Friday, March 26, 2021

Lisa Weeda, Aleksandra

Lisa Weeda is a Dutch-Ukrainian writer, literary program maker, screenwriter, audiofan and virtual reality director. Text is always the basis of her work, but form is free. Ukraine, her grandmother's motherland, is often central to her work. Aleksandra is her debut novel. (In Dutch)

With astonishing storytelling pleasure and with all the literary style tools at her disposal, Lisa Weeda tells an exceptional family history, which begins with her grandmother Aleksandra. In 1942 she is deported from Ukraine and put to work in the war industry in Germany. Her granddaughter Lisa later travels to her grandmother's hometown and, on the wings of her imagination, meets her great-grandfather Nikolaj, who has been waiting for his daughter for nearly three quarters of a century. Together with him, she searches for traces of her cousin, who was murdered during the recently flared conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Aleksandra is the story of a family between East and West who just can't get away from an area that never seems to find peace. Lisa Weeda found the form and the voice to tell this poignant story in a grandiose way. 

Met verbluffend vertelplezier en met alle literaire stijlmiddelen die tot haar beschikking staan vertelt Lisa Weeda een uitzonderlijke familiegeschiedenis, die begint bij haar grootmoeder Aleksandra. In 1942 wordt zij vanuit Oekraïne gedeporteerd en in Duitsland in de oorlogsindustrie tewerkgesteld. Haar kleindochter Lisa reist later naar haar grootmoeders geboorteplaats en ontmoet, op de vleugels van haar verbeelding, haar overgrootvader Nikolaj, die al bijna driekwart eeuw op zijn dochter zit te wachten. Samen met hem gaat ze op zoek naar sporen van haar neef, die tijdens het recentelijk opgelaaide conflict in Oost-Oekraïne is vermoord. Aleksandra is het verhaal van een familie tussen Oost en West die maar niet loskomt van een gebied dat nooit rust lijkt te vinden. Lisa Weeda vond de vorm en de stem om dit indringende verhaal op een grandioze manier te vertellen. 

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Panayot Panayotov Paneto

About my father-in-law

The first time I met Panayot Panayotov - Paneto in Bulgaria 27 years ago, there was an immediate   click. What a personality! I gave him a catalogue of the Documenta 7 as a present. Immediately he came up with a story about those artists. He knew their works very well! I did not speak Bulgarian, but thanks to Lilly (his great love and support) it became an exciting dialogue. After a number of Rakia's translation was almost unnecessary. We met many more times in the following years. The 10 guilder banknote designed by Jaap Drupsteen was not unknown to him. "Look at the Iris print Dolf!", he said. But in his studio, all that work! Each object in the studio had its own history. A great artist, a true Master has passed away, what a loss! Lilly, family and friends, a lot of strength! Pani, I hope you are well on your journey to the unknown.  

De eerste keer dat ik in Bulgarije Panayot Panayotov - Paneto ontmoette 27 jaar geleden was er meteen een klik. Wat een persoonlijkheid! Ik gaf hem een katalogus van de Documenta 7 cadeau. Onmiddellijk kwam hij met een verhaal over deze kunstenaars. Vele van hen kende hij! De taal Bulgaars beheerste ik niet maar dankzij Lilly (zijn grote liefde en en steun) werd het een spannend dialoog. Na een aantal Rakia's was vertaling bijna niet meer nodig. Wij ontmoette elkaar velen malen meer de jaren daarop. Het 10 gulden bankbiljet ontworpen door Jaap Drupsteen was niet onbekend bij hem. Kijk naar de iris druk Dolf ! zei hij. Maar zijn atelier, al dat werk! Elk object in zijn atelier was omgeven met een verhaal. En onderbouwd. Er is een groot kunstenaar Meester heengegaan wat een verlies! Lilly, familie en vrienden heel veel sterkte! Pani, het gaat je goed op reis naar het onbekende. LINK panayotpanayotov-paneto

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Artembassy (Kunstambassade)

