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.
Renzo Martens: The Institute for Human Activities
in the future - 26/05/2013
May 26, 2013, 4 – 5:30 pm
Location: Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Entrance: Entrance price to Stedelijk Museum + € 2.50
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In collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, the Stedelijk Museum presents an afternoon devoted to The Institute for Human Activities, a new art institute founded by visual artist and filmmaker Renzo Martens. Martens will give a lecture describing the project in detail and then answer questions from the audience. At the end of the program, Martens will be presented with the Cultural Foundation Documentary Grant, recently awarded to him by the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation.
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'.