New exhibition: Justyna Grzebieniowska
Justyna Grzebieniowska is from Toruń in Poland. Dance is the theme of her work. She paints all kinds of dances, but especially tribal dances that originated in Africa and later spread out over the world.
Justyna: ‘Dance and painting are my two passions. In my painting I become choreographer on the canvas. Now I am inspired by African and Cuban dances. I began my new cycle of works by participating in dance workshops lead by Yeni Mollinet who represents Conjunto Folkorico Nacional de Cuba. She was in Poland at a Salsa festival. I made sketches of her dancing, experienced dance myself and then tried to transform all this experience into painting through colour, structure, form and composition.’
Her dream is to show elements of culture in the dances of Orishas (a spirit or deity in the Yaroba religion, now wide spread in the world, especially in Latin-America),Himba (indigenous people living in northern Namibia) which can disappear in the future. ‘My paintings become the witness of what is important and what is slowly vanishing in our civilization. The beauty of the dance can last in the painting. This idea encourages me to travel, follow the dances and continue to search for more inspiration in tribal dances.’
Read the interview
The GrachtenAcademie is an event organised by the Grachtenhuis, museum of the canals. Every 1st Saturday of the month you can take a walking tour and every 3rd Sunday of the month a boat tour along the beautiful canals of Amsterdam. Tours are organised by Amsterdam City Walks and free with your entrance ticket of the Grachtenhuis Museum.
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Foam will be dedicated to the life and work of the legendary photographer, filmmaker and designer William Klein.
The career of William Klein (b. 1928) spans more than sixty years. His work had an immense influence on photography during the second half of the twentieth century. The exhibition gives ample coverage to Klein’s ground-breaking work in New York in the 1950s while also displaying work made in Rome, Moscow and Tokyo.
This exceptional William Klein retrospective exhibition has been curated by Foam and can be seen exclusively in Amsterdam.
Throughout his long and extremely productive career, William Klein has always remained his own man: independent, unconventional, enigmatic and contrary, but in everything exceptionally talented. Sizeable exhibitions of his work can seldom be seen in the Netherlands – the last one was held in the Stedelijk Museum in 1967. Foam is therefore particularly proud to present this retrospective exhibition filling the entire museum on the Keizersgracht for three months, doing justice to the life and work of one of the greatest masters of photography.
The exhibition of William Klein can be seen until 12 March 2014 in Foam. Open daily 10am – 6pm, Thurs/Fri 10am – 9pm. Tickets: € 8,75 (William Klein surcharge: €1,25)
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The restaurant will be closed from monday 30th of December 2013 and reopens monday 6th of January 2014
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Keukenhof kicks off Holland’s theme year of Amsterdam’s canals planted in bulbs.
In Lisse on Thursday 10 October, Keukenhof’s Board of Directors planted the first bulbs of a bulb mosaic of the Amsterdam canals. The Keukenhof theme for 2014 is Holland, where both traditional and modern symbols will be given attention in the park.
The highlight of the theme year is a bulb mosaic depicting Amsterdam’s canals with a tulip the size of a canal house. The design symbolises the Tulip mania during the Golden Age. The mosaic has a format of 22 x 13 metres and will be planted with 60,000 tulips and muscaris. In the Spring, the amazing beauty of the colours will come to full bloom
Planting the mosaic emphasises the Autumn planting at Keukenhof. The coming months will see approximately 7 million bulbs planted in the park.
Keukenhof 2014: 20 March – 18 May.