Activiteiten Archive - Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst

Camping Cobra: night at the museum

22 en 23 October 2022

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From 19.00h till 9.00h
Price: € 20,00 per ticket*
Age: 4+
*Min. 2 tickets (child plus adult), max. 4 tickets (3 children plus adult) 

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Would you like to spend a night in a museum? Sleeping between the artworks together with 80 other visitors? Who would not want that! It is possible again during Camping Cobra in the night of 22 to 23 October. Then the Cobra Museum stays open all night for children and their (grand)parents. We sleep in the exhibition Corneille 100 and you bring your own mattress, sleeping bag and flashlight and find a place. Perhaps you want to lie in the middle of the room. Or just underneath your favorite painting!  In the evening there are all kinds of fun activities: there is a film, there are workshops and we play games like Werewolf and Twister. And then we go to sleep, between the art. The next morning there is a communal breakfast. 

Oh yes, especially for this evening we will remove the toilet paper from the toilets, so bring your own roll! 

Adults are welcome when accompanied by at least 1 child and a maximum of 3. Entry is between 19:00 and 20:00. Breakfast is between 08:00 and 09:00. There is no shower at our campsite! 

Bring your own:
Sleeping mat or air mattress
Sleeping bag and pillow
Pyjamas and slippers
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Cuddly bear
Flashlight 
WC roll 

NB. Third party insurance for both parent and child is a prerequisite for participation. By participating you automatically give permission to be photographed. If you do not appreciate this, please report this to one of the staff members on the evening itself.  

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DutchCulture and The Cobra Museum for Modern Art present The Other Story of a Dutch and Moroccan new generation.  

This programme is sold out

From 15.30h
Location: Cobra Museum for Modern Art, Sandbergplein 1 Amstelveen
Admission free (excluding museum admission)*

*Please note that visitors under 30 years of age who wish to participate for this program through DutchCulture (click here), the surcharge of €3,50 for the exhibition does not apply.

 

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What changes and challenges in society today do inspire young artists from Morocco and The Netherlands to create their art? How do they deal with tradition and their often international identity? A New Generation of Dutch and Moroccan artists and cultural professionals will shine their light on the themes reflected in Cobra’s exhibition The Other Story. Moroccan Modernism from 1956 until now; an exhibition in which artworks of 50 Moroccan artists are brought together. The works were selected by guest curator Abdelkader Benali.  

Part I open to everyone 

15.15 – 15.30h: walk-in 

15.30 – 16.30h: Abdelkader Benali in conversation with a new generation of Moroccan and Dutch artists  

16.30 – 17.15h: Visit to the exhibition  

Part II open to artists and professionals from the cultural field 

17.15 – 18.00h: DutchCulture meet-up on cultural practices in The Netherlands and Morocco and their exchange

18.00 – 19.00h: Drinks  

The programme consists of two parts, of which the first part is open to everyone. The second part is specifically targeted on artists and cultural professionals.  

Part I
The first part offers an opportunity for everyone to get an introduction to young artists and cultural professionals from both Morocco and The Netherlands and to learn more about their work. Writer, art collector and curator of The Other Story Abdelkader Benali shares some of his experiences curating the exhibition and introduces four NewGen artists from both The Netherlands and Morocco. Together with young artists Mohammed Amine El Bellaoui, Sarah Amrani, Chama Tahiri and Salim Bayri, Benali explores how their practice relates to the work and ideas of their predecessors. How do they deal with tradition on the one hand and societal changes on the other? What does their cultural background mean to them?  

After Part I there is an opportunity to visit the exhibition The Other Story, together with Abdelkader Benali. 

Part II
During the second part, we discuss professional and personal experiences with the four young artists and Abdelkader Benali. What are the similarities and differences in working as a young artist in Morocco and the Netherlands? What do Moroccan culture and tradition mean to artists and cultural professionals? When do memories turn into nostalgia? And is your identity geographically or culturally defined?  

