Saturday, March 18, 2017

SFAI Graduate Center @ Fort Mason

San Francisco Art Institute is transforming historic Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, located on the northern waterfront just one mile from the 800 Chestnut Street campus, into a hub for graduate artist studios and public engagement. The new Graduate Center will open in Fall 2017. LINK Fort Mason 
LINK SFAI Graduate Center (Vimeo)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Nathalie Duivenvoorden

Nathalie goes with the color pencil as a painter. Layer by layer from the stain in place of the line, concentrating on the light. They go looking for places where something might occur. For a moment it looks as if a stage is built, ready for a show starting. LINK Nathalie Duivenvoorden

Monday, March 06, 2017

How to destroy a work of art

Artwork could muster tonnes was shredded in shredder

An artwork of artist Willem Hussem also razed to the ground by the demolition of the old post office in Raalte. The meter-high aluminum object is fragmented into the shredder. But the yield in the metal trade is much lower than the estimated value of the art object. Which is possibly a ton. Thanks PostNL for the right information to the demolition crew! LINK NRC (in Dutch)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Dark Horse

A present from my sister Marie Pauw on her birthday celebration

The character Curtis plays, Genesis, is inspired by real-life Gisborne speed chess player and coach Genesis Potini, who died in 2011. By teaching local youth to play chess, he hoped to give them a positive focus in life and dissuade them from getting involved in gangs and crime. Potini struggled with bipolar disorder, requiring frequent hospital stays. Potini had been the subject of a well received 2003 documentary film, Dark Horse. At the request of director James Napier Robertson, Curtis gained close to 60 pounds in weight and stayed in character for the entirety of the shoot to play Genesis. Napier Robertson also had Curtis study chess with some of Potini's erstwhile friends, including FIDE Master Ewen Green. LINK VPRO television (in Dutch)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Choriner Straße Berlin

und Spätkauf

Alle Fassaden der Choriner Straße sind in den letzten 15 Jahren renoviert worden. In den Neunzigern war der Prenzlauer Berg eines der größten zusammenhängenden Sanierungsgebiete in Europa. Heute ist die Wohngegend bei Medienleuten beliebt. Viele Neuberliner wohnen in der Choriner Straße, die sich von Mitte bis zur Oderberger Straße erstreckt. Morgens sieht man junge Leute mit vollbesetzten Kinderanhängern die Straße entlangradeln und vor der Waldorf-Kita parken. In den Ladengeschäften haben sich Kreative, Schreiber, Medienleute eingemietet, "Architekten-Strich" nennen manche die Straße hämisch. Die Choriner Straße, einst eine graue, lärmende Durchgangsstraße, aus der man schnellstmöglich flüchtete, ist heute überaus beliebt im Kiez. 

Spätkauf Ein verdammt nochmal echt super Spätkauf, derin den nun auch ein kleines Café integriert wurde. Drinnen wie in einem Tante Emma-Laden, draussen mit kleinen Cafétischen und Bank, zum in der Sonne Kaffee trinken... Solche Läden gibt es heute viel zu selten. Dieser solche Laden ist einfach nur toll! Tolle Menschen, tolle Straße, tolle Deco, tolle Geschichte, und dabei wollte man nur kurz Kippen holen und noch ein Bier zwitschern. Was ist passiert? Bin uff der Bank davor geblieben und hab mich einfach verquatscht! Hab Berlin genossen und tolle Gespräche gehabt! Sehr viele Dank zur meine freunden Paul und Alicyn! LINK Choriner Straße

Post Berlin, Tchoban Foundation

Photo dolf pauw

What is still drawn today? Which architects continue to master the art of hand drawing? What place has the skilled use of pen and ink in an age of computer aided design? In the 21st century, virtually no architect seeks to persuade clients of their capacities as a designer by means of sketches or perspective views.  In architectural education today, there is also less emphasis on learning the craft of drawing although the ability to convey ideas through drawing by hand remains essential in developing form and proportion. It is at this point that the Tchoban Foundation intervenes. Established in 2009 by Sergei Tchoban, himself a passionate draftsman and collector of historic architectural drawings, its extensive collection serves as a source for research on the history and nature of architectural drawing. An extensive library on the subject is accessible to experts and visitors. The overall aim of the foundation, however, is to present the imaginative and emotionally charged world of architectural drawing to a broad public through regular exhibitions.
LINK tchoban-foundation

