PROJECTS

An overview of all projects

Sciences
Jeroen Geurts – Laureate 2017
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
- 2017

Jeroen Geurts was a pioneer in tracking difficult to detect abnormalities in the brains of MS patients. In the course of this work he came up with a new theory about the cause of MS, one which fundamentally differs from the theory that most of his colleagues have adhered to for many years. Jeroen Geurts is a Biomedical Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Visual arts
Cécile B. Evans – What the Heart Wants
AMMODO ✕ De Hallen Haarlem
24 September 2016 - 8 January 2017

De Hallen in Haarlem presents What the Heart Wants: a solo exhibition with new and renowned work of the Belgian-American artist Cécile B. Evans. Commisioned by the museum Evans made the video-installation What the Heart Wants, in which she presents a scenario for the future with an omnipotent system with human characteristics named HYPER. In this work she speculates about the impact of technology on society and our sense of emotions. Ammodo supports What the Heart Wants to contribute to the development of Cécile B. Evans and the visibility of her work.

dehallen.nl

Cécile B. Evans, What the Heart Wants, 2016

Visual arts
Fiona Tan. Geography of Time
AMMODO ✕ MMK Frankfurt Am Main
16 September 2016 - 15 January 2017

Geography of Time is the first major mid-career exhibition of the established artist Fiona Tan (Sumatra, 1966). Fiona is currently based in the Netherlands. The exhibition presents both earlier major works, such as the double projection, Rise and Fall (2009), and her most recent work. Tan is developing an installation environment that compliments the architecture of the MMK Frankfurt museum specially for the exhibition. Ammodo is supporting Geography of Time in order to contribute to the visibility and the artistic development of Fiona Tan.

mmk.de

Fiona Tan, videostill from Nellie, 2013

Performing arts
2666
AMMODO ✕ Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
17 - 27 May 2017

The co-production 2666 by French director Julien Gosselin and his company Si vous pouviez lécher  mon coeur is a large-scale musical montage performance, based on the novel of the same name by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. According to Gosselin himself, he is engaged by the innovative and confrontational way Bolaño addresses the issue of violence and the historical relationship between Europe and South America. The production 2666 can be seen from May 2017 in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. Ammodo supports 2666 to contribute to the artistic development of Julien Gosselin.

stadssschouwburgamsterdam.nl

Julien Gosselin, 2666, 2016, photo: Simon Gosselin

Visual arts
Positions
AMMODO ✕ Van Abbemuseum
5 July 2014 - present

The Van Abbemuseum presents the internationally oriented exhibitionseries Positions, which is currently programmed for five years. Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to develop new work. Positions exhibits a diverse range of new artistic practices and gives direct insight into the themes that artists feel are urgent. Participating artists include Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Bouchra Khalili, Anna Boghiguian and Nástio Mosquito. Ammodo supports Positions because it focuses on the voice of the artist. Positions thereby offers an alternative to the larger thematic and research focused exhibitions and retrospective solo exhibitions that the museum also presents.

vanabbemuseum.nl

 

Anna Boghiguian, Salt Traders, 2015, photo: Peter Cox

Visual arts
Ugo Rondinone – Vocabulary of Solitude
AMMODO ✕ Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
13 February - 29 May 2016

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents Ugo Rondinone – Vocabulary of Solitude: the first, comprehensive mid-career solo exhibition of the works of Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone (1964). Rondinone had his breakthrough in the nineties with his spatial installations, in which he combined various disciplines such as light, sound and architecture. Clowns and rainbows are recurring themes in his work and also prevail in this exhibition. Ugo Rondinone – Vocabulary of Solitude consists of 45 sculptures of lifelike clowns, captured in everyday actions, which have not been exhibited before. Ammodo supports the exhibition to contribute to the exposure of Rondinone’s work in it’s entirety.

boijmans.nl

Exhibitionoverview, Vocabulary of Solitude, 2016, photo: Stefan Altenburger

Visual arts
Para | Fictions
AMMODO ✕ Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art
January 2016 - April 2017

Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art presents Para |Fictions: a series of five consecutive solo presentations of works by internationally emerging artists who have not previously held a solo presentation in the Netherlands. They are asked to create new work that depicts an interaction between visual art and literature. The exhibition series will show in sequence work by Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Oscar Santillan, Lucy Skaer, Mark Geffriaud and Laure Prouvost. Ammodo supports the exhibition series Para | Fictions because it contributes to the development of talented artists and offers them a platform to create and exhibit new work.

wdw.nl

Lucy Skaer, One Remove, installation overview, photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

Performing arts
Competition Programme
AMMODO ✕ IDFA
2016 - 2018

The Competition Programme is the heart of the programme of IDFA, yearly taking place in Amsterdam in November. The Competition Programme includes cinematic designed creative documentaries that show the personal vision of both national and international filmmakers. The total programme exists of seven categories: Feature-Length Competition, Mid-Length Competition, First Appearance Competition, Dutch Competition, DocLab Competition, Student Competition and Kids & Docs Competition. Ammodo supports the Competition Programme to contribute to the development of talented filmmakers and the exclusion of highly qualitative creative documentaries.

idfa.nl

Sciences
Appy Sluijs – Laureate 2017
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Appy Sluijs discovered that 56 million years ago, due to a chain-reaction in the oceans and the atmosphere, there was a rise in the greenhouse effect on the Earth. Palm trees grew at the poles and the Arctic Ocean became as warm as a subtropical swimming pool. Could something similar happen again? Appy Sluijs is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Performing arts
Theatre of the world
AMMODO ✕ De Nationale Opera
June - 2016

Theatre of the World is an opera by Louis Andriessen, directed by Pierre Audi. The opera is inspired by the life of the Jesuit Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680). It follows Kircher, who makes a journey through time and space accompanied by a twelve year old boy. The production was accompanied musically by ASKO | Schönberg under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw. Ammodo supports Theatre of the world to contribute to the development of contemporary opera.

operaballet.nl

De Nationale Opera, Theatre of the world, 2016, photo: Ruth Walz

Visual arts
EYE on Art
AMMODO ✕ EYE Film Museum
25 April 2016 - present

EYE on Art is a series of exhibitions which straddles the border between visual arts and film. EYE presents a different artist in this series each year. EYE on Art gives the participating artists the opportunity to present their work in a museum environment which is technically equipped for displaying video installations. The first exhibition to be presented by EYE in this series is If We Ever Get to Heaven, an exhibition with new work by William Kentridge (Johannesburg, 1955). Ammodo supports Eye on Art as a way of contributing to the establishment of trans-disciplinary exhibitions, the development of the participating artists and the formation of an international discourse concerning visual arts and video art.

eyefilm.nl

William Kentridge, videostill from More Sweetly play the Dance, 2015

Sciences
Ammodo KNAW Award
AMMODO ✕ KNAW
March 2015 - present

Ammodo and the KNAW both attach importance to wholly unfettered fundamental scientific research. Ammodo and the KNAW have joined forces to give extra impetus to this type of research at the present time. In 2015 the Ammodo KNAW Award is established, whereby every two years eight laureates are each awarded a cash prize of 300,000 euros. This amount may be spent by the laureate at his/her discretion on a fundamental scientific research project.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Visual arts
Douglas Coupland – Bit Rot
AMMODO ✕ Witte de With
11 September 2015 - 3 January 2016

The exhibition Bit Rot focuses on the influential thinker and author Douglas Coupland (1961) and reveals the mind of the artist. The exhibition combines his own work with pieces loaned from his own collection. In the Spring of 2015 Coupland was a resident artist at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris. The result of this project, The Living Internet, also forms part of the exhibition. An eponymous paperback has been published alongside the exhibition; the book includes new and existing short stories by the artist. The title Bit Rot refers to the phenomenon of spontaneous decomposition of digital data. Ammodo supports Bit Rot because through this exhibition Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art offers insight into the versatility of an influential thinker and creator.