*For people under 30 years old who register for this program through Dutch Culture, don’t have to pay the museum surcharge of € 3.50. They reserve for the program and they need to buy their museum ticket (ex surcharge) o at the desk of the Cobra Museum. 

About the artists 
Rebel Spirit (the artist name of Mohammed Amine El Bellaoui) is a street artist, comic book author, illustrator and musician from Casablanca. He is passionate about urban art and underground culture and is one of Morocco’s youngest authors of comics books. His comic books about everyday life in Casablanca, ”Guide of Casablanca” and ”From Casablanca with love” show humoristic scenes from the lives of the city’s 8 million inhabitants. The stories were written in Darija, Moroccan Arabic language, and make use of typically Moroccan signs and symbolism. Since a young age, Rebel Spirit also practices street art, making use of experimental techniques. 

Salim Bayri is an artist based in Amsterdam. This year he received the Charlotte Köhler Prize for young talent. The Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, the organization behind the prize, wrote: “Salim Bayri sees himself as ‘ambiguous in between’ the cultures of Morocco and The Netherlands. He has a very sensitive radar for political and social situations, which he addresses in a playful, original and versatile way in various media, from drawings, sculptures, films, music, ‘wearables’ performances and text. There is a sense of humour in his work, but he also doesn’t shy away from the darker edges of our existence.” 

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Salim Bayri & Rebel Spirit

Chama Tahiri Ivorra was born and raised in Casablanca where she co-founded and ran the first agency dedicated to cultural engineering from 2012 to 2019. Chama is now a freelance creative director and journalist. She also produces music-related events such as Flemish-Egyptian artist Tamino’s first show in Morocco, promotes artists, and creates content to tell another story of the emerging Arab and African scene, namely through acclaimed publications such as Diptyk Magazine. In 2021 she opened the first cultural vegan café in Casablanca where she hosts music, literature, arts and movies related events and workshops, gathering a community of artists and aficionados in her safe and inclusive alternative space. 

 Sarah Amrani is a visual artist using photography, film and found footage. Three of her photographic works are part of the exhibition The Other Story. In these photos she investigates her relationship towards her female cultural identity and mixed cultural background. This work is part of a series which originated from a fascination for the traditional Moroccan wedding. “Although being familiar with the Moroccan/ Islamic culture and traditions I feel like an observer most of the time. This feeling of being ‘in-between’ two cultures, two identities, is a recurring theme in an ongoing series of work.” 

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Chama Tahiri Ivorra & Sarah Amrani

About NewGen
With NewGen, DutchCulture reaches out to the new generation of young artists, creatives and other professionals under 30 years old with the skills and ambitions to break down barriers and share their stories internationally. The meetups we organise are an opportunity for mutual inspiration and knowledge sharing. In addition to our meetups, we also publish online articles about remarkable developments among young emerging artists in the Netherlands and abroad. 

About The Other Story. Moroccan Modernism 1956-now
For the first time in the Netherlands, artworks of 50 Moroccan artists are brought together in one exhibition, titled The Other Story. Together the works provide an overview of the development of Moroccan modern art, starting from the country’s independence in 1956 to the present day. From 1956 a renewed self-awareness among Moroccan artists arose. By now, a new young and exciting generation has taken its place on the international stage.  

Jonas Ohlsson’s Summerschool: class of 22

18-22 July 2022 - 10.00-17.00

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18-22 July 2022 – 10.00-17.00 hours
Price: € 275 per person (including materials, coffee/tea and entrance to the museum; excluding sketchbook and stationery)
TICKETS  – please note: instructions for ticket sales can be found at the bottom of this page.
Limited number of tickets available.
This event is in Dutch and English.

Participants will receive the schedule and practical information one week before the event.

