Lotte van den Berg
Klaas van Gorkum
Marjolijn van Heemstra
Sadettin Kirmiziy uz
Leo van Maaren
Annelys de Vet
De Warme Winkel
The Yes Men
Huib Haye van der Werf
Frascati and de Appel arts centre are inviting artists, theatre companies, politicians, designers and media pundits to respond to some questions while the government is being formed. The project consists of performances, debates, documentaries, pamphlets, presentations, lectures, master classes and an exhibition.
curated by Huib Haye van der Werf
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.
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
During the opening weekend, two special evenings will be organized in Frascati during which an artist, politicians and media figures will present their views on
the state of democracy. In addition, two special performances can be seen in the streets of Amsterdam, by the theatre directors Lotte van den Berg and Dries Verhoeven.
This exhibition indirectly reflects on the contemporary political situation and explores the relationship between the arts and politics in an associative way. In
recent years, this has been a focus of interest, as at the 7th Berlin Biennale, which looked at the interaction between the arts and activism, and in the present
exhibition in our fellow institute BAK in Utrecht, ‘How Much Fascism?’
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Opening Friday 5 Oct, 17:00-20:00
de Appel arts centre
Prins Hendrikkade 142 1011 AT Amsterdam
Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 8pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Students, CJP, 65+, children aged 13-18, €4,50
children aged 0-12 Free
Groups, minimum of 12 €5