Exhibition space

Vijzelgracht 2a

Elia Castino - 30.9.2021
Coco Duivenvoorde - 8-9-10.10.2021
Peter Schamaun - 29.10.2021
Philip Coyne - 12.11.2021

LaaLa La LaaaLa Laa A Moment and a Song

Elia Castino

The exhibition opening will be on September 30th, 18h-21h.

Vijzelgracht 2A, Amsterdam. Ring the door bell.

Reneenee is happy to present LaaLa La LaaaLa Laa A Moment and a Song, solo exhibition of Elia Castino.This project is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).

friday 1/10/2021  16h-19h
saturday 2/10/2021  13h-16h
sunday 3/10/2021  13h-16h

friday 8/10/2021  16h-19h
saturday 9/10/2021  13h-16h
sunday 10/10/2021  13h-16h
or by appointment
LaaLa La LaaaLa Laa A Moment and a Song is a fabulation on the architecture of the everyday, on the mundane, simple rhythm of life. By processing ancestral knowledge and contemporary circumstances, the work takes shape as a scenario presenting another idea of inhabiting. It embodies the idea of home detached from the conventional patterns of the house, a home that goes beyond the confines of typologies and exists as pure moments in space.

Elia Castino is a Piedmontese artist with Neapolitan heart. Builder, farmer, poet and cinematographer of the cave, he lives in a stilt house on a mud island surrounded by a silver lake.

White Card Wardrobe Plot

Lars Nordby

August 13–22, Friday 16:00-19:00 -Saturday and Sunday 13:00-16:00, or by appointment. 

Reneenee is happy to present a solo exhibition by Lars Nordby, titled “White Card Wardrobe Plot”

Opening Friday 13.8 at 17:00-20:00. 

Vijzelgracht 2a. Ring the door bell.
The exhibition is based on found photomicrographs of geological matter. The photographs are mounted in frames made of concrete; a complimentary choice due to its mineralogical material. Some of the frames contain white garments with UV-printed black texts. The texts, written in different languages are excerpts from a collection of poems by Lars Nordby. They are inspired by Albert Camus' notion of the absurd and theatricality. The collection of poems titled “When the Stage Sets Collapse” accompanies the exhibition investigating photography as a medium caught up with our ambiguous and fragmented relationship to the natural world.

Lars Nordby (b.1988, Norway) lives and works in Hamar, Norway, and Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria. Nordby holds a BFA and MFA at the Oslo National Academy of Arts. Exhibitions Nordby has done include Dubious Chalk Circle at the Archeological Museum in Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria (2019); King of Hearts, The Room Contemporary in Venice Italy (2019);Old Laughter and Synonyms for Actors at Rafael Mihaylov in Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria. Nordby runs gallery Heerz Tooya ( in Veliko Turnovo in Bulgaria, and is the director of the artist residency ARV.International ( in Vishovgrad in Bulgaria. 

Finally, things are happening

Studio for Immediate Spaces 
2021 Graduates

June 22–27, daily 12–20 hrs

With works by:
Daphné Keraudren, Valentine Hhevâh Langeard, George Mazari, Eleni Papadimitriou, Perf Group, Maria van der Togt, Diego Virgen, Mathias Vincent, Hannah Rose Whittle, Mariel Williams, Zane Zeivate, Jun Zhang

Curated by Kristoffer Zeiner

BOOK A SLOT: Exhibition

BOOK A SLOT: Performance Perf Group

With FINALLY, THINGS ARE HAPPENING Studio for Immediate Spaces is proud to present works of its 2021 graduates. Through experimental and material research into the meanings and possibilities of coming together, sharing knowledge, caring for another – be it humans or nature – all works unite under the ambition to create or critically reflect on spaces to facilitate a new sociability. Through various media, ranging from film, performance to sculpture and environment, the works manifest as signs and symbols of a new normal that has changed the way of living together in recent months, creating novel perceptions of space, imagining alternative rituals and practices.
For the past months Reneenee / Maison Descartes and Kristoffer Zeiner gave refuge to the Studio for Immediate Space in times of harsh social regulations. For FINALLY, THINGS ARE HAPPENING Reneenee / Maison Descartes will once again host the Studio to showcase the results of its graduates’ works, which to a large part were conceived and fostered in this magical place.

Visual identity: Yon Matauko, Stefania Rigoni, Aleksandra Zawistowska

How to live together?


Hosted by the project space Reneenee, the vacant and somewhat abandoned space of the former Maison Descartes was occupied for new temporary shapings. This ground was used for both a collective project as well as for  four independent projects/works made by each of the makers.
Through constellations of dance, movement, sound, and images we would like to share the creative process we went through living and working inside of this architecture during the residency period. The program hosts four live performances which include:

The Tiniest Act by Tamir Eting, performed by Donald Fleming and Charles Pas ; a solo research-presentation by Fernanda Libman;  Giulia Or Not by Carolina Papetti performed by Catarina Paiva and Jessica Matheson and Ingeborg Meier Andersen will be performing her work in progress ’STELLAROSA' alongside collaborator, performer, and cellist Peter Scherrebeck Hansen.; as well as a series of audiovisual works developed by the same makers in collaboration with Adele Grégoire and Rafael Romero Peña.
Dates and Time Table:
4-6th of June

The performances are divided into two groups:

Group A: Carolina Papetti & Fernanda Libman

Group B: Tamir Eting & Ingeborg Meier Andersen

The two groups will perform parallel to each other.

First Round:

15:00 Program starts
16:00-18:00 Performances, both groups.
18:30 End

Second round:

18:30 Program starts
19:30-21:30: Performances, both groups.
22:30 Thank you for coming!

Freed From Desire

A foundational myth of neoliberal economics is that (privileged) humans can consume and prosper indefinitely, a repetition where each new generation is promised more success, comfort and material wealth than the last. Even as this paradigm unravels, it is experienced as déjà-vu. We seem welded to it, repeating patterns of thought and behaviour that appear increasingly absurd in the face of multiple global crises.

Works by Thom Driver, Cécile Tafanelli and Roman Tkachenko will be live streamed between the performances, from 12-17.00, Friday 5 – Sunday 7 March and Friday 12 – Sunday 14 March.
Friday 5 March, 15.00: ‘Together in Spirit’ by Liza Prins & Layla Durrani
Saturday 6 March, 12.00-17.00: ‘Dig’ by Kim Wawer
Sunday 7 March, 15.00: ‘Joe Nobody rises from the dead’ by Duncan Robertson
Saturday 13 March, 12.00-17.00: ‘Dig’ by Kim Wawer
Sunday 14 March, 15.00: ‘Joe Nobody rises from the dead’ by Duncan Robertson