On view: exhibition The World As…

The World As We Don’t Know It – A New Bond Between Humans and Earth

An exhibition curated by Renny Ramakers
From 24 September 2021 till 12 January 2022 in the [email protected]

Gallery opening hours:
closed on monday

Free entry!

​What if animals, plants and other living creatures had the same rights as humans, or if rivers and mountains could sue us for the pollution we cause? What if the needs of non-human life in the North Sea were gauged before erecting windmills there? Or if we listened to children who bluntly state that eating lamb is tantamount to slaughtering a baby? 

Climate crisis
In this exhibition, 20 international artists share their visions of the climate crisis. All of them plead for a different relationship between humankind and the earth, a different way of organising society. Two closely interwoven lines of thought form the leitmotif of the exhibition: a more modest role for humans on this earth and a closer relationship between ecology and ethics. ‘Let’s stop talking about a climate crisis; we should be talking about a crisis of humanity,’ says the Finnish artist Terike Haapoja.​

“Let’s stop talking about the climate crisis: we need to talk about a crisis of humanity.”

– Terike Haapoja and Laura Gustafsson on the film Becoming

More information: youdontknow.world

Images: Maria Friberg – Night Vision, 2019

donderdagavond @droog

See below for English

Eén keer per maand op de donderdagavond ontvangt @droog een inspirerende kookboekenauteur. Tijdens deze smakelijke donderdagavonden krijg je de unieke kans om een uitgebreid kookboekmenu te proeven. De auteur bereidt in samenwerking met onze chef Annemieke van Leeuwen en haar team een heerlijk menu voor. We heten je graag welkom in het restaurant met een aperitief. Als amuse interviewt @droog zakelijk directeur Sarriel Taus de auteur.

28 oktober vindt de volgende editie van donderdagavond @droog plaats, dit keer met Edwin Florès, auteur van ‘Het Wildplukkookboek’. Tijdens deze leerzame en smakelijke avond gaan we in gesprek met Edwin, die ons meer zal vertellen over de kunst van het wildplukken en zijn eigen culinaire ontdekkingsreis. Later nemen we plaats aan tafel en gaan we de gerechten uit zijn kookboek zelf proeven.

Na afloop is het ook mogelijk je eigen kopie te laten signeren of een gesigneerd kookboek te kopen. Er is keuze tussen een vegetarisch en niet-vegetarisch menu. Reserveer snel want het aantal plaatsen is beperkt.

Zien we je dan?
Datum: Een keer per maand op donderdag
Tijd: inloop 18:00, start programma 19:00
Prijs: €39,50
Tickets: https://www.droog.com/shop/


Donderdag 28 oktober – Edwin Florès (“Het Wildplukkookboek”)
Ontdek de wildpluk cuisine volgens wildplukker Edwin

Donderdag 18 November – Mai Nguyen (“An An”)
Traditionele Vietnamese gerechten volgens het familierecept van Mai

English version

Once a month, @droog invites you to join a culinary Thursday evening hosted by different authors of inspiring cookbooks. Every month will be a completely different experience and unique opportunity to enjoy a delicious 3-course meal from the cookbook itself. We will welcome you at the restaurant with a fresh Aperitivo & a talk by the author to introduce the evening and the courses to come. 

So, make sure to reserve a spot at the table and discover the delicious cooking of the authors themselves and own talented chef Annemiek van Leeuwen. Afterward, you’ll have to opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the cookbook.

You can choose a vegetarian or non-vegetarian menu


Thursday 28 oktober – Edwin Florès (“Het Wildplukkookboek”)
Ontdek de wildpluk cuisine volgens wildplukker Edwin

Thursday 18 November – Mai Nguyen (“An An”)
Traditionele Vietnamese gerechten volgens het familierecept van Mai

Note: English-speakers are naturally welcome to join but please note that the main conversing language will be Dutch

The [email protected] is open for dinner

Good news! Every week, on Thursday and Friday evening, the [email protected] invites you for a culinary evening. We will serve you a beautiful dinner, just as delicious as the lunches, sweets and bites you are already familiar with.

Experience the ambience, surrounded by Dutch Design & stunning views on one of the most beautiful canals of Amsterdam while enjoying a full course meal from a brand new menu. Our chef, Annemiek van Leeuwen, will create a delicious night for you, so make sure to book a table!

First day: Thursday the 9th of September

Open the “make your reservation” pop-up in the bottom right corner on our homepage, or click on the button below to make your reservation. Will we see you soon for dinner?

