Stichting Ammodo, For arts, architecture and science

New (co)productions

New (co)productions
AMMODO ✕ SPRING Performing Arts Festival
2016 - 2018

SPRING is a festival that encourages and presents contemporary artistic developments in the field of crossovers between dance, performance and theater. In May 2016 SPRING presents eight new (co)productions of new work by Jan Martens, Nicole Beutler and Tim Etchells, amongst others. In the series, a balance is sought between young and ‘established’ innovators with both small and larger productions. Ammodo is supporting SPRING over the period 2016-2018 to contribute to the realisation of new international (co)productions.

springutrecht.nl

SACRIFICE, Erna Omarsdottir & Valdimar Johannsson, Icelandic Dance Company

Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of a genius

Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of a genius
AMMODO ✕ Hieronymus Bosch 500
13 February - 8 May 2016

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch in 2016, the Bosch 500 Foundation is organising an exhibitions entitled Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of a Genius in the Noordbrabants Museum. The exhibition aims to provide a complete overview of the works attributed to Hieronymus Bosch. It will bring together for the first time drawings, paintings, panels and triptychs on loan from international museums and private collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a scientific research project, the Bosch Research and Conservation Project, which amongst other things will include the restoration of certain works by Bosch. Ammodo supports Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of a genius to contribute to the realisation of this unique exhibition.

bosch500.nl

Hieronymus Bosch, The Magician

New architecture

New architecture
AMMODO ✕ Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
2013 - 2015

Located at the corner of the Oudezijds Voorburgwal and the Heintje Hoekssteeg in Amsterdam the Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder has an original 17th-century historical interior and a well-preserved Catholic Church in the attic. The museum is developing an underground link to a second original 17th-century canal house on the other side of the Heintje Hoeksteeg to accommodate the growing number of international visitors. The design for this has been drawn up by Claus and Kaan Architects. Ammodo supports the new architecture to contribute to the maintenance of, and to allow more convenient access to, this valuable monument in Amsterdam.

opsolder.nl

Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, The Attic Church, photo: Arjan Bronkhorst

Close-Up

Close-Up
AMMODO ✕ EYE Film Museum
31 January 2016 - 22 May 2016

In the exhibition Close-Up, EYE Film Museum presents recent film and video works and installations by a new generation of artists working in the Netherlands. The medium of film has undergone a major development in recent years: the relatively young generation explores the boundaries between film, video and visual arts and is no longer tied to a single medium. The exhibition includes work by Melanie Bonajo (1978), Felix Burger (1982), Janis Rafa (1984) and David Verbeek (1980). Ammodo supports Close-Up to contribute to the development of contemporary artists by offering them the opportunity to demonstrate recent work within a museum context where the work can be displayed under optimal conditions at a high technical level.

eyefilm.nl

Melanie Bonajo, videostill from Night Soil – Economy of Love, Close-up, 2015

Kristof Kintera. Your light is my life

Kristof Kintera. Your light is my life
AMMODO ✕ Kunsthal Rotterdam
28 February - 7 June 2015

The exhibition Your light is my life provides an overview of the works from the oeuvre of the Czech artist Kristof Kintera (1973). Kintera makes mechanical sculptures and installations which typically have a humorous and political motif. Kintera developed a box-in-box architecture especially for Kunsthal Rotterdam in which he displays many of his sculptures and installations together in one large gallery space. Ammodo supports Your light is my life as a means of contributing to the visibility and development of Kristof Kintera.

kunsthal.nl

Kristof Kintera, Demon of growth II, 2013-2014

A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum
1 January - 31 December 2015

The exhibition A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal is the first major retrospective of British/German artist Tino Sehgal (1976 ) at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. For each month of the year, one or more of Sehgal’s works or ‘situations’ will be presented at various locations in the museum. For Sehgal, an artwork consists of a live encounter between artwork and viewer. Sehgal creates ‘situations’ within the museum space, in which interpreters enact choreographed actions and occasionally converse with visitors. The exhibition will include the situations This is propaganda (2002), Kiss (2002) and This occupation (2005). Ammodo provides support to A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal in order to make this unique retrospective possible.

