Novi Erytryasilani (DOGtime Expanded Painting) – Untitled 


"Frankly, I get nervous.

When confronted with many different kinds of spoons. Tablespoon, Teaspoon, Ear Spoon, Bouillon Spoon, Parfait Spoon, M1926 Spoon, Love Spoon, and so on!


I wonder …

Does it make me feel happy if I use the right spoon?


There was a time when you could be happy with just your hands.


Now I wonder if I can get that feeling back.


That's why I like to draw things that I remember when I was a kid.

I make a trolley out of wood and play with it,

and work with a large plastic that I can fly with."



The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is proud to present the video portraits of selected graduation projects of 2021 as part of Rietveld Review(ed). With these portraits, we highlight and celebrate remarkable art projects from the next generation of artists. 


Rietveld Review(ed) is part of the Graduation Show’s side programme. Independent, external committees were asked to reflect on the Graduation Show (7-11 July 2021) as a whole and to signal current tendencies and themes within the exhibition. The reflections and observations were processed by the Rietveld Academie into a reflection report.


The committees were also asked to select several projects by graduates that support these observations. Presenter and program creator Luuk Heezen and cameraman Rik Lauwen then created video portraits of these selected projects and their makers. The two-to-four-minute videos offer an accessible way to explore these intimate and personal art projects further and get to know the artists and designers behind the projects – something which might not have been possible for visitors amidst the plethora of art works in the exhibition, or because the art projects could only receive a limited number of visitors due to the COVID-19 outbreak.