14th December – Double Launch – WdW Center for Contemporary Art

Join us on Saturday, December 14th at Witte de With, for the launch of our two-part publication on Art Practices of/for Justice. Featuring a screening of Minia Biabiany’s short film ‘Blue Spelling, a change of perspective is a change of temporality’ (2017), and an intervention by Cooperativa Cráter Invertido, an artist-activist collective based in Mexico City.

When: Saturday 14 December 2019, 4 – 6 pm
Where: MELLY (Witte de With ground floor gallery space)
Free entrance

✷✷ PROGRAM ✷✷

– Short welcome to the evening
– Presentation of publications
– Introduction to and screening of Minia Biabiany, ‘Blue Spelling, a change of perspective is a change of temporality’ (2017)
– Intervention by Cooperativa Cráter Invertido

The issues launched at the event, “Radical Imaginings” and “Contesting Histories”, are parts one and two of an investigation led by managing editor Aline Hernández, on the topic of Art Practices of/for Justice. They focus on alternative ways of contesting, imagining, and pursuing justice through art-related practices.

The event is co-organized with Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, and takes place at MELLY, their ground floor gallery space.

Unpacking Residencies: Launch Event

✨When: Sunday Jan 27th . Doors open at 18:30, programme begins 19:00.

✨Where: OT301

✨Description:
Join us for the launch event of Kunstlicht’s new issue “Unpacking Residencies: Situating the production of cultural relations”. The upcoming issue of Kunstlich addresses the role and significance of art residencies. The issue critically unpacks the stakes involved in perpetuating current models, and examines the potential of art residencies to foster counter-narratives and subversive modes of cultural production.

✨Programme:
– Short Welcome by Kunstlicht editor-in-chief Iris Pissaride
– Issue presentation by managing editors Herbert Ploegman and Nikos Doulos
– Presentation of the work “Yield” by artist Laura Wiedijk
– Short Film by artist Dimitra Kondylatou followed by a conversation

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✨Do stay with us after the end of the programme to continue our conversations with a drink at the bar!

[Image: Unpacking Residencies: Situating the production of cultural relations’ Kunstlicht Vol. 39, 2018, no. 2 cover by Laura Wiedijk]

Out Now: Breaking the Frame: Subversion from Within

Out now for your summer reading pleasure: Kunstlicht’s latest double issue, Breaking the Frame: Subversion from Within. The issue looks at artists who undermine institutional conventions, and frequently institutional space, to pose a challenge to authority. But it also takes into consideration the fact that “subversive art — like subculture in general — is perpetually at risk of being maneuvered into the cultural mainstream.”

With an editorial by Angela Bartholomew and articles by Susan Power, Catalina Imizcoz, Rachel Schwartz, Alida Jekabson, Isabelle Sully, Eva Fotiadi, Rosa te Velde, and Luna Goldberg, and including artist’s contributions by Gian Luigi Biagini, Patricia Kaersenhout, and Dick Verdult.

Get your copy here and keep your eye out for the second issue on subversion in artistic practice to come out later this summer – and be sure to reserve September 8th in your agenda for a launch extravaganza featuring none other than Dick El Demasiado to take place at Quartair Artist Initiatives in Den Haag!

New website

Welcome to Kunstlicht’s new website, designed by Birte Ketting. This website is still under construction. Stay tuned!