Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Post Bulgaria

The taste of Plovdiv








The independent selection panel responsible for assessing the Bulgarian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019 has recommended that Plovdiv should be awarded the title. The other three cities short-listed after the initial selection round in December 2013 were Sofia, Varna and Veliko Turnovo. The formal nomination of Plovdiv by the EU's Council of Ministers is expected to take place in May 2015. LINK Plovdiv

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Post Sofia

Saint Sofia Church (църква „Света София“)


Saint Sofia Church is a venerable red brick building in the center of Sofia, very near the bigger Alexander Nevski church and the small Russian church. If you don't have much time, you can visit the three of them in one afternoon. This church is very old, built on the foundations of older temples, it gave its name to the city in the 14th century. During the Ottoman rule it was converted to a mosque but it was abandoned in the 19th century when two earthquakes destroyed the minaret. Restoration of the church started at the beginning of the 20th century and the church is now magnificent, one of most beautiful example of early Christian architecture. At the side of the church is the monument of the unknown soldier, guarded by a beautiful stone lion, with a flame always burning and wreaths of fresh flowers. It is traditional for newly married couples to have their photo taken there. This ancient church is not a museum but a very busy church where people go all the time to pray, light candles and where there are weddings and funerals taking place. LINK wikipedia

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kapper TETIK versus Topp & Dubio


LINK Topp & Dubio

Louise Nevelson

@ Cardi gallery

Louise Nevelson: 55 - 70 features works created between 1955 and 1970, a period when the artist's signature modernist style emerged, with labyrinthine wooden assemblages and monochrome surfaces, and evolved, as Nevelson incorporated industrial materials such as Plexiglas, aluminum and steel in the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition at Cardi Gallery presents more than 25 collages and ten sculptures from private collections around the world, including large-scale monochrome reliefs, freestanding large-scale sculptures, and mixed media collages on paper and board, incorporating newsprint, paint, vinyl, metal, and other found objects. LINK cardigallery LINK louisenevelsonfoundation

Levee Dwellers

Photo: Dolf Pauw




Members of the band: Jeroen Heeselaars, Daniëlla Eerhart, 
Ed Weeda, Stevan Soares en Onno Roëll. LINK

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Candy Warhol (Peter Anton)

@ Gallery Delaive 

Special Assortment Round 1, 2014


Peter Anton (1963, New Haven, Connecticut) is an American artist and sculptor. His primary subject matter is food with an emphasis on chocolates and other sweets. Often referred to as "Candy Warhol," Anton creates giant realistic sculptures and is best known for his "bigger than life" boxed chocolates. At times Anton's studio can resemble a sweet shop since it is filled with dozens of real treats which he uses as models. His beginning process is to eat, smell, feel, study and dissect a new food over and over again in order to hyper-familiarize himself with the new subject. He then begins the long and tedious process of sculpting, carving, sanding, painting, and construction of his mixed media works. LINK delaive

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

René Koenegras, Theater as a tool

René Koenegras heeft zijn opleiding gevolgd bij het Rotterdams centrum voor Theater en heeft daar jarenlang gewerkt. Hij werkt nu al 20 jaar in het VO en PO onderwijs als dramadocent/sociale vaardigheidstrainer. De leerlingen zijn veelal jongeren met problemen en/of leermoeilijkheden uit verschillende culturen in de leeftijd van 10 tot 18 jaar. De manier van lesgeven wijkt af van reguliere methodieken. René werkt vanuit de belevingswereld van de jongeren en zet theater als middel in. Daarnaast zet hij zichzelf in als acteur bij rollenspellen om de leerlingen sociale vaardigheden aan te leren. Ook voor de aanpak van emotionele problematiek blijkt theater als middel bijzonder geschikt. 

René Koenegras was educated at the Rotterdam center for theater and has worked there for years. He has been working for 20 years in secondary education as a drama teacher and PO / social skills trainer. The students are mostly young people with problems and / or learning disabilities from different cultures, ages 10 to 18 years. The way of teaching is different from regular methods. René works from the experiences of the young people and uses theater as a tool in. He puts himself as an actor with role plays to learn. Pupils social skills Also addressing emotional problems show theater as a tool particularly suitable. LINK René Koenegras (Site in Dutch)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Market Garden

@ wintertuin Nijmegen


In commemoration of Operation Market Garden, which 70 years ago was executed, found on Sunday September 21 all kind of programs in place and locations on the Waal. On a specially designed square named 'Revue' (under the new bridge crossing and beside De Vasim) Wintertuin presents three programs that deal with the themes of war and liberation. Writer and journalist Marcel Rözer give a lecture on his book "Like father", his father was wrong during the war. 
Lisa Weeda, Creative Writing student at ArtEZ, shows 'Border Country' on the border life of her grandmother. Finally, three poets respond in their own unique way on the theme; namely Nyk de Vries, Jelko Arts and Else Kemps. LINK wintertuin LINK Nijmegen

