Lecture Remco van Bladel
Every two months on Thursdays, De Monsterkamer hosts an Open Doors + Special Guest. This time we have invited Remco van Bladel (1977); he is a graphic designer, publisher, tutor, curator, and sometimes a musician.
De Monsterkamer hosts an Open Doors + Special Guest event every two months. Invited guest for the next session on June 2nd is Remco van Bladel (1977), he is graphic designer, publisher, tutor, curator and sometimes musician. During his lecture at De Monsterkamer he will discuss the various roles he accepts as “designer”, his love of craftsmanship, materiality and tactility and the ways in which he deals with these aspects in various (digital) media.
Remco van Bladel is co-founder of Onomatopee (publishing house and presentation space in Eindhoven) and of the online platform WdW Review of Witte de With in Rotterdam. Visual arts and especially the sound art of the 20th century avant-garde play a major role in his methodology and attitude towards his practice, in which the focus lies on language and typography. Each project is formed by the intensive collaborations he enters into with artists, curators and programmers. Last year, for example, he was responsible for the design of the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and he is currently working on the development of a Parliament for the Kurds in Rojava (Northern Syria) in collaboration with artist Jonas Staal and architect Paul Kuipers.
During the lecture in De Monsterkamer he will focus on the different roles he assumes as ‘a designer’, his love of craftsmanship, materiality and tactility and the ways in which he deploys these in a variety of (digital) media.
Remco van Bladel studied at St Joost Academy in Breda. His studio in Amsterdam is predominantly occupied with book design, (online) publishing projects, identities, exhibitions and interactive applications. His clients range from artists such as Navid Nuur, Jonas Staal, Erik van Lieshout and Gert-Jan Prins and institutes such as Witte de With, e-flux, New World Summit, Metropolis M, Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten (State Academy of Fine Arts), STEIM and Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp. He is also associated with Graphic Design Arnhem (ArtEZ) as a lecturer of typography and graphic design and he gives workshops and lectures at various academies in the Netherlands and abroad.
De Monsterkamer ‘Inloop + Speciale gast’/’ Open Doors + Special Guest
Studio Remco van Bladel
Thursday, June 2, 2016
05.00 hrs. – 08.00 hrs.
Timorplein 47, Amsterdam