Friday Night programme archive

11 April 2014

The dress with emotions under the surface: "Like living organisms"

7:00–7:30 p.m. & 8:30–9:00 p.m., demonstration on a mannequin, central hall
7:45–8:15 p.m. & 9.15 – 9.45 p.m. demonstration by a model, stage in front of Le Tambourin restaurant

Dress with emotions

The innovators at Local Androids have developed something very special: a dress that is like a living organism! This garment is brought to life by contact with and the emotions of the person who approaches it. The dress's heartbeat increases when approached, the veins in its hips dilate and its shoulder balloons breathe. Does the dress tense up out of positive excitement or out of agression? Does it try to scare you away or does it want to be touched? You can take a peek at the dress on Vimeo.

Guided Tours

7 p.m. English, 8 p.m. Dutch. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the information desk
Let gems among Van Gogh's and Vallotton's work surprise and inspire you on this interactive guided tour.

VJ Noralie and VJ Bikkel

This brand-new dream team, consisting of VJ Noralie and VJ Bikkel, has just graduated from the VJ Academy and is ready to conquer the world with their amazing video imagery and interactive video installations. They have already shown their skills at various 90s parties, from the Amsterdam underground scene to major festivals like Wish Outdoor, but that doesn't keep them from taking part in a hilarious performance with the singer Rinus, as well.

DJ Sorge

Starts at 6:30 p.m., central hall
Ah Paris..! The seductive sounds of DJ Sorge transport you to the French city of lights on a musical journey that takes in the flowing melodies of the chanson, as well as musette, pop, yé-yé and le disco. But there's more: sighing chanteuses, gypsy jazz and übercool, highly stylized contemporary French electronic music all get a hearing in this varied and entertaining voyage through sound - where nothing gets too serious. C'est si bon!


4 April 2014

Bird on the Wire

Bird on the Wire8:30–8.55 p.m., central hall
Bird on the Wire plays peaceful songs in which organ, xylophone and melodica as well as the drums and guitar carry you away to the realm of thoughts of frontwoman Rosa Ronsdorf. New York, Germany, France, Belgium and an increasing fanbase in the Netherlands have all fallen in love with their poetic folk-pop full of dreamy wordplay. They have recently mixed their latest album in New York, which will be released next year with contributions from various international visual artists. Watch their video clip Noise of a Quiet Man.

Mevrouw TamaraMevrouw Tamara

8:55–9:15 p.m., central hall

Perhaps you remember Mevrouw Tamara from the TV show De Beste Singer-Songwriter van Nederland (2012, VARA, BNN and 3FM), in which she made it to the finals. Or the album De Supersonische Boem (2013, Excelsior Recordings), on which artists—including Spinvis, Tim Knol, Janne Schra and Eefje de Visser—offered new interpretations of songs by Annie M. G. Schmidt. This evening she will be performing her guitar songs, which are rich in ambiance and whose words are full of things to discover. Other singer-songwriters like Case Mayfield and Kim Janssen have been keen on working with her. Her debut album will be coming out next year. In the meantime you can watch her video clip Maar Nu.

VJ Workshop

Starts at 6:30 p.m., workshop
Since May 2013 two VJs from Veejays.com have been illuminating our museum walls every month with their enchanting lights. Their visuals are made by established names and young talent alike, and they always bring an ingenious twist to Van Gogh's art and the theme of the month. Come and learn tonight how with Van Gogh's painting as well as visuals and video techniques you can be a VJ for a moment!

Van Gogh Talks

8:00-8:30 p.m. and 9:00-9:30 p.m., gather at the top of the stairs on the 1st floor
Sara Tas (researcher specialised in 19th-century painting, and junior conservator at the Jewish Historical Museum) and Isabella Rozendaal (photographer whose books include Het Festivalgevoel, En Masse and On Loving Animals) will be giving a Van Gogh Talk and show you their favourite works by Van Gogh and Vallotton. They will tell you about their fascination with both these artists, their admiration for their work and how they inspire them in their own work.

The dress with emotions under the surface: "Like living organisms"

7:00–7:45 p.m. & 8:30–9:30 p.m., demonstration on a mannequin
8:00–8:15 p.m. demonstration by a model, stage in front of Le Tambourin restaurant

The innovators at Local Androids have developed something very special: a dress that is like a living organism! This garment is brought to life by contact with and the emotions of the person who approaches it. The dress's heartbeat increases when approached, the veins in its hips dilate and its shoulder balloons breathe. Does the dress tense up out of positive excitement or out of agression? Does it try to scare you away or does it want to be touched? You can take a peek at the dress on Vimeo.

Guided Tours

7 p.m. English, 8 p.m. Dutch. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the information desk
Let gems among Van Gogh's and Vallotton's work surprise and inspire you on this interactive guided tour.

VJ Noralie and VJ Bikkel

This brand-new dream team, consisting of VJ Noralie and VJ Bikkel, has just graduated from the VJ Academy and is ready to conquer the world with their amazing video imagery and interactive video installations. They have already shown their skills at various 90s parties, from the Amsterdam underground scene to major festivals like Wish Outdoor, but that doesn't keep them from taking part in a hilarious performance with the singer Rinus, as well.

Another Bullshit night from Cleveland @ Friday night presents DJ Dann Doyle & J-Baggs

Starts at 6:30 p.m., central hall

ABSNFC is a multimedia studio that just so happens to throw renegade parties. Everything we do is an ode to hard work, diligence, second place, self-reflection and reinvention. We dedicate nights of revelry to the proletariat, who knows not of pompousness or pretension. “Enjoy life to the fullest even if you aren't in the best position in the best place.” The Clevelander's mantra. This month we present four of their best DJs, spread over two Friday nights. Listen to their work on SoundCloud.

DJ Dann Doyle

DJ Dann Doyle is a Finnish DJ, producer and occasional label boss based in the city of Amsterdam. A member of multiple groups and collectives — Groove College, Another Bullshit Night From Cleveland and The Donut Factory — he is known for spinning eclectic soul, disco, boogie, afrobeat and hip-hop sets, exclusively on the most soulful format in existence — vinyl. Dann Doyle has spun legendary sets at Basis, Cafe Cox and Roest, amongst many others. Listen to his sets on Mixcloud.

DJ J-Baggs

Born and bred in Helsinki, J-Baggs is an Amsterdam-based DJ and producer. He has been killing dancefloors since 2001 and creating his own music since 2008. J-Baggs draws inspiration from bass-driven music, futuristic r&b and modern eclectic beats. He is an intrinsic part of Groove College, Another Bullshit Night From Cleveland and The Donut Factory. In 2013, he dropped his debut vinyl EP, the KILLA BAGGS EP on Groove College Records. Within Amsterdam, he has played at Basis, MC Theater and Bitterzoet. Listen to his work on SoundCloud.


28 March 2014

Björn KleinhenzBjörn Kleinhenz

8:30 – 9:15 pm, central hall
Nearly all of the songs written by Swedish singer-songwriter Björn Kleinhenz feature trips that he has made – if not in the lyrics, then in the melody. In the cold, early days of 2009, he spent eight months living on the island Fårö, where he found inspiration for many beautiful songs that still have the power to touch people’s hearts today. This evening, you will discover what travelling means to him as a musician.

Guided tours

Start: 8 pm in Dutch, 7 pm in English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk
Be inspired by the amazing gems in the Van Gogh and Vallotton collections during this interactive guided tour.

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This resident DJ from Pacific Parc and De Toneelschuur in Haarlem brings a potpourri of steamy soul, nostalgia, modern obscuriosa and jazzy relatives.

VJ Sjush and VJ Lars Berg

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall
VJ Sjush and Lars Berg’s performance will take you on a journey through time, giving a bird’s-eye view of our country. It features breath-taking footage from the documentary Sky Over Holland (John Fernhout, 1967), fused with abstract visuals and Van Gogh paintings, such as Autumn Landscape with Four Trees and Willows at Sunset.

Fernhout shot the spectacular images from a 70mm camera mounted on a fighter jet and on a speed boat in the canals of Amsterdam. The documentary won the Golden Palm (Cannes Film Festival) for Best Short Film, earning it the Technical Grand Prize. It was also nominated for an Oscar® in 1968.

Sky over Holland is one of eleven restored films featured in the Sound and Vision Treasures series. This series shines its own unique spotlight on works selected from the lavish Sound and Vision collections for their value to our cultural heritage.

VJ Sjush
VJ Sjush
has appeared at festivals including Grotesque, Playground and Incubate Festival. Last year, she amazed her audience in Club Air with Flutter 2.0, the graduation project that earned her a distinction at the VJ Academy, whereby she projects her work onto smoke.

VJ Lars Berg
VJ Lars Berg
is a familiar face at our Friday Nights. You probably know him as a VJ and film-maker, or from his regular appearances on De Wereld Draait Door or at Sensation Black. 



21 March 2014

Te Gek! Wereldtrip van een jonge psychiater

8:30 – 9:15 pm, central hall
The summer of 2013 saw the publication of Te Gek! Wereldtrip van een jonge psychiater (Sheer madness! The world trip of a psychiatrist) by Remco Dijkstra. This 31-year-old psychiatrist climbed the Andes, experienced psychedelic trips in the Amazon, swam in the Atlantic Ocean with a great white shark and found himself surrounded by an agitated tribe in Ethiopia. His book tells readers how the trip affected him. For this Friday Night session, Remco Dijkstra takes you with him on his trip, analysing the various cultures he encountered along the way.

Guided tours

Start: 8 pm in Dutch, 7 pm in English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk
Be inspired by the amazing gems in the Van Gogh and Vallotton collections during this interactive guided tour.

Night Flight @ Friday Night presents…

Music has the power to transport you to another dimension, just like a night flight can take you to another continent. This month, our resident DJs will be joined by Night Flight, a cooperative that focuses on the cosmic side of electronic soul music. They regularly host intimate parties with deep and sultry sounds in Club Up, OT301 and frequently feature on Red Light Radio.

DJ Silvester

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall
As one of the founders of Night Flight, Silvester has been travelling around and playing sets for years. His musical journey started in an attic 15 years ago, and has since taken him to numerous clubs in the Netherlands and abroad. Backpacking through various continents, music is the thing he always takes home with him. His DJ sets hurtle through genres including house, afrobeat, dubstep and various other remote corners of the electronic spectrum.

VJ Sjush and VJ Lars Berg

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall

VJ Sjush and Lars Berg’s performance will take you on a journey through time, giving a bird’s-eye view of our country. It features breath-taking footage from the documentary Sky Over Holland (John Fernhout, 1967), fused with abstract visuals and Van Gogh paintings, such as Autumn Landscape with Four Trees and Willows at Sunset.

Fernhout shot the spectacular images from a 70mm camera mounted on a fighter jet and on a speed boat in the canals of Amsterdam. The documentary won the Golden Palm (Cannes Film Festival) for Best Short Film, earning it the Technical Grand Prize. It was also nominated for an Oscar® in 1968.

Sky over Holland is one of eleven restored films featured in the Sound and Vision Treasures series. This series shines its own unique spotlight on works selected from the lavish Sound and Vision collections for their value to our cultural heritage.

VJ Sjush
VJ Sjush
has appeared at festivals including Grotesque, Playground and Incubate Festival. Last year, she amazed her audience in Club Air with Flutter 2.0, the graduation project that earned her a distinction at the VJ Academy, whereby she projects her work onto smoke.

VJ Lars Berg
VJ Lars Berg
is a familiar face at our Friday Nights. You probably know him as a VJ and film-maker, or from his regular appearances on De Wereld Draait Door or at Sensation Black. 


14 March 2014

Van Gogh over AmsterdamA trip around your home town

From 6:30 pm continuously, workshop studio
Instead of globetrotting, why not take a trip around your own home town? There’s more than enough to discover in Amsterdam; take the place where Vincent van Gogh lived, for example, which he wrote about passionately. Come to the workshop studio for inspiration and to hear a wealth of stories about the city.

Van Gogh’s Amsterdam

Together with art historian Teio Meedendorp, Reindert Groot has studied all the places in Amsterdam where Van Gogh lived and went. His photos of these spots have now been published in two magnificent books.

In this Friday Night session, he talks about these places and about the way Van Gogh described and depicted them in his writings and paintings.

TonTon Club presents: Red Light District Expeditions

From 6:30 pm continuously, first floor
After safaris for the Eddy the Eagle Museum at Into the Great Wide Open, Indian Summer and the Magneet Festival, on behalf of the Ton Ton Club, Victor Schaduw will now taking you on a tour of the wild red light district to spot tourists in their natural habitat. Learn all about their characteristic behaviour and what they do with their hunting trophies!

Van Gogh street art Haarlememrstraat, AmsterdamAlltournative guide to Street Art

If it’s an unconventional tour of your home town you’re after, look no further than Alltournative. Body & Sensation, Weird n Beautiful or a tour in their graffiti camper are just a few of the many trips they have on offer. Today, Alex Pope from Alltournative will tell you about the most beautiful and well-hidden Street Art in Amsterdam.

Guided tours

Start: 8 pm in Dutch, 7 pm in English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk
Be inspired by the amazing gems in the Van Gogh and Vallotton collections during this interactive guided tour.

DJ Sorge

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall
His vast experience as a club DJ, radio maker, musician and performer means that DJ Sorge always manages to create the perfect atmosphere for our Friday Nights.

VJ Sjush and VJ Lars Berg

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall

VJ Sjush and Lars Berg’s performance will take you on a journey through time, giving a bird’s-eye view of our country. It features breath-taking footage from the documentary Sky Over Holland (John Fernhout, 1967), fused with abstract visuals and Van Gogh paintings, such as Autumn Landscape with Four Trees and Willows at Sunset.

Fernhout shot the spectacular images from a 70mm camera mounted on a fighter jet and on a speed boat in the canals of Amsterdam. The documentary won the Golden Palm (Cannes Film Festival) for Best Short Film, earning it the Technical Grand Prize. It was also nominated for an Oscar® in 1968.

Sky over Holland is one of eleven restored films featured in the Sound and Vision Treasures series. This series shines its own unique spotlight on works selected from the lavish Sound and Vision collections for their value to our cultural heritage.

VJ Sjush
VJ Sjush
has appeared at festivals including Grotesque, Playground and Incubate Festival. Last year, she amazed her audience in Club Air with Flutter 2.0, the graduation project that earned her a distinction at the VJ Academy, whereby she projects her work onto smoke.

VJ Lars Berg
VJ Lars Berg
is a familiar face at our Friday Nights. You probably know him as a VJ and film-maker, or from his regular appearances on De Wereld Draait Door or at Sensation Black. 



7 March 2014

Lucky Fonz III (Foto: Atlynn Vrolijk)Lucky Fonz III

8:30 – 9:15 pm, central hall

Lucky Fonz III wrote a song about Vincent van Gogh especially for this edition of Friday Night. He will be performing his song for the very first time this evening!

