ISO Amsterdam

iso is a collaborative working arena that combines a public programme with exhibitions, workshops, screenings, lectures, performance and music events. An ever-evolving stage for the (inter)national cultural community.


Exhibition Basse Stittgen Blood Related There are countless notions and associations connected to blood, the most substantial being life and death, blood can symbolize both and worlds in between.It tells a thousand stories, steeped in meaning and mysticism. Yet, the very real narrative of animal blood as a by-product and waste remains untold. The slaughterhouse industry is one of the most resource intensive in the world, yet it remains almost invisible - this disconnection makes it difficult to create a common ground to talk about the ethics of production and consumption. The work of Basse Stittgen aims to mend this broken thread through offering a platform for reflection in regards to the animal-human relationship by physicalizing invisible streams of matter.  All the objects shown in the exhibition are made 100% from discarded animal blood without any additives.  The work of Basse Stittgen is positioned at the intersection of design, art and material research. It stems from a fascination for material, how it can be created, applied, used / re-used and questioned. This approach might lead to investigations into production cycles, or become a tool to unfold hidden narratives and potentials embedded in matter. Basse graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017 and since then his work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum, the NGV Melbourne and the 13th Shanghai Biennale of Architecture. It is part of the collection of the MAK Vienna and the Wellcome Collection. IsOpen Studios Explore over thirty individual and shared ateliers; the intimate workspaces of a multitude of creative professionals operating within an expansive range of disciplines: industrial, product and furniture design, technology, architecture, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, performance, video, printmaking, graphic design, music, fashion and instrument making.  With Maarten Nico, Lino Thijssen, Job Althof, Niek Sanders, Juan Bravo, Gwion Lopez, Johe van Der One, Isabel Cordeiro, François Duquesnoy, Arno Hoogland, Roel de Boer, Dorian Jakob Koelmans, Basse Stittgen, Fabrizzia de Toni, Aurélien Lepetit, Hans Rosenboom, Laura A. Dima, Germans Ermičs, Jan Tomza, Julien Manaira, Christiaan Bakker, Stéphanie Baechler, Katja Novitskova, Natacha Mankowski, Barnaby Monk/Herbert Luciole, Mayra Sergio, Romy Yedidia, Guido van Amelsfoort, Camille Dolibeau, Kaspar Dejong, Octave Rimbert-Rivière, Peter Plumridge, Florence Parot, Dajo Bodisco, Noah Cohen, Thomas de Rijk, Alexis Bondoux, Lou Buche, Kévin Bray, Javier Rodriguez, Guillaume Roux, Jonathan Castro, NXS World, Paradyme, Feline Hjermind, Nicolai Schmelling, Joris Visser, Symbiotic Sessions, Nathaniel Klumperbeek, Yoran Vroom, Marc Mangin, Marjet Zwaans, Camille Rousseau iso supported by Bureau Broedplaatsen and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK)

ISO Amsterdam
Isolatorweg 17
1014 AS Amsterdam

Opening times
Thursday: 10:00–18:00
Friday: 10:00–18:00
Saturday: 12:00–17:00
Sunday: –



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