Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Victor Jara

Zamba del Che

Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez was a Chilean teacher, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist. A distinguished theatre director, he developed Chilean theatre by directing a broad array of works, ranging from locally produced Chilean plays, to the classics of the world stage, to the experimental work of such playwrights as Ann Jellicoe. He also played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric musicians who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement; this led to an uprising of new sounds in popular music during the administration of Salvador Allende. Shortly after the Chilean coup of 11 September 1973, Jara was arrested; he was tortured under interrogation and ultimately shot dead. His body was later thrown out into the street of a shanty town in Santiago. The contrast between the themes of his songs, on love, peace and social justice and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a "potent symbol of struggle for human rights and justice" for those killed during the Pinochet regime. LINK youtube LINK Extra

Monday, June 27, 2016

After 40 years the puzzle is back

Design dolf pauw 1975 
Thanks! Jeanette van der Does

LINK puzzle

Friday, June 17, 2016

Museum Voorlinden Wassenaar

Kraaijvanger architects 

Philip Akkerman a part of the Caldic collection. Photo dolf pauw

The new exhibition building for the Caldic Collection consists of a long sand-coloured building located at the Voorlinden estate - in a grass field at the edge of a forest - and features circa 6.700 m². The exhibition building has three components: alternating expositions, a fixed collection and space for displaying permanent pieces. They have been supplemented by supporting and generic functions, like a shop, auditorium, educational space, restoration workshop and a library. A visit to the exhibition building will be a complete experience, for which a number of ingredients are already present. The entrance to the park, with its view of the fields, the special atmosphere of the early 20th century patrician’s house, the walk through and along the garden and the many views across the estate. Opens in 2016
LINK museum Voorlinden

Friday, June 10, 2016

La Cité du Vin

Situated in Bordeaux, La Cité du Vin is a unique venue for culture and recreation where wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach, all set within an evocative architectural design. La Cité du Vin gives a different view of wine, across the world, across the ages, across all cultures and all civilisations. At first sight, the architecture of the building certainly makes an impact. It is a journey in itself, creating a place filled with symbols of identity: the knotted vine stocks, wine turning in the glass, the swirls and eddies of the Garonne river. Each and every architectural detail evokes liquid elements and the very soul of wine. Comprising more than 13,350m2 spread over ten levels and reaching a height of 55 metres, La Cité du Vin invites you to step in and explore. The bold architectural design by architects Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières from XTU architects is impressive for its shape and audacious curves, as well as its ever-changing reflections depending on the season, the day or the time. Allow yourself to be transported by this sensation of movement, of uninterrupted flow between the exterior and interior of the structure. Set off on your wine adventure beneath the wooden vault of the torus which reminds us of the massive hull of a ship putting to sea. LINK laciteduvin

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Exit on billboard

Are you ready to see this? Visit our site! LINK exityourstoryteller

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Rabin Huissen

'Evolving Works' 
til June 11, 2016 @ Phoebus

Rabin Huissen (Rotterdam, NL) is a conceptual artist whose works document his relationship to and journeys in the urban realm through ink drawings, paper cut-out collages, polaroid photography, and installations. In various ways, he investigates his presence while being present in time and place, by capturing fleeting moments in the here and now, as well as the past. Mostly sketching while traveling and being in movement, he later revives and re-enacts these experiences, mere moments after they lost their topicality. read more… LINK phoebus.nl

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Jan Smejkal

@ Phoebus galeriespace beletage and several outdoor areas

Jan Smejkal exhibits on the long wall in the gallery space of beletage Phoebus Rotterdam an installation with text works include names of artists. It is about individual elements independently and indifferent compositions may function. combines Smejkal these works, unexpectedly, with spray paintings, in which the acrylic paint immediately sprang to the canvas and the time of commencement and termination are recorded on the reverse side of the cloth. The works show fresh colors, rhythmic, yet gentle contrasts - cuddly and painterly. Outside hangs a - out of context, but fantastic !! - Text painting to a tree on the Westersingel. In the garden of Phoebus Rotterdam a mirror Tisch. During Poetry International, 8-12 June Jan Smejkal shows text paintings in Witte de With kwartier - so be placed loosely on the street. And tables with text - in this case the names of poets - in the RO Theater. These works are sold after Poetry on Internet. 
LINK Phoebus LINK Poetry international

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Platform Werkplaatsen

WPZimmer Antwerpen

Platform Werkplaatsen is a joint venture between Dutch and Flemish workshops and labs for artists and designers. Technical workshops lead the way in facilitating craft techniques for and by artists and designers. Workshops are consistently developing, reflecting the changes in daily art practice, thereby creating innovative applications of old and new techniques. Their function has also shifted, from knowledge centre to junction within knowledge networks. This has created unexpected connections between art, science, business and society. Platform Werkplaatsen makes this development visible and examines the position and significance of workshops by organizing symposia and meetings. Platform Werplaatsen is supported by AiR Platform NL, platform for artist in-residence programs in the Netherlands. Platform Werkplaatsen is committed to  Bringing visibility to the extensive range of technical facilities, knowledge and expertise in the Netherlands and Flanders.  Mutual cooperation and exchange of knowledge and experience.   Promoting the importance and significance of artistic workshops, in connection with art education, science, business, and social institutions. LINK platformwerkplaatsen LINK wpzimmer

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Stairs

From mid-May to mid-June, Rotterdam gets a temporary new eye-catcher: a giant stairs with 180 steps from Stationsplein, right in front of Groot Handelsgebouw. The scaffolding system, an idea by architects MVRDV, is a nod to 75 years of rebuilding the city, which is celebrated this year with the cultural event Rotterdam celebrates the city! The Stairs will be officially opened on 16 May by Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and will remain open until 12 June. Everyone is welcome to visit from 10:00 to 22:00. Admission is free. LINK read more

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hackers and Designers

Summer Academy 2016: 
At work. 
If you are so smart why are you so poor?

