Waiting for my review copy….

For the past year, I’ve been interviewing different people engaged in art, design, curating and pedagogy to better understand the changes and challenges art schools face.  Throughout these conversations, questions about value surfaced again and again. Last week I was contacted about writing a review of Against Value in the Arts and Education for the…

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Willem de Kooning Academy Studium Generale talk with Jan Verwoert

Studium Generale, lecture by Jan Verwoert on “appropriation–>invocation–>supercommodification”

Jan Verwoert is a critic and writer on contemporary art and cultural theory, based in Berlin. He is a contributing editor of frieze magazine, his writing has appeared in different journals, anthologies and monographs. He teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, the de Appel curatorial programme and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

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Dear Bill: an ongoing conversation on art education

As my eyes catch yours in passing, I think about the Black Mountain College, and what it must have been like. Did you even use the word ‘curriculum’, or was there simply an unspoken symbiotic flow between lessons and like minds? I can’t imagine what it must have been like to work alongside Josef and Anni Albers – his disciplined studies on colour and her textiles and weaving.

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Screening of The Stuart Hall Project followed by a conversation between John Akomfrah and Nana Adusei-Poku

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art hosts the screening of The Stuart Hall Project and a conversation with the director John Akomfrah, in collaboration with the Piet Zwart Institute and the Research Professorship for Cultural Diversity. This event is conceived by the Piet Zwart Institute’s Interdepartmental Think Tank. The group is composed of representatives from the Creating 010 Research Centre, staff members, students from each programme and the Director of the Piet Zwart Institute. Looking at how interests can be shared across courses, they plan interdisciplinary projects and public programming.

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ART for MEMORY – Karen Bernedo and Orestes Bermudez Rojas (Peru) in Conversation with Renée Turner

This event hosted and organised by Castrum Peregrini in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund and is part of Culture in Action 2014 Prince Claus Awards Week. Lecture Conversation Art for Memory 7 december, 19 uur Entrance 5 euro; students 3 euro; RSVP at E: productie@castrumperegrini.nl Karen Bernedo and Orestes Bermudez Rojas will present their…

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The launch of SuperGlue

(box cover of SuperGlue mini-server) Yesterday I moderated an evening with media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, digital folklore archivist and net art pioneer Olia Lialina, and the developers of SuperGlue, the follow-up to HotGlue. The event marked the launch of the platform, which enables users not only to design their own website within a browser interface,…

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