Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Piet Zwart Institute

Piet Zwart Institute

Date: Tuesday November 28 2017, 19.00 Location: deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp Admission: free, but registration is requested:

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Work shown in this exhibition stands in dialogue with the nature of drawing as presented in the exhibition ‘Drawing Ambience, Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association.’ Students from the Piet Zwart Institute, Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design program reconsider drawing as a form of spatial inquiry across time, context, and technique.

Each drawing looks to explore a space that denotes tension between visible and invisible, interior and landscape, reality and fiction. Designers have been searching for various unorthodox representations of (interior)space. Drawings behave like instruments with which to depict ambient attributes.

Designers Claudia Cañizares, Marta Latorre Rubio, Theodora Kalamatianou, Francesco Mottola, Livia Stacchini, Szu-Yi Wang

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Caption for image: an excerpt from Francesco Mottola, Outside of the grid, Print on paper, 170 cm x 110 cm

 

Date: Tuesday November 28 2017, 19.00 Location: deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp Admission: free, but registration is... Lees verder

Time: Monday November 13, 19.00hrs Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam Admission: Free

LACK OF IMAGINATION by Alex Cecchetti Intended as a new sort of artist retrospective, Lack of Imagination brings together in the form of poems a catalogue of works that are invisible, missing or immaterial, all stemming from the artist’s lack of imagination. These performance narratives revive the tradition of the epic or the song of gesture to summon by an imaginative process the absent works. Alex Cecchetti describes the talk as ‘a multiple experience of serendipity and simultaneity that tries to reply to one single question: do invisible things see visible things?’

Visual artist, poet and choreographer, Alex Cecchetti creates performances and unclassifiable objects that can take place in exhibitions or elsewhere. He draws his inspiration from literature, philosophy, science or music. Whether it’s a stand-up comedy about death, a walk backwards in botanical gardens or a visit to the Louvre without the Louvre, each of his works is a real experience shared by a community of spectators. His poetic and gestural language mysteriously brings the participants to embark on rituals or journeys where the perception and the great existential questions are brought into play. His works are meant to develop in the spectators their visionary qualities.

For the past two years, he has been developing a narrative project of performances exhibition and a novel, as part of the project The Novel As Fantasy, edited by The Book Lovers and produced by the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. There he has presented his personal exhibition Tamam Shud. He is the first artist to have benefited from a research residency at the Center of Contemporary Art at the Ferme du Buisson in 2016. In February 2017, he obtained a carte blanche at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris, for a program entitled “Notte lusoria “. His performances and exhibitions have been presented in many institutions such as the Jeu de Paume, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Serpentine Galleries in London, the Maxxi Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the Serralves Foundation in Porto, CAC Vilnius, M leuven or the foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin. Today La Ferme du Buisson hosts its largest monographic exhibition in France in collaboration with the CCA Warsaw. Next solo shows Spike Island, Bristol, UK in May 2018 and Void, Derry, Ireland in August 2018.

Time: Monday November 13, 19.00hrs Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam Admission: Free LACK OF IMAGINATION by Alex Cecchetti Intended as a... Lees verder

We are excited to share that MMDC Lens-Based tutor David Haines was awarded the first edition of the Refresh Irinox Prize for his work presented by Upstream Gallery at the Disegni section of Artissima 2017.

David brings his perspective as a fine artist deeply engaged with thinking through the relationship between traditional and contemporary media to his teaching at the PZI Media Design Lens-Based path.

And, indeed, the work awarded in Artissima was singled out for bringing a fresh perspective on the ways we use media into the discipline of drawing. About his work, Claire Gilman (curator, The Drawing Center, New York) noted during the award ceremony:

“David’s work stands out at speaking to issues at the forefront of drawing today. The way in which he uses the medium to play with representation, both in terms of the hand made and the digital, as well as his deep investment in art historical references, is exemplary within a proliferation of work in this area. His work gives poignant testament to our contemporary condition in which our desire for intimacy and human contact is filtered through the solitude of the screen”.

The jury of the Refresh Irinox Prize was headed by: Claire Gilman(curator, The Drawing Center, New York), Katharine Stout (deputy director, ICA, London) and Irina Zucca Alessandrelli (curator, Ramo Collection, Milano).

We are excited to share that MMDC Lens-Based tutor David Haines was awarded the first edition of the Refresh Irinox Prize for his work presented... Lees verder

ROTTERDAM UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (Hogeschool Rotterdam) PIET ZWART INSTITUTE MASTERS WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY

START DATE: December 2017 (2 weeks in December, then January-June 2018 maternity cover)

The Piet Zwart Institute, which hosts four Master programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is hiring a part-time course coordinator to cover a six-month maternity leave. 

