Digital Canon?! Launch

On Friday, March 22, LIMA launched the Dutch canon of digital art. The presentation, by Sanneke Huisman and Jan Robert Leegte, took place in front of an international audience during the annual Transformation Digital Art symposium.

The art-historical canon has been under fire for several decades. The idea of a canon, independent of time and place and based on universal characteristics of quality, is increasingly refuted. But a new form of canon formation has led to a renewed...

21/03/2019 to 22/03/2019

Transformation Digital Art Symposium 2019

Transformation Digital Art symposium is designed as an opportunity to share best practices concerning both artist-led and institutional strategies geared towards the future presentation of born-digital and software-based art.

CCTV TV: An evening with CAMP

Mumbai-based interdisciplinary studio CAMP’s latest commission, In Cameras Res, is a dark city-symphony shot with state of the art surveillance equipment from atop some of Amsterdam’s iconic buildings. In advance of the installation’s 16 March opening at De Appel, artists Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran present two of the studio’s earlier acclaimed projects that examine surveillance, society, and cinematic apparatus, followed by a discussion with curator Rachael Rakes and an audience Q&A.

Screening I am a tool of gentrification by Lyubov Matyunina

LIMA and TAAK are happy to invite you to the screening of Lyubov Matyunina's I am a tool of gentrification: Noord. In the eight years that she lived in Amsterdam, Matyunina (1985 Kaliningrad, Russia) observed how the city changed from culturally-oriented to market-driven. She noted that artists often play a central role in gentrification processes but eventually have to clear the field. Could artists also permanently fulfill social functions in neighbourhoods, she wonders. And, could city...


LIMA at Jungle Amsterdam: Variscoop #1

In collaboration with John Prop (stichting Polderlicht) LIMA presents Variscoop #1; the first of the three Variscoop evenings filled with video- and sound art from artists working and/or living in The Netherlands. Minimal animation, digital image manipulations, color experiments, soundscapes and artistic documentaries, the works that are presented this evening show great variation and diversity.

At Variscoop #3 the following works are presented:
Michiel van Bakel: Hours Of...

20/02/2019 to 31/03/2019

Zeno van den Broek - Paranon

From Wednesday February 20 until March 31 Paranon by Zeno van den Broek will be exhibited in LIMA's gallery space in the basement of LAB111. Opening on Wednesday 20 February at 8 pm with the artist present. 

Zeno van den Broek - Paranon (NL, 2018)
Paranon revolves around the idea of juxtapositioning fundamental elements of sound and image. This process is executed by manipulating various parameters in canon structures: The canon is a counterpoint-based compositional technique...


The LIMA Collection: New Work

On February 20, LIMA proudly presents new works by Zeno van den Broek, Maria Molina Peiró, Donna Verheijden, Arthur Kleinjan and Daniel Jacoby. Paranon by Zeno van den Broek will be exhibited in LIMA's gallery space in the basement of LAB111. The works of Maria Molina Peiró, Donna Verheijden, Arthur Kleinjan and Daniel Jacoby that premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019 are screened in Cinema 1 of LAB111 with the artists present.
24/12/2018 to 06/01/2019

LIMA winter break

LIMA will have a short winter break from Monday the 24th of December until January 6 2019. During this period the office will be closed. 

LIMA wishes you a wonderful holiday season!


PACKED & LIMA: Workshop capturing content from old carriers (FULLY BOOKED)


In collaboration with PACKED vzw and the Algemeen-Nederlands Verbond LIMA organizes a hands-on workshop where you learn to retrieve data from computer diskettes and other obsolete carriers. The workshop will take place in Brussels, and and includes both a theoretical and a practical part. In the theoretical part you will learn what you have to take into account when preserving (data on) obsolete carriers; in the practical part we start with reading...


Cultural Matter presents: Juha van Ingen - Kati Kivinen (KIASMA) on AS Long As Possible

Cultural Matter presents: Juha van Ingen
Juha van Ingen’s AS Long As Possible (ASLAP) (2017) is a GIF animation consisting of a vast series of numbered black screens that will unfold over a period of 1000 years at approximately one per ten minutes. The series of animation frames, 48 million in all, featuring white numbers on a black background, will never be interrupted and, through its continued perpetuation, it constitutes the ‘ultimate’ or at least most extreme...