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Grant Programme for Internationalization Presentation

Dutch Independent Art Book Publishers, 2017


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Grant Programme for Internationalization Event

Bangkok Design Week 2018 'The New-ist Vibes' - Here and There

Bora Hong, 2017

The Bangkok Design Week (BKKDW) takes place in February 2018. As part of this large-scale event designer and curator Bora Hong is organizing a programme centred round Dutch designers, including Lucas Maassen, Marije Vogelzang and Studio Makkink & Bey. The programme will be a follow-up to a similar one that she organized for the Chiang Mai Design Week in 2016. The BKKDW programme takes tourism as its overarching theme and Hong has invited the designers to develop projects in Thailand based on this theme. The results are to be showcased in exhibitions, installations, lectures and workshops during the BKKDW. In addition, the programme provides networking opportunities where the Dutch delegation can get together with Thai designers and potential Thai commissioning bodies. Hong’s collaborative partners for this project are Thailand Creative & Design Center (the organizers of BKKDW) and Wallpaper* Thailand.

Grant Programme for Internationalization Event

Make City - Festival for Architecture and Urban Alternatives 2018

Make Shift, 2017

In 2018 Berlin hosts the second edition of the international festival ‘Make City’, subtitled ‘Berlin Remixing’. The festival brings together different perspectives from architecture, urban planning, the maker culture, civic participation and politics, as a way of reflecting on present day issues in the field of urban development. For a period of 17 days, visitors can attend conferences, studio talks, guided tours and urban hubs. One of the urban hubs - dubbed ‘Stadtwerken’ (Cityworks) - is dominated by the innovative Dutch design practice. Following on from a visit to the Netherlands supported by Het Nieuwe Instituut, several Dutch participants were selected whose work closely reflects themes addressed by the festival: Design and Circular Economy, Reuse and Urban Renewal, Civic Participation and Urban Governance. The senate of Berlin is the main partner of the project, which involves more than 90 other partners for the financing and fleshing-out of the festival.

Grant Programme for Internationalization Festival

Face Value - Transmediale 2018

Kulturprojekte Berlin, 2017

Transmediale is an annual media festival that marks its 31st anniversary in Berlin in January 2018. The theme of this edition is Face Value. The organizers maintain that issues in political discourse are currently mainly valued for what they (appear) to be on the surface, instead of what they could be or what lies behind the immediately visible. The festival will put this contemporary attitude under the microscope. Transmediale festival will explore what lies behind the face value of things by means of lectures, debates, panel discussions, film screenings and exhibitions, which address media art in all its different manifestations. As part of the exploration the value of the represented participants’ work will be scrutinized. The organizers are specifically applying for a grant for the participation in the festival of Dutch and Netherlands-based researchers and (media) artists. These include Nana Adusei-Poku (panel discussion), Florian Cramer (unmoderated dialogue), Femke Herregraven (exhibition and panel discussion), Zachary Formwalt (film screening), Johan van der Keuken (film screening) and Belit Sağ (film screening and Q&A).

Grant Programme for Internationalization Exhibition

Lightbox Installation by JODI at the Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums, 2017

In 2018 the artist collective JODI (Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans) is presenting a new interactive work in the Lightbox Gallery of the Harvard Art Museums in Boston. It involves a software-based art installation that makes use of facial recognition, the museum’s digital archive, and elements from the classic Tic-Tac-Toe game . The collective harnesses this installation to seek out the technical and conceptual boundaries of the role of technology in museum collections and exhibition spaces. The show has a supporting programme that allows the questions thrown up by the installation to be explored in greater depth. The project is primarily aimed at a public of computer-science students and creative coders within the Harvard and MIT communities. The applicant also anticipates reaching a wider art-loving public by linking up with Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art’s largely simultaneous exhibition ‘Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today’.

Grant Programme for Internationalization Start-up grant

State of Unsettlement

A. Vaandrager, 2017

The project ‘State of Unsettlement’ emerged as a result of Brexit in 2016. Organizers and designers Anne Vaandrager, Lisa Mandemaker and Judith van den Boom intend this project to establish a sustainable network of designers between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The scheme is structured as a research and development project which, governed by artistic practice, promotes collective discussion about and critical reflection on the political climate and impact of design post Brexit, looking beyond purely the geographical separation of two countries. In an initial phase the organizers intend to use a start-up grant to organize a workshop for all the international participants. The results of this preliminary programme are to form the basis for the project’s second phase, which includes exhibitions at the Dutch Design Week and the London Design Festival. Collaborative partners are ArtEZ, Manchester Metropolitan University, and a series of designers from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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