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· Edinburgh Art Festival 25 July—25 August 2019 · Bruges Triennial 2018: Liquid City · Exhibition: Soul of a Nation, Art in the Age of Black Power, until October 22 in Tate Modern · UITMARKT 2017 van 25 tm 27 augustus Oosterdok Amsterdam · INCUBATE – 10/11 December 2016 – an annual celebration of cutting-edge culture · BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL 2016 LONDON (19 – 23 OCTOBER) · THE ART OF BANKSKY IN DE BEURS VAN BERLAGE IN AMSTERAM · DAG VAN DE DANS 23.04.2016 – MY WALKING IS MY DANCING – SLOW WALK DOOR BOZAR BRUSSEL · TENTOONSTELLING ‘KEITH HARING. THE POLITICAL LINE’ IN DE KUNSTHAL ROTTERDAM · GRAFFITI – NEW YORK MEETS THE DAM · Street poetry: Nein zur Nato · Het foute feest

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Edinburgh Art Festival 25 July—25 August 2019

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Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the platform for the visual arts at the heart of Edinburgh’s August festivals,

bringing together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of the very best in visual art.

Each year, the Festival features leading international and UK artists alongside the best emerging talent, major survey exhibitions of historic figures, and a special programme of newly commissioned artworks that respond to public and historic sites in the city.

The vast majority of the festival is free to attend. Find out more about our programme and previous Festivals on the website.

# Website Edinburgh Art Festival 2019

Edinburgh Art Festival 25 July—25 August 2019

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Bruges Triennial 2018: Liquid City

From May 5 until September 16, 2018, Bruges will be the setting for the second edition of the Triennial, an art route in the heart of the historic city.

With the central theme ‘Liquid City’, the Triennial wants to investigate the role of a city like Bruges in a globalized and changing world. With the artistic and architectural installations, the participants of Triennale Brugge 2018 | Liquid City create welcoming public spaces in the city center. Those temporary interventions on little known and iconic places in Bruges offer great opportunities for encounter, wonder and dialogue.

Triennial Bruges 2018 will feature works by Jarosław Kozakiewicz (PL), Wesley Meuris (BE), Renato Nicolodi (BE), NLÉ – Kunlé Adeyemi (NG-NL), OBBA (KR), Roxy Paine (US), John Powers (USA), raumlabor (DE), Rotor (BE), Ruimteveldwerk (BE), Tomás Saraceno (AR), Jose Selgas & Lucia Cano (ES), Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (IR), StudioKCA (US), Peter Van Driessche – Atelier4 (BE).

The Bruges Triennial 2018, themed Liquid City reaches back to 2015 edition, which was a reflection on the city as a megapolis: “What if the 5 million visitors to the city decided to stay?”

This edition takes a step further: how flexible, liquid and resilient can a historic city like Bruges be in an age when nothing seems to be certain any longer? None other than Zygmunt Bauman, prophet of the permanent crisis in the West, devoted his final book to this phenomenon, a year before his death in January 2017.

In Retrotopia, Bauman invites the reader to question the dynamics of our society, as well as the metaphor “liquid” itself, the contemporary era as a time of transition, which today stands in stark contrast with the institutional framework that once formed a safe environment for our (grand)parents. Each institution in turn, whether the government, the church, political parties, insurance companies or banks, have lost the public’s trust. This renders society particularly vulnerable to fear-mongers.

This world is changing rapidly. Established ways of thinking and forms of life are under pressure. What does the future hold?

The Bruges Triennial 2018 co-curators Tilll-Holger Borchert and Michel Dewilde invited international artists and architects to think about these issues. Many of them sought inspiration in the city that is literally crisscrossed and surrounded by water.

The waterways that once earned Bruges its international renown, become a metaphor for Liquid City. Works of art, installations and meeting places have been put up in the city centre.

They form a free hospitable route that brings people together in unexpected spots. That is one of the main objectives of the Bruges Triennial 2018: generating encounters, challenging people not only to view the artworks but also to experience them and to become part of the creative process.

