podcast cardiff & miller: episode 3

Laurence Ostyn Nieuws

How did the monumental architecture of the Oude Kerk inspire Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller? Where does their fascination with the mellotron come from? And how did they select the sounds for The Instrument of Troubled Dreams? In a brand new podcast series, Cardiff and Miller talk about the origin of their sound installation The Instrument of Troubled Dreams. Radio creator …


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podcast cardiff & miller: episode 2

Laurence Ostyn Nieuws

How did the monumental architecture of the Oude Kerk inspire Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller? Where does their fascination with the mellotron come from? And how did they select the sounds for The Instrument of Troubled Dreams? In a brand new podcast series, Cardiff and Miller talk about the origin of their sound installation The Instrument of Troubled Dreams. Radio creator …


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podcast cardiff & miller: episode 1

Laurence Ostyn Nieuws

How did the monumental architecture of the Oude Kerk inspire Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller? Where does their fascination with the mellotron come from? And how did they select the sounds for The Instrument of Troubled Dreams? In a brand new podcast series, Cardiff and Miller talk about the origin of their sound installation The Instrument of Troubled Dreams. Radio creator …


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about the oude kerk

Laurence Ostyn Nieuws

The Oude Kerk – or Old Church – in Amsterdam’s Red Light District officially became a museum in 2016. Since 2012 it has given a prominent place to contemporary art. The Oude Kerk is a commissioner of large-scale, site-specific installations. It realizes artists’ ideas on a scale that has never been seen before in the Netherlands. This makes the Oude …


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job offer curatorial assistant (internship)

Laurence Ostyn Nieuws

Oude Kerk commissions international artists to develop extraordinary projects that engage powerfully with the monumental church and her red-light environment. From radical interventions to respectful tributes. Oude Kerk’s context-responsive and slow-curating approach is unique in Amsterdam, both its commissioning of contemporary art on this scale and its relation to heritage. In the comings months, Oude Kerk will embark on a …


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symposium: lectures

Laurence Ostyn Nieuws

We look back with pride at our first symposium “the resurrection of the lost image”, that found place on June, 21 under Anastasis’ red veil of light. Thanks to the efforts of all speakers and the presence of all participants, the symposium was a success. The symposium “the resurrection of the lost image” comprised 5 parts: introduction by Jacqueline Grandjean, director …


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A report on the discussion about the tenability of colonial monuments?

Emma Nieuws

how do we deal with monuments that represent the colonial past? a report on the discussion about the tenability of colonial monuments 20 October 2017 – 16:30-18:00 The chair of the discussion, historian Wim Manuhutu, gave the final word to Jacqueline Grandjean, curator and director of the Oude Kerk. The common ground is symbolized by the word kerkop, which is …


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gift bankgiro loterij

Emma Nieuws

Last week Jacqueline Grandjean (Director of the Oude Kerk) was surprised by a visit from Robert ten Brink. As ambassador of the BankGiro Lottery he had stopped by with a cheque for €200,000. With this amazing gift we can make our collection more accessible and open up more church spaces to the public.   image: BankGiro Loterij


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artist in residence

Emma 35, Nieuws

De lichting 3Package Deal 2016 is bekend. Maar liefst vijftien veelbelovende (inter)nationale kunstenaars zijn geselecteerd voor dit succesvolle talentontwikkelingsprogramma, een initiatief van het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK) in samenwerking met Bureau Broedplaatsen. Zowel in presentatievorm, thematiek als genre-keuze legt deze eclectische mix van toptalenten een groot gevoel van urgentie aan de dag, in relatie tot de grootstedelijke omgeving. …


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oude kerk officially a museum since may

Emma Nieuws

Oude Kerk was officially registered as a museum in May 2016, making it the first church building in the Netherlands to become a museum. With a collection of over 200 paintings and artefacts, as well as its dynamic, high-profile exhibitions, Oude Kerk is winning the hearts and minds of Amsterdam’s city-dwellers and visitors. In 2016, Oude Kerk is the Newest Museum …


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