Gerrit Rietveld Academie
The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is a university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design. We offer one Bachelor's degree programme and four Master's programmes. From academic year 2014-2015 the Academie will be offering the Bachelor's degree programme Art & Design (formerly the two programmes Fine Arts and Design). This combination expresses our vision concerning art education in which autonomous and applied art form a single entity. This degree programme has twelve specialisations. All students follow a general first year (the Basicyear) and then choose one of these specialisations for in-depth study in the following three years. The Rietveld Academie also offers a part-time Bachelor's programme. The basis year of the part-time Bachelor's programme lasts two years and is followed by three years of in-depth study. Read More
#Meetthestudents: Jeanne Vivies, 20 years old, Basicyear
''It was a friend of mine who made me discover Rietveld when I visited her in Amsterdam last year. I was in a graphic design school in France and found it so restrictive compared to Rietveld. Here for me it’s a sort of giant atelier/workshop.
First I wanted to apply directly to the first year of VAV, but they told me to start in the basic year. At first I was dissapointed, of course. I though VAV was really what would be the best for me, but now it’s been 6 months in Basic Year and I’m glad I did it. I have no idea anymore which department I want to choose now. I came to Rietveld being certain of my choices and now that I am here I am lost. On the other hand; I’ve never been this happy.
All I know now is that Rietveld is helping me to find what I like and I think that’s the first step to discover what I want. I hope it will continue this way until the end of my studies here. What I like the most about the way they teach is that they always push you to do more, and sometimes it feels too much but at the end of the day you realize it worked. To push yourself to the maximum. They also want you to experiment every single thing which is really interesting at the end. You compare and you’re able to choose what you prefer.There’s a lot of learning in the proces.''
Rietveld Flea Market
Marjan van Aubel awarded 'Radicale Vernieuwer 2015'
Marjan van Aubel and her company Caventou has been awarded as the 'Radicale Vernieuwer' (innovator) of 2015. She is working on the integration of PV in furniture, in order to absorb energy such as indoor color and light. Caventou also pays much attention to design and aesthetics. "Otherwise nobody wants it," Van Aubel explains this week in Vrij Nederland The 30-year-old designer studied at the Rietveld Academie and attended a master's degree at the Royal College of Art in London. While writing her thesis in Switzerland, she became acquainted with the technology to make solar cells based on color. While still in development, Van Aubel used the technique already in a table and a stained-glass window. Soon she travels to South Korea, where most likely a production line can be set for the table. Radical Innovators is an initiative of the Free Netherlands, civil society think tank Kennisland and creative agency Vandejong to put people with radically positive, sustainable and social initiatives in the spotlight.
Source: Vrij Nederland
Prospects & Concepts
The fourth edition of the exhibition Prospects & Concepts opens today at Art Rotterdam. This exhibition, where the Mondriaan Fund presents young talent, can be visited from 11 to February 14 in the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam. The exhibition features work by 54 artists who in 2014 received a Work Contribution Young Talent of the Mondriaan Fund to make a start with their careers. Prospects & Concepts is curated by Noor Mertens, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art & Stadscollectie at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Participating alumni include Sohrab Bayat, Michael Hilbrink Anne Huijnen, Susan Cage, Maurice Koster, Ola Lanko Jonas Lund, Silvia Martes, Kaweh Modiri, Malou van der Molen, Nicoline Timmer, Ran Zhang.
COPY COPY – THE BOOKS OF DAAN VAN GOLDEN AND JCJ VANDERHEYDEN
COPY COPY – THE BOOKS OF DAAN VAN GOLDEN AND JCJ VANDERHEYDEN. The exhibition looks at parallels between the practices of both artists and consists of books and works from the collection of Frank Mandersloot. The exhibition will be open from February 9 till 24.
Next week Tuesday, Emiliano Battista, author of the book Daan van Golden - Photo Book(s), will give a lecture about the contemporary conditions at stake in the field of publishing and will zoom in on Daan van Golden’s relation to the making of photo books.
KNIGHT’S MOVE: INGO NIERMANN on 28 January
The Knight’s Move is a series of lectures by eminent international speakers who stand out by their unusual, enlightening and inspirational visions concerning the city, urbanity, the public domain, and community. Just as the knight moves in an atypical and unusual way across the chessboard, The Knight’s Move wants to cut across all disciplines and thus stimulate rethinking the city.The Knight’s Move is an initiative by Stroom Den Haag in cooperation with Lectoraat Art & Public Space (LAPS) of the Rietveld Academie.
This year the first lecture of the Knight’s Move lecture series is by Ingo Niermann.
Date: Thursday 28 January 2015
Time: 20.00 – 22.00 (doors open from 18:00, vegetarian meals available)
Location: De Nieuwe Anita, Frederik Hendrikstraat 111, Amsterdam
Moderator: Jeroen Boomgaard
Trailer RietveldTV by Jos Houweling: doet moet pijn doen (this must hurt)
January's RietveldTV is made b…
January's RietveldTV is made by Jos Houweling. The episode 'dit moet pijn doen' (this must hurt) will be broadcasted on Saturday January 30 and Sunday January 31, 10.40 PM at AT5.
Eight Cubic Meters by TXT (Textile)
Body minus garment equals
The TXT department proudly presents a selection of images, texts and weaves from a collective investigation into body, clothes, behaviour and identity. On view at Eight Cubic Meters, from Wednesday 27 January until 9 May.
RietveldTV by Jos Houweling - dit moet pijn doen (this must hurt)
#meetthestudents: Simon Keizer, DOGtime Foundation Year
Meet Simon Keizer, a first yea…
Meet Simon Keizer, a first year student at the part-time bachelor's programme DOGtime.
Interested in our part-time study programme? During the Open Day DOGtime will not only be open from 10AM-6PM, but also from 6PM-9PM.
#meetthestudents: Menno van Winden, Basicyear
#Meetthestudents: Nikola Čemanová, 21 years old, Slovakia
“I missed the deadline for Basic Year applications, so I decided to give the Preparatory Year a try. I was at ´zeropoint´ after highschool and I didn't want to waste a year trying to answer my existential questions and having a waitress job... It was a blind pick to come to Amsterdam and the Rietveld Academie. But it was easy to combine the Preparatory Year with working in a Skatepark bar in Amsterdam plus I had time enough to settle in a new city.
Artistic wise, both Preparatory Year and Basic Year have changed my way of perceiving. There was this switch. I'm now able to find interesting things where I didn't find them before. Also, sources of inspiration got so much more wild. I have learned that you cannot be wrong in a creative way. If it feels good, it is good. There is good and there is bad but there is no right or wrong.
The Fashion department was not my first choice. I came to Rietveld in peace and I didn’t have a preference for a department. But then there was this gravity from an unknown source. It was pulling me and I let it pull me because it felt good, so it must have been good. That's the most important thing I have learned.”
Do you want to know more about studying at the Rietveld Academie? Visit the Open Day on 29 January 2016.
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Seminar given by Andishmand at…
Seminar given by Andishmand at Queens College.
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Selection of Photo series Loca…
Selection of Photo series Locations