Saturday, April 13, 2019

Simone Veil

This coin I received on my job this week

Simone Veil maakte van 1974 tot 1979 carrière als minister van Volksgezondheid onder presidenten Jacques Chirac en Raymond Barre en was de eerste vrouw op deze positie. In haar eerste jaar als minister van Volksgezondheid zorgt ze voor betere beschikbaarheid van anticonceptiemiddelen. Een jaar later, in 1975, weet ze legalisatie van abortus in Frankrijk te realiseren. In 2010 werd ze als zesde vrouw in de geschiedenis lid van de Académie française, het instituut van de bevordering van de Franse taal. Als lid ontving zij een ceremonieel zwaard waarin drie kenmerkende teksten waren gegraveerd. Het motto van de Franse Republiek, de Europese Unie en het nummer dat op haar arm was getatoeëerd: 78651.

Simone Veil was born in Nice in 1927 as the daughter of a Jewish architect. In 1944, her entire family was arrested and separated from her father and brother, who did not survive the war. Veil made a career from 1974 to 1979 as Minister of Health under Presidents Jacques Chirac and Raymond Barre and was the first woman in this position. In her first year as Minister of Health, she ensures better availability of contraceptives. A year later, in 1975, she managed to realize the legalization of abortion in France. In 2010 she became the sixth woman in history to become a member of the Académie française, the institute for the promotion of the French language. As a member she received a ceremonial sword in which three distinctive texts were engraved. The motto of the French Republic, the European Union and the number that was tattooed on her arm: 78651. 

Simone Veil est née le 13 juillet 1927 à Nice dans une famille juive non pratiquante. Sous l’occupation elle fait transformer son nom d’origine Jacob grâce à de faux papiers mais se fait malgré tout arrêtée avec sa famille par la Gestapo en 1944. Elle est alors transférée dans différents camps dont Auschwitz et Bergen-Belsen. Elle et ses deux sœurs sont les seules survivantes. Elle meurt finalement le 30 juin 2017 à l'âge de 89 ans. Après la guerre, elle entame des études de Droit et entre dans la Magistrature. En 1974, elle entre dans le gouvernement de Jacques Chirac sous la présidence de Valéry Giscard d’Estaing en tant que ministre de la Santé jusqu’en 1979. C’est à elle que l’on doit la loi sur l’interruption volontaire de grossesse (IVG), dépénalisant l’avortement. Votée en 1974, elle entre en vigueur en 1975. Simone Veil a fait face alors à de nombreuses menaces et intimidations mais ce combat lui a apporté une grande popularité. Son parcours politique continue au Parlement Européen dont elle occupe le poste de Présidente de 1979 à 1982. Elle sera par la suite ministre des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et de la Ville dans le gouvernement d’Edouard Balladur en 1993 puis membre du Conseil Constitutionnel entre 1998 et 2007. En dehors de la vie politique, elle a été également Présidente de la Fondation pour la mémoire de la Shoah et en 2010 Simone Veil entre à la prestigieuse Académie française. Elle est décédée le 30 juin 2017, à l'âge de 89 ans. LINK franceculture

Thursday, March 21, 2019

ROZSYPNE @ Passa Porta Festival Belgium


STUDIO ZZZAP is Hans van Arken Frank Bosma Nienke Huitenga Lisa Weeda Audio Mark Ijzerman STUDIO Moskou Voice actors and motion capture Marina Gulmomadova Margriet Teunissen Anastasiia Liubchenko Andrii Guselietov

literary non-fiction 

In 2016 Lisa Weeda took part in the deBuren writer’s residency in Paris, where she put Indexen voor verwijtbaarheid on paper. In this work, the Dutch-Ukrainian writer denounces the at-times lopsided, Western-oriented reporting surrounding the MH17 crash and the current situation in Eastern Ukraine. a story brought to life Looking to experience literature in a new way.
Studio ZZZAP accepted the challenge to convert Indexen voor verwijtbaarheid into virtual reality. The team moved in early 2018 to the countryside around Kiev, where it mapped out digitally the environment of local inhabitants. Studio ZZZAP enrolled the help of young Ukrainians who know the land inside out, carried out extensive background and visual research, and used material provided by Weeda’s relatives, who live in the war zone.

Preview date: 29-31st of March 2019, Passa Porta Festival BE

LINK trailer ROZSYPNE LINK Passa Porta

Friday, February 22, 2019

Bauhaus 100 Jahre

Photo’s Dolf Pauw

The Bauhaus in Germany was a dynamic think tank and its ideals were spread worldwide. This year, all of Germany will be celebrating the centenary of the Bauhaus with a colorful festival program. To impress in conversations about next year’s big event visit also Rotterdam for more info!
LINK And there is more! @ Boijmans in Rotterdam The Netherlands

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Jerzy Bielski

Turning Point [2015] 
Painting: Pim Piët 
Music: Jerzy Bielski 

In 2008 Bielski decided to become a professional jazz musician and got his BA at Middlesex University in London. However, in the meantime Jerzy managed to develop his passion for experimental, improvised sounds coming out of his Minimoog synth, playing, recording two albums and touring with a quartet Lanza! To divert from his not always straight path even more, he started his numerous attempts of organising the chaos of free improvisation and his own life, by putting it on paper in the form of dots and lines. 

The work Turning Point from 2015 is the first collaboration of painter Pim Piët with the Polish composer Jerzy Bielski (1984). One speaker had to be mounted outside the panel, and this was a new challenge for Piët, not only in its design but also as a challenge to strengthen the relationship with the painting itself. The rotating object, mounted in the panel becomes the intermediate and seems to catch signals, again blurring the sliding scale of the visual plane towards aural space where boundaries become vague. That idea is exactly how the exhibition design and arrangement came to be. The wall is not only the carrier of the work, but it becomes a part of the overall concept to connect separate works with each other in a new manner. A movement of a visual object through space towards sound/noise. It is the viewer’s task to undergo the musical experience. LINK Jerzy Bielski

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Plovdiv 2019 (Пловдив 2019)


Over the course of an extended weekend (11-13 January 2019) a series of events will take place at various in- and outdoor spaces across the city. Its peak will be on Saturday, 12 January. The very heart of Plovdiv will welcome the ceremony. The show, combining music, light and dance, will give the key to the whole year ahead and to the basic concept of the European Capital of Culture project, in which the citizens themselves are not only audiences and actors, but also creators of events. More than 1500 participants from Bulgaria and abroad will recreate on the open stage a large and colorful metaphor of all the main themes of the programme ‘Plovdiv 2019’ and their relationships under the motto ‘Together’. 

В рамките на дългия уикенд през януари (11-13 януари 2019 г.) са планирани серия от събития в различни пространства, открити и закрити сцени в града, които ще имат своята кулминация в съботната вечер на 12 януари 2019 г. Откриването ще бъде в самото сърце на Пловдив. Спектакълът, съчетаващ музика, светлина и танц, ще даде ключ към цялата предстояща година и към основната концепция на проекта Европейска столица на културата, в която самите граждани са не само публика и участници, но и създатели на събитията. Над 1500 участници от България и чужбина ще пресъздадат на открита сцена мащабна и цветна метафора на всички основни теми от програмата на „Пловдив 2019“ и на тяхното свързване под мотото „Заедно“.

LINK Plovdiv Opening Ceremony Youtube  LINK Plovdiv 2019 (Пловдив 2019)

Friday, January 04, 2019

Pieter Martijn

Last year, I was visiting my brother-in-law Pieter. It was in his house for the first time. Pieter told me that he was very impressed by the painter Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci when he was a young boy. His way in life was always haunted by his beloved painter. Thus he began to paint and made his life story in paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. His sons, former wife, close friends and important characters you see in these paintings.The result is impressive!. LINK Via Dolf Pauw

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Robin Alysha Clemens and Lisa Weeda

Community Oselya Ukraine 
Dec 4 to Thursday Dec 27 @ Stadskantoor Utrecht The Netherlands

In February of 2016, two years after the end of the Maidan protests, writer Lisa Weeda and Robin Alysha Clemens travelled through Ukraine. Lisa wrote a chapbook about it (in Dutch), called ‘De Benen Van Petrovski’. 

Robin Alysha Clemens Takes photos and makes films about music, subcultures and wanderlust Photography graduate of the Royal Academy Of Arts in The Hague Currently living and working in The Netherlands 

Lisa Weeda writes prose, theater and non-fiction. In 2015 she graduated from Creative Writing ArtEZ. Lisa makes the literary program Beautiful Words in Utrecht, and teaches at ArtEZ, the Rock Academy and at Het Verhalenhuis. She has published work in Revisor, Tirade, Das Magazin, De Titaan and De Optimist. She was selected for the Slow Writing Lab, for which she traveled to Ukraine to do research on her grandmother's homeland. In 2016 appeared at Winter Garden Publisher Lisa's chapbook The legs of Petrovski, a literary account of that journey. LINK Robin Alysha Clemens LINK Lisa Weeda 
LINK Stadskantoor Utrecht

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Pinkas Synagogue (Pinkasova synagoga) Prague

