Introducing our new student assistant and 3 of her cultural hotspots

By Liza Kerlen Hi everyone! As of January 2018 I am the new student assistant here at the department of Art and Culture. I am usually running around behind the scenes where you can find me taking minutes, preparing readers or selecting interesting content for this blog! In this blog I will tell you a… Read More Introducing our new student assistant and 3 of her cultural hotspots

Material and Visual Culture Turn: Past and Present

By Juliette Huygen   The VU Art and Culture group and Research Institute CLUE+ present: Material and Visual Culture Turn: Past and Present Dr. Dan Hicks (Oxford University/Pitt Rivers Museum)   This lecture is part of the seminar : Trending Topics: Key Ideas/Thinkers in Material Culture Studies Date:     February 16 Time:     10:00-12:00 Venue:  Vrije… Read More Material and Visual Culture Turn: Past and Present

The Making of Modern Art: Thinking Outside the Box

By Research Master Critical Studies in Art & Culture student Efthymis Athanasiadis 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.                        … Read More The Making of Modern Art: Thinking Outside the Box

Abandoned – A review of the exhibition Architecture of Appropriation

 by Vita Teunissen Student of the MA course Architecture Criticism, in which the students learn how to write critical responses to architectural projects and current exhibitions. This year vuartandculture would like share one of their reviews with you.    Visitors arriving at the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam’s museum park are usually met with the steel and concrete tunnel of the… Read More Abandoned – A review of the exhibition Architecture of Appropriation

Camera in Love: Before eccentricity became norm.

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.

“l’Esprit d’Escalier” Report

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

Visiting the Costume Collection of the Rijksmuseum

By Javier Gimeno Martínez   The module Fashion History and Theory includes an excursion to a fashion collection in the Netherlands. Even when classes are profusely illustrated with images, there are aspects that can be only understood by direct observation of the garments themselves. Construction, texture, assemblage and even the sound of the fabric when… Read More Visiting the Costume Collection of the Rijksmuseum