Rozenstraat | a rose is a rose is a rose
Wed - Sat / 12-18 hrs
The new project space Rozenstraat – a rose is a rose is a rose emerged from a necessity to protest against the downfall of independent project spaces in Amsterdam. After the closure of Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) a few Amsterdam art professionals took over the space to maintain it as an exhibition platform for experimental contemporary art. To ensure the artistic infrastructure in these times of continuing budget cuts and political uncertainty it's important to join forces and create new initiatives and nourish new ideas.
Rozenstraat – a rose is a rose is a rose emphasizes on experimental art with a focus on social-political issues. We aspire to represent (and critically reflect on) a diverse range of artistic interests and cultures. The exhibited artists are chosen for their thematic research and pioneering role within the arts. And often it will prove to be the first encounter with their work in Amsterdam or the Netherlands.
San Serriffe at Rozenstraat – a rose is a rose is a rose
San Serriffe will curate book selections which respond thematically to the exhibitions taking place at Rozenstraat – a rose is a rose is a rose. The book selection will form a theoretical and associative extension of the topics addressed during the exhibitions, and visitors will be able to experience the exhibition at a different pace. The selection of books will also form a basis for events in the form of lectures and reading groups.