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Eight Cubic Meters

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.

Past
Eight Cubic Meters
Wed
24 Apr
2024
Yunkyung Kwon & Yunji Song: < Crevice, Aperture, Interstice >

With the development of digital dissemination, it has become easier for people to share their daily lives and expose themselves to social media. Even someone can photograph you or stalk your day easily. In the case of South Korea, digital crime cases, especially targeting women, are increasing rapidly, and the biggest social issue among them is hidden cameras.

Eight Cubic Meters
Wed
14 Feb
2024
Ege Yılmaztürk & Rocco Enzo ter Haar: Between the Folds: Poetics and Politics of Curtains

What is revealed and what is concealed? The answer to this question can be playful and poetic but is also always political. In The Netherlands, curtains are often open on street viewing houses. Although many say this is to let more light in, it nevertheless also functions as a form of social control. The density of these draped screens filters narratives; some allow to leak through and others not penetrating its thick fabric. The curtain becomes a border that witnesses and mediates the private and the public sphere. Its folds operate in a movement between the poetry and politics of imagination.

Eight Cubic Meters
Fri
1 Dec
2023
Anastasios Vlachos & Caroline Charef: "When life slaps you"

Opening: Friday 1 December 2023, 17:00 hrs
Exhibition runs until: 17 January 2024
Location: Eight Cubic Meters, Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam
Open: 24/7

Eight Cubic Meters
Wed
20 Sep
2023
Shai Datauker: You are what you wear!

‘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.

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
25 May
2023
Jesse Andriesse

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

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
20 Apr
2023
Exhibit at Eight Cubic Meters

Public & Projects is searching for three student projects who would like to show in Eight Cubic Meters:

  • From 22 May until 6 July
  • From 13 July until 7 September
  • From 14 September until 9 November
Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
6 Apr
2023
Alma Kim: Rooting

When: 6 April - 18 May
Opening: Thursday 6 April at 17.00h
Where: Eight Cubic Meters, Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
2 Feb
2023
Sonia Kazovsky: The Lowell Re:Offering

Conjuring the ghosts of Lowell for the second time

Eight Cubic Meters
Fri
16 Dec
2022
Dirty Softs (and Post Cyrillics)

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.

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
10 Nov
2022
De Derde Plaats

Dérive
(1. drifting off course, drift; aller à la dérive, drifting off, drifting away; fig. wandering off, no longer controlling oneself; running aground)

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
6 Oct
2022
Annelotte Lammertse & Anouk Hoogendoorn: Seeding a message, a grocery

Date Opening: Thursday 6 October 17.00
Location: Eight Cubic Meters, Sint Nicolaasstraat Amsterdam
Last day of the exhibition: 6 November

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
8 Sep
2022
Mica Pan: Syllogismos

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.

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
14 Jul
2022
Eight Cubic Meters by Alina Lupu

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
Thu
23 Jun
2022
Out-er-placeness

Eight Cubic meters by Carolien de Valk, Lian Bi, Sojin Lee, Sterre Pomper, Nikola Woudstra, A. Bearded Cleopatra Phillips

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
12 May
2022
Karly Gerharts: In Clover

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.

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
7 Apr
2022
Roxane Mbanga: Monday dinners at NOIRES

17:00 - 18:00 @ Sint Nicolaasstraat

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
3 Mar
2022
Mathild Clerc-Verhoeven: The City Ones Watches

Opening: Thursday 3 March 2022
Time: 17:00
Location: Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam (at the corner of the HEMA Nieuwendijk)

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
25 Nov
2021
Nomin Zezegmaa ᠨᠣᠮᠢᠨ ᠴᠡᠴᠡᠭᠮᠠ Catharsis

As part of the GRA Awards 2020 Nomin Zezegmaa has been given the opportunity to show new work to a new audience.

Eight Cubic Meters
Wed
13 Oct
2021
Madeleine Peccoux: Poses

Opening: Wednesday 13 October, 17.00
Eight Cubic Meters, the Sint Nicolaasstraat

Eight Cubic Meters
Wed
16 Jun
2021
‘Untitled’ by Alexis Stephenson

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.

Eight Cubic Meters
Wed
19 May
2021
Pouring Milk in Front of a Window

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.

