By Ginette Verstraete Hello Everybody. My best wishes for a happy and inspiring 2018! My name is Ginette Verstraete, Professor of Comparative Arts and Media, and currently also in charge of the BA and MA programs in Arts and Culture. My new position, as Opleidingsdirecteur Kunst en Cultuur (Director of Education), started in September 2017,… Read More A New Year’s Wish from the New Director of Education at Arts & Culture!
By Suki de Boer As external PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam, I research how art professionals who work for multinational corporations write about the art-related activities of these corporations and how this affects the public image of art in a corporate context. I’m actually not an alumnus of the VU. In 1999-2000 I received… Read More The life of a PHD candidate
By Marlies Peeters, ReMa student Critical Studies in Art and Culture Sad news reached me last week as I learned of the passing of Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen, one of the partners of the design studio LUST together with Jeroen Barendse and Thomas Castro. This studio, located at a crossroads between graphic design and new media, closed… Read More LUST: Generating Graphic Design’s Future
By Ivo Blom Mata Hari was famous for her own fabulation of her oriental past and scandalous present. Myth and reality converged in ever changing combinations, which impressed many, but also caused her serious troubles during her notorious trial, leading to her execution in 1917 by the French army, condemned as enemy spy. However, the… Read More Facts and fabulation: the ‘real’ Mata Hari on film
In 1980, Kunstlicht was founded as a journal for visual art, visual culture, and architecture. The journal is affiliated with the VU University Amsterdam, but operates from an independent foundation managed by some of our students and alumni. It has been a platform for academic publications by art, architectural, and cultural historians and each issue deals with a… Read More Kunstlicht Call for Papers – Mediated Imaginations
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