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#23 TRUTH
Manifestation #23
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a video installation by Miles Greenberg, open daily from 10:00 – 18:00 with a Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ticket and on Thursday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30 for free.

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Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

by Don Yaw Kwaning

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material experiments with plant-based raw materials and semi-finished products

An overview of material experiments developed from mainly plant-based raw materials and semi-finished products, such as zucchini, squash, eggplant, cotton, steel cable and cardboard. These samples represent the first experiments from a research project that focuses on plant-based raw materials that can be further developed for artistic purposes. Through trial and error, the specific material properties are revealed. Properties that subsequently serve as guidelines for material deformation and the creation of new qualities.

These experiments serve as a starting point for various projects around ecology. The purpose is to shift from our egocentric mindset to an ecocentric belief in which not the human, but the entire ecosystem is normative.

NL

materiaalexperimenten met plantaardige grondstoffen en halffabrikaten

Een overzicht van materiaalexperimenten die zijn ontwikkeld uit voornamelijk plantaardige grondstoffen en -halffabricaten, zoals courgette, pompoen, aubergine, katoen, staaldraad en karton. Deze stalen vormen de eerste experimenten uit een onderzoek dat zich richt op de plantaardige grondstoffen die doorontwikkeld kunnen worden voor artistieke doeleinden. Doormiddel van trial and error worden de specifieke materiaaleigenschappen aan het licht gebracht. Eigenschappen die vervolgens als leidraad dienen voor materiaalvervorming en het creëren van nieuwe hoedanigheden.

Deze experimenten dienen als startpunt voor diverse projecten op het gebied van ecologie. Het doel is om ons denkbeeld te verschuiven van een egocentrische naar een ecocentrische overtuiging, waarin niet de mens, maar het gehele ecosysteem bepalend is.

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Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

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

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#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 and on Thursday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30 for free.

Collaborator

Emily Shin-Jie Lee

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Collaborator

Drankerij

Collaborator

Shigeo Arikawa

Collaborator

Waèl Allouche

#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

Rita Ouédraogo

Collaborator

Ana Bravo Pérez

Collaborator

Azu Nwagbogu

Collaborator

Narges Mohammadi

#7

Manifestation

June 18, 2023
14:00
Off-site Local

#7 Breaking Bread

Cassave bread with Lelani Lewis

Collaborator

Ksenia Perek

#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.

Collaborator

Andrea Amponsah

#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

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

Collaborator

Timothy Aarons

#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

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

by Naema Abdi Ali & Anna-Rosa van Wees.

Collaborator

Uno Fujisawa

location

Online

www.burostedelijk.nl

Collaborator

Sedrig Verwoert

Collaborator

Geo Wyex

Collaborator

Niels Staats

Collaborator

YUME YUME

#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

Simone Zeefuik

Collaborator

Yvette Mutumba

Collaborator

Kunsttraject

Collaborator

Emily Pethick

Collaborator

Geert Vlieger

Collaborator

Leontine Coelewij

location

Off-site Int’l

#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

Donghwan Kam

Memories of becoming (2022/2023)

by Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Stephanie Schuitemaker

Collaborator

KC

#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 and on Thursday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30 for free.

location

Studio Space

Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX, Amsterdam

61 FRAGMENTS OF DECAY FOR NEW DESIRES (2023)

by Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

senakirfa A.

#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.

Collaborator

Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi

Collaborator

Antje de Wit

Collaborator

Joram Kraaijveld

Collaborator

Saodat Ismailova

Collaborator

Pauline Curnier Jardin

#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.

Grown head to toe outfit (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Marjet Zwaans

Collaborator

Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Collaborator

Bnnyhunna

location

Off-site Local

Collaborator

Bubble Shooters Network

#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.

#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.

#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

Fonds 21 – Henk Christophersen

Collaborator

Lydienne Albertoe

#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

Same Taste

by Basir Mahmood

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

by Geo Wyex

Collaborator

Setareh Noorani

#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.

Collaborator

bk owusu

Collaborator

Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou

Living Mycelium Dunes (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Phantom Wizard

Collaborator

Nuria Bofarull

Dia di lucha pa libertat

Design process behind #5 by Lydienne Albertoe

Collaborator

Inge Meijer

Dormancy Trail
(2023)

by Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Atelier Code Noir

Collaborator

Simomo Bouj

Collaborator

Rice, Peas, Roots and Culture

Collaborator

Sarah Schulten

Collaborator

Les Moucherons

Collaborator

Viviane Tabach

Collaborator

Anna-Rosa van Wees

Collaborator

Q

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Vision

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

Collaborator

Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

Collaborator

Kanitha Tith

Collaborator

Valerie Oluwatoyin Abeji

Collaborator

Ammodo

Descent into the Fungal (2017)

by Andrey Shental

Collaborator

Floor van Leeuwen

#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

Ranie Ribeiro

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.

Collaborator

Travis A. G. Geertruida

#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.

Collaborator

Özgür Atlagan

Hybrid Listening

an architectural intervention by Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Collaborator

Ahmad Mallah

Collaborator

Rubiah Balsem

#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).

Collaborator

1.06 Music Library

Collaborator

Miles Greenberg

Collaborator

Mirre Yayla Séur

#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

Collaborator

Lakisha Apostel

Collaborator

Irina Djojoatmodjo

Collaborator

Kevin Osepa

Collaborator

Don Yaw Kwaning

#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

Berber Meindertsma

Collaborator

Hana Nina Hussein

Collaborator

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Jelmer Wijnstroom

Collaborator

Ernst van Deursen

Collaborator

Vinger.nl

Klof, village of spirits (2020 – ongoing)

by Kevin Osepa

location

Central Space

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

Collaborator

Andrey Shental

Collaborator

Basir Mahmood

#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

Collaborator

Alanna Archibald

Collaborator

Renzo Martens

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Collaborator

Frank Creton

Collaborator

Gwen Parry

#35

Manifestation

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

#35 Zonder Gelijkheid, Geen Vrede

Collaborator

Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Anna Hoetjes

Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

by Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

Andrea Voets

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.

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

Quinsy Gario

Collaborator

Keti Koti Westerpark

Collaborator

Artist Collective Totomboti

#29

Manifestation

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

#29 Mixtape

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

#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.

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Current press releases

Collaborator

SEXYLAND World

Collaborator

S*an D. Henry-Smith

Collaborator

Alina Lupu

#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

kanaal40

Collaborator

Ceder Rorije

#31

Manifestation

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

#31 Hosting Darkness

hosted by Berber Meindertsma and Stephanie Schuitemaker

Collaborator

Touchy Studios

Collaborator

Anne Lakeman

Collaborator

Wes Mapes

#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

Collaborator

Hidde van Greuningen

Collaborator

Queer Choir

Collaborator

Marjolijn van Heemstra

Collaborator

LazerGazer

Collaborator

Michael Ekow & May

#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

loopey

Collaborator

Robbie Schweiger

#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.

Collaborator

Naema Abdi

Collaborator

Marcel van den Berg

Collaborator

Guenn Ramon Gustina

#30

Manifestation

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

#30 Mixtape

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

Collaborator

Charl Landvreugd

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

Collaborator

Müge Yılmaz