Manchester, Geneva, Belgrade, Mannheim…

We have been travelling quite a lot recently. While Juha was talking about the future of cities in Manchester, Michiel gave failed architecture-workshops in Geneva and Belgrade, while Radna was presenting Future Vintage in Mannheim, Germany…

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By Michiel — Posted May 21, 2012 — No comments

Workshop in Belgrade 2-6 April

Failed Architecture (FA) is an independent research project and travelling forum, founded by Non-fiction, focusing on individual buildings and urban environments that are either malfunctioning, displeasing and/or have failed to stand the test of time. Based in Amsterdam, the FA-team travelled to Copenhagen, Sofia and Skopje to conduct research and host debates before coming to Belgrade for a workshop from April 2 -6 2012 at GRAD, European Center for Culture and Debate.

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By Michiel — Posted April 10, 2012 — 2 Comments

A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day is a collection of art in the form of drawings with text, with observations, thoughts and ideas about life, funny, clever, poetic, ironic and hilarious. A Perfect Day includes the work of more than 50 international artists. The exhibition takes place from 10 to 24 February 2012 in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.

Together with the curators of A Perfect Day we have created big and small events before the big opening on february 10th in the city of Amsterdam in collaboration with the American Book Centre, Concerto, 1,000 drawings, Stadsherstel, Kuvva a.o. We will keep you informed on this site and through facebook and twitter about the exact dates.

By Michiel — Posted February 2, 2012 — 26 Comments

26 January: A Perfect Day for 1000 Frames

Thursday the 26th of January, 1000 Drawings and A Perfect Day organize 1000 Frames, a collective animation drawing event for charity. Six artists have prepared the first layers of an animation that will be completed by the visitors. The animation and drawings will be shown at the A Perfect Day exhibition in the Westergasfabriek; and afterwards the drawings will be sold at the next 1000 Drawings event. With music, drinks, interviews, animation-screenings and more.

The rest of this post is in Dutch

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By Michiel — Posted January 17, 2012 — 10 Comments

Three years on, the great 11/11/11 anniversary party

There are many reasons why to throw a party on the 11th of November: the opening of carnival (in some parts of the Netherlands and Germany), Women’s Day (in Belgium), Single’s Day (in China) and, of course, all around the world many people commemorate the end of World War I.

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By — Posted November 15, 2011 — 12 Comments

This Tuesday, a rare performance of a Feldman masterpiece

“Feldman is essential listening.” Pitchfork

This Tuesday at Felix Meritis, the Ives Ensemble will play their second concert of the series News From the Front, an eight-part collaboration between the Ives, Van Swieten Society and Asko Kamerkoor. The music played is Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, the final piece of eminent American composer Morton Feldman.

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By Juha — Posted November 14, 2011 — 10 Comments

Raime and Pierre Bastien at Moving Buildings

On Saturday 12 November Viral Radio presents the first performance of austere electronic music duo Raime in Amsterdam. They will join reknowned French multi-instrumentalist – and friend of Non-fiction – Pierre Bastien at the Moving Buildings Festival. Moving Buildings is a festival on music and media art, organised by P60, the Schouwburg Amstelveen and Cobra Museum of Modern Art

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By Juha — Posted November 12, 2011 — No comments

Housewarming 11-11-’11

Dear friends, colleagues, neighbors and others,

This month Non-fiction is turning three and
we move into our new office on Museumplein.

We will celebrate this with a housewarming this friday, 11-11-’11.
You are cordially invited and feel free to bring friends.

We hope to see you on Friday from 18:00 hrs.

Best wishes,

Juha, Michiel, Boris, Adéla & Radna

By Michiel — Posted November 9, 2011 — 15 Comments

Non-fiction drinks for a better reality

According to a recent referendum it is Friday. This means new Non-fiction drinks at 6 to increase the crisis-fighting firepower of the cultural sector.

“What should I bring?” you ask? Easy: something personal you would like to share with other people. Last week Lorenzo de Rita brought his books from The Soon Institute, and the week before Adéla introduced Becherovka.

We look forward to seeing you tonight at Gabriël Metsustraat 8 at 6.

By Juha — Posted November 4, 2011 — 2 Comments

Opening up the Rijksakademie: bloggers wanted

For a while now I’ve been involved with the Rijksakademie voor beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, an artists’ institute for national and international top talent. The name Rijksakademie (1870) refers to the classical Akademia, a place where philosophers, academics and artists meet to test and exchange ideas and knowledge. These days the Rijksakademie offers a residency to more than 50 artists from all over the world.

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By — Posted November 3, 2011 — 2 Comments