My Name is Spinoza

Art manifestation in Amsterdam

8 May 2009
30 Sep 2009

The art manifestion My Name is Spinoza takes place from May until September 2009 in Amsterdam. A large group of artists and cultural institutions work together to bring the ideas of Spinoza to the attention of the people of Amsterdam. Mediamatic contributes with the exhibitions WatSpinoza? and Re:Parallax and a number of performances.


My Name is Spinoza - The manifestation My name is Spinoza is an initiative of the Amsterdam Spinoza Circle, concept and organisation by SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space), in collaboration with Foundation Spinoza Centre Amsterdam.

My name is Spinoza was conceived by the Amsterdamse Spinoza Kring and developed by SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space). In the capital, Spinoza is increasingly receiving the recognition he deserves as one of the founders of liberal values. with which the capital defines itself. Despite being one of the founders of the liberal values with which the capital defines itself, few tributes to Spinoza can be found in Amsterdam. Rather than a single monumental work of art, it was decided that a versatile, multi-faceted monument in the form of a manifestation would be a more fitting memorial. My name is Spinoza is also the first step towards setting up a Spinoza visitor centre where the art works and registrations of the debates and performances will be held and offer an international public a chance to consider Spinoza’s tenets from fresh perspectives.

On the 8th of May 2009 the official opening of the manifestation was held at Mediamatic Bank, with presentations by Spinoza experts, Caroline Gehrels and a performance by Natalia Dominguez Rangel. Artist Thomas Hirschhorn already started his Bijlmer Spinoza-Festival on the 2nd of May.

For more information and the full program of the manifestion, visit the My Name is Spinoza website.