Saturday, May 23, 2015

launch EXITING

Allicyn Henning and Dolf Pauw

For our own visual identity we wanted to show a certain position that is ever present in our other work. We wanted to find a way to create a visual identity that is both luxurious, minimalistic, modernistic and which even incorporates the ever present fun that's visible in what we make. We believe that this position helps create original design without pretence. Our company name ’EXITING’ (Exit, till seeing again) immediately sends you to a place where you drink a nice coffee and talk to family. A color feeling we wanted to enhance by the usage of red (yes, it's really red) in the design, while at the same time contradicting it in the coarseness of the bold capital spacing of our company name 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. 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. 

Voor onze eigen visuele identiteit willen we naar een vorm, wat altijd aanwezig in ons andere werk,  aan u tonen.  We willen een manier om een ​​visuele identiteit, die zowel  luxe, minimalistisch, modernistische en deze zelfs voorzien, van het altijd aanwezige plezier, wat zichtbaar is in wat we doen, maken en vinden. Wij zijn van mening dat deze positie helpt bij het creëren van oorspronke-lijke ontwerpen zonder pretentie. Ons bedrijf met de naam 'EXITING' (Exit, tot weerziens) stuurt je meteen naar een plek waar je een lekker kopje koffie gaat drinken om te praten met familie. Het kleurgevoel willen wij verbeteren door het gebruik van rood (ja, het is echt rood) in het ontwerp, terwijl tegelijkertijd, de grofheid van de gedurfde hoofdkapitalen, onze bedrijfsnaam doet uitstralen. 
Het is een onderdeel van onze filosofie dat we nooit onze klanten iets, wat hij of zij niet willen, te verkopen. 
We willen hen liever helpen uitzoeken hoe zo effectief mogelijk  hun wensen in onze eigen visuele identiteit is in te passen en we toch zo dicht mogelijk vasthouden aan die filosofie. U kent het wel, overal in huis bevinden zich fotoboeken, videobanden en filmpjes. Waar u en familieleden op gedocumenteerd staan. Twintig jaar geleden veranderde het vastleggen van uw leven van analoog naar digitaal. 
Wij willen u graag helpen al dat oude materiaal chronologisch vast te leggen op modern materiaal zodat uw kinderen en kleinkinderen ook vandaag nog kunnen genieten. 

Opera dull or hot?

Operadagen Rotterdam 
may 22 til may 31 

Operadagen Rotterdam is an international festival with a focus on new developments in opera and music theatre. More than ever before singers, musicians, actors, directors, and designers are moulding the classical opera repertoire to their will. Whilst keeping intact the spirit of the works, they find new interpretations that resonate with the world of today and tomorrow. Operadagen Rotterdam invites the audience to broaden their mind and experience the latest developments. Freedom, equality, fraternity. The famous slogan of the French Revolution has lost none of its relevance in the 21st century. After the central themes of Liberty (2013) and Fraternity (2014), equality is the leitmotiv of this year's festival. It runs from 22 through 31 May 2015 in various locations around Rotterdam. LINK operadagenrotterdam

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Jacob Jensen

With a studio in a remote spot in Jutland, western Denmark, Jacob Jensen began collaborating in the 1960s with Bang & Olufsen for whom he created a look characterized by clean, flat surfaces with minimal protrusions such as buttons and switches. The technical quality of B&O record players, speakers and television sets was also considered superior and they were soon a must in wealthy households in the United States. Prior to his work with B&O, Jensen worked with industrial designers Bernadotte and Bjørn, where he created the Margrethe Bowl, a set of identical mixing bowls in bright colors and differing sizes which are ubiquitous in Danish households. Some of Jensen's pieces for B&O are held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York following the "Design for Sound" exhibition in 1978, the fourth ever solo artist exhibition at MoMA at the time. LINK Danishnet

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rob Pruitt

The Obama Paintings and The Lincoln Monument 
@ MOCA Detroit

Two coming exhibits of New York artist Rob Pruitt will feature a flea market and a series of thousands of paintings of President Obama. Every day for the past six years, Mr. Pruitt has painted a portrait of Barack Obama, nearly 3,000 canvases since the start of his presidency. Mr. Pruitt said the series also began on a whim, as a way to chronicle Mr. Obama’s tenure. The artist plans to continue through the president’s final day in office. Every morning, he culls media images for inspiration and then spends “under an hour” painting in red, white and blue on 
a 2-foot canvas. In some, the president looks triumphant and in others, he looks fatigued. Mr. Pruitt said he wasn’t seeking to make propaganda. “I just wanted to make a complete portrait.” Collectively, “The Obama Paintings” will represent his longest series-and among the largest group of paintings the Detroit museum has shown in a single exhibit. Ms. Borowy-Reeder said Mr. Pruitt’s portraits will cover the 
14-foot walls of nearly 9,000 square feet of gallery space within the museum. Additionally, the exhibit will include “Lincoln Monument,” 
a 6-foot tower of tractor tires Mr. Pruitt painted in copper leaf. Around 200,000 pennies (that’s $2,000 worth) will cascade down the tires like a fountain. LINK MOCAD

