In 2014, the 14th century landmark is about to celebrate a grand opening after decades of restoration, bringing contemporary art into the vast lightness of its grand interior. At 5 July the church is the décor for artists, designers, writers, musicians, collectors and hobbyists. They present work in progress, found material and failures.
Lost & Found is a specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.
The programme is compiled by Alma Mathijsen, Julia van Mourik, Suzanne Wallinga and Yeb Wiersma from received and selected material.
Thanks to Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, De Oude Kerk and robstolk.
Since 1997, over 90 sessions of stray images and sound have been organized in Amsterdam, Alexandria, Berlin, Cairo, Los Angeles, New York and Vilnius.
For every session a designer is asked to produce a flyer that were all exhibited at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and at Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum and Townhouse Gallery, Kairo (Egypt). The Netherlands Institute for Art History has taken the flyers into their collection.
Lost & Found XL
De Oude Kerk
Friday 5 July 20.30
1012 GX Amsterdam NL
Cover charge € 10 pre sale, € 12 at the door
Including a passepartout for SALON/KANT
This summer, De Oude kerk is a location of SALON/KANT. Art, fashion and design on various locations in Amsterdam, rediscovering and redefining the Dutch word kant. http://www.salon1.org/
"The highly entertaining sounds and images art night" Fantastic Man
"I really like your upbeat approach and grass roots style of finding and presenting stray works and situations." William Taylor, Hammer Museum
“An eclectic group of artists has organised screenings of overlooked, obscure and forgotten visual and audio artefacts from archives and private collections from around the globe." Amsterdam Weekly