stedelijk.nl

A Year At The Stedelijk, 2015, photo: Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

Paradocs

Paradocs
AMMODO ✕ IDFA
2012 - 2015

In Paradocs IDFA shows experimental and artistic documentaries. In order to respond to the increase of interdisciplinary practice of visual arts and film, IDFA wants to expand and strengthen the Paradocs video art programme over the coming years. IDFA will do so partly by programming a series in collaboration with Amsterdam Art and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. This programme will present new work by Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Barbara Visser, Nicolas Provost and Mark Cousins, amongst others. Ammodo supports Paradocs because through this programme IDFA is offering an alternative, high-quality platform for showcasing video art.

idfa.nl

Roderick Hietbrink, Videostill from The Living Room, 2011

Blank Out

Blank Out
AMMODO ✕ Michel van der Aa
20 - 25 March 2016

Blank Out is the new operatic production from composer-director Michel van der Aa. It is a composition for a ‘real’ soprano and a virtual baritone. The opera examines the human condition in a combination of live action, interactive 3D film and music. The performance premieres in 2016 during the Opera Forward Festival. Blank Out pushes the dramatic possibilities of opera by fully integrating technological resources in the theatrical performance. The project is a continuation of the technological innovation that Van der Aa applied in his film opera Sunken Garden (2011-2012), amongst other projects. Ammodo supports Blank Out to contribute to the creation of new work and the artistic development of Michel van der Aa.

In 2023, Ammodo released the documentary In Between Realities about the work of Michel van der Aa. Watch it now at ammododocs.org.

vanderaa.net

Michel van der Aa, Blank Out, 2016, photo: Marco Borggreve

Present/s

Present/s
AMMODO ✕ Dutch National Ballet
2011 - 2012

In 2011-2012 the Dutch National Ballet organizes the festival of new work entitled Present/s. Ten leading choreographers will create new pieces for the Dutch National Ballet. The ten choreographers are: Hans van Manen, Ton Simons, Paul Lightfoot & Sol León, Krzysztof Pastor, Ted Brandsen, Alexei Ratmansky, David Dawson, Christopher Wheeldon and Juanjo Arqués. All new choreographies will be performed with musical accompaniment by the Dutch Symphony Orchestra. Ammodo supports Present/s to contribute to the development of dance in general and in particular to the expanding repertoire of the Dutch National Ballet.

operaballet.nl

Present/s, 2011

Separate Ways

Separate Ways
AMMODO ✕ Nederlands Dans Theater
11 May - 17 June 2016

Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) presents the contemporary dance performance Separate Ways, performed by the dancers of NDT 1. The performance consists of two world premieres: Clowns by Hofesh Shechter and Shut Eye from the choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. It is the first time that Shechter choreographed a piece for the NDT. He wrote the music and designed the costumes for Clowns himself. Ammodo supported Separate Ways as a way of contributing to the development of the NDT dancers and choreographers in question, and thus to the furtherance of contemporary dance.

ndt.nl

NDT 1, Seperate Ways, 2016, photo: Rahi Rezvani

Three new operatic productions

Three new operatic productions
AMMODO ✕ Operafront
13 August - present

Under the artistic direction of Lotte de Beer, from 2016-2018, Operafront will each year present an international co-production of new work for small and medium-sized halls. By editing existing operas and applying flexible manufacturing methods Operafront seeks to develop the opera of the future. The first production is an adaptation of Verdi’s La Traviata. The second opera, Caliban, is a new production and the third opera, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss jr., is an adaptation of new and existing material. Ammodo supports Operafront as a way of contributing to the professional development of Lotte de Beer and the renewal of the opera genre.

