de Appel and Frascati

At a time when the political landscape in the Netherlands is changing, just after the Dutch elections on September 12th, Frascati and de Appel arts centre organise Stem Terug! Vote Back! The entire month of October, we present a festival on the state of democracy and the role of art as a catalyst for new ideas and ideals.

Just a few weeks after the elections on 12 September we will voice our questions about what has happened to our vote since that day. What remains of the campaign promises and positions adopted by political parties after the many negotiations to form a government? Are we, as citizens, really represented in this process? Or is it time to reclaim our vote? In the current media landscape can politics do any more than move between pragmatism, marketing politics and populism – you ask, we respond – or is it time for a radical turn? And last but not least: what is the role of the arts in this? Like politics, the cultural field is also blamed for losing social support. How can the arts be an engine for ideology and change?

Frascati and de Appel arts centre are inviting artists, theatre companies, politicians, designers and media pundits to respond to these questions while the government is being formed. Stem terug! Vote Back! consists of performances, debates, documentaries, pamphlets, presentations, lectures, master classes and an exhibition.

This final week there is a full program. From Tuesday - Friday daily masterclasses from 2-5 pm by tutors of the Sandberg Institute. Saturday, November 3, there is a filmprogramme and in the evening the Museum Night. On Sunday, November 4, we close the show with the Sunday School. Curator Huib Haye van der Werf will give a guided tour at 2 pm and at 3 pm there will be end presentations by the Sandberg students.

See here the full programme.

With contributions and work by:

Otto Berchem, Lotte van den Berg, Maren Bjørseth, Dood Paard, Sam Durant, Tim Etchells, Bojan Fajfric, MelihGençboyaci, Klaas van Gorkum & Iratxe Jaio, Marjolijn van Heemstra, Sadettin Kirmiziy üz, Platform BK, Roxy Movies (Frank Herrebout en Leo van Maaren), Jonas Staal, Tijdelijke Samenscholing, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Yuri Veerman, Dries Verhoeven, Annelys de Vet & het Sandberg Instituut, De Warme Winkel, Wunderbaum, XML Architecten, The Yes Men, Artur Zmijewski

production: Frascati & de Appel arts centre curator exhibition & master classes/lectures in de Appel arts centre: TAAK - Huib Haye van der Werf in collaboration with Ann Demeester & the Sandberg Institute organisers of the programme in Frascati & location projects: Mark Timmer, Berthe Spoelstra, Elke Decoker

With financial support of: the Municipality of Amsterdam and
the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

With thanks to Carolien Gehrels, Ministerie Binnenlandse Zaken, Rijksgebouwendienst, Openbaar Ministerie te Arnhem

Poster Vote Back! Stem Terug!

affiche, 2012

Stem terug ! Vote back ! – een Festival met tentoonstelling i.s.m. Frascati

affiche, 2012

Yuri Veerman – Rood Wit Blauw

collection (unintended), 2012