The Right to the City
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27 April - 23 June 2013
Opening: Saturday 27 April, 5 - 7 p.m.
With: Jonathas de Andrade, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Alfredo Márquez, Leticia El Halli Obeid, Oscar Abraham Pabón, Wilfredo Prieto and Laercio Redondo
For The Right to the City guest curator Madelon van Schie selected work by seven artists from Latin America. The works all examine the use of urban space and life in the city in their own way. The artists see themselves as allies of the marginalized city dwellers of Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, Recife, Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Brasilia, respectively. With that alliance as their point of departure, they deal with themes including the relation between the centre and periphery, squatting and self-construction, and the design and use of the city. Each and every one of the artworks included in the exhibition is a unique, often unexpected, and sometimes playful contribution to what ‘the right to the city’ means.
The exhibition ‘Hollandaise’ opens in Dakar
1 month ago - 09/04/2013
10 April – 1 June 2013
Opening: Wednesday 10 April, 6:30 – 9 pm.
RAW Material Company, Dakar, Senegal
It is with great pride that SMBA announces the exhibition 'Hollandaise, a journey into an iconic fabric' in RAW Material Company, Dakar. The exhibition was on show at SMBA from 3 November 2012 until 6 January 2013. The background of the exhibition 'Hollandaise' is the long-standing economic relations between the Netherlands and the African continent. The title refers to the colorful printed fabrics that are exported from the Netherlands to Africa, and therefore popularly known as Hollandaise or Dutch Wax. It was Dutch textile enterprises such as Vlisco which developed commercial applications for Javanese batik in the 19th century, and found their largest market in West Africa. Today the brightly colored fabric is regarded as typically African. But in fact it is the result of complex globalization processes that right down to this day exhibit colonial features.
Koyo Kouoh is the curator of Hollandaise, which was commissioned by SMBA in the framework of 'Project 1975'.
BijlmAIR : Maria Guggenbichler, SISTER FROM ANOTHER MISTER
1 month ago - 01/04/2013
1 April – 30 April 2013
BijlmAIR studio/apartment, Florijn 42
SISTER FROM ANOTHER MISTER is an events and research program, set up by the current BijlmAIR resident, the artist Maria Guggenbichler. SISTER is taking place during the whole month of April 2013 in and around the BijlmAIR premises in Florin 42, Amsterdam De Bijlmer.