The Warp and Weft of Memory online

Combining writing, photographs of her clothes, videos, and illustrations, Renée Turner reflects on her direct encounter with Gisèle’s belongings, the intimacy of the closet, and how its content reflects her life, the history of the Netherlands before, during, and after the war, women and their clothing, the privileges of class, and the persona of the female artist. While each garment has its own story, it can be woven into a larger tapestry of other narratives, past and present.

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The Female Perspective

The Female Perspective was the annual program curated by Nina Folkersma for Castrum Peregrini from 2017-2018.  The publication featuring highlights was designed by Roosje Klap and Pauline Le Pape – who collaborate under the name Atelier Roosje Klap. Next to my own work,  the publication contains contributions by Lietje Bauwens, Adeola Enigbokan, Marjan Schwegman, Christel Vesters, Mieke Bal, Katerina Gregos, Patricia Kaersenhout,…

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Learning Otherwise

This series of lectures entitled, Critically Committed Pedagogies: Learning Otherwise, examines unexpected sites and paradigms of learning, with the aim of plotting spaces for maneuverability, if not resistance or possibilities for imagining and acting otherwise in the present.

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15 – 17 th of December: Women + Craft + Poetry

You are cordially invited to our second Artists Weekend: a weekend full of artist talks, presentations, conversations and poetry readings, from Friday December 15 till Sunday December 17 in Castrum Peregrini. The Artists Weekend is part of our 2017 year programme The Female Perspective, curated by Nina Folkersma. This programme focuses on issues around female…

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Join us for Living as Form at Castrum Peregrini
Learning

International Conference: LIVING AS FORM

First day with keynotes by: Renzo Martens, Patricia Kaersenhout and Pierluigi Sacco.
On 2nd day ‘Open Space Technology’ facilitated by Mahir Namur, with contributions by Tandem (ECF, Breg Horemans), A Sharing Academy (Merlijn Twaalfhoven), University of Utrecht, dept. Community Art: Practice and Theory (Eugène van Erven), DasArt Creative Producer (Barbara van Lindt), Willem de Kooning Academy (Renee Turner), University of the Arts Utrecht (Thera Jonker), Sandberg Institut (Thomas Spijkermann)

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The House of Gisèle

“To come back to the title of the work, The Warp and Weft of Memory – this writing feels like a kind of weaving, an attempt to bring objects, experiences, and travels together. My question at this moment is, were these notes to herself, just simple reminders, or were they written for someone like me, an outsider who might decipher or interpret them later?”

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The Warp and Weft of Memory: Out of the closet of Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht

Her closet is packed but meticulously labelled and at times with narrative descriptions: “exotic slippers”, “these pants are good but too short” and “panty hose without feet – good for boots”. Her taxonomical reflections jump between German, Dutch, French and English. Moccasins fill several boxes.

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Waiting for my review copy….
Learning

For the past year, I’ve been interviewing different people engaged in art, design, curating and pedagogy to better understand the changes and challenges art schools face.  Throughout these conversations, questions about value surfaced again and again. Last week I was contacted about writing a review of Against Value in the Arts and Education for the…

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Stipendium for Established Artists with Commissioner

I’m happy and humbled that The Mondriaan Foundation has generously awarded me the ‘Stipendium for Established Artists with Commissioner’. This funding is for two years and will be used for the research and development of my work with and within Herengracht 401 / Castrum Peregrini. A very big thank you to the Mondriaan Foundation for…

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