a rose is a rose is a rose


  • 28.06
    Dinner and lecture by Jonah Freud on Pellaprat’s cookbook
    pellaprat kookboek michel cardena rozenstraat

    During the exhibition ‘Cardena Warming Up’

    June 28 2017. Door opens at 18:30, start 19:00
    Rozenstraat – a rose is a rose is a rose
    Rozenstraat 59, 1016 NN Amsterdam


    Much of Michel Cardena’s art (and life) revolved around food. He was particularly inspired by the cookbook, ‘Modern Cooking’, by Paul Henri-Pellaprat. This book plays an important role in several works from the 70’s on show in the exhibition.


    Culinary expert, writer, cookbook critic and radiohost Jonah Freud presents a lecture about Paul Henri-Pellaprat and composes a dinner based on the Pellaprat menus used in Cardena’s work.

    The dinner takes place in the exhibition ‘Cardena Warming Up’, guests will be invigorated by food and art from the 70’s.


    The talk will be in Dutch, for more information see the Dutch site.

  • 29.06
    Opening Freek Wambacq
    ROZENSTRAAT – A rose is a rose is a rose
  • 06.07
    Screening Caterina Silva
    ROZENSTRAAT – A rose is a rose is a rose
  • 09.07
    Screening Jeffrey Babcock
    Screening Jeffrey Rozenstraat



    During the six years this collection has been selected from, Stan Brakhage deranged the silver screen, bursting cinema wide-open with new possibilities of expression. Standardized Hollywood narratives were not necessary to express ecstasy, intimacy, the magic of cinema, poetry, and the delicacy of human contact. All a person needed was a simple movie camera and a profound vision. Brakhage used his movie camera like a paint brush. Still today, he remains one of the crucial avant-garde filmmakers of the American underground art scene. His experiments were bold and exploratory, constantly on the lookout for new landscapes and vistas, refusing to repeat his past successes. During the course of his life he made nearly 400 short films.


    I (Jeffrey) am screening this collection of films in relation to the Michel Cardena exhibition that is being held currently at the Rozenstraat Gallery called: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose. Both the Colombian-Dutch Cardena and American Brakhage were experimental artists that were pushing the boundaries of creativity. But they were also artists that were thematically tapping into the everyday life and intimacy. Both of their visions imploded the grand themes in art, and brought things back home again by focusing on everyday life and situations. They both also fought the cold-hearted dimensions of the art world, by introducing a new level of intimacy. For example, Stan Brakhage created with whatever happened to be in his living environment, for him this was the stuff that dreams were made of.

    Wedlock House: an intercourse (1959) 11 min.

    Cat’s Cradle (1958) 6 min.
    Window Water Baby Moving (1962) – 13 min.

    Mothlight (1963) – 4 min.

    Dog Star Man Prelude and sequels (1961-64) 74 min.

    All films are silent, and will be projected in high-definition.

  • 15.07
    Opening Artun Alaska Arasli
    ROZENSTRAAT – A rose is a rose is a rose
  • 01.08
    Stay tuned for our programme in August
    ROZENSTRAAT – A rose is a rose is a rose
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