Participating internationally renowned architects include Kunlé Adeyemi, (Nigeria/Netherlands, NLÉ Architects), who designed the third version of MFS – Minne Floating School for Bruges, selgascano (Spain) who created the new swimming pavilion for Brugians and visitors alike on the city canal, and OBBA (Korea) who worked together with Bruges-based Architectuuratelier Dertien12 to construct The Floating Island, a meandering walkway on the water. Climate change and environmental issues are addressed through the installation of the Bruges Whale by StudioKCA (US), INFINITI designed by Peter Van Driessche of Aterlier4 (Belgium) suggests tiny housing situated on the water whereas the Aerocene project by Tomás Saraceno (Argentina) invites us to look to the sky. A very different approach is offered by Brussels-based collective Rotor who presents a museum dedicated to the Chinese Mitten Crab in the Poortersloge and an exotic eatery at the beach in Zeebrugge. raumlabor (Germany) has been working with local youths on their House of Time, a continuous project of building, experimenting and hands-on experience and the Belgian collective Ruimteveldwerk have persuaded the inhabitants of one of the historic almshouse complexes to help create their G.O.D. project. Further installations along the arts trail are created by artists such as Wesley Meuris (Belgium), Renato Nicolodi (Belgium), John Powers (US), Jarosław Kozakiewicz (Poland) and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iran).

Additional art works, designs, models and documentary materials of all the participants are presented in the free Liquid City exhibition in the Poortersloge, the central information point of the Bruges Triennial 2018.

A further exhibition is located in the Church of the Great Seminary. Architectures Liquides, curated by Abdelkader Damani, is a selection of impressive visionary architectural models from the FRAC-Centre collection in Orléans (France).

The bilingual catalogue (Dutch/English) with contributions by Till-Holger Borchert, Michel Dewilde, Abdelkader Damani, Tom Trevor, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Marc Van den Bossche ea. and photography by Iwan Baan is available at the Triennial information points, arts bookshops and online.

Triënnale Brugge 2018
Liquid City / Vloeibare Stad
Till-Holger Borchert, Michel Dewilde
Photogr.: Misc.
Format: 27 x 20
Pages 160
Dutch, English
ISBN 9789058565990
€ 29,95

# more information on website Bruges Triennial 2018

Bruges Triennial 2018: Liquid City – Contemporary art and architecture trail in the historic heart of Bruges – is open daily until September 16. Opening hours for the exhibitions and some installations: 12–6pm – Free of charge

Triënnale Brugge 2018 magazine

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Exhibition: Soul of a Nation, Art in the Age of Black Power, until October 22 in Tate Modern

Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history

The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake emerged more militant calls for Black Power: a rallying cry for African American pride, autonomy and solidarity, drawing inspiration from newly independent African nations.

Artists responded to these times by provoking, confronting, and confounding expectations. Their momentum makes for an electrifying visual journey. Vibrant paintings, powerful murals, collage, photography, revolutionary clothing designs and sculptures made with Black hair, melted records, and tights – the variety of artworks reflects the many viewpoints of artists and collectives at work during these explosive times.

Some engage with legendary figures from the period, with paintings in homage to political leaders Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Angela Davis, musician John Coltrane and sporting hero Jack Johnson. Muhammad Ali appears in Andy Warhol’s famous painting.

This landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.

Book of the exhibtion:
Soul of a Nation
Art in the Age of Black Power
Edited with text by Mark Godfrey, Zoé Whitley. Contributions by Linda Goode Bryant, Susan E. Cahan, David Driskell, Edmund Barry Gaither, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Samella Lewis.
Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in.
256 pgs
203 color – 33 bw.
ISBN 9781942884170

In the period of radical change that was 1963–83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers confronted difficult questions about art, politics and racial identity. How to make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as black Americans?

Soul of a Nation surveys this crucial period in American art history, bringing to light previously neglected histories of 20th-century black artists, including Sam Gilliam, Melvin Edwards, Jack Whitten, William T. Williams, Howardena Pindell, Romare Bearden, David Hammons, Barkley L. Hendricks, Senga Nengudi, Noah Purifoy, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Charles White and Frank Bowling.

The book features substantial essays from Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, writing on abstraction and figuration, respectively. It also explores the art-historical and social contexts with subjects ranging from black feminism, AfriCOBRA and other artist-run groups to the role of museums in the debates of the period and visual art’s relation to the Black Arts Movement. Over 170 artworks by these and many other artists of the era are illustrated in full color.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the first use of the term “black power” by student activist Stokely Carmichael; it will also be 50 years since the US Supreme Court overturned the prohibition of interracial marriage. At this turning point in the reassessment of African American art history, Soul of a Nation is a vital contribution to this timely subject.

