Artist Talk: Charlotta Östlund + Stine Jensen

Wednesday the 24th of February, live at 5.


Swedish artist Charlotta Östlund lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Charlotta’s sculptures make us aware of the ephemerality of nature but simultaneously show its power. Due to her use of natural materials, Charlotta’s works are rarely constant, but instead undergo small changes through time.

She will join in a conversation with Danish born, Netherlands based philospher and writer Stine Jensen.


Register for the live Zoom session here.

Artist Talk: Sethembile Msezane + Ama van Dantzig

This week we’re joined by multidisciplinary artist Sethembile Msezane (1991), who lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. Using an interdisciplinary practice of performance, photography, film, sculpture and drawing, Sethembile creates commanding works heavy with spiritual and political symbolism.

She had a conversation with Ama van Dantzig, researcher and creative thinker based in Ghana and The Netherlands, and co-Founder of Dr. Monk.

Watch the talk here.

Artist Talk: Sophie Ruigrok

This week 10 February, Sophie Ruigrok joined the conversation. Sophie is an artist and writer based in London. Her pastel drawings are about the relationship between people and the nature that surrounds us. We are used to looking at the world around us from the human scale, but what happens if we turn this around? In the talk she will tell us all about her work and inspirations.

Watch the talk here.

Every Wednesday at 17h – Live on Zoom, we host an Artist Talk from the exhibition. Watch past sessions here.

Artist Talk: Emma Prempeh + Ama van Dantzig

Live on Zoom, we host another Artist Talk. Next up: Ama van Dantzig will have a conversation with painter Emma Prempeh about her work, inspirations and the exhibition Onward&Upward.

Emma Prempeh (UK, 1996) made the work Ardour at a time when she was dealing with the loss of a loved one. It helped her come back to life and cope with a deep sense of loneliness. It captures an intimate, everyday setting, where two people hunker down together blissfully in a room. The painting appears to capture a moment frozen in time, but on closer inspection, time seems to be advancing.

This week the conversation is hosted by Ama van Dantzig, researcher and creative thinker based in Ghana and The Netherlands, and co-Founder of Dr.Monk.

Watch the talk here

Every Wednesday at 5pm for the upcoming weeks, we host an inspiring conversation with one of the artists through Zoom.

Artist Talk: Dora Lionstone

This Wednesday, we will be hosting another artist talk from the exhibition ONWARD&UPWARD. This week with photographer Dora Lionstone. Dora believes in the power of daydreaming: letting go of fixed ideas and imagining what else could be. “We should all make space for daydreaming.”

Tune in at 17:00 CET on our Instagram.

Every Wednesday for the next weeks, we will be hosting a live artist talk.

Extended Christmas Rag Chair giveaway!

Due to the current lockdown we will extend our Christmas Rag Chair giveaway! Untill January 22th you’re able to join in our giveaway.

How to join?

  1. Go to Christmas Rag Chair
  2. Buy a ticket (which will be your donation to the Red Cross).
  3. Send us your Christmas sweater with a copy of your confirmation email and order number to:

Staalstraat 7A, 1011 JJ Amsterdam.

On 22 January we will announce the winner of the Rag Chair and donate the money to the Red Cross. If you have any questions please send your mail to [email protected]

Artist Talk: Anya Janssen

On Wednesday, droog will be hosting another artist talk from the exhibition ONWARD&UPWARD – Art in the Garden of Life. Painter Anya Janssen will join the conversation this time.

Watch it here.

Every Wednesday for the next weeks, we will be hosting another live artist talk.

Artist Talk: Yi-Fei Chen

On Wednesday, Droog will be hosting the third artist talk live from the exhibition ONWARD&UPWARD – Art in the Garden of Life. Artist Yi-Fei Chen will join the conversation this time.

Tune in at 17:00 CET through Instagram Live @drooggallery

Every Wednesday for the next weeks, we will be hosting another live Artist Talk.

Last chance to become the owner of a Rag Chair!

Our giveaway is coming closer, and the full amount of each €10 entry will be donated to the Red Cross! For Christmas 2020 we’re giving away a special edition of the Rag Chair made of 50 kilos of Christmas sweaters. Until December 9th you can join in this giveaway by buying a ticket and donating your used Christmas sweater.

How to join?

  1. Go to Christmas Rag Chair
  2. Buy a ticket (which will be your donation to the Red Cross).
  3. Send us your Christmas sweater with a copy of your confirmation email and order number to:

Staalstraat 7A, 1011 JJ Amsterdam.

On 21 December we will announce the winner of the Rag Chair and donate the money to the Red Cross. If you have any questions please send your mail to [email protected]

NOW ON VIEW: ONWARD&UPWARD

The gallery space of @droog is open. Book you time slot online to visit ONWARD&UPWARD – Art in the Garden of Life. The exhibition reflects on the many uncertainties and pitfalls of life itself, and on our enduring will to continue in the face of these challenges; a resilience that carries us ‘onward’ and ‘upward’ using every means at our disposal.

Opening times: FRI-SUN 11:00 – 18:00

YOU CAN BOOK YOUR TIME SLOT HERE

Your safety is our priority – we take COVID-19 measures into account at all times. Face mask is obligatory in the entire gallery.

Artist Talk: George Stamenov

Today at 5pm (Amsterdam time), live on Instagram, @drooggallery. hosts the second artist in a series of talks: George Stamenov. You’re able to direct your questions directly to the artist, tune in!

