Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Spatial Design

Spatial Design

Date: Thursday November 17 2011Time: 18:30 hrsLocation: Piet Zwart InstituteAddress: Wijnhaven 61, Rotterdam The lecture will take place in studio W.1.145Admission: free

INVADE SPACESLecture by artist Tanja Smeets

In the work of Tanja Smeets intangible, furtive growth processes play a prominent role. Her amorphous sculptures nestle in places where they don't belong. She has a distinct preference for industrial materials or goods from daily life: lentils, dried beans, polystyrene balls with a sand coating, foam strings, concrete spacers, tied up plastic wire, strings of lycra.Under Tanja Smeets hands these materials change into sculptures that invade spaces like alien creatures. Developing hyperorganic shapes that can ooze through walls, both indoors and outdoors, infiltrating and merging with the identity of the architecture, friendly structures that take over a building in a secretive way. The sculptures infiltrate the everyday environment to then get interlaced with it. This creates a strange tension; the sculpture obtains an almost natural place despite its unbridled, disturbing growth process. As if it has always been there.

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This Fall, another 40 students from various countries all over the world participate in WdKA’s exchange programme to study here. They come from art schools that are partners in WdKA’s extensive international network. To mark their arrival, WdKA is organizing a festive reception to introduce them to our academy. Just like on previous occasions, exchange students can meet with each other and with students and staff of WdKA. Information is being provided on the special course on Dutch that exchange students may take, on the lecture ‘Dutch Art & Design’ by Erna Flokstra, on the extra optional modules, and on the JIP Budget Guide.

WdKA wishes all guest students from abroad a happy and fruitful stay at WdKA and in Rotterdam!

The 40 foreign exchange students will be studying in the following courses:

School of Fine Art

BA Fine Art: Susanna Inglada (Barcelona), Joanne James & Jennifer Ross (Nottingham), Simone Meier (Basel), Kristin Orav (Tallinn), Ramona Proyer (Vienna), Saphir Shraga (Paris), Aistė Stančikaitė (Vilnius), Cecilie Størkson (Bergen), Sara Tur (Barcelona), Eglė Vaišutytė (Vilnius)

MA Fine Art (Piet Zwart Institute): Oguz Tatari (Weimar)

School of Media & Design, 2D

BA Graphic Design: Miguel Angel Barrero (Madrid), Omar Chafai (Ghent), Catarina Correia (Porto), Elektra Gerö (Budapest), Xia Li & Tao Mao (Beijing), Alberto Matallana (Barcelona), Charlotte Mayr (Strasbourg), Raquel Rei (Porto), Maria Smit & Tylor Wilson (Sydney)

BA Illustration: Marlene Simonsen Antonius (Kolding), Christoph Kaplan (Trier)

MA Media Design (Piet Zwart Institute): Loretta Borrelli (Milaan), Tobias Leingruber  (Stuttgart)

School of Media & Design, 3D

BA Fashion Design: Paula Caballero & Carlos Sáez Ripoll (Madrid), Marta Forn Capellas & Xènia Sànchez Ferré (Barcelona)

BA Interior Architecture: Jèssica Dellà Morte (Barcelona), Klaudija Oroshi (Basel), Mercè Ortega-Villaizán (Barcelona), Laura Plado (Tallinn)

School of Media & Design, 4D

BA Audiovisual Design:

Johanne Aarup Hansen (Kolding), Chong Dai & Jiehui Huang (Hangzhou), Mischan Gholizadeh Toosarani (Vienna)

School of Education in Art & Design

BA Art and Design Teacher Training: Ladina Gerber (Luzern)

This Fall, another 40 students from various countries all over the world participate in WdKA’s exchange programme to study here. They come... Lees verder

On Saturday April 19, 2008, Willem de Kooning Academy will once more open its doors. This time the focus will be with WdKA's four part time studies:

BA Drawing & Printmaking BA Visual Communication BA Spatial Design & Style, and BA Art & Design Teacher Training (including the full time course).

Full information will be available on the full time BA Leisure Management.

Concise information on all our other full time BA studies in art and design will be available at General Presentation Lectures, to be held twice on Saturday April 19: at 11 a.m. and 13.15 p.m.

Full information will also be available on the Master courses of WdKA's Piet Zwart Institute.

Be welcome from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. at WdKA's Wijnhaven 61 building – our Blaak 10 building will be closed.

The day's full programme can be found here

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On Saturday April 19, 2008, Willem de Kooning Academy will once more open its doors. This time the focus will be with WdKA's four part time... Lees verder