Soul of a Nation:
Art in the Age of Black Power
Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG
Until 22 October 2017

# More information on website Tate Modern

African American art in the era of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers magazine

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UITMARKT 2017 van 25 tm 27 augustus Oosterdok Amsterdam

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INCUBATE – 10/11 December 2016 – an annual celebration of cutting-edge culture


Incubate is the annual celebration of cutting-edge culture. It is a festival exhibiting a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including music, visual arts, film and contemporary theater, and a conference. For the upcoming December edition it brings more than 40+ cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Black metal next to free jazz. Refreshing art next to innovating indie games.
Incubate takes place troughout more than fifteen venues in the inner-city of Tilburg.
Incubate – 10/11 December 2016


Incubate Zero is the part of the programme that is FREE for all to attend. A little taste of the festival so you can decide if you want more. After the success of the previous Incubate Zero programmes, we’re proud to host another free offering of artists. So make sure to bring your friends and family and check out these acts!

On December 11th, everyone can enjoy some of the best new acts from the European underground. Divided over venues Cul de Sac and Kim’s Kroeg, the following bands will perform:

HEADS. from Berlin are a loud and noisy bunch, clearly influenced by Shellac and The Jesus Lizard: the good stuff. Their first record was released by This Charming Man Records so you know this not just your average band. Come see for yourself at Cul de Sac on Sunday December 11th.

Any Other
Remember those sweet, sweet times that we call the nineties? You might, but these kids don’t because they’re way too young. They do sound like they were there though, and they do such a killer job at it we forgot all about Kim Deal or Weezer or whatever. Who are those people anyway? Any Other excel in doing their own new thing with a sound that is beloved and feels familiar.

Fake O’s
If these Groningen locals would be a black metal band they’d be considered trve kvlt without a doubt. This hardcore punk outfit sounds like they came straight from the Bay Area in the eighties and shred like they want to show Keith Morris how it’s done. Of course Keith already knows, but he’d still be into FAKE O’s.

Sven Agaath
When you think you’ve heard it all: you’re about to find out you haven’t. Sven Agaath play shoegaton (a term they probably coined themselves and for which they should receive proper recognition), a mix between shoegaze and reggaeton. They themselves call it “a mixture of Dinosaur Jr, Sean Paul, MBV and Daddy Yankee that feels urgent and natural”. Although this will probably sound horrifying to most music fans, we can assure you – it really isn’t. Sven Agaath is for everybody that likes shoegaze but also wants to dance from time to time.


The Shady Greys
The Shady Greys are an Amsterdam based dirty blues-garage duo with a nice lo-fi sound. Although using only a cajon and feet played percussions (no drums!) they’re a high energy duo with fast riffing and raw vocals.

Dead High Wire
A young band from Antwerp and Mechelen, Belgium playing a mixture of echoing postpunk and indierock. They’ve released work on Kinky Star records (La Jungle, Räpe Blossoms etc.) and Oddie Records (Teen Creeps, Mind Rays, Double Veterans etc.). These are quality labels worth a whole lot more than that ‘organic’ logo on your milk carton.

Jellephant & The Phantoms
A young guy from Arnhem named Jelle and his band called The Phantoms are psychedelic band that make us think of our fellow countrymen Yuko Yuko. With a cool, echoing lo-fi mix of psychedelica, surf and downbeat garage these kids are one of the better Dutch acts in recent years.

Together with Tilburg natives, comic creators and founders of the small press magazine ‘Wobby’, Incubate is proud to add a Comic Fair to its December edition. This will be accompanied by an English edition of the Wobby magazine, with contributions from different artists. There will also be talks, performances and interviews, but the main event will be your chance to meet and see some of your favorite creators. Guests include Bries (BE), Sigrid Calon (NL), Charlotte Dumortier (BE), Maurice van Es (NL), Jeroen Funke (NL), KAMP HORST (NL), Knust/Extrapool (NL), Vite (BE), The Stalinskis (NL), Tieten Met Haar (BE), and Ward Zwart (BE).

Incubate will finalize its two-year visual arts program Do It With Others with a special performance by German artist Olaf Holzapfel. Holzapfel is a multidisciplinary artist who has extended his practice of painting with photography, sculptures, installations and digital work. To create his architectural sculptures, Holzapfel uses a range of (often locally sourced) materials, from plastic to straw. On Saturday 10th of December Holzapfel will do a special performance with a group of participants and craftsmen, around the noble art of rope making. Making a rope from straw is a complex process, a traditional craft that few still master. Tilburg is known for its history in textiles and the use of flax and hemp, as traditionally hemp was grown for processing into rope. As Incubate always connects artists with visitors and history with contemporary art, we invite all those interested to join us and Holzapfel in this special performance.