Friday, September 19, 2014

Willem Besselink

In my work I try to avoid any decisions directed by my impulses or emotional preferences. Instead, for each work I try to define a set of procedural rules to derive form from. Natural laws and man-made rules, the regularities of the world and the exceptions to them: that’s what fascinates me. Using these rules I may observe all that: my own impulses, those of other people, or other given incidentals. This process actually shapes the final work. It may take any shape: different media, both two- and three-dimensional, both analog and digital. Any work is no longer a representation of the process, but a presence by its own right… LINK Willem Besselink LINK Frank Taal

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Berlin Art Week

This coming Tuesday, 16 September, Berlin Art Week kicks off 
with an opening celebration  starting at 7pm at Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg in Berlin-Tiergarten. Together with the opening of the exhibition Schwindel der Wirklichkeit / Vertigo of Reality we will be celebrating the start of Berlin Art Week 2014 with an exciting evening programme with open-air concerts of the bands HUNGER, BAR, and DENA, actions in the Metabolic Office for the Repair of Reality, and performances by the artists Christian Falsnaes, Tino Sehgal, and Richard Kriesche. From 16 to 21 September, Berlin Art Week, a joint effort of the two art fairs abc art berlin contemporary and Positions Berlin along with the renowned institutions Akademie der Künste, Berlinische Galerie, C/O Berlin, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Haus am Waldsee, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, me collectors Room, Nationalgalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), and neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), will once again thrill an audience of Berliners and art experts from around the world with an comprehensive programme 
rich in variety. LINK Berlin Art Week

Saturday, September 13, 2014

FIDEM @ Национален археологически музе

Sofia Bulgaria

FIDEM is the international organization of art medal with members from 43 countries worldwide. Members of FIDEM are sculptures, medal collectors, historians and connoisseurs of art and museums, art galleries, private companies and national organizations. FIDEM has been promoting medal art worldwide for over 70 years, through the organization of conferences, exhibitions, art competitions, and by publishing the magazine Médailles after each Congress.   
Organization Committee Chairman of the Organization Committee of the International Art Medal Federation is Prof. Bogomil Nikolov, a professor in the Department of Metal at the National Academy of Art, Sofia. He has won prestigious awards for medal art, and his works are featured in galleries, museums and private collections worldwide, including the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and many other. Prof. Bogomil Nikolov is founder of the studio medal sculpture at the National Academy of Art. 
The National Archaeological Institute and Museum at BAS will open a unique exhibition of 785 medals, specially made for this international biennial of artists representing 30 countries from around the world. The official opening of the exhibition FIDEM will be held on September 3 at 18:00 and will be open to visitors until September 27. LINK @ Facebook

Saturday, September 06, 2014

DYesterday @ 5 x 52 x 10

Kees Koomen's blog ten years




LINK

Monday, September 01, 2014

Today: Бабушка Александра 90

LINK

5 x 52 x 10

@ Stichting Ruimtevaart, 
 Loosduinseweg 9, the Hague


On July 13, 2004 I published my first post on my blog, at that time still with XS4all. On the same date this year, the blog is exist 10 years. I have been following this and organized an exhibition of artworks by bloggers who have inspired me. Self I regularly that I am addressed as blogger by people who are not aware that I am also a visual artist. For me, blogging in some respects an integrated part of my artistry and I suspect that the ratio artist-blogger at many of our organic functioning. It seems interesting to show that. Kees Koomen

Participants: Jeroen Bosch, Niels Post trendbeheer, Sibylle Eimermacher, Annegret Kellner 5 uur, Jeroen Glas, Niek Hendrix Lost Painters, Dolf Pauw dolfpauw, Simon Kentgens, Michiel Huijben, Diana Duta pietmondriaan, Marcel van Eeden Cioran, Hinke Schreuders Suds and Soda, Peter Luining ctrlaltdelete, G.J. de Rook Plaatjesblog, Bertus Pieters Villa la Republica, PJ Roggeband Weblogement vh elfletterig genootschap, Marijn van Kreij Endless Lowlands, Ron van der Ende ArtBBQ, Edwin Stolk Strange Messenger, Babette Wagenvoort Life According to a Rectilinear Personality, Stephan van den Burg Drawings & Notes, Ellen Rodenberg Multi-Impressie log, Kees Koomen chmkoome’s blogLINK chmkoome LINK stichting-ruimtevaart

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Frank Sciarone and Bernadette ten Hove

@ Phoebus Rotterdam

Frank Sciarone drawing


The Dutch artist Frank Sciarone draws and sculptures, with scale and architecture often play an important role. In 1998 Sciarone showed little 'Roma' drawings in the large gallery space beletage in 1994, immense sculptures (which even seemed to disappear into the homes of neighbors) in the smaller project room. This time some giant pencil drawings with reference to Italian Baroque architecture in a tenuous interplay in the space of the piano nobile combined with three relatively small sculptures, which uses ready-made building material. 

