Borderless: In Time at the Museum Van Loon in Amsterdam

Borderless: In Time at the Museum Van Loon in Amsterdam

NYFA Goes to Amsterdam

Curated by David C. Terry, Borderless is a three-venue event series that will take place in three cities in three different countries simultaneously: New York, Amsterdam, and Berlin. 

The exhibition series focuses on the theme of living without borders, the past and present challenges faced by borders, along with what defines them and how they are set.

Borderless: In Time
 Museum Van Loon, Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET, Amsterdam, Netherlands for Amsterdam Art Weekend
Exhibition dates: November 24 – 27, 2016
Museum hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Amsterdam local time)

NYFA invited 12 visionary artists working in the digital, electronic, and film/media disciplines to respond to questions about borders throughout time via time-based work. With the historic Museum as a backdrop, In Time will take a transhistorical look on borders and how they affect our futures.

Featuring NYFA-Affiliated digital media and video/film artists.

Exhibiting artists include: Orit Ben-Shitrit, Mari Jaye Blanchard, James Case-Leal, Martha Colburn, Eric Corriel, Lisa Crafts, Michael Greathouse, Faith Holland, Noemie Lafrance, Jason Mitcham, Aziz + Cucher


Amsterdam Art Weekend Events

Sharing Perspectives Desk
Visit us to chat about the role of art today.
Date: Friday, November 25, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Amsterdam local time)
Saturday, November26 , 2016 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Amsterdam local time)
Location: Stadsschouwburg, Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT

Talk with David C. Terry, Director and Curator, Awards & Grants, NYFA
Connecting Art’s Impact Through History
Date: Sunday, November 27, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Amsterdam local time)
Location: Museum Van Loon, Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET

Sharing Perspectives is an international collaboration between Flux Factory, New York Foundation for the Arts and Node Center for Curatorial Studies that engages people from different backgrounds to contribute their personal perspectives and experiences with art. The project is based on a desire to have real conversations in real time to help build a better understanding of what kinds of impacts art can have on individuals, communities, and the world around us.

In November and December 2016, the Sharing Perspectives team will be traveling to Berlin and the Amsterdam Art Weekend presenting talks and having open discussions related to the shifting roles of art over time. In addition we will be hitting the streets and interviewing locals one-on-one to learn about their views on the impact of art both on the personal and social level.

Following our activities in Berlin and Amsterdam, we will publicly present a collection of conversations as well as an analysis of gathered information in a variety of accessible formats, such as a podcast, website, or exhibition.

If you can’t join us in Berlin or Amsterdam, we would still love to hear from you in our survey.

The events in Berlin run parallel to the exhibition Borderless: In Perspective curated by David C. Terry and initiated by NYFA at LiteHaus Galerie from December 3 – 17, 2016.

Find out more about NYFA’s Curatorial Services by clicking here.

Images, from top: Lisa Crafts (Fellow in Video ‘08), Still Life #4 Oil Spill with Bird, 2013, digital video; Martha Colburn (Fellow in Film ’07), Walls & Wills, 2016

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