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Date: Opening on Saturday November 10 from 19.00 till 22.00, Sunday November 11 from 11.00 – 17.00 Location: Wolfart Projectspace, Wolphaertstraat 23/25, 3082 BJ Rotterdam

Upon the invitation of Swimming Pool Gallery, ten artists from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam went to Sofia and did a show in the nick of time. In one night at Wolfart, they remake their work in the light of this new occasion.

It’s not like good things only happen for a reason. Some simply need the occasion. Honour the accidents that put gifts in your hands. They’re breakable, beware! Eggs in a pool. Assets in a nest. Sounds in your head you might not forget. Taking a trip can do this to you. Few days in a new city are hardly enough to know it. But, pressed for time, you may stumble accross things and bump into people, or hear the best tunes in town in the last place open late. In this spirit pieces get made. They grow when, after some rest, you take them out again for a night.

Participants from Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute: Teddy Coste Janis Dzirnieks Jakob Forster Josje Hattink Lili Huston-Herterich Honey Jones-Hughes Merve Kilicer Matheline Marmy Marco Rizzardi Bobby Sayers

With Jan Verwoert 

And with many thanks to Viktoria Draganova from Swimming Pool, in Sofia-Bulgaria

Image by Janis Dzirnieks, 2018

Date: Opening on Saturday November 10 from 19.00 till 22.00, Sunday November 11 from 11.00 – 17.00 Location: Wolfart Projectspace,... Lees verder

OPEN DAY WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY & PIET ZWART INSTITUTE

On November 10, 2018, from 10am till 3pm the Piet Zwart Institute will have a small presence during the Willem de Kooning Academy Open Day. Location Wijnhaven 61, Rotterdam. You will find our staff on the 4th floor to answer your questions. It is also possible to visit the workshop facilities that are located in the building.

More information you can find here.

OPEN DAY WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY & PIET ZWART INSTITUTE On November 10, 2018, from 10am till 3pm the Piet Zwart Institute will have a small... Lees verder

Time: Thursday November 8, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart Institute, entrance Wijnhaven 61, 4th floor, large project space (W.4.320). Admission: Free, but because of a maximum number of participants (25), please register via demsm@hr.nl

Hereby the Master Education in Arts cordially invites you to participate in the lecture/workshop Un/Chronological Timelines by Lineo Segoete from Another Roadmap to Arts Education. Another Roadmap for Arts Education is an international network of practitioners and researchers working towards art education as an engaged practice in museums, cultural institutions, educational centres and grass-roots organisations in twenty-two cities on four continents. They view arts education as deeply embedded in social and political contexts – but also as a possibility to question and transform the social. Within the lecture/workshop, working in groups, participants engage with histories of arts education from different locations and their relations.

Lineo Segoete is co-founder and co-director of Ba re e ne re Literary Arts, an NGO in Lesotho, which promotes critical literacy creative writing and storytelling. She is also co-convener of the Another Roadmap to Arts Education / Africa Cluster, freelance writer, knowledge-management consultant and a 2016/2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow from Vanderbilt University in the USA. Lineo Segoete is a woman-child who engages in various forms of storytelling including writing, research and photography. Her restlessness drives her to wander in places and the head spaces of other Homo sapiens, in search of knowledge and understanding. Her curiosity and inquisitivity make her a lifelong scholar who likes love and beautiful things but also a sceptic and questioner of things.

The idea of making the Un/Chronological Timelines workshop into a card game evolved from an exercise introduced at a workshop within the Vienna Arts Education Festival in October 2017. During the game a temporary interactive timeline is constructed by the participants, including information from their own contexts. Such timeline has an un/chrono/logical character, because the elements of it are not fixed. New connections between cards are established every time they are played with. The way history is represented keeps changing and evolving and is open to be questioned, de- and re-constructed and represented in new ways. 

The workshop is presented by the Master Education in Arts, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy in collaboration with Annette Krauss and Casco Art Institute’s First Annual Assembly for commoning art institutions.

