28th of January- ONLINE OPEN DAY 2022

You are cordially invited to virtually explore the Gerrit Rietveld Academy during our online Open Day 2022 on 28 January from 11:00- 18:00. Learn about our programs and facilities, get advice about the application process and speak to students and teachers.

Without leaving home, you can get to know the Rietveld Academy’s full-time and part-time bachelor’s program, as well as the preparatory trajectories, extracurricular activities and the facilities. For example, you can chat with our students and teachers online about the various study programs and student life, or ask your questions during the live Q&A’s. Join the live reporters for a virtual tour around the academy’s premises.

For registration please see –> here

We look forward to (virtually) meet you on the 28th of January with our online Jewellery- Linking Bodies program!

Happy Holidays and SAVE THE DATES 24th and 28th of January

Dear Friends of the Jewellery – Linking Bodies department, we would like to wish you a healthy, warm and safe holidays. Before embarking on our winter vacation we would love to inform you of our two pending events in January: Monday evening lecture by Scarlett Hooft Graafland, and the annual Rietveld online Open Day.

On the 24th of January we are excited to welcome Scarlett Hooft Graafland (1973). Her work has been described as using landscape as a stage for a performance or installation. Her carefully choreographed, site-specific sculptural interventions and performances take place in some of the most remote corners of the earth and are made in collaboration with isolated communities in those regions.

Monday 24th of January, 17:00Auditorium – Fed Lev Building Gerrit Rietveld AcademieFred. Roeskestraat 961076 ED Amsterdam

On the 28th of January we will be hosting together with our current students, the annual open day. We will do our best to represent the Jewellery – Linking Bodies department and would love to see you there- digitally or in person! Please see –> here: for more information about the 2022 online Open Day!

We hope that by then the restrictions will  be lifted, and in any case we will keep you updated about any changes or regulations!

‘ALL THAT’S SOLID, A LIE!’

Sat – Sun Nov 27-28 2021
14:00-17:00*
4bid Gallery, Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam, Netherlands

Students of the Jewellery- Linking Bodies Department performing during ALL THAT’S SOLID A LIE!
Photography by Konstantin Guz

On the occasion of OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival, students of the Jewellery – Linking Bodies department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie open up a dialogical space in which Jewellery is seen as an attitude as much as a discipline. ‘Jewellery attitude’ extends on the role of Jewellery as the fundamental link that places bodies in relation to one another.

Starting from the Jewellery department’s ‘Linking- Bodies’ extension, the students investigate: how to think about – Linking Bodies?

The students will explore a varied field of questions, all stem from the wish to expand and abstract jewellery techniques and methods towards bodies, objects and non-objects in space.

The questions that will lead this exploration will wonder of the possibilities open up by Jewellery as a form of collectivity.

How can individual bodies engage and unify towards the creation of a collective jewellery piece? What does the act of linking bodies represent? Where does the necessity of linking and re-linking our bodies emerge? How could our bodies re-link? How could such collective jewellery practice open up the experience of the deep connection that links us to each other at all times? Does the practice of Linking Bodies is necessarily an act of exclusion of other-than-human bodies?
Could human and non-human bodies be linked, and how could such entanglement take place? Could objects become enabling connectors and foster relations among different bodies? Could ‘non-objects’, such as speech and sound function as connectors? And how would such a connection function? Could objects and non- object be linked to each other, and if yes, how?

‘ALL THAT’S SOLID, A LIE!’, seeks such questions over the course of two days in the 4bid Gallery in Amsterdam.

Participating students
Yawen Fu
Robin Isenmann
Ada Jochimsen
Myrthe Kamoen
Ayano Koda
Max van Meeuwen
Karla Nilzén
Lente Oosterhuis
Dariusz Wojdyga