The course ‘Seeing and Naming’ is organised by Kitty Zijlmans and
Janneke Wesseling. In 2010 the course was co-taught by Herman Siemens and the Uqbar Foundation. In 2009 the course was co-taught by Gerard Visser and Falke Pisano. Maaike
Gouwenberg curated the final presentation.
is Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at the School of Art
History, Leiden University. Her main interests are contemporary art, theory and
methodology. In her work she also focuses on the particular contribution of
women to art and culture, as well as on processes of globalisation and the
increasing role of intercultural dimensions in art and the art world. Her
publications include World Art Studies.
Exploring Concepts and Approaches, Amsterdam: Valiz 2008 (co-edited with
Wilfried van Damme); CO-OPs.
Interterritoriale verkenningen in kunst en wetenschap / Exploring new
territories in art and science, Amsterdam: De Buitenkant, 2007 (co-edited
with Rob Zwijnenberg and Krien Clevis); Site-Seeing.
Places in Culture, Time and Space, Leiden: CNWS Publications, 2007 (ed.).
is professor in Art and Research at the University of the Arts, The Hague, and
co-director of PhDArts at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts at Leiden
University. Since 1983 she has been writing as art critic for NRC
Handelsblad. In addition, Wesseling publishes regularly in contemporary art in
magazines and catalogues in the Netherlands and abroad. She has also published
a number of independent studies and books, including See it Again, Say it Again. The Artist as Researcher. Ed. Janneke
Wesseling. Amsterdam, Valiz, 2011; Het
museum dat niet bestond. Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, 2004 and Schoonhoven, beeldend kunstenaar. The
Hague /Amsterdam, SDU publishers/Openbaar Kunstbezit, 1990. Wesseling is
working on a dissertation on reception aesthetics and contemporary art.
is lecturer in modern philosophy at Leiden University and specialises in the
philosophy of Nietzsche. Siemens studied philosophy in London, Berlin and
Essex. Since 1998 he has collaborated with other researchers at the Nietzsche
Nietzsche dictionary. Moreover, he investigated the role that conflict plays in
was initiated by artists Irene Kopelman and Mariana Castillo Deball in 2006. It
aims to generate a platform for interdisciplinary practice and discussion,
creating a dialogue among artists, scientists, and institutions, and developing
new ways of collaboration with different areas of knowledge, individuals and
institutions such as museums, universities, archives and libraries. Their
projects include ‘Philosophical transactions at the historical observatory’ in
Cordoba, Argentina; ‘A for Alibi’, a long term project in the collection of
scientific instruments at the University Museum in Utrecht, including an
exhibition at De Appel in Amsterdam and a publication; and participation in the
‘Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge’ in Istanbul.
teaches Philosophy of Culture and Society at Leiden University. He wrote a
dissertation on Nietzsche en Heidegger: Een
confrontatie (1989). His main research themes are the essence of the
affective and the relation between art and truth. In 1998 he published De druk van de beleving, about the
primacy of lived experience (Erlebnis, sensation) in philosophy and art at the
end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century and in the
modern experience-society. Since then he has been working on a trilogy on the
theme of release or detachment (Gelassenheit). The first outcome is a book on
the mystical thought of Master Eckhart, published in Dutch under the title: Gelatenheid. Gemoed en hart bij Meister
studied at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht and Jan van Eijck Academy,
Maastricht. Pisano‘s work is based on an obsession with modernist
sculpture and language structures. Her works take the form of video conferences
or lecture-performances in which the artist explores topics such as
abstraction, the practice of theory, and linguistics. She exhibits
internationally. Previous exhibitions of her work include ‘The Body in Crisis’,
De Vleeshal (Middelburg, 2012); ‘Performing Abstraction’, Luciana Brito
Gallery, Sao Paulo (2012), ‘Abstract Possible’, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm
(2012), ‘Desert Solitaire’, Benoît Maire & Falke Pisano, CAC, Vilnius
(2011), ‘7 little mistakes’, Museo Marino Marini, Florence (2010).
studied Fine Arts at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht and attended the
Curatorial Programme at the Appel Art Centre. She (co-)curated ‘If I Can’t
Dance I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution’, ‘Flat Station’ and ‘Expodium’.
Currently she is the director of A.P.E. (Art Projects Era), curator at W139 and
De Zaak MG and programme advisor at the International Film Festival Rotterdam,