23 May 2008

What's On in Amsterdam

Holland Festival : 31 May - 22 June 2008
The best opera, dance, music and theatre from the best performers all over the world - that's the Holland Festival. The Holland Festival is the biggest international performing arts festival in The Netherlands since 1947. Visit the festival in June 2008 in the Amsterdam venues.


On 31 May 2008, the new installation “Location (6)” by Hans Op de Beeck will premiere as part of the Holland Festival in Amsterdam.

Visual artist Hans Op de Beeck has now created “Location (6)” (2008) – a monumental installation intended for the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. The Westergasfabriek is a former gas works that has been turned into a thriving multifunctional cultural center.

Westergasfabriek / Haarlemmerweg 6-10 / 1014 BE Amsterdam, the Netherlands


16 February 2008 - 8 June 2008

German-born British painter Lucian Freud (b. 1922) is famous around the world for his intimate and revealing portraits and nudes. With his keen eye and highly personal approach, he lays bare the hidden feelings and thoughts of his subjects. The aim is not to achieve any superficial or flattering likeness, but to reveal the essence of the subject’s inner being. The results are impressive and extremely private portraits of vulnerable individuals. The first ever Dutch retrospective of this extraordinary and unconventional artist opens on 16 February at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. It runs until 8 June 2008.


24 and 25 May 2008

Foam_fusion is a biennial international photography festival with special guests, held in Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.

Saturday 24 May 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and
Sunday 25 May 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Entrance is free.

For more info and programme check

Friday, the 23th of May, is Gallery Night in the Jordan Art Quarter.

All participating galleries will remain open until 10 pm.:
GO Gallery, Galerie George Cent, Galerie Buuf, KochXbos Gallery en Rock Archive.
For more information, addresses etc.:

Zaterdag 24 mei t/m donderdag 29 mei 2008
Claudia Hek ´Schilderijen, Prints & T-shirts´

Dagelijks te zien tussen 14.00 en 18.00 uur
Opening zaterdag 24 mei vanaf 19.00 uur

Chiellerie Gallery
Raamgracht 58

Rock 'n Roll kunstenaar/ontwerpster/drummer Claudia Hek laat haar nieuwste werken zien tijdens een schow getiteld; ´Schilderijen, Prints & T-shirts´. Niets meer en niets minder dan dat. Afbeeldingen van pikante tijgerinnen, bunnies en cow girls, alles retestrak en in vrolijke kleuren geschilderd zodat je er weer helemaal vrolijk en flink hebberig van wordt
Komen dus! Aanstaande zaterdag 24 mei vanaf 19.00 uur!

(Jaja, deze expo opent dus op zaterdag! en dus niet zoals gewoonlijk op vrijdag!)
Zie ook: http://www.claudiahek.com

24 May until 21 June
My Space goes deeply into the blurring of private and public information and spaces.
Exhibition with works by: Hasan Elahi, Martijn Engelbregt, Kota Ezawa, Dora GarcÍa, Susan Härtig, Jill Magid, Eva and Franco Mattes a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG, Eduardo Navas, Guy Ben-Ner, Marisa Olson
More information: http://www.montevideo.nl/en/index_agenda.php?cat=e&id=257

Opening My Space Friday May 23, 5:00 p.m.

PROGRAM opening:

5:00 - 6:30 p.m SVEN: Surveillance Video Entertainment Network aka "AI to the People" by Amy Alexander, Wojciech Kosma and Vincent Rabaud.
If computer vision technology can be used to detect when you look like a terrorist, criminal, or other "undesirable" - why not when you look like a rock star? http://deprogramming.us/ai/

6:30 p.m. Live performance by Scanner: Sound Polaroid 0508
Mapping the city with voices, intercepted mobile phone conversations of unsuspecting talkers are edited into a musical setting, bringing into focus issues of privacy and the dichotomy between the public and the private spectrum. The performance offers an anonymous window into reality, cutting and pasting information to structure an alternative vernacular. http://www.scannerdot.com

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Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst /
Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
NL-1016 EV Amsterdam


30th May Opening at 18.00 hours
St Antoniebreestraat 136

Confectional Confusion by MINIVILA & LIL'SHY


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