Troubadour Lucky Fonz III travels around the world, singing his songs and touching the hearts of countless fans in Australia, America, South-Africa and many European countries. He has become one of the most popular and well-known singer-songwriters in the Netherlands. His last album, All of Amsterdam, came out in 2013. In his own words: 'I am both returning to my roots as a troubadour and taking the next step. I wanted to make an album that reflects the intimacy and precision of my solo live shows as closely as possible. And I want it to be so intense that it sounds like someone whispering secrets into your ear in bed at night.'

Te Gek! Wereldtrip van een jonge psychiater

7:30 – 8:15 pm, museum café

The summer of 2013 saw the publication of Te Gek! Wereldtrip van een jonge psychiater (Sheer madness! The world trip of a psychiatrist) by Remco Dijkstra. This 31-year-old psychiatrist climbed the Andes, experienced psychedelic trips in the Amazon, swam in the Atlantic Ocean with a great white shark and found himself surrounded by an agitated tribe in Ethiopia. His book tells readers how the trip affected him. For this Friday Night session, Remco Dijkstra takes you with him on his trip, analysing the various cultures he encountered along the way.

Book cover 'Van Gogh over Amsterdam'A trip around your home town

From 6:30 pm continuously, workshop studio

Instead of globetrotting, why not take a trip around your own home town? There’s more than enough to discover in Amsterdam; take the place where Vincent van Gogh lived, for example, which he wrote about passionately. Come to the workshop studio for inspiration and to hear a wealth of stories about the city.

Van Gogh’s Amsterdam

Together with art historian Teio Meedendorp, Reindert Groot has studied all the places in Amsterdam where Van Gogh lived and went. His photos of these spots have now been published in two magnificent books.

In this Friday Night session, he talks about these places and about the way Van Gogh described and depicted them in his writings and paintings.

TonTon Club presents: Red Light District Expeditions

From 6:30 pm continuously, workshop studio

After safaris for the Eddy the Eagle Museum at Into the Great Wide Open, Indian Summer and the Magneet Festival, on behalf of the TonTon Club, Victor Schaduw will now taking you on a tour of the wild red light district to spot tourists in their natural habitat. Learn all about their characteristic behaviour and what they do with their hunting trophies!

Van Gogh street art Haarlemmerstraat, AmsterdamAlltournative guide to Street Art

If it’s an unconventional tour of your home town you’re after, look no further than Alltournative. Body & Sensation, Weird n Beautiful or a tour in their graffiti camper are just a few of the many trips they have on offer. Today, Alex Pope from Alltournative will tell you about the most beautiful and well-hidden Street Art in Amsterdam.

Guided tours

Start: 8 pm in Dutch, 7 pm in English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk

Be inspired by the amazing gems in the Van Gogh and Vallotton collections during this interactive guided tour.Night Flight @ Friday Night presents…

Music has the power to transport you to another dimension, just like a night flight can take you to another continent. This month, our resident DJs will be joined by Night Flight, a cooperative that focuses on the cosmic side of electronic soul music. They regularly host intimate parties with deep and sultry sounds in Club Up, OT301 and frequently feature on Red Light Radio.

This Friday Night, Night Flight presents:

Mark du Mosch

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall

Mark du Mosch is a gifted Dutch DJ and producer. His unique esoteric sounds effortlessly span the genres, including techno, Italo and house. He travels extensively through Europe with his vinyl DJ sets, appearing everywhere from the Dekmantel Festival to famous clubs such as Fabric and Berghain. With a record case full of gems, his aim is always to lift his audience to a higher musical and emotional plane. Listen on sound cloud.

VJ Sjush and VJ Lars Berg

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall
VJ Sjush and Lars Berg’s performance will take you on a journey through time, giving a bird’s-eye view of our country. It features breath-taking footage from the documentary Sky Over Holland (John Fernhout, 1967), fused with abstract visuals and Van Gogh paintings.
Fernhout shot the spectacular images from a 70mm camera mounted on a fighter jet and on a speed boat in the canals of Amsterdam. The documentary won the Golden Palm (Cannes Film Festival) for Best Short Film, earning it the Technical Grand Prize. It was also nominated for an Oscar® in 1968.
Sky over Holland is one of eleven restored films featured in the Sound and Vision Treasures series. This series shines its own unique spotlight on works selected from the lavish Sound and Vision collections for their value to our cultural heritage.

VJ Sjush
VJ Sjush has appeared at festivals including Grotesque, Playground and Incubate Festival. Last year, she amazed her audience in Club Air with Flutter 2.0, the graduation project that earned her a distinction at the VJ Academy, whereby she projects her work onto smoke.

VJ Lars Berg

VJ Lars Berg is a familiar face at our Friday Nights. You probably know him as a VJ and film-maker, or from his regular appearances on De Wereld Draait Door or at Sensation Black. 




28 February 2014

Amsterdam Songwriter’s Guild @ Friday Night presents…

Since the Amsterdam Songwriter’s Guild was founded ten years ago, many of its singer-songwriters have had success, such as Lucky Fonz III, Case Mayfield and Leine. This month on Friday Night we will hear the most romantic love songs from their best singers:

Case Mayfield
In 2010 Case Mayfield won the public prize in the Grote Prijs van Nederland in the singer-songwriter category. His subsequent albums were critically acclaimed. He soon experienced success with the wider public after media performances in De Wereld Draait Door and at Giel Beelen. He is currently recording his new album: Another Glorious Battle for the Kingdom.

Favourite own love song: Alright Louise.

Port of Call
Port of Call is the solo project of Pieter van Vliet. Influenced by modern songwriters like Jeff Mangum and Bill Callahan, he started to write his own songs and in July 2012 released his well-received debut album: Ten Feet of Wind. His second EP Dormition Church was recorded in an old church in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Favourite own love song: Finally Love.

Ro Halfhide
The Dutch/Surinam Ro Halfhide is an Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter whose songs are influenced by singers like Paul Simon and Ben Harper. He is the founder of the Amsterdam Songwriters Guild (ASG) and has performed at the Noorderslag Festival, the Parade and the Magneetfestival, among others. He has worked with artists like Lucky Fonz III and rappers Typhoon and Blaxtar.

Favourite own love song: Poisoning of my Heart.

Guided tours

8 pm Dutch, 7 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk.

Be inspired by the amazing jewels from Van Gogh’s oeuvre during this interactive tour.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This music collector, experienced radio pirate and musician stimulates your imagination with his modern and classic vibrations. 

VJ Aineko en VJ Delight

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall
www.facebook.com/AinekoProductions
www.facebook.com/VJDelight






21 February 2014

Love stories with Sterre and Marie

8 pm -8:20 pm and 9 pm -9:20 pm, central hall

Author Sterre van Rossem reads love stories, including a story written specially for this evening. Artist Marie van Vollenhoven provides live visuals and illustrations to bring them to life.

Sterre van Rossem writes short stories and produces interdisciplinary work with her collective Furthur Labelz. At the end of 2010 she debuted with her short story compilation Een Smaak van Liefde and she is currently working on a novel.

Marie van Vollenhoven draws and paints. From this basis she works as a visual artist, producer and VJ, working together with professionals from other disciplines, which vary from jazz musicians and animators to authors.

Guided tours

8 pm Dutch, 7 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk.

Be inspired by the amazing jewels from Van Gogh’s oeuvre during this interactive tour.

The Daisy Age @ Friday Night presents DJ Rob Manga

Five years ago The Daisy Age decided to restore positivity and love to nightlife and has since organised many successful parties in Bitterzoet, Blijburg and Noorderlicht, among others. The Daisy Age currently brings its soulful mix of hip hop, funk, soul and disco to special guest venues. Tonight in the Van Gogh Museum: a special DJ who performs his favourite love songs:

DJ Rob Manga

From 6: 30 pm, central hall

Rob Manga has been part of The Daisy Age ever since the start. He has an extensive love for soul music and his beats have kept the dance floor going for over two decades. If James Brown can be called The Godfather of Soul, Rob Manga is defiantly The Godfather of spinning soulful music! Specially for the Friday Nights he will bring his most beloved 7” inches.

VJ Aineko en VJ Delight 

From 6:30 uur continuously, central hall
www.facebook.com/AinekoProductions
www.facebook.com/VJDelight





14 February 2014

Verses by Lars

Lars

Starts every half hour between 7 pm and 9:30 pm, workshop studio
The most charming love poems on Facebook come from this down-to-earth Rotterdam-based poet. This evening he reveals the secrets of his trade in a poetry workshop, so that you can surprise your beloved. Post your poem afterwards on the Friday Night Facebook page and win a romantic outing for two!

See also: www.derotterdammert.nl/versjes-van-lars

Guided tours

8 pm Dutch, 7 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk.

Be inspired by the amazing jewels from Van Gogh’s oeuvre during this interactive tour.

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This resident DJ from Pacific Parc and De Toneelschuur in Haarlem brings a potpourri of steamy soul, nostalgia, modern obscuriosa and jazzy relatives.
www.daanmodern.nl

VJ Aineko en VJ Delight 

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall
www.facebook.com/AinekoProductions
www.facebook.com/VJDelight



7 February 2014

Barbara Stok, Seascape, illustration from: 'Vincent'

Cartoon drawing with Barbara Stok

7:30 pm - 8 pm: presentation about the graphic novel Vincent
8 pm - 8:30 pm: workshop cartoon drawing
8:30 pm - 9 pm signing session
Bookshop at the bottom of the escalators

Barbara Stok (1970) is known for her autobiographical, humorous comic book cartoons about the bigger and smaller things in life, often focusing on love. In 2009 she was awarded the Stripschapprijs for her entire work and national newspaper de Volkskrant voted her one of the five best cartoonists in the Netherlands. In 2012 she produced the bestseller Vincent, a graphic novel about Vincent van Gogh. In November 2013 she was awarded the prize for the Best Groninger Book in the non-fiction category for this work.

At this Friday Night session she will talk about how she created the comic book Vincent. She will then lead a workshop in which you learn how to convert a passage from Van Gogh’s letters into a comic cartoon.


Verses by Lars

Lars

Starts every half hour between 7 and 9:30 pm, workshop studio
The most charming love poems on Facebook come from this down-to-earth Rotterdam-based poet. This evening he reveals the secrets of his trade in a poetry workshop, so that you can surprise your beloved. Post your poem afterwards on the Friday Night Facebook page and win a romantic outing for two!

See also: www.derotterdammert.nl/versjes-van-lars


Amsterdam Songwriter’s Guild @ Friday Night presents…

8:30-9:15 pm, central hal
Since the Amsterdam Songwriter’s Guild was founded ten years ago, many of its singer-songwriters have had success, such as Lucky Fonz III, Case Mayfield and Leine. This month on the Friday Night we will hear the most romantic love songs from their best singers:

Case Mayfield
8:30-8:45 pm, central hal
In 2010 Case Mayfield won the public prize in the Grote Prijs van Nederland in the singer-songwriter category. His subsequent albums were critically acclaimed. He soon experienced success with the wider public after media performances in tv show De Wereld Draait Door and at Giel Beelen's radio show. He is currently recording his new album: Another Glorious Battle for the Kingdom.

Favourite own love song: Alright Louise.

Luke Nyman
8:45-9 pm, central hal
Luke Nyman has already played in many venues in the Netherlands, France and Germany and he plays both acoustic solo and with his band The Nyman Brothers. His last album is called Trial and Error and is available in all online stores.

Favourite own love song: Can We.

Port of Call
9-9:15 pm, central hal
Port of Call is the solo project of Pieter van Vliet. Influenced by modern songwriters like Jeff Mangum and Bill Callahan, he started to write his own songs and in July 2012 released his well-received debut album: Ten Feet of Wind. His second EP Dormition Church was recorded in an old church in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Favourite own love song: Finally Love.

Guided tours

8 pm Dutch, 7 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk.

Be inspired by the amazing jewels from Van Gogh’s oeuvre during this interactive tour.

The Daisy Age @ Friday Night presents DJ Blue

Five years ago The Daisy Age decided to restore positivity and love to nightlife and has since organised many successful parties in Bitterzoet, Blijburg and Noorderlicht, among others. The Daisy Age currently brings its soulful mix of hip hop, funk, soul and disco to special guest venues. Tonight in the Van Gogh Museum: a special DJ who performs his favourite love songs:

DJ Blue
From 6:30 pm, central hall
DJ Blue from Venice, Italy, plays innovative soulful beats. His mix tapes have been making waves all over the world. Expect romantic and sexy love music in a modern style.

VJ Aineko en VJ Delight 

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall
www.facebook.com/AinekoProductions
www.facebook.com/VJDelight



31 January 2014

Poesiemeisjes

8 pm - 8:20 pm & 9 pm - 9:20 pm, central hall

They write poetry for any occasion, whilst playing tracks to add to the atmosphere in the big winter city. Poetry Week has just begun, so come and listen to their poems about big city life and Van Gogh.

www.facebook.com/DePoesiemeisjes

Guided tours

8 pm Dutch, 7 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk.

Be inspired by the amazing jewels from Van Gogh’s oeuvre during this interactive tour.

Red Light Radio @ Friday Night presents Future Vintage

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall

Future Vintage is a radio show dedicated to discovering the history and future of soul, jazz, hip hop, electronic and psychedelic music. During their weekly live show on Red Light Radio, hosts Radna and Reinier present unusual treasures unconfined by genre. This evening, however, they aren’t broadcasting from their studio in Amsterdam’s red light district, but are taking part in our Friday Night.

www.redlightradio.net
futurevintage.net

VJ Void and VJ Public Emily

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall

In the visuals of VJ Void and VJ Public Emily, big city life and Van Gogh’s art make an exciting combination. These VJs have now displayed their skills at many different venues. From mainstream festivals like Dance Valley to alternative underground parties and theatre productions. This evening they bring the walls of our central hall alive.

www.vjpublicemily.com
www.petergoes.nl/vjing




24 January 2014


Mercedes Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week presents 10 Days Downtown @ Friday Nights

8 pm, central hall: official opening 10 Days Downtown @ Friday Nights

This evening the Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam is starring at our Friday Night! To celebrate their 10th anniversary, they are part of the 10 days Downtown programme in January. For ten consecutive days, fashion will be associated with other creative disciplines, in various unusual locations. We are extremely proud that Mattijs van Bergen and ByBorre will be part of this evening’s Friday Night programme in the Van Gogh Museum.

