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Drawing Ambience Exhibition, Opening October 24

MIARD Exhibition, Opening November 28 MIARD deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus student workshops, September 20 MIARD students exhibit new design work as part of a parallel series of exhibits and events with the international exhibition ‘Drawing Ambience’ holding 50 drawings of the Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association collection.

The exhibitions take place at deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Antwerp. Flanders Architecture Institute, deSingel International Arts Campus in collaboration with KULeuven and Piet Zwart Institute, MIARD. Curation and scenography: Riet Eeckhout and Arnaud Hendrickx

More information found on the Flanders Architecture Institute website

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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. 


‘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

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Location: Presentation: TENT., Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam Event program: V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam

Opening hours: Presentation Opening Night at TENT.: Thursday July 6, 18.00 – 21.00 Friday July 7, 11.00 – 23.00 Saturday July 8 – 9: 11.00 – 18.00

Event program at V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media Saturday July 8: 13.00 – 17.00

Graduates: Janneke Baken, Ilse Leenders, Marina Martinez Garcia, Shailoh Phillips, Annemarie Piscaer, Sebastian Schneiders and Robin Vermeulen.

The research and graduation projects of seven students will be presented to the public, taking shape as seven different attitudes towards contemporary issues at stake in education. Together they address the question: How to Act Otherwise? The graduation projects are interconnected with and referencing each other, reflecting the research of a learning community exploring the possibilities of alternative pedagogical views and approaches. Herewith the presentation discloses different contexts, social, pedagogical aspects and present-day challenges in art and design education, in which the students are embedded. Apart from the presentation in TENT. an extra programme of workshops and events will be presented at V2 on Saturday afternoon 8 July. Act Otherwise is generously hosted by TENT Welcomes.

For more information please consult our graduation website,our general website or TENT. 

Presentation team Curator: Irina Shapiro, course tutor MEiA Spatial design: Gulia Consenza and Albert Takashi Richters Graphic design: Studio Inherent (Dennis van Gaalen and Eline Wieriks) With special thanks to TENT and V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media for their kind support and hospitality

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Location: Het Nieuwe Institute

Opening Hours: Opening Night, Thursday June 29, 6.30-9.30 June 30 – July 2, 11.00-5.00

Designers: Sofia Angelopoulou, Alejandra Calderón, Maria Duarte, Merle Flügge, Nancy Katri, Samira Müller, Agnese Pellino, Sanne van der Ploeg, Bhoomchaya Prakongpetch, Nao Sakamoto, Matteo Sandigliano, Jadranka Sic Gamarra, Katarzyna Skorupska, Michaela Vilucchi

“You are asked to remember that we are in a moment after Architecture (…), and to work accordingly.” Thus MOS Architects challenge the current with their manual  “Office Policy.” For the fourteen graduation projects on display at the fifth floor of Het Nieuwe Institute, we ask you to remember we are past ‘interior architecture’ and to look accordingly.

During this exhibition, international designers from the Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design [MIARD], Piet Zwart Institute, present projects that acknowledge “the multiplicity of genres, which we should playfully subvert,” to quote MOS Architects once more. Together, the projects are contributions to sketch new, expanded disciplinary narratives.

Whether serious proposals or intellectual dreamscapes, satirical reversals of roles or poetical explorations of materials and means of production, these projects all share the inclination to subvert. They question standard perceptions of design, architecture, social and cultural contexts; a line is more than a border.

This exhibition is a gathering of multidisciplinary design research projects that engage with contemporary positions on ‘the interior’ and the production of space. Here design as research is viewed as circulating along numerous pathways and scales, from the local to the global, from objects to observers, from attitude to architecture – carving a multifarious space to consider other forms of practice.

Please visit our exhibition website

Location: Het Nieuwe Institute Opening Hours: Opening Night, Thursday June 29, 6.30-9.30 June 30 – July 2, 11.00-5.00 Designers: Sofia... 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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Each year the graduating filmmakers, designers and artists of the Master Media Design and Communication of the Piet Zwart Institute celebrate their graduation by creating an event:  screenings, lectures, and publications representing a diverse range of practice-based research. This year PZI Media Design adopts a two-day festival format spread across Het Nieuwe Instituut and KINO. 

