16 July 2007

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Henk Hesselius

Paintings from Amsterdam-born artist Hesselius (1927). Jan van der Togt Museum (Thur-Sun 13.00-17.00), Amstelveen opens Thursday until 26 August

Alex Fischer

Video works from the Hamburg-born but Amsterdam-based artist. Galerie Paul Andriesse (Tues-Fri 11.00-18.00, Sat 14.00-18.00) opens Friday until 25 August

Selections from A Quiet Story

Tied in with Amsterdam Fashion Week, this collection features a selection of images by Danish supermodel turned photographer, Helena Christensen. Hotel Arena (Daily) opens Friday until 15 August


Selections of works by Alex Fischer, Lucia Luptáková (with Maaike van der Linden and Maartje Korstanje), Aukje Dekker and Lara de Moor. W139 (Daily 11.00-19.00) opens Friday until 20 August

Vamos a Ibiza

In a collaboration with the Groninger Museum, this exhibition covers the diverse works made by Dutch artists in Ibiza over the last 50 years. Participants include Jan Cremer, Lei Molin, Cas Oorthuys, Waldemar Post, Elena Beelaerts, Ivo Hendriks and others. Arti et Amicitiae (Tues-Sun 13.00-18.00) opens Friday until 19 August

Van Gogh's Drawings: New Insights

Works on paper seldom shown due to their light sensitivity, on display in the print room of the Rietveld building. While spanning Van Gogh’s entire career as an artist, special attention will be paid to several early drawings that have been added to the museum's collection in recent years. Van Gogh Museum (Mon-Thur, Sat, Sun 10.00-18.00, Fri 10.00-22.00) opens Friday until 7 October

A is for Alibi

Science lab art from Utrecht's University Museum. See Short List. De Appel (Tues-Sun 11.00-18.00) opens Saturday until 19 August

Crimes & Splendors

A selection of work from the politically charged British exhibition Paranoia. Featured is a series of night photographs by Dutch artist Martin Effert and video works by the likes of Mireille Astore, Lisa K Blatt, Norman Cowie and Ricardo Giraldo Montes--all of which explore the essence of paranoia. Ronmandos (Wed-Sat 12.30-17.30) opens Saturday until 1 September

Lindsay Seers: Swallowing Black Maria

Recent films by London-based artist Seers, including Extramission, in which Seers transforms herself into a projector, photographs and an installation. The latter is based on the Black Maria, the first ever film studio where all the earliest shorts were filmed for the Edison Kinetoscope. SMART Project Space (Tues-Sat 12.00-17.00) opens Saturday until 18 August

Hedi Slimane: Young Americans

An internationally known photographer, avant-garde artist and fashion designer, this new project features photo portraits of creatives from the New York contemporary art scene. See Short List. Foam (Sat-Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur, Fri 10.00-21.00) opens Sunday until 12 September


Summer in the Church

While the winter programmes offer magnificent glances into distant cultures and insights into world religions, the Nieuwe Kerk offers up a summery alternative: a programme paying tribute to the church as a special monument in its own right, with many local treasures to admire. Nieuwe Kerk (Daily 10.00-17.00) closing Monday

Maskerdansers in Malawi

A series of portraits by Canadian photographer Douglas Curran, who immersed himself in the culture of the Chewa peoples of Malawi, eventually gaining entry to the brotherhood that guards the Nyau--their ancestral spirit entities. Over the period, he captured the masks, costumes and rituals of the people on film. Tropenmuseum (Daily 10.00-17.00) until 23 July

Mario Garcia Torres: A Brief History of Jimmie Johnson’s Legacy

A Docking Station video installation by young mexican artist Torres. In this video essay he looks at the codes of conduct and conventions of behaviour in the museum environment, and the role and significance of museums in general. Stedelijk Museum CS (Daily 10.00-18.00) until 29 July

