Yesss, the weekend is near! What are your plans for upcoming weekend? I’d love to tell you a little more about my plans, as this weekend is the seventh edition of the annual Amsterdam Art Weekend.
From the 22nd till the 25th of November, Amsterdam’s most edgy, contemporary art venues will be showcasing the latest developments in visual arts. Over the weekend, 52 venues, including galleries, museums, arts institutions, project spaces will host 82 events and over 100 exhibitions throughout the city.
During this weekend, you can expect of broad range of different events and activities, from screenings, performances, tours, talks and workshops from up-and-coming talent.With that many events being hosted, I will let you in on three of the events I look forward to the most.
Katharine Cooper – Flatland Gallery
Katharine Cooper is a South African portrait and social documentary photographer. After she finished her studies in France, she went back to South Africa and Zimbabwe to document the white minority. Her series ‘White Africans. A voyage to the homeland’ received the photography award of the Académie des Beaux-arts, Paris in 2013. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to talk to Katherine Cooper about her work and art photography on Saturday, in the gallery.
Remembering The Future by Luciano Berio – The Merchant House
During this edition of the Amsterdam Art Weekend, famous avant-garde flutist Machiko Takahaski will bring a composition of Lucian Berio to life. His compositions are known for being profound and often are referencing other music and the media. Often, Berio’s work is referred to as ‘a unique parallel with art’.
Exploring Silence by Maurice Knegtel – Gallery Caroline O’Breen
Explore the silence: talk and meditation. Maurice Knegtel will give a lecture about the subject silence and will host a short moment for meditation. He has written various books and presented multiple television programs about this specific topic.
Walk-in workshop Private Scenes inspired by Masahisa Fukase – FOAM
During the walk-in workshop at FOAM, you get the opportunity to follow the footsteps of Masahisa Fukase by making an experimental, biographical photo by using various materials. Experiment with others with color, frames and composition to experiment and create your own personal style. Cameras for the workshop are provided by FOAM.
So, time to discover some new talents this weekend and expand my taste. I can’t wait to be surprised by what this unique weekend will bring me. Have a great one folks!
Amsterdam Art Weekend
Locations are all throughout Amsterdam
€ – Admission to the galleries is free