operafront.com

Photo: Caliban, 2017

Late Rembrandt

Late Rembrandt
AMMODO ✕ Rijksmuseum
12 February - 17 May 2015

In the exhibition Late Rembrandt over 100 works produced in the last phase of Rembrandt’s life are brought together for the first time and displayed in the Philips Hall of the Rijksmuseum. The exhibition of paintings, etchings and drawings follows the life and work of Rembrandt from about 1652 until his death in 1669. It has been put together from museum and private collections throughout Europe and the United States. Highlights of the exhibition include Self-portrait with two circles (Kenwood House, London), Portrait of Jan Six (Six Collection, Amsterdam) and Jacob’s Blessing (Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel). Ammodo supports Late Rembrandt to contribute to the realization of this unique exhibition.

rijksmuseum.nl

Exhibition overview, Late Rembrandt, 2015

Ronald Hanson – Laureate

Ronald Hanson – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

In the legendary science fiction film Star Trek Captain Kirk is teleported home from far away in the universe by his chief engineer “Scotty”. Physicists, including Ronald Hanson, have been trying to do something vaguely similar. “Quantum teleportation,” is an experiment by which information is transferred without the use of sound, light or any other form of energy. Ronald Hanson is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Caroline Klaver – Laureate

Caroline Klaver – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Eye-diseases are rapidly becoming more significant: there are already more than 300,000 blind and visually impaired people in the Netherlands. Due to the aging population this number will increase explosively in the coming years. Caroline Klaver is a scientific researcher and ophthalmologist, and a driving force behind research into the root causes of some of the most common eye problems. Caroline Klaver is a Biomedical Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Brandhaarden/Brandstichter

Brandhaarden/Brandstichter
AMMODO ✕ Brandhaarden/Brandstichter
2016 - present

Since 2013 the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam is extending an invitation in every odd year to an internationally interesting theater director: Brandstichter. In Brandstichter the work of the chosen international director is presented by several companies. In every even year it is the turn of an international theatre company of the highest caliber: Brandhaarden. In Brandhaarden the work of various directors is presented by one international theater company. Ammodo supports Brandhaarden/Brandstichter as a way of contributing to high quality international programming and contextualization in the Dutch theater.

stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl

The Sound of Silence, 2007

Erf

Erf
AMMODO ✕ Boukje Schweigman
12 June - 19 September 2015

Mime theatre maker Boukje Schweigman (1974) develops the musical movement performance Erf (“inherit”). The show is performed by local players alongside professional actors. Erf is a play with ritualistic features about intangible legacies, family ties and location history. The substantive point of departure is the origin and belonging of every man to his biological and cultural history which is passed on through the generations and place of origin (touching on the different meanings of the word “erf”. Ammodo supports Erf to contribute to the artistic development of Boukje Schweigman.

schweigman.org

Boukje Schweigman, Erf, 2015, photo: Jochem Jurgens

De meester en Margarita

De meester en Margarita
AMMODO ✕ Toneelgroep Stormvogels
17 November 2015 - 27 February 2016

Toneelgroep Stormvogels presents the show De meester en Margarita by the Flemish director Julie Van den Berghe. De meester en Margarita is based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel from 1966 of the same name. The company has chosen not to use a conventional reworking of the book for the performance, but to create it’s own new stage adaptation. The aim is to create a contemporary, theatrical rendition of the underlying themes of this famous novel. Ammodo supports De meester en Margarita as a contribution to the artistic development of Julie Van den Berghe and Toneelgroep Stormvogels.

tgstormvogels.nl

Toneelgroep Stormvogels, De meester en Margarita, 2016, photo: Floyd Koster

Revisions of the Curatorial Programme

Revisions of the Curatorial Programme
AMMODO ✕ De Appel
September 2013 - September 2016

For over twenty years De Appel, through its Curatorial Programme, has offered six future curators from different continents the opportunity to learn the skills that are necessary to becoming a curator. For eight months the participants attend workshops and seminars with tutors and guest lecturers, research case studies, take business trips and meet art professionals. De Appel wants the programme to be closely linked to current events. Therefore, starting in 2013, a project was launched to revise and develop the Curatorial Programme during the following years. Ammodo supports this revision of the Curatorial Programme because the programme contributes to the development of young curators at an international level.

