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Cityscapes Foundation kicks off 2017 with a grand artshow in one of the most famous products of Dutch Modern Architecture!  The exhibition RHIZOME: BWH 2.0 focusses on the particularities of the BURGERWEESHUIS and its creator Aldo van Eyck.
We are very happy that so many people attended the festive opening on Tuesday January 10. And on Thursday January 10 Tracy Metz did an interesting radio talk on the exhibition plus a very positive review in the NRC newspaper:
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS :  Jeroen van Bergen, Ticho Brouwer, Eva Crebolder, Jean Bernard Koeman, Krijn de Koning, Jeroen Kramer, Taro Lukas, Frank Havermans, Jurijn Hufenreuter, Jeroen Molenaar, Daniel Mullen, Remy & Veenhuizen, Hortense Lauras, Tilmann Meyer Faje, MVRDV, NL Architects, Simcha Roodenburg, Sandro Setola,  Kim Wawer, Dickens van der Werff, Jolan van der Wiel, Peter Zegveld, Edwin Zwakman.

On Saturday January 14 (5 - 7 pm), the Burgerweeshuis and the Exhibition will be discussed by an outstanding panel:

  • Architect Herman Herzberger: the ‘Eminence Grise’ of Dutch Architecture, was closely involved in the conception of the Burgerweeshuis. Herzberger and van Eyck were editor of the influential Forum Magazine (1959-1964), who formulated ‘het verhaal van een andere gedachte’ expressed in the Burgerweeshuis and divers ‘Structuralist’ buildings by Hertzberger like Centraal Beheer in Apeldoorn. Since1959 Hertzberger runs the highly productive architectural studio ‘AHH'.
  • Art Historian Aart Oxenaar: studied Art-history and Archeology at the University of Amsterdam. From 1998 to 2014 he was director of Academy of Architecture Amsterdam and he is Director of Monuments and Archeology Amsterdam since 2015. Oxenaar has a genuine fascination for the Burgerweeshuis and its creator Aldo van Eyck. 
  • Artist Edwin Zwakman: fascinated by structuralism as a response to modernism with its influence on the babyboom generation, Zwakman currently works on a monument  'Structural Ruin'  that will be build near Nijmegen this year.  'RHIZOME: BWH 2.0' shows an installation with the model and video of this monumental art work. 
RSVP Please let us know in advance when you would like to attend the BWH Talk:   RSVP BWH Talk
LOCATION: Burgerweeshuis, IJsbaanpad 3, Amsterdam
PERIOD: January 10 – February 11, 2017
TALK: Saturday January 14, 2017, 5 - 7 pm
VISIT:  Fridays and Saturdays,  2 - 6 pm and by appointment

GETTING THERE:  The Burgerweeshuis is located along the Amstelveense weg, between Olympisch Stadion and Ring A10. With public transport: Metro 50, Stop Amsteveenseweg and tram 16, stop Stadionplein.