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In 2016, the WdKA Research Prize was extended to not only include outstanding bachelor projects, but also exceptional work from the Master programmes. Moving away from the convention of research being solely conducted through writing a thesis, this award honours the research of artists, designers, and educators in its entirety. Research, in this context, is understood to encompass a broad scope of methodologies and a range of forms, such as visual work, installations, sonic and haptic pieces, campaigns, networking, writing, and performance. It also includes a breadth of possible orientations across autonomous, social and commercial creative practices. This year the jury based its decision on the preliminary criteria of originality, criticality, links between theory and practice, accuracy, clarity, crafts, storytelling and context awareness in the nominated projects. Carefully reviewing all of the nominees research, the jury decided to split the award between two projects which, seen next to each other, exemplify the diversity of artistic research and its potential. They are also excellent examples of autonomous and social artistic research practices respectively.

Tracy Hanna (Master Fine Art) “Can’t quite come to terms with perms” and a reflective text “Tingling”

“Tracy Hanna’s body of research consists of an installation, “Can’t quite come to terms with perms”, and a reflective and explorative text entitled “Tingling”. The installation combines crafted ceramic sculptures, video, pigment, with found elements, such as a fire extinguisher or a light switch, to create a lyrical grammar between various figurative elements and the space itself. Much like the installation a similar approach has been taken in her writing. Hanna, who graduated from the Master of Fine Art programme, continues her research into the sensual and visceral by reusing other artists’ writing, both in style and content, and turning her thesis into an artwork. It is a piece whose self-reflexiveness can be deceptive because the writing might be drawn from another source. Parasitic and appropriative writing has a long tradition in modern and contemporary art (from the Dadaists to Kathy Acker’s postmodernism to Kenneth Goldsmith’s contemporary Uncreative Writing), which the thesis acknowledges through its bibliography. As a whole, the jury found this a compelling, coherent, well-executed work of artistic research. The installation and writing were complementary, both sharing commonalities in content and approach, and at the same time showing a strong sensitivity to what each medium makes possible.”

Mascha van Zijverden (Master Education in Arts) “Recrafting Craft: A Synergy of Crafts within Fashion Design Education at Art Schools in the Netherlands”

Mascha van Zijverden “Recrafting Craft”, Photo: Waag Society

“Mascha van Zijverden’s research on “Recrafting Craft: A Synergy of Crafts within Fashion Design Education at Art Schools in the Netherlands”, a graduation project in the Master Education in Arts, had proven its value for the professional field even before the jury reviewed it. Van Zijverden characterizes the contemporary fashion system as “broken” because of unmet challenges in social innovation, sustainability and digital manufacturing. This analysis is widely shared in the field, supported through findings of major Dutch fashion researchers and further backed up by van Zijverden’s excellent field research on the Dutch and British fashion systems. In her project, Mascha Van Zijverden’s networked key players of the fashion system. In a series of workshops with fellow educationalists and students, visions of the “future fashion professional” and “craft as fundament for change” were collectively developed. The jury found Mascha van Zijverden’s project extensive in its scope and careful in its execution. As a classical piece of practice-oriented research, it found its validation in the professional field for which it was made.”

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Time: Friday the 13th of February, 18:00 Location: Grondherendijk 9b, 3082 DD Rotterdam Admission: free

U(r) is the first exhibition at Peach, a new initiative by MFA alumni Ghislain Amar and Anna Luczak.

3. Ur was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia, located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar (Arabic: تل المقير) in south Iraq’s Dhi Qar Governorate. Although Ur was once a coastal city near the mouth of the Euphrates on the Persian Gulf, the coastline has shifted and the city is now well inland, south of the Euphrates on its right bank, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Nasiriyah.

2. Quantum mechanics energy function – Particle in a spherically symmetric potential: “We have written the general solution u(r) as the product of a radial function R(r), which depends only on the radius r, times the spherical harmonics. The latter encode all the angular dependence of the solutions u(r).” – Lecture 10. Central potential

1. “Stranger and more pure than any hron is, at times, the ur: the object produced through suggestion, educed by hope.” – Borjes, Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

4. How a User will have imagined and created a Reality: will have inserted memory, will have pressed ‘on, will have pressed ‘snooze,’ will have projected future, will have speculated past, tactile will have been subordinate to visual.

