This month

Tracey Rose: Shooting Down Babylon

Tracey Rose: Shooting Down Babylon

Exhibition
19 February - 18 August 2022
Zeitz MOCAA

Shooting Down Babylon in contemporary art museum Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town is the first major solo exhibition of South African artist Tracey Rose. The exhibition includes ten new artworks by the artist as part of her ongoing Mandela Ball series, in which she explores the complexity and legacy of the post-Apartheid movement and other freedom movements.

zeitzmocaa.museum

Pictured: Die Wit Man, Tracey Rose, 2015

Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective

Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective

Exhibition
11 June - 18 September 2022
Eye Filmmuseum

In this exhibition, Eye presents the work of three recent winners of the Eye Art & Film Prize: Meriem Bennani (2019), Kahlil Joseph (2020) and the Karrabing Film Collective (2021).

The prize is awarded to makers who bring together art and film in an innovative, inspiring and highly artistic way.

eyefilm.nl

Picture: still from Until the Quiet Comes, Khalil Joseph, 2013

Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale

Exhibition
23 April - 27 November 2022
Venice

The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale takes place from 23 April to 27 November 2022. The main exhibition, titled The Milk of Dreams, is curated by Cecilia Alemani and investigates the body in transformation and how technology changes our definition of humanity. Ammodo supports several internationally renowned artists to create new work for The Milk of Dreams. The selected artists are Dora Budor, Giulia Cenci, Gabriel Chaile, Mire Lee, Delcy Morelos, Precious Okoyomon and Alexandra Pirici.

labiennale.org

Pictured: Made of only hearts, Mire Lee, 2020

Solo Duets: Ayesha Hameed and Ane Graff

Solo Duets: Ayesha Hameed and Ane Graff

Exhibition
06 May - 21 August 2022
Kunstinstituut Melly

In the Solo Duets series, Kunstinstituut Melly presents two solo exhibitions simultaneously. This iteration shows work by Ayesha Hameed and Ane Graff.

London-based artist Ayesha Hameed presents Brown Atlantis, her first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. She invites practitioners in the field of sonic art, music, and performative thought to explore the correlations between bodies from the African diaspora and South Asia, given their shared experience of oceanic colonial routes.

Norwegian artist Ane Graff also presents her first solo exhibition in the Netherlands: The Wound in Its Entanglements. Her sculptures are inspired by feminist new materialism and natural sciences. Her artworks invite a rethinking of our material reality and investigate themes such as ecology and mental health.

kunstinstituutmelly.nl

Pictured: States of Inflammation, Ane Graff, 2019

Documenta 15

Documenta 15

Exhibition
18 June - 25 September 2022
Kassel

The fifteenth edition of documenta takes place in Kassel in 2022, and is curated by Indonesian artist collective ruangrupa. The collective seeks to investigate and reformulate the format of the exhibition and connect it to current art practices.

Ammodo supports the creation of new artworks commissioned by documenta 15 by the following international artists and collectives: Dan Perjovschi, Nest Collective, MADEYOULOOK, OFF Biennial and INLAND.

Documenta 15

Pictured: Wire Drawing, Dan Perjovschi, 201

Frascati: DARKMATTER

Frascati: DARKMATTER

Performing Arts
12 May 2022 - 22 March 2023
Diverse locations in Europe

DARKMATTER is a performative piece in which Cherish Menzo uses the language of dance to dissect our prejudices and black-and-white thinking. She drew inspiration from posthumanism, Afrofuturism, astronomy and hip hop.

DARKMATTER is a Grip and Frascati co-production.

frascatitheater.nl

Reflex: Alistair Payne

Reflex: Alistair Payne

Music
30 August 2022
Bimhuis

In the concert series Reflex, jazz musicians are invited to reflect on the world through music. Trumpet player Alistair Payne is performing this evening.

Bimhuis

Manifesta 14 Pristina

Manifesta 14 Pristina

Exhibition
22 July - 30 October 2022
Pristina, Kosovo

Manifesta is a nomadic biennial of contemporary art taking place in a different European city every other year. The fourteenth edition lands in Prishtina, Kosovo, and carries the title it matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories otherwise. Catherine Nichols was appointed as Creative Mediator.

Prishtina is a rapidly developing city where East meets West. Manifesta wants to induce political and social engagement through art and aims to create a lasting impact on the cultural infrastructure of the city. To achieve this, a permanent contemporary art centre will be realised.

Ammodo supports the production of new artworks for Manifesta 14.

