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Until July 18, 2024 AT Central Space
#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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#47 Reading Group: Goddess Change

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

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In the coming four months Buro Stedelijk hosts the speculative fiction reading group Goddess Change, initiated by artists Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz. The year 2024 is the date that marks the beginning of the story in Octavia E. Butler’s masterpiece Parable of The Sower, where young protagonist Lauren Olamina comes of age in the dystopian circumstances of a bleak future. The reading group will focus on this date, 2024, as the year in which the fictional book Parable of the Sower transitions from portraying the future into portraying the past. For this occasion Anna and Müge have invited artists, writers and scholars Adriana Knouf, Fiep van Bodegom, Marly Pierre-Louis and Nat Müller. Each of these experts will lead a different session, where we will be reading and discussing passages from Parable of the Sower and other feminist science fiction texts.

We will collectively look at the agency we find in speculative futures that are scrutinized through a feminist and queer lens. While reading different passages from various books, we will delve into possible translations between the visual arts and science fiction literature.

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In this session we will concentrate on Butlers world-building in Parable of the Sower. What rules did she set for herself while writing the novel? What (literary) sources did she use to imagine a future? How are Butlers ideas of power – a central theme throughout her oeuvre – expressed through her depiction of gender, survival and society in this novel? Parable of the Sower starts in 2024, in a world were society has fully broken down and is ravaged by ecological disaster on a planetary scale. Lauren Olamina, the main character in Parable of the Sower, uses religion to organize a community, her own religion written down in verses in what she calls Earthseed: The Books of the Living. We will read chapter 16, when Lauren Olamina shows her verses for the firs time to the people around her and plants the seed for a  movement that will enable humanity to take root amongst the stars and will turn her, posthumously, into a prophet, or even, a god.

Fiep van Bodegom is writer, critic and translator. She is editor at Extra Extra Magazine and teaches at the Creative Writing department at Artez, University of the Arts. She published regularly about literature in, amongst others, De Gids, De Groene Amsterdammer, NRC and De Nederlandse Boekengids. For the first Dutch translation of Octavia E. Butlers novel Kindred (Verbonden, 2022) she wrote the foreword.

Details

We invite you to join one or more of these events on 23 March, 20 April, 25 May and 22 June, from 15:30 – 17:30 in Buro Stedelijk’s Studio Space located inside Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

You will receive the text beforehand, but preparatory reading is optional. We will also read them on the spot. Traces and thoughts will be documented on the walls of the office, will be expanded and remain visible through the windows during the period of these gatherings.

The reading sessions at Buro Stedelijk lead up to a two-day feminist science fiction event Gathering Earthseed taking place at W139 on 20 & 21 July 2024.

Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz previously realized Manifestation #20: Taking Root Among The Stars with Buro Stedelijk at UNFAIR23.

"All that you touch, you Change. All that you change, changes you.The only lasting truth is change. God is change."

The title derives from the first verse of Octavia E. Butler’s The Book of the Living.

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Buro Stedelijk Studio Space, 15:30 – 17:30
This event will be in English.

Manifestation #47: Reading Group Goddess Change is part of a series of four Saturday afternoon hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk’s Studio Space.

#47 Reading Group: Goddess Change

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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

Collaborator

Robbie Schweiger

#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

Setareh Noorani

Collaborator

Emily Pethick

#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

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.

#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

Collaborator

Shigeo Arikawa

#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.

#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

#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

Wes Mapes

Collaborator

Basir Mahmood

Collaborator

Uno Fujisawa

Collaborator

Andrey Shental

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

Collaborator

Oded Rimon

#35

Manifestation

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

#35 Zonder Gelijkheid, Geen Vrede

Collaborator

SEXYLAND World

#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

Drankerij

Collaborator

Renzo Martens

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

by Geo Wyex

Collaborator

Kanitha Tith

#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.

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

#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

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Collaborator

Viviane Tabach

#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

Marly Pierre-Louis

Collaborator

Inge Meijer

#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

S*an D. Henry-Smith

Collaborator

Les Moucherons

Collaborator

Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

Collaborator

Nat Muller

#7

Manifestation

June 18, 2023
14:00
Off-site Local

#7 Breaking Bread

Cassave bread with Lelani Lewis

Collaborator

Rita Ouédraogo

Collaborator

Leontine Coelewij

#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.

