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Our dynamic programme consists of Exhibitions, Performance, Fashion, Talks, Screenings, Music, Workshops and much, much more.

December 2017
Sun
10
December
19:00 - 21:00

Hotel Courage!

Theatre

This Sunday 10 December at WOW: Theatre show about human resourcefulness, set at a hotel.

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November 2017
Wed
15
November
20:00 - 23:45

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Music night

15 Nov: Old school music night presents young talents brimming with potential.

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Sat
4
November
19:00 - 02:00
4 Nov - 5 Nov

Museumnacht | WOW at Huis Marseille

WOW in town

4 Nov: WOW artists take over this photography museum for the night and respond to the works.

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19:00 - 02:00
Huis Marseille
October 2017
Sun
22
October
20:00 - 22:30
22 Oct - 23 Oct

Philip Glass 80!

Two concerts at Melkweg

WOW and Melkweg bring two concerts with the illustrious master composer.

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Thu
19
October
19:30 - 22:00

WOW.doc: A Family Affair

Documentary screening

Watch this artless and painfully frank film about narcissism and self-worth in the presence of director Tom Fassaert.

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19:30 - 22:00
Thu
12
October
00:00 - 23:59
12 Oct - 15 Oct

Big Art

Exhibition in town

XL artworks by contemporary artists and designers (with WOW Artists in Residence)! Mix of acclaimed names and new talent.

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00:00 - 23:59
De Zonnewijser
Sun
1
October
00:00 - 23:59
1 Oct - 31 Oct

Create Characters

The One Minutes

October’s One Minutes deal with Virtual Reality and finding your true self.

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00:00 - 23:59
September 2017
Thu
28
September
18:00 - 18:00
28 Sep - 8 Oct

SBK Sprouts Young Talents 2017

Exhibition

The fourth instalment of the Sprouts overview exposition. With three of our own Artists in Residence.

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Wed
20
September
19:30 - 21:00

Have You Ever Killed a Bear – or Becoming Jamila

Video screening and performance

A screening of the 2014 Marwa Arsanios video centred around the Algerian freedom fighter Jamila Bouhired.

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Thu
14
September
19:30 - 22:00

Philomena Essed & Gloria Wekker

Duo Talk

A conversation between two academic heavyweights about forgotten histories, colonialism and racism today.

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Thu
7
September
19:30 - 22:00

De Wereld Heeft Gezicht Verloren

Documentary screening

Screening of the revealing doc about Astrid H. Roemer followed by a Q&A with the director.

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August 2017
Wed
23
August
19:30 - 22:00

Once Were Warriors

Film screening

Screening of the 1994 film by Lee Tamahori in the midst of the installation by Patricia Kaersenhout.

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July 2017
Fri
14
July
11:00 - 14:00

DURF!

Documentary screening

Experience the results of special meetings between WOW artists and local kids on the big screen.

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Thu
13
July
18:00 - 19:30

Amsterdam, Traces of Sugar

Amsterdam, Sporen van Suiker (with English subtitles)

WOW presents the documentary Amsterdam, Sporen van Suiker (Amsterdam, Traces of Sugar) by Ida Does. 

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18:00 - 19:30
Tickets Free
WOW
Thu
6
July
19:30 - 22:00

WOW.doc – On the Bride’s Side

Documentary screening

Thought-provoking doc and special guest Domenique Himmelsbach in an evening about refugees.

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19:30 - 22:00
June 2017
Thu
29
June
00:00 - 23:59
29 Jun - 30 Sep

Guess Who’s Coming…

Community Art Project by Patricia Kaersenhout

Exhibition tracing overlooked histories of Black women, inspired by Judy Chicago’s 1979 installation.

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Wed
21
June
18:00 - 19:30

Crowdfunding workshop

In samenwerking met Voordekunst en het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

Avondvullend programma over de mogelijkheden van crowdfunding en subsidiemogelijkheden van het AFK.

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18:00 - 19:30
Fri
9
June
17:30 - 22:00

Fashion Show 2017

Gerrit Rietveld Academie - Graduation Show Fashion Department

This Friday the Rietveld Academie takes this annual fashion event to the streets and to WOW!

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17:30 - 22:00
Thu
1
June
08:00 - 23:00
1 Jun - 30 Jun

Micro-Composition

The One Minutes

12 contributions artists who understand that a composition is a composition because it is a continuous present.

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08:00 - 23:00
May 2017
Wed
31
May
18:00 - 18:00
31 May - 5 Jun

wow open

KunstRAI 2017

Gallerist Rob Malasch and WOW take young talent to Amsterdam’s foremost art fair.

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Thu
18
May
19:30 - 22:00

Expeditie PlantageLab

Pakhuis de Zwijger op bezoek

De expeditie-reeks ‘De Groene Reis door de Stad’ van Pakhuis de Zwijger stopt tijdens deze 6e editie op 18 mei bij het PlantageLab, in de achtertuin van WOW.

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19:30 - 22:00
Sat
13
May
20:00 - 23:55

wow open air 2017

An art-filled Saturday night with fifty young talents

Open AIR unlocks the building and showcases all those artists inside – one-time opportunity!

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Fri
5
May
18:00 - 17:00
5 May - 3 Sep

This must be wonderful!

Solo expo by Paul Stümpel

Exhibition by Paul Stümpel: a visual investigation into ways humans deal with their fear of death.

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18:00 - 17:00
Fri
5
May
17:00 - 20:00

Vrijheidsmaaltijd

Koken, eten en verhalen uitwisselen

WOW viert de vrijheid samen met buurtbewoners in een kleurrijk programma met verhalen, muziek en een heerlijk diner.