See: http://casco.art/en/program/more

Time: Thursday November 8, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart Institute, entrance Wijnhaven 61, 4th floor, large... Lees verder

Date: Wednesday, 31st of October 2018 Time: 19:00 – 21:00 Location: Varia (http://varia.zone/), Gouwstraat 3 3082 BA, Rotterdam

What shapes the daily routine of a telemarketing sales agent? How to go beyond the co-working model when it comes to organize a place for collaboration? What’s the territorial and political role of furniture within the semi-domestic area of the artist’s studio? Are life hacks a form of liberation or yet another burden? Together with author and designer François Girard-Meunier, the WORKNOT! collective (Arvand Pourabbasi and Golnar Abbasi), Varia, the Centre for Everyday Technology (represented by Roel Roscam Abbing, Manetta Berends and Niek Hilkmann) and XPUB (the Experimental Publishing program of the Piet Zwart Institute), we will tackle these and more questions during an evening dedicated to spaces that are at once entrepreneurial and precarious.

Life Hacks is part of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s fellowship program around the theme of ‘burn out’. As 2017 fellow Ramon Amaro states, “on the one hand, to ‘burn out’ is to stall, break, or become otherwise unusable. In other words, processes, procedure and participation simply stop working. On the other hand, ‘burn out’ is an opportunity to break open, promote action and catalyse change towards new structures and relations.” Life Hacks manifests in a series of gatherings that respond to this ambivalence by exploring the approaches and techniques adopted to design or redesign life against the backdrop of growing precarity and an intensified entrepreneurial regime. Together with theorists, practitioners and XPUB, the Experimental Publishing program of the Piet Zwart Institute, Life Hacks looks into the tensions and releases that emerge from the constant reinvention and progressive self-optimization necessary to inhabit public and private space, manage time and productivity, and tweak one’s own thoughts and feelings.

Life Hacks is curated by Silvio Lorusso, and jointly organized by HNI’s Research Department and XPUB.

Roel Roscam Abbing (NL) is an artist and researcher whose work engages with the issues and cultures surrounding networked computation. He engages with themes such as network infrastructures, the politics of technology and do-it-yourself approaches. He holds an MA Networked Media from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and a Fine Arts BA from the Willem De Kooning Academy. Currently he also works as a teacher in Digital Media at the department of Graphic Design in Artez, Arnhem. He is also a member of the homebrewserver.club and Varia. https://roelof.info

Manetta Berends (NL) is a graphic designer with an interest in networked publishing & free software. Her practice is rooted in practical investigations into the sociality of software related to publishing infrastructures. Besides working on commissions, projects and workshops, Manetta is also member of Varia. https://www.manettaberends.nl

François Girard-Meunier (CA/NL) is interested by the performativity and politics of labour in the contemporary western post-fordist context. Graduated from the Graphic Design department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2015) and the Critical Studies department of the Sandberg Instituut (2018), he works mainly in the cultural field as a designer, web developer, writer and so on. Recent projects include Flexible Bodies (2017), at the Tallinn Photomonth 17, and Talent at Work (2017), in collaboration with Mirjam Reili and re-published in the context of Signals From The Periphery (EE). He is based in Amsterdam, where he runs the Office for Workspace Studies and self-publishes. http://www.francoisgm.com/

Niek Hilkmann (NL) is an artist with a background in media design, art history and musicology. After graduating from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, he started collaborating with various institutes, designers and artists on the fringe of speculative design, science fiction, media archeology and extratonal music. Besides being the curator of events such as “Floppy Totaal” and “De Grote Hoop”, he is also one of the core members of Varia, the conductor of an amateur avant-garde orchestra, the editor of the UNI Graphical Notation System, a part-time dodologist and the creator of one of the first moving panoramas since the nineteenth century. https://niekhilkmann.nl/

Varia (NL) is a Rotterdam based initiative focused on working with, on and through everyday technology. At its core the initiative aims to be a social infrastructure from which to collaboratively facilitate critical understandings on the technologies that surround us. The initiative is a membership-based organisation striving to become a space for questions, opinions, modifications, help and action. http://varia.zone/

