Written by dr. Jos ten Berge Last week, some 400 people were present at the opening of the biggest exhibition of work van Willem van Genk ever. Hardly recognised during his life, Van Genk now counts among the best of the best within the ranks of the so-called “outsider artists”, that is, people who are… Read More Willem van Genk in the Outsider Art Museum in the Hermitage in the Newspaper
Hi! I am Dieke, 21 years old, and for the first semester in my third year of studying MKDA I went on exchange to Hong Kong. As an art student, the VU Worldmap doesn’t give you a whole lot of exchange destinations (IBA is better off, as always), but I had already decided that I… Read More Students’ Stories: Dieke Ribbers in Hong Kong
Beste alumnus / alumna, Op 20 december 2018 zal voor het eerst een activiteit speciaal voor jou georganiseerd worden! Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam heeft een feestelijk programma samengesteld en Marten Kuijpers (Architect en Senior Onderzoeker bij HNI) geeft voor Kunst & Cultuurwetenschappen Alumni een exclusieve rondleiding door de nieuwe tentoonstelling Work, Body, Leisure. Deze… Read More Uitnodiging: Kunst en Cultuurwetenschappen Alumni Evenement
Written by Joost Adriaanse Participation in RE-framing Residual Materials in Design Theory, Design Practice and Design Education. RE-source is a two year collaboration between Design Academy Eindhoven – lectorate Places and Traces, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Faculty of Humanities, Municipality of Rotterdam and Studio Ester van de Wiel. The research project ends in October 2019.… Read More Participation in RE-framing Residual Materials in Design Theory, Practice and Education.
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
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