Mattijs van Bergen

Mattijs van Bergen

8:15 pm – 8:30 pm, central hall: presentation Mattijs van Bergen

8:30 pm - 9 pm, in the gallery: presentation of clothes inspired by various paintings by Vincent van Gogh

Mattijs van Bergen won the Dutch Fashion Award 2012 and the International Fashion Incubator Award 2012. On 23 January he opens the Mercedes Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week 2014. And tonight he is our guest to talk about, and above all to show, how Van Gogh’s paintings inspired his new line! Come to this unique presentation and see how Mattijs van Bergen translated the paintings of Vincent van Gogh creatively and innovatively into fashion.

www.mattijsvanbergen.com

Borre Akkersdijk

ByBorre

From 6:30 pm continuously, workshop studio

Borre Akkersdijk is a true fashion globetrotter: he trained at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design (both in New York), worked in Paris as a trend watcher at Studio Edelkoort and gave workshops in Beijing in 2013. He designs clothes, but sees himself more as a textile developer. For his ByBorre brand, he plays with machines and creates new textile forms. So it is not a surprise that he graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven with an innovative production process, in which an industrial knitting machine makes fashion landscapes in clothing. This evening you can contribute to a unique piece of clothing in which the contours of Van Gogh’s paintings are not only visible but also tangible. An opportunity not to be missed!

byborre.com

Red Light Radio @ Friday Night presents Cinema Royale

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall

This evening the host of Red Light Radio is a man for whom the word diversity is an apt description: not only does he effortlessly mix disco, deep house, funk and experimental jazz, Cinema Royal has already performed at various events like Mystery Land, Soul Symphonic Concertgebouw and for Steven Spielberg, our previous Queen and Victor and Rolf. And now it’s time for the Friday Night!

www.redlightradio.net
www.cinemaroyale.nl

VJ Void and VJ Public Emily

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall

In the visuals of VJ Void and VJ Public Emily, big city life and Van Gogh’s art make an exciting combination. These VJs have now displayed their skills at many different venues. From mainstream festivals like Dance Valley to alternative underground parties and theatre productions. This evening they bring the walls of our central hall alive.

www.vjpublicemily.com
www.petergoes.nl/vjing

Tours

8 pm Dutch, 7 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk.

Be inspired by the amazing jewels from Van Gogh’s oeuvre during this interactive tour.



17 January 2014


Hamertje Tik

8:30 – 9:15 pm, left corridor

In the past two years, drummer and producer Joris Feiertag a.k.a Hamertje tik performed at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) and during Nachtegiel (3FM). You might know him from his recent tour with Kraak & Smaak as support act and drummer. This evening he is a Friday Night guest, joining up with VJ VeeMee to create his unique sound. You will hear both the dynamics of the big city and the tranquillity of nature. His latest EP Home will be released in February 2014 on Basserk Records.

hamertjetikmusic.com

DJ Goldfinger and Marynka

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall

Besides his shows at the Salon USSR and Moskow Diskow, the Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov has produced music and soundtracks for various artistic performances. Each set in the museum reflects the atmosphere of the city and the theme of the exhibitions. This evening DJ Goldfinger is featuring special guest Marynka, whose improvisations on the piano will give his music an added layer of adventure.

www.kidnaprecords.nl

VJ Void and VJ Public Emily

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall

In the visuals of VJ Void and VJ Public Emily, big city life and Van Gogh’s art make an exciting combination. These VJs have now displayed their skills at many different venues. From mainstream festivals like Dance Valley to alternative underground parties and theatre productions. This evening they bring the walls of our central hall alive.

www.vjpublicemily.com
www.petergoes.nl/vjing

Guided tours

8 pm Dutch, 7 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk.

Be inspired by the amazing jewels from Van Gogh’s oeuvre during this interactive tour.



10 January 2014


Arcade games from the Ton Ton Club!

From 6:30 pm continuously, left corridor

In the Ton Ton Club in Amsterdam’s red light district you can play the most unusual arcade games released between 1920 and today. In our museum this evening you can experience this urban entertainment in which the city is portrayed differently every time.

www.facebook.com/detontonclub

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall

As an experienced club DJ, radio maker, musician and performer, x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge) knows how to create a perfect atmosphere.

www.mixcloud.com/x_0_x/

VJ Void and VJ Public Emily

From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall

In the visuals of VJ Void and VJ Public Emily, big city life and Van Gogh’s art make an exciting combination. These VJs have now displayed their skills at many different venues. From mainstream festivals like Dance Valley to alternative underground parties and theatre productions. This evening they bring the walls of our central hall alive.

www.vjpublicemily.com
www.petergoes.nl/vjing

Guided tours

8 pm Dutch, 7 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk.

Be inspired by the amazing jewels from Van Gogh’s oeuvre during this interactive tour of the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work, which is only open until 12 January! Don’t miss this last opportunity!



3 January 2014


DJ Ome Ad

From 6.30 pm continuously, central hall

DJ Ome Ad brings back the small-scale community feel to the big city with his crazy parties. Just what we need during the winter months. Come and enjoy his amazing tunes!

https://www.facebook.com/omeadserveert

VJ Void and VJ Public Emily

From 6.30 pm continuously, central hall

In the visuals of VJ Void and VJ Public Emily, big city life and Van Gogh’s art make an exciting combination. These VJs have now displayed their skills at many different venues. From mainstream festivals like Dance Valley to alternative underground parties and theatre productions. This evening they bring alive the walls of our central hall.

www.vjpublicemily.com
www.petergoes.nl/vjing

Hamertje Tik

8.30 – 9.15 pm, left corridor

In the past two years, he performed at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) and during Nachtegiel (3FM). You might know him from his recent tour with Kraak & Smaak as support act and drummer. This evening he is a Friday Night guest, joining up with VJ VeeMee to create his unique sound. You will hear both the dynamics of the big city and the tranquillity of nature. His latest EP Home will be released in February 2014 on Basserk Records.

http://hamertjetikmusic.com/

Urban poet Menno Wigman

7.30 – 7.50 pm & 8 – 8.20 pm, Central hall

Last year, this urban poet described the essence of Amsterdam city life. He also wrote a poem especially for the Van Gogh Museum.

http://www.kb.nl/dichter-op-het-scherm/moderne-Dutche-dichters/menno-wigman

Arcade games from the Ton Ton Club!

From 6.30 pm continuously, left corridor

In the Ton Ton Club in Amsterdam’s red light district you can play the most unusual arcade games released between 1920 and today. In our museum this evening you can experience this urban entertainment in which the city is portrayed differently every time.

https://www.facebook.com/detontonclub

Tours

8 pm Dutch, 7 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk.

Be inspired by the amazing jewels from Van Gogh’s oeuvre during this interactive tour of the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work, which is only open until 12 January!



27 December 2013

Workshop (photo: Pixolar Photography)

Painting workshop

From 6:30 pm, continuous, workshop studio
During this painting workshop, find out whether there’s a Van Gogh in you and let coincidence determine your type of paint, subject and colours.

Guided tours

6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in English, 7 pm and 8 pm in Dutch. Maximum of 15 participants, start and registration at Info desk
Learn to look at the surprising jewels in Van Gogh’s work in a new way during this interactive tour around the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Dirkson

Continuous from 6:30 pm, central hall
This music collector, experienced radio pirate and musician engulfs you with his sound. With his modern and classic vibrations, DJ Dirkson stimulates your imagination.

VJs Rene and 3DJL

From 6:30 pm, continuous, central hall
This experienced visual producer and motion graphic designer duo has already performed in De Wereld Draait Door, at Thunderdome events all over the world and even during classical concerts. This evening they present their VJ vision on Van Gogh’s art.
excelsiorvisuals.com
www.facebook.com/vj3djl




20 December 2013

Furthur Labelz

Matthew Pawlicki-SinclairDance performance: 8 - 8:15 pm & 9 - 9:15 pm, central hall
Dance installation: from 7 pm. continuous, first floor by the display case with painting materials
Film installation: from 7 pm, continuous, left corridor

In this artist’s collective, author Sterre van Rossem and dancers from The National Ballet, Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair and Peter Leung, continuously invite other artists to create spectacular interdisciplinary work. This evening, all the members are here themselves with a dance performance by Matthew, a dance installation by Peter and a film installation by Sterre and Adrien Dantou.
furthurlabelz.com

Guided tours

6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in English, 7 pm and 8 pm in Dutch. Maximum of 15 participants, start and registration at Info desk
Learn to look at the surprising jewels in Van Gogh’s work in a new way during this interactive tour around the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Goldfinger

Continuous from 6:30 pm, central hall
Besides his shows at the Salon USSR and Moskow Diskow, the Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov has produced music and soundtracks for various artistic performances. Each set in the museum reflects the atmosphere of the city and the theme of the exhibitions.
www.kidnaprecords.nl

VJs Rene and 3DJL

From 6:30 pm, continuous, central hall
This experienced visual producer and motion graphic designer duo has already performed in De Wereld Draait Door, at Thunderdome events all over the world and during classical concerts. This evening they present their VJ vision on Van Gogh’s art.
excelsiorvisuals.com
www.facebook.com/vj3djl



13 December 2013

CUT_

8:30 - 9:15 pm, central hall
At CUT_ performances, coincidence always plays a big role, because improvisation is their signature: the electronic compositions which are created in that moment blend with the singer’s looping into a unique sound every time. The exciting result resembles James Blake and Mount Kimbie, but Massive Attack and Lamb are not far away either.
www.facebook.com/cutimprov

Guided tours

6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in English, 7 pm and 8 pm in Dutch. Maximum of 15 participants, start and registration at Info desk
Learn to look at the surprising jewels in Van Gogh’s work in a new way during this interactive tour around the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Goldfinger

Continuous from 6:30 pm, central hall
Besides his shows at the Salon USSR and Moskow Diskow, the Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov has produced music and soundtracks for various artistic performances. Each set in the museum reflects the atmosphere of the city and the theme of the exhibitions.
www.kidnaprecords.nl

VJs Rene and 3DJL

From 6:30 pm, continuous, central hall
This experienced visual producer and motion graphic designer duo has already performed in De Wereld Draait Door, at Thunderdome events all over the world and during classical concerts. This evening they present their VJ vision on Van Gogh’s art.
excelsiorvisuals.com
www.facebook.com/vj3djl



6 December 2013

CUT_

CUT_8:15 pm - 9 pm, central hall
At CUT_ performances, coincidence always plays a big role, because improvisation is their signature. The electronic compositions which are created in that moment blend with the singer’s looping into a unique sound every time. The exciting result resembles James Blake and Mount Kimbie, but Massive Attack and Lamb are not far away either.
www.facebook.com/cutimprov

Furthur Labelz

7:30 - 8 pm & 9 - 9:30 pm, left corridor
In this artist’s collective, author Sterre van Rossem and dancers from The National Ballet, Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair and Peter Leung, continuously invite other artists to create spectacular interdisciplinary work. This evening, Sterre and two other promising writers, Eva Meijer and Emanuel de Carvalho, tell a story about coincidence while artist Marie van Vollenhoven draws and animates live. TERAPY beanbags are available to relax, and participate in this special lighting performance.
furthurlabelz.com

Sterre van Rossem debuted in 2010 with Een smaak van liefde. She also set up literary collective De Jagers and films for VPRO Dorst.

Eva Meijer’s debut Het schuwste dier was nominated for the Gouden Boekenuil, Academica Literature Prize and the Vrouw & Proza (Women & Prose) Debut Prize. Her latest book Dagpauwoog was published in November 2013.

The short raw stories by Portuguese-Canadian writer and drawer Emanuel de Carvalho have been available on his blog Upper-Middle-Underland since January 2012.

As an artist, producer and VJ, Marie van Vollenhoven combines manual and digital design.

Painting workshop (Photo: Pixolar Photography)

Painting workshop

From 6:30 pm, continuous, workshop studio
During this painting workshop, find out whether there’s a Van Gogh in you and let coincidence determine your type of paint, subject and colours.

Guided tours

6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in English, 7 pm and 8 pm in Dutch. Maximum of 15 participants, start and registration at Info desk
Learn to look at the surprising jewels in Van Gogh’s work in a new way during this interactive tour around the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Silvester

From 6:30 pm, continuous, central hall
As the founder of entertainment evenings like The Daisy Age, Night Flight, Green & Beyond Concept, this DJ knows just how to create an eclectic party. After residences in Amsterdam Roest, Bar Bukowski and the Goudvis Club and successful gigs at Red Light Radio, Appelsap and Next Monday’s Hangover Festival, he’s a sure pair of hands. His sets are a mix of hip hop, funk, disco and deeper electronic music.
www.djsilvester.com

VJs Rene and 3DJL

From 6:30 pm, continuous, central hall
This experienced visual producer and motion graphic designer duo has already performed in De Wereld Draait Door, at Thunderdome events all over the world and even during classical concerts. This evening they present their VJ vision on Van Gogh’s art.
excelsiorvisuals.com
www.facebook.com/vj3djl


29 November 2013

A Day in the life of Van Gogh

Light artwork by Wijnand van der Horst (Photo: Pixolar Photography)From 6:30 pm every 20 minutes, Kurokawa Wing (level 0: one floor up in the exhibition wing)
Specially for the Van Gogh Museum, light artist Wijnand van der Horst has designed a dynamic light artwork with soundscape. The piece takes you on a journey into the creative mind of Van Gogh. Wijnand is famous for his impressive installations for the for the Amsterdam Light Festival, among others. TERAPY beanbags are available to relax, and participate in this special lighting performance.

Guided tours

6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in English, 7 pm and 8 pm in Dutch. Maximum of 15 participants, start and registration at Info desk
Learn to look at the surprising jewels in Van Gogh’s work in a new way during this interactive tour around the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm, central hall
With lots of experience as a club DJ, radio maker, musician and performer, x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge) knows exactly how to create a good atmosphere. Instant soundtracks for special moments.
www.mixcloud.com/x_0_x/

VJ Flirt & VJ VJAAY

From 6:30 pm
These two Amsterdam-based VJs have already performed at Wicked Jazz Sounds (Sugar Factory), Seen (Paradiso), Encore & Lovebirds (Melkweg), the Magneetfestival, the Museumnacht and Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Tonight they let their colourful, energetic and feminine visuals loose on Van Gogh’s paintings and put them in a whole new light.
www.flirtvanderspruit.com
www.jacqyjayo.com




22 November 2013

Van Gogh Shadows

From 7 pm onwards, left corridor
Video artist Luca Agnani has brought light and shade to life in some of Van Gogh’s paintings, scoring a modest YouTube hit in the process. He tells us how he approaches his work and why he chose these works by Van Gogh. 



DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This music collector, experienced pirate radio broadcaster and musician influences intentionally. You are drawn in by an intoxicating sound while you wander, preoccupied and unaware, through the museum, as DJ Dirkson stimulates your imagination with contemporary and classic vibrations.


VJ Flirt & VJ VJAAY

From 6:30 pm
These two Amsterdam-based VJs have already performed at Wicked Jazz Sounds (Sugar Factory), Seen (Paradiso), Encore & Lovebirds (Melkweg), the Magneetfestival, the Museumnacht and Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Tonight they let their colourful, energetic and feminine visuals loose on Van Gogh’s paintings and put them in a whole new light.
www.flirtvanderspruit.com
www.jacqyjayo.com




15 November 2013

Spot on Van Gogh (Photo: Pixolar Photography)

Spot on Van Gogh

From 7 pm onwards, Kurokawa Wing (level 0; one floor up in the exhibition wing)
Armed with a torch in the dark, discover hidden stories in Van Gogh’s paintings.

