Social Capital #2 Amsterdam-West. Reflections on a City in Flux

23/04/2019 to 24/05/2019
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Social Capital #2 Amsterdam-West
Reflections on a City in Flux
 
Amsterdam is expanding rapidly because of economic and social forces. As a result, the public domain is under increasing pressure. Despite regulations, monoculture and commodification, how can we continue to see public space as a place for imagination and adventure? To address this question, TAAK launched the multi-year art project Social Capital. For Social Capital #2 West LIMA and TAAK collaborated with contemporary artists, resulting in various interventions, presentations, performances, videos and installations at unexpected locations in Amsterdam-West. 

Thursday May 23, 2019

* 17.00 - Opening Changeroom by Julika Rudelius
Location: Hannie Dankbaarpassage, De Hallen Amsterdam 

In the video installation Changeroom, Julika Rudelius presents ‘the originals’, the people who were living in Oud-West before the neighbourhood underwent drastic renewal. Have they become birds of paradise in the new systematically planned city? On show until 30 June.

* 19.30 - Performances and film screening I am a tool of gentrification. West by Lyubov Matyunina
Location: Broedplaats HW10, Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10

Lyubov Matyunina investigates in the experimental documentary I am a tool of gentrification. West the role played by artists in area development and how processes of gentrification can nurture not only the market but also the creative sector. I am a tool of gentrification consists of three parts: Amsterdam-North, Center and West. All editions are on view from May 24 to June 30 at LIMA in the basement of LAB111. The exhibition is made in collaboration with LAB111.

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Friday May 24, 2019
 
* 16.30 - Social Capital #2 Round Table
Location: LIMA, Arie Biemondstraat 111

At a Round-Table discussion at LIMA examine developments and perspectives on gentrification in relation to art will be examined. With guests and speakers: senior urban planner Julian Jansen; artists: Julika Rudelius, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec and Lyubov Matyunina. Artists bart and klaar will ‘soft launch’ their collective blog about ‘we’, the We>Me.Me app and writer Fiep van Bodegom will read a column about ‘we’. Moderated by writer and journalist Chris Keulemans.

Please register by sending an email to: info@taak.me.

* 19.00 - Sound intervention Tuning In – the neighbourhood
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec in collaboration with DNK Ensemble and the inhabitants of Woon- en Werkvereniging WG-Terrein
Locatie: Pesthuislaan, WG-Terrein

For Tuning In – the neighbourhood, musicians, members of the public and residents of the WG-area tune in the musical note A from their homes and on the street, thereby blurring the boundary between private and public, and between listener and performer.

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Attend the Facebook event

Lyobov Matyunina started a crowdfunding for the last episode of the series on Amsterdam Zuid & Oost. You can support her project here: https://www.voordekunst.nl/projecten/8763-i-am-a-tool-of-gentrification-2

Social Capital #2 Amsterdam-West is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, and the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund Noord-Holland. With thanks to LAB111, HW10 and De Hallen. 

Graphic design: Pauline Le Pape