By Research Master Critical Studies in Art & Culture student Jeroen van der Hulst. Each year, Sven Lütticken teaches a MA course on Art Criticism, in which the students learn how to write critical responses to current exhibitions. This year vuartandculture would like share one of their reviews with you. For a few months now, the exhibition poster for Camera… Read More Camera in Love: Before eccentricity became norm.
By Ginette Verstraete. Last week the National Organization for Scientific Research in the Hague (NWO) held its official kick-off for the seven research projects that were selected within the NWO Program “Smart Culture–Arts and Culture.” The Program is unique not only because it stimulates collaboration between universities and artistic schools (HBO), but also because of… Read More Kick-off NWO Program Smart Culture
by Juliette Huygen On the 9th of May the research master Critical Studies in Art and Culture welcomes professor Thomas Elsaesser(University of Amsterdam) for a lecture and discussion. Thomas Elsaesser is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam and… Read More Lecture: Between Metaphor and Material
by CAMS Master student Svetlana Kirillova Each year, the students of the course Crossmedial Exhbitions of the Comparative Arts and Media Master, write blogs about their experiences and findings during the course. This year vuartandculture would like share one of their blogs with you. It has been almost a month since our first “crossmedial exhibitions”… Read More “l’Esprit d’Escalier” Report
Door Jos ten Berge Afgelopen januari vroeg ‘cinemadelicatessen’ mij een inleiding te geven op de documentairefilm China’s Van Gogh (Yu Haibo, 2016). Dat deed ik graag, want de film is een aanrader. In de benauwde ateliers in het Chinese dorp Dafen maken vele honderden schilders vele duizenden kopieën van kunstwerken (‘real oil painting’!). De getallen… Read More China’s Van Gogh
by Katja Kwastek Next week, 5-7 April 2017, our big international conference ‘Critical Theory in the Humanities: Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler,’ will take place. Together with colleagues from philosophy (Wouter Goris, Annemie Halsema) and literature studies (Roel van den Oever), we organized this conference to encourage discussion amongst scholars from various disciplines… Read More Judith Butler, Amelia Jones, Achille Mbembe, and many more, at the VU