Events

2024-06-22

KIRAC screening @ The Open secret,
organized by Millenium Film Workshop, curated by Dana Dawud,
167 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY

2024-06-07

KIRAC screening @ The Open secret,
organized by Millenium Film Workshop, curated by Dana Dawud,
167 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY

2024-06-02

KIRAC screening @ The Open secret and KultFilmKlubb,
screening of new cinema, curated by Dana Dawud,
Fo utva 177, Budakeszi, Hungary

2024-05-21

Premiere KIRAC 28 “Faun” plus performance by Melchior @ Paleis van de Weemoed
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 15, 1012 EH Amsterdam, 19:00

2024-04-30

KIRAC screening @ The Open secret, screening of new cinema,
curated by Dana Dawud & Patrick Scott Napier
Skene, Drottninggatan 6C, Malmo, Sweden, 19:00

2024-02-01

Jini Jane presents KIRAC @ Sovereign House NYC
Screenings: KIRAC episode 23 ‘Honeypot’ / KIRAC episode 24 ‘Under a Sinking Sun’
introduction by The Manhattan Art Review’s Sean Tatol, Houellebecq VR by Ben Lunato, Jini hosts and tells a story.

2023-10-30

Screening and party
KIRAC episode 13 ‘Stigma’ and KIRAC episode 23 ‘Honeypot’
20:00 Urbit Assembly Lisboa, Portugal

2023-10-29

Rebooting the Arts. The culture war is over—Culture lost. Now it’s a race to build a new one. Media whisperer Ryan Lambert leads a conversation with Play Nice founder/impresario Hadrian Belove, trend forecaster Sean Monahan, and controversial art-doc collective Kirac director Stefan Ruitenbeek. They discuss how to win the culture race, and create a new arts ecosystem out of the rubble. Ft. Ryan Lambert, Hadrian Belove, Sean Monahan, Stefan Ruitenbeek
15:15 Convento do Beato, Alameda do Beato 40, 1950-042 Lisboa, Portugal

2023-05-07 (Postponed)

Episode 27 featuring Michel Houellebecq (English subtitles)
zaterdag 27 mei 2023 – Aanvang 16:00 uur – Betty Asfalt Amsterdam
– Film release temporarily postponed due to legal procedures.
– Trailer currently unavailable.
– Houellebecq published a book about the affair.
– Stay updated by joining our mailing list for the film release.

2023-03-11 (Postponed)

Episode 27 featuring Michel Houellebecq (English subtitles)
zaterdag 11 maart 2023 – Aanvang 16:00 uur – Betty Asfalt Amsterdam

2022-02-07

Premiere KIRAC 26 Cornucopia and screening KIRAC 25 ‘Male Love’. 
Cafe Sweelinck 19:00 Amsterdam. 

2022-04-02

Students and artists of KASK set up rebuild the entire exhibition on the same day, after KASK cancelled the KIRAC 25 ‘Under a Sinking Sun’ Premiere, KIRAC performance and exhibition by various artists at KIOSK / KASK Gent. 


2022-04-02 (Cancelled)

KIRAC 25 ‘Under a Sinking Sun’ premiere, KIRAC performance, and exhibition by various artists at KIOSK / KASK Gent.
After the show was cancelled, the artists took all the sculptures and rebuilt the show in an art studio in Gent.
By NFT artist Ben Lunato, sculptors Robin Verslegers, Sybren Janssens, and Chris Hoeben, performance artist Jini van Rooijen. Curated by Simon Delobel.
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Foto: Isabella Arthuis.

