Dear friends and relations of the DAI,
If you happen to be around in the Netherlands (more specifically in Arnhem) for the upcoming days between November 2 and 8, we warmly welcome you to join us for a few spirited events, free of charge, taking place in our cozy auditorium and on the ground floor of Kortestraat 27 in Arnhem.
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We are proud to mention that during this DAI-week in November our students will not only meet with the a fore mentioned public guest speakers Bridget Crone, Rieke Vos and Lado Darakhvelidze, they will also exchange ideas in a more intimate setting with Bernard Akoi-Jackson*, Rebecca Sakoun, Jonas Staal, Thijs Witty as well as with regular tutors/project leaders Grant Watson, Tanja Baudoin and Jon Mikel Euba (If I Can't Dance), Doreen Mende and Kodwo Eshun & Anjalika Sagar (The Otolith Group), Alena Alexandrova, Bassam El Baroni, Marina Vishmidt, Jorinde Seijdel and Florian Göttke (Open!), Nick Aikens (Van Abbe Museum), Sanne Oorthuizen and Fernando García-Dory(Casco).
We like to extend our warm welcome to Prof. Dr. Frank van Vree (University of Amsterdam), Dr. Peter Sonderen (ArtEZ Theory in the Arts) and Renée Ridgway (Copenhagen Business School and Leuphana University)who will be meeting with Dr. Bridget Crone, Bassam El Baroni, Dr. Marina Vishmidt, Gabriëlle Schleijpen, Florian Göttke and David Maroto during a closed session of our Associate PHD Research Collective. Next month we will announce our first public gathering (scheduled for Tuesday evening December 9).
The DAI community is ready to embark on the upcoming DAI-week; this dense weaving of seminars, (publishing) classes, lectures, workshops, performances, presentations, face to face conversations and communal meals taking place in Arnhem on a monthly base. DAI-week gatherings work as an experimental learning environment, think tank, networking platform, theory camp and temporary art commune. Read the full day-to-day program for November 2014 in our BULLETIN no 2.
On behalf of staff, partners and students I wish you all the best,
artistic director | head of program
Dutch Art Institute | MFA ArtEZ
* We wish to express our gratitude towards the Thami Mnyele Foundation for their support in regard to the prolongation of Bernard Akoi-Jackson's stay in the Netherlands so as to enable him to attend this DAI-week.