Summerschool Cobra Museum

Sixth edition of Jonas Ohlsson’s Summerschool @ Cobra Museum

Special guest lecturer: Wafae Ahalouch

Four and a half days of drawing and party presentation with DJ Ike

Take a journey through your own creativity together with artist Jonas Ohlsson! Discover the intuitive power of the image and go in search of their own creative instinct. This edition focuses on the role of logic: good art needs logic as well as intuition, how do they go together? Guest lecturer and artist Wafae Ahalouch will give an introduction to her work Soul Solitude that she made especially for the exhibition The other story. Modern Maro Wafae Ahalouch will give an insight into her own way of working: how do you tell a story in a visual work and bring inspiration, thinking and doing together in a collage?

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Femke Doove Portret of Wafae Ahalouch

Soft Spirituality

‘Following my work Soul Solitude featured in the exhibition The Other Story, I want to give participants an insight into my way of working. How can you tell a story in a visual work by letting your inspiration, thinking and doing come together in a collage. Playing with shapes, colors and narratives and putting them together is a way to engage in a creative process.

I want to see if we can make abstraction and figuration, symbolism and spirituality connect. By choosing an extra dimension from a composition of basic geometric shapes, elements of earlier drawings get another layer of meaning. Abstracting by possibly enlarging visual elements from the drawings made can lead to surprising new narratives.’

Soul Solitude
Soul Solitude – Wafae Ahalouch
The program consists of substantive lectures in art and philosophy and lots of drawing. The Summerschool will be concluded with a festive presentation of the works made by Class of 22. The total costs are 275 euros per participant (including materials, coffee/tea and a festive presentation).

The REMIX of logic and intuition, the hearts and the minds

The previous editions had a strong focus on play, intuition and flow. We will continue to do that, but this summer we are moving on to the next stop in our journey. We are going to explore the side of logic and try to bring about the marriage between intuition and logic (hearts & minds).

This marriage of logic and intuition is a bit like my own parents’ marriage: mom was a hippie, dreamy and intuitive and believed in ghosts. Daddy was an accountant, loved the craft of art, skill was important to him and he could draw well himself and he loved logic and math.

This summer we are going on a trip with Daddy and we are going to try to arrange a marriage between logic and intuition. And that is for the first time, because the focus during previous editions was always on intuition. Often also because that is much harder to develop than the logical side. But you need both to be able to make REALLY good art.

The question then is…HOW do you arrange the marriage between your own logic and intuition?

AND what are the differences between those two sources of strength?

And perhaps their weaknesses as well?

Summer school Cobra Museum

We will get to work remixing your own drawings. We will use our inner logic, free association and our own analytical eye to create a remix of the drawings we have made with flow and intuition. Cutting and pasting is a natural process of remixing your own drawings and bringing them to new insights. And it’s extra exciting when you cut and paste your own personal drawings (instead of anonymous imagery from newspapers and magazines).

About Jonas:

Jonas Ohlsson (b. 1967, Örebro, Sweden) is an artist and creator of drawings, installations and objects. He composes music and writes and performs as Blodfet & DJLonely. His art is as versatile as his artistic practice and is characterized by provocation and humor. Collaboration also plays an important role: drawing and making music together with others to achieve new surprising results. Ohlsson’s background in electronic music permeates his artistic process, where much of it is reserved for intuition and free association. Jonas also teaches at the KABK and Design Academy in Eindhoven. He also gave workshops in Boston, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Los Angeles, Aruba, Xiamen and Geneva.

About Wafae:

Wafae Ahalouch (1978, Tangier) graduated from the HKU Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht in 2001, followed by residencies at De Ateliers and the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. She has received national and international recognition in the form of several grants, stipends and awards, including, in 2003, the Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst. She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions at venues including Club Solo, Breda; Billboard Festival, Istanbul and Casablanca; Museum Arnhem; Framer Framed, Amsterdam; Marrakech Biennale 5; FIAC, Paris; Musée de Marrakech; Castle Marquardt, Potsdam; Young Artists Biennale, Bucharest. Her work is included in several public and private collections in the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

BUY TICKET

Instruction for ticket sales:

  •     In the ticket sales calendar, select July 18 and choose the time
  •     Go to the next step and select Summerschool. Choose the number of tickets you   want
  •     Follow the next steps
  •     Only a limited number of tickets are available
  •     Anyone over 18 may register, no experience or prior knowledge is required

 

Questions about ticket sales? From Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm, please call 020 547 50 37.

