Sunday, September 14, 2014

Berlin Art Week

This coming Tuesday, 16 September, Berlin Art Week kicks off 
with an opening celebration  starting at 7pm at Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg in Berlin-Tiergarten. Together with the opening of the exhibition Schwindel der Wirklichkeit / Vertigo of Reality we will be celebrating the start of Berlin Art Week 2014 with an exciting evening programme with open-air concerts of the bands HUNGER, BAR, and DENA, actions in the Metabolic Office for the Repair of Reality, and performances by the artists Christian Falsnaes, Tino Sehgal, and Richard Kriesche. From 16 to 21 September, Berlin Art Week, a joint effort of the two art fairs abc art berlin contemporary and Positions Berlin along with the renowned institutions Akademie der Künste, Berlinische Galerie, C/O Berlin, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Haus am Waldsee, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, me collectors Room, Nationalgalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), and neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), will once again thrill an audience of Berliners and art experts from around the world with an comprehensive programme 
rich in variety. LINK Berlin Art Week

Saturday, September 13, 2014

FIDEM @ Национален археологически музе

Sofia Bulgaria

FIDEM is the international organization of art medal with members from 43 countries worldwide. Members of FIDEM are sculptures, medal collectors, historians and connoisseurs of art and museums, art galleries, private companies and national organizations. FIDEM has been promoting medal art worldwide for over 70 years, through the organization of conferences, exhibitions, art competitions, and by publishing the magazine Médailles after each Congress.   
Organization Committee Chairman of the Organization Committee of the International Art Medal Federation is Prof. Bogomil Nikolov, a professor in the Department of Metal at the National Academy of Art, Sofia. He has won prestigious awards for medal art, and his works are featured in galleries, museums and private collections worldwide, including the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and many other. Prof. Bogomil Nikolov is founder of the studio medal sculpture at the National Academy of Art. 
The National Archaeological Institute and Museum at BAS will open a unique exhibition of 785 medals, specially made for this international biennial of artists representing 30 countries from around the world. The official opening of the exhibition FIDEM will be held on September 3 at 18:00 and will be open to visitors until September 27. LINK @ Facebook

Saturday, September 06, 2014

DYesterday @ 5 x 52 x 10

Kees Koomen's blog ten years


Monday, September 01, 2014

Today: Бабушка Александра 90


5 x 52 x 10

@ Stichting Ruimtevaart, 
 Loosduinseweg 9, the Hague

On July 13, 2004 I published my first post on my blog, at that time still with XS4all. On the same date this year, the blog is exist 10 years. I have been following this and organized an exhibition of artworks by bloggers who have inspired me. Self I regularly that I am addressed as blogger by people who are not aware that I am also a visual artist. For me, blogging in some respects an integrated part of my artistry and I suspect that the ratio artist-blogger at many of our organic functioning. It seems interesting to show that. Kees Koomen

Participants: Jeroen Bosch, Niels Post trendbeheer, Sibylle Eimermacher, Annegret Kellner 5 uur, Jeroen Glas, Niek Hendrix Lost Painters, Dolf Pauw dolfpauw, Simon Kentgens, Michiel Huijben, Diana Duta pietmondriaan, Marcel van Eeden Cioran, Hinke Schreuders Suds and Soda, Peter Luining ctrlaltdelete, G.J. de Rook Plaatjesblog, Bertus Pieters Villa la Republica, PJ Roggeband Weblogement vh elfletterig genootschap, Marijn van Kreij Endless Lowlands, Ron van der Ende ArtBBQ, Edwin Stolk Strange Messenger, Babette Wagenvoort Life According to a Rectilinear Personality, Stephan van den Burg Drawings & Notes, Ellen Rodenberg Multi-Impressie log, Kees Koomen chmkoome’s blogLINK chmkoome LINK stichting-ruimtevaart

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Frank Sciarone and Bernadette ten Hove

@ Phoebus Rotterdam

Frank Sciarone drawing

The Dutch artist Frank Sciarone draws and sculptures, with scale and architecture often play an important role. In 1998 Sciarone showed little 'Roma' drawings in the large gallery space beletage in 1994, immense sculptures (which even seemed to disappear into the homes of neighbors) in the smaller project room. This time some giant pencil drawings with reference to Italian Baroque architecture in a tenuous interplay in the space of the piano nobile combined with three relatively small sculptures, which uses ready-made building material. 

The works from the series Present Presence of Bernadette ten Hove are based on portrait painting from the 15th to the 20th century. In the middle part of each work - exactly one third of the elongated vertical panels - with graceful turns of the trowel clothing and background put down. They are here together in a bright, monochrome color. This section contrasts sharply with the upper part where the face is held back in white, with black eyes; and with the lower part, which is painted gloss white. The "retaken" faces now look very contemporary - and look nevertheless returned to their origin. LINK phoebus

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

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 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

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 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 


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 

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)