Amsterdam Art Weekend


Manifesta and DutchCulture, jointly housed at Herengracht 474, open their doors to the public during Amsterdam Art Weekend.

29, 30 Nov and 1 Dec 2013. Open from 9:00 – 18:00. Free daily tour at 13:00.

The second edition of Amsterdam Art Weekend will be held for three consecutive days—on Friday, Saturday and Sunday—and coincide with the Rijksacademie’s open studios (RijksacademieOPEN). Artist residency programs, galleries and institutes are joining together to show the best and the latest contemporary art that Amsterdam has to offer. Our mission statement: Amsterdam is giving birth to some phenomenal talent!

Rooms with a View at Manifesta Foundation, Herengracht 474

Amsterdam-based gallerists Pietje Tegenbosch and Martin van Vreden have installed works across the building that reflect the international cultural policies of both organisations.

Rooms with a view is the first exhibition of the Kunst Kantoor, a rolling programme of international contemporary art that occupies intriguing and unconventional spaces in the working offices at the Herengracht 474, from the cleaning cupboard to the basement. Ranging from videoworks, sculptures, painting and installation, the exhibition explores artists who have a special view of the relationship between culture and society.

Participating artists are: Marie Aly // Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen // Aníbal López // Chaim van Luit // Cristina Lucas // Tatiana Macedo // Marc Oosting // Anna Ostoya // Emma van der Put // Sanne Rous // Fernando Sánchez Castillo // Dieuwke Spaans // Rinus Van de Velde

What is it? Who’s it for?

Amsterdam Art Weekend is an internationally oriented art event for professionals and enthusiasts. Major consideration is being given to the development of talent: the process undergone by artists, from their studios at the Rijksacademie and De Ateliers and the platform offered by Amsterdam galleries, to the ultimate point of arriving on the international art scene. Galleries show work by graduates and residents of these workplaces. Art institutions present work by artists who are represented by the galleries. The IDFA will be screening art films submitted by galleries, the Rijksacademie and De Ateliers (location: Tuschinski/ program: Paradocs). Galleries will hold exhibitions and special events involving performances, talks with artists, musical performances and small-scale art fairs.


Artist residencies

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, De Ateliers
Akinci, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Boetzelaer|Nispen, Borzo modern & contemporary art, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, C&H art space, Flatland Gallery, Galerie van Gelder, Annet Gelink Gallery, Grimm, Gerhard Hofland, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Juliette Jongma, Lumen Travo Gallery, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Galerie Ron Mandos, Galerie Onrust, Ornis A. Gallery, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Slewe, Stigter Van Doesburg, tegenboschvanvreden, Torch, Upstream Gallery, VZL / Contemporary Art, Galerie Fons Welters, Witteveen visual art centre, Martin van Zomeren

de Appel arts centre, Castrum Peregrini, EYE, Manifesta, De Oude Kerk, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Trouw Amsterdam

To see the full program, go to:

About Capital A

Amsterdam Art Weekend is being organized by Capital A. This nonprofit organization, which plays a pivotal role in the collaboration between galleries, museums and workplaces for artists, aims to restore Amsterdam’s international status as a city which fosters the development and preservation of talent in the field of contemporary art.