Rietveld Uncut is one of the three annual presentation moments of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie since 2009. Within Rietveld Uncut, the process of creating work, contact with the public outside the academy and the relationship to Studium Generale's subjects that change every year play a substantive role. Departments and individual students develop projects in relation to the theoretical frameworks of Studium Generale. Since 2014 leads this collaboration to a simultaneous conference week and exhibition, where making and thinking come together.
For the fourth consecutive time, the Rietveld Uncut team has worked towards an exhibition of these projects in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, last year under the title Relating (to) Colour. Students investigated "colour" from different perspectives and meanings.
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.
Shortly before the installation of the exhibition and conference week at the museum, the government's guidelines regarding Covid-19 virus were released. As the physical exhibition and conference-week could not proceed, participants created digital translations of their projects instead.