstract, it represents space, the presence of which can be felt even when invisible. Through the intersection of photography, installation, and painting, Franck explores the in-between. The space between the public and the private and internal and external (material) world.

12 May up to 11 Jun — Stigter van Doesburg
Open today from 10:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography

Dweller – Leo Arnold & Erased Landscape – Meiro Koizumi

As the title of the show, Dweller neatly describes the everyday subjects from Arnold’s personal environment that inhabit his paintings. In his paintings, the public and private worlds collide. Windows crop up regularly, the view from which might be occluded, or else a patch of light is cast on the floor. The title also implies a human presence, which can be found lurking out of sight, at the edge of the works, glimpsed in a reflection or shadow. The paintings are the outcome of Arnold’s efforts to grasp at something, trying to pin it down and make sense of his everyday surroundings and experiences. In that sense, the works are psychological rather than merely observational, capturing a state of mind.

12 up to 28 May — Annet Gelink Gallery
Open today from 11:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Installation, Painting, Sculpture

Charles Avery

“Charles Avery’s latest exhibition sees him foreground the logical and mathematical principles undergirding the nameless fictional Island that has been the focus of his work for almost two decades. In place of the artist’s customary presentations of drawings and objects teeming with pictorial and narrative detail, this show has an atmosphere of brooding minimalism, describing a landscape – and a mental space – in which motifs and concepts are isolated, the better to be (re-)examined. In four new paintings, we see the androgynous Hunter – a key figure in Avery’s epic Islanders project since its inception – wander through bleak, tundra-like terrain, shoulders hunched, head bowed, at the mercy of the fluctuating weather systems that bear down upon him. Far from home, and with his gun pointed impotently at the ground, we might think of him as an archetype of hopeful, hopeless pursuit, and as an emblem of our own clumsy chasings after love and truth.(…)If Avery’s paintings are concerned with the subjective realm of fiction, then his sculptures inhabit more objective terrain. Occupying the volume of the gallery, Untitled (Square Circle) (2021) is a large bronze form that loops above and below the paintings’ horizon line like a three-dimensional sinewave (a mathematical curve defined in terms of the sine trigonometric function, which occurs in nature in light- and sound-waves), and when viewed in plan describes a perfect rectangle of the proportions 2:1.(…)Avery’s purposefully lopsided exhibition title, The Hunter returns / goes away from operates as an index of the Hunter’s ambiguous situation. While the word ‘returns’ implies an intention and a planned destination, maybe even a triumphant homecoming – a Hollywood ending – the term ‘goes away from’ does not. Rather, all it communicates is the fact of the Hunter’s being, and his indeterminate roaming through a space where the rules of time and meaning do not obtain." - Tom Morton, 2022

12 May up to 25 Jun — GRIMM
Open today from 13:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Photography

Transit – Henk Wildschut

A man, wearing a knitted orange cloth that flutters around him like a tent cloth, walks along an asphalt road. He is surrounded by fences. Where is he heading to? Then another image attracts attention: the border, hermetically closed with barbed wire. In any case, the traveller does not pass here. It is clear: he is on his way, but not welcome. Galerie Bart presents Transit by Henk Wildschut (1967, NL), an exhibition about refugees who often only reach their destination in their dreams.

12 May up to 3 Jul — Galerie Bart
Open today from 13:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Performance, Photography, Video | Film

DUAL CORPUS – Isabelle Wenzel

What does it mean to be human? How does my body relate to machines and how does my body relate to nature? These are questions that photographer, video artist and performer Isabelle Wenzel (1982, DE) explores in her new video work Automatia. In a series of scenes, we see an androgynous protagonist (the artist) making abstract movements. She is not alone: her partner is a drone. It follows her every move, swaying back and forth, bobbing up and down. They are two bodies, at times connected, at times detached from each other, moving in desolate landscapes somewhere in the world. These landscapes symbolise the loneliness of the protagonist: a barren dry plain, a field in winter where the stumps of the harvested crop protrude from the black ground – yellow and barren, a studio with a green screen, a deserted car park outside a hardware store.

12 May up to 3 Jul — Galerie Bart
Open today from 10:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture

Cobblestone Quilt

Andriesse~Eyck Gallery is looking forward to welcoming you to Cobblestone Quilt, the solo exhibition with new works by artist STEPHEN WILKS (1964, Bridgwater). Continuing his search for the mystical in the everyday, i.e., that ‘other’ world that lies beyond the tangible surface of mundane objects, Wilks created a series of works which evokes a sense of wonder about the world we live in.

