de Appel arts centre – Locus Solus


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3.11.2016  opening Thursday  at 17:00  (free entry)
4.11, 5.11.2016, 14.11.2016 – 11.12.2016
exhibition at Locus Solus (basement) and the Library (3rd floor)
Prins Hendrikkade 142 Amsterdam
curator: Nell Donkers

de Appel is closed for contruction between 7 and 14 November. It is possible to visit the exhibition in this period during office hourse on appointment. Call to +31 20 6255651 or email info@deappel.nl
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You are cordially invited to the opening of Michael Gibbs (1949-2009) , “Let it keep secrets” on Thursday November 3 at 5 pm.

De Appel presents in LocusSolus a selection of Gibb’s self-published magazines and websites which present a testament to Gibbs’ love for language, literature and experimental art. On show till December 11.

De Appel focuses on the artists’ magazines Kontexts Magazin and Artzien, as well as a website featuring critical art on and about the Internet titled ‘Why Not Sneeze?’. He offered the artists and writers in his international network a platform to develop their texts and initiatives, in order to present them to the public. His connection to the Appel is highlighted through material and works from the archives of Michael Gibbs and de Appel arts centre.

Magazines

The presentation at De Appel focuses on Michael Gibbs’ artists-magazines Kontekst Magazin, Artzien, and his website Why Not Sneeze featuring critical art on and about the Internet. These self-published magazines and virtual platform present a testament to Gibbs’ love for language, literature and experimental art. He offered the artists and writers in his international network a platform to develop their texts and indicatives, and present them to the public. His connection to the Appel is highlighted through material and works from the archives of Michael Gibbs and de Appel arts centre.

14.11.2016 – 11.12.2016  In-Out Center

Michael Gibbs came to the Netherlands to exhibit at The In-Out Center brought. It was an artists’ initiative active in Amsterdam from 1972 to 1974. A platform for everything that was considered ‘new’ at the time: performances, video art, text works, audio art and conceptual art. The nine participating artists were from Latin America, Iceland and the Netherlands. They contributed greatly to the experimental art scene in Amsterdam, a city they admired for its open and free atmosphere. One of their close followers was Wies Smals. Shortly after the In-Out Center closed its doors, she founded de Appel, in order to secure and continue to foster a platform for performance art. The infamous Other Books and So (1975-1978) by Ulises Carrión is another important offshoot of the In-Out Center. With their presentation at de Appel arts centre, Tineke Reijnders and Corinne Groot continue their research into the history of the In-Out Center.

Simultaniously de Appel presents the related presentation de Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks is an idiosyncratic and celebratory overview of the more than 2000 projects realised, initiated, hosted and programmed at de Appel. 
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