Panartis conference
Identity for an online conference on authentication in art

Panartis and Authentication in Art moved their 2021 conference online. In four episodes, they disect the case of the so-called ‘American Leonardo’, looking through the lens of the Humanities, the Sciences, the Market, and the Law.

We developed a series of animations for each of the lenses, using the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci as a leitmotif. We use the many copies and rip offs of the Mona Lisa for the Market introduction, or the way that the tourists photograph the Mona Lisa in the Louvre for the Humanities perspective. The general introduction video uses the ‘American Leonardo’, La Belle Ferronnière, and breaks it up into components to introduce the various experts typographically. This typographic treatment is also used to create small bumpers’ that can be overlayed on video footage. 

Introduction video for Humanities: the way the tourist looks at, and documents the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum

Authentication in Art comprises a group of art world professionals who joined together to create a forum that can act to catalyze and promote best practices in art authentication. It ties together a worldwide art community including collectors, art historians, art market proffesionals, financial institutions, legal advisers, trust & estate practitioners and other stakeholders in the art industry. Panartis is a start up that is creating the world’s largest integrated collection of images and documents from global public and private collections, libraries, and archives.

The general conference introduction, using the La Belle Ferronnière painting by Leonardo da Vinci as the carrier.

The American Leonardo, or the Hahn vs Duveen case (1929)

Joseph Duveen was a British art dealer who was instrumental in expanding the market for Renaissance paintings. As a result of Duveen’s efforts, the great Italian, Dutch, French, and English masters became widely represented in American museums.

In 1921 Duveen was sued by Andrée Hahn for $500,000 following his comments questioning the authenticity of a version of the da Vinci painting La Belle Ferronnière that she owned and had planned to sell. The case raised issues about how attributions are made and how they affect the status and value of paintings. The case of Hahn vs Duveen went to trial in New York and attracted a large audience.

The court case took seven years to come to trial and after the first jury returned an open verdict, Duveen agreed to settle, paying Hahn $60,000 plus court costs. The status of the picture remains ambiguous.

The historian John Brewer, who is also featured as an expert in the conference, has examined the case in his publication The American Leonardo: A Tale of Obsession, Art and Money. He writes:

“The case of the American Leonardo puts the question of attribution, expert views and public acceptance in high relief. It also reveals the big trends and microcosm workings of the twentieth-century art world, enabling us to see what is often hidden and to understand what often goes unanalysed. The extraordinary value (both economic and cultural) placed on major works of art and the arenas in which this value is negotiated make such artefacts ripe for manipulation.”

Date
2021
Location
Den Haag
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Studio

RNDR is a design studio for interactive media that develops ‘tools’ that are only finished by how they are used.

To achieve this, we develop processes, create structures, design visualisations, code programs, and create interactions. The end result can manifest itself across different media, ranging from interactive installations, data visualisations, generative identities, prints and everything in between – often real-time. We are triggered by how information and technology transforms networks, cultures, societies, relationships, behaviours, and interactions between people. Our work explores and engages with hybrid space as it embraces both digital and physical realms.

RNDR was founded in 2017 in The Hague, (NL). Its main members have years of experience as partners, computer scientists, designers, art directors and developers at LUST and LUSTlab.

One of our core projects, and basis for most of our projects, is OPENRNDR, an open source framework for creative coding –written in Kotlin for the JVM– with over nine years of development, that simplifies writing real-time audio-visual interactive software. OPENRNDR is fundamental for the capacity of RNDR as a studio, as it allows us to realize complex interactive works. OPENRNDR was awarded the Dutch Design Award 2019

Fields of work
Interactive design (ui/ux), data visualisation, information systems, software tools, interactive installations, media architecture, immersive experiences, interface design, visual identities, generative video, creative coding, exhibition design, graphic design systems, hybrid spaces and platforms, machine learning and artificial intelligence (ai), code and design workshops.

People
Jeroen Barendse (NL), partner. Design and art direction. Former partner of LUST and LUSTlab. Awarded BNO Piet Zwart Oeuvre Prize 2017
Edwin Jakobs (NL), partner. Computer scientist, creative coder and visual artist. Creator of OPENRNDR
Boyd Rotgans (NL), partner. Creative coder & interaction designer
Viola Bernacchi (IT). Design & data visualisation
Els van Dijk (NL), Office manager
Previously at RNDR
Rein van der Woerd (NL), Data Art Technology Arnhem, Artez, intern, 2021
Derrek Chow (CA), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, intern, 2021
Marco Dell'Abate (IT), Royal Academy for the Arts, The Hague, intern, 2021
Jon Packles (USA), Parsons School of Design | The New School, intern and freelance, 2021
Jasper Kamphuis (NL), Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, intern, 2020
Ferdinand Sorg (DE), Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, intern , 2020
Jaekook Han (KR), Graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYC, intern
Gábor Kerekes (HU), developer
Amir Houieh (IR), developer
Łukasz Gula (PL), Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, intern
Noemi Biro (RO), Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, intern
Selection of exhibitions
Perpetual Beta; Encounters in open space, The Grey Space, The Hague, 2021
Open Highway, Raum, Utrecht, 2018
Typojanchi Typography Biennale Seoul, main exhibitor (as LUST), 2017
Cartographies of Rest, interactive installation at Mile End Art Pavilion in London (as LUST), 2016
Hyperlocator, What’s next, Future Tomorrow, 38CC Delft (as LUST), 2016
Type/Dynamics exhibition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (as LUST), 2014
Selection of lectures
Cloud Salon presentation at Parsons Design & Technology, New York
Experimental Data Visualization for Master of Arts in Interaction Design, SUPSI, Mendrisio, 2022
Lecture Information Design masters. Design Academy Eindhoven, 2021
Talk for Graphic Days Turin, Eyes on the Netherlands (IT), 2021
Lecture for TAAALKS conference, Munich, 2020
Presentation at GitHub Satellite, 2020
Lecture at Britisch Library for Central Saint Martins' Form, Reform, Perform: futures of writing, 2019
MiXit conference, Lyon, 2019
Google Span conference, presentation and demo, Helsinki, 2018
JFuture conference, Minsk, 2018
Creative Coding Utrecht, Launch of OPENRNDR, 2018
Selection of workshops
Workshop OPENRNDR for Graphic Days, Turin (IT), 2021
OPENRDNR workshop for Digital Society School, Amsterdam, 2020
Weeklong workshop OPENRNDR @Politecnico di Milano, 2020
OPENRNDR x Machine Learning workshop @ KABK during Tech Week, 2020
Two week OPENRNDR workshop at Tumo, Armenia, 2019
Workshop OPENRNDR at Artez Interaction Design, Arnhem, 2019
Processing Community Day 2019, CCU and Sensorlab, Utrecht, 2019
Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Techweek, The Hague, 2019
Utrecht School for the Arts (HKU), OPENRNDR workshop, 2018
La Scuola Open Source, 1-week workshop, Bari, Italy, 2018
Two-week workshop at TUMO foundation, Yerevan, Armenia, 2019
Teaching
Interaction Design at Design Art Technology Arnhem, Artez, 2008
Generative Design, Bachelor Man and Communication, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2019
Creative coding, Master Non-linear Narrative, KABK, The Hague, 2021
Information Design at Master program Geo Design, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2022

Contact

RNDR

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+31 (0)70.3635776

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INTERNSHIPS

We are mostly looking for interns that have a background in interactive design. Some experience in coding is preferred. 

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