This blog entry is part of a series of four which staf members of the VU Art & Culture team have written in memoriam of their colleague Marjan Groot, who unexpectedly passed away on June 3, 2019. written by Katja Kwastek While the lockdown measures are attenuated slightly these days, devoting more attention to the… Read More Art history in the backyard – in memoriam Marjan Groot
Geschreven door Kaj van Boheemen Je legt net een laatste hand aan een tekening van een nieuw ontwerp, wanneer je gebeld wordt door je opdrachtgever: de investeerder heeft zich teruggetrokken en het project kan, helaas, niet doorgaan. Als architect is het een bekend tafereel. Meters schetsrol verdwijnen in de lade en de zorgvuldig bijgehouden projectmap… Read More Nooit gebouwd Den Haag: een verzameling mooie prenten
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
Written by dr. Ingrid Vermeulen Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany 1600-1900 From the 17th century on, Germany was a major market for Dutch and Flemish paintings, drawings and prints of the Golden Age. Although this market remains important until the present day, its peak was during the 18th century: Netherlandish art was passionately… Read More Invitation – Symposium Collecting Dutch and Flemish Art in Germany 1600-1900
by Katja Kwastek “Make thinking attractive again” was one comment of cultural studies icon and ASCA (Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis) founder Mieke Bal on the question if we have a chance to counter Donald Trump, during the final roundtable of our international symposium ‘As slowly as possible’. It took place at the VU a bit… Read More “Make thinking attractive again” – report from the AS(L)AP symposium
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!
Many congratulations to all bachelor MKDA students that graduated this year! Tuesday the 19th of September, a new batch of students graduated from our MKDA bachelor (Media, Kunst, Design en Architectuur) They showed us the diversity of MKDA in the student testimonials and in their varied thesis topics on Sin City, Huis Sonneveld and Museum Willet- Holthuysen,… Read More A New Batch of MKDA Graduates
The Fitting In/Standing Out project invites you to visit the exhibition entitled ‘Minority’. This exhibition shows pictures of the daily life of minorities in and from the Middle East and North Africa, made by Karin Schuitema, Fatima Abbadi, Bernice Siewe, and Tineke Rooijakkers. Focusing on everyday life, these images shed a new light on the complexity… Read More Exhibition ‘Minority’ at the VU
By Freek Schmidt Three weeks ago our student Juliette Huijgen of the Research master program Visual Arts, Media and Architecture received the StudenTalent prize, awarded by the Faculty of Humanities of the VU. This prize is awarded yearly to a student who is both studious in his/her work at the university and committed to also… Read More We have a winner!
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