It's Happening Now!
Sunday May 6, 20.00-24-00 hrs
Mediamatic presents It's HAPPENING Now! in 11 restaurant_bar_club in the Post CS building in Amsterdam. An evening with over 20 artists who believe a Happening still stands a chance. With: Alexandra Bachzetsis, Marc Bijl, Tina Bleuler, Martin Butler, Mr and Mrs Cameron, Bogomir Doringer, Nezaket Ekici, Cyrus Frisch, Arnoud Holleman, Rob Malasch, Junko Murakawa, L.A. Raeven, Tarik Sadouma, Lily van der Stokker, Style Free, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Ulay, Lies vanBorm and Louwrien Wijers.
It's HAPPENING Now! has the character of a film set. Cameramen will trump the public's filming mobile phones in documenting the progression of the evening. It is a stage for a cinematic event in which the next generation is stirring, but the old school avant gardist will also find sustenance. The leading role will be taken by the audience itself, with as motto: "Make your own Happening!".
In the 60s Remco Campert stated: "These days it takes stamping your feet only once in Amsterdam and you've got a Happening". No one looking back at the manifestations recorded on film and photo from the happy hippie-era feels the obligation to revive it all again. One question urges itself upon us: " What would a Happening look like in this day and age?"
It's HAPPENING Now! happens in an era where the mental aggression of the writer Houellebecq is the general setting and where hooligans re-enact true 'happenings' in the streets using physical violence. A world in which the artist often all too readily retreats into his artistic shell.
In It's HAPPENING Now! artists create a stir and try to confront their audience.
There is no entrance fee to the show. Reservation is necessary at http://www.mediamatic.net/happening_rsvp
Location is the eleventh floor of the Post CS building in Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 5, 1011 AD Amsterdam. For more infomation:
It's HAPPENING Now! is facilitated by the Mondriaan Foundation and the Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts.
Official Website: http://www.mediamatic.net/happening
Added by Mediamatic on April 20, 2007