wdw.nl

Exhibitionoverview, Bit Rot, 2015, photo: Cassander Eeftinck-Schattenkerk

Performing arts
Die Fremden
AMMODO ✕ NT Gent / Rotterdamse Schouwburg
2 - 27 September 2016

Die Fremden by NTGent, directed by Johan Simons, is a multidisciplinary music theatre production which was developed in cooperation with the ensemble Asko | Schönberg. Die Fremden is a co-production with the Ruhrtriennale and the Rotterdam Schouwburg and will première in Marl in September 2016. It is based on the novel The Stranger (1942) by Albert Camus, the recently published novel The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud (written in response to Camus’ book) and Submission in which Michel Houellebecq pictures a radical change in the political and cultural climate in the France of 2022. The cast includes Pierre Bokma and Elsie de Brauw. The visual artist Aernout Mik is creating new work for this production. Ammodo supports Die Fremden in order to contribute to the development of high quality international music theatre.

ruhrtriennale.de

Die Fremden, 2016, NTGent

Performing arts
Arno Schuitemaker – I will wait for you
AMMODO ✕ Stichting Sharp
20 September 2016 - 23 February 2017

I will wait for you is a contemporary dance production from Arno Schuitemaker. This production will be performed by Revé Terborg, Jenia Kasatkina and Stein Fluijt. The public spectators will be moved by the slow, evolving movements, that are brought together with sound and lights. The performance isn’t parted in different scenes, which emphasizes the loss of awareness of time. Ammodo supports I will wait for you to contribute to the development of contemporary dance, and in special the artistic development of Arno Schuitemaker.

arnoschuitemaker.com

Arno Schuitemaker, I will wait for you, 2016, photo: Sigel Eschkol

Performing arts
The Great Warmachine
AMMODO ✕ Showmachine
3 March - 17 December 2016

Showmachine was set up by writer, director and performer Joachim Robbrecht (1979). The Great Warmachine, a production directed by Joachim Robbrecht, explores the obviousness of peace in relation to the historical formation and current state of Europe. To this end Robbrecht has developed an artistic strategy called ‘Theatre of War’ in which he invites the viewer to experience war as a ritual and play. By supporting The Great Warmachine Ammodo aims to contribute to the development of the production itself and the artistic development of Joachim Robbrecht.

joachimrobbrecht.com

Showmachine, The Great Warmachine, 2016

Performing arts
Only the sound remains
AMMODO ✕ Dutch National Opera
March - 2016

In 2016 the Dutch National Opera presents the new opera production Only the sound remains. Only the sound remains is directed by the renowned American director Peter Sellars (1957) and consists of two parts, which are based on Japanese Noh dramas. The central theme of these pieces is the encounter between the living and the dead, between humans and spirits, the earthly and the heavenly. The music is composed by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Ammodo supports Only the sound remains to contribute to the development of contemporary opera.

operaballet.nl

De Nationale Opera, Only the sound remains, 2016, photo: Ruth Walz

Visual arts
Sensory Spaces
AMMODO ✕ Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
2013 - present

In 2013 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen launched a series of solo exhibitions: Sensory Spaces. For each exhibition an artist is invited to develop new site specific work and to use the properties of the space in a surprising way. The selected artists are used make site specific works and are working in various disciplines including film, installations, performance art, photography, sculpture, painting and drawing. Participating artists include Oscar Tuazon, Sabine Hornig, Sara VanDerBeek and Mike Nelson. Ammodo supports Sensory Spaces because the series offers participating artists the opportunity to develop new work.

boijmans.nl

Olaf Nicolai, Sensory Spaces 10, photo: Studio Wilschut

Visual arts
Germaine Kruip – Geometry of the Scattering
AMMODO ✕ The Oude Kerk Amsterdam
26 November 2015 - 27 March 2016

The solo exhibition Geometry of the Scattering includes new work by visual and performance artist Germaine Kruip (1970). In addition to new pieces such as A Square, spoken (2015) and Oude Kerk Untitled (2015), the exhibition includes previously completed work including Column Untitled (2011-2015) and A Room 24 Hours (2010), adapted for the exhibition to the ecclesiastical space. In addition to the exhibition, the Oude Kerk organises a series of debates, lectures and a preview of the new performance Geometry of the Scattering in the Veem House for Performance. Ammodo supports Geometry of the Scattering because by presenting this exhibition the Oude Kerk is contributing to the development of Germaine Kruip and the further exposure of her work.

