Must-See Art Guide: Amsterdam

This week's guide features Rezi van Lankveld, Hans Op de Beek, Tino Sehgal, and more.

Hans Op de Beek. Courtesy of Galerie Ron Mandos.
Rezi van Lankveld. Courtesy of Annet Gelink Gallery.

Rezi van Lankveld. Courtesy of Annet Gelink Gallery.

Amsterdam doesn’t need help attracting visitors. There are plenty of reasons to travel to this city—many of them probably more fun than what I’m about to suggest!—but this weekend has a little something extra if art is what you’re after. Amsterdam Art Weekend opens today and runs through Sunday, showcasing the very best in contemporary art. You have a wide selection of exhibitions, performances, screenings, and panels discussions to choose from, and we’re here to help make sure you don’t skip over any of the must-see gallery shows.

Head over to Annet Gelink Gallery for luscious contemporary painting by Dutch artist Rezi van Lankveld. Her work lives comfortably somewhere between abstraction and representation, just barely suggesting the presence of figures in her improvised, gestural marks. BORZO modern and contemporary art presents a new exhibition by Ger van Elk, focusing on the traditional landscape rendered in very contemporary materials, like cibachrome prints mounted between Plexiglass. Next stop, C&H art space, for its amusingly titled two-person show, “Balls Deep in Fuckery.” As you might guess, this collaborative installation by Jacob Dwyer and Mike Pratt is both humorous and irreverent. For something a little more serious, visit Upstream Gallery’s poignant exhibition of work examining different human conflicts by two very different artists, Ronald Ophuis and Krzysztof Wodiczko.

Lastly, be sure to make time for the Stedelijk’s year-long retrospective of Tino Sehgal, entering its final few weeks. Conceived as an ongoing series of performances, the museum hosts daily live work enacted by dancers and other performers. This is the first major survey of this important artist, so catch it before it closes on December 31.

It’s a busy weekend for art enthusiasts in the Dutch capitol, so why not grab your waffle to go and try to see it all?

Ger van Elk, Kinselmeer VI (2013–2015). Courtesy of Borzo modern and contemporary art.

Ger van Elk, Kinselmeer VI (2013–2015). Courtesy of Borzo modern and contemporary art.

Exhibition: Ger van Elk: The Horizon and Beyond
When:
October 30–November 29, 2015
Where:
BORZO modern and contemporary art, Keizersgracht 516, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Exhibition: “Rezi Van LankVeld: Si Tu Sors, Je Sors
When: November 27–January 28, 2016
Where:
Annet Gelink Gallery, Laurierstraat 187-189, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hans Op de Beek. Courtesy of Galerie Ron Mandos.

Hans Op de Beek. Courtesy of Galerie Ron Mandos.

Exhibition: Hans Op De Beeck: Eyes Closed
When:
November 18–February 1, 2016
Where:
Galerie Ron Mandos, Prinsengracht 282, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Exhibition: Jay Heikes: Necrophiliac
When:
November 27–January 16, 2016
Where:
Grimm Gallery, Frans Halsstraat 26, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Karel Appel, Bird (1951). Courtesy of Jaski Gallery.

Exhibition: Jaski with COBRA and Contemporary Works on Paper
When:
November 22–29, 2015
Where:
Jaski Art Gallery at PAN Amsterdam, Europaplein 20, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Falke Pisano. Courtesy of Ellen de Bruijne Projects.

Falke Pisano. Courtesy of Ellen de Bruijne Projects.

Exhibition: Falke Pisano – The value in mathematics
When:
October 31–December 19, 2015
Where:
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Rozengracht 207 A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ronald Ophuis, Teatro La Tregua (Two Clowns), Poland July 1945 (2015). Courtesy of Upstream Gallery.

Ronald Ophuis, Teatro La Tregua (Two Clowns), Poland July 1945 (2015). Courtesy of Upstream Gallery.

Exhibition: Teatro la Tregua, Arab Spring, Veterans’ Flame and other stories
When
: November 15–January 16, 2016
Where:
Upstream Gallery, Kloveniersburgwal 95, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Exhibition: “Jan Schoonhoven/Sam Francis: Black & White, Works on Paper”
When:
October 24–November 21, 2015
Where:
Gallery Delaive, Spiegelgracht 23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mike Pratt, Antony doing Yoga (2014). Courtesy of C&H art space.

Mike Pratt, Antony doing Yoga (2014). Courtesy of C&H art space.

Exhibition: Balls Deep in Fuckery
When
: November 26–January 16, 2016
Where:
C&H art space, 2de Kostverlorenkade 50, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Exhibition: A Year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal
When
: January 1–December 31, 2015
Where:
Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 


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