publication date 4-5-2015

Rijksakademie in scaffolding

The Rijksakademie is in scaffolding. Wall Anchors are being replaced, windows and gutters restored. The restoration work on the exterior of the Kavallerie-Kazerne will be ready before the summer. Next year, the Rijksakademie starts work in the courtyard.

publication date 30-4-2015

The Future of Art and Science Collaborations

The Waag Society organizes Friday 8 May a double lecture The Future of Art and Science Collaborations - with Jens Hauser  (film & theatre maker and visual artist) and Frank Theys (curator and writer) - at the Rijksakademie.

The evening will be the concluding event of a long-term project set out to investigate the collaborative aspects of the interactions between the arts and sciences.

The Future of Art and Science Collaborations
Friday 8 May, 19:30 hours.

Read more about the lectures and how to register to attend the event at the Waag Society.

publication date 28-4-2015

On loan Rijksakademie collection

The Rijksakademie regularly receives on loan requests for exhibitions and presentations.

The work Timestone by alumna Anne de Vries (RA 11/12) is on loan to the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt for the show Hamster Hipster Handy.

From the historical book collection is a copy of Samuel van Hoogstraaten's Inleyding tot de hooge schoole der Schilderkonst, anders de zichtbaere werelt. Verdeelt in negen leerwinkels, yder bestiert door eene der Zanggodinnen dated 1678 on loan to the Rembrandthuis for the exhibition Rembrandt's Late Pupils.

Hamster Hipster Handy, Museum Angewarndte Kunst, Frankfurt, runs until 5 July.

Rembrandt's Late Pupils, Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, runs until 17 May.

publication date 28-4-2015

Magali Reus nominated Prix de Rome

Ex resident Magali Reus (RA 13/14) is nominated for Prix de Rome 2015. Together with nominees Foundland, Hedwig Houben and Christian Nyampeta Reus receives a working budget, to create within five months a new work. On the basis of the new work, the jury will announce a winner in December.

Find more information here.

publication date 16-4-2015

Venice Biennale2015


- Exhibition -

All the World’s Futures
Mounira Al Solh
Rosa Barba
Olga Chernysheva
Dora García
David Maljkovic

- National Participations -

Vita Vitale
Jacco Olivier (group)

Personnes et les autres
James Beckett (group)

El artista entre la individualidad y el contexto
Olga Chernysheva (group)

Iranian Highlights

Mahmoud Bakhshi (group)
The Great Game
Mahmoud Bakhshi (group)

United Dead Nations
Ivan Grubanov (solo)

Our Product
Pamela Rosenkranz (solo)

Pixels of Ubuntu/Unhu — Exploring the social and cultural identities of the 21st century
Gareth Nyandoro

Tiong Ang, Janis Rafa

publication date 14-4-2015

New acquisitions library

The library often acquires new books to the collection. To view the new acquisitions look here for more information.

Library opening hours: Wednesday - Friday, 11:00 - 17:00 hours.

publication date 9-4-2015

Art Brussels

ART BRUSSELS, BRUSSELS, BE| 25-27 APRIL 2015 | WWW.ARTBRUSSELS.COM                                                 
Residents and alumni
Pim Blokker – Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Johan Creten – Transit (Mechelen, BE), Almine Rech (Brussels, BE)
Folkert de Jong – James Cohan (New York (NY), US)
Constant Dullaart – Carroll/Fletcher (London, GB)
Mary Evans - Tiwani Contemporary (London, GB)
Mounir Fatmi – ADN (Barcelona, ES), Keitelman (Brussels, BE)
Peggy Franck – Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Tina Gillen – Nosbaum Reding (Luxembourg, LU)
Aukje Koks – Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Germaine Kruip – G262 Sofie Van de Velde (Antwerpen, BE)
Alexander Lieck – Joseph Tang (Paris, FR)
David Maljkovic – Massimo Minini (Brescia, IT)
Valérie Mannaerts – Bernier | Eliades (Athens, FR)
Adrian Melis – ADN (Barcelona, ES)
Hans Op de Beeck – Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL), Continua (San Gimignano, IT), Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Lisa Oppenheim – Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Maarten Overdijk – Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Amalia Pica – Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud – Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert – Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Thomas Raat – Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Berend Strik – Stéphane Simoens (Knokke, BE)
Jay Tan – TRAPÉZ, Budapest, HU)
Mathilde ter Heijne - Waterside Contemporary (London, GB)
Stefanos Tsivopoulos – Van de Weghe (Antwerpen, BE)
Andy Wauman – Deweer (Otegem, BE)
Narcisse Tordoir – Van de Weghe (Antwerpen, BE)
I see a Landscape (2004-2015), ongoing performance by Germaine Kruip at Art Brussels, 24 – 27 April
120 Minutes, performative sculpture, presented at Art Brussels 2015 in the shape of an exhibition project created by the artists Frank Koolen and Lieven Segers
Participants (a.o.) Pim Blokker, Voebe de Gruyter, Gijs Frieling, Marius Lut, Ola Vasiljeva, Sarah Verbeek.

publication date 2-4-2015

Blame It on the Algorithm

As part of her guest residency at the Rijksakademie guest resident Kari Altmann organizes on Wednesday April 8th at 20:00 hours a discussion on the growing importance of using, rejecting, or contending with algorithms, including in the creation of her own work. Altmann examines the growing extent to which algorithms and big data are increasingly becoming more important in various fields. She invites prof. Dr. Bettina Speckmann, full professor Applied Geometric Algorithms at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Technology Eindhoven and David Wightman, musician, for a discussion about the science, tactics, and feelings of creating content in an algorithmically linked environment.

