Monday, July 21, 2014

‪Trainspotting (not the film)‬

Today not art but reality 
Photo via 


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Geelvinck Hinlopen House

Coming up: Geelvinck Pianoforte Festival 
14 - 24 October 2014

Discover the beauty of an Amsterdam city palace. Experience this private city palace, dating from 1687. Together with its lush secluded garden, its living rooms celebrate an unexpected hidden wealth of historic design. Imagine yourself living today in the home of one of the wealthiest oligarch families of the Dutch Republic. Enjoy the elegant riches of the pre-industrial 18th and 19th Centuries. The Geelvinck house is renown for its historic pianoforte instruments, which often are used for small chamber concerts. Open daily from 11 am till 5 pm, Closed on Tuesday. LINK Geelvinck 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Kees Koomen ten years Blog

LINK Kees Koomen

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rembrandt traveling through the Netherlands

Now @ Museum Gouda

The exhibition is a collaboration of five regional museums and a private collector. Next stops @ Hoorn, Bergen op Zoom and Zutphen. LINK museum gouda LINK Rembrandt in Zwart Wit

Saturday, July 12, 2014

On Kawara

Much like the Today series, Kawara uses the number of days followed by the date the work was executed as his life-dates. So the piece entitled Title at the National Gallery of Art has Kawara's life-dates as 26,697 (January 27, 2006) which, when calculated, place Kawara's birthdate at December 24, 1932. Other series of works include the I Went and I Met series of postcards sent to his friends detailing aspects of his life, and a series of telegrams sent to various people bearing the message "I AM STILL ALIVE". Between 1968 and 1979, On Kawara created his information series, I Got Up, in which he sent two picture postcards from his location on that morning. All of the cards list the artist's time of getting up, the date, the place of residence and the name and address of the receiver another series of postcards, I Got Up At, rubber-stamped with the time he got up that morning. The length of each correspondence ranged from a single card to hundreds sent consecutively over a period of months; the gesture's repetitive nature is counterbalanced by the artist's peripatetic global wanderings and exceedingly irregular hours (in 1973 alone he sent postcards from twenty-eight cities). LINK baldessari

Friday, July 11, 2014

Annette Wehrmann

@ Badische Kunstverein

Der Badische Kunstverein zeigt die Künstlerin Annette Wehrmann (1961–2010) in einer umfassenden Einzelausstellung. Wehrmanns Arbeiten sind Teil einer Politisierung der Kunst in den 1990er-Jahren. Auf singuläre Weise verband sie Methoden der Konzeptkunst und Aktionskunst mit Situationismus, Feminismus und Science-Fiction. Ihre Zeichnungen, Skulpturen, Installationen, Performances, Videos und Texte finden zu einer zugänglichen Sprache, die sich den vermeintlich unverrückbaren Normen offensiv entgegenstellt. In einer eigenwilligen Mischung aus anarchistischer Prosa, intellektuellem Diskurs und trockenem Humor äußerte Wehrmann ihr Unbehagen an der Welt und stärkte eine autonome Haltung, der sie sich nicht nur in ihrer Kunst, sondern in ihrem gesamten Leben verschrieben hatte. 

Annette Wehrmann (1961–2010) took part in the renewed politicisation of art since the 1990s. She employed strategies of self-organisation to develop a highly individual artistic stance – located somewhere between sculpture and intervention ­– that drew upon methods of conceptual and action art as well as the language of the Situationist International. Using ephemeral and cheap materials, she produced objects that explore critical tensions around major socio-political issues, dealing with topics such as money, religion, the brain, thinking, the city, the state, television and language. LINK badischer kunstverein

Wednesday, July 09, 2014


Coming soon 
Photo Alicyn Henning
Design site Dolf Pauw

Site in progress  a project from Alicyn Henning and Dolf Pauw  
site build by Rob Visser. LINK tagman (site in Dutch)

Sunday, July 06, 2014

the official FIFA poster

The FIFA World Cup comes around but once every four years, and with it comes the official poster (most of these posters are in Vintage style, may be it come kind of tradition. Any how some of these are as iconic as a Gordon Banks save or Cruyff turn, others as forgettable as a goalless draw between Bolivia and South Korea. While recent editions have become increasingly corporate, taken as a whole they are a delightful slither of global graphic design history over the last 84 years. LINK more posters