The festival includes work in progress by first year students of both the Lens-based Media and Experimental Publishing study paths.


For the first part of this festival, located at Het Nieuwe Instituut, the first year students of the Experimental Publishing path will present their trimester work Interfacing the Law.  Later in the evening, graduating students present their graduation projects, and discuss their practice with guests.

17.00- 19.00 Special Issue #3: Interfacing the Law – in the library public event, presentations of projects with guest Séverine Dusollier (SciencesPo) http://www.pzwart.nl/blog/2017/06/07/special-issue-3-interfacing-the-law/ 18.00 – 21.00 Mystery Tour For All Ages Ministry Of Anomie and volunteers 21.30 – 22.30 Adversarial Interface Presentation, Q&A with Femke Snelting – 5th floor


The second day of the festival is an evening of public screenings at KINO Cinema: works by first-year students of the Lens-Based path, followed by films of graduating students.

18.00 – 18.30  Come and join us for drinks in the KINO GRAND Cafe 18.30 – 19.30  Lens-Based Cohort Screening  Works & Research In Progress 20.00 – 22.00  KINO 4 – Graduation Film Screenings.

Location JUNE 15th: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 3015CB Rotterdam: http://hetnieuweinstituut.nl Location JUNE 16th: KINO Cinema, Gouvernestraat 129-133, 3014 PM Rotterdam: https://kinorotterdam.nl/ Admission: Free


Samira Damato (DE/MT)  Pomegranate Seeds Samira Damato is a filmmaker who explores various facets of love and nostalgia. With her transnational background, Samira has experienced various cultures as a distanced observer, and uses these experiences in her practice. Her films have been screened at international festivals

Sara Hamadeh (LB)  The Face of a Refusing Machine Sara Hamadeh is an artist and researcher with a background in film studies. Her current research seeks to offer a critical reading of images of war together with the politics of their production and distribution online.

Julia Kul (PL) The Ministry of Anomie The Ministry of Anomie is a secret organisation that researches and develops the anomic policy. It gathers intelligence information and performs covert operations. Its sabotaging activities usually go unnoticed due to the MA’s radical invisibility and crashing inefficiency.  The MA was founded long before Mossad, the KGB, and the Vatican City State. In 1783 the MA was blessed by 8th Dalai Lama.  The MA is considered to be the actual 1990  Nobel Prize laureate:  Gorbachev was just a front.

Colm O’ Neill (IE)  Adversarial Interface Colm O’Neill is a designer and researcher based in Rotterdam and Brussels. His work is concerned with mediations of digital literacy through graphical, user and programmatic interfaces. The research and practice that result follow the ideals of free and open source development models.

Ying Shi ‘Stone’ [CN /石颖]  Bonsai Stone Ying Shi is a film maker and visual artist who works with photography, 3d images and videos. She has a BA Film Directing (Editing Art and Technology) from Communication University of China in Beijing. Her current projects play with human bodies, colours and an unknown space.

Nataliya Sinelshchikova (RU)  Screenscapes Nataliya Sinelshchikova is a researcher and media artist with a background in graphic design. Her interests revolve around generative art, media specificities and the aesthetics of distortion as an inevitable part of our relationships with technology.

Xiting Xu ‘Chloe’ [CN /石颖]  Fresh to Decay Xiting Xu has a  background of screenwriting and lens-base art.  Her work is  influenced by a variety of media such as film and cyber-culture. By combining the fictional narrative with real people’s online life, her work draws a unique picture of young people in the Internet age.

XPUB COHORT SPECIAL ISSUE #3: INTERFACING THE LAW Emily Buzzo, Karina Dukalska, Max Franklin, Giulia de Giovanelli, Franc González, Clàudia Giralt Monedero, Margreet Riphagen, Nadine Rotem-Stibbe & Kimmy Spreeuwenberg

XPUB: http://xpub.nl

LENS-BASED COHORT SCREENING WORK AND RESEARCH IN PROGRESS Ryan Cherewaty, Catalina Giraldo , Qian Hao, Fabian Landewee, Sigrún Lýðsdóttir, Anna-Lena Lystad, Irma Oldenburg & Paula Winkler



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Time: Thursday June 15, from 17:00-19:00, in the library of Het Nieuwe Instituut Address: Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam

How to defend the access to knowledge in the current intellectual property regime? Interfacing the law is an attempt to experiment with and to openly discuss shadow libraries, piratical text collections and other forms of disobedient sharing. Interfacing each in their own way with legal and political frameworks, we want to consider those vibrant practices as experiments with the social contracts that link libraries, librarians, readers and books.