WORKNOT! (NL/IR) is a Rotterdam-based independent open collective that works to create a platform for the representation of the life and work of today’s cognitarians. It works with seemingly banal, yet extreme (and political) conditions that shape our today’s contemporary forms of living and working. The collective consists of Arvand Pourabbasi and Golnar Abbasi, researchers/designers/makers with a background in architecture and art. Since its foundation in Tehran (2012), it has worked in a variety of context through a broad range of collaborations, and has created workshops, exhibitions, performances, images, writings, lectures and publications. https://worknot.info/

Cover image: François Girard-Meunier

Read on: http://networkcultures.org/entreprecariat

http://silviolorusso.com

Date: Wednesday, 31st of October 2018 Time: 19:00 – 21:00 Location: Varia (http://varia.zone/), Gouwstraat 3 3082 BA, Rotterdam What shapes... Lees verder

Ulterior Dutch Design Week 2018 Eindhoven, The Netherlands Exhibition location: Sectie-C, Hall 10

Dates: October 20-28 11:00-19:00

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Ulterior is an exhibition that presents elephants, bots, a kissing booth and totem, VR travel, Gitanas and other objets de désir, engaging with modern-day ulterior tendencies. Via a carousel of lens, the exhibition explores a mix of current ideas, things, and spaces, gently inspired by the often-misinterpreted expression ulterior motive. Projects are positioned across multiple media, scales and scenarios by international designers who embrace an expanded practice.

When novelist Georges Perec studies “the spaces we live” in Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, he observes with verve the familiar in our everyday as more than ordinary. Perec looks at unconventional ways of seeing, while sharing insights on spatial realities that we often don’t see or take for granted. He magnifies our understanding of space. Today, the space we inhabit is multifarious and continues to shift as our cultural moment calls for novel strategies of comprehension.

Ulterior invites visitors on an effervescent spatial-trip to explore new positions on everyday modern life. The projects in the exhibition are presented as an assemblage of autonomous and collective elements that voice contemporary questions. The participating designers examine topics such as personal space, human-centered technology, ethnic rituals, governing institutions, simulated environments, ecological toxins, and digital bugs.

Designers: Gill Baldwin, Ilonis Bairamidis, Carlijn Olde Beverborg, Katryna Ciurlionis, Liza Diekema, Thomas Galvan, Beatriz Peró Giannini, Theodora Kalamatianou, A Lim Kim, Aleksandra Oszczak, Chiara Raimondi, Marta LaTorre Rubio, Livia Stacchini, Amelie Johanna Unger, Magdalena Wierzbicka

Colophon: Design Project Tutors: NOMAN Studio, Selina Parr & Lara Tolman Graduation Supervisors: Füsun Türetken, Max Bruinsma, Marta R. Torrecilla Visual Identity & Video: High Rise, Daphne Heemskerk & Olivier Otten (collaboration with Gill Baldwin & Amelie Johanna Unger) Critical Strategies: Andrea Bagnato Exhibition Organization: Carlijn Olde Beverborg & Beatriz Peró Giannini Project Manager: Patty Jansen Course Director: Alex Suárez Course Coordinator:  Zoraïma Hupkes

Project Sponsorship: The Elephant in the Room, Parts on Demand & Jelle Fokkema The Rocker, the Slider & the Wobbler, collaboration with HR Groep Totem, Michel Oprey & Beisterveld

Ulterior Dutch Design Week 2018 Eindhoven, The Netherlands Exhibition location: Sectie-C, Hall 10 Dates: October 20-28 11:00-19:00 Archive / ... Lees verder

Zine-Machines A computer-generated zine workshop

Dates: 19 & 20 October 2018 Time: 12:00 – 17:00 Location: Sign Gallery | Winschoterkade 10, 9711 EA Groningen Language: English

Costs: € 5,- Subscribe via: signnl@gmail.com Needs: Material and tools are available, take your own laptop.

If we let it take over, what kind of zine would a machine create? We invite you to transform texts and images you find fascinating/ irrelevant/ disconnected into the raw material of a zine through playful software, poetically binding them all together in printed form. More info here: https://zine-machines.kstraat.casa/

Zine Machines is hosted by Angeliki Diakrousi, Luke Murphy and Alice Strete and is part of the SPREAD Zinefest @ SIGN Gallery

Zine-Machines A computer-generated zine workshop Dates: 19 & 20 October 2018 Time: 12:00 – 17:00 Location: Sign Gallery | Winschoterkade... Lees verder

The Best Dutch Book Designs is an annual competition where a professional panel of judges books that excel in design, typography, picture editing, lithography, printing and binding. In the selection process the judges also assess the relation between form and content and which decisions the commissioners (publishers) have made. And, of course, the relevance of making that particular book.

