Session 1 October 28, 2020 6:15 pm CET
MAKING ART IN PANDEMIC TIME
What are the consequences for artists and glass studios in a shrinking economy? What is the impact of limited social contacts for an artist, who works in solitude? How did the students experience the lockdown when preparing for the degree show? How did the pandemic affect their work? The past six months were so unprecedented that 'normal' graduation was impossible. Exhibitions were cancelled, museums and galleries closed. In this seminar, three artists discuss their experience during graduation, workshop closure and cancellation of exhibitions.
Artists: Laura Quinn, Plymouth College of Art / School of Fine Art, NCAD Dublin. IE
Linda Da Costa, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. NL
Expert: Jesse Magee, Instituut für Künstlerische Keramik und Glas, Höhr-Grenzhausen. DE
Moderator: Ilse Van Roy, PXL/MAD, Hasselt. BE
Session 2. November 25, 2020 6:15 pm CET
**Culture of Inclusivity **
The discussion about discrimination and inclusivity has finally reached the art institutions and academies. They, and other cultural organisations are bound to defy systemic racism and pervasive inequities across all fields in the arts and art education.
Can we put deeds to the words? What are the personal experiences of (former) students within the academies? Does this affect our work?
How can we challange hidden (institutional) racism or discrimination in academies, museums or other cultural organisations and establish a society of inclusivity and equality?
Artists: Seran Francis, Plymouth College of Art
Johan Ibrahim Adam, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Expert: Muziwandile Gigaba, artist, University of Pretoria
Moderators: Gayle Matthias and Mohini Chandra, Plymouth College of Art
Session 3 December 16, 2020 6:15 pm CET
Writing as a Way of Making
For many students and artists, writing became an important form of artistic expression during the lockdown. How can essays and poems best be included in the visual work? How can we make the written texts more accessible to a wider audience? How can writing as a tool interact interestingly with physical making?
Artists: Madeli Viljoen, PXL/MAD, Hasselt
Ella Oppenheimer, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
Expert: Maria Barnas, artist, writer, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
Modarator: Bert Willems, PXL/MAD, Hasselt
Session 4 January 27, 2021 6:15pm CET
PERFORMANCE AND MATERIALITY
Sam Chua, Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam
Ella Fischer Leventon, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
Carly Rose Bedford, KABK Den Hague
Moderators: Karen Donnellan, Alfred University, Alfred
Jens Pfeifer, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
To define performance is to look both at performativity as an act of social or artistic manifestation and as the inherent feasibility of any entity to perform within or outside a given context. Are material interaction and the process(ing) of material per definition forms of performativity? This seminar will try to approach the different semantic presumptions and how artistic practice can be a tool or a result of performance and materiality.
Session 5 February 24, 2021 6:15pm CET
NEW WORK, NEW AUDIENCES
The seminar New Work/ New Audiences proposes a series of conversations between curators and artist(s); endeavoring to explicate the gaps, potentials, nuances and connections in contemporary creative and cultural practices.
Artists: Daan Gielis, PXL/MAD, Hasselt, 2015
Emer Lynch, School of Fine Art, NCAD Dublin
Expert: Nadja Romain, writer, producer, curator, London
Moderator: Caroline Madden, School of Fine Art, NCAD Dublin