The course coordinator is proficient in Dutch and English, and provides key administrative and operational support to the Master program to which they are assigned. They build relationships and liaise with students and teaching and support staff within the Piet Zwart Institute and across the Willem de Kooning Academy.  This role is a short-term maternity cover and you will be working closely with the Master Fine Art and Master Interior Architecture Design and Research programs, as well as for the Piet Zwart Institute in general. The course coordinator is line-managed by the course director they work directly with, but s/he reports to Jacqueline Lavooy, manager of operations and finance. This means you will be collaborating with the support teams of the Willem de Kooning Academy in order to align all administrative work. Besides the daily collaboration there’s a project group working on integration of administrative support for all master courses. 

We are seeking a colleague with solid administrative experience in a service-oriented environment, a great attitude toward team work, and a strong ability to operate independently, set priorities, meet objectives, and remain organized. Multi-tasking and problem solving are standard features of this role. You’ll be working on two locations (Willem de Kooning Academy and the Fine Art campus at Karel Doormanhof). Occasionally we will ask you to be flexible in your working hours, due to project requirements.

You will be the first point of contact for inquiries from current, past and potential students, as well as staff. You’ll provide information, advice, and be able to use your initiative and creativity to resolve issues with colleagues and students as they arise. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, databases and data entry, strong communication and correspondence skills are essential. Ideally, you’ll also be knowledgeable about Dutch and European higher education and enthusiastic about contemporary art and design.

This is a polyvalent role, but key duties include: developing and maintaining the academic schedule, supporting the course director in all aspects of the day to day administration of the Master, liaising with the teaching staff and students, administrative and academic record-keeping, assisting with student admissions, collaborating with support staff across the Willem de Kooning Academy, insuring procedures and guidelines are followed, and providing assistance in Master event coordination, publicity, and presence (Open Day/Open Studios, guest lectures, student-led projects and exhibitions, etc.).

Salary and employment conditions  

Maximum salary scale 8 (Dutch CAO-HBO, higher education)

How to Apply:

Please send your application (CV and motivation letter), with PZI WDKA Coordinator in the subject line, to Jannie Ridderbusch at Tempo Team, Rotterdam: jannie.ridderbusch@tempo-team.nl

image by Aad Hoogendoorn, Graduation Exhibition Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art, 2017

ROTTERDAM UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (Hogeschool Rotterdam) PIET ZWART INSTITUTE MASTERS WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY START DATE: December 2017... Lees verder

Time: Thursday December 14, 17:00 – 18:30hrs Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam Admission: Free

With: Annet Dekker & authors of Lost and Living (in) Archives & Piet Zwart Institute, Media Design: Experimental Publishing

Archives are collections of records that are preserved for historical, cultural and evidentiary purposes. As such, archives are considered sites of a past, places that contain traces of a collective memory of a nation, a people or group. Digital archives have transformed from stable entities into flexible systems, at times referred to with the term ‘Living Archives’. In which ways has this change affected our relationship to the past? Will the erased, forgotten and neglected be redeemed, and new memories be allowed to take their place? Will the fictional versus factual mode of archiving offer the democracy that the term public domain implies, or is it merely another way for public instruments of power to operate? The various essays in Lost and Living (in) Archives show that archives are not simply a recording, a reflection, or an image of an event, but that they shape the event itself and thus influence both the past, present and future.

This event will explore the messy entanglements of how documents are created and collected, how systems (dis)function and how networks of people, bots and algorithms trigger and demand transformations in the way archives are constructed and thought of.

A presentation from students of the Experimental Publishing study path at the Piet Zwart Institute’s Media Design Master in Rotterdam, currently focusing on the topic of the autonomous archive, will be followed by a discussion. Particular attention will be paid to the functions and functioning of bottom-up archival approaches, community archives and autonomous archiving.