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Free Admission to the exhibition Humanity’s End as a New Beginning

Sunday 19 June – 10.00-17.00
Admission free (museum admission not included)

Atelier Cobra

Sunday 19 June – 11.00-14.00 hrs.
Admission free (museum admission not included)

Yuriko Fujima Yamaguchi, Europe, Ragnarok.

On Sunday 19 June, the Japan Festival with the theme ‘Reconnect for Tomorrow’ will be held in the Amstelveen city centre. As part of this event, the Cobra Museum will also be in a Japanese mood that day with free activities. For example, on the last day of the exhibition ‘Humanity’s End as a New Beginning‘, the works of Japanese-American visual artist Yuriko Yamaguchi can be viewed entirely free of charge while enjoying Japanese snacks. Visitors can also participate free of charge in a walk-in workshop, where there is plenty of opportunity to make their own Japanese art.

In the Voordrachtszaal of the Cobra Museum, thirty watercolours by Japanese-American artist Yuriko Fujita Yamaguchi will be on display, painted in response to a special collection of myths from all over the world. These old stories, brought together by the Amstelveen Emeritus Professor Mineke Schipper, each give their vision of what the end of the world could look like, but also of how it could lead to a new beginning. On 19 June, the last day of the exhibition, Yamaguchi’s remarkable works are freely accessible.

The exhibition ‘Humanity’s End as a New Beginning‘ is free to visit on 19 June. The other exhibitions in the Cobra Museum can also be visited on this day, but the museum’s regular entrance fee has to be paid.

The studio in the Cobra Museum is, as always, freely accessible on Sundays from 11.00 to 14.00. This time, however, the artistic assignment has a Japanese flavour: participants are invited to use Japanese brushes and ecoline to depict their own view of the end of the world as a new beginning. First, take a tour of Yamaguchi’s inspiring works of art and then get to work yourself under the guidance of the museum’s creative staff.

Artist lecture with André Elbaz

Sunday May 15, 11.00-11.45 hrs

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Host: Abdelkader Benali

Sunday May 15, 11.00-11.45 hrs – Exhibition space
This lecture will be in English
Free participation (excluding museum entrance fee)
You can book your free ticket HERE

As part of The Other Story the Cobra Museum is now showing around 300 urns, alongside other work by André Elbaz. We are very proud to announce that Elbaz will be giving an Artist lecture in which he will speak about his work and the creation of The Urns, followed by an interview between guest curator Abdelkader Benali and Elbaz.

André Elbaz started painting at the age of 21 and became a professor at the School of Fine Arts (École des Beaux-Arts) in Casablanca in the 1960s. In his work he often deals with historical traumas, from the Holocaust to the genocide in Rwanda. Destruction and re-creation go hand in hand in his work, as is shown in The Urns.

At the lecture André Elbaz will be accompanied by his son Elie Elbaz. At the end, the audience will get a chance to ask some questions.

Japanese workshop by painter Yuriko Yamaguchi

vrijdag 25 mrt 2022 t/m vrijdag 25 mrt 2022

Friday 25 March, 10:30 am - 4 pm

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Please note: the language of this workshop day will be Japanese. Open for all Japanese speaking adults and their children from the age of 4.

