In January, February, and March 2019, through talks, performances, film screenings, reading groups, master classes, an exhibition of student works, and a conference-festival at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Studium Generale Rietveld Academie & Rietveld Uncut team up for an extensive, artistic research trajectory.
Preliminary programme in the Gym, Rietveld Academie: 16, 30 January; 6, 13, 27 February; 6, 13, 20 March
Conference-festival & exhibition in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: 27, 28, 29, 30 March
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Fabulating Alternative Imaginaries in Art and Life
(…) It matters what stories tell stories. It matters what thoughts think thoughts. It matters what worlds make worlds (…)
– Donna Haraway
Studium Generale Rietveld Academie and Rietveld Uncut invite you to ‘take a walk on the wild side’, and to regard ‘fabulation’ – in the sense of ‘fabricating the real’, world-making or 'speculative fiction’ – as an artistic, social and political capacity. By making use of the fictional, critical fabulation in art, literature or theory can produce or uncover visions, histories and stories that are radically discontinuous from official and dominant narratives about our lives and living together – the effect of this on our consciousness and imaginaries can therefore be very real or liberating. By bringing the unthinkable and silenced into representation, fabulation can be a way or methodology to enter the wild side: a space for what lies beyond current systems and structures of rule. Studium Generale Rietveld wants to take you into this ‘wild beyond’, welcoming alternative histories and other regimes of wanting, being and becoming. How do we find each other in this wild space? Who and what do we find there? How can we live, move, perform, make things, and produce knowledge in it, and represent our own stories, histories and futures?
TALKS, READINGS, PRESENTATIONS, PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS: Mieke Bal, Wayne Modest, Patricia Kaersenhout, Charl Landvreugd, Simon(e) van Saarloos, Alison Sperling, Jay Tan, Ioanna Gerakidi, Melina Bonilla & Luisa Ungar, Theo Reeves-Evison, Simon O’Sullivan, Sven Lütticken, Guilty A/S, Kunstverein, Hypatia Vourloumis, Daniela K. Rosner, Tavia Nyong'o, and many others.
INFORMATION ON THE BEAM CLUB PROGRAMME, THE LEXICON AND THE READING GROUPS OF IOANNA GERAKIDI AND JAY TAN WILL FOLLOW SOON.
STUDIUM GENERALE RIETVELD ACADEMIE is an overarching theory programme that addresses students and faculty across all departments and disciplines at the academy, as well as the general public. It wants to understand how art and design are entangled with other domains (from the personal to the political, from the vernacular to the academic), how ‘now’ is linked with past and future, ‘here’ with ‘elsewhere’.