12 May up to 25 Jun — andriesse ~ eyck galerie
Open today from 16:00 to 19:00
Exhibition — Painting

Van Ostade Biennale- Andrea Radai

Andrea Radai (1964) lives in Amsterdam and was born in Budapest, Hungary. Radai makes oil paintings in a classical manner. With her work she tries to evoke a certain tension. She does this, for example, by taking film stills and texts out of their original context and showing them without any background information, or by combining them almost at random in one image. Andrea Radai investigates the power of painting and drawing human situations, and by doing so asks the question what the power of art is in a world that is overwhelmed by images.

12 up to 29 May — GoMulan Gallery
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Photography

Around the polar circle – Witho Worms & Jens Knigge

Around the polar circle is the title of the exhibition of Witho Worms and Jens Knigge. Over the past few years, they photographed the Nordic landscape. Knigge’s project ‘Northern Light’ was made in Iceland and Norway. Worms photographed for his ‘When you look at a landscape …’ only in Norway. Both projects are brought together in this duo-exhibition. Though they work with almost the same tools, large format cameras and handcrafted prints, they show clearly different views on the landscape. 

12 up to 15 May — Galerie Caroline O’Breen
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Painting

Unfamiliar Passions – Leo Maher & Mai van Oers

In the exhibition Unfamiliar Passions we present work by Leo Maher (UK, 1998) and Mai van Oers (NL, 1953). The artists, very different in background and age, find a common interest in legends, folk tales and (art)history. Both artists create multilayered narratives based on their own lifes and experiences, such as gay culture and an upbringing among the nuns. The works on show invite you to dive into these stories and discover their endless references.

12 up to 29 May — Galerie Fleur & Wouter
Open today from 13:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Installation, Painting, Video | Film

Composities en Sorry’s

Travo Gallery is proud to present the new solo show by Guillaume Bijl, consisting of recent sorry's and compositions. Guillaume Bijl (Antwerp, BE, 1946) is known for his large-scale installations and visual realism. Since the late 70s, Bijl incorporates found objects and actual home decor into his opulently detailed installations, which have come to embody a kind of tragi-comic archaeology of our contemporary society and western consumer culture.  In his sorry’s and compositions Bijl plays a delicate game with reality: by creating an everyday situation which appears to be completely familiar to us, yet de-contextualized, he aims to explore the dividing wall between the reality of the social and its counterpart in the arts, challenging the viewer's sense of critical judgement, which is all too easily led astray by the dazzling banality of nowadays’ commercial society.

12 May up to 2 Jul — Lumen Travo Gallery
Open today from 12:00 to 17:00
Exhibition — Photography

Anthropogenic Mass – Michel Lamoller

Anthropogenic Mass exists somewhere in between photography and sculpture. At a distance, the works on show appear to be deadpan photographs of impossibly dense cities; akin in some ways to Andreas Gursky’s images of commerce and industry. A few steps closer, however, and we realise that, unlike Gursky, Lamoller’s works are not photographs of man-made landscapes, but objects about man-made landscapes. Lamoller starts with a photograph, but that image is not then printed, framed and hung in the modernist sense of a picture. Instead, Lamoller prints the same photograph multiple times, before stacking them on top of each other like the bellows of an accordion. Lamoller then uses a scalpel to meticulously cut away sections of each photograph — a process that can take several weeks.

12 May up to 11 Jun — The Ravestijn Gallery
Open today from 13:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Installation, Painting, Photography

Construction

Participating artists: Patricia Werneck Ribas, Dave de Leeuw, Peng ZhangWorking mainly with lens based media, Patricia Werneck Ribas investigates notions of identity relating to gender, race, nationality and other factors that define us. In her videos and photographs she reminds us of how constructed our life spheres really are by investigating the relations between the body and its surroundings. Sometimes this environment is a social one. In other cases it is a physical one and sometimes we are surrounded more by our expectations than anything else .She points out how we construct our looks, the idea of home and belonging and our notions of sexuality, danger and desire.

12 May up to 11 Jun — Josilda da Conceição Gallery
Open today from 13:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Installation, Video | Film

Password – Molly Palmer

Molly Palmer’s first solo exhibition at AKINCI with the title PASSWORD is a multimedia installation that combines layered vocals in surround sound with videos, paintings, and sculptures. These are activated by synchronised light and moving sets, forming a score that cultivates different atmospheres throughout the space. PASSWORD follows a period of research into the historic relationship between medicine and magic. The exhibition’s material outcomes are influenced by the symbiotic role of ritual acts in processes of healing and personal transformation.

