14 of September 2019, 13.00-17.30

Bureau Postjesweg, Amsterdam, NL




This Saturday 14 September during 24HNieuw-West you can join us on a garden expedition with Heidi Vogels and Iris Dik from the Bureau Postjesweg team. 
Lyuba Matyunina will take part with her project "I am a Tool of Gentrification". 
The walk including performance, video installation, and the sound will take place from 13.00 to 16.00
At 17.00  there is another performance on the construction site of New West after which you can meet the Bureau Postjesweg team. For more info and registration (free, but full = full):


Free entrance.


Costume and mask based on Japanese folklore about a class of supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons.

Produced in Itoshima, Japan.

Studio Kura residency 2019.


Amsterdam, NL


Yokai edition


Japan-inspired hand-printed fashion collection

Lyubov Matyunina went to Japan and research into the Yokai* culture. Her research transformed into this very special collection. Each item is hand-printed using block printing technique which makes each print unique and individual. Slow fashion as it is! Each print has a different intensity and not perfect, as according to Japanese philosophy wabi-sabi, acceptance of transience and imperfection.

Artist dye t-shirts by herself, inspired by the Sakura color, she created a dusty pink gradient. 
Each item is hand-printed and unique!

*Yokai are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons in Japanese folklore. 


19 May 2019,  16:00

Amsterdam, NL



 Video installation          

Wilhelminastraat 100-1

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Presentation of the new project

“Portable homelands”, departs from Homi Bhabha’s idea that,

“In-betweenness is a fundamental condition of our times”. It is a project that again goes back to persistent themes in my work of tensions of identity, specifically Russian identity. I am Baltic Sea Russian by birth, but I am also attached to the Mediterranean, Central Asia, and Europe by choice and see myself as both an Amsterdammer and global soul. This variety of attachments has resulted in many stories, myths and fairy tales departing from the idea of portable homelands and malleable identities. I would like to investigate the continuity of the clan and history, land and family, nature and human as well as ideas of in-betweenness and belonging.


23 May 2019, 19.30

Broedplaats HW10,Amsterdam, NL




Social Capital #2 Amsterdam-West.

Reflections on a City in Flux.  

Performances and premier film screening.

Location: Broedplaats HW10, Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10
19.30 - Performances and film screening

I am a tool of gentrification. West by Lyubov Matyunina


Lyubov Matyunina investigates in the experimental documentary I am a tool of gentrification. West the role played by artists in area development and how processes of gentrification can nurture not only the market but also the creative sector. I am a tool of gentrification consists of three parts: Amsterdam-North, Center, and West. All editions are on view from May 24 to June 30 at LIMA & LAB111.

Free entrance.

24 May at 19:30,

LIMA, Amsterdam, NL


Social Capital #2

Round Table


Location: LIMA, Arie Biemondstraat 111

At a Round-Table discussion at LIMA, we will examine developments and perspectives on gentrification in relation to art. With guests and speakers: senior urban planner Julian Jansen; artists: Julika Rudelius, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec and Lyubov Matyunina; Bart and Klaar. Moderated by writer and journalist Chris Keulemans.