Utrecht Consortium: Spatial Scenarios, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht Consortium: Spatial Scenarios, Utrecht, The Netherlands

MaHKU, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design

April 14, 2009
Utrecht Consortium: Spatial Scenarios, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, The Netherlands


MA in Fine Art

MA in Design
(Pathways: Editorial Design, Fashion Communication,
Interior Design, Public Space Design)

Utrecht Consortium

Utrecht Consortium is a collaboration between MaHKU (Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design) and various Utrecht art institutions geared at the relationship between curatorial models and artistic knowledge production. Naturally following the annual Dutch Artistic Research Event, DARE #3 (Spatial Practices, 2008), the current research concentrates on spatial practices and the public domain.

On April 24, 15-17, the Department for Spatial Design presents its research project Spatial Scenarios at the Utrecht Centre for Architecture Aorta (Achter de Dom 14, 3512 JP Utrecht). Contributors are: Wim Marseille (Programme leader MA Spatial Design), Arjen Oosterman (Editor-in-chief of Volume/Archis) and Janny Rodermond (Director of the Netherlands Architecture Fund). More information at http://www.aorta.nu

In May a series of public presentations takes place in the context of the research project Malleability Revisited: Beyond the interstitial experience at Expodium (Krugerstraat 11, 3531 AL Utrecht, www.expodium.nl). Malleability Revisited aims to chart urban spaces that have acquired an undefined atmosphere due to their post-industrial status. Seven emerging artists take part in this research project (Maze de Boer, Sanje Medic, Christine Bruckmeier, Isa Andreu, Joshua Thies, Anke Kuipers and Nikos Doulos) as well as MaHKU MA Fine Art students.

April 27: 19-21, Andy Bichlbaum (The Yes-men), On intervention strategies. (presentation to be confirmed)

May 7: 19-22. Hans van de Ban (Coordinating advisor to the Chief Government Architect): On the identity of the City, Art in Public Space. Arjen Oosterman: Merging, collaboration, Cross-over. Art and Public Domain in the first decennium of the 21fst century: between dirty realism and opportunistic idealism.

May 26: 19-22 Jeroen Boomgaard (Professor Art and Public Space, Rietveld Academy Amsterdam): On prescribed spaces and a strategy of fading.

Within the framework of this project Mika Hannula (Professor Fine Art Research MaHKU/ Göteborg University) will produce a research publication: Politics, Identity and Public Space (Expodium/MaHKUscript # 1). This publication will be presented in the context of the upcoming Dutch Artistic Research Event, DARE #4 (Urban Knowledge).

MaHKUzine. Journal of Artistic Research

The internationally published MaHKUzine presents articles, symposium reports, and research essays by guest lecturers, MaHKU staff, and outstanding MaHKU students.

MaHKUzine # 6: Spatial Practices. Reports on DARE (Dutch Artistic Research Event) # 3 and Translocalmotion: Mapping Public Space (7th Shanghai Biennale). Download MaHKUzine: http://www.mahku.nl/research/mahkuzine6.html

Forthcoming: MaHKUzine #7, Summer 2009: Nameless Science with Sarat Maharaj, Grant Kester, George Smith, Mick Wilson, Henk Slager, Morten Torgersrud, Jan Kaila, Matts Leiderstam, Ronan McCrea, Ricardo Basbaum, Irene Kopelman, and Sarah Pierce. Launch: Venice Biennale (Project Becoming Bologna), June 6.

MaHKU. Utrecht Research Lectures

May 6: Lars Spuybroek: blob architect/architecture professor
May 13: James Elkins: art historian/author of “Why Art Cannot Be Taught”

MaHKU programs

MaHKU, the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design in The Netherlands offers a one-year Master program in visual art or design. The Master programs offer seminars, workshops, and tutorials where artists, architects, communication design professionals, curators, editorial designers, interior designers, philosophers, public space designers, and visual culture theorists share their knowledge, creativity, and professional and topical insights with MaHKU students.

MaHKU’s Master programs focus on:
• professional depth
• development of discipline-specific theoretical discourses
• interdisciplinarity
• individual research trajectories
• expansion of knowledge in visual and theoretical work
• novel fields of artistic research

Information and Application

Application and admission during the year. Ultimate deadline May 15
For more information and application see http://www.mahku.nl or [email protected]

For more information go to: http://www.mahku.nl

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