NO RESOLUTION creates a forum where matters pertinent to the contemporary art world and society at large are discussed by renowned guest speakers in an informal debate set-up.Fostering an exploratory environment, NO RESOLUTION aims to strengthen the bonds between practitioners and audiences and to promote the establishment of a socially engaged and inclusive society.
Highlighting art’s potential as a valuable and innovative tool in constructing new forms of human communication, NO RESOLUTION furthermore nurtures the development of a harmonious multicultural environment in which different views, heritages, knowledge and experiences are acknowledged and appreciated. The platform has been designed as an egalitarian space in which audiences and artists spread across the globe, and practitioners from different backgrounds may exchange ideas, thereby focusing on creating open and honest discourse about socially relevant matters.
In the last few years, museums have been paying a great deal of attention towards promoting themselves as postcolonial institutions and inclusive spaces for multicultural collaboration. However, the very nature of the museum raises questions regarding its ability to effectively contribute to a diverse and inclusive society. The second episode of NO RESOLUTION will explore these matters from the perspectives of our guest speakers, Amanda Fayant, Mariana Rebola and Jeroen Lavèn.
Mariana Rebola is a Portuguese visual artist that takes an intimate approach in her work, reflecting one's inner-maturing process within societal gendered constraints through painting, video-performance and literary reflections. She is currently based in Rotterdam, and finishing an MA in Arts, Culture and Society. In Portugal, she also co-founded and edits the art magazine Dose: a platform for emerging artwork favouring the spectrum of sensitive experience, in opposition to theoretical constructions about the artwork or art scene.
Jeroen Lavèn is PR & Communications Manager at Kunstinstituut Melly. Jeroen started at this institution as Intern PR Marketing & Communication in 2016. Since January of 2018, he also works as PR & Communication Coordinator for Foundation Kunstblock, the collaboration of the art institutes in the Rotterdam Art Quarter: CBK Rotterdam, MAMA, TENT, V2_, Kunstinstituut Melly and WORM. Kunstblock was founded to ensure the collective promotion of the institutes’ events for greater visibility and impact. Jeroen received his Bachelors in Art History from Utrecht University in 2016.
Amanda Fayant is a Cree/Métis/Saulteaux artist (B.F.A-film production) and researcher MPhil (Indigenous Studies) based in Trondheim, Norway. Amanda is originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Treaty 4 land. Amanda’s art practice deals with dichotomies in identity construction, exploring Indigenous feminisms and confronting the colonial history in Canada through various mediums. Amanda’s research focuses on Indigenous research methodologies as well as exploring cultural knowledge production through Indigenous feminist perspectives.
Captivated by its egalitarian and accessible nature, many artists have fully embraced new media in their practice, using it to reach audiences in immersive and innovative ways that attempt to create open channels for discourse. The first episode of NO RESOLUTION will address various points of interest from our guest speakers’ perspectives around the role of new media in art.
Olof van Winden (1976) was born in Kenya and grew up in West Africa. He took his first steps in the world of digital culture with the Sound / Vision Festival, an urban festival in the center of The Hague. In 2004 he founded TodaysArt, an organization of young creative minds that grew into a professional festival and production platform, which, among other activities, organizes the annual TodaysArt Festival in The Hague.
Nadia Piet’s work seeks to challenge how humans design, relate to and interact with technology. Currently, she is pursuing an MA in Data-Driven Design, building the AI x Design Community, learning to write Python, and working on freelance and self-initiated projects.
Since 2011, Esra Özkan has taken an active role in different departments of galleries and museums in the art industry and participated in many domestic and international exhibitions as curator and director. In her current research and studies in the field of digital arts, she focuses on studies that bring technology, art and science together, and establishes the link between technology, science and art on the basis of philosophy.
Soyun Park is a media artist and designer from South Korea, based in The Hague, The Netherlands. She is deeply interested in ethical technology, interactivity, sound and its interrelation with humans.