K_nstvl___ Events
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festivals (7)
talks (1)
presentations
book launches
seminars (1)
K_nstvl___ Events
20 May 2017
PLAYTIME, 11th K_nstvl___ Festivalfestival
07 January 2017
Non-Lecture #1talk
24 November 2016
A Festival of Project Spacesfestival
24 September 2016
The value of visibilityseminar
K_nstvl___ Texts
all texts
K_nstvl___ Texts
29.06.2017
Article_The Micro Art Initiative #7, Atelier 014, meer dan een expositie-ruimte
14.04.2017
Article_The Micro Art Initiative #6, EXBunker Utrecht
24.03.2017
Article_The Micro Art Initiative #5, Zoete Broodjes in Amsterdam-West
13.03.2017
Article_The Micro Art Initiative #4, circa…dit - Arnhem
30.01.2017
Article_The Micro Art Initiative #3, Rib Rotterdam
11.12.2016
Article_The Micro Art Initiative #2, Locatie Z Den Haag
11.11.2016
Article_The Micro Art Initiative #1, Studio 47 Amsterdam
01.01.2016
Book_Artist Run Europe, Practice / Projects / Spaces
2016
Book_Also-Space, From Hot to Something Else: How Indonesian Art Initiatives Have Reinvented Networking
15.03.2015
Research_Footfall, Articulating the Value of Artist-Led Organisations in Ireland
01.03.2015
Research_Onderzoek naar het Nederlandse initiatief in de beeldende kunst
06.05.2014
Article_Size Matters, Een verkenning van de onmisbaarheid van kleine kunstinstellingen
01.01.2011
Research_Onderzoek Nederlandse kunstenaarsinitiatieven
Incomplete Encyclopaedia of
Experimental Art Spaces
Incomplete Encyclopaedia of
Experimental Art Spaces
We are currently developing the database.
NEWS * MICRO ART INITIATIVE #8 BY LOTTE VAN GEYN – OUT NOW * NEWS * JULY 10, 2017 – DEADLINE FOR MONDRIAAN FUND 'WERKBIJDRAGE KUNSTINITIATIEVEN' * NEWS * OPENING PARTY PLAYTIME ON SATURDAY MAY 20, WITH BIG HARE, DER EINZELGÄNGERS, NOISE MASTER DJ LONELY AND MARY LAKE * NEWS * 23 PROJECT SPACES PARTICIPATING IN PLAYTIME *
K_nstvl___ News
29.06.2017
Micro Art Initiative #8 by Lotte van Geyn – out now
28.06.2017
July 10, 2017 – deadline for Mondriaan Fund 'Werkbijdrage Kunstinitiatieven'
03.05.2017
Opening Party PLAYTIME on Saturday May 20, with Big Hare, Der Einzelgängers, Noise master DJ Lonely and Mary Lake
29.04.2017
23 project spaces participating in PLAYTIME
About K_nstvl___
About K_nstvl___
About

With her diverse program, K_nstvl___ focuses on experimental art spaces. These art initiatives, often led by artists, offer emerging artists a platform and act as a catalyst for innovation, in terms of content, as well as organization. K_nstvl___ explores the playing field of these initiatives and the different contexts within which they operate. How do they organize and manifest themselves? What strategies do they employ to (re)present artists? With what questions and challenges are they confronted in the ever-fluctuating cultural field? With a biennial festival, meetings, discussions, publications and (coming soon) a database, K_nstvl___ provides a platform for these initiatives to share and exchange knowledge.

K_nstvl___ has an ANBI-status.

History

Since 1997 K_nstvl___ has been an important platform for project spaces, art(ist-run) initiatives and other experimental organisations within the visual arts. It was initiated by the Sandberg Institute, the master course of the Rietveld Academy, as a response to KunstRAI, a fair for contemporary art in Amsterdam. It used to accommodate master students as well, who would showcase their work alongside the initiatives. The festival started out as an annual event and over time became biennial. The first eight editions took place in the monumental Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and had the characteristics of an alternative art fair.

In 2012 K_nstvl___ left the Westergasterrein to pursue a more nomadic existence, with the aim to start pioneering once again. The set-up of K_nstvl___ changed as well: it turned into a manifestation that generates and functions in a more selective manner, resulting in a more specific and more international content. In 2014, the tenth edition took place in the Amstelpark, a large park in the south of Amsterdam. In line with its unconventional venue, K_nstvl___ 2014 centred around critical engagement with space and alternative approaches to production and exhibition formats. For more information about this edition, click here.

Team

Hendrik-Jan Hunneman, Noor Mertens & Marjolein van de Ven — concept & daily management
Christiane Bosman — communication
Erica van Loon & Léon Kruijswijk - production
Noor Nuyten — education
Katja van Stiphout — graphic design

 

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