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Art Rotterdam

(main section) @ Van Nelle Fabriek 

Rotterdam is buzzing with art During Art Rotterdam the entire city is bustling with beautiful museum exhibitions, site fairs, open studios and pop-up shows. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen will feature the exhibition `Mad about Surrealism`, an unmatched list of masterpieces from four renowned European private collections. The majority has rarely been seen and will disappear behind closed doors late May 2017. In addition, in De Kunsthal Rotterdam an exhibition of internet based art will be displayed from the collection of collectors Hugo and Carla Brown. And Voorlinden, the new private museum of modern and contemporary art collector Joop van Caldenborgh just outside Rotterdam, is an unmissable experience for every art lover. LINK Art Rotterdam

Friday, February 10, 2017

Rotterdam Contemporary art fair

The 6th edition of Rotterdam Contemporary art fair will take place at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam. The fair will be held during the Rotterdam Art Week together with Art Rotterdam and other venues, creating the biggest art fair week in The Netherlands from Wednesday 8th till Sunday 12th of February 2017. Over the past years Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair took place at the Cruise Terminal, located at Kop van Zuid. In 2017, the fair will move to the World Trade Center. The new location offers the fair a possibility to expand from 72 to over 90 stand presentations and to internationalize itself further on. The expansion of the fair enables a wider presentation of contemporary art scene and offers an international platform for galleries and other exhibition spaces. Link see more

Monday, January 30, 2017

the Kitchen God

It is believed that the Kitchen God has spend a year blessing our food and our cooking (which one must be thankful for!), apart from this he has been monitoring our virtue and evil deeds and will depart in the morning to report to the Jade Emperor. To thank him for his hard work and to avoid any slip up with his report, special food has to be offered for this occasion. lunar 24th December, is the day for thanking the Kitchen God. On this day, the Kitchen God is about to depart to do his yearly report to the Jade Emperor; a summary of the good and bad deeds of the family his has been with. This is the day the family should thank him for his presence and to sweeten him up a bit so he will speak well of them. Previously we talked about preparing the Kitchen God for his report to the Jade Emperor, traditionally the (4th day of Chinese New Year) is the day to welcome him back to the household. The feast would be the same as that is served for welcoming a guest that has travelled from afar. Everyone in the household has to be present so he can keep his censors for the new year correctly.
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fra Bartolommeo

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has the world’s largest collection of drawings by Fra Bartolommeo (1473-1517), comprising 500 sheets from two famous albums owned by Florentine collector Niccolò Gabburri (1729). A selection of 125 of these will be shown together with twenty drawings from museum collections abroad. They are studies for ten religious paintings that will be shown in the Netherlands for the first time, loaned by museums, cathedrals and private collections in Italy, France and the United States. The paintings range from a small diptych for private devotion from the Uffizi in Florence to a monumental 4-metre-high altarpiece from Lucca. Together the drawings and paintings give a unique insight into the creative process of one of the master painters of the Renaissance. Fra Bartolommeo (Brother Bartholomew, the religious name of Baccio della Porta) entered the Dominican brotherhood halfway through his career. Like Fra Angelico a century earlier, he worked in the famous convent of San Marco in Florence, where he painted exclusively religious subjects including large altarpieces. Fra Bartolommeo is relatively unknown in the Netherlands yet alongside Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo, he was one of the four most illustrious artists of the Italian High Renaissance. All four worked in Florence in the years 1500-1508. Fra Bartolommeo drew two portraits of Michelangelo and was a friend of the young Raphael. In his famous book ‘Lives of the Most Eminent Painters’ (1550), the great Florentine artist, collector and biographer Giorgio Vasari praised Fra Bartolommeo for the quality of his paintings and his manner of working: from drawing to painting. Read more @ nytimes

