1830 - 2130
Ateliers ’89 presents a lecture series on contemporary art practice by Joram Kraaijeveld from Monday 20 June to Friday 24 June, 2022.
In five lectures Joram will deal with this practice on the basis of a number of themes, such as brass brands, democracy, maps, mining and the artist's fee. By making geographical and historical connections, Joram makes cultural and social trends visible. Each lecture concludes with the screening of a short artist's film and the lecture cycle is concluded on Friday with a film evening in the courtyard.
Many interesting questions are discussed in the lecture series.
How did the brass band as an orchestral form in the 19th century end up on almost all continents through various European colonial projects and how did it acquire different meanings at social and cultural events?
Can artistic practices from the twentieth century still provide us with a critical view of the idea of democracy? Which artists questioned the limits of territorial thinking and are they still relevant to today's migrations?
How has mining been portrayed by artists in the past centuries and what does that say about our ecological relationship with the earth?
Answers to these questions come by looking together with Joram at works by Terry Adkins, Sara Blokland, William Kentridge, Johan van der Keuken, Jompet Kuswidananto, Angelica Mesiti and Katarina Zdjelar. And we look at the works of Bart van der Leck, Joris Ivens, Henry Moore, Mikhail Karakis, Richard Long, Lisa Rave and Ana Bravo Pérez to see how the mining perspective has shifted from the miner to Mother Earth.
Joram Kraaijeveld is a curator, teacher and writer and as such is committed to promoting the position of artists and the value of art for society. He works on active forms of solidarity within and outside the arts. He worked as (guest) curator for Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Van Abbemuseum, De Brakke Grond, Museum Dr. Guislain, Schloss Ringenberg, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Metropolis M & Stedelijk Museum, for solo exhibitions with Antonis Pittas, Ruti Sela and others, thematic group exhibitions on mining in Europe as 'Race to the Bottom'. He is chairman of Platform BK and a member of Bajesdorp, a self-built residential tower with studios for artists and activists. Joram teaches art theory in the Basic Year of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, where he is also a member of the Participation Council and chairman of the Editorial Board for Intercurricular Programs. His articles have been published in Metropolis M, Boekman and Kunstlicht, among others.