DAI-bulletin 2006-2007 number six February 2007

This is the sixth issue of the monthly DAI-bulletin in the academic year 2006-2007, informing you about our program, and about important dates and events concerning students and alumni.

Students: please, PRINT THIS TEXT and keep it with you as an extension to your diary.
Alterations and additions to the program will be e-mailed to you.

DAI PROGRAMME February 2007


Saturday February 3
Here as the Centre of the World
15.00 Departure from Schiphol to Khartoum for the upcoming workshop.

Wednesday February 14
Here as the Centre of the World
Al Deamstreet-Khartoum
Final Presentations

With: Hester Oerlemans, Alite Thijsen, Nisreen Absher (Sudan), Rofyda Nour Aldyn (Sudan), Abu Baker Alkadro (Sudan), Danielle Davidson (The Netherlands), Nikos Doulos (Greece), Julian Grossmann (France), Abdelmoniem Abdiella Hamza (Sudan), Rana Hamedeh (Lebanon), Dagmar Kriegesmann (Germany), Reine Mafhouz (Lebanon), Jae-Min Kim (South Korea), Duha Mustafa Mohamed (Sudan), Hrair Sarkissin (Syria), Baris Seyitvan (Turkey), Tatia Skirtladze (Georgia), Boy Vereecken (Belgium) and Emily Williams (United Kingdom).



Monday February 19
Take Notice:
For the students who participated in the Khartoum workshop the afternoon lecture is NOT mandatory.
But we do expect ALL students to be present for dinner and for the evening lecture.

11.30-12.30 Projectroom
Meeting Gabriëlle Schleijpen, course director DAI and Rik Fernhout, policy officer DAI, with second year students.
We will discuss all proceedings around the upcoming graduation in July.

12.00-13.00 Lunch in the canteen

13.00 Projectroom
Here as the Centre of the World
Co-ordinator: Alite Thijsen
Lecture by Joost van Jongerden on the socio- political backgrounds of Dyarbakir as a Kurdish capital in South-East Turkey.
Joost Jongerden holds a M.Sc. in rural sociology (1991) and a Ph.D. in social sciences (2006). For his Ph.D. thesis (Settlement Wars - An historical analysis of displacement and return in the Kurdistan region of Turkey at the turn of the 21st century, an analysis of settlement and resettlement practices) he stayed about two years in Diyarbakir. He published in several journals, among them Disasters, Kurdische Studien, Middle East Report, the Journal of Kurdish Studies, and the Global Review of Ethnopolitics. Together with Paul White he edited a volume on the Alevi in Turkey, published by Brill. Currently he is associated as an assistant-professor to the Athena Institute of the Vrije University in Amsterdam and the Department of Social Sciences of the Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

14.30-17.00 Round table discussion moderated by Lucy Cotter.
Also present will be Rik Fernhout, projectleader in Diyarbakir and the artists Libia Pérez de Siles de Castro and Ólafur Árni Ólafsson, one of them will act as artistic leader to the upcoming workshop in March.

18.00 Dinner for all in the canteen

20.00-22.00 Projectroom
A lecture presentation by Lilet Breddels, editor of Volume magazine a project by Archis, AMO and C-Lab and projectleader of the Archis RSVP events.
Archis developed from a reflective Dutch architectural magazine into a cultural think tank creating agenda’s for spatial issues with:
- Archis Publishers – publisher of, amongst others, VOLUME on ‘architecture beyond itself’. A state of the art magazine that sets the design agenda.

- Archis Advice – consultancy concerning spatial issues

- Archis Interventions – a not for profit organisation dedicated to offer cultural help in restoring the public sphere (for instance after conflict). One of the main tools are the Archis RSVP events.

From 2004 onwards Archis organised 10 RSVP events, responsed based events which format is largely based on the response and amount of participants. Last event was in November 2006 in Beirut. Breddels will talk about the experiences with the RSVP events with special focus on Beirut. Please read the attached document containing an invitation for the upcoming Pearls for Lebanon meeting at the Balie.

Tuesday February 20
9.30-11.00 Projectroom
Lecture presentation by the Lebanese artist Nesrine Khodr.
Nesrine Khodr was born in Beirut and studied History at the American University of Beirut and European Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh in the U.K.
She recently participated in a residency programm at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.
Her filmography includes various essays and documentaries of which Red is the colour of my eye, Of Seduction (with Ghassan Salhab), Lastfall, I swam in the sea…, Downtown Amman- urbanportraits, Essays on the theme of happiness and Several inadequate things to say and do (with Jeremiah Day).

From 11.00 onward: studio visits by:
- Frederikke Hansen (for biography see lecture in the evening)
- Althea Thauberger, (born 1970 in Saskatoon, Canada, lives and works in Berlin and Vancouver) presented her work recently in Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2006; Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, 2006; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, 2006; The Peninsula, Singapore History Museum, Singapore, 2006; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, 2005; and Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, 2005. Till February 25 her exhibition Alone Again (In the Likeness of Life) can be seen at BAK in Utrecht (www.bak-utrecht.nl).
- Nesrine Khodr (see above)
- Rebecca Sakoun DAI-mentor.
- Tiong Ang DAI-mentor.
- John Heymans DAI–mentor.

17.30 Projectroom
Assesment-presentation by DAI student Jolanda Janssen External experts: Frederikke Hansen and Nesrine Khodr.
All students are invited to be present.

18.30 Dinner

20.00-21.30 Projectroom
A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts
Lecture-presentation by Frederikke Hansen

The colonial history of the Nordic region is a dark chapter that seems to have slipped the memory of many of the Nordic populations. Although it continues to make itself very much felt in the region’s former colonies, this history is alarmingly absent in the collective memory of the once-colonizing Nordic countries.
Unfolding successively in Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, Finnish Sápmi and the Scandinavian centers, the extensive exhibition project Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts aimed to shed light over this history.
Today’s lecturer, Frederikke Hansen (1969, Aarhus, Denmark) has been engaging feminist and queer politics within Western contemporary art since the mid-1990s through curating and writing. Situating herself and her practice in a critical dialogue with fellow cultural workers and activists, she is steadily developing a curatorial methodology that is consistent with her social and ethico-political principles.

Wednesday February 21
Take notice: much to his regret DAI–mentor Hans van Houwelingen could not make it to Enschede this week. He will arrange for a special ‘in between meeting’ with his students on another day outside the DAI-week.

From 9.30 onward studiovisits by:
- Nesrine Khodr (see yesterday)
- John Heymans DAI-mentor Theory

From 10.30 onward studiovisits by:
- Sylvie Zijlmans DAI–mentor
- Margret Wibmer artistic leader For we are where we are not DAI-workshop that took place at Villa Noailles in January 2007

19.00 Dinner

20.00-21.30 IN BETWEEN SPACE
(run by Florian Göttke).
Heretical Economics
Lecture by Karim Benammar

One definition of economics is the ‘science of the distribution of goods under conditions of scarcity’. Things only have value in relation to their (perceived) scarcity. But we live in a world of solar, biological, and human abundance. Ideas, data, laughter and love grow when they are given and shared freely. Immaterial goods can be endlessly reproduced at little or no additional cost. What does the economy of the Gift and of an expanding economic pie look like? What are the laws of ‘heretical economics’? What consequences for art in the Age of Virtual Reproduction?

Karim Benammar (1966) studied philosophy in England, America and Japan, and is currently lector at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. He is the author of Abundance, published in Dutch as Overvloed (Veen Magazines, 2005).

Thursday February 22
A public space project by Florian Göttke.
Today: ongoing meeting and discussion

18.00 Dinner

20.00-22.00 Projectroom
For we are where we are not
workshop at Villa Noailles
With: Margret Wibmer, Rik Fernhout, Pavlina Verouki, Adamantia Nika, Carlijn Mens, Jolanda Jansen, Kevin Drager and Maciej Duchowski.

Friday february 23
Take notice : today there are two programs, one for first year students and one for second year students.
9.30–12.00 Canteen
Understanding Media Theory.
John Heymans will talk about Practical Media Theory, the last section of Arjen Mulder’s book.
After this lecture he will discuss how to write a paper as a conclusion of this course.

12.30-13.30 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede.
Visit to the exhibition with paintings by the Dutch master Ben Akkerman.
John Heymans who wrote an essay about Akkerman’s work in the past, will give an introduction.
Ben Akkerman who is very old and not a good walker anymore, will come to the Rijksmuseum Twenthe as well. He is willing to answer your questions afterwards.
This is a truly unique opportunity to meet one of the very last of the Mohanicans of modern-classical painting.

run by Maureen Mooren (graphic designer, usually collaborating with Daniël van der Velden on prestigious projects like the Holland Festival)
Projectroom: Meeting between students Werkplaats Typografie and students DAI (both are Master Programmes of the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts).
Critical review of earlier DAI & Werkplaats collaborations moderated by Gabriëlle Schleijpen.
After that students from both institutes will briefly present themselves and their work to each other.

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30–16.00 Individual studiovisits by students Werkplaats Typografie

16.00 Gathering in the canteen for a drink and a meeting in which each DAI-student will be connected to a student from the Werkplaats and vice versa for future collaboration on a publication.

Possibility to travel together to Ricardo Liong–A-Kong’s opening in Zwolle (see THIS TIME IT IS PRIVATE).


News on alumni and/or current students and/or lecturers
(You are all most welcome to send in your announcements).
Kunstenaarsboeken (Artists Books) curated by Hein Elferink (galerist and publisher).
On show will be artists books from artists from Overijssel. Among them Frans Baake, DAI-staff member Ricardo Liong-A-Kong, Etta Maduro, Margreet Bouwman, Michiel Knaven and others.

Opening on February 23 at 20.00 in Zwolle with a dialogue between curator Hein Elferink and Frans Baake.

March 20 at 20.00 `Het kunstenaarsboek toegepast of autonoom?´ lectures by Paul van Capelleveen (conservator moderne collectie, Museum Meermanno, Den Haag) and Lotte Menkman (conservator moderne kunst, CODA, Apeldoorn). Museum Meermanno and CODA own a huge collection of artists books.
Kunst & Cultuur Overijssel, Kamperstraat 11-13, Zwolle
February 23 - March 22 2007
Open thursday-saturday from 11-17. More info: www.kco.nl
Hotel y Boulevard**, a show in and about a hotel, in which current DAI-student Nikos Doulos is participating.
Opening friday 23 february 2007 at 5 pm

Open daily from 10am to 10pm
Hotel y Boulevard
Prins Hendrikkade 144-145
1011 AT Amsterdam
On February 27 Goethe Institut Damascus will screen Visa by DAI-alumnus Bassam Alkhouri. This screening is part of the program Kurzfilme junger Filmemacher aus Deutschland und Syrien (short movies by young movie makers from Germany and Syria).
In May 2006 Bassam Alkhouri was project manager of the Damascus Here as the Centre of the World project.