Gerrit Rietveld Academie
The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is a university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design. We offer one Bachelor's degree programme and four Master's programmes. From academic year 2014-2015 the Academie will be offering the Bachelor's degree programme Art & Design (formerly the two programmes Fine Arts and Design). This combination expresses our vision concerning art education in which autonomous and applied art form a single entity. This degree programme has twelve specialisations. All students follow a general first year (the Basicyear) and then choose one of these specialisations for in-depth study in the following three years. The Rietveld Academie also offers a part-time Bachelor's programme. The basis year of the part-time Bachelor's programme lasts two years and is followed by three years of in-depth study. Read More
FIPRESCI Award given to Kaweh Modiri
The film 'Bodkin Ras' by Rietveld alumnus Kaweh Modiri won the International Film Festival Rotterdam FIPRESCI award at IFFR on Friday. The award is for the judges’ favourite film in the Bright Futures strand. The FIPRESCI Award is given to the filmmaker of the best film in Bright Future by the jury of the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI). The FIPRESCI jury exists of international film journalists, who grant this award during IFFR to a film in the section Bright Future. Only first feature films that have their world premiere during IFFR and are not included in a competition qualify for this award, and the jury were selecting from a total of eleven films.
The FIPRESCI jury consisted of Joost Broeren, Taylor Hess, Dragan Jurak, Toni Junyent, Martin Kudlac, Kevin B. Lee, Archana Nathan and Yael Shuv. They described the film as a “fascinating hybrid of documentary and fiction, filled with unforgettable characters, a strong sense of place and an urgency that turns the experiment into a thrilling and humanistic film”.
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Marjan van Aubel awarded 'Radicale Vernieuwer 2015'
Marjan van Aubel and her company Caventou has been awarded as the 'Radicale Vernieuwer' (innovator) of 2015. She is working on the integration of PV in furniture, in order to absorb energy such as indoor color and light. Caventou also pays much attention to design and aesthetics. "Otherwise nobody wants it," Van Aubel explains this week in Vrij Nederland The 30-year-old designer studied at the Rietveld Academie and attended a master's degree at the Royal College of Art in London. While writing her thesis in Switzerland, she became acquainted with the technology to make solar cells based on color. While still in development, Van Aubel used the technique already in a table and a stained-glass window. Soon she travels to South Korea, where most likely a production line can be set for the table. Radical Innovators is an initiative of the Free Netherlands, civil society think tank Kennisland and creative agency Vandejong to put people with radically positive, sustainable and social initiatives in the spotlight.
Source: Vrij Nederland
New Amsterdam Academy 2 On the move
People from countries in surrounding continents wrecked by war and terror are traveling to the EU to find a save haven. Europe is divided on how to deal with refugees and economic immigrants. The public debate is dominated by incident driven media and populism and leaves little space for reflection and thorough argumentation. On Febr 16, Europe by People invites professor of Migration Law Thomas Spijkerboer, professor of Sociology Godfried Engbersen and visual artist and Rietveld alumna Olfa Ben Ali to talk about the threats and solutions, seen from their own field of expertise and research.
For more information go to the website of Pakhuis de Zwijger
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Prospects & Concepts
The fourth edition of the exhibition Prospects & Concepts opens today at Art Rotterdam. This exhibition, where the Mondriaan Fund presents young talent, can be visited from 11 to February 14 in the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam. The exhibition features work by 54 artists who in 2014 received a Work Contribution Young Talent of the Mondriaan Fund to make a start with their careers. Prospects & Concepts is curated by Noor Mertens, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art & Stadscollectie at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Participating alumni include Sohrab Bayat, Michael Hilbrink Anne Huijnen, Susan Cage, Maurice Koster, Ola Lanko Jonas Lund, Silvia Martes, Kaweh Modiri, Malou van der Molen, Nicoline Timmer, Ran Zhang.
#Meetthestudents: Jeanne Vivies, 20 years old, Basicyear
''It was a friend of mine who made me discover Rietveld when I visited her in Amsterdam last year. I was in a graphic design school in France and found it so restrictive compared to Rietveld. Here for me it’s a sort of giant atelier/workshop.
First I wanted to apply directly to the first year of VAV, but they told me to start in the Basicyear. At first I was dissapointed, of course. I though VAV was really what would be the best for me, but now it’s been 6 months in Basicyear and I’m glad I did it. I have no idea anymore which department I want to choose now. I came to Rietveld being certain of my choices and now that I am here I am lost. On the other hand; I’ve never been this happy.
All I know now is that Rietveld is helping me to find what I like and I think that’s the first step to discover what I want. I hope it will continue this way until the end of my studies here. What I like the most about the way they teach is that they always push you to do more, and sometimes it feels too much but at the end of the day you realize it worked. To push yourself to the maximum. They also want you to experiment every single thing which is really interesting at the end. You compare and you’re able to choose what you prefer.There’s a lot of learning in the proces.''
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COPY COPY – THE BOOKS OF DAAN VAN GOLDEN AND JCJ VANDERHEYDEN
COPY COPY – THE BOOKS OF DAAN VAN GOLDEN AND JCJ VANDERHEYDEN. The exhibition looks at parallels between the practices of both artists and consists of books and works from the collection of Frank Mandersloot. The exhibition will be open from February 9 till 24.
Next week Tuesday, Emiliano Battista, author of the book Daan van Golden - Photo Book(s), will give a lecture about the contemporary conditions at stake in the field of publishing and will zoom in on Daan van Golden’s relation to the making of photo books.
KNIGHT’S MOVE: INGO NIERMANN on 28 January
The Knight’s Move is a series of lectures by eminent international speakers who stand out by their unusual, enlightening and inspirational visions concerning the city, urbanity, the public domain, and community. Just as the knight moves in an atypical and unusual way across the chessboard, The Knight’s Move wants to cut across all disciplines and thus stimulate rethinking the city.The Knight’s Move is an initiative by Stroom Den Haag in cooperation with Lectoraat Art & Public Space (LAPS) of the Rietveld Academie.
This year the first lecture of the Knight’s Move lecture series is by Ingo Niermann.
Date: Thursday 28 January 2015
Time: 20.00 – 22.00 (doors open from 18:00, vegetarian meals available)
Location: De Nieuwe Anita, Frederik Hendrikstraat 111, Amsterdam
Moderator: Jeroen Boomgaard
Trailer RietveldTV by Jos Houweling: doet moet pijn doen (this must hurt)
January's RietveldTV is made b…
January's RietveldTV is made by Jos Houweling. The episode 'dit moet pijn doen' (this must hurt) will be broadcasted on Saturday January 30 and Sunday January 31, 10.40 PM at AT5.
Eight Cubic Meters by TXT (Textile)
Body minus garment equals
The TXT department proudly presents a selection of images, texts and weaves from a collective investigation into body, clothes, behaviour and identity. On view at Eight Cubic Meters, from Wednesday 27 January until 9 May.
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Seminar given by Andishmand at…
Seminar given by Andishmand at Queens College.
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Selection of Photo series Loca…
Selection of Photo series Locations