Four evenings on Art-Knowledge ARIAS & KNAW

Thursday 22 February: Writing Worlds (Perdu) Thursday 29 March: Arts & Health (OBA) Thursday 19 April: Arts & Ecologies (Perdu) Thursday 31 May: Arts & Education (Perdu)  

Events

Events in the ARIAS Network

24-26 May
VU Amsterdam
As Slowly as Possible
The 2018 international Association of the Study of the Arts of the Present symposium, dedicated to exploring notions of slowness.

 

22 May
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
How Will Art Survive Us? 
Lecture by Tal Beery with respondents Joost Adriaanse and Juliette Huijgen.
16:00-17:00 at VU main building, De Boelelaan 1105, room HG-12A33

 

22 May
University of Amsterdam
A Second Creation: Human Futures and the Reinvention of Nature
A lecture by Sheila Jasanoff.
19:30-21:30 at UvA, Aula Lutherse Kerk.

 

17 May
University of Amsterdam
Spinoza Lecture: Aesthetic Responsibility
Susan Wolf will be delivering the first one of her Spinoza Lectures on ‘Aesthetic Responsibility’.
20:15-22:00 at Aula, Lutherse Kerk
Singel 411, Amsterdam

 

12-17 May
Amsterdam University of the Arts & University of Amsterdam
Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education – A Week with Angela Davis
Professor Angela Y. Davis, as well as artists, scholars, activists and audience members will look into questions of citizenship, communal knowledge sharing, intergenerational activism, and relevant artistic practice.

 

14 May
SPUI25
Politics of Divination: Neoliberalism as Theology of Chance
With Joshua Ramey, Joyce Goggin, Amir Vodka and Patricia Pisters.
20:00-21:30 at SPUI 25, Spui 25-27

 

15 March-15 April
STP&A Conference, deadline call for proposals
Culture, Democracy, and the Arts: Rights Here, Right Now
STP&A 2018 Conference invites debates on the theories and practices of cultural democracy. This year, proposals will be accepted for papers, panels, workshops, performance-based research, and roundtable discussions.

 

24 April
Cafe Chercher 
Art & Science night #4.7
Evening for unfinished art & research.
18:00-20:00 at VOX-POP, Binnengasthuisstraat 9 BG 3

 

24 April
University of Amsterdam
Artistic Research Research group (ARRG)
A seminar with Lauryn Mannigel and Paula Albuquerque.
15:00-17:30 at UB Belle van Zuylen Zaal, Singel 425

 

13 April

University of Amsterdam and Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Artistic Research
We are glad to welcome you to Digging Grounds/Kaput, the final exhibition and launch of the publication of the 2017-2018 Honours Programme ART and RESEARCH.
17:00-20:00 at Exhibition Centre Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam

 

10 April
Amsterdam University of the Arts
HALf6
public talk show with guests from the city, the field, the study programmes and the neighbourhood.
17:30-19:00 at Academie voor Theater en Dans
Jodenbreestraat 3, Amsterdam

 

4 April
University of Amsterdam
The Urban Commons of Culture, Past & Present
Launch symposium
13.00 –  to 16.30 at A Lab,Overhoeksplein 2,  Amsterdam

 

28 March
Amsterdam University of the Arts
Future of Work
What can Amsterdam learn from cities like New York, Paris, Shanghai or Istanbul? Architect and urban planner Florian Idenburg (SO-IL) will present his research into the future of our work environment.
19:30-22:00 at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam

 

21-24 March
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Hold Me Now – Feel and Touch in an Unreal World
This Studium Generale is about the sense of touch in artistic, philosophical and political terms.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

 

22 March 2018
VU Amsterdam
Water & the City, event in the context of World Water Day 2018, organized by the Environmental Humanities Center

 

6 March 2018
University of Amsterdam
Identity, art and activism
Lecture evening
20.00 – 21.30, Spui 25,

 

4 March 2018
Grounding the Map | Mapping the Ground
lecures presentations, debate
13:00 – 14.15, het Glazen Huis, Amstelpark

 

28 February 2018
Amsterdam University of the Arts
ODYSSEY – a philosophical launch of the mind, lecture by Michael Madsen
19:30-21:30, Film Academy cinema, Markenplein 1

 

27 February:

Café Chercher, evening for unfinished art & research
19.00-21.00

VOX-POP, Binnengasthuisstraat 9

 

