Stichting Ammodo, For arts, architecture and science

Alicia Montoya – Laureate

Alicia Montoya – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Through studying 18th-century library sales catalogues, Alicia Montoya discovered that at a time when the Enlightenment changed thinking in Europe, religious books were still the biggest sellers. She questions what the impact of the philosophical transformation was amongst the wider population, outside the small circle of the intellectual elite. Has the hegemony of knowledge and reason been overstated? Alicia Montoya is Humanities laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Crashtest Ibsen: ik zie spoken (I see ghosts)

Crashtest Ibsen: ik zie spoken (I see ghosts)
AMMODO ✕ Moeremans&Sons
9 June 2016 - 25 May 2017

Crashtest Ibsen: ik zie spoken, directed by Sarah Moeremans (1979), is the third of the four-part Crashtest Ibsen series, based on pieces by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The first two performances Crashtest Ibsen: Nora and Crashtest Ibsen: Volksvijand were presented in 2013 and 2014. In Crashtest Ibsen: ik zie spoken the neurotic urge of man to want to control everything is exposed. Joachim Robbrecht has written an adaptation of Ibsen’s Ghosts (1881) for this production. Ammodo supports Crashtest Ibsen: ik zie spoken to contribute to both the artistic development of Sarah Moeremans and to the creation of a high-quality theater production.

moeremansandsons.com

Eva van Rooij – Laureate

Eva van Rooij – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Eva van Rooij was the first person to discover that microRNA molecules, components of living cells which have only recently been discovered, play a role in heart diseases. She is now investigating other molecular mechanisms that affect our cardiac cells. Is it possible to influence these so as to limit damage to such cells or even reverse it? Eva van Rooij is a Biomedical Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Germaine Kruip – Geometry of the Scattering

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

Not Making Sense as Something Else

Not Making Sense as Something Else
AMMODO ✕ P/////AKT
22 February - 20 December 2015

Not Making Sense as Something Else is an exhibition series in which P/////AKT presents six solo exhibitions by emerging artists. The series offers talented young artists the opportunity to develop new work, gain experience in organizing a solo exhibition and to engage with a relevant audience. The participating artists are Bram de Jonghe, Dan Walwin, Bas van den Hurk & Hans Delmeulenaere, Claudia Pagès & Ulijona Odišarija, Roderick Hietbrink and Kasper Bosmans. Each is invited to develop new work to exhibit in P/////AKT. By supporting this initiative, Ammodo aims to contribute to both the artistic development of the artists and to the visibility of their work.

pakt.nu

Bas Van Den Hurk & Hans Demeulenaere + guest artists Lorelinde Verhees & Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Politics of Installation, part 2, 2015

Artists’ Lab

Artists’ Lab
AMMODO ✕ Julidans
2014 - 2017

Each year Julidans presents the two-year program Artists’ Lab, developed for talented international choreographers. In Artists’ Lab the choreographers work on new productions under the guidance of renowned theatre makers and choreographers. In the firts year young, talented choreographers will be introduced to eachother and the work of the choreographers of Julidans. In the second year they will create a danceproduction with the whole group of young choreographers which will be presented during the festival. Through Artists’ Lab, Julidans seeks to bridge the gap between young choreographers and professionals in the field by bringing talented Dutch and international dance artists together and giving them the opportunity to develop new work to be presented at leading venues. Ammodo supports Artists’ Lab as a means of contributing to the development and visibility of young choreographers who demonstrate the potential to succeed at an international level.

julidans.nl

Olivier Hekster – Laureate

Olivier Hekster – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Olivier Hekster revisits the labelling of Roman Emperors such as Nero, Caligula and Commodus as ‘mad’ by looking at their use of the mass-media of antiquity: effigies on coins, statues and inscriptions on buildings. How did these Emperors attempt to establish their power over their vast empire using such communications? Olivier Hekster is a Humanities laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Performance Days

Performance Days
AMMODO ✕ If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
2015 - present

