Saturday, October 03, 2015

When You Believe

Is a song from the 1998 DreamWorks musical animated feature The Prince of Egypt. It was written and composed by Stephen Schwartz. A pop single version of "When You Believe", with additional music and lyrics by writer-producer Babyface, was also recorded for the film by American singers Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston for the film's end credits and its soundtrack album. Additionally, the song was featured on Houston's fourth studio album, My Love Is Your Love and Carey's first compilation album, #1's. The original version of the song, featured in the narrative portion of the film, is performed by Sally Dworsky, Michelle Pfeiffer, and a children's choir. "When You Believe" is described as a big ballad, with meaningful and inspirational lyrics, describing the ability each person has to achieve miracles when they reach out to God and believe. The song received generally mixed reviews from music critics and experienced moderate success, peaking at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, despite heavy media attention and live promotion. It achieved better charting throughout Europe and other nations, peaking within the top five in Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "When You Believe" was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 71st annual ceremony on March 21, 1999. Prior to their performance of the song that night, Schwartz left Babyface's name off the nomination submission sheet. He felt that because the additions Babyface added to the song were not featured in the actual film version, he did not deserve writing credits. However, while Babyface did not receive the Oscar, Carey and Houston performed his version of the song, because they were more familiar with it than the one in the film. Prior to their performance at the Academy Awards, they sang it on November 26, 1998 on The Oprah Winfrey Show, promoting the song, as well as both their albums. LINK youtube

Friday, October 02, 2015

Coming soon...


Wilhelm Thöny

Wilhelm Thöny was born on February 10th 1888 in Graz, Austria. In 1908 he went to Munique to study at the academy of arts. After the war he lived in Munique together with his first wife, the American Hilma White, and his daughter Margit. From 1919 to 1922 he moved to Switzerland where he mainly painted religious themes and the cheerless „Buch der Träume“ (book of dreams), a omnibus volume of 100 graphic works. In 1923 passing Munique he went back to Graz. In 1931 he left Graz and travelled to Paris, which he had already visited in 1929. A lot of city views and portraits of the Parisian society originate from this period. In 1938 he left Paris and moved to New York, where he was afflicted with the emigration and isolation. In 1948 a fire destroyed most of the works which the artist kept at the store. On May 1st 1949 Thöny died in New York. LINK wilhelm thöny

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Johann Georg Hameter

The works of Johann Georg Hameter includes portraits, cityscapes, architecture and industrial shots. Especially the last two genres can be counted among his specialties. Hameters recordings of railway architecture in the vicinity of his residence in Dordrecht and Rotterdam, are both technically and artistically to the best that is made in this area in the nineteenth century in the Netherlands.
Also in the field of technology - he improved the technique of carbon printing and manufactured high-quality negatives - Hameter played a role in the history of Dutch photography. LINK library.leiden

Monday, September 21, 2015

Soon on the web EXIT your story teller

EXITING a project from Alicyn Henning and Dolf Pauw
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Sunday, September 13, 2015

EXITING site under construction

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See you soon!
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Friday, September 11, 2015


Magnum Contact Sheets

The exhibition consists of 60 contact sheets and associated single images and offers a chronological overview of outstanding historical moments from the 1930s to 2010. Work can be seen by renowned photographers such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David ‘Chim’ Seymour, Werner Bischof, George Rodger, Elliott Erwitt, Martin Parr, Jim Goldberg, Trent Parke, Paolo Pellegrin and Alec Soth. In Contact Sheets, the legendary agency Magnum Photos (established in 1947) shows for the first time the circumstances in which images by these photographers were created. Not only the moments before and after taking that one iconic photo are on show, but also the photographer’s notes, marking that decisive moment on the sheet, often long after the photo was shot. Read more @ foam

Sunday, September 06, 2015

A TRANS Berlin

Exhibition 12. 9. – 31. 10. 2015

A trans is a conceptual laboratory for creative people and a platform for communication about contemporary art, architecture, urbanism and related culture with the focus on the city, space and architecture. With determination in the search for allies and like minded individuals, architect and curator Isolde Nagel designes a program for those who value artistic architectonic visions and attentiveness to social questions. Under one year s urban-oriented motto, international collaborators are invited to conceptualize and realize projects that reach beyond individual disciplinary boundaries. A trans promotes participatory projects in public spaces and fosters the dialogue between individuals and groups who are preoccupied with issues related to art and architecture, as well as collaborations with institutions, universities, embassies, publishers an sponsors that pursue similar objectives. LINK a trans LINK ex-mekh

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Александр Хрустевич (Alexander Hrustevich)

Alexander Hrustevich is one of the best bayanists in the world. Mr. Hrustevich is constantly invited to perform in many countries, including Poland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Serbia, Brazil and many others. Just recently, he performed with legendary musician and composer, winner of several Grammy awards Bobby McFerrin in a sold out, three thousand audience arena in Kiev. The very first notes will take your breath away... Alexader Hrustevich is able to play the most complicated transcriptions of violin, piano and orchestra pieces with the bayan; starting with Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and finishing with a fragment from Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” Using his ten fingers at the same time, he is able to easily play both orchestra and violin parts. For these extraordinary abilities people and critics call Hrustevich "the man orchestra“. LINK hrustevich  LINK Vilnius 2013 Youtube  A.Kusyakov, SONATA №6 (Also on Youtube) LINK And this

