Changing Context & Repetition

Salon II

October 25, 20 hrs

Part of [S]ELECTED,

Gerrit Rietveld Academie Awards Show

at Intellectual Playground Castrum Peregrini

With Thesis Category winner and nominees 2012

Laura Pappa, Marieke Berghuis, Elisabeth Leerssen and Christopher Holloran.

Moderated by Laurie Cluitmans and Arnisa Zeqo

Date: 25th of October

Time: 20.00 – 22.00

Location: Castrum Peregrini, Herengracht 401 (entrance at

Free entrance


In the exhibition [S]ELECTED all the nominees for the Gerrit
Rietveld Academie Awards 2012 are being shown to the public. During the
Rietveld Graduation Exhibition last July, a professional external jury made a
selection from the latest crop of artists and designers graduating from the
academy in Amsterdam. [S]ELECTED displays contemporary and multidisciplinary
work. For example, experimental meta-cinema goes hand in hand with a clothing
design that uses bluff as handicraft, and an object comparable to Lady Gaga’s
footwear, in which aesthetics, ergonomics and prosthesis merge in a bizarre


This year’s jury members were graphic designer Hansje van Halem,
curator Xander Karskens, architect Ronald Rietveld and artist Barbara Visser.
In addition to the nominations for visual works, the nominated theses can also
be viewed. The jury members for theses were Jeroen Boomgaard, lector in Art and
Public Space, Sven Lütticken, lecturer in Contemporary Art at the VU University
and Saskia van der Kroef, editor-in-chief of Metropolis M.


The historical context in which [S]ELECTED takes place
is unique; in WWII Castrum Peregrini was a hiding place where, in secrecy,
young people maintained their intellectual freedom and developed their personal
talents through art. The secret artistic breeding ground of the past becomes
the context for the young talent of today and produces interesting dialogues.

Links to the theses:

Laura PappaMarieke BerghuisElisabeth LeerssenChristopher Holloran