Amsterdam is always in flux. The city is growing, people come and go. Twenty-five artists (and collectives) reflect on today’s city. They document changes and tell unique stories of underexposed sides of the city.
Through an open call, makers were invited to submit proposals for works that fit the theme ‘Sense of place’. The selected projects are focused on Amsterdam, but also show that the experiences of people from all kinds of backgrounds, networks and traditions often transcend city and national borders. Processes such as migration, gentrification and the culture of a neighborhood, affect the way people relate to a certain place and whether they can feel at home there. The works are an addition to the often too one-sided view of Amsterdam, represented in the historical heritage of the city. Some of the works on display will be acquired for the museum collection.
Refresh Amsterdam is a biannual manifestation about Amsterdam city culture. This first edition is organized together with cultural organizations across Amsterdam: De Appel, CBK Zuidoost, Compagnietheater, OSCAM, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, SEXYLAND and The Black Archives.