Artists, designers and writers are invited to compile a selection of ten publications and give a lecture on this selection. During this lecture, they discuss their references and source material with the public, which creates a deeper understanding of an artist's practice. This lecture examines authorship and provides insight into research methods within an artistic practice. Within the library collection, subjective connections are made between subjects, so that the links are made between theory and practice.
The Rietveld & Sandberg Library is pleased to welcome poet, sound artist, and teacher LA Warman, who will host a poetry workshop in the Library on Tuesday, December 12 at 5pm.
Currently on a reading and teaching tour celebrating the French translation of her book Whore Foods, which received the Lamda Literary Award for Erotica in 2020, Warman will lead participants through writing exercises engaging the poetics of death and erotics.
With Edgar Fulton (Ceramics), Danute Līva (Architectural Design), Uma Naddermier (Graphic Design), Michał Dawid Sypien (Designlab), Jordi de Vetten (Photography) & Rachel Walker-Konno (Dogtime Expanded Painting).
Hosted by Lucía Vives.
You are hereby warmly invited to join us for a presentation by Anita Di Bianco & a performance by Alena Alexandrova in the library.
Thesis presentations by 2022 Sandberg alumni
IT’S THESIS TIME!
Thesis presentations by 2022 Rietveld Academie alumni
5pm at the library: THESIS FEST organized by Hala Namer and S*an D. Henry-Smith
Foul Play is back! The reading group is organized this year by Aidan Wall and Lauren Fong, starting March 15.
5PM @ Rietveld & Sandberg library + opening of Yara Said's permanent sound installation at the library
Save the date — second thesis evening of the fall semester.
The Read/Write Catalog:
theses presentations by alumni
Toni Brell (Sandberg Institute, Design Department)
César Rogers (Rietveld Academie, Graphic Design Department)
Negiste Yesside Johnson (Sandberg Institute, Dirty Art Department)
moderated by Amelia Groom
a reading group in 5 sessions
looking critically at the roles of play and games in contemporary capitalist culture
Opening: Tuesday February 4, 4.30 pm
Exhibition: February 5—March 20
5:00 PM, Room 007, Rietveld building
The Library Talks with Textual Feelings (Matty Hemming and Rosie Haward), Tuesday October 17, 5pm
Dorine van Meel's practice is situated within and between the media of moving image, writing and installation. Through the use of diaristic and intimate analyses of personal observations and conversations, mixed with reflections on twitter feeds, news items and music videos, the work attempts to expose current structures of power, whilst at the same time considering modes of resistance.
Lotte Lara Schröder graduated from Graphic Design department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and studied at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem. She uses her graphic design skills to initiate projects in her artistic practice, resulting in sound installations, performances, and drawings. Her research revolves around ecological and natural phenomena such as volcanic energy and geomorphology, aiming to emphasise the more personal and poetic aspects of these predominantly scientific topics.
Paul Haworth writes and performs. Publications include ‘Letter to Robin Kinross’, co-written with Sam de Groot, and the trilogy ‘Silk Hankerchiefs’, ‘Alone, Desperate and Going Nowhere’ and ‘Jonny on a Chorizo’. Written in a mix of Cockney slang and Dickensian English, this trilogy records three years in the life of its London-based character Alex ‘Abs’ Brenchley, as he attempts to find love and start a club night.
Paul and Sam have made an album, ‘Illegal Emotions’, and he is in Amsterdam to record a new song. The in-progress-and-under-construction version of his latest novel, ‘Dramatic Society’, can be followed on his website homelovin.co.uk and he is currently developing a play, ‘Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer’, that premieres in May at Camden People’s Theatre, London.
Melanie Bonajo examines the paradoxes inherent to ideas of comfort. Through her videos, performances, photographs and installations, Bonajo studies subjects related to how technological advances and commodity-based pleasures increase feelings of alienation, removing a sense of belonging in an individual. Captivated by concepts of the divine, she explores the spiritual emptiness of her generation, examines peoples’ shifting relationship with nature and tries to understand existential questions by reflecting on our domestic situation, ideas around classification, concepts of home, gender and attitudes towards value.
the library talks #3
abstraction and reality in the work of herman de vries
a discussion between
Starting at 5:00 PM. The discussion About Abstraction is organised in the context of the exhibition JAZZ, on display in the vitrines of the library and arranged by Ben Zegers. Visual artists WJM Kok and Ben Zegers will discuss the influence of Henri Matisse's work on the construction of ideas about abstraction, and other sources that have informed their own work.
David Senior, Bibliographer at the Museum of Modern Art Library in New York, will discuss a history of artists' publications in the 20th and 21st centuries. There will be a few different stories about how artists and designers have used their little publications as containers for new ideas, creating lively and weird spaces to communicate work and archive art actions. Most examples will come from the collection of books that he works with at MoMA and several recent exhibitions he has organized of artists' books and ephemera.
David Senior is Bibliographer at the MoMA, New York. He is the curator of exhibitions at the MoMA library such as 'Access to Tools: Publications from the Whole Earth Catalog' and 'Please Come to the Show' and his writing has been published in Dot Dot Dot, Bulletins of the Serving Library, Frieze and other publications.
Lecture and discussion. Furthermore, the connections between publications and topics remain visible through the library's catalog system after the event has passed.
Bachelor and master students who want theoretical deepening within their practice
Artistic research, theory & praxis, artist's writing, theses, books