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[Nettime-nl] Jan van Toorn and Camiel van WInkel I June 1.
Esther Deen on Thu, 25 May 2006 09:30:12 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] Jan van Toorn and Camiel van WInkel I June 1.

Lecture by Jan van Toorn
In conservation with Camiel van Winkel

Every last Thursday of the month, the Professorship of Art & Public Space and all the departments at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie organise a lecture: Het Lokaal/The Classroom. By joining forces in this way, they can invite a more theoretically trained speaker from outside the academy, a person with a specific interest in the public domain.

Thursday June 1.
Lecture by Jan van Toorn
Afterwards in conversation with Camiel van Winkel
Place: Classroom 1.04, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Time: 17.30
Reservation: esther.deen {AT} rietveldacademie.nl

Jan van Toorn studied graphic design at the Amsterdam school of printing [1948-1949] and the Institute of arts and crafts [Ivkno, later Gerrit Rietveld Academie] in Amsterdam [1950-1953]. He has been a freelance designer in visual communication since 1957. The emotional charge of van Toorn?s designs stems from his interest in investigating visual meaning and the social role of the profession as opposed to purely practical requirements.His radical teaching and practice were highly influential on the younger generation of dutch designers. He taught for many years graphic design and visual communication at various academies and universities in The Netherlands and abroad.From 1991 until 1998 he was director of the Jan van Eyck academy in Maastricht, transforming it into an international postgraduate centre for fine art, design and theory. In this context he organized ?Design beyond design, critical reflection and the practice of visual communication,? a conference devoted to the discrepancy between the socio-cultural and symbolic reality of the information-economy in 1997.He is associate professor in the ma programme of graphic design, Rhode Island school of design, Providence Usa, since 1989.Since 1972, he is member of the Alliance graphique internationale.

Camiel van Winkel is an art historian. He regularly publishes critiques and essays in a variety of periodicals and catalogues. He was recently appointed as Lecturer in Visual Art at the College of Fine Arts and Design/AKV/St. Joost in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. From 1995 to 2000 he was editor of Archis: Magazine for Architecture, the City and Visual Culture. From 2000 to 2004 he was editor of the Flemish-Dutch art periodical De Witte Raaf. In 2000 he was awarded the Jan Bart Klaster Prize for art criticism for his book Moderne leegte. Over kunst en openbaarheid ('The Modern Void. On Art and the Public Condition').He recently published his book The Regime of Visibility, 2006.

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