oudekerk.nl

Germaine Kruip, Kannadi from Square to Circle, 2015, photo: Maxime Faucconier

Performing arts
6: THE SQUARE
AMMODO ✕ NBprojects
19 May - 2 November 2016

NBprojects realises projects of the choreographer and curator Nicole Beutler. For the performances 6: THE SQUARE and 7: TRYPTICHON Beutler was inspired by the geometric principles of the Bauhaus: circular, square and triangular shapes form a substantive theme. 6: THE SQUARE (2016) is concerned with the square and in 7: TRYPTICHON (2017) Beutler moves on to the triangle/the trinity. Beutler’s work explores the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk as a conception of art in which different disciplines such as architecture, design and theater are intertwined. Ammodo supports 6: THE SQUARE and 7: TRYPTICHON to contribute to the development of Nicole Beutler who, with these performances, is taking the plunge as a choreographer into the world of larger halls and theatres.

nbprojects.nl

THE SQUARE, NBprojects, 2016, photo: Anja Beutler

Visual arts
Guest Advisors Circle
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
2016 - present

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten focuses on developing talent through a two-year residency programme. Artists from around the world have the opportunity to work in optimal conditions to deepen and broaden their artistic practice. During their stay at the Rijksakademie the resident artists are supported by advisors on artistic, technical and theoretical levels. In addition to permanent advisors the Rijksakademie also uses the Guest Advisors Circle. This additional body is set up to focus attention on current developments in the arts and to address the interests and concerns of the individual artists. Ammodo supports the Guest Advisors Circle and by so doing contributes to the development of contemporary visual artists.

Nickel van Duijvenboden and Gwenneth Boelens experimenting with the wet collodiumproces, 2015, photo: Roy Taylor

rijksakademie.nl

Sciences
Jeroen Geurts – Laureate 2017
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
- 2017

Jeroen Geurts was a pioneer in tracking difficult to detect abnormalities in the brains of MS patients. In the course of this work he came up with a new theory about the cause of MS, one which fundamentally differs from the theory that most of his colleagues have adhered to for many years. Jeroen Geurts is a Biomedical Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Performing arts
Competition Programme
AMMODO ✕ IDFA
2016 - 2018

The Competition Programme is the heart of the programme of IDFA, yearly taking place in Amsterdam in November. The Competition Programme includes cinematic designed creative documentaries that show the personal vision of both national and international filmmakers. The total programme exists of seven categories: Feature-Length Competition, Mid-Length Competition, First Appearance Competition, Dutch Competition, DocLab Competition, Student Competition and Kids & Docs Competition. Ammodo supports the Competition Programme to contribute to the development of talented filmmakers and the exclusion of highly qualitative creative documentaries.

idfa.nl

Performing arts
Arno Schuitemaker – I will wait for you
AMMODO ✕ Stichting Sharp
20 September 2016 - 23 February 2017

I will wait for you is a contemporary dance production from Arno Schuitemaker. This production will be performed by Revé Terborg, Jenia Kasatkina and Stein Fluijt. The public spectators will be moved by the slow, evolving movements, that are brought together with sound and lights. The performance isn’t parted in different scenes, which emphasizes the loss of awareness of time. Ammodo supports I will wait for you to contribute to the development of contemporary dance, and in special the artistic development of Arno Schuitemaker.

arnoschuitemaker.com

Arno Schuitemaker, I will wait for you, 2016, photo: Sigel Eschkol

Visual arts
Cécile B. Evans – What the Heart Wants
AMMODO ✕ De Hallen Haarlem
24 September 2016 - 8 January 2017

