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Open Studios 2021

44 artists show their work during 11 days and reveal what has flourished in the studios over the last 18 months

From June 17 to 27 the Rijksakademie Open Studios takes place. Shifting from the customary autumn weekend to an extended summer edition, forty-four artists will present what has emerged from over one year of experimenting, researching and producing new work.

The Open Studios will be accompanied by a programme of talks, readings and performances. If you are not able to visit the Open Studios, the talks & readings will be live streamed through the Rijksakademie website and social media. On our website you will also find video registrations of the performances and the online film programme.

Ticket sales

Tickets for the Open Studios are unfortunately sold out.

Opening hours

Opening hours of the Open Studios are from 12 – 7 PM. Please note there is no ticket sale at the door.

Online film programme

As Covid-19 measures don’t allow us to sit together and watch films during Open Studios visits, we offer an online film programme. Twenty residents present their films through our website until July 26th.

Talks programme – live streams

During Open Studios several resident artists present a reading, give an artist talk or organise a round table discussion. Starting on June 18, seven public events will be live-streamed via Vimeo and Facebook live.

Fri, Jun 18

12:00 – 12:45
Reading by Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba / Submanager of The Unity of Libidinal Intelligence
Reading ‘The patadoxe of Achilles and the 500 years old turtle that accidently became snail’. In this report you will find some of the speculations on desire developed by The Unity of Libidinal Intelligence during the period of 2020-2021 in the Rijksakademie. 

Mon, Jun 21

12:00 – 13:30
Process Event #3: COLLABORATION. How to work together?
A conversation between the four collaborators on the Gift Science Archive performance (Amalia Calderón, Megan Hoetger, Sands Murray-Wassink and Radna Rumping) moderated by the If I Can’t Dance archivist Anik Fournier. The discussion will cover topics related to their collective archiving performance / performance of archiving, including their roles in the collaborative process, their working and communication methods, and their cataloguing and reflection processes. They will also give a special preview of giftsciencearchive.net, a website set to launch in September 2021, which will make publicly accessible the Gift Science Archive catalogue of studio objects and the relational cataloguing methods developed over the 18 months of the collaboration.

Tue, Jun 22

12:00 – 13:00
Trip for Life
A conversation between two members of the De-reading group Simnikiwe Buhlungu and Diana Cantarey and Li Yuchen from La Gira Zapatista Va Holanda about the Zapatistas movement, how they have inspired the De-reading group and the support for their trip to Europe in the summer of 2021.

13:30 – 14:00
Weaving a Pluriversity, a reading by Aldo Esparza Ramos
Aldo Esparza Ramos will do a reading about knowledges in re-existence against the oblivion of the contemporary.

Thu, Jun 24

11:30 – 12:15
And it is possible to explain all of it
A talk on Robert Glas' current research into the extensive collection of criminological literature by Dutch Ministry of Justice's Research and Documentation Centre (WODC), the recent destruction of the books and how they could have been of use to others.

12:30 – 13:00
A brief history of a mixed-tap

Julian Abraham ‘Togar’ will share his thoughts on and around sound recording in a brief presentation.

Fri, Jun 25

12:00 – 13:30
North Sea Stories
What first comes to your mind when you hear the words “North Sea”? Is it a distant memory of a childhood boat trip? Is it the briny, funky smell of a fish market? Is it the warping waves raging against the coastlines during a stormy day? Or is it the gigantic offshore wind farms and oil platform on television news? In this panel discussion, we would like to invite you to reimagine the North Sea through storytelling. A conversation touching on lived experiences, the role of humans, non-humans, ecology, and an exploration of where art might take us.
A conversation between Sheng-Wen Lo (artist RABK), Tanja Engelberts (artist RABK), Anna-Rosja Haveman (PhD candidate University of Groningen), Harpo t’Hart (curator Embassy of the North Sea) about the future of the North Sea, through the lens of art, ecology, humans and non-humans, moderated by Virág Szentkirályi, residency & programme coordinator at the Rijksakademie.

Harpo 't Hart, curator, sound-designer and sound-artist, studied piano at the Conservatory of Utrecht, Media Technology at Leiden University and Sound Studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin. In his work Harpo questions the ways in which we listen to the world. How do we listen to this rapidly changing world of climate change? Therefore, Harpo is researching music that is not about humans, but about objects: a concert of things. Since 2017 Harpo has been involved with the Parliament of Things and the Embassy of the North Sea.

Anna-Rosja Haveman is a PhD candidate at the University of Groningen. Her PhD project looks at varied artistic approaches to Dutch coastal landscapes, from the 1970s until today. She worked as a curator at the Groninger Museum and as an art mediator during Rijksakademie Open Studios. She has written among others for ‘Metropolis M’ and has published about the artistic practice of James Lee Byars in ‘Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft’. An interview with Tanja Engelberts is forthcoming in the Kunstlicht edition about the worldliness of oil. Currently she is organising the summer school and public lecture series: Curating Art and Nature.

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Performance programme

When visiting the Open Studios you can register for the different performances on arrival (please note: the capacity is very limited). Some performances will also be taken place in residents' studios. If you cannot visit the Open Studios, documentation of the performances will be made available through the website.

Fri, Jun 18

12:00 – 14:00 / 15:30 – 17:30 (ongoing)
Mette Sterre
how to catch an octopus in a broken heart

13:00 – 13:25
Polina Medvedeva
The Informals II
Preview, To premiere on July 15 as part of Brighton Festival, UK. In collaboration with Andreas Kühne.

