Sunday 10 May 2009

Art Amsterdam,NY Perspectives,Doku Arts,Holland Festival,Lowlands,Concerts Update

Art Amsterdam 13 - 17 May

All the galleries at Art Amsterdam will be staging a solo exhibition. This means that 120 artists will have solo exhibitions devoted to their work, which is unique at a contemporary art event. This is how Art Amsterdam will celebrate its 25th anniversary in the period from Wednesday 13 May to Sunday 17 May 2009. 120 galleries will display the latest developments in contemporary art at Art Amsterdam, with paintings, photos, sculptures, installations and videos. The participating galleries include all the top-flight Dutch galleries, plus 31 foreign galleries from Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Denmark, Austria, South Africa, Japan and Korea.

For more info please visit Art Amsterdam

NY Perspectives - Amsterdam discovered by NY photographers
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
14 May – 23 August 2009

To mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of Manhattan, Foam is teaming up with the Amsterdam City Archives and the John Adams Institute to organise an exhibition about Amsterdam, as seen through the eyes of four New York photographers. Gus Powell, Carl Wooley, Richard Rothman and Joshua Lutz were each commissioned to explore a different aspect of the city: the street, the night, the water and the outskirts. This commission has resulted in surprising images, which show an unknown side of Amsterdam.

These images will be on display in De Bazel building in Amsterdam from May until August 2009. While the exhibition Richard Avedon - Photographs 1946–2004 exhibition is being dismantled, Foam will temporarily close its doors, but thanks to the cooperation with the City Archives, the continuity of the photography on offer in Amsterdam is guaranteed.

Read more on NY Perspectives

Fourth edition of international festival for films on art
Focus 2009: architecture
Opening night: Les plages d’Agnès by Agnès Varda

From 11 to 14 June, the Filmmuseum Amsterdam and the Mediafonds (Dutch Cultural Media Fund) present the DOKU.ARTS international festival. Around thirty creative documentaries about art and artists can be seen at this fourth edition of the festival. The programme includes brand new work, as well as highlights from the Filmmuseum’s collection. This year the focus is on architecture.

Filmmuseum Amsterdam

The year 2009 marks the start of building the new Filmmuseum (a spectacular design on the north bank of the river IJ by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects). Therefore, this year’s edition of DOKU.ARTS will concentrate on architecture. Involving complex logistics and decisions, architecture is, out of all art forms, the one that is most closely related to filmmaking. Cinematic space has always been a source of inspiration for architects, while the fascination of many filmmakers with architecture makes buildings a prominent element in their storytelling. Besides films about architecture, the programme contains documentaries about photography, the visual arts, the performing arts, music, cinema and literature.

Holland Festival
Amsterdam 4 - 28 June

Kaleidoscopic window on the world
Meet the most international cultural event in Holland this summer in its 62nd running – the Holland Festival. Known as the “kaleidoscopic window on the world,” this event brings together a wide variety of top-notch performance arts, visual arts, literature, as well as architecture to many of Amsterdam’s best cultural venues. This year there are over 40 events spread over more than 3 weeks full of performances – a real kaleidoscope with gems for every taste and interest.

Modern, daring, avant-garde
Although theater and music are the focus of this festival, don’t think it’s all classical and old school. Some of the performances at this event have been the most daring, modern experiments in multidisciplinary art forms. One of these on show this year is the award-nominated Eine Kirche der Angst vor dem Fremden in mir by German director Christoph Schlingensief, where gospel music, poetry, and projected photography meet inside a church with an eerie effect that will both provoke and touch its audience.

Lowlands 21 - 23 August!

A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise is exactly what it promises to be: a true backpacker’s Garden Of Eden and Holland’s most adventurous cultural outdoor event, offering a cutting edge choice of only the best in alternative music, film, stand-up comedy, visual arts, literature and (street)theatre.

For three days in August, a township with 55,000 inhabitants arises in the middle of the country. The Lowlands festival hosts no less than eight stages in three large areas (among which a cinema and theatre), about 250 different acts and performances, dozens of restaurants from all corners of the earth, food and drink stalls, a large market with everything from clothes and CD stores to a barber’s and a tattoo shop, relax rooms with brain massages, sports facilities, its own currency, a local radio station, a daily newspaper (Dutch only) and, last but not least: seven luxury campsites with hot showers. A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise really is the ultimate summer holiday extravaganza!

Arctic Monkeys, Basement Jaxx, Boys Noize, The Prodigi, Bon Iver, Crookers, Enter Shikari, La Caravanne Passe, Sonata Arctica, Lily Allen, The Whitest Boy Alive, Kasabian, Fall Out Boy, Calexico, The Aggrolites, Wilco, Dizzee Rascal, Speedy J, Hank Williams III and ASSJACK, The Gaslamp Killer, Collie Buddz & The New Kingston Band.

Concerts Update

Paradiso Amsterdam

19 May - Abe Vigoda , The Mae Shi , Hawk and Hacksaw
22 May - Fink
23 May - Lindstrom " Live "
26 May - Junior Boys " Live "
02 Jun - The Undertones
05 Jun - Maceo Parker
18 Jun - Fisherspooner
08 Jul - The Mars Volta
12 Jul - Mark Lanegan

Melkweg Amsterdam

15 May - Who Made Who
18 May - The Rakes
20 May - Tiefschwarz
21 May - Ben Klock , Claro Intelecto
26 May - Patrick Watson
19 Jun - Stateless
03 Jul - Novelle Vague
23 Jul - Dj Marky

Patronaat Haarlem

14 May - Duchess Says " Free "
30 May - Hot Chip Dj Set , Nuno dos Santos
13 Jun - The Qemists " Live "
02 Jul - Mogwai
16 Jul - Jazzmatazz

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