2021-10-27 

Art Event & Premiere KIRAC 24 ‘Honeypot’
DeBalie Amsterdam, Grote zaal, 20:00

Free Public Premiere of KIRAC Ep. 20 ‘The Latent Potency of Rob Defares’ ft. Jordan Wolfson and Beatrix Ruf @ Kunstakademie Düsseldorf / SPARTA TV
Wednesday 19:00, November 4, 2020
Via this link: https://youtu.be/OqINhOBwT-g
After the 36-minute long film, SPARTA will host a discussion with the students of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, but everybody else can join as well.
Via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87234625422
Hosted by Till Bödeker and Swinda OelkeIn KIRAC’s 20th film, you can see how artist Jordan Wolfson is shocked when billionaire Rob Defares comes walking into his exhibition wearing a fur coat. Is the billionaire there to buy something, or just to shock the hell out of Jordan Wolfson? Jordan is an activist who wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to save the life of an animal. In this film, you can see how he adapts to the situation. Team-KIRAC (Tarik Sadouma, Kate Sinha and Stefan Ruitenbeek) identifies the dawn of a glorious and dangerous paradigm shift, shimmering beyond the horizon of this comedy of manners.

Kate Sinha from Team-KIRAC hosts and interviews at ‘A Perfect Day’
International drawing exhibition
March 7 and 14, 2020, Machinegebouw, Westergas, Amsterdam

Screening of KIRAC Episode 9 and 13 at Campo Victoria
as part of festival ‘Enter Through The Void, Exit Through The Gift Shop’
With films by: Ghita Skali, Helen Flanagan, KIRAC, Yonas Seyoum, Lara Verheijden & Amanda van Hesteren
February 13-15, 2020, Gent, Belgium

Radio Kunststof, NPO Radio 1
Over KIRAC, artspeak en ArtRotterdam. Andere gasten: Rutger Pontzen (Kunstcriticus en redacteur Volkskrant) en Renee Schuiten-Kniepstra (De Kunstmeisjes)
Dagelijks programma over cultuur en media van de NTR op Radio 1
presentatie: Frénk van der Linden, redactie: Veronique Schomaker
February 6, 19.30 – 20.30, 2020 (Daarna online)

Talk van HART magazine at Art Rotterdam
‘The Medium is the Massage: het publiceren van en over kunst’
Het Belgische magazine HART nodigt verschillende andere kunstmedia uit voor een gesprek over hoe de diverse media onze aandacht masseren. Hoe zit dat met de kunstkritiek? Is het woord nog steeds belangrijker dan het beeld, en is print nog steeds belangrijker dan web? Waar zitten de nieuwe vormen van schrijven? En hoe zit het met sociale media? Met andere woorden: hoe vandaag (over) kunst te publiceren? Met Stefan Ruitenbeek van KIRAC (die is vervangen door Denise Hiloise Defares), Mirthe Berentsen, Laender Art, Kathleen Weyts en Pieter Vermeulen.
Aanmelden: events@hart-magazine.be
February 6, 17:00-18:00, Rotterdam, 2020

KIRAC and Paul van Esch present Wout Neutkens

H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 49F
1096 AK Amsterdam
Facebook event page
KIRAC Space on Google Maps
Opening: Friday 17:00, November 8, 2019

On/kunst #3: moet hedendaagse kunst de wereld redden?

KIRAC director Stefan Ruitenbeek on stage.
Lab111, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 3, 2019

Premiere KIRAC 16 ‘King Philip’

De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Saturday 20:00 September 21, 2019
(click for tickets and info, teaser and documentation of the premiere talks below)

Kate Sinha recites her text ‘Ayn’s creature’, about Ayn Rand

De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘Grote denkers: Ayn Rand’, an evening created by Merlijn Geurts.
With Tinneke Beeckman, Kate Sinha and Floor Rusman. 
June 18 or 20, 2019

Read Kates text or watch video below

Kate talks about Avant-garde and political engagement.

De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
On the occasion of the new book by Sjeng Scheijen ‘De Avant-garde’.
With: Sjeng Scheijen (writer), Stephan Petermann (Architect at OMA), Sanne van der Burgh (architect at MVRDV). Moderator: Lennart Booij.
May 29, 2019. 

