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Events

  • 30.01
    19:00
    Zachary Formwalt – Where history passes into the setting

    Rozenstraat is happy to announce a series of events that will be developed with Amsterdam based artist Zachary Formwalt. Formwalt is developing a project in which Amsterdam’s monumental social housing projects from the 1920s are seen as contemporary ruins in relation to their original function as well-designed affordable housing for the proletariat. Though physically in tact to this day, they are no longer affordable for the class of residents by and for whom they were originally built. Listed as national monuments, historical preservation considers their physical construction to be of value, while turning them away from their original purpose. As cultural artifacts, pointing to a bygone era, they have become too valuable, like much of the city, to be inhabited by its own residents.

     

    The first event will be a screening of Alexander Kluge and Edgar Reitz’s 1974 film In Gefahr und grösster Not bring der Mittelweg den Tod (In Danger and In Deep Distress, the Middleway Spells Certain Death), which looks at the transformation of Frankfurt in the 1970s, through a mix of footage documenting police actions, evictions, protests, and interviews, while developing a set of characters passing through all of this. At certain moments, the setting, the events underway in the background displace the leading roles of the actors who find themselves in what Kluge refers to as the “public sphere of cinema.”

     

    Zachary Formwalt has presented solo projects at the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Seoul; Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade; Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal; Casco—Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht; Wexner Center for the Arts: The Box, Columbus, OH; and Kunsthalle Basel. His latest video Hoog Catharijne and its Models (2019) is currently on view as part of the exhibition Dromen in Beton at Centraal Museum, Utrecht.

  • 29.01
    19:00
    Sol Archer – World-Building is a Collective Enterprise

    Rozenstraat is pleased to announce an ongoing collaboration with artist and film-maker Sol Archer. We open this collaboration on January 29th with a public moment of the in-progress work ‘World-Building is a Collective Enterprise’.

     

    ‘World-Building is a Collective Enterprise’ is a moving image project filmed with groups of teenage K-POP dancers who meet and rehearse in the open spaces around the modernist Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. The dancers use the museum windows to rehearse choreographies from K-POP videos, collectively making space for queer, trans, female, and young bodies to exist in public through globalised pop practices, a fluid, transient, occupation of the peripheries of officially sanctioned culture.

     

    Through weekends filming with these groups, ‘World-Building is a Collective Enterprise’ documents their collective creative practice occupying public space. Focusing on moments of casual hanging-out, of rigorous practice of routines, and of preparation, the work proposes rehearsal and amateurship as generative positions, which by elective creative acts, can produce and protect communities of resistance.

     

    On January 29th, the project will temporarily take the form of an expanded installation, and space to spend conversational time in considering amateurship as a position for building solidarity. You are welcome to sit with the work, and, if you wish, to share in conversation about world- and community-building, the process of filming, and the work itself.

     

    The installation consists of looped multi-channel projected video, with no screening schedule. Speech is mainly in Brazilian Portuguese with English subtitles.

     

    This project was made possible by the Capacete residency in Brazil, with support from the Mondriaan Fonds and the CBK Rotterdam.

     

    Bio

    Sol Archer (1983) lives and works in Rotterdam, NL.
    Archer works principally with moving image as a shared space for encounter and auto-representation with communities of interest or place. Archer holds a Masters from the Piet Zwart Institute, recent residencies include the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht; Capacete, Rio de Janeiro; Vicinities, Belfast; IASPIS, Stockholm; and recent exhibitions include Ascending from the Liquid Horizon, le lieu unique, FR; The Defying Parrot, Index Foundation, SE; TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, IR; and the Sydney Biennial, AU.

  • 28.01
    18:00
    The One Minutes – Real sur Real by Jerszy Seymour

    The One Minutes will be back at Rozenstraat- a rose!

     

    Please join us on Tuesday Jan 28 from 6pm – 8pm to celebrate the Year of the White Metal Rat with a new series and their new book!

    The publication ‘刹那即永恒 – One Minute is Eternal’ presents an eclectic range of propositions in how we think through the medium of moving image in over 500 video stills. The publication was made possible by the generous support of East China Normal University and Consulate-general of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai.

