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#26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell The Waters What The Clay Kept Secret II), by Ola Hassanain
Manifestation #26
Central Space

Join us on May 23, for the opening of Ola Hassanain's first solo manifestation at Buro Stedelijk's Central Space.

#59 Keti Koti Westerpark x Kunsttraject
Manifestation #59
Off-site Local

Come see the series New Suns by Gilleam Trapenberg on the windows of Kunsttraject in the Staatsliedenbuurt.

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Central Space

Manifestation #26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell The Waters What The Clay Kept Secret II), by Ola Hassanain – Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
Studio Space

Manifestation #50: Keti Koti x Roots to Fruits by Mirelle van Tulder – on the windows at Paulus Potterstraat 13, Amsterdam
Studio Space

Monthly 'Reading Group Goddess Change' hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz – Paulus Potterstraat 13, Amsterdam
Off-site Local

Manifestation #59: Keti Koti Westerpark x Kunsttraject by Gilleam Trapenberg – on 19 windows in Staatsliedenbuurt, Amsterdam
Off-site Local

Manifestation #37: Keti Koti Westerpark by Kevin Osepa – Meterhuisje, Pazzanistraat 6, Amsterdam

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Memories of becoming (2022/2023)

by Narges Mohammadi

4x5m mural with loam, objects of an office cut in pieces, a 3m (l) x3m (b) x2m (h) wooden skeleton of a home, and the video A Final Attempt for refuge, 20:22 min.

text by the artist

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A house that gives no shelter, a room that gives no space, and the traces of a home that could have been only exists in 2D. Fragments of a life wished (not) to be lived.

The three part installation embodies a dream of becoming. Unfinished shapes, gestures and outlines that could be made whole by using imagination. Memories of becoming refers to the moment in-between becoming and disappearing; the outlines of a house left unfinished, an office room stuck in-between different perspectives, and a mural that gave life to the shadows of a child-like refuge (living room). The starting point for this installation was the inability to present Attempts for refuge (2021) in the exhibition orbit curated by The Real Office, due to extensive covid-restrictions in Europe. Instead the monumental work was shown in Who Wants To Live In A World Without Magic curated by Katayoun Arian at TENT, a space for contemporary art in Rotterdam. During this, questions of temporariness, permanence and the right to exist continuously arose. What is left of an artwork, when it is stored behind closed walls, and only visible on a few occasions?

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4m x 5m muurschildering met leem, in stukken gesneden kantoor objecten, houten skelet van 3m x 3m x 2m van een woning, video A Final Attempt for refuge, 20:22 min.

Een huis dat geen onderdak geeft, een kamer die geen ruimte geeft, en de sporen van een huis dat had kunnen zijn bestaan alleen in 2D. Fragmenten van een (niet) gewenst leven.

De driedelige installatie belichaamt een droom van worden. Onvoltooide vormen, gebaren en contouren die door verbeelding tot een geheel gemaakt kunnen worden. Memories of becoming verwijst naar het moment tussen worden en verdwijnen; de contouren van een onafgemaakt huis, een kantoorruimte die vastzit tussen verschillende perspectieven, en een muurschildering die leven gaf aan de schaduwen van een kinderlijk toevluchtsoord (woonkamer). Het uitgangspunt voor deze installatie was het niet kunnen presenteren van Attempts for refuge (2021) in de door The Real Office gecureerde tentoonstelling, vanwege uitgebreide coviduele beperkingen in Europa. In plaats daarvan werd het monumentale werk getoond in Who Wants To Live In A World Without Magic gecureerd door Katayoun Arian in TENT, een ruimte voor hedendaagse kunst in Rotterdam. Daarbij rezen voortdurend vragen over tijdelijkheid, permanentie en bestaansrecht. Wat blijft er over van een kunstwerk, als het achter gesloten muren wordt opgeborgen en slechts een enkele keer zichtbaar is?

