publication date 22-9-2016
AICA Netherlands certificate 2016 awarded to Rijksakademie
AICA Nederland (International Association of Art Critics) has awarded the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten the AICA Certificate 2016.
"I am pleased and proud that we have been awarded the AICA Certificate 2016. This acknowledgement of the Rijksakademie’s impact on the international art world and great compliment for the Rijksakademie from the professional field is fantastic. It reinforces our ambition to maintain our focus on content renewal and to continue to take professional artistic practice as our starting point"
, said Els van Odijk, director of the Rijksakademie in her response.
According to the judging panel's report, "The combination of intellectual and technical professionalism, the modern-day stance and mix of participants are what make the Rijksakademie such a distinctive institute at the top of its game and a key player in the international world of art. It not only offers participants time and access to intellectual expertise, but also space, money and well-equipped workshops staffed by highly-qualified technicians. The fact that the Rijksakademie is often of decisive importance in the development of artistic talent and makes a substantial contribution to enabling an international breakthrough is unquestionable. There are large numbers of artists who, after their time at the Rijksakademie, go on to make a name for themselves and enjoy a long-lasting and successful career in the challenging profession of artist. A significant number of the world’s most important artists have had residencies at the Rijksakademie." The judging panel also felt that it was remarkable that the institution has offered consistently high quality for so many years despite the ongoing concern about cutbacks.
The full report by the judging panel is available in Dutch on the AICA
The AICA Certificate 2016 will be presented on 21 October in the Rijksakademie.
2016 Judging Panel
The judging panel for the AICA Certificate 2016 is made up of AICA members Mirthe Berentsen, critic and consultant, Stefan Kuiper, Ancient Art reviewer for the Volkskrant newspaper and Marina de Vries, editor-in-chief of Museumtijdschrift magazine.
About the AICA Certificate
The AICA Certificate is awarded annually in turn to a Dutch publication, an exhibition or an institution. In 2016, the category receiving the certificate is ‘institutions’. Votes were cast by the 180-strong membership of AICA Nederland, who include art critics, lecturers at art academies and universities, museum conservators and independent exhibition curators.
publication date 21-7-2016
Rijksakademie nominated for AICA Award 2016
On Thursday July 21 the AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art) presented the organizations nominated for the AICA Award 2016:
"What we thought important in our choice of the three nominees was, aside from their active contribution to the presentation and dissemination of contemporary art, a unique and constant position, both nationally and internationally, in addition to a recognizable and strong own signature", said the jury.
The press release of AICA Netherlands (International Association of Art Critics) says about the Rijksakademie: "Not only time and intellectual expertise, but also space, money and well-equipped work places with highly qualified technicians are at the disposal of participants. That the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam is often of decisive importance to the development of artistic talent and substantially contributes to an international breakthrough, is certain. The jury particularly appreciates the fact that this institution, despite the ongoing turmoil because of cutbacks, has maintained a constant, high quality for so many years."
publication date 7-7-2016
Rijksakademie announces artists Residency 2017
Today the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam announces which 20 artists were selected from the more than 1,400 entries for the coveted residencies in 2017.
The Rijksakademie contributes to the development and renewal of the artistic practice by carefully selecting talented and ambitious artists for a work period. This two-year program offers artists theoretical, technical and artistic facilities. Research into, experimentation with, and development of the work are central aspects in the programme. The new group, consisting of 10 Dutch and 10 foreign artists, joins the 25 artists who started their residency in 2016.
The selection committee consists of internationally renowned artists and professionals who are attached to the Rijksakademie and act as advisors. The advisors guide and coach the artists during their residency through studio visits and theoretical guidance.
The artists of the 2017 residency year:
Tyna Adebowale (NG)
Isabelle Andriessen (NL)
Esteban Cabeza de Baca (US)
CHE Onejoon (KR)
Gaëlle Choisne (FR)
Anna Dasovic (NL)
Danielle Dean (GB/US)
Maurice van Es (NL)
Ana Maria Gómez López (CO/US/DE)
Ceel Mogami de Haas (NL/CH)
Femke Herregraven (NL)
Polina Kanis (RU)
Arvo Leo (CA)
Jenny Lindblom (SE/NL)
Laura O’Neill (GB)
Josse Pyl (BE/NL)
Nora Turato (HR/NL)
Kubilay Mert Ural (TR)
Riet Wijnen (NL)
Marieke Zwart (NL)
The artists of 2017 were announced during the annual Vriendenkring Summer Lunch. The Rijksakademie Vriendenkring (Circle of Friends) is composed of individuals, funds and companies who make substantial contributions to the Rijksakademie. They are actively involved in the institute and the artists who work there.
The Rijksakademie is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Mondriaan Fund, the City of Amsterdam and through the Trust Fund Rijksakademie.
publication date 31-5-2016
Raad voor Cultuur (Culture Council)
The Raad voor Cultuur (Culture Council), in its advice for the upcoming arts plan period, has again brought the government subsidy for the Rijksakademie entirely within the framework of the basic infrastructure. The policy has been positively received and the Council recognizes the significance and quality of the Rijksakademie both nationally and internationally, as well as its great value for the development of artistic talent.
There are, however, two areas of focus. The Council feels that the Rijksakademie relies heavily on its tradition and reputation. In this context, the Council has expressed its fear that innovation and profiling might receive insufficient attention. The Rijksakademie, however, holds the view that it is precisely "the rich history and great reputation, proven quality and impact on artists and artistry" that provide the opportunity to work on both innovation and our position as an institution. This is partly reflected in the developments and innovations in the technical infrastructure as well as the new cooperation projects with (inter) national partners. Because of our focus on the individual guidance of the artist, the objective and operation of the institute might not always be clear. All the more reason to communicate better about it.
The second issue concerns the call for further cooperation with De Ateliers. After having worked on this initiative in the last cultural plan period in a constructive and committed manner, the Rijksakademie will re-assess what the possibilities are with De Ateliers.
We are in contact with both the Council and the Ministry on both issues, in part because the Council might see these as reasons to grant the Rijksakademie less subsidy than in the past four years.
publication date 31-5-2016
Artist books Antoinette Nausikaä
On Thursday the 16th of June at 16:00 hours the Reading Room of our library opens a small presentation of the artist books of Antoinette Nausikaä
Apart from installations, publications are an important part of her artistic practice. The autonomous books function as a medium, in which she creates a platform for her work as she would do in an exhibition space.
Antoinette Nausikaä works on site specific projects, mostly on sites where nature and urbanism collide. These sites temporarily become her work- and living space. By observing, she researches how perception and behaviour is related to time, space and identity. The personal connection with her direct surroundings are central within this interaction.
Since 2002, she created twelve self-published artist books from specific locations or periods of time. The structures that combine photography, drawings, documentations of thoughts and observations, result into a poetical, journal-like and personal character. They become an increasingly important part of her oeuvre. In 2016 all publications will be included in the library collection of the Rijksakademie.
The presentation is on display till the 26th of august.
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publication date 31-3-2016
10 years cooperation between Rijksakademie and Korea: exhibition
Tomorrow, the exhibition Emerging Other
opens at the Arko Art Center in Seoul on the occasion of 10 years of cooperation between the Rijksakademie and the Arts Council Korea (Arko). Arko supports the residency of Korean artists with a Fellowship. Since 2015, thirteen residents have received an Arko Fellowship.
Aside from new work by Arko Fellows, the exhibition also presents works that were realised during their residency in Amsterdam and that were never before on view in Korea. The presentation focuses on the impact of a stay at the Rijksakademie and the personal experiences of the artists. Part of the exhibition is set up as an archive with interviews and reports on the Korean residents. It provides tools to follow and share the artists’ experiences and the development of their work.
can be visited from April 1 – June 19, 2016 in the Arko Art Center of the Arts Council Korea, Seoul, South Korea.