Full 3-course menu (including coffee or tea): €29.50


24/9: Next Nature Talkshow: Biodesign

A living lamp that you need to feed, a tapestry made of animal waste streams, tableware made from algae. Welcome to the wonderful world of biodesign. This relatively new design movement uses living organisms as essential design elements. The Next Nature Talkshow: Biodesign showcases three biodesigners who are working with nature—rather than against it—to prepare us today for the world of tomorrow. The event takes place on 24 September 2021 @droog.

In the exhibition The World As We Don’t Know It – A New Bond Between Humans and Earth, 20 international artists share their visions of the climate crisis. Each artist pleads for a different relationship between humankind and earth. For the opening night, Next Nature Network has curated an evening on biodesign; this relatively new design movement uses living organisms as essential design elements. In this program, three biodesigners present their work, preparing us today for the world of tomorrow. These radical future optimists are working with nature—rather than against it—showcasing future materials that radically alter your perception of nature.

Meet the speakers:

Studio Klarenbeek & Dros is developing biopolymers based on algae and seaweed to produce objects using 3D printing, pressing into moulds and injection moulding. The designers believe that over time, this bioplastic made from algae could completely replace fossil-derived plastics, while at the same time reducing our carbon footprint. The studio established the Seaweed Circle, a local production chain starting with the cultivation of seaweed and ending with the production of biopolymers, in the province of North Holland. The methods of the Seaweed Circle can be applied anywhere that algae might be cultivated.

Teresa van Dongen is researching bacteria as a means of generating electricity for domestic use. Electric Life is one of many translations from her ongoing search for alternative and natural sources of energy and light. The light installation is completely powered by micro-organisms that have electrons as waste material. The future owner of this living light installation needs to nurture and feed the object; a splash of water and a teaspoon of vinegar a week will do. The designer believes this will lead to a closer bond between the lamp and its owner.

Shahar Livne has a fascination for materials and is not afraid to choose controversial materials to work with. ALCHIMIA is the result of a series of material experiments with animal waste streams. The result is a bio yarn that aims to find a new use for the large amount of blood, skin and fat produced by the meat industry. With this project, Livne hopes to interest other design sectors to use more sustainable and natural biomaterials, and to change the general attitude towards the use of animal materials.

The evening will be moderated by Ruben Baart, editor-in-chief at Next Nature Network.

When and where

24 September

19:00 – 20:30 @droog


Get your tickets here.

€5,- per person (excl. fees)

Open Stage For All

currently on display @droog ‘Nobody is protected’ by Remy Jungerman. 

The work mocks the podium and microphone setup of a press conference, to question the phenomenon of authority and determined power. What is the current state of communications in the world? Who’s being heard? 

Everyday, the stage is yours @droog. We invite you to stand behind the podium and voice what is occupying your mind. And between 12:30 and 13:30, your speech can be live streamed on our Instagram @drooggallery. 

For the rest of the time, audio pieces of famous speeches will be played at the gallery space to intrigue conversations. 

@droog is open every day from 11:00 till 17:00. 

Hope to see and hear you soon!

on view: Outsiderwear Festival

From July 10th until the 30th, Outsiderwear Festival will bring together 40 “outsider” and “insider” artists from a range of varied backgrounds, from niche artists and big streetwear labels to independent designers and visual artists, with and without a disability. The first edition of Outsiderwear Festival will inspire visitors with streetwear presented in 9 different locations. @droog is one of the locations!

@droog, most of the collaborations will be presented. Among them: A special Nigerian based collaboration between Aadesokan and Maxivive, who came all the way from Lagos to present their collection. Bonne Suits works with six different artists, who use the Bonne Suits as a canvas. Also, Alex Naber and gender bender jeans brand Hardeman will present a pink queer mini-collection. Next to that multiple collections will be presented, among others Nielsjan Tavernier and Tom van der Borght, Marie Bodson and Kasbah Kosmic; Outsiderwear Tattoo Project, Johan Vanderschelden and Klaas de Baere and Naomi Schupper.

Opening hours
Every day from 10 till 6pm.
Staalstraat 7B, Amsterdam
On view untill July 30th.

About Outsiderwear
Outsiderwear is a project in which talented “outsider” artists collaborate with emerging or already successful fashion designers, streetwear labels and artists. An outsider artist is an artist with, for example, a mental or physical disability, a psychological vulnerability or a homeless background. Nowadays there is already more attention for outsider art, but the world of outsider art rarely comes together with the mainstream creative industry. Outsiderwear breaks this dichotomy and connects the worlds of insiders and outsiders through collaborations and various activities.

See more on www.outsiderwear.nl.