If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution focuses on the development of new performance productions. Over a period of two years the organisation accompanies four artists and four curators during the development of new work. If I Can’t Dance has organised the Performance Days since 2014 where the new work has it’s première. In the forthcoming period If I Can’t Dance will work together with Leonor Antunes, Erin Alexa Freedman & Lili Huston-Hertrich, Alex Martinis Roe, Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Peter Pál Pelbárt, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Joke Robaard and Vivian Ziherl. Ammodo supports Performance Days because it contributes both to the development of the participating artists and curators and to the development of new performance art productions.

ificantdance.org

Naufus Ramírez Figueroa, Mimesis of Mimesis, 2016, photo: Florian Braakman

2666

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

The Great Warmachine

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

Ugo Rondinone – Vocabulary of Solitude

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

Theatre of the world

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

Hans van Dijk – Dai Hanzi: 5000 Artists

Hans van Dijk – Dai Hanzi: 5000 Artists
AMMODO ✕ Witte de With
4 September 2014 - 4 January 2015

Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists is an exhibition of works by Chinese artists with whom Hans van Dijk (1946-2002), or Dai Hanzhi as he was known in China, worked when he was active in the ’90s in China as a curator, art historian and gallery owner. The programme includes two exhibitions in Beijing and Rotterdam, and aims to give Van Dijk’s work visibility and recognition. Ammodo supports Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists to contribute to the development and opening up of the contemporary art scene in China and, in particular, to honour the work of Hans van Dijk.

wdw.nl

Hans van Dijk in his studyroom, photo: Zhang Haier

Medea. Matrix

Medea. Matrix
AMMODO ✕ Ruhrtriënnale
15 - 24 September 2016

The performance Medea.Matrix is directed by Susanne Kennedy and was developed in collaboration with visual artist Markus Selg. They break through the traditional Medea interpretations and create their own universe of theater and art installation. The show is a co-production with the Vienna Festival. It is a multimedia solo performance performed by the German actress Birgit Minichmayr. Ammodo supports Medea.Matrix to contribute to the creation of new work by Susanne Kennedy.

ruhrtriennale.de

Geblässehalle, Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord, photo: Hermann & Clärchen Baus

Husbands and wives

Husbands and wives
AMMODO ✕ Toneelgroep Amsterdam
19 June 2016 - 4 March 2017

The theatreshow Husbands and wives is based on the eponymous Woody Allen film from 1992. Performed by Toneelgroep Amsterdam and directed by Australian director Simon Stone (1984), Husbands and wives brings the reality of romance, with all its defects, to light. Ammodo supports Husbands and wives to contribute to the artistic development of Simon Stone, as well as the realisation of a new repertoire for Toneelgroep Amsterdam.

tga.nl

Husbands and Wives, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, 2016, photo: Jan Verweysveld

Privacy

Privacy
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
10 June - 15 December 2016

Privacy is a show by De Warme Winkel which straddles performance and theater. The show is a co-production by De Warme Winkel and Wunderbaum and is developed and played by Ward Weemhoff (De Warme Winkel) and Wiene Dierickx (Wunderbaum). Privacy is inspired by similar works from the history of art, the public life of famous artist couples and philosophical and sociological ideas about privacy and the domination of the personal in public. Ammodo supports Privacy to contribute to the creation of this international co-production.

dewarmewinkel.nl

De Warme Winkel, Privacy, 2016, photo: Dorothea Tuch

EYE on Art

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

Douglas Coupland – Bit Rot

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

Only the sound remains

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

Guido van der Werf – Laureate

Guido van der Werf – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Guido van der Werf researches the amount of greenhouse gases that are entering the atmosphere because of the burning of forests, grasslands and peat bogs. With the help of models, satellite photos and drones he charts the contributions of burning, deforestation and the expansion of agricultural land on the greenhouse effect. Guido is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum
6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015

The solo exhibition Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden provides an unique overview of the work of Marlene Dumas. Dumas’ retrospective exhibition presents around two hundred paintings and drawings dating from the late ‘70s through to today: the most extensive collection that has yet been seen in Europe. The works on display are largely drawn from international private and museum collections and include key pieces such as The Painter, Models, The White Disease, Dead Marilyn and the recent series of drawings Great Man. Ammodo supports Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden to contribute to the development and enhancement of the work of Marlene Dumas.

stedelijk.nl 

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2014, photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

