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Piet Zwart Institute

Piet Zwart Institute

24th International Biennale Interieur 17-26 October 2014 Kortrijk, Belguim       Piet Zwart Institute Master Interior Architecture & Retail Design [MIARD]     The Interior Does Not Exist is an exhibition at the 24th International Biennale Interieur of selected 2014 MIARD Graduation Projects that offer insight on the interior as space for speculation and reflection. A common link is to liberate preconceptions on the interior from the “shadow” historically cast by neighboring and more established disciplines. The field of interiors is in flux and undergoing an unprecedented renaissance, the exhibition aims to trigger dialogue on its potential futures.     Designers|Alumni:   Joanne Choueiri, 
Interiors of Memories Giulia Cosenza, Standstill Maddalena Gioglio, Chroma Thick Nathalia Martinez Saavedra, Interior Portraits Kine Solberg, Lenscape     Location: Buda Factory, Ventura Interieur Dam 2, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium     Links:   Biennale Interieur  http://www.interieur.be   Join our community at: facebook.com/pzimiard   Official 2014 MIARD Graduation Projects website: project.wdka.nl/atmosphere    

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Time: Tuesday 23rd of September, 7 pmLocation: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 3012 GC Rotterdam

  On the specifics of corporeal mediumship

The gift and curse to channel the history of the clan via the body of the self, and share, with whoemever is within reach, the pain and joy of that which never stops arriving in the guise of new emotional throws and spasms of the imagination: manic depression, hysteria, spiritual mediumship, witchcraft, carnival and obscene language are channels through which the deep knowledge of what, where, when, why and how the hell/fuck was/is happening is being transmitted. A history of power and its patriarchal repression, and an ongoing story of unsettling potentials.

Jan Verwoert is a critic and writer on contemporary art and cultural theory, who has been a core tutor on the fine art program at the Piet Zwart Institute since 2005, He is author of 'COOKIE!', a collection of texts edited by Vivian Sky Rehberg and Marnie Slater for the Piet Zwart Institute/Sternberg Press publication collaboration, which follows on his first collection of texts 'Tell me what you want, what you really really want', edited by Vanessa Ohlraun.  Jan is also a contributing editor of Frieze magazine and his writing has appeared in different journals, anthologies and monographs. He is the author of 'Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous', (MIT Press/Afterall Books 2006) and, together with Michael Stevenson, 'Animal Spirits—Fables in the Parlance of Our Time' (Christoph Keller Editions, JRP, Zurich 2013).

For more info check:http://pzwart.wdka.nl/nl/courses/mfa/or email fineart@pzi.wdka.nl

Time: Tuesday 23rd of September, 7 pmLocation: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 3012 GC Rotterdam   On the... Lees verder

Five newly commissioned projects, a group exhibition, Fieldwork Residencies, and an in-depth public program in which local and international artists reflect on our current economies and value systems. The Value of Nothing is curated by Jesse van Oosten (TENT) and Michel van Dartel (independent curator, V2_). 


Opening: September 4 2014 Location: TENT
 Address: With de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam

The group exhibition, projects and public program include Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design & Communication alumni Jonas Lund, Remco Torenbosch and Roel Roscam Abbing  and Piet Zwart Institute, Master Fine Art alumni Iratxe Jaio, Priscila Fernandes, Gil & Moti, Susana Pedrosa and Kym Ward. 

Other selected participants are:

MESCHAC GABA, JEANNE VAN HEESWIJK, KLAAS VAN GORKUM, HELMUT SMITS, OBLIQUE INTERNATIONAL, , WERONIKA ZIELINSKA, ANTONIA HIRSCH, PAOLO CIRIO, JONAS STAAL, CLAIRE FONTAINE, BILL BALASKAS and ZUS

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(Promotieprijs 2014)

Every academic year a promotional prize is awarded to a graduating student from the Master of Fine Art programme at the Piet Zwart Institute. This year the judging will take place on July 17th. The winner will be awarded 2,500 euros to work towards a public exhibition.

This year’s Promotional Prize jury is composed of Maaike Gouwenberg (curator and producer), Anna Okrasko (artist, alumna Piet Zwart Institute, Master Fine Art 2011), Gabriël Oostvogel,(Director De Doelen) and Dikkie Scipio (architect and owner KAAN Architecten).

The Piet Zwart Institute would like to thank Fleur Groenendijk and Margreet Leenders for their continued support of our students and alumni.

