Jan van Eyck Akatemia kutsuu taiteilijoita ja tutkijoita

*Jan van Eyck Academie*
Post-Academic Institute for Research and Production
Fine Art, Design, Theory

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*CALL FOR ARTISTS’ APPLICATIONS*
Deadline: 15 September 2009

The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production where artists, designers and theoreticians work alongside each other and establish cross-disciplinary exchange.
The Fine Art department offers a unique space for experimentation, production, reflection and debate. The researchers in the department conduct their research in an environment that encourages questioning of the assumptions, forms, meanings and contexts that are tied to the practice of making art today. We welcome artists, individuals and groups, without stipulating conditions regarding form, content and media.
Artists are invited to apply for a research period in the Fine Art department of up to two years, starting in January 2010. The central element of the application is your project proposal, in which you set out the form and content of your research and production plans. The application deadline is 15 September 2009 (post stamp date).

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*Programme*

The Fine Art department is headed by advising researchers Orla Barry, Hans-Christian Dany, Hinrich Sachs, Imogen Stidworthy and Nasrin Tabatabai & Babak Afrassiabi. Their principal task is to advise the Fine Art researchers in the development of their work.

The artistic practice is supported by a programme of events and sustained conversations that are organised by the researchers and advising researchers according to their interests. Throughout the year professionals from different fields are invited to set up discursive events, on a formal and informal level, such as presentations, lectures, studio visits, performances and other forms of intervention. The programme is open to researchers from all three departments.

For more information about the programme, please visit the academy website (www.janvaneyck.nl ), which includes an extensive list of current and past research projects, activities, events and publications, as well as biographical information and links of current researchers and advising researchers. Prospective candidates are also welcome to visit the academy in person.

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*Support *

All researchers in the Fine Art department are given an individual studio and a stipend (currently 9,360 euro paid in 13 installments). Funding for individual projects can be applied for on a project-by-project basis.
The academy offers expertise in all media and production areas, in-house or in cooperation with partner organisations. These areas include photography, digital and silk-screen printing, video and audio production, computer applications and other digital technologies, and materials including wood, metal, ceramics, glass and bronze. The academy encourages publishing through the Jan van Eyck publication series of artists’ books, monographs, theoretical and other writings or forms of publishing. Everybody at the Jan van Eyck Academie can make use of its extensive library.

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*Applications*

Your application is expected to be posted no later than 15 September 2009. Interviews will take place soon thereafter.

Your application must include your project proposal, documentation material and an application form. A downloadable application form and more information about the application procedure can be found at www.janvaneyck.nl (click applications).

The application fee is 65 euro, both for individuals and teams.

For questions and/or more information on the application procedure, please contact Leon Westenberg at leon.westenberg@janvaneyck.nl or +31 (0)43 350 3724.

For questions and/or more information on the Jan van Eyck in general, please contact Ankie Bosch at ankie.bosch@janvaneyck.nl or +31 (0)43 350 3721.

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*Events and productions* by Fine Art researchers 2007 – 2009 (not exhaustive)

*Acclimatisation*
Project by Rachel Koolen, who explored the relationship between the role of the artist in society and the social support system in the Netherlands and her position as artist in this construction.

*A Place for Everything, Everything in its Place *
Performance by Theo Cowley, fed by his interest in harlequin and previous research into dyspraxia, a disorder affecting the initiation, organisation and performance of movement.

*Chanting Baldessari *
Exhibition in the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, in which six young artists of the Fine Art Department at the Jan van Eyck Academie showed their work, alongside that of BACA 2008 laureate John Baldessari. Participants included Ruth Buchanan, Rachel Koolen, Eleni Kamma, Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Kristin Posehn, and Stéphane Querrec.

*Desire in Representation *
Artist’s book by Peggy Buth, the result of a comprehensive documentation and research project combining documentary photo material of the museal representation of Central Africa and its colonisation, with a narrative created by quotations of travelogues and adventure stories, archival images and historic documents from the colonial days of Belgium and, to a lesser extent, Germany.

*The Hideout Sessions *
Thibaut Jacquerie set up an artistic initiative in the form of a platform, centring on the theme of heterotopia. Screenings, lectures, discussions, workshops, artists, theorists, philosophers and others made up the programme.

