Rietveld Pavilion

Frederik Roeskestraat 96, 1076ED Amsterdam



The Rietveld Pavilion is a work space in a glass structure situated in front of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. It is managed by Stefanie Rau (Critical Studies, Sandberg Instituut) and Marie Larsen (VaV, Gerrit Rietveld Academie). Continuing Kristine Nørgaard Andersen’s work in the Pavilion (2015-2016), Stefanie and Marie are now working on the project as a collaborative investigation of site-specific process-based projects. Their interest revolves around the unimagined results of projects that are given time and space to evolve, change and materialise in an open environment. The already existing conditions of the space have been altered and stretched in order to allow experiments, growth and further reflections. With a focus on sharing thoughts and processes they are looking for new ways of thinking about exhibiting within and outside the institution of the academy.
Contact: pavilion@rietveldacademie.nl

Graphic design: Sophie Rentien Lando and Alice Dhinaut.
Typeface: Mercator by Dick Dooijes and Laurenz Brunner.

Monday, November 16 – Friday, November 18


Claudine Arendt & Nicola Godman

(LAPS — Lectoraat Art & Public Space)

From the dark basement of the Rietveld, the slides of the SKOR archive were brought to light! During a three-day event the many treasures of below shone in the public eye. The project Diascope by Claudine Arendt & Nicola Godman, took as its aim to surface and create publicity for what rests inside drawers, folders and boxes. On Wednesday 16 November, Diascope presented slides form the Volksgezondheid (health care) collection. Carried out in hospitals and care homes they are to be found in semi-open buildings. During the opening ceremony they were shown publicly and highlighted through projection, turning the pavilion into a light-box. On Thursday 17 November Diascope – Séparée followed the cataloguing done by SKOR. Strapping it to a tight schedule, 15 minutes per year, covering 18 years it linked the archival system to its accessibility.

SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain realized works of art in public space from 1980 to 2012. After being shut down the Gerrit Rietveld Academie started housing its archive. Being composed of artist’s documentation, portfolios and bureaucracy, it found a shadowy existence in room S08 of the basement.

This exhibition was made possible by the Lectoraat Art & Public Space.