Artistic Journalism is a new initiative that presents the work of a new generation of globally operating engaged artists and designers. The focus is on projects in which relevant social issues are investigated by combining journalistic analysis and artistic presentation. An unique and quirky approach that enriches both journalism and the artistic sector.
This interdisciplinary approach, which is characterized by a challenging way of questioning, researching and presenting, is indicated in various ways. Following Stijn Postema, who studies the phenomenon at the University of Amsterdam, we have chosen the term 'Artistic Journalism'.
Artistic Journalism is a collaboration between ACED and Stijn Postema and aims to identify, map and present 'Artistic Journalism' to a wide audience.
We do this in a series of podcasts in which IJsbrand van Veelen has conversations with artists and designers about their specific working methods at the intersection of art, design and journalism. This podcast series gradually expands with more conversations. In addition, a knowledge platform is in development to systematically present the work of the relevant makers.
During the Dutch Design Week a first series of podcasts was recorded in the Van Abbemuseum with Koert van Mensvoort, Annet Henneman, Robert Glas, Irene Stracuzzi and Coralie Vogelaar. This series together with an introductory conversation with Stijn Postema can be listened from today via Spotify, SoundCloud and iTunes.
Artistic Journalism has been honored with a grant from Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.