CANCELLED – 19th March – Launch On Mechanical Eyes: Seeing Machines – WdKA Rotterdam

Due to the corona virus and measures adopted by Willem de Kooning Academy, we are sorry to inform you the launch event has been postponed to a later date. We will keep you updated on the new launch date.

The programme will be announced shortly.

When: Thursday 19 March 2020, 6.30-8 pm
Where: Research Station WdKA  (first floor library and research space)
Free entrance

The event is co-organised with Willem de Kooning Academy Honours Programme and takes place at the Research Station, their first floor library and research space.

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


– 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

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.

– 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]