Cultural Matter: Petra Cortright - opening event (Pt.I)

Petra Cortright’s online artwork VVEBCAM  is the work in focus for the last exhibition of LIMA’s Cultural Matter programme. VVEBCAM came out in 2007 marking the beginning of the massive online culture of selfies and influencers. The artist is seen looking at the screen absently clicking through banks of standard effects, which frame her face. The work has an eerie introversion, when looking back from the position of the massive abundance of self-presentation the net has to offer now. The...


LIMA in the Ballroom

On this screening night three works from the LIMA collection will be shown. All works are made by artist duos who, at the time of making these films, were partners in art and life: Ulay & Marina Abramović, Broersen & Lukács and Brian D. McKenna & Anika Schwarzlose. The films will be introduced by Sanneke Huisman (LIMA) and Brian D. McKenna & Anika Schwarzlose will give an Artist Talk.

LIMA in the Ballroom, Karspeldreef 4, 1101 CJ...

30/07/2018 to 19/08/2018

LIMA summer break

While summer is in full swing in Amsterdam, we find ourselves reaming of soft sea breezes and rippling waves moving back and forth over the sand, just like in the Stansfield / Hooykaas video Flying Time (Beach) from 1982. LIMA will have a short summer break from Monday the 30th of July until August 19. During this period the office will be closed. 

LIMA wishes you a wonderful summer!


Performances, books and screens

How is performance art defined by institutions collecting, conserving and researching it? Can it be documented, conserved and collected, and in which ways? On July 4th, 2018, LIMA and perform doc will welcome a conversation about several current themes around performance documentation. The guests invited to the conversation, all coming from academic or institutional backgrounds, are: Gabriella Giannachi, Gaby Wijers, Katja Kwastek, Annet Dekker and Nell Donkers. The conversation will be...


The Digital Mass Ornament: Artist talk and film screening Natalie Bookchin

On June 28 the internationally acclaimed American artist Natalie Bookchin will give a talk about her work, followed by a screening of her latest film Now he’s out in public and everyone can see.

In her practice, Bookchin interrogates the social realities underlying the seemingly trivial surface phenomena of contemporary digital culture. She addresses how the digital has transformed notions of publicness, identity, mass, community and self, and what counts as political speech. Her...



On Tuesday the 19th of June, Van Abbemuseum, Frans Hals Museum, the Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and LIMA will launch the online catalogue, a digital catalogue that unites the media art collections from the participating institutions. is a collaborative project that provides access to and visibility of media art collections. Currently, this catalogue consists of the media art collections of LIMA, Stedelijk...


Cultural Matter: Constant Dullaart & Geert Lovink (Pt.II)

Constant Dullaart (NL, 1979) is a former resident of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, and lives and works in Berlin. His works are shown in Whitechapel Gallery London, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Import Projects Berlin, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, ZKM Karlsruhe, Victoria & Albert Museum London, and MAAT Lisbon. Dullaart has curated several exhibitions and lectured at universities and academies throughout Europe. In 2015, he was awarded the Prix Net-Art, the international prize for...


LIMA Presents. Non-Linear: Drastically Advanced Regression

Somehow it’s possible, from positions of structural adversity, to manifest pleasure with powerful intent. Struggle can be mobilised in trying to get at both of these things at once. Through the ritualistic, the celebratory and the disobedient, these three works create space for indeterminacy, and unexpected or disallowed forms and practices of resistance which help to destroy the drastically advanced regression that works in and on and through us.

LIMA Presents. Mind the Gap

Is the filmic space a place of isolation or contact? Loneliness or communication? In the 70s, art historian Rosalind E. Krauss famously argued that the medium of video art is characterised by an ‘aesthetic of narcissism’, a psychological situation where one “withdraws...


LIMA at Jungle Amsterdam: Variscoop #3

In collaboration with John Prop (stichting Polderlicht) LIMA presents Variscoop #3; the second third of the tree Variscoop evenings filled with video- and sound art from artists working and/or living in The Netherlands. Minimal animation, digital image manipulations, color...