You are cordially invited

Saturday 4 January 16:00
Artist Talk by Masami Saito
Admiraal de Ruijterweg 181 Amsterdam
Doors open at 15:30, doorbell ‘CLAIR’

Reflecting like a mirror, water sets us free

We hope to see you at the Artist Talk at the beginning of this new year 2020! To continue the Cultureland spirit, we will go the Happy New Hare at Sexyland afterwards. Our current artists Arvid Jense & Marie Caye are performing Omninaut there.

Save the dates:

Thursday 13 February 20:00
Artist Talk by Arvid Jense & Marie Caye

Sunday 1 March 15:00
Fojan Gharibnejad in Nieuwe Noten Amsterdam concert series
at Plein theater with a special guest: the opera director Miranda Lakerveld.

 

 

 

Cultureland Program 2020

“we are our landscape”

The modern globe is constantly getting smaller. People fly enormous distances daily, buy products at the click of a button, and eat food grown in faraway climates. There is a constant flow of money and information around the world, day and night, faster and vaster than we can comprehend. The cities we live in are becoming super-diverse, with a multitude of cultures and lifestyles coexisting in close proximity.

Here in Amsterdam, where people come from across the globe to visit, live and work, you can hear countless languages when you walk down the street. In this urban space, identities are always mingling and mutating. But we all come from somewhere, and the landscapes we live in and travel through shape who we are.

We believe that we are our landscape, and we invited work that explores the influence of landscape on identity, heritage, difference and coexistence. Our physical environment, the way our ancestors confronted, shaped, and adapted to their natural surroundings, frames the development of our cultural, communal identities. And perhaps our personal identities, too, are framed by our personal experiences of the landscapes we grow up with and those we choose to settle in.

We’ve asked artists to tell us about their landscape: describe its beauty, turn its long-kept secrets into poetry, fantasize and design its future, make sculptures that express its shape or sound compositions that give it a voice. Here they are to meet you.