(credits image: Kairos Time at TENT. Rotterdam – photograph by Aad Hoogendoorn)

(Promotieprijs 2014) Every academic year a promotional prize is awarded to a graduating student from the Master of Fine Art programme at the Piet... Lees verder

Opening: Friday July 11th, 8pmExhibition: July 12 until August 17Location: TENT, Witte de WIthstraat 50 3012 BR Rotterdam

Featuring: Liz Allan, Maarten Bel, Sabrina Chou, Philip Ewe, Christian Hansen, Ann Maria Healy, Roos Wijma, Hannah James, Graham Kelly, Perri MacKenzie, Machteld Rullens, and Micha Zweifel. 

Curated by Matteo Lucchetti

 

Kairos Time features twelve international artists based in Rotterdam whose works deploy a multiplicity of poetics and reflect diverse approaches to artistic practice today. The title refers to a possible common ground between the artists and the works, which may or may not be located in the spatio-temporal, social and political contexts from which they have emerged. Along with Kronos, Kairos is an ancient Greek word for time, but while the former refers to chronological, sequential time, the latter alludes to the right or opportune moment when action must be taken, chances seized or conversely lost, inevitably affecting the course of things. Kairos represents a time lapse, an indeterminate moment when anything can happen and opportunities can be grasped, if and when they are perceived at all. Kairos Time is here understood as a space of potential, found in the daily situations or circumstances that an artist must assess and work with or against.

If we view an art practice as a series of seized favorable moments, it is worth asking: how much opportunism does it take to be an artist today? In A Grammar of the Multitude (2004), the Italian philosopher Paolo Virno analyzes post-Fordist conditions of labor and describes opportunists as “those who confront a flow of ever-interchangeable possibilities, making themselves available to the greater number of these, yielding to the nearest one, and then quickly swerving from one to another.” By depriving the term of its negative connotation Virno invents an extremely up to date rhetoric around the contemporary worker, which recalls the traits of openness, flexibility, and the unbiased attitude that are often associated with the figure of the artist. 

Ranging from video to installation the works in Kairos time reflect the artist’s specific capacities to transform circumstances into meaningful visual systems, to turn specific material limits and restrictions into open-ended speculative journeys, and suggest that the opportune moment is a condition of the mind rather than a logically determined and immediately graspable point in time. 

In collaboration with the Master of Fine Art Program of the Piet Zwart Institute, the post-graduate studies & research institute of the Willem de Kooning Academy.

 

Events:

 

Screening Thursday July 10, 8pm 

The Fertile Nexus is a presentation of video works selected by Graham Kelly in dialogue with his work in the exhibition, Kairos Time, at Tent in Rotterdam. The screening will investigate the mutation of a now fluid moving image, following its migration from a controlled cinema context to its embedment within the external environment. It sets out to question the hybridisation of both the viewer and the image in their newly shared habitat: a transitional state from which one can look into the other and the other back into one.

WORM

Boomgaardsstraat 71

3012 XA Rotterdam 

The Netherlands 

 

Weekly:

Events in Café Bel by Maarten Bel

Check TENT website: www.tentrotterdam.nl

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For more info check:http://pzwart.wdka.nl/nl/courses/mfa/or email fineart@pzi.wdka.nl

Opening: Friday July 11th, 8pmExhibition: July 12 until August 17Location: TENT, Witte de WIthstraat 50 3012 BR... Lees verder

Opening Talks: Thursday June 26, 18:00 hrs.Opening Reception: Thursday June 26, 19:30 hrs.

Exhibition Dates: June 27 – July 6 2014Location: Post–Office | Vijverhofstraat 100, RotterdamAdmission: free

The Piet Zwart Institute is pleased to announce this year’s graduation exhibition, FABRICATION OF ATMOSPHERE, presenting projects by international designers from the Master of Interior Architecture & Retail Design [MIARD] programme.

MIARD’s graduation show focuses on the FABRICATION OF ATMOSPHERE. The works presented examine the potential of the spatial character of atmosphere and refer to the fabrication of atmosphere through components of the interior. How can we inquire and reveal the conditions and interferences of atmosphere? And how can we, according to Silvia Benedeto “understand interior space through an atmospheric lens” [1]? If we consider atmosphere a strategic tool to re-structure spatial thinking and formulations through its immaterial features and transient qualities, [2] what then, are the possibilities and limits of fabricating atmospheres in regard to interior architecture?