12 May up to 17 Jul — AKINCI
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Mixed Media, Painting

TINKEBELL. – Flora Tata Metallica

Carcinogenic in the IJmond area, sickening for the artist. However, the black dust on the canvas is a blast to the audience's eye. On Saturday May 14th in the year 2022 the exhibition Flora Tata Metallica opens at TORCH Gallery with a new series of works by artist TINKEBELL.For a year, TINKEBELL. regularly visited the dunes of Wijk aan Zee, right next to the controversial Tata Steel factory. Here she shoveled sand and collected flowers and plants: the basic material for Flora Tata Metallica. She then went through the sand with a magnet almost daily for hours on end to extract the fine and coarse dust from that factory. Painstaking work.But the truly troubling part of the process came afterwards, while blowing the huge amounts of black Tata dust over the flowers she draped on canvas. Inhaling the particulates that also float through the air in Wijk aan Zee gave TINKEBELL. regular headaches, nausea, dizziness and frequent nosebleeds.This is typical of the artist's working method: doing everything to tell a story that needs to be told without making any concessions. In Flora Tata Metallica, TINKEBELL, with direct consequences for her own health, makes an extreme amount of harmful emissions painfully visible through the negative prints, made completely in Tata dust, of flora that still survive in the heavily polluted area around the factory.A hideous story, beautifully depicted.About the artistTINKEBELL. (1979, Goes) is (currently) saving the world. She researches frictions in our norms: how we behave, how we live, how we connect with each other; our position towards animals, the environment, the future of our food, phosphate issues, (social) media, refugee frames, politics, the clothing industry, multiculturalism, communication difficulties, the spreading of (fake) news, everything related to Fukushima and more. TORCH has worked together with TINKEBELL. since 2004, when she graduated from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Since then she has worked, published and exhibited across the globe. She is Het Parool's favourite columnist.

12 May up to 18 Jun — TORCH Gallery
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Exhibition — Painting

Line Gulsett – Co-We-Do

Like many people around the world in times of covid-19, lockdowns drove Line Gulsett indoors. As an artist you must work with what you have. With art materials hard to get her hands on while being secluded in rural Norway, Gulsett turned to what was laying around: small canvases and lots of nail polish. This was the beginning of the exhibition Co-We-Do, a collection of thoughts put to canvas that were developed during the pandemic, on show in the office of TORCH Gallery.

12 May up to 18 Jun — TORCH Gallery
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Party — Mixed Media

AAW Party: TINKEBELL. – Flora Tata Metallica

Especially for Amsterdam Art Week, TORCH Gallery organizes a pre-opening party of the exhibition Flora Tata Metallica by TINKEBELL. Carcinogenic in the IJmond region was sickening for the artist. But the black dust on canvas is a delight to the eye of the beholder. On Thursday, May 12, the exhibition Flora Tata Metallica opens in TORCH Gallery with a new series of works by artist TINKEBELL.

12 May — TORCH Gallery
Open on Fri, Sat
Exhibition, Opening — Painting

Pino Pinelli: Four Decades of “Rettangolo Tagliato”

The new solo show of Pino Pinelli (1938, IT) at TMH is the artist’s dazzling response to a proposed survey of his rettangolo tagliato, or “broken rectangle,” paintings. In his sketches for TMH, Pinelli opted for fiery red and tone-neutral sequences. Starting with Pittura GR of 1976 as a centerpiece, and with his later works in a point/counterpoint dialogue, the radically monochromatic sweep of the show creates a sense of physical immersion. It highlights the works’ palpable embodiment of color (pittura con corpo) and their emotional, baroque effect.

12 May up to 31 Jul — The Merchant House
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Artist Talk, Conversation, Exhibition, Gallery Tour, Guided Tour — Photography

The artist is present: Witho Worms, Jens Knigge

Special Amsterdam Art Week | Friday 13 May all day Around the polar circle is the title of the exhibition of Witho Worms and Jens Knigge. Over the past few years, they photographed the Nordic landscape. Knigge’s project ‘Northern Light’ was made in Iceland and Norway. Worms photographed for his ‘When you look at a landscape …’ only in Norway. Both projects are brought together in this duo-exhibition. Though they work with almost the same tools, large format cameras and handcrafted prints, they show clearly different views on the landscape. 