The following alumni of Rijksakademie present works in the exhibition and/or are presented in the accompanying publication: Sung Hwan Kim, Kwang-Ju Son, Go Eun Im, Min Oh, Shiu Jin, Goeun Bae, Jisan Ahn and Sanghee Song.
Other alumni have also been supported by the Arts Council Korea, namely Jewyo Rhii, Yang Ah Ham, Jisun Kim and Young Eun Kim. Noah Ryu is the 2016 artist-in-residence with an Arko Fellowship.
publication date 16-3-2016
Launch Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship for African artist at the Rijksakademie
Yesterday Han Nefkens, writer, collector and patron, launched the Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship Fund. The Fellowship supports the residency of an African artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. The fund is a tribute to Jacqueline van Tongeren who, along with her life partner Joep Lange, lost her life in the MH17 disaster. The Joep Lange Institute has been established in memory of his extraordinary work in the field of HIV and AIDS; its opening coincides with the launch of the fund.
The first Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship is awarded to the Benin artist Thierry Oussou (1988). Oussou was selected for a residency at the Rijksakademie out of over 1,300 entries. Oussou uses his artistry to express the rich history of his country Benin, and zooms in on the complexity of social structures that exist between the community and the individual. His work tells stories that refer to the local history of Benin, but also touch upon international and universal trends. An artist that connects with the life and passion of Jacqueline van Tongeren.
Jacqueline van Tongeren was the Director of Communications and Liaison Officer of Professor Joep Lange at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD). Last year, she was particularly involved in the annual INTEREST Workshop, an African scientific conference for the most talented researchers. Her passion lay in connecting people and sharing knowledge in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Jacqueline had a great passion for art; she collected art and dreamed of opening a gallery, just as she had done earlier in the 70s and 80s in Amsterdam. With the Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship Fund, her passion continues and promising African artists are given welcome support in their professional development.
'In the avalanche of deserved accolades for Joep Lange in the media, Jacqueline remains underexposed. And that is a shame, because she was a very special person as well. Jacqueline was a beautiful, sensitive woman whose life consisted of giving. She could also truly enjoy beautiful moments. Great food, ballet, art or a beautiful presentation. The Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship for artists from Africa brings together her passion for the continent and for culture and keeps the memory alive of a very warm and generous human being.’
Els van Odijk, director of the Rijksakademie:
‘The Rijksakademie is pleased and honoured with the establishment of the Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship Fund. This Fellowship contributes to the professional career of an African artist. The development of work, the strengthening of position, respect and recognition within an international community of professionals are elements that give the artist tools to develop their own position and play a role in the local field. It is very special to give meaning to the memory of Jacqueline van Tongeren in this way.’
publication date 18-11-2015
Aqui Africa: Contemporary Africa through the Eyes of its Artists
Resident Thierry Oussou
(BJ, 1988) will show the video Unite
(2015) during Aqui Africa: Contemporary Africa through the Eyes of its Artists
. The video resulted out of a collaborative project that also included residents Mercedes Azpilicueta
(AR, 1988) and Koen Doodeman
The exhibition, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, is concerned with concepts inherent to African history and culture and brings together contemporary artists from the international artistic scene.
will open on November 19 and runs until March 20 at SESC Belezhino in São Paulo.
for more information.
19 November - 28 February
publication date 2-7-2015
Selection artists Rijksakademie Residency 2016 announced
The following artists are invited to the Rijksakademie Residency 2016:
Monira Al Qadiri
Inez de Brauw
Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen
Jonathan van Doornum
Mauricio Limón de León
Funda Gül Özcan
Rutger de Vries
The artists were selected from over 1,300 applicants by an independent jury of international experts. From the selected artists, 12 come from the Netherlands and 13 from abroad. 2 July the selection was announced to friends and partners of the Rijksakademie during the annual Circle of Friends’ Summer Luncheon.
De Rijksakademie is financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences, the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam City Council and by the Trust Fund Rijksakademie.