HUMMING FORWARD while HUMMING BACKHum, hum. At De Appel we like to hum. That’s because we’re excited, excited about what’s yet to come. Humming stands for movement and for the connecting of one’s past to the irrefutable future. Humming happens from a position where everything is possible. It marks a special moment. A moment of transformation: becoming and change. Therefore humming implies thinking in motion by bodies in motion. It indicates an opportunity to think small. Or big. Or, as anthropologist Michael Taussig writes, it is “what can happen when something from the traumatic past is suddenly brought into the present such that another world seems possible,” and might go like this:
with De Appel in Amsterdam
Please join us. Please hum.
Niels Van Tomme, director•DE APPEL TIMELINE: 40+ YEARS OF RISKS
15 Nov — 11 Dec 2016
De Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks is an idiosyncratic and celebratory overview of the more than 2000 projects realised, initiated, hosted and programmed at De Appel. The installing of the timeline is organized during opening hours and will be intersected with events revolving around the former and current directors of De Appel:
– Wies Smals: 19 November, 7 pmWith: Charlemagne Palestine and guest.
– Saskia Bos: 30 November, 7 pmWith: Saskia Bos and Nina Folkersma.
– Ann Demeester: 3 December, 7 pmWith: Ann Demeester and a group of former CP participants.
– Lorenzo Benedetti: 10 December, 7 pmWith Lorenzo Benedetti and Arno van Roosmalen.
– Niels Van Tomme: 11 December, 7 pm + Finissage.With Niels Van Tomme, Hiwa K, Mira Asriningtyas, Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti, Mateo Chacon-Pino, Shona Mei Findlay, Kati Ilves and Fadwa Naamna.
De Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks is a concept by Niels Van Tomme, curated by Florence Parot and assisted by Aurélien Lepetit and Petros Orfanos.
+ Special night opening on November 25 during Amsterdam Art Weekend with stand-up, singing and strange noises! Join us between 10 pm and midnight...
SYMPOSIUM "YOU'RE SUCH A CURATOR!"
23 — 24 Nov 2016, 10 am - 5 pm
This two-day symposium of lectures, panel discussions, performances, papers and readings will be dedicated to De Appel’s curatorial programme and our research into de-universalization. With: Mira Asriningtyas, Lucrezia Calabro Visconti, Renata Cervetto, Mateo Chacón Pino, Guus van Engelshoven, Kati Ilves, Prem Krishnamurthy, Inga Lace, Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna), Shona Mei Findlay, Fadwa Naamna, Emma Panza, Aneta Rostkowska and Kuba Woynarowski, Chris Sharp, Niels Van Tomme, Huib Haye van der Werf. + Open Avond(s) by Emma Panza!
15 Nov — 11 Dec 2016
In-Out Center was the first independent artist space in Amsterdam. From 1972 until 1975 it offered a platform for everything that was new at the time: performances, video art, visual poetry, audio art, conceptual art and artist books. In-Out Center inspired Wies Smals to establish De Appel. Tineke Reijnders and Corinne Groot will continue their extensive research of the history of In-Out Center at De Appel. In a lively exhibition- and research space they will present archival material and original artworks.
MICHAEL GIBBS, LET IT KEEP SECRETS
4 Nov — 11 Dec 2016
In November, several presentations about artist Michael Gibbs (1949-2009) will be presented in various venues in Amsterdam and abroad. De Appel focuses on the artists' magazines Kontexts Magazin and Artzien, as well as a website featuring critical art on and about the Internet titled ‘Why Not Sneeze?’. These self-published magazines and virtual platform present a testament to Gibbs' love for language, literature and experimental art.
+ SPECIAL BOOKSALE WITH LOTS OF DISCOUNT!!!
We thank the Ammodo Foundation, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
De Appel: Prins Hendrikkade 142, Amsterdam deappel.nl