During the Graduation Show 2015 of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie 186 (inter)national students from the departments of Fine Arts, Image and Language, DesignLAB, DOGtime, Jewellery, Photography, Glass, Graphic Design, inter-architecture, Fashion, Ceramics, TxT (Textile) and VAV (Audiovisual) present their graduation work in the three buildings of the academy.
Every year, the Graduation Show attracts thousands of people from home and abroad. By way of this event, the Rietveld Academie offers its graduating students the opportunity to exhibit their work to potential clients, gallery owners, art lovers and other interested parties.
The Graduation Show opens on Wednesday July 1 at 4PM by the artist and alumnus Zoro Feigl. “He is young, extremely upcoming and practices the difficult genre of monumental art”, said Jeroen Bosch about Zoro Feigl when he nominated him for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs 2013.
Every year, the most promising graduates in the fields of fine arts and design are awarded for their work. Saturday July 4 at 4 pm Ben Zegers (Dean of Bachelor) will announce the winners of the GRA AWARDS (Gerrit Rietveld Awards). The jury of the category design consists this year out of independent curator and cultural adviser Joanna van der Zanden and Richard van der Laken, founder of De Designpolitie and What Design Can Do. For the category of fine arts the jury is Roos Gortzak, director of Stichting Beeldende Kunst Middelburg / De Vleeshal, and Lorenzo Benedetti, director of the Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam. Furthermore, a price for best thesis will be announced too. The jury is art historian Sandra Smets and Xander Karskens, art historian and curator.
MASTERCLASS ART REVIEW
Lucette ter Borg, writer, essayist and editor, is invited to give a masterclass art review. How do you write a proper art review and how to get the best out of an interview with an artist? A few articles will be published bij Dutch weekly De Groene Amsterdammer.
The Graduation Show is from Wednesday 1 July until Sunday 5 July, daily from 11AM-9PM, on Saturday until 8PM and Sunday until 4PM. More information about opening hours and a more detailed program is possible to find on the website of the academy