Museum Takeover: Bodies of Knowledge - Sunday


Museum Takeover: Bodies of Knowledge Sunday

11:00 - 17:00


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


Sunday morning will be kicked off with Mikiki and Anthea Blacks Sunrise Ceremony at civil twilight. Later in the morning Yael Davids will continue her ongoing project 'A Daily Practice', where she seeks to unlearn and learn works in the museums collection through the somatic techniques of Feldenkrais. For this latest edition Davids and research curator Nick Aikens have selected five works on paper by Bruce Nauman and Stanley Brouwn, which will form the focus of the lesson.


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.


6.03 Sunrise performance Anthea Black and Mikiki
11.00 Museum open: Takeover exhibition old building and screening Bruno Moreschi and Gabriel Pereira library

13.00 - 17.00 Art market, organized by Wall Street - garden in front of the museum
11.30 - 14.00 Feldenkrais by Yael Davids - room 7, old building

€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 :