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Second application Deadline: March 1, 2015
December 03 2014
Upload your application documents for MA Fine Art before March 1, 2015 if you need to know the results of your application at an early date. Results will become available in mid-March 2015, in time for most scholarship programmes that you may wish to apply to.
The next application deadline will be April 30, 2015.
The MA Fine Art programme is eligible for the Netherlands Fellowship Programme. Read more

Henk Slager co-director fifth Guangzhou Triennial / 1st Asia Biennal GDMoA
December 02 2014
On Tuesday October 21 the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou announced the curatorial team for the next triennial. The team consists of HKU-professor Henk Slager who will be co-director together with Zhang Qing (Head of Research, National Art Museum Beijing) as well as Ute Meta Bauer (Founding Director CCA-NTU Singapore) and Kim Hong-Hee (Seoul Museum of Art). 
The Triennial will take place on various locations in Guangzhou city such as the Guangdong Museum of Art, the Grandview Mall and the Guangzhou Opera House. The opening is planned for December 11, 2015. The triennial runs until April 10, 2016. The curators will present the first sketch of their concept in March 2015. 
The first ever Guangzhou Triennial took place in 2002. Renowned curators like Hou Hanru, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Sarat Maharaj, Gao Shiming and Johnson Chang have worked on previous editions.
This is Henk Slager's third biennial in Asia. Previously he was curator of the Shanghai Biennial (2008) and the Tblisi Triennial (2012). In addition he worked on projects for Manifesta (2010), Georgian Pavilion in Venice (2011), Documenta (2012), Istanbul Biennial (2013 and Taipei Biennial (2014). Read more

November 11 2014
Meet staff, students and graduates of the MaHKU MA Fine Art programme on Saturday, November 29 during Open Day. From 10.00 to 16.00 you are welcome at HKU, Location Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan 50, Utrecht.

Soft machines at Academy Gallery
October 15 2014
What does a ‘soft machine’ mean to a group of young artists? For the third year in a row HKU and Impakt Festival collaborate in a presentation at the Academy Gallery. In this group presentation MaHKU MA Fine Art students together with third and fourth year students of BA Fine Art offer  Read more

Aesthetic Jam: Taipei Biennial, 2014
September 17 2014

Aesthetic Jam: Taipei Biennial, 2014

From September 15 to October 4 artist and Ma Fine Art tutor Tiong Ang will be working on the realization of House of Shyness

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September 16 2014
Photograph by Joyce OverheulFrom October 10 to November 2, artists reflect on the theme of paradise in the exhibition Urban Paradise at Expo onder MAX. Some will show their view on paradise, others question whether everything is as nice at seems...
For this exhibition MA Fine Art alumna Joyce Overheul travelled to North Korea last August to see with her own eyes what the North Korean utopia looks like. The film, audio and drawings that resulted from this journey will be shown in her new installation DPRK.
  Participating artists: Thera Clazing, Daniëlle Frenken, Ivor Helberg, Joyce Overheul, Robert Roest, Yentl van Stokkum, Mayke Verhoeven.

Location: Expo onder MAX, Europaplein 702, 3562WP Utrecht
Opening: Friday Ocotober 10 at 19.00 Opening hours: October 10 - November 2, Saturdays & Sundays from 13.00 to 17.00 Read more

Contract Between Artists and Society
August 22 2014
Join us in building a "contract between art and society" an initiative of 
Ika Putranto (MaHKU), Alejandro Vasquez Salinas (MaHKU), Yumemi Kobayashi (MaHKU), Sissel Marie Tonn (KABK).

On September 4, 2014 an event will be held where all opinions, comments and suggestions collected from all participants and project partners will be presented. Lawyers, social workers, scholars and artists are part of this select group and we want you to be part of it too.
Location: BAK, Lange Viestraat 4, Utrecht
Time : 19.00
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Final Presentation Unnoticed Art Festival - August 31
August 20 2014
On August 31 the Unnoticed Art Festival will finish with a final presentation at Pictura Dordrecht. There will be lectures by artist/ researcher/lecturer Andrew McNiven (Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen), Klaas Hoek artist and lecturer (MAHKU, Utrecht and Slade School of Art in London) and Frans van Lent, artist and initiator of the Festival. After the lecture a public discussion will be led by Jeroen Bouweriks, in which the use and meaning of the unnoticed will be amply addressed. Nine performances from the festival will be re-enacted by volunteers in the building. As is to be expected in an 'unnoticed' art festival the program will ignore these performances and the performers will ignore the program. It promises to be an interesting afternoon...  
Location: Pictura, Voorstraat 190-192, Dordrecht Date: Sunday August 31, 15.00 - 19.00 Admission is free Read more

Please bring your own lamp to the MaHKU Graduation Show
June 13 2014
Artist Heekyung Ryu invites you to bring your own lamp or anything that can make light to the MA Fine Art Graduation Show -  Today, too. I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days. 
Opening June 20, 17-19, Academiegalerie , Minrebroederstraat 16, 3512 GT Utrecht.
Do so and find out why .... Read more