*Instances of Translation *
A two-day workshop organised by /Pages/, the collaborative practice by Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi, taking place in Tehran. Several notions of translation were addressed through different contexts such as artistic practice, film, architecture and the city. Contributors and participants were Babak Afrassiabi, Agency (Kobe Matthys), Bavand Behpoor, Pedram Dibazar, Shahab Fotouhi, Barbad Golshiri, Ines Lechleitner, Gal Kirn, Andreas Müller, Zahra Nabavi, Saleh Najafi, Ashkan Sedigh, Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Nasrin Tabatabai, Hamed Yousefi, Fatemeh Valiani and Florian Wüst.

*Me in front of *
Presentations and discussion as part of the exhibition /Technocratic Openness, Free Aggression/, in which Rachel Koolen investigated the phenomenon of cultural institutions bending over backwards to legitimise the social relevance of art. With the participation of Ines Schnaber, Katja Gretzinger, Ruth Buchanan and Andreas Müller.

*Nothing is closed*
A performance by Ruth Buchanan in the form of a guided tour through the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht. The performance marks the beginning of /Lying Freely/, an itinerant project by Buchanan, which evolves over time in different locations. /Lying Freely/ was co-organised by Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution and The Showroom with support from the Jan van Eyck Academie and Creative New Zealand.

*Pièce de Cinéma *
/Pièce de Cinéma/ comprises images, sound and text that follow Isabelle Oglivie, a young mentally handicapped woman, engaged in making a film. Through ten chapters, each of which comprises an audio segment, a printed text and a series of photographs, Lechleitner approaches the absent film medium, as well as photography, drawing and language, in a protean meditation on representation and image-making.
*Reclamation*
Kristin Posehn made a life-size reproduction of the remaining façade of a school building from the ghost town of Metropolis for SITE2F7 in Almere. The work was part of the exhibition LOCALISMS that was set up by Museum De Paviljoens.

*Sudeuropa *
Raphaël Cuomo & Maria Iorio’s film project on the social practices, forms and conditions of the double migratory mobility in the Mediterranean area: the north-south movement of tourism, versus the south-north movement of migration.

*The ANNEX, enough room for space in the Jan van Eyck *
Marjolijn Dijkman transformed Studio Annex 0.2 into The ANNEX, which functioned as an additional residence and production / research space that was home to meetings, small presentations, discussions or film screenings. Participants included Gilles Aubry, Pascal Bircher, Maurice Bogaert, Ties Ten Bosch, Dani Gal, Harmen de Hoop, Dunja Herzog, Eric Van Hove, Paul Huf, Frank Koolen, Aletta de Jong, Stéphane Montavon, Savage, Melle Smets, Vera Tollman, and Krzysztof Wegiel.

*Theatrum Orbis Terrarum*
As the first modern atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, by Marjolijn Dijkman, wants to gain insight into the way in which the world is organised, not by means of abstract maps and purely geographical data, but by arranging photographic registrations of the world according to personal criteria.

*The stone road*
Project by Orla Barry, offering a unique look at the busy road that connects Brussels with Mons: the centre with the periphery. Participants are Els Dietvorst, Orla Barry, Wim Cuyvers, Johanna Kirsch and Nikolaus Gansterer. The exhibition is a co-production of Jan van Eyck Academie, Argos, Firefly, Kunstenfestivaldesarts and Kunsthalle.

*Voice Day*
A series of cross-disciplinary activities organised by Myriam Van Imschoot and Kristien Van den Brande. Concerts, a performance, a lecture, artist’s talks, discussions, screenings and a one-day exhibition highlighted the slippery passages that exist between the spoken word and written language. Participants included Kristien Van den Brande, Mladen Dolar, Paul Elliman, Jack Fisher, Jo Huybrechts, Myriam Van Imschoot, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, Nicholas Matranga, Michael Schmid, Christine De Smedt, Annette Stahmer, Imogen Stidworthy, Tape That and Katarina Zdjelar.

N.B. Publications can be ordered via http://bookshop.janvaneyck.nl or bookshop@janvaneyck.nl

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*Guests *invited by the Fine Art department 2007 – 2009 (not exhaustive)

Fareed Armaly
Corinne Castel
Pedro Costa
Catherine David
Chris Dercon
Galit Eilat
Yusuf Etiman
Ine Gevers
Johan Grimonprez
Asta Gröting
Suchan Kinoshita
Dora Garcia Lopez
Mark Nash
Nils Norman
Emily Pethick Glen Rubsamen
Shirana Shahbazi
Andrea Thal
Joelle Tuerlinckx
Jan Verwoert
Grant Watson Clemens von Wedemeyer
Richard Wentworth
Haegue Yang
Artur Zmijewski

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