Saturday, January 24, 2015

And do not forget

Galerie PHOEBUS • 25

25 january til March 8, 2015, '25' Phoebus • Rotterdam 

25 years, group exhibition 

LINK phoebus

Pussy Riot visits IFFR

Source: Igor Mukhin

Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist punk rock protest group based in Moscow. Founded in August 2011, it has a variable membership of approximately 11 women ranging in age from about 20 to 33. The group stages unauthorised provocative guerrilla performances in unusual public locations, which are edited into music videos and posted on the Internet. The collective's lyrical themes include feminism, LGBT rights, and opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom the group considers a dictator, and to his links with the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church. LINK iffr

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Galerie PHOEBUS • 25

25 january til March 8, 2015, '25' Phoebus • Rotterdam 
25 years, group exhibition 

Miriam de Winter, writes

25 januari 1990 opende galerie PHOEBUS• Rotterdam, Eendrachtsweg 61. Vers uit Amsterdam, kunstgeschiedenis gestudeerd, had ik me niet gerealiseerd dat ook het Filmfestival opende. Ik kon niet weten dat de zwaarste storm sinds 1911 zou opsteken.  
De kunsthistorische vrienden moesten afbellen, de kunstenaar die in de galerieruimte beletage exposeerde ook. Paul de Kort, die er vroeg was vanwege de inrichting in het tekeningenkabinet, mijn man en ik, dachten niet dat er nog een opening zou plaatsvinden. Er vlogen stukken stuc van de gevel. De wind die schuin op de touwen in de schuiframen stond veroorzaakte een sonoor geluid dat deed denken aan cellomuziek… 

January 25, 1990 opened gallery PHOEBUS • Rotterdam, Eendrachtsweg 61. Fresh from Amsterdam, studied art history, I had not realized that during the same time the film festival starts. I could not know that would light up the worst storm since 1911. The art historical friends had to call and cancel, the artist in the gallery space bel etage exhibited too. Paul de Kort, who I had asked for the device in the drawing cabinet, my husband and I did not think that there is still a opening would occur. There were pieces stucco from the facade flew around. The wind which stood on the ropes in the sliding caused a sonorous sound reminiscent of cello music... read more (in Dutch) 
LINK Phoebus  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

‘The Factory Set'

Ron van der Ende @ Kunsthal 

With ‘The Factory Set', the Kunsthal Rotterdam has a scoop: almost forty works by the Rotterdam-based artist Ron van der Ende have been brought together for the first time for an impressive retrospective in honour of his one hundredth bas-relief. Van der Ende is well-known for his monumental reliefs; almost flat sculptures of objects such as cars, buildings and space capsules. The sculptures he creates are archetypes of history that are familiar to everyone. His work includes symbols of progress, but also natural formations such as Crystals and more recent, transient objects such as a glowing ember of wood and a cut of meat. The exhibition offers for the first time a fascinating cross-section of Van der Ende's oeuvre (he began making his bas-reliëfs fourteen years ago), focussing on the consistency and beauty of his work, and the traditional creative process he uses. LINK Kunsthal

Friday, January 16, 2015

Chair: Your Own Mini Study place

OpenBook by Tilt is a unique furniture fusion of a chair and bookshelf. It is a cozy and private Library Chair-cum-studio or a booth with a multi-purpose combination just perfect for some quiet reading time. The idea is based on an earlier Library Chair, designed for an historic building with little space for the bookshelves as units, so the shelves were cleverly added to the seats. In a similar fashion, the OpenBook has an exterior with built-in bookshelves and a lower platform that doubles as a side table. One side of the unit serves as a magazine holder, featuring recessed straps for showcasing your magazines and even books of any shape or size. This modular furniture unit is perfect for a peaceful study or reading nook in an otherwise cramped area. LINK studiotilt

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Kees Koomen 2005 

In 1982 Kees Koomen and I hitchhiked to the Documenta 7 in Kassel. When we arrived it was already well after eight. Viewing the exhibition was no option that day. After having dinner we were looking for a place to sleep at the campsite. When we arrived, there was no manager to be present. We decided along the river to roll out our sleeping bags and fell into a deep sleep. LINK Kees Koomen

Saturday, January 10, 2015


via: Kristin Stuestøl LINK

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Bettie Boersma

Ausbrenner shirt 
Etching on fabric

Freshly graduated Fashion and Textile Designer from Utrecht School of the Arts. Moves from Swedish influences to Japanese in order to enrich street styles. Inclined to design masculine lines, not for one specific sex. Personal and playful. LINK cargocollective

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Moonwalk

It’s never too late to learn a proper moonwalk! Most people do it exactly the wrong way. But not you. Not anymore. LINK animagraffs

