Events — Apr 20, 2024

The Blikopeners are organizing the most fun event of the year as part of Marina Abramović's exhibition. Enjoy various workshops and performances inspired by the exhibition, and dance along with various DJ sets programmed by DGTL festival. Experience Marina Abramović's impressive work together with tasty drinks and unique soundscapes. 

€3 up til 18 years old, €10 above 18 y/o
Apr 20, 6.30 pm until 11 pm
Book ticket


6.30 pm
Doors open
6.30 – 8.30 pm
Exhibition open
6.30 – 9.30 pm
Workshops open
8 – 9.30 pm
Iggy P
9.30 – 11 pm
Coco Coquelicot

Because of technology, we don't develop telepathy. We don't use telepathy, but use, you know, the mobile phones. Why? 

— Marina Abramović

Digital staredown

What makes a stare-down with a person different from a stare-down with a camera? Find out in this part of the program! 

There's a camera waiting for you in the video booth. Here’s the challenge: sit in front of it and stare into the lens. This is inspired by Marina’s performance The Artist is Present (2010) when she looked into the eyes of MoMA visitors for 8 hours a day for 3 whole months.

MAI carousel

Join in with a workshop activity developed by Marina Abramović. The exercises are performed by the MAI during the Cleaning the House workshop, which Marina created in preparation for durational performances. 

Learn how to improve your powers of focus, stamina, and concentration. Under the guidance of a Blikopener, you’ll be performing parts of: 

  • Counting the Rice 
  • Slow Walking 
  • Writing the Name 
  • Mutual Gaze
Marina Abramovic staring into the camera
Marina Abramović, 'The Artist is Present', 2010. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives. © Marina Abramović. Photo: Marco Anelli

DJ Booth (in collaboration with DGTL and ABN Amro)

The Blikopeners and DGTL festival are curating musical offerings for this unique event. Tonight, after hosting the Blikopeners at DGTL at NSDM Docklands, DGTL is coming to the Stedelijk. Two DJs selected by the Blikopeners will perform a set in the Stedelijk entrance area. The evening will be opened by Coco Coquelicot and closed by Iggy P.

Iggy P

Iggy P is a Amsterdam bord and based DJ, and owner of Betonska records and sub-label Dzungla, Ex-musicology MA student, full time consciously consuming and exhibiting music. Translating (dance) music history and musicology onto present and future dance floors. Former resident at Red Light Radio and Operator, now residing at Echobox with his Betonska Basta Radio Show. Quality over quantity approach at all times.

Coco Coquelicot

Driving, spirited and fiercely unapologetic: Coco Coquelicot’s distinct blend of club sounds unites warm grooves with heavy rolling bass. A music nerd through and through, Coco digs deep for her gems, no matter the genre. Aiming for more than just a good time, her sets radiate with her passion for the social and the political. By amplifying queer and other marginalized voices, she empowers those seeking their retreat in the nightlife. As co-founder of Relate Radio and part of the team behind Butts, the renowned queer club night in Oost, Coco cultivates music from the ground on up. Behind the booth, Coco’s eclectic influences come together in a luscious and percussive mix that will rumble through your body.

In 2023 Coco became a part of Hit the North (ESNS) under the wings of Isis van der Wel and was nominated for the Groninger Cultuurprijs. Some of the places she played at: Lowlands, Wildeburg, IsBurning, Milkshake, Eurosonic, ADE.


Discover the art of Tristan de Haas! He’s the latest Kunstbende winner, and his work’s on show tonight.

Iggy P en Coco Coquelicot

More information about
Marina Abramović

Immerse yourself in the world of the legendary Marina Abramović, in the largest retrospective of her work ever held in the Netherlands! Over 60 key works spanning five decades trace the development of the prolific oeuvre of the pioneer of performance art: from her early work, created in former Yugoslavia and in Amsterdam, to the pioneering performances with her partner Ulay and works from her solo practice, in which she is still active today.

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The exhibition will be open during this event.

foto beeld Marina detail Four Crosses
Marina Abramović, 'Four Crosses: The Good (positive)', 2019 (detail). Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives. © Marina Abramović