RKD Netherland Institute for art History
In 1972 Michel Cardena, together with nine fellow artists, launched In-Out Center, the first artists initiative in the Netherlands. The centre was housed on the Reguliersgracht in Amsterdam and run by the artists themselves. Each member was allowed to organise a one-month exhibition with his or her own work as well as that of other artists of their choice. Through this formula In-Out Center rapidly developed into a hotbed of new international art.
In-Out Center provided a platform for anything that was new at the time: performances, video art, visual poetry and audio presentations as well as conceptual art and artists’ books. The initiative provided a launch pad for numerous young artists. After its closure in 1975 other artists initiatives emerged, including De Appel, Other Books and So, and Stempelplaats.
Tineke Reijnders is an art historian with a special interest in the In-Out Centre and co-founder of the website www.inoutcenterarchives.nl. Her RKD Talk on Thursday 13 September will shed light on artists initiatives in the Netherlands from 1972 (the year in which the first initiative was launched) to the present.
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