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This resident DJ from Pacific Parc and De Toneelschuur in Haarlem presents a medley of steamy soul, nostalgia and modern obscuriosa and jazz-related music.
www.daanmodern.nl


VJ Flirt & VJ VJAAY

From 6:30 pm
These two Amsterdam-based VJs have already performed at Wicked Jazz Sounds (Sugar Factory), Seen (Paradiso), Encore & Lovebirds (Melkweg), the Magneetfestival, the Museumnacht and Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Tonight they let their colourful, energetic and feminine visuals loose on Van Gogh’s paintings and put them in a whole new light.
www.flirtvanderspruit.com
www.jacqyjayo.com




8 November 2013

Treeless Forest

Treeless Forest8:30 pm – 9:15 pm, central hall
The central hall of the museum hosts a performance by Argentine sound artist Treeless Forest. His music subtly changes colour, using South American instruments and electronic sound effects: ‘I believe Van Gogh's obsession for light, as a painter, is analogous to the relationship a musician should aim to have with silence.’

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This resident DJ from Pacific Parc and De Toneelschuur in Haarlem presents a medley of steamy soul, nostalgia and modern obscuriosa and jazz-related music.
www.daanmodern.nl

VJ Flirt & VJ VJAAY

Continuous
These two Amsterdam-based VJs have already performed at Wicked Jazz Sounds (Sugar Factory), Seen (Paradiso), Encore & Lovebirds (Melkweg), the Magneetfestival, the Museumnacht and Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Tonight they let their colourful, energetic and feminine visuals loose on Van Gogh’s paintings and put them in a whole new light.
www.flirtvanderspruit.com
www.jacqyjayo.com




1 November 2013

A Day in the life of Van Gogh

From 6:30 pm every 20 minutes, Kurokawa Wing (level 0: one floor up in the exhibition wing)
Specially for the Van Gogh Museum, light artist Wijnand van der Horst has designed a dynamic light artwork with soundscape. The piece takes you on a journey into the creative mind of Van Gogh. Wijnand is famous for his impressive installations for the Amsterdam Light Festival, among others. TERAPY beanbags are available to relax, and participate in this special lighting performance.
www.wijnandvanderhorst.nl

www.terapy.eu/en/

Chris Brokaw

Chris Brokaw (Foto: Tim Bugbee)8:30 pm – 9:15 pm, central hall
In the early 1990s, this guitarist and drummer played in the indie bands Codeine and Come and received accolades from touring partners Nirvana and Sonic Youth. He played music in a variety of ensembles, including with Johnny Depp. This evening, he explains what the light in Van Gogh’s paintings means to him and how light is portrayed in his songs.
www.chrisbrokaw.com

Spot on Van Gogh

From 7 pm onwards, Kurokawa Wing (level 0; one floor up in the exhibition wing)
Armed with a torch in the dark, discover hidden stories in Van Gogh’s paintings.

Van Gogh Shadows

8 pm, left corridor
Video artist Luca Agnani has brought light and shade to life in some of Van Gogh’s paintings, scoring a modest YouTube hit in the process. He tells us how he approaches his work and why he chose these works by Van Gogh.


DJ The No (Tamara van der Laarse)

From 6:30 pm
This musical multitasker not only organises the Club Lederhosen evenings and the SOTU Festival (Sounds of the Underground), but has also played at Electronation, Amsterdam Dance Event, Subbacultcha and Amsterdam Fashion Week parties for over ten years. Tonight, an interesting mix of all the above with perhaps a hint of modern classic, vintage electronics from the 1950s and new beat from the 1980s.
clublederhosen.wordpress.com

VJ Flirt & VJ VJAAY

From 6:30 pm
These two Amsterdam-based VJs have already performed at Wicked Jazz Sounds (Sugar Factory), Seen (Paradiso), Encore & Lovebirds (Melkweg), the Magneetfestival, the Museumnacht and Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Tonight they let their colourful, energetic and feminine visuals loose on Van Gogh’s paintings and put them in a whole new light.
www.flirtvanderspruit.com
www.jacqyjayo.com





25 October 2013

Wax model from Madame Tussaud's: Vincent van Gogh

Wax Van Gogh

7 – 7:30 pm, 8 – 8:30 pm, 9 – 9:30 p.m., Central hall
Madame Tussauds wax museum is coming to present a new acquisition: a wax model of Vincent van Gogh! An actress, "Madame Tussaud", talks about how they reconstructed his face and brings the materials which are used to make a wax model.
www.madametussauds.com/Amsterdam

Richard Bolhuis: Tuin van het gesticht (Garden of the asylum)

7:45 – 8:30 pm, left corridor
Tuin van het Gesticht (Garden of the asylum) is an installation performance by artist-musician Richard Bolhuis. Giant paintings, film loops, audio installations and music – by his band House of Cosy Cushions - flow together to form a single entity. A homage to the nature moods of Vincent van Gogh.

Richard Bolhuis - audio installations, guitar, harmonium & tapes
Saskia Meijs - cello
Bastian Teeuwen - singing saw
www.richardbolhuis.com

With support from Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.

Guided tours

6:30 and 7:30 pm English, 7 pm and 8 pm Dutch. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk

Be inspired by the wonderful treasures from Van Gogh’s work during this interactive tour of the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm, central hall
As an experienced club DJ, radio maker, musician and performer, x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge) knows exactly how to create a good atmosphere. Instant soundtracks for special moments.
www.mixcloud.com/x_0_x

VJs Domi and Läserworst

From 6:30 pm, central hall
The visuals of VJ Domi and Läserworst have already been on display from Lowlands to the World Exhibition in Shanghai, as well as in the Balie, Melkweg, IFFR, Tivoli and Paradiso. They incorporate images from (online) pop culture into attractive collages, in which humour and alienation play a big role. Tonight, they add their own tasty ingredients to the theme Edit your Inspiration!, focusing on the examples, models and teachers of Van Gogh.
www.studiostennis.nl
www.dominicvanbuul.nl




18 October 2013

Wax model from Madame Tussaud's: Vincent van Gogh

Wax Van Gogh

7 – 7:30 pm, 8 – 8:30 pm, 9 – 9:30 p.m., Central hall
Madame Tussauds wax museum is coming to present a new acquisition: a wax model of Vincent van Gogh! An actress, "Madame Tussaud", talks about how they reconstructed his face and brings the materials which are used to make a wax model.
www.madametussauds.com/Amsterdam

3D printing vs. augmented reality: what brings Van Gogh more alive?

From 6:30 pm, workshop studio

You can now copy your favourite objects from Van Gogh’s paintings by printing them in 3D! Or create an endless virtual reality around them with augmented reality. Choose your design, change the colours and bring Van Gogh’s art to life virtually or tangibly and three dimensionally!
www.sndrv.nl
www.facebook.com/europerminutedesign
www.rooiejoris.nl

Guided tours

6:30 and 7:30 pm English, 7 pm and 8 pm Dutch. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk
Be inspired by the wonderful treasures from Van Gogh’s work during this interactive tour of the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm, central hall
DJ Dirkson, music collector, experienced radio pirate and musician, is a conscious influencer. While you wander through the museum, lost in your thoughts, you appear to become caught up in the sound that overwhelms you. Because with modern and classic vibrations, DJ Dirkson stimulates your imagination. Succumb to the sound and treat your ears while enjoying the icons on canvas.

VJ’s Domi and Läserworst

From 6:30 pm, central hall
The visuals of VJ Domi and Läserworst have already been on display from Lowlands to the World Exhibition in Shanghai, as well as in the Balie, Melkweg, IFFR, Tivoli and Paradiso. They incorporate images from (online) pop culture into attractive collages, in which humour and alienation play a big role. This evening, they add their own tasty ingredients to the theme Edit your Inspiration!, focusing on the examples, models and teachers of Van Gogh.
www.studiostennis.nl
www.dominicvanbuul.nl



11 October 2013

Ryan Lee Crosby (Photo: Chris March)Ryan Lee Crosby

8:15- 9:15 pm, central hall
During Boston’s darkest winter month, this American folky and bluesy singer-guitarist decided to spend 28 days in a row arranging, learning and recording a new cover. Today, he plays these special versions on his 12 string guitar, along with several tracks from his upcoming eighth album Institution Blues. www.ryanleecrosby.com

Guided tours

6:30 and 7:30 pm English, 7 pm and 8 pm Dutch,  Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk.
Be inspired by the wonderful treasures from Van Gogh’s work during this interactive tour of the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm, central hall
Besides his performances at Salon USSR and Moskow Diskow, the Russian-born Maxim Shaposhnikov produced music and soundtracks for various art forms. Each set in the museum reflects the mood in the city and the theme of the exhibitions. www.kidnaprecords.nl

VJ’s Domi and Läserworst

From 6:30 pm, central hall
The visuals of VJ Domi and Läserworst have already been on display from Lowlands to the World Exhibition in Shanghai, as well as in the Balie, Melkweg, IFFR, Tivoli and Paradiso. They incorporate images from (online) pop culture into attractive collages, in which humour and alienation play a big role. This evening, they add their own tasty ingredients to the theme Edit your Inspiration!, focusing on the examples, models and teachers of Van Gogh.
www.studiostennis.nl
www.dominicvanbuul.nl




4 October 2013

Ryan Lee Crosby (Photo: Chris March)

Ryan Lee Crosby

7 7:45 pm, central hall
During Boston’s darkest winter month, this American folky and bluesy singer-guitarist decided to spend 28 days in a row arranging, learning and recording a new cover. Today, he plays these special versions on his 12 string guitar, along with several tracks from his upcoming eighth album Institution Blues. www.ryanleecrosby.com

Tuin van het gesticht / Garden of the asylum

7:45 – 8:30 pm, left corridor
Tuin van het Gesticht (Garden of the asylum) is an installation performance by artist-musician Richard Bolhuis. Giant paintings, film loops, audio installations and music – by his band House of Cosy Cushions - flow together to form a single entity. A homage to the nature moods of Vincent van Gogh.

Richard Bolhuis - audio installations, guitar, harmonium & tapes
Saskia Meijs - cello
Bastian Teeuwen - singing saw
www.richardbolhuis.com

With support from Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.

Daniel Zuur (Live)

Daniel Zuur8:15 – 9:45 pm, central hall
Daniel Zuur (Shoeless, Idoubleyou), winner of the prestigious Vinylized 2012, has paid many tributes to various indie and pop records, including special remixes of Fink, Bon Iver and The Black Keys. His live sets are always exciting, whether with or without singer-songwriter Florian Wolff, and he is now a permanent feature of the Dutch club and festival scen. www.danielzuur.com

3D print your Van Gogh objects

From 6:30 pm, workshop studio
You can now copy your favourite objects from Van Gogh’s paintings by printing them in 3D! Or don’t copy them literally but personalise the object in your own style: choose your design, change the colours, create different textures and take your very own Van Gogh object home!
www.facebook.com/europerminutedesign
www.rooiejoris.nl

Guided tours

6:30 and 7:30 pm English, 7 pm and 8 pm Dutch. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk
Be inspired by the wonderful treasures from Van Gogh’s work during this interactive tour of the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ De Mechanische Turk

6:30 – 7 pm & 7:45 – 8:15 pm, central hall
You will recognise this cultural multitasker from the events at Ome Ad, the lively coffee house Vandaag Amsterdam, OT301, the Kunstbende or the soon to open Ton Ton Club. Or from his great tunes during the only real official Matjesdisco. This evening, different sources of inspiration: the best covers!
www.facebook.com/detontonclub

VJs Domi and Läserworst

From 6:30 pm, central hall
The visuals of VJ Domi and Läserworst have already been on display from Lowlands to the World Exhibition in Shanghai, as well as in the Balie, Melkweg, IFFR, Tivoli and Paradiso. They incorporate images from (online) pop culture into attractive collages, in which humour and alienation play a big role. Tonight, they add their own tasty ingredients to the theme Edit your Inspiration!, focusing on the examples, models and teachers of Van Gogh.
www.studiostennis.nl
www.dominicvanbuul.nl




27 September 2013

NO|me

NO|me8:30 pm, central hall
The Belgian/Finnish/Norwegian collective NO|me bewitches with its mix of chansons, tango and post-punk. This evening they demonstrate how a fairy-tale exchange of modern dance, 8 mm films and live music inspire each other to new forms. zonk.net/nome

Guided tours

6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in English, 7 pm and 8 pm in Dutch. Maximum of 15 participants, start and registration at Info desk
Learn to look at the surprising jewels in Van Gogh’s work in a new way during this interactive tour around the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This resident DJ from Pacific Parc and De Toneelschuur in Haarlem presents a medley of steamy soul, nostalgia and modern obscuriosa and jazz-related music. www.daanmodern.nl

VJ team LARSPLUSGOVO feat. visual producer Rene te Riele

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This evening, LARSPLUSGOVO (VJs Lars Berg and Jorrit Schaap) works together specially with visual producer Rene. Their work has already been presented in tv show De Wereld Draait Door, at the Grotesque Festival and Sensation Black. Expect an overwhelming combination of abstract effects and realistic images! www.larsplusgovo.nl



20 September 2013

Presentation Veejays.com: VJs and Van Gogh

Visual by VJs in Van Gogh Museum8 pm – 9 pm, central hall
Each month, up-and-coming talent from Veejays.com light up the Van Gogh Museum hall with spectacular visuals. This evening they explain how Van Gogh’s art inspires them to paint with light and video art.

Guided tours

6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in English, 7 pm and 8 pm in Dutch. Maximum of 15 participants, start and registration at Info desk.

Learn to look at the surprising jewels in Van Gogh’s work in a new way during this interactive tour around the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm, central hall

With considerable experience as club DJ, radio producer, musician and performer, x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge) knows exactly how to create a good atmosphere. Instant soundtracks for special moments.


VJ team LARSPLUSGOVO feat. visual producer Rene te Riele

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This evening, LARSPLUSGOVO (VJs Lars Berg and Jorrit Schaap) works together with visual producer Rene. Their work has already been presented in tv show De Wereld Draait Door, at the Grotesque Festival and Sensation Black. Expect an overwhelming combination of abstract effects and realistic images! www.larsplusgovo.nl



13 September 2013

De Staat

8 pm - 9:30 pm, central hall
The band De Staat hurtled through the Dutch musical landscape in 2009 with genuine, sweaty and tight rock, immediately conquering many festivals, including Glastonbury, Lowlands and Sziget. It’s not without reason that they have won 3FM’s Award for Best Alternative Artist for two years running. Tonight, De gives us a special acoustic special taster of their long-awaited third album I_CON! They enrich their authentic guitar sound with African rhythms, gabber, trap influences and sci-fi synths, making their new album more colourful and exciting than ever. Ensure that you’re one of the first and purchase a signed copy after the performance! www.destaat.net



Please note:
It won't be just any performance by rock band ‘De Staat’ taking place here on Friday night 13 September. The band will be playing a few numbers from their latest album ‘I_CON’, intimately in a small setting. A nice example of this can be seen here.

