Cultural Matter: Amalia Ulman

In 2014, Amalia Ulman created an international furore with her (secret) Instagram performance Excellences and Perfections about a girl trying to make it in Los Angeles. Instagram followers watched Ulman's story unfold until it culminated in a (fake) breast augmentation and a public apology. After a period of five months, when she had amassed almost 90,000 followers, Ulman announced that it had been a performance all along. The last post...Read more

The lockdown has changed the way people move around the city. This change is the object of the study of the workshop programme The City as Performative Object. During the various online workshop sessions with a focus on Amsterdam, the following question will be addressed and explored through artistic practical experiments (indoors and outdoors on the street, individually or in duos or trios): is our environment determined by the movements of ourselves and things around us? Participants can join through fieldwork both indoors and outdoors and will in any case strictly adhere to the RIVM guidelines. These guidelines form the core of the research: what influence do those have on the mobility and performativity of (urban) space? Read more

During the closure of our exhibitions and restrictions on events due to COVID-19, we are moving more of our program online. From April 1 on we will host programme's with online content, live talks or digital tours. Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel for updates. 
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Transformation Digital Art Symposium 2020 aims to show and discuss excising and new strategies for the documentation, transmission, and preservation of digital art for and by artists, curators and conservators. Read more

We are very excited to announce LIMA's very own podcast channel where we will publish monthly audio recordings of our Cultural Matter programme, interviews with artists and researchers and exclusive conversations, discussions and lectures on media art, it's history, preservation and presentation.

You can find our podcast on our Soundcloud.
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The ArtHost project (LIMA in cooperation with DullTech) examines how to deal with contemporary works of art that depend on dynamic, digital technology, in particular web-based artworks. Central to this research is the question of how these works can be stored, documented and accessible for the longer term. The development of a method for the preservation of net art is still in its infancy. With this research, LIMA wants to contribute to the development of guidelines for conservation and...Read more


Over 2019 and 2020, LIMA is exploring the current state and future of digital art distribution. The project aims to map the state of digital art distribution on an international level, investigating, analysing and assessing models: their basic (technological) modes of distribution but also the financial business models attached that are being used for video art, software-based installations, net art and live performance, now and those that might arrive in the future. This, for example,...Read more


From January 23 until February 3, 2019, LIMA will be present in Rotterdam at IFFR. The following list of works are part of the LIMA distribution collection and participate in different programs at the festival. The full programme of IFFR 2018 is now online

Zeno van den Broek, Paranon (NL, 2019, 15 min).

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LIMA is proud to announce the dates for Transformation Digital Art Symposium 2019 on March 21 and 22, 2019. Transformation Digital Art symposium is designed as an opportunity to share best practices concerning both artist-led and institutional strategies geared towards the future presentation of born-digital and software-based art. Read more

In 2017 artist and researcher Julie Thorez Boschat was invited by LIMA to research the work Chinese Gold by UBERMORGEN as a casestudy within the framework of the LIMA project and public programme Cultural Matter. At the same time, LIMA was in the process of developing the project Arthost, a research into methodologies, requirements and architecture for the preservation of digital art. While the casestudy research by Thorez Boschat progressed, it also contributed to the elaboration of...Read more