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17:00 - 20:00
Thu
4
May
20:15 - 22:00

wow.doc #4 | call me marianna

Documentary screening

A touching story about a middle-aged transgender in conservative Poland.

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20:15 - 22:00
Mon
1
May
02:30 - 00:00
1 May - 31 May

nightmares of the sun

The One Minutes

May’s series, curated by Khavn, features thirteen scary one-minute nightmares that happen in broad daylight.

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02:30 - 00:00
April 2017
Sun
30
April
19:00 - 22:00

X-C: Sunday Dinner

An exclusive evening with the artists

Enjoy a home cooked dinner and discuss the exhibition with its creators.

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Thu
13
April
21:00 - 00:00
13 Apr - 14 Apr

Lights after Sunset

Fashion-light installation

Two fashion designers and one spatial designer host an ephemeral and dreamlike light installation in our Greenhouse.

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21:00 - 00:00
Thu
6
April
20:00 - 21:30

WOW.doc #3 | Together

Documentary screening

An intimately filmed road trip featuring a father trying to reconnect to his daughter, by filmmaker Denis Shabaev.

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20:00 - 21:30
March 2017
Fri
31
March
21:00 - 22:30

Untitled, 2017

by Nineties Productions

Multidisciplinary theatre show on 31 March that leaves you full of energy. Against cynicism and anti-gap.

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Wed
15
March
18:00 - 19:00

AFK Speeddate

Advice on funding for artists

Speeddate with AFK funding counsellors. Submit your ideas and reserve a seat at the table.

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Fri
3
March
02:30 - 00:00
3 Mar - 13 May

X-C: Transference between Neighbours

Xavier and Clément

An exhibition and intimate visual dialogue between two neighbours at WOW.

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02:30 - 00:00
Wed
1
March
01:30 - 17:00
1 Mar - 31 Mar

designing the one minute

The One Minutes

In March the shorts trace their own beginnings through research by Yin Aiwen.

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01:30 - 17:00
February 2017
Sun
19
February
16:00 - 16:30

SoundLAB

Music performance by kids

This Sunday children from the neighbourhood perform in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, led by AIR Marlies van Gangelen.

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16:00 - 16:30
Wed
15
February
17:00 - 18:00

AFK Speeddate

Advice on funding for artists

First Speeddate of 2017 with AFK funding counsellors.

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17:00 - 18:00
Thu
2
February
20:00 - 22:00

WOW.doc #1 | Bloody Daughter

Documentary screening

Thursday 2 February we’ll screen a film by the daughter of two musical geniuses. Please join us!

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20:00 - 22:00
January 2017
Sun
29
January
13:30 - 15:00

Winterlezing: ring A10

by ARCAM

This Sunday: lecture on the Ring road from the comfort of WOW’s restaurant.

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13:30 - 15:00
Mon
23
January
02:30 - 00:00
23 Jan - 31 Jan

ECO VS EGO – Healing Videos

The One Minutes

January’s series is all about reinterpreting our influence on the world around us.

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02:30 - 00:00
Sun
15
January
16:00 - 18:00

New Year’s Drinks

RSVP required

Felix Rottenberg speaks on ONZIJN’s last day and WOW looks ahead to 2017.

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December 2016
Sun
18
December
14:30 - 18:30

Three-sided football match / Ajax-PSV

By Waèl el Allouche / Contemporary Wild

Prepare for Sunday 18 December: A day of enjoying football both live and on-screen in true ONZIJN style.

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14:30 - 18:30
Thu
8
December
19:00 - 20:30

On-Design Mini-congress

Design-less materials and objects

Thursday 8 December WOW hosts an evening about on-design: the appearance of everyday building materials.

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19:00 - 20:30
Thu
1
December
19:00 - 22:00

Performance / Film

By Klaske Oenema / Joanne Hakkert

Thursday 1 December Klaske performs with her beloved overhead projector; Joanne shows Martha Rosler’s ‘Semiotics of the Kitchen’.

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19:00 - 22:00
November 2016
Sun
27
November
20:00 - 21:30

The One Minutes Jr.

Masterclass results

Join us Sunday 27 November during the screening of the results of a masterclass movie making for youngsters nominated for The One Minutes awards.

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20:00 - 21:30
Thu
24
November
13:00 - 18:00
24 Nov - 20 Dec

Het Andere Verhaal

Tentoonstelling

De tentoonstelling Het Andere Verhaal is opgezet door Saïd Bensellam en rabbijn Lody van de Kamp, en gaat over de verhouding tussen joden en moslims in de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De expositie is opgezet om groepen in te ontvangen en plaats te bieden aan gesprekken over solidariteit en verdraagzaamheid.  

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13:00 - 18:00
Thu
17
November
16:00 - 18:00

Kolenkit Tour / Performance Lecture

By Marjanne Kuipers / Yuri Veerman

Marjanne takes you into the neighbourhood during her tour; Yuri reveals his take on value and symbols.

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16:00 - 18:00
Thu
10
November
19:00 - 21:00

Mask-making workshop

By JLDianthus

Join Dianthus’ workshop and create masks on someone else’s face, projecting yourself in a very intimate way.

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19:00 - 21:00
Sat
5
November
15:00 - 17:00

Three-sided football

by Waèl el Allouche

Join us this afternoon for a workshops designing jerseys, culminating in a three-sided football tournament in the Kolenkitbuurt.