If you want to go to a live show of De Staat, you can find all the dates and information about ticket sales here. http://destaat.tumblr.com/shows

If you order or reserve I_CON now via Concerto Amsterdam, you will get free entrance to both this show AND the museum! More information can be found here: http://www.platomania.eu/etalage/list/id/1075.

Guided tours

6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in English, 7 pm and 8 pm in Dutch,. Maximum of 15 participants, start and registration at Info desk
Learn to look at the surprising jewels in Van Gogh’s work in a new way during this interactive tour around the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This music collector, experienced pirate radio broadcaster and musician influences intentionally. You are drawn in by an intoxicating sound while you wander, preoccupied and unaware, through the museum, as DJ Dirkson stimulates your imagination with contemporary and classic vibrations.

VJ team LARSPLUSGOVO feat. visual producer Rene te Riele

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This evening, LARSPLUSGOVO (VJs Lars Berg and Jorrit Schaap) works together specially with visual producer Rene. Their work has already been presented in tv show De Wereld Draait Door, at the Grotesque Festival and Sensation Black. Expect an overwhelming combination of abstract effects and realistic images! www.larsplusgovo.nl



6 September 2013

De Staat

De Staat9 pm 9:30 pm, central hall
The band De Staat hurtled through the Dutch musical landscape in 2009 with genuine, sweaty and tight
rock, immediately conquering many festivals, including Glastonbury, Lowlands and Sziget. It’s not without reason that they have won 3FM’s Award for Best Alternative Artist for two years running. On Friday Night 13 September, De Staat presents an acoustic special taster of their long-awaited third album I_CON at our museum! Tonight on the 6th September front man and founder Torre Florim talks about how he learned to enrich the band’s guitar sound with African rhythms, gabber, trap influences and sci-fi synths. You can also hear more about their icons, including Van Gogh and composer Louis Andriessen, and modern art as seen on their latest album cover. www.destaat.net

Please note: It won't be just any performance by rock band ‘De Staat’ taking place here on Friday night 13 September. The band will be playing a few numbers from their latest album ‘I_CON’, intimately in a small setting. A nice example of this can be seen here.

If you want to go to a live show of De Staat, you can find all the dates and information about ticket sales here. http://destaat.tumblr.com/shows

If you order or reserve I_CON now via Concerto Amsterdam, you will get free entrance to both this show AND the museum! More information can be found here: http://www.platomania.eu/etalage/list/id/1075.


NO|me

NO|me8:15 pm – 9 pm, central hall
The Belgian/Finnish/Norwegian collective NO|me bewitches with its mix of chansons, tango and post-punk. This evening they demonstrate how a fairy-tale exchange of modern dance, 8 mm films and live music inspire each other to new forms. zonk.net/nome

Presentation Veejays.com: VJs and Van Gogh

7:30 pm – 8:15 pm, left corridor under the escalator
Each month, up-and-coming talent from Veejays.com light up the Van Gogh Museum hall with spectacular visuals. This evening they explain how Van Gogh’s art inspires them to paint with light and video art. 

Workshop

From 6:30 pm, workshop studio
Take a personal approach to your sources of inspiration and develop your own painter’s signature. Inspiring examples are available!

Guided tours

6:30 pm and 7:30 pm: English, 7 pm and 8 pm: Dutch. Maximum of 15 participants, start and registration at Info desk
Learn to look at the surprising jewels in Van Gogh’s work in a new way during this interactive tour around the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Mees Dierdorp

From 6:30 pm, central hall
Mees Dierdorp learns through sharing like no other: he produced the soundtrack for the poetry of his grandfather Lucebert and is live producer for the funky Tricky Trio. This evening, Mees Dierdorp creates a poetic atmosphere featuring remixes of JJ Cale, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and others. www.meesdierdorp.com

VJ team LARSPLUSGOVO feat. visual producer Rene te Riele

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This evening, LARSPLUSGOVO (VJs Lars Berg and Jorrit Schaap) works together with visual producer Rene. Their work has already been presented in De Wereld Draait Door, at the Grotesque Festival and Sensation Black. Expect an overwhelming combination of abstract effects and realistic images! www.larsplusgovo.nl


30 August 2013

Edible urban nature and Van Gogh

Edible urban nature (photo: Lara Eva Tompa, pixolar photography)From 6:30 pm, workshop studio
7:30 pm: presentation Edible Flowers of Van Gogh and Amsterdam
8:30 pm: presentation Mind Altering Plants of Van Gogh

A surprising amount of urban nature in our city can also provide culinary inspiration. Discover which plants and herbs from parks, gardens as well as from Van Gogh’s paintings you can eat. And which plants Van Gogh didn’t paint, but ate…
www.urbanherbology.org and www.riverofherbs.org

Guided tours

7 pm and 8 pm: Dutch, 6:30 pm and 7:30: pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the info desk
Discover a new way of looking at surprising treasures from Van Gogh’s work during this interactive tour through the jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This resident DJ from Pacific Parc and De Toneelschuur in Haarlem brings a potpourri of steamy soul and nostalgia, as well as modern obscuriosa and jazzy variants.
www.daanmodern.nl

VJ F & VJ Susie

From 6:30 pm, central hall
These two ladies have already presented their visuals and films in the Netherlands and beyond, for example at the LA Comedy Fest, 538 Dance Department, the opening of Eye Film Institute and at many festivals. In their visuals you can discover Van Gogh’s inner struggles and his love for nature.
www.frouketenvelden.com and www.overninethousand.nl



23 August 2013

Presentation about Street Art in Amsterdam by Nicole Blommers

Street art by Zed18:15 pm – 9:15 pm, central hall
Van Gogh drew inspiration from nature; our urban jungle is the source of inspiration for street artists. Nicole Blommers shows where you can find the best street art in Amsterdam. She was one of the founders of Amsterdam Street Art, gives street art tours and is working on the book Street Art Europe.
www.popscene.nl and www.streetarteurope.com

Guided tours

7 pm and 8 pm Dutch; 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the info desk
Discover a new way of looking at surprising treasures from Van Gogh’s work during this interactive tour through the jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm, central hall
Besides his performances at the Salon USSR and Moskow Diskow, the Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov has produced music and soundtracks for various expressions of art. Each set in the museum reflects the mood of the city and the theme of the exhibition.
www.kidnaprecords.nl

VJ F & VJ Susie

From 6:30 pm, central hall
These two ladies have already presented their visuals and films in the Netherlands and beyond, for example at the LA Comedy Fest, 538 Dance Department, the opening of Eye Film Institute and at many festivals. In their visuals you can discover Van Gogh’s inner struggles and his love for nature.
www.frouketenvelden.com and www.overninethousand.nl



16 August 2013

Friday Night 16 august 2013

Guided tours

7 pm and 8 pm Dutch; 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the info desk.
Discover a new way of looking at surprising treasures from Van Gogh’s work during this interactive tour through the jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm, central hall
With lots of experience as a club DJ, radio maker, musician and performer, x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge) knows exactly how to create a good atmosphere. Instant soundtracks for special moments. www.mixcloud.com/x_0_x/


VJ F & VJ Susie

From 6:30 pm, central hall
These two ladies have already presented their visuals and films in the Netherlands and beyond, for example at the LA Comedy Fest, 538 Dance Department, the opening of Eye Film Institute and at many festivals. In their visuals you can discover Van Gogh’s inner struggles and his love for nature.
www.frouketenvelden.com and www.overninethousand.nl





9 August 2013

Dominic J. Marshall (Photo: Dainis Kaulins)Dominic J. Marshall Trio

8:30 pm - 9:15 pm, central hall
This jazz trio is popular all over the world. In their music you hear influences from hip hop and Marshall’s background as beat maker. But nature also formed the inspiration for their last album Icaros. The title refers to melodies Shamans from the Amazon rain forest received in their dreams as messages from plants.
www.dominicjmarshall.com

Guided tours

7 pm and 8 pm Dutch, 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the info desk.
Discover a new way of looking at surprising treasures from Van Gogh’s work during this interactive tour through the jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm, central hall
This resident DJ from Pacific Parc and De Toneelschuur in Haarlem brings a potpourri of steamy soul and nostalgia, as well as modern obscuriosa and jazzy variants.
www.daanmodern.nl

VJ F & VJ Susie

From 6:30 pm, central hall
These two ladies have already presented their visuals and films in the Netherlands and beyond, for example at the LA Comedy Fest, 538 Dance Department, the opening of Eye Film Institute and at many festivals. In their visuals you can discover Van Gogh’s inner struggles and his love for nature.
www.frouketenvelden.com and www.overninethousand.nl



2 August 2013

Edible urban nature and Van Gogh by Lynn Shore

From 6:30 pm, workshop studio
7:15 pm: presentation Edible Flowers of Van Gogh and Amsterdam
8:15 pm: presentation Mind Altering Plants of Van Gogh

A surprising amount of urban nature in our city can also provide culinary inspiration. Discover which plants and herbs from parks, gardens as well as from Van Gogh’s paintings you can eat. And which plants Van Gogh didn’t paint, but ate…
www.urbanherbology.org and www.riverofherbs.org

Dominic J. Marshall Trio

Dominic J. Marshall Trio (Photo: Dainis Kaulins)8:30 pm - 9:15 pm, central hall
This jazz trio is popular all over the world. In their music you hear influences from hip hop and Marshall’s background as beat maker. But nature also formed the inspiration for their last album Icaros. The title refers to melodies Shamans from the Amazon rain forest received in their dreams as messages from plants.
www.dominicjmarshall.com

Presentation about Street Art in Amsterdam by Nicole Blommers

Street Art by Alice Pasquini)7:30 pm – 8:15 pm left corridor
Van Gogh drew inspiration from nature; our urban jungle is the source of inspiration for street artists. Nicole Blommers shows where you can find the best street art in Amsterdam. She was one of the founders of Amsterdam Street Art, gives street art tours and is working on the book Street Art Europe.
www.popscene.nl and www.streetarteurope.com

Guided tours

7 pm and 8 pm: Dutch, 6:30 pm and 7:30: pm English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the info desk
Discover a new way of looking at surprising treasures from Van Gogh’s work during this interactive tour through the jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Cowboy & Henk

From 6:30 pm, central hall
These two gents are fans of obscure music from all over the globe. Tonight you can listen to the most unique odes to nature and get into the groove!
www.cowboyenhenk.nl

VJ F & VJ Susie

From 6:30 pm, central hall
These two ladies have already presented their visuals and films in the Netherlands and beyond, for example at the LA Comedy Fest, 538 Dance Department, the opening of Eye Film Institute and at many festivals. In their visuals you can discover Van Gogh’s inner struggles and his love for nature.
www.frouketenvelden.com and www.overninethousand.nl



26 July 2013

Lyrics lab Friday Night in June (photo: Pixolar Photography - Lara Eva Tompa)Amsterdam School of the Arts Lyrics Lab

8:30 - 9:15 pm, central hall
This is your last chance this month to come and listen to music by students from the Amsterdam School of the Arts inspired by paintings in our museum.

Guided tours

6:30 and 7.30 pm: English, 7 and 8 pm: Dutch
This is your chance for a guided tour of our anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm at the central hall
DJ Dirkson leads you through a visual sound zone. With stylish B-film sounds and old-style electronics, he will enthral you on the Friday evening. An audio lover and radio presenter (NetEcht) with a passion for MOOG and refreshing chansons.

VJ VeeMee & Sjush

From 6:30 pm, central hall
These two women already displayed their talents on the popular TV programme American Idol, and now they’re coming to bring new colour to our museum.




19 July 2013

Dansmakers Amsterdam: Lostbox

8 and 9 pm, auditorium
Marie Goeminne will present the intimate performance Lostbox, in which she uses the body as a form onto which ever-changing words are projected, expressing diverse sensations and emotions.

Guided tours

6:30 and 7.30 pm: English, 7 and 8 pm: Dutch
This is your chance for a guided tour of our anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm at the central hall
DJ Dirkson leads you through a visual sound zone. With stylish B-film sounds and old-style electronics, he will enthral you on the Friday evening. An audio lover and radio presenter (NetEcht) with a passion for MOOG and refreshing chansons.

VJ VeeMee & Sjush

From 6:30 pm, central hall
These two women already displayed their talents on the popular TV programme American Idol, and now they’re coming to bring new colour to our museum.



12 July 2013

Forever Change

Forever Change

8 - 9.30 pm, central hall
This time, the illustrator from Argentina and the filmmaker from Israel will encounter a dancer from Italy.


DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm, central hall
His set on the Friday Night is completely geared to the atmosphere and the themes of the exhibition. www.kidnaprecords.nl


VJ VeeMee & Sjush

From 6:30, central hall
These two women already displayed their talents on the popular TV programme American Idol, and now they’re coming to bring new colour to our museum. 


5 July 2013

Photo: Thomas Lenden

Dansmakers Amsterdam: .whatdowefinallyshare

7:45 - 8:15 pm, at the bottom of the escalator
The young Brazilian choreographer Fernando Belfiore presents the intense performance .whatdowefinallyshare. Three dancers explore different kinds of desire, linked by the core idea of transformation.

Amsterdam School of the Arts: Lyrics Lab

8:15 - 9:15 pm, central hall
Come and listen to compositions by music students at the Amsterdam School of the Arts that were inspired by paintings in our museum.

Forever Change

Forever Change

6:45 - 7:45 pm, central hall

In this performance, an illustrator from Argentina, a singer from Germany and a filmmaker from Israel add colour to each other’s art forms.

Simultaneous painting workshop

6:30 - 9:30 pm, workshop studio
An artist will offer colourful suggestions on the painting you create during this workshop to ‘change your colour.’

Guided tours

6:30 and 7.30 pm: English, 7 and 8 pm: Dutch
This is your chance for a guided tour of our anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work.

DJ Baby Blue

From 6:30 pm
Her sources of inspiration are as diverse as the hues in Van Gogh’s art. Tonight, she will focus on folk, soul and electronica.

Vj VeeMee & Sjush

From 6:30 pm, central hall
These two women already displayed their talents on the popular TV programme American Idol, and now they’re coming to bring new colour to our museum.


28 June 2013

Photo Meis Belle Wahr for Olympus4 van de Grote 8

Continuous
Tonight 4 from the Grote 8 artists present their vision of the Van Gogh Museum. They display works that either look back on the past four decades or look ahead for the next four decades.


