December 8, 2009 - Niet Normaal - Amsterdam all about what is normal, and who decides
December 8, 2009

Amsterdam all about what is normal, and who decides

Koert van Mensvoort, The Biggest of Visual Power Shows, 2008

Difference on Display
16 December, 2009 – 7 March, 2010

How normal are you?

Niet Normaal: International art exhibition featuring Pawel Althamer – Halil Altindere – Dan Asher – David Bade – Yael Bartana- Christiaan Bastiaans – Victor Boullet- Louise Bourgeois – Adam Brandejs – Birgit Brenner – Berlinde De Bruyckere – Butler Brothers – Jake & Dinos Chapman – Danica Dakic – Birgit Dieker – Nathalie Djurberg – Ines Doujak – Helen Dowling – Marlene Dumas – Marjolijn Dijkman – Jakup Ferri – Leo Fitzmaurice – Mat Fraser – Felix Gmelin – Douglas Gordon – Joseph Grigely – Daniel Guzmán – Thomas Hirschhorn – Damien Hirst – Louis Hock – Rini Hurkmans – Viktor & Rolf – Floris Kaayk – William Kentridge – Jon Kessler – Christopher Knowles – Job Koelewijn – Evelien Krijl/ Olivia Glebbeek – Tsui Kuang-Yu – Martin Le Chevallier – Martin Lucas – Mikael Metthey – Aernout Mik – Andreas Vinther MØlgaard – Bruce Nauman – Amzee Perera – Frank Theys – Pharmacopoeia – Patricia Piccinini – Liza May Post – Marc Quinn – L.A. Raeven – Werner Reiterer – Thomas Rentmeister – Donald Rodney – Ricarda Roggan – Julika Rudelius – Karin Sander – Bob & Roberta Smith – Nedko Solakov – Jana Sterbak – Imogen Stidworthy – Tjep – Gillian Wearin – Willem Oorebeek

16 December 2009 through 7 March 2010, the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam will be hosting Niet Normaal * Difference on Display, a large-scale, audience-oriented art event. Internationally renowned artists offer their views on one of society’s most pressing questions: what is normal, and who decides?

Technology and progress offer opportunities to people of all sorts and sizes. Yet everything seems to be focused on uniformity. More and more, markets and media determine how we look at ourselves and others. Perfection is the norm.
Especially for this exhibition, several new pieces have been prepared. Also on display will be works of art from various museums and private collections in the Netherlands and abroad.

How normal are you?
Go to our website to find out how normal you are yourself. Fill in the questionnaire, check how normal your face looks and take part in our search for the average Dutch face.

Niet Normaal, Difference on Display
Venue: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Time: 16 December 2009 – 7 March 2010
Supplemented with films, debates, lectures and performances on various locations around the country

Niet Normaal at the Beurs van Berlage
Beursplein 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Read more about international approval Niet Normaal

Press viewing and official Royal opening: 15 December 2009
Media contact: +31 (0)6 245 03 978 /

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