Studium Generale Rietveld 2019-2020

Preliminary programme in the Gym, Rietveld Academie:

Wednesday, January 15, 22;

February 5, 12, 26;

March 4, 11, 18


Conference-festival & Rietveld Uncut: March 25-28 2020, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam was cancelled, revised because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Click for more info on Rietveld Uncut 2020.

Relating (to) Colour 

Colour… is new each time.
(Roland Barthes, 1975)

Studium Generale Rietveld 2019–20 focuses on the history, politics, and perception of colour in creating 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.

With: David Batchelor, Taka Taka, Imara Limon, Nancy Jouwe, Sekai Makoni, Erik Viskil, Wieteke van Zeil, Broomberg & Chanarin, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Patricia Pisters, Isabel Cordeiro, Joke Robaard, Melanie Bühler, Jay Tan, Ioanna Gerakidi, Casco Art Institute, Stefano Harney, Rietveld Uncut and many others.