Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Shines a Light on Migration

Europe is in a bit of a state. As the UK triggers Article 50, and the populists stir up anxieties about national identity, our leaders debate the very future of the EU. In this environment, maintaining a cultural dialogue is critical and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam does not shy away, presenting a series of five exhibitions in 2017 that speak directly to the theme of migration. In a recent interview for De Volkskrant, the Stedelijk’s director, Beatrix Ruf said “It is … Continue reading

Maurice Le Noir Presents UNTITLED (a conflict with concretism)

Orange Tea Theatre TOON, Amsterdam Fringe Festival, 7 September 2016 A mouthful of a title, but a simple and engaging premise. Monsieur Le Noir, the performance and conceptual artist everyone has come to see, is missing, so management have coerced his musical accompanist to step in and deliver the show. Enter Martha, his loyal assistant and one time muse, desperately playing the trumpet while attempting to replicate Le Noir’s monument of concrete blocks. As she becomes … Continue reading