Time: Thursday December 14, 17:00 – 18:30hrs Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam Admission: Free With: Annet Dekker & authors of... Lees verder

Time: Monday November 6, 19.00hrs Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam Admission: Free

Master Fine Art presents Irene Kopelman (born 1974), an artist who holds a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki/MaHKU, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, Utrecht. Originally from Argentina, Kopelman moved to the Netherlands in 2002 to participate in a residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions and projects include: ‘On Glaciers and Avalanches’, CRAC Alsace,France, 2017; ‘Campamento de Dibujo’ located at National Park Quebrada del Condorito, Córdoba, AR,2017; ‘ ‘Underwater workstation’, Diablo Rosso, Panama, 2016; ‘On Glaciers and Avalanches’, Labor Gallery, 2015; ‘Frisos’, FLORA ars+natura, Colombia, 2015; SITE Santa Fe international Biennale, 2014;‘ Vertical Landscape’ , 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, 2014; LARA ((Latin American Roaming Art), MAC, Peru, 2014; ‘Chiral Garden’, La Verriere Fondation D’Entrerprise Hermes, Brussels,BR;‘Entanglement’, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen , Sankt Gallen, 2013; ‘The Exact Opposite of Distance’, Motive Gallery, Brussels 2013;The Challenger’s Report, Gasworks, London, 2012;The Molyneux Problem, BAK, Utrecht, 2011; Essays on Geopoetics, 8th Mercosur Biennal, Porto Alegre, 2011; 50 Metres Distance or More, Labor Gallery, Mexico City, 2011; El Vuelo de Levy, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, 2010 and Montehermoso Art Centre, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2009; The Malady of Writing, MACBA, Barcelona, 2009; Planet of Signs, Le Plateau, Paris, 2009; and Levity, The Drawing Center, New York, 2007.

Her practice entails collaboration with several research institutions: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Panama, (2012/2016 ); Manu Learning Centre, Peru (2012), Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden (The Kinabalu / Crocker Range Expedition 2012 and ‘Chiral Garden’, La Verriere Fondation D’Entrerprise Hermes, Brussels, BR, 2013); Museum Boerhaave 2012 ; World Glacier Monitoring Service, University of Zurich (2013/2014); WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, SLF, Davos (2013/2014).

In addition, Kopelman has published a number artist books including Three interventions in a space (2003) and Notes on Representation, volumes I (2006), II, III and IV (2011), V (2013), VI (2014),VII (2015).

Kopelman lives and works in Amsterdam.

Time: Monday November 6, 19.00hrs Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam Admission: Free Master Fine Art presents Irene Kopelman (born 1974), an... Lees verder

Congratulations to MIARD students Claudia Cañizares, Thomas Galvan, Livia Stacchini.

These designers are invited by Kenniscentrum Creating 010, Hogeschool Rotterdam to publicly present and exhibit their speculative projects of future spaces of consumption as part of Hogeschool Rotterdam’s externally funded research project ‘Retail Innovation Rotterdam’. Creating 010 is a transdisciplinary design-inclusive Research Center enabling citizens, students and creative industry making the future of Rotterdam.

The designs by Claudia, Thomas and Livia include: a vision for using recycled plastic as a currency in a city, a shopping center for robots and humans, and a fast-food restaurant serving insect kebab from its in-house insect farm.

Each student will obtain a substantial production budget and be an official part of the final research outcome presentation of Retail Innovation Rotterdam in 2018.

https://www.hogeschoolrotterdam.nl/onderzoek/kenniscentra/creating-010/over-het-kenniscentrum/

 

Congratulations to MIARD students Claudia Cañizares, Thomas Galvan, Livia Stacchini. These designers are invited by Kenniscentrum Creating 010,... Lees verder

Time: Thursday November 9, 19.30 – 21.30 hrs Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam. Large project space, 4th floor. Admission: Free

The Master Education in Arts cordially invites you for a lecture by Elizabeth Graham and Amal Khalaf.

You are already in it

Through a series of collective exercises and readings, we will discuss listening as a pedagogical space for collectivity, reciprocity and care. Sharing research developed from The Centre for Possible Studies and our current Serpentine Projects we will reflect on practices of listening, mapping, archiving and collective action. How do we move beyond the subject/object dynamic of social practice? Fred Moten says that ‘you are already in it’, you are already in the thing that you call for and that calls for you. What does it mean to work in socio-political context and how can community practice within arts institutions be a practice of solidarity?

* For the participants: Please bring a sound to share that responds to the question: what is the sound of solidarity? Recordings should last between 1 – 2 minutes.

Elizabeth Graham

Elizabeth Graham studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, graduating in 2009. She is a curator and educator based between London and Amsterdam. She is currently Assistant Projects Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, connecting artists, communities, self-organised groups and campaigns through long term residency programmes in the city. Alongside her role at Serpentine, Elizabeth also curates a range of public art commissions for UP Projects, including Constellations a working group at Flat Time House that supports artists to develop their practice by exploring socio-political contexts as the site for artistic practice. Prior to this, Elizabeth has worked at a variety of arts organisations including; Arnolfini (Exhibitions; John Akomfrah, Moving Targets), Tate Britain and Modern (Learning/ Artist-in-Residence Programme) and as an education researcher for the South London Gallery (ongoing). Since 2014, Elizabeth has been a tutor of Self-Directed Research on the Master Education in Arts, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and co-organises How To Show Up? an ongoing writing and performance series at Sans Serrife, Amsterdam.

