[re/dis]cover​

[re/dis]cover is an interdisciplinary art and research program that creates a bridge between two cities, Amsterdam and Cologne. We embark on an explorative journey to discover and recover public space and its various art forms. During our 3-week presence in Amsterdam, we launch the TRANSURBAN Urban Art Archive and present a diverse program of presentations, debates, tours, workshops and live paintings. 

TRANSURBAN
Urban Art Archive


Our unique archive travels from city to city,
aiming to explore their public spaces and urban networks . This laboratory, encompassed in a built-out sea container, is conceived as an urban and digital research space. It invites visitors to explore and document artistic interventions and appropriation processes in urban spaces. A digital, partially structured and interactive database forms the basis.

Facts

Opening hours
23.03. – 14.04.2019
Wed – Sun 13:00 – 19:00

Location 
Oma Ietje, Heesterveld 3, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost
Metro 50 & 54 / Stop: Bullewijk

Agenda

Location: Oma Ietje, Heesterveld 3, Amsterdam
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14:00 – 20:00 Opening & Get Together
> Live painting w/ Mick La Rock
> Music program & Dublab live stream (www.dublab.de)

16:00 Introduction TRANSURBAN Urban Art Archive

Location: art’otel, Prins Hendrikkade 33, Amsterdam
Registration: [email protected]

Location: Expo Space Nautilus, Zeeburgereiland, Eef Kamerbeekstraat, AMS
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Building Common Spaces –
Temporary Architecture in Urban Planning


Host:
° Jereon Boomgard (LAPS, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam)

Panelists: 
° David Habets (RAAAF, Amsterdam),
° Kay von Keitz (plan Festival, Art Advisory Council of the City of Cologne),
° Adeola Enigbokan (researcher, Amsterdam),
° David Cross (Sandberg Instituut)

Abstract: 
“A cultural change of paradigms for urbanity is under way. The crucial shift is marked by a breach with a Fordist conception of the city (…). The “new urbanism”, by contrast, (re)discovers the city as a space for living and culture.” – Wolfgang Kaschuba, Vom Wissen der Städte, 2015

On the occasion of the Stadsgesprek architects, artist and urban researchers will engage in a public discussion on the potential of artistic media in the site-specific redesign of the public domain by drawing on recent developments in Amsterdam especially on the Zeeburgereiland. What are the qualities of public space in our contemporary cities? What are the social and cultural criteria to re-evaluate it and to transform it into a “Common Space”?

Location: Urban Art Archiv, Oma Ietje, Heesterveld 3, Amsterdam
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> Live painting w/ Misous

Location: Weekend College Zuid-Oost, Europaboulevard 13, Amsterdam
Registration: [email protected]

Location: art’otel, Prins Hendrikkade 33, Amsterdam
Registration: [email protected]

Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam
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(Un)authorized Collection –
Challenges and Perspectives in Archiving Urban Art

Host:
° Lene ter Haar

Panelists:
° Margriet Schavemaker (Amsterdam Museum),
° Robert Kaltenhäus- er (Zugriff!, Aachen),
° Peter Ernst Coolen (Street Art Today, Amsterdam),
° Pietro Rivasi (Icone Festival, Modena)

Abstract:

Although writing is a discipline born “by” the street, many writers begun institutional paths since the early 1970s. The relationship between these two (…) irreconcilable worlds is a theme that must be carefully studied.” – Pietro Rivasi, Un(authorized)//commissioned, 2017

By drawing on current local and European examples the Stadsgesprek discusses the qualities of Urban Art and the challenges and perspectives of establishing an institutional framework for these originally subversive and transgressive practices. How to transport “writing” or Street Art, respectively, into a museum preserving their original street related and public qualities, their identity and anonymity? How to present it to an audience that tends to perceive it as vandalism only?

Location: Urban Art Archiv, Oma Ietje, Heesterveld 3, Amsterdam
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> Live painting w/ Mr. June

Location: Weekend College Zuid-Oost, Europaboulevard 13, Amsterdam
Registration: [email protected]

Location: Urban Art Archive, Oma Ietje, Heesterveld 3, Amsterdam
Registration: [email protected]

Location: art’otel, Prins Hendrikkade 33, Amsterdam
Registration: [email protected]

Location: OT301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
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Rebel Cities –
Illegal Interventions and the Limits of Formal Policies in the Transformation of the City


Host:

° Chris Keulemans (Framer Framed, Amsterdam)

Panelists:
° Floor Basten (scholar, Amsterdam),
° Harmen de Hoop (artist, Am-
sterdam),
° Georg Barringhaus (CityLeaks Urban Art Festival, Cologne),
° Josien Pieterse (Framer Framed, Amsterdam)

Abstract:

“Art can be a passport to transgression, authorized by conceit
and validate by consensus, a visa to go where angels fear to tread, demagogues near to dread (…).” – Carlo McCormick, Legal/ Illegal, 2014

Considering the contemporary qualities of public space and its control mechanisms, the ideal of the rebel city – a city in which the right to change and reinvent it, to make and remake it according to our own desires, is being granted – seems to be far from being granted. Facing more regulations we witness the enclosure of public space by local governments, privatisation and commodification. On the occasion of a Stadsgesprek we cast light on the relationship of city regulation and creativity in producing social, economic and political innovation. Where are the limits of unauthorized/ uncommissioned creative practices in public space? How much anarchy, informal policies and deregulation are needed to prepare the breeding ground for a creative, vital and innovative city?

Location: Urban Art Archiv, Oma Ietje, Heesterveld 3, Amsterdam
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> Live painting w/ betont.es

Location: Weekend College Zuid-Oost, Europaboulevard 13, Amsterdam
Registration: [email protected]

 Location: OT301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
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[re/dis]cover closes with the well known Overground Alternative Market, live paintings by Dutch and German artists as well as a secret good bye party!

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