MFA students and alumni participate in the European Media and Art Festival

We are very happy to share that several of our students and alumni will be participating in the European Media and Art Festival this year. Christine Ayo, Jamie Kane, Linus Bonduelle, Dagmar Bosma, Shertise Solano, Antonia Brown and Afrang Malekian supported by Katarina Zdjelar will exhibit new video works alongside artists participating in other European academic programs. The video program can be viewed here: emaf.cinemalovers.de and you can find a full program of festival talks here: www.emaf.de.

XPUB1 Special Issue # 14 launch of I DON’T KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING BUT …..

Location: Page Not Found, Boekhorststraat 126-128, Den Haag

Date: 12 April
Book your timeslot: 12 noon – 8 pm

Date: 12 April, 2021

Book your timeslot: 12 noon – 8 pm

Page Not Found and the Master Experimental Publishing (XPUB) at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, are delighted to invite you to the launch of their Special Issue #14, entitled “I Don’t Know Where We’re Going, But — A Local Network City Quest”.

The Situationist Times was a magazine edited and published by the Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong in the sixties. With only six issues, the Times became one of the most exciting and playful magazines of that decade, thanks to its multilingual, transdisciplinary, and cross-cultural exuberance. The never-realised seventh issue, destined to explore the game of Pinball and its female player, is the starting point of our collaboration with XPUB and artist Lídia Pereira. During the course of this semester, the first year Master students were tasked with imagining what the seventh issue could be if it were produced today, under the guidance of Lídia and the XPUB staff. You can discover their works by finding the hotspots they installed throughout The Hague. You are invited to start your psychogeographical exploration of this distributed publication at Page Not Found, on Friday 2 April, from 12:00.

This Special Issue was created by Kendal Beynon, Martin Foucaut, Camilo García A., Clara Gradel, Nami Kim, Euna Lee, Jacopo Lega, Federico Poni, Louisa Teichmann, and Floor van Meeuwen.

We wholeheartedly thank Jacqueline de Jong for her kind interest and support in this collaboration.

Time slots of 15 minutes are available for the start of the quest at Page Not Found, after which you can continue to roam through The Hague for as long as you like until 18:00. Register for your slot here: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/launch-i-dont-know-where-were-going-but-a-local-network-city-quest-tickets-147974320175

This is a free event.

Image credits: XPUB1

Kate Briggs wins Windham-Cambell prize

‘Kate Briggs is a writer and translator whose brilliant first book This Little Art (2017) defies categorization. It is at once a memoir, a treatise, and a history, considering Briggs’s own life as a translator from French to English, offering an account of the nature and stakes of translation, and presenting a history of three women translators in the twentieth century. The book articulates and refracts the many strangenesses and paradoxes of translation as a practice and an art. Translation, Briggs shows us, is both lonely and collaborative, disciplined and profoundly educational, a private devotion and a public project. It energizes and frustrates, requiring from its practitioners passion, precision, and an openness to transformation. Briggs is the translator of two volumes of Roland Barthes’s lecture notes at the Collège de France, The Preparation for the Novel (2011) and How to Live Together: Novelistic Simulations of Some Everyday Spaces (2013), and co-translator of Michel Foucault’s Introduction to Kant’s Anthropology (2008). She teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is currently working on a new book: a novel-essay titled The Long Form.’

From: https://windhamcampbell.org/festival/2021/recipients/briggs-kate

PERFORMING THE LENS: THE CHOREOGRAPHY, ALGORITHMS AND MATERIALITY OF IMAGEMAKING

In recent decades, our engagement with the world has become increasingly virtual. This shift has profoundly affected our relationship with and understanding of images. The global pandemic has exacerbated the situation: we now interact with the world almost exclusively through images on screens. In discussions of how the new reality is affecting people’s everyday lives, however, surprisingly little attention is paid to the role of the lens in shaping our new virtualized “being in the world.”

The artworks brought together in the exhibition Performing the Lens, all produced by 2020 graduates of the Piet Zwart Institute either as part of their degree projects or shortly after graduation, signal a reengagement by artists with the formative power of lenses. Through reinvestigating and expanding established lens-based practices and discourse, these works explore the lens as an active tool in the construction and perpetuation of reality. Focusing on the choreography, algorithms and materiality of contemporary imagemaking, Performing the Lens stimulates new ways of being, seeing and imagining that ground us in the world again.

Artists

Andreas Drosdz

Susanna Fasciolo

Cem Altinoz

Ana Brumat

Ugo Petronin

Felix Obermaier

Mia Paller

Jue Yang

Sonia Mangiapane

Practical

Between March 29 & April 2, the works of the artists will be presented as videos. The video’s will be shared through V2_’s websiteVimeoFacebookInstagram & Twitter accounts. If you want to receive a link to the video’s directly by e-mail, please fill in the following form

More information on V2_’s page for the event.

ARTIST TALK BY IRATXE JAIO AND KLAAS VAN GORKUM

Alemanen kanposantue, Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum, 2020

Date: Friday March 19, 7pm
Zoom link: Topic: Artist Talk Piet Zwart Institute
Time: Mar 19, 2021 07:00 PM Amsterdam
Join Zoom Meeting
https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/92246640185T

Heritage can often be a source of conflict, as demonstrated by recent controversies over Dutch colonial legacies. Iratxe and Klaas will talk about the role this kind of conflict plays in their artistic practice. They will elaborate on some of the ideas developed by Iratxe in her recent essay The Porous Stone, in order to discuss notions of authenticity, identity, ownership and retribution in relation to contested heritage.