The Kunstambassade Rotterdam is online, the first virtual studio building in the Netherlands. Made by Rotterdam artists, for enthusiasts, collectors, people interested in art and for other artists, who can still show their work with this in the times of Corona. From today you can wander through the online studios, watch the work process of the artists and trace their mutual relationships read more (Dutch). 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Alexandra Nikolaewna Pauw-Temnikowa

@ I ♥ Dordt, Dordrechts Museum

I ♥ Dordt. Learn about nearly 400 artifacts that tell the story of our 800-year-old city here. This exhibition was made for and by people from Dordrecht. All objects have been brought in or presented by themselves. All stories have been told by themselves. Click on an item and you will see the corresponding story and who submitted it. Be surprised by beautiful, moving and fun anecdotes from Dordrecht. Via the menu on the right you can watch a short film about the realization of this exhibition. In the film, people from Dordrecht tell about their precious objects and their love for the city. And don't forget to come and see the exhibition in person, as soon as the museums are allowed to reopen. The exhibition can then be seen in the Dordrechts Museum until august 15 2021.

Saturday, January 09, 2021

The Glass Room

The Glass Room Misinformation Edition

The Glass Room Misinformation Edition consists of a series of interactive apps, short films and visual elements that can be hosted in public or private spaces anywhere in the world. The exhibits explore how social media and the web have changed the way you read information and react to it. Learn why spotting “fake news” is not as easy as it sounds, and how the term “fake news” is as much a problem as the news it describes. Dive into the world of deepfakes, which are now so realistic that they are virtually impossible to detect. Find out why social media platforms are designed to keep you hooked, and how they can be used to change your mind. The Glass Room Misinformation Edition also includes a Data Detox Kit, which features simple steps and practical tools to reduce your digital traces and help you take control of your digital life. LINK the glass room

Friday, December 18, 2020

Madeleine Mignon and Marguerite Mespoulet, 1913

The earliest color photos of Ireland 
By Argun Konuk

Through the lenses of their Autochrome Lumière cameras, these adventurer intellectuals documented priceless moments of remote villages, Irish rural settlements, lives of locals adhering to traditional Gaelic values, ancient Celtic monuments, prominent Christian sites, green landscapes, cemeteries, street settings from Galway city and much more. 
Argun Konuk A 24-year-old travel & history enthusiast who has been sharing his travel experiences and introducing the unpopular unique places in the world! 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Kunst aan de muur - (Art on your wall) - (Wandkunst), Dolf Pauw

Dolf Pauw - collages

Je bent klaar voor een uitdaging in je interieur. Ik creëer dit voor jou! Maak een keuze! Het formaat is aan jou. Op canvas, metaal of ander materiaal. Bij een galerie vind je niet altijd iets in jouw maat, of het is net boven budget. Dan bent u bij mij aan het juiste adres. Kunst aan de muur helpt je iets moois en betaalbaars te vinden. Geen nieuws, denkt u misschien. Maar wat mij onderscheidde is dat ik je help met een werk dat helemaal bij je past. Een werk dat bij jouw smaak past in het materiaal en in het formaat dat het beste bij je muur past. Een werk waar je jarenlang plezier van zult hebben. 

You’re ready for a challenge in your interior. I create this for you! make a choice! The format is up to you. On canvas, metal or other material. At a gallery you will not find art in your size, or it is just above budget. You have come to the right place. Me and Art on your wall helps you find something beautiful and affordable. Not news, you may think. But what distinguished me is that I help you with a work that suits you completely. A work that suits your taste in the material and in the size that best suits your wall. A work that you can enjoy for years to come.

