Friday, August 22, 2014

‪Ger van Elk‬

" Adieu a K", 2004‬

Ger van Elk (Amsterdam, 1941 - 2014) was a Dutch artist who worked with sculptures, painted photographs, installations and film. His work was generally seen as conceptual art and arte povera. Together with Marinus Boezem, Wim T. Schippers and Jan Dibbets, he was seen as one of the main representatives of these movements in the Netherlands. Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and the Tate Gallery in London have work of Van Elk in their collection. Reflections on art history are an important part of his work. LINK Youtube

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Topp & Dubio

LINK Topp & Dubio

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Casey Brooks

Women in the Morning 

You see them in your magazines and on your tv screens, but what are your favorite models really like? Casey Brooks taps into the private side of notable catwalkers with this Models.com exclusive series, Women in the Morning. Catch a glimpse of some of the business’ best girls - off duty. LINK womeninthemorning

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Associação Cultural Videobrasil

Established and directed by Solange Farkas, the Associação Cultural Videobrasil is dedicated to the fostering, dissemination and mapping of contemporary art as well as the public cultural promotion and the exchange between artists, curators and researchers. Devotes special attention to the production of the geopolitical South (Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania) and supports an active network of international cooperation. With a recognized pioneer 30 years trajectory, is active in the gaps of the art of present time, encouraging the artistic experimentation: when the video art scene was just emerging in the country, created the first Brazilian festival of that modality and hence was decisive to its consolidation. Later, opened up to the electronic arts and then started including also performance art and other practices. Now, since 2011, it covers all contemporary artistic languages. LINK videobrasil

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Safe always


Saturday, August 09, 2014

Toerist in 010 (one)

Presatation Soufyan Ouakili 
Producers Rudolf Kloosterboer, Roger Bugaj and Jelisa Davids


The Tourist program in 010 lets see the city of Rotterdam through the eyes of a tourist. Presenter Soef takes the tourists to the most beautiful places of our city.Toerist in 010 is broadcast every Thursday @ OPEN Rotterdam (UPC Channel 31). 
LINK Open Rotterdam  LINK Youtube

Monday, August 04, 2014

The Office for Curating

Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk 

For a Length of Time at Motive Gallery, Brussels

The Office for Curating is the generic name for a curatorial practice and an agency, formalised and established in 2012 by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, and is currently active in and from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The name and the seeming neutrality of this hybrid institute have been instigated to generate a buffer between oneself and the world, but foremost to be inclusive and responsive towards different complexities and conditions, and to allow these influences to enter the frame and approach them curatorially. In that, The Office for Curating acts as an assembler of a growing programme of exhibitions (including publications, texts and speech acts) and as a support structure for initiating exhibitions as a rise to the occasion – presented in different shapes and configurations, along different temporal structures and rhythms, as hosted by different institutes. LINK the office for curating

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Jacques Tati


Jacques Tati was a French filmmaker. Throughout his long career, he worked as a comic actor, writer, and director. In a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly of the Greatest Movie Directors, Tati was voted the 46th greatest of all time. With only six feature-length films to his credit as director, he directed fewer films than any other director on this list of 50. In early 1946 Jacques Tati and Fred Orain founded the production company Cady-Films, which would produce Tati's first three films. With the exception of his first and last films, Tati played the gauche and socially inept lead character, Monsieur Hulot. With his trademark raincoat, umbrella and pipe, Hulot is among the most memorable comic characters in cinema. Several themes recur in Tati's work, most notably in Mon Oncle, Play Time and Trafic. They include Western society's obsession with material goods, particularly American-style consumerism, the pressure-cooker environment of modern society, the superficiality of relationships among France's various social classes, and the cold and often impractical nature of space-age technology and design. LINK theguardian

Monday, July 28, 2014

ARTtube

ARTtube is a collective video channel for art and design in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, M HKA in Antwerp, Gemeentemuseum The Hague, De Pont in Tilburg, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Museum Jan Cunen in Oss, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam will now be publishing videos on ARTtube about art and design. The videos, which are all in high quality, will generally be produced by the museums themselves, based on their own expertise. ARTtube has been made possible by SNS REAAL Fund. LINK ARTtube

Saturday, July 26, 2014

On The Road

On The Road 
28 June - 30 November 2014  
Pazo de Xelmírez & Park and Church of San Domingos de Bonaval 
Santiago de Compostela Spain 

Nam June Paik, One Candle, 1988

On the Road is an ambitious exhibition project, organised by the Government of Galicia, that takes place in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) between June and November to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Francis of Assisi's trip to Santiago de Compostela. The exhibition structure is intrinsically related to ideas underpinning the attitude of Francis of Assisi that are still highly topical. The exhibition's curator, Gloria Moure, has brought together a significant collection of works by 35 artists of varying origins, including some of the leading international figures in contemporary art of the last four decades. The exhibits include site-specific pieces such as those by Francis Alÿs, Jorge Barbi, Christian Boltanski, Tacita Dean, Jimmie Durham, Guillermo Faivovich & Nicolás Goldberg, Richard Long, Perejaume or Lawrence Weiner. LINK deasisacompostela

Friday, July 25, 2014

Today not art

On this blog 


...   No LINK

Monday, July 21, 2014

‪Trainspotting (not the film)‬

Today not art but reality 
Photo via NU.nl 

LINK NU.nl

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

Exiting

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 @ rietveldacademie.nl. 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

Exiting

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

Exiting

Coming soon 
a project from Alicyn Henning and Dolf Pauw

Monday, June 23, 2014

Kees Koomen

party













LINK http://chmkoome.wordpress.com/

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