Memories of becoming (2022/2023)

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Collaborator

Ceder Rorije

#3

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
21:00 – 1:00
Until March 25, 2023
Off-site Local

#3 Afterparty – Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent at kanaal40

with 1.06 Music Library and Michael Ekow & May

Collaborator

Geo Wyex

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Collaborator

Rita Ouédraogo

Collaborator

Shigeo Arikawa

Collaborator

Berber Meindertsma

Collaborator

Anna-Rosa van Wees

#50

Manifestation

June 2, 2024
24/7
Until July 2, 2024
Studio Space

#50: KETI KOTI X ROOTS TO FRUITS

Every year on the 1st of July, we commemorate slavery and celebrate the abolition of slavery: Keti Koti. In the month prior to this day, we show new work by artist and graphic designer Mirelle van Tulder on the windows of Buro Stedelijk’s Studio Space facing the Paulus Potterstraat.

Collaborator

Emily Pethick

#27

Manifestation

December 14, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#27 Circle Dance the Fungal

Join Özgür Atlagan, Donghwan Kam, and Kanitha Tith in making a collective Super 8 mm film around YUME YUME's Living Mycelium Dunes.

Collaborator

Julianknxx

Collaborator

Milena Anna Bouma

#48

Manifestation

June 22, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#48 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading Group with Adriana Knouf, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

Collaborator

Fonds 21 – Henk Christophersen

Collaborator

Irina Djojoatmodjo

Collaborator

Stephanie Schuitemaker

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Collaborator

Nuria Bofarull

Collaborator

Oded Rimon

Collaborator

SEXYLAND World

Collaborator

Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

LazerGazer

Collaborator

Basir Mahmood

Collaborator

Niels Staats

#30

Manifestation

January 4, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#30 Mixtape

Experience Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal with sound by LazerGazer

Collaborator

Mirelle van Tulder

Collaborator

Travis A. G. Geertruida

Collaborator

Donghwan Kam

Collaborator

Stephen Tayo

#46

Manifestation

April 20, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#46 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading Group with Nat Muller, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

#32

Manifestation

January 18, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#32 Film screening by Kevin Osepa

Join us to watch LA ÚLTIMA ASCENSIÓN and Watamula

Collaborator

Gilleam Trapenberg

#10

Manifestation

August 3, 2023
14:00 – 16:00
Studio Space

#10 Beauty Basics for Queer People

Trans-inclusive makeup workshop by Timothy Paul. Join Caribbean Queer Salon for this live make-up tutorial.

Collaborator

Simomo Bouj

Collaborator

Adriana Knouf

Collaborator

Lydienne Albertoe

Dormancy Trail
(2023)

by Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Jelmer Wijnstroom

Collaborator

Rubiah Balsem

#2

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
Until July 25, 2023
Central Space

#2 Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent

with Joël Andrianomearisoa, Narges Mohammadi and Geo Wyex

#15

Manifestation

November 4, 2023
19:00 – 02:00
Central Space

#15 Cosmism

During Museumnacht, we present a selection of films by John Akomfrah, Saodat Ismailova, and Viktor Vasylenko in the Buro Stedelijk Central Space. The program explores cosmic musical forms and the (philosophical) potential of space, science fiction, immortality and infinity.

Collaborator

1.06 Music Library

#18

Manifestation

November 1, 2023
Central Space

#18 Kunstenaar op zaal

Collaborator

Sedrig Verwoert

Collaborator

Setareh Noorani

About

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Buro Stedelijk is a place to discover Amsterdam’s dynamic and forward-thinking art scene. 

Collaborator

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

Collaborator

Narges Mohammadi

#1

Manifestation

April 14, 2023
11:00 – 17:00
Until April 15, 2023
Off-site Local

#1 Listening Sessions

Buro Stedelijk’s manifestation #1 Listening Sessions, is an engaging and thought-provoking two-day event on April 14 and 15.