During the summer of 2016 Hackers and Designers invites an international group of ambitious artist, designers and developers for a 10 day hands-on workshop program, including collective dinners, lectures, a film program and a concluding exhibition… H and D believes that in order to develop a deeper understanding of the qualities and disadvantages of technology we need to look inside the black boxes of the technology that we heavily rely on in our daily physical and digital, our private and professional lives. Therefore we urge the participants of the summer academy to open the box, look inside it, rummage through it or even make their own boxes… LINK read more

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Learning Through Art

The Guggenheim Museum Collection
and collection dolf pauw

Brancusi, Chagall, Kandinsky, Leger, Lichtenstein, Malevich, Miro, Picasso, Ringgold, Rousseau, Severini, and Smith. This is the first children's book based on the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Inspired by Learning Through Art/ The Guggenheim Museum Children’s Program, it provides a fun way to learn about art and uses works of art to explore basic elementary school subjects such as math, science, language arts and social studies. Full-color reproductions of twelve masterpieces from the Guggenheim's collection form the basis of sections that are filled with information, exploratory questions, writing and drawing activities, fun facts, and suggestions for additional projects to do at home. Handsomely designed by Takaaki Matsumoto, its pages are specially coated so that writings and drawings made with washable marker will wipe off, allowing each activity to be done again and again for years to come. Geared toward ages 6 - 10, this book offers a delightful way for parents and children to share art together. Learning Through Art/ The Guggenheim Museum Children’s Program (LTA) was founded in 1970 by the late Natalie Lieberman in response to the elimination of art and music programs in the New York City public schools. Serving thousands of students annually, LTA focuses on increasing the learning and communication skills of elementary school children through an innovative multidisciplinary approach, and offers activities that are designed to supplement the classroom curriculum and increase children’s exposure to the arts. LINK art book

Monday, May 02, 2016

Game Changers @ MOMU Antwerp

Photo’s by Dolf Pauw 

The exhibition ‘Game Changers Reinventing the 20th century silhouette’  looks at the groundbreaking work of fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga whose innovations in the middle of the 20th century created a radically new silhouettte, in which the body got freedom of movement and architectural volumes created a space around the body. Along with the pioneers of haute couture in the 1920s and 1930s and later on also the designers of the 1980s and 1990s, Balenciaga provided an alternative for the prevailing constrictive hourglass silhouette. These ‘Game Changers’ looked at fashion of the 20th century from a new perspective. LINK MOMU

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pati Makowska

Source Daily Mail and internet

Pati Makowska captures the beauty of what were once some of the continent's most vibrant locations. The now-dilapidated buildings still feature hints of their heyday - from intricately painted ceilings, to renaissance architecture and grand halls. The photographer said that tracking down such wonders takes a lot of time, as she has to study man old maps and ask those with local knowledge. Pati plans to continue taking pictures of ruins, but also hopes to expand her photography into natural wonders. She said: 'I first photographed ruins a medieval castle in Muszyna in Poland a few years ago. 'Later, while living in the UK and Iceland, I found other magic and forgotten places. The memory of the power of magic and climate remained my inspiration to be found in places like Poland. LINK dailymail LINK pinterest


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You’re ready for a challenge in your interior. We can achieve this for you by creating a canvas of your footage. The format is up to you, and the subject is negotiable. For example, your vacation or pictures from the old box. You know the drill, anywhere in your home are photobooks, videotapes and movies. Where you and family members are documented on. Twenty years ago capturing your life changed from analog to digital. We would like to help you to capture chronological all that old stuff. And record it on modern material so that your children and grandchildren can still enjoy it today. LINK exityourstoryteller

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mime Wave


Mime Wave is a theater collective of young Ukrainian and Dutch authors. The performance is inspired by their personal experiences with war and corruption in Ukraine. The theater collective Mime Wave was founded by Anastasiia Liubchenko, a multi-talent from Kiev who lives in Amsterdam since 5 years. Every year they make with Mime Wave a theater with Ukrainian and Dutch artists. Metamorphosis  shows the need for a transformation of a corrupt system, in motion, animation and music. Seen Sunday 24 04 Rotterdam @ Maas theater Rotterdam.
LINK Mime Wave 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Nick Nicolai sings At Last from Etta James

@ Holland gots talent

Etta James her debut album, At Last!, was released in late 1960 and was noted for its varied choice in music from jazz standards to blues numbers to doo-wop and rhythm and blues (R&B).The album also included James' future classic, "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "A Sunday Kind of Love". In early 1961, James released what was to become her signature song, "At Last", which reached number two on the R&B chart and number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100. Though the song was not as successful as expected, it has become the most remembered version of the song. James followed that up with "Trust in Me", which also included string instruments. Later that same year, James released a second studio album, The Second Time Around. The album took the same direction as her previous album, covering many jazz and pop standards, and using strings on many of the songs spawning two hit singles, "Fool That I Am" and "Don't Cry Baby". 
LINK Song by Nick Nicolai