Rietveld Uncut 2020 – Revised

Rietveld Uncut 2020 – Relating (to) Colour – Revised

As the physical Rietveld Uncut exhibition in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam could not proceed due to governments’ measures against Covid-19, participants created digital translations of their projects instead. 

“The students of the Rietveld Academie and the curators of Rietveld Uncut managed to quickly turn offline into online. We believe it is a great statement that, as a result, their work has nevertheless been given a platform. With current events, the medium shifts for once.”

– Rein Wolfs, director Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

You are cordially invited to visit the revised, digital version of Rietveld Uncut 2020 at rietveldacademie.nl/rietvelduncut2020

For the fourth consecutive time, the Rietveld Uncut team has worked towards an exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this year under the title Relating (to) Colour. Students investigated ‘colour’ from different perspectives and meanings.

Colour structures our daily life and our actions, our relationships with others and the spaces in which we live. Within different historical and cultural contexts, however, colours have very different symbolic, psychological, material, and socio-political meanings. 

Shortly before the installation of the exhibition and the Studium Generale conference week at the Stedelijk, the government’s measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak were released. As the physical exhibition and conference week could not proceed, participants created digital translations of their projects instead.                  

In total, 121 students worked on 28 departmental projects and individual proposals guided by (guest) teachers and Rietveld Uncut curators Tomas Adolfs & Tarja Szaraniec.

We are proud to present them here on our website and showcased on Vimeo. New video’s are uploaded daily.

Please see here the wonderful contribution of Minhwa Kang, second year student at the Jewellery-Linking Bodies Department.