[email protected]

Currently on view in the gallery spaces at droog: the droog collection. With iconic designs by Tejo Remy, Jurgen Bey, Chung-Tang Ho, Minale-Maeda, Richard Hutten, Niels van Eijk, Jan Konings, Hugo Timmermans, Wieki Somers, Dylan van den Berg, Nina Farkache, Mark van der Gronden, Maartje Steenkamp, FormaFantasma, Marijn van der Pol, Jan Hoekstra, Leon Ramakers, Maarten Baas, Chris Kabel, Rody Graumans, Remy Jungerman, Marcel Wanders, Bas Warmoeskerken, Aura Luz Melis & NEXT Architects, Ed Annink and nnelys de Vet.

On view in the gallery until July 3d.

Museum for Non-Essential Art by We Are Public

We Are Public opens the Museum For Non-Essential Art in the [email protected]!
Since 28 April, non-essential shops have had their doors open again. But museums and cultural institutions remain closed. What does this say about the place art has in our society?⁠⁠
With this exhibition, We Are Public wants to get people thinking about what is essential and what is not, and what place art has in our society. In the brand new pop-up museum everything is for sale. From a glittery toothbrush holder to a video installation and an Ikea manual 2.0. ⁠⁠
Opening hours

Wednesday–Friday: 10:00 – 18:00 h
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00 h

⁠⁠Free entrance

On view untill May 26th

more info: museumvoornietessentielekunst.nl⁠⁠

14/4: Artist Talk Genevieve Murphy

We are happy to welcome Genevieve Murphy and Marijn Lems for our last Artist Talk of the series. Wednesday April 14th, live at 17.00h (CET).

From a young age, composer and performer Genevieve Murphy (1988, Scotland) has had a fascination with psychology and the way people interact with each other and form emotional bonds. In her music video Your Feeling, shown in Onward&Upward, she explores what attracts us and what repels us. The song is the first of her album I Don’t want to be an individual on my own. Triggered by experiences growing up with a brother who has autism, this album is about the power of empathy. How can we relate to each other when we all have our individual perspectives on reality? In the performance Genevieve creates an intimate 8D sound landscape, evoking closeness through sound in times of physical distancing. A live version will be shown during the talk.

The talk will be hosted by Marijn Lems, who is a performing arts programmer for theatres and festivals and writer of reviews about theatre and performance art for various journals.

You can register here for the Zoom session.

31/3: Artist Talk Elspeth Diederix + Stine Jensen

Artist Elspeth Diederix was born in Kenya, grew up in Colombia, and now lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at both the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. In 2002, she won the prestigious Prix de Rome Photography award.

In recent years, Elspeth’s focus shifted from her travels towards her immediate surroundings. This change saw her initiate the Miracle Garden project, a living flower garden in Amsterdam’s Erasmuspark, which she herself maintains. She describes this garden as her studio, but also as her muse.

She joined in the conversation with writer and philosopher Stine Jensen.

Watch the talk back here!

24/3: Artist Talk Levi van Veluw + Anna Tilroe

Multidisciplinary artist Levi van Veluw (1985) became known in 2008 for a series of self-portraits, combining drawings, stones and landscapes with the image of his face. His work has since been exhibited in various locations in Europe and the United States, and has earned him numerous nominations and awards. Levi produces multidisciplinary works comprising photography, video, sculpture, installation and drawing.

Host of the talk is Anna Tilroe, art critic and curator. Anna wrote for Dutch newspapers Volkskrant and NRC and various international magazines and journals, and is author of three books. She received the Pierre Bayle-award for her work as an art critic.

When? Wednesday March 24, live at 5pm (CET).

Register for the live Zoom session here.

Artist Talk: Anthony Goicolea

We were happy to welcome Anthony Goicolea live from New York for this week’s Artist Talk.

Anthony is a multidisciplinary artist who creates drawings, sculptures, photography, video, large scale installations and narrative tableaux. He explores themes ranging from his personal history and identity, to cultural traditions, heritage, alienation and displacement.

His works are part of many public collections, such as the Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and many more. He was selected to create the first LGBT Memorial in the US, which was revealed in 2018.

Watch the talk back here.

Shade up your garden!

Spring is just around the corner and it can’t come soon enough! Spring fever comes with the necessary butterflies in the stomach. Be prepared to make your garden spring proof with the Shadylace parasol. The airy parasol by Chris Kabel allows just a little sun to shine through, creating a dappled shade. It comes complete with a golden or silver bird perched on top. The Shadylace is now available for pre-order in three colours.