Masterclass: Art & Festivals
In recent years, art has taken on an increasingly important role on the informal festival scene. At iconic festivals such as Burning Man and Lowlands, colossal works of art have become indispensable. But is it really art or just a form of decoration?
Using examples from the national and international festival scene, we take you through the hows and whys of festival art. We discuss the history of festival art and how it is increasingly establishing in the institutional art world. This masterclass will be held both online and on location. You can indicate your preference via email.
Fig. Loud Snort by Duncan Rawlinson, New York Times
Studio Visit: Brian Elstak
On Wednesday, August 24, we will visit the studio of artist and illustrator Brian Elstak in Amsterdam Noord. Underneath his cheerful, dynamic drawing style are big themes, such as inequality and black awareness.
Growing up with Marvel Comics and hip hop, Brian Elstak developed into a real storyteller through the theater world. He is always looking for cooperation and besides paintings and installations he also makes children's books, graphic novels, video clips and t-shirts. His work has been shown in various major museums and can now be seen at 'Panorama Amsterdam' at the Amsterdam Museum, 'Macht' at the Haags Historisch Museum and, starting in September, during Documenta fifteen in Kassel.
Art in Public Space: Rotterdam
We often rush past it; art in public space. But, what do we actually know about those artworks? Nice to finally learn what the story behind those artworks is, right? On this Sunday afternoon we combine a nice walk outside with looking at art.
The streets of Rotterdamse are filled with art. Classical sculptures by a.o. Henry Moore and Ossip Zadkine are alternated with contemporary work by for example Atelier van Lieshout and David Bade. During this walk and talk we will pass by some of these iconic artworks on and around the Coolsingel in Rotterdam. And of course we'll have plenty of time for a drink!
Masterclass: Handle with care
Should you or should you not wear gloves, and how do you work as safely as possible? During this handling session we will discuss the do's & don'ts when handling a work of art on the basis of practical examples.
Did you know that a lot of damage to works of art is caused by human actions? Many people are insecure about holding a work of art and that makes sense: after all , we are taught never to touch a work of art. The nice thing about having art yourself is that you can are required to touch it, for example when hanging it.
Amsterdam Gallery Weekend
The first weekend of September tradiotionally marks the beginning of the new gallery season. On Saturday September 3 we will take you along some of the latest exhibitions in the Amsterdam galleries.
With an overwhelming array of artworks, the numerous Amsterdam galleries showcase the latest developments in the field of photography, painting, drawing, new media etc. We'll already select those exhibitions that you cannot miss. During a tour we will take you along a diverse selection of galleries and end with a drink in the Amsterdam Gallery Weekend hub.
Intro Into Art Collecting
Please note this event is in Dutch. If you are interested in attending, please click ‘More info’ to find all details in Dutch.
In deze mini masterclass 'Intro into Art Collecting' nemen we je mee naar het hoe en waarom van kunstkopen, aan de hand van concrete voorbeelden: van Mondriaan tot de Meesterwerken van nu. En kun je kunstverzamelen als je geen vette bankrekening hebt? Is het erg als je geen kennis hebt van kunstgeschiedenis?
We gaan dieper in op de neurologische reden waarom we van mooie plaatjes houden en lichten toe waarom hedendaagse kunst ons anders naar de wereld laat kijken. Deze mini masterclass bieden we tweewekelijks aan, afwisselend in het Nederlands en in het Engels.
Deze mini masterclass is speciaal voor niet-leden en duurt ongeveer 30 minuten. Na aanmelding via de 'deelnemen' knop ontvang je van ons een bevestigingsmail met de inlogcode en het wachtwoord om deel te nemen.
Afbeelding: Anthony of Padua, Kehinde Wiley