As of last year, a student panel was created. They follow the same procedures as the professional panel, examining the books on a number of days and later spending two days to arrive at their own final selection. This year 342 books were submitted from which the student panel chose 31 books.

We are delighted to announce that XPUB’s Special Issue 4 “A Bed, a Chair,and a Table” is part of the 31 books selection!

Congratulations to Giulia de Giovanelli, Natasha Berting, Elisa Chaudet, Angeliki Diakrousi, Joãovan der Horst, Alexander Roidl, Alice Strete and Zalán Szakács!

The book will be exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The opening is on Friday 28.09, with an exhibition and a presentation of the selected books, as part of the Best Designed Books exhibition.

http://www.bestverzorgdeboeken-studentenselectie.nl

https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/events/stedelijk-book-club-press-print-publish-2018

https://issue.xpub.nl/04/

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Wednesday 04 July – 17:00 Opening Graduation Show 2018 | July 5 – 8 Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute location: 4th Floor Wijnhaven 61 building, Rotterdam

Friday 06 July 2018 – 18:00 in KINO Rotterdam location: Gouvernestraat 129-133, 3014 17:00 – 18:00 please join us for drinks 18:00 – 21:00 – Lens Based Grad Show screenings with a short program of 1st yr. screenings

The Graduation Show of Master Media Design – Lens Based Piet Zwart Institute Willem de Kooning Academy Master Media Design Lens-Based is a master-level course within the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam committed to lens-based image making as an art and craft.

The work of the artists in this show  — Anna-Lena Lystad, Catalina Giraldo, Sigrún Lýðsdóttir, Fabian Landewee, Irma Oldenburg and Ryan Cherewaty — ranges from classic documentary, through photographic portraiture and installation work, to fully immersive moving image installations, and data-visualisation of complex scientific research.

The screening at KINO is an opportunity for the general public to see some of the distinctive cinematic works made by these talented emerging film-makers.

2nd Year – Final Graduation Works screened at KINO are:

Irma Oldenburg (Nothing has to be Official), Sigrún Lýðsdóttir (Untitled), Catalina Giraldo (Sky Islands: a past time travel in the Andes Mountains), Ryan Cherewaty (Involuntary Parks) and (In Death’s Dream ) and at the beginning and end of the Graduation Program a section of surveillance footage that forms an element in a larger work by Anna-Lena Lystad, (Me and Christina) will be streamed live as audience leaves and enters the auditorium.

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1st Year:  Research work in Progress also shown in KINO are:

Ewan Mitchell (Divided Together), Salvador Miranda (Aim Down Sights), Zhibin Qin (Intersection), Dorothy Cheung (Letter to the Outsider), Rossella Nisio (The Splintering Sun) and Mike Pelletier (Rolling Coal)

For those of you who can’t make the first screening, a second screening is planned for Sunday 08.07 between 15:00 – 18:00. Please reserve your tickets here: KINO

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Reflex Action is part of the Piet Zwart Institute Master Media Design Graduation festival, other work by students can be seen during the WDKA Graduation Show 2018 with on Thursday 05 July the EX, XPUB presentations and performances of the Experimental Publishing Master at UBIK.

XPUB is a two year PZI Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design that focuses on the intents, means, and consequences of making things public in the age of post-digital networks. https://xpub.nl WORM: https://worm.org/production/piet-zwart-xpub-graduation-show-2018/ f: https://www.facebook.com/events/379334785893868/ t: https://mobile.twitter.com/320×200/status/1011179329353670657

Graduation Show 2018 | July 5 – 8 Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Bachelors and Masters in Art & Design

Opening: Wednesday, July 4: 17.00 – 23.00hrs

General opening hours: Thursday & Friday, July 5 – 6: 11.00 – 23.00hrs Saturday and Sunday, July 7 – 8: 11.00 – 18.00hrs

More info – https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2018

Wednesday 04 July – 17:00 Opening Graduation Show 2018 | July 5 – 8 Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute location: 4th... Lees verder

Thursday 05 July, 2018 19:00 Doors open 19:30 Start 23:30 Drinks and Feels

Location: UBIK + S/ASH GALLERY Boomgaardsstraat 69, 3012 XA Rotterdam Free admission

Experience: Is it possible to archive the experience of social dance and what does it mean to interactively take control of two swing dancers?