The works from the series Present Presence of Bernadette ten Hove are based on portrait painting from the 15th to the 20th century. In the middle part of each work - exactly one third of the elongated vertical panels - with graceful turns of the trowel clothing and background put down. They are here together in a bright, monochrome color. This section contrasts sharply with the upper part where the face is held back in white, with black eyes; and with the lower part, which is painted gloss white. The "retaken" faces now look very contemporary - and look nevertheless returned to their origin. LINK phoebus

Friday, August 22, 2014

‪Ger van Elk‬

" Adieu a K", 2004‬

Ger van Elk (Amsterdam, 1941 - 2014) was a Dutch artist who worked with sculptures, painted photographs, installations and film. His work was generally seen as conceptual art and arte povera. Together with Marinus Boezem, Wim T. Schippers and Jan Dibbets, he was seen as one of the main representatives of these movements in the Netherlands. Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and the Tate Gallery in London have work of Van Elk in their collection. Reflections on art history are an important part of his work. LINK Youtube

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Casey Brooks

Women in the Morning 

You see them in your magazines and on your tv screens, but what are your favorite models really like? Casey Brooks taps into the private side of notable catwalkers with this Models.com exclusive series, Women in the Morning. Catch a glimpse of some of the business’ best girls - off duty. LINK womeninthemorning

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Associação Cultural Videobrasil

Established and directed by Solange Farkas, the Associação Cultural Videobrasil is dedicated to the fostering, dissemination and mapping of contemporary art as well as the public cultural promotion and the exchange between artists, curators and researchers. Devotes special attention to the production of the geopolitical South (Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania) and supports an active network of international cooperation. With a recognized pioneer 30 years trajectory, is active in the gaps of the art of present time, encouraging the artistic experimentation: when the video art scene was just emerging in the country, created the first Brazilian festival of that modality and hence was decisive to its consolidation. Later, opened up to the electronic arts and then started including also performance art and other practices. Now, since 2011, it covers all contemporary artistic languages. LINK videobrasil

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Toerist in 010 (one)

Presatation Soufyan Ouakili 
Producers Rudolf Kloosterboer, Roger Bugaj and Jelisa Davids


The Tourist program in 010 lets see the city of Rotterdam through the eyes of a tourist. Presenter Soef takes the tourists to the most beautiful places of our city.Toerist in 010 is broadcast every Thursday @ OPEN Rotterdam (UPC Channel 31). 
LINK Open Rotterdam  LINK Youtube

Monday, August 04, 2014

The Office for Curating

Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk 

For a Length of Time at Motive Gallery, Brussels

The Office for Curating is the generic name for a curatorial practice and an agency, formalised and established in 2012 by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, and is currently active in and from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The name and the seeming neutrality of this hybrid institute have been instigated to generate a buffer between oneself and the world, but foremost to be inclusive and responsive towards different complexities and conditions, and to allow these influences to enter the frame and approach them curatorially. In that, The Office for Curating acts as an assembler of a growing programme of exhibitions (including publications, texts and speech acts) and as a support structure for initiating exhibitions as a rise to the occasion – presented in different shapes and configurations, along different temporal structures and rhythms, as hosted by different institutes. LINK the office for curating

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Jacques Tati


Jacques Tati was a French filmmaker. Throughout his long career, he worked as a comic actor, writer, and director. In a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly of the Greatest Movie Directors, Tati was voted the 46th greatest of all time. With only six feature-length films to his credit as director, he directed fewer films than any other director on this list of 50. In early 1946 Jacques Tati and Fred Orain founded the production company Cady-Films, which would produce Tati's first three films. With the exception of his first and last films, Tati played the gauche and socially inept lead character, Monsieur Hulot. With his trademark raincoat, umbrella and pipe, Hulot is among the most memorable comic characters in cinema. Several themes recur in Tati's work, most notably in Mon Oncle, Play Time and Trafic. They include Western society's obsession with material goods, particularly American-style consumerism, the pressure-cooker environment of modern society, the superficiality of relationships among France's various social classes, and the cold and often impractical nature of space-age technology and design. LINK theguardian

Monday, July 28, 2014

ARTtube

ARTtube is a collective video channel for art and design in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, M HKA in Antwerp, Gemeentemuseum The Hague, De Pont in Tilburg, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Museum Jan Cunen in Oss, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam will now be publishing videos on ARTtube about art and design. The videos, which are all in high quality, will generally be produced by the museums themselves, based on their own expertise. ARTtube has been made possible by SNS REAAL Fund. LINK ARTtube