Agenda

Niets is ooit af

Date: 24/09/2017

Time: 16.00-17.30

Location: Castrum Peregrini

Voertaal Nederlands / Dutch spoken

Met bijdragen van Merapi Obermayer, Edy Seriese, Esther Captain, Het Geluid Maastricht en Erik Somers.

Een programma over herinneringscultuur, met werk van Merapi Obermayer. Feitelijke geschiedenis en geschiedenis die beïnvloed is door herinneringsculturen zijn de twee gezichten van een verhaal. De tentoongestelde kinderkleertjes – uit nood gemaakt van linnen boekomslagen door de ouders van Merapi Obermayer voor hun dochter – zijn de tastbare herinneringen aan dit verleden.

Synchronical

Start date: 28/09/2017

End date: 30/09/2017

Location: Castrum Peregrini

Objects as mute witnesses retain the history they have experienced, like a vessel. Through the sensibilities of associative minds and bodies, objects can voice their material past, engaging in a dialogue across the limits of space and time. Rather than presenting a coherent version of truth, new reflexive story lines are established at the intersections and fractions of collective memory.

A videoloop of “Synchronicle” alongside the publication ‘House of Stories’ containing ten commissioned texts, is on display at Castrum Peregrini during the mentioned opening hours.

Ukraine: culture in conflict II

Date: 15/10/2017

Time: 19.00

Location: Castrum Peregrini

Language: English
Price: 7,50 euro, reduced fee 5 euro
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A collaboration between Castrum Peregrini and the European Cultural Foundation

With Ivan Krastev, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, Vasyl Cherepanyn, Visual Culture Research Centre, Kyiv and Fleur de Weerd, journalist and former correspondent in Ukraine.

The conflict in Ukraine is often seen in a global perspective: geopolitical spheres seem to compete again, often with reference to cold war rhetoric.

On the ground the conflict has another dimension: clashing collective memories resulting in seemingly different cultural identities. Panellists will try to deconstruct cultural reference points that form the basis of the conflict and talk about what would be needed to construct new, inclusive narratives.

The evening follows up a similar discussion one-and-a-half years ago, when the images of the Maidan clashes where still fresh in mind. What has happened since, what is the perspective for Ukrainian identity internally and internationally at the moment?

Living as Form

Start date: 26/10/2017

End date: 27/10/2017

Time: 12.00 - 18.00

Location: Doopsgezinde Kerk, Singel 452; Castrum Peregrini, Herengracht 401; Goethe Institut, Herengracht 401

Vernissage: Some Things Hidden

Date: 15/11/2017

Time: 18.00-20.00

Participating artists: Alexis Blake, Sara Blokland, Zhana Ivanova, Charlott Markus, Shana Moulton, Femmy Otten, Marijn Ottenhof.

Some Things Hidden is an exhibition and performance programme revolving around the idea of ‘hiding’, both physically and mentally. It is both about hiding in times of war and crisis, as well as about the (in)ability to hide things for others and yourself. Starting point is a personal story of artist-curator Charlott Markus about her great aunt, a tiny Jewish woman who hid in the open, completely visible in WWII’s Berlin, and about her grandfather, who concealed his true emotions behind a male facade of success. The exhibition explores how (female) artists experience, interpret and visualize this theme today. The exhibition in Castrum Peregrini is leading up to an exhibition in Framer Framed in January 2018. During Amsterdam Art Weekend, we present a preview programme of open rehearsals, performances and talks with the participating artists and curators. Some Things Hidden is curated by Charlott Markus and Nina Folkersma.

Guided tour and artist talk: Charlott Markus & Nina Folkersma

Date: 18/11/2017

Time: 16.30 - 18.00

Location: Castrum Peregrini

This afternoon, artist Charlott Markus and curator Nina Folkersma share their thoughts in a personal talk about Some Things Hidden, an exhibition and performance programme revolving around the idea of ‘hiding’. The first part of this exhibition takes places in Castrum Peregrini, a former WWII hiding place on the Herengracht 401, and leads up to an extended version in Framer Framed that will open in January 2018.   How do artists and thinkers visualize hiding today? What are the possibilities of hiding today in our current digitalized society? What about our right to opaqueness versus others’ needs for transparency? What is hiding for me and what is it for you? Before and after the talk it is possible to visit the authentic WWII apartment of the artist Gisèle and her hiders in a special guided tour.

Artist talks: Sara Blokland and Femmy Otten

Date: 24/11/2017

Time: 15.30 - 17.00

Location: Castrum Peregrini

In this afternoon conversation, artists Sara Blokland and Femmy Otten talk about their work in relation to the topic of the exhibition Some Things Hidden. Both artists have been invited to make a site-specific installation in the former artist’s studio of Gisèle on the top floor of Castrum Peregrini, an original WWII safe house. Sara Blokland is a visual artist and independent reseacher who predominately works with photography and film. Her work reflects on the complicated role of this medium in relation to (postcolonial) cultural heritages. Femmy Otten explores beauty through wood, plaster and paper. From these materials, she creates elegant sculptures, reminiscent of archetypal figures from Greek and Egyptian mythology, yet fresh and contemporary. What hidden histories or mechanisms do these artists want to make visible? And what stories do they hide in their work – possibly even in plain sight?

Performances Marijn Ottenhof and Alexis Blake

Date: 25/11/2017

Time: 13.00 - 15.00

Location: Castrum Peregrini

Artists Marijn Ottenhof and Alexis Blake have been invited to create a new performance for the exhibition Some Things Hidden. Both performances take place in the former artist’s studio of Gisèle on the top floor of Castrum Peregrini, an original WWII safe house. Alexis Blake has a multidisciplinary practice that coalesces fine art, movement and performance. She investigates the way in which the body is represented and treated as an archive, which she then critically examines, disrupts and re-negotiates. For her new performance, Blake will look into the complexities of anger and empathy. Marijn Ottenhof investigates social systems and the human need for rules and logic. By disturbing these structures, she questions existing structures of power, dominance and expectations. Language often plays an important role in her performances. It can be a vessel for communication, but also function as a surface beneath which other narratives are hidden.

SOME THINGS HIDDEN

Start date: 15/11/2017

End date: 26/11/2017

Participating artists: Alexis Blake, Sara Blokland, Zhana Ivanova, Charlott Markus, Shana Moulton, Femmy Otten, Marijn Ottenhof.

Some Things Hidden is an exhibition and performance programme revolving around the idea of ‘hiding’, both physically and mentally. It is both about hiding in times of war and crisis, as well as about the (in)ability to hide things for others and yourself. Starting point is a personal story of artist-curator Charlott Markus about her great aunt, a tiny Jewish woman who hid in the open, completely visible in WWII’s Berlin, and about her grandfather, who concealed his true emotions behind a male facade of success. The exhibition explores how (female) artists experience, interpret and visualize this theme today. The exhibition in Castrum Peregrini is leading up to an exhibition in Framer Framed in January 2018. During Amsterdam Art Weekend, we present a preview programme of open rehearsals, performances and talks with the participating artists and curators. Some Things Hidden is curated by Charlott Markus and Nina Folkersma.