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Ammodo x Eye Filmmuseum

Ammodo has been contributing to various exhibitions at Eye Filmmuseum since 2015, and funding the Eye Art & Film Prize since 2023. Through this support, Ammodo wants to stimulate the development of the art of the moving image and to offer artists space for experimentation.

Exhibition Saodat Ismailova – 18.000 Worlds, 2023, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut

“Eye Filmmuseum occupies a special position between museum and cinema, creating the perfect conditions in which to present film and video art in a high-quality way. Ammodo supports the realization of innovative exhibitions at this unique venue.”
– Juliette de Wijkerslooth, director of Ammodo

Tacita Dean, exhibition Celluloid – Tacita Dean, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva,  Rosa Barba,  Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder, 2016, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
Tacita Dean, exhibition Celluloid – Tacita Dean, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Rosa Barba, Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder, 2016, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
Felix Burger, exhibition Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands, 2016, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
Felix Burger, exhibition Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands, 2016, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
Melanie Bonajo, exhibition Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands, 2016, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
Melanie Bonajo, exhibition Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands, 2016, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
Exhibition William Kentridge – If We Ever Get To Heaven, 2015, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
Exhibition William Kentridge – If We Ever Get To Heaven, 2015, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut

Exhibitions

Ammodo has contributed to the development of Eye exhibitions featuring new work specially created for the occasion by celebrated artists. ‘Eye on Art’, an exhibition series that ran from 2015 to 2018, featured work by William Kentridge, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Ryoji Ikeda. More recently, Ammondo funded solo exhibitions by Francis Alÿs and Saodat Ismailova.

Karrabing Film Collective, exhibition Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective - Eye Art & Film Prize (2019-2021), 2022, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
Karrabing Film Collective, exhibition Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective - Eye Art & Film Prize (2019-2021), 2022, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut

Eye Art & Film Prize

Ammodo has been supporting the Eye Art & Film Prize since 2023. Launched in 2015, the prize is awarded annually to an artist working at the intersection of art and film. Previous winners were Hito Steyerl (2015), Ben Rivers (2016), Wang Bing (2017), Francis Alÿs (2018), Meriem Bennani (2019), Kahlil Joseph (2020), Karrabing Film Collective (2021) and Saodat Ismailova (2022). The winners exhibit their work at Eye and receive a sum of €30,000 to go towards the cost of making a new work.

Read more about the Eye Art & Film Prize here
Kahlil Joseph, exhibition Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective - Eye Art & Film Prize (2019-2021), 2022, photo: Maarten Nauw
Kahlil Joseph, exhibition Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective - Eye Art & Film Prize (2019-2021), 2022, photo: Maarten Nauw
Exhibition Francis Alÿs – Children’s Games, 2020, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
Exhibition Francis Alÿs – Children’s Games, 2020, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut

“Moving images surround and pursue us everywhere, not only online but also in the physical world. In this context, what is the meaning of cinema and the status of film imagery in art? Thanks to Ammodo’s support for (solo) exhibitions and the Eye Art & Film Prize, we can stimulate new work by artists operating at the intersection of film and art and, in the process, drive the international discussion about these issues.”
– Bregtje van der Haak, director of Eye Filmmuseum

Meriem Bennani, exhibition Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective - Eye Art & Film Prize (2019-2021), 2022, photo: Maarten Nauw
Meriem Bennani, exhibition Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective - Eye Art & Film Prize (2019-2021), 2022, photo: Maarten Nauw

All exhibitions at Eye supported by Ammodo:

campaign image William Kentridge – If We Ever Get to Heaven
William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance (2015)

William Kentridge – If We Ever Get to Heaven

Exhibition featuring work by the celebrated South African artist William Kentridge, who achieved renown with his remarkable animation films, charcoal drawings and installations.

campaign image Close-Up

Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands

Group exhibition featuring work by a new generation of filmmakers and artists in the Netherlands, who are breaking down the barriers between film, video and visual art.

campaign image Celluloid, work by Tacita Dean

Celluloid – Tacita Dean, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Rosa Barba, Gibson & Recoder

International group exhibition featuring work by artists who use and reflect on the qualities of 16mm and 35mm film stock and the cinematic apparatus.

campaign image Locus: Apichatpong Weerasethaku - Cao Guimaraes

Locus: Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Cao Guimarães

Exhibition of work by prominent film artists Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Cao Guimarães. Their celebrated work evokes a world that blends dream, sensory experience and reality.

Ryoji Ikeda, Datamatics
Ryoji Ikeda, Datamatics

Ryoji Ikeda

Visual artist and a key figure in the world of electronic music Ikeda created a spectacular presentation of his overwhelmingly immersive audiovisual artworks specially for Eye.

Children's Game 10 (Francis Alÿs)
Children's Game 10 (Francis Alÿs)

Francis Alÿs – Children's Games

A major exhibition of work by the Belgian-Mexican artist Francis Alÿs, who is best-known for his playful videos that are both engaged and poetic.

campaign image Eye Art & Film Prize – Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective

Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective

The work of the three recent winners of the Eye Art & Film Prize, who effortlessly cross the boundaries between cinema, documentary, and visual arts.

In a still from Saodat Ismailova's Two Horizons, two hilltops feature in a midnight-blue landscape, one in the front and one further back. A shining star is right above the hill furthest back.
Saodat Ismailova, Two Horizons, 2017. Two channel HD video installation, 24 min., colour, 4.1 surround. Courtesy of Saodat Ismailova and Le Fresnoy

Saodat Ismailova – 18 000 Worlds

In her first retrospective exhibition 18,000 Worlds, Saodat Ismailova guides us into the hidden world of myth and ritual in Central Asia.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, exhibition Locus – Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Cao Guimarães, 2017, photo: Hans Wilschut
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, exhibition Locus – Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Cao Guimarães, 2017, photo: Hans Wilschut
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Exhibition Ryoji Ikeda, 2018, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut
Exhibition Ryoji Ikeda, 2018, photo: Studio Hans Wilschut