Nevin Aladag | Dave Allen | Christian Andersson | Mark Bain | James Beckett | Johanna Billing | Ross Birrell | Rossella Biscotti | Phil Collins | Marco Cops | Yael Davids | Funky Projects | Ni Haifeng | Kendell Geers | David Haines | Lise Harlev | San Keller | Daniel Knorr | A.P. Komen/Karen Murphy | Job Koelewijn | Dirk van Lieshout | Jill Magid | Adrian Paci | Susan Philipsz | Lindsay Seers | Wael Shawky | Caecilia Tripp| Costa Vece | Elin Wikstrom | Siebren Versteeg | Lucy Wood
SMART Project Space reopens to the public on the 3rd September 2005. Having purchased the building of the former Pathological Anatomical Laboratories on the Wilhelmina Hospital area in the Old West of Amsterdam, SMART Project Space appointed Peter Sas Architects to transform the 4000m2 building into 700m2 exhibition spaces, 5 cinemas, 12 studios, 2 project rooms, a media-lab and production studio, café/restaurant and a members club. Having relocating to its 3rd building, the itinerant years are over and SMART Project Space is here to stay.
To celebrate this event SMART Project Space launches ADAM - an international exhibition of contemporary art, committed to the development and realization of 30 new projects that engage with the situational context of everyday life. All the artists have been commissioned to appropriate and re-interpret the socio-political conditions of Amsterdam, questioning cultural and social identity at a given place and at a particular moment in time. Taking the lively and dynamic infrastructure of the city as a starting point, attention is drawn to the specificity of the local context and the expression of a multi-faceted city, filled with a wealth of cultures, languages and social confrontations. ADAM is an examination of cultural space, addressing issues of location and habitation, questioning ideas about where we live and how we live, taking perspectives which are emotional, cultural and symbolic. ADAM reflects the moment and takes as its point of departure the dynamics of art-as-activity, whereby modes of action lead to new ways of understanding aspects of contemporary artistic production in both the public and private space. ADAM harbors the idea of trans-nationality on a local level, taking into account the very specific history of Amsterdam as a city. Ignacy Sachs observed that “cities are like people, they belong to the urban species but they have their unique personality”. It is this uniqueness which is conceived; mirroring shared cultural, psychological and spatial structures and reflecting the wider social and political conditions both locally and globally. For further information on ADAM visit http://www.adamsterdam.net
Saturday, 3rd September
The exhibition is open from 14:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs.
14:00 hrs: Official opening of ADAM International Exhibition of Contemporary Art – Projects Throughout The City. Thomas Peutz, the director of SMART Project Space, will welcome visitors, introduce ADAM and briefly present SPS’s plans for the future. Guests have an opportunity to see the building before renovation work begins.
15:00 hrs – 16:00hrs: Performance by Yael Davids: I asked them to walk; Stichting WG Kunst, M.v.B. Bastiaansestraat 28
15.00 hrs – 20.00hrs: Film screening in the Auditorium - Info Point, SMART Project Space
16:00 – 17:30 hrs: Pigeon Poetry Republic by Caecilia Tripp; Special boat tours departing from SMART Project Space. Live performances onboard by spoken word artists - hosted by African Hip Hop. Space is limited, please reserve in advance at the info point.
21:00 hrs – 03.00 hrs: Relax at the SPS after-party where ADAM artists take their turn to spin the vinyl.
RSVP to email@example.com as space is limited. Max capacity 250 guests.
Sunday, 4th September
The exhibition is open from 14:00hrs to 20:00hrs.
14.00 hrs – 20.00hrs: Film screening in the Auditorium - Info Point, SMART Project Space
15:00 hrs – 16:00 hrs: Performance by Yael Davids: I asked them to walk; Stichting WG Kunst, M.v.B. Bastiaansestraat 28
16:00 hrs – 17:30 hrs: Pigeon Poetry Republic by Caecilia Tripp; Special boat tours departing from SMART Project Space. Live performances onboard by spoken word artists - hosted by African Hip Hop. Space is limited, please reserve at the info point in advance.
Each evening from 18:00 hrs – 20:00 hrs: Running parallel to ADAM is a series of video and film screenings curated by Siniša Mitrović.
Daily screenings from 12:00 hrs- 17:00 hrs: Curators Thomas Peutz and Una Henry have put together video works from the participating artists that offer background information on their practices.
All programmes are screened at the Info Point, SMART Project Space, entrance Nicolaas Beetstraat 325.
For up-to-date information, locations and documentation of all ADAM projects and events visit www.adamsterdam.net
An info point at SMART Project Space provides all necessary background information on the projects. From here visitors can begin their tour of all locations.
A free info guide can be picked up from the info point. The info guide is an important source of information to the public. The guide provides general information about the exhibition including locations, opening hours and a map of the city.
A catalogue will be published during ADAM documenting all works and events.
Texts by Thomas Peutz, Una Henry, Siniša Mitrović.
About SMART Project Space
SMART Project Space was founded in 1994 and since its inception has developed into a site for cultural production. SMART Project Space supports artists and stimulates new relationships between the artist and the public, at the same providing a context which defines the parameters of cultural production. Housed in a former Pathological Anatomical Laboratory, SMART Project Space provides the framework for artistic production and creative research, drawing together a wide range of approaches that respond to artists’ initiatives.
For further information visit: www.smartprojectspace.net
For Press information
Contact Deborah Scheffers at SMART Project Space, firstname.lastname@example.org | phone + 31 20 427 59 51
ADAM is generously supported by
Gemeente Amsterdam, Mondriaan Stichting, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds BKVB, VSBfonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stichting Dioraphte, Stichting Cultuurfonds van de Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten, Cultuurfonds Stadsdeel Oud West, Projectbroedplaats Amsterdam, Netwerk Broedplaatsen Amsterdam, Amsterdam Partners, City Marketing Amsterdam, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, IASPIS, Institut Français des Pays-Bas / Antenne de La Haye, Danish Arts Agency, British Council, LifeGem, Ingenieurs Bureau Amsterdam, Aedes Vastgoed, Anything is Possible, Kodak, Amsterdam Glasservice, Stichting Nemo, Boekman Stichting, MTS Audiovisueel, C-1000 het IJ, S Color, Agentuur99, ECP, Digitenne, JXPhoto, RVM Digital Cinema, CD Fabriek bv, Maison Descartes, Dienst Infrastructuur Verkeer en Vervoer, Binnenwater Beheer Amsterdam, Dienst Waterbeheer en Riolering, The Amsterdam Times, Holland Equipment, Club 11, EFF Amsterdam, Valkieser Capital Images, Cineco BV.
ADAM is part of the campaign I Amsterdam.
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