Art as an act that manifest being which brings world into being. Contemporary art could be defined as the opening of a form that is above all a question, the form of a question
Contemporary art, therefore, begins from “this shapeless state of self.” It is on this shaky ground that it asks the question “What is art?” necessarily in a new way, one that Duchamp prefigures— perhaps as a lone but increasingly influential precursor, his influence increasing with the accelerating evaporation of the master narratives.
Perhaps a question does not entirely make a world or a world in which the circulation of meaning is solely an interrogative and anxious circulation, sometimes anguished:
it’s a difficult world, a fragile world an unsettling world.
To describe Contemporary Art we can use the French term: ‘Mondialisation’ — the worldwide creation and circulation of sense by all concerned— over the EuroAmerica-centric economic and geopolitical schematism underlying the term ‘globalization’.
RIETVELD ACADEMIE AND OUDE KERK presents 53 students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie will show their work in the Oude Kerk. On February 1 2013 17.00-20.00 the exhibition will be opened with a speech by Jacqueline Grandjean, Director of the Foundation of the Oude Kerk. During the opening a performance program will take place.
Rick van de Dood
Zoë van Horen
Kaya Ikaros Psarras
Cholena de Koningh
Stella de Kort
Roos van Leeuwen
Pedro Miguel Matias
Carlos van der Putten
Anouk van Reijen
Melissa Tun Tun
Marc van Dijk
Danielle de Vos
ORGANIZING TEAM OF TEACHERS OF THE GERRIT RIETVELD ACADEMIE
Paul van den Berg
Juul van den Heuvel
The board and staff of the Foundation of the Old Church
Teachers, students, board and staff of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie
PARTICIPATING STUDENTS OF DEPARTMENTS
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Small things can be sensed or explained differently when they are big or when they are really small. Reality is most of the time only understood by doing. Then still why there is misunderstanding? What is creating the trouble? Where do you see a mistake? Sometimes there is or are no reasons. Rules are there but they are there to be broken. So the new rules can be written. Thoughts are mainly influenced by our own emotions. Emotions are changing continuously, so do our thoughts. It isn’t necessary to blindly follow yourself or others.
A question to me, myself and to every other individual, are we seeing the same thing, does it makes any sense? There is no right or wrong. There is only this moment, a small story of a very long life. So why to try to understand? Why not creating our own stories?