Lecture by Janwillem Schrofer

Lecture by Janwillem Schrofer

"IN SEARCH OF TALENT, matching the qualities of your organization and the qualities of individual artists. A (selection-) process in some nine steps".

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Lecture by Janwillem Schrofer

"IN SEARCH OF TALENT, matching the qualities of your organization and the qualities of individual artists. A (selection-) process in some nine steps".

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TitleLecture by Janwillem Schrofer
"IN SEARCH OF TALENT, matching the qualities of your organization and the qualities of individual artists. A (selection-) process in some nine steps".
Date2011.3.3(Thu)
Time19:00 - 21:00
AdmissionFree
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Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
VenueTWS Aoyama:Creator-in-Residence

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam is a key center for contemporary artists. Thousands of artists from all over the world apply to Rijksakademie for chance of 25 artists a year for artist in residence.
Rijksakademie has moved forward to new education of contemporary art in 1982. Since then Rijksakademie is the model for art higher education. Tokyo Wonder Site invites Professor Janwillem Shorffer, former President of Rijksakademie, who reformed conventional school to new platform for contemporary art. Tokyo Wonder Site, international platform for emerging and mid career crerators and international exchange will provide opportunity to learn challenge of Rijksakademie and exchange ideas of art education.
Prof. Janwillem SCHROFER
(1945, Amsterdam-NL) is 'organizational sociologist' . After having worked as consultant on strategy and organisation and as projectdeveloper of new or combined institutes ( frequently involving a building process) in various fields of wellfare and culture , he was President of the Rijksakademie from 1982 - 2010.
During that period the Rijksakademie evolved to an internationally renowned Research Residency , fostering a global network of artists and artists' initiatives.
Schrofer is active as a consultant (again), counselor for the Ministry of Culture( formation Culture Council ), boardmember/chairman of several cultural organisations and has a strong focus on supporting artists and their personal projects. He was involved in 2010 as member of the Advisory Board of GCC.
The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Profile The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam is a leading institute for artists who want to develop themselves further and strive for deepening, broadening and accelerating their art practice.
The name refers to the classical Akademia, the place where young aof Rijksakademie n old scientists and artists met to exchange ideas and knowledge. The core of the Rijksakademie is an artist residency: fifty artists from all over the world can work here in an individual studio for a maximum of two years.
However, the Rijksakademie is more than a residency: a platform for production and an international meeting place for artists. The Rijksakademie offers a unique blend of the features of artists' residencies and research centers at the highest international level. On an international level the Rijksakademie is positioned next to artists' residencies like 'Knstlerhaus Bethanien' in Berlin and research centers like (parts of) the MIT in Boston, and postgraduate institutes like Goldsmith's College ( MA) in London.
The Rijksakademie also organizes the Prix de Rome.NL, the oldest and most prestigious 'state'prize of the Netherlands. History
King Willem III founded the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in 1870. The Academy succeeds the 19th century Koninklijke Academie, the Stads Teekenacademie (18th century) and the Konstkamer (17th century). In 1992, the Rijksakademie left its original building at the Stadhouderskade in Amsterdam and moved into the former Cavalry Barracks at the Sarphatistraat. The current premises were fully renovated to accommodate the current function, architect-designed by Koen van Velsen.
Artists like Jan Toorop, Berlage, G.H. Breitner, Piet Mondriaan, Constant and Karel Appel have studied / worked at the Rijksakademie. More recent artists include Alicia Framis, Meschac Gaba, Gabri・ Lester, Liza May Post, Berend Strik, Fiona Tan, Jennifer Tee and Marijke van Warmerdam. The Rijksakademie became a private institution at the end of 1999. As a foundation - the Stichting Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten - it is financed by the Culture department of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. In addition, the Rijksakademie receives funding from other government departments, commercial sponsors and funds.  

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Janwillem SCHROFER

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