Time: Friday the 13th of February, 18:00 Location: Grondherendijk 9b, 3082 DD Rotterdam Admission: free U(r) is the first exhibition at Peach, a... Lees verder

Pracownia Portretu presents Real Snow, an exhibition by Perri MacKenzie and Kevin Gallagher, comprised of paintings and sculpture. Exhibition opens 12th December 2014

The artists chose a short story written by Perri as their point of departure. This science fiction now circulates in the email invitation to this exhibition, finding its way from inbox to inbox – have you checked yours? In the text, the painter-tagonist K is commissioned by a mysterious publishing house to write a novel (“but I make paintings,” she says). When K receives emails that communicate nothing but their addressees, she begins to suspect non-human hands at work. As genre boundaries continue to be wilfully ignored, K finds herself caught in a dragon of a puzzle.

Through found, made, written, and painted objects, the exhibition Real Snow constructs forms for living within and outside of intelligent things. Real Snow: jumbled into letters, piled into shapes, formed into a ball. Melting. Real Snow Location: Pracownia Portretu, Przędzalniana 55, Łódź, Poland

Pracownia Portretu presents Real Snow, an exhibition by Perri MacKenzie and Kevin Gallagher, comprised of paintings and sculpture. Exhibition... Lees verder

Date: Thursday December 11 2014 Time: Exhibition: 12:00 – 17:00 hrs. / Public Reception: 17:00 hrs. Location: Huis Sonneveld, Jongkindstraat 12 Rotterdam

A one-day exhibition in the legendary preserved interiors of the style ‘Nieuwe Bouwen’ at Huis Sonneveld, part of Het Nieuwe Instituut. The exhibition will present two different bodies of work: a research project by a MIARD Alumna and projects by a group of current MIARD students.

Unfolding Interior Patterns by Iulia Circei

HUIS SONNEVELD: “THROUGH THE EYES OF…”

Using another discipline as a point of departure, the designers will question, define and reshape the interior. The application of this research lens implies the mixing of ‘codes’ to broaden the given disciplinary boundaries.

Master students at MIARD will exhibit new site-specific species of space and its objects.

Designers: Madina Bissenova, Alice Bonicelli, Iulia Circei, Kleoniki Fotiadou, Wojciech Gawronski, Natalie Konopelski, Noah Matsumoto, Devika Mirawitani

Design Studio Tutor: Laura Lynn Jansen

From the series “Interior Portraits: Sonneveld” by Natalia Martinez Saavedra

INTERIOR PORTRAITS VOL II: HUIS SONNEVELD

Interior Portraits is based on the different readings that image making can generate in domestic spaces. The principles of photography as light, reflection, time and exposure were used to contribute to the visual analysis of the hidden and immaterial qualities of interiors, therefore altering the perception of space.

For the Huis Sonneveld, the project develops still images that through juxtapositions and sequencing act as part of an extended narrative. Using long exposures to capture the traces of temporary inhabitants, and producing a Camera Obscura to generate a two-way portal between inside and outside, led to the construction of a larger collection that aims at overlapping multiple scenarios to visualize the time and memories that are trapped in this iconic modernist house.

Designer: Nathalia Martinez Saavedra (MIARD Alumna 2014)

Public Reception

After the one-day exhibition closes there will be a public reception at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Time: 17:00 hrs. Location: Museumpark 25, Rotterdam

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The ABC of digital publishing

An event by The Institute of Network Cultures

Over the last two years a consortium of publishers, designers and developers have created several ebooks and experimented with the (im)possibilities of electronic publishing. During this event the publications and research results will be presented in which the following questions will be addressed: How does the production chain from publisher to designer change? What publishing platforms can publishers use? How do digital forms of publishing change the role of the designer? Moreover, the publication: ‘From Print to Ebooks: a Hybrid Publishing Toolkit for the Arts’ will be introduced. A publication that gives designers, publishers and developers the knowledge and tools to develop esthetic, interactive epublications on their own. Several alumni and tutors of the Piet Zwart Institute Master Media Design and Communication are part of the organisation and/or programme.