deappel.nl

Curatorial Programme deelnemers 2014-15, photo: Shinji Otani

The Frick Collection. Treasures from New York

The Frick Collection. Treasures from New York
AMMODO ✕ Mauritshuis
5 February - 10 May 2015

The exhibition The Frick Collection. Treasures from New York is the first major exhibition to be held in the recently renovated Mauritshuis after its reopening in 2014. The exhibition consists of 36 masterpieces including paintings, drawings, sculptures and applied art from the 13th to 19th century, on loan from the Frick Collection in New York. The Frick Collection is the art collection of wealthy American steel magnate Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919). It is the first time that so many works from the collection have been lent for exhibition outside of America. Ammodo supports The Frick Collection. Treasures from New York to contribute to the realization of this unique exhibition.

mauritshuis.nl

Exhibition overview, The Frick Collection. Treasures from New York, 2015

Gaudeamus Academy

Gaudeamus Academy
AMMODO ✕ Gaudeamus Muziekweek
2014 - 2016

Every year Gaudeamus invites five talented composers to participate in the Gaudeamus Academy. The Gaudeamus Academy offers young composers and students of composition the opportunity to produce their own work with several renowned ensembles and also provides the space for developing new work. The results of the Academy are presented during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek. Ammodo supports the Gaudeamus Academy to contribute to the development of talented young composers.

muziekweek.nl

Gaudeamus Academy, photo: Anna van Kooij

Barteld Kooi – Laureate

Barteld Kooi – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Philosopher Barteld Kooi combines almost impenetrable abstract information science with everyday applications such as card games and the National Science Quiz. His work focuses on transcribing complex information problems into mathematical formulas. Which logical strategy in a game gives the best outcome? And what happens if in addition to logic probability also comes into play? Barteld Kooi is a Humanities laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

New (co)productions

New (co)productions
AMMODO ✕ SPRING Performing Arts Festival
2016 - 2018

SPRING is a festival that encourages and presents contemporary artistic developments in the field of crossovers between dance, performance and theater. In May 2016 SPRING presents eight new (co)productions of new work by Jan Martens, Nicole Beutler and Tim Etchells, amongst others. In the series, a balance is sought between young and ‘established’ innovators with both small and larger productions. Ammodo is supporting SPRING over the period 2016-2018 to contribute to the realisation of new international (co)productions.

springutrecht.nl

SACRIFICE, Erna Omarsdottir & Valdimar Johannsson, Icelandic Dance Company

Blank Out

Blank Out
AMMODO ✕ Michel van der Aa
20 - 25 March 2016

Blank Out is the new operatic production from composer-director Michel van der Aa. It is a composition for a ‘real’ soprano and a virtual baritone. The opera examines the human condition in a combination of live action, interactive 3D film and music. The performance premieres in 2016 during the Opera Forward Festival. Blank Out pushes the dramatic possibilities of opera by fully integrating technological resources in the theatrical performance. The project is a continuation of the technological innovation that Van der Aa applied in his film opera Sunken Garden (2011-2012), amongst other projects. Ammodo supports Blank Out to contribute to the creation of new work and the artistic development of Michel van der Aa.

In 2023, Ammodo released the documentary In Between Realities about the work of Michel van der Aa. Watch it now at ammododocs.org.

vanderaa.net

Michel van der Aa, Blank Out, 2016, photo: Marco Borggreve

Brandhaarden/Brandstichter

Brandhaarden/Brandstichter
AMMODO ✕ Brandhaarden/Brandstichter
2016 - present

Since 2013 the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam is extending an invitation in every odd year to an internationally interesting theater director: Brandstichter. In Brandstichter the work of the chosen international director is presented by several companies. In every even year it is the turn of an international theatre company of the highest caliber: Brandhaarden. In Brandhaarden the work of various directors is presented by one international theater company. Ammodo supports Brandhaarden/Brandstichter as a way of contributing to high quality international programming and contextualization in the Dutch theater.

stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl

The Sound of Silence, 2007

Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of a genius

Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of a genius
AMMODO ✕ Hieronymus Bosch 500
13 February - 8 May 2016

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch in 2016, the Bosch 500 Foundation is organising an exhibitions entitled Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of a Genius in the Noordbrabants Museum. The exhibition aims to provide a complete overview of the works attributed to Hieronymus Bosch. It will bring together for the first time drawings, paintings, panels and triptychs on loan from international museums and private collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a scientific research project, the Bosch Research and Conservation Project, which amongst other things will include the restoration of certain works by Bosch. Ammodo supports Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of a genius to contribute to the realisation of this unique exhibition.

bosch500.nl

Hieronymus Bosch, The Magician

Present/s

Present/s
AMMODO ✕ Dutch National Ballet
2011 - 2012

In 2011-2012 the Dutch National Ballet organizes the festival of new work entitled Present/s. Ten leading choreographers will create new pieces for the Dutch National Ballet. The ten choreographers are: Hans van Manen, Ton Simons, Paul Lightfoot & Sol León, Krzysztof Pastor, Ted Brandsen, Alexei Ratmansky, David Dawson, Christopher Wheeldon and Juanjo Arqués. All new choreographies will be performed with musical accompaniment by the Dutch Symphony Orchestra. Ammodo supports Present/s to contribute to the development of dance in general and in particular to the expanding repertoire of the Dutch National Ballet.

operaballet.nl

Present/s, 2011

Erf

Erf
AMMODO ✕ Boukje Schweigman
12 June - 19 September 2015

Mime theatre maker Boukje Schweigman (1974) develops the musical movement performance Erf (“inherit”). The show is performed by local players alongside professional actors. Erf is a play with ritualistic features about intangible legacies, family ties and location history. The substantive point of departure is the origin and belonging of every man to his biological and cultural history which is passed on through the generations and place of origin (touching on the different meanings of the word “erf”. Ammodo supports Erf to contribute to the artistic development of Boukje Schweigman.

schweigman.org

Boukje Schweigman, Erf, 2015, photo: Jochem Jurgens

New architecture

New architecture
AMMODO ✕ Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
2013 - 2015

Located at the corner of the Oudezijds Voorburgwal and the Heintje Hoekssteeg in Amsterdam the Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder has an original 17th-century historical interior and a well-preserved Catholic Church in the attic. The museum is developing an underground link to a second original 17th-century canal house on the other side of the Heintje Hoeksteeg to accommodate the growing number of international visitors. The design for this has been drawn up by Claus and Kaan Architects. Ammodo supports the new architecture to contribute to the maintenance of, and to allow more convenient access to, this valuable monument in Amsterdam.

opsolder.nl

Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, The Attic Church, photo: Arjan Bronkhorst

Separate Ways

Separate Ways
AMMODO ✕ Nederlands Dans Theater
11 May - 17 June 2016

Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) presents the contemporary dance performance Separate Ways, performed by the dancers of NDT 1. The performance consists of two world premieres: Clowns by Hofesh Shechter and Shut Eye from the choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. It is the first time that Shechter choreographed a piece for the NDT. He wrote the music and designed the costumes for Clowns himself. Ammodo supported Separate Ways as a way of contributing to the development of the NDT dancers and choreographers in question, and thus to the furtherance of contemporary dance.

ndt.nl

NDT 1, Seperate Ways, 2016, photo: Rahi Rezvani

De meester en Margarita

De meester en Margarita
AMMODO ✕ Toneelgroep Stormvogels
17 November 2015 - 27 February 2016

