[S]ELECTED 2012, the catalogue and pictures from the opening

Gerrit Rietveld Academie Awards 2012

at the Intellectual Playground

Castrum Peregrini

20 September - 3 November 2012

The opening was 20 September with a speech by Ben Zegers, director of education, and Michiel van Iersel, curator and founder of Non-Fiction.

[S]ELECTED Salons:

Thursday 4 and 25 October 20:00
Have a look at the pictures

Closing event

Saturday 3 November during N8 (Museum Night Amsterdam)
19:00 – 02:00 ‘Art in the Safe House, Art in Times of Crisis’

About the exhibition

In [S]ELECTED all the nominees for the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Awards 2012 (GRA Awards) 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.
[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 choreography.

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.

The participating artists are:

Marieke Berghuis, Image and Language
Sara Glahn, Photography
Lukas Hoffmann, VAV
Christopher Holloran, VAV
Elisabeth Leerssen, TXT (Textile)
Anna Navndrup, Architectural Design (prize winner)
Laura Pappa, Graphic Design (prize winner)
Jacob Gallant Raeder, Ceramics (prize winner)
Leanie van der Vyver, designLAB

The catalogue online

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