Sie sind bereit für eine Herausforderung in Ihrem Interieur. Ich erstelle das für dich! triff eine Entscheidung! Das Format liegt bei Ihnen. Auf Leinwand, Metall oder anderem Material. In einer Galerie finden Sie keine Kunst in Ihrer Größe oder sie liegt knapp über dem Budget. Sie sind an der richtigen Stelle. Ich und Kunst an Ihrer Wand helfen Ihnen, etwas Schönes und Erschwingliches zu finden. Keine Neuigkeiten, könnte man meinen. Aber was mich auszeichnet, ist, dass ich Ihnen bei einer Arbeit helfe, die ganz zu Ihnen passt. Eine Arbeit, die Ihrem Geschmack im Material und in der Größe entspricht, die am besten zu Ihrer Wand passt. Eine Arbeit, an der Sie jahrelang Freude haben werden.

Sunday, November 01, 2020


October 31, 2020 
Dolf Pauw, Marisa Polin and Kees Koomen

The Malieveld is a large field of 550 by 200 meters next to the center of The Hague. It is nationally known for its many protest manifestations. Since April 4, 2012, art has been created and displayed on Saturday mornings between 11:00 and 12:00 at the Malieveld in The Hague. The meetings on Saturday morning are still taking place after years and have developed into a ritual in which the participants have expanded to a hard core of participants with a soft varying shell of artists and interested parties who are irregularly present. 1 start, 2 Dolf Pauw, 3 Marisa Polin, 4 Kees Koomen, 5 end.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Fabienne van Maanen

Final Graphic design project 2020, LETTE VEREIN BERLIN 
Time in Between 
Fabienne van Maanen

Fabienne van Maanen has been making drawings of people in the Berlin UBahn since 2016. Her final Graphic design project has been nominated for the LETTE DESIGN AWARD BY SCHINDLER.

Monday, September 14, 2020

A trans

feat. Ellen Rodenberg & EX-MÊKH | FeMaler 
11.09.2020 – 18.10.2020 | Open Hours permanently 
U- Bahnhof Kleistpark (U7), 10783 Berlin

This year’s theme, A Femmes City, deals with the feminine view of various aspects of the city. How does urban space appear from a women’s perspective, what potential is overlooked, and what development possibilities are held in public space? Who does the city belong to? “ A Femmes City. I interpret the invitation of A trans as a challenge. When do we talk of a female gaze and of a female approach? What does it look like? I decided to engage the men of the EX-MÊKH-collective in this project in order to be able to hold the development of my work against the light of a male/female concept. Two shop windows next to each other, organized with work based on the male/female concept. I had discussions with Maarten Schepers and Kees Koomen about the difference in strategies, upbringing, social behavior and networking. When do we talk about expressing oneself with personal character and where do we observe the influence of gender? To try and make this visible I decided to install one shop window myself, as a woman. I asked the two men to install the second shop window with their work: one female, two men, two painters, one sculptor! The title FeMaler is an apt translation of this mix. For my personal presentation I developed a procedure of applying paint with big strokes on white cardboard resulting in color forms. It is a method with which I leak diluted acrylic paint through cotton sheets. After it dries the sheets are removed and whimsical shapes appear. The results have a watercolor-like character. I think of gardens for the imagination. I think of all the possible associations one single form can already evoke, I think of the mental space being created by this approach. Imagine the memories in the future. Imagine the questions in the future. Imagine the possibilities of the female approach in the future. The cardboard pieces will be installed in a precise manner but the result will look casual. The display in the shop-window must tempt for timelessness and thus create space, the incomprehensibilities will be helpful with this. What is it you see? A curious garden full of life? Or are you „Lost in Paradise”? The second shop window will be of a totally different nature. Maarten Schepers and Kees Koomen have been discussing the installation to be shown. Maarten Schepers has created an over-all design which we can associate with phenomena like show-box, diorama or bijou-box. Kees Koomen will add to this with work based on the muses and the story of Actaeon. LINK A Trans Berlin

Saturday, August 29, 2020

La Nave (The Ship)

Selected for the Architecture Filmfestival Rotterdam 
from 7 until 11 October 2020 
Directed by Hans Wilschut Produced by Edgar Kapp

