FORUM ON EUROPEAN CULTURE
31 May - 3 June 2018 Amsterdam

Forum Programme

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  • Amsterdam
  • De Balie - Grote Zaal
  • Rijksakademie
  • De Balie - Salon
  • Melkweg
  • De Balie - Upper foyer and café
  • Frascati 1
  • Stadsschouwburg
  • Bellevue
Choose contributors
  • Richard Mosse
  • Gulyás Márton
  • Ivo van Hove
  • Achille Mbembe
  • Aslı Erdoğan
  • Srećko Horvat
  • Ash Sarkar
  • Robert Skidelsky
  • Rem Koolhaas
  • Santiago Sierra
  • Alessandro Baricco
  • Wolfgang Tillmans
  • Luuk van Middelaar
  • The Iron Curtain Project
  • Dessy Gavrilova
  • Paul Scheffer
  • Arnon Grunberg
  • Thomas Decreus
  • Ogutu Muraya
  • Alicja Gescinska
  • Building Conversation
  • Lara Staal
  • Toneelgroep Amsterdam
  • Jan-Werner Müller
  • Onno Govaert
  • Wende
  • Nicolai Khalezin
  • Jeannine Valeriano
  • Stefan Hertmans
  • Vasyl Cherepanyn
  • Mathieu Segers
  • Hissa al Dhaheri
  • Salama al Shamsi
  • Reem Fadda
  • Jacob Sam-La Rose
  • Madi Maxwell-Libby
  • Artur Żmijewski
  • Zaki Nusseibeh
  • Natalia Kaliada
  • Flavia Kleiner
  • Wende
  • Chantal Mouffe
  • Rem Koolhaas
  • Benjamin Barber
  • Monic Hendrickx
  • Ulrich Seidl
  • Marlene Dumas
  • Lars Eidinger
  • Marjolijn van Heemstra
  • Tiit Ojasoo & Ene-Liis Semper
  • Tinneke Beeckman
  • Johan Simons
  • Arnon Grunberg
  • Laurent Binet
  • Milo Rau
  • György Konrád
  • Diederik Samsom
  • Philipp Blom
  • Ivo van Hove
  • Slavenka Drakulić
  • Joan Nederlof
  • Frank Furedi
  • Jan Dibbets
  • Larry Siedentop
  • Thijs Broer
  • Tom Holland
  • Ruth Mackenzie
  • Paul Scheffer
  • Roeland Hofman
  • Luc Tuymans
  • Vincent Stuer
  • Luuk van Middelaar
  • Rüdiger Safranski
  • Quirijn Bolle
  • Jet Bussemaker
  • Albert Jan Kruiter
  • Tom Lanoye
  • Engin Önder
  • Ulrike Guérot
  • Aslı Çiçek
  • Claudy Jongstra
  • Beatrix Ruf
  • Flavia Kleiner
  • Ryan Heath
  • Wolfgang Tillmans
  • Myriam Sahraoui
  • Ivana Abramovic
  • Frank Westerman
  • Kishore Mahbubani
  • Abdelkader Benali
  • Bettine Vriesekoop
  • Peter Ho
  • Diederick Koopal
  • Duncan Stutterheim
  • Heiko Goelzer
  • Niklas Maak
  • Rudi Fuchs
  • Lukasz Kolinski
  • Astrid du Lau d’Allemans
  • Gerben Hellinga
  • Jurriaan Benschop
  • Ignacio Evangelista
  • Pieter Kool
  • Bo Tarenskeen
  • Bonne Reijn
  • Jaïr Stranders
  • Norbert Bisky
  • Angela Richter
  • Joeri Jansen
  • Flo Kasearu
  • Mathieu Segers
  • Ingo Niermann
  • Dries Verhoeven
  • Ray Yeates
  • Gloria Benedikt
  • Justine Simons
  • Stella Ghervas
  • Peter Mensing
  • Inne Olders
  • Merlijn Twaalfhoven
  • Phillip Blond
  • Jonas Staal
  • Jan Raes
  • Ann Demeester
  • Costas Lapavitsas
  • Wayne Modest
  • Yevhen Levchenko
  • Kareem Lotfy
  • Dušan Rodić
  • Barbara Visser
  • Kajsa Ollongren
  • Toneelgroep Amsterdam
  • Stefan Hertmans
  • Lars van den Brink
  • Slawomir Sierakowski
  • Boudewijn Poelmann
  • Ritva Viljanen
  • Abram de Swaan
  • Tomas Vanheste
  • Caroline de Gruyter
  • Sophie in ’t Veld
  • Benno Barnard
  • Sam Samiee
  • Roman Pawlowski
  • Lucas De Man
  • Iryna Vikyrchak
  • Grzegorz Jankowicz
  • Jimmie Durham
  • Laura Starink
Choose day
  • Sat, 02 Jun
  • Sun, 03 Jun
  • Thu, 31 May
  • Fri, 01 Jun
History / Theatre Ivo van Hove / Toneelgroep Amsterdam Sat, 02 Jun Amsterdam / Stadsschouwburg

