Lecture at Leiden University: The Value of Art Criticism

In the spring of 2014, the Studium Generale of Leiden University organises the lecture series ‘Art for the happy many’.
On February 18th Janneke Wesseling will give a lecture entitled ‘The Value of Art Criticism’.

Where is art criticism situated in the contemporary art climate and what is its function? The lecture will address several concrete examples of new critical art forms and visions of the future: will the artist and the artwork as we know it now still exist, and if so, how?

Tuesday 18 February 2014
19:30 h - 21:00 h
Room 011, Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden
Language: Dutch

Leiden University - Studium Generale


Lecture Janneke Wesseling at Studium Generale 'Vijf Vrouwen', HKU

Date: 13 November 2013
Place: Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (HKU), BKV, Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan 50, Utrecht
Time: 16.00u
The HKU Studium Generale is public and open to everyone.

In the fall of 2013 the theme of the Studium Generale lectures is 'Five Women', with lectures by Femmy Otten, Joanna van der Zanden, Andrea Stultiens, Janneke Wesseling and Miriam West. The program will continue in spring 2014 with the theme ‘Five Men'.

On 10 September 2013 Janneke Wesseling obtained her doctaral degree with a dissertation entitled ‘The Perfect Spectator. The Experience of the Artwork and the Topicality of Reception Aesthetics’.

The main theme of the dissertation is the question of interaction between spectator and artwork. What happens between a spectator and an artwork? How do we experience meaning in an artwork? How can the process of interpretation be understood and analyzed? The research aims to deepen and problematize the reception-aesthetic concepts. To gain deeper understanding of the exchange between viewer and artwork, new theoretical concepts are introduced in the dissertation. The research is based on a long-term practice as art critic and the personal experience of artworks.


Discussion on new book by Frank Reijnders at Stedelijk Museum

The Public Program of the Stedelijk Museum, in collaboration with Uitgeverij Duizend & Een, presents the launch of 'Meesterwerken Meesterzetten' by Frank Reijnders. One of the central ideas of this book concerns the question of what constitutes a masterwork. Art historian Merel van Tilburg will introduce the afternoon with a review of Meesterwerken Meesterzetten, followed by a discussion between Frank Reijnders, art critic Janneke Wesseling, and artist Klaas Kloosterboer.

Location: Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Time: October 27, 2013, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Language: Dutch
Entrance: Entrance price to the Stedelijk Museum
Reservations: It is necessary to make a reservation

See more at the website of the Stedelijk Museum


Doctoral degree

On 10 September 2013 Janneke Wesseling obtained her doctoral degree at Leiden University with her dissertation De volmaakte beschouwer. De ervaring van het kunstwerk en de actualiteit van de receptie-esthetica (The Perfect Spectator. The Experience of the Artwork and the Topicality of Reception Aesthetics).


New publication: Veranderend Kunstonderwijs

Veranderend kunstonderwijs. De plaats van theorie aan de kunstacademie.
A publication following the conference for tutors of art theory that was organised by the Lectorate Art Theory & Practice on November 25, 2011.
Ed. Onno Schilstra and Janneke Wesseling
A publication by the Lectorate Art Theory & Practice, University of the Arts, The Hague, 2013.
With texts by Pascal Gielen, Hiryczuk/Van Oevelen, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Onno Schilstra, Steven ten Thije, Janneke Wesseling.
Language: Dutch
Design: Tomas Celizna
To order this publication please send a message to: lectoraatkp@kabk.nl


Day on Research and Education, Friday March 8

The Lectorate Art Theory & Practice will organize a Day on Research and Education on Friday March 8, 2013 at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. The aim of the day is to acquaint lecturers of the KABK with the notion of artistic research and the role of research within art education.

The programme of this study day includes lectures and presentations by:

Phil Bosch (alumnus Master Artistic Research)
Lucy Cotter (head Master Artistic Research at the KABK)
Irene Fortuyn (PhDArts doctoral student and lecturer Fine Art at the KABK)
Jan Jongert (professor Interior Architecture: Inside Flows, connected to the Master Interior Architecture at KABK)
Yolande Kolstee (professor Innovative Visualisation Techniques, connected to the AR Lab at KABK)
Ruchama Noorda (PhDArts doctoral student and alumnus KABK)
Janneke Wesseling (professor Lectorate Art Theory & Practice and co-director of PhDArts)

More information at www.lectoraatkabk.nl.


Lecture: Artistic Research: Research and Performativity

On Thursday 18 October, 7 pm, Janneke Wesseling will give a lecture during a "Real World" session of Artquest at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London. The lecture is entitled: 'Artistic Research: Research and Performativity'.
The Real World considers issues which are relevant to the current real life practices of artists and engage the audience in conversation about their own experience of the particular subject of the session.
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