Monday, May 11, 2015

Dorandi’s Converse All Star

Dorandi 1976

If you were alive in the 80s, your shoe wardrobe wasn’t complete without a pair (or five) of Chucks (otherwise known as Converse All Star high tops). It didn’t matter if you were a guy or a gal - this particular 80s fashion trend crossed the gender barrier (and the age barrier too). The 80s can’t claim the Chucks fashion trend as its own. The Converse All Star High Tops have been around for quite a while. The Converse shoe company has been making them since 1917. It wasn’t, however, until world-famous basketball player Chuck Taylor began wearing (and selling) the shoes in the 1920s that they really caught on. By the 1980s the shoes had become a fashion statement and were available in dozens of colors. Black, white, pink, blue, yellow, red - you name it, you could get it. LINK youtube

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Hajo Rose @ Bauhaus

Hajo Rose - Bauhaus Foto Typo focuses primarily on the Hajo Rose’s time at Bauhaus as well as his period in exile in Holland during the Second World War. Primarily remembered as a graphic designer and exhibition stand designer, Hajo Rose was also a highly talented photographer and drawer. Although Hajo Rose studied at Bauhaus Dessau and Berlin under Walter Peterhans, Josef Albers and Joost Schmidt, one of the greatest influences on his work was without question Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.
Not only was Moholy-Nagy instrumental in the development of the photography department in Dessau, but as the leading light in the typography department he also influenced Rose’s master Joost Schmidt. In addition, following the dissolution of Bauhaus in 1933 Hajo Rose briefly worked as am assistant for Moholy-Nagy in Berlin. 
LINK minimumblog

Friday, May 08, 2015

Kerry James Marshal

Kerry James Marshall is one of the leading contemporary painters of his generation. Over the past twenty-five years, he has become internationally known for monumental images of African American history and culture. Marshall attributes his interest in these subjects to the geography of his upbringing. Born in Birmingham, Alabama just as the bus boycotts were beginning, the artist and his family moved to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, in 1963 (two years before the race riots) and finally settled in South Central Los Angeles at the height of the civil rights movement. The experience of growing up at the epicenter of socio-political change has yielded a body of work deeply rooted in personal biography and historical detail. LINK American art

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Nikita Kadan

@ Biennale di Venezia, 
Pavilion of Ukraine

"Новоутворення 2" 
інсталяція, 2010 Робота створена у співпраці з архітектором Олександром Бурлакою. Друга версія інсталяції, реалізованої у 2010 році для Уральської Індустріальної Бієнале в Єкатеринбурзі. Інсталяція в київському Арсеналі складається з восьми кіл двометрового діаметру з картами міських ділянок, на яких публічний простір знищується новими торговими та офісними центрами, "елітними" житловими будівлями з підземними паркінгами. Ці карти - результат дослідження процесів, які відбуваються із простором сучасного Києва. Водночас, карти відсилають до практик радянського авангарду, зокрема до ПРОУНів Еля Лисицького. Нові ПРОУНи демонструють капіталістичну трансформацію пост-радянського міста. Вони проблематизують стосунки між утопічним поглядом з минулого та пост-утопічними реаліями сьогодення. 
 "Neoplasm 2" 
Installation, 2010 The work was created in collaboration with an architect Alexandr Burlaka. The second version of installation, realised in 2010 for The Ural Industrial Biennale in Ekaterinburg. Installation in Kyiv Arsenal consists of eight circles (d 2 meters) with maps of city areas where the public space is ruined by new-built shopping malls, office centers, "elite" buildings with underground parking etc. The maps are a result of the research of Kyiv recent city transformation processes. These maps refer to geometric abstractions of the Soviet avant-guarde, especially to PROUNs of El Lissitzky. They emerge like new PROUNs representing capitalist transformations of post-soviet cities. They are questioning the relations of utopical views from the past and post-utopical conditions of the present. LINK Nikita Kadan LINK Hope, Biennale di Venezia, Pavilion of Ukraine

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Felice Varini

Felice Varini paints on architectural and urban spaces, such as buildings, walls and streets. The paintings are characterized by one vantage point from which the viewer can see the complete painting (usually a simple geometric shape such as circle, square, line), while from other view points the viewer will see ‘broken’ fragmented shapes. Varini argues that the work exists as a whole - with its complete shape as well as the fragments. LINK Felice Varini

