The [email protected] will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from 16 July till 16 August.
From Wednesday till Sunday, we are open from 11 till 17 for coffee, cakes, lunch and drinks!
Make your reservation here.
From July 10th until the 24th, 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.
Every day from 10 till 6pm.
Staalstraat 7B, Amsterdam
On view untill July 24th.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday–Friday: 10:00 – 18:00 h
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00 h
On view untill May 26th
more info: museumvoornietessentielekunst.nl
Get ready for sunny days with the shady lace. This parasol allows just a little sun to shine through, creating a dappled shade. It comes complete with a small bird perched on top.
Get yours on sale now: From €279 for €169!
(green edition only)
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Artist duo Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen have been working together since 1990, developing a versatile body of work consisting of objects, machines and software.
In 2002, they created the Tickle Salon: a hanging robot designed to gently stroke your skin with undivided attention. In the current pandemic, the Tickle Salon takes on new significance: when touching is discouraged, the robot takes over.
Maria Verstappen joined a conversation with Christine de Baan, writer, editor and advisor in the field of art and design.
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 joined in a conversation with Danish born, Netherlands based philospher and writer Stine Jensen.
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.
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.
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.
Every Wednesday at 5pm for the upcoming weeks, we host an inspiring conversation with one of the artists through Zoom.