Programme at Stedelijk Museum is CANCELLED: In line with national policy relating to the coronavirus, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will be temporarily closed for visitors until March 31, 2020. This means unfortunately that the Studium Generale conference at the Stedelijk Museum is cancelled. We are considering alternative solutions.

Studium Generale Rietveld Academie and Rietveld Uncut collaborate on an extensive, artistic research trajectory in a four-day conference-festival and exhibition from 25-28 March
at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

This year Studium Generale proudly welcomes Stefano Harney, Ola Hassanain & Casco Art Institute, Patricia Pisters and Taka Taka who will each inaugurate a discursive and performative day programme.

More information and a detailed program online soon.

Studium Generale Rietveld 2019—2020 focuses on histories, politics, and perceptions of colour in the creation and understanding aesthetic forms, social structures, and embodied experiences. Colour structures our daily life and our actions, our relationships with others and the spaces in which we live. Within different historical and cultural contexts, however, colours have very different symbolic, psychological, material, and socio-political meanings. Relating (to) Colour wants to see colour in art, science, technology, and life beyond the purely symbolic and aesthetic and not as self-evident or universal, but as a physical, material, cultural, and political phenomenon. We try to understand colour not only as visual, sensual, or textual but especially as a lived experience and relational concept that creates affect and agency.

Free for Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut students and staff with a student/staff card.
People from outside the academy can buy a ticket here (limited seats available):
25 March:
26 March:
27 March:
28 March:


The Rietveld Uncut exhibition features projects by departments and students in relation to the theoretic framework of Studium Generale, Relating (to) Colour. More information about Rietveld Uncut.