Toneelgroep Stormvogels presents the show De meester en Margarita by the Flemish director Julie Van den Berghe. De meester en Margarita is based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel from 1966 of the same name. The company has chosen not to use a conventional reworking of the book for the performance, but to create it’s own new stage adaptation. The aim is to create a contemporary, theatrical rendition of the underlying themes of this famous novel. Ammodo supports De meester en Margarita as a contribution to the artistic development of Julie Van den Berghe and Toneelgroep Stormvogels.

tgstormvogels.nl

Toneelgroep Stormvogels, De meester en Margarita, 2016, photo: Floyd Koster

Close-Up

Close-Up
AMMODO ✕ EYE Film Museum
31 January 2016 - 22 May 2016

In the exhibition Close-Up, EYE Film Museum presents recent film and video works and installations by a new generation of artists working in the Netherlands. The medium of film has undergone a major development in recent years: the relatively young generation explores the boundaries between film, video and visual arts and is no longer tied to a single medium. The exhibition includes work by Melanie Bonajo (1978), Felix Burger (1982), Janis Rafa (1984) and David Verbeek (1980). Ammodo supports Close-Up to contribute to the development of contemporary artists by offering them the opportunity to demonstrate recent work within a museum context where the work can be displayed under optimal conditions at a high technical level.

eyefilm.nl

Melanie Bonajo, videostill from Night Soil – Economy of Love, Close-up, 2015

Three new operatic productions

Three new operatic productions
AMMODO ✕ Operafront
13 August - present

Under the artistic direction of Lotte de Beer, from 2016-2018, Operafront will each year present an international co-production of new work for small and medium-sized halls. By editing existing operas and applying flexible manufacturing methods Operafront seeks to develop the opera of the future. The first production is an adaptation of Verdi’s La Traviata. The second opera, Caliban, is a new production and the third opera, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss jr., is an adaptation of new and existing material. Ammodo supports Operafront as a way of contributing to the professional development of Lotte de Beer and the renewal of the opera genre.

operafront.com

Photo: Caliban, 2017

Revisions of the Curatorial Programme

Revisions of the Curatorial Programme
AMMODO ✕ De Appel
September 2013 - September 2016

For over twenty years De Appel, through its Curatorial Programme, has offered six future curators from different continents the opportunity to learn the skills that are necessary to becoming a curator. For eight months the participants attend workshops and seminars with tutors and guest lecturers, research case studies, take business trips and meet art professionals. De Appel wants the programme to be closely linked to current events. Therefore, starting in 2013, a project was launched to revise and develop the Curatorial Programme during the following years. Ammodo supports this revision of the Curatorial Programme because the programme contributes to the development of young curators at an international level.

deappel.nl

Curatorial Programme deelnemers 2014-15, photo: Shinji Otani

Kristof Kintera. Your light is my life

Kristof Kintera. Your light is my life
AMMODO ✕ Kunsthal Rotterdam
28 February - 7 June 2015

The exhibition Your light is my life provides an overview of the works from the oeuvre of the Czech artist Kristof Kintera (1973). Kintera makes mechanical sculptures and installations which typically have a humorous and political motif. Kintera developed a box-in-box architecture especially for Kunsthal Rotterdam in which he displays many of his sculptures and installations together in one large gallery space. Ammodo supports Your light is my life as a means of contributing to the visibility and development of Kristof Kintera.

kunsthal.nl

Kristof Kintera, Demon of growth II, 2013-2014

Late Rembrandt

Late Rembrandt
AMMODO ✕ Rijksmuseum
12 February - 17 May 2015

In the exhibition Late Rembrandt over 100 works produced in the last phase of Rembrandt’s life are brought together for the first time and displayed in the Philips Hall of the Rijksmuseum. The exhibition of paintings, etchings and drawings follows the life and work of Rembrandt from about 1652 until his death in 1669. It has been put together from museum and private collections throughout Europe and the United States. Highlights of the exhibition include Self-portrait with two circles (Kenwood House, London), Portrait of Jan Six (Six Collection, Amsterdam) and Jacob’s Blessing (Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel). Ammodo supports Late Rembrandt to contribute to the realization of this unique exhibition.

