What's going on during the Anniversary Show?

Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28 

Saturday 3 November – Sunday 25 November 2018
Open: Wednesday - Sunday 1 - 7pm
Free entrance

Official Opening 
Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28

Opening speeches by Moritz Küng (curator of the exhibition), Jos Houweling (former director Sandberg Instituut and former member of the executive board), Tijmen van Grootheest (former president of the executive board) and Touria Meliani (Alderman Arts and Culture of the Gemeente Amsterdam)

Music by Felix & Alan (Rendez-vous) + special guest, Willendorf, Ennsom Oz ft. Nekyia and Sounds Like Tamara

Friday 2 November, 4 - 9pm
Location: FedLev building

Museumnacht

Presentation of performative acts, lectures, music, dj’s, screenings from students and alumni from several departments

Saturday 3 November, 7pm – 2am
Location: Auditorium (FedLev building)

Book launch of STYLE IS FORBIDDEN! 
Works by 68 alumni of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie 
Edited by Frans Oosterhof

Wednesday 7 November, 4 - 6pm
Location: Auditorium (FedLev building)

Studium Generale
Within and Against the Academy: Study, Rehearsal and Improvisation

Singing the Blues and Coming up for Air: Not Just Overcoming but Embracing the Odds - Keynote talk by Aminata Cairo

The Act of Listening - Performance by Nagaré Willemsen and Rosanne Jonkhout

Followed by a conversation hosted by Unsettling Rietveld Sandberg

Drinks and blues music!

Diversity and inclusion, you hear nothing but these days. In the world of the arts this should not be an issue, after all the arts unite and reflect everybody, are not limited by culture, are about expanding vision and perception, and go beyond the world of division, or do they? Using the metaphor of the blues we will look at opportunities and challenges of diversity and inclusion and what that might mean for us as artists. 

With drinks and music

Friday 9 November, 2 - 4pm
Location: Auditorium (FedLev building)

Dit is het heden

Presentations and performances with students and alumni from the department Beeld en Taal

Wednesday 14 November, 1.30 - 4pm
Location: Auditorium (FedLev building)

Studium Generale
Within and Against the Academy: Study, Rehearsal and Improvisation

Performative introduction Wildness by Taka Taka
Wu Tsang (US / filmmaker, artist, performer), Wildness, 2012, film, 76:00
After talk with drinks & music

Friday 16 November, 2 - 4pm
Location: Auditorium (FedLev building)

Amsterdam Art Weekend

Thursday 22 November – Sunday 25 November 

Studium Generale
Within and Against the Academy: Study, Rehearsal and Improvisation

Joy Mariama Smith (USA/NL, artist), Quadrant, situational performance, 50:00
After talk with Joy Mariama Smith and Yolande van der Heide
With drinks and music

Friday 23 November, 2 - 4pm
Location: Auditorium (FedLev building)

Dit is het heden

Presentations and performances with students and alumni from the department Beeld en Taal

Saturday 24 November, 1.30 - 4pm
Location: Auditorium (FedLev building)

Beam Me Up Gerrit!

The Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut launch a closing party in Paradiso as a wrap up of the Anniversary Show 'Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28'. Where the exhibition looks back, the party will very much be a party of NOW, reflecting the sway of today. All departments will participate with music, sound, performances, actions, projections and interventions.

Wednesday 28 November, 8pm - 2am
Location: Paradiso