Calendar

30/07/2018 to 19/08/2018

LIMA summer break

While summer is in full swing in Amsterdam, we find ourselves reaming of soft sea breezes and rippling waves moving back and forth over the sand, just like in the Stansfield / Hooykaas video Flying Time (Beach) from 1982. LIMA will have a short summer break from Monday the 30th of July until August 19. During this period the office will be closed. 

LIMA wishes you a wonderful summer!

04/07/2018

Performances, books and screens

How is performance art defined by institutions collecting, conserving and researching it? Can it be documented, conserved and collected, and in which ways? On July 4th, 2018, LIMA and perform doc will welcome a conversation about several current themes around performance documentation. The guests invited to the conversation, all coming from academic or institutional backgrounds, are: Gabriella Giannachi, Gaby Wijers, Katja Kwastek, Annet Dekker and Nell Donkers. The conversation will be...

28/06/2018

The Digital Mass Ornament: Artist talk and film screening Natalie Bookchin

On June 28 the internationally acclaimed American artist Natalie Bookchin will give a talk about her work, followed by a screening of her latest film Now he’s out in public and everyone can see.

In her practice, Bookchin interrogates the social realities underlying the seemingly trivial surface phenomena of contemporary digital culture. She addresses how the digital has transformed notions of publicness, identity, mass, community and self, and what counts as political speech. Her...

19/06/2018

Launch Mediakunst.net

On Tuesday the 19th of June, Van Abbemuseum, Frans Hals Museum, the Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and LIMA will launch the online catalogue Mediakunst.net, a digital catalogue that unites the media art collections from the participating institutions.

Mediakunst.net is a collaborative project that provides access to and visibility of media art collections. Currently, this catalogue consists of the media art collections of LIMA, Stedelijk...

13/06/2018

Cultural Matter: Constant Dullaart & Geert Lovink (Pt.II)

Constant Dullaart (NL, 1979) is a former resident of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, and lives and works in Berlin. His works are shown in Whitechapel Gallery London, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Import Projects Berlin, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, ZKM Karlsruhe, Victoria & Albert Museum London, and MAAT Lisbon. Dullaart has curated several exhibitions and lectured at universities and academies throughout Europe. In 2015, he was awarded the Prix Net-Art, the international prize for...

12/06/2018

LIMA Presents. Non-Linear: Drastically Advanced Regression

Somehow it’s possible, from positions of structural adversity, to manifest pleasure with powerful intent. Struggle can be mobilised in trying to get at both of these things at once. Through the ritualistic, the celebratory and the disobedient, these three works create space for indeterminacy, and unexpected or disallowed forms and practices of resistance which help to destroy the drastically advanced regression that works in and on and through us.
30/05/2018

LIMA Presents. Mind the Gap

Is the filmic space a place of isolation or contact? Loneliness or communication? In the 70s, art historian Rosalind E. Krauss famously argued that the medium of video art is characterised by an ‘aesthetic of narcissism’, a psychological situation where one “withdraws...

23/05/2018

LIMA at Jungle Amsterdam: Variscoop #3

In collaboration with John Prop (stichting Polderlicht) LIMA presents Variscoop #3; the second third of the tree Variscoop evenings filled with video- and sound art from artists working and/or living in The Netherlands. Minimal animation, digital image manipulations, color...

16/05/2018

LIMA Presents. Non-linear: Man Made Man Way

Featuring works by Moyra Davey, Morgan Knibbe, belit sag and Margaret Salmon.
Curated by Shama Khanna with a response shared by Natasha marie Llorens.

These four recent works by belit sağ, Morgan Knibbe, Margaret Salmon and Moyra Davey take on apparently immovable subjects and historical norms, inflecting them with feminist and feminising perspectives and methodologies. Notice within the four works how the height and movements of the person holding the camera are...

09/05/2018

Cultural Matter: Constant Dullaart

In 2016, on invitation of Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Constant Dullaart created an online performance based on a historical army of mercenaries who fought in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). This Hessian army was originally hired by the British to fight the American independence. In his performance, Dullaart used soldiers names to create thousands of fake Facebook profiles. The army is resurrected to fight the American social media giants. Constant Dullaart had to enter the...

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