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The Annual Spring Performance Festival (SPF) was an initiative by Galerie Juliètte Jongma and Kunstverein and started each year on the first day of spring. It took place between 2014 and 2018 in collaboration with De Ateliers, Upstream Gallery, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Vleeshal, Cinetol Theater, Library (OBA) & Tolbar, ROZENSTRAAT: A Rose is a Rose is A Rose, GRIMM Gallery, The One Minutes, ABN AMRO Art Collection, Stichting AkzoNobel Art Foundation, A Tale of A Tub, Quetzal Art Centre and Kunsthalle Amsterdam. SPF aimed to bring attention to young, fresh performance artists living and passing through Amsterdam and to put them in conversations with epic, early pioneers of the format. As it took place in early spring, its name carried a wink towards the first rays of sun returning to the grey Dutch skies and the (ever optimistic) soon-to-be-needed Sun Protection Factor.

23 April 2017

SPF 17

Please join us this Sunday 23 April, between noon and 9pm, for the third edition of Spring Performance Festival (SPF): a block party festival of performances at Cinetol Theater, Library (OBA) & Tolbar (Tolstraat 160–182, Amsterdam). Reservations are not required. FREE entrance (donations accepted).

With Performances/ interventions by, in order of apperance, Dr. Holobiont and the Lichens, niv Acosta, Johannes Büttner, Bruno Zhu, DYNASTY HANDBAG, and Geo Wyeth.

For more information + timetable go to:

SPF is an initiative by Galerie Juliette Jongma & Kunstverein, Amsterdam in collaboration with De Ateliers, and organized by Jeanine Hofland.

SPF is generously supported by the Municipality of Amsterdam, Stadsdeel Zuid Special thanks to OBA, Cinetol. Kunstverein wishes to thank its (Gold)members, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Ammodo.

20 March 2016

SPF 16

The annual Spring Performance Festival (SPF) is hosted by Kunstverein and Galerie Juliette Jongma, this year in collaboration with De Ateliers, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Vleeshal.
SPF 2016 will take place on Sunday 20 March and will include a.o. performances by Vaginal Davis, Simone Forti, Nora Turato, Raed Yassin, Mehraneh Atashi and Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea.

20—21 March 2015

Annual Spring Performance Festival (SPF)

SPF 15

Co-hosted by Galerie Juliette Jongma with de Ateliers, Upstream Gallery and Galerie Gabriel Rolt participating in the 2015 edition.

Friday 20 March

Upstream Gallery and Galerie Gabriel Rolt will serve drinks from 18.30,
Kunstverein from 19.00.

Marc Bijl
‘Start me up!’
Location: Intersection Ceintuurbaan/Sarphatipark and Tweede van der Helststraat
During ‘Start me up!’, Marc Bijl waves a chequered flag to lap traffic in De Pijp to a flaming Formule One finale.

Jeroen Jongeleen
‘Running Things’
Location: the runs will start at Upstream Gallery and pass by all SPF locations
While people raise their glasses to the arts in De Pijp, tempers are challenged when a group of visitors seem to be plundering the galleries.

House of Makers
‘Looking Back’
19:30 – 20:00
Location: Galerie Gabriel Rolt
Looking Back was created by artists Sterre van Rossem, Peter Leung, Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair and Clotilde Tran-Phat and will be performed at SP15 as a site-specific work. The work is in its essence fluid and always displaced, forcing the artists to adapt constantly to new circumstances. It is constantly being vandalized and deconstructed in order to make space for a new piece to emerge, adapted to the circumstances of a new environment.

Paul Ryan
‘Threeing Session’ lead by Sevanne Kassarjian
Location: Galerie Juliette Jongma
The workshop introduces you to the collaborative practice of Threeing and invites participants to generate ways to make Threeing operative in their work and play. Please sign up via office@kunstverein.nl.

Laurent-David Garnier
‘Cocktail #3 Fast Ice Racing Sand Track – FIRST’
Location: Bob’s Your Uncle Sports Bar (Kunstverein)
Laurent-David Garnier develops the third of his series signature cocktails.

Stefano Faoro
‘I want to write them and say it is not going to last’
Location: Bob’s Your Uncle Sports Bar (Kunstverein)
After The Protagonists and The Means, the third and final chapter.
 Spoken words performance, circa 20 minutes.

Karaoke Police
Location: Tour begins at Kunstverein
Karaoke Police is a touring-game performance led by David Bernstein, Monika Lipšic, Marija Olšauskaitė, Jurgis Paškevičius and other special guests.

official start of SPRING

Saturday 21 March

The Dogs of Shame
‘Doing the Marina’
starts at 14:00
Location: Museumplein/Museum square and route to Galerie Gabriel Rolt
The public is invited to join the Dogs of Shame in their physically and mentally challenged ‘Doing the Marina’ method. A moving guerrilla performance in public space.

Death Shanties (Lucy Stein, Sybren Renema, Alex Neilson)
Location: De Ateliers
Death Shanties is a mixed media free jazz group featuring Alex Neilson (drums), Sybren Renema (sax) and former de Ateliers resident Lucy Stein (painting/ projections). Stein uses primitive devotional images, food stuffs and even her own hair in visceral, highly textured painted projections making Death Shanties a unique and immersive live experience.

Rent the Korean (Jungmyung Lee and Ingo Valente)
Location: Bob’s Your Uncle Sports Bar (Kunstverein)
Rent the Korean will offer you a bizarre experience while Jungmyung Lee and Ingo Valente serve rice balls and vj cooking for welcoming the spring awake from hibernation. It is under an Institutional Package in which there are secretive interactive moments between Rent the Korean and visitors at the Kunstverein.

Peter Schuyff
Location: Galerie Gabriel Rolt
Neo-minimalistic painter and sculptor Peter Schuyff, will close SPF by performing with his band The Woodwards in the garden of Galerie Gabriel Rolt.


Gerard Doustraat 132
1073 VX, Amsterdam

Galerie Juliette Jongma
Gerard Doustraat 128a
1073 VX Amsterdam

Galerie Gabriel Rolt
Tolstraat 84
1073 SE Amsterdam

Upstream Gallery
Van Ostadestraat 294
1073 TW Amsterdam

De Ateliers
Stadhouderskade 86
1073 AT Amsterdam

SPF 2015 is made possible through the generous support of Stadsdeel Zuid