Rietveld Uncut

Refuge – fleeing, flowing, leaking


Rietveld Uncut 2023 

Refuge – fleeing, flowing, leaking

22, 23, 24, 25 March 2023 

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Rietveld Uncut is an annual exhibition and performance programme from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Its collaboration with Studium Generale Rietveld Academie culminates in a simultaneous conference week and exhibition in which ‘the making and the thinking’ come together in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

This edition considers the phenomenon of refuge – not only as a concrete physical construction in a violent or toxic reality, but also as a potential affective space or caring body. It looks at how restrictive systems (ideologies, states, institutions, academies and machines) flow and leak unpredictably, allowing lines of flight to arise. Students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie have developed projects relating to this theoretical framework.

On Friday Night 24 March, Rietveld Uncut will be activated with a special programme of performances and interventions.

Performance programme

Thursday 23 March

Performance project by VAV-moving image

Schiphol Entree

12.00 – 12.20 | 14.00 – 14.20 | 16.00 – 16.20 

On, On-going, Get Up and Go, Lay Down, Get Up and Go, On-going, and On and On 

Friday March 24


20.00 - 20.15 Echo chamber of my yearning / memory foam mattress box “freedom” - Sojourna Anna Jon-Paul

Schiphol Entree

18.30 - 19.00 一息何息 YI XI HE XI (a breath, repose when?) - pan qi

19.00 - 19.15 Opening speech

20.30 - 21.10 Mutual Weight - Pieke Pleijers

Teijin Auditorium

19.30 - 20.00 Introduction Meet the Masters - Rainbow Soulclub

20.00 - 21.30 Free advice - Rainbow Soulclub

Studio A 

19.30 - 19.50 Battered Comfort – no matter how hard I pound I will not become that rice cake – Karolina Hyun Wilting

20.45 - 21.05 Battered Comfort – no matter how hard I pound I will not become that rice cake – Karolina Hyun Wilting

Studio B

ongoing: Leaking Dreams and Fleeing Realities - Fara Verhoeven

Various locations

19.45 - 21.30 How do birds find their way home? - Yara Said and students

Participating individual students

Antonia Valentina & Jordi de Vetten, Carl-Johan Paulsen, Chenpan Qi, Clara Inés Arámburo Torres, Danute Liva, Enzy Jhang, Fanja Bouts, Fara Verhoeven, Greta Ona Galiauskaite, Ida Cecilie Meldgaard Fisker, Islam Abdelkader, Jill van Grinsven, Karolina Hyun Wilting, Katarina Holzmann Ekholm & Esther Rzewnicki, Kateryna Lymar, Lucie Dudova, Lujza Kramarova, Maïa Taïeb, Maja Wachowska with: Stella Kummer, Cameron Howie, Karl Götter & Anna Fleuri, Paulina Koeleman, Pieke Pleijers, Sofie Santos, Sojourna Anna Jon-Paul, Sujin Lee, Yana Khazanovich

Group projects by Photography department, VAV - moving image, Elisa van Joolen in collaboration with Tesselschade library Amsterdam, Rainbow Soulclub, Yara Said


Rietveld Uncut: Tarja Szaraniec and Tomas Adolfs

Studium Generale: Jorinde Seijdel and Jort van der Laan

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: Anouk van Amsterdam, Loulou Oudshoorn, Nynke Breeuwsma