Ruth Schächterová Landscape with Three Houses 
Erika Stránská A House

During reconstruction in 1950–1954, the original floor-level as well as the appearance of the synagogue were restored. In following five years, the walls of the synagogue were covered with names of about 78 000 Bohemian and Moravian Jewish victims of Shoah. The names are arranged by communities where the victims came from and complemented with their birth and death date. The memorial was designed by painters Václav Boštík and Jiří John. In 1960 it was opened to public, but it was closed after less than a decade, in 1968, after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. It was said that the reason for closing was moisture. After the fall of communistic regime in 1989 the synagogue had been reconstructed for three years and then opened to public, but it took another three years to restore the inscriptions of the names on the walls that were damaged by moisture. Moreover, in 2002, an old enemy of the synagogue – flood – proved its power and the inscriptions had to be restored again. 

On the first floor of the synagogue there is an exhibition of pictures drawn by children in the concentration camp in Theresienstadt. Children did not draw them accidentally but during drawing lessons led by Friedl Dicker-Brandeis (1898–1944), a painter, who studied at Bauhaus, Weimar. Dicker-Brandeis's experience from Bauhaus influenced the conception of her drawing lessons in Theresienstadt. She encouraged children to express themselves in drawing, to grapple with their grim experiences from the ghetto, as well as to capture their memories from home and dreams about the future. Their pictures therefore offer wide-ranged testimony about the daily reality of the ghetto and about individual children. Most of the children, as well as Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, died in Auschwitz. The only witnesses of their lives, their drawings, "survived" because Dicker-Brandeis hid them in Theresienstadt before her deportation to Auschwitz. After the war about 4,500 pictures were handed over to the Jewish Museum in Prague. 
LINK jewishmuseum

Sunday, November 18, 2018

František Bílek

Tvůrce 1905, Holland paper, woodcut 
Original reprint limited edition 9/30 2018

The exhibition of prints and printing blocks offers a closer view of the graphic art by the sculptor František Bílek. Bílek used wood, his most favorite sculptural material, in the technique of woodcut, on which he focused after 1905 and in which he carried out most of his prints. His virtuoso way of working with the structure of wood, as evidenced by the details of printing blocks, enhanced the dramatic character of his woodcuts, whose expressive blackand-white language based on the contrast of light and shadow allowed him to capture the transcendental spiritual light. For Bílek, the symbolism of light was essential; he elaborated on it in theory as well as in the process of creating his entire multilayered oeuvre. Some of his prints are accompanied by individual words or the whole text, through which Bílek communicated his relativem complicated messages both in graphic art and his other works. Words are in the form of a stylized ornamental Gothic typeface, incorporated into the border of printing plates. 
LINK František Bílek Centre Prague

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Подарък от Пането (Paneto)

даготипия и миниатюри  
опаковани в кутия за супермаркети 
Роттердам Dolf:, благодариe на Пането (Paneto) 


Thursday, November 01, 2018

Пането The "Makulatura" (Wastepaper) in the "George Papazov" Gallery

Пането с „Макулатура“ в галерия „ Жорж Папазов“ 2015

Макар и странно, проф. Панайот Панайотов – Пането представя за първи път в Ямбол своя самостоятелна изложба. Експозицията е провокирана от стила и е посветена на един от най-големите – Жорж Папазов.

Prof. Panayot Panayotov - Paneto presented for the first time in Yambol his own exhibition. The exposition is provoked by the style and is dedicated to one of the greatest - George Papazov.
LINK Studio Jambol
LINK Paneto

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Celia Cruz

Por si acaso no regreso

Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso was a Cuban singer and the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, gaining twenty-three gold albums during her career. She received a star in the “Walk Of Fame” in Hollywood. The U.S. President Bill Clinton awarded her the National Medal of Arts in 1994. She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa", "La Guarachera de Cuba", as well as "The Queen of Latin Music". She spent much of her career working in the United States and several Latin American countries. Leila Cobo of Billboard Magazine once said "Cruz is indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in the history of Cuban and Latin music". She was an ambassador for the variety and vitality of the music of her native Havana, and after the Cuban revolution she became a symbol of artistic freedom for Cuban American exiles. LINK Youtube

