This summer four Amsterdam based artists' on invitation by Welcome Stranger create an artworks on the facade of their own house. Thereby all contributing artists reveal something personal in the middle of their own neighbourhood, on the border between the private space and the public domain. Four divers artistobservations come up, on different places in the city. The façades form a new environment for an experimental exhibition, where every passer-by is welcome to become acquainted with the works of art and the thoughts they evoke.
For Welcome Stranger traditionally always the location, a house in the city, and with it the interaction between the private and the public space, publicness and privacy are the starting points. Since the ongoing pandemic, the focus has temporarily shifted to the outside: the façade and windows of artists own homes.
The works of art will appear one by one. More about the works of art:
Esther Tielemans, Maarten Harpertszoon Trompstraat | 17.06.21 - 15.09.21
Radna Rumping, Hoofdweg | 15.07.21 - 15.10.21
Kévin Bray, Woutertje Pietersestraat | 13.08.21 - 15.11.21
Lily van der Stokker, Valeriusstraat | 27.08.21 - 15.12.21
We hope to see you in one of the streets!
Soon there will be more information available here about the other artists contributions. Also follow the INSTAGRAM of Welcome Stranger for updates on the programme.
In 2020 already four artworks were made in this series, find more about them in the archive here.
If you want to know more about Welcome Stranger listen to two radio broadcasts we made, 'the house as material' and 'poking through the window', that elaborate on the motivations behind this initiative and the work of some of the participating the artists earlier of this series.
Welcome Stranger is supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Mondriaan Fund.
What affects personal identity and presence in the world? Your exterior is public, what does it say about your interior? About one's own and the strange? In a house on Hann Fort B, 11 in Dakar, three artists, Laye Kâ (SEN), Gareth Nyandoro (ZWE) and Tim Breukers (NL), made an "in situ presentation" with the name Biti ak Biir, local for L'Intérieur L'Extérieur. The private location was accessible to the public in the period December 8th till January 8th 2021, simultaneously with Partcours 2020. Soon a selection of the works made in Dakar can be seen in Amsterdam. A publication is in preperation and will be launched in June 2021.
This international project in Dakar is supported by The Cultural Participation Fund.