In February, there’s plenty of opportunity to listen to some great talks. A selection:
First of all, there’s tonight’s Métamatic Artist’s Lecture by Aleksandra Hirszfeld. Entry to these lectures is still free, but do send a short email to email@example.com. As always, the lecture will take place at Felix Meritis in Amsterdam and will start at 20:00. More information can be found here.
After his visit to VU University for an Art Criticism Seminar on February 8th, artist Paul Chan will also make a stop at the Oude Lutherse Kerk (UvA Aula) in Amsterdam. On February 9th, he will give a joined lecture with Hito Steyerl. This is the fourth lecture within the Facing Forward series and will focus on Future Freedom.
All information on timing, tickets and prices can be found at www.facingforward.nl
On Friday February 10th, you can choose between the first part of the annual Licht op Italië symposium (programme) at VU University or a lecture by UvA’s Rachel Esner entitled Visiting the Studio with l’Illustration in Utrecht, organized by OSK. (more)
On Monday February 20th, we are again welcoming an international scholar for a reading seminar and a public lecture at the VU. Julia Bryan-Wilson from the History of Art Department, University of California – Berkeley, will join us to discuss her research on a marker for a nuclear waste dump site.
The programme of the afternoon is the following:
15:00-17:00 : reading seminar ‘Building a Marker of Nuclear Warning’
18:00 : public lecture Monumental Forecasting
(rooms to be announced)
The visit and talk of Julia Bryan-Wilson is a co-organization with Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp, where she is giving a talk on Saturday 18 February within the framework of the project Residence Reading Room by the artists Kathleen Vermeir and Ronny Heiremans. (more)
Finally, on Friday the 24th, VU’s Professor of English Literature Diederik Oostdijk will give his inaugural lecture entitled De New York-Amsterdam Connectie. Over literatuur en transnationalisme in een visuele tijd. The ceremony will take place at 15:45 in the Aula (main building, 1st floor) and will be followed by a reception.