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Victor Borge

Clair de Lune

Rosenbaum (Borge) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, into a Jewish family. Borge began piano lessons at the age of two, and it was soon apparent that he was a prodigy. He gave his first piano recital when he was eight years old, and in 1918 was awarded a full scholarship at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, studying under Olivo Krause. Later on, he was taught by Victor Schiøler, Liszt's student Frederic Lamond, and Busoni's pupil Egon Petri. Borge played his first major concert in 1926 at the Danish Odd Fellow Palæet (The Odd Fellow's Lodge building) concert hall. After a few years as a classical concert pianist, he started his now famous "stand-up" act, with the signature blend of piano music and jokes. He married American Elsie Chilton in 1933, the same year he debuted with his revue acts. Borge started touring extensively in Europe, where he began telling anti-Nazi jokes. When the German armed forces occupied Denmark on April 9, 1940, during World War II, Borge was playing a concert in Sweden and managed to escape to Finland. He traveled to America on the United States Army transport American Legion, the last neutral ship to make it out of Petsamo, Finland and arrived 28 August 1940. Even though Borge did not speak a word of English upon arrival, he quickly managed to adapt his jokes to the American audience, learning English by watching movies. He took the name of Victor Borge, and in 1941, he started on Rudy Vallee's radio show. He was hired soon after by Bing Crosby for his Kraft Music Hall program. Borge used physical and visual elements in his live and televised performances. He would play a strange-sounding piano tune from sheet music, looking increasingly confused; turning the sheet upside down or sideways, he would then play the actual tune, flashing a joyful smile of accomplishment to the audience (he had, at first, been literally playing the tune upside down or sideways). When his energetic playing of another song would cause him to fall off the piano bench, he would open the seat lid, take out the two ends of an automotive seat belt, and buckle himself onto the bench, "for safety." Conducting an orchestra, he might stop and order a violinist who had played a sour note to get off the stage, then resume the performance and have the other members of the section move up to fill the empty seat while they were still playing. From off stage would come the sound of a gunshot. LINK Youtube

Monday, October 01, 2018

New talent: Данэлия Тулешова

(Христина Соловiй cover)

Danelia Alexandrovna Tuleshova, Kazakhstan, singer, winner of the fourth season "Voice Children", finalist and winner of the public award of the "Children's New Wave 2015", representative of Kazakhstan at Junior Eurovision 2018 and winner of the "BraVo" music prize. Best known for the performance of the song "Stone Cold", whose recording has been viewed more than 26 million times on YouTube. LINK Danelya Alexandrovna Tuleshova

Sunday, September 23, 2018


Photography dolf pauw

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Dutch luxury fashion house Viktor&Rolf, the Kunsthal organizes a large exhibition in collaboration with the Dutch designers and Canadian curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot.
LINK Kunsthal 

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Maaike Ouboter

The Best Singer Songwriter BNNVARA television

Everyone loses a father, mother, brother, niece, cousin or a good friend. The text that Maaike Ouboter wrote is entirely. LINK Maaike Ouboter via BNNVARA (In Dutch)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Number one

The Boston Globe

More than 300 U.S. newspapers are running editorials Thursday that promote press freedom to counter Donald Trump's attacks on the media, in a move coordinated by The Boston Globe. President Trump has often attacked some media reports as "fake news" and called journalists the "enemy of the people," and "very dangerous and sick," in a tweet earlier this month. In July, he blasted The New York Times and The Washington Post as "anti-Trump haters" who "do nothing but write bad stories even on very positive achievements - they will never change." The Globe's initiative aims to denounce "the war against the free press" and it suggested that editorial boards take a stand against Trump's words regardless of their politics. LINK

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Nice design and good taste

Find this wine @ Vidin, test @ Rotterdam The Netherlands

Wild and Scenic. Breathtaking and Adventurous. The Northwest corner of Bulgaria is a true rural paradise. This small region borders the majestic Danube River to the north and Serbia to the west. Northwest Bulgaria is so far off the tourist track that only the true intrepid travellers venture into this rural area. Prehistoric caves, medieval forts, natural sandstone and rock formations, rock-sewn fortresses, terroir-driven wines, rustic food, timeless villages and the pleasures of a simple life are just a few unique experiences to be found in the wild northwest of Bulgaria. There is no better time to visit this unexplored region than the present before the crowds discover its beauty. This region is a well-kept secret even to Bulgarians, and we invite you to explore it with us on a 5-day wine and cultural tour that will leave you with everlasting memories. LINK find this wine

Sunday, July 15, 2018


Everyone suffers from mosquitoes, dolf has found the solution. Trained mosquitoes that kill the difficult mosquitoes after your command. Partly after the purchase of this box you will sleep much better. LINK Mosquito

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Straatkijkers (look-outs)

A series of look-outs on line cross-sectioning Rotterdam 
9th of june - 9th september 2018

A temporary series of art works in the public domain of Rotterdam. Stretched over one long line, as a city cross section from the centre towards MH4, the upcoming creative areas in the port. These 'Straatkijkers', (street look-outs) are open to the people in the streets and provide a different view and thought on the characteristic streets of Rotterdam. A initiative by artist Lieven Poutsma (Observatorium) and architect Bart Lentze (G R I D T) LINK