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
28 Jan
2021
Bog Jacket

“the tannic acid in peat bogs will preserve anything, including the wearer of the Bog Jacket herself.” — Elizabeth Zimmermann

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
24 Sep
2020
Eight Cubic Meters by Laura Dubourjal: Flags of Wasted Lands

On view at Eight Cubic Meters from 24 September until 4 November 2020; Flags of Wasted Lands by Rietveld alumnus Laura Dubourjal

Eight Cubic Meters
Wed
1 Jul
2020
Join Collective Clothes /w Scheltens & Abbenes

JOIN Collective Clothes
with Scheltens & Abbenes
Exhibition at Eight Cubic Meters

Location: Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam
1 July – 22 September 2020
Open 24/7

Eight Cubic Meters
Thu
16 Jan
2020
Eight Cubic Meters by Jelly Hogendorp & Vivian Mac Gillavry

I owe you a debacle of uniqueness

Coordinators/Organizers/Curators

Buro Rietveld

Formats

Public exhibition

Location

Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam

Founding year

2013

Further information
Keywords

student projects, public art

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Join Collective Clothes /w Scheltens & Abbenes
Wed
1 Jul
— 22 Sep 2020

JOIN Collective Clothes
with Scheltens & Abbenes
Exhibition at Eight Cubic Meters

Location: Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam
1 July – 22 September 2020
Open 24/7

Click here for a visual overview of the exhibition.

JOIN Collective Clothes, the ongoing project by designer Anouk Beckers, wraps up a year of workshops and events that revolve around collectively creating garments.
From 1 July – 22 September, JOIN will present itself at Eight Cubic Meters, the outdoor gallery of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the city centre of Amsterdam. The gallery’s eight publicly accessible vitrines – reminiscent of shop windows – will display pieces from the collective collection in a series of images created by renowned photographers duo Scheltens & Abbenes.

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, JOIN Collective Clothes will present the collection in the streets of Amsterdam. On Monday 6 July 2020, 18:30h, a live performance will take place throughout the main shopping street in the city centre. Over 30 models: workshop participants, makers, designers and friends of JOIN will present JOIN pieces from the collective collection to the public. The safe-distance choreography is created by Lunatics and Poets, the performance is styled by Pieter Eliëns. JOIN us via the livestream at @join_collective_clothes.

JOIN Collective Clothes is an ongoing design and research project that playfully questions the fashion system by exploring fashion as a collective practice. The fundament of the project is a modular clothing system that consists of four different shapes which can be combined into a full outfit (a sleeve, a top, a trouser leg and a part of a skirt). An easy-to-use open source manual, designed by Beau Bertens, invites people to get started in creating their own garment. Anyone can participate by choosing one of these shapes and making their own JOIN piece which can eventually be connected to a piece made by another maker. Regardless of location and experience, either working from home, or participating in one of the JOIN workshops, JOIN creates the possibility to come together, share ideas and experiment with form, texture, technique and material.

Over the last year JOIN successfully organised workshops at various places – from cultural institutions De Appel, Museum Arnhem, Dordrechts Museum, studio bonbon at fanfare; festivals Dutch Design Week and Fashionclash to stores like Capsicum. Additionally, Anouk commissioned design professionals to contribute to the JOIN collective collection. Designers include Anouk van Klaveren, Christa van der Meer, Dewi Bekker & Gino Anthonisse (Das Leben am Haverkamp), Camiel Fortgens & Tanja Bindels, Eduardo Leon (Avoidstreet), Elisa van Joolen, Iris de Leeuw, Lisa Konno and SCHUELLER DE WAAL.

JOIN Collective Clothes currently consists of more than 120 pieces from different makers with various professions and levels of experience. Together, the pieces form a series of garments that encapsulate an explorative and collaborative process of garment design and making:
a collective collection.

In the exhibition at Eight Cubic Meters, the photographs of Scheltens & Abbenes present a selection of JOIN pieces in landscapes of abstract geometric shapes. The images show how the various makers - commissioned designers are combined with results from the JOIN workshops - use the JOIN patterns differently. Their personal choices coming to the surface in form, texture, technique and material, showing the endless possibilities within the modular JOIN system. Together the images present the main goal of the project; exploring the relation between various disciplines and professions, the individual maker and the collective, the commissioned designer and the workshop participant.

JOIN Collective Clothes identity by Beau Bertens.
Graphic design by Zuzana Kostelanská.
Project assistance by Ilse Bloemendal, Seok Park and Zoe Philine Pingel.

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