Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
All over the world, the bar is the meeting place par excellence - for lovers, business partners, and also for artists and writers. The French artist Roland Topor even regarded a visit to the bar as his most creative activity. Amsterdam is the city with the highest density of bars in the world - if we believe Topor, it must therefore be the most creative place in the world.
From 1-4 September, Beijing can also count on an eruption of creative expression as the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) opens its doors to Café Amsterdam: a literary bar where Dutch and Chinese writers, comic-strip artists, illustrators, musicians and designers meet one another and enter into discussions with the public about the importance of imagination and curiosity, the modern city, the features and idiosyncrasies of a small country, and much more. For the occasion, the bar of the UCCA will be transformed into an old-fashioned and atmospheric Amsterdam bar, where you meet friends, hear stories, meet a new love, listen to music, or simply kill time. Whatever the case, you will certainly not be bored.
Live music will be performed by Sonja van Hamel & band. Sonja will perform her draw clips - drawings illustrating her songs, that move and travel in time with the music - at the Café Amsterdam in the UCCA. She will be accompanied by Ken Stringfellow and cellist Annie Tangberg, with draw clips visuals operated and filmed live by Eddo Hartmann.