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Amsterdam: September Openings
by Andrea Alessi


The Fall Art Season in Amsterdam began last weekend with a handful of openings at galleries and art spaces like W139, Fons Welters, and Upstream. Hopefully these openings have whet your arty appetites, for September’s main course draws near. Get your gallery hop on this weekend, when more than twenty galleries reopen their doors after a snoozy summer. With diverse shows citywide, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Fuel yourself with cheese cubes, olives, and (of course!) wine, and check out some of these suggestions, below.

At Annet Gelink Gallery, Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio’s delicate and often-ephemeral artworks varyingly encourage and freeze organic transformations. Opening September 10th.

Ellen de Bruijne Projects presents Falke Pisano’s newest project, The Body in Crisis. Her diagrammatic artworks map linguistic, art historical, and philosophical lines of inquiry following the body in moments of crisis. Opening September 10th.


#+02. 00 features Saskia Noor van Imhoff’s complex and encyclopedic installations in the artist’s first solo show at Jeanine Hofland. Opening September 10th.


Alexandra Leykauf’s photographic-sculptures of museum interiors, mediated through the panes of glass vitrines, strip away the sense of meaning and value that museums confer on their artifacts, instead focusing on the fractured space of the exhibition hall itself. At Martin van Zomeren. Opening September 10th.

Despite being a student of the hyperrealistic Düsseldorf School, Axel Hütte’s large-scale landscape photography can best be described as “painterly.” At Akinci. Opening September 10th.

Anna Bjerger’s Every Time I Close My Eyes showcases her signature drippy and evocative panels, painted from found photographs. This new series recalls art historical traditions as well as the works of specific painters. At Gabriel Rolt. Opening September 10th.


A few bonus stops for you to make this weekend: Dan Walsh at Slewe, Gert and Uwe Tobias at Grimm, Hans Broek at Gerhard Hofland, and Donna Huddleston at Juliette Jongma.

~Andrea Alessi, a writer living in Amsterdam.

(Images: Matthew Monahan; Courtesy Galerie Fons Welters; Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Untitled, 2010, mixed media, dimensions variable; Courtesy Jeanine Hofland; Alexandra Leykauf; Courtesy Martin van Zomeren; Donna Huddleston; Courtesy Juliette Jongma)



Posted by Andrea Alessi on 9/4/11

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