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Library Talks

Artists, designers and writers are invited to compile a selection of ten publications and give a lecture on this selection. During this lecture, they discuss their references and source material with the public, which creates a deeper understanding of an artist's practice. This lecture examines authorship and provides insight into research methods within an artistic practice. Within the library collection, subjective connections are made between subjects, so that the links are made between theory and practice.

Past
Library Talks
Fri
10 May
2024
Fading Ecologies /w Chanelle Adams

Coming Friday the Rietveld & Sandberg Library will host a workshop led by Chanelle Adams, in which we will engage multidisciplinary and embodied approaches to research through her work on ecocide, meditation, and ghosts.

Library Talks
Mon
15 Apr
2024
Bitter Tongues #1

On Monday 15th April at 18.30, Bitter tongue(s) will host our launch evening of Performance and Poetry at the Rietveld and Sandberg Library. For Session #1 We are hosting S*an D. Henry-Smith, Cleo Tsw and Noise diva.
We hope to provoke a fruitful resonance of institutional and social discourse; to question the role of politics and language(s) in our academy — but also in our imaginations. These performances are focussed on channeling voices of resistance. Snacks and drinks will be provided, the program will end at 21.00

Library Talks
Tue
12 Mar
2024
Convention and the Cryptic w/ Maxe Crandall

On Tuesday, 12 March at 17.30, the Rietveld & Sandberg Library is excited to host a writing workshop led by Maxe Crandall. In this workshop, focused on experimenting with genre, we will approach and perhaps undo the conventional, the formulaic, and the cryptic toward subversive ends, with the goal of making new meaning through our array of feeling. The workshop is free and open to the public; we encourage participants to bring a writing utensil. Refreshments will be served.

Library Talks
Tue
12 Dec
2023
DEATH//EROTICS//MOMENT w/ LA Warman

The Rietveld & Sandberg Library is pleased to welcome poet, sound artist, and teacher LA Warman, who will host a poetry workshop in the Library on Tuesday, December 12 at 5pm.
Currently on a reading and teaching tour celebrating the French translation of her book Whore Foods, which received the Lamda Literary Award for Erotica in 2020, Warman will lead participants through writing exercises engaging the poetics of death and erotics.

Library Talks
Mon
5 Jun
2023
Thesis Fest - Readings from Thesis Writings

With Edgar Fulton (Ceramics), Danute Līva (Architectural Design), Uma Naddermier (Graphic Design), Michał Dawid Sypien (Designlab), Jordi de Vetten (Photography) & Rachel Walker-Konno (Dogtime Expanded Painting).
Hosted by Lucía Vives.

Library Talks
Mon
24 Apr
2023
Corrections and Clarifications + Retrace Rescore

You are hereby warmly invited to join us for a presentation by Anita Di Bianco & a performance by Alena Alexandrova in the library.

Library Talks
Tue
6 Dec
2022
IT’S THESIS TIME 2022 Sandberg alumni

Thesis presentations by 2022 Sandberg alumni

Library Talks
Tue
25 Oct
2022
It's Thesis Time! October '22

IT’S THESIS TIME!
Thesis presentations by 2022 Rietveld Academie alumni

Library Talks
Tue
24 May
2022
THESIS FEST

5pm at the library: THESIS FEST organized by Hala Namer and S*an D. Henry-Smith

Library Talks
Tue
15 Mar
2022
Foul Play

Foul Play is back! The reading group is organized this year by Aidan Wall and Lauren Fong, starting March 15.

Library Talks
Tue
7 Dec
2021
Library Talks /w Yara Said

5PM @ Rietveld & Sandberg library + opening of Yara Said's permanent sound installation at the library

Library Talks
Tue
23 Nov
2021
It's Thesis Time! 2

Save the date — second thesis evening of the fall semester.

Library Talks
Wed
3 Nov
2021
Library Workshop!

The Read/Write Catalog:

Library Talks
Tue
2 Nov
2021
It's Thesis Time!

theses presentations by alumni

Toni Brell (Sandberg Institute, Design Department)
César Rogers (Rietveld Academie, Graphic Design Department)
Negiste Yesside Johnson (Sandberg Institute, Dirty Art Department)

moderated by Amelia Groom

Library Talks
Wed
7 Apr
2021
Library Reading Group FOUL PLAY

FOUL PLAY

a reading group in 5 sessions
looking critically at the roles of play and games in contemporary capitalist culture

Library Talks
Wed
17 Mar
2021
Infrastructural Manoeuvres - Library Encounters of the Third Kind: BBBr̶u̶s̶s̶e̶l̶s̶ Edition

18h

Library Talks
Thu
2 Apr
2020
The Library Talks /w Becket MWN

5:00 PM

Library Talks
Wed
4 Mar
2020
No More Boring Art - Artists' Books by John Baldessari

