Pop-Up Cafe Exhibition

Pop-Up Cafe Amsterdam
June 6th – August 2nd, 2009

The Pop-Up Cafe was a temporary exhibition that took place at Meneer de Wit Gallery in Amsterdam.
In an open-plan gallery space we organized a 2-month exhibition that focused on applied arts, combined with an extensive line-up of events including movie nights, dinners & brunches, concerts, workshops and lectures. These events took place every day throughout the 2-month period.

The basic interior of the exhibition was set up in an interim manner and was based on the theme of cafe. Together with a group of artists we designed the interior to provide a creative and flexible support structure for the exhibition's artworks and different events. The pop-up theme was approached quite literally in the interior through the choice of materials; paper, cardboard, bright colour blocks and untreated wood. Several artists were commissioned by us to design and produce works that we could use in the exhibition. The Pop-Up Café became a central meeting point for the local cultural scene during the entire period, and the project's temporary character made sure it preserved its momentum.

Organized in collaboration with Karolien Buurman
Graphic design by Per Tornberg

Other opportunities for the Pop-Up Cafe are welcome – Feel free to contact us.
For more information about the project and programme – www.popupcafe.org