De Hallen in Haarlem presents What the Heart Wants: a solo exhibition with new and renowned work of the Belgian-American artist Cécile B. Evans. Commisioned by the museum Evans made the video-installation What the Heart Wants, in which she presents a scenario for the future with an omnipotent system with human characteristics named HYPER. In this work she speculates about the impact of technology on society and our sense of emotions. Ammodo supports What the Heart Wants to contribute to the development of Cécile B. Evans and the visibility of her work.

dehallen.nl

Cécile B. Evans, What the Heart Wants, 2016

Sciences
Appy Sluijs – Laureate 2017
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Appy Sluijs discovered that 56 million years ago, due to a chain-reaction in the oceans and the atmosphere, there was a rise in the greenhouse effect on the Earth. Palm trees grew at the poles and the Arctic Ocean became as warm as a subtropical swimming pool. Could something similar happen again? Appy Sluijs is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Performing arts
The Great Warmachine
AMMODO ✕ Showmachine
3 March - 17 December 2016

Showmachine was set up by writer, director and performer Joachim Robbrecht (1979). The Great Warmachine, a production directed by Joachim Robbrecht, explores the obviousness of peace in relation to the historical formation and current state of Europe. To this end Robbrecht has developed an artistic strategy called ‘Theatre of War’ in which he invites the viewer to experience war as a ritual and play. By supporting The Great Warmachine Ammodo aims to contribute to the development of the production itself and the artistic development of Joachim Robbrecht.

joachimrobbrecht.com

Showmachine, The Great Warmachine, 2016

Visual arts
Fiona Tan. Geography of Time
AMMODO ✕ MMK Frankfurt Am Main
16 September 2016 - 15 January 2017

Geography of Time is the first major mid-career exhibition of the established artist Fiona Tan (Sumatra, 1966). Fiona is currently based in the Netherlands. The exhibition presents both earlier major works, such as the double projection, Rise and Fall (2009), and her most recent work. Tan is developing an installation environment that compliments the architecture of the MMK Frankfurt museum specially for the exhibition. Ammodo is supporting Geography of Time in order to contribute to the visibility and the artistic development of Fiona Tan.

mmk.de

Fiona Tan, videostill from Nellie, 2013

Performing arts
Theatre of the world
AMMODO ✕ De Nationale Opera
June - 2016

Theatre of the World is an opera by Louis Andriessen, directed by Pierre Audi. The opera is inspired by the life of the Jesuit Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680). It follows Kircher, who makes a journey through time and space accompanied by a twelve year old boy. The production was accompanied musically by ASKO | Schönberg under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw. Ammodo supports Theatre of the world to contribute to the development of contemporary opera.

operaballet.nl

De Nationale Opera, Theatre of the world, 2016, photo: Ruth Walz

Performing arts
Only the sound remains
AMMODO ✕ Dutch National Opera
March - 2016

In 2016 the Dutch National Opera presents the new opera production Only the sound remains. Only the sound remains is directed by the renowned American director Peter Sellars (1957) and consists of two parts, which are based on Japanese Noh dramas. The central theme of these pieces is the encounter between the living and the dead, between humans and spirits, the earthly and the heavenly. The music is composed by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Ammodo supports Only the sound remains to contribute to the development of contemporary opera.

operaballet.nl

De Nationale Opera, Only the sound remains, 2016, photo: Ruth Walz

Performing arts
2666
AMMODO ✕ Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
17 - 27 May 2017

The co-production 2666 by French director Julien Gosselin and his company Si vous pouviez lécher  mon coeur is a large-scale musical montage performance, based on the novel of the same name by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. According to Gosselin himself, he is engaged by the innovative and confrontational way Bolaño addresses the issue of violence and the historical relationship between Europe and South America. The production 2666 can be seen from May 2017 in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. Ammodo supports 2666 to contribute to the artistic development of Julien Gosselin.