Light of Zeeland

In the early 20th century, the resort of Domburg in Zeeland had a strong appeal for well-known Dutch artists like Jan Toorop, Jacoba van Heemskerck and Piet Mondriaan. This exhibition shows how the area sparked one of the most important developments in Mondriaan's career, with its unparalleled light, rugged dunes and ancient woods. Gemeentemuseum (Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00), Den Haag until 5 August


An examination of the similarities between art and science. While the two fields may have entirely different objectives, the results of their work on information look remarkably alike. Participating artists and scientists include Ad Dekkers, Mark Dion, Edo Dooijes, Erwin Driessens & Maria Verstappen, Charles & Ray Eames, Ed Emschwiller and George Gessert, amongst others. Centraal Museum (Tues-Thur, Sat, Sun 12.00-17.00, Fri 12.00-21.00), Utrecht until 12 August

Rob van der Nol

Attracted to the process of change and transition in lives, this young Dutch artist photographs adolescents. Foam (Sat-Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur, Fri 10.00-21.00) until 15 August

The Apocalypse of Max Beckmann

A nice companion to the collection on display at the Van Gogh Museum, this series features 27 lithographs from the German Expressionist, all inspired by the Biblical apocalypse. Featured are two versions: the series of original lithographs in black and white and the lithographs that Beckmann himself painted in watercolours. Bijbels Museum (Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-17.00) until 19 August

Max Beckmann in Amsterdam, 1937-1947

An extensive retrospective of the work produced by the artist during his years in Amsterdam. One of the most distinguished German artists of the 20th century, Beckmann fled to the city in 1937 after the Nazis had labelled his paintings Entartete Kunst. His works bear witness to his interest in the world of cabaret, Dutch landscape and life in Amsterdam, and works featured here include the four impressive triptychs 'Carnival', 'Acrobats', 'The Actors' and 'Perseus'. Van Gogh Museum (Sat-Thur 10.00-18.00, Fri 10.00-22.00) until 19 August

Jonathan Meese: Jonathan Rockford (Don't Call Back Please)

One of German art's rising stars, Meese will install a contemporary wunderkammer on the first floor of De Appel, featuring paintings, murals, drawings, assemblages, objects, collages, photos, pictures from magazines, posters and painted texts on the walls. De Appel (Tues-Sun 11.00-18.00) until 19 August

Dutch Eyes

The relocated photography museum reopens with a broad overview of Dutch photography. Nederlands Fotomuseum (Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat, Sun 11.00-17.00), Rotterdam until 26 August

Fashion Palaces 1880-1960

The emergence of the first chic fashion houses in Amsterdam at the end of the 19th century is the focal point of the exhibition. Grandeur and temptation typify the atmosphere of these magnificent, luxurious Amsterdam fashion houses and department stores. Amsterdams Historisch Museum (Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat, Sun 11.00-17.00) until 26 August

The Strength of Hair

Two installations by contemporary visual artists looking at the important symbolic function of hair. Artists include Monica Blok, Hadas Itzkovitch and Martie van der Loo. Bijbels Museum (Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-17.00) until 26 August

Facing Death

Drawings by Antwerp artist Eugeen van Mieghem (1875-1930) of his great love and muse Augustine Pautre. Even though she'd taken ill with tuberculosis in 1904, Van Mieghem continued to draw her, capturing her physical decline, much in the same way that Rembrandt had poignantly drawn his dying wife Saskia van Uylenburgh. Rembrandthuis (Daily 10.00-17.00) until 26 August

Ligplaats Amsterdam

An exhibition about architecture on water, including concepts for floating theatres, motorways, churches and more, as well as exploration of future possibilities of maritime architecture. There's even an outdoor part of the exhibition, where one can admire yet-to-be-realised projects, too. ARCAM (Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat, Sun 13.00-17.00) until 26 August

