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Opening Speech by director Ruby Hoette
Q: How many students are selected for the master of fine arts?
A: We accept around 12 students, per department, per year.
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Readings by the students of Critical Studies
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An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
femmecore
Kitchen Conversations
Short Worlds for Halftime - A reading
Propositions for post-disciplinarity
Q: Is it possible to apply to more than one program?
A: Yes, you must indicate this on the digital application form.
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Propositions for post-disciplinarity
The Sorcerer
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
Presentation by Anja Groten, director of Design
Future Crystals of the Anthropocene
Nuet är där mina kroppar möts (Presence is where my bodies align)
Tennis
Una película sin película A film without a film
Q: Are the studies collective or individual?
A: Everyone follows their own trajectory and graduates individually. Frequently there are collective projects and collaborative workshops and seminars.
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Presentation by Jerzsy Seymour, co-director of Dirty Art Department
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Mushroom Dreams
badroom
st Anthony's Wilderness
The Most Glorious Day On Earth
escribas modernas
Hosting Air
Access modes for encountering large industrial bodies
Shuffering and Shmiling
The Most Glorious Day On Earth
Untitled (ongoing night light series)
Presentation by Fine Arts director Judith Leysner, coordinator Nagaré Willemsen, and tutor Elio J Carranza
Sunkiss
Pet(s)
Untitled
They said- ‘I’ was never an island
Q: Are study years one and two intertwined?
A: Both study years of the main departments share the same space and follow the same seminars. There isn’t a strict divide between the years across each department.
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Goodie Bags
Arita Porcelain Industry 有田の陶磁器産業
FOGIIV
Tools for Dispersion and Techniques for Accumulation
The Siblings
Presentation by Ludwig Engel and Julian Schubert, directors of Studio for Immediate Spaces
Every Object tells many stories
find me a house
Xenoliths
Graduation project
prop nr. 1
MATTER WITHIN MATTER WITHIN MATTER A Triptych to Saint Bride
In Medias Res
Bucolic Gang
Fabulous Future
Untitled
Presentation by Lara Khaldi and Gertrude Flentge, directors of Lumbung Practice
Q: Is it possible to apply without a bachelor in arts?
A: Yes, anyone with a bachelor's level degree or equivalent can be accepted. A convincing portfolio and practice related to art and a clear idea of what you would like to achieve in two years are as important.
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Q: What are the expenses of living in Amsterdam?
A: In addition to the tuition fee, costs vary depending on your personal situation and individual choices. Nevertheless, it's advised to count on at least € 1.130 living expenses per month.
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p.i.a. services
Peach Tree, Ambiguous
Explained
Q: Can I apply to all temporary departments?
A: Temporary departments are two-year programs developed according to urgent world issues. The two new temporary departments starting in 2023 are Artificial Times and Planetary Poetics which are open for applications.
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Input Party
Graduation project
The Window
Monarchy Energy
Your Future
The Apple Pie

Notes to Future Students — Director Sjaron Minailo in conversation with Public Sandberg

RE:MASTER OPERA

Lessons in Love and Violence

During the temporary programme Re:master Opera we invite new voices from all disciplines (performing arts, fine arts, film, fashion, design, architecture, etc.) to participate in an examination of the particular strategies of artistic communication that are distinctive to opera—mainly its multidisciplinary structure and the relationships between sound, image, and text within the unique space of unreality. The program is supported by the Dutch National Opera and the Opera Forward Festival. Opera is a time-based artform that is driven by a non-natural progression of time through music, and is therefore by itself a celebration of artificiality: the artificial singing technique, the artificiality of heightened aesthetics, the use of artificial lyrical/poetic language, and the artificial scale of the performance. Bertold Brecht saw in this artificiality a key tool for sociopolitical reflection: “The pleasure grows in proportion to the degree of unreality . . . The irrationality of opera lies in the fact that rational elements are employed, solid reality is aimed at, but at the same time it is all washed out by the music. A dying man is real. If at the same time he sings we are translated to the sphere of the irrational . . . The more unreal and unclear the music can make the reality . . . the more pleasurable the whole process becomes.” Reality, alternative reality, virtual reality, “metaverse,” IRL: our current existence seems infatuated by the distinction between the real and the fictional, and the historical and the virtual. Yet the communicative power of opera is found in the spaces in-between: between music, theater, and visual arts; between complicated ideas and guileless emotions; between love and violence; and between rational and irrational. The public arena which is the opera house is powered by energy that is released through the friction between past and present; between reality and imagination; and between materiality and spirituality. This liminal space is therefore at the core of the course. In this temporary programme we will deep-dive into this operatic in-betweenness and how meaning is created in the spaces between music, image, and text. We will approach opera as concept, practice, and as a recurring and shared point of reference. We will aim at finding original artistic strategies that can imbue this historic artform with fresh impulses. During the two years we will focus on both individual work—in which the participants experiment with different possibilities of applying operatic approach to their own disciplines—as well as group operatic creations, culminating in a larger scale operatic performance to be presented at the Opera Forward Festival 2024.

Presentation by Unsettling
Presentation by Liza Prins, Sandberg and Rietveld Research
workshop
Choir of Tongue
Open Sandberg 21
workshop
Asian Union
Asian Union