Piet Zwart Graduation Show: News from Nowhere

The Piet Zwart Institute Media Design & Communication Graduation Shows at V2_Institute for the Unstable Media & TENT. Open Tuesday – Sunday 11:00–18:00.

Piet Zwart Graduation Show: News from Nowhere

Jasper van Loenen [NL]

Jun 2013
Jul 2013
09:00 to 16:00
location: V2_ and TENT

News from Nowhere brings together works by fourteen artists from different geographical locations and artistic contexts, who for two years studied and researched together in the Master of Media Design and Communication at the Piet Zwart Institute. The title of the show is taken from the classic novel written by the artist and socialist pioneer William Morris. In this novel, that loops together utopian socialism & science fiction, the main character falls asleep after returning from a meeting of the Socialist League and awakes to find himself in a future society. The themes and strategies in the book resonate with much of the research undertaken by the artists in the show: both in form and content. These works severally explore the politics of decision-making, our political relationship to the images and information that surrounds us, and our subjective relationship to our own histories. The works also loop together languages taken from a range of discourse including pop culture, political theory, spam email, family scrapbooks and archives. It is this looping together of disparate forms and codes that forms a common pre-occupation of the research undertaken within the department.

At V2_
Works by: André Castro [PT]; Eleanor Greenhalgh [UK]; Jasper van Loenen [NL]; Petra Milički [HR]; Dennis van Vreden [NL]; Dave Young [IE].

Works by: Demet Adıgüzel [TR], Janis Klimanovs [LV], Javier Lloret [ES & FR],  Jonas Lund [SE], Astrid van Nimwegen [NL], Manó Dániel Szöllősi [HU], Lucian Wester [NL], Marie Wocher [DE]


Friday, 28 June Opening

19:00 - Openings word [TENT]

20:30 - 21:00 The lecture-performance: An Anthem to Open Borders by Petra Milički [V2_]

21:30 - 22:00 Performance They Touched Beyoncé directed by Dennis van Vreden [V2_]


The lecture performance, An Anthem to Open Borders inspired by the specific context of the former Yugoslavia, and the phenomenon of social behavior on YouTube, which has developed to the point where pop music videos serve as monuments. The topic invites us to consider the more general theme of memory politics in the post-broadcast age.


They Touched Beyoncé has performances for the duration of the exhibition every Friday at 16:00 -16:30 and the artist will be present every Thursday through Saturday during opening hours.

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