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January 2012 Picks and Openings in Amsterdam
by Andrea Alessi


What began as a slow trickle of openings kicking off the 2012 art season last weekend turns into a full flash flood of art openings this week. Galleries in every corner of the city open their doors this weekend to welcome in the new year. Here is a list of new exhibitions we’ll be visiting this month. Hope to see you there!

Charlotte Schleiffert paints and draws fierce women. Her latest work can be seen in Mr Routledge and the Lions at Akinci. January 14 – February 18. Opening January 4, 17.00 – 20.00

Diana Stigter presents new work by painter Tjebbe Beekman. January 14 – February 18. Opening January 14, 17.00 – 19.00

Jess Flood-Paddock’s newest sculptures create visual connections between variable objects and images to the London Plane Tree at Grimm. January 14 – February 25


Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Osama Bin Laden, 1957-2011, An Emblem of Evil in the U.S., an Icon to the Cause of Terror. The New York Times, Monday, May 2, 2011, Unique C-Type print,150 x 190 cm / 2011; Courtesy of the artists and Gabriel Rolt.

The UK-based duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin present Portable Monuments, works on paper revisiting Bertolt Brecht’s The War Primer, at Gabriel Rolt. January 16 – February 18

Ibrahim Quraishi’s M Portraits visit political and cultural narratives of the Arab Spring, both real and imagined at Lumen Travo. January 14 – February 18

Rik Smits shows Above the Clouds / CONSTANT: New Babylon ’56 – ’74, a series of new drawings at Ron Mandos. January 14 – February 18. Opening January 14, 17.00 – 19.00

Motive Gallery shows Louis De Cordier’s Makeshift. January 15 – March 3

Eke Kriek, untitled, videostill, 2011; Courtesy of the artist and C3 Gallery.

Eke Kriek’s photography creates a visual equivalence between diverse landscapes at C3. Opening January 14, 15.00 – 19.00

Henrie Jacobs shows his work from his Rietveld Research Residency project Surface Research at Nieuw Dakota. January 15 – February 19. Opening January 15, 16.00

Film and installation artist Femke Schaap and mixed media artist David Bade will be presenting work at Metis_nl. January 14 – February 12

Opened Last Weekend:

Marianne Vierø explores the symbolic and the real in assorted media in her latest show International Pastime at Ellen de Bruijne Projects. Plus, two works by Annaïk Lou Pitteloud in the Dolores exhibition space. January 7 – February 18

Courtesy Mark Alor Powell and Ten Haaf Projects

Ten Haaf’s group show The Big Picture features photographs by Mark Alor Powell, Anders Goldfarb, Garry Winogrand and Weegee. January 7 – February 18

Marie Aly’s large figurative paintings comprise her show Never Touch an Icon at tegenboschvanvreden. January 7 – February 25

~Andrea Alessi

(Image at top: Charlotte Schleiffert, zonder titel, 2011, acryl, pastelkrijt op papier, 350x151 cm; Courtesy of the artist and Akinci)



Posted by Andrea Alessi on 1/8/12 | tags: mixed-media photography digital

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