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Art in Context
Integrated art & theory program

Art in Context at Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam, June 2015 (Photo by Dorota Sliwonik)

Art in Context - Integrated art & theory program is an extra curricular program of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. The program offers to students a chance to place their work within particular social contexts and to generate knowledge and experience in addressing specific social issues. This enables students to prepare for their post-academy practice - they are invited to use their work as a means for questioning and re-imagining the state of social and political affairs. Every edition of the program is concluded with an exhibition and a publication in the end of May. The program runs from the beginning of October to the end of May and it’s open to the first year students from all departments.

Art in Context works on a particular topic throughout the year:
2012 (pilot): Stock Market
2012-13: Charity
2013-14: Public Relations
2014-15: Laughter
2015-16: Education

Collaboration with Cobra Museum

This year’s topic will be explored, once again, in collaboration with the Cobra Museum as a continuation of collaboration between the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Cobra Museum. The results of the previous collaboration were the Art in Context exhibition ‘Public Relations’ at the Cobra Museum in May-June 2014 and jointly produced event at the Frascati Theatre in June 2015. Art in Context students visit the Cobra Museum on a regular basis; research its archive, work with the museum curators and attend lectures at the museum. While researching the archive of the Cobra Museum, students mainly focus on the attitudes and social position of Cobra artists from 40’s and 50’s, on hidden or clearly marked ideology in their activities and involved institutions. This year’s collaboration with the Cobra Museum will result in jointly produced events both at their venue and other locations in May-June 2016. A publication ‘Education’ will be published on this occasion. For more information about the museum please visit: cobra-museum.nl.

Art in Context exhibition ‘Public Relations’ at Cobra Museum, May-June 2014 (Photo by Dorota Sliwonik)

2015-2016 - Education

Students:

Marsha Bruinen, Nina Gierasimczuk, Maisa Imamović & SKOKE, Valgerður Jónsdóttir, Simon Keizer, Urs Moore, Sameh Osman, Emilie Palmelund, Marina Papazyan, Miguel Witzke Pereira, Kleoniki Stanch, Nelle Swan, Christina Xenidou, Dee Vicher

Tutors:

Saša Karalić, Jouke Kleerebezem

2014-2015 – Laughter

Students:

Ida Brottmann Hansen, Noe Cottencin, Rafael Eleven, Roman Ermolaev, Anouk Hoogendoorn, Ildikó Horváth, Boris Kollar, Annelotte Lammertse, Linnea Langfjord Kristensen, Antrianna Moutoula, Nora Papp, Aurélien Potier, Salomé Roodenburg, Martina Turini, Alexandros Zakkas

Tutors:

Saša Karalić, Jouke Kleerebezem, Hilde de Bruijn (Cobra Museum)

Guests:

Jeroen Boomgaard, Frédérique Bergholtz, Maria Pask, Stephanie Noach, Micha Wertheim

2013-2014 - Public Relations

Students:

Suzanne Bernhardt, Loidys Carnero, Ivana Filip, Jorik Galama, Rikke Goldbech, Thom de Jager, Cécile Plouhinec, Ken Rooney, Cleo Scheibe, Marie Vedel, Roos Verschoor

Tutors:

Saša Karalić, Jouke Kleerebezem

Guests:

Katja Weitering (Cobra Museum), Hilde de Bruijn (Cobra Museum), Caro van Dijk (Total Identity), Daniel van der Velden (Metahaven)

2012-2013 - Stock market / Charity

Students:

Victorine van Alphen, Francesca Burattelli, Mie Frederikke Fischer Christensen, Rick van de Dood, Naomi van Dijck, Jakob Ehrlich, Nicola Godman, Hortense Lauras, Mikel Orfanos, Alina Ozerova, Lukas Varady-Szabo, Dorota Sliwonik

Tutors:

Jeroen Boomgaard, Saša Karalić, Jouke Kleerebezem

Guests:

Jean-Jacques Suurmond, Alena Alexandrova

Ida Brottmann Hansen

Art in Context - 8 months ago

Art in Context - 8 months ago

Art in Context - 8 months ago

Art in Context - 8 months ago

Art in Context - 8 months ago

Art in Context - 8 months ago

Art in Context - 8 months ago

Art in Context - 8 months ago

2014-2015 - 2 years ago

Cobra Museum, November 2014