Programmer, curator and initiator connecting art, music culture, heritage and media. Radna studied journalism, started her career at national public radio and broadened her scope as co-director of the Amsterdam Museum night (2008-2010), collaborating with over 45 museums. Since 2011 she works mainly as a programmer/curator and advisor.
She’s experienced in working on extensive projects with major institutions, but has a keen eye for detail and a do-it-yourself mentality. Since 2011 she has developed numerous projects both as part of Non-fiction as individually. Whether it’s consulting the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten on public engagement, starting an international festival about online radio at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ or curating public programmes at Oude Kerk – she approaches each project with a certain sensibility and fresh view to let new models appear.
Radna is also a board member at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, and member of the Advisory Committee Visual Arts & Design at the City of Utrecht.
She still makes a weekly radio show, Future Vintage, live on Red Light Radio from Amsterdam every Tuesday, and is co-founder of Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, a new online radio platform dedicated to the arts.
From 26 June to 6 September, commissioned by the Oude Kerk, Japanese artist Taturo Atzu (formerly known as Tatzu Nishi) will be presenting a temporary platform on the roof of Amsterdam’s oldest building. He offers visitors a unique vista of the red light district while simultaneously giving access to an architectural domain normally hidden from public view. For ten weeks The Garden Which is the Nearest to God – a summery panorama terrace – transforms the roof of the Oude Kerk into an exhilarating attraction; its unorthodox function offering us new sights and insights. Troughout the summer Non-fiction will be curating a public programme, based on Atzu’s installation.
The Non-fiction studio is now situated in one of the buildings attached to the Oude Kerk, the oldest building in Amsterdam in the heart of the historic inner city. You enter the space from Oudekerksplein. Our back door gives direct access to the church’s main hall. We are happy to share our studio space with strategy consultant and business developer Roel van Herpt and graphic designer Maarten Kanters.
Situated on the Wibautstraat in the east of Amsterdam, Trouw was a nightclub, music venue, cultural space and restaurant housed in the former newspaper printing facility of several national newspapers. Trouw combined food, music and the arts, and was the first nightclub to receive the 24-hour permit from the city of Amsterdam. After six years of experimenting and over time slowly establishing itself as one of the top nightlife and cultural venues in the city and beyond, Trouw closed its doors on 3 January 2015.
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Although we’re non-architects, Non-fiction is included in the new book ‘Reactivate! Innovators of Dutch Architecture’, written by Indira van ‘t Klooster and published by Trancity*Valiz, together with a.o. DUS Architects, FABRIC, Powerhouse Company, Space&matter, Superuse Studios and ZUS Architects.
Find more information here.
We’re featured in the chapter that deals with ‘performative urbanism’ and our FloriadeRadar-app, showing local interaction on social media on a map, has been highlighted.
Bureau Europa in the city of Maastricht is devoting an exhibition to the book. In addition to the offices mentioned in the book, the exhibition will include several other offices, including Rietveld Landscape and XML Architecture Research Urbanism. The opening of this exhibition/manifestation will take place on June 8 between 17 – 19 hours at Bureau Europa, Timmerfabriek, Boschstraat 9, Maastricht.
On the role of the studio : past, present and future
Friday 16 November, 10:00 – 17:00, De Hallen Haarlem
De Hallen Haarlem and the Kees Verwey Foundation proudly present the symposium ‘The Future Studio’, in which the artist’s studio will be discussed from various angles and from both an historical perspective and with an eye on the future. With contributions by theorists, artists and other art professionals who will present their views on contemporary studio practices, the symposium aims to generate new perspectives on the future of the studio in all its diversity.
On behalf of the Kees Verwey Foundation we invite you to the preview of Studio Verwey at museum for contemporary art De Hallen Haarlem. This group exhibition includes (new) works by Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Tomoko Kawachi, Tala Madani, Derk Thijs and Sarah Verbeek. The unconventional exhibition design is by Office Jarrik Ouburg.
The preview takes place on Friday 14 September from 17:00 hrs. Please find an invitation attached. As curators of the show we hope to welcome you this Friday. You can read more about the (making of the) exhibition on our blog or visit the website of De Hallen.
Due to success, A Perfect Day Tekenshow has been extended and will remain open for an extra weekend. On Saturday 25 February and Sunday 26 February from 11-17 hrs there will be extra activities.
On Saturday and Sunday: drawing (free) and making buttons (€0,50) for children.
On Sunday: t-shirt workshop. For € 13,50 you get a t-shirt, can join the workshop and can see the entire exhibition. If you bring your own t-shirt you join for just € 7,50.
If you haven’t seen the exhibition yet, here is your chance to change that. Tickets are only 5 euros. The Parool called it “art without a pedestal“, and NRC gave it four stars. We look forward to seeing you at the Westergasfabriek this weekend.
Thursday the 26th of January, 1000 Drawings and A Perfect Day organize 1000 Frames, a collective animation drawing event for charity. Six artists have prepared the first layers of an animation that will be completed by the visitors. The animation and drawings will be shown at the A Perfect Day exhibition in the Westergasfabriek; and afterwards the drawings will be sold at the next 1000 Drawings event. With music, drinks, interviews, animation-screenings and more.
The rest of this post is in Dutch