With great pride, De Ateliers opens its doors for the exhibition ‘Potlatch’ on Tuesday, May 17th. For the eleventh time, this internationally renowned artists’ institute organizes its annual Offspring show. Curator is English artist and guest tutor Ian Kiaer. The exhibition is on view in the beautiful studios in De Ateliers’ monumental building in central Amsterdam. The festive opening takes place from 6pm to 8pm. Ian Kiaer will introduce the show. Beatrix Ruf, director of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, will open the exhibition officially.
The eleven exhibiting artists who conclude their two year working period are Adriano Amaral (Brazil), Karimah Ashadu (UK/Nigeria), Alex Crocker (UK), Eamonn Harnett (Netherlands), Brendan Anton Jaks (USA/Netherlands), Juliacks (USA), Janine van Oene (Netherlands), Sarah Pichlkostner (Austria), Evita Vasiljeva (Latvia/Netherlands), Raphaela Vogel (Germany) and Charlott Weise (Germany/Netherlands).
De Ateliers, founded in 1963 by artists, for artists, is an unique institution for talent development that enjoys international fame. Young and beginning artists are given the opportunity to develop their work on the highest level, supported by intense guidance of experienced colleagues.
On Wednesday May 18th, Friday May 20th and Wednesday May 25th, the performance ‘Dance Ballad Compulsive Tribulations’ by Juliacks will be staged from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Maximum 25 seats per evening. RSVP: click here
On Thursday May 26th, 4pm-5pm, art critic Dirk Pültau (chief editor De Witte Raaf) will moderate an artists conversation on the topic of ‘Opus 1’: the work that marks the beginning of an oeuvre. Participating artists are Adriano Amaral, Karimah Ashadu and Sarah Pichlkostner.
Opening: Tuesday May 17th, 18-20 hrs
Exhibition: May 18th – May 29th, open daily 12-18 hrs, entrance €5.