stadssschouwburgamsterdam.nl

Julien Gosselin, 2666, 2016, photo: Simon Gosselin

Visual arts
EYE on Art
AMMODO ✕ EYE Film Museum
25 April 2016 - present

EYE on Art is a series of exhibitions which straddles the border between visual arts and film. EYE presents a different artist in this series each year. EYE on Art gives the participating artists the opportunity to present their work in a museum environment which is technically equipped for displaying video installations. The first exhibition to be presented by EYE in this series is If We Ever Get to Heaven, an exhibition with new work by William Kentridge (Johannesburg, 1955). Ammodo supports Eye on Art as a way of contributing to the establishment of trans-disciplinary exhibitions, the development of the participating artists and the formation of an international discourse concerning visual arts and video art.

eyefilm.nl

William Kentridge, videostill from More Sweetly play the Dance, 2015

Visual arts
Sensory Spaces
AMMODO ✕ Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
2013 - present

In 2013 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen launched a series of solo exhibitions: Sensory Spaces. For each exhibition an artist is invited to develop new site specific work and to use the properties of the space in a surprising way. The selected artists are used make site specific works and are working in various disciplines including film, installations, performance art, photography, sculpture, painting and drawing. Participating artists include Oscar Tuazon, Sabine Hornig, Sara VanDerBeek and Mike Nelson. Ammodo supports Sensory Spaces because the series offers participating artists the opportunity to develop new work.

boijmans.nl

Olaf Nicolai, Sensory Spaces 10, photo: Studio Wilschut

Visual arts
Positions
AMMODO ✕ Van Abbemuseum
5 July 2014 - present

The Van Abbemuseum presents the internationally oriented exhibitionseries Positions, which is currently programmed for five years. Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to develop new work. Positions exhibits a diverse range of new artistic practices and gives direct insight into the themes that artists feel are urgent. Participating artists include Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Bouchra Khalili, Anna Boghiguian and Nástio Mosquito. Ammodo supports Positions because it focuses on the voice of the artist. Positions thereby offers an alternative to the larger thematic and research focused exhibitions and retrospective solo exhibitions that the museum also presents.

vanabbemuseum.nl

 

Anna Boghiguian, Salt Traders, 2015, photo: Peter Cox

Sciences
Ammodo KNAW Award
AMMODO ✕ KNAW
March 2015 - present

Ammodo and the KNAW both attach importance to wholly unfettered fundamental scientific research. Ammodo and the KNAW have joined forces to give extra impetus to this type of research at the present time. In 2015 the Ammodo KNAW Award is established, whereby every two years eight laureates are each awarded a cash prize of 300,000 euros. This amount may be spent by the laureate at his/her discretion on a fundamental scientific research project.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Visual arts
Germaine Kruip – Geometry of the Scattering
AMMODO ✕ The Oude Kerk Amsterdam
26 November 2015 - 27 March 2016

The solo exhibition Geometry of the Scattering includes new work by visual and performance artist Germaine Kruip (1970). In addition to new pieces such as A Square, spoken (2015) and Oude Kerk Untitled (2015), the exhibition includes previously completed work including Column Untitled (2011-2015) and A Room 24 Hours (2010), adapted for the exhibition to the ecclesiastical space. In addition to the exhibition, the Oude Kerk organises a series of debates, lectures and a preview of the new performance Geometry of the Scattering in the Veem House for Performance. Ammodo supports Geometry of the Scattering because by presenting this exhibition the Oude Kerk is contributing to the development of Germaine Kruip and the further exposure of her work.

oudekerk.nl

Germaine Kruip, Kannadi from Square to Circle, 2015, photo: Maxime Faucconier

Visual arts
Ugo Rondinone – Vocabulary of Solitude
AMMODO ✕ Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
13 February - 29 May 2016

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents Ugo Rondinone – Vocabulary of Solitude: the first, comprehensive mid-career solo exhibition of the works of Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone (1964). Rondinone had his breakthrough in the nineties with his spatial installations, in which he combined various disciplines such as light, sound and architecture. Clowns and rainbows are recurring themes in his work and also prevail in this exhibition. Ugo Rondinone – Vocabulary of Solitude consists of 45 sculptures of lifelike clowns, captured in everyday actions, which have not been exhibited before. Ammodo supports the exhibition to contribute to the exposure of Rondinone’s work in it’s entirety.

