de Appel arts centre
1062 HE Amsterdam
Cecilia Bengtsson, Werker Collective, Em’Kal Eyongakpa, Amelia Groom, Zhana Ivanova, Remy Jungerman, Patricia Kaersenhout, Aimée Zito Lema, Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, Antonis Pittas
De Appel is an internationally oriented arts centre in the centre of Amsterdam. Since it was founded in 1975 it has served as a leading platform for research and the presentation of contemporary art.
De Appel has a programme of exhibitions and performances by visual artists, choreographers and theatre directors. In addition, under the title Appel on the side, it organizes a very broad programme of events, ranging from introductory talks to conferences lasting several days. As a publisher, de Appel publishes artist books and monographs, periodicals and anthologies of essays.
De Appel has organized the eight-month Curatorial Programme since 1994. During this exploratory process, young curators from different parts of the world are taught a range of skills and offered various experiences which can be used as a source for their further professional career. The programme comprises theory lessons, workshops, excursions, assignments and educational confrontations. The thematic focus is on “context-responsive curating” and the presentation of art in the public space.
De Appel arts centre is located in a historical building at the Prins Hendrikkade 142, Amsterdam, nearby the Central Station. The building has next to exhibition spaces a library/archive, a bookshop and a cafe-restaurant.