Exhibition and travel guide
Amsterdam-Noord serves as a pars pro toto for The Netherlands. Apart from the pivots of Dutch culture - Hema, Bakker Bart, roundabout art and cargo bikes - it houses provincial polders, conventional townhouses, and the well-known Dutch multiculturalism. But Noord is not like any other place. It is conflicting and heterogeneous, but at the same time has a strong sense of solidarity and camaraderie. It is one of the most undiscovered, and therefore exciting locations of The Netherlands.
22 artists lived and worked in Noord. Their research resulted in an exhibition and in the first Arabic travel guide to The Netherlands. The travel guide was distributed along with Het Parool, freeing the project from the binding art space and handing it back to the people.
Mahmoud Hamdy, Jan Rothuizen, Ganzeer, Foundland (Ghalia Elsrakbi, Lauren Alexander, Dirk Vis), Ayman Ramadan, Kaweh Modiri, Engy Aly, Melle Smets, Kareem Lotfy, Malkit Shoshan, Malak Helmy, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Tunctunctunc, Ahmed Kamel, Golfstromen (Jeroen Beekmans, Joop de Boer), Wietske Maas, Lynn Amhaz, Khajag Apelian en Lara Balaa.
We invited three real Noord musicians: Dont touch my Croque-Monsieur featuring Ome Omar and Harry Slinger (Ik verveel me zo in Amterdam-Noord).
Noord takes place at Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68, Amsterdam. The exhibition opened on September 10, and runs until November 9, 2010. The travel guide was launched during the opening of the exhibition, and was distributed along with Het Parool on September 10.
Opening: September 10. Doors open at 8pm.