Nieuw Amsterdams Peil — Where do we go from here?
Curated by Alessandro Vincentelli
Amsterdam has started a bold new initiative where six of the premier galleries in the Jordaan – Annet Gelink Gallery, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Galerie Fons Welters, Stigter Van Doesburg, tegenboschvanvreden and Martin van Zomeren – come together to make one expanded exhibition, ‘Where do we go from here?’ across all six galleries.
At a time when culture is under pressure and populism is rampant, there is great need for a different response to fragmentation, individualism, self-interest and fear. For this project, the six galleries function as one exhibition space where you can see work from a selection of 25 artists across the locations. The routes and the public space between the galleries are part of the exhibition concept. ‘Where do we go from here?’ seeks to be a wholly positive initiative, with newly created artworks, including performances and site-specific work.
The title of the exhibition is taken from a work by artist Sigurdur Gudmundsson, ‘D’où venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Où allons-nous? (study no.4)’ from 1976. The question in the title suggests the possibility of change. This unique event reflects the dynamics of the art scene which Amsterdam can justly be so proud of.
Maria Barnas (NLD), Yael Bartana (ISR), Otto Berchem (COL/USA), Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen (NLD), Jasmina Cibic (SVN/GBR), Dina Danish (EGY/FRA), Peggy Franck (NLD), Dora García (ESP), Sigurdur Gudmundsson (ISR), Hedwig Houben (NLD), David Jablonowski (DEU), Gabriel Lester (NLD), Alexandra Leykauf (DEU), Cristina Lucas (ESP), Chaim van Luit (NLD), David Maljkovic (HRV), Navid Nuur (NLD), Paulien Oltheten (NLD), Anna Ostoya (USA), Oscar Pabón (VEN), Susan Philipsz (GBR), Amalia Pica (ARG), Falke Pisano (NLD), Antonis Pittas (GRC), Sue Tompkins (GBR).
The exhibition is on view from Wednesday to Saturday 1 – 6 pm.
Please note extra opening hours for: Galerie Fons Welters Tue 1-6 pm, Annet Gelink Tue-Fri 10-6 pm, Ellen de Bruijne Tue-Fri 11-6 pm.
Every Saturday afternoon, free guided tours of the exhibition and the neighbourhood.
During the exhibition there will be performances and other activities, that shall be announced via websites and social media.