13 May — Galerie Caroline O’Breen
Open today from 10:00 to 18:00
Conversation, Online Activity — Performance

Radio Emma: a broadcast on Ritual and Display

We are excited to launch our sixth reader, Ritual and Display, during Amsterdam Art Week in the form of a Radio Emma broadcast, If I Can’t Dance’s radio platform. The reader series documents our institutional research into the fields of inquiry that accompany each of our editions. While in our first edition we explored the notion of Masquerade, followed by the research themes Affect, Appropriation, Event and Duration, and Social Movement, the past edition (2019-21) focused on Ritual and Display.

13 May — If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
Gallery Tour — Mixed Media

Alternative Residencies Visit

Presentation about the ins and outs of the Thami Mnyele Foundation's artist in residency and and an artist talk with the resident Lakin Ogunbanwo, photographer from Nigeria, who was selected in 2020 to be awarded the Thami Mnyele Foundation Residency Award by the Foundation together with Touria El Glaoui, the director of 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair in Marrakesh Morocco.Working at the confluence of fashion photography and classical portraiture, young Nigerian artist Lakin Ogunbanwo creates enigmatic portraits with an erotic and subversive undertone. His subjects exist defiantly in the frame often masked by shadow, drapery and foliage. His use of vibrant flat colour and bold compositions form a more minimalist homage to the african studio photography popular in the 1960s and 70’s.

13 May — Thami Mnyele Foundation
Open today from 10:00 to 18:00
Book Launch — Performance

Ritual and Display: launch reader

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our Westerdok studio for the launch of our sixth reader, Ritual and Display. The reader series documents our institutional research into the fields of inquiry that accompany each of our editions. While in our first edition we explored the notion of Masquerade, followed by the research themes Affect, Appropriation, Event and Duration, and Social Movement, the past edition (2019-21) focused on Ritual and Display.

13 May — If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Gallery Tour, Lecture, Opening — Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture

Opening Weekend | Filip Vervaet

We would like to invite you to the opening weekend of the new exhibition Inner Garden by Belgian artist Filip Vervaet. To celebrate this new show, a program has been put together for the opening weekend. On Sunday, May 15, from 2.00 until 3.00 PM, the artist himself will be in the gallery to give a tour through his exhibition. It's the perfect way to learn about Vervaet's work and meet him in person. In addition, an artist talk with Filip Vervaet, Leon Vranken and Sofie Van de Velde will take place on Thursday, May 12. Read more here. Feel free to join us this weekend so we can kick off the new Amsterdam Art Week in a festive way.

14 up to 15 May — Galerie Ron Mandos
Open today from 13:00 to 18:00
Performance — Performance

Automatia – performance by Isabelle Wenzel

What does it mean to be human? How does my body relate to machines and how does my body relate to nature? These are questions that photographer, video artist and performer Isabelle Wenzel (1982, DE) explores in her new video work Automatia. In a series of scenes, we see an androgynous protagonist (the artist) making abstract movements. She is not alone: her partner is a drone. It follows her every move, swaying back and forth, bobbing up and down. They are two bodies, at times connected, at times detached from each other, moving in desolate landscapes somewhere in the world. These landscapes symbolise the loneliness of the protagonist: a barren dry plain, a field in winter where the stumps of the harvested crop protrude from the black ground – yellow and barren, a studio with a green screen, a deserted car park outside a hardware store.

14 May — Galerie Bart
Open today from 11:00 to 17:00
Artist Talk, Conversation — Other

Kunst Café

Enter into a dialogue with the artists of the current exhibition at CBK Zuidoost – A World of Many Worlds. With the use of a ceremonial practice guided by Teresa Borasino the audience is welcomed into a world of non-Western perspectives. Borasino creates embodied compositions as a practice of organising sound and voice in relation to the body and its ecological experience. Her voice narrates a journey that helps re-notice and re-inhabit the bodies as entangled with earth-beings instead of the separated individuals we have been conditioned into.

14 May — CBK Zuidoost
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Artist Talk — Mixed Media, Painting

Artist Talk: TINKEBELL. – Flora Tata Metallica

TINKEBELL. gives an Artist Talk for Amsterdam Art Week about her new exhibition at TORCH Gallery: Flora Tata Metallica. Carcinogenic in the IJmond was sickening for the artist. But the black dust on canvas is a delight to the eye of the beholder. On Saturday, May 14, the exhibition Flora Tata Metallica opens in TORCH Gallery with a new series of works by artist TINKEBELL.