Incubate Art Symposium
At Incubate we try to offer kicks and contemplation right next to each other. We like to learn new things while having fun; about music and art and all the wonderful things that come with it. This is why we’re delighted to host the Do It With Others symposium on December 11th at Duvelhok. Following the finissage of Olaf Holzapfel’s project the day before, the symposium will include several artists that contributed to Do It With Others over the recent years. They will be interviewed by some very interesting hosts from the Dutch contemporary art scene, discussing their past residencies and collaborative work produced in Tilburg. Make sure to catch these afternoon talks if you’re curious to meet these artists in person and ask them your questions.


Incubate takes place troughout more than fifteen venues in the inner-city of Tilburg.
Incubate – 10/11 December 2016

incubate tilburg
Postal address
Postbus 327
5000 AH Tilburg
the Netherlands

Visiting address
Willem II Straat 49,
5038 BD Tilburg
Tel: +31 (0)13 590 4839

Box office opening hours:
Saturday: 12:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 22:00

013 Poppodium
Veemarktstraat 44
5038 CV Tilburg

# More information on website Incubate magazine

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bloomsbury2016-2Bloomsbury Festival 2016 London October 19 to 23 october

For hundreds of years, Bloomsbury has been catalyst for ideas that have had impact across the world. Bloomsbury Festival celebrates contemporary Bloomsbury; a hotbed of creativity and pioneering development which has one of the youngest and most diverse populations in the country.

For five days in October, Bloomsbury will be full to the brim with artistic, scientific and literary events for all ages and tastes, from breakfast until late in the evenings taking place in the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and public and (normally) private buildings of this vibrant cultural quarter. There will be over 150 events created with over 100 partners.

Inspired by the centenary of SOAS and with Bloomsbury residents reflecting one of highest levels of diversity in the UK, the theme selected for this year’s festival is Language. Language comes in many forms; speech, symbols, non-verbal communication, performance language, dance notation, morse code, sign language, computer code. Language will be explored throughout all the events; from the cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay at the British Museum inspiring a collaboration by an artist and historian, to investigations of Legal and medical ‘languages’ that are used in many firms and laboratories and hospitals in Bloomsbury.

Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS says: ‘As we celebrate 100 years of SOAS teaching and research, we are delighted that the Bloomsbury Festival’s theme this year is dedicated to language. SOAS is a special place with its unique blend of languages, regional and discipline expertise. We are proud of our Bloomsbury location and, with the addition of Senate House North Block, the growth of our Bloomsbury Campus. As we look forward to the next 100 years, we will continue to play a central role in the cultural and creative life of the area.’

Kate Anderson, Bloomsbury Festival director says ‘Bloomsbury Festival is unique, as is the area of Bloomsbury in which leading institutions and world-class creative organisations rub shoulders with primary schools and lawyers. We make the Festival with over 100 Bloomsbury partners, providing opportunities for unusual collaborations and development opportunities for all. The result is a very distinctive festival indeed! And with over 150 events including all art forms, science, architecture, walks, technology, outdoor music, debating and hubs focusing on families, I think we can safely say there is something for everyone at Bloomsbury Festival.

bloomsbury2016-3A few of this year’s headline events include Coram’s Songs, a promenade performance set in the known and secret spaces around the Foundling Hospital. 2016 marks the 275th anniversary of the Foundling Hospital and the 80th anniversary of Coram’s Fields. Created by director Emma Bernard in partnership with renowned composers including Jocelyn Pook, Orlando Gough, Michael Henry and Melanie Pappenheim, Coram’s Songs is inspired by this unique seven acre, greenfield site in central London that has been preserved as a sanctuary for children for circa 300 years.

Step Out Store Street will be a night-time street party with a twist: the street will be transformed by an array of artists and dancers, showcasing and teaching different dance disciplines from around the world, from Bollywood to B­Boy and Swing to Line dancing. Pa-BOOM’s fiery pyrotechnic art installations will make a welcome return and the event will also feature a premiere of a new street dance commission from acclaimed dancer Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Youth Dance Company. The street’s eclectic mix of boutiques, shops and restaurants will each house a different art, music and dance experience and an abundance of street food and bars will be available.

Other headline events will include The Last Whisperers at the British Museum, Calling Tree in St George’s Gardens, a specially curated programme at The Wellcome Trust, Goodensemble and ENO at Goodenough College, and SOAS’ World Music Stage inside the newly opened north block of Senate House.

The festival centres around three main hub venues Goodenough college, UCL, and Conway Hall with activities also taking place at a further 20+ satellite venues including the Wellcome Trust, the British Museum, the British Library, Pushkin House, Charles Dickens Museum, Coram’s Fields, the Music Room, Bloomsbury Hotel, the Curzon Bloomsbury, and Store Street. There will be lunchtime events Wed 19 – Fri 21 for locals and workers to attend and breakfast events and talks in local cafes.

