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 Vita Teunissen Student of the MA course Architecture Criticism, in which the students learn how to write critical responses to architectural projects and current exhibitions. This year vuartandculture would like share one of their reviews with you. Visitors arriving at the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam’s museum park are usually met with the steel and concrete tunnel of the… Read More Abandoned – A review of the exhibition Architecture of Appropriation
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 Ginette Verstraete. Last week the National Organization for Scientific Research in the Hague (NWO) held its official kick-off for the seven research projects that were selected within the NWO Program “Smart Culture–Arts and Culture.” The Program is unique not only because it stimulates collaboration between universities and artistic schools (HBO), but also because of… Read More Kick-off NWO Program Smart Culture
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
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
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