     

    The new series ‘Real Sur Real’ is curated by Jerszy Seymour and consists of 11 works by artists and filmmakers from Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, South Korea and United Kingdom. Together, the videos create a Non Utopian Utopian Vision

     

    If the surreal could be seen as a seeking of truth to get to the core of meaning by creating fantastic cracks in reality and access to other worlds, then it could be seen as limited and laid impotent by representation, and if the real could be seen as truth based in no representation and therefore potent in the actual then it could be seen as lacking the imagination to conceive of something else outside of the perspective of the real, the Real Sur Real is a paradoxical perspective that tries to go past these two limitations. The call for the Real Sur Real is a call to dare to be in the world, and to simultaneously create the world that we don’t know and could equally be framed as a Non Gesamt Gesamt Kunstwerk or a Non Utopian Utopian Vision.

     

    Participating artists:
    Stuart Pound
    Anneke Bosma
    Giorgi Gedevanidze
    Octave Rimbert-Rivière
    Natalia Jordanova
    Sara Daniel
    Sid and Geri
    WoongYong Kim
    Pinar&Viola and Sofia Crespo
    Alfie Dwyer

     

    6pm doors open
    6.15 presentation publication ‘刹那即永恒 – One Minute is Eternal’
    6.30 Introduction ‘Real Sur Real’ by Jerszy Seymour
    6.35 Screening ‘Real Sur Real’
    6.50 Lecture Pinar Demirdag
    7.00 skype interview WoongYong Kim
    7.05-7.25 A conversation between Jerszy Seymour, Julia van Mourik (director of The One Minutes) and participating artists Pinar Demirdag, WoongYong Kim, Giorgi Gedevanidze, Natalia Jordanova, Octave Rimbert-Rivièr and Sara Daniel will conclude the evening. Open discussion with the audience is encouraged.

     

    Free entrance

     

    JERSZY SEYMOUR is an artist, designer and co-founder and director of the Dirty Art Department at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. Spanning industrially and post-industrially produced objects, actions, interventions and installations, his work involves the creation of situations seeking to expand utopian possibilities through the idea of the Every-topia and the Non-Gesamt Gesamt Kunstwerk.

     

    THE ONE MINUTES produces and distributes one-minute videos from an artistic point of view, offering an international stage for people to create, engage and connect. Every two months, The One Minutes Foundation puts out a new series of 60-second films that investigate how we perceive and engage with moving image. Museums and cultural organisations around the world subscribe to the series.

    Hope to see you there!

  • 26.01
    16:00
    Performance MISS by Astrit Ismaili – part 1

    ‘MISS’ is a pop operette for three performers, who each interpret a music composition using their voice. The three performers represent three important historical references. The first of these is ‘The First Flower’, referencing the evolution of plants into flowering plants and the related change to their sexual reproduction processes. The second reference is Cicciolina, a public figure from the ‘80s whose career evolved from porn star to pop musician to politician and member of the Italian parliament. The third reference is ‘Miss Kosovo’, a fictional figure inspired by the transition of Kosovo from part of Yugoslavia to independent state. The three references have no direct historical connection to each other, but are all born from a similar circumstance in which creativity is used as a tool to cope with restriction and limitation. In ‘MISS’, the three performers represent these three worlds, bringing their questions and problematics into the same space. What does it mean to co-exist?  How can one existence affect the other’s experience? Do we need each other? Can we live together?

     

    Short bio
    Astrit Ismaili (born in Prishtina/Kosovo) is a performance artist living in Amsterdam/The Netherlands. Astrit Ismaili is interested in transcending the personal into an extraordinary experience which is delivered through transforming the body by adding new qualities to it, without losing its political urgency. Creating alter-egos, body extensions, wearable music instruments and experiential spaces they treat reality as a playground where norms are transformed or questioned. The artist graduated from the MA-Program at DasArts – Master of Theater in Amsterdam. Ismaili is a recipient of the Young Visual Artist Award 2011 and was a resident at ISCP in New York City. Further they won the Award for Best Director at the Skena Up International Student Festival 2011, received the Forum ZDF follow-up Grant 2013 and won the Awards for Best Video Performance and Best Styling Video at Video Fest 2014. They co-curated a performance event ‘Prishtine- mon amour’ in 2012 in Pristina and they are currently working as an editor for Lost & Found, Amsterdam.  They have showed work at ISCP, New York, S.A.L.T.S., Basel, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, Frascati Theater, Amsterdam, Corzo Theater, Den Hague, Spielart Festival, Munich, Kaserne Theater, Basel etc.

