News > Latest

News

Come and meet us on Open Day - Nov. 26
October 26 2016
Are you curious about our MA Fine Art program? Come and meet staff and students live in the classroom! Your welcome on Saturday November 26, 10.00 - 16.00. You'll find us in room 105 at HKU Pastoe, Rotsoord 3, Utrecht. Read more

MaHKU moves!
October 05 2016
From Monday 11 October MaHKU has a brand new location at HKU Pastoe. The address: Rotsoord 3 3523 CL   Read more

Re-thinking Home
September 12 2016
On Sunday September 11 "Re-thinking Home" opened with (a.o.) a performance by Tiong Ang (MA Fine Art lecturer) and several MA Fine Art alumni. "Re-thinking Home" is part of a series of art events by the Tangible Past Foundation and runs until October 9 at Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam.  Read more

MA FINE ART GRADUATION SHOW 2016
May 19 2016
From June 24 to July 5 the MA Fine Art graduation show 2016 was held. This year at three venues, BAK and Academiegalerie, Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht plus several spatial interventions in the city of Utrecht.  Read more

READ MAHKUSCRIPT #1 NOW!
March 02 2016
MaHKUscript is a new, peer reviewed, journal that specifically targets the significance of research and knowledge production in contemporary Fine Art practice. MaHKUscript #1, Theme: Experimentally, is now online. This issue contains contributions by a.o. Andrew Pickering, Anita Seppä, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Peter Weibel, Marquard Smith, Christina della Giustina, Natasha Ginwala and Valerie Pihet. Read more

MaHKUscript #2 Call for Contributions: CRITICAL SPATIAL PRACTICES
January 18 2016
MaHKUscript, Journal of Fine Art Research, seeks contributions 
The second issue of MaHKUscript will focus on the current state of Spatial Practice. Public spaces and urban cultures need novel impulses for our contemporary life.   Read more

UNIVERSALITY - Tiong Ang at 1st Asia Biennial / 5th Guangzhou Triennial
December 03 2015
Tiong Ang's new work 'UNIVERSALITY - DECORUM OF THOUGHT AND DESIRE' (2015), presented at the 1ST ASIA BIENNIAL / 5TH GUANGZHOU TRIENNIAL as a total installation, brings together a diversity of reflections and subjective perspectives on how contemporary living intersects between ideas of autonomy, intercultural traffic, formal and informal exchange and our collective comprehension of the material world and its representations.

Artist Tiong Ang is also tutor of the MA Fine Art programme at MaHKU. Read more

Call for Drawings / Drawing Conclusions: Video now available
November 11 2015
On June 24, 2015 the symposium Drawing Conclusions was held at the start of the Call For Drawings exhibition at BAK Utrecht. The long awaited video report is now available on Vimeo in four parts. Read more

MaHKU at 5th Guangzhou Triennial, China
November 10 2015
In the context of the project Universality - Decorum of Thought and Desire developed by MaHKU core tutor Tiong Ang, five alumni will participate in the 5th Guangzhou Triennial: Ingrid Edwards, Dongyoung Lee, Heekyung Ryu, Alejandro Ramirez and Robert Wittendorp. Their presentation is supported by the Province of Utrecht.   Read more  Read more

Opening Kathy Holowko at Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, November 23
November 10 2015
From November 23, 2015 to January 3, 2016 a giant spider's web by artist and MA Fine Art student Kathy Holowko is on show in the old glasshouses of the Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht. 
Opening: November 23, 17.00 at Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, Lange Nieuwstraat 106, Utrecht.  Read more

Dutch Premiere HOUSE OF SHYNESS - September 11, 17.45
August 24 2015

LAB 111

Arie Biemondstraat 111

1054 PD Amsterdam

Room 1 / Friday September 11th  18.00 hrs (room open at 17.45)


At night, a young woman roams the city in search of something unknown. She observes the buildings, walks the streets, while reflecting on her sense of belonging to the urban sprawl, and to its history. As the woman moves through space, her memories and thoughts become intertwined with the architecture and lights that pervadethe environment. Using a mobile phone she establishes a strange emotional connection with a young man, who apparently is unable to leave his room. The man seems idle, bored, locked in himself while at the same time restlessly consulting books and staring at his mobile phone. When day comes, other characters complicate the woman’s quest. In the end, help is offered from different sides. It might be that the outcome is not the one she expected. 