What: Event on epublishing for the arts When: Friday 28th of November 2014 Time: 14.00 – 17.30 hours Where: Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Kohnstammhuis, Floor, Wibautstraat 2-­4, 1091 GM, Amsterdam Tickets: Free admission, register, http://bit.ly/dpt28november Language: English

For the full program of the event click here

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Susanna Browne + Monique Levesque

Opening: November 20th @ 8pm

Love is a projection, but it still deserves to be acknowledged. As you fall, stage your own desires: get a fantasy, make a Pinterest board, then have a dream wedding. Use the potency of symbols to devise your own yearnings, and don’t settle for anything less.

http://doesheworshipyou.weebly.com/

Susanna Browne is a Canadian artist based in Rotterdam, NL. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2010 and is an MFA candidate at the Piet Zwart Institute. Her multi-disciplinary practice often considers the complications of desire and longing in relation to popular emotional languages, collecting and monumentalizing moments of the everyday in such a way that undermines yet at once denotes an ultimate infatuation. Her work has been shown in Canada and Europe.

www.susannabrowne.com

Monique Levesque is a Canadian artist based in Vancouver. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2011. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, her practice considers the history of performance and popular culture as an entry into an exploration of the construction of the female subjectivity where notions of fantasy and sexuality are often exploited. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and Europe.

INDEX GALLERY 1305 Powell Street, Vancouver, Canada

www.indexgallery.net

Susanna Browne + Monique Levesque Opening: November 20th @ 8pm Love is a projection, but it still deserves to be acknowledged. As you fall, stage... Lees verder

An exhibition of new work by Tracy Hanna 15 November 2014 – 17 January 2015

OPENING NEXT SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER AT 2PM

TracyHanna works primarily with video projection to create sculptural objects and environments. Often, the artist presents video footage that captures thetextural and tactile qualities of objects and materials, thus bringing apronounced facet of their physicality into the exhibition space in order toutilise digital video as sculptural material.

Videofootage is combined with found and hand-made objects. This encourages anon-standard viewing of video and a more physical and involved experience ofthe artwork by the viewer, releasing video from its hereditary cinematic ortelevisual formats and entering it further into the ontological space of theviewer. This exhibition negotiates a shift in the artist’s practice; adialectic concern within each artwork relating to materiality andrepresentation is emerging and present in this work.

Though consisting substantially of projected imagery, this exhibition is presented forthe most part in a light-filled gallery space, something the artist has neverattempted before. This decision brings focus to the physical structures thatsurround the projected images, creating an equal balance of power betweensculptural assemblage and the video image that it is integrated with.

There is a focus on material concerns in order to investigate the potential to breakdownthe substance of digital video so as to open the possibilities of working withit in a physical and tactile way. This reflexive acknowledgement of thematerial at hand enables these videos to become pockets of manipulated spacerather than filmic entry points.

Tracy Hanna is a visual artist born in Dublin and based in Rotterdam. Over the past numberof years she has assembled a body of work that has been shown in solo and groupexhibitions in Ireland and the UK.

She has presented work at the RoyalHibernian Academy, Dublin (2013) as part of ‘Futures 13’; the Northern Galleryof Contemporary Art, Sunderland (2013); PM Gallery and House, London (2013);Kilkenny Arts Festival (2012); Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2012); The DouglasHyde Gallery, Dublin (2010). In November 2013 she presented a temporary publicartwork commissioned by Dublin City Council and Difference Exchange (UK) in thetwelfth century St. Mary’s Abbey in Dublin’s city centre. In 2013/14 her workis part of a touring exhibition in the UK entitled ‘Walk On: 40 Years of ArtWalking’.

Exhibition Opening/ Artist’s Talk: Saturday 15 November at 2.00pm

Venue: Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland

Dates: 15 November 2014 – 17 January, 2015

Open: 6 days a week, Monday- Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, closed Sunday

Admission: Free, donations of €2 encouraged

An exhibition of new work by Tracy Hanna 15 November 2014 – 17 January 2015 OPENING NEXT SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER AT 2PM TracyHanna works primarily... Lees verder