GERWALD ROCKENSCHAUB, TJEBBE BEEKMAN, ARTURO HERRERA, MARC BIJL, JOHN VON BERGEN, HADASSAH EMMERICH, GEROLD MILLER, MAARTEN JANSSEN, WAFAE AHALOUCH EL KERIASTI, BERND TRASBERGER, MARKUS GUTMANN, VINCENT VULSMA, VERONICA BROVALL, SEBASTIAAN DACEY, TJORG DOUGLAS BEER
An interesting art world has to be progressive in all areas, from non-profit to commercial and from emerging to established. Missing one of those elements will have consequences on the whole, but what happens if several parts are missing? How can Dutch art be expected to participate internationally when museums are closed, when international artists are not often represented and energy slowly evaporates? Artists have to function in a situation that is not very inspiring and take the initiative to move to more interesting conditions. Berlin is for many artists a place where the energy is very much present, where opportunities and quality are available but at the same time is a city of freelancers not making a lot of money. The project Amsterdam-Berlin shows Dutch- and international artists who are inspired by and working in the city Berlin. With this project de Service Garage wants to be part of the movement that stands for the development of the art in Amsterdam and The Netherlands.