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Manifesta 10

Marlene Dumas

Pawel Althamer withdrew from Manifesta 10 earlier this year, stating that he could not participate in an event, which would “take place in the shadow of fear.” St Petersburg collective Chto Delat quit in March, saying “Neither curator nor institution are capable of rising to the challenge of a dramatically evolving political situation.” Yet others chose to take part despite Russia’s conflicts in Ukraine and its repressive new anti-gay laws, which prohibit the display of "gay propaganda". Just how this law would be interpreted at Manifesta, Europe’s roving biennial was unclear. Yet, following its opening at the weekend, it seems careful curation and deft artistic response has allowed the show to display works that engage with gay rights. Phaidon photographer Wolfgang Tillmans told the Guardian that his contribution was “probably the gayest show I have done." Spread across two rooms at the State Hermitage, Tillmans’ displays are filled images of discarded clothing as well as a photograph of a metal helmet from the Hermitage collection which some claim resembles a penis. Marlene Dumas, meanwhile, is showing Great Men, 16 portraits of well-known males who were either known or rumoured to be homosexual. It’s hard to see how these ink and pencil pictures could constitute "gay propaganda", since so many of the individuals portrayed led tragic lives. “When you start to acknowledge the stories of these men it breaks your heart,” Dumas told the New York Times. LINK manifesta10

Friday, July 04, 2014

Gerrit Rietveld Academie Graduation show 2014

Design by Marie Grønkær and Anna Teuber

A lot of things happen at the Rietveld Academie and you can follow it the best @ The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is a university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design. We offer two degree programmes: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Design. Within these two programmes, there are various specialisations. With 45% of our students coming from outside the Netherlands and representing more than 60 countries, we reflect the character of the world of arts and culture today. LINK @ Vimeo

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Coming soon
design dolf pauw

Site in progress  a project from Alicyn Henning and Dolf Pauw 
site build by Rob Visser LINK tagman (in Dutch)

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Mass Electric ArtEZ dance finals

29 juni 15:00, 
Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

LINK the new forest

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

'This must be 2019'

Topp & Dubio 
@ Bunker Westbroekpark, 
Den Haag | 13 juni - 13 juli 2014

The artists Topp & Dubio show new sculptural work in bunker Westbroekpark in The Hague. This historic residual space of the Second World War, the ideal place to learn about the future thinking. The artists respond here to the impasse created by social uncertainties and various crises in recent years. The exhibition consists of installations that form a series of visual ideas and prospects-yet-fictional year '2019 '. LINK topp & dubio

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Coming soon 
a project from Alicyn Henning and Dolf Pauw

Monday, June 23, 2014

Kees Koomen



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Yuri Buenaventura

Ne Me Quitte Pas

Yuri Buenaventura (born Yuri Bedoya, in Buenaventura, Colombia, 1961) One of Colombia’s most talented salsa singers that emerge from the salsa circles of Cali. Yuri’s father, Manual Bedoya, was a music and theatre professor, and he transmitted his passion for the Colombian (music-) culture on to Yuri. Yuri went to study in France at the faculty of economic sciences at Sorbonne, Paris. There he met other student from all over Latin-Amarica as well as French students who were more interested in music than studying… Yuri started to play on the streets and subways and took part in the Latin fever which seizes Paris in the early 1990′s. He began singing with Grupo Caiman, and becomes chorus-singer of Mambomania and finally gave up his economy-studies. Yuri Buenaventura then returns to Colombia to record his first album, “Herencia Africana” (African heritage), recorded in several small steps due to lack of funding. Finally Yuri is so much in debts, that he finds it impossibility to complete the record. But as a strike of luck, the french radio-DJ Remy Kolpa Kopoul, of Radio Nova is so enthusiastic by the cover of Jacques Brel’s ”Ne me quite pas” that he plays it to the extent that Yuri Buenaventura gets a record deal the album is released in 1996 and becomes the first salsa-record to obtain a gold disc in France… LINK youtube

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ermakov Photostudio

Photographer, collector and entrepeneur 
@ the Nederlands Fotomuseum

From 14 June to 31 August 2014, the Nederlands Fotomuseum will present more than a hundred vintage prints from the archives of the photographer, collector and entrepreneur Dimitri Ermakov (Georgia, 1846 - 1916). This substantial collection consists of pictures that Ermakov made himself, supplemented by photos made by contemporaries from the Caucasus. The pictures give a unique depiction of the Caucasus - which is still relatively unknown to many people in the Western Europe – at the end of the 19th century. Everyday life, the population and the landscapes, as well as the early modernization of the region, have been captured conscientiously and in great detail. Ermakov later opened a photostudio in Tbilisi (capital of Georgia) where he, as a modern entrepreneur, sold photos from his collection. Ermakov’s archives belong to the few reasonably complete photo archives to have survived from this period, and are therefore of great historical significance. The archives are kept in the National Museum of Georgia and have been restored and preserved by the restoration department of the National Museum of Georgia and the Nederlands Fotomuseum over the past ten years. Stichting Horizon has been closely involved in the restoration. 
LINK Nederlands Fotomuseum

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Frank van Hemert

@ Singer Laren

Frank van Hemert has choseting series that sometimes for years supplemented. New images arose the past few years including "Secret Survivors, last bedroom, Initiation, Mind of Tibet and Frauen that warten". Each painting is an image separately report findings of artistic and personal experiences compressed into one indivisible forms. 
The very own violent colors. Striking The colors evoke emotions, even physically present. Also, there are visible traces of how the paint on the canvas is put down, or it is thrown blotted and rubbed. The tracks also refer to the brush, the brush but fingers and hands in degrees of turbulence. The paint is also charged in numerous places with an erotic glow that adds to the pervasive presence of the paintings of 
Van Hemert. LINK singerlaren (site in Dutch)

