Arndt & Bornstuck
Marwa Lamia Arsanios
Crystal Z Campbell
Momu & No Es
Saskia Noor van Imhoff
Miguel Peres dos Santos
Janneke van der Putten
Katja van Driel
Susan van Hengstum
Timmy van Zoelen
The Black Swan
Using the quality of humour to test the potential of art as a critical instrument for the analysis of social, political and cultural issues, this project aims to build a community of peers, professionals and a variety of publics. De Appel Curatorial Programme 2011-2012 presents a series of works and interventions that take place outside of the premises of the exhibition space, channelled through dialogue, and public gatherings.
"– quite apart from making us laugh – it [humour] has been employed to activate repressed impulses, embody alienation or displacement, disrupt convention, and to explore power relations in terms of gender, sexuality, class, taste or racial and cultural identities."
- Jennifer Higgie -
Haseeb Ahmed, Roi Alter, Yosuke Amemiya, Arndt & Bornstück, Zayne Armstrong, Marwa Lamia Arsanios, Mercedes Azpilicueta, David Bernstein, Daniela Bershan, Clifford Borress, Mitchel Breed, Deniz Buga, Chad Burt, Crystal Z Campbell, Jaiyoung Cho, Steven Chodoriwsky, Simeon Cieslinski, Edward Clive, Edmund Cook, Valentina Desideri, Olivia Dunbar, Ingeborg Entrop, Efrat Gal, Kevin Gallagher, Ceemin Golshan, Fotini Gouseti, Yoeri Guépin, Rosie Heinrich, Maja Hodošček, Anna Hoetjes, Andy Ingamells, Sergei Inja, Adrià Julià, Krõõt Juurak, Rei Kakiuchi, Hyemin Kim, Saebon Kim, Rachel Koolen, Pawel Kruk, Alexi Kukuljevic, Géraldine Longueville, Pernille Lonstrup, Anna Łuczak, Isabel Marcos, David Maroto, Fran Meana, Toeh Meisami, Magdalena Mellin, Eden Mitsenmacher, Lara Morais, Momu & No Es, Pendar Nabipour, Aapo Nikkanen, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Irene O’Callaghan, Anouchka Oler, Ane Østrem, Joyce Overheul, Jurgis Paškevičius, Miguel Peres dos Santos, Eric Philippoz, Enrico Piras, Doris Prlic, Julia Reist, Kirsty Roberts, Padraig Robinson, Dušan Rodić, Nathania Rubin, Jeremiah Runnels, Vanja Smiljanic, Sarah Stein, Fraser Stewart, Marija Sujica, Witta Tjan, Diego Tonus, Sander Uitdehaag, Deniz Unal, Janneke van der Putten, Katja van Driel, Susan van Hengstum, Timmy van Zoelen, Rui Vilela, Kym Ward, Amanda Wasielewski, Jeff Weber, Christoph Westermeier, Aline Weyel, Robert Wittendorp, Mariana Zamarbide, Emile Zile.
De Appel Curatorial Programme 2011-2012 presents Three Artists Walk into a Bar..., a series of works and interventions that take place outside of the premises of the exhibition space, channelled through discussion, dialogue, and public gatherings at the Appel Boys’ School and on the website of the project. Using the quality of humour to test the potential of art as a critical instrument for the analysis of social, political and cultural issues, this project aims to build a community of peers, professionals and a variety of publics. The commitment to humour, stems from a belief in its social quality; in its capacity to bring subversive voices and unexpected perspectives to mainstream awareness.
What happens when three artists walk into a bar? Between 13 April and 13 May 2012, more than fifty new works of art will be produced – the result of an open invitation to students and residents of every graduate and post-academic fine art programme in the Netherlands. The decision to work with peers has been motivated by the urge to gather a generation of young people who are directly affected by the impact of the current political climate towards culture. Three Artists Walk into a Bar… aims to produce a fertile ground for an unexpected multitude of voices, speaking out from and to the conditions of the present time.
While the ‘show’ takes place in the social fabric of everyday life, the function of the Appel Boys’ School will be altered for the duration of the project, shifting its use from production site to auditorium, from bar to information point. On Saturdays, the Boys’ School will open its doors to the public to give hints and plant rumors of the public and semi-public works and performances made by participating artists. Saturday gatherings will also include a programme of lectures and workshops by internationally renowned practictioners from the field of art, theory and comedy. Visitors will also have a chance to explore the filmic character of humour in the temporary cinema through film and video works selected by the participants in the exhibition.
Three Artists Walk into a Bar... tests the multitude of possibilites and strategies for the distribution of art: whether the art works develop a one on one encounter, reach an unsuspecting public, or are visible to a mass, there will always be someone who ‘chances upon the joke’, with or without consent.
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Saturdays at de Appel Boys’ School:
Talks, workshops, screenings from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Talks and workshops by:
14 April — VOINA (via Skype) and Joost de Bloois
21 April — Lee Campbell and Giselinde Kuipers
28 April — Simon Critchley (via Skype) and Dora Garcia
5 May — Michael Portnoy (via Skype)
De Ateliers (Amsterdam); Dutch Art Institute / MFA ArtEZ (Arnhem); Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht); maHKU - Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design | Fine Art department (Utrecht); Master Artistic Research, The Hague | Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire (Den Haag); Sandberg Institute | Fine Arts department (Amsterdam); Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University (Rotterdam); Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam).
Sponsorship in kind:
Drukkerij Raddraaier, Amsterdam
Het Veem Theater
SALTO Publieke Omroep Amsterdam
Talia Gastronomia Culturale Interattiva
de Appel Curarorial Programme 2011-2012
This year the participants of de Appel Curatorial Programme decided to form an international curatorial collective, The Black Swan, to create a platform for future collaboration. The Black Swan is: Antonia Alampi, Katia Krupennikova, Qinyi Lim, Sanne Oorthuizen, Alec Steadman, Ivana Vaseva.
by de Appel Curatorial Programme 2011-2012, is supported by SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain in the framework of the institutional alliance between SKOR and de Appel.
Media support by Metropolis M
PR Three Artists Walk into a Bar...
Ivana Vaseva M: +31 641 91 35 33
Katia Krupennikova M: +31 630 88 85 77
Opening: Friday 13 april 6:00 - 9:00 pm
de Appel Boys' School
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 59, 1072 BD Amsterdam
Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on 30 April
Launch of the exhibition and closing event: free
Saturdays at the Boys’ School: €5 (no Museumkaart discount)