Opening: Tuesday February 4, 4.30 pm
Exhibition: February 5—March 20

Library Talks
Tue
25 Feb
2020
The Library Talks /w Lieven Lahaye

5:00 PM

Library Talks
Wed
22 May
2019
New Perspectives by usb_blackstudentunion

5:00 PM

Library Talks
Tue
2 Oct
2018
The Library Talks /w Nils Norman

5:00 PM

Library Talks
Tue
13 Mar
2018
The Library Talks /w Jay Tan

5:00 PM

Library Talks
Tue
30 Jan
2018
The Library Talks /w Jaakko Pallasvuo

5:00 PM, Room 007, Rietveld building

Library Talks
Tue
21 Nov
2017
The Library Talks /w Felicia von Zweigbergk

5:00-6:00 PM

Library Talks
Tue
17 Oct
2017
The Library Talks /w Textual Feelings

The Library Talks with Textual Feelings (Matty Hemming and Rosie Haward), Tuesday October 17, 5pm

Library Talks
Thu
1 Jun
2017
The Library Talks /w Dorine van Meel

Dorine van Meel's practice is situated within and between the media of moving image, writing and installation. Through the use of diaristic and intimate analyses of personal observations and conversations, mixed with reflections on twitter feeds, news items and music videos, the work attempts to expose current structures of power, whilst at the same time considering modes of resistance.

Library Talks
Tue
9 May
2017
The Library Talks /w Lotte Lara Schröder

Lotte Lara Schröder graduated from Graphic Design department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and studied at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem. She uses her graphic design skills to initiate projects in her artistic practice, resulting in sound installations, performances, and drawings. Her research revolves around ecological and natural phenomena such as volcanic energy and geomorphology, aiming to emphasise the more personal and poetic aspects of these predominantly scientific topics.

Library Talks
Tue
18 Apr
2017
The Library Talks /w Joke Robaard

5:00 PM

Library Talks
Tue
28 Mar
2017
The Library Talks /w Paul Haworth

Paul Haworth writes and performs. Publications include ‘Letter to Robin Kinross’, co-written with Sam de Groot, and the trilogy ‘Silk Hankerchiefs’, ‘Alone, Desperate and Going Nowhere’ and ‘Jonny on a Chorizo’. Written in a mix of Cockney slang and Dickensian English, this trilogy records three years in the life of its London-based character Alex ‘Abs’ Brenchley, as he attempts to find love and start a club night.
Paul and Sam have made an album, ‘Illegal Emotions’, and he is in Amsterdam to record a new song. The in-progress-and-under-construction version of his latest novel, ‘Dramatic Society’, can be followed on his website homelovin.co.uk and he is currently developing a play, ‘Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer’, that premieres in May at Camden People’s Theatre, London.

Library Talks
Tue
1 Dec
2015
The Library Talks #6 — Melanie Bonajo

Melanie Bonajo examines the paradoxes inherent to ideas of comfort. Through her videos, performances, photographs and installations, Bonajo studies subjects related to how technological advances and commodity-based pleasures increase feelings of alienation, removing a sense of belonging in an individual. Captivated by concepts of the divine, she explores the spiritual emptiness of her generation, examines peoples’ shifting relationship with nature and tries to understand existential questions by reflecting on our domestic situation, ideas around classification, concepts of home, gender and attitudes towards value.

Library Talks
Tue
27 Oct
2015
Lecture: The Library Talks #5: Koenraad Dedobbeleer

5:00 PM

Library Talks
Tue
9 Jun
2015
the library talks #3 - abstraction and reality in the work of herman de vries

the library talks #3
abstraction and reality in the work of herman de vries

a discussion between
wjm kok
ben zegers
frank mandersloot

Library Talks
Tue
19 May
2015
The Library Talks #1 - About Abstraction

Starting at 5:00 PM. The discussion About Abstraction is organised in the context of the exhibition JAZZ, on display in the vitrines of the library and arranged by Ben Zegers. Visual artists WJM Kok and Ben Zegers will discuss the influence of Henri Matisse's work on the construction of ideas about abstraction, and other sources that have informed their own work.

Library Talks
Thu
9 Jan
2014
Talk by David Senior

David Senior, Bibliographer at the Museum of Modern Art Library in New York, will discuss a history of artists' publications in the 20th and 21st centuries. There will be a few different stories about how artists and designers have used their little publications as containers for new ideas, creating lively and weird spaces to communicate work and archive art actions. Most examples will come from the collection of books that he works with at MoMA and several recent exhibitions he has organized of artists' books and ephemera.
David Senior is Bibliographer at the MoMA, New York. He is the curator of exhibitions at the MoMA library such as 'Access to Tools: Publications from the Whole Earth Catalog' and 'Please Come to the Show' and his writing has been published in Dot Dot Dot, Bulletins of the Serving Library, Frieze and other publications.

Coordinators/Organizers/Curators

Pieter Verbeke

Formats

Lecture and discussion. Furthermore, the connections between publications and topics remain visible through the library's catalog system after the event has passed.

Location

Library

Target Group

Bachelor and master students who want theoretical deepening within their practice

Founding year

2015

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Keywords

Artistic research, theory & praxis, artist's writing, theses, books

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