upcoming projects and exhibitions:
27.06. 2020— 26.09.2020
2020. A COLLECTIVE PROJECT BY AMSTERDAM BASED ARTISTS
Over twenty-five artists have been working at Rozenstraat’s space in the last months to independently create a Gesamtkunstwerk inspired by the already mythic year 2020. Although 2020 will be further developed in the upcoming weeks, we are about to open our doors for you to see this unique project in progress, based on ‘the unknown’ and a deliberate lack of control as its guiding principles.
2020 started with a small number of artists appointed by the Rozenstraat’s team who each invited another artist, and another, creating an uncontrolled trace of artists. The project is furthermore loosely based on the cadavre exquis principle, replicating the idea of uncertainty but also of improvisation.
2020 can be regarded as a time-document of an unprecedented period in which the importance of resilience, solidarity and connectedness rarely has been so clear. The project reflects on the past months and speculates on the ones to come by uniting an amalgam of perspectives by artists based in, or strongly connected to, Amsterdam.
Participating artists so far are: Tyna Adebowale, Salim Bayri, Koen Doodeman, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Marije Gertenbach, Gluklya, G. Lucas Going, Ehsan ul Haq, Rosa Johanna, Juliacks, Irene Kopelman, Marijn van Kreij, Raul Marroquín, Maria Mazzanti, Vika Mitrichenko, Yitzhak Izek Mizrahi, Francisco Mojica, Ruchama Noorda, Thierry Oussou, Ian Page, Alejandro Ramírez, Martín La Roche, Praneet Soi, Lily van der Stokker, Iqra Tanveer, Maxim Tyminko, Evi Vingerling, Tchelet Pearl Weisstub, Tatyana Yassievich and Dan Zhu. Contributions by Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Michiel Hilbrink, Lucas Huikeshoven, Wjm Kok, Eva Pel, Arefeh Riahi, Kathrin Schlegel, Lara Verheijden and many more are yet to come!
07.12.2019 — 16.02.2020
9KG DE OXIGÉNIO
I’m showing an installation @Galeria Municipal do Porto with Uma Certa Falta de Coerência in Porto, Portugal. A group exhibition with:
Babi Badalov, Daniel Barroca, António Bolota, Camilo Castelo Branco, Merlin Carpenter, Rolando Castellón, June Crespo, Luisa Cunha, Stephan Dillemuth, Loretta Fahrenholz, Pedro G. Romero, Dan Graham, Alisa Heil, Mike Kelley, Ruchama Noorda, Silvestre Pestana, Josephine Pryde adn Xoan Torres.
June 2019 – September 2020
TUMULUS is an enclosed garden installation that functions as a natural ruin, compost heap, cement + soil sculpture, seedbed, earthwork, lo-tech fountain, drinking/ dyeing source, and dunghill. Over the course of 16 months from June 2019 to September 2020, artist Ruchama Noorda will transform the patch of greenery next to our Sluisdeurenloods into a living sculpture and performance site.
Tumulus is a cyclical weed-woad restoration project in 5 parts:
1. Vegetative State (June – mid July)
2. Growth Imperative (mid July – October, with a dedication ceremony on Friday September 13, 2019)
3. Dormant Lot (November – February)
4. Healing Property (March – August)
5. Blue Monday (Closing ceremony/celebration of autumnal equinox, September 21st 2020)
@Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6 Amsterdam