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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.

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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

 

 

March 9 – March 1 TENT Rotterdam Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, Netherlands Opening of the exhibition Excavating Empathy, the... Lees verder

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.

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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.

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All are welcome to celebrate THIS LITTLE ART by MFA core tutor Kate Briggs, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions

There will be a short reading + books + drinks! 

Date: Friday October 6th, 2017 Time: 6 – 8 pm Location: large project space, Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45, 3012 GC Rotterdam. 

Praise for THIS LITTLE ART:

‘Kate Briggs’s This Little Art shares some wonderful qualities with Barthes’s own work – the wit, thoughtfulness, invitation to converse, and especially the attention to the ordinary and everyday in the context of meticulously examined theoretical and scholarly questions. This is a highly enjoyable read: informative and stimulating for anyone interested in translation, writing, language, and expression.’

— Lydia Davis, author of Can’t and Won’t

‘In This Little Art, Kate Briggs looks at the “everyday, peculiar thing” that is translation, testing it out, worrying at its questions. She deftly weaves her recurring threads (Roland Barthes, Crusoe’s table, The Magic Mountain, aerobic dance classes) into something fascinatingly elastic and expansive, an essay – meditation? call to arms? – that is full of surprises both erudite and intimate, and rich in challenges to the ways we think about translation. And so, inevitably, to the ways we think about writing, reading, artistry and creativity, too. As a translator, I’m regularly disappointed by what I read about translation – it feels self-indulgent, irrelevant in its over-abstraction – but This Little Art is altogether different. It comes to its revelations through practicality, curiosity, devotion, optimism, an intense and questioning scrutiny, as the work of a great translator so often does.’

— Daniel Hahn, translator of José Eduardo Agualusa and winner of the International Dublin Literary Award in 2017

‘Though it does not present itself as a memoir, a how-to guide, or a scholarly monograph, [This Little Art] derives its magic precisely from being all of these and more: gifting us not only with a genre-bending work of imaginative criticism, but also a fitting metaphor for all that the work of translation is, and can be.’

— Theophilus Kwek, Asymptote

All are welcome to celebrate THIS LITTLE ART by MFA core tutor Kate Briggs, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions There will be a short reading +... Lees verder

All are welcome to celebrate THIS LITTLE ART by MFA core tutor Kate Briggs, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions

There will be a short reading + books + drinks! 

Date: Friday October 6th, 2017 Time: 6 – 8 pm Location: large project space, Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45, 3012 GC Rotterdam. 

Praise for THIS LITTLE ART:

‘Kate Briggs’s This Little Art shares some wonderful qualities with Barthes’s own work – the wit, thoughtfulness, invitation to converse, and especially the attention to the ordinary and everyday in the context of meticulously examined theoretical and scholarly questions. This is a highly enjoyable read: informative and stimulating for anyone interested in translation, writing, language, and expression.’

— Lydia Davis, author of Can’t and Won’t

‘In This Little Art, Kate Briggs looks at the “everyday, peculiar thing” that is translation, testing it out, worrying at its questions. She deftly weaves her recurring threads (Roland Barthes, Crusoe’s table, The Magic Mountain, aerobic dance classes) into something fascinatingly elastic and expansive, an essay – meditation? call to arms? – that is full of surprises both erudite and intimate, and rich in challenges to the ways we think about translation. And so, inevitably, to the ways we think about writing, reading, artistry and creativity, too. As a translator, I’m regularly disappointed by what I read about translation – it feels self-indulgent, irrelevant in its over-abstraction – but This Little Art is altogether different. It comes to its revelations through practicality, curiosity, devotion, optimism, an intense and questioning scrutiny, as the work of a great translator so often does.’

— Daniel Hahn, translator of José Eduardo Agualusa and winner of the International Dublin Literary Award in 2017

‘Though it does not present itself as a memoir, a how-to guide, or a scholarly monograph, [This Little Art] derives its magic precisely from being all of these and more: gifting us not only with a genre-bending work of imaginative criticism, but also a fitting metaphor for all that the work of translation is, and can be.’

