The Staging of Documentary Photography – The Responsibility of the Photographer

There is no question that documentary photography has always been staged – either to a lesser or bigger degree, the photographer is always in charge of what, or who, he/she puts in front of the camera, including the directing and

The Staging of Documentary Photography – The Responsibility of the Photographer

There is no question that documentary photography has always been staged – either to a lesser or bigger degree, the photographer is always in charge of what, or who, he/she puts in front of the camera, including the directing and

Amsterdam loves posters (more than art?)

As a relatively ‘old’ media, it is surprising how much is still promoted using the “large sheet of paper”. One of my questions for the Stedelijk Museum regarding marketing was; “if the publicity campaign is more impressive in scale, scope

Amsterdam loves posters (more than art?)

As a relatively ‘old’ media, it is surprising how much is still promoted using the “large sheet of paper”. One of my questions for the Stedelijk Museum regarding marketing was; “if the publicity campaign is more impressive in scale, scope

Week 7: Course Reflection

Cross Medial Exhibitions as a subject has been fascinating and enjoyable. However, I have felt at times that we were only just scratching the surface of very critical issues in exhibitions today – namely the integration and use of new

Week 7: Course Reflection

Cross Medial Exhibitions as a subject has been fascinating and enjoyable. However, I have felt at times that we were only just scratching the surface of very critical issues in exhibitions today – namely the integration and use of new

Foto: Nicola Vaglia, courtesy Corriere della Sera

‘Selfie’ gone horribly wrong

An astonishing example of the negative effect new media can have on objects in the museum: last tuesday a nineteen year old student broke the leg of a 19th century statue in the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in

Foto: Nicola Vaglia, courtesy Corriere della Sera

‘Selfie’ gone horribly wrong

An astonishing example of the negative effect new media can have on objects in the museum: last tuesday a nineteen year old student broke the leg of a 19th century statue in the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in

Week 7: All Good Things Come to an End

For someone who has little to no knowledge of or experience with (conceptual) art and photography, the past seven weeks have proved to be not only interesting but also quite challenging in nature. Leading up to the Jeff Wall exhibition

Week 7: All Good Things Come to an End

For someone who has little to no knowledge of or experience with (conceptual) art and photography, the past seven weeks have proved to be not only interesting but also quite challenging in nature. Leading up to the Jeff Wall exhibition

The Last Week

Last Monday, three rather nervous students broke into an empty classroom on the eleventh floor in order to practice their presentation. We were all a bit worried about Ivo’s ‘ticking timebomb’ because, well, we all tend to get carried away

The Last Week

Last Monday, three rather nervous students broke into an empty classroom on the eleventh floor in order to practice their presentation. We were all a bit worried about Ivo’s ‘ticking timebomb’ because, well, we all tend to get carried away

Interesting videos – part 2

An additional couple of videos, which address questions and issues concerned with art criticism,  fashion as art, and rewarding museum participation and learning, offering some great food for thought.   Symposium I AM FOR AN ART CRITICISM THAT… Day 1.

Interesting videos – part 2

An additional couple of videos, which address questions and issues concerned with art criticism,  fashion as art, and rewarding museum participation and learning, offering some great food for thought.   Symposium I AM FOR AN ART CRITICISM THAT… Day 1.