Must-See Art Guide: Amsterdam

This week's guide includes Ruth van Beek, Olga Balema, Jan Dibbets, and more.

Jan Dibbets, Green Vertical (2013). Courtesy of The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Jan Dibbets, Green Vertical (2013). Courtesy of The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Amsterdam is no newbie to the art world. Just think of the masters: this place was once home to Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, and countless others. This well-preserved city, with its intricate canals and dazzling architecture, is always oozing art and culture—this week more than ever. KunstRAI, which opened yesterday and runs until tomorrow, is the Netherlands’ longest-running fair and showcases both established and emerging galleries. Focusing on booths dedicated to individual artists, this fair offers visitors the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of an artist’s vision and work. KunstRAI may be the city’s main attraction this week, but there are also plenty more shows to see around town, from Anne Appleby and Volker Hüller, to Jan Dibbets and Ruth van Beek. Browse our recommended guide of must-see shows, and be sure to choose your mode of transportation wisely—the streets are narrow and the canals have swallowed many a tourists’ bike. Or so we’ve heard.

Andy Warhol. Courtesy of LionelGallery.

Andy Warhol. Courtesy of LionelGallery.

Exhibition: Warhol Royal: Presented by LionelGallery
When:
April 9–July 3, 2016
Where:
Moco Museum, Honthorststraat 20, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Alfred Eikelenboom. Courtesy of Francis Boeske Projects.

Alfred Eikelenboom. Courtesy of Francis Boeske Projects.

Exhibition: Alfred Eikelenboom: Primi Pensieri
When:
April 24–June 11, 2016
Where:
Francis Boeske Projects, Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ruth van Beek, Rehearsal 1 (2014). Courtesy of Ravestijn Gallery.

Ruth van Beek, Rehearsal 1 (2014). Courtesy of Ravestijn Gallery.

Anne Appleby Mountain Honeysuckle (2015). Courtesy of Borzo modern and contemporary art.

Anne Appleby Mountain Honeysuckle (2015). Courtesy of Borzo modern and contemporary art.

Exhibition: Group Show: The Summer Show 2016
When:
June 3–September 3, 2016
Where:
Ravestijn Gallery, Westerdoksdijk 603-A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Exhibition: Anne Appleby: Montana Spring
When: May 6–June 4, 2016
Where: Borzo modern and contemporary art, Keizersgracht 516, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Volker Hüller. Courtesy of GRIMM Gallery.

Volker Hüller. Courtesy of GRIMM Gallery.

Exhibition: Volker Huller: L.I.T.S Homo Naledi
When:
June 4–July 16, 2016
Where:
GRIMM Gallery, Rozengracht, Frans Halsstraat 26, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Zhana Ivanova. Courtesy of Ellen De Bruijne Projects.

Zhana Ivanova. Courtesy of Ellen De Bruijne Projects.

Exhibition: Zhana Ivanova: Carnivalesque
When:
May 21–June 25, 2016
Where:
Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Rozengracht 207 A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ayako Rokkaku, Untitled (2016). Courtesy of Gallery Delaive.

Ayako Rokkaku, Untitled (2016). Courtesy of Gallery Delaive.

Exhibition: “Ayako Rokkaku: Sealed Reminiscence”
When:
May 25–June 30, 2016
Where:
Gallery Delaive, Spiegelgracht 23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Olga Balema. Installation view. Courtesy of Galerie Fons Welters.

Olga Balema. Installation view. Courtesy of Galerie Fons Welters.

Exhibition: Olga Balema: Motherland
When:
May 13–June 18, 2016
Where:
Galerie Fons Welters, Bloemstraat 140, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

František Kupka, Gallien’s Girl (1909–1910). Courtesy of the Van Gogh Museum.

František Kupka, Gallien’s Girl (1909–1910). Courtesy of the Van Gogh Museum.

Exhibition: Easy Virtue
When:
February 19–June 19, 2016
Where:
Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Exhibition: New Color Studies
When:
May 7–July 31, 2016
Where:
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museumplein 10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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