Every year the Festival runs a competition for BA (Hons) Graphic Communication Design, Central Saint Martin’s students to design the festival logo. This year’s winning entry is by Wies van der Wal which the judges felt illustrated the theme of language, the coming together of ideas and joy of the Festival perfectly.

bloomsbury2016Key Dates and Times:
Festival Dates: Wednesday 19 October to Sunday 23 October, throughout the day, everyday
Coram’s Songs: Wednesday 19 October, evening and repeated during the Festival, Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DN
Step Out Store Street: Friday October 21 2016, 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Store Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7DH, Free outdoor event, just turn up

Key Locations:
Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford St, London WC1N 1DN, Camden
Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ, Camden
Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB, Camden
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Store Street WC1E 7DB, Camden
UCL Gower St, London WC1E 6BT

bloomsbury2016-4Bloomsbury is an area of the London Borough of Camden, in central London, between Euston Road and Holborn, developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area. It is notable for its array of garden squares, literary connections (exemplified by the Bloomsbury Group), and numerous cultural, educational and health-care institutions.

Established in 2006, Bloomsbury Festival is a creative explosion of arts, science, literature, culture and fun throughout the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and public and (normally) private buildings of this vibrant cultural quarter. For hundreds of years Bloomsbury has been a catalyst for ideas that have had impact across the world.

Bloomsbury Festival celebrates contemporary Bloomsbury; a hotbed of creativity and pioneering development which has one of the youngest and most diverse populations in the country. Created with its extraordinary community including more libraries, museums, and educational establishments than any other part of the city, the Festival acts as catalyst bringing together its diverse population, and as a spur to develop new projects and new ideas. Each year, the Festival attracts an audience of around 50,000 people.

# The final programme will be online on Bloomsbury festival website magazine

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Europese première The Art of Banksy

Het iconische werk van street art kunstenaar Banksy is nog tot en met 30 september te bewonderen in Amsterdam. THE ART OF BANKSY toont de grootste collectie die ooit bij elkaar is gebracht en beleeft hiermee haar Europese première in de Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

Steve Lazarides, voormalig agent en vriend van Banksy heeft een omvangrijke verzameling werk van Banksy bijeengebracht, die in samenwerking met Brand New Expo in de Beurs van Berlage wordt tentoongesteld.


Opgesteld binnen diverse high-tech displayinstallaties zoals gereconstrueerde Londense straten, metrostations, huiskamers en zelfs Banksy’s atelier vertelt THE ART OF BANKSY aan de hand van ruim 85 originele werken het verhaal van de veelbesproken kunstenaar. Hieronder ook ‘Girl and Balloon’ en ‘Laugh Now’, ooit spraakmakende statements op het snijvlak van politiek, graffiti en kunst, nu onderdeel van de grootste Banksy-collectie die ooit op deze manier is tentoongesteld. Een team van 80 man is ruim een jaar bezig geweest met het bijeenbrengen van de werken.

“Met ruim 85 kunstwerken is dit het grootste Banksy overzicht dat ooit bij elkaar is gebracht. We proberen hiermee een unieke ervaring neer te zetten. Naast de omvang is de tentoonstelling uniek in zijn soort omdat het laat zien dat de kunst van Banksy geïnspireerd is door de basisbehoeften van de mens, door Banksy’s kijk op vrijheid en zijn gevoel voor humor.” – aldus Steve Lazarides

THE ART OF BANKSY toont dat het werk van Banksy ook buiten de oorspronkelijke context spraakmakend is en tot nadenken stemt. Wat de tentoonstelling niet doet is antwoord geven op de vraag wie of wat Banksy is. Is het een solerende kunstenaar? Is het een collectief? Die vraag houdt de kunstwereld al sinds het begin van de jaren ’90 bezig. Hoe dan ook, de Britse Banksy duikt wereldwijd op en weet met humoristische, politiek getinte en enigszins provocerende werken, die hij in de openbare ruimte plaatst, de gevestigde orde op te schudden. Veelal door met stencils afbeeldingen en teksten op muren te spuiten (onder meer aan de Palestijnse zijde van de scheidingsmuur met Israël), maar vaak ook door onder de neus van curatoren zijn werken eigenhandig in musea op te hangen, zoals het Metropolitan in New York en het British Museum in Londen.