24-25 February:
Sonic Acts Academy Symposium
Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge
Dansmakers, Amsterdam Noord

 

22 February 2018
Amsterdam University of the Arts
Tilting the Monuments, Queering the Myths
An evening with four theatre makers, directors and writers
20.00 – 22.00, DAS Graduate School,Overhoeksplein 2

20 February:

Als Kunst Spreekt
Felix & Sofie
19.30
Literair Theater Perdu

 

20 February:

meeting of the Artistic Research Research Group (ARRG, UvA)
15:00-17:30

Belle van Zuylenzaal, UvA University Library

 

12 February:

Digital Emotions research group meeting
Patricia de Vries (Institute of Network Cultures, HvA)
In this workshop we explore the ontological underpinnings of  popular and widely exhibited artistic crypto-mask projects.

 

19 January:

Research Ecologies Lab
DAS graduate school
13:00-17:00

Events

31 May:
Art-Knowledge #4 Arts & Education

19:30-22:00

Literair Theater Perdu
Kloveniersburgwal 86
Amsterdam

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31 May: Art-Knowledge #4
Arts & Education
KNAW & ARIAS

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Four evenings on Art-Knowledge by ARIAS & KNAW

What can the sciences learn from the arts (visual and performing arts, literature, architecture, music etc.)? And what can the arts learn from academia? The KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences) and ARIAS are offering a series of four evening events at which artists and researchers will show, perform and lecture on the way art research operates at the interface of art and academia – from new ways of writing to new concepts of wellbeing, experimental forms for researching major climate questions, and experiments in education.

Thursday 22 February: Writing Worlds (Perdu)
Thursday 29 March: Arts & Health (KNAW)
Thursday 19 April: Art & Ecologies (Perdu)
Thursday 31 May: Arts & Education (Perdu)

ARIAS is a collaborative platform by the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK), Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit (VU). ARIAS enables intersections and encounters between art-research and research in the humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences.

Past Events

19 April:
Art-Knowledge #3 Arts & Ecologies

19:30-22:00

Literair Theater Perdu
Kloveniersburgwal 86
Amsterdam

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19th of April
ART-KNOWLEDGE #3
 
ARIAS & KNAW
Arts & Ecologies : politics & poetics of moving materials
 

19.00 walk-in and starts at 19.30
 
How do the arts and artistic research contribute to planetary-scale questions of ecological transformation and disaster? This evening will feature three examples of special ways in which the arts trace the cultural, political and social implications of local and global moving resources, showing the shifting contexts and social ecologies of primary materials (such as oil, silicate or wood). In the first part of the evening media researcher Adam Nocek underlines the importance of thinking about the physical materiality of our contemporary media culture and the ethical consequences of the entanglement between our media and geophysical systems. Second, artist Isabelle Andriessen enters into a conversation with art history professor Katja Kwastek to discuss the significance of her “zombie sculptures,” through which she examines how one can animate inanimate materials. Can we experience the temporality of material transformations? In the last contribution, a team of scholars, artists and designers will introduce their new research project ‘Re-Source,’ which traces, on a city scale, the movements of residual materials (such as plywood or plastic) and asks how new design strategies could activate new users for these materials and new circular economies.

 

With: Adam Nocek, Isabelle Andriessen, Katja Kwastek, Ginette Verstraete, Joost Adriaanse and Ester van de Wiel
Moderator: Kristine Steenbergh

 

Adam Nocek is an assistant professor in the philosophy of technology and science and technology studies in the School of Arts, Media + Engineering at Arizona State University. Nocek is the founding director of the Laboratory for Critical Technics (LCT) and author of numerous articles on design theory, media materialism, technoscience, process philosophy, and the history and philosophy of science. Nocek is the co-editor of The Lure of Whitehead and is currently working on two book projects: Animating Capital: Molecules, Labor, and the Cultural Production of Science and Ecopolitical Design: Speculating After Anthropos.

 

Isabelle Andriessen is an artist and currently a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. In her work she is interested in creating sculptures that decompose and transform while on display, an aspect that provides them with an ambiguous sense of agency and anthropomorphism. Andriessen was a participant in the Arts and Science Honours programme of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW) and Academy of Arts (AK). This year she will exhibit her work at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris and the Tschumipaviljoen in Groningen. Her work will be part of a group show at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam from November 2018.