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky

@ musée Du Quai Branly 
Drawings and litho Dolf Pauw 1982
(These drawings are not in the exhibition)

This groundbreaking exhibition will unite the Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections, from pre-contact to contemporary, ranging from a 2,000-year-old Human Effigy stone pipe to 18th-century painted robes to a 2011 beaded adaptation of designer shoes. LINK nelson-atkins

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Yoana Buzova

The Leaveamessage project
 Angel Kanchev street @ Sofia, Bulgaria (test)

The first leaveamessage prototype installed @ TENT, Rotterdam

Yoana Buzova, an interdisciplinary artist, passionate about public space and short-lived, neglected moments and objects. In my work, 
I employ low-tech, DIY methods, found and repurposed material to create poetic moments. I am currently obsessed with boxes. I have a BA in Photography at The National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria and currently study under the master programme of Media Design  Communication Department at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Member of the The Tip Top Orchestra Founder of A.S.M.A. LINK oyoana  LINK vimeo

Saturday, June 07, 2014


Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam   
Opening october 2014 

Dutch artist Arno coenen and Iris roskam have completed ‘horn of plenty’ within the much anticipated markthal in Rotterdam, making it the largest artwork in the netherlands. The interior of the horse shoe-shaped structure, designed by local architecture practice MVRDV is wrapped around its concave ceiling in an 11,000 square meter artwork, canvassing the entire surface with individually placed screens. The digital expanse projects larger-than-life images of vibrantly colored fruits, grains, and vegetables-symbolically linking to the harvest of goods which will be sold within the markthal. LINK candyandcandy

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Jacques Brel

Ne me quitte pas

Jacques Brel (French: [ʒak bʁɛl]; 8 April 1929 - 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following, initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He was widely considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French, he became a major influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Leonard Cohen, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. English translations of his songs were recorded by many top performers in the United States, including Ray Charles, Judy Collins, John Denver, the Kingston Trio, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Scott Walker, and Andy Williams. In French-speaking countries, Brel was a successful actor, appearing in ten films. He also directed two films, one of which, Le Far West, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the third best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time. LINK youtube

Marijke Groeneveld

MAK ( Marijke Groeneveld, 1986) is a photographer living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She also a assistant by different photographers. LINK M-A-K

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Performance Art Event (PAE) and Gouwstraat

@ This could be Rotterdam or anywhere

This could be anybody's home (PAE) What makes other peoples home so fascinating? Three residents of Charlois will host a performance in their house performance in their house. This could be in anybody 's home is the title of the project with performances created by the Rotterdam-based artists Nina Boas and Ieke Trinks, both are organizers of PAE and members of performance collective Trickster. What is the experience of art in someone's home compared to a gallery setting? How do you look at art, does the resident and the interior affects your experience of the work? 

Gouwstraat, street of arts and crafts Looking through the windows of what used to be vacant retail shops, you see a lot of workplaces and studios. But what happens inside? This weekend artists will get out on the streets to show you and you are invited in! See how pottery, glass art, clothes, graphic art (and much more) are made and join one of the workshops or guided tours. There are also live  performances and children will be working of a fashion show. Welcome in the Gouwstraat, street of arts and crafts!
LINK performanceartevent  LINK Gouwstraat

Friday, May 30, 2014

This could be Rotterdam or anywhere

This weekend in Charlois Rotterdam

More than 100 artists from inside and outside Rotterdam show their work in performances and exhibitions. In special locations in the harbor area of Charlois Rotterdam. LINK kunstweekendcharlois (site in Dutch)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Red Tulip Film Festival

The Red Tulip Film Festival is organized to attract the attention to the cultural profoundness and to the modern face of Turkey via professional cultural discipline and to strengthen the relationship between the two countries via cinema in the international film festival center of the Netherlands, Rotterdam. Rode Tulp Film Festival (RTFF), 

Hollanda’nın uluslararası sinema festivalleri merkezi Rotterdam’da, Türkiye’nin çağdaş yüzüne, kültürel birikimine, profesyonel bir kültür disipliniyle dikkat çekmek, iki ülke arasındaki kültürel bağları sinema aracılığıyla güçlendirmek ve sürdürülebilir olmasını sağlamak amacıyla tasarlanmıştır. RTFF, Hollanda’da 400 bini aşkın nüfusuyla Türkiyelilerin kendi aralarındaki bağı da güçlendiren “kültürel bir randevu” olurken, Türk sinemasının sesini dünyaya Rotterdam’dan duyuracak özel bir etkinlik olmayı hedeflemiştir. 
LINK rtff  LINK lantarenvenster

Exiting Production


Art: Fabienne van Maanen 
Organisation: Alicyn Henning 
Design and Binding: Dolf Pauw

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