Four enormous apartment buildings in Naples, Italy, seem to determine the lives of their inhabitants. Designed by architect Franz di Salvo in 1962, the original ideological principles meant to enhance social cohesion, were abandoned completely when construction started in 1975. Poor quality construction materials were used, the design altered and a total lack of infrastructure and services transformed the imagined utopia into a dystopian failure. Ever since, the Vele in Scampia have been synonymous with illegality, drugs, crime and murder. Hans Wilschut's documentary debut tells a story about people trying to regain control of their own lives.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Bertien van Manen and Friends

@ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Van Manen's work is rooted in classic (social) photo reportage in serious of straightforward black and white which, up until the 1980s, was an important genre. Gradually, she evolved a personal, poetic form of colour photography that reveals her enduring, highly personal relationships with her subjects. The common thread running through the exhibition is the various series that Van Manen has produced since the 1970s, from her autobiographical work and the first series in Budapest in the 1970s, the black and white series about female migrant workers and nuns in the 1980s, the stories about Russian and Chinese people coping with changes in society in the 1990s.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Oleksandr Miroshnychenko

I began studying pottery in 2003 and my first wish was to create functional wares. I was inspired by Japanese ceramic art and I tried to express the processes of nature in clay. Issues that interested me were the transience of life, imperfection, impermanence , nature of the self, and the beauty of materials. But my philosophy transformed, and I began to reflect on human beings and about processes in society: Civilization and urbanity as capable of changing human nature; Personality as a set of separate elements and how they may be changed and permanently transformed; Continuous change and imperfection as a base line of personality making any seeming order unstable; Entropy as a mode of transforming the objects of material culture; and psychological isolation as common to human experience. I try to integrate these ideas as motifs into my work. 

Oleksandr Miroshnychenko lives and works at his studio in Kochetok, a small village in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. In 2001, he decided to become an artist after one year of studying radio physics in Karazin Kharkiv National University. Miroshnychenko subsequently enrolled at Kharkiv Artist College but after two years of education was expelled. The aspiring artist’s first meeting with ceramics took place at the ceramic studio of Kharkiv State Academy in 2003. There he started working as an assistant, preparing materials for students and helping them to make their works. The head of the studio, instructor Volodimir Shapovalov, taught Miroshnychenko the technology and art of ceramics and clay. Miroshnychenko worked at the studio for seven years and during that time he studied ceramics and pottery intensively. The artist earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree through correspondence courses at Kharkiv state academy of Design and Arts. LINK Oleksandr Miroshnychenko

Sunday, August 02, 2020

After Corona Yuri Buenaventura comes back!

@ North Sea jazz festival Rotterdam Holand

Grande Yuri Buenaventura eres el mejor! 
Q enorme felicidad ver musicos de verdad en esta Decadencia musical actual.gracias Dios mio!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Tamarind was founded in the absence of an American print shop dedicated to serving artists, and during a period when American artists tended to reject lithography and collaborative printing in favor of the more "direct...immediate" possibilities. Faced with a paucity of opportunities on all fronts and a medium which seemed on the verge of extinction, Wayne sought to create more than just a studio: June Wayne's critical vision--a perception at the core of the Tamarind proposal--was that there were many facets to the problem, none of which could be solved in isolation from the whole. It would be insufficient to entice artists to make lithographs if they could not find opportunities for true collaboration with highly qualified artisan-printers, and it would be insufficient to establish fine workshops without thought to the economic climate in which they might exist. Tamarind can be credited with single-handedly reviving the medium of lithography, both insofar as they made the medium "respectable" and viable and also in that their dedicated research led to technical and economic breakthroughs with a visible impact on lithography in particular and printmaking in general; e.g., lightfast inks, durable and consistent printmaking paper, precise registration systems, aluminum plate printing, and lightweight, large diameter rollers are but a few important aspects of printmaking which either originated at or were refined by Tamarind. The workshop also established several now-customary procedures for editioned prints, such as precisely recording and documenting every edition, and affixing both a workshop chop and a printer's chop to each proof or impression in recognition of the printer's important role. LINK Tamarind