Respect for the forest

Fragments of conversations in Saamaka tongo Recordings: January - March 2023 in Pikin Slee (SR) Marjet Zwaans, Edje Doekoe, at Buro Stedelijk Amsterdam (NL) Transcribed and translated with Vinije Haabo

#37

Manifestation

June 2, 2024
Until July 2, 2024
Off-site Local

#37 Keti Koti Westerpark

For the second edition of Keti Koti Westerpark, we welcome you in the installation by Kevin Osepa at 'het Meterhuisje' in Westerpark, Amsterdam.

#11

Manifestation

September 28, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#11 Mal Ora

Join us for an evening co-curated by Kevin Osepa with performances by Travis A. G. Geertruida, Lakisha Apostel, Guenn Ramon Gustina and Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi.

#16

Manifestation

November 30, 2023
Until January 25, 2024
Central Space

#16 Descent into Fungal

The third group show in the Central Space with Milena Anna Bouma, Don Yaw Kwaning, Andrey Shental and YUME YUME

Collaborator

Antje de Wit

Collaborator

Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Descent into the Fungal (2017)

by Andrey Shental

#7

Manifestation

June 18, 2023
14:00
Off-site Local

#7 Breaking Bread

Cassave bread with Lelani Lewis

Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

by Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

Lakisha Apostel

Collaborator

Atelier Code Noir

#26

Manifestation

May 30, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Until July 18, 2024
Central Space

#26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell the Water What The Clay Kept Secret II), Thursday evenings

a solo manifestation by Ola Hassanain, open for free on Thursday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30

#21

Manifestation

November 30, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#21 Opening – Manifestation #16 Descent into Fungal

with an inaugural performance by Queer Choir Amsterdam

Collaborator

Kanitha Tith

Collaborator

loopey

#35

Manifestation

November 15, 2023
19:00 – 21:30
Off-site Local

#35 Zonder Gelijkheid, Geen Vrede

#45

Manifestation

March 23, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#45 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading group with Marly Pierre-Louis, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

Memories of becoming (2022/2023)

by Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Ana Bravo Pérez

Collaborator

Uno Fujisawa

#33

Manifestation

January 25, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#33 Are You Still Resonating?

Finnisage of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal – An evening with Inge Meijer and chamber choir Les Moucherons led by Antje de Wit

#8

Manifestation

August 14, 2023
Until October 15, 2023
Central Space

#8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

Collaborator

Queer Choir

Collaborator

Charl Landvreugd

Dia di lucha pa libertat

Design process behind #5 by Lydienne Albertoe

From listening to reflecting: thoughts on the Manifestation #1 Listening Sessions

by Naema Abdi Ali & Anna-Rosa van Wees.

Collaborator

bk owusu

#47

Manifestation

May 25, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#47 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading Group with Fiep van Bodegom, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

Collaborator

Anna Hoetjes

Collaborator

Alanna Archibald

Collaborator

Hidde van Greuningen

Collaborator

Nat Muller

Collaborator

Waèl Allouche

Collaborator

Andrey Shental

Collaborator

Wes Mapes

Collaborator

Inge Meijer

A Whispering Dam (2024)

by Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Artist Collective Totomboti

Collaborator

Touchy Studios

Collaborator

Michael Ekow & May

KETI KOTI X ROOTS TO FRUITS

Read and see more about the design process behind Manifestation #50: ROOTS TO FRUITS X KETI KOTI by Mirelle van Tulder

#34

Manifestation

November 14, 2023
7:00 – 19:00
Until January 14, 2024
Studio Space

#34 What Can’t It Do?

See the work by Waèl Allouche in our Studio Space. He asked an early version of the current ChatGPT: “What is it a flag can’t do?” This question unexpectedly got answered in a very political way.