[1] On Atmospheres and Design, GSD Spring 2013, Syllabus by Silvia Benedeto[2] Occupying Atmosphere, Dr. Jan Smitheram and Simon Twose, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand.

DesignersBo Baalman, Joanne Choueiri, Giulia Cosenza, Maddalena Gioglio, Ilias Markolefas, Nathalia Martinez Saavedra, Kine Solberg and Eglė Tuleikytė

TalksDate: Thursday June 26, 18:00 hrs.

Joshua G. Stein – Radical Craft

Klaske Havik & Gus Tielens -OASE editors, edition #91, Building Atmosphere

Q&A

Opening Reception (right after the talks):Thursday June 26: 19:30 hrs.

Website (visit our exhibition website to see all the projects – live soon)at.wdka.nl/atmosphere

ColophonGraduation Project Advisors: Max Bruinsma, Mauro Parravicini, Alex Suarez, Füsun Türetken, Aynav ZivGuest Design Critics: Marta Male-Alemany, Mario Minela, Edwin Larkens, Thomas VaillyExternal Examiner: Joshua G. SteinEditor: Füsun TüretkenProject Coordinator: Vanessa TuitelGraphic & Web Design: Daphne Heemskerk, Oliver OttenPost-Office: Hans Larsson, Albert Takashi Richters and Panos Sakkas.

General opening hours13:00 – 19:00 hrs.

Address:Post-OfficeVijferhofstraat 100Rotterdam, the Netherlandshttp://www.post–office.eu

For more information, please contact: Alex Suarez, Course director, a.a.suarez@hr.nl or Vanessa Tuitel, Course Coordinator, v.a.j.tuitel@hr.nl or Carmen de Groot, External Affairs (Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University) t: +31 (0)10-794 4790, email: c.m.f.w.de.groot@hr.nl

Opening Talks: Thursday June 26, 18:00 hrs.Opening Reception: Thursday June 26, 19:30 hrs. Exhibition Dates: June 27 – July 6 2014Location:... Lees verder

– Thursday June 12: from 20:00 to 23:00, the Piet Zwart Institute presents the opening of Unlinked, the graduation exhibition of the Master Media Design and Communication at TENT, Rotterdam,

– Tuesday June 24: the first year students present two events. The Art of Documentation from 17:30 to 18:30 in the WORM filmzaal, followed by Politics of Craft in V2_, which opens at 19:00 and continues until 29 june.

– Saturday June 14 and 18: VHS Anatomy Workshop with Niek Hilkmann, at TENT

– Sunday June 29: the finnisage of Unlinked from 15:00 to 18:00 in TENT, features a launch of the graduation catalogue, a concert by Niek Hilkmann and a performance by Nan Wang.

UNLINKED (dislocations, disappearances and deprecations)

This year’s graduation show of the Piet Zwart Institute’s Master of Media Design & Communication: Networked & Lens-Based perhaps reflects a shift in popular culture. Whereas no self-respecting media self-help book or newspaper article published in the last decade missed using ‘linked’ or ‘stay connected’ in the text several times, a more recent rash of articles and runaway best-sellers feature words such as ‘introvert’ or ‘silence’. Have we reached a consensual moment where we might all agree it has become urgently necessary to critically look at how the words ‘social’ and ‘media’ might be used together? Is it becoming increasingly pressing to explore how contemporary media forms pervasive networks of both communication and mis-communication? To look at how media can foster community yet also create isolation and foster loneliness?

Each project reflects a unique research trajectory over two years: each artist has developed a unique media language through which they have researched particular topics and then – through a cycle of studio-based practice and critical reflection – have created the artworks and research projects you will find in this show: works about dislocation, disappearance & deprecation.

Graduating Master MMD&C students: Roel Roscam Abbing, Yoana Buzova, Lasse van den Bosch Christensen, Marlon Harder, Menno Harder, Nicole Hametner, Niek Hilkmann, Michaela Lakova, Nan Wang.

Time: Thursday June 12 20:00 – 23:00 exhibition continues until Sunday 29 JuneLocation: TENT Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat 50www.tentrotterdam.nl

– Thursday June 12: from 20:00 to 23:00, the Piet Zwart Institute presents the opening of Unlinked, the graduation exhibition of the Master... Lees verder

The full programme of events for the Master of Fine Art, Master Media Design and Communication, Master Interior Architecture and the Master Education in Arts can be downloaded here.

The full programme of events for the Master of Fine Art, Master Media Design and Communication, Master Interior Architecture and the Master... Lees verder