Kunstlicht Call for Papers – Mediated Imaginations

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

Judith Butler, Amelia Jones, Achille Mbembe, and many more, at the VU

by Katja Kwastek Next week, 5-7 April 2017, our big international conference ‘Critical Theory in the Humanities: Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler,’ will take place.  Together with colleagues from philosophy (Wouter Goris, Annemie Halsema) and literature studies (Roel van den Oever), we organized this conference to encourage discussion amongst scholars from various disciplines… Read More Judith Butler, Amelia Jones, Achille Mbembe, and many more, at the VU

Artistic Subversion: Setting the Conditions of Display

By Angela M. Bartholomew. Featured image above: Santiago Sierra, Removal of a Museum’s Glass Windows, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, 2004. Photo by Guy Braeckman. The mid-1980s was a treacherous time for artistic autonomy. Many countries were facing a transformation of their political and economic systems and a profound shift was felt in the position of… Read More Artistic Subversion: Setting the Conditions of Display

Visiting the Costume Collection of the Rijksmuseum

By Javier Gimeno Martínez   The module Fashion History and Theory includes an excursion to a fashion collection in the Netherlands. Even when classes are profusely illustrated with images, there are aspects that can be only understood by direct observation of the garments themselves. Construction, texture, assemblage and even the sound of the fabric when… Read More Visiting the Costume Collection of the Rijksmuseum