OA/AO (onder andere/among others): with…

OA/AO (onder andere/among others): with De Appel Curatorial Programme 2017-18

de Appel, Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam
OA/AO (onder andere/among others) is a monthly series of screenings, presentations, and conversations at De Appel that focuses around a single work or object. For this edition OA/AO is taken over by the participants of the 2017-18 De Appel Curatorial Programme. Each curator has developed a single movement for the evening’s programme,  which will include performances, discussions, interventions, and presentations based on their ten month individual research trajectory around the themes of Conflict, Joy and Slowness. De Appel Curatorial Programme 2017-18: Sun A Moon, Luay Al Derazi, Jagna Lewandowska, Ong Jo-Lene, Arkadiusz Półtorak, Miriam Wistreich

Evening Programme


18:00 One Extended Present -- Strangely Split Performative reading and talk with Ong-Jo-Lene,  Mark Salvatus and Carolyn F. Strauss

19.15 unraveling Saturn: on parafiction Talk and discussion with Miriam Wistreich & Omar Chowdhury

21:00 before I open my mouth Discussion, DJ sets and a live performance with Negroma, Luay Al Derazi, Carolyn F. Strauss and Juha

21:00 - Discussion of the research with Carolyn F. Strauss 21:30 - DJ set by Luay Al Derazi 22:15 - Live performance Body Memory by Negroma 23:00 - DJ set by Juha

De Appel Archive

18:00 - 22:00

The box is on the table and the general mood is that this is indeed not an important box. An intervention in De Appel Archive by Jagna Lewandowska with stories by Nell Donkers and a video by Arefeh Riahi.



Letters of Trust and Precarity Performative reading with Arkadiusz Półtorak and Ellen Vårtun followed by a Q&A.





And much more to be announced…

Brief on each presentation: Sun A Moon aTROPENMUSEUM This research started with questions about the exhibition display and the collection composition of Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. In particular, looking through the exhibitions currently being held at Tropenmuseum, the research asks what is the role of ethnographic museums in the post-colonial era. The results of the research, as a new creation, will be implemented as a website (http://atropenmuseum.com) and will be released on 13th June. Luay Al Derazi before I open my mouth What does a space with multiplicity of identities, temporalities and histories sound like? Luay Al Derazi’s research investigates a selection of artists, music producers and DJ’s whose sound(s) offer alternative spaces for (re-)thinking issues related to globalisation and transnationalism in defiance of predetermined homogeneous and heteronormative factors. Jagna Lewandowska The box is on the table and the general mood is that this is indeed not an important box The boxes must be kept in motion. Just like digital information. When they meet, they bump into each other, and sometimes something overflows. One by one I take them home on the back of my bike, and make a bed out of them. By lifting and shifting them they have become something that has a presence; more so than when they’re in storage, when nobody ever looks after them, and they’re only in the way. (excerpt from Het Centrum by Nell Donkers) Ong Jo-Lene One Extended Present — Strangely Split This research project explores transcultural modernism from a comparative perspective. The comparison looks at how Euro-American and Southeast Asian art institutions make sense of two important historical legacies - coloniality and modernity. The two institutions selected as main case studies are the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and National Gallery Singapore. These two institutions could not be more different in terms of their respective institutional history. This has implications in the development of the collection and the curatorial vision. As a result, time in relation to history is understood and imagined differently and these informed the different ways in which the story of modern art is told in these institutions. Arkadiusz Półtorak Letters of Trust and Precarity This presentation is the outcome of a month-long exercise in letter-writing that Arkadiusz Półtorak took up together with the artist Ellen Vårtun. Their letters -- recording a vivid exchange of thoughts and affective stimuli that occurs between a couple of fictional art workers -- address the intricate ways in which capitalism parasites on the mutual trust that binds curators and artists as well as their genuine passions, “off-duty” time and intimate lives. Miriam Wistreich unravelling Saturn: coping with para-fiction Miriam Wistreich’s research investigates the entanglements between ideology, technology, and human subjectivity. Through the example of her Soviet refugee-programmer father the research builds a semi-fictitious history of life between the systems of socialism and neoliberal capitalism. The presentation will consist of a conversation with artist Omar Chowdhury in two parts unraveling the shutting down of his 2016 exhibition, Age of Saturn, and the subsequent chaotic, baffling trauma caused by this event.