Dear friends and relations of the DAI,


April is the cruellest month - but not in Arnhem. The past days have brought us an intensive 3 day 'bootcamp' with young artists tentatively interested in our program. In only one day they published their own magazine and tomorrow they will stand up as lecture performers.

From tomorrow onward the regular DAI-students and staff will embark on their 7th DAI-week of this academic year. This week you are again welcome to attend our PUBLIC PROGRAM: we proudly draw your attention to lectures OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with  3 distinguished and very cool guest speakers :

***    Fareed Armaly

April 17, 20.00 hrs at our auditorium, Kortestraat 27, Arnhem.  

***   Koyo Kouoh

April 18, 15.00 hrs, kindly hosted by the MMKA, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Utrechtseweg 87.

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***  Brian Holmes

Followed by a discussion with Charles Esche .

April 19, 20.00 hrs at our auditorium, Kortestraat 27, Arnhem.  

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The guest lecturers & faculty that only our students will meet during the DAI's week-long line up of seminars, tutorials, presentations, screenings, projects and communal lunches and dinners are Otobong Nkanga, Jan-Philipp Possmann,  Mariët Bakker, The Black Swan ( participants of de Appel Curatorial Programme 2011/2012), Alena Alexandrova, Doreen Mende, Renée Ridgway, Ian White, Tanja Baudoin, Myriam van Imschoot, Florian Göttke, Fay Nicolson and Alfredo Cramerotti .

An overview of this weeks program can be found in the schedule below.   

All the best,

Gabriëlle Schleijpen, 

Head of Program


SCHEDULE DAI-WEEK 16 April / 20 April 


DAI - Cantina: 
lunch will be served daily from 13:00-14:00

Dinner every night from 18:30-19:30 


April 16: Monday  

10:00  Bootcamp Mastermind Your Future: presentations by participants 

13.00  arrival & combined lunch DAI -students & Bootcamp participants

14.00 - 21:00

1. When the Stage Hits You…

Workshop with Otobong Nkanga. 

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2. Presenting Performance/Performing Presentation

Workshop with  Jan-Philipp Possmann ( this week David Weber-Krebs

is in Leuven). 

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April 17: Tuesday


The workshops with Otobong Nkanga and Jan-Philipp Possmann will continue through the morning

Reading for Writing or How to Do Things with Theory

14.00 – 17.00 Plenary session group Alena Alexandrova  read more


14.00 – 17.00 Plenary session group Doreen Mende  read more

 17:30 - 18:30 DAI Auditorium

Meeting all 2nd year students with Gabrielle Schleijpen.

19.30 – 23.00 Continuation of Reading for Writing or How To Do Things with Theory with

A public lecture by Fareed Armaly, curated by Doreen Mende

in the DAI Auditorium.

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April 18: Wednesday

09:30 – 13:00 
Face to face meetings according to schedule between individual students and Alena Alexandrova, Doreen Mende, Fareed Armaly, Renée Ridgway, Brian Holmes, Ian White, Tanja Baudoin, Myriam van Imschoot, Florian Gottke, Fay Nicolson, Alfredo Cramerotti, Koyo Kouoh and The Black Swan (Antonia Alampi, Katia Krupennikova, Qinyi Lim, Sanne Oorthuizen, Alec Steadman, Ivana Vaseva).

15.00 – 17.00 lecture Koyo Kouoh  -   at the MMKA.

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17.00 – 20.30 Continuation face to face meetings 

18:30 - 19:30 dinner

19:30 - 20:30 group meeting "practice- theatre" - Myriam van Imschoot

Location: Audit I

20:30 - 22:00 EXTRA LECTURE: Mariët Bakker, founder of the film festival Africa in the Picture will introduce the work of two highly influential representatives of African Cinema: Ousmane Sèmbène (the Godfather) and Djibril Diop Mambety (the Rebel), both Senegalese cineastes have been operating from Dakar. Mariët's presentation will be intersected by fragments from their films offering the audience to crisscross the city of Dakar, from Yoff to le Plateau.

Location DAI Auditorium


April 19: Thursday

Students split up to participate in 3 different ongoing projects

10:00 – 17.00

1. Negotiating Equity

Guests today: Brian Holmes
Project curator/ tutor Renee Ridgway

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2. Practice-theatre

A project tutored by Ian White, today in collaboration with Myriam van Imschoot, and curated by If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. Coordinated by Tanja Baudoin. 

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3. Re-reading Public Images

10:00 - 17:00 Today's guests : Fay Nicolson and Alfredo Cramerotti

Project curator / tutor Florian Göttke

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20.00 – 21.30

Lecture by Brian Holmes 

This public lecture by Brian Holmes, is part of the DAI - project Situating Artistic Practice Today 

After the lecture a discussion with Charles Esche, Brian Holmes and the audience.

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April 20 Friday

09.00 - 10.00

All students meeting with Gabrielle Schleijpen. Location: DAI Auditorium

10.00 - 17.00 

Exclusively for first year students:

Situating Artistic Practice Today- re-desinging exhibitions.
Organiser : Van Abbemuseum. Coordination & tutorials: Steven ten Thije 

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Exclusively for second year students:

Publishing Class  

Today: Green Light Meeting

Organiser : Casco
Supervisors : Mattin, Falke Pisano and Wendelien van Oldenborgh (not attending this week)
Framework : Binna Choi
Co-ordination: Yolande van der Heide

Partner: Werkplaats Typografie

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Important note for DAI participants :

Saturday 21 April, de Appel Boys' School  

Three Artists Walk into a Bar...
Curated by The Black Swan – participants of de Appel Curatorial Programme 2011/2012
13 April–12 May 2012