Museum Takeover: Bodies of Knowledge - Saturday


Museum Takeover: Bodies of Knowledge Saturday



From Friday 3 to Sunday 5 May the Van Abbemuseum hosts Museum Take Over: Bodies of Knowledge.  Comprising a symposium, talks, performances, collective encounters, exhibitions and DJs the three-day programme is conceived as a take-over of the museum’s regular programming. With the programme, the museum invites forgotten, deviant and non-normative bodies of knowledge into the museum? The intervention is part of the museum’s ongoing effort to break open the limitations imposed by the modernist paradigm on how art is experienced and by whom. It is the first in a series of events and exhibitions over the coming years that foregrounds the body, rather than the eye and the mind, as a generator of knowledge. Museum Take Over: Bodies of Knowledge takes place in four galleries of the museum’s old building, the library as well as different parts of the museum. The programme is free of charge. Download the programme here.

Contributors include: 
Jessica de Abreu, Nick Aikens, Sam Ashby, Anthea Black, John Byrne, Margriet Craens, Yael Davids, DJ Workshop, Ana S González Rueda, Michael Karabinos, Lucas Maassen, Mikiki, Reza Mirabi, Bruno Moreschi, Gabriel Pereira, Queer Constituency, Elisabeth Raymond, Evelien Scheltinga, Joy Mariama Smith, Charlie Trier, Marieke Verberne, Wall Street, Eimear Walshe, and/en Michelle de Wit

Programme Saturday

On Saturday the museum will host performances, encounters and workshops exploring different ways to experience and occupy the museum.

The day begins with a workshop led by Ana S González Rueda that introduces a feminist pedagogical approach to engage both mind and body, thinking and feeling within the galleries of the collection building. Joy Mariama Smith and a group of performers will ‘pass’ through the collection building in a new durational performance. You are invited to attend a drag workshop in the new building in the early evening. At 20h Eimear Walshe will give a lecture performance where country music, the museum choir and their department of sexual revolution studies come together. Mikiki and Anthea Black will present a sonic event in the auditorium. In the evening join us for music, food and drink in the museum café until late.


Reservations are required the three-day €1000,- workshop by Wall Street, the symposium on Friday, the 'movement-as-learning' session by Ana S González Rueda on Saturday and Feldenkrais by Yael Davids on Sunday.


11.00 museum open: Takeover exhibition old building and screening Bruno Moreschi and Gabriel Pereira library

14.00 - 15.00 Movement-as-learning session Ana S González Rueda - The Way Beyond Art, 2nd floor, collection building
16.00 - 16.30 Bar discussion Wall Street - room 6, old building
16.00 - 18.00 Performance ‘passing’ by Joy Mariama Smith, performers: Charlie Trier, Elisabeth Raymond, Joy Mariama Smith and Reza Miraby - old building
18.00 - 18.30 Talk Jessica de Abreu and Michael Karabinos - room 5, old building
18.00 - 20.00 Drag up - collection building, leslokaal
20.00 - 21.00 Lecture performance Eimear Walsche - room 4, old building
20.00 - 0.00 DJ, food & drinks - museum cafe
22.00 - 23.00 Sonic event Anthea Black and Mikiki - auditorium

0.00 - late Afterparty Wall Street

€1000,- workshop by Wall Street

In the €1000,-  workshop you are challenged to collectively earn €1000,-. All methods are allowed, provided that they remain within the moral and legal limits. You can join at any time, the start is Friday at 11.00 in the Van Abbemuseum.

Museum Takeover: Bodies of Knowledge is part of :

Museum Takeover: Bodies of Knowledge consists of :