Katja Kwastek is a professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Her research focuses on processual, digital and post-digital art, media history, theory and aesthetics, and digital humanities. She has lectured internationally and published many books and essays, including “Aesthetics of Interaction in Digital Art” (MIT Press, 2013).
 
Ginette Verstraete is a professor of Comparative Arts and Media at the Vrije Universiteit (VU). Her current research explores the significance of participatory urbanism in Western Europe, from 1960s to the current moment and focuses on the role that media, art and design have played in this. She is the initiator, together with Dr. David Hamel and studio Esther van de Wiel, of the research project ‘Re-Source, Participation in reframing residual materials in design theory, design practice and design education,’ funded by NWO.
 
Joost Adriaanse is an artist and researcher in the Re-source project on the design practice, circular economy and social participation. As a participant observer he investigates method through documentation and reflection. Adriaanse is also an editor for Digressions- Amsterdam Journal of Critical Theory, Cultural Analysis, and Creative Writing.
 
Ester van de Wiel is designer, researcher and curator of public space. She teaches at the Design Academy Eindhoven (department of “Public-Private) and at de Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. As a curator she is interested in working with both amateurs and professionals in vacant or forgotten urban locations, thus creating spaces that “work so well that we can run wild in them” (John Cage).
 
Kristine Steenbergh is an associate professor and co-founder of the Environmental Humanities Center (EHC) at the Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam. Scholars working at EHC believe the environmental issues of the Anthropocene are complex and therefore need an approach that accommodates and works with a variety of perspectives on this complexity, fostering conversation between different disciplines. Steenbergh is also a member of The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and editor of Cultural History (Edinburg UP) the journal of the International Society for Cultural History.
 
Four evenings on Art-Knowledge by ARIAS & KNAW
 
What can the sciences learn from the arts (visual and performing arts, literature, architecture, music etc.)? And what can the arts learn from academia? The KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences), the Akademie van Kunsten and ARIAS are offering a series of four evening events at which artists and researchers will show, perform and lecture on the way art research operates on the interface of art and academia – from new ways of writing to new concepts of wellbeing, experimental forms of researching ecological questions, and experiments in education.
 
Thursday 22 February: Writing Worlds (Perdu)
Thursday 29 March: Arts & Health (OBA)
Thursday 19 April: Arts & Ecologies (Perdu)
Thursday 31 May: Arts & Education (Perdu)
 
You are most welcome to attend these events. Participation is free, but registration is required. Please register by completing and submitting the online form at www.akademievankunsten.nl.
 
ARIAS is a research platform by the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK), Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit (VU). ARIAS enables intersections, encounters and collaborations between artistic research and research in the humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences.

29 March:
Art-Knowledge #2 Arts & Health

19:00-21:30

OBA, Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 143
Amsterdam

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29 March: ART-KNOWLEDGE #2
Arts & Health : Debate about artistic research & cultures of care
KNAW & ARIAS
 
How do the arts and artistic research contribute to knowledge about health, illness and care? Over the past decades, an emerging field of ‘medical humanities’ has increasingly argued for a different perspective on medicine from fields ranging from philosophy and anthropology to sociology and cultural analysis. This evening will show three examples of special ways in which the arts offer a different understanding of patients, doctors and of care as an embodied practice. In the first part of the evening artist Yvonne Dröge Wendel re-examines her award-winning work ‘De Coupé’ (together with Lino Hellings), a passenger train carriage placed in a nursing home in Delft. Ten years after instalment, Dröge Wendel now asks how we should understand the success of this intervention: how is ‘therapeutic value’ measured? Next, artist Ana Maria Gomez Lopez discusses how we can ask new questions about the human body by re-activating histories of medical instruments and by doing self-experimentation. In last part of the evening, anthropologist Rachel Spronk and filmmaker Paul Gomes invite the audience to discuss their work-in-progress of a film installation about surgery, sickness and death. Last year they started filming the daily life of a hospital somewhere at the edge of the world in northern Nigeria. It is an extremely impoverished environment where the hospital somehow manages to survive without structural resources. In their work as filmmaker and scholar, Paul and Rachel are both concerned with the question of representation, that is, how to represent the subjects in their work without falling into stereotypes? Collaborating on this film installation revealed their disciplinary perspectives and the challenge of joining these different ways of working.
 