Friday, December 26, 2014

House Tree Sky (Huis Boom Lucht)

design Dolf Pauw 1976
looks after 38 years like this

In the seventies, it was habit in the base year of the Royal Academy in The Hague, do droll assignments such as: mass, escape or house tree sky. Let me not even mention the copying of leeks. LINK KABK 1976

Thursday, December 25, 2014

лампочка клюковка

The vodka light bulb

Vodka is not the product where you can endlessly experiment with taste, so the emphasis was placed more on the form. "Bulbs". The company X produces four types of desktop, spare, black vodka, light Cranberry. All of them are produced at Lviv X plant Ukraine. LINK

Sunday, December 21, 2014

the Collection de l’Art Brut

Han Ploos van Amstel

Han Ploos van Amstel was born in Amsterdam, in The Netherlands. He was mentally handicapped and worked in a protected workshop making brooms and doormats, and lived with his mother. When his mother died, he moved into a semiindependent home, and then in 1992 he went to a day-care centre, where he began to draw... LINK l’Art Brut

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Suus Kooijman

Encaustic (Beeswax, pigments)

Usually Suus Kooijman start with nothing, no idea, no color. It is the matter that asks what she should do. The warm beeswax, pigments and the layers build up into a presentation which often do not know where it will go. At least in the beginning. It takes some time until the image emerges. Everything hides in a background, when she start lay scraping, an image suggests. Does a landscape, a field, a man? She work through the layers and let amaze it every time. Going on in the process there arise, as it were multiple images on a panel. A landscape that presents itself to us, often wears unknown meanings. She try to explore meanings. What ultimately happens in the bottom layer of the images. LINK galerie de ploegh (in Dutch)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

‪Maceo Parker‬

The soul of a black man 1973‬

Parker was born in Kinston, North Carolina. His father played piano and drums; his mother and father both sang in church. His brother Melvin played drums and his brother Kellis trombone. He and his brother Melvin joined James Brown in 1964; in his autobiography, Brown says that he originally wanted Melvin as his drummer, but agreed to take Maceo under his wing as part of the deal. In 1970 Parker, his brother Melvin, and a few of Brown's band members left to found Maceo. All the King's Men, which toured for two years. In 1974, Parker returned to James Brown. He also charted a single "Parrty Part I" (71 pop singles) with Maceohe Macks that year. In 1975, Parker and some of Brown's band members, including Fred Wesley, left to join George Clinton's band Parliament - Funkadelic. Parker once again re-joined James Brown from 1984 to 1988. In the 1990s, Parker began a solo career. To date, he has released eleven solo albums since 1990. His band has been billed as "the greatest little funk orchestra on earth" and the "million dollar support band". LINK youtube  LINK maceoparker

Friday, December 12, 2014

Pravdoliub Ivanov


cleaned corner, framed title, 
Old Turkish Bathhouse, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Pravdoliub Ivanov was born in 1964 in Plovdiv. He lives and works in Sofia. He graduated from the National Art Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, where he is currently a lecturer. In 1995 he became a Founder Member of the Institute of Contemporary Art Sofia. Pravdoliub Ivanov has a strong presence on the international art scene. In 2007, togetherwith Ivan Moudov and Stefan Nikolaev he participated in Vessela Nozharova’s curatorial project “A Place You Have Never Been Before” the Bulgarian official participation at the 52nd Venice Biennial. 
His works were also presented at the 4th Istanbul Biennial in 1995, 
at the 14th Sydney Biennial, Australia in 2004 and at the 4th Berlin Biennial in 2006. LINK

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Marurizio Galimberti

Marurizio Galimberti is an Italian born photographer who creates abstract mosaic portraits with Polaroid film. By shooting and arranging the Polaroid's into grids, Galimberti's subjects become abstract, giving the viewer a multiple dimensional perspective of each subject. 
LINK Marurizio Galimberti

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Marres House for Contemporary Culture


Carolin Eidner, Untitled (Party Delay 2), 2013-14

Rumour Has It is the second episode of the annual exhibition series titled Marres Currents. With this series, Marres presents recent graduates from art academies in the Southern Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. While offering emerging artists and curators a platform, Marres also aims to build an international infrastructure for talent development. 

Curated by Hélène Webers and Mels Evers, Rumour Has It presents work of a new generation of talented young artists. The exhibition is devoted to a range of artistic practices, in which artists search for new forms, expressions, narratives and truth. In an exhibition full of stories, shapes, colours, and movement, the artists reach out to meet an audience that is also searching for new ways to grasp the world. 