rijksmuseum.nl

Exhibition overview, Late Rembrandt, 2015

The Frick Collection. Treasures from New York

The Frick Collection. Treasures from New York
AMMODO ✕ Mauritshuis
5 February - 10 May 2015

The exhibition The Frick Collection. Treasures from New York is the first major exhibition to be held in the recently renovated Mauritshuis after its reopening in 2014. The exhibition consists of 36 masterpieces including paintings, drawings, sculptures and applied art from the 13th to 19th century, on loan from the Frick Collection in New York. The Frick Collection is the art collection of wealthy American steel magnate Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919). It is the first time that so many works from the collection have been lent for exhibition outside of America. Ammodo supports The Frick Collection. Treasures from New York to contribute to the realization of this unique exhibition.

mauritshuis.nl

Exhibition overview, The Frick Collection. Treasures from New York, 2015

A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum
1 January - 31 December 2015

The exhibition A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal is the first major retrospective of British/German artist Tino Sehgal (1976 ) at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. For each month of the year, one or more of Sehgal’s works or ‘situations’ will be presented at various locations in the museum. For Sehgal, an artwork consists of a live encounter between artwork and viewer. Sehgal creates ‘situations’ within the museum space, in which interpreters enact choreographed actions and occasionally converse with visitors. The exhibition will include the situations This is propaganda (2002), Kiss (2002) and This occupation (2005). Ammodo provides support to A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal in order to make this unique retrospective possible.

stedelijk.nl

A Year At The Stedelijk, 2015, photo: Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

Ronald Hanson – Laureate

Ronald Hanson – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

In the legendary science fiction film Star Trek Captain Kirk is teleported home from far away in the universe by his chief engineer “Scotty”. Physicists, including Ronald Hanson, have been trying to do something vaguely similar. “Quantum teleportation,” is an experiment by which information is transferred without the use of sound, light or any other form of energy. Ronald Hanson is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Gaudeamus Academy

Gaudeamus Academy
AMMODO ✕ Gaudeamus Muziekweek
2014 - 2016

Every year Gaudeamus invites five talented composers to participate in the Gaudeamus Academy. The Gaudeamus Academy offers young composers and students of composition the opportunity to produce their own work with several renowned ensembles and also provides the space for developing new work. The results of the Academy are presented during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek. Ammodo supports the Gaudeamus Academy to contribute to the development of talented young composers.

muziekweek.nl

Gaudeamus Academy, photo: Anna van Kooij

Paradocs

Paradocs
AMMODO ✕ IDFA
2012 - 2015

In Paradocs IDFA shows experimental and artistic documentaries. In order to respond to the increase of interdisciplinary practice of visual arts and film, IDFA wants to expand and strengthen the Paradocs video art programme over the coming years. IDFA will do so partly by programming a series in collaboration with Amsterdam Art and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. This programme will present new work by Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Barbara Visser, Nicolas Provost and Mark Cousins, amongst others. Ammodo supports Paradocs because through this programme IDFA is offering an alternative, high-quality platform for showcasing video art.

idfa.nl

Roderick Hietbrink, Videostill from The Living Room, 2011

Caroline Klaver – Laureate

Caroline Klaver – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Eye-diseases are rapidly becoming more significant: there are already more than 300,000 blind and visually impaired people in the Netherlands. Due to the aging population this number will increase explosively in the coming years. Caroline Klaver is a scientific researcher and ophthalmologist, and a driving force behind research into the root causes of some of the most common eye problems. Caroline Klaver is a Biomedical Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Barteld Kooi – Laureate

Barteld Kooi – Laureate
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2015

Philosopher Barteld Kooi combines almost impenetrable abstract information science with everyday applications such as card games and the National Science Quiz. His work focuses on transcribing complex information problems into mathematical formulas. Which logical strategy in a game gives the best outcome? And what happens if in addition to logic probability also comes into play? Barteld Kooi is a Humanities laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2015.

ammodo-knaw-award.org