Invitation – Symposium Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany 1600-1900

Written by dr. Ingrid Vermeulen  Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany 1600-1900 From the 17th century on, Germany was a major market for Dutch and Flemish paintings, drawings and prints of the Golden Age. Although this market remains important until the present day, its peak was during the 18th century: Netherlandish art was passionately… Read More Invitation – Symposium Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany 1600-1900

Lifting a Corner of the Veil – Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art

Written by dr. Ivo Blom The various images throughout the text are filmstills from the book trailer which you can view below!   Dear students, colleagues, and other readers of this blog, Permit me to give you some insight into my new book, the fruit of many years of hard labour: Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film… Read More Lifting a Corner of the Veil – Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art

MoMoWo Symposium 2018 in Turin, Italy

Women’s creativity since the modern movement (1918-2018): toward a new perception and reception  by Ilja Meijer Architecture, design, engineering and related fields have long been – and sometimes are still – perceived as masculine dominated professions. Since 2014, the internationally oriented MoMoWo – Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement project has aimed to draw attention… Read More MoMoWo Symposium 2018 in Turin, Italy

“Make thinking attractive again” – report from the AS(L)AP symposium

by Katja Kwastek “Make thinking attractive again” was one comment of cultural studies icon and ASCA (Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis) founder Mieke Bal on the question if we have a chance to counter Donald Trump, during the final roundtable of our international symposium ‘As slowly as possible’. It took place at the VU a bit… Read More “Make thinking attractive again” – report from the AS(L)AP symposium

Symposium: As Slowly As Possible

By Liza Kerlen The 2018 international Association of the Study of the Arts of the Present symposium will be hosted by the CLUE+ Interfaculty Research Institute for Culture, Cognition, History and Heritage at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and dedicated to exploring notions of slowness. 24, 25, 26 May 2018 @ VU Amsterdam. Contemporary ideas of slowness, as introduced by such movements of… Read More Symposium: As Slowly As Possible