Rietveld Uncut is an annual presentation of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Within the Rietveld the process, from concept to work, is an important element throughout the full study. Rietveld Uncut sheds a light on this part of the study with a presentation of projects outside the academy walls. From 2009 onwards Rietveld Uncut presentations have led to projects in which the experiment, contact with an external audience and a close relation to the subject have been of importance. Since 2009 the curators of Rietveld Uncut are Tarja Szaraniec and Tomas Adolfs.

Since 2014 Rietveld Uncut teams up with Studium Generale; departments and individual students develop projects in relation to the theoretic framework of Studium Generale. The collaboration of these programmes leads to a simultaneous conference week and exhibition, in which ‘the making and the thinking’ comes together. 

Rietveld Uncut 2019


(...) It matters what stories tell stories. It matters what thoughts think thoughts. It matters what worlds make worlds (...)” – Donna Haraway

This year, Rietveld Uncut and Studium Generale Rietveld invite you to ‘take a walk on the wild side’ and enter a space beyond current systems and structures of rule; to regard ‘fabulation’ – fabricating the real, or speculative fiction – as both an artistic, social and political capacity to produce or uncover visions, stories and histories that are radically discontinuous from official and dominant narratives about our lives and our living together. The effect of this on our consciousness and imaginations may turn out to be very real or liberating.

Participating departments of the exhibition are Architectural Design, designLAB, Fashion, Graphic Design, TXT (Textile), Ceramics, The Large Glass, Beeld en Taal, Photography, VAV-moving image.