Tiong Ang and Alejandro Ramirez collaborated to produce this film shot in Taipei, Taiwan. The film, experimental in its elaboration, is a responseto the challenge of creating under uncertain production conditions and shared authorship. Coming from separate artistic practices, the artists merged hybrid identity, collective memory and political schisms as catalysts and inspiration. The artists fabricated a narrative executed by nameless characters that follow unexpected motivations. The piece is assembled in such a way that urban space is given the importance of an entity, placedbetween cultural and personal subjectivities, while exploring how these concepts collide. Using the Taipei Fine Arts Museumas a backdrop, the film is constructed as an observational exercise of dissociation, breaking apart preconceptions and platitudes while working in an unknown environment.


HOUSE OF SHYNESS was an evolving process in which chance was welcomed as a creative impulse.The film uses diverse improvisational techniques in close relation with the road-movie genre and Asian art house cinema aesthetics. It constructs performative situations that are transformed into a storyline. These ‘situations’ are staged using clear but nonetheless minimal ideas as script, in order to investigate personal stories (of the authors), collective creation (of the crew), the history of the city, and the motivations for artistic production. The plot unfolds and creates itself as the authors become familiar with the unfamiliar: adapting, walking impromptu, following the rhythm of the city.


HOUSE OF SHYNESS was originally produced during a research and production period in Taipei for the exhibition project 'Aesthetic Jam' at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in 2014. Actors were cast in the museum, during a performative act. All crew members, including the musicians, are visual artists. Additional shooting and post-production were done in Amsterdam. The film was shown for the first time at the ‘Research Pavilion / Experimentality’, collateral event of the Biennale di Venezia 2015.


HOUSE OF SHYNESS  | 2015 | HD DIGITAL FILM I 45:39 Minutes | Mandarin spoken, with English subtitles

cast Yin Zi-Jieh, Hsu Rong-Hua, Chen En-Zheng, Lin Yu-Huei, Chang Nai-Wen original concept, writer, producer Tiong Ang | cinematographer, montage, sound design, writer Alejandro Ramirez| production assistant, writer, voice over Audrey Wang | electronic music composer Hsu Hsun-Hsiang (Pbh) | production assistant, location scout You-Na Wang | production assistant, ‘haegeum’ musician Heekyung Ryu| general assistant, line producer Chiu Po-Ting| executive producers Hongjohn Lin, Henk Slager

Thanks to Taipei Fine Arts Museum / Taipei National University of the Arts (School of Visual Arts) / University of The Arts Utrecht (MaHKU) / Mondriaan Fund, The Netherlands

 

Read more

Tomorrow, I may disappear - MaHKU Graduation Events 2015
June 04 2015

June 24 – July 5, 2015

Opening Graduation Show:

Wednesday June 24, 17.30 – 19.30

Academiegalerie

Minrebroederstraat 16

3512 GT Utrecht, Netherlands

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 13-18

Read more

Symposium Drawing Conclusions & Exhibition Call For Drawings
June 03 2015
(Pencil Sketch of the DNA double helix by Francis Crick © Wellcome Images)Call for Drawings, BAK, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 24 June - 12 July

Symposium: June 24 12.00 - 16.00

Project Curator: Klaas Hoek

Opening Exhibition: June 24: 16-18h


Read more

MaHKU @ 1st Research Pavilion, Venice - Prospects: Before You Ask Me To Stay
April 21 2015
Lotte van Geijn, My plastic parrots died, because I didn't pretend to feed them, 2015

11-17 May 2015 


Read more

MaHKU announces novel Hatje Cantz Publication
April 20 2015
The Pleasure of Research delves into issues such as knowledge production, artistic thinking, medium-specificity, and context-responsiveness. How do these issues connect to the current state of art education and artistic research? A starting point for the publication is a series of curatorial projects by Henk Slager (Dean MaHKU) in various parts of the world: Flash Cube (Leeum Seoul 2007), Trans Local Motion (Shanghai Biennale 2008), Nameless Science (Apexart New York 2009), As the Academy Turns(Manifesta 2010), Any Medium Whatever (Venice Biennale 2011), Doing Research (Documenta 2012), Offside Effect (Tbilisi Triennial 2012), Joyful Wisdom(Istanbul Biennale 2013), and Aesthetic Jam (Taipei Biennale 2014). The author argues that artistic research should foreshadow a gaya scienza: a temporary autonomous activity where intellectual pleasure and an experimental method invigorate forms of research and thought.
Link: http://www.hatjecantz.de/the-pleasure-of-research-6412-1.htmlRead more

[ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ]