publication date 22-4-2014

Pamela Rosenkranz will represent Switzerland at the 2015 Venice Biennale

Pamela Rosenkranz (RA 11/12) is chosen to represent Switzerland at the 2015 Venice Biennale.
 
The Swiss-born artist translates complex issues - from globalization and environmentalism to technology and pop culture - into accessible sets of symbols, which are often presented through conceptually driven abstract sculptures, works on paper, videos, and installations. At this, she approaches the artistic productions in a critical way.
 
Pamela Rosenkranz, 	Feeding, Fleeing, Fighting, Reproduction, 2012. Pamela Rosenkranz, Feeding, Fleeing, Fighting, Reproduction, 2012.

publication date 16-4-2014

Alumni on show at Art Brussels

Art Brussels, Brussel, BE
25-27 april 2014
www.artbrussels.com

Alumni
 
Rossella Biscotti - Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani (Milan/Lucca, IT)
David Claerbout - Micheline Szwajcer (Antwerpen, BE)
Johan Creten - Transit (Mechelen, BE)
Anne Daems - Elisa Platteau (Brussels, BE)
Dina Danish - Spazio (Pistoia, IT)
Sebastian Diaz Morales - Catherine Bastide (Brussels)
Charlotte Dumas - Paul Andriesse (Amsterdam)
Mounir Fatmi - adn galería (Barcelona), Conrads (Düsseldorf), Paradise Now (London)
Alica Framis - Horrach Moya (Palma de Mallorca, ES)
Anna Franceschini - Elisa Platteau (Brussels, BE)
Tom Gidley - Paradise Now (London, GB)
Jasper Hagenaar - Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Folkert de Jong - André Simoens (Knokke)
Kristof Kintera - D+T Projects (Brussels, BE)
Marijn van Kreij - Paul Andriesse (Amsterdam)
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy - Deweer (Otegem, BE)
Valérie Mannaerts - Elisa Platteau (Brussels, BE)
Bjarne Melgaard - Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Hans Op de Beeck - Continua (San Gimignano, IT/Beijing, CN/Boissy-le-Châtel, FR), Krinzinger (Vienna, AT), Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL)
Lisa Oppenheim - Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Jurgen Ots - Elisa Platteau (Brussels, BE)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam, NL), Crèvecoeur (Paris, FR)
Berend Strik - Stéphane Simoens (Knokke, BE)
Leonid Tsvetkov - Ex Elettrofonica (Rome, IT)
Stefanos Tsivopulos - Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani (Milan/Lucca, IT)
Koen Vermeule – Borzo (Amsterdam)
Stephen Wilks - Paul Andriesse (Amsterdam)
Katarina Zdjelar - Spazio (Pistoia, IT)
 
Advisors
 

Narcisse Tordoir - Van de Weghe (Antwerpen, BE)
 

 

publication date 15-4-2014

SOUK Medina: Joint exhibition Rijksakademie/ Museum van Loon/ Stedelijk Museum

Rijksakademie, Museum van Loon, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam present the joint exhibition ‘Dutch arabic contemporary art’  in the SOUK Medina program. In the coach house of Museum van Loon work by alumni Ayman Ramadan (RA 11/12) and Mounira Al Solh (RA 07/08) will be on view.
 
Date: Friday, 25 April up to and including Monday, 5 May 2014
Opening hours: The museum is open daily, except on Tuesdays, between 11 am and 5 pm
Location: Museum van Loon, Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam
Admission: € 8,-, discount for students and children, free with Museum Card, Stadspas, I Amsterdam City Card, Rembrandtpas and ICOM card.
On presentation of a SOUK ticket you receive 25% discount on your entrance.

The complete program can be found at www.souk.nl.
 
 
SOUK is an Dutch Arabic Music & Dance event that takes place on the 1st en 2nd of May at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. This year it is expanded with SOUK Medina. Medina, the Arabic word for city, presents activities and exhibitions in Amsterdam’s most renowned cultural institutions.
 
Ayman Ramadan, 'Iftar', 2004, video still Ayman Ramadan, 'Iftar', 2004, video still

publication date 8-4-2014

The Mondriaan Fund extends the reservation of grants for post-graduate institutions

The Mondriaan Fund will also reserve grants for artists who want to deepen their practice at one of the postgraduate institutions in the Netherlands in 2015 and 2016.

Grants postgraduate institutions
In 2015 and 2016 the Mondriaan Fund will make approximately 2 million per year available per year for residencies for of artists at the Rijksakademie, De Ateliers , Sundaymorning@EKWC and Jan van Ecyk Academy. Which artists are eligible, is reviewed by a joint committee of the fund and the institution concerned .
With the continuation of these reservations, the fund aims to support postgraduate institutions that receive less direct subsidy since last year. The fund sees the institutions of great importance to the development of contemporary art in the Netherlands. The minimum number of grants the fund guarantees varies per institution.

In 2013 and 2014 the Mondriaan Fund already reserved grants for the four postgraduate institutions in the Netherlands .
Following an external evaluation of the implementation, it was decided to continue with these grants  the next two years. In order to respond more flexibly to the demand, the system will be adjusted so that both the quality of the Mondriaan Fund can be guaranteed and also  more grants can be awarded.

For a Rijksakademie residency, a minumum of 18 and maximum of 21 grants can be awarded. To De Ateliers at least 4 and up to 6 a year, the Jan van Eyck Academy between 10 and 12 scholarships a year and sundaymorning@EKWC a minimum of 11 scholarships and  a maximum of 13 of three months-grants.
The Mondriaan Fund extends the reservation of grants for post-graduate institutions.

The Mondriaan Fund will also reserve grants for the years 2015 and 2016 for artists who want to deepen their practice at one of the postgraduate institutions in the Netherlands.

Grants postgraduate institutions
In 2015 and 2016 the Mondriaan Fund will make approximately 2 million per year available per year for residencies for of artists at the Rijksakademie, De Ateliers, Sundaymorning@EKWC and Jan van Ecyk Academy. Which artists are eligible, is reviewed by a joint committee of the fund and the institution concerned.

With the continuation of these reservations, the fund aims to support postgraduate institutions that receive less direct subsidy since last year. The fund sees the institutions of great importance to the development of contemporary art in the Netherlands. The minimum number of grants the fund guarantees varies per institution.

In 2013 and 2014 the Mondriaan Fund already reserved grants for the four postgraduate institutions in the Netherlands.
Following an external evaluation of the implementation, it was decided to continue with these grants  the next two years. In order to respond more flexibly to the demand, the system will be adjusted so that both the quality of the Mondriaan Fund can be guaranteed and also  more grants can be awarded.

For a Rijksakademie residency, a minumum of 18 and maximum of 21 grants can be awarded. To De Ateliers at least 4 and up to 6 a year, the Jan van Eyck Academy between 10 and 12 scholarships a year and sundaymorning@EKWC a minimum of 11 scholarships and  a maximum of 13 of three months-grants.

 

publication date 3-4-2014

Successful kick-off Pioneers Project Space

Last 3 April the kick-off of the Pioneers Project Space took place. About 60 future Pioneers and artists met during a festive event with artist presentations and performances. The aim is to connect 100 Pioneers who directly contribute to experiments, try-outs, and presentations that also are accessible to Pioneers.
 
Given the enthusiastic response, it promises to be a successful Pioneers Program. As a result of developing the program by both artists and Pioneers, this is more than a  regular private donor-program. Pioneers and artists enter directly in a relationship with each other. With this the Pioneers form the spearhead of the Circle of Friends of the Rijksakademie.
 
The kick-off started with a hard hat tour by artists through studios and technical workshops. Susan Gloudemans, director Trustfonds Rijksakademie and initiator, introduced the future Pioneers Project Space Nathaniel Mellors, artist, alumnus and advisor, talked about pioneering in the technical workshops at the Rijksakademie. Susanne de Boer, advisor cooperative banking and corporate social responsibility  at the Rabobank, spoke about what moved her to become a member as the first Pioneer: “Artists use this space for pioneering, and Pioneers can get close to this process.” Tim Breukers, artist, talked about his work en what pioneering means to him: “Pioneering is about searching for new options and have fun while doing it.” With a ‘food-experience’, artist Masha Ru wound up the kick-off.

Please find a photo report on the Rijksakademie Inside/out blog.
 

publication date 2-4-2014

Internal Open Studios - 31 March 2014

Three times a year the Rijksakademie residents open their studios during the Internal Open Studios. On this day all residents, advisors and staff can view the work in progress in the studios.
 
Through Internal Open Studios the residents get the chance to get to know each other and their work, and the staff in a casual way at an early stage of their residency year.
 
For an impression of the last Internal Open Studios on 31 March 2014, watch the pictures on the Rijksakademie Inside/Out blog.

publication date 24-3-2014

Pascale Ticheler (1967 - 2014)

On 14 March last, Pascale Ticheler died from complications of lung cancer. Ticheler was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie from 1990 until 1992. Her extensive oeuvre is characterized by abstract painted canvases in which fluidity and movement emerged during painting. References to landscape and nature alternate with the feeling of intimacy of human existence.
 
Ticheler presented her own retrospective exhibition at Loods 6 in Amsterdam in January. The exhibition was also a farewell. Due to illness her work had been completed.
 

publication date 4-3-2014

Exceptional art magazines in the Rijksakademie collection

The Rijksakademie library depots contain a vast array of art magazines from all over the world. Volumes which range from well-known publications Artforum of Art in America, to more obscure but no less interesting titles. Some of these volumes are quite rare  and even go back as far as the late 19th century. 

To give an idea we occasionally display a selection in the ‘vitrines’  in the reading room of the library. We have put together an overview of all our magazines. You can find the list on our website.

The collection can be consulted: it is possible to look into any magazine we own and most of the books are on loan.

The library is open to the public from Wednesday to Friday from 11 am until 5 pm.