Jacques Henri Lartigue

A retrospective of work French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) made in the first half of the 20th century. Although rarely exhibited as such, most of his famous early photos were originally made as stereo images, but in this collection offering a unique impression of the photography pioneer's life and work, the range of vintage prints, remarkable stereo pictures and personal documents will be displayed as originally intended. Foam (Sat-Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur, Fri 10.00-21.00) until 26 August

Romy Schneider

Part of Filmmuseum's season celebrating the acclaimed film star, this exhibition pulls together costumes, affiches, audio fragments and portrait photos from artists such as Dennis Stock, Robert Lebeck and Werner Bokelberg. See Short List. Filmmuseum (Daily 13.00-22.00) until 29 August

Architectuur in Amsterdam

A look back at the 30 most important building projects to spring up in Amsterdam over the past year. Zuiderkerk (Mon 11.00-16.00, Tues-Fri 09.00-16.00, Sat 12.00-16.00) until 1 September

Le Corbusier

He's by far the most famous and according to many the most important architect and urban designer of the 20th century, but he was also a painter, sculptor, photographer and textile designer. In this first major retrospective since 1987, more than 450 original drawings, models, paintings, tapestries, films, photographs, sculptures, items of furniture and interiors will be exhibited together to demonstrate the strength and influence of Le Corbusier. Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-17.00), Rotterdam until 2 September

3rd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

Who and what will define the future of our cities and what role can architects play in this? The IABR brings together architects, urban designers, theorists, students, developers, policy makers and politicians from home and abroad to tear apart preconceived notions of architecture and to look to the future. Among the many special events, three exhibitions are central to the festival: Visionary Power (Kunsthal), New Dutch CityA Better World--Another Power (NAi). See www.iabr.nl. Various locations in Rotterdam various times, Rotterdam until 2 September (Kunsthal) and

JR: Face to Face

Diverse works by the French photographer and street artist who displays his works on walls all over cities. In his first Dutch exhibition, JR will be showing intriguing portraits in very large formats, inside and outside Foam, as well as in the streets around you. Foam (Sat-Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur, Fri 10.00-21.00) until 2 September

Beeld voor Beeld

Drawings that Dutch 16th- and 17th-century artists made of classical statues seen in the Vatican on their Grand Tour. The exhibition shows the drawings alongside moulds of the original statues. Allard Pierson Museum (Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat, Sun 13.00-17.00) until 9 September

Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten

Marking the opening of the Museum of Bags and Purses in its new idyllic location, an overview of exhibitions from the past ten years is featured alongside the permanent collections of bags and purses. Tassenmuseum Hendrikje (Daily 10.00-17.00) until 9 September

Den Haag Sculptuur

Enjoy sculpture in Den Haag. Celebrating ten years, the theme is 'De Overkant / Down Under', promoting artists from Australia and the Netherlands. See www.denhaagsculptuur.nl. Various locations, Den Haag various times, Den Haag until 9 September


The St Petersburg Hermitage lends some of its dazzling collection of Persian art to Amsterdam. This exhibition includes antiquities of the Islamic period all through the end of the Qajar dynasty in 1925. Hermitage Amsterdam (Daily 10.00-17.00) until 16 September

Amsterdam in de wereld--De wereld in Amsterdam

A collection of immensely rare treasures owned by the Universiteit van Amsterdam, including handwritten scriptures, printed books, pictures and objects. UvA: Special Collections Library (Mon-Fri 09.30-17.00) until 16 September

The Present--The Monique Zajfen Collection

New contemporary artworks that have been added to The Monique Zajfen Collection since 2006. Focusing on the human figure and spanning a range of disciplines, the works in this exhibition explore various aspects of the human condition. Artists include Marlene Dumas, Thomas Schütte, Neo Rauch, Wilhelm Sasnal, Mike Kelley, Pawel Althamer, Paul Graham, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Lisa Yuskavage and George Condo. Stedelijk Museum CS (Daily 10.00-18.00) until 16 September

Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama

An exhibition about the first international superstar. In the course of an astonishing career that spanned 60 years, Bernhardt became the West’s leading tragedienne. Her name became synonymous with acting and continued to cast a spell on players and audiences throughout the world, long after her death in 1923. Besides paintings, photos, clothes and Art Nouveau theatre posters, the collection includes personal possessions, a recording of her voice and fragments of films in which she appeared. Joods Historisch Museum (Daily 11.00-17.00) until 16 September

Charlotte Salomon: Work in Progress

Rarely and never seen works by Salomon, including reverse sides as well as individual sketches which she made for her series of over 800 gouaches, Life? or Theatre? Joods Historisch Museum (Daily 11.00-17.00) until 16 September

De kunst van het verleiden

You can't run and you can't hide--ads are everywhere, and they will have an influence on you, like it or not. This exhibition about advertising takes place in several rooms, with each devoted to another method, emotion or medium. CoBrA Museum (Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00) until 16 September

Drawing Typologies--Proposal for Municipal Art Acquisitions Drawings

A presentation of works by 30 contemporary artists who live and work in the Netherlands and employ drawing as a medium. Using five typologies to suggest the wide variety of ways in which artists use drawing as an artistic strategy, it not only presents 30 radical positions within the local field of drawing, but also reveals what makes drawing such an extraordinary and attractive discipline. Stedelijk Museum CS (Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00) until 16 September

Mitch Epstein: American Work

One of the world's most renowned contemporary photographers, in American Power Epstein focuses on the complex relationship between American energy supply, the status of America as a world power and the American landscape. Additionally, there's a selection of shots from his series Family Business, the story of his father's furniture company going bust. Foam (Sat-Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur, Fri 10.00-21.00) until 19 September

Oud Zeer

Drawings and animations by Joep Bertrams, best known for his political commentaries in Het Parool. Persmuseum (Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-17.00) until 23 September

To See or Not to See

Hortus celebrates the 300th birthday of Carl Linnaeus, the most famous botanist ever, who wrote his major works in Amsterdam. Hortus Botanicus (Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00, Sat, Sun 10.00-17.00) until 30 September

Liberation Music: Songs After Five Years of Occupation

A musical memorial to the emotional release that followed the end of the occupation in 1945. Verzetsmuseum (Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat-Mon 12.00-17.00) until 30 September

Corneille: Some of These Days

Celebrating the 85th birthday of Corneille, one of the most sparkling artists of the CoBrA movement--and one of the longest surviving members of the 'CoBrA Three'. Alongside his paintings, photographs and film portraits of the artists can be seen during the exhibition. CoBrA Museum (Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00) until 30 September

Yoshitomo Nara

The first ever solo show to be held in any European museum by Yoshitomo Nara, one of today's leading Japanese artists. As a representative of the Japanese pop art of the ’90s, he gained worldwide fame with seductive figurative paintings, drawings and sculptures, all executed in a deliberately elementary style. The emphasis in this collection will be on recent work, most of it produced especially for the occasion. GEM (Tues-Sun 12.00-18.00), Den Haag until 7 October

Proefjes! Magische

Getting mystical with an exploration of magic and natural sciences from the 18th and 19th century. Teylers Museum (Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-17.00), Haarlem until 21 October

Scenes and Traces

A lengthy exhibition focussing on three parts of the Stedelijk Museum collection: design, video and photography. Stedelijk Museum CS (Daily 10.00-18.00) until 25 November

Grande Sertao

A blend of photography, Brazilian culture, literature and poetry, after Mark Nozeman and Marcelo Greco made a photographic journey through the Sertão--the provinces of Minas Gerais and Bahia in Brazil. Tropenmuseum (Daily 10.00-17.00) until 27 January 2008


Abner Preis

Selected artworks by Preis, AKA Eat Shit. Wolf & Pack (Sun, Mon 13.00-19.00, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 12.00-19.00, Thur 12.00-21.00) closing Friday

