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

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

#37 Keti Koti Westerpark x Kunsttraject
Manifestation #37
Off-site Local

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

#37 Keti Koti Westerpark
Manifestation #37
Off-site Local

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

#50: Keti Koti x Roots to Fruits
Manifestation #50
Studio Space

Every year on the 1st 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.

#48 Reading Group: Goddess Change
Manifestation #48
Studio Space
Free Tickets

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

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Temporarily no manifestation on show – Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
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Monthly 'Reading Group Goddess Change' hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz – Paulus Potterstraat 13, Amsterdam

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In December 2022, Rita Ouédraogo and Azu Nwagbogu embarked on a journey as the founding curators of Buro Stedelijk. With passion and dedication, they spearheaded the establishment of this new institution from the ground up. Their visionary approach resulted in a dynamic institutional structure where every activity, be it exhibitions, talks, symposiums, essays, or performances, is a “manifestation”.

Rita and Azu don’t just view their collaborators as colleagues; they see them as vital contributors shaping the essence of Buro Stedelijk. The official launch, marked by Manifestation #1: Listening Sessions in April, was a testament to their innovative spirit. This event, crafted through an open call, showcased a vibrant platform fueled by the creative input of both the curators and participants.

The Listening Sessions served as the ignition for a project space that connected with diverse people, spaces, and communities within and around the city. Buro Stedelijk has fostered connections with various people, collectives, and organizations. Its outreach concept echoes not only within the Stedelijk Museum, but also resonates in spaces like UNFAIR23, Sexyland World, Kanaal 40, Keti Koti Westerpark, and beyond.

As from December 2023, Rita guides Buro Stedelijk into its next phase, introducing new developments and progressions. Azu, a key figure in the establishment of Buro Stedelijk’s initial phase and currently engaged in diverse global projects, has stepped down, placing the ongoing operations of Buro Stedelijk in Rita’s capable hands. Azu significantly contributed to establishing Buro Stedelijk’s international presence, positioning it as a network with a formidable combination of local and global influence.

Buro Stedelijk, the advisory board and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam are very grateful for Azu Nwagbogu’s invaluable contribution.

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In december 2022 zijn Rita Ouédraogo en Azu Nwagbogu gestart als de eerste curatoren van Buro Stedelijk. Met veel passie en toewijding hebben zij aan de wieg gestaan van de oprichting van deze nieuwe culturele instelling. Vanuit een sterke visie hebben zij een dynamisch programma ontwikkeld, waarbij elke activiteit wordt beschouwd als een manifestatie, of het nu gaat om een tentoonstelling, lezing, symposium, essay of performance.

Rita en Azu hebben een netwerk opgebouwd waarin iedereen een essentiële rol speelt bij het vormgeven van Buro Stedelijk en als collaborator wordt beschouwd. De officiële lancering in april, gemarkeerd door Manifestation #1: Listening Sessions, was het eerste bewijs van hun innovatieve aanpak. Via een oproep nodigden de curatoren anderen uit om deel te nemen aan dit levendige platform en creatieve input te leveren.

De Listening Sessions waren de kickstart voor verbindingen tussen verschillende mensen, ruimtes en gemeenschappen binnen en rondom de stad. Buro Stedelijk pakt deze rol door banden te smeden tussen mensen, collectieven en organisaties. Dit concept weerklinkt niet alleen binnen de muren van het Stedelijk Museum, maar resoneert ook in projecten bij hun partners UNFAIR23, Sexyland World, Kanaal 40, Keti Koti Westerpark en anderen.

Vanaf december 2023 staat Rita aan het roer van de volgende fase van Buro Stedelijk, met nieuwe ontwikkelingen in het vooruitzicht. Azu, een sleutelfiguur in de oprichtingsfase van Buro Stedelijk en momenteel betrokken bij diverse wereldwijde projecten, treedt terug en draagt zijn verantwoordelijkheden bij Buro Stedelijk geheel over aan Rita. Azu heeft aanzienlijk bijgedragen aan het internationale karakter van Buro Stedelijk, waardoor de organisatie zowel binnen lokale als wereldwijde contexten impact maakt.

Buro Stedelijk, de adviesraad en het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam zijn zeer dankbaar voor de waardevolle bijdrage van Azu Nwagbogu.

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Berber Meindertsma

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Artist Collective Totomboti

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Joël Andrianomearisoa

Dormancy Trail
(2023)

by Milena Anna Bouma

#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

Andrea Voets

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Touchy Studios

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Off-site Local

#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

Simone Zeefuik

Collaborator

Wes Mapes

Collaborator

Müge Yılmaz

Collaborator

Yvette Mutumba

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Ceder Rorije

A Whispering Dam (2024)

by Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Kunsttraject

Collaborator

Marly Pierre-Louis

#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

Travis A. G. Geertruida

Collaborator

S*an D. Henry-Smith

Collaborator

Antje de Wit

Collaborator

Les Moucherons

Collaborator

Inge Meijer

Collaborator

Floor van Leeuwen

#31

Manifestation

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

#31 Hosting Darkness

hosted by Berber Meindertsma and Stephanie Schuitemaker

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

Quinsy Gario

Collaborator

Joram Kraaijveld

Collaborator

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

Collaborator

Marjet Zwaans

Collaborator

Stephanie Schuitemaker

Living Mycelium Dunes (2023)

by YUME YUME

#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.

