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

23/05/2019 to 24/05/2019
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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 contemporary artists, resulting in various interventions, presentations, performances, videos and installations at unexpected locations in Amsterdam-West. 

Thursday May 23, 2019

* 17.00 - Opening Changeroom by Julika Rudelius
Location: Hannie Dankbaarpassage, De Hallen Amsterdam 

In the video installation Changeroom, Julika Rudelius presents ‘the originals’, the people who were living in Oud-West before the neighbourhood underwent drastic renewal. Have they become birds of paradise in the new systematically planned city? On show until 30 June.

* 19.30 - Performances and film screening I am a tool of gentrification. West by Lyubov Matyunina
Location: Broedplaats HW10, Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10

Lyubov Matyunina investigates in the experimental documentary I am a tool of gentrification. West the role played by artists in area development and how processes of gentrification can nurture not only the market but also the creative sector. I am a tool of gentrification consists of three parts: Amsterdam-North, Center and West. All editions are on view from May 24 to June 30 at LIMA in the basement of LAB111. The exhibition is made in collaboration with LAB111.


Friday May 24, 2019
* 16.30 - Social Capital #2 Round Table
Location: LIMA, Arie Biemondstraat 111

At a Round-Table discussion at LIMA examine developments and perspectives on gentrification in relation to art will be examined. With guests and speakers: senior urban planner Julian Jansen; artists: Julika Rudelius, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec and Lyubov Matyunina. Artists bart and klaar will ‘soft launch’ their collective blog about ‘we’, the We>Me.Me app and writer Fiep van Bodegom will read a column about ‘we’. Moderated by writer and journalist Chris Keulemans.

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* 19.00 - Sound intervention Tuning In – the neighbourhood
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec in collaboration with DNK Ensemble and the inhabitants of Woon- en Werkvereniging WG-Terrein
Locatie: Pesthuislaan, WG-Terrein

For Tuning In – the neighbourhood, musicians, members of the public and residents of the WG-area tune in the musical note A from their homes and on the street, thereby blurring the boundary between private and public, and between listener and performer.


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Lyobov Matyunina started a crowdfunding for the last episode of the series on Amsterdam Zuid & Oost. You can support her project here:

Social Capital #2 Amsterdam-West is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, and the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund Noord-Holland. With thanks to LAB111, HW10 and De Hallen. 

Graphic design: Pauline Le Pape