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Nausicaa: Amsterdam’s Underground Art Community

On Monday, February 11, live art enthusiasts with a sense of adventure attended the 26th Nausicaa event held in a remote location in the north of Amsterdam. Nausicaa is a platform where artists of various disciplines are invited to present their work, or work in progress. Having started in September 2016 as an independent initiative of […]

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Roma: Thoughtful Artistry in 1970’s Mexico City

Before watching Roma, it is best to allow yourself to enter the artist’s realm and forget you’re watching a film at all. This is a moving art piece of another time, a biography of people overlooked, containing something different from the blockbuster special or usual Netflix Original. When you envision yourself viewing within the art […]

This Variation: an Experience Tailored for the Mind

Tino Sehgal’s 2012 performance art masterpiece, This Variation, is being re-enacted at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from February 4 until March 3, 2019. This elaborate ‘constructed situation’, as Sehgal refers to his performance artworks, is among the most intricate and gripping works from his oeuvre. Consisting of a combination of experienced and new Sehgal […]

Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam: 5 Alternative Events to Celebrate All Different Kinds of Love

This Thursday marks the celebration of Valentine’s Day and, like every year, opinions are conflicting. Some condemn the commercialism that underpins the holiday, while others dislike the sudden increase of happy couples taking the day off to stroll alongside Amsterdam’s lovely canals. Luckily, the city offers a lot more than overpriced three–course menus and themed […]

Debunking Heineken: Olivier van Beemen Discusses his Provocative New Book

People across the globe know and recognize the red star and iconic green bottles associated with Heineken, the international Dutch brewing company. But they rarely stop to think about what lies behind the image. Heineken has been in the African continent for over 100 years. Their website promotes an underlying ethic of “growing together in […]

Dress to Impact : A discussion on sustainable fashion

A mutual consensus was acknowledged at CREA on Tuesday night, as Merunisha Moonilal  proclaimed “Let’s face it girls, we all want to have something nice”, words that resonated with humbling notes of shameless indulgence. Flooded with a constant stream of ‘influencers’ spotting the latest trends provided by fast-growing retail markets, it’s easy to lose sight […]