To mark the opening of the new academic year, the department of Art & Culture is organizing a unique event. We would like to invite everyone to a filmconcert in the Kerkzaal on September 1st. A screening of Gordon Matta-Clark’s Splitting will be accompanied on organ and harmonium by prof. Hans Fidom and drs. Klaas Hoek.
September 1st, 2011
VU University, Kerkzaal
(entrance via stairs on the 15th floor)
On the eve of the new academic year, VAMA online is offering you some new reading material.
The editors of Kunstlicht browsed through their latest issues and came up with three articles by current and former VAMA students. Jesse van Winden examines the notion of site-specificity in relation to some contemporary examples of street art; Roel Griffioen considers the notion of transparency and the relations inside-outside, private-public, home-world in the housing projects of the 1950s; and Martijn van Beek discusses the seventeenth century city views of Rome by print-maker Giovanni Battista Falda.
The articles are posted on our Student Papers page. Please note that the articles by Griffioen and Van Winden are in Dutch. Also, the papers are posted here for educational purposes only. Please be sure to acknowledge the original publications when citing and do not copy any of the images without permission by the original copyright owners. If you want to read more, please visit the Kunslicht website.
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The Onderzoeksschool Kunstgeschiedenis (OSK) announces a lecture by Mieke Bal entitled Anachronism for the Sake of History.
September 23rd, 2011
12:00 – 14:00
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
attendance is free, but reservation is required
please reserve your seat before September 16th
Martijn van Beek (email@example.com)
you can download the abstract of the presentation here
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We are proud to announce the publication of Kunsttechnieken in Historisch Perspectief, a joint project by Helen Westgeest (Universiteit Leiden), Truus van Bueren (Universiteit Utrecht), Agnes Groot (VU University Amsterdam) and Arjan de Koomen (Universiteit van Amsterdam).
Artworks are, in the first place, objects made by human hands. To understand the history of art, we should therefore also know the history of materials, their use and their production processes. Kunsttechnieken in Historisch Perspectief wishes to offer factual knowledge about commonly used materials and processes, as well as to answer the question why certain techniques became popular in the first place, only to be replaced by others. The book also incites its readers to consider the implications of such techniques on other aspects of art history.
Kunsttechnieken in Historisch Perspectief includes 20 chapters that concern art techniques from ancient to modern and contemporary art, touching upon painting, sculpture, drawing, graphic techniques, photography, video, digital art and installation art. It also discusses issues of technical research, conservation and restoration.