Iratxe Jaio (Spain 1976) and Klaas van Gorkum (The Netherlands 1975) work as an artist duo since 2001. Their practice could be described as a kind of experimental archaeology. It explores the social significance of existing objects and documents, by appropriating and reproducing them within a different context. They have participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues such as Artium Museum in Vitoria-Gasteiz; ADN Platform in Barcelona; FRAC-Aquitaine in Bordeaux; MUSAC in Léon; Tabakalera in Donostia-San Sebastian; Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna; Fabra i Coats in Barcelona; De Appel in Amsterdam; or Konsthall C in Stockholm.

OPEN STUDIOS: PIET ZWART INSTITUTE MASTER FINE ART 

March 5th 2021 – Online event – 10.00am – 5.00pm 

The students of the Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute kindly invites you to have a peak at our online (Open)Studios event. Click the link and you will find a schedule of events, meet the current students and see what we have been up to. You are also welcome to visit and enjoy our garden at Karel Doormanhof to experience sprouting’s that spring and the students have made. 

At this (Open)Studios event, current students will share their multi-disciplinary practices on the airways with the annual Piet Zwart Radio station, they will be selling works on our online shop and sharing their writings on our online publication.  

There will also be opportunities to meet the MFA students for questions about the programme throughout the day. Keep an eye on our social media for updates and student Instagram take overs and the (Open)Studios event page for more details. 

Piet Zwart Institute MFA 
Karel Doormanhof  45 
3012 GC Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

www.pzwart.nl 
(Open)Studios 
Facebook / Instagram 

Participating artists:  
Andrea Celeste La Forgia, María José Crespo, Oliver Doe, Grazia Gallo, Xiaofeini Liu, Kyra Nijskens, Emma van Noort, Afrang Nordlöf Malekian, Kate Price, Madeleine Ruggi, Shertise Solano, Samboleap Tol, Guillem S Arquer, Emma Astner, Linus Bonduelle, Dagmar Bosma, Pascale De Graaf, Aimilia Efthimiou, Halla Einarsdóttir, Diana Al Halabi, Junghun Kim, Bruno Machado Das Neves, Steven Maybury, Christian Aagaard Ovesen 

Pedagogical team 2020-21:
Liesbeth Bik, Bernd Krauß, Luke Williams, Jan Verwoert, Nina Wakeford, Katarina Zdjelar, Federica Bueti, Natasha Soobramanien 

Open Day 2021

The annual Piet Zwart Institute Open Day will take place online on Saturday February 6th 2021. The full program per Master Program is now online on our website.

















Photo: Anna Maria Łuczak, 2020.

Master Design Open Day February 2021

Based on their own design question, students within the Master Design learn to do design and in-depth design research. They constantly reflect on what they discover and convey their work and expertise through storytelling. They combine and integrate this part-time master with their design practicerenew their own role and in this way that of creative professionals in society and organizationsThey contribute to socialenvironmental and technological change. The combination of participatory work and authorship is fundamental. 

Join us in our online Open Day to find out more on our course, in a program where the course director, a tutor and two students share their insights and answer questions. 

Saturday 6 February 2021 
10.30 am – 13.30 pm 

10.30-11.15 Master Design in general 
11.15-11.45 Two student present and answer questions 
11.45-12.30 Questions in general 
12.30-13.00 Q&A on possible design questions (with examples) 
13.00-13.30 Follow up in preliminary workshops 

You can sign up till Thursday 4 February, 10 am, through wdka.masterdesign@hr.nl    

Please tell us your name, background (discipline) and what you expect from our master (short text) – if you didn’t do so before. 

Open Day Piet Zwart Institute: Master of Education in Arts Saturday 6 February, 2 – 3.30 pm

We warmly welcome you to take part in the Master of Education in Arts – on line Open Day to find out more about our program! Course director and tutors will give a presentation about the course and afterwards there is time for an elaborate, informal Q & A with staff and students.

Please subscribe before Wednesday 3 February via the email: demsm@hr.nl. We kindly ask you to provide us your name, background (discipline) and a short description of what interests you in our master program. To learn more please visit: www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/. Can’t attend? Visit one of our other Open Information Meetings throughout the year > www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/open-information-meetings/

From Home to Home poster.

Lens-Based student Nguyen Ngoc Trang Thy to premiere in the London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021

Film: From Home To Home

Director: Nguyen Ngoc Trang Thy

Script Co-writer: Vien Khau

Graphic Designer: Tran Tu Nguyen

Festival name: London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021

Festival Date: 7th Jan 2021 – 1st February 2021

Festival information.

The year is 2020. The world is fighting a pandemic. In the Netherlands, the government announces city lockdown to control the spreading of the disease. Stuck in a foreign country and longing for home, the narrator walks out one day, starting a trip hoping to find somewhere to belong. FROM HOME TO HOME” weaves together mysterious images that evoke classic science fiction cinema, such as SOLARIS and FRAU IM MONDE to convey the experience of being trapped in the uncanny and silent Netherlands while longing for home. And depicts the protagonist’s journey of finding her way home – on the wrong side of the world.

Link to purchase the film (the ticket will allow you to watch Thy’s film with other 97 films): https://checkout.liftoff.network/p3-lift-off-new-year…/

Lift-off programmes: http://thytrang.com/