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15:00 - 17:00
Wed
2
November
15:30 - 17:00

Drawing afternoon

Hosted by Xavier Robles de Medina

Love drawing? Join Xavier’s popular drawing workshop and better yourself!

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15:30 - 17:00
October 2016
Wed
26
October
17:00 - 18:00

AFK Speeddate

Advise on funding for artists

Yes, it’s here again! Save the date! The Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) and WOW organise a speeddate for resident artists from WOW and grad artists in Amsterdam West. 

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17:00 - 18:00
Sat
22
October
08:00 - 17:00
22 Oct - 24 Oct

Days and Nights festival

Philip Glass & Laurie Anderson

Two of the greatest avant garde artists from the past 50 years visit Amsterdam during the Days And Nights Festival.

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08:00 - 17:00
Sat
15
October
19:00 - 23:00
15 Oct - 15 Jan

Curated by Jurgen Bey

Exhibition and intervention

Last few days of this exhibition curated by Jurgen Bey, don’t miss it!

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Sat
1
October
08:00 - 23:00
1 Oct - 14 Oct

One Minutes series

Curated by Curated by Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson

Watch the new short movies by the One Minutes in the WOW Lobby! Current series is Curated by Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson.

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08:00 - 23:00
September 2016
Wed
21
September
17:00 - 18:00

AFK Speeddate

Advice on funding for artists

Wednesday 21 September we host another AFK speeddate on funding, subscribe!

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17:00 - 18:00
Sat
17
September
14:00 - 16:00

Exhibition Tours

By Jungmyung Lee and Morgane de Klerk

Join the exhibition tours Saturday 17 September in our Vertical and Green Gallery with Jungmyung Lee and Morgane de Klerk.

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14:00 - 16:00
Wed
14
September
15:30 - 17:00

Drawing with Xavier

All ages

Welcome to join the Drawing afternoon with artist in residence Xavier Robles de Medina this Wednesday.

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15:30 - 17:00
Sat
3
September
20:30 - 21:30

vertical concert

Improvised contemporary music

This Saturday virtuoso guitarist Bram Stadhouders and leading oboe player Marlies van Gangelen join forces in an experimental show!

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20:30 - 21:30
Fri
2
September
20:00 - 02:00
2 Sep - 3 Sep

A Bad End Story

International MUSIC and ART project

Friday 2 September this international MUSIC and ART project, initiated by Aldo van den Broek, makes an Amsterdam stop. Join this party!

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20:00 - 02:00
August 2016
Sun
28
August
12:00 - 17:30

WOW DIY Market

Join our super local summer DIY market at Sunday 28 August with an amazing line-up of music, food and free creative workshops!

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12:00 - 17:30
WOW
Fri
12
August
18:00 - 18:00
12 Aug - 18 Sep

Dance Like A Tree

Wearable pieces and research by Morgane de Klerk

Dance Like a Tree is an art project by Morgane de Klerk aiming to deepen our relationship with natural materials.

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18:00 - 18:00
WOW
July 2016
Fri
1
July
14:00 - 20:00
1 Jul - 3 Jul

MBFWA Dynamic Store: WOW Rip-Off

Fashion Installation

Opening Friday at 18.00 in the A’DAM tower: a joint installation by 3 fashion designers from WOW, on the occasion of FashionWeek!

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14:00 - 20:00
June 2016
Mon
27
June
10:00 - 18:00
27 Jun - 31 Jul

fatima essahsah

Stones Stories

A rich display of jewelry inspired by Amazigh culture and its tradition of storytelling.

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10:00 - 18:00
Fri
24
June
18:00 - 18:00
24 Jun - 18 Sep

jungmyung lee

Dialogues

An intruiging exhibition featuring conversations between various typefaces…

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Fri
24
June
18:00 - 18:00
24 Jun - 24 Jul

Oscar Abraham Pabón Morales

Double Crochet

On June 24th join us for the opening of Double Crochet by Oscar Arbaham Pabon, an exhibition that aims to create a dialogue between objects taken from the streets and the history of the WOW building.

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18:00 - 18:00
WOW
Wed
22
June
14:00 - 16:00

Drawing with Xavier

Tweede Editie

Do you love drawing? Then you’re welcome to join this drawing afternoon at June 22 at WOW!

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14:00 - 16:00
Sat
11
June
12:00 - 17:00

Vinyl market !

Music and fun!

At the 11th of June you can enjoy a fine selection of second and first-hand vinyl at one of the most creative spots in West. There are going to be record stores and personal sellers selling their collections as well as several live acts to support the relaxed atmosphere with some nice tunes. There will also be something for the art fanatic, think of paintings, rare vinyl and photography! We hope to see you there! What: Vinyl market, Live Music, Art…

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12:00 - 17:00
Thu
2
June
20:00 - 23:30

WOW NOIR #7

Music hangout

Save the date for your favourite two-monthly alternative music hangout at Thursday 2 June!

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20:00 - 23:30
Thu
2
June
20:00 - 18:00
2 Jun - 21 Jun

WOW PRESENTS: JULIA KIRYANOVA

Selected Works

WOW is proud to show work by this versatile young artist in the month of June.

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20:00 - 18:00
May 2016
Wed
25
May
17:00 - 18:30

afk speed date

PROJECTS & FUNDING

Wednesday 25 May the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and WOW organize a speeddate for artists.

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17:00 - 18:30
Wed
18
May
15:30 - 17:30

Tekenmiddag in de Kolenkit

Tekenles van een professionele kunstenaar

WOW AIR Xavier Robles de Medina deelt zijn passie voor tekenen met jong en oud.