Banksy staat bekend om zijn anti-kapitalistische boodschap en de spiegel die hij de mensheid graag voorhoudt. Zijn laatste grote werk was het vervallen ‘anti-pretpark’ Dismaland, dat in de zomer van 2015 langs de Britse kust nabij Bristol werd opgetuigd. Hoewel wereldwijd actief, is Banksy’s werk nooit in Nederland op muren of in straten verschenen. THE ART OF BANKSY maakt het iconische werk voor het eerst op brede schaal voor de Nederlandse liefhebbers toegankelijk.

The Art of Banksy
18 juni – 30 september 2016
Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 234, Amsterdam
Dagelijks geopend van 11.00u tot 19.00u, op vrijdag tot 21.00u magazine

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dagvddansBE23 april ’16 — 12:30
Dag van de Dans — Kom proeven van hedendaagse dans

Tijdens de eerste editie van de Dag van de Dans op zaterdag 23 april 2016 is in heel Vlaanderen en Brussel dans te zien en te beleven. Dansers en choreografen van verschillend pluimage palmen de podia van meer dan vijftig kleine en grote cultuurhuizen in. Ook in de openlucht wordt gedanst. Er zijn voorstellingen, open repetities en filmvertoningen voor jong en oud. Gooi je liever zelf de benen los? Schrijf je dan in voor een van de workshops of open podia. Maak je keuze uit het programma op deze website en kom op zaterdag 23 april in eigen buurt proeven van wat de hedendaagse danskunst te bieden heeft!

11:00 start Slow Walk Naamsepoort
13:30 > 14:00 Slow Walk door BOZAR

Doe mee aan de extreem uitgerekte flashmob van ROSAS en loop op zaterdag 23 april van de poorten van de Brusselse vijfhoek naar de Grote Markt aan een sterk vertraagd tempo. De Slow Walk trekt van 13.30 uur tot ongeveer 14.00 uur door het Paleis voor Schone Kunsten. Om 16u komen de vijf trajecten dan samen op de Grote Markt voor de workshop My Walking Is My Dancing, geleid door Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

12:30 & 15:30 In Spite of Wishing and Wanting, Hortahal, BOZAR

Speciaal voor deze eerste Dag van de Dans maakt topchoreograaf Wim Vandekeybus een korte versie van In Spite of Wishing and Wanting (1999). Deze indrukwekkende choreografie voor acht mannelijke dansers op muziek van David Byrne wordt deze keer niet op een podium uitgevoerd maar vlak voor je neus.

Zaterdag 23 april 2016 12:30 → 16:00
Plaats: Hortahal
Ravensteinstraat 23
1000 Brussel

Day of Dance — A contemporary dance taster
first edition

Day of Dance is a celebration of dance all over Flanders and Brussels. In this the first edition on Saturday April 23rd 2016 young and old can enjoy shows, workshops, open rehearsals, film screenings, dance battles and the like in venues large and small as well as out in the open air. Take your pick from the programme on this website and see for yourself just what the art of contemporary dance has to offer in your area!

# More information on website DAGVANDEDANS.BE


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

In honour of the Dag van de Dans festivities, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas are issuing an open call to anyone interested in participating in a performance who’s stage is the entire city centre of Brussels.

Over the course of five hours, starting at 11:00 from five separate points on the periphery of 1000 Brussels; Porte de Hal, Porte de Namur, Botanique, Yser and Porte de Ninove, five groups will perform a slow walk towards the centre of the city with the aim of converging simultaneously in the Grand Place.

When we say slow walk, we mean a very slow walk; the average pace of each group will be less than 5 meters a minute which means that it will take approximately 5 hours for each group to complete their trajectory.

At 16:00, the five groups will arrive simultaneously on the Grand Place and will be invited to participate in a 30 minute workshop followed by a dance jam led by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker herself with the help of dancers of Rosas and students of P.A.R.T.S.

Open to any and all who want to participate, My Walking Is My Dancing will highlight the hectic and high pace of the city of Brussels by consciously slowing the speed at which we travel from one place to another. It is a meditation and an invitation to slow your body and mind and experience the city and its inhabitants from a new perspective.

Participants are welcome to join the performance for as long or as short as they wish and at any point along any of the predetermined routes including the final dance on the Grote Markt / Grand-Place.