Amal Khalaf

Amal Khalaf is an artist, researcher and currently Projects Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, working on the Edgware Road Project since its inception in 2009. In addition she is the Commissioning Editor of Projects for Ibraaz, and a founding member of artist collective GCC.  Previously she has worked at Gasworks, London and the Townhouse gallery, Cairo as well as co-directing the 10th edition of the Global Art Forum, Art Dubai in 2016.  Amal’s work has been presented at the University of Pennsylvania; Goldsmiths College, London; MoMA PS1, NY; New Museum, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Musee D’Art Moderne, Paris; The Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah; Serralves, Porto;  amongst others in educational and cultural contexts.

Image caption: Sketch by artist Nicolas Vass as part of ‘Language, Resistance, Theatre’ project.

Time: Thursday November 9, 19.30 – 21.30 hrs Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam. Large project space, 4th... Lees verder

Time: Wednesday, November 15 at 18h Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam. Large project space, 4th floor. Admission: Free

This talk will present research where questions of interior and interiority are posed in relation to contemporary conditions of living, inhabitation, subjectivity and pedagogy through: a practice of designing with a curatorial inflection attending to arrangements (and rearrangements) of spatial, temporal and material relations; a practice of supervising PhD creative practice research candidates; and a practice of teaching interior design.

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Suzie Attiwill is associate professor, Interior Design, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Since 1991, her practice has involved exhibition design, curatorial work, writing and teaching. Previous roles include: artistic director, Craft Victoria; chair, West Space Artist Led Initiative; chair, IDEA (Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association) and executive editor, IDEA Journal. Recent publications include: ‘interiorizt’, The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design (2013); ‘urban + interior’, IDEA Journal (2015); ‘Framing – ?interior’, Practising with Deleuze. Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy (2017).

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Caption for image: Cover, The Interior, 1991 – a magazine produced by the Interior Design program, RMIT University

Time: Wednesday, November 15 at 18h Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam. Large project space, 4th floor. Admission:... Lees verder

The MIARD T4 design studio ‘Showing and Producing Architecture’ run by Marta M Roy Torrecilla, is focus this trimester on exhibit design -and more precisely on exhibiting architecture- as a spatial practice to display and produce content. An essential part of the course is the contribution the students will do in November for the exhibition ‘Drawing Ambience. Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association’ curated by Riet Eeckhout and Arnaud Hendrickx at deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus in Antwerp.

If at the heart of any exhibition is the notion of communication, coming October 25th session will take the form of an open discussion forum where students will have to reflect on their curatorial strategies and the intended message of their designs. Marina Otero Verzier, Director or Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut, will share her experience and knowledge on exhibition models, curatorial practices, social experiments, as well as their legacy and political implications. https://research-development.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/seminar-architecture-exhibitions-and-politics-temporal

BIO Marina Otero Verzier is an architect based in Rotterdam. She is Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut, where she leads research initiatives such as ‘Automated Landscapes,’ focusing on the emerging architectures of automated labour, and ‘Architecture of Appropriation,’ on squatting as spatial practice.

Otero is the curator of WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2018. And with the After Belonging Agency, she was Chief Curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, which addressed the implications of architecture in contemporary processes of displacement and identity construction. From 2011-2015 Otero was based in New York, where she was Director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X, a global network of research laboratories for exploring the future of the built environment, which was launched by the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in 2008.

Her work, recently awarded by The Graham Foundation, Design Trust, and the FAD Thought and Criticism Award, has been published in different books and journals. Otero has co-edited Promiscuous Encounters (GSAPP Books, 2014), Unmanned: Architecture and Security Series (Dpr-Barcelona, 2016), After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay In Transit (Lars Müller Publishers, 2016).

She currently teaches at ETSA Madrid and Royal College of Art in London. Otero studied architecture at TU Delft and ETSA Madrid. In 2013, as a Fulbright Scholar, she graduated from the M.S. in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP. She completed her PhD at ETSAM in 2016. Her thesis ‘Evanescent Institutions’ examines the emergence of a new paradigms for cultural institutions, and in particular the political implications of temporal and itinerant structures.

The MIARD T4 design studio ‘Showing and Producing Architecture’ run by Marta M Roy Torrecilla, is focus this trimester on exhibit design... Lees verder