Location: Cobra Museum, Nemo Sabo and SABK.
Costs: € 5,- excluding entrance fee to the museum and lunch

Do you like painting and would you like to work and meet with the Japanese- American artist Yuriko Yamaguchi? The Cobra Museum, Jacop and SAKB organize a workshop together where you will get the chance to paint with Yuriko Yamaguchi, learn more about her work and show your own painting in a very special exhibition at SABK. The workshop was created especially for the Japanese community of Amstelveen. The spoken language is Japanese and the workshop is open to adults and their children from 4 years onwards.

Yuriko Fujima Yamaguchi, Europe, Ragnarok.

In the exhibition Humanity’s End as a New Beginning Yuriko Yamaguchi shows thirty of her water colour paintings at the Cobra Museum. Her inspiration for these artworks came from thirty myths that were collected by the Amstelveen-based emeritus professor Mineke Schipper. These old stories tell us about what would happen if our world, and we as humans, would disappear and come to an end. Story tellers and artists have been fascinated with this subject for ages. And what if this end would be the beginning of a whole new world, what would that look like? Yuriko Yamaguchi is concerned about climate change and pollution and the way we handle the earth. Her work is also a call for taking good care of our world.

More information about the exhibition by Yuriko Yamaguchi you can find here.

Yuriko Yamaguchi (Japan, 1948) is a painter and sculptor. Her work is exhibited in various museums and galleries in the US, Japan and Europe. She has also been commissioned to make works for public spaces, for example at Washington Dulles Airport. The special collaboration between Yamaguchi and Schipper already led to an exhibition in Japan in 2018. The work was also shown in the US and in the Dutch city of Leiden.

Schedule workshop, lunch and exhibition

10:00 am – 10:30 am: walk-in
10:30 am – 12:30 pm: workshop at the Cobra Museum. Yuriko Yamaguchi tells the audience more about her work and her paintings. Under her guidance participants will create their own painting.
12:30 pm: we go to Nemo Sabo
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: lunch at Nemo Sabo with the workshop participants and Yuriko Yamaguchi.
2:30 pm: opening of the exhibition of the works made by the workshop participants at SABK. The opening will be performed by Yuriko Yamaguchi.
2:15 pm – 4:00 pm: option to have a look at all the works of your fellow workshop participants and enjoy a drink.

If you like your painting can remain in the exhibition until the end of the month, so more people will get a chance to see your work.

Costs: € 5,- per participant for the workshop plus a museum ticket (regular prices € 15,- for adults /€ 9,50 for children, see this page for an overview of discount options). Lunch at Nemo Sabo at own costs.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

Instructions for booking:
1. Choose the date: 25 March
2. Select the time: 10:00 am
3. Select your ticket type(s) for museum entrance
4. Select the workshop time: 10:30 am
5. Follow the further instructions

 

 

Deel:
Left to right: Karel Appel en Tonie Sluyter. Zittend: Corneille, Nellie Riemens, Constant, Else Alfelt, Shinkichi Tajiri en Jacques Doucet

One more time there is the opportunity to browse through Constant’s household treasures.

Nothing makes you realise that there used to be a time when objects were produced to last a lifetime then when cleaning out the house of someone born in 1920. Most objects found their way to our archive, storage or the auction house but there is a selection of objects that do not fit in either of these categories. In the right home, with the right owner they can flourish once again. From artist materials, crockery to an old record player.

Whether you foster a love for all things previously loved or you are just looking for some quality tools we would like to invite you once more in the weekend of 18-19 December at the Cobra Museum. All proceeds will go to the Constant 101 project.

NB: Normal entrance fee applies and due to current Covid-regulations reserving a timeslot is mandatory! 

Pre-owned treasures by Constant © Fondation Constant

Lecture: Identity as Protest

Sunday October 3rd 4 - 5 pm

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Frida Kahlo seems to have lived her entire life in defiance of normalcy. In this lecture, Musoke Nawolga wants to show how the younger generation of Amstelveen, Amsterdam and the The Netherlands at large by their own means is doing the same. Pushing boundaries in terms of what it means to be gendered, what it means to be free and finally, what it means to stand for a cause.  