Collaborator

Valerie Oluwatoyin Abeji

Collaborator

Marjet Zwaans

Collaborator

Les Moucherons

Living Mycelium Dunes (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi

Collaborator

Viviane Tabach

#29

Manifestation

December 28, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#29 Mixtape

Experience Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal with sound by bk owusu

Collaborator

Rice, Peas, Roots and Culture

#36

Manifestation

May 23, 2024
19:30 – 21:30
Central Space

#36 Opening – #26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell the Waters What the Clay Kept Secret II)

with opening words by the artist and and a reflection by Quinsy Gario on Ola Hassanain's solo manifestation

Collaborator

Kevin Osepa

Collaborator

Yvette Mutumba

Collaborator

Emily Shin-Jie Lee

#6

Manifestation

July 6, 2023
12:30 – 13:15 / 14:30 – 15:15
Central Space

#6 Live performance: Visitation, with NO Stars (2030)

Geo Wyex will perform 'Visitation, with NO Stars' twice on July 6 at the Central space. A live performance as part of his ongoing work 'Muck Studies Department Presents: Transmission from No Point of Return Bleep Blop Blop Bloop' (2021).

#31

Manifestation

January 11, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#31 Hosting Darkness

hosted by Berber Meindertsma and Stephanie Schuitemaker

location

Studio Space

Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX, Amsterdam

#26: Audio introduction by Artist

Manifestation #26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell The Waters What The Clay Kept Secret II), by Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Leontine Coelewij

Collaborator

Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

#23

Manifestation

February 15, 2024
Until March 31, 2024
Central Space

#23 TRUTH

a video installation by Miles Greenberg, open daily from 10:00 – 18:00 with a Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ticket

Hybrid Listening

an architectural intervention by Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

#4

Manifestation

June 4, 2023
16:00
Until July 2, 2023
Off-site Local

#4 Keti Koti Westerpark X Buro Stedelijk

with Atelier Code Noir and Frank Creton

Collaborator

The Memoria Collective

#26: Video introduction by Artist

Manifestation #26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell The Waters What The Clay Kept Secret II), by Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Keti Koti Westerpark

Collaborator

Ahmad Mallah

#19

Manifestation

October 12, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#19 Raw Heat, Black Sweat

Join us for a co-curated evening by Marcel van den Berg, a block party at the Central Space celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop Culture with KC, Loopey, Farida Sedoc, Jeff Croese and Shigeo Arikawa.

Collaborator

Marcel van den Berg

Collaborator

Naema Abdi

#26

Manifestation

May 23, 2024
Until July 18, 2024
Central Space

#26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell The Waters What The Clay Kept Secret II), by Ola Hassanain

Join us on May 23, for the opening of Ola Hassanain's first solo manifestation at Buro Stedelijk's Central Space.

location

Central Space

Museumplein 10, 10:00 - 18:00 / Paulus Potterstraat 13, Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30

Collaborator

Q

Collaborator

Mirre Yayla Séur

Collaborator

Quinsy Gario

Collaborator

S*an D. Henry-Smith

Collaborator

Gwen Parry

Seeping Waters (2023 – 2024)

by Ola Hassanain

#28

Manifestation

December 21, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#28 tremor (thunder)

On December 21 at the Central space, S*an D. Henry-Smith performs live as part of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal.

Collaborator

Andrea Amponsah

Collaborator

Ammodo

Collaborator

YUME YUME

Collaborator

Pauline Curnier Jardin

Collaborator

Vinger.nl

#25

Manifestation

February 15, 2024
18:30 – 20:30
Central Space

#25 Opening – TRUTH

with a musical performance by Bnnyhunna and tunes by 1.06 Music Library

#9

Manifestation

June 30, 2023
17:00 – 18:00
Off-site Local

#9 In conversation with Frank Creton

Join us Friday for a Q&A with artist Frank Creton at Meterhuisje

#20

Manifestation

November 16, 2023
Until November 19, 2023
Off-site Local

#20 Taking Root Among the Stars

In collaboration with Buro Stedelijk, Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yilmaz will create an intimate space at UNFAIR23. The booth will offer a moment of rest, pause, to go through the books and reflect on the patchwork sky.

