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. This one is written by Tim Renders. Bringing The Congo Tribunal to The Hague Tribunal’s Doorstep Milo Rau: The Congo Tribunal Swiss director Milo… Read More Exhibition Review – Tim Renders at STROOM
Written by Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz You are cordially invited to the public defence of Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz: ‘Transnational Material Politics: Constructions of Dutch Design, 1970-2012’. When: Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 15:45. Where: Aula, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam. Below you will find a brief summary of my PhD… Read More Transnational Material Politics: Constructions of Dutch Design, 1970-2012
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!
Last weekend, the exhibition Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity closed at the London based Leighton House, former home to the artist and contemporary of Alma-Tadema: Sir Frederick Leighton. After the modern styled Fries Museum in Leeuwarden in 2016-17 and the spacious baroque Belvedere Museum in Vienna last Spring, the exhibition reached its third and final… Read More Closure of the Alma-Tadema project
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
We are very pleased to invite you to a Graduate Lecture by Ellen Prokop PhD, titled “The Digital Art History Lab at The Frick Collection: Towards a Critical D.A.H.” on Friday 24 November 3.30-5.15, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Main Building, hall 14a00 (The Frick Collection / New York University / Hunter College, City University of New York) A… Read More Graduate Lecture: The Digital Art History Lab at The Frick Collection
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