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
By Sven Lütticken In May, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven organized the ten-day programme Becoming More, which it introduced as follows: On the 10th anniversary of the research and exhibition project Be(com)ing Dutch it is time to convene again – to come together to strengthen existing alliances and to develop new affinities. Through the caucus… Read More Future Caucus
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.
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
By Angela M. Bartholomew Report from the Young and Early-Career Researchers’ Colloquium, Artistic Subversion: Setting the Conditions of Display From the vivid procession of Hélio Oiticica’s Parangolés – interjecting the aesthetic of the Mangueira favela and the bodies of its dancers into the museum – to James Whistler’s ostentatious Peacock Room in the home of… Read More Subversive Potential
By Tim Verlaan. Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles is a fascinating 1972 documentary about Los Angeles, in which architectural historian Reyner Banham is our tour guide. Driving around in a rented Chevrolet, he admits a passionate love affair with the city’s highway system, praising the qualities of an urban environment that is still derided by most architecture… Read More Screening: Reyner Banham loves Los Angeles