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OSK / Stedelijk Museum / RKD Visiting Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art seminar: Martha Rosler (DL: 31/10/2016)
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1 Januari 2017

Stedelijk Museum/RKD/OSK Visiting Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art – January 2017 (DL: 31/10/2016)


The title of Martha Rosler’s Fellowship is Arts and Futures in a Neoliberal World. Martha Rosler works in video, photography, text, installation, and performance. Her work focuses on the public sphere, exploring issues from everyday life and the media to architecture and the built environment, especially as they affect women. Rosler has for many years produced works on war and the national security climate, connecting life at home with the conduct of war abroad, in which her photomontage series played a critical part. She has also published several books of photographs, texts, and commentary on public space, ranging from airports and roads to housing and gentrification. A retrospective of her work has been shown internationally, and her writing is published widely in publications such as Artforum, e-flux journal, and Texte zur Kunst. See more at: http://www.martharosler.net/.









mw. prof. dr. C.M.K.E. Lerm-Hayes


mw. prof. dr. C.M.K.E. Lerm-Hayes


The aim of Stedelijk Museum / RKD Visiting Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art seminar is to provide Masters' students with the opportunity to study a single yet wide-ranging subject in 20th and/or 21st century art through an intensive one-week workshop taught by a leading scholar in the field and supported by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD). The seminar will introduce students to important issues in the study of 20th and/or 21st century art and provide an impulse for further research. Its aim is to encourage interest in various aspects of the discipline, and to provide students not only with factual information, but more importantly with new methodological and theoretical perspectives on this important period in the history of art.



An application for admission (CV and letter of motivation) is required before October 31The number of places for non-UvA RMA OSK students who wish to follow the course for credits is limited.


Contact: Prof. dr. Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, c.m.lermhayes@uva.nl.



The students chosen to participate meet with Professor Lerm Hayes for two pre-meetings (of 2-3 hours in December), read literature and develop an essay topic.


In January 2017 (date tbc, but likely second or third week), Martha Rosler will give two public lectures (at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the RKD, The Hague). Students will attend these lectures and the seminar sessions in between (3 mornings). They participate actively in class and write an essay.


Study material

Students will be supplied with the themes of the sessions and a list of readings in advance. These will introduce the material and issues of the seminar and are required, whether you are taking the seminar for credit or not (see below).



None or minimal.


Number of participants

As part of the UvA Research Master, MA Museumconservator and regular MA programs, the Visiting Fellow seminar can be followed as a 6 EC tutorial (limited to 8 students). Auditors from the UvA or other Dutch universities are, however, also welcome. The number of places for non-UvA RMA OSK students who wish to follow the course for credits is limited.


On the basis of the readings supplied, students will be expected to develop a research question and proposal, plus a bibliography on their chosen topic for a around 3000-4000 word paper (exact length will be specified during the course), on which their grade will be based. These students will meet with the supervising docent in advance of the seminar to discuss their proposed project (location and time to be announced). Before the start and after the end of the seminar, students will then be expected to work on their projects independently. Auditors are also welcome.

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