Alicia Montoya – Laureate

Alicia Montoya – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Through studying 18th-century library sales catalogues, Alicia Montoya discovered that at a time when the Enlightenment changed thinking in Europe, religious books were still the biggest sellers. She questions what the impact of the philosophical transformation was amongst the wider population, outside the small circle of the intellectual elite. Has the hegemony of knowledge and reason been overstated? Alicia Montoya is Humanities laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Performance Days

Performance Days
AMMODO ✕ If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
2015 - present

If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution focuses on the development of new performance productions. Over a period of two years the organisation accompanies four artists and four curators during the development of new work. If I Can’t Dance has organised the Performance Days since 2014 where the new work has it’s première. In the forthcoming period If I Can’t Dance will work together with Leonor Antunes, Erin Alexa Freedman & Lili Huston-Hertrich, Alex Martinis Roe, Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Peter Pál Pelbárt, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Joke Robaard and Vivian Ziherl. Ammodo supports Performance Days because it contributes both to the development of the participating artists and curators and to the development of new performance art productions.

ificantdance.org

Naufus Ramírez Figueroa, Mimesis of Mimesis, 2016, photo: Florian Braakman

Husbands and wives

Husbands and wives
AMMODO ✕ Toneelgroep Amsterdam
19 June 2016 - 4 March 2017

The theatreshow Husbands and wives is based on the eponymous Woody Allen film from 1992. Performed by Toneelgroep Amsterdam and directed by Australian director Simon Stone (1984), Husbands and wives brings the reality of romance, with all its defects, to light. Ammodo supports Husbands and wives to contribute to the artistic development of Simon Stone, as well as the realisation of a new repertoire for Toneelgroep Amsterdam.

tga.nl

Husbands and Wives, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, 2016, photo: Jan Verweysveld

Crashtest Ibsen: ik zie spoken (I see ghosts)

Crashtest Ibsen: ik zie spoken (I see ghosts)
AMMODO ✕ Moeremans&Sons
9 June 2016 - 25 May 2017

Crashtest Ibsen: ik zie spoken, directed by Sarah Moeremans (1979), is the third of the four-part Crashtest Ibsen series, based on pieces by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The first two performances Crashtest Ibsen: Nora and Crashtest Ibsen: Volksvijand were presented in 2013 and 2014. In Crashtest Ibsen: ik zie spoken the neurotic urge of man to want to control everything is exposed. Joachim Robbrecht has written an adaptation of Ibsen’s Ghosts (1881) for this production. Ammodo supports Crashtest Ibsen: ik zie spoken to contribute to both the artistic development of Sarah Moeremans and to the creation of a high-quality theater production.

moeremansandsons.com

2666

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

Privacy

Privacy
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
10 June - 15 December 2016

Privacy is a show by De Warme Winkel which straddles performance and theater. The show is a co-production by De Warme Winkel and Wunderbaum and is developed and played by Ward Weemhoff (De Warme Winkel) and Wiene Dierickx (Wunderbaum). Privacy is inspired by similar works from the history of art, the public life of famous artist couples and philosophical and sociological ideas about privacy and the domination of the personal in public. Ammodo supports Privacy to contribute to the creation of this international co-production.

dewarmewinkel.nl

De Warme Winkel, Privacy, 2016, photo: Dorothea Tuch

Eva van Rooij – Laureate

Eva van Rooij – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Eva van Rooij was the first person to discover that microRNA molecules, components of living cells which have only recently been discovered, play a role in heart diseases. She is now investigating other molecular mechanisms that affect our cardiac cells. Is it possible to influence these so as to limit damage to such cells or even reverse it? Eva van Rooij is a Biomedical Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

The Great Warmachine

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

EYE on Art

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

Germaine Kruip – Geometry of the Scattering

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

Ugo Rondinone – Vocabulary of Solitude

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

Douglas Coupland – Bit Rot

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

Not Making Sense as Something Else

Not Making Sense as Something Else
AMMODO ✕ P/////AKT
22 February - 20 December 2015