Friday, May 01, 2015


Behind The Cut - Outs
@ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

As part of the Public Program, in conjunction with the exhibition The Oasis of Matisse (March 29 - August 16, 2015), the Stedelijk Museum proudly presents a review of the most complex conservation projects on Henri Matisse’s work. During the last decade of his life Matisse deployed two simple materials-white paper and gouache-to create works of wide - ranging color and complexity. He used an unorthodox implementa pair of scissorsto transform the paper and paint into a world of plants, animals, figures, and shapes. Preserving these so-called cut - outs, some of impressive scale, has been a true challenge for conservators all over the world and will be the focus of a discussion by conservators Karl Buchberg (MoMA, New York) and André van Oort (previously with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam). LINK Stedelijk AMS

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hans Emmelkamp

Unity, balance and perfection are the main criteria for Hans Emmelkamp when creating his artwork. He is aware of the significance and importance of simplicity, silence and tranquility. These are the elements that he likes to sublimate his work. This observation seems to contradict the fact that the artist than anyone knows the turmoil of the viewfinder. However, this is less paradoxical than it seems. 
The desire for peace and accepting unrest, meet in the pursuit of perfection and balance. LINK Hans Emmelkamp

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mariette Linders

For Mariette Linders draw is the most direct way to bring something into view. Where a painting both equally take the art on his neck as a word and as a form, the drawing seems that even without charge to. A drawing can take the form of Doodle, note, floor plan, size designation, et cetera. 
Link Mariette Linders

Friday, April 17, 2015

Blues magazine

Levee Dwellers - Leveling Up

Format: CD / Label: Blueshinerecords

Design Blueshine design, Photographs Dolf Pauw 
Releasedatum: februari 2015

The album 'leveling up' of the Levee Dwellers is a wonderfully funky uptempo album with jazz and bluesy flavor. A very surprising CD where the songs are performed in their own way. The songs on the album have a nod to the original versions and are easy to sing along. The uptempo songs immediately invite you to sing along, which can also been busy.The band has a unique sound and fit both musically and in terms of voice perfectly. The numbers Kick It Around and Hoodoo Man contain beautiful and technically well executed saxophone solos. Furthermore, a compliment to the singer; a beautiful warm voice that both uptempo song as in the slow blues well comes into its own! Especially with the song Tell Me More, which is a gem of the album as a whole, becomes the hot and beautiful deep sounding voice from beginning to end. Rarely has a singer of this generation with a sensitive song to keep the attention so firmly know if at this number. The album is highly recommended for both blues and jazz enthusiasts this time. Old songs are transformed into the unique sound of this band. Read more (in Dutch) LINK Levee Dwellers 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Wouter le Duc

The God Machine

Wouter le Duc tells fiction and nonfiction stories about people who are on the fringes of society. He gets his inspiration from an interest in people with an unusual life story, current trends, personal experiences and historical figures. In his projects, he focuses on the core of the people; where they come from, how do they interpret life and what the future will bring them. LINK Wouter le Duc

Monday, April 06, 2015


By ludus ludi

This game is based on two of the oldest and most basic play activities known: stacking and balancing. People have been playing with these elements since the dawn of time. Both possibilities - standing up or falling over - can be equally exciting. The first swing was created when one crossed branch was positioned over another branch. Soon after came the balancing scale, the wheel, the ball-bearing, articulated joints… Read more

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Uffington White Horse

Lithograph Dolf Pauw 1980

The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised prehistoric hill figure, 110 m long (374 feet), formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. The figure is situated on the upper slopes of White Horse Hill in the English civil parish of Uffington (in the county of Oxfordshire, historically Berkshire), some 8 km (5 mi) south of the town of Faringdon and a similar distance west of the town of Wantage; or 2.5 km south of Uffington. The hill forms a part of the scarp of the Berkshire Downs and overlooks the Vale of White Horse to the north. Best views of the figure are obtained from the air, or from directly across the Vale, particularly around the villages of Great Coxwell, Longcot and Fernham. The site is owned and managed by the National Trust and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. LINK National Trust UK