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

clicking clean


The Internet needs a lot of energy, and its footprint grows every day as we live more and more of our lives online. That’s why Greenpeace is calling on major Internet companies to lead the way in renewable power. Over the past few years, after hearing from Greenpeace supporters, both Apple and Facebook committed to 100 percent renewable energy, causing major investments in wind and solar energy. 
score: AAAAB, Apple’s aggressive pursuit of its commitment to power the iCloud with 100% renewable energy has given the company the inside track among the IT sector’s leaders in building a green Internet. Apple has made good on its pledge by building the largest privately owned solar farms at its North Carolina data center, working with its utility in Nevada to power its upcoming data center there with solar and geothermal energy, and purchasing wind energy for its Oregon and California data centers. Apple’s commitment to renewable energy has helped set a new bar for the industry, illustrating in very concrete terms that a 100% renewable Internet is within its reach, and providing several models of intervention for other companies that want to build a sustainable Internet. Download the full report. LINK click clean

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The Golden Section Finder

Parsons & Charlesworth 
Thanks to Jules van der Vuurst de Vries and Willy 

Parsons & Charlesworth is an experimental and speculative design studio founded in 2014 by Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth After running independent practices they joined forces to pursue projects that combine influences from fiction, science and the arts with disciplinary knowledge in craft and industrial design, to produce work that explores the rhetorical and narrative opportunities of designed objects. Their combined ways of working cohere and reveal a shared ideology that is variously open, explorative, playful, provocative, bittersweet and ironic. In broad terms their work conveys the possibilities for change that design embodies, whether this change concerns how everyday objects are perceived and used, or how wider subjects, such as death, climate change, or personal survival, are considered. The task of conveying alternative possibilities for design and future ways of living does not need to be restricted to a single medium or mode of production. The studio output includes writing, printed publications, mass-produced objects and one-offs or limited editions. By working in this way they hope to be able to provide material to a wide range of different audiences. LINK The Golden Section Finder

Monday, January 02, 2017

16KNO3 S8 + -> + 8K2SO4 16NO 2KNO3 + 3C -> N2 + K2CO3 + CO2 + CO

Firework DPhoto

By emissions of carbon dioxide Fireworks contributes to the greenhouse effect. Fireworks also causes acid rain: is a matter of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere. There are also heavy metals (lead and zinc) into surface water, soil and sewage sludge. Fireworks also caused a concentration of tiny particles in the air (smog): there is no point in the year when the air is so polluted as on January 1, between midnight and one o'clock. In people with a disease of the airways or with cardiovascular disease, this can lead to acute symptoms. Fireworks consists of 75% of potassium nitrate (KNO3), and for the rest carbon (15%) and sulfur (10%). The combustion is caused by a combination of a fuel (C and S), and oxygen from potassium nitrate. LINK firework in Rotterdam

Saturday, December 31, 2016


The history of the iPhone began with a request from inventor Steve Jobs to Apple Inc.'s engineers, asking them to investigate the use of touchscreen devices and a tablet computer, which later came to fruition with the iPad. Many have noted the device's similarities to Apple's previous touch-screen portable device, the Newton MessagePad. Like the Newton, the iPhone is nearly all screen. Its form factor is credited to Apple's Chief Design Officer, Jonathan Ive. On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at the Macworld convention, receiving substantial media attention. Jobs announced that the first iPhone would be released later that year. On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone was released. On June 11, 2007, Apple announced at the Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference that the iPhone would support third-party applications using the Safari engine on the device. Third parties would create the Web 2.0 applications and users would access them via the internet. Such applications appeared even before the release of iPhone; the first being "OneTrip", a program meant to keep track of the user's shopping list. On June 29, 2007, Apple released version 7.3 of iTunes to coincide with the release of iPhone. This release contains support for iPhone service activation and syncing. In 2012 Dolf Pauw bought his first iPhone 4. Now he uses iPhone 5 and this is the result with the iPhone camera the last four weeks. LINK history iPhone