Gallery Tour, Guided Tour — Interdisciplinair

Breitner Academie: Centrum – Jordaan Tour

15 May 2022
→ Madé van Krimpen Gallery
Prinsengracht 615H
1016 HT Amsterdam
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Open today from 12:00 to 18:00

Transportation: By foot

The Jordaan is bursting with archetypal Amsterdam characteristics: small streets, canals and brown cafes. After the Second World War many artists and students moved to this area. The district still has many artists and is known for its galleries. In this tour, Sorella Loman, a student at the Breitner Academy and who grew up in the Jordaan, takes you along five different cultural hidden gems. The tour ends in Jordanian style in her parents’ café, the Blauwe Pan.

The tour starts at Madé van Krimpen Gallery, part of the Young Section. The gallery is dedicated to organising an eclectic mix of exhibitions, with work by both established and emerging artists. Now the experimental videos by Rogier van der Zwaag can be discovered, in which he plays with the movement of forms in public space and nature. 

Somewhat hidden away on the Elandsgracht, we pay a visit to Galerie Bart, where two exhibitions are on display. Isabelle Wenzel investigates the physical form of the body and asks what it means to be human. Henk Wildschut tells the story of the actually unchanged living environment of refugees for years and reflects on this harrowing past and the current war situation. 

Hidden in an alley behind the canal houses on Prinsengracht, we find Stevenson, a gallery with its origins in South Africa and since 2019 also with a branch in Amsterdam. Stevenson presents BIRDMAN, the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands by Brazilian artist Paulo Nazareth. In his installations, drawings, paintings, sculptures and videos, the theme of migration forms a common thread. 

ROZENSTRAAT – a rose is a rose is a project space for contemporary visual art with a focus on stimulating, progressive angles. Four short feature films by Amsterdam-based artist and filmmaker Bart Groenendaal are shown. Each film is inspired by the work of an iconic twentieth-century male filmmaker, namely Lars von Trier, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard and Steven Spielberg. 

On the Bloemgracht we find Tegenboschvanvreden. Since the foundation of the gallery in 2009 they focus on realising special projects and collaborations. During Amsterdam Art Week they teamed up with Adriana Gonzalez Hulshof, founder and first director of Amsterdam Art, now business director of Museum Kranenburgh. Gonzalez Hulshof curated the exhibition Transferring Cultures into Bodies in which she explores the interface between contemporary art and fashion.

This tour is created by Sammy Balder & Yrene van Amstel, 3rd year students of the Breitner Academie.