In the coming months @droog invites a selection of artists from the exhibition Onward & Upward to talk about art! Every Wednesday at 5pm, we host an inspiring conversation with one of the artists through Instagram Live

25 NOV: #1 Margaret Lansink: Rewatch here.
2 DEC: #2 George Stamenov
9 DEC: #3 Yi-Fei Chen
16 DEC: #4 Mike Pelletier

Win a Rag Chair Christmas edition

(English below)

Win een unieke Rag Chair kersteditie en steun het Rode Kruis.

Om 2020 toch nog gezellig af te sluiten, komt Droog met een speciale Rag Chair kersteditie. Deze Rag Chair bestaat uit 50 kilo kersttruien, waaronder die van jouw. Doneer daarom je eigen kersttrui voor 9 december om kans te maken op dit unieke exemplaar. De opbrengst gaat naar het Rode kruis.

Doe mee & win:

1) Ga naar Rag Chair Christmas edition

2) Koop een lot waarmee u €10 aan het Rode Kruis doneert.

3) Stuur ons uw kersttrui met een kopie van de bevestigingsmail die u heeft ontvangen naar: 

Staalstraat 7A

1011 JJ Amsterdam

Nederland

Over de Rag Chair:

De Rag Chair is een van de Dutch designklassiekers uit de jaren 90. De stoel ontworpen door Tejo Remy bestaat uit kilo’s gerecyclede kleding en geeft hiermee commentaar op de overconsumptie in de wereld. De Rag Chair geeft oude kleding met dierbare herinneringen een nieuw leven, iedere stoel is uniek en heeft een persoonlijk verhaal.

Op 21 december zullen we het opgehaalde geld doneren aan het Rode Kruis en de winnaar van de Rag Chair bekend maken. Meer vragen? Mail dan naar [email protected] onder vermelding van Christmas Rag Chair.

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WIN a special Rag Chair Christmas edition!

This winter we’re giving away a special Christmas Rag Chair. This limited edition Rag Chair is made of 50 kilos of Christmas sweaters. To make this possible we need your help to collect these Christmas sweaters. Till december 9 you can join in this giveaway by buying a ticket and donating your used Christmas sweater. In addition, the amount of each entry is donated to the Red Cross. 

How to join?

  1. Go to Rag Chair Christmas Edition
  2. Buy a ticket (which will be your donation to the Red Cross). 
  3. Send us your Christmas sweater with a copy of your confirmation email with order number to:

Staalstraat 7A

1011 JJ Amsterdam

Nederland

About the Rag Chair:

The Rag Chair designed by Tejo Remy is one of the Dutch design classics from the 90s. The Rag Chair gives new life to old clothes with cherished memories, each chair is unique and has a personal story. 

On 21 December we will announce the winner of the Rag Chair and donate the money to the Red Cross. If you have any questions please send your mail to [email protected]

[email protected]

In verband met de nieuwe maatregelen tijdelijk uitgesteld. Voor nieuwe updates over [email protected], houd onze website in de gaten!

De culturele sector wordt hard geraakt door de pandemie. Theatermakers hebben nauwelijks werk vanwege beperkingen in aantallen bezoekers. @droog heeft ruimte genoeg in een van de mooiste gebouwen in het centrum van de hoofdstad. Daarom organiseert @droog lekker eten in combinatie met theater. Niet te lang, niet te kort, leuke makers. Iedere donderdag vanaf 29 oktober. 


Programma (voorlopig)

29 oktober: Zomaargasten van Oscar Kocken en Patrick Nederkoorn. . De show waarin iedereen een hoofdrol kan spelen. Boek je tickets hier.

05 november: Leonora Carrington van Eva Bartels (vier sterren in Volkskrant). Boek je tickets hier.

12 november: Amsterdam Eet Door, wervelende talkshow over de Multiculinaire Samenleving. Onderwerp van de avond: het multiculinaire kookboek. Boek je tickets hier.


Er zijn twee dinervoorstellingen per avond 18 .00 en 20.30 uur. Voor de voorstelling serveren wij drie gangen heerlijk eten bereid door Sheila Struyck ism het droog-keukenteam. Sheila verruilde het pluche van Procter en Philips voor een plek achter de kachel. Onlangs haalde zij het felbegeerde diploma van koksopleiding Cordon Blue in Parijs. Op 12 november verzorgt Maureen Tan, schrijfster van de Bijbel van de Indonesische keuken, drie gangen eten uit de ‘Gordel van Smaragd’. 

De kosten voor diner en theater bedragen € 50 euro inc een kop koffie of thee. Per shift zijn er slechts 30 plaatsen. Alles conform de richtlijnen van het RIVM. Er zijn nog enkele plaatsen beschikbaar. 


Ps. Als je op de hoogte gehouden wilt worden van het programma, stuur dan een mail naar [email protected] onder vermelding van [email protected] 

now on view: ONWARD&UPWARD

Come visit the exhibtion to find comfort and joy in these uncertain times. Because of the exhibition our Amsterdam store is closed. But don’t you worry, you can still satisfy your design cravings through our webshop!

Artists:

Anthony Goicolea, Anya Janssen, Charlotta Östlund, Desirée Dolron, Driessens & Verstappen, Dora Lionstone, Elspeth Diederix, Emily Bates, Emma Prempeh, George Stamenov, Hugo Rocci, Joana Choumali, Jorge Mañes Rubio, Levi van Veluw, Margaret Lansink, Margriet van Breevoort, Mike Pelletier, Niek Hendrix, Sethembile Msezane, Sophie Ruigrok and Yi-Fei Chen.

More information and tickets: www.onwardandupward.nl

Image by Thijs Wolzak

Everyday comforts

You can find comfort and solace in the exhibition ONWARD&UPWARD, as well as in our new special dishes the “everyday comforts”.

Do you want to know which comfort dish is on the to go menu today?

Go ahead and have a look at the to go menu