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A different type of high

Enter new realms with Amsterdam Art Weekend.

Listen up, a Weekender is coming to town. This one spares your energy levels all the while seducing you into uncovering the hidden gems of the art scene. Mark down November 21-24 as the time for Amsterdam Art Weekend, and prepare yourself for a showcase of talents both rising and established, across a myriad of local galleries and event spaces. Below, we’ve made a selection to ease your way into the art-trip and to highlight some Glamcult-favourite acts you must keep an eye on.

Kicking off with a feminist group exhibition, AKINICI opens the second part of their thematic exhibition of the “Heroines” of the art world. In 2005, the gallery launched the first edition—a stage for groundbreaking female artists from the ‘60s and ‘70s. This time around, they aim to redefine what it means to be a female through their new wave of femme artists. Keeping in line, No Man’s Art Gallery invited Thania Petersen as part of the Afrovibes programme—an African performing arts and culture festival. Petersen is a South African multidisciplinary artist, who works with photography, performance and installation. Her work originates from how she relates to her identity in the context of her homeland, especially focusing on the role of Islam and its religious, cultural and traditional practices within a postcolonial world.


Bringing some sonic spice to the mix, Céline Gillain’s “FRIGHT” is where we’re headed next. Through comedy, story telling and a live concert, the Brussels-based performer investigates the ambivalent emotions towards self-expression, proposing performance as enabling one to overcome self-limiting instincts. To finish off on a dazzling note, head over to the Gashouder, where Children of the Light will exhibit their transcendental experience, “Warping Halos”. Colours, sound and geometrical shapes meet within an artwork that takes on the illuminated shape of a circle. Suspended in mid-air, the work is guided by soundscapes and the beautiful voice of soprano Brigitte van Hagen. All in all, a feast for the eyes, mind and soul.

November 21-24

Amsterdam Art Weekend



Words by Anna Sbitneva