(In)visible Sounds

In collaboration with the 5 Days Off music festival, this exhibition invites you to explore the world of invisible technologies that surround us constantly: electronic fields, radio waves, frequencies and air pollution. International artists contributing works include Erich Berger, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Theodore Watson, and Usman Haque & Rob Davis. Montevideo/Time Based Arts (Tues-Sat 13.00-18.00) closing Saturday

Thomas Elshuis, Alex Jacobs

New works by both artists. Gist (Wed-Sat 13.00-17.30) closing Saturday


Group exhibition focussing on the 'process of doing'. With visual artist Célio Braga (Brazil), fashion designer Maaike Gottschal, jewellery maker Jeannette Jansen, and film-maker/visual artists Claudia Lisboa and Remco Veenbrink. Huis Rechts (opens May 13 17.00-19.00) closing Saturday


Part of the 'Metabiosis' project, Marloes De Valk (NL) and Aymeric Mansoux (FR) will be artists in residence, investigating to what extent information can develop in a network of computers linked with each other and how it is possible for an audience to interact with it. Montevideo/Time Based Arts (Tues-Sat 13.00-18.00) closing Saturday

Pom op het Menu

A peek into the Suriname kitchen and the history of pom. It may spark memories or introduce you to new foodstuffs. Or it may just make you hungry. But hopefully, along with the images, there'll be a chance to get involved and cook your own. Imagine IC (Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 11.00-17.00, Thur 11.00-21.00) closing Sunday

Rah Crawford: A Sassy Nation

'Hip folk' is the theme which inspires this latest batch of paintings from the American artist. Studio Apart (Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur 10.00-21.00, Fri 10.00-18.00, Sat 12.00-17.00) closing Sunday

Air Polluter

An interactive smell exhibition which allows the visitor to decide how much they wish to pollute the air around them--both with nice smells and nasty. De Brakke Grond (Mon 13.00-18.00, Tues-Fri 10.00-20.30, Sat 13.00-20.30, Sun 13.00-17.00) closing Sunday

Jana van Meerveld, Jonas Ohlsson & Ad de Jong

Installations from the three artists. Horse Move Project Space (Fri-Sun 14.00-20.00) closing Sunday

Het Licht van Tunesië

Multimedia installation by Maarten Rens and Anita Mizrahi. De Levante (Wed-Sun 13.00-17.30) until 22 July

The Colour of the Maghreb: Morocco

Old culture meets contemporary art in this group exhibition celebrating artists of Morocco. Contributors include Youssouf Elalamy, Abbtoy, Dounia El Yassem and Shishunk. De Levante (Wed-Sun 13.00-17.30) until 22 July

Spirit of the Wild

Following on from the successful Earth From Above outdoor exhibitions by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, huge prints by South African photographer Steve Bloom are going public in Amsterdam, showing dazzling shots of the planet's wildlife. Westermarkt (Daily) until 24 July

Summer Show

Works by James Aldridge, Marijn Akkermans, Aisling Hedgecock, Desiree Dolron, Paul Haworth, JR Amondarain, Nik Christensen and Dick Tuinder. Galerie Gabriel Rolt (Wed-Sat 12.00-18.00) until 28 July


Not actually a celebration of the Linux operating system, this collection, curated by Carinna Claassens and Els Klaassen, will showcase the work of a number of contemporary South African artists--some now resident in the Netherlands. Throughout its run look out for workshops, performances, discussions and readings which celebrate South African culture. ABC Treehouse (Tues-Sat 12.30-18.30) until 31 July

Strongman is Here!

