Facts and fabulation: the ‘real’ Mata Hari on film

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

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

Exhibition’s playlists: The soundtracks that are moving the way we experience an art show

By Monica Mora. Every now and then, we will provide you with blogs written by our alumni. Where did they end up and how did their education help achieve their goals? After completing my master degree in Comparative Arts and Media Studies, I came back to Mexico and started working at the most important cultural… Read More Exhibition’s playlists: The soundtracks that are moving the way we experience an art show

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