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15:30 - 17:30
Thu
5
May
16:30 - 19:00

Niet meer zonder jou

Theatre Performance and Freedom Dinner

May 5th (Liberation day) WOW organises an afternoon programme around the theme of ‘freedom’, specifically for the neighbourhood, presenting a performance by Zinaplatform plus a halal Dinner of Freedom.

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16:30 - 19:00
Sun
1
May
18:00 - 18:00
1 May - 5 Jun

wow at KunstRAI 2016

Cross-disciplinary Exhibition

During KunstRAI Amsterdam 1-5 June, WOW presents a multidisciplinary exhibition.

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18:00 - 18:00
April 2016
Thu
28
April
20:00 - 22:00

WOW EXCHANGE

Artist talks

Join the first edition of a new series of artist talks in WOW and get to know the artists in residence and their latest work!

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20:00 - 22:00
Sat
16
April
10:00 - 17:00
16 Apr - 8 May

KIJK #2 EXPO

Photo Exhibition

The KIJK! kids photo exhibition will be on show just two blocks away from WOW. Missed it in WOW? Then this is your chance to see it!

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10:00 - 17:00
Wed
13
April
16:00 - 17:00

AFK SPEEDDATE

Projects & Funding

The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and WOW organize a speeddate for artists from WOW and just graduated artists in Amsterdam West.

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16:00 - 17:00
March 2016
Thu
24
March
17:30 - 18:00
24 Mar - 22 May

HYOSEOP KIM

'8282'

Ceramist and artist in residence Hyoseop Kim presents “8282” in our Green Gallery.

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Sat
12
March
20:00 - 23:55

WOW Open AIR

Part of 24H West

WOW opened its doors for an evening of music, performance, art and drinks.

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Sat
12
March
20:00 - 17:00
12 Mar - 1 May

Seven Walls

A Wall of One's Own

Seven Walls is a presentation by seven Artists In Residence who occupy the walls in the Vertical Gallery.

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20:00 - 17:00
Thu
3
March
20:00 - 23:45

WOW NOIR #6

One-Year Anniversary Party

Join to celebrate WOW NOIRs first year with a return to WOW’s Green Gallery! 3 March!

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20:00 - 23:45
January 2016
Sat
16
January
20:00 - 23:00

WOW Fashion Volcano

MBFWA OFF SCHEDULE

WOW Amsterdam joined MBFWA Offschedule and was proud to present some of its talents in the context of the Fashionweek. See the pics!

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20:00 - 23:00
Sat
9
January
10:00 - 18:00
9 Jan - 28 Feb

Expo KIJK!

Photo Exhibition

Support the KIJK! photo club for kids in our neighbourhood and see their exhibition in our Vertical Gallery!

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10:00 - 18:00
Thu
7
January
17:30 - 18:00
7 Jan - 13 Mar

LISA KONNO

Afriek by Lisa Konno

Come see our Fashion Installation ‘AFRIEK BY LISA KONNO’ in the Green Gallery of WOW!

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17:30 - 18:00
WOW
December 2015
Thu
3
December
10:00 - 18:00
3 Dec - 31 Dec

POST-Mining in the Kolenkit

An Artists' Intervention at WOW

Art inspired by a complex history comes to WOW for a temporary stay.

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10:00 - 18:00
November 2015
Sun
29
November
19:00 - 21:00

Sunday pop-up expo

One Minutes Jr. meets Kolenkit Kids Club

Join the opening of the Pop-up expo LOOK! Buddy! and the screening of the Oneminutes Sunday at 7pm!

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19:00 - 21:00
Thu
26
November
20:00 - 23:30

WOW NOIR #5

Music Hangout

Your favorite two-monthly music hangout is BACK! Make sure you and your friends don’t miss out.

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20:00 - 23:30
Wed
25
November
15:00 - 16:00

Tea with Karim Adduchi

Artist talk

Karim Adduchi invites you to sit down with a cup of tea next Wednesday in the midst of his installation.

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15:00 - 16:00
Thu
5
November
17:00 - 17:00
5 Nov - 29 Nov

KARIM ADDUCHI

She Knows Why the Caged Bird Sings

Don’t miss this fashion exhibition from a supremely talented young fashion designer! On show till 29 November.

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17:00 - 17:00
Sun
1
November
10:00 - 18:00
1 Nov - 30 Nov

the one minutes november

short movies in the skull

A brand new series of the acclaimed One Minutes, the Junior version.

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10:00 - 18:00
October 2015
Sat
10
October
09:00 - 21:30
10 Oct - 21 Dec

kijk! #1 moves east

Photo Exhibition

The Kolenkit Kids Club take their project into Amsterdam East to make new friends and inspire more children to take part.

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09:00 - 21:30
Fri
2
October
10:00 - 18:00
2 Oct - 15 Nov

wow presents

A Sense Of Home / Climb Down the Trail Tonight

Two artists play with the vertical space and make their work intertwine to create a new, fresh look at the stories they tell and the materials they use.

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10:00 - 18:00
September 2015
Sat
26
September
14:30 - 16:30
26 Sep - 27 Sep

WOW! Selfies in Clay

Sculpting Workshop at Ambacht in Beeld

Artist in Residence Jolanta Izabela Pawlak represents WOW during Ambacht in Beeld Festival at De Hallen.

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14:30 - 16:30
Fri
25
September
10:00 - 23:55

Circular Fridays at PlantageLab

Start your weekend the green way.