Manifesta14

Pictured: RU, Petrit Halilaj, 2017

Tracey Rose: Shooting Down Babylon

Tracey Rose: Shooting Down Babylon

Exhibition
19 February - 18 August 2022
Zeitz MOCAA

Shooting Down Babylon in contemporary art museum Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town is the first major solo exhibition of South African artist Tracey Rose. The exhibition includes ten new artworks by the artist as part of her ongoing Mandela Ball series, in which she explores the complexity and legacy of the post-Apartheid movement and other freedom movements.

zeitzmocaa.museum

Pictured: Die Wit Man, Tracey Rose, 2015

Solo Duets: Ayesha Hameed and Ane Graff

Solo Duets: Ayesha Hameed and Ane Graff

Exhibition
06 May - 21 August 2022
Kunstinstituut Melly

In the Solo Duets series, Kunstinstituut Melly presents two solo exhibitions simultaneously. This iteration shows work by Ayesha Hameed and Ane Graff.

London-based artist Ayesha Hameed presents Brown Atlantis, her first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. She invites practitioners in the field of sonic art, music, and performative thought to explore the correlations between bodies from the African diaspora and South Asia, given their shared experience of oceanic colonial routes.

Norwegian artist Ane Graff also presents her first solo exhibition in the Netherlands: The Wound in Its Entanglements. Her sculptures are inspired by feminist new materialism and natural sciences. Her artworks invite a rethinking of our material reality and investigate themes such as ecology and mental health.

kunstinstituutmelly.nl

Pictured: States of Inflammation, Ane Graff, 2019

Reflex: Alistair Payne

Reflex: Alistair Payne

Music
30 August 2022
Bimhuis

In the concert series Reflex, jazz musicians are invited to reflect on the world through music. Trumpet player Alistair Payne is performing this evening.

Bimhuis

Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective

Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective

Exhibition
11 June - 18 September 2022
Eye Filmmuseum

In this exhibition, Eye presents the work of three recent winners of the Eye Art & Film Prize: Meriem Bennani (2019), Kahlil Joseph (2020) and the Karrabing Film Collective (2021).

The prize is awarded to makers who bring together art and film in an innovative, inspiring and highly artistic way.

eyefilm.nl

Picture: still from Until the Quiet Comes, Khalil Joseph, 2013

Documenta 15

Documenta 15

Exhibition
18 June - 25 September 2022
Kassel

The fifteenth edition of documenta takes place in Kassel in 2022, and is curated by Indonesian artist collective ruangrupa. The collective seeks to investigate and reformulate the format of the exhibition and connect it to current art practices.

Ammodo supports the creation of new artworks commissioned by documenta 15 by the following international artists and collectives: Dan Perjovschi, Nest Collective, MADEYOULOOK, OFF Biennial and INLAND.

Documenta 15

Pictured: Wire Drawing, Dan Perjovschi, 201

Manifesta 14 Pristina

Manifesta 14 Pristina

Exhibition
22 July - 30 October 2022
Pristina, Kosovo

Manifesta is a nomadic biennial of contemporary art taking place in a different European city every other year. The fourteenth edition lands in Prishtina, Kosovo, and carries the title it matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories otherwise. Catherine Nichols was appointed as Creative Mediator.

Prishtina is a rapidly developing city where East meets West. Manifesta wants to induce political and social engagement through art and aims to create a lasting impact on the cultural infrastructure of the city. To achieve this, a permanent contemporary art centre will be realised.

Ammodo supports the production of new artworks for Manifesta 14.

Manifesta14

Pictured: RU, Petrit Halilaj, 2017

Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale

Exhibition
23 April - 27 November 2022
Venice

The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale takes place from 23 April to 27 November 2022. The main exhibition, titled The Milk of Dreams, is curated by Cecilia Alemani and investigates the body in transformation and how technology changes our definition of humanity. Ammodo supports several internationally renowned artists to create new work for The Milk of Dreams. The selected artists are Dora Budor, Giulia Cenci, Gabriel Chaile, Mire Lee, Delcy Morelos, Precious Okoyomon and Alexandra Pirici.

labiennale.org

Pictured: Made of only hearts, Mire Lee, 2020

Frascati: DARKMATTER

Frascati: DARKMATTER

Performing Arts
12 May 2022 - 22 March 2023
Diverse locations in Europe

DARKMATTER is a performative piece in which Cherish Menzo uses the language of dance to dissect our prejudices and black-and-white thinking. She drew inspiration from posthumanism, Afrofuturism, astronomy and hip hop.

DARKMATTER is a Grip and Frascati co-production.

frascatitheater.nl

Soon

Michel van der Aa: The Book of Water

Michel van der Aa: The Book of Water

Performing Arts
19 September 2022
Venice Biennial

The Book of Water is a chamber music theatre project based on the novella Man in the Holocene by Max Frisch. The work revolves around Geiser, a 73-year-old widower dealing with memory loss.