Friday, April 03, 2015

North Korean Perspectives

Kims Utopia 
@ Drents Museum

One of the landmarks in the Drents Museum in the new cultural season is the exhibition Kims Utopia - Paintings from North Korea. From 7 April to August 30, 2015 can be seen approximately 80 paintings, made in the period 1960 - 2000 by professional North Korean painters in state service. These figurative works give an idealized image of North Korea, as dreamed and imagined by the great leader. For the first time shown North Korean art such a large collection in the Netherlands. 
The works are from the private collection of the Dutch collector RJCM the Groen. The exhibition shows that art is not voluntary in North Korea, but always at the service of the Leader, the state and society. 
Essential is the glorification of the system and the regime, even in images with the subject's family, agriculture and industry, war and confrontation with enemies like the US and Japan. Kims Utopia is the fourth largest exhibition in the series "International" Realism in the 
Drents Museum. LINK Drents Museum (in Dutch)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Nicole Eisenman


Nicole Eisenman’s Seder (2010), the featured work in the Museum’s Masterpieces & Curiosities exhibition series. In a painting style reminiscent of George Grosz or Max Beckmann and with a nod to Renoir’s  and Bonnard’s luncheon scenes, Eisenman’s group portrait takes a humorous, loving if somewhat ironic look at the Seder in its current American incarnation. This 21st Century Seder includes nine participants of varied ages and levels of involvement, from interested and engaged to bored or even asleep, whose faces are portrayed in painting styles ranging from the realistic to the grotesque.  Amusingly, the artist places the viewer in the role of seder “leader” and narrator - it is our enlarged, cartoonish hands that seem to break the afikomen in half. The painting offers up a familiar prospect, the traditional Seder plate, with its Romaine leaf and other symbolic items, flanked by a bottle of Gold’s red horseradish, cups of red wine and iconic red, yellow and black Hagaddahs at hand. LINK jewish museum

Friday, March 27, 2015

Nil Yalter

@ MOT international London 

Paris Ville Nil Yalter / Judy Blum, 1974 photographs, drawings, 
texts on cloth 12 meters, installation view, Istanbul Biennial, 2013

Nil Yalter was born in Cairo in 1938. Having completed her studies in Istanbul, she went to Paris where she worked on painting, sculpture, installations and media for many years. She gave several courses on video arts at Sorbonne University for 1980-1995. She currently lives in Paris since 1965. Yalter is an artist who addresses ethnic problems, cultural identity and women’s issues, incorporating various materials and media into her work often. She concentrates on ethnic approaches and social situations relating to migration, cultural identity and women’s problems. Photography, documents, computer-video or performance are all used to reach audiences with work about human rights in an interactive way. It is said that the first real Turkish interactive artwork has been made by Nil Yalter. Her art works have been exhibited in Europe, Turkey, Taiwan and America. Some of them are in the permanent collections of Centre Georges Pompidou and Long Beach Museum of Art, California. LINK MOT

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Leo Gestel

@ Singer Laren

Leo Gestel is considered one of the true modernists in early twentieth century Dutch art. Together with Jan Sluijters and Piet Mondriaan, he was at the forefront of the so called Amsterdam Luminism of around 1910, inspired by the new approaches to art that sprung up in Paris. Several trips to the capital of modern art with his contemporary Jan Sluijters gave him first-hand experience of neo-impressionism and the expressionism of the Fauves. The talented draughtsman that he was, his name being Leendert, his friends called him Leonardo, referring to the Italian master, a name he adopted from then on by signing Leo Gestel  he incorporated different influences with great ease into his continually evolving style. Through the international exhibition in 1911 
of the “Moderne Kunstkring,” of which Gestel had become a member, 
he came in contact with the work of cubists like Picasso, Braque, and 
Le Fauconnier. Le Fauconnier, who stayed and worked regularly in Holland, became an especially important inspiration for Leo Gestel, whose work now became infused with the language of cubism. 
LINK singerlaren (in Dutch)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mick Pearce

Eastgate Building Harare Zimbabwe

I design low maintenance buildings with low capital and running costs, using renewable energy systems of environmental control. I am constantly developing and refining ways of making buildings that are suited to their natural environment and the people who use them. Architectural expression must construct a balance between the natural, social and economic environments in which a project is sited. My models are drawn from nature from copying natural processes, which I study through the new science of biomimicry. LINK Mick Pearce

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Guillaume Cornet

Guillaume Cornet is an emerging artist working with illustration and painting, exploring notions of abstract geometry, influenced by surreal perspectives plus architecture, to construct sometimes monochrome but mostly colorful and vibrant visual spaces. His works tends to be filled with intricate characters positioning themselves in unexpected geometrical environments. Creating a humorous visual language, he frequently depicts unusual and bizarre situations. Most of the Favela Series is inspired by densely populated areas from cities which I have visited in the past three years Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, along with my personal experience from cities where I have lived and worked: Paris, London and Barcelona. The Characters are based on people and situations I come across in my daily life. But also by unusual sounds, objects, misunderstandings and the world which revolves around me... LINK Guillaume Cornet