ESSAYISTIC SYMPOSIUM by Rietveld Fine Arts 1st year & Clare Butcher

Since the days of ancient Greece colleagues have shared their ideas and research in the form of the 'symposium' - which actually means an eating and drinking event! The 1st Year Fine Art ESSAYISTIC SYMPOSIUM on 17 February 2015 shared in this convivial legacy but took it a step further - connecting it with the notion of the essay, which we have been investigating in theory class over the last months. Many of the students chose to present spoken versions of the written pieces which they had composed, while others made their essays as a performance, and a few chose to present visual work in response to their essay subject in an informal exhibition displayed in the context of their studios.
photos Clare Butcher