Transpositions: Amsterdam Art Weekend

The ‘Transpositions’ programme includes performances, talks, and lectures that will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of November, during the Amsterdam Art Weekend 2018. Artists, curators, and thinkers are invited to present diverse interventions that widen the discourse about the “give and take” economy of the contemporary art system.

The first day of the programme will focus on the subject of cultural binaries and power manifested through a performance by the German Israeli artist Thalia Hoffmann and Palestinian actor Morad Hassan. The second day will roam around several related sub-inquiries, including modalities of socio-political art engagement in relation to geographic and economic urgencies, the possibilities of authorship in collaborative artmaking, curatorial practice between hope and despair, decolonial practices in and outside of art institutional frameworks, and the many contradictions between that which contemporary art states and what it actually does.


Day 1 – 22 November, Thursday, 17:00-19:00

‘Interior Parts’ Performance by Thalia Hoffman and Morad Hassan. Followed by a conversation with Galit Eilat, Prof. Frans-Willem Korsten, La Cocina, and the artists.

Day 2 – 23 November, Friday, 17:00-20:00
A constellation of talks, lectures, and a video screening

Lecture by Zeyno Pekünlü

‘From Left To night’, experimental film by Wendelien van Oldenborgh


Short curatorial interventions
– Rieke Vos: Curatorial practice between hope and fear, between good intentions and socio-political reality.
– Imara Limon: “Decoloniality” and curatorial practice in and outside of the museum.

A performance lecture by Gluklya

Conversation with Tirdad Zolghadr


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Location: W139, Warmoesstraat 139, 1012 JB Amsterdam

Curated by Fadwa Naamna – De Appel Curatorial Fellow (2017/18).

De Appel partners with W139 to present this program.

Photography: Dan Ben Ari. Interior Parts. Performance photo Still. Thalia Hoffman and Morad Hassan. A-Genre Festival. 2016.

Source: De Appel