Positions #6: Bodywork
28 November 2020 - 26 September 2021
We initiate, develop and support projects in the visual arts, performing arts and sciences. Artists and scientists often see things before other people do. They identify social trends, extend boundaries and make revolutionary discoveries. By providing artists and scientists with the space and time to really immerse themselves in their work, and by helping to showcase that work, we seek to stimulate the development of the arts and sciences.
We want to be able to interpret developments in the arts and sciences. That is why we provide experts and innovators with a platform on which to present their visions.
New work Simon Fujiwara. Image: Jeroen Lavèn
In the past three years, Zito Lema has investigated two conflict situations of which the Oude Kerk forms the centre: the Beeldenstorm (roughly: ‘image storm’) of 1566 and the recent resistance to a red stained glass window. The traces left behind by both conflicts form the starting point for Zito Lema’s new work, which consists of photography, sculptures, textile works, poetry and an installation with basins.
Frascati is a theatre company that gives new directing talent ample space to push the limits of the medium. It also holds a crucial position in the international theatre field by contributing to international co-productions and by being a member of two European theatre networks. To foster this international function, Ammodo supports the theatre’s New Frontiers programme. As part of this new programme, Frascati will realise three international co-productions as well as three productions by international Netherlands-based directors between 2022 and 2024.
Pictured: De Profundis | Uit de diepte roep ik, Charli Chung/Toneelgroep Oostpool in co-production with Frascati Producties
Photo: Henri Verhoef
ITA is a venue for cutting-edge theatre and dance. Its in-house theatre ensemble is celebrated internationally. Led by artistic director Ivo van Hove, the company brings inventive and modern interpretations of classic and contemporary repertoire. ITA also regularly invites foreign directors for co-productions.
In 2019, Ammodo and ITA entered a partnership for the period of 2020-2022. This partnership has been extended for 2023-2025. Every year, Ammodo supports at least three productions: one by the ITA ensemble and two international co-productions.
Pictured: Age of Rage, ITA ensemble/Ivo van Hove
Photo: Jos Versweyveld
sonsbeek is an international contemporary art exhibition in Arnhem taking place in and around Park Sonsbeek. Each edition is led by a new artistic director. The 12th edition in 2020 saw Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung at the helm. Ammodo supports the 13th edition in 2024 by contributing to the development of new artworks.
Pictured: Sex Work Is Honest Work, Olu Oguibe
Photo: Django van Ardenne