Eight Cubic Meters is a public gallery in the heart of Amsterdam. Eight times a year there is a new exhibition by Rietveld students, that can be visited 24/7 in the Sint Nicolaasstraat. The gallery was first opened in the eighties.
‘You are what you wear!' is a moment in time, marking the beginning of the fifth consecutive year of an active research project by Shai Datauker, titled 'I Wear the Same Outfit Every Day.' This self-explanatory project explores the realms of our consumer society, mental well-being, and social dynamics in relation to what we wear, why we wear it, and for whom we wear it. Each year, a different outfit is curated, offering a unique experience, and now some of these lived-in garments are showcased in the heart of Amsterdam's busiest shopping area.
the streets we walk on, the foundations of our cities
sidewalks that provide a clear path, a smooth surface
when we wander the streets and look down to think
the tiles that carry the weight of everyone passing
the tiles that keep our feet stable on our way
the tiles provide a surface for all wondering minds
a surface that, when scratched, reveals
confrontation with heaps of information
overflowing minds in an already unstable world
a single truth has become hard to find and meaning evaporates
there is a search for clarity and an explanation in a complex, globalised world
people feel unsure and connect dots forming personalized theories
a general doubt eats at the institutions and foundations
Public & Projects is searching for three student projects who would like to show in Eight Cubic Meters:
When: 6 April - 18 May
Opening: Thursday 6 April at 17.00h
Where: Eight Cubic Meters, Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam
Conjuring the ghosts of Lowell for the second time
In a collaborative work Jenela Kostova and Inna Kochkina focus on early and new Cyrillic in the contemporary social context.
By using corrosion as a printing method, they rethink the cultural history of Cyrillic, the careless and coincidental manifestation of it, and its function in the present day.
(1. drifting off course, drift; aller à la dérive, drifting off, drifting away; fig. wandering off, no longer controlling oneself; running aground)
Date Opening: Thursday 6 October 17.00
Location: Eight Cubic Meters, Sint Nicolaasstraat Amsterdam
Last day of the exhibition: 6 November
Things extended and stretched.
Events that complement and advise each other.
Meaning recognized after the full sequence over,
or a tiny excerpt functions as metaphor.
We take things for granted. One such thing is the 8-hour working day, a frame of reference which was fought for, with one slogan that stood out the most:
"Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, and eight hours for what you will."
Eight Cubic meters by Carolien de Valk, Lian Bi, Sojin Lee, Sterre Pomper, Nikola Woudstra, A. Bearded Cleopatra Phillips
In Clover is the first exhibition to emerge out of the Art Nouvhoes research project, and it takes as its major source of inspiration the architecture, ornamentation, and symbolism of central Amsterdam. The windows of the gallery will be filled with collaged textiles and graphic elements created by artists Limo Hair and Michelle Parrott.
17:00 - 18:00 @ Sint Nicolaasstraat
Opening: Thursday 3 March 2022
Location: Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam (at the corner of the HEMA Nieuwendijk)
As part of the GRA Awards 2020 Nomin Zezegmaa has been given the opportunity to show new work to a new audience.
Opening: Wednesday 13 October, 17.00
Eight Cubic Meters, the Sint Nicolaasstraat
The backpack shoulder strap, an object designed to carry weight was the starting point used to explore the paradox and language of weight; lightness versus heaviness.
Lightness could be associated with a carefree approach, a recurrent existence, the absence of burden. Heaviness, the weighted burden of responsibility, connection and belonging.
Pouring Milk in Front of a Window, an exhibition by DOGtime Alumnus Eric van Zuilen, combines textualisations of paintings by Johannes Vermeer with images found by search-engine algorithms using these textualisations.
“the tannic acid in peat bogs will preserve anything, including the wearer of the Bog Jacket herself.” — Elizabeth Zimmermann
On view at Eight Cubic Meters from 24 September until 4 November 2020; Flags of Wasted Lands by Rietveld alumnus Laura Dubourjal
JOIN Collective Clothes
with Scheltens & Abbenes
Exhibition at Eight Cubic Meters
Location: Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam
1 July – 22 September 2020
I owe you a debacle of uniqueness
Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam
student projects, public art