After a welcome by Het Nieuwe Instituut library staff, students from the XPUB program present four projects developed in the context of Interfacing the law. Followed by a discussion with Aymeric Mansoux and Séverine Dusollier. Moderation: Femke Snelting

With: Clàudia Giralt Monedero, Franc González, Giulia de Giovanelli, Max Franklin, Nadine Rotem-Stibbe, Kimmy Spreeuwenberg, Margreet Riphagen, Emily Buzzo, Karina Dukalska


Séverine Dusollier, Doctor in Law and professor at SciencesPo, Paris. She has carried out research in several European and national projects, namely for the Belgian Government, WIPO, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, the European Commission and Parliament. Her current research relates to intellectual property, copyright and IP limitations, the public domain and the commons.

Aymeric Mansoux, artist, musician and media researcher. His research deals with the defining, constraining and confining of cultural freedom in the context of network based practices. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London on the creative misunderstandings between art, politics and the law within free culture.

Femke Snelting, developing projects at the intersection of design, feminism and Free Software. She is member of Constant, a non-profit, artist-run association for art and media based in Brussels.

Special Issue #3: Interfacing the Law is part of the PIET ZWART MASTER MEDIA DESIGN GRADUATE FESTIVAL 2017 followed  by Screenings Friday 16, June @ 18:30 in KINO.

PZI MD Experimental Publishing path (XPUB) http://xpub.nl PZI / WDKA / Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences www.pzimediadesign.nl

Upcoming event: OP = OP Publication Launch + Live Printing Tuesday June 20, 17.00 – 20.00 American Book Center, Spui 12, 1012 XA Amsterdam https://www.facebook.com/events/456610141366882

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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.


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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Time: Wednesday, May 24 18:00 – 19:30 Location: KINO, Gouvernestraat 129-133, 3014 PM Rotterdam Admission: tickets 5 euro

The Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art is pleased to invite you to KINO for an evening with the Brussels-based production and distribution platform Auguste Orts, founded in 2006 by Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Manon de Boer and Anouk De Clerq. The four artists, who all individually work predominately with the moving image, describe their practice as ‘…at the crossroads of cinema, video, audiovisual arts, documentaries, experimental films… where media and disciplines cross-fertilize each other.’ Closely collaborating with the organization’s director Marie Logie and business director Ann Goossens on facilitating both the production and distribution of their own projects, Auguste Orts attempts to address a wider discourse through supporting other artists (so-called guest productions) and occasionally organizing talks and screening programs.

Herman Asselberghs and Marie Logie have chosen to present two films at KINO, Asselberghs’s For Now (2017) and Fairuz & El Moïz Ghammam’s Oumoun (2017), the Dutch premiere for both.

For Now Herman Asselberghs, video, color, 4:3, stereo, Dutch spoken (Eng. St), BE, 2017, 32’ In times of great turmoil, time comes to a standstill. The central two movements in For Now are horizontal panoramas shots and firm, vertical edits. They show shifts of place without the journey. Nature, the wind, movement that occurs all on its own: this would seem to be the film’s real subject matter. The film unfolds in waves. Locations come and go, and come back again – Lewinsky Park, Maximilian Park, Habima Square, Lion Square, Zucotti Park, Times Square or pastoral landscapes at opposite ends of the Mediterranean Sea. The actions are the same: people wait, pass by, kill time. The contrasts between refugees and citizens, between tourists and activists, between Israelis and Palestinians, between Europeans and Americans, all become less clear. The repetition of these unclarified relationships, Asselberghs’ decisively filming after the fact, the enigmatic inclusion of hand signals – all these work together to reveal a certain constellation in which things again come together momentarily before taking their leave. It is a film running alongside the events, and alongside time. A contemporary film in the pure sense of the word – a way of being with time.

