premiere - keren cytter: there is no us in masterpiece
4 Nov 2016

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is proud to present the world premiere of Keren Cytter’s new major performance There is no us in masterpiece.

Teijin Auditorium
8 - 9 pm
Regular ticket € 15,- / Students € 10,- / MuseumCard + € 3,- public program
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Departing from her previous performance Show Real Drama, which the Stedelijk and If I Can’t Dance presented at the Veem House of Performance in Amsterdam in 2012, There is no us in masterpiece questions what constitutes acting by repeatedly shifting between the acted and the non-acted moment. While Susie and Fabian – actors using their real names – engage in the consequences of their past love affairs, what is real and not real becomes difficult to discern. By interchanging between the live, the acted, and the filmed, Cytter ultimately puts the very notions of performance, spoken word, emotions, and reality into question.


Keren Cytter (1977, Israël) is a New-York based video, film, installation, and performance artist. After studying at The Avni Institute in Tel Aviv, she was a resident at de Ateliers in Amsterdam. Cytter’s work has been exhibited in numerous international venues such as Tate Modern (London), the Kitchen (New York), MCA Chicago (Chicago), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), and Kunstverein München (Munich). She has taken part in several biennials, including Manifesta 7 (2008), the Venice Biennale (2009), and the Liverpool Biennial (2014). In 2011 the Stedelijk acquired her work Avalanche (2011) as part of its collection.

Commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 
Produced by A.P.E (art projects era) 
Script, direction, stage design: Keren Cytter
Actors: Susie Meyer, Fabian Stumm, Colby Keller (video)

There is no us in masterpiece has received generous support from the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts), the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.