This year and last year we have seen many protests; in The Netherlands, but also in the rest of the World. Black Life Matters, protests against Corona Measures, solidarity protests for Afghanistan and Palestina. Protests for human rights; for oneself and for ‘the other’. In this lecture, the outside voice of protest will be brought into a museum setting. Musoke Nawalga and Mala Badi will therein try and define the process of identity formation through protest.  

Within the Oedipus epos, the story tells that ‘the son’ – or in a more feminist perspective: he/she/they/them – has to kill their father to self-realize. Out with the old and in with an idealized and new realm of being. This kind of bravado was also a driving force during the Mexican Revolution (1910 –1929). It is also present in the new social left political space that the European Youth seems to occupy. With this lecture, Musoke will use found footage, written and recorded history of the Mexican revolution in relation to Frida Kahlo’s identity. Connections will be drawn between the protests of today and the protest of the Mexico Frida Kahlo lived in. What does it mean to be revolutionary? Is there an end-stage where the ideal self in a perfect society reaches a perfect identity, or do we all fade into oblivion and give up on our revolutionary selves when the world doesn’t move to our rhythm? 

Musoke Nawalga
Musoke Nalwoga (1994) was born and raised in Uganda. She is currently working in the Netherlands as a curator and researcher with a focus on contemporary art. She is currently working within Motormond; a non-profit contemporary art gallery in Amstelveen. 

Musoke Nawalga

Mala Badi
Mala is a gender non-conforming performer and conceptual artist, writer, political activist and co-founder SEHAQ ( Queer refugee in NL ). Born in Casablanca Morocco and they live in Amsterdam ,their writing and artwork focus on themes of Trans-liberation, exile and decolonization. They use art to dismantle and disrupt systems of oppression, and to give their point of view about history and social change. 

Mala Badi

Language: English
Fee: € 5,00 euro’s.
The museum is fully booked for upcoming Sunday. You can therefore buy your lecture ticket seperately from the museum entrance ticket.

Symposium Identity and Activism

Friday 17 September 2021

Deel:

Identity and Activism: feminism, (queer) identities, and gender in contemporary art

Friday 17 September, 1pm – 4pm
Language: Dutch and English.
Tickets: €15, excl. admission. Choose in our ticketshop September 17th, timeslot 1pm and the ticket that applies.

The museum invited contemporary artists, thinkers and activists for a panel discussion about their art and social engagement. The role of women in contemporary art practice will be discussed, as well as the question whether art can still be art or is it only about social engagement? With moderator Cathelijne Blok and panelists Aynouk Tan, Naomie Pieter, AiRich and Frida Kahlo, co-founder of the Guerilla Girls, who will be present online.

Programme:
12.45-13.00: Drop-in
13.00-14.45: Panel discussion, Cathelijne Blok with Aynouk Tan, Naomie Pieter, AiRich and Frida Kahlo of Guerrilla Girls
15.00-16.00: guided tours by Cobra museum teachers
From 16.00: drinks in Cobra Café and terrace (refreshments not included in the ticket)

Deel:

Benefit for Talleres Creativos Mexico Cuernavaca

Film & workshop
12 noon – 5 pm

Partners: Creatieve Projecten Mexico (Nellie Markus) part of child programme WereldOuders in Hilversum (representative of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Mexico

The afternoon is free of charge.
(You can buy your admission ticket to the museum here.)

Benefit event to raise funds for the Talleres Creativos Mexico Cuernavaca NPH; creative workshops – art, theatre, dance, music – for young people living in the family house of NPH Cuernavaca, Mexico. And also for underprivileged young people in the neighbourhoods around the family house. Nellie wants these projects to be a permanent part of the family house. The children who live there have been through a lot and these creative projects help them to give these experiences a place.

During the benefit afternoon, we will show a film made by the children of the Family House in Cuernavaca and you can participate in a special workshop. Drawings made by the children of the Family House are also exhibited.