Oumoun Fairuz & El Moïz Ghamman, BE/TN, 2017, 14’ A dialogue across languages, across cultures, across generations. ‘Dear grandma, you’ll be surprised to hear my voice in your language…’ Those are the first words in a prerecorded, spoken letter never sent but instead played aloud in real time by the Brussels filmmaker to her elderly grandmother in Mahdia, Tunisia. In the company of the camera, the lines easily turn into a voice over that, merely by listening and looking attentively, in turn gradually transforms into a dialogue across languages, across cultures, across generations.

Image: Herman Asselberghs, ‘For Now’ (2017)

Time: Wednesday, May 24 18:00 – 19:30 Location: KINO, Gouvernestraat 129-133, 3014 PM Rotterdam Admission: tickets 5 euro The Piet Zwart... Lees verder


APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2017 START DATE: September 1, 2017

The Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute, an English-language taught, two-year MA program based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is offering a part-time teaching opportunity starting in fall 2017.  We’d love to hear from experienced writers, academics, critics, artists, or curators with broad interests and professional backgrounds in writing in the context of contemporary art. We seek an associate with solid teaching experience and genuine enthusiasm for innovative writing pedagogy, as well as a collegial attitude towards curriculum development and collaborative work. The writing tutor will be sensitive to the expectations and needs of ambitious young artists who have a variety of linguistic backgrounds, approaches to working with language, and relationships to writing. The writing tutor will be a great communicator who enjoys sharing expertise and facilitating exchange within and outside of the MFA program. The role requires a presence of minimum two days and maximum five days per month in Rotterdam throughout the academic year (beginning September and ending mid-July), as determined by the course administration and the needs of the program. We can only consider applications with EU/EEC work authorization.

The writing tutor provides key support to enrolled students in the first and second year of MA study via seminars, workshops, and individual tutorial supervision. They work in tandem with the current writing tutor, the core studio research and practice tutors, and course coordinator and report directly to the MFA course director. In addition to teaching, PZI MFA tutors help shape the curriculum, participate in assessments, and are responsible for pro-actively dealing with administrative duties linked to their role. This is primarily a teaching role, but the MFA program endeavors to support staff research by providing resources for staff initiatives in public programming, excursions, and publications.


Contribute to MFA Methods seminar and conduct individual MFA thesis supervision. Curriculum development. Participate in moderated assessments, delivery of individual grades and feedback. Presence at extra-curricular and curriculum-related MFA program activities across the academic year. Effective self-organization and management of administrative responsibilities and duties, attendance at staff meetings, coordination with program staff.


Native-level fluency in English. EU/ECC work authorization. Relevant academic qualifications according to profession (minimum Master’s degree or equivalent). A range of prior teaching experience or experience mentoring writers within a higher education framework. A strong skill base in writing in English, and a record of accomplishment in writing practice. Editing experience is a plus. A keen interest in and knowledge of contemporary art and debates around contemporary art pedagogy. The capacity to work independently, to responsibly balance part-time workload, and adhere to deadlines.

Piet Zwart Institute

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (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 specializations and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment. For more information about the Master Fine Art program, its students and staff, please visit: http://www.pzwart.nl/master-fine-art/

Salary and employment conditions  

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Rotterdam) will initially offer a temporary contract, with the possibility for extension. The salary range is calculated pro-rata to HBO-CAO grade 12 (between € 4,122.09 minimum and € 5,301.29) for fulltime employment, exclusive of additional 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Benefits include an attractive pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate offsetting travel costs for appropriate candidates who live outside the Netherlands.

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter with a brief statement on your teaching philosophy and description of prior teaching, curriculum vitae (including bibliography), and a published writing sample before June 5, to wdka-personeelszaken@hr.nl. Please indicate MFA Writing Tutor Application in the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and suitable candidates will be short-listed and invited for an interview in mid-June. The position will remain open until filled. Queries may also be addressed to wdka-personeelszaken@hr.nl.