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SATURDAY SPECIAL

24 NOVEMBER

Amsterdam Art Weekend brings you an extensive and exciting program, showcasing the newest developments in contemporary art at over more than 40 of Amsterdam's most cutting edge venues. Where will you go on Saturday? 

 

Oude Kerk 
Artist talk: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller


10-12 hrs 
 
During Amsterdam Art Weekend, the Oude Kerk present a sound installation by internationally renowned artist duo Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller. Cardiff & Miller will subsequently investigate the relationship between heritage, architecture, sound and the audience in the Oude Kerk for five consecutive months. The sound piece will resonate throughout the church and immerse visitors in a sensory experience. Janet Cardiff & George Miller’s work makes visitors aware that as human beings, they are part of different worlds that do not run parallel. Join them this morning for an artist talk. 
Artist talk: Power Man - Karimah Ashadu
13-14 hrs 
 
Celebrating Amsterdam Art Weekend, De Ateliers proudly presents new film works by acclaimed British-Nigerian artist Karimah Ashadu, a former participant of De Ateliers. The exhibition includes the two-channel installation ‘Red Gold’ and the most recent film ‘Sodoko (Power Man)’, shot in Nigeria, featuring an ‘area boy’ from the slums of Lagos. In this public interview Ashadu will discuss her work, moderated by Dominic van den Boogerd.
 
Lecture: The ZERO Effect. The impact of the ZERO Network on Contemporary Art & Design  
By: Prof. dr. Margriet Schavemaker

Venue: Westergasfabriek 

15-17 hrs
 
Bright shiny surfaces and playing with fire, movement, light and wind are, amongst others, key elements in the works produced by the artists related to the historical ZERO network. This international avant-garde, active from the late 1950s to late 1960s, has long remained a blind spot in art history until it was rediscovered by a new generation in the past decade, resulting in many exhibitions, publications and acquisitions throughout the world. If we take a closer look at our shiny Mac books, the flying swarm of 300 drones by Studio Drift or Olafur Elliason's iconic Weather project at Tate Turbine Hall, there seems to be a massive ZERO effect on contemporary art and design. Or should we describe it, as Daniel Birnbaum does, as 'a rhyming of the past with the present'? In her lecture Schavemaker will discuss various ways in which we can understand the contemporary return to ZERO in the context of our contemporary (visual) culture. Following the lecture, you are invited to have a drink and view the lots that will be auctioned off in the upcoming Post-War & Contemporary art sale on November 26th and 27th.


Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Opening 'Freedom of Movement – Municipal Art Acquisitions 2018' and 'Raquel van Haver – Spirits of the Soil' at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 

 
Performance: Diasporic Self II: Dancing as lingua franca (a gathering progress) - Hannah Catherine Jones, Ogutu Muraya, Amal Alhaag, Barby Asante
19–21 hrs 
 
Diasporic Self II takes place in the run-up to exhibition Diasporic Self: Black on Both Sides - Togetherness as Lingua Franca, curated by Amal Alhaag and Barby Asante. This evening is pitch black, messy and brings together improvisations, performances and close readings of everyday vernacular archives by artists, poets and strangers. We will be guided by sounds and sonic practices, in the ways sound and visual cultures continue to (re)shape alternative lexicons and influence contemporary black cultures across Europe.