Guided tours

6:30 and 7:30 pm: English, 7 and 8 pm: Dutch. Starts at the Information desk
Make sure not to miss the opportunity to see Van Gogh in a completely different manner through our anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work where we look to find the story behind the painting. 

DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm in the central hall
The Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov is the brain behind SalonUSSR and Moskow Diskow, and he also produces soundtracks for a range of art events. His set on the Friday evening is completely geared to the atmosphere and the themes of the temporary exhibitions.
www.kidnaprecords.nl




21 June 2013


Tell me your Van Gogh

6.30 / 7.30 / 8.30 pm  
An actor will be telling the juiciest true stories of the past 40 years of the Van Gogh Museum, based on anecdotes from museum staff, who will also be present to answer all your questions. And if you have any fond memories of the Van Gogh Museum, we invite you to share them on www.vangoghmuseum.com/memories.


Cupcakes from the Dikke Lepel Ladies (photo: Pixolar Photography - Lara Eva Tompa)

Cupcakes from De Dikke Lepel Ladies

continuous
It is our birthday, so come and decorate a Van Gogh cupcake under the creative guidance of De Dikke Lepel Ladies.

Nachtschade and Stopcontact

8.30 – 9.15 pm 
These two unique bands from the Amsterdam Conservatory present unique sounds influenced by the roaring 70s.



14 June 2013


4 Of De Grote 8

Continuous
Tonight not 8, but 4 artists present their vision of the Van Gogh Museum. See also www.degrote8.com.


7 June 2013

Best of Lyrics Lab: Tunes from the Yellow & the Blue golden edition

8:30 – 9:15 pm in the central hall
Come listen to some pop music gems written by (graduate) students of the Conservatory, inspired by paintings in the museum. We proudly present artists such as Yori Swart and Tessa Rose Jackson!

Eight decades, eight artists: De Grote 8

Continuous in the left corridor
Eight artists have put their works on display that either look back on the past four decades or look ahead and present their vision of the Van Gogh Museum for the next four decades.

Tell me your Van Gogh

6:30 / 7:30 / 8:30 pm on the first floor, near the painting supplies showcase
An actor will be telling the juiciest true stories of the past 40 years of the Van Gogh Museum, based on anecdotes from museum staff, who will also be present to answer all your questions.

dj duo Grumpy Old Men

Continuous in the central hall
Listen to the best hits from the past forty years in a groovy mix by this duo who may sound cranky in name, but they are anything but once they get behind the turntables.

Cupcakes from De Dikke Lepel Ladies

Continuous in the workshop studio
It is our birthday, so come and decorate a Van Gogh cupcake under the creative guidance of De Dikke Lepel Ladies.

Guided tours

6:30 and 7:30 pm: English, 7 and 8 pm: Dutch
Starts at the Information desk
Make sure not to miss the opportunity to see Van Gogh in a completely different manner through our anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work where we look to find the story behind the painting.



31 May 2013

Change coach

Starts every 15 minutes from 6:30 pm onwards at the left corridor under the escalators
Want to make a new start too? Like Van Gogh, do you want to follow your passion? Come to the workshop led by a real change coach and get tips and inspiration to help you on your way.

‘New style’ guided tours

Starts at 6:30 and 7:30 pm in English, 7 and 8 pm in Dutch
Join a guided tour of the museum and get a fresh perspective on Van Gogh and the stories behind his paintings in the unique jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work. Guided tours are free but participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm in the central hall
Experienced as club-DJ, radio maker, musician and performer x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge)  knows very well how to create a relaxing atmosphere. Instant soundtracks for special moments.
www.mixcloud.com/x_0_x/



24 May 2013

Documentary: Generation Never Enough

Generation Never EnoughStarts at 7 pm and 8 pm at the left corridor under the escalators. Q&A: 8:45 pm  in the central hall
Many people in their twenties and thirties are suffering from a quarter-life crisis: faced with so many opportunities, you feel that you should be happy and that can be paralysing. Might Vincent van Gogh have felt the same? Documentary maker Emma Westermann, actor Jochum ten Haaf and Van Gogh expert Leo Jansen talk about their experiences.

‘New style’ guided tours

Starts at 6:30 and 7:30 pm in English, 7 and 8 pm in Dutch
Join a guided tour of the museum and get a fresh perspective on Van Gogh and the stories behind his paintings in the unique jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work. Guided tours are free but participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall. 

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm at the central hall
DJ Dirkson leads you through a visual sound zone. With stylish B-film sounds and old-style electronics, he will enthral you on the Friday evening. An audio lover and radio presenter (NetEcht) with a passion for MOOG and refreshing chansons.




17 May 2013

Typhoon

Typhoon (Photo: Ard van den Heuvel)8:30 pm in the central hall
As a hip-hop artist, Typhoon is never afraid of doing his own thing and re-inventing himself. His debut album Tussen Licht en Lucht ('Between Light and Air') is fascinating for its open-hearted and thought-provoking lyrics and influences from traditional African, Oriental and jazz music. He is always looking for new forms and challenges. In the past, he has worked together with Opgezwolle, the Fakkelteitgroep and New Cool Collective. Typhoon then surrounded himself with a talented band. Tonight he brings along his saxophonist and guitarist for an exciting combination of acoustic music, rap and spoken word.

‘New style’ guided tours

Starts at 6:30 and 7:30 pm in English, 7 and 8 pm in Dutch
Join a guided tour of the museum and get a fresh perspective on Van Gogh and the stories behind his paintings in the unique jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work. Guided tours are free but participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall. 

DJ DaanModern

Vanaf 18:30 uur in de centrale hal
Deze resident dj van Pacific Parc en De Toneelschuur in Haarlem brengt een potpourri van steamy soul, nostalgia, exotica maar ook moderne obscuriosa en jazzy aanverwanten.
www.daanmodern.nl.



10 May 2013

Delic/Peter Blom

Peter BlomStarts at 8:30 pm in the central hall
As producer of Opgezwolle, DJ Delic has been leading the Dutch hip-hop scene for years. And now he’s a successful artist, too, under his own name: Peter Blom. On Friday Night his sound and vision presentation looks at the difference between shaping an idea as an artist or as a music producer.

‘New style’ guided tours

Starts at 6:30 and 7:30 pm in English, 7 and 8 pm in Dutch
Join a guided tour of the museum and get a fresh perspective on Van Gogh and the stories behind his paintings in the unique jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work. Guided tours are free but participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall. 

DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm in the central hall
The Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov is the brain behind SalonUSSR and Moskow Diskow, and he also produces soundtracks for a range of art events. His set on the Friday evening is completely geared to the atmosphere and the themes of the temporary exhibitions.
www.kidnaprecords.nl



3 May 2013

Theme: a new start!


Typhoon

From 8:15 pm - 9 pm in the central hall
Typhoon (Photo: Ard van den Heuvel)As a hip-hop artist, Typhoon is never afraid of doing his own thing and re-inventing himself. His debut album Tussen Licht en Lucht ('Between Light and Air') is fascinating for its open-hearted and thought-provoking lyrics and influences from traditional African, Oriental and jazz music. He is always looking for new forms and challenges. In the past, he has worked together with Opgezwolle, the Fakkelteitgroep and New Cool Collective. Typhoon then surrounded himself with a talented band. Tonight he brings along his saxophonist and guitarist for an exciting combination of acoustic music, rap and spoken word.


Delic/Peter Blom

From 9 pm until 9:45 pm in the museum café

Peter BlomAs producer of Opgezwolle, DJ Delic has been leading the Dutch hip-hop scene for years. And now he’s a successful artist, too, under his own name: Peter Blom.
On Friday Night his sound and vision presentation looks at the difference between shaping an idea as an artist or as a music producer.

 

Documentary: Generation Never Enough


Generation Never EnoughStarts at 7 pm / 8 pm / 9 pm. Q&A at 7:45 pm at the left corridor under the escalators.

Many people in their twenties and thirties are suffering from a quarter-life crisis: faced with so many opportunities, you feel that you should be happy and that can be paralysing. Might Vincent van Gogh have felt the same? Documentary maker Emma Westermann, actor Jochum ten Haaf and Van Gogh expert Leo Jansen talk about their experiences.


Change coach

Starts every 15 minutes in the foyer at the mezzanine under the escalators
Want to make a new start too? Like Van Gogh, do you want to follow your passion? Come to the workshop led by a real change coach and get tips and inspiration to help you on your way.


VJs: Vision Impossible

Continously in the central hall

Every Friday night in 2013, the greatest talents from Veejays.com will bathe the building in a surprising light. And we start with one of the best: Vision Impossible have toured every continent and many festivals with their shows, including several years in succession the Sensation World Tour. But a live performance in the Van Gogh Museum was missing from their impressive list of venues!


DJ Carlos Trevez

Continously in the central hall
Infectious and up-tempo or soulful and melodic: DJ Carlos Trevez lays the musical foundations for any new start with his mix of hip-hop, dub and garage.


‘New style’ guided tours


6:30 and 7:30 pm in English, 7 and 8 pm in Dutch

During a guided tour, take a different look at Van Gogh, seek the story behind a painting. Also showing is the unique jubilee exhibition Van Gogh at work.

Guided tours are free but participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.


Andrew Makkinga

And your host is Andrew Makkinga!

Continuous

His roots are in Groningen, although he was born in Uganda, Andrew is an expert on soul, hiphop & jazz and politics. He’s also a programme maker, debate leader and commentator for the Dutch TV show De Wereld Draait Door, among others. In short, a host with the most for this special Friday Night.







21 September 2012

Tonight we’ll be spending our last Friday night at the museum for the time being, before we temporarily say goodbye to the building. There will be interesting stories in the gallery, and we’ll be relaxing over cocktails to the infectious music chosen by DJ x-0-x.

Guided tours

From 5:30 p.m. continuously, on the first floor of the museum
English spoken

Allow a ‘Gallery Talk’ to surprise you! The Van Gogh Museum tour guides will delve into the masterpieces on the first floor. They’ll answer questions like: Who and what were the influences on Van Gogh’s style? What goals did he set himself? And did he achieve them? The talks will be in English, come to the gallery and join in!

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm in the central hall
Since tonight is the last of our Friday nights for seven months, DJ x-0-x will be playing his best farewell records. But it will be an awesome leave-taking with a big smile, because his farewell tracks too are full of swinging rhythms. With the best of Jazz, Funk, Dub, and Afrobeat, even saying goodbye will be fun.
www.x-0-x.org

14 September 2012

Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in English / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

The Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov is the brain behind SalonUSSR and Moskow Diskow, and he also produces sound tracks for a range of art events. His set on the Friday evening is completely geared to the atmosphere and the themes of the temporary exhibitions. Music for an intense art experience!





7 September 2012

Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in English / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

DJ Dirkson leads you through a visual sound zone. With stylish B-film sounds and old-style electronics, he will enthral you on the Friday evening. An audio lover and radio presenter (NetEcht) with a passion for MOOG and refreshing chansons.




31 August 2012

Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in English / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Music conservatory on stage : harp player Andrea Voets

20:30 in the central hall
Solo recital by harp player Andrea Voets based on the works of Van Gogh.

Andrea VoetsAs a child, Andrea Voets (b. 1989) became enchanted with the ‘ringing, resonant’ strings of the harp. This year, just thirteen years after her first lessons, she graduated from the bachelor’s programme in harp at the Amsterdam Conservatorium. She especially enjoys working at the interface between disciplines. For instance, she has collaborated with the internationally renowned calligrapher Yves Leterme, whose work will be featured in this Friday night performance. Voets has placed first in a number of Dutch and international competitions, such as the Prinses Christina Concours and Dexia Classics, and has performed in Spain, France and South Korea.

www.andreavoets.com

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

As a club DJ, radio presenter, musician and performer, x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge) knows how to put down the right mood from the start. Instant sound tracks for special moments.




24 August 2012

Uitmarkt (national opening of the cultural season)

Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in English / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Music conservatory on stage classical: The New Amsterdam Clarinet Quartet

6 pm, central hall

The New Amsterdam Clarinet Quartet (photo: Emelie Schäfer)Tonight The New Amsterdam Clarinet Quartet presents some 'new discoveries'. Come and enjoy pieces as the second movement from 4th Symphony of Mahler, Drahtgeflecht of Jacob TV and a very special piece by Rumanian composer Vasile Nedea, inspired by one of the most famous songs of Amsterdam.


Music conservatory on stage jazz: Maarten Hogenhuis Quartet

7.15 pm, central hall
Maarten Hogenhuis (photo: Myléne Berghs)Maarten Hogenhuis (1986) is an Amsterdam-based saxophonist who, besides playing in other bands, leads his own quartet, simply called the Maarten Hogenhuis Quartet.
The quartet plays his own work as well as work by Dutch jazz composers. With this quartet Maarten entered the Dutch Jazz Competition and ended up winning the prize for best soloist!


Music conservatory on stage pop: Midas

8.30 pm, central hall
Midas is a young singer-songwriter from Amsterdam. His unusual voice, guitar playing and great folksy pop songs combine to create a unique and surprising sound. His music is influenced by Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Mumford and Sons and Fleet Foxes, among others. Midas presented his first EP, Captain of the Lonely Heart, last May.
For a pre-tase visit www.midasmusic.bandcamp.com.

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm in the central hall
Savage girl sounds from the house DJ of Pacific Parc and De Toneelschuur. With steamy soul, exotics and hits from 50s, 60s and 70s. All from cool 7-inch vinyl. Rock ’n roll!



17 August 2012

Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in English / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Music conservatory on stage: Jula Aimée

8:30 pm in the central hall

No standard jazz for Jula Aimée: she writes her own songs, inspired by her heroes Tori Amos, Björk, Madonna and The Andrews Sisters. The result is her own unique sound; a mix of jazz, folk and indie. Jula uses her distinctive voice to tell stories set to music. She is disarming, elusive and sincere.

 

DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

The Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov [www.kidnaprecords.nl] is the brain behind SalonUSSR and Moskow Diskow, and he also produces sound tracks for a range of art events. His set on the Friday evening is completely geared to the atmosphere and the themes of the temporary exhibitions. Music for an intense art experience!




10 August 2012

Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in English / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Music conservatory on stage: Anne Veinberg

8:30 pm in the central hall

Anne VeinbergAnne Veinberg (1986) is a Russian-Australian pianist, living in the Nederlands. Her repertoire encompasses a wide range of stylistic influences: from classical to electro-acoustic and interdisciplinary works.  Anne was the winner of the Grachten Festival Conservatory Concours 2009, keyboard finalist in the ABC Young Performers Award 2008 and semi-finalist in the 2011 Gaudeamus Interpreters Prize, amongst others.

