Dialogue: Stefan Simchowitz & Gerben Willers

Showroom MAMA proudly presents The Internetional, a two-day symposium focusing on one of the most important areas of visual culture today: the internet. Curators, artists, and theorists discuss this topic with each other and the public in a diverse program of panel discussions, dialogues, lectures, and workshops.

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''You're gonna find it when it gets shared in your social network''

In this podcast Gerben Willers, former curator at Showroom MAMA and current artistic director of Roodkapje, engages conversation with Stefan Simchowitz (Skype), a dealer, consultant, and collector of contemporary art.

Gerben Willers (1982) is the owner of All Together Now: Label for Contemporary Art and artistic director of Roodkapje. From 2001 – 2008, Gerben studied at the University of Groningen, obtaining his Masters degree in Modern and Contemporary Art History. While in Groningen, he worked for the art division of VERA: Club for the International Underground and founded his first initiative for contemporary art, Gallery on the Streets in 2005. GOTS combined online and physical art experience and distribution. In 2008, he started working for Showroom MAMA in Rotterdam, curating solo and group exhibitions with key contemporary art figures. In November 2014, Gerben Willers founded All Together Now, which represents and guides contemporary artists in their careers, and is committed to the production, presentation, mediation, and sale of their work. Since contemporary art production is versatile – performances, films, plays, music, and painting can be individual or multiple elements within an artist’s practice – All Together Now presents these approaches in relevant locations, including film festivals, the internet, exhibition halls, theatres, and art fairs. Gerben was one of the The Internetional’s initiators.

Stefan Simchowitz (US) is an art dealer, collector, and consultant living in Los Angeles.

Podcast Editing: Marel Jap-Sam

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