Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Graduation Shows 2014

Issue no3
June/July 2017
Homeland

Last Wednesday The Rietveld Graduation Show 2014 opened. This pleasantly chaotic event is remarkably tidy this year. Most graduates present their work in carefully arranged gallery-like settings. What is striking about this years show is the amount of performance, which seems to correspond with a growing presence of performative events in the art world in general. Here follows a visual report.

01
Louise Perot-Bonnel graduates from the textile department and lets wrestlers test her woven carpets in the entrance area of the building.

02
Golrokh Nafisi mapped the internationalism of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and aims to extend it by creation new connections with nationalities not yet represented among the current students.

03
In the Glass House, Lidewij Sloot’s kaleidoscopic iPad sculpture.

04
Tim Maarse’s sculptural interpretation of Samuel Becket’s characters from Waiting for Godot.

05
Alexander Höglund’s quietening sound installation based on an audio recording in a suitcase during a flight between Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

06
Impressive large-scale paintings by Charlott Weise.

07
15 Minute performance with an inexhaustible amount of sun flower seeds and immaculately white shirts by Inga Jautakyte.

08
Architectonic interventions of Lotte Boon and Sabine Kongsted

09
Melissa Tun Tun’s performance with plant lovers.

10
Jannemarein Reinout graduated from the photography department with these recordings of natural light using a scanner.

11
Erika Roux presents three filmic portraits that explore fiction and reality within human relationships.

12
A spatial ensemble with pancake, plaster, wood block, pecan nut, rules, aquarelle and banana by Emma Levie.

13
Nam Hee Ji graduated from the graphic design department with carefully designed investigation into Marcel Duchamp’s notion of the Infrathin, described as ‘the thickness of shadow’.

14
While roaming through Martin Kähler’s room-filling installation 2 Quaranta one finds inconspicuously placed gemstones and gold leafs.

15
Stijn van Kervel provides the façade of the Rietveld-building with an out-dated airconditioning system for purely decorative purposes.

16
One of the four graduates of the ceramics department, Lisette Wissink, build an archaic-looking oven, that looks cozy but slightly misses its purpose on a beautiful summer day.

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