Uli Westphal - Transplantation

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12 July - 31 August 2014

Opening: Saturday 12 July, 5-7 p.m. with tomato soup by Kromkommer

This summer German artist Uli Westphal will transform Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam into a greenhouse, where over sixty remarkable tomato varieties will be cultivated. The extraordinary collection of tomato plants traces the evolution of the tomato from a wild plant into an industrial product. It includes ancient, pre-Columbian precursors of modern tomatoes, traditional cultivars from all parts of the world, as well as game-changing industrial varieties, such as the first variety that was bred solely to withstand handling by a mechanical harvesting machine. Once the tomatoes have ripened, visitors can sample their unique flavors and textures, learn how to extract and save their seeds, and adopt individual plants. The project fits perfectly in the space of SMBA, with its transparent roof that sometimes causes greenhouse temperatures during the summer.
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I Knew Such Lovely Pictures & The Cave of the Hermaphrodite

Matthew Shannon & Adam Ulbert

25 June – 29 June 2014

Opening: Wednesday 25 June, 6-9 p.m.

Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam welcomes Matthew Shannon and Adam Ulbert during A Festival of Choices, initiated by the Master of Fine Arts programme of the Sandberg Institute. As part of their graduation, Shannon and Ulbert will show their work for five days in the exhibition space of SMBA. The artists have delved into the virtues and characteristics that are frequently assumed to distinguish humans from objects, animals, and other entities. Both artists question these divisions between subject and object, and consider ways to reunite these oppositional categories by making use of film, sculpture, and a broad range of other items. Their works explore the borders of humanness and establish intimate relationships between humans and non-humans, for example by simply stressing the chemical elements of which both consist.
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Transfigurations
1 month ago - 20/06/2014

MACBA Capella, Barcelona

Opening: Thursday June 19 from 7:30 to 10:00pm

Within the context of the exhibition organised at the end of the MeLa project European Museums in an Age of Migrations, the Stedelijk Museum presents two performances in collaboration with Quinsy Gario. Central elements of his Zwarte Piet is Racisme (Black Pete is Racism) are displayed in an installation, while A Village Called Gario will be performed. Read more…

A Village Called Gario will also be staged at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam as opening of the exhibition 'How Far How Near'.

A project in collaboration with the Curating Contemporary Art Programme, Royal College of Art and supported by MeLa.

BOOK LAUNCH: 11
2 months ago - 19/05/2014

With a conversation between Lynn Berger, Elisa van Joolen, José Teunissen, moderated by Sanne Oorthuizen.

Date: Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: SMBA, Rozenstraat 59, Amsterdam
Language: English

Free entry
rsvp: mail@smba.nl


11"x17" Reader by Elisa van Joolen will be launched on Wednesday May 28th. 11"x17" is an on-going project that examines and challenges the fashion industry’s prevailing value systems and proposes new methods of production.
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