Info here, or watch video below

De Revisor: Het Personage

Simone draagt tekst voor over KIRAC Episode 8 ‘The Art of Stefan Simchowitz’
Simone van Saarloos, May 19, 2019

Screening ‘The Art of Stefan Simchowitz’ and Lecture

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany
KIRAC 8: The art of Stefan Simchowitz. Program: Prof. Marcel van Eeden.
April 16, 2019

Talk with Kate Sinha about antropoceen

De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
‘Now the Earth was Formless and Empty’. About the concept op Genesis. For students of the Sandberg Instituut, Conservatorium, Dramaturgie in cooperation with De Nederlandse Opera. Program: Sjaron Minailo and Ricarda Franzen.
March 29, 2019

Talk about political correctness

M Museum, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
‘De toekomst van de kunst.’ Talk. Programme by Freek van de Velde, Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics.
March 21, 2019

Teaching art students

De Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag
‘A foreign affair’. Organized by Caroline Straver, Pre-eindexamenexpositie. With end exam students about their work.
December 9, 2018

Talk with Kate Sinha about polarisation

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, The Netherlands
HappyChaos presenteert: Het polariserende podium met spreker Kate Sinha.
December 6, 2018

Talk about freedom of speech

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam,  The Netherlands
De Idee #22 / Censuur met Paul Cliteur
November 22, 2018

Premiere ‘Time’s Up, Old Man’ and talk

De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kirac 15 ‘Time’s Up, Old Man’.
November 2, 2018 – Friday 20:00

 

Talk with philosophy students

UvA, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Filosofisch Practicum: filosofie en kunst. dhr. dr. S (Sybrandt) van Keulen, Jan Wester.
June 21, 2018

Screening Beta version of ‘Time’s Up Old Man’ and talk

MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
Independent Studies Program, with Judith Hoekstra.
June 11, 2018

Barcelona

Screening ‘The Art of Stefan Simchowitz’ and talk

HBFK, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany
Kirac 8 ‘The Art of Stefan Simchowitz’. Program: Kunst, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung, Prof. Wigger Bierma.
May 31, 2018

Screening various Episodes and talk

FHK, Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Screening and talk. As part of the program: Master Performing Public Space Tilburg
May 23, 2018

Premiere ‘Stigma’ and talk

De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kirac 13 ‘Stigma’. Debate about ‘safespace’ with (among others) Timon Dias, Thijs Broer, Haro Kraak and Fritz Bolkestein.
20:00, April 26, 2018

 

Talk

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Design Platform Rotterdam, The Netherlands
De grenzen tussen kunst en, design en architectuur Kirac kritiseert voordrachten van oa Joep van Lieshout, …
March 15, 2018

Talk between Ethics students and Kate Sinha

Ethiek Instituut, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Presentation and discussion with student, with Dr. Frans R. Stafleu
April 10, 2018

Teaching

Werkplaats typografie, ArtEZ Arnhem, The Netherlands
Canceled. Click for more information
March 1, 2018

Premiere & Soirée

Paul van Esch & Partners, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kirac 12 ‘100% Integrity’ with Bert Kreuk
February 8, 2018

Premiere and talk

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Kirac 12 ‘100% Integrity. With Bert Kreuk
Click for overview of the controversy around this event
February 8, 2018

Screening and talk

Lost and Found, De Waag, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kirac 1: Verontwaardiging in de Appel. By Aynouk Tan, Esther Meijer and Julia van Mourik.
December 1, 2017

Premiere and talk

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Kirac 10 ‘The bad breath of Mondriaan specialist Hans Janssen
November 16, 2017

Talk about movie ‘The Square’

Cinema Rialto, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Talk ahead of premiere movie ‘The Square’. Organized by De Balie.
November 8, 2017

Premiere ‘The Art of Stefan Simchowitz’ and talk

Cinema FC Hyena, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kirac 8 ‘The Art of Stefan Simchowitz’. With Stefan Simchowitz
June 30, 2017

Talk with Stefan Ruitenbeek

Stampa, Amsterdam
Live Talkshow over kunst in W139. Editie 1
November 4, 2016