MaHKU MA Fine Art Graduation Show 2014
May 06 2014
Graphic: Dongyoung LeeToday, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days. Exhibition Dates: June 20 to July 5, 2014 Location: Academiegalerie, Minreborederstraat 16, 3512 GT Utrecht Opening: Friday June 20, 17.00 - 19.00 Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 13.00 - 18.00


Participants: Anna Ioannidi, Yumemi Kobayashi, Minsung Park, Uzine Park, Ika Putranto, Heekyung Ryu, Clara Turchi, Alejandro Vasquez, You-Na Wang, Audrey Wang, Yinan Wang and Gayane Yerkanyan

Curator: Christina Li 

The title of the exhibition, taken from the concluding line of Jørgen Leth’s short film The Perfect Human (1967), refers to a space of temporary suspension of understanding and self-reflection. This characterizes the moment in which the participants of the year-long Fine Arts Master program find themselves in, within the context of their graduation presentation. During their education, their artistic positions are formed and reconfigured in synchronization with or in juxtaposition to the various notions and methodologies prevalent in artistic research and aesthetic production. The exhibition is an accumulation of the participants’ individual endeavors in the push and pull between personal reflection and the socio-political stances they might feel compelled to adapt to as young artists, while addressing the need to embody the knowledge they have acquired in an intensive research period. Echoing Leth’s investigation in the film, where his objective observations do not pertain to offer straightforward answers to his quest in defining “The Perfect Human”, this particular exercise opens up attempts as well as alludes to the impossible task of reaching a definitive conclusion.

Perhaps not unlike Leth’s concerted efforts to comprehend the world, the students’ works could be seen as their momentary undertakings in establishing and finding their emergent voices during the program. Rather than functioning as definitive positions, the myriad and contemplative works on display could be viewed as openings through which the artists begin to delve into and decipher their respective practices, if only in hindsight. 

Opening presentations on Friday June 20, 14.00 – 16.30 Location: Schiller Theater, Minrebroederstraat 11, 3512 GS Utrecht (across from Academiegalerie)

Organized alongside the opening of Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days, artists Ane Hjort Guttu and James Beckett are invited to present their practices, to open up a discussion on other possible ways of playfully engaging with research-based methodology.

Read the exhibition brochure here.

Activated Studio

Dates: June 26 – 29

Location: HKU, Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan 50, Utrecht

Visiting hours: Thursday 16-21, Friday 10-21, Saturday/Sunday 11-17.

MaHKU MA Fine Art opens its studio / seminar room / research lab / community chamber / film set / music hall / snack corner / etc.

Activated Studio, as counterpart of the exhibition at Academiegalerie, might include casual talks, presentations, sketches, proof prints, unfinished videos, models, protest karaoke, séances and performances with objects in the show.

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Unnoticed Art Festival 2014
May 04 2014
It might be that during the weekend of May 17 & 18,  while you are doing your shopping or are having a drink at a terrace, you  see things that you cannot get out of your head. In that case chances are that the Unnoticed Art Festival has come to your town.
For more information read the press release (in Dutch). Read more

Other Survivalisms, FORMER WEST Public Editorial Meeting, Utrecht May 16 & 17
May 04 2014
Under the title Other Survivalisms, on 16 and 17 May 2014, BAK hosts a small-scale gathering of a number of collaborators from FORMER WEST’s past and current investigations, who informally (re)negotiate the living knowledge brought together through the course of the project. After the initial Berlin public editorial meeting in 2013, the Utrecht edition coincides with BAK’s current research inquiry into Future Vocabularies and its opening entry on conceptual itineraries of “survival.” Read more on this event  on the BAK website here.Read more

New MA FINE ART pathway
February 20 2014
Alejandro Vasquez, Anna Ioannidi, Gayane Yerkanyan and Yumemi Kobayashi, Amsterdam Zuidas Project, MaHKU 2014   Public spaces and urban cultures need novel impulses for our contemporary life. Those impulses ask for research-driven strategies based on both creative and analytic methodologies in mapping and analysis. The objective of MaHKU's Spatial Practice Read more

Asymmetry - Yoonhee Kim in Telaviv
January 15 2014
MA Fine Art alumna Yoonhee Kim - together with Paul Zuerker - exhibits at Alfred Gallery in Telaviv. The exhibition is curated by Efrat Gal, who is also an MA Fine Art alumna.  Read more

Open Source Tribunal - performance Saturday 23 Nov.
November 21 2013
The first session of the Open Source Tribunal:  National Democratic Movement of the Philippines  against those responsible for the  Unnatural disaster of typhoon Haiyan
Location: Nicolaikerk, Nicolaaskerkhof 8 Utrecht Date: Saturday 23 November, 15.00 - 17.00
The platform of the Open Source Tribunal has been developed during New World Academy (NWA) in which MA Fine Art  students have participated.
For more information visit:   Read more

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