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De Kunsthal Rotterdam presenteert dit najaar een grootse tentoonstelling rondom het leven en werk van de invloedrijke Amerikaanse kunstenaar en activist Keith Haring (1958-1990).‘Keith Haring. The Political Line’ is de eerste tentoonstelling in Nederland die uitvoerig ingaat op de sociale en politieke aspecten van zijn levenswerk. Honderdtwintig kunstwerken laten een onderbelichte kant van de wereldberoemde kunstenaar zien. Het persoonlijk ervaren van de imposante kunstwerken is een visueel spektakel met grote impact. Vijfentwintig jaar na Harings dood heeft zijn kunst nog niets aan zeggenschap verloren.

tentoonstelling ‘Keith Haring. The Political Line’ 20 september 2015 t/m 7 februari 2016

Met zijn gewaagde, onmiskenbaar eigen stijl ontketent Keith Haring, een protegé van Andy Warhol, een revolutie in de kunst van de jaren tachtig. In New York, tijdens het conservatisme van Reagan, ziet de openlijk homoseksuele Haring het als zijn missie om door middel van zijn kunst maatschappelijke misstanden aan de kaak te stellen. Hij neemt stelling tegen de uitwassen van het kapitalisme en zet zich in voor nucleaire ontwapening, milieubescherming en gelijke rechten voor iedereen, ongeacht afkomst, huidskleur, religie of seksuele geaardheid. De thematische opstelling van de kunstwerken in ‘The Political Line’ toont, samen met dagboekfragmenten en ander archiefmateriaal, hoe toegewijd Haring zich inzet voor sociale en politieke vraagstukken in zijn tijd.

Geïnspireerd door de straatcultuur: Keith Haring is toonaangevend in de New Yorkse ‘down town’ gemeenschap van jonge schilders, performers en muzikanten die haar creativiteit ontleent aan de urban straatcultuur. Haring laat zich inspireren door graffiti, strips, muziek, dans en zowel de ‘hoge’ kunst als de ‘populaire’ cultuur. Haring beschouwt kunst als publiek recht en publiek bezit. De veel bekritiseerde commercialisering van zijn eigen werken op T-shirts, badges of stickers is een integraal onderdeel van zijn filosofie “Kunst is er voor iedereen”. De invloed van Haring op zijn generatie is enorm. En hoewel zijn carrière slechts een decennium duurde, is het effect van zijn beeldtaal onverminderd.

Veel werken in ‘The Political Line’ zijn bruiklenen van de Keith Haring Foundation in New York, aangevuld met belangrijke werken uit internationale musea en privé collecties. De diversiteit van Harings werk reikt van de vroege krijttekeningen, in situ gemaakt in de New Yorkse metro stations – de ‘subway drawings’ – tot zijn grootschalige schilderijen op canvas en vinyl zeildoek, talloze werken in Sumi inkt op papier, unieke objecten en sculpturen. Documentaire-materiaal maakt het beeld van kunstenaar en activist Keith Haring compleet.

Kunsthal directeur Emily Ansenk benadrukt: “We zijn enorm blij dat deze tentoonstelling juist in Rotterdam plaatsvindt, de stad waar Keith Haring in 1982 zijn allereerste expositie buiten de USA had. Zijn hele carrière hield Keith Haring vast aan zijn ambitie om zijn werk toegankelijk te laten zijn voor iedereen. Niet alleen voor de kunstwereld. Hij zette alle beschikbare kanalen in om zijn werk te delen. Daarom is de Kunsthal Rotterdam de beste plek in Nederland voor deze tentoonstelling. Hier maken we zijn werk toegankelijk voor een breed en nieuw publiek.”

De tentoonstelling is een samenwerking tussen de Kunsthal Rotterdam, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in München, gastcurator dr. Dieter Buchhart en de Keith Haring Foundation in New York. ‘The Political Line’ is gebaseerd op de gelijknamige tentoonstelling in het Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris en Le Centquatre (2013) en het Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco (2014, de Young Museum). Speciaal voor de Kunsthal is de tentoonstelling aangevuld met materiaal over Harings bezoeken aan Nederland.

HARINGKEITH102Over Keith Haring: Keith Haring, geboren in Reading, Pennsylvania, groeide op in het nabijgelegen Kutztown. Vanaf zijn komst naar New York, waar hij de School of Visual Arts bezoekt (1980), is hij geïnspireerd door de bloeiende ‘downtown’ cultuur die zich buiten de musea en galeries ontwikkelt, waaronder de levendige gay-gemeenschap. Haring is een geschoold en geëngageerd kunstenaar, gegrepen door de energie en spirit van de scene waarin hij zich bevindt, samen met vele inspirerende tijdgenoten als Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Eric Haze, Crash, LA II, Kenny Scharf, John Ahearn en Rammellzee. Zijn werklust en zijn passie voor het creëren in de openbare ruimte brengen hem tot het organiseren van en participeren in tentoonstellingen en live performances. Zo kleedt hij Madonna en bodypaint hij Grace Jones in de fameuze Paradise Garage nachtclub. Ook is hij geïnspireerd door het werk van zijn voorgangers waaronder Picasso, Leger, Stuart Davis, Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Alechinsky en William Burroughs. En door het publieke en participerende werk van Christo en de unieke symbiose van kunst en leven van Andy Warhol.

