Must-See Art Guide: Amsterdam

This week's guide features Ai Weiwei, Dustin Yellin, Will Holder, and more.

Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Untitled (1987–1988). Courtesy of Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography.

The United States might be settling down for a long holiday weekend, but meanwhile over in Amsterdam things are heating up for a busy four days of art-related festivities. The annual Amsterdam Art Weekend starts today, and now through Sunday the capitol of the Netherlands is host to an array of exhibitions, performances, conferences, and screenings. There’s lots to choose from, so we’ve rounded up our must-see highlights to help you parse your options. To be honest I don’t know if turkey is readily available in Amsterdam—probably not?—but if you’re lucky enough to be over there you probably have better things on your mind than our American holiday. Chow on stuffing and cranberries another time. Or not. If Thanksgiving food was really good, wouldn’t we eat it during the rest of the year? Focus on art instead.

Koen Vermeule, <i>Yume no uchi,</i> (2016). Courtesy of BorzoGallery.

Koen Vermeule, Yume no uchi, (2016). Courtesy of BorzoGallery.

Exhibition: KOEN VERMEULE: Soul Shades
When:
November 25–December 24, 2016
Where:
 BorzoGallery, Keizersgracht 516, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

dustin-yellin

Dustin Yellin. Courtesy of GRIMM.

Exhibition: Dustin Yellen: 10 Parts
When:
November 25, 2016–January 7, 2017
Where:
GRIMM, Frans Halsstraat 26, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Exhibition: In the Spirit of Nature: Spiritual Photographs by Martin Gusinde, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, and Mario Cravo Neto
When:
September 10–December 4, 2016
Where:
Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Keizergracht 401, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 Isaac Julien, Looking for Langston (1989) still. Courtesy of Galerie Ron Mandos.

Isaac Julien, Looking for Langston (1989) still. Courtesy of Galerie Ron Mandos.

Exhibition: Isaac Julien: Looking For Langston
When:
November 11, 2016–January 7, 2017
Where:
Galerie Ron Mandos, Prinsengracht 282, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Johan Grimonprez, Raffaele Minichiello, first transatlantic hijacker, Rome, November 1969 (1999). Courtesy of Flatlands Gallery.

Johan Grimonprez, Raffaele Minichiello, first transatlantic hijacker, Rome, November 1969 (1999). Courtesy of Flatlands Gallery.

Exhibition: Joan Grimonprez – Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y and No Man’s Land: Politics in the Sky- Skyjackers’ Series
When:
November 17–December 22, 2016
Where:
Flatland Gallery, Lijnbaansgracht 312-314, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Laurence Aëgerter. Courtesy of Art Affairs.

Laurence Aëgerter. Courtesy of Art Affairs.

Exhibition: Laurence Aëgerter: Photographic Treatment
When: November 25–December 17, 2016
Where: Art Affairs, Veemkade 354, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Stéphanie Saadé. Courtesy of AKINCI.

Stéphanie Saadé. Courtesy of AKINCI.

Exhibition: Stéphanie Saadé: The Leaf Once Pilgrim
When:
November 25, 2016–January 21, 2016
Where:
AKINCI, Lijnbaansgracht 317, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ai Weiwei, #SafePassage (2016). Courtesy of Foam.

Ai Weiwei, #SafePassage (2016). Courtesy of Foam.

Exhibition:Ai Weiwei: #SafePassage
When:
November 16–December 7, 2016
Where:
Foam, Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Will Holder. Courtesy of Kunstverein.

Will Holder. Courtesy of Kunstverein.

Exhibition: Will Holder: Sorry! NO We Don’t Do REQUESTS
When:
October 15–December 17, 2016
Where:
Kunstverein, Hazenstraat 28, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


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