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2 Unlimited

2 Unlimited

de Appel, Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam
Opening hours Wednesday to Saturday, 14:00 - 18:00
Finissage exhibition, 8 September Guided tour with Niels Van Tomme and Rachael Rakes, 15.00 - 16.00 Vocal activation of Pendulum by Cecilia Bengtsson, 16.00 - 17.00
Let me hear you say “Yeah”!
2 UNLIMITED is an exhibition in and about Amsterdam
It features people, objects, and ideas currently residing in the city
It considers homegrown artistic practices as critical and analytical tools
And the poetics and imaginaries of this space and time


2 UNLIMITED is set in the current age of ultra–development and mass tourism
But instead of decrying:
No no, no no no no, no no no no, no no there’s no limit!
It foregrounds the work of new artistic communities that are grounded in Amsterdam’s everyday reality
and its potential transformation
2 UNLIMITED gathers artists and critical thinkers
To present new possibilities for communication, language, communality, design
To break down exclusionary narratives and falsified myth–making
To not look back, only look forward
To dare imagine different futures
To rip it up and start again
To not give up the fight
Let me hear you say “Yeah”!

Join us for the opening of 2 Unlimited an exhibition and programme about artistic life in Amsterdam today. The project gathers artists, critical thinkers, and designers who make the city their home, despite increasing factors of inhospitality. This first edition highlights artistic forms that center community and communication, that operate from a proactive rather than reactive position, and that foment grounded work and ideas. Extending over the summer of 2018, and featuring multiple multidisciplinary events, this edition presents a wide range of artistic practices, including performance, sculpture, design, sound, artistic research, writing, and more. The artists in this project comprise a wide range of backgrounds, concerns, and aesthetic sensibilities, but are joined here by a sense of productive criticality. 2 Unlimited is Cecilia Bengtsson, Em'Kal Eyongakpa, Amelia Groom, Zhana Ivanova, Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, Remy Jungerman, Patricia Kaersenhout, Aimée Zito Lema, Antonis Pittas, Werker Collective, and more...

2 UNLIMITED Public Programme

Saturday 2 June 15:00—17:30

REHEARSAL 1 by Zhana Ivanova In Rehearsal 1, text, film, voiceover, and live performance are alternately present, permanently interconnected and in continuous interplay. The result is a performative constellation, exposing shifting power structures and the effect of each medium on the experience of time, language, truth, and response. The afternoon will conclude with a discussion between the artist, Konstantina Georgelo and Aaron Schuster.

15:00 Doors open, film and installation

15:30 Performance

16:30 Aftertalk with: Zhana Ivanova Konstantina Georgelou Aaron Schuster

Friday 29 June 19:00—21:00 Preliminary Studies Towards De Nieuwe Nieuwmarkt

A performative lecture and open discussion about publishing as a community in the past and the future with Werker Collective, Rietlanden Women’s Office, Experimental Jetset, and others.

Wednesday 18 July 19:00

Arhgbrou 4.3 mbi-eshobi surround sessions with Em’kal Eyongakpa

Saturday 18 August RADIO 2 UNLIMITED Live radio broadcast hosted by Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee (Femke Dekker, Reinier Klok, and Radna Rumping) with Willem de Ridder and other special guests.

The publication A 2 Unlimited Reader expands on a few of the propositions and preoccupations in the exhibition and programme. It features contributions by Cecilia & Jeffrey Babcock, Amelia Groom, Falke Pisano, Radna Rumping, Nolwenn Salaün, Mounira Al Solh, and will be available free of charge at De Appel throughout the exhibition period. 2 Unlimited features a FOOTNOTES presentation by Willem de Ridder and commissioned visual identities by Johanna Ehde, Sam de Groot, Özgür Kar & Sabo Day, Maria Pask. 2 Unlimited is curated by Rachael Rakes and Niels Van Tomme.  

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