Sunday, August 30, 2015


september 6 - October 25, 2015

How visible we want to be? And how much influence we have ourselves to spreading our (visual) information? The current network society, where we are bombarded by new technological possibilities, opportunities and threats that require reflection. Come to the exhibition (No) Privacy and form your own position in this debate. From a kaleidoscopic view on the topic you are challenged to take their own position in the topical and urgent debate on privacy. Whether it comes to drones, surveillance cameras, information sharing via the Internet, the growing powers of the government to have our data. Awareness is growing that we may lose our grip on our privacy. (No) Privacy features work by (inter) national photographers and other visual artists. 
FOTODOK is an international place for documentary photography from Utrecht. Since the end of 2008 they will bring urgent, neglected, beautiful, exciting socially engaged documentary stories to the attention of both a broad local and national, as a global specialist public. It does this through a diverse program of exhibitions, lectures and debates critical, education and international cooperation and exchange. LINK FOTODOK

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Keep Europe healthy

Europe is a Swedish hard rock/heavy metal band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno. Since its formation, Europe has released ten studio albums. Today 2015: Europe is cracked. Thousands of refugees coming to Europe. A true migration. Help or burst? Free thought comes first. So just help. They also want to listen to the music of Europe. And feel freedom. LINK Europe


Book Kate 2015 
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It's part of our philosophy that we never sell our customer something he or she doesn't need. We'd rather help them figuring out how to be as effective as possible in their wishes In our own visual identity we stick to that philosophy as close as possible. Read more about this…

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Rodney Graham

Rodney Graham has worked across a variety of media, including photography, music, sculpture, books, and painting. His work often examines social, historical, and philosophical systems by borrowing from popular culture and making carefully composed allusive puns that undermine clichés and conventional thinking. In Graham’s sweet and pointed 2007 photographic triptych The Gifted Amateur, Nov. 10, 1962, Graham plays a Morris Louis-like painter, making drippy stain paintings in a hip, retro-modern living room, newspaper spread across the floor to prevent him from making too much mess. Here, Graham critiques all sorts of assumptions about how art is made, who makes it, the conditions in which it is created, and the kinds of spaces it may eventually be placed within. Graham reminds us that artworks are processes before they are objects or decorations, that artists are usually much poorer than collectors, that work in the studio is not leisurely or neat, and that labor determines a space’s function far more than hardware does, all by providing a farcical, beautiful, and sweet portrait of the way artists don’t work. LINK hauser and wirth

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Hector Lavoe y Willie Colon

Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe were very instrumental in Salsa's success during the late '60s and throughout the '70s and '80s. Under the banner of Fania Records, this duo pushed the boundaries of traditional Salsa, and, in turn, became worldwide superstars, touring Central and South America, and cities all across the Eastern Hemisphere, most notably, Paris. To get a grasp of just how big these guys were, consider this: The Fania All-Stars shut down Yankee Stadium in 1973. The damage the stadium sustained during the show, caused by those in attendance dancing the night away, put Bronx Bombers' last month of home games in jeopardy. It was an electric time in New York City. Willie's revolutionary trombone-backed production shifted Salsa's mambo and boogaloo (Latin R&B) to a more street-oriented sound, with lyrics that reflected the harsh realities many artists skirted around. With the help of Hector's beautiful voice, the duo were able to have commercial success and still stay street. LINK Hector Lavoe y Willie Colon

One Hundred Trillion dollars or One Cent

In the summer of 2008, the United States’ economy saw its highest levels of inflation in a almost two decades - peaking at 5.6% in July. If that sounds off-putting, Zimbabwe’s economy is downright terrifying. In 1998, Zimbabwe witnessed 32% inflation. Ten years later? 11,200,000,000 percent that August. By November 2008, per one estimate, prices were doubling every 31 hours. (That’s not a record - post-World War II Hungary saw prices which doubled in half that time.) With 100 billion (yes, billion). Zimbabwean dollars valued at roughly 65 American cents (yes, cents), even eggs were expensive. The solution: Really big bills. Witness the $100,000,000,000,000 bill. 
LINK robertsworldmoney


Art Map

The Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) was initiated by leading figures in the visual arts sector from across South Africa in 2003. People felt that the visual arts - unlike the film, performing arts, music, and publishing sectors - lacked a body that could tackle industry issues: from the need to address historical imbalances in access to opportunities in the visual arts, through to the need to attract more public investment and funding for the sector. Growth, Transformation and Opportunity were the three key ideas that motivated the organisation. 
Art Map South Africa is aimed at providing artists, curators, writers and researchers from other countries with a first point of entry into the existing infrastructure for contemporary visual arts in South Africa, as a basis for networking, creative collaboration and research. It is also designed with the needs and interests of people entering the field in South Africa in mind. This website gives you an overview of a wide cross-section of key organisations and institutions, together with information about people working in the field as writers, curators and researchers. You will find information about museums, galleries, alternative art spaces, magazines, events, development organisations and tertiary institutions. LINK artmap

Friday, July 31, 2015

Nuri Kuzuçan

A graduate of the Mimar Sinan University Department of Painting, Nuri Kuzuçan received his MA at the same department, and in addition to the numerous group exhibitions he has participated in, he has held five solo exhibitions.
His most recent solo exhibition “Interior and Exterior,” dated 2011, displays a wide variety in terms of subject matter. The painting “Interior” sees the artist return to the interior space, however this space makes no reference to intimacy. In reacting against modernity, the German Expressionists had dreamed of reclaiming nature. Yet Kuzuçan depicts a complete disconnection from nature. LINK