Cultural Matter: Jan Robert Leegte on the Performing Machine

On Wednesday 18 December artist Jan Robert Leegte will give a lecture on 'the performing machine'. From a technical and theoretical perspective he will explain how the computer is fundamentally performative.

"The internet is an unimaginably vast ecology of data and processes. Deeply stored data is immutable like buried granite, while other data is constantly in flux like a rushing mountain stream. The whole system is in continuous evolution through endless processes reshaping the...


The LIMA Collection: New Work - Mark IJzerman, Sébastien Robert, Zeno van den Broek and Nan Wang

LIMA is proud to present the new AV performance As Above, So Below (2019) by Mark IJzerman (live visuals) & Sébastien Robert (live sound), the presentation of Zeno van den Broek’s research proposal for Forming Folds (2020) and recent videos of Zeno van den Broek and Nan Wang. Performance, talks and works will be presented in Cinema 1 of LAB111 with the artists present on Thursday December 12. Q&A by Theus Zwakhals.

Cultural Matter: JODI in conversation with Sakrowski (Pt.I)

Cultural Matter: JODI
Max Payne Cheats Only (2004) is a double projection video consisting of video game ‘cheats’: alterations to the behavior of a video game, often built in by the original programmers to help players who have reached an impasse. JODI compiled cheats from the New York vigilante third person shooter game Max Payne. JODI: ‘We wanted to do something that was non-aesthetically ours. No scary black blobs on jumping white backgrounds, but trying to...


Cultural Matter: Gijs van Oenen on the Fear Of Missing Out (Pt.II)

Cultural Matter: Gijs van Oenen on The Fear Of Missing Out (Pt.II)
Wednesday October 16, start: 8.00 PM
TICKETS: 7,50 / 5 / free with Cineville 
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Can contemporary art - and the production thereof - be optimized and automated? In 2013, the artist Jonas Lund made a solo exhibition based on this...


Cultural Matter: Jonas Lund - Opening event with Florian Cramer (Pt.I)

Can contemporary art - and the production thereof - be optimized and automated? In 2013, the artist Jonas Lund made a solo exhibition based on this simple yet critical and challenging question. The Fear Of Missing Out, held at MAMA, Rotterdam, would become a landmark exhibition in which the algorithm played a leading role, a show that was of great influence on his later work. The works produced for The Fear Of Missing Out were not the direct result of Lund’s labour and ideas, but made by a computer algorithm written by him.
01/08/2019 to 31/08/2019

LIMA Gallery: belit sağ

From the 1st of August until August 31, two videoworks by belit sağ are exhibited in LIMA's gallery space in the basement of LAB111.
Open daily from 12 - 23 at LIMA, Amsterdam (Arie Biemondstraat 111).
Entrance is free.

belit sağ, what remains, 2018, 7'05''
what remains is constructed from images that sag shot and gathered during 2015 and 2016 in Cizre, a primarily Kurdish town in Turkey on the Syrian border, as well as found footage from all over Turkey from...

29/07/2019 to 11/08/2019

LIMA summer break

While summer is in full swing in Amsterdam, we are heading towards the beach, just like in Rafael Montañez Ortiz' 'Beach Umbrella' from 1985. 

LIMA will have a short summer break from Monday July 29 until August 11. During this period the office will be closed. 

LIMA wishes you a wonderful summer!

24/05/2019 to 21/07/2019

Exhibition Lyubov Matyunina - I am a tool of gentrification

I am a tool of gentrification is an experimental documentary series by Lyobov Matyunina in which she aims to explore complex shifts in the gentrification process of Amsterdam. What is the role of the artist in this process? How we can make use of the current situation and turn it into a positive development for the arts and artists?

The project aims to function as a series of speculative propositions on the subject of how to make gentrification work for Amsterdam-based artists and...

23/05/2019 to 24/05/2019

Social Capital #2 Amsterdam-West. Reflections on a City in Flux

Social Capital #2 Amsterdam-West
Reflections on a City in Flux
Amsterdam is expanding rapidly because of economic and social forces. As a result, the public domain is under increasing pressure. Despite regulations, monoculture and commodification, how can we continue to see public space as a place for imagination and adventure? To address this question, TAAK launched the multi-year art project Social Capital. For Social Capital #2 West LIMA and TAAK collaborated with...


Art Machines 0.1 - Talk: Joost Rekveld at Sensorlab

CCU and LIMA invite you for an inspiring evening with Joost Rekveld, the Dutch master of media art and experimental film. For years now, Joost has been motivated by the question of what we can learn from a dialogue with machines. In his work, he explores the sensory consequences of systems of his own design, often inspired by forgotten corners in the history of science and technology. The evening is introduced by Sanneke Huisman (LIMA media art platform, followed by Joost his talk in which he takes you through his extensive oeuvre and thereby gives a refreshing perspective on the history of media art and science.