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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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Re-Dutchifying Paris

It seems like Dutch culture is slowly disappearing from Paris. The Institut Néerlandais (Dutch Institute), founded by Frits Lugt in 1957 and active until its closure in 2013, was a non-profit institution in Paris that promoted Dutch art and culture. Despite being one of the earliest cultural institutions of its kind, it relied completely on […]

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 […]

From Ben Is Back to Beautiful Boy, Why Are Films Sticking to a Singular Addiction Narrative?

Recently, various films examining the impact of drug addiction on family life have been disseminated. From Beautiful Boy to Ben is Back to Six Balloons, these films present important narratives from the perspective of the American opioid crisis – a vital and complex topic which is necessarily being explored in popular culture. However, the protagonists […]

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 […]

‘Why Study for a Future We Don’t Have?’ Ask Student Climate Protesters

A ‘climate revolution’ was the goal of the 200-odd student protesters who gathered in Dam Square on February 14. Organized for the second time this month by the civil society group Students for Climate, the protest specifically asked high school students to pose the question ‘Why study for a future you won’t have?’. The strike […]