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 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 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
by Juliette Huygen On the 9th of May the research master Critical Studies in Art and Culture welcomes professor Thomas Elsaesser(University of Amsterdam) for a lecture and discussion. Thomas Elsaesser is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam and… Read More Lecture: Between Metaphor and Material
Door Jos ten Berge Afgelopen januari vroeg ‘cinemadelicatessen’ mij een inleiding te geven op de documentairefilm China’s Van Gogh (Yu Haibo, 2016). Dat deed ik graag, want de film is een aanrader. In de benauwde ateliers in het Chinese dorp Dafen maken vele honderden schilders vele duizenden kopieën van kunstwerken (‘real oil painting’!). De getallen… Read More China’s Van Gogh