Contemporary Maori artworks from New Zealander Kerry Strongman. Despite the modern nature of his works, his techniques are steeped in Maori history, plus you'll often find him working with ancient wood. Rembrandtplein (Mon-Fri 11.00-20.00) until 31 July

Zomer Expositie 2007

Works by 14 artists, including Yvonne Zomerdijk, Margret Mijsbergh and Stefaan Eyckmans. GO Gallery (Wed-Sat 12.00-18.00, Sun 13.00-17.00) until 5 August

Aernout Overbeeke

Often dark photographs of the natural landscapes, still lifes and indigenous people Overbeeke encountered while in Masaï, Afrika. Galerie Rademakers Tue-Sun 11.00-17.30 until 19 August

Cristóbal Hara: An Imaginary Spaniard

An exploration of the perceived cultural identity of Spain, by native photographer Hara. Huis Marseille (Tues-Sun 11.00-18.00) until 26 August

Han Singels: Polder Holland

Following in the footsteps of Paulus Potter, Aelbert Cuyp, Gerard Bilders and Willem Roelofs, Indonesian photographer Han Singels has trekked for years through the polders of North Holland, the riverbanks of Gelderland and the pastures of Utrecht. All in order to photograph cows in these magnificent landscapes. Huis Marseille (Tues-Sun 11.00-18.00) until 26 August


Contemporary fashion and accessories by three talented young designers: Merel Boers (Miss Blackbirdy), Claire Fons and Elke Lutgerink. Galerie 37 (Thur-Sun 12.00-17.00), Haarlem until 26 August

Offline #4

Diverse artworks by Charlotte Mouwens, Margot Lamers, Katrin Maurer and Roos & Chris. ArtOlive (Mon-Fri 11.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-17.00) until 26 August

Exit #2: Sculpture Without a Clue

Works by Niels Post. Etalagegalerie Weesperplein (Daily 06.00-00.30) until 30 August

Dream Amsterdam

Using the city of Amsterdam as his point of departure, Spencer Tunick created a series of impressive installations built from naked bodies. Now the images from that event are going on display at the locations they were created--Leliegracht and Q-Park at Marnixstraat. Careful not to fall off your bike. Various locations (Daily) until 31 August

The Portrait Gallery

Presenting an overview of portraits from 1950 to the present by ten veteran photographers, including Sanne Sannes, Ata Kando, Willem Diepraam, Machiel Botman and Barry Kornbluh. Hup Gallery (Tue, Thur, Fri 10.00-17.00) until 31 August

Summer Exhibition

Featuring diverse works by Cor Jaring, Frans Blind, Irene Hertel, Tho Jongh, Hanne Koorn, Immy Stur van Zoelen and Joan Verkroost. Oosterkerk (Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00) until 31 August

Joyeux de vie

An exhibition of Jacques-Henri Lartigue, that makes an excellent accompaniment to Foam's retrospective. Gallery Vassie (Wed-Sat 12.00-18.00) until 1 September

Katharina Mouratidi: The Other Globalisation

Photo portraits of international participants from the 'Global Justice Movement'. Melkweg Galerie (Wed-Sun 13.00-20.00) until 2 September

Versneden en Verbeeld: Anatomie in Geneeskunde en Kunst

It's no secret that SMART Project Space was formerly the Pathologisch Anatomisch Labaratorium (PAL). And in this exhibition, it once again revisits its anatomical past, dealing in the history of the practice of anatomy, the history of PAL, and also the relationship between art and anatomy. So you'll get to see old scientific paintings by the likes of Jozef Israëls, Gerard de Lairesse and Andreas Vesalius, plus work by contemporary artists like Lisette Verkerk and Karen Arink. Elements will also be on display at the Tentoonstellingszaal Universiteitsbibliotheek, UvA. SMART Project Space (SMART: Tues-Sat 12.00-17.00; UvA: Wed-Fri 11.00-17.00) until 7 September

Zwarte Muur: De Transatlantische Slavenhandel

Photo portraits by Laura Samsom Rous, who specialises in the people, particularly the women, along the coast of Africa between Senegal and Angola--the region most affected by European colonisation and the Transatlantic slave trade. Melkweg Galerie (Wed-Sun 13.00-20.00) until 1 October

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