A Crash Course in Art & Media Technology - Media Art x Painting

There are 4 events in this year's crash course in Art & Media Technology. You can join us at V2_ or watch the events online. The speakers for the first chapter on media art and painting are Margriet Schavemaker and Jonas Lund.

Oct 2021
19:00 to 22:00

Are you unfamiliar with the field of media art but interested in the impact of media technologies on society? Are you a student or young professional working in art, design or engineering who’s curious about how these fields meet? Then this crash course is for you!

Media Art x Painting

In this unit of the Crash Course we’ll examine media art’s impact on painting, from early robotic art’s focus on painting to more recent events like the discovery of nanomaterials that can be used in paint, the production of paintings by artificial intelligences, and the use of blockchain to disseminate and authenticate paintings. We’ll discover how media art changed painting by exploring the tension between media art practices that aim to advance traditional painting and those that aim to defy its conventions.

Crash Course Dates

October 12 - Media Art x Painting
October 19 - Media Art x Sculpture
November 2 - Media Art x Photography
November 16 - Media Art x Filmmaking


Combiticket to join all four events at V2
- Combiticket to join all four events online
- Single event tickets (V2_ & Online)

If you buy a ticket to join us online you will receive the link to join us one day before the event (the late deciders will receive the link just before the event). If you join us at V2_ you will be asked to show your Coronapas at the door.

Margriet Schavemaker

Margriet Schavemaker is currently working as Artistic Director of the Amsterdam Museum and as Professor of Media and Art in Museum Practice at the University of Amsterdam (a chair in collaboration with the Amsterdam Museum). Schavemaker writes about contemporary art and theory and organizes discursive events, such as the acclaimed lecture series ‘Right about Now: Art and Theory since the 1990s’ (2006-2007), ‘Now is the Time: Art and Theory in the 21st Century’ (2008-2009) and 'Facing Forward. Art and Theory from a Future Perspective' (2011-2102).

From 2009-2019 Schavemaker worked at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in various roles (Head of Collection and Research, Manager of Education, Interpretation and Publications and curator). Her exhibitions include ‘The Stedelijk Museum & The Second World War’ (2015), ‘ZERO: Let Us Explore the Stars’ (2015), ‘Jean Tinguely: Machine Spectacle’ (2016) and the permanent collection presentation 'Stedelijk BASE' (in collaboration with Beatrix Ruf and AMO/Rem Koolhaas and Federico Martelli) (2017-2022).

Schavemaker was a visiting fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) from 2013 to 2014. This resulted, amongst other things, in the launch of the peer-reviewed journal Stedelijk Studies, of which Schavemaker has been editor-in-chief since its founding in 2014 to 2019. In 2016 she held the Reinwardt Memorial lecture which resulted in the publicationThe White Cube as Lieu de Mémoire: The Future of History in the Contemporary Art Museum (2017)

Schavemaker works as an advisor (currently for a.o. the Mondriaan Fund) and is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht.

Jonas Lund

Jonas Lund (1984, Sweden) creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances that critically reflect on contemporary networked systems and power structures of control. His artistic practice involves creating systems and setting up parameters that oftentimes require engagement from the viewer. This results in performative artworks where tasks are executed according to algorithms or a set of rules. Through his works, Lund investigates the latest issues generated by the increasing digitalisation of contemporary society like authorship, participation and distribution of agency. At the same time, he questions the mechanisms of the art world; he challenges the production process, authoritative power and art market practices.

Lund earned an MA at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2013) and a BFA at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2009). He has had solo exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery (2019), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2016), Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2016, 2015, 2014), Växjö Konsthall Sweden (2016), Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2013), New Museum, New York (2012), and has had work included in numerous group exhibitions including Centre Pompidou, Paris, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Vienna Biennale 2019, Witte De With, Rotterdam, Kindl – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. His work has been written about in Artforum, Frieze, Kunstforum, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Metropolis M, Artslant, Rhizome, Huffington Post, Furtherfield, Wired and more.

A Crash Course in Art & Media Technology 

With society increasingly shaped by media technologies, it’s important that more people actively join in the public debate around those technologies. Art has the potential to invite a wider audience into that debate and offer it new perspectives. To facilitate this, V2_Lab for the Unstable Media provides the annual Crash Course in Art & Media Technology. In the upcoming third season of the course, we’ll turn our focus to the places where media art and the visual arts intersect. In four connected modules, we’ll cover the impact media art has had on painting, sculpture, photography, and filmmaking.


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