The adaptation by Michel van der Aa and dramaturg Madelon Kooijman emphasises the continuous rain and flooding isolating Geiser in his house. In this way, The Book of Water becomes a portrait of a man surrounded by erosion: nature’s and his own.

The Book of Water premieres at the Venice Biennial on 19 September 2022. It is playing in several Dutch theatres from 11 to 18 November 2022.

vanderaa.net

Reflex: Kit Downes

Reflex: Kit Downes

Music
03 November 2022
Bimhuis

In the concert series Reflex, jazz musicians are invited to reflect on the world through music. This evening the English composer and pianist Kit Downes performs a newly composed piece. He also plays the organ and often plays together with saxophonist Tom Challenger, cellist Lucy Railton, composer Shiva Feshareki and with the band ENEMY.

Bimhuis

Patricia Kaersenhout: The third dimension

Patricia Kaersenhout: The third dimension

Exhibition Tentoonstelling
07 October - 20 November 2022
CBK Zuidoost

The third dimension is a solo exhibition by Dutch artist Patricia Kaersenhout, taking place in a vacant office building.

Kaersenhout will present existing artworks as well as her new film Négritude Women. In this film, Kaersenhout sheds light on the role of women in the francophone literary négritude movement during the 1930s.

cbkzuidoost.nl

Pictured: Objects of Love and Desire, Patricia Kaersenhout, 2019

Concertgebouw Connects: Angelique Kidjo

Concertgebouw Connects: Angelique Kidjo

Music
30 March 2023
Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Angelique Kidjo performs music from her new album Mother Nature, on which she fuses West African musical traditions from her childhood in Benin with American influences from genres like R&B, funk and jazz. Her songs tackle major contemporary issues such as the climate crisis and racial inequality.

concertgebouw.nl

Photo: Fabrice Mabillot

 

World premiere: Johannes Schöllhorn – Specchio

World premiere: Johannes Schöllhorn – Specchio

Music
13 October 2022
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ

Specchio is a new piece composed by Johannes Schöllhorn. Performed by Het Collectief and Collegium Vocale Gent. The conductor is James Wood.

muziekgebouw.nl

World premiere: Joey Roukens – Requiem

World premiere: Joey Roukens – Requiem

Music
03 November 2022
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ

Requiem is a new piece composed by Joey Roukens. Performed by the Dutch Chambre Choir and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. The conductor is Sofi Jeannin.

muziekgebouw.nl

Naomi Velissariou: Atropa

Naomi Velissariou: Atropa

Performing Arts
10 November - 21 December 2022
Diverse theatres in the Netherlands and Belgium

Greek-Belgian director, writer, actress and performance artist Naomi Velissariou directs a new play called Atropa, about the lead-up and aftermath of the Trojan War.

The piece is based on a text by Tom Lanoye and focuses on the fate of the Greek and Trojan women. Velissariou explores contemporary issues such as identity politics, rape culture and oppression.

Atropa is a co-production by Theater Utrecht, Orkater and Toneelhuis Antwerpen.

theaterutrecht.nl

World premiere: Robert Zuidam – The Pit and the Pendulum

World premiere: Robert Zuidam – The Pit and the Pendulum

Music
11 May 2023
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ

The Pit and the Pendulum is a new piece composed by Robert Zuidam. In collaboration with Slagwerk Den Haag and soprano Claron McFadden.

muziekgebouw.nl

IFFR 2022: Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

IFFR 2022: Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

Film
14 - 16 October 2022
Cinerama and LantarenVenster

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, IFFR had to move its 2022 edition online. The festival is now showing its competition line-ups in cinemas, including the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition.

All sixteen selected short films are screening at Cinerama and LantarenVenster.

Click here to read more about the three winners of the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2022.

iffr.com

Still: Nosferasta: First Bite, Bayley Sweitzer/Adam Khalil, 2021

Nexus conference

Nexus conference

Performing Arts
19 November 2022
Nationale Opera & Ballet

Bright minds discuss important topics of our times.

nexus-instituut.nl

Pictured: Nexus conference 2018

Anne Imhof: Youth

Anne Imhof: Youth

Exhibition
01 October 2022 - 29 January 2023
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Youth is German artist Anne Imhof’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. Using art, architecture, light and sound, Imhof will transform the basement gallery of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam into an uncanny installation. The exhibition concludes with a series of performances in January 2023.

In Youth, Imhof investigates the dark side of life. She questions dynamics of power and reflects on emotions such as loneliness, greed and the fear of missing out.

stedelijk.nl

Michel van der Aa: The Book of Water

Michel van der Aa: The Book of Water

Performing Arts
19 September 2022
Venice Biennial

The Book of Water is a chamber music theatre project based on the novella Man in the Holocene by Max Frisch. The work revolves around Geiser, a 73-year-old widower dealing with memory loss.