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10:00 - 23:55
Sat
19
September
10:00 - 17:00

broedplaatsendag nieuw-west

See what's going on inside

Include WOW in your tour of art factories in Amsterdam West.

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Sat
12
September
10:00 - 18:00
12 Sep - 13 Sep

open monumentendag 2015

Come visit WOW during the Amsterdam Heritage Days.

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10:00 - 18:00
Sun
6
September
16:00 - 21:00
6 Sep - 1 Nov

the Iron Poet

Open Air Sculpture Exhibition

WOW proudly presents an overview of the work of an extraordinary artist.

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16:00 - 21:00
WOW
Tue
1
September
10:00 - 17:00
1 Sep - 18 Oct

Fashion installation

Solo exhibition Anne van den Boogaard

During this six-week presentation, Anne will show her collection Medication For Us All.

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10:00 - 17:00
August 2015
Thu
27
August
20:00 - 23:30

WOW NOIR #4

Music night - Campfire edition!

The fourth edition of the popular music night takes place outside, campfire-style.

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20:00 - 23:30
Sat
8
August
15:00 - 18:00

Excursion PRINT

Een zomermiddag in het teken van drukwerk

Een rondleiding door PRINT, en een tripje naar AGA en Rijnja Repro op een zomerse namiddag.

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15:00 - 18:00
Tickets €17,50
June 2015
Sat
27
June
16:00 - 17:00
27 Jun - 27 Sep

PRINT FINAL WEEK!!!

Curated by Sigrid Calon

Sigrid Calon curates an exhibition driven by a fascination with print and its possibilities in the digital age.

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16:00 - 17:00
Thu
11
June
20:30 - 23:30

WOW NOIR #3

Music hangout

Join us tonight!! for ‘WOW NOIR #3’, a new musical hangout place in WOW. 

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20:30 - 23:30
May 2015
Sat
30
May
11:00 - 18:00

THIS IS MAF!

Music, Art, Food

This is MAF! A fun filled program at the front court and outdoor stage of WOW… Music, Art and Food will be yours… 

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Sat
30
May
10:00 - 17:00
30 May - 13 Jun

KIJK! Photo exhibition

By the Kolenkit kids club

A photo exhibition by kids on existing networks in the fields of caring for one another in their neighborhood.

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10:00 - 17:00
Sat
30
May
10:00 - 17:00
30 May - 30 Jun

The One Minutes

short movies in the SKULL

Watch the newest series of The One Minutes in Atelier van Lieshouts the SKULL!

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10:00 - 17:00
April 2015
Thu
30
April
17:00 - 19:00
30 Apr - 26 Jul

IN LIMBO EMBASSY

Manon van Hoeckel

In Limbo Embassy is a moving embassy that represents refugees in limbo, following the movements of the we are here group; a group of refugees in limbo, gathered in Amsterdam. In Limbo Embassy is a neutral meeting place that travels to people, creating direct contact between citizens and asylum seekers. The Embassy is moving through Amsterdam. From public squares to different neighborhoods. From April till July 2015 WOW showed the pictures of the refugees in her Green Gallery, combined with project information on In Limbo Embassy and the project PRINTED MATTERS. The latter questions whether and how applicants can…

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17:00 - 19:00
Thu
23
April
19:00 - 21:30

Dirty Art Department

Sandberg Instituut

Join the opening Thursday of the Moonlight Center by the Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Instituut.

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19:00 - 21:30
Thu
16
April
20:00 - 20:00

wow noir #2

Music hangout

Join us Thursday 16th of April for ‘WOW NOIR #2’, a new musical hangout place in WOW. 

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20:00 - 20:00
March 2015
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 20:00

WOW OPEN AIR

24H Amsterdam West

During 24H Amsterdam several young artists and musicians staying in the Artist in Residence (AIR) of WOW will open up their studio and tell you all about their work and stay in WOW.

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20:00 - 20:00
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 00:00
14 Mar - 15 Mar

LINES 

Light and sound installation

WOW hosted light artist Katinka Marac and sound artist Ivo Bol for a couple of months to work on the production a beautiful light and sound installation called ‘LINES’.

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20:00 - 00:00
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 00:00
14 Mar - 15 Mar

Open studio

Xavier Robles de Medina

Xavier Robles de Medina is opening his studio to the public during ‘WOW OPEN AIR – 24H Amsterdam West’ where he will be discussing his process. Highlighted are his two most recent paintings, both part of a larger series surrounding the history of the Brokopondo Reservoir in his native Suriname. 

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Sat
14
March
20:00 - 00:00
14 Mar - 15 Mar

Recollect & Reconnect

José Pasmans

‘Recollect & Reconnect’ is a portrait photography project by Jose Pasmans. 

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20:00 - 00:00
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 00:00
14 Mar - 15 Mar

Open Studio

Cian-Yu Bai

Cian-Yu Bai, a Taiwanese painter, is opening her studio to the public during ‘WOW OPEN AIR – 24H Amsterdam West’. 

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Sat
14
March
20:00 - 00:00
14 Mar - 15 Mar

Open Studio

Debora Dax

Debora Dax – a Swiss Design Academy Eindhoven student – opens her studio at WOW OPEN AIR and will show some of her recent projects amongst which inCONTEXTure: a clothing series inspired by human body textures which we all like to hide or avoid, like ‘love handles’. People who enter her studio are invited to wear the paper slippers she folded for this occasion.

