"Herengracht 401 lies at the heart of Amsterdam’s beautiful canal district. For more than 70 years it was home to the artist Gisèle van Waterschoot van der Gracht, known usually just as ‘Gisèle’. During the Second World War it was a place of safety for Jews and others fleeing the Nazis. Today it is a space for exhibitions, discussion and debates, on the relationship between art, morality, freedom and courage. ..."
Read here Kenan's text on Living in Diversity.
The House of Gisele can be visited by appointment in guided tours of 12 persons maximum on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We have possibilities for both private groups or for individuals. The tour takes approximately one hour.
Groups will visit the authentic WWII apartment of Gisèle and her hiders, the salon, where she lived with her husband Arnold D’Ailly after the war and her last studio where today contemporary exhibitions are shown.
Please contact us to find a suitable date for your group or to join an open group as an individual. Read more.
Transhistoricity: Ronit Porat De Oude Kerk, Museum van Loon, Castrum Peregrini and De Reinwardt Academie form the new Transhistoric Coalition to stimulate artists to develop new work that connects historic periods and cultural contexts. Israeli artist Ronit Porat will be the first to live and work in Amsterdam on invitation of the coalition for a year as of September 2016. Read more here.
European Academy of Participation
The project aims to make a contribution to a more inclusive Europe, in which people live together in mutual respect of their differences. The EAP partners consider participatory practice in art and culture as a central tool to involve communities in a positive process of constructing a shared cultural space.
The Warp and Weft of Memory.
This project by Renee Turner will result in an online narrative and a series of events exploring the wardrobe of Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht (1912 – 2013), and the ways in which it reflects her life, work, and various histories through textiles and clothing. Read more.
2x Amie Dicke - nice review for MetropolisM - Lotte van Geijn visited Amie's work. On show till 23 Dec, RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
... dmv kijken, vinden, bekijken, vastleggen met het koude oog van de camera, toevoegen of weglaten van elementen, het toe-eigenen om het daarna weer vrij laten en van de losgeweekte context in zijn nieuwe verworvenheid te tonen... ... See MoreSee Less
Amie Dicke will give a guided tour through the historic quarters of Castrum Peregrini, letting us look through her eyes at the heritage and stories of the place. If you are interested to join the tour on Sunday 27 November 2016 at 14 hrs, please register through email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
This morning we enjoyed the wonderful lecture 'Le musée imaginaire' by Jean-Hubert Martin organised by Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem, Oude Kerk, Museum van Loon en Castrum Peregrini as part of the Amsterdam Art Weekend. The ’transhistoric’ – the linking of past and present– is an important issue for all of us.
For the Amsterdam Art Weekend Castrum Peregrini will show the 'transhistoric' work of Amie Dicke in the studio of Gisèle. Pass by Herengracht 401, Friday-Sunday, 13-18 hrs. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday 7 Oct, 17 hrs - VERNISSAGE
Since 2009 Amie Dicke has been actively engaged in the exploration of the house of Castrum Peregrini, its interiors and its stories. Her work has challenged the dev...
Dirt, Punk, Trash workshop - THURSDAY 1 DEC, 14 hrs a Guest programme by Sublime Imperfections a research project by UvA.
In (audio-)visual arts and writing, dirt, punk, and trash have long been aestheticized and lauded -- but in recent decades, artists and cultural analysts have harbored a particularly insistent interest in 'dirty art' (cf. Sandberg's Dirty Art Department), 'dirt[y] media' (Kelly), 'dirty words' (Gluklya), 'politics of trash' and 'politics of punk' (Whiteley; Ensminger), 'trash culture' (LaGuardia), and in the overall rhetoric 'of waste, dirt, and shit' that dominate some local and historical punk traditions (Gololobov & Steinholt).
'Dirt, Punk, Trash' is a workshop where art/cultural theoreticians and practitioners theorize the notions -- which are now often employed interchangeably -- in two ways. They discuss concrete punk-, dirt- and trash-focused cultural practices and objects; and they map and unravel conceptual interrelations between the notions. Speakers are dirt/punk/trash experts Gluklya (Factory of Found Clothes, St. Petersburg / A'dam), Caleb Kelly (University of New South Wales), Natalia Samutina (Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Yngvar Steinholt (Tromso University). The workshop is introduced and moderated by the members of the VIDI Sublime Imperfections team Fabienne Rachmadiev, Jakko Kemper, and Ellen Rutten (all UvA). For more information and abstracts, please see: sublimeimperfections.org/symposium-2/
Welcome all; for more info, questions, registration contact Omar Elgendy: OmarElgendy@live.nl for questions. ... See MoreSee Less