     

    Credits:
    Direction, music composition and text: Astrit Ismaili
    Performers: Ivan Cheng, Magdalena Mitterhoffer, Astrit Ismaili
    Music production: Vincent Arp
    Credits for: Political Woman, Baby Love, Russians by Illona Staller – Cicciolina
    Styling: Flaka Jahaj
    Dress: Duran Lantik
    Shoes: Ninamounah
    Flower headpiece: Enrique Arce Gutierres
    Glockenspiele: Loden Rietveld

     

    The presentation  of ‘MISS’  at Rozenstraat Rose is a Rose is a Rose is supported by: AFK, Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst

    The further development of ‘MISS’ is supported by Mondriaan Fonds

     

    Special thanks to: Matthijs Maria M Walhout, Blerta Ismaili, Flaka Jahaj, Arnisa Zeqo, Zhana Ivanova, Sara Gianinni, Mehraneh Atashi, Moving Art Projects, Tim Franje, Tait Mandler, Les Urbaines, Centrale Fies, Qtopia, Annick Kleizen, Isobel Dryburgh, Arif Kornweitz, Billie Katwijk

     

    MISS by Astrit Ismaili – part 1
    Rozenstraat 59, Amsterdam
    Tickets € 7, you can buy here

  • 25.01
    19:00
    Performance MISS by Astrit Ismaili – part 1

    ‘MISS’ is a pop operette for three performers, who each interpret a music composition using their voice. The three performers represent three important historical references. The first of these is ‘The First Flower’, referencing the evolution of plants into flowering plants and the related change to their sexual reproduction processes. The second reference is Cicciolina, a public figure from the ‘80s whose career evolved from porn star to pop musician to politician and member of the Italian parliament. The third reference is ‘Miss Kosovo’, a fictional figure inspired by the transition of Kosovo from part of Yugoslavia to independent state. The three references have no direct historical connection to each other, but are all born from a similar circumstance in which creativity is used as a tool to cope with restriction and limitation. In ‘MISS’, the three performers represent these three worlds, bringing their questions and problematics into the same space. What does it mean to co-exist?  How can one existence affect the other’s experience? Do we need each other? Can we live together?

     

     

    Short bio
    Astrit Ismaili (born in Prishtina/Kosovo) is a performance artist living in Amsterdam/The Netherlands. Astrit Ismaili is interested in transcending the personal into an extraordinary experience which is delivered through transforming the body by adding new qualities to it, without losing its political urgency. Creating alter-egos, body extensions, wearable music instruments and experiential spaces they treat reality as a playground where norms are transformed or questioned. The artist graduated from the MA-Program at DasArts – Master of Theater in Amsterdam. Ismaili is a recipient of the Young Visual Artist Award 2011 and was a resident at ISCP in New York City. Further they won the Award for Best Director at the Skena Up International Student Festival 2011, received the Forum ZDF follow-up Grant 2013 and won the Awards for Best Video Performance and Best Styling Video at Video Fest 2014. They co-curated a performance event ‘Prishtine- mon amour’ in 2012 in Pristina and they are currently working as an editor for Lost & Found, Amsterdam.  They have showed work at ISCP, New York, S.A.L.T.S., Basel, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, Frascati Theater, Amsterdam, Corzo Theater, Den Hague, Spielart Festival, Munich, Kaserne Theater, Basel etc.

     

    Credits:
    Direction, music composition and text: Astrit Ismaili
    Performers: Ivan Cheng, Magdalena Mitterhoffer, Astrit Ismaili
    Music production: Vincent Arp
    Credits for: Political Woman, Baby Love, Russians by Illona Staller – Cicciolina
    Styling: Flaka Jahaj
    Dress: Duran Lantik
    Shoes: Ninamounah
    Flower headpiece: Enrique Arce Gutierres
    Glockenspiele: Loden Rietveld

     

    The presentation  of ‘MISS’  at Rozenstraat Rose is a Rose is a Rose is supported by: AFK, Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst

    The further development of ‘MISS’ is supported by Mondriaan Fonds

     

    Special thanks to: Matthijs Maria M Walhout, Blerta Ismaili, Flaka Jahaj, Arnisa Zeqo, Zhana Ivanova, Sara Gianinni, Mehraneh Atashi, Moving Art Projects, Tim Franje, Tait Mandler, Les Urbaines, Centrale Fies, Qtopia, Annick Kleizen, Isobel Dryburgh, Arif Kornweitz, Billie Katwijk

     

    MISS by Astrit Ismaili – part 1
    Rozenstraat 59, Amsterdam
    Tickets € 7, you can buy here

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