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Rijksakademie Alumni Art Route

23 Nov - 26 Nov 2017


Amsterdam Art Weekend invites you to follow the tracks of former residents of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten who, since graduating, are now leading trends in contemporary art. You can find their works at art galleries, museums and institutions worldwide. Don’t forget to stop by the RijksakademieOPEN during the Art Weekend, where you will have an exclusive opportunity to visit the studios of emerging international artists. You will be surprised by the variety of talent you can discover!

Yvonne Dröge Wendel, work in progress (2017), courtesy: Lumen Travo Gallery


A. Huize Frankendael - Edward Clydesdale Thomson

‘wild care, tame neglect’ is a two-year experimental collaboration between artist Edward Clydesdale Thomson (United Kingdom, 1982) and Huize Frankendael. This evolving artwork tests the idea that care and commitment, as well as growth and decay, are at the center of artistic production and reception. During Amsterdam Art Weekend ‘wild care, tame neglect’ transforms into an exhibition. The sculptures, readings, actions and interventions that Thomson made will be temporarily reframed. A poster campaign, conceived as a public exhibition throughout Amsterdam Oost, expands the project into the surrounding urban environment. ‘wild care, tame neglect’ is curated by Nils van Beek (TAAK).


B. Juliette Jongma – Florian Quistrebert

‘swashbuckling’ features a newly developed installation by the artists Florian and Michael Quistrebert (France, 1982 & 1976), in which the sound work ‘Not Remain’ by Sophie Serber (United States, 1993) is audible. During Gallery Night on Friday 24 November a performance program organized in collaboration with Vleeshal (Middelburg) takes place, with performances by Astrit Ismaili (Kosovo, 1991) and Freddie Mercado (Puerto Rico, 1967).


C. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam – Paulina Olowska

Last year, the German art collector Thomas Borgmann gifted a major selection of contemporary artworks to the Stedelijk – the museum that, in his own words, shaped his artistic vision. The Stedelijk presents a large number of pieces from the donation in an exhibit occupying the entire first floor of the historic building. Borgmann’s gift includes works by Cosima von Bonin (Kenya, 1962), Isa Genzken (Germany, 1948), Michael Krebber (Germany, 1954), Lucy McKenzie (United Kingdom, 1977), Matt Mullican (United States, 1951), Paulina Olowska (Poland, 1976), Wolfgang Tillmans (Germany, 1968), Heimo Zobernig (Switzerland, 1958) and others, as well as the complete 16-millimeter film works of American artist Jack Goldstein (1945-2003).


D. Lumen Travo Gallery - Yvonne Dröge Wendel

Yvonne Dröge Wendel (Germany, 1961) is concerned with the relationship between people and objects, and the quest for challenging new ways of relating to things. She sets up experimental encounters, and aims to capture what it is that objects actually do.

‘Thing Tank’ is a design for a building in public space. It is literally a tank, encouraging visitors to get actively involved in thinking about the future of things.


E. Manifesta – Pauline Curnier Jardin and Jeremiah Day

‘Terrestrial Records’, curated by Ellen de Bruijne Projects, features works in a wide variety of media by Lara Almarcegui (Spain, 1972), Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz (Switzerland, 1972/Germany, 1963), Pauline Curnier Jardin (France, 1980), Jeremiah Day (United States, 1974), Falke Pisano (The Netherlands, 1978), Maria Pask (United Kingdom, 1969) and Michael Smith (United States, 1951).