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Amsterdam Art Weekend in EYE

23 - 26 November 2017

A great feast with Rafaël Rozendaal in the Arena, a special performance lecture by Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué, plus three programmes with artist films as part of this year’s edition of IDFA: check out the world of contemporary art in EYE during the Amsterdam Art Weekend. The programme is a collaboration between Amsterdam Art Weekend, IDFA, EYE and the Prince Claus Fund.

For four days, from Thursday 23 until Sunday 26 November, Amsterdam revolves around contemporary visual art, with room for young talent. More than thirty galleries, museums and art institutions, including the Rijksakademie, Foam, the Stedelijk Museum and EYE, will open their doors to offer special exhibitions, performances, lectures, debates and artist talks. 

EYE Film Museum joins in by hosting three special film programmes for this year’s IDFA festival, featuring work by such contemporary artists as Sebastián Díaz Morales, belit sağ, Yael Bartana and Jeroen Jongeleen.

Net art installation, VR art

There is much more to sample: immerse yourself in a wonderful installation by the renowned net artist Rafaël Rozendaal during the ‘An Evening at EYE’ event (24 November, 21.00-24.00) ). The Dutch-Brazilian artist has risen to international fame in recent years with artworks in the form of intriguing websites, drawing a following of more than 60 million unique visitors a year.

The critically acclaimed exhibition Locus – Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Cao Guimarães is open until midnight for free. In addition, we present Bloodless, a VR installation by the Korean filmmaker Gina Kim that won an award at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Iris Woutera de Jong will give a special performance, a DJ will be mixing music: the Arena turns into a dance floor from 23 p.m. until late.

Make sure not to miss the performance lecture by Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué (1967), an actor, director, dramatist and visual artist who has broken ground internationally. Much of his work focuses on the complex history of his native country. Mroué presents Sand in Eyes (24 November, 21.00) especially for EYE. In his performance-lecture Mroué explores the image politics of Islamist recruiting videos based on research material comprised of recruiting videos secured by the officers of the German Intelligence Services.