14 May — TORCH Gallery
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Artist Talk, Book Launch, Conversation, Gallery Tour — Photography

Book presentation Witho Worms — Fantastik Fangst

Special Amsterdam Art Week | Presented by publisher Bijzondere Boeken Brigade The book Fantastik Fangst by Witho Worms is comprised of one negative, separated and divided in different grid formations. The first four pages are composed of a 2 x 2 grid, then 3 x 3, and so on until a 7 x 7 has been formed from the one negative. Every page is unique, and the full negative is shown in full 6 times when taking these grids into account. The final showing of the image is in the limited edition print that accompanies the book.

14 May — Galerie Caroline O’Breen
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Artist Talk, Lecture — Photography

Expert Talk: Muhammad Ali

Saturday 14 May from 15.30 - 16.30 Bildhalle is proud to announce an expert talk with none other than Erik Dijkstra about ''the Greatest'', Muhammad Ali. The talk will revolve around the life of this legend, activist and example to many. Supported by the photography of Thomas Hoepker, Erik Dijkstra will openly discuss the highlights but also the challenges Muhammad Ali has had to overcome during his life.

14 May — Bildhalle – Willemsparkweg 134H
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00

Artist Talk, Drinks & Tunes

Join us on Saturday, May 14th for an artist talk by talented Rogier van der Zwaag. From 4 - 7 pm we welcome you all for drinks, snacks and some tunes. During this time, Rogier will delve into the techniques and experimentations behind the synergy of sound and image, reality and imagination he so powerful fuses. Frame by Frame we can observe the unfolding of new hybrid spaces that come about through the meeting of Rogier’s work.

14 May — Madé van Krimpen Gallery
Open today from 12:00 to 18:00
Performance — Performance

Live-drum & tapescratch performance Mick Johan & Anan Striker 

Mick Johan (drummer MICH) and Anan Striker (Strictly Tapes) have joined forces to create an obscure drum & cassette-scratch performances. 'In the name of love, we fuck-up beats', as Peter Paul Pigmans (3 Steps Ahead) stated, is the starting point for Johan and Striker to, briefly but powerfully, crank up the analogue express train of BPMs (beats per minute).

14 May — Galerie Fleur & Wouter
Open today from 10:00 to 17:00
Textile

Collection presentation of fashion designer Tess van Zalinge

Fashion designer Tess van Zalinge launches her latest collection in the heart of the collection presentation Panorama Amsterdam: a living history of the city. For this collection she became fascinated by the recognizability and mutability that nature brings. Designer Tess van Zalinge lives and works in Amsterdam, where she designs at the intersection of couture and ready-to-wear to create luxury designs. In doing so, she revives and celebrates the traditions of Dutch heritage and local design culture. 

14 May — Amsterdam Museum aan de Amstel 51
Open today from 10:00 to 22:00
Screening — Video | Film

A Selection from the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION

With over 900 artworks by 291 artists from all over the world, the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION is one of the world's most extensive private collections of time-based art. For Amsterdam Art Week, founder Julia Stoschek has curated a selection of works from her collection focusing on music and states of ecstasy. We look forward to celebrating together with Stoschek – a lover of techno and frequent visitor of dance parties in Amsterdam – at the afterparty, featuring trippy visuals from Eye Filmmuseum's Peter Rubin collection.

14 May — Eye Filmmuseum
Open today from 10:00 to 21:00
Family activity, Workshop — Photography

Walk-in Workshop Next Level: Jonathas de Andrade – Staging Resistance

During this workshop, you will be challenged to create a photo inspired by the exhibition of artist Jonathas de Andrade. De Andrade collaborated with a community of deaf-mute people in rural Brazil. Deprived of the resources to learn the official sign language, they communicate in a self-taught system of gestural signs. Just like in the exhibition, we invite you to participate in a day of games and storytelling. Use body language and expression to portray your word or saying in the style of the exhibition. Your best image will be printed to take home.

15 May — Foam
Open today from 10:00 to 17:00
Artist Talk, Guided Tour

Walk and Talk: Margriet Schavemaker on Maaike Schoorel

Margriet Schavemaker (Artistic Director Amsterdam Museum) gives a guided tour of Maaike Schoorel's solo exhibition at the Amsterdam Museum x Huis Willet-Holthuysen (Herengracht 605). For the occasion, Schoorel has created 10 new paintings and a room-filling installation in which she uses photographs, collages and special finds from the collection to engage visitors in her associative research. She focuses particularly on Louisa Willet-Holthuysen, the collector who, in 1895, gave the building with its newly furnished interiors, full of decorations in French Neo-Louis XVI style, to the municipality with the assignment to turn it into a museum. Schoorel puts herself in the shoes of this woman and explores her passion for animals and nature. She also brings her into contact with another female museum founder of the time, Sophia Lopez Suasso-de Bruijn, who laid the foundation for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In doing so, Schoorel offers a reinterpretation and reevaluation of the role of women, then and now.

