Valerie Mannaerts, “Drawing and Ceramics, Stage,” 2010. Exhibition view at de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam. Photo: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk
de Appel arts centre is an internationally oriented arts center located in Amsterdam. Since 1975, it has functioned as a site for the research and presentation of contemporary visual art through exhibitions, publications, and discursive events. de Appel also functions as a platform for performances by visual artists, choreographers, and theater directors.
Since 1994, de Appel has hosted a nine-month-long program that offers emerging international curators a condensed package of experiences and skills that can be used as tools for the development of their professional careers. The program encompasses an array of theoretical seminars, workshops, field trips, assignments, and encounters. It has a special thematic focus on “context-responsive” curating and on the presentation of art in the “public sphere.”