OPEN UP! The Week of Contested Heritage

November 25, 2020 - November 26, 2020

23, 25 and 26 November 2020

Artists, academics, activists and curators are invited to engage with the Heritage Contact Zone project outcomes about working with contested heritage.

Conversing with Masculinity

November 6, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Patriarchal masculinity wreaks havoc in the world every day. Join this workshop to look at words and bodies individually and collectively through the lens of masculinity and its precepts.

Stay with your knitting

November 5, 2020

A round-table conversation on female- versus male leadership, shame and the power of metaphors.  With Katherine Watson, Carla Delfos and Jan-Jaap Knol. More information soon.

Shame! And Masculinity

September 22, 2020

23 October 2020 - 31 January 2021
Open Tuesday - Friday 13-18 hrs
With works by Ina van Zyl (NL/ZA), Natasja Kensmil (NL), Philip Miller (ZA), Marlene Dumas (NL), Jeanette Christensen (NO), Arnoud Holleman (NL), Hans Hovy (NL), Nalini Malani (IN), Artur Żmijewski (PL); curated by Ernst van Alphen

Lecture by Aleida Assmann

February 25, 2020

Community building. Political challenges and cultural practices. A lecture about public spirit, what threatens it and what we can do for it.

The video registration is now available here.

Popular Culture and Social Injustice: A Blessing or a Curse?

November 30, 2019

in collaboration with Humanity in Action Nederland

What is the characteristic of contemporary pop culture in 2019? Do artists with a large platform have to express themselves on social and societal issues? And if they don't, are they "canceled"? What role does social media activism play in this interaction? How does popular culture create a connection in order to counteract polarisation between groups in society? During this edition, culture experts will engage in a dialogue with the public about the interaction between popular culture and social and societal issues.

Cristina Demaria: Turning places into spaces of memory

November 25, 2019

A lecture by Cristina Demaria

Monday 25 November 2019, 17.30 hrs

How can moving images represent a space of trauma and turn it into a space for remembrance?

In and out of the archive: working with grey zones

November 22, 2019

In and out of the archive: working with grey zones
Round-table conversation, workshop, artist talk
In the framework of the SPEME project we invite you to participate in an afternoon programme about working with historic material as an artist, a historian and an institution.

On Entre

November 22, 2019 - December 4, 2019

A post-colonial family affair. 
Cabinet exhibition with archival pieces and a Virtual Reality installation

22 November - 4 December 2019
open Tuesday to Friday, 14-18 hrs

In hindsight – Lecture by Chris van der Heijden

November 20, 2019

Lecture: 20 November 2019 - 19.00 hrs

Chris van der Heijden asks us a double question: how to foresee the consequences of your thoughts and acts? And: how to understand and to explain without knowing what you know?

Workshop: Questioning Traumatic Heritage

November 16, 2019

Boals' saying "Peace no Passivity" has inspired many theatre-practitioners in the field of conflict, memory and transformational processes in many countries around the world.
In a three-hour workshop, we will focus on the dilemma's we are dealing with in our field and their underlying actors. By bringing these actors into the open we can start to look for alternative ways of perceiving them and approaching them, which will help us to get a deeper understanding of how traumatic experiences, working through in the present, could be transformed.

Stéphanie Saadé: The Travels of Here and Now

September 6, 2019 - November 4, 2019

Saadé’s installatie is gebaseerd en geïnspireerd op de 18e-eeuwse behangselschilderingen van Jurriaan Andriessen (1742-1819) in de Drakensteynkamer van het museum. De schilderingen zijn mediterrane scènes en bevinden zich rondom langs de vier wanden van de kamer. Aanvankelijk waren ze geschilderd voor kasteel Drakensteyn in Lage Vuursche.


September 3, 2019

Lesung von Wolfgang Schmidbauer 3. September, 19 Uhr

Schmidbauer ist Deutschlands wohl bekanntester Psychoanalytiker und Autor von mehreren Bestsellern mit Übersetzungen in zehn Sprachen.

smári rúnar róbertsson: this clock before it existed

August 13, 2019 - November 1, 2019

At the very top of the organ case of the world-famous Vater-Müller organ, the Icelandic artist Smári Rúnar Róbertsson (Vestmannaeyjabær, 1992) winds back the hands of the clock. For two and a half months they will rewind some 300 years, beyond the time when the clock was created by sculptor Jurriaan Westerman: the year 1724. The artist literally relaxes the clock as a way of transforming it to reflect on time, space and your physical presence.

Discussion Evening on The Warp and Weft of Memory

September 13, 2018

While the online narrative archive, The Warp and Weft of Memory, was conceived by Renée Turner, it was actually made by a team of people working closely together. Garments from Gisèle’s closet were photographed.

Exhibition: De Eeuw van Gisèle

September 12, 2018 - October 12, 2018

stralen & reflecteren

August 31, 2018 - September 4, 2018

Exhibition The Warp and Weft of Memory

August 24, 2018 - September 14, 2018

There are stains. What are we to do with them? Her sweat has turned brown with time and its acid has etched itself into her white cotton shirts and the lining of dresses.

EAP Final Conference

June 29, 2018 - June 30, 2018

More info to follow soon.

Exhibition: Between life and death

June 14, 2018 - August 15, 2018

Testimonies on aid rendered to Jews during the Second World War invoke both the most horrific and the most worthy aspects of our history.

Finissage Some Things Hidden

March 11, 2018

A guided tour by Charlott Markus, followed by a conversation with renowned media artist Lynn Hershman Leeson, moderated by curator Nina Folkersma

Workshop Ubuntu: Dignity, Resilience & Justice

January 19, 2018

“Ubuntu is the principle that we act humanely and with respect towards others as a way of demanding the same from them.” Mogobe Ramose

Some Things Hidden!

January 18, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Some Things Hidden A group exhibition at Framer Framed in collaboration with Castrum Peregrini Curators: Nina Folkersma and Charlott Markus

Artists Weekend

December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017

The Artists Weekend is part of our 2017 year programme The Female Perspective, curated by Nina Folkersma.

Katerina Gregos: Freedom of art versus political correctness

December 8, 2017

On the complexities of curating politically contested subject matter.


November 18, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Living as Form

October 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017

International conference about participatory art in education and culture. With a.o. Renzo Martens, Patricia Kaersenhout, Pierluigi Sacco - and you!

Ukraine: culture in conflict II

October 15, 2017

With Ivan Krastev, Fleur de Weerd and Vasyl Cherepanyn. This evening is a collaboration with the European Cultural Foundation.