15 May — Amsterdam Museum x Huis Willet-Holthuysen
Open today from 11:00 to 17:00
Family activity, Workshop, Workshop — Drawing, Other, Other

Workshop Phantasy Portrait Drawing

Are you between 10 and 16 years old, and do you like to think and create? Join this workshop about decolonial thinking and power, led by artist Maga Berr. Together you will look at and talk about her work, which comprises a video installation and ceramic masks, as part of the exhibition A World of Many Worlds at CBK Zuidoost. You will also draw a phantasy-portrait, with a focus on magic. Artist Maga Berr will host a family-friendly workshop around decolonial thinking. Together with the artist, children and their parents will make a fantasy portrait inspired by her work, focus on magic, exaggeration, alter-egos and superpowers. Subscribe via CBK Zuidoost.

15 May — CBK Zuidoost
Open on Fri, Sat
Artist Talk, Family activity — Installation, Mixed Media, Painting

Meet the artist: Mary Sue

Meet the artist. Play the game. Make art happen. Ages 6 to infinity. Join us for AAW Family Sunday!Mary Sue’s Patatras! is a limited edition artwork and includes: game instructions, 1 lawn, 30 pebbles & 10 magic stones in a frameable box designed by the artist. While offering the possibility of a serious pastime, it reflects on and mocks the ambitions of land art. Mary Sue (assumed identity, established between 1979 and now) uses color to a poignant effect in performances rendered as videos, photographs, art objects, and drawings. Under her sobriquet adopted while at ENSA of Dijon, she has had exhibitions in France, Belgium, and Italy and has participated in Art Basel, FIAC, and Art Brussels. Mary Sue’s working method, deploying the most advanced digital means, involves a critical reading of real places and situations through the prism of her cartoonish alter ego. Her vast project on childhood and loss, La Flotte, gained attention at the Art, ville et paysage festival (2017) in Amiens. Mary Sue was part of Making Things Happen at TMH, Amsterdam, 2017-18, and was TMH’s artist in focus at Independent Brussels, 2019. She was invited to participate in the XXIV International Encounters Traverse Video Festival, Toulouse, in 2021 and will feature in the curated presentation 11 Women of Spirit VI at Salon Zürcher, New York, in 2022.

15 May — The Merchant House
Open today from 17:00 to 18:00
Artist Talk, Book Launch — Interdisciplinary, Photography, Video | Film

Book Launch: International Friendship

On Sunday 15 May, Framer Framed will host the launch of International Friendship: The Gifts from Africa, an anthology focused on the documentary-filmmaking practice of Che Onejoon and the artist’s research into the statues, monuments, and buildings built by North Korea in Africa from the 1970s to the present. During the launch, Che will be in conversation with curator Inga Lāce and art historian Sohl Lee.

15 May — Framer Framed
Open today from 14:00 to 18:00
Other, Performance — Mixed Media, Other

Root Canal – I’ll Never be a Star I’ve Always Been the Moon – performance by Echo + Seashell and a bingo game

Fourteen artists, musicians and writers were invited to contribute to the mix tape I’ll Never be a Star I’ve Always Been the Moon, initiated by the artist collective Root Canal. As a constructive answer to the difficulties of organizing physical exhibitions in the past year, the mix tape is recorded on classic tape cassettes, which are sent out to potential listeners and bring a group exhibition to their homes. Every contributor received carte blanche for the content of their recording, with the sole restriction that it could not be longer than 5 minutes. The resulting mix tape - an eclectic amalgam of contributions ranging from spoken word to noise poetry to dream interpretations, alternated among others with Finnish rap, garage punk and cover songs – will be presented in the P/////AKT SALON for the duration of the Art Weekend.

15 May — P/////AKT
Starts 20 May

Fier als een gieter – party weekend 40 years of de Brakke Grond

Flemish Arts Centre de Brakke Grond is turning 41 and proud. With a weekend-long party Fier als een gieter we’ll reflect and celebrate our work so far, but also look forward: in this case with a (long) weekend full of music, theatre, visual arts and everything in between. Old acquaintances and long-standing partners are invited, along with new makers who will give a sneak peek of our upcoming adventures together.

20 up to 22 May — Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond