Blame it on Bologna ! / excellent article by Mick Wilson published by Dutch art zine MetropolisM in a Master Special of 40 pages entirely dedicated to emerging Master of Fine Art programs in the Netherlands / including contributions by Lauren Alexander (DAI, 2011), Rana Hamadeh (DAI, 2009), Gabriëlle Schleijpen (Head of Program DAI) and Vittoria Soddu (DAI, 2011).
"What we have seen in the last ten years is a wide range of new experiments in formulating the Masters' level of study, and here the experiments are really exciting. These offer hope that what we can see emerging is not the homogenization of practices but a diversification of models. One can see the diversity of masters programmes if we simply take three examples from the Netherlands: (i) MaHKU (the one-year Master programme of the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design); (ii) The Dutch Art Institute (the two year Master of Fine Arts programme at ArtEZ in Arnhem); and (iii) the two-year Master of Fine Art course at the Piet Zwart Institute of the Willem de Kooning Academy which is part of the Hogeschool Rotterdam). Each of these produces different organisational tactics and pedagogical approaches rather than simply copying an established example from elsewhere. But more than this each of them constructs a clear mode of public address and activation in their event programmes, serving to create art milieus, art scenes and networks in their orbit rather than just focusing exclusively on the internal dialogue with the current student cohort." (Mick Wilson).
Out now: Dutch Masters
MetropolisM No 2-2013
Only 7 euro