Events — 1 Jun 2018

One night exhibition & performances by 17 newcomer artists who have been producing new work in the Stedelijk for a month, therapy sessions by Arnon Grunberg, music, screenings & discussions.
Museum ticket
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: various locations
1 Jun 2018, 7 pm until 11 pm
Main language
Not necessary

Under the moniker Give us the Museum, author Arnon Grunberg and a group of artists and designers who have recently moved to the Netherlands live at the Stedelijk Museum for the duration of the month of May. In the mornings they act in several capacities, ranging from gallery guards to art restorers and covering anything from the marketing department to temporary directorship. In the afternoons they work on their own projects at the museum.

On the evening of Friday June 1st, the project Give us the museum will be rounded off with a presentation of the works produced by the 17 newcomer artists in the project, as well as several debates and performances. Besides the question 'Who does the museum belong to?', this event will be about what European culture is, and how much shared identity is needed in order to coexist more or less peacefully. Does Europe need clearly demarcated borders, and how important are they? Where exactly is Europe located?

This is also the aim of the Forum on European Culture (an initiative by De Balie & DutchCulture). The closing event of Give us the museum on Friday evening 1 June is co-curated by and part of the second edition of the biennale - Act For Democracy!


Entrance hall

18.00-19.00        DJ Archangel
19.00-19.30        Open mic hosted by Margriet Schavemaker(Stedelijk Museum) and Mazen Al Ashkar(Makers Unite)
20.00-21.15        PROGRAM Act for Democracy – Stedelijk Museum – Makers Unite
21.15-21.45        Open Mic hosted by Margriet Schavemaker(Stedelijk Museum) and Mazen Al Ashkar(Makers Unite)
21.45-22.00       Performance Moutaz Alhawari
22.00-23.00       DJ Archangel

Audi Gallery 0.1

18.00-18.15        Performance Noor Issa
19.15-19.30        Performance Nasam Abboud

Studio A

19.00-19.45        Therapy session 1 Arnon Grunberg
20.00-20.45        Filmscreening Foreigner Bahram Sadeghi
21.00-21.45        Therapy session 2 Arnon Grunberg


Give Us the Museum is organized together with Nagham A Assaf, Nasam Abboud, Mazen Al Ashkar, Moutaz Alhowari, Odai Al Krede, Manar Al Sammour, Carl Asali, Raafat Ballan, Oussama Diab, Betul Ellialtioglu, Hussein Fakih, Saèd Fanari, Arnon Grunberg, Noor Issa, Yazan Maksoud, Marwa Mezher, Christin Mussa and Sally Samaan, invited by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, in collaboration with Makers Unite and Forum on European Culture. Curation: Betul Ellialtioglu, Mazen Al Ashkar and Yazan Maksoud. Installation design in collaboration with Marieke Schoonderbeek and Eva Pel from Buro Lanzarote.