— Theophilus Kwek, Asymptote

All are welcome to celebrate THIS LITTLE ART by MFA core tutor Kate Briggs, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions There will be a short reading +... Lees verder

Crooked Elbow, Serpent Brain

Graduate exhibition Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute locaties: Showroom MAMA, Galerie de Kromme Elleboog, WORM_UBIK

Opening 7 juli, 6 – 9 pm – 11pm (Kunstavond XL) 8 t/m 16 July, 2017

Artists: Connie Butler, Angelica Falkeling, Tor Jonsson, Ash Kilmartin, Anni Puolakka, Nicholas Riis, Erika Roux, Eothen Stearn, Viktor Timofeev, Daniel Tuomey.

For nine days, a versatile group of artists showed their work in a winding route from the Witte de Withstraat, via Kromme Elleboog to the Boomgaardsstraat. The exhibition, which took place at MAMA, Galerie de Kromme Elleboog and WORM, brought together the work of the 10 artists who completed their MA Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute in 2017. The exhibition Crooked Elbow, Serpent Brain was accompanied by a comprehensive performance programme at Ubik and a publication of the same title, designed by Yin Yin Wong and published by Publication Studio Rotterdam.

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The Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art presents Community Satisfaction, a multi-location three-part project including talks, an exhibition, and a publication, organized by and featuring artists in year one of their MFA program, plus invited guests.

MFA artists: 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

Guests: Irina Botea Bucan, Orlando Cairo, Florian Cramer, Nicole Jordan, and Pawel Kruk

With the kind mentorship of Katarina Zdjelar

Trilogy Trilogy is a talk and performance program in which invited guests consider alternative communities, hidden histories, and interdisciplinary dialogues. Trilogy aims to produce generative sites for discussion and navigate tensions between a perceived cultural core and those perceived to be on its peripheries. Trilogy will consider shared experiences, challenging universalist utopian claims.

T H IS I S A LL U R E​ Taking the form, following the path, mimicking the movement, shadowing and repeating. A mold of multiple approaches. A gathering of selected sculpture, video, text and performance in a presentation by 14 MFA artists and one guest, Pavel Kruk.

The Community Satisfaction Reader A publication amassing practical and contextual information surrounding the exhibition and events, as well as a year working within the Piet Zwart Institute.

Schedule

Opening: Friday, May 26, 6–9pm ​ T H IS I S A LL U R E​ Wolfart Project Space Wolphaertstraat 25C Exhibition: May 27–May 28, 12pm–5pm

Saturday, May 27, 4–5:30pm Kennis De Maken / Getting To Know Each Other Florian Cramer in conversation with Orlando Cairo Stichting Trefcentrum Wi Masanga Raw Hoffstraat 39

Saturday, May 27, 7:30–9:30pm Auditions For Revolutions Film screening and Q&A with Irina Botea Bucan Neverland Cinema Stad in de Maak, Pieter de Raadtstraat 35B

Sunday, May 28, 12–3pm The Bend In The Bough Sound and food performance with Nicole Jordan Piet Zwart Institute Karel Doormanhof 45 (limited capacity)

Guest bios Irina Botea Bucan is an artist based in Birmingham and Bucharest. Over the past twenty years she has used multiple forms to consistently question dominant socio-political ideas. She develops her works through a process in which the performers are active participants. As a filmmaker her role is in constant flux, shifting from an observational to a reflective, participatory and performative mode.

Orlando Cairo is a community organizer and board member of Wi Masanga, the oldest running immigrant community center in the Netherlands. The space was founded in the early 1970s as a squat by Afro-Surinamese immigrants and still serves as a hub for that community in Rotterdam-West.

Florian Cramer is applied research professor with Creating 010, Hogeschool Rotterdam. He has a background in comparative literature and art history combined with DIY culture, technical-critical obsessions with ‘radical’ media and analog filmmaking, and a research interest in both structural poetics and politics of the arts.

Nicole Jordan is a singer-scholar based in Rotterdam, with an interest in the psyche of the performing artist. She teaches Music Psychology, is an Artistic Research coach for Masters students at Codarts in Rotterdam, and performs and collaborates with artists from diverse disciplines.

Pawel Kruk is an artist based in Bolinas, California. Kruk approaches each new piece like a novelist would a blank page: true and untrue fuse together, projects evolve, change, and are rewritten according to which character enters the story.

Image: Collette Rayner, Note you but I (in the key of reading plumbing as partners) (still), 2017. Animation.

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