Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Academy Gallery BLAAK10

Academy Gallery BLAAK10

During the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Piet Zwart Institute – part of Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University – hosts two events.

Come to the Piet Zwart Institute at the Mauritsstraat and BLAAK10 Gallery & Store at the Witte de Withstraat for an international conference and an exhibition:

Imagine an audience

In collaboration with IFFR XL and Kino Climates, the Piet Zwart Institute organises a three-day conference from Monday January 31 until Wednesday February 2 2011.

For artists, making and distributing films is radically changing in a time where traditional pillars like theatrical screenings and tv co-production are breaking away. This conference will look at new spaces, audiences, modes and media for filmmaking beyond either YouTube or big budget: micro-cinemas, the contemporary art system, alternative systems in the Internet. What kind of filmmaking is emerging here?

Imagine and Audience, Mauritsstraat 36, 3012 CJ Rotterdam. Admission: € 5 per day (free for WdKA students and staff and for IFFR industry passport holders). Check out the complete programme on PZI's website.

CINEGRAPHIC/PHOTOMATIC

As cinematic images spill out of the cinemas and into the streets ­ leaking through mobile phones and media devices ­ the viewing experience of moving images has migrated to diverse spaces, both public and private.  Increasingly, one such space is the gallery.

With these changes, contemporary image makers are pressed to rethink traditional categories of moving and still image ­ photography, film and animation.

This exhibition showcases recent work done in the Lens-­Based branch of the Master Media Design and Communication at the Piet Zwart Institute, a research ­oriented study programme created to give practitioners a context to explore these contemporary issues. Feel free to come to our opening reception on Monday January 31 (18-21hrs). Visitors of Imagine an Audience: your conference ends at 17hrs, so come and join us for drinks!

CINEGRAPHIC/PHOTOMATIC, Jan 27 – Feb 20 '11, BLAAK10 Gallery & Store, Witte de Withstraat 7a, 3012 BK Rotterdam. Opening hours: Tue till Fri 11-18hrs / Sat – Sun 13-17hrs. Opening reception: Mon Jan 31 from 18-21hrs.

Images: flyer CINEGRAPHIC/PHOTOMATIC with stills from VEINS, a documentary film by Vincenzo Onnembo,second year student Lens-Based programme of the Master Media Design and Communication at the Piet Zwart Institute – Femke de Bruijn, Tanja Deman, Roeland Veraart, Vincenzo Onnembo and Sebastian Cimpean.

During the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Piet Zwart Institute – part of Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University... Lees verder

BLAAK10, WdKA's gallery at Rotterdam's Witte de Withstraat presents works by five alumni of the MA Media Design program of WdKA's Piet Zwart Institute. The title of the exhibition is, of course, a pun on GPS, the global positioning system. Taking the name literally, the exhibition presents five critical media positions towards globalized technological and social systems.

Participating artists are Walter Langelaar (The Netherlands), Tsila Hassine (Israel), Shahee Ilyas (Maledives), Nancy Mauro-Flude (Australia) and Audrey Samson (Canada). A common theme is their reflection of information technology in relation to culture and global politics. The exhibition thus features a website that tracks and overlays Internet images related to geopolitical search terms and golden picture frames around political leaders mapping their years in power and the corruption and freedom of press in their countries. Other works consist of Barbie dolls mutated into musical controllers for performance artists, a game joystick taking up a life of its own, and a feminist machine that reflects how computing grew out of sewing technology.

“global / positions / systems”. May 23 – June 23, 2008. WdKA Academy Gallery BLAAK10, Witte de Withstraat 7A, 3012 BK Rotterdam/NL. Open: Wed-Sun, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: free

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WdKA's Academy Gallery BLAAK10 presents the works of five artists, that are participating in the MA course 'Education in Arts' of WdKA's Piet Zwart Institute. Besides being visual artists in their own right, they learn to become excellent art educators as well. And what better than to be able to use your own creative and innovative competencies to teach other people to develop these as well? Said artist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) in 1969: 'To be a teacher is my greatest work of art'.

In September 2006 Willem de Kooning Academy and Codarts, the Rotterdam Conservatoire and Rotterdam Dance Academy jointly started an MA course 'Education in Arts'. It is a practice-oriented course of one year if studied in full time, or two years if taken part time. A Master of Education in Arts is a specialist in art education. The course's curriculum emphasises the development of competencies for innovation with its participants, and the deepening of their artistic qualities.

The course's module 'Visual Practice' is a visual research projects, in which the participants' daily working environment is placed central stage. It aims at moments where contemporary art and education merge. Participants deepen their understanding of the role and impact of art and design on contemporary educational strategies. Vice versa, attention is paid to the role and impact of educational developments on what's going on in visual art today. Contemporary art may offer refreshing perspectives on education. This module was tutored by visual artist Mirjam van Tilburg.

The presentation 'To be a teacher is my greatest work of art' at BLAAK10 shows the results of this module: visual projects by five artists/art eduactors with 'education' as a point of departure. Participating artists are: Peter Hellemons, René Huitema, Jorinde Jonker, Marleen Rozenbrand and Djon Seedorf.

BLAAK10 PRESENTS: 'To be a teacher is my greatest work of art'. May 9-18, 2008. Academie Gallery BLAAK10, Witte de Withstraat 7/a, Rotterdam. Open: Wed-Sun, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: free. Opening: Thursday May 8, 2008 at 5 p.m.

WdKA's Academy Gallery BLAAK10 presents the works of five artists, that are participating in the MA course 'Education in Arts' of... Lees verder