The conversation will be moderated by curator Melanie Buehler, curator Lunch Bytes Series.

Kari Altmann's guest residency is made possible by Theodora Niemeijer Art and Science Fellowship.

Blame it on the algorithm:
April 8th, 20:00 hours
Kari Altmann, guest resident Rijksakademie, the founder of R-U-In?S and Garden Club
prof. dr. Bettina Speckmann, , full professor of Applied Geometric Algorithms at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Technology Eindhoven
David Wightman, Ph.D. in Musical Composition, DJ GC and member of Sxorpia and Extreme Animals, former lecturer at UCSD

Mail to attend the discussion. There are a limited number of places available.

publication date 5-3-2015

Resident Alex Farrars book De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2014

Resident Alex Farrars boek The 'Suit'is one of the De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2014. Annually a selection commission picks the best designed books. The 'Suit' analyzes a years-long peformance by Farrar. The book is designed by Linda Beumer and Barbara Iwanicka.

For more information here.

publication date 17-3-2015

Guests, Harald den Breejen and Noor Nuyten

Artists Harald den Breejen (Rijksakademie resident 09/10) and Noor Nuyten will be working at the Rijksakademie for a short period. They developed a primarily online interactive platform and network that enables artists and scientists to find collaboration partners more easily and enhance collaboration between artists and scientists, as well as to show the variety of collaborative work to a wider audience.

During their stay they hope to further develop their project through engaging with the work, ideas, and feedback of the residents as well as advisors and other guests; working towards an official launch of the project later in the year.

publication date 5-3-2015

Alumnus Ahmet Ögüt solo show Van Abbemuseum

Ex resident Ahmet Öğüt (RA 07/08) opens show Forward! at Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. Öğüt’s practice, which always responds to a specific socio-political context (often, but less and less restricted to, his native Turkey or the Netherlands where he has been based for the past several years) and which deploys the poetic to the pedagogical makes a case for the necessity of speaking to politics through art in multivalent forms.

Runs: March 7th - June 14th 2015
For more information here.

publication date 16-2-2015

Researching the library

In the magazine lounge, the Theory Workshop regularly presents a selection taken from the special collections of the Rijksakademie under the header Researching the Library.

The current presentation presents Japanese pattern books with woodcuts. The centuries-old wave pattern is the underlying theme that brings old and new works together. The presentation was created in cooperation with Hetty Huisman of VOID editions.

Opening hours of the library and the magazine lounge: Wednesday to Friday from 11:00 to 17:00 hours.

publication date 23-12-2014

Order publication RijksakademieOPEN 2014

Would you like to have all the artists of 2014 bundled together on your bookshelf? The publication with images and texts by every artist is on sale for € 5,- in the Rijksakademie library and online through the book shop.

The publication is designed by Experimental Jetset.

publication date 17-11-2014

Maria Barnas' The Reader

The Reader is a Rijksakademie theory workshop project initiated by artist and advisor Maria Barnas. During the last year, Maria Barnas interviewed residents and alumni about reading and the way this relates to their artists’s practice. The artists are asked which specific book they would like to re-read.

A transcript of the interview will be included in the chosen books and will have a specific label. You can find the first inserts in The third policeman by Flann O’Brien (choice of Jason Gomez), The chairs by Eugene Ionesco (choice of Bert Jacobs) and The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (choice of Crystal Z. Campbell). The books will be available at the library for all visitors today. Wednesday until Friday from 11h00 to 17h00.
Graphic design Felix Salut Graphic design Felix Salut

publication date 13-10-2014

Contemporary Art Collection

Every year, new works are added to the Art Collection. Resident artists donate a work or a study for a work at the end of their work period. Some of these works are featured on the website.

The historical and contemporary art collections provide a look on three centuries of art education and artistic practice. The collections are diverse in nature and reflect in this way the diversity of the artists’ interests: there are prints, record sleeves, books, drawings, paintings, plasters, pictures, posters, medals, slides and digital material. Yearly, the Art Collection is being enriched with works by resident artists.

The collections can be visited by appointment.
Karishma d’Souza (IN, 1983), RA 12/13 Drawn Curtain, 2013, oil on canvas, 56 x 51 cm Karishma d’Souza (IN, 1983), RA 12/13 Drawn Curtain, 2013, oil on canvas, 56 x 51 cm