boijmans.nl

Exhibitionoverview, Vocabulary of Solitude, 2016, photo: Stefan Altenburger

Visual arts
Douglas Coupland – Bit Rot
AMMODO ✕ Witte de With
11 September 2015 - 3 January 2016

The exhibition Bit Rot focuses on the influential thinker and author Douglas Coupland (1961) and reveals the mind of the artist. The exhibition combines his own work with pieces loaned from his own collection. In the Spring of 2015 Coupland was a resident artist at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris. The result of this project, The Living Internet, also forms part of the exhibition. An eponymous paperback has been published alongside the exhibition; the book includes new and existing short stories by the artist. The title Bit Rot refers to the phenomenon of spontaneous decomposition of digital data. Ammodo supports Bit Rot because through this exhibition Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art offers insight into the versatility of an influential thinker and creator.

wdw.nl

Exhibitionoverview, Bit Rot, 2015, photo: Cassander Eeftinck-Schattenkerk

Performing arts
6: THE SQUARE
AMMODO ✕ NBprojects
19 May - 2 November 2016

NBprojects realises projects of the choreographer and curator Nicole Beutler. For the performances 6: THE SQUARE and 7: TRYPTICHON Beutler was inspired by the geometric principles of the Bauhaus: circular, square and triangular shapes form a substantive theme. 6: THE SQUARE (2016) is concerned with the square and in 7: TRYPTICHON (2017) Beutler moves on to the triangle/the trinity. Beutler’s work explores the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk as a conception of art in which different disciplines such as architecture, design and theater are intertwined. Ammodo supports 6: THE SQUARE and 7: TRYPTICHON to contribute to the development of Nicole Beutler who, with these performances, is taking the plunge as a choreographer into the world of larger halls and theatres.

nbprojects.nl

THE SQUARE, NBprojects, 2016, photo: Anja Beutler

Visual arts
Para | Fictions
AMMODO ✕ Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art
January 2016 - April 2017

Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art presents Para |Fictions: a series of five consecutive solo presentations of works by internationally emerging artists who have not previously held a solo presentation in the Netherlands. They are asked to create new work that depicts an interaction between visual art and literature. The exhibition series will show in sequence work by Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Oscar Santillan, Lucy Skaer, Mark Geffriaud and Laure Prouvost. Ammodo supports the exhibition series Para | Fictions because it contributes to the development of talented artists and offers them a platform to create and exhibit new work.

wdw.nl

Lucy Skaer, One Remove, installation overview, photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

Performing arts
Die Fremden
AMMODO ✕ NT Gent / Rotterdamse Schouwburg
2 - 27 September 2016

Die Fremden by NTGent, directed by Johan Simons, is a multidisciplinary music theatre production which was developed in cooperation with the ensemble Asko | Schönberg. Die Fremden is a co-production with the Ruhrtriennale and the Rotterdam Schouwburg and will première in Marl in September 2016. It is based on the novel The Stranger (1942) by Albert Camus, the recently published novel The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud (written in response to Camus’ book) and Submission in which Michel Houellebecq pictures a radical change in the political and cultural climate in the France of 2022. The cast includes Pierre Bokma and Elsie de Brauw. The visual artist Aernout Mik is creating new work for this production. Ammodo supports Die Fremden in order to contribute to the development of high quality international music theatre.

ruhrtriennale.de

Die Fremden, 2016, NTGent

Visual arts
Guest Advisors Circle
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
2016 - present

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten focuses on developing talent through a two-year residency programme. Artists from around the world have the opportunity to work in optimal conditions to deepen and broaden their artistic practice. During their stay at the Rijksakademie the resident artists are supported by advisors on artistic, technical and theoretical levels. In addition to permanent advisors the Rijksakademie also uses the Guest Advisors Circle. This additional body is set up to focus attention on current developments in the arts and to address the interests and concerns of the individual artists. Ammodo supports the Guest Advisors Circle and by so doing contributes to the development of contemporary visual artists.

Nickel van Duijvenboden and Gwenneth Boelens experimenting with the wet collodiumproces, 2015, photo: Roy Taylor

rijksakademie.nl