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Studios Open: February 9, 10am–7pm

Piet Zwart Institute MFA Karel Doormanhof 45 3012 GC Rotterdam The Netherlands

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Featuring: Christine Ayo, Annabelle Binnerts, Antonia Brown, Jake Caleb, Teddy Coste, Jānis Dzirnieks, Jakob Forster, Josje Hattink, Olga Hohmann, Lili Huston-Herterich, Peter Horneland, Honey Jones-Hughes, Jamie Kane, Merve Kiliçer, Matheline Marmy, Lucía Bayón Mendoza, Lukas Meßner, Josie Perry, Petter Dahlström Persson, Marco Rizzardi, Bobby Sayers, Yanik Soland, Daphne Simons, Berglind Erna Tryggvadóttir.

And pedagogical team 2018-19: Liesbeth Bik, Kate Briggs, Bernd Krauß, Mike Sperlinger, Jan Verwoert, Nina Wakeford, Katarina Zdjelar, and Vivian Sky Rehberg (Course Director).

The Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute is pleased to welcome you to its annual open studios, an occasion during Art Rotterdam week for visitors to experience the range of practices, realities, narratives, and dynamics the MFA program fosters in its studio “station” in the former St Willibrordusschool building dating from 1907, in Rotterdam’s city center.

You will have the occasion to meet and engage directly with a new generation of emerging international artists as well as the core MFA teaching staff. While keeping our doors open to the public, the artists will be showing their work and hosting a durational program full of surprises, with the possibility of performances, screenings, readings, auctions, radio programs, guided tours, and conversations throughout the day. Program details will be announced on social media.

Open studios at Karel Doormanhof 45 coincides with the Piet Zwart Institute/Willem de Kooning Academy’s Open Day for prospective applicants at Blaak 10 and Wijhaven 61, where staff and students from all Master programs will be available to field questions.

Please note the MFA building is located a short walk or bike-ride from the Willem de Kooning Academy, where MFA guests are encouraged to tour the state-of-the art technical facilities and learn about our academy as a whole.

The two-year Master Fine Art program foregrounds the reciprocal articulation of self-directed research, practice, and professionalization. It considers critical reflection, debate, and action as integral to being an artist. The MFA guides artistic development through exposure to actors, influences, and ideas circulating in contemporary art, professional guidance and workshops, and exhibition and public program opportunities for presenting research and work to wider audiences.

Apply to the Piet Zwart Institute Due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart Institute Master programs receive, regulations regarding immigration, and international opportunities to apply for study funding, we strongly encourage you to apply early.

March 1, 2019: Final deadline for non-EU applicants and priority deadline for EU applicants. May 1, 2019: Final deadline for EU applicants.

Contact Piet Zwart Institute P.O. Box 1272 3000 BG Rotterdam The Netherlands

 

 

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The Piet Zwart Institute will be open for new applications starting on December 1, 2018.

Due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart Institute Master programs receive, regulations regarding immigration, and international opportunities to apply for study funding, we strongly encourage you to apply early.

March 1, 2019: Final deadline for non-EU applicants and priority deadline for EU applicants. May 1, 2019: Final deadline for EU applicants. Open house: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10am–3pm

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment.

The programmes of the Piet Zwart Institute are located in the heart of Rotterdam’s city centre. While students and faculty come from across the globe, bringing with them a variety of cultural influences, there are also strong connections to the city, its complex history and dynamic urban environment.

We have five master programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Experimental Publishing, Lens-Based Media, and the Master Education in Arts. All are founded on a shared interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline. Through a uniquely tailored curriculum combining collective learning, intensive individual tutorial support, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, our programmes educate young professionals who have a critically reflective and imaginative approach to their work.

As an educational institute the notion of “making public” is core to our activities. These public moments are an important resource for students, faculty members and guests, serving as a bridge to the city, a framework for exploring timely and relevant issues, and building a community around areas of interests. Exhibitions, symposia, conferences and publications expand our research beyond the confines of academia, while simultaneously valuing the very necessary speculative space for reflection and knowledge building that is only made possible through the rigorous academic framework of the Piet Zwart Institute.

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Image by L. Robbins, Master Lens-Based Media.

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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.

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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

Binder is an initiative of the Master Fine Art (Master of Fine Art and Design, in Fine Art) at the Piet Zwart Institute, which houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. The Piet Zwart Institute is dedicated to promoting study and research in the fields of art, design, and art education.

Binder was founded in 2017 as a web publication dedicated to the research, practice, and writing produced by the Master Fine Art community. It serves as site for documentation of past and present work, writing, exhibitions, and educational projects. Each issue of Binder will be filled on an ongoing basis by the students, staff, and guests of the MFA program.

 

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March 9 – March 1

TENT Rotterdam Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, Netherlands

Opening of the exhibition Excavating Empathy, the result of a week-long workshop led by artist Shimon Attie around the topic of empathy. Students of the Piet Zwart Institute will set-out on a journey to take a closer look at the stories hidden underneath the fabric of our personal, sociopolitical, and communal landscape within the context of Rotterdam and create new work. The exhibition is on view during the weekend.

Participating Artists: Ana Buljan Shraddha Borawake Günce Çavuşoğlu Ryan Cherewaty Dorothee Cheung Thomas Galvan Catalina Giraldo Lotte de Jong Fabian Landewee Sigrun Lydsdottir Matheline Marmy Sal Miranda Rossella Nisio Marta La Torre Rubio Szu-Yi Wang

 

 

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Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 – 15:00 at two locations;

Piet Zwart Institute Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam The Netherlands

During our annual Open Day, staff and students are present for questions and presentations. The studio spaces will be open, and it is also possible to visit the workshop facilities located at the Willem de Kooning Academy.

Master Fine Art will be present for questions and presentations, and have Open Studios. Their location is at Karel Doormanhof 45.

Staff and students of the Master Media Design: Experimental Publishing, Master Media Design: Lens-Based, Master Education in Arts, and Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design will be presenting and available for questions across the 4th floor of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Wijnhaven 61. As mentioned, this location is also home to the workshop facilities of the Piet Zwart Institute.

Applications for September 2018 entry are now open.

We strongly encourage you to apply early due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart Institute Master programs receive, Dutch IND regulations regarding immigration, and international opportunities to apply for study funding.

February 1, 2018: First review of completed applications for non-EU and EU applicants.

March 1, 2018: Final review deadline for completed applications for non-EU applicants. Second review for completed applications for EU applicants.

May 15, 2018: Final review deadline for completed applications for EU applicants.

Once a committee has reviewed your completed application, you may be contacted for an interview. Interviews will start as early as end of February and carry on up until the May 15 deadline.

Image credit: Aad Hoogendoorn.

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 – 15:00 at two locations; Piet Zwart Institute Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam The... 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

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