 
With: Yvonne Dröge Wendel, Ana María Gómez López, Rachel Spronk, Paul Gomes
Moderator: Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam)
 
 
Yvonne Dröge Wendel lives and works in Amsterdam. She is trained at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (1993-1994) and Delfina Studios in London (2002-2003). She is currently working on a PhD artistic research project at the University of Twente. She is also head of the department of Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. She publishes art books, features frequently in solo and group exhibitions, and engages on a regular basis with the public in public spaces. In 1994 she won the Prix de Rome in the fine arts and theatre and in 2016, the Dr. A.H. Heinekenprijs.
 
Ana Maria Gomez Lopez is currently a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. In her work, she treads the precarious balance between scientific self-experimentation and historic investigation to question limits in the concept of life cycles. She completed her MFA at the Yale University School of Art, as well as undergraduate and master’s degrees in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has carried out artist residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, and the Max Planck Institute for History of Science. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Premio Nacional de Artes (National Award in the Arts) from the Universidad de Antioquia in Colombia.She is currently a researcher in residence at the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave in Leiden.
 
Rachel Spronk is associate professor at the anthropology department of the University of Amsterdam. She is trained as an anthropologist and doing interdisciplinary research on culture, gender and sexuality. Her research focuses primarily on the intersection of three scholarly fields – anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, and African studies. Her various research projects evidence a concern with the historical trajectories that have shaped the present, the production of knowledge about gender and sexuality and, ultimately, how the lived experiences of people inform our theoretical models. Overall, she investigates the interface between sexuality and the middle class in Ghana and Kenya, examining problematic assumptions behind both terms.
 
Paul James Gomes is an independent film producer and film director from Dhaka, Bangladesh, currently residing in Edinburgh. With a background in documentary filmmaking, Gomes recently expanded his practice to include video art. Having moved from Bangladesh to the UK, the main focus of his current work is migration and the understanding of home. On the occasion of his residency at the British School at Rome, the artist created two video installations: Prego Selfie (2015) and Roma Sub Rosa (2015) that explore the simultaneous visibility and invisibility of the large community of Bangladeshi immigrants present in the streets of Rome.
 
 
Four evenings on Art-Knowledge by ARIAS & KNAW
 
What can the sciences learn from the arts (visual and performing arts, literature, architecture, music etc.)? And what can the arts learn from academia? The KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences) and ARIAS are offering a series of four evening events at which artists and researchers will show, perform and lecture on the way art research operates at the interface of art and academia – from new ways of writing to new concepts of wellbeing, experimental forms for researching major climate questions, and experiments in education.
 
Thursday 22 February: Writing Worlds (Perdu)
Thursday 29 March: Arts & Health (KNAW)
Thursday 19 April: Arts & Ecologies (Perdu)
Thursday 31 May: Arts & Education (Perdu)
You are most welcome to attend these events. Participation is free, but registration is required. Please register by completing and submitting the online form at www.akademievankunsten.nl.
 
ARIAS is a research platform by the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK), Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit (VU). ARIAS enables intersections, encounters and collaborations between art-research and research in the humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences.

22 March:
Water & the City

00:00-23:59

VU
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam

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22 March 2018
VU Amsterdam
Water & the City, event in the context of World Water Day 2018, organized by the Environmental Humanities Center

6 March:
Identity, Art and Activism

20:00-21:30

Spui 25
Spui 25
Amsterdam

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6 March 2018
University of Amsterdam
Identity, art and activism
Lecture evening
20.00 – 21.30, Spui 25,

with NWO

 

What role does art play in contemporary activism? An evening about identity, art and activism. With: Eliza Steinbock, Pim Lammers, Olave Basabose and Nancy Jouwe.

 

From totalitarian propaganda to provo-performances in the sixties, to Ai Weiwei’s criticism of China’s communist government: the link between art and politics is of all times and all cultures. To a greater or lesser extent, all forms of cultural expression have a political dimension. In the contemporary art scene these politics often concern cultural representation. Activists have, for example, long criticized Hollywood for the preponderance of white, heterosexual men in movies and series alike, thereby confining its scope of interest to a small portion of the total gender spectrum.
Forms of art may at the same time well promote equality and diversity, as well as making a fundamental contribution to the imagination of a new society. In this program we will reflect on art’s double function: examining the ways in which it may legitimate society, and in particular the ways in which it promotes or inspires contemporary activism.

