Art (History) Actuality School: Soft resistance, hard resistance.

Subtitle: Walks, queering, squatting, something to hold on to, and the neoliberal turn.

an interactive art history or rather an actuality referencing lecture by the artist in residence Alina Lupu, responding to the exhibition Missing Homes, curated by Danai Giannoglou, with Arie de Fijter, Sarah Naqvi, Paky Vlassopoulou, Shreya de Souza, and Mylou Oord, as organizers of Queer Choir Amsterdam, together with Sarah Naqvi and Setareh Noorani & Matt Plezier (SMET).

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 19:30-21:00 – in English.

Go to the Facebook event, make a reservation or join us on Instagram Live via following link

Alina’s task will be to freely associate and make links to present-day events wondering where can we currently find proofs of resistance concerning the notion of shelter and institutional frameworks, and how do these proofs of resistance manifest. The works in the exhibition Missing Homes will play the role of starting points, of anchors, which will guide the conversation.

Join us on Thursday, 22 July at 19:30, with a short introduction by artistic director Tirza Kater and an exchange of thought between Alina and the curator of the exhibition Missing Homes, Danai Giannoglou, after the lecture. You can also tune in on Instagram Live or keep an eye on our website and social media for the video publication of the registration.

Continue reading about the exhibition Missing Homes, curated by Danai Giannoglou, which is on view until 5 September.

Alina Lupu is a Romanian-born and bred, Dutch-based post-conceptual artist and writer. The focus of her practice is on precarious living and working conditions for art workers and laborers in general. During the month of July 2021, Alina is in residence alongside her mother, Valy, at Hotel Maria Kapel, where they will together reflect on the meaning of producing one another.

Photography: Bart Treuren

Made possible with the help of: Mondriaan Fonds, Gemeente Hoorn, Stichting Stokroos, Stichting Zabawas, with thanks to de Appel, Amsterdam and Woninginrichting Aanhuis, Hoorn