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Collaborator

Lakisha Apostel

Collaborator

Antje de Wit

Collaborator

Fiep van Bodegom

Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

by Don Yaw Kwaning

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

Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

Hana Nina Hussein

Collaborator

Irina Djojoatmodjo

Collaborator

Atelier Code Noir

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Collaborator

Andrea Amponsah

#26: Video introduction by Artist

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

Collaborator

The Memoria Collective

#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

Donghwan Kam

Collaborator

Lydienne Albertoe

The Slope (2023)

by Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Ola Hassanain

#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.

#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.

#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

Anna Hoetjes

Collaborator

Ahmad Mallah

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

by Naema Abdi Ali & Anna-Rosa van Wees.

Collaborator

Mirre Yayla Séur

#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

Kevin Osepa

Collaborator

Queer Choir

Collaborator

Marcel van den Berg

Descent into the Fungal (2017)

by Andrey Shental

Collaborator

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

Collaborator

Anna-Rosa van Wees

Collaborator

YUME YUME

Collaborator

Ernst van Deursen

#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

Artist Collective Totomboti

Klof, village of spirits (2020 – ongoing)

by Kevin Osepa

Collaborator

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Marjolijn van Heemstra

Same Taste

by Basir Mahmood

#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.

#31

Manifestation

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

#31 Hosting Darkness

hosted by Berber Meindertsma and Stephanie Schuitemaker

Collaborator

Nuria Bofarull

Collaborator

Q

#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

#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

Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi

Collaborator

Pauline Curnier Jardin

Collaborator

Keti Koti Westerpark

Living Mycelium Dunes (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Azu Nwagbogu

location

Central Space

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

Collaborator

Yvette Mutumba

Collaborator

kanaal40

#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

Valerie Oluwatoyin Abeji

#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

Travis A. G. Geertruida

location

Off-site Local

Collaborator

Guenn Ramon Gustina

Collaborator

Sarah Schulten

61 FRAGMENTS OF DECAY FOR NEW DESIRES (2023)

by Joël Andrianomearisoa

#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

Stephen Tayo

Seeping Waters (2023 – 2024)

by Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Geo Wyex

Collaborator

Ksenia Perek

Collaborator

Miles Greenberg

Collaborator

Geert Vlieger

Collaborator

Marjet Zwaans

Collaborator

bk owusu

Collaborator

LazerGazer

Collaborator

Bnnyhunna

Collaborator

Jelmer Wijnstroom

Collaborator

Floor van Leeuwen

#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

Fonds 21 – Henk Christophersen

Collaborator

Ammodo

Collaborator

Anne Lakeman

Collaborator

Kunsttraject

Collaborator

Waèl Allouche

Collaborator

Phantom Wizard

Collaborator

Rice, Peas, Roots and Culture

Grown head to toe outfit (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Emily Shin-Jie Lee

Collaborator

Simomo Bouj

Collaborator

Stephanie Schuitemaker

Collaborator

Julianknxx

Collaborator

Quinsy Gario

Collaborator

Hidde van Greuningen

Collaborator

Gwen Parry

Collaborator

Andrea Voets

Collaborator

Joram Kraaijveld

Collaborator

Saodat Ismailova

#30

Manifestation

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

#30 Mixtape

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

Collaborator

Gilleam Trapenberg

Memories of becoming (2022/2023)

by Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Collaborator

KC

#26: Audio introduction by Artist

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

#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

senakirfa A.

#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.

#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

Timothy Aarons

Collaborator

Rubiah Balsem

Collaborator

Özgür Atlagan

#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

Collaborator

Touchy Studios

Collaborator

Bubble Shooters Network

Collaborator

Ceder Rorije

Collaborator

Michael Ekow & May

Dia di lucha pa libertat

Design process behind #5 by Lydienne Albertoe

Collaborator

Müge Yılmaz

Collaborator

Naema Abdi

Collaborator

Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou

Collaborator

Niels Staats

location

Off-site Int’l

#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

Ranie Ribeiro

Hybrid Listening

an architectural intervention by Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Collaborator

loopey

Collaborator

Mirelle van Tulder

Collaborator

Alina Lupu

#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

Ana Bravo Pérez

location

Studio Space

Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX, Amsterdam

#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

Dormancy Trail
(2023)

by Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Alanna Archibald

Collaborator

Adriana Knouf

Collaborator

Frank Creton

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#18

Manifestation

November 1, 2023
Central Space

#18 Kunstenaar op zaal

Collaborator

Milena Anna Bouma

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

#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

Charl Landvreugd

#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.

#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.

A Whispering Dam (2024)

by Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Sedrig Verwoert

Collaborator

Simone Zeefuik

#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.

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.

#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.

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