Marres, House for Contemporary Culture was founded in Maastricht in 1998. The name Marres stems from the brewer’s family that lived in the house for a good part of the 20th century. With exhibitions, lectures, research, performances and publications, Marres explores the visual arts in the widest possible sense. Visitors are invited to wander through the spaces of the intimate house, experience the beautiful city garden or enjoy a coffee or meal at Marres Kitchen. LINK

Friday, December 05, 2014

'St. Nicholas and his servant'

Jan Schenkman

'St. Nicholas and his servant' from 1850. The booklet was written by the Amsterdam headmaster Jan Schenkman is special because black Piet for the first time is introduced. Also showed Schenkman Nicholas for the first time with his steamer arriving from Spain. Thereby Schenkman thought the song "Look there is the steamboat," which now still is sung during the arrival of Santa Claus. I wish you all a wonderful Santa Claus Eve! LINK

Sunday, November 30, 2014

To Facebook

Rotterdam The Netherlands
Dolf Pauw  (in Dutch)

Ik verklaar hierbij het volgende: gisteren 29 november 2014, een reactie op de nieuwe Facebook richtlijnen. Krachtens de artikelen L.111, 112 en 113 van het Wetboek van intellectueel eigendom, verklaar ik dat mijn rechten zijn verbonden aan al mijn persoonlijke gegevens, tekeningen, schilderijen, foto's, teksten etc. gepubliceerd op mijn profiel vanaf de dag dat ik mijn account aangemaakt heb. Voor commercieel gebruik van voorgaande zal ten alle tijden eerst mijn schriftelijke toestemming nodig zijn.  
Met dit bericht laat ik Facebook weten dat het openbaar maken, kopiëren, verspreiden, uitzenden, of op enige andere wijze gebruik maken van content uit mijn profiel ten strengste verboden is. De bovengenoemde artikelen zijn ook van toepassing op werknemers, studenten, agenten en / of ander personeel in dienst van Facebook. De inhoud van mijn profiel bevat privé informatie. De schending van mijn privacy wordt bestraft met inachtneming van de wet (UCC 1-308 1-308 1 -103 en het Statuut van Rome). Alle leden worden uitgenodigd om een soortgelijk bericht te plaatsen, of als je wilt, kun je dit bericht kopiëren en plakken. Als je deze verklaring niet ten minste eenmaal publiceert, zul je stilzwijgend toestaan dat je foto's, alsmede de informatie in je profiel gebruikt mogen worden. 
Dolf Pauw Rotterdam 29 november 2014

Rotterdam The Netherlands I hereby declare the following: yesterday November 29, 2014, in response to the new Facebook guidelines. Under Articles L.111, 112 and 113 of the Code of intellectual property, I declare that my rights are attached to all my personal data, drawings, paintings, photographs, texts etc. published on my profile from the day that my account have be created. For commercial use of foregoing shall at all times my first written permission required. With this post I let Facebook know that disclosing, copying, distributing, transmitting, or otherwise use of the Content is strictly forbidden from my profile. The above articles are also applicable to employees, students, agents and / or other personnel employed by Facebook. The contents of my profile contains private information. The invasion of privacy is punished in compliance with the law (UCC 1-308 1-308 1 -103 of the Rome Statute). All members are invited to place a similar message, or if you want, you can copy and paste this message. If you do not at least once this statement, you tacitly allow your photos, as well as the information may be used by Facebook.
Dolf Pauw Rotterdam November 29, 2014
Link to Dolf Pauw (facebook)

How To Sing "Hey Ya"

hip hop duo OutKast 

"Hey Ya!" is a song written and produced by André 3000 for his 2003 album The Love Below, part of the hip hop duo OutKast's double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. "Hey Ya!" takes influence from funk and rock music. Its music video features a live performance by a band, all eight of whose members are played by André 3000, that mimicks the Beatles' 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The song received praise from contemporary music critics, and won the award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards. 
LINK How To Sing "Hey Ya"  LINK Youtube

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Lewis Baltz

Next to Bernd and Hilla Becher, Stephen Shore and Henry Wessel, Lewis Baltz is one of the most prominent representatives of the New Topographics movement, which was seminal to the development of conceptual photography. Baltz's photo series document the side effects of industrial civilization on the landscape, focusing on places that lie outside the bounds of canonical reception: urban wastelands, abandoned industrial sites, warehouses. His photographs uncover the correspondences between spatial forms that occur in the everyday world and advanced forms found in art. Baltz's strategies imply a reflexive knowledge of the history of photography in that they deploy the photographer as a teacher of seeing who makes things visible through reductive gestures. He already turned in the mid-1960s towards a reduced, minimalist-style aesthetic, orienting himself on artists in the fields of painting, sculpture and Land Art. LINK interview with Jeff Rian

