‘If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’

Edition 2: ‘Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Art Practice’

January 13 & January 14, 2007, 13:00-19:00
Entrance free, reservation recommended: press@deappel.nl

Detailed programme information and description performances:
it I can't dance

planningtorock, "Inside Me Outside You", foto: Jane Stockdale

As an agile and experimental curatorial platform focussing on performative practices in visual art, ‘If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’ departs from a spirit of open questioning and enquiry with artists in relation to the research fields in focus within its respective editions. In the current edition (2006-2007) it looks specifically at the legacies and potentials of feminism in relation to art today. Departing from the quote of the anarchist Emma Goldman (*1869, Lithuania), the project explores its critical and celebratory implications.

During the previous months an exhibition was staged at de Appel and two symposiums were organised in De Balie and in Stedelijk Museum/Club 11. The venue in Amsterdam is finalized with a two-day performance programme. The programme includes contributions by Will Holder, Judith Hopf, Maria Pask & Esther de Vlam, Sarah Pierce, planningtorockand Haegue Yang. Additional projects by Students of the Graphic Design Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Trisha Donnelly and Stefanie Seibold are continuously ons show during the weekend. The studio of Pascale Gatzen in the attick of de Appel is open to the public.

‘If I Can’t Dance...’

‘If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution’ is a long term project by Frederique Bergholtz and Annie Fletcher. The partners in the second edition of ‘If I Can’t Dance...’ in 2006-2007 dealing with ‘Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Art Practice’ are Huis & Festival a/d Werf in Utrecht, de Appel in Amsterdam and MuHKA in Antwerp. The project is financially supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, The British Council, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, The Mondriaan Foundation and Stichting Cultuurfonds van de Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten. de Appel is structurally supported by the Municipality of Amsterdam and the Ministry of OC&W.

de Appel, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10, Amsterdam
Opening hours during this weekend: 13:00-19:00

General information: www.deappel.nl, 31 (0)20-6255651

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