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20:00 - 00:00
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 20:00

WOW Open STAIRS – Vertical Concert

Diede Claesen, Anne Caesar van Wieren & Bas van Rijnsoever

Especially for  24H Amsterdam West artists in residence Diede Claesen, Anne Caesar van Wieren en Bas van Rijnsoever will engage in a musical cooperation in the ‘vertical gallery’ staircase in the WOW Building. Inspired by the resonating sounds in the staircase they will bring you short sets of music and a fusion of their harmonies.

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20:00 - 20:00
WOW
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 20:00

EXOTIC SILKSCREENS + OPEN STUDIO

Silkscreen printing with Irini Pigaditi

Irini Pigaditi will mak live silkscreens and she will print limited edition canvas tote bags with her art work.

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20:00 - 20:00
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 00:00
14 Mar - 15 Mar

Snapshot jewelry

by Jolanta Pawlak

Jolanta Pawlak – a multi talented artist – will open her studio during WOW OPEN AIR and will take photos of people wearing her jewelry. 

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20:00 - 00:00
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 20:00

Chocolate act

Shanour Moens (Glow Super Foods)

Shanour Moens (Glow Super foods) will open his studio at the ground level of WOW where he organizes workshops on raw food and makes his delicious raw chocolate bars.

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20:00 - 20:00
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 20:00

Singer songwriter

BIXBY

Simone van Vugt – Is a young dutch musician who lives as an artist in residence in our building.

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20:00 - 20:00
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 20:00

Drums+Sax

Bernard van Rossum & Andreas Kuhne

In this intimate combo its about creating something from nothing. Saxophone and drums are the ingredients and freedom and interaction the parameters.

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20:00 - 20:00
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 23:00

The Journal theatre

mini theatre show

The Journal is a miniature object theater show with a backdrop of 40cm to 30cm. We see the musings of a lonely man in a setting in which objects take over.

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20:00 - 23:00
Sat
14
March
20:00 - 20:00

Open studio

Irma Oldenburg - film maker

Dutch filmmaker Irma Oldenburg opens her studio during WOW OPEN AIR on the 14th of March.

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20:00 - 20:00
Sat
14
March
08:00 - 17:00
14 Mar - 16 May

InCONTEXTure

Debora Dax

Debora Dax shows her clothing series inspired by human body textures which we like to hide/avoid.

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08:00 - 17:00
February 2015
Thu
26
February
20:00 - 23:30

WOW NOIR #1

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC HANGOUT

Join Thursday 26th for ‘WOW NOIR’, a new musical hangout place in WOW. 

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20:00 - 23:30
Wed
18
February
14:00 - 18:00

WILLPOWER

Conferentie over wilskracht in Amsterdam

Connect Foundation organizes a conference in WOW on willpower. The conference is a means to spread the central message of tolerance and reconciliation in times of polarization and terror.. A launch of new initiatives, new forces and new connections! 

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14:00 - 18:00
Tue
17
February
18:00 - 20:00

Harvest celebration

Kale for diner!

Urban Farm The Plantage and WOW are celebrating the first winter harvest at WOW! The kale is fully grown now and we are ready to eat it! 

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18:00 - 20:00
Sun
8
February
14:00 - 17:30

boom! book

Book launch

Boom! was a local opera organized exactly one year ago by the National Opera & Ballet in several bookshops and stores along Bos en Lommerstraat in Amsterdam-West.

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14:00 - 17:30
January 2015
Sat
17
January
19:30 - 23:00

MOVIE NIGHT

Saturday 17 January WOW organizes a movie night in the warm atmosphere of the fashion exhibition OVERWINTER.

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19:30 - 23:00
December 2014
Thu
18
December
20:00 - 21:30

Pauline van Dongen

Fashion Night

Join a beautiful evening with fashion designer Pauline van Dongen at WOW: 18 December. 

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20:00 - 21:30
Thu
18
December
20:00 - 22:00

Bolo Talks

Local Talkshow on Succes

Youssef Guennoun from Jeugd Preventie Team Connect in the Kolenkit neighborhood speaks about the success of their method during BoLo Talks in WOW Amsterdam. Dancer and BoLo-neighbor Kim van den Bemt will open the night with a dance performance and during the reception. Plus our own artist in residence Diede Claesen (Ape not mice) will perform, and finally you can enjoy the electronic music of Mauermann & Sohn! Read more about BoloTalks.

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20:00 - 22:00
Sat
13
December
08:00 - 17:00
13 Dec - 21 Feb

REFLECT EXPO

Curated By... Aziz Bekkaoui

For the exhibition REFLECT at WOW the well known fashion designer Aziz Bekkaoui has selected 12 young talented fashion designers who show their work at WOW.

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08:00 - 17:00
Mon
1
December
10:00 - 17:00
1 Dec - 17 Jan

OVERWINTER

Young Fashion labels presenting at WOW

During the cold winter months WOW shows a warm presentation with work of the young fashion labels Wintervacht, Winter in Holland, Luc Aarts, photographer Lieke Romeijn and Also Rachelle Klaassen with her ‘Plantenasiel’. 

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10:00 - 17:00
November 2014
Sun
30
November
19:00 - 21:00

Oneminutes & Idfa

Screening of Masterclass outcome

WOW will host the screening of the Masterclass outcome of the OneminutesJR 2014, a collaboration of the One Minutes Foundation (based in the Sandberg Institute), the European Cultural Foundation and Unicef. This evening will be the outcome of a 2 day long masterclass for young people from all over the world who have been nominated for the best of the best One Minute Video. What are oneminutesjr videos They are sixty-second videos made by young people (between the ages of 12 and 20) from all…

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19:00 - 21:00
Sun
23
November
20:00 - 23:00

3 times video work

Inge Meijer, Christopher Holloran and Jessica Tucker

Sunday 23 November three young artists present their video works at WOW. Join this special video event!