Collaborator

Pauline Curnier Jardin

Collaborator

Anna Hoetjes

Collaborator

Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

Lakisha Apostel

Collaborator

Lydienne Albertoe

Collaborator

Ammodo

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

LazerGazer

#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

Atelier Code Noir

Collaborator

Gwen Parry

#18

Manifestation

November 1, 2023
Central Space

#18 Kunstenaar op zaal

Collaborator

Sarah Schulten

#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 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

Kanitha Tith

Collaborator

Hidde van Greuningen

Collaborator

Viviane Tabach

#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

Robbie Schweiger

Collaborator

Julianknxx

#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

senakirfa A.

Collaborator

Simomo Bouj

Collaborator

Nuria Bofarull

Collaborator

Bnnyhunna

#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

Basir Mahmood

#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

Alina Lupu

#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.

Klof, village of spirits (2020 – ongoing)

by Kevin Osepa

Collaborator

Ernst van Deursen

#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

#7

Manifestation

June 18, 2023
14:00
Off-site Local

#7 Breaking Bread

Cassave bread with Lelani Lewis

#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

Q

Collaborator

Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Guenn Ramon Gustina

Grown head to toe outfit (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Naema Abdi

location

Studio Space

Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX, Amsterdam

#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

loopey

Collaborator

Mirelle van Tulder

#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

Drankerij

Collaborator

Ahmad Mallah

Descent into the Fungal (2017)

by Andrey Shental

#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

#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

location

Off-site Int’l

Same Taste

by Basir Mahmood

Collaborator

Saodat Ismailova

Collaborator

Waèl Allouche

#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

#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

Ana Bravo Pérez

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Collaborator

Irina Djojoatmodjo

Collaborator

Setareh Noorani

Collaborator

Ksenia Perek

#35

Manifestation

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

#35 Zonder Gelijkheid, Geen Vrede

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Queer Choir

Collaborator

Anna-Rosa van Wees

Collaborator

Rice, Peas, Roots and Culture

Collaborator

Rubiah Balsem

Collaborator

Marjolijn van Heemstra

Collaborator

Emily Pethick

#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

#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

#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.

#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

SEXYLAND World

Collaborator

Azu Nwagbogu

#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

Collaborator

Nat Muller

Collaborator

Oded Rimon

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

by Geo Wyex

#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

Shigeo Arikawa

Collaborator

Andrey Shental

Collaborator

Özgür Atlagan

#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

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Collaborator

Geert Vlieger

#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

Keti Koti Westerpark

#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

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Collaborator

Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Seeping Waters (2023 – 2024)

by Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

1.06 Music Library

Collaborator

Mirre Yayla Séur

Collaborator

Timothy Aarons

Collaborator

Gilleam Trapenberg

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

Leontine Coelewij

Collaborator

Hana Nina Hussein

Collaborator

Renzo Martens

Collaborator

Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi

Collaborator

Rita Ouédraogo

Collaborator

Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Niels Staats

Dia di lucha pa libertat

Design process behind #5 by Lydienne Albertoe

#30

Manifestation

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

#30 Mixtape

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

Collaborator

Ranie Ribeiro

Collaborator

Michael Ekow & May

Collaborator

Frank Creton

#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.

Collaborator

Charl Landvreugd

#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

Collaborator

Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou

Collaborator

Sedrig Verwoert

Collaborator

Phantom Wizard

Collaborator

Marcel van den Berg

Collaborator

YUME YUME

Collaborator

Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Donghwan Kam

Hybrid Listening

an architectural intervention by Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Collaborator

Miles Greenberg

Collaborator

Fiep van Bodegom

Collaborator

Jelmer Wijnstroom

The Slope (2023)

by Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Fonds 21 – Henk Christophersen

Collaborator

Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

Collaborator

Andrea Amponsah

location

Central Space

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

#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.

#37

Manifestation

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

#37 Keti Koti Westerpark x Kunsttraject

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

Collaborator

The Memoria Collective

Collaborator

KC

Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

by Don Yaw Kwaning

#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.

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

by Naema Abdi Ali & Anna-Rosa van Wees.

#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

Vinger.nl

location

Online

Collaborator

Valerie Oluwatoyin Abeji

Collaborator

Anne Lakeman

Collaborator

Uno Fujisawa

Collaborator

bk owusu

61 FRAGMENTS OF DECAY FOR NEW DESIRES (2023)

by Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Bubble Shooters Network

Collaborator

kanaal40

Collaborator

Alanna Archibald

Collaborator

Emily Shin-Jie Lee

#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

Adriana Knouf

Collaborator

Kevin Osepa

#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.

Memories of becoming (2022/2023)

by Narges Mohammadi

#26: Introduction by Artist

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

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.

#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.

Collaborator

Geo Wyex