25 May - 23 September 2018

giorgio andreotta calò – anastasis

This coming summer the Oude Kerk is presenting the most recent monumental work by Giorgio Andreotta Calò (b. Venice, 1979). Calò has devised a site-specific work that effects a drastic alteration to the church’s interior. By placing red film and plexiglass in front of the towering windows, he radically alters the lighting and thus the atmosphere in the church. During the summer months, visitors to the church will be bathed in an ocean of red light, an inimitable experience. Late in the evening the red light is emitted from the church, coalescing with the red lamplight of the plentiful brothels and prostitution windows surrounding the church. Throughout the summer the church shares in this light and shade: interior and exterior circulate around each other, to the rhythm of sunlight and its inversion.



about the oude kerk

The Oude Kerk is the oldest building in Amsterdam. The monumental church is situated in the middle of the Red Light District. Today, large-scaled and site-specific installations by contemporary artists take place within the ancient walls, while also honoring the building and the history of Amsterdam.

The programme includes unique exhibitions of (inter)national artists, performances, concerts and debates.

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opening hours

Daily 10 am – 6 pm
(ticket sale stops at 5.45 pm)

All summer long Friday evening nocturnal, open until sunset

Sunday 1 pm – 5.30 pm
(ticket sale stops at 5.15 pm)

31 December open until 4 pm, closed on 25 December and 27 April (Kings Day)

Due to the reduction of Anastasis, the Oude Kerk is exceptionally closed from 24 to 30 September 2018

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