Express: What questions and expressions are posed by improvisation upon the production of artistic work in terms of its material value and traditional attributions of mastery?

Expand: Are there alternative ways of living and organizing activities in communities, that can expand our ideas on collective values?

Extract: How can an independent, self-hosted repository of digital documents about the Catalan referendum of October 1, 2017, be used to extract significance from social media noise?

Expose: What does the medium of a lexicon with neologisms and terms used by two prominent far-right online subcultures expose about the Alt-Right and the Manosphere?

Exchange: How does one exchange a conversation in a social setting?

Would a drink help?

Works and research from Karina Dukalska (Back it up), Max Franklin (Anomolous Faces), Giulia de Giovanelli (Unlearning the Rules of Collectivity), Franc González (Referedum Medialogs), Pleun Gremmen (Alt Reality Lexicon) and Nadine Rotem-Stibbe (Unpublishing House). Presented in UBIK and Slash Gallery with an exclusive presentation from first year students and extraordinary guest appearances…

XPUB is a two year PZI Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design that focuses on the intents, means, and consequences of making things public in the age of post-digital networks. https://xpub.nl

WORM: https://worm.org/production/piet-zwart-xpub-graduation-show-2018/ f: https://www.facebook.com/events/379334785893868/ t: https://mobile.twitter.com/320×200/status/1011179329353670657

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Ex, XPUB, is part of the Piet Zwart Institute Master Media Design Graduation festival, other work by students can be seen during the WDKA Graduation Show 2018, opening Wednesday 04 July also Friday 06 and Sunday 08 July are LENS-BASED AT KINO screenings. grad show w: https://www.pzimediadesign.nl/

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Thursday 05 July, 2018 19:00 Doors open 19:30 Start 23:30 Drinks and Feels Location: UBIK + S/ASH GALLERY Boomgaardsstraat 69, 3012 XA... Lees verder

2018 Graduate Exhibition Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute

Featuring Timur Akhmetov, Sophie Bates, Shraddha Borawake, Katharina Cameron, Larisa David, Marta Hryniuk, Alexander Iezzi, Anne Kolbe, Johanna Kotlaris, George Nesbitt, Collette Rayner, Victor Santamarina, Anastasia Shin, Nick Thomas, and Sophie Varin. Guided by Marloes de Vries (curator, MAMA).

Tripping Autonomy is the 2018 Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art graduate exhibition and performance program, and a collaboration between MAMA, PZI MFA artists, and staff.

Autonomy is socially constructed and contingent. In a two-year MA Fine Art program that emphasizes self-direction in studio research and practice and relies upon around-the-clock collective self-governance, autonomies are constantly under negotiation as art and life merge and diverge in the most significant and banal ways.

With Tripping Autonomy, the 2018 MFA graduates assert their agency to trip the term in a group exhibition and performance program that trips all the sensory fuses.

Tripping means to activate, fluff, hallucinate, operate, travel with, hoist, stumble over, dance with, obsess over, get high on, activate, mess with, and release. Hence, a “tripping” autonomy is one that acknowledges and embraces the instabilities inherent to all claims for self-determination, art for art’s sake, and the de-segregation of art and life.

Graphic design by Team Thursday.

This year we are hosted by De Kroon, in a former electrical engineering factory on the Maas river. Tram 8 from Rotterdam Central Station (direction Spangen, stop Schiemond). Metro lines A,B,C to Delfshaven metro stop.

Hours: July 7–15 1–7pm, closed Monday July 9.

2018 Graduate Exhibition Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute Featuring Timur Akhmetov, Sophie Bates, Shraddha Borawake, Katharina Cameron,... Lees verder