Amsterdam Art Week 2021

Amsterdam Art Week 2021

Three exhibitons & Three special events

Festive exhibition week

17.06.2021 27.06.2021

The annual Amsterdam Art Weekend has been postponed to June, to be extended into a whole Art Week, from June 17 to 27. For ten days, the city is buzzing with exhibitions, performances, screenings, debates, gallery tours and open studios. Art professionals and art enthusiasts from all over the country and the world come together and connect. This year’s Amsterdam Art Week takes place together with the Rijksakademie Open Studios. By turning the Art Weekend into an Art Week, together with the galleries, museums, residencies and project spaces, Amsterdam Art has more time and space for safe, tailor-made programs for all art lovers; from professionals to the general public.

The participating galleries present new exhibitions and show special collaborations with internationally emerging artists. It is important to strengthen the contemporary art scene in these challenging times and Amsterdam Art has ensured to offer an inspiring program in June that will put the Amsterdam contemporary art world in the spotlight. For this special week, Galerie Bart is going all out, and presents two solo exhibitions and our first outdoor group exhibition. In addition, we have scheduled three special events. 

Opening hours of all galleries that participate in the Amsterdam Art Week:

  • Thursday June 17 : 14.00 – 19.00 hrs.
  • Friday, June 18 – Sunday, June 27: 12.00 – 19.00 hrs.
    (including Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).

• Read more about the Amsterdam Art Week programme on their website

• Following government regulations due to the COVID-19 virus, reservations to enter the gallery are NOT required, but the gallery will allow a maximum of 5 visitors inside at the same time, and 5 in the garden. Please wear a face mask when entering the gallery. We are also taking the other necessary precautions for hygiene. Please remain at a safe distance of 1.5 meters to others, thank you!

3 Special events

Ungoing screening of short film The Mermaid
by Timna Tomiša

During the Amsterdam Art Week, The Mermaid is premiering and ongoing on view in the gallery. With Break your glass slippers, Timna Tomiša investigates the legacy of confinement of female protagonists in fairy tales. We are not served a sweet, doe-eyed creature that is willing to sacrifice her voice and integrity for a man. Instead, she is enjoying well deserved me-time, with a joint and several glasses of wine that she breaks with her voice. She’s a bit bad, but she is her own boss. Starring Katarina Juričić.

• Read more about filmmaker Timna Tomiša on her website.

Artist talk
with Katarina Juričić & Sanne Maloe Slecht

Sunday June 20: 14:30
RSPV required, click here
Max 10 attendees + online streaming
Language: English


On Sunday June 20 we invite our visitors to join the artist talk with Sanne Maloe Slecht and Katarina Juričić, both opening their first solo exhibitions at Galerie Bart with the start of the Amsterdam Art Week on June 17. Both artists will reveal their thoughts behind their work and answer questions from the public. The conversation will be moderated by Merel de Kok, director of Galerie Bart.

Workshop Carousel lamp making
with Katarina Juričić

Saturday, June 26: 13:30 -15:30
RSPV required, click here
Max 10 attendees
Language: English

Under guidance of Katarina Juričić, the attendants will create their own artistic carousel lamp, projecting their creations on the space around, inspired by the underwater world, with a focus on sculptural photography and the play of light and colour.

3 Exhibitions

How to See the Sea
a solo by Katarina Juričić
Opening the gallery door, you step into the immersive, space-filling installation by Katarina Juričić. On the swell of the waves, the sunlight breaks up into countless nuggets of gold. A yellow submarine dives beneath the surface and slowly descends into the depths, where the clear blue water gradually grows darker, colder and stiller. As your eyes become accustomed to the darkness, you discern deep shades of blue that are as mesmerizing as the sparkle of the gold above, while muted sounds find your ears.

Read more about How to See the Sea.

Play Doh’s Cave
a solo by Sanne Maloe Slecht
Another unusual experience is presented by Sanne Maloe Slecht, creating her own alternate reality in the back of the gallery. Peering through an opening, carefully stepping over a bump, unexpectedly stumbling and hurtling in free fall into another world. To look at the work is to take a visual trip through space and dimensions. Along the warping grid, you pass organic forms that invitingly jut out while blocking the underlying layers from view.

Read more about Play Doh’s Cave.

Overflowing Overgrowth
outdoor exhibition by Eirik Jahnsen, Kokou Ferdinand Makouvia, Natasha Rijkhoff and Tanja Smeets
The sculptural porch by Sanne Maloe Slecht leads you into Garden Bart, where all sorts of organic sculptures seem to have grown from the soil or have crawled their way in. The artists create their pieces through an organic process, intuitive, as to mimic the growth patterns or the elements of the natural world. Using their own perspectives, each of them presents a way of perceiving reality and the outdoors.

Read more about Overflowing Overgrowth.

Amsterdam Art Week 2021