arts + culture
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arts + culture
This morning I took a Red Line canal bus to get me to Central Station.
From there is was a short walk to the temporary Stedelijk Museum
where I wandered through the current exhibits. These included two main exhibitions Mapping the City
and a Paul Chan video installation Lights and Drawings
There was also a display of storybooks done by children during the Soviet Era of Russia, which were quite well drafted. I wondered if I was looking at works actually done by children or was this an elaborate project by a couple of adults who made it appear so.
After leaving the Stedelijk I came across the Horsemove Project
, a tiny gallery space that was born froma group of artists squatting, then negotiating with the owner to stay until 2008.
The current exhibit is to pay homage to a graffiti
artist who died young in an accident. That exhibit is closing as the space makes way for a startling new mural to be completetd in time for an opening party this coming Saturday, in time for the Queen's Birthday Bash.
People in Amsterdam who will be able to view the new work [either Queen's Day or afterwards
] might want to stop by that way and see it.
This would be especially so for those coming to look in wonder at the works about noted, and the movers + shakers making an exit from the Stedelijk's 11th storey bar, would do themsleves well to stop over to Horsemove Project's exhibits. They may well be getting a peek at the next generation of artists who shall, themselved. grace the walls of the New Stedelijk when it re-opens in 2009.
I have included more images of the exhibit in Horsemove at my other space
Labels: amsterdam, artists, emerging artists, Horsemove, Mushkone, Stedelijk
Some photos of my new enviroins
| CLOCKWISE from left:
Sculpture on a bridge going to Churchill-Laan | The skinny bridge | Leidsplien | Homomonument | NEMOHomomonument
, is a trio of pink granite trianges placed in a "plain" [plaza] just down the street from the Anne Frank house
. There was at this spot, when we arrived late afternoon, a long line queuing around a full block of people waiting to get into the house.
Odd how so people make pilgrimage to spend a few moments in the rooms of others who years ago were confined in a tiny space while hiding from persecution and death. Odd, but strangly uplifting.