Keith Haring is vastbesloten zijn carrière te wijden aan het creëren van waarachtige public art. Zijn werk wordt in de jaren 1980 in meer dan honderd solotentoonstellingen getoond en hij voltooit meer dan vijftig muurschilderingen in tientallen steden over de hele wereld, waarvan vele in ziekenhuizen en kindertehuizen. Op het moment van zijn overlijden aan aids gerelateerde complicaties, op 31-jarige leeftijd, heeft Haring internationale faam bereikt. Niet alleen als kunstenaar maar ook als activist. In de laatste jaren van zijn leven zet hij zijn bekendheid in om aandacht te krijgen voor de strijd tegen aids en spreekt hij openlijk over zijn HIV infectie om het stigma rond deze ziekte te helpen verminderen. In 1989 richt hij de Keith Haring Foundation op. In overeenstemming met Harings duidelijke filantropische doelstellingen, ondersteunt de Keith Haring Foundation tot op de dag van vandaag organisaties die educatieve mogelijkheden bieden aan kansarme kinderen en organisaties die zich inzetten voor onderwijs, preventie en zorg met betrekking tot aids en HIV-infectie. (bron: kunsthal rotterdam)

Over de Kunsthal Rotterdam: De Kunsthal Rotterdam is een van de toonaangevende culturele instellingen in Nederland, gelegen in het Museumpark in Rotterdam. Ontworpen door de beroemde architect Rem Koolhaas in 1992, biedt de Kunsthal zeven verschillende tentoonstellingsruimtes. Jaarlijks presenteert de Kunsthal een gevarieerd programma van circa 25 tentoonstellingen. Omdat er altijd meerdere tentoonstellingen tegelijk te bezichtigen zijn, biedt de Kunsthal een avontuurlijke reis door verschillende werelddelen en kunststromingen. Cultuur voor een breed publiek, van moderne meesters en hedendaagse kunst tot vergeten culturen, fotografie, mode en design. Bij de tentoonstellingen wordt een uitgebreid activiteitenprogramma georganiseerd.

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GRAFFITI-ADAMMUSEUM203Het Amsterdam Museum ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam’. Voor het eerst in Nederland is er een tentoonstelling te zien die compleet is gewijd aan New Yorkse en Amsterdamse graffiti uit de jaren ’70 en ’80. Voor deze tentoonstelling werkt het Amsterdam Museum nauw samen met The Museum of the City of New York.

De tentoonstelling focust op de jaren ’70 en ’80 en laat zien hoe be­kende Amsterdamse graffitikunstenaars zoals Shoe en Delta werden beïnvloed door Amerikaanse artiesten als Dondi en Keith Haring. Naast topstukken uit collecties van privé-verzamelaars en het Museum of the City of New York worden ook persoonlijke bezittingen van graffitikunstenaars getoond, waar­onder schetsboeken, kledingstukken en foto’s uit eigen archief. Op deze manier wordt de ontwikkeling duidelijk van graffiti als straatfenomeen naar geaccepteerde kunststroming. ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam’ laat daarnaast zien hoe dertig jaar geleden een jonge generatie het straatbeeld veranderde waarvan de invloed nog altijd merkbaar is binnen muziek, fashion en onze hedendaagse beeldcultuur.

GRAFFITI-ADAMMUSEUM201Voor de tentoonstelling ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam’ komt een deel van de New Yorkse tentoonstelling ‘City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection’ naar het Amsterdam Museum. De collectie van Wong (1946 – 1999) bevat naast Haring ook unieke werken van andere bekende New Yorkse namen zoals Cey Adams, Futura 2000 en Daze. Wong herkende de kunst van graffiti nog voor dit maatschappelijk was geaccepteerd en wist zo een unieke collectie tot stand te brengen. De tentoonstelling City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection is ontwikkeld door The Museum of the City of New York en gecureerd door Sean Corcoran, conservator prints en fotografie. Aileen Middel (Mick la Rock) is als gast-conservator betrokken bij ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam’.

Graffiti – New York meets The Dam
18 september 2015 – 24 januari 2016
Amsterdam Museum
Kalverstraat 92
1012 PH Amsterdam NL

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