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

Savage girl sounds from the house DJ of Pacific Parc and De Toneelschuur. With steamy soul, exotics and hits from 50s, 60s and 70s. All from cool 7-inch vinyl. Rock ’n roll! www.daanmodern.nl



3 August 2012

Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in English / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Music conservatory on stage: Chris Kok & Civil Union

8:30 pm in the central hall 

The Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter Chris Kok (1983) is promising. With his debut album still on its way, he already won the pop song competition ‘ Mooie Noten’ and made it to the semi-finals of the Grote Prijs van Nederland. Musical inspiration for Chris and his band Civil Union comes from a broad spectrum of artists, ranging from Abba to Zappa.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

DJ Dirkson leads you through a visual sound zone. With stylish B-film sounds and old-style electronics, he will enthral you on the Friday evening. An audio lover and radio presenter (NetEcht) with a passion for MOOG and refreshing chansons.



27 July 2012


Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in English / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Music conservatory on stage: Jazz by Reinier Baas trio

8:30 pm in the central hall

Reinier Baas (rechts) en Ben van GelderJazz guitar player Reinier Baas plays tonight with his trio, featuring hideously talented alto saxophonist Ben van Gelder, who graduated with a 10/10 from the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Tonight, the illustrious duo is lured out of its comfort zone by the highly intuitive and occasionally downright radical playing of bassist Joel Illerhag, improvising on Vincent Van Gogh painting.

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

DJ x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge) makes music-mixes on special themes and for specific locations. With years of experience as a DJ he creates a unique atmosphere by using both historical and new material. Instant soundtracks for remarkable moments! With especially for this Fridaynight the focus on jazz - in all its varieties. www.x-0-x.org




20 July 2012

Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in English / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Cheng-Yu-Wu

Music conservatory on stage: classical music by Cheng-Yu Wu

8:30 pm in the central hall

Cheng-Yu Wu is well known as a flutist who is capable of various styles, and easily combines contemporary music with baroque chamber music. Like Vincent van Gogh’s oeuvre, tonight’s concert will consist of various influences amongst them traditional Japanese, classical French and even electronic compositions.

DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

The Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov is the brain behind Salon USSR and Moskow Diskow, and he also produces sound tracks for a range of art events. His set on the Friday evening is completely geared to the atmosphere and the themes of the temporary exhibitions. Music for an intense art experience!




13 July 2012


Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in English / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Music conservatory on stage: Über-Ich

8:30 pm in the central hall

Über-IchÜber-Ich combines 60's guitars and modern synths, complex harmonies and sunny rhythms, bright vocals and trashy beats. Their sources of inspiration are divers, amongst them pop, rock, soul, electronics and African music. Abstract lyrics contribute to a theatrical atmosphere that brings together both light and darkness.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

DJ Dirkson leads you through a visual sound zone. With stylish B-film sounds and old-style electronics, he will enthral you on the Friday evening. An audio lover and radio presenter (NetEcht) with a passion for MOOG and refreshing chansons.




6 July 2012

Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in Dutch / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in Dutch / 8 pm in English
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Music conservatory on stage: Dennis Sekretarev Quartet

From 8:30 pm in the central hall

The biggest talents of the Amsterdam music conservatory will play each Friday Night in the Central Hall of the Van Gogh Museum. Whether it’s Jazz, Pop or Classical music, let yourself be surprised! 

Dennis SekretarevDennis Sekretarev and Artur Akhmetov have seen much of Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S.A., playing and studying everywhere with some legendary names, such as Jesse van Ruller, Terrel Stafford and Dick Oats. Expect the feel of the "Blue Note Era" and musical elements from Classical music, Pop, Brazilian, Russian Folk and African drumming.

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

Savage girl sounds from the house DJ of Pacific Parc and De Toneelschuur. With steamy soul, exotics and hits from 50s, 60s and 70s. All from cool 7-inch vinyl. Rock ’n roll!
www.daanmodern.nl




29 June 2012

Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in Dutch / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in Dutch / 8 pm in English
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Teresa Matias  - Recorder & electronics

8:30 pm in the central hall

Teresa Matias (photo: Ricardo Gonçalves)Since arriving in Amsterdam in 2007, Portuguese recorder player and performing artist Teresa Matias has discovered a whole new approach to her instrument, involving interactive computer performance systems and extended techniques like circular breathing. Her music has its basis somewhere between art music and electronic ambient genres, in an organic, ethereal, multi- layered soundscape, generated by both acoustic and electronic means.

Play list:

  • Austro (alto recorder & reverb)
  • 4 Variazioni sul ritmo del vento (contrabass recorder & live electronics)
  • Due di Uno (sopranino recorder & tape)
  • Improvisation (after a painting to be selected)

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

With the paintings of Van Gogh as inspiration x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge) composed a special DJ set, which adds another layer to the shown works of the exhibition. Naturally, the ambient music genre - entirely  constructed from atmospheric sounds – can be heard, along with field recordings from various countries and times, plus soundscapes based on the pristine landscape. In short: pure and unadulterated enjoyment of dreams and visions, in images and sound.
www.x-0-x.org
www.discolit.nl





22 June 2012

Guided tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm in Dutch / 7:30 pm in English

What are the highlights of our permanent collection? Register for this free tour at the information desk in the central hall. The number of participants is limited!

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in Dutch / 8 pm in English
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Music conservatory on stage: Lyric Lab

8 pm in the central hall

Conservatory students of pop music draw inspiration from the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. With their own numbers, live on the museum stage. Throughout the summer, the best of the Conservatory!

DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

The Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov is the brain behind SalonUSSR and Moskow Diskow, and he also produces sound tracks for a range of art events. His set on the Friday evening is completely geared to the atmosphere and the themes of the temporary exhibitions. Music for an intense art experience!




15 June 2012

Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch

Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901), The Island of the Dead, 1886, Museum der bildenden Künste LeipzigDiscover the symbolism underlying major works from international artists in the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky.
The tour is free, but the number of participants is limited. Registration starts an hour before the tour at the information desk in the central hall. Meeting point will be at the bottom of the escalator at 7 pm.
Duration: 45 minutes.
 

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in Dutch / 8 pm in English
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

Symphonic Cinema: The Island of the Dead

8 pm and 9 pm in the exhibition wing

The Island of the Dead will come to life tonight. Arnold Böcklin's painting of 1886 and Sergei Rachmaninov's symphonic poem of 1909 inspired film-maker Lucas van Woerkum to the idea for a music film. Together with pianists Christiaan Kuyvenhoven and Eildert Beeftink he will perform this Symphonic Cinema production at 8 and 9 pm in the gallery where The Island of the Dead is presently on show. The painting is part of the Dreams of nature exhibition, which is on view until 17 June.

See also: www.certo.tv

DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

The Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov is the brain behind SalonUSSR and Moskow Diskow, and he also produces sound tracks for a range of art events. His set on the Friday evening is completely geared to the atmosphere and the themes of the temporary exhibitions. Music for an intense art experience!




8 June 2012


Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch

Discover the symbolism underlying major works from international artists in the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky.
The tour is free, but the number of participants is limited. Registration starts an hour before the tour at the information desk in the central hall. The tour starts at the meeting point underneath the escalators in the exhibition wing.
Duration: 45 minutes.
 

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in Dutch / 8 pm in English
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.


DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

Savage girl sounds from the house DJ of Pacific Parc and De Toneelschuur. With steamy soul, exotics and hits from 50s, 60s and 70s. All from cool 7-inch vinyl. Rock ’n roll!



1 June 2012


Guided tour: Dreams of nature

Edvard Munch, Melancholy, 1894/96, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Rasmus Meyers Samlinger, © Munch Museum / Munch Ellingsen Group c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 20117 pm in English / 8 pm in Dutch

Discover the symbolism underlying major works from international artists in the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky.
The tour is free, but the number of participants is limited. Registration starts an hour before the tour at the information desk in the central hall. The tour starts at the meeting point underneath the escalators in the exhibition wing.
Duration: 45 minutes.
 

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm in Dutch / 8 pm in English
Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. This presentation is about Parisian prints from around 1900, including Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.
Duration: 45 minutes.

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

With the paintings of Dreams of nature as inspiration x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge) composed a special DJ set, which adds another layer to this special exhibition on Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Naturally, the ambient music genre – entirely  constructed from atmospheric sounds – can be heard, along with field recordings from various countries and times, plus folk songs that glorify the pristine landscape. In short: pure and unadulterated enjoyment of dreams and visions, in images and sound.
www.x-0-x.org
www.discolit.nl





25 May 2012


Guided tour: Dreams of nature

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Wheatfield with reaper, 1889, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

DJ Dirkson leads you through a visual sound zone. With stylish B-film sounds and old-style electronics, he will enthral you on the Friday evening. An audio lover and radio presenter (NetEcht) with a passion for MOOG and refreshing chansons.


18 May 2012


Theme night: Isle of the dead

Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901), Het dodeneiland/The Island of the Dead, 1886, Museum der bildenden Künste LeipzigThere are a number of versions of Arnold Böcklin's painting The Island of the Dead, all of them depicting the abandoned, dark, isle of the dead. This mythical work of art has inspired numerous games, horror films and plays. We present a tribute to the masterpiece, which can be seen in the exhibition Dreams of nature.

In-depth background

Guided tour: Dreams of nature


7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Discover the symbolism underlying major works from international artists in the exhibition  Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. The tour is free, but the number of participants is limited. Registration starts an hour before the tour at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.


Hands-on activities

Painting workshop: D.I.Y. Island

Continuous from 6:30 pm in the workshop studio
Paint a diptych, with your version of the The Island of the Dead and any other island you wish. The workshop teachers from the museum will bring out the best in you, with a glass of absinthe to hand for inspiration.

Installations & performance

Theatre collective Powerboat presents: We are Islands

Continuous from 6:30 pm, in the left corridor of the exhibition wing
Make a brief journey to the after-life! Installation inspired by the book Life after God by Douglas Coupland about a generation brought up without religion. Share your experiences anonymously with another visitor afterwards.
www.powerboat-rotterdam.nl


Short film: WURLD

Starts at 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm, auditorium
A short film by Jordan and Emi of Elfin Saddle, with stop-motion animation and time-lapse photography. The development of nature in a small back garden.

Short film: Isle of the Dead, Redux

'Isle of the Dead, redux'Starts at 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm, auditorium
What has been the global impact of this work, to this day? Filmmakers Yafit Taranto and Ibrahim Attallihi take you on a intriguing search in this document full of references, ranging from videogames to Rachmaninov and King Kong.

Music

Symbolism is closely linked to music. So we invited seven bands to compose pieces inspired by a painting, following the example of the music tour at the Groningen Museum. On Friday evenings, you will hear the numbers live. The series closes this evening with Elfin Saddle and Rykarda Parasol.

Elfin Saddle

7 - 7.45 pm central hall (full band setting)
8 - 8.15 pm ground floor exhibition wing (acoustic set)
9 - 9.15 pm ground floor exhibition wing (acoustic set)

After starting out as a duo – the artists Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie from Montreal – this group added a double bass and cello to become a quartet. Elfin Saddle balances on the age of acoustic music with instruments they developed themselves, supplemented by the accordion, guitar, ukulele, banjo, xylophone and bells. They will perform their unique folk music in the central hall, but play some of their acoustic songs in the exhibition wing too, amongst others a song they composed especially for the painting Evening Poem by Alphonse Osbert.

Rykarda Parasol

8.30 - 9.15 pm in the central hall

Her unique voice dominates, with its rough and compulsive edge. Rykarda Parasol also writes songs with a story based on her own life. With a strong strand of humour and self-mockery, she moves through her soulful work. She will perform her songs tonight, amongst which is a moving composition based on the painting The Island of the Dead by Arnold Böcklin, in an intimate almost acoustic setting.


DJ Jacco Gardner

From 6:30 pm in the central hall
Not only does DJ Jacco Gardner play in the bands Lola Kite and The Skywalkers, but he is also a producer. Since a few months he is quite busy with his own baroque pop solo project in which he combines the sounds of harpsichord, strings, flutes and other classical instruments along with raw psychedelic effects. According to the theme of this Friday night he will play dreamy sounds, psychedelic ballads and mysterious songs of the last fifty years of pop history.




11 May 2012


Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Poster advertising the novel 'Reine de joie, moeurs du demi-monde' by Victor Joze (detail), 1892, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from our print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

From better B-film sounds and striking moog vibrations (electronic sounds from then and now) right through to a hypnotic acoustic ballet or refreshingly beautiful chansons -- musician and radio man (NetEcht) DJ Dirkson takes you on a journey through a sound zone that’s worth seeing. Get ready to be wowed by his acoustic and electronic sound waves.



4 May 2012


Remembrance Day at 8 pm

Guided tour: Dreams of nature

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), Lake Keitele, 1905, Lahti Art Museum, Viipuri Foundation7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from our print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm

The resident DJ at Pacific Parc and Haarlem's De Toneelschuur theatre spins a potpourri of steamy soul, nostalgia, exotic and of course some modern obscurities and their jazzy spin-offs. Surf to www.daanmodern.nl for a taste of what's in store.


27 April 2012


Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm

If there is a style of music where spirituality and mythology have a place, then it's reggae. That’s why DJ x-0-x will play an inspiring and uplifting set of reggae and dub in the framework of the exhibition Dreams Of Nature, a set put together mostly out of his remarkable collection of vinyl records. With of course a lot of attention to Bob Marley, the legendary singer and visionary about whom the biographical film "Marley" will premiere in the Netherlands on May 10. Get Up Stand Up!

www.x-0-x.org
www.discolit.nl


20 April 2012


Theme night: Beauty in abundance

Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Hands-on activities

Monoprint workshop

Continuous from 6:30 pm in the workshop studio
Learn about a printing technique that was also used for a number of prints in Beauty in abundance. Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that can only be made once.Which artistic scene do you want to record?

Lecture: Artvertising! Art & Advertising are one of a kind

8 pm and 9 pm in the auditorium (duration 20 minutes)
David Kirkby’s final moments’ –Therese Frare (1990). Used in a Benetton advertising campaign by Oilviero Toscani in 1992, renamed as ‘Pieta’.Marc Oosterhout, managing director strategy of N=5, is one of the founding fathers of this very successful advertising agency. As one of the largest independent advertising agencies in the Netherlands, N=5 has won many prizes and has worked for the following clients, amongst many others: Rabobank, Oxfam Novib, City council of Amsterdam and the Concertgebouw.

The exhibition of Beauty in abundance, shows how artists designed beautiful posters for nightclubs, champagne and theatres over a hundred years ago. During his lecture, Marc Oosterhout will show the audience how art and advertising are still very connected. He will illustrate how artists conquer the world with their ingenuity and inspiring images.