Friday, November 28, 2014

李继开 Li Jikai

@ Museum Jan van der Togt 
10-12-2014 t/m 01-02-2015

Li Jikai's art is not a sheer expression of the thus missing ego, but rather trying to find the meaning of this ego. He depicts not anxiety and uneasiness of his contemporaries; instead, he lucidly expresses his own meditation. His art inosculates with the major trend of the 21st century in the contemporary Chinese art, that is during the breakthrough from the mainstream ideology, collective awareness vanishes, and artists come back to individuals, and to introspect personal experiences and value system form micro-perspective, which is, describe personal memory and circumstances with highly individualized artistic language. LINK Jan van der Togt (site in Dutch)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Sinterklaas gift wrap paper

design dolf pauw 

Sinterklaas [sɪntər'klaːs] (or more formally Sint Nicolaas or Sint Nikolaas; Saint Nicolas in French; Sankt Nikolaus in German) is a traditional winter holiday figure still celebrated today in the Low Countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as French Flanders and Artois. He is also well known in territories of the former Dutch Empire, including Aruba, Suriname, Curaçao, Bonaire, and Indonesia. He is one of the sources of the holiday figure of Santa Claus in North America. LINK Sɪntər'klaːs

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bulgarian hospitality and dishes by Lilly

Bulgarian cuisine (Bulgarian: българска кухня, balgarska kuhnya) is a representative of the cuisine of Southeastern Europe. Essentially South Slavic, it shares characteristics with other Balkans cuisines. Bulgarian cooking traditions are diverse because of geographical factors such as climatic conditions suitable for a variety of vegetables, herbs and fruit. Aside from the vast variety of local Bulgarian dishes, Bulgarian cuisine shares a number of dishes with the Middle Eastern, Italian and Russian cuisines. Bulgarian food often incorporates salads as appetizers and is also noted for the prominence of dairy products, wines and other alcoholic drinks such as rakia. The cuisine also features a variety of soups, such as the cold soup tarator, and pastries, such as the filo dough based banitsa, pita and the various types of Börek. Main courses are very typically water-based stews, either vegetarian or with lamb, goat meat, beef, chicken or pork. Deep-frying is not common, but grilling - especially different kinds of sausages - is very prominent. But the best is created by Lilly she lives and works in Sofia Bulgaria. LINK findbgfood

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mário Macilau

Mário Macilau was born in the newly independent Mozambique, in the midst of the most critical phase of its civil war. His family struggled financially and moved from the Inhambane province to the capital, Maputo, in search of a better life. When he was 10 years old he began to work in a small market frequented by the middle / upper class where he became a street child, washing cars in the car park and helping to carry the groceries in an effort to support his family. Macilau started his journey as photographer in 2003 and went professional when he traded his mother’s cell phone for his first camera in 2007, he specializes in long-term projects that focus on living and environmental conditions. 
As a documentary photographer he is committed to initiating positive change across different cultures, locations and perspectives, in his home country he uses his work to confront the reality of power, environment and cultural heritage that affect socially isolated groups and issues that define our times. LINK Mário Macilau

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pentti Sammallahti

@ Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen 

Born in 1950 in Helsinki, Finland, Sammallahti’s travels and interest in fine printing and lithography has led him to publish numerous books of which one is ‘Ici et Loin’, Actes Sud 2012. As a benchmark figure in contemporary Finnish photography, his work has a supernatural sense of a moment in time with the sensitivity and beauty of the world displayed through its animalistic existence. His particular use of dogs, which reflects the human existential experience, shows the shared nature of the earth with a gentle humor and fleeting attitude.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Odessa (Одеса) 1995

DPhoto september 1995 

In 1794, the city of Odessa was founded by a decree of the Empress Catherine the Great. From 1819 to 1858, Odessa was a free port. During the Soviet period it was the most important port of trade in the Soviet Union and a Soviet naval base. On 1 January 2000, the Quarantine Pier at Odessa Commercial Sea Port was declared a free port and free economic zone for a period of 25 years. During the 19th century, it was the fourth largest city of Imperial Russia, after Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Warsaw. Its historical architecture has a style more Mediterranean than Russian, having been heavily influenced by French and Italian styles. Some buildings are built in a mixture of different styles, including Art Nouveau, Renaissance and Classicist. Odessa is a warm water port. The city of Odessa hosts two important ports: Port of Odessa itself and Port Yuzhne (also an internationally important oil terminal), situated in the city's suburbs. Another important port, Illichivsk, is located in the same oblast, to the south-west of Odessa. Together they represent a major transport hub integrating with railways. Odessa's oil and chemical processing facilities are connected to Russia's and EU's respective networks by strategic pipelines. 
LINK Одеса