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 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.
Opening: Friday, May 26, 6–9pm
T H IS I S A LL U R E
Wolfart Project Space
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
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)
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.