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20:00 - 23:00
Fri
14
November
20:00 - 21:30

Marga Weimans

Fashion Night

Fashion designer Marga Weimans is our guest during the first ‘Fashion Night’ at WOW.

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20:00 - 21:30
Sun
9
November
12:00 - 12:45

Guided tour Plantage

Urban Farm on the Ring road A10

Guided tour through ‘de Plantage’ during Week of the City ‘under the spell of the Ring’. Living Lab ‘de Plantage’ lies next to one of the busiest highways of the Netherlands, the A10. This highway and the inconveniences it causes to her surroundings makes it an excellent laboratory for experiments on urban sustainability. How can we use these inconveniences to keep cities livable and resilience? Come to our guided tour, meet the urban canvas and get inspired by the possibilities!

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12:00 - 12:45
Fri
7
November
20:30 - 22:30

In the shadow of the ring road

Film Night and Talk show

As part of the Week of the City WOW is hosting a film night and talk show with an international perspective on urban ring roads.

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20:30 - 22:30
Wed
5
November
16:00 - 18:00

Week of the City

Discover the Ring A10

Opening 5 November at WOW: the Week of the City on the most dynamic part of Amsterdam, the A10 ring road.

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16:00 - 18:00
Tue
4
November
20:00 - 22:00

TRAFF by Opgemarkt

Talk on sustainability

Tuesday 4/11 WOW houses a program by a young group of enthusiastic people called Opgemärkt, with an interest in sustainability. 

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20:00 - 22:00
Sun
2
November
15:00 - 18:00

Designers in Action

Makers Day

Join several live performances at 2 November and see how designers of ‘Slow Tech’ make their products.

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15:00 - 18:00
October 2014
Wed
29
October
19:00 - 21:30

Opening Hungry for Love

Hungry for Love questions the notion of ownership over the rights on artworks that are virtually accessible.    

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19:00 - 21:30
Wed
29
October
10:00 - 17:00
29 Oct - 13 Dec

Hungry for Love

Céline Manz and Xavier Fernandez Fuentes

Join the opening Wednesday at 19.00 of this exhibition by Céline Manz & Xavier Fernandez Fuentes.

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10:00 - 17:00
Fri
10
October
12:00 - 17:00

Open day Plantage!

Plantage urban farm "where gardening, art & innovative technology meet"

During the National Day of Sustainability we eat out of our own garden, give tours and invite you to collaborate on this project.

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12:00 - 17:00
Sat
4
October
10:00 - 22:00
4 Oct - 29 Nov

Slow Tech

Curated by... Jeroen Junte

Come and see the expo Slow Tech in the WOW Lobby.

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10:00 - 22:00
Wed
1
October
10:00 - 23:00

WOW building

The former Polytechnical School

In the hall of WOW an exhibition is on show with objects and photo’s about the history of the building of WOW: a former Polytechnical Highschool, and about the planning maps of the expansions of Amsterdam in the post war period.

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10:00 - 23:00
September 2014
Fri
26
September
10:00 - 17:00
26 Sep - 24 Oct

Street Art expo

Street artists at WOW

Come and see the Street Art expo in the Vertical Gallery at WOW.

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10:00 - 17:00
Thu
18
September
17:00 - 19:30

Opening photo-exhibition

Photo's by Dolph Kessler

Opening of the exhibition ‘Lviv; City of Paradoxes’. The exhibition will be opened in the Green Gallery of WOW (1th floor) by Chris Krijne, journalist of the VPRO, on Thursday 18 September 17.00h. 

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17:00 - 19:30
Thu
18
September
08:00 - 17:00
18 Sep - 1 Nov

LVIV – City of paradoxes

Photo's of Lviv by Dolph Kessler

A photo exhibition on Lviv, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

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08:00 - 17:00
August 2014
Sun
24
August
14:00 - 18:00

Kolenkit Party

Neighborhood festivity

Please join us this Sunday for the Kolenkit neighbourhood festival! The party is being organized by people from the neighborhood. There will be lots of good local food, an informative market on all kinds of creative initiatives and activities in the Kolenkitbuurt and lot’s of good vibes…. Programme 14:00 – 14:45 Band “Aesun” 14:45 – 15:15 Turkisch singer Ibrahim Toprak 15:15 – 16:00 Band “Overbodige Luxe” 16:00 – 16:10 Presentation of the Kolenkit Map by J. van Berkel (City District) 16:10…

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14:00 - 18:00
Wed
20
August
12:00 - 15:00

3Package Deal

Presentation selection of talented artists (closed meeting)

Bureau Broedplaatsen organizes a meeting at WOW about the ‘3package Deal’ (a collaboration between the Amsterdam Fund for the Art and Bureau Broedplaatsen) introducing 10 young talented artists who’ll be receiving a start stipendium, guidance of renowned art institutions from Amsterdam, and a place to work and live (artist in residency at WOW).

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12:00 - 15:00
July 2014
Fri
18
July
10:00 - 16:00
18 Jul - 29 Aug

Photo Expo

Photo's by LAF

Last days for the photo exhibition ‘Encounters’! The expo shows work by LAF, a group of photographers with very different signatures and is part of Dutch Contemporary Photography-DCP. The group exhibits work that reflects on the green exhibition space and themes like meeting, traveling. Work amongst others by Udo Dees, Jose Pasmans, Merel van der Lande en Dolf Pereboom.