 

4 March:
Grounding the Map-Mapping the Ground

13:00-14:15

Het Glazen Huis
Amstelpark
Amsterdam

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4 March 2018
Grounding the Map | Mapping the Ground
lecures presentations, debate
13:00 – 14.15, het Glazen Huis, Amstelpark

28 February:
ODYSSEY Amsterdam University of the Arts

19:30-21:30

Film Academy Cinema
Markenplein 1
Amsterdam

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28 February 2018
Amsterdam University of the Arts
ODYSSEY – a philosophical launch of the mind, lecture by Michael Madsen
19:30-21:30, Film Academy cinema, Markenplein 1

22 February:
Tilting the Monuments, Queering the Myths

20:00-22:00

DAS Graduate School
Overhoeksplein 2
Amsterdam

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22 February 2018
Amsterdam University of the Arts
Tilting the Monuments, Queering the Myths
An evening with four theatre makers, directors and writers
20.00 – 22.00, DAS Graduate School,Overhoeksplein 2

22 February:
Art-Knowledge #1 Writing Worlds: Debate about Creative Writing in Research

19:30-22:00

Literair Theater Perdu
Kloveniersburgwal 86
Amsterdam

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“What can artists gain from entering the community of academic writers? What can scholars and scientists learn from different forms of writing, such as poetry, prose and science fiction narratives?”
 
These were the questions that brought various names from different spheres of art, research and writing together on February 22nd, for the first instalment of the Art-Knowledge lecture series by ARIAS and KNAW, the event featured readings and deeper discussions on how art, research and writing collide in our modern times, as well as how they reflect in the Dutch education system of today.
 
Kicking off the event was Belfast-born writer Maria Fusco, with excerpts from her latest book “Give Up Art”. By zeroing in on the position of the writer as a “creator of new beings” and touching upon the how the ideas of constriction and consistency play into the creation process, Fusco outlined today’s author’s newfound status, which she ascribed as somewhere in between the poetical and the analytic. Introducing the idea of anonymity as a useful tool for allowing the writing to exceed the writer, Fusco shared her observations of the new topologies surrounding creative writing, echoing Judith Butler and Gilles Deleuze. Suggesting that one must gather an arsenal of tools to write with – sometimes even going as further to contruct the tools themselves, Fusco emphasized the importance of “amateurism” and outlined her stance on experimental writing and how that ties into the arts.
 
Dutch poet, visual artist and writer Maria Barnas was next – talking about how the fabric of reality is tied to descriptions and images, Barnas mused on how our language and knowledge of the world is shapen by this relationship. By situating language at the heart of her work, Barnas shared her thought on how production, perception and reflection play into the relationship between writing and object development, as well as the concept of art writing as a tool for writing “with” art or “to” art, rather than writing “about” art.
 
The third contribution of the evening was by Zurich-based artist and researcher Tine Melzer, whose latest work features a “réunion imaginaire” between Ludwig Wittgenstein and Gertrude Stein, which she described as a meeting of analytical and poetical minds. Drawing upon Wittgenstein’s theory of “language as a game”, Melzer progressed this philosophical investigation by referring to one of her previous works titled “Aspect Change”, where she explored the relationship between language and image, language as a shared practice and as a host for the imagination.
 
Concluding the evening was Miriam Rasch, who started out by reflecting on our digitally mediated times and remarked upon alternative forms of writing, such as writing through the medium (be it an Excel worksheet, Facebook updates or text messages) and how language lives in online spaces, providing insight towards both sides of the argument. By introducing the central question of “How do we write when we write online?”, Rasch expanded on her upcoming work “Shadowbook” and how “the dark side” of writing online is at the core of it, with particular focus on what happens to language within the confines of the digital. Describing her methodology as “researching writing by way of writing”, Rasch further explained how she frames these narratives as pieces of autofiction that border within the self, as well as talking about her new book “Zweemen in de Oceaan”.

20 February:
Artistis Research Group Meeting (ARRG UvA)

15:00-17:30

Belle van Zuylenzaal University Library
Singel 425
Amsterdam

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20 February 2018
University of Amsterdam
Meeting of the Artistic Research Group (ARRG, UvA)
15:00-17:30, Belle van Zuylenzaal, UvA University Library

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