Graduation Show Gerrit Rietveld Academie 2022, 6-10 July

It is this time of the year again! We are thrilled to invite you to our Graduation Show 2022  that will take place between the 6th -10th of July

The Jewellery – Linking Bodies department proudly presents the works of Ayano Koda, Stella Lydaki, Alma Teer and Weimin Zhu, this year at the FedLev Building in room 101. The four graduates share an interest in inside and outside, in bodies and their relations to the world. Through their projects they invite us to experience skin as space, making invisible remnants of our bodies longings tangible, constructing critical devices which allow to reclaim the power and pleasure of female sensuality, and creating healing jewellery pieces which through playfulness encourage us to take care of our bodies. Their revealing works respond to contemporary conditions through the materialisation of sensorial experiences, as embedded in and stimulated by body-related artworks. 
and the academies page for the graduation exhibition here >

The entrance is free of charge! 

Opening times
Wednesday 6 July: 10.00-21.00 hrs
Thursday 7 July: 10.00-21.00 hrs
Friday 8 July: 10.00-21.00 hrs
Saturday 9 July: 10.00-21.00 hrs
Sunday 10 July: 10.00-16.00 hrs

Looking forward to welcoming you for the last time this academic year! 

AFFECTIVE SPACE – exploring with the Field Academy at StrandLAB Almere 2022

AFFECTIVE SPACE is exploring how rituals can expand the notions of bodies and its relation to space. Jewellery is then understood as a fundamental material and archaic link between bodies, objects, non-objects, and movements in space.

Project by Max Van Meeuwen

As part of the overall contextual framework, the students established a relationship with Almere’s neighborhoods and its residents. They’ve done this, for instance, by having a workshop together with residents guided by the architect and urban designer Francesca Ranalli. Moreover, performance artist Ibelisse Guardia Ferraguti dived together with the students into rituals. 

Project by Robin Isenmann

Under the guidance of Sonja Bäumel, the students worked for several weeks on this project that constitutes part of the Field Academy, Almere StrandLAB. The students documented the process, their experiences and findings, and in this way learning to create works originating from the local context. On Tuesday morning, Friday, May 17, 2022 the students presented their observations and findings together with a group of (local) residents.

Project by Martina Bucci

*Photos by Erwin Budding @StrandLAB Almere and Sonja Bäumel

Monday Evening Lecture with Triin Kukk, May 16th 17:30

Untitled_2019_56 x 56 x 18 mm_ smoky quartz_photo by Triin Kukk

The Jewellery-Linking Bodies department is happy to invite you to our next Monday evening lecture. This time around we are happy to welcome Triin Kukk. Trinn is a (jewellery) artist based in Tallinn, Estonia. The focus of her artwork lies on observation of the everyday and discovering something new in it. The artist is intrigued by vague shifts and emphasizing the secondary aspects. During the recent years, Triin has been used natural minerals and applies different techniques in her artistic practice.

TRIIN KUKK_Venus Was Here_black jade, agate, smoky quartz, rock crystal_2018-19

In the lecture she talks about her background and introduces her creative process. It’s also a good chance to have a closer look at some of the works she took with her you can find more information about Triin’s practice on her website:

The lecture will take place on Monday, May 16th FedLev auditorium 17:30. We hope to see you there!

May, 2022