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10:00 - 16:00
June 2014
Sun
22
June
12:00 - 17:00

HTS Herleeft

Meeting former students of the polytechnical school

Sunday 22 June former students of the polytechnical school (HTS) will meet, join the guided tours to see how the former school has been transformed into a creative building.

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12:00 - 17:00
Sat
21
June
21:45 - 22:30

Jolene + band

Jolene and her band

Very proud to have Jolene amongst us at the preview of WOW.

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21:45 - 22:30
Sat
21
June
21:00 - 21:30

Midas

Singer Songwriter

Armed with an arsenal of new songs Midas will perform solo at WOW!

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21:00 - 21:30
Sat
21
June
20:30 - 21:00

Yori Swart

Young Talent award winner sings at WOW!

Yori Swart will sing at WOW’s preview! Her career got off to a great start at a rare speed. 

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20:30 - 21:00
Sat
21
June
17:00 - 17:30

IX (Marnix Dorrestein)

IX performance at the WOW Stage

IX will let you hear influences of ancient heroes of the 60’s such as the Beatles and the Beach Boys his music also has a touch of African music.

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17:00 - 17:30
Sat
21
June
16:00 - 16:30

Flowery Fashion show at WOW!

Rietveld show

Come and see this unique fashion show!! The show is conceived by students from Gerrit Rietveld Academie under the guidance of professionals Niels Klavers and Marga Weimans.

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16:00 - 16:30
Sat
21
June
15:00 - 17:30

Scooter Tours

with Zina and Connect

Get on a scooter and visit several art projects in the Kolenkitbuurt!

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15:00 - 17:30
Sat
21
June
15:00 - 15:30

Bram Wesdorp

Singer Songwriter

Armed with just a guitar he will tell you stories by singing at the WOW Stage.

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15:00 - 15:30
Sat
21
June
14:00 - 17:00

Print your Pyjamas and make them WOW!

Screen printing with AGA

Our direct neighbors AGA (Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier) will offer a workshop screen printing. Bring your own t-shirts, pyjamas, your or bags, and the people from AGA will help you to screen print WOW on it!

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14:00 - 17:00
Sat
21
June
14:00 - 16:30

Doodle 3D

3D Printing with IFabrica

Make your own 3D printed bracelet or 3D drawing using the Doodle3D sketching tool. 

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14:00 - 16:30
Sat
21
June
14:00 - 17:00

Workshop making Rockets! (kids)

Make your own rocket; 5,4,3,2,1.. Ignition!

Hotmamahot will guide you in producing your own rocket out of a plastic bottle. After half an hour construction you will set your rockets of in the garden of WOW!  

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14:00 - 17:00
Sat
21
June
14:00 - 17:00

Have your portrait taken

by Studio Ferdinand

Discover a new side of yourself and have your portrait taken by Studio Ferdinand during the Preview of WOW!!

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14:00 - 17:00
Sat
21
June
13:00 - 15:00

Workshop FOAM

Remake a photo of a famous photographer!

FOAM will organize a walk-in workshop ‘Remake’: make a picture  of your friends or family in the same style as a famous photographer did.

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13:00 - 15:00
Tickets Free
Sat
21
June
12:45 - 16:00

Tours with ZID

Theatrical Tours with ZID Theater

Let the community actors of ZID Theater (Community Art & Performance Center) take you away into an inspiring journey of theatre,

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12:45 - 16:00
Sat
21
June
12:45 - 15:45

ZID Tours

Tours with ZID Theater - Community Art & Performance Center 

Let the community actors of ZID Theater take you away into an inspiring journey of theatre, dance and poetry, which will lead through the building, ending in the group’s own theater! Every tour is different and contains acts, a short movie and a workshop. So follow these peculiar tour guides and get to know the community of ZID theater! 12.45 Community Photographer, Marieke Lucas and Nanda Jagdew 13.45 Poet for the people, Gökhan Aksoy 14.45 Salsa-flavor with Mahmoud Ibrahim Where:…

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12:45 - 15:45
Sat
21
June
12:10 - 23:00

Staircase to heaven

Installation by Design Lab Rietveld Academie

The beautiful staircase with foot wall surfaces and glass walls lends itself as a beautiful vertical gallery space.

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12:10 - 23:00
Sat
21
June
12:05 - 18:00

Home Produced Market

The Best food from Kolenkitbuurt!

On the forecourt of WOW (the Plaza) a local Home Produced Market is organized, all about fresh delicious home-made food and products and handicraft products 

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12:05 - 18:00
Sat
21
June
12:00 - 16:00

Guided Tours

Get a preview of our colourful hostel rooms!

From 12-16 pm MMX Architects will guide you through our building.

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12:00 - 16:00
Tickets Free
Sat
21
June
12:00 - 00:00
21 Jun - 22 Jun

West’ival Cinema

Midsummer preview of West'ival

Enjoy some short films selected by one of our cultural partners in West: West’ival. A series of short movies will be on show in the indoor West’ival Cinema, next to the Lobby space. 

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12:00 - 00:00
WOW
Sat
21
June
11:55 - 00:00
21 Jun - 22 Jun

Preview WOW!

Lots of Activities, workshops and acts!

Visit us at the Preview of WOW at 21 June. A fun-filled day for everyone with guided tours, creative workshops, a market, music and more!

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11:55 - 00:00
Tickets Free
WOW
Fri
20
June
16:30 - 23:00

Preview WOW

Guests only, sorry guys

Friday 20 June partners of WOW will join the preview guided tours and the launch of our Meeting Object at the plaza.  

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16:30 - 23:00