Art in Context

Art in Context - Integrated art & theory program is an extra curricular program of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. The program offers to students a chance to place their work within particular social contexts and to generate knowledge and experience in addressing specific social issues. This enables students to prepare for their post-academy practice - they are invited to use their work as a means for questioning and re-imagining the state of social and political affairs. Every edition of the program is concluded with an exhibition and a publication in the end of May. The program runs from the beginning of October to the end of May and it’s open to the first year students from all departments.

Art in Context works on a particular topic throughout the years:
2012 (pilot): Stock Market
2012-13: Charity
2013-14: Public Relations
2014-15: Laughter
2015-16: Education

Founder (person or department)

Rietveld Academie


Saša Karalić
Jouke Kleerebezem


AiC offers students in the first specialisation year the opportunity to learn to develop and consider their work in relation to selected social contexts.


Extracurriculair program with exhibition & publication



Target Group

Students in first specialisation / department year

Founding year

2012-2016 (ended)

Further information

Context, Society, Stock Market, Charity, Public Relations, Laughter, Education, art economies, commons, politics

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