MAPA Fine Art pop-up group exhibition in Amsterdam

MAPA Fine Art pop-up group exhibition in Amsterdam

Dec 14, 2021Dec 18, 2021
10pm-5pm (see below for exceptions)
Bethaniënstraat 39, 1012 BZ

MAPA Fine Art is proud to announce its latest pop-up group exhibition, which is coming to Amsterdam. "Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues" will take place from December 14-18 at Bethaniënstraat in the heart of Amsterdam. 

First-ever MAPA Fine Art pop-up group exhibition in Amsterdam

As MAPA Fine Art’s first exhibition in its home base, the Netherlands, this show deals with one of the most urgent problems that the country faces today: growing urbanisation, leading to a significant shortage of homes and soaring housing prices (and incidentally making up one of the reasons for MAPA’s nomadic model).

As the scholar Henry Lefebvre argues, the concept of space is not a passive container, but an active substrate that is socially produced. The phenomenon of growing urbanisation, therefore, encompasses a wide range of sociopolitical issues, and concerns matters of capital, class and gender, and how they fit into established systems of power.

Artists showing creative solutions to global challenges

MAPA pop-up group exhibition in Amsterdam

Artists are some of the most progressive and socially conscious members of society, and as such are often given voice to propose creative solutions to global challenges. In many cases, they are also the ones responsible for repurposing and revitalising derelict areas of cities, while adapting their modes of production to spaces that were never built to house creatives.

"Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues" will delve into how several Netherlands-based artists explore the implications of growing urban worlds for their individual identities and practices.

The exhibition is curated by the MAPA Fine Art team and everyone that attends the show will have a chance to see brand new works from the six exhibiting artists and a portion of the works that were shown online.

An important milestone for MAPA Fine Art

During the closing ceremony on December 18 at 5pm, it will be a full year since MAPA was established, and they would love to raise a toast with you to their first Dutch event with these amazing artists! In the meantime, feel free to take a look at their digital viewing room to appreciate their currently ongoing "Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues" online exhibition until December 10.

Amsterdam cityscape

MAPA Fine Art pop-up group exhibition details

Exhibition opening times 

Here are the opening times during MAPA Fine Art pop-up group exhibition:

  • Tuesday, December 14: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, December 15: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, December 16: 10am-5pm
  • Friday, December 17: 10am-5pm
  • Saturday, December 18: 10am-5pm

Closing reception

  • Saturday 18 December: 12pm-5pm

Plan your visit to the MAPA Fine Art pop-up group exhibition

The venue is centrally located and is therefore very easy to reach by public transportation. What's more, it's free to enter! So, tell your friends and enjoy an afternoon or evening appreciating wonderful contemporary art in the heart of Amsterdam at the exhibition "Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues". Browse the MAPA Fine Art website for more information.