Reading event

Mater Presents: Reading Material

A reading event with artists Amanda Pinatih and Musoke Nalwoga during Mater exhibition

30 Mar 2024


Reading material event with Amanda Pinatih & Musoke Nalwoga during Mater exhibition -


As part of the exhibition 'The Metamorphosis of Matter', Mater has comissioned two new pieces of writing by Amanda Pinatih and Musoke Nalwoga.

Join us at Mediamatic to hear these texts read alloud for the first time, followed by a group discussion. This will be the exhibition's closing event so we would love for you to also join us for a drink.

Tickets are free, however it is required to register to attend. 

Mater is an arts & materials research project. From 22nd-31st March 2024, Mater will be hosting their first physical exhibition at Mediamatic. The Metamorphosis of Matter brings together new and existing collaborators, 6 artists, and 4 new writing comissions.

Participating Artists

Amanda Pinatih (1987) is Design Curator at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Here she provides the vast design collection with new perspectives. Her experimental working method is characterized by developing other forms of knowledge transfer and explores how historical collections can work participatively and associatively on younger generations. Through exhibitions and projects, she responds to today’s social, political, decolonial, environmental and economic issues. Simultaneously as a PhD candidate at the VU Amsterdam, Pinatih is researching what Indonesian objects, that came to the Netherlands during colonial times, afford in contestations of belonging for young people who self-identify as Dutch-Indonesian.

Musoke Nalwoga (1994) was born and raised in Uganda. She is currently working in Amsterdam as a curator and researcher with a focus on contemporary art. Musoke studied Art History at University College Roosevelt in Middelburg, did a master's in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, and a research masters in Critical studies at Sandberg Institute. Musoke is the founding director of Motormond Amsterdam, a new art gallery that aims to give a much-needed update to the idea of the ‘white cube’. In her position as a researcher, she has contributed to the curatorial programs of Sonsbeeck 20 -24, The Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Framer Framed and taken on a guest lecturing position at the University of Amsterdam as part of the master's program Art and Performance Studies.