On the evening of Friday, 29 September, step into the offline world of Vincent on Friday & Oedipus Brewing. Eye contact, conversation, art and a cold beer. Sounds good, right?
In their quest for a freer life, Amsterdam-based beer brewery Oedipus became inspired by Vincent van Gogh. In a world uninterrupted by WhatsApp messages and emails, Vincent was able to discover and experience new things with all of his senses. This evening, discover what your senses have to tell you.
Programme for Friday evening, 29 September
7 - 10 pm, Entrance Hall
Do you dare to go offline? Check your telephone into our telephone hotel and re-enter the analogue world.
7 - 7:30 pm & 8 - 8:30 pm
Start at the Entrance Hall service desk, max. 15 participants
Join city ecologists Anneke Blokke and Geert Timmermans for a walk around Museumplein, and use the urban flora and fauna as inspiration for a drawing.
Live: Safe Swim
7 - 8 pm & 9 - 9:45 pm
Safe Swim is the nom de plume of musician and artist Boris de Vries. It is difficult to describe or categorise Safe Swim... His work often features field recordings blended with ‘found sound’, and is at times reminiscent of William Burroughs’ noise collages.
Visuals & soundscape: Beeldjutters + Joost van Dijk
7 - 9:30 pm, Rietveld Hall
‘I’m wholly absorbed in the vast expanse of wheatfields against the hills, large as a sea...’ – Vincent van Gogh.
Delve into the wheatfields and be swept away by the ambient noises and visual work of the Beeldjutters.
Guided tour: Visible Thinking
7 & 8 pm, permanent collection
The definitive ‘slow down guided tour’ of the museum. No concrete art historical facts and dates, but an in-depth exploration of what you see and feel when you encounter a painting by Van Gogh.
Massage chair: Loosen up with Van Gogh
7- 7:40 pm & 8 - 8:40 pm, permanent collection (next to The Harvest)
Please register, max. 1 guest per 10-minute session
Sit back and relax. Our masseur will knead, roll and shake your back completely loose. But remember to keep your eyes open, as you will be seated in front of one of Vincent’s rural works. Unwind and imagine yourself in his landscapes: mind and body will be ready for the weekend ahead in no time.
Yoga: Facing Van Gogh Pose
7:30 - 8 pm & 8:15 - 8:45 pm, first-floor painting studio
Please register, max. 10 participants
Ever viewed a painting in the Downward-Facing Dog Pose? Now’s your chance! Stretch, reach and bend surrounded by the works and literally see everything from a different perspective.
Impressionist tasting: Taste Colours
7:30 - 8 pm & 8:30 - 9 pm, Rietveld Room
Please register, max. 20 participants
‘I woke up in a colourful dream. In this dream, I could taste colours’ – Oedipus.
A tasting session uniting taste, colour, beer and art. We’ll join Ko van ’t Hek and one of the Oedipus brewers to taste colours and see flavours, with the help of Van Gogh’s paintings.
Live: Suzanne Kraft & Jonny Nash (Melody As Truth)
8 - 9 pm
Suzanne Kraft (Los Angeles) and Jonny Nash (Scotland) were inspired by Van Gogh to look more closely and listen more intently. In their ambient live act, they create the ideal setting for paying close attention. Lie in a hammock or grab a seat on a beanbag and float away to the unique sounds of these two audio artists.
Oedipus Bar & WC TV
7 - 9:30 pm
Taste delicious bottled beers and record your very own Vincent on Friday film in the Oedipus WC TV.
Follow Vincent on Friday
Follow Vincent on Friday on Facebook or share your photos on Instagram using #vangoghmuseum.
Weekly Friday Nights
Head to the museum on Friday between 7 pm and 10 pm to enjoy cocktails, music and VJ’s or to join a free guided tour.