First Creator Doctus promotion of Yael Davids

On September 28th 2020, Yael Davids has defended the outcomes of her research at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. She presented the results to an assessment committee, the parties involved and a digital (livestream) and live audience. Her research 'A Daily Practice' has been assessed positively, and Yael Davids is the first artist to be granted the title of Creator Doctus (CrD). Davids’ research was supervised by Sher Doruff (senior researcher at Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Head of THIRD, a programme for third cycle artist-researchers at the Amsterdam University of the Arts) on behalf of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Nick Aikens (research curator) on behalf of the Van Abbemuseum.

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Yael Davids' research has culminated into the exhibition 'A Daily Practice', commissioned by the Van Abbemuseum. Somatic learning forms the basis of Davids’ research. It is inspired by the work of Moshé Feldenkrais (1904 - 1984) who developed a method based on the conviction that movement can alter the way we think, observe and feel. This principle has inspired Davids’ approach to the museum, its collection and the exhibition. Davids wants to challenge habitual patterns of looking at art within the walls of the museum. For the Van Abbemuseum, the exhibition represents a step in the development of new ways for visitors to experience art: through movement and the body, rather than only with the eye or the intellect. (Gerrit Rietveld Academie)

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Van Abbemuseum, 28 mei 2020

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Icon afbeelding: Yael Davids: A Daily Practice, Van Abbemuseum 2020