Mastertalk with Qin Jian (Xiamen, China)

A conversation between two artists: Qin Jian and Thom Puckey

De Pont Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Written by: Anne van der Sligte

A personal painting diary of Qin Jian

The sound system was good. And everything was well prepared. But nobody was prepared for a Chinese accent. Well, I wasn’t prepared for a Chinese accent. (I hadn’t thought this through properly, of course, because above all he’s; an artist from China.)

This talk was about finding your own freedom in a country in which most art, except propaganda art, was forbidden. The invited artist Qin Jian is 60 years old now and he lived his whole life in a totalitarian regime. As you might imagine, I became really curious about how this man found an artistic way out.

He told his story in a Chinese, polite and humble way, that ever since he was a young boy, he loved the Continue reading “Mastertalk with Qin Jian (Xiamen, China)”

Mastertalk with Qin Jian (Xiamen, China)

DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Lecture Mentoring & KiS

A summary of the lecture Mentoring & KiS

De Pont Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Written by: Iemke Witterick

Introduction

Opening the lecture is Christine Sluysmans, project manager Mentoring & Coaching at Cultuur-Ondernemen (Cultural-Entrepreneurship). Christine introduces us to two mentors of the mentoring trajectory, Romijn Conen and Charlie Citron. Romijn is an actor, cultural entrepreneur, director of the new educational program KiS and co-owner of theatre company Nanna Tieman. Charlie, originally from New York, is an international established visual artist.

Mentoring

We are now shown a 3-minute promo film. It shows footage of the mini master classes that Continue reading “DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Lecture Mentoring & KiS”

DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Lecture Mentoring & KiS

DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Making Money Making Art

A summary of the lecture of the same name given by Kathryn Brown during The Day of the Young Artist

De Pont Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Written by: Fela Kim

From Rembrandt to Relational Aesthetics

Kathryn Brown is a lecturer in art history at Tilburg University. Her books include Women Readers in French Painting 18701890 (Ashgate 2012) and (as editor) The Art Book Tradition in Twentieth-Century Europe (Ashgate, 2013) and Interactive Contemporary Art: Participation in Practice (I.B. Tauris, 2014).

Dr Brown began her lecture by highlighting the difficult relation between art and money, pointing out that for many art historians and art critics there has been a kind of taboo on the subject. This is mostly because art has been associated with Continue reading “DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Making Money Making Art”

DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Making Money Making Art

DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Let me introduce you to… me: The Young Artist

A review by a young artist

De Pont Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
By: Simone Vos

Introduction of The Young Artist

Hello. I am me. Nice to meet you. Pleased to meet you. What a surprise. Take a look in the mirror and it can help you to get to the next step of your career. When you know who you are, what you stand for, what you want to tell the world with your work, then you’re an artist with a goal. In her column at the end of the day, host Esther Porcelijn looks back on a day full of inspiration, food for thought and discussions: The Day of the Young Artist in Museum de Pont.  As an artist, she says, you have to find yourself in order to make a great statement.

But, that’s a difficult point. If it was so easy to know what your goal is and how you can achieve it, then this day Continue reading “DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Let me introduce you to… me: The Young Artist”

DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Let me introduce you to… me: The Young Artist

DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // How to become an artist?

A discussion with Thom Puckey and Xue Mu

De Pont Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Written by: Naan Elderink

How to become an artist?

In a Romantic time, not so long ago, the artist died young, but his career lived forever. Today, in this age of contemporary art, the public focus seems to be on a fast way to success. Or, as I heard before, ‘being the next rising star’. The new artist lives long, but his career dies young. This, as stated by Sociologist Pascal Gielen, in the introduction keynote of The Day of the Young Artist.

The expected is clear. Success should be big and quick. Better now than later on. So the question arises; which strategy should we follow to get there as young as possible?

How do I become a successful, international, established artist? Preferably as young, and thereby as Continue reading “DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // How to become an artist?”

DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // How to become an artist?

DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Dying Young or Living Forever

a summary of the lecture of the same name given by Pascal Gielen during The Day of the Young Artist.

De Pont Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Written by: Fela Kim

Artistic Life in the Creative Industries

Pascal Gielen introduced himself as an sociologist of art. For the past twenty years he has researched artistic careers and institutional change in the art world. What changed? How? What is a good strategy for artists to survive?

Gielen started by contrasting the ‘contemporary artist’ with the ‘romantic modern artist’; the latter dies young but lives forever, he has a hard, intense and short life, but despite of his early death he lives on forever through the legacy of his art. The contemporary artist lives long, but dies young as well. He has an Continue reading “DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Dying Young or Living Forever”

DAY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST // Dying Young or Living Forever

Day of the Young Artist // Interactive talk – Mondriaan Fonds

An interactive talk with;

Eelco van der Lingen
Witte van Hulzen
Nicky Assmann

De Pont Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Written by: Marjolein van der Loo

Interactive talk – Mondriaan Fonds

‘And there I found myself doing a residency in Barcelona and thinking: what the hell am I doing here?! I don’t even like Barcelona!’1 To represent the involvement of Mondriaan Fonds in the development of the Young (Dutch) artist internationally an interactive talk between curator Eelco van der Lingen and artists Witte van Hulzen and Nicky Assmann took place. Both artists shared their vast experience with exhibiting and art practice abroad.

Witte van Hulzen teamed up with his cousin Sander Breure in 2006 who is trained as a composer. Both share an interest in theatre and film that is also at the core of their artistic practice. During Continue reading “Day of the Young Artist // Interactive talk – Mondriaan Fonds”

Day of the Young Artist // Interactive talk – Mondriaan Fonds