Should advertising agencies learn from art? Or can artists learn from advertising agencies as well?

nis5.nl

Music

DJ’s Cowboy & Henk

From 6.30 pm in the central hall
DJ's Cowboy & HenkIn DJ Cowboy & Henk's fallen over record case one finds a surprisingly friendly mixture of Latin beats, Soul and Funk, Reggae, Ska and Calypso, but just as well Easy Tunes, Chirpy French Yéyé, German, Spanish, Italian, Surinam, Surf, Rock 'n Roll and Jazz. In fleamarkets, on holiday and on Queensday in Amsterdam, they are constantly looking for masterpieces eternalised on vinyl by forgotten stars of the 1950's, 60's and 70's.
Inspired by the exposition Beauty in abundance Cowboy & Henk will play their most special cover versions because we love to hear the beauty of timeless tracks in abundance.

www.cowboyenhenk.nl

awkward i

From 8.30 – 9.15 pm in the central hall

awkward i performed before at a Fridaynight in an impressive acoustic setting between the paintings. Tonight he will play again and be accompied by his band!


The music of awkward i, the band led by the Groningen singer-songwriter Djurre de Haan, has received widespread acclaim.  


His music is described as intense alt folk, sometimes toned-down and at other times flaring. Magnificent intros combined with gripping poetry and melodic depth; varied, subtle, complex and plain gorgeous music.

awkward i will present a musical celebration of the painting Sparks I, II, III by Mikolajus Ciurlionis. The song can be heard next to the painting in the exhibition Dreams of nature and will be played live.

www.awkwardi.com
https://www.facebook.com/awkwardi





13 April 2012


Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Poster advertising the novel 'Reine de joie, moeurs du demi-monde' by Victor Joze (detail), 1892, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.

DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm

In addition to his performances at Salon USSR and Moskow Diskow the Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov produces music and soundtracks for a range of artistic events. Each set in the museum is completely in tune with the city’s atmosphere and the theme of the temporary exhibition. Check out: www.kidnaprecords.nl




6 April 2012


Akseli Gallen-Kallela (18f65-1931), Lake Keitele, 1905, Lahti Art Museum, Viipuri Foundation

Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

From better B-film sounds and striking moog vibrations (electronic sounds from then and now) right through to a hypnotic acoustic ballet or refreshingly beautiful chansons -- musician and radio man (NetEcht) DJ Dirkson takes you on a journey through a sound zone that’s worth seeing. Get ready to be wowed by his acoustic and electronic sound waves.




30 March 2012

Cupcake decorating workshop

Photo via Jess Manea of Jess’s Brain Room blog

Continuous from 6:30 pm in the workshop studio.
Today is Van Gogh's birthday! To celebrate this you can decorate cupcakes with motives of his most beautiful paintings! Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall. Duration: 20 minutes.

Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), Poster advertising the cabaret Le Chat Noir, 1896, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)


Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.


DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm

In addition to his performances at Salon USSR and Moskow Diskow the Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov produces music and soundtracks for a range of artistic events. Each set in the museum is completely in tune with the city’s atmosphere and the theme of the temporary exhibition. Check out: www.kidnaprecords.nl



23 March 2012


Theme night: friendship

Linking up to the theme of the National Book Week (14 to 24 March 2012), we turn the spotlight on Vincent van Gogh's friendships. Everything will be in duplicate this evening: with two bands, two tours and a DJ duo. Don't forget to bring your friends. Together we're strong! 

Vincent van Gogh and your friendships

Continuous from 6:30 pm in the corridor of the exhibition wing
Vincent van Gogh wrote many passionate letters during his life to his friends, often beautifully put. Surprise your friends or lovers with a special quote from Van Gogh’s letters and post this directly on their Facebook page! Find the three quotes on our Facebook page. Or be assisted on our computers in the museum while our expert Leo Jansen answers all your questions about Van Gogh’s friendships.

In-depth

Guided tour: Dreams of nature

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Wheatfield with reaper, 1889, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Hands-on activities

Portrait painting workshop: acrylic on canvas

Continuous from 18.30 in the children's studio

Just like Vincent van Gogh, you can make a portrait: of yourself, your lover or your best friend. Grab the paintbrushes, get coaching from professional teachers and express yourself! With a glass of absinthe to hand, of course.


Music

Symbolism is closely linked to music. So we invited seven bands to compose pieces inspired by a painting, in cooperation with the Groninger Museum. Tonight: Ormonde and awkward i.

Ormonde

Central hall from 8:30 pm - 9:15 pm

The indie-folk band Ormonde consists of singer Anna-Lynne Williams and guitar-player Robert Gomez. They met during a CD production for John Grant in the Midlake studio. Within a month, they had recorded an entire album in Marfa, Texas. Especially for the exhibition Dreams of nature, they composed a song inspired by the painting Nocturne: Blue and Silver by James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Dream away as the beautiful singing and music interact with the painting. 


awkward i

From 8 pm- 8:20 pm and 9 pm - 9:20 pm in the exhibition wing, first floor

The music of awkward i, the band led by the Groningen singer-songwriter Djurre de Haan, has received widespread acclaim. His music is described as intense alt folk, sometimes toned-down and at other times flaring. Magnificent intros combined with gripping poetry and melodic depth; varied, subtle, complex and plain gorgeous music.
awkward i will present a musical celebration of the painting Sparks I, II, III by Mikolajus Ciurlionis.


DJ Collective Quartier mustache

From 6:30 pm in the central hall
Two gentlemen with charming moustaches and a well-filled case of vinyl are the core of Quartier Mustache. Without wanting to be restricted to a particular genre, they travel the world with cinematographic background music, subtle lounge music and, above all, a relaxed, stylish feel.






16 March 2012


Edvard Munch, Melancholy, 1894/96, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Rasmus Meyers Samlinger, © Munch Museum / Munch Ellingsen Group c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2011 Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

As part of the exhibition Dreams of Nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky DJ x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge) plays music that reflects feelings of fear and pessimism - like the works exhibited - but also a desire for spirituality and mythology. So: plenty of blues and gospel, from tear jerking terrible to happy and freaked-out. With Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Tina Turner as well as Camille and Spiritualized...

www.x-0-x.org
www.discolit.nl

 


9 March 2012


Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Poster advertising the novel Reine de joie, moeurs du demi-monde by Victor Joze (detail), 1892, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.


DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm

In addition to his performances at Salon USSR and Moskow Diskow the Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov produces music and soundtracks for a range of artistic events. Each set in the museum is completely in tune with the city’s atmosphere and the theme of the temporary exhibition. Check out: www.kidnaprecords.nl




2 March 2012


Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Wheatfield with Reaper, 1889, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

From better B-film sounds and striking moog vibrations (electronic sounds from then and now) right through to a hypnotic acoustic ballet or refreshingly beautiful chansons -- musician and radio man (NetEcht) DJ Dirkson takes you on a journey through a sound zone that’s worth seeing. Get ready to be wowed by his acoustic and electronic sound waves.




24 February 2012

Theme night: reflection

The exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky opens today in the Van Gogh Museum. So all the senses will be needed this Friday night! Explore your subconscious and discover the powers within yourself and nature. A range of workshops, exciting music and challenging performances will help you on the way.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), Lake Keitele, 1905, Lahti Art Museum, Viipuri Foundation

Guided tour: Dreams of nature

7 pm (English) / 8 pm (Dutch)

Free guided tour of the exhibition Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour: Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English)
Free tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance, with highlights from the Van Gogh Museum's print collection. Limited numbers: please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Activities

Workshop aroma therapy

Aroma therapy6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm in the studio
English / Dutch
Art and music can evoke a range of emotions. They open the gateway to our subconscious. Did you know that smells can do that, too? Essential oils based on plant and fruit extracts release all sorts of feelings. Experience the healing effects of natural substances in a workshop from Henriëtte Roosendaal. More info: www.petsandpeople.nl.
Please note: limited numbers; register at the information desk in the central hall.


Silent disco mindfulness sessions

Continuophoto: Kashirin Nickolaius from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm in the left corridor of the exhibition wing
Your complete focus on the here and now. Awareness of what you are doing. This approach to life and thinking are known as 'mindfulness'. Research has shown that mindfulness can reduce anxiety, bring your emotions in balance and strengthen your immune system. Put on the headphones and take part in two short meditation sessions organised specially for the Friday night by Dolores van Enkhuizen. Test your own mindfulness now!


Performance

Paint

Duration: 20 minutes. Location: the auditorium
Part 1 7:20 pm – 7:40 pm, part 2 7:40 pm – 8 pm,
Part 1 8:20 pm – 8:40 pm, part 2 8:40 – 9 pm

Various performances in one evening, all different! VJ Lars Berg combines five arts in his work: film, painting, live music, video art and modern dance. His performances are, just like the work of artists in the late 19th century, an organic mixture of ingredients that interact and reinforce one another. Conjured masterfully by Paint!

Music

Symbolism is closely linked to music. So we invited seven bands to compose pieces inspired by a painting, in cooperation with the Groninger Museum. The first in the series will be: House of Cosy Cushions and Marisa Yeaman:

House of cosy cushions

House of Cosy CushionsCentral hall: 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
House of Cosy Cushions
composed a song inspired by the painting Sun on Southern Mountains by Jens Ferdinand Willumsen. You can listen to this song in the exhibition Dreams of nature. Directly after their live performance the song can also be heard in a short movie. House of Cushions is founded by artist Richard Bolhuis and mixes styles like folk, punk, blues and rock. They will play in the following line up:

Richard Bolhuis – zang & gitaar
Saskia Meys – alt-viool & loops
Patrick Durkan – drums & piano 

House of Cosy Cushions - Mountain by Van Gogh Museum

Marisa Yeaman

8 pm and 9 pm. Acoustic set in the gallery, first floor exhibition wing
The painting Lake Keitele by the Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela inspired the Australian musician Marisa Yeaman to produce a unique Friday night composition. Her poetic and penetrating style is an excellent match for the emotive atmosphere of the symbolist landscapes in the Van Gogh Museum.

Marisa Yeaman - Aurora by Van Gogh Museum

DJ Ishtar

From 6:30 in the central hall
Mysterious and exotic: DJ Ishtar will take you to higher spheres. For her, music is the highest form of spirituality. Let yourself be carried along by a mixture of traditional folksongs and enchanting electronics.



17 February 2012


Introductory tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm English / 7:30 Dutch. Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the permanent collection. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English). Start at the information desk

Free guided tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm

The resident DJ at Pacific Parc and Haarlem's De Toneelschuur theatre spins a potpourri of steamy soul, nostalgia, exotic and of course some modern obscurities and their jazzy spin-offs. Surf to www.daanmodern.nl for a taste of what's in store.




10 February 2012


Introductory tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm English / 7:30 Dutch. Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the permanent collection. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English). Start at the information desk

Free guided tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

DJ x-0-x

From 6:30 pm

As part of the exhibition Beauty in abundance DJ x-0-x (Arjan van Sorge) this time plays a combination of pop/rock and classical music. Since the 60ies it was tried to mix these different and apparently contradictory musical styles, with often astonishing results. So, plenty of listening adventure and sonic assistance for this exhibition with a.o. Ekseption, The Swingle Singers and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, but also by Bob Fosko, Hoppy Kamiyama and Clazz Ensemble.
Also very inspiring is the set of the 12-year-old DJ's & Mariah Mirl, who share and combine a passion for the Beatles and vinyl and will play another much anticipated and thrilling hour Fab Four.

www.x-0-x.org
www.discolit.nl


3 February 2012


Introductory tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm English / 7:30 Dutch. Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the permanent collection. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Guided tour Beauty in abundance

7 pm (Dutch) / 8 pm (English). Start at the information desk

Free guided tour of the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.


DJ Goldfinger

From 6:30 pm

In addition to his performances at Salon USSR and Moskow Diskow the Russian Maxim Shaposhnikov produces music and soundtracks for a range of artistic events. Each set in the museum is completely in tune with the city’s atmosphere and the theme of the temporary exhibition. Check out: www.kidnaprecords.nl



27 January 2012


Introductory tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm English/ 7:30 Dutch. Start at the information desk

Free guided tour around the permanent collection. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall. Duration: 45 minutes.

DJ Dirkson

From 6:30 pm in the central hall

From better B-film sounds and striking moog vibrations (electronic sounds from then and now) right through to a hypnotic acoustic ballet or refreshingly beautiful chansons -- musician and radio man (NetEcht) DJ Dirkson takes you on a journey through a sound zone that’s worth seeing. Get ready to be wowed by his acoustic and electronic sound waves.




20 January 2012


Theme night: sustainability

Vincent van Gogh often painted on a canvas on which he had already previously painted a scene. At first he simply painted directly over the scene, but gradually started to work differently, depending on his ideas for the painting. Due to the application of these techniques, the condition of a number of his paintings has deteriorated over the years.

Tonight we pay due attention to the theme of sustainability. How do we produce environmentally friendly products, can we recycle waste and ensure that art remains ‘ever-lasting’?

In more detail

Introductory tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm (English)/ 7:30 pm (Dutch), starts at the information desk
Free tour of the permanent collection. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.

Vincent's reuse of canvases (story in gallery)

7 pm English / Dutch
Educator Jolein van Kregten talks about the study of Van Gogh’s studio practice: canvases reused. What did the findings on the techniques reveal and how do you decide which results will be included in the presentation?

Jaap Elzas

Jaap Elzas

7 pm & 8:30 pm in the central hall
Vincent van Gogh painted The potato eaters, while designer Jaap Elzas created the environmentally friendly Potato Lamp, a potato-starch lamp with an image of the world-famous painting.

This evening he will present a number of his sustainable designs such as the drycycle, a fixture for a bicycle in which a wind-proof senz umbrella can be mounted, enabling you to cycle with both hands on the handlebars, and the bocoon, a lamp made of wild silk and bamboo.


Activity

Workshop making toCarolien Adriaanscheys with recycled material

From 6:30 pm in the Workshop studio
Every day the Van Gogh Museum throws away food, packaging and other waste. Carolien Adriaansche collects material from the museum's waste products and teaches us to transform this into toys.

Music

Trashbeatz

7:20 pm – 7:40 pm & 8:50 pm – 9:10 pm in the central hall.
This Flemish band was formed with the objective of introducing people in a playful, creative way to the themes of music and ecology. Their remarkable instruments are all fabricated from waste and discarded material.  

D.V. Grammofoon (Erik, Frank, KP & Wannes)


From 6:30 pm in the central hall
Vinyl lasts a lot longer than CDs do. It really cannot get any more sustainable than DV Grammofoon. With a generous smile, these cheerful gents just keep on turning their rock-hard 78, 33 and 45 rpm thick vinyl, always and everywhere, until someone pulls the plug out!
D.V. Grammofoon



13 January 2012


Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Sunflowers, 1889, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Introductory tour: permanent collection

6:30 pm (English)/ 7:30 pm (Dutch), starts at the information desk
Free tour of the permanent collection. Participation is limited, please register at the information desk in the central hall.


DJ DaanModern

From 6:30 pm
The resident DJ at Pacific Parc and Haarlem's De Toneelschuur theatre spins a potpourri of steamy soul, nostalgia, exotic and of course some modern obscurities and their jazzy spin-offs. Surf to www.daanmodern.nl for a taste of what's in store.

Friday Night Van Go-Go by DaanModern


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