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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 […]

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‘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 […]

Is Ballet Viable? The State of the Nation(al) Stage

In a recent interview, Timothee Chalamet discussed his anxieties as a young actor, trying to get his break in off-broadway shows and independent films, around the longevity and relevance of film in today’s world, saying that “I don’t want to feel like I’m getting into opera or ballet or an art form that is slowly […]

The End of the WOinActie-Week: The March for Education 2.0

During the past week, attention at UvA was drawn to the budget cuts, their consequences for education, and the protests against it. The WOinActie-Week started with ‘Yet Another Night of Protest’ on Monday and ended with the ‘March of Education on 2.0’ on Friday, culminating in the dramatic events that unfolded at PC Hoofthuis. The […]

Night of Protest Through the Lenses

Isabel Bonnet Founder Content Manager (Fall 2018) Former Editor in Chief (Spring 2018) Isabel Bonnet is a 21-year-old second-year student in communication science at UvA. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Amsterdammer. Before its creation, she worked as a photo editor at the Independent Florida Alligator and did an internship at Le Monde.

“Yet Another Night of Protest” Opens the Week of Activist Action

After the government announced a cut back of 183 million euros on education, UvA students have tirelessly demonstrated their discontentment by protesting, marching and sending petitions to The Hague last semester. As the new academic year arrived, UvA students have received little to no answer to their call for help. This week, student associations ASVA, […]