October 24, 2017 - Amsterdam Art Weekend - Amsterdam Art Weekend 2017
October 24, 2017

Amsterdam Art Weekend

Studio of Matthijs Munnik during RijksakademieOPEN 2016. Photo: Tomek Dersu Aaron.

Amsterdam Art Weekend 2017
November 23–26, 2017

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Amsterdam Art Weekend 
From November 23 to 26, Amsterdam will be dedicating four days to the celebration of contemporary art. The sixth edition of Amsterdam Art Weekend, the city’s only contemporary visual arts festival of this scope, brings together a diverse network of galleries, project spaces, art institutites and acclaimed residency programs. With a tantalizing program that presents a unique opportunity to discover the latest developments in contemporary art.

Amsterdam Art Weekend’s carefully curated program is a grand opportunity for art professionals to explore Amsterdam's contemporary art scene. Over 100 events will be held at more than 50 locations. To name a few: visit EYE Filmmuseum, which presents a special program showcasing work by Rafaël Rozendaal, VR artwork by Gina Kim and a lecture-performance by Rabih Mroué, join Hans Ulrich Obrist during an interview with Christian Boltanski or be among the first to visit the new and large ISO project space. This year’s diverse program features numerous exhibitions, performances, film screenings, lectures and tours. 

There are also other comprehensive events, such as the RijksakademieOPEN where you can become acquainted with a new generation of international artists. The Rijksakademie, a renowned artist residency, offers you an ideal opportunity to discover new trends and developments in the visual arts, while also getting to know artists whose work you will later come across in (museum)collections, exhibitions and biennials worldwide. The Humans of the Institution’ conference comprises an in-depth two-day program, focusing on the role of freelancers in the cultural sector and changing organizational structures. You can also take part in a discussion hosted by De Balie and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: "Aestheticizing Activism: The role of exhibitions in politics."

Gallery Night: Friday, November 24, 5–9pm 
Join the city’s cutting-edge galleries during the annual Amsterdam Art Weekend Gallery Night. There are tours, performances, artist’s talks and more. Click here for an overview of the participating galleries and here for a list of exhibitions on view.

German Kunstvereine come to Amsterdam
A new addition to the Amsterdam Art Weekend program is an international visiting program set up in collaboration with Kunstvlaai, platform for experimental art spaces. As part of this program six German Kunstvereine will be organizing sessions at an Amsterdam-based gallery or project space, that draw attention to artistic talent and experimentation. A seminar will be held at the Goethe-Institut Amsterdam that zooms in on the format of the German Kunstverein. With this new program element, Amsterdam Art Weekend and Kunstvlaai aim to stimulate international exchange and collaboration between profit and non-profit institutions.

In addition to this visiting program Germany will be well represented during Amsterdam Art Weekend. For example, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam opens the exhibition Jump into the Future—Art from the '90s and 2000's—the Borgmann Donation, with works donated by German collector Thomas Borgmann, another example is an appendix of the exhibition Skins by Christian Friedrich, which is organized by Cobra Museum and on view at Goethe-Institut. Additionally, Sotheby´s dedicates its program to German avant-garde artist Herbert Zangs, among others.  

Other highlights in the program:
–Opening Prince Claus Fund Gallery, De Waalse Kerk, & EENWERK: Three Crossings: Ibrahim El Salahi, David Hammons, Stanley Brouwn
Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA
To remember, sometimes you need different archeological tools -Hiwa K on view at de Appel

Amsterdam Art
Amsterdam Art Weekend is initiated, coordinated and organized by Amsterdam Art, which serves as a catalyst and compass for contemporary art. Throughout the year Amsterdam Art works with leading national and international arts and cultural institutions. In doing so, it aims to bring together and highlight the city’s unique position as a creative and cultural hub.

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