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Drawing Stories

Drawing Stories

This online presentation changes with time, reflecting the evolving narratives, experiences and expectations of the participating artists. They draw stories based on their observations and experiences.

From one moment to the next, everything is different. With the regulations, we have missed our loved ones, kept our distance, and stayed inside. The lockdown has also brought new ideas, and the hope that, perhaps we are at a tipping point to start doing things differently, putting well-being before prosperity, making sustainability a guiding principle when the consumerist society breaks down. We start to cherish local producers and shops; see and listen to the beauty of people and their stories, the city, and nature. For some, however, this hope for change is drowned out by fear or disappointment. We are not always supportive of those who are not doing well. Some rich people are becoming richer, some poor people poorer. How do you experience a lockdown when you are sick, homeless, penniless, or mentally distressed?

At a time like this, artists play a crucial role in depicting, interpreting, and archiving developments by utilizing their imagination and criticality. What will change, and what will stay the same? Here, artists residing in Amsterdam reflect on the past, present, and future in a period of crisis. Grasping this moment, we also want to take a self-reflexive look at the role of Framer Framed as an Amsterdam-based platform for contemporary art, visual culture, and critical theory & practice:

Who are we? What do we do? And how should our role change as the world changes?

With contributions by:

Marieke Zwart
Salim Bayri
Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries
We Sell Reality
Between two hands
i-psy Arts

This room is curated by:
Framer Framed


Soundtrackcity met dank aan: Gemeente Amsterdam West Het huis van Amsterdam