17:00 – 17:20
Özgür Atlagan
One fly was alive

Sat, Jun 19

12:00 – 14:00 / 15:00 – 17:00 (ongoing)
Mette Sterre
how to catch an octopus in a broken heart

15:00 – 15:07
Özgür Atlagan
Cane is

15:00 – 18:00
Sands Murray-Wassink / Gift Science Archive
Without You I’m Nothing (Backstage with the Gift Science Archive)

16:00 – 16:20 / 17:00 – 17:20
Tanja Engelberts & Marcel Imthorn
Forgotten Seas

17:00 – 17:25
Polina Medvedeva
The Informals II
Preview, To premiere on July 15 as part of Brighton Festival, UK. In collaboration with Andreas Kühne.

Sun, Jun 20

12:00 – 14:00 / 15:00 – 17:00 (ongoing)
Mette Sterre
how to catch an octopus in a broken heart

17:00 – 17:25 Polina Medvedeva
The Informals II

Preview, To premiere on July 15 as part of Brighton Festival, UK. In collaboration with Andreas Kühne.
how to catch an octopus in a broken heart

Mon, Jun 21

12:00 – 14:00 / 15:00 – 17:00 (ongoing)
Mette Sterre
how to catch an octopus in a broken heart

17:00 – 17:25
Polina Medvedeva
The Informals II

Preview, To premiere on July 15 as part of Brighton Festival, UK. In collaboration with Andreas Kühne.

Tue, Jun 22

12:00 – 14:00 / 15:00 – 17:00 (ongoing)
Mette Sterre
how to catch an octopus in a broken heart

13:00 – 13:07
Özgür Atlagan
Cane is

17:00 – 17:20
Özgür Atlagan
One fly was alive

Wed, Jun 23

13:30 – 15:30 / 16:00 – 18:00 (ongoing)
Mette Sterre
how to catch an octopus in a broken heart

15:00 – 15:20
Özgür Atlagan
One fly was alive

17:00 – 17:25
Polina Medvedeva
The Informals II
Preview, To premiere on July 15 as part of Brighton Festival, UK. In collaboration with Andreas Kühne.

Fri, Jun 25

13:30 – 15:30 / 16:00 – 18:00 (ongoing)
Mette Sterre
how to catch an octopus in a broken heart

13:00 – 13:07 / 15:00 – 15:07
Özgür Atlagan
Cane is

15:00 – 18:00
Sands Murray-Wassink / Gift Science Archive
Without You I’m Nothing (Backstage with the Gift Science Archive)

17:00 – 17:25
Polina Medvedeva
The Informals II
Preview, To premiere on July 15 as part of Brighton Festival, UK. In collaboration with Andreas Kühne.

Sat, 26 Jun

13:30 – 15:30 / 16:00 – 18:00 (ongoing)
Mette Sterre
how to catch an octopus in a broken heart

14:30 – 15:30
Mette Sterre
abcession seapussy galore (if you don't know, don't go)

15:00 – 15:25 / 17:00 – 17:25
Polina Medvedeva
The Informals II
Preview, To premiere on July 15 as part of Brighton Festival, UK. In collaboration with Andreas Kühne.

Sun, Jun 27

13:30 – 15:30 / 16:00 – 18:00 (ongoing)
Mette Sterre
how to catch an octopus in a broken heart

17:00 – 17:07
Özgür Atlagan
Cane is

Residents

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    Publication

    The publication, titled ‘We Had Plans, a book published on the occasion of the 150th year of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, which happened to coincide with a global pandemic, during which resident artists continued to work collaboratively as well as individually on their respective practices, whilst also navigating what could be called expanded practice’, is edited by Irene de Craen, Taylor Le Melle and Natasha Soobramanien. The publication contains a wide array of individual and collective contributions by resident artists, showing the breadth of what happens in and around their practices, and in turn, the life of the Rijksakademie in its 150th year. Designed by Julia Born and Mevis & van Deursen, the book is 242 pages and will be available for € 25 at the Rijksakademie during the Open Studios, and later via our website.

    Safety protocol Covid-19

    During Open Studios we apply the following rules:

    • We follow the guidelines of the RIVM
    • Please do not visit if you experience any health problems such as colds, coughs, fever or flu
    • Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory
    • Everyone keeps 1.5 meters distance from each other
    • The Cantina is unfortunately not open to visitors this edition
    • Water points are available where you can tap water (remember to bring your own bottle)
    • There is no checkroom. Handbags are allowed if they are no larger than A4. Unfortunately, there is no room for backpacks.
    • Please follow the routing in and around the building and follow the instructions

    Contact

    Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
    Sarphatistraat 470 / 1018 GW Amsterdam

    info@rijksakademie.nl

    Accessibility

    The Rijksakademie is located in the former Kavallerie-Kazerne, near the centre of Amsterdam. The building is situated next to the Muiderpoort, close to the Trompenmuseum and ARTIS and within easy reach of the NS stations. There is wheelchair access to the greater part of the building. Find the route directions here.

    Colophon

    Photography:
    The Book Photographer
    Tomek Dersu Aaron
    Sander van Wettum

    Live Stream crew:
    Susana Vilchez
    Rob Gradisen

    Website:
    Tomáš Celizna
    i.c.w. Bram van den Berg

    Visual identity:
    Julia Born and Mevis & Van Deursen