#5

Manifestation

June 30, 2023
Until July 2, 2023
Studio Space

#5 Dia di Lucha pa Libertat

Every year on the 1st of July we commemorate slavery and celebrate the abolition of slavery: Keti Koti. Since we believe that Keti Koti should be a national holiday, we are closed on the 1st of July. We asked Lydiënne Albertoe to design a graphic work for this particular occasion. The work is placed on the door of our Central Space and the windows of the Studio Space.

#51

Manifestation

May 2, 2024
19:30 – 21:30
Central Space

#51 Chorus in Flight

Metro54 and Buro Stedelijk are proud to present Julianknxx' one-night immersive performance, developed in collaboration with The Memoria Collective choir from Amsterdam and Rotterdam conducted by Elique Curiel.

Collaborator

Frank Creton

Collaborator

Bnnyhunna

#17

Manifestation

September 14, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#12 Rehearsing (the Care for) Decay

Mirre Yayla Séur performs 'Rehearsing (the Care for) Decay' on September 14 at our Central space. A live performance as part of her ongoing process during Manifestation #8: To Be Determined.

Collaborator

Robbie Schweiger

Collaborator

Guenn Ramon Gustina

#22

Manifestation

December 7, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#22

Ranie Ribeiro performs on harp on December 7 at the Central Space. A live performance as part of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal.

Kevin Osepa: Process during Manifestation #8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

location

Off-site Local

Collaborator

Timothy Aarons

Collaborator

kanaal40

Collaborator

Ranie Ribeiro

Collaborator

Saodat Ismailova

Mirre Yayla Séur: Process during Manifestation #8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

Collaborator

Müge Yılmaz

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Collaborator

Miles Greenberg

Collaborator

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Alina Lupu

Collaborator

KC

Collaborator

Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou

Collaborator

Bubble Shooters Network

Collaborator

Anne Lakeman

Klof, village of spirits (2020 – ongoing)

by Kevin Osepa

Collaborator

Phantom Wizard

#2

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#2 Opening – Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent

with an inaugural performance by Sedrig Verwoert, Alanna Archibald, Phantom Wizard and Ranie Riberio

Collaborator

Geert Vlieger

Collaborator

Sarah Schulten

Collaborator

Marly Pierre-Louis

Collaborator

Simone Zeefuik

Collaborator

Joram Kraaijveld

Marcel van den Berg: Process during Manifestation #8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

Collaborator

Hana Nina Hussein

Collaborator

Azu Nwagbogu

#14

Manifestation

July 24, 2023
16:00
Studio Space

#14 Exiting the Photographic Universe

Prof. Fred Ritchin discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on photography in the digital age.

61 FRAGMENTS OF DECAY FOR NEW DESIRES (2023)

by Joël Andrianomearisoa

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The Slope (2023)

by Ola Hassanain

location

Off-site Int’l

Grown head to toe outfit (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Renzo Martens

Collaborator

Floor van Leeuwen

Collaborator

Özgür Atlagan

Collaborator

Andrea Voets

Collaborator

Fiep van Bodegom

Collaborator

Kunsttraject

Collaborator

Marjolijn van Heemstra

Collaborator

Ernst van Deursen

Collaborator

senakirfa A.

Collaborator

Ksenia Perek

Same Taste

by Basir Mahmood

Muck Studies Department Presents: Transmission from No Point of Return Bleep Blop Bloop (2021)

by Geo Wyex

#59

Manifestation

June 1, 2024
24/7
Until August 31, 2024
Off-site Local

#59 Keti Koti Westerpark x Kunsttraject

Come see the series New Suns by Gilleam Trapenberg on the windows of Kunsttraject in the Staatsliedenbuurt.

Collaborator

Drankerij