The adaptation by Michel van der Aa and dramaturg Madelon Kooijman emphasises the continuous rain and flooding isolating Geiser in his house. In this way, The Book of Water becomes a portrait of a man surrounded by erosion: nature’s and his own.

The Book of Water premieres at the Venice Biennial on 19 September 2022. It is playing in several Dutch theatres from 11 to 18 November 2022.

vanderaa.net

World premiere: Johannes Schöllhorn – Specchio

World premiere: Johannes Schöllhorn – Specchio

Music
13 October 2022
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ

Specchio is a new piece composed by Johannes Schöllhorn. Performed by Het Collectief and Collegium Vocale Gent. The conductor is James Wood.

muziekgebouw.nl

IFFR 2022: Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

IFFR 2022: Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

Film
14 - 16 October 2022
Cinerama and LantarenVenster

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, IFFR had to move its 2022 edition online. The festival is now showing its competition line-ups in cinemas, including the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition.

All sixteen selected short films are screening at Cinerama and LantarenVenster.

Click here to read more about the three winners of the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2022.

iffr.com

Still: Nosferasta: First Bite, Bayley Sweitzer/Adam Khalil, 2021

Reflex: Kit Downes

Reflex: Kit Downes

Music
03 November 2022
Bimhuis

In the concert series Reflex, jazz musicians are invited to reflect on the world through music. This evening the English composer and pianist Kit Downes performs a newly composed piece. He also plays the organ and often plays together with saxophonist Tom Challenger, cellist Lucy Railton, composer Shiva Feshareki and with the band ENEMY.

Bimhuis

World premiere: Joey Roukens – Requiem

World premiere: Joey Roukens – Requiem

Music
03 November 2022
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ

Requiem is a new piece composed by Joey Roukens. Performed by the Dutch Chambre Choir and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. The conductor is Sofi Jeannin.

muziekgebouw.nl

Nexus conference

Nexus conference

Performing Arts
19 November 2022
Nationale Opera & Ballet

Bright minds discuss important topics of our times.

nexus-instituut.nl

Pictured: Nexus conference 2018

Patricia Kaersenhout: The third dimension

Patricia Kaersenhout: The third dimension

Exhibition Tentoonstelling
07 October - 20 November 2022
CBK Zuidoost

The third dimension is a solo exhibition by Dutch artist Patricia Kaersenhout, taking place in a vacant office building.

Kaersenhout will present existing artworks as well as her new film Négritude Women. In this film, Kaersenhout sheds light on the role of women in the francophone literary négritude movement during the 1930s.

cbkzuidoost.nl

Pictured: Objects of Love and Desire, Patricia Kaersenhout, 2019

Naomi Velissariou: Atropa

Naomi Velissariou: Atropa

Performing Arts
10 November - 21 December 2022
Diverse theatres in the Netherlands and Belgium

Greek-Belgian director, writer, actress and performance artist Naomi Velissariou directs a new play called Atropa, about the lead-up and aftermath of the Trojan War.

The piece is based on a text by Tom Lanoye and focuses on the fate of the Greek and Trojan women. Velissariou explores contemporary issues such as identity politics, rape culture and oppression.

Atropa is a co-production by Theater Utrecht, Orkater and Toneelhuis Antwerpen.

theaterutrecht.nl

Anne Imhof: Youth

Anne Imhof: Youth

Exhibition
01 October 2022 - 29 January 2023
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Youth is German artist Anne Imhof’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. Using art, architecture, light and sound, Imhof will transform the basement gallery of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam into an uncanny installation. The exhibition concludes with a series of performances in January 2023.

In Youth, Imhof investigates the dark side of life. She questions dynamics of power and reflects on emotions such as loneliness, greed and the fear of missing out.

stedelijk.nl

Concertgebouw Connects: Angelique Kidjo

Concertgebouw Connects: Angelique Kidjo

Music
30 March 2023
Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Angelique Kidjo performs music from her new album Mother Nature, on which she fuses West African musical traditions from her childhood in Benin with American influences from genres like R&B, funk and jazz. Her songs tackle major contemporary issues such as the climate crisis and racial inequality.

concertgebouw.nl

Photo: Fabrice Mabillot

 

World premiere: Robert Zuidam – The Pit and the Pendulum

World premiere: Robert Zuidam – The Pit and the Pendulum

Music
11 May 2023
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ

The Pit and the Pendulum is a new piece composed by Robert Zuidam. In collaboration with Slagwerk Den Haag and soprano Claron McFadden.

muziekgebouw.nl