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Friday Night | Amsterdam Art Weekend 2017


17-02 hrs

17-21 hrs: Gallery Night*

20-22 hrs: Opening of House of Wisdom, group exhibition at Framer Framed , with a performance by Istanbul Queer Art Collective*

21 hrs – late: An Evening at EYE with Rafaël Rozendaal*:

Until 22 hrs (tbc): VR Installation - Bloodless, Gina Kim* Sign up for a free time slot via

21-22 hrs: Performance Sand in Eyes, Rabih Mroué. Admission: €10.50, tickets via

22.30 – late: Performance by Iris Woutera de Jong and dance floor*

Until midnight: Exhibition, Locus - Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Cao Guimarães*

*free admission

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We’ve planned something a little extra for you during Amsterdam Art Weekend 2017! On Friday 24 Nov, come join us for an exciting cultural evening full of festivities, starting in the city centre and ending in Amsterdam-Noord.

// WHAT’S ON? //


All participating galleries of Amsterdam Art Weekend will host a festive opening event at their venues. For a full list of galleries click here 

Warsteiner supports thirsty creatives, and will be offering beer at all galleries.


Jump on a ferry to the North side! Visit Framer Framed for the opening of their new exhibition ‘House of Wisdom’ + a special performance by Istanbul Queer Art Collective.

End the night at EYE Filmmuseum – look forward to a visually overwhelming multi-channel video installation by Dutch-Brazilian artist Rafaël Rozendaal(1980). The artwork will be accompanied by DJ Luuk Bouwman (Cold Void, Aux Raus), and a special dance performance by Iris Woutera De Jong, under the auspices of EYE's young art community EXPOSED.


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at various galleries
17-21 hrs

Join the participating galleries during their special and festive opening event. This evening gives you the chance to be among the first to discover upcoming talent and inspiring artists at the city's most cutting-edge galleries. With a wide variety of media on display, from photography and video to paintings and sculptures, there is something for everybody.

Not sure where to start? We also have routes that will guide you based on district/artistic medium/theme

IJpromenade 2
20-22 hrs

Image: Courtesy of Framer Framed

The group exhibition House of Wisdom explores the political significance of books, libraries and archives, specifically in relation to the increasing levels of censorship on information and the current socio-political situation in and around Turkey. Drawing on the power of libraries as centers of research, learning, and sharing, the curators decided to build their own library/archive – a House of Wisdom - for which they invited 34 artists to contribute. What could be the outcome of collectively rethinking the archive?

During the opening there will be a performance by Istanbul Queer Art Collective.

Mohamed Abdelkarim, Burak Arıkan, Mahmoud Bakhshi, Yael Bartana, Mehtap Baydu, Kürşat Bayhan, Ekin Bernay, Burçak Bingöl, Nicky Broekhuysen, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, İstanbul Queer Art Collective, Cansu Çakar, Ramesch Daha, Işıl Eğrikavuk, Didem Erk, Viron Erol Vert, Deniz Gül, Beril Gür, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ali Kazma, Yazan Khalili, Göksu Kunak, Mona R. Kriegler, Fehras Publishing Practises, Elham Rokni, Natascha Sadr Haghighian & Ashkan Sepahvand, Sümer Sayın, Erinç Seymen, Bahia Shehab, Walid Siti, Ali Taptık, Erdem Taşdelen, Özge Topçu, Ali Yass, Eşref Yıldırım, Ala Younis

Curated by Collective Çukurcuma (Naz Cuguoğlu and Mine Kaplangı)

IJpromenade 1
21 hrs - late

Image: Trembling gif, courtesy of Rafäel Rozendal

There is much more to sample: immerse yourself in a wonderful installation by the renowned net artist Rafaël Rozendaal during An Evening at EYE (24 November, 21-00 hrs). The Dutch-Brazilian artist has risen to international fame in recent years with artworks in the form of intriguing websites, drawing a following of more than 60 million unique visitors a year.

Image: © Iris Woutera de Jong

The critically acclaimed exhibition Locus – Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Cao Guimarães is open until midnight for free. In addition, we present Bloodless, a VR installation by the Korean filmmaker Gina Kim that won an award at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Iris Woutera de Jong will give a special performance and DJ Luuk Bouwman (Cold Void, Aux Raus) will be live: the Arena turns into a dance floor from 23 hrs until late.

Image: Rabih Mroué, courtesy of Rabih Mroué

Make sure not to miss the performance lecture by Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué (1967), an actor, director, dramatist and visual artist who has broken ground internationally. Much of his work focuses on the complex history of his native country. Mroué presents Sand in Eyes (24 November, 21 hrs) especially for EYE. In his performance-lecture Mroué explores the image politics of Islamist recruiting videos based on research material comprised of recruiting videos secured by the officers of the German Intelligence Services. 
Admission: €10.50, tickets via

To access EYE Filmmuseum take the ferry marked ‘Buiksloterweg’ departing from Amsterdam Central Station (3 min, free of charge).

For more information, visit the website