Sign of the Times: The struggle for identity

Sat, 02 Jun • 20:30
Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg

World-famous director Ivo van Hove presents a unique collage performance on the most important socio-political issue in today’s society: identity. Can we imagine a society where nationality, race, class, gender no longer matter or is this an idea we should not aspire?

Contributors: Ivo van Hove / Toneelgroep Amsterdam

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Art / Literature Alessandro Baricco Sun, 03 Jun Amsterdam / De Balie - Grote Zaal
Freedom / Performance / Politics / Theatre Natalia Kaliada / Nicolai Khalezin Thu, 31 May Amsterdam / De Balie - Grote Zaal

Freedom Lecture: Belarus Free Theatre

Thu, 31 May • 20:00
Amsterdam De Balie - Grote Zaal

The exiled artistic directors of the courageous Belarus Free Theatre, an underground theatre that operates under the last dictatorship in Europe, will give the 23rd Freedom Lecture in which they speak about the importance of artistic and democratic freedom.

Contributors: Natalia Kaliada / Nicolai Khalezin

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Philosophy / Politics / Theatre Achille Mbembe / Ogutu Muraya Sat, 02 Jun Bellevue

Postcolonial Europe?

Sat, 02 Jun • 17:00
Bellevue

According to philosopher Achille Mbembe it is time for a radical change of our worldview. Europe should take responsibility for its influence and actions beyond the borders of the European continent and acknowledge the existence of upcoming non-western regions. During the Forum Mbembe will share his ideas on what a postcolonial worldorder should look like.

Contributors: Achille Mbembe / Ogutu Muraya

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Animations / Literature / Music / Performance Madi Maxwell-Libby / Jacob Sam-La Rose / Jeannine Valeriano / Onno Govaert Fri, 01 Jun Amsterdam / Melkweg

What’s up Europe? Spoken Beat Night

Fri, 01 Jun • 20:00
Amsterdam Melkweg

A special European edition of Jeannine Valeriano’s Spoken Beat Night, with drummer Onno Govaert and two talented international spoken word artists from across the Channel: Madi Maxwell-Libby & Jacob Sam-La Rose.

Contributors: Madi Maxwell-Libby / Jacob Sam-La Rose / Jeannine Valeriano / Onno Govaert

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Art / International Relations / Politics Vasyl Cherepanyn Fri, 01 Jun Amsterdam / Rijksakademie

The European International

Fri, 01 Jun • 10:00
Amsterdam Rijksakademie

The European International, curated by Vasyl Cherepanyn in collaboration with the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, explores through visual art the potential of the political International that emerged in Europe

Contributors: Vasyl Cherepanyn

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Art / History / Sociology The Iron Curtain Project Fri, 01 Jun Amsterdam / De Balie - Upper foyer and café
Art / Design Hissa al Dhaheri / Reem Fadda / Salama al Shamsi Sun, 03 Jun Amsterdam / Frascati 1
Philosophy / Sociology Building Conversation Fri, 01 Jun Amsterdam / De Balie - Salon

Building Conversation

Fri, 01 Jun • 10:00
Amsterdam De Balie - Salon

The artist collective Building Conversation challenges you to start a conversation with your European fellow citizens. Do you dare break out of your daily bubble and take part in a genuine conversation?

Contributors: Building Conversation

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Art / International Relations Arnon Grunberg / Stefan Hertmans / Mathieu Segers Sat, 02 Jun Amsterdam / De Balie - Salon

An Independent Mind: Europe and the Arts

Sat, 02 Jun • 20:30
Amsterdam De Balie - Salon

During the Forum we proudly present and discuss the anthology “An Independent Mind: Europe and the Arts”: a collection of essays about Europe and the role of the arts, written by the greatest European writers and thinkers of the 20th century, but placed in today’s socio-political context.

Contributors: Arnon Grunberg / Stefan Hertmans / Mathieu Segers

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