Not Making Sense as Something Else is an exhibition series in which P/////AKT presents six solo exhibitions by emerging artists. The series offers talented young artists the opportunity to develop new work, gain experience in organizing a solo exhibition and to engage with a relevant audience. The participating artists are Bram de Jonghe, Dan Walwin, Bas van den Hurk & Hans Delmeulenaere, Claudia Pagès & Ulijona Odišarija, Roderick Hietbrink and Kasper Bosmans. Each is invited to develop new work to exhibit in P/////AKT. By supporting this initiative, Ammodo aims to contribute to both the artistic development of the artists and to the visibility of their work.

pakt.nu

Bas Van Den Hurk & Hans Demeulenaere + guest artists Lorelinde Verhees & Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Politics of Installation, part 2, 2015

Theatre of the world

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

Only the sound remains

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

Artists’ Lab

Artists’ Lab
AMMODO ✕ Julidans
2014 - 2017

Each year Julidans presents the two-year program Artists’ Lab, developed for talented international choreographers. In Artists’ Lab the choreographers work on new productions under the guidance of renowned theatre makers and choreographers. In the firts year young, talented choreographers will be introduced to eachother and the work of the choreographers of Julidans. In the second year they will create a danceproduction with the whole group of young choreographers which will be presented during the festival. Through Artists’ Lab, Julidans seeks to bridge the gap between young choreographers and professionals in the field by bringing talented Dutch and international dance artists together and giving them the opportunity to develop new work to be presented at leading venues. Ammodo supports Artists’ Lab as a means of contributing to the development and visibility of young choreographers who demonstrate the potential to succeed at an international level.

julidans.nl

Hans van Dijk – Dai Hanzi: 5000 Artists

Hans van Dijk – Dai Hanzi: 5000 Artists
AMMODO ✕ Witte de With
4 September 2014 - 4 January 2015

Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists is an exhibition of works by Chinese artists with whom Hans van Dijk (1946-2002), or Dai Hanzhi as he was known in China, worked when he was active in the ’90s in China as a curator, art historian and gallery owner. The programme includes two exhibitions in Beijing and Rotterdam, and aims to give Van Dijk’s work visibility and recognition. Ammodo supports Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists to contribute to the development and opening up of the contemporary art scene in China and, in particular, to honour the work of Hans van Dijk.

wdw.nl

Hans van Dijk in his studyroom, photo: Zhang Haier

Guido van der Werf – Laureate

Guido van der Werf – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Guido van der Werf researches the amount of greenhouse gases that are entering the atmosphere because of the burning of forests, grasslands and peat bogs. With the help of models, satellite photos and drones he charts the contributions of burning, deforestation and the expansion of agricultural land on the greenhouse effect. Guido is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Olivier Hekster – Laureate

Olivier Hekster – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Olivier Hekster revisits the labelling of Roman Emperors such as Nero, Caligula and Commodus as ‘mad’ by looking at their use of the mass-media of antiquity: effigies on coins, statues and inscriptions on buildings. How did these Emperors attempt to establish their power over their vast empire using such communications? Olivier Hekster is a Humanities laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Medea. Matrix

Medea. Matrix
AMMODO ✕ Ruhrtriënnale
15 - 24 September 2016

The performance Medea.Matrix is directed by Susanne Kennedy and was developed in collaboration with visual artist Markus Selg. They break through the traditional Medea interpretations and create their own universe of theater and art installation. The show is a co-production with the Vienna Festival. It is a multimedia solo performance performed by the German actress Birgit Minichmayr. Ammodo supports Medea.Matrix to contribute to the creation of new work by Susanne Kennedy.

ruhrtriennale.de

Geblässehalle, Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord, photo: Hermann & Clärchen Baus

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum
6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015

The solo exhibition Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden provides an unique overview of the work of Marlene Dumas. Dumas’ retrospective exhibition presents around two hundred paintings and drawings dating from the late ‘70s through to today: the most extensive collection that has yet been seen in Europe. The works on display are largely drawn from international private and museum collections and include key pieces such as The Painter, Models, The White Disease, Dead Marilyn and the recent series of drawings Great Man. Ammodo supports Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden to contribute to the development and enhancement of the work of Marlene Dumas.

stedelijk.nl 

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2014, photo: Gert Jan van Rooij