Summer School Art History public lecture - RONALD RIETVELD (RAAAF): "Hardcore Heritage: Imagination for Preservation"
|Tu 01-06-2021 16:30 - 18:00
The summer school Curating Art & Nature - The Knowledge of the Curator III offers a series of lectures open to the public. Tickets are free and available via eventbrite. All lectures take place online and are scheduled from 16.30-18.00 (CEST).
Hardcore Heritage: Imagination for Preservation
The Hardcore Heritage approach introduced by RAAAF represents a new way of thinking about monuments and cultural heritage. The national monuments Bunker 599 and Deltawerk // should be read as built artistic manifestos that show the power of this method. Hardcore Heritage is about transforming cultural heritage to trigger imagination. Through deliberate destruction, radical changes in context, and seemingly contradictory additions, a new field of tensions arises between present, past and future.
About the speaker
Ronald Rietveld graduated in 2004 cum laude at the Amsterdam Academy of Arts. His working period during Prix de Rome 2006 at the Rijksakademie of Visual Arts in Amsterdam was the early beginning of RAAAF. After winning the golden medal he founded the multidisciplinary and experimental studio together with his brother and Socrates Professor in Philosophy Erik Rietveld. RAAAF works at the intersection of visual art, architecture and philosophy. RAAAF’s work has been published world-wide and exhibited at leading contemporary art- and architecture biennales such as those of São Paulo, Istanbul, Chicago and Venice. Ronald & Erik Rietveld are members of the Society of Arts of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW).