Sunday, March 01, 2015

Баба Марта (Baba Marta)

Design Dolf Pauw

On the 1st of March Bulgarian people celebrate a traditional holiday called Baba Marta (or Grandma Marta in English) and it is related to welcoming the approaching spring. People all over the world meet spring with joy and new hopes but in Bulgaria it is saved as an ancient tradition. On that day, Bulgarians exchange cards or so called "Martenitsi" ("Martenitsa" - singular, "Martenitsi" - plural) and tell each other, "Chestita Baba Marta!" (Happy Grandma Marta!). This custom is essentially to wish great health, good luck, and happiness to family and friends. The name "Martenitsa" is taken from the Bulgarian word for March, or, as a legend tells, an angry old lady called Grandma Marta - Baba Marta in Bulgarian ("baba" means grandmother and Marta comes from word "mart", which means March in Bulgarian). LINK read more

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Morgan Betz

@ Willem Baars Projects 

You Know Who You Are , 2015
Betz spurns comfort and safety, an attitude that places him almost automatically at the forefront of today's image makers. Whatever kind of work he takes on, he never allows himself to be seduced into what has become all too common in today's studio practice: the rationalisation and conceptualisation of the present-day visual culture. On the contrary, Betz produces images that are drawn directly from the reservoir that he has appropriated, in part consciously and in part unconsciously, and in which he instils new life through a process of give and take, in a way that is as refreshing as it is surprising. No theory is needed here. LINK read more

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Frank van der Salm

@ Galerie Helder

Frank van der Salm has been travelling regularly to various Asian cities to record the turbulent economic and spatial developments that are taking place there. The results are visible in panoramic overviews of large-scale architecture and complex infrastructures. The photos are not specifically connected to traceable locations, because they give a more general picture of globally recognizable phenomena, such as growing scale enlargement, more intensive use of space, and the development of complex infrastructures. However, Van der Salm’s work consists of more than pure registration. His photos stimulate us to deliberate on the way in which societies are transforming at a rapid rate, visible in the manner and degree to which living environments are organized. 
LINK Galerie Helder LINK Frank van der Salm

Friday, February 20, 2015

Levee Dwellers

launched their CD

Levee Dwellers, formerly the blues band Daantje plays blues that breathes the spirit of the Dutch delta. It's the blues of the metropolitan skyline of the gutter, the clubs and the ports. It is also the blues of the low-lying and the high water of the country where prosperity and adversity are separated by a raised piece of land together.
LINK Levee Dwellers

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Much Better Than This

Rafaël Rozendaal @ Times Square

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Interview Panayot Panayotov by Delnik Интервю Панайот Панайотов ot Делник

Prof. Panayot Panayotov - Paneto: My father was a portraitist and nature... Проф. Панайот Панайотов - Пането: Баща ми беше портретист и на природата... 

Interview with Diana Ivanova
Интервю на Диана Иванова

Prof. Panayot Panayotov was born on August 28, 1944 in Sliven. He is the younger son born in Straldzha artist Panayot Panayotov, bears his name and follows his career. In 1963 graduated from Art School in Sofia. In 1972 he graduated from the National Art Academy in "Mural" at prof. Georgi Bogdanov. In 1973 he became a professor at the Art Academy in 1997, he became associate professor and in 2003 - professor. Currently teaches painting at the National Academy. Read more… 

Проф. Панайот Панайотов е роден на 28 август 1944 г. в Сливен. Той е по-малкия син на родения в Стралджа художник Панайот Панайотов, носи неговото име и следва неговия творчески път. През 1963 г. завършва Художествена гимназия в София. През 1972 г. се дипломира в Националната художествена академия специалност „Стенопис” при проф. Георги Богданов. През 1973 г. става преподавател в Художествената академия, през 1997 г. става доцент, а през 2003 г. – професор. В момента преподава рисуване в Националната художествена академия. Прочетете повече… 

 Долф, гаранции за това блог някои езикови грешки в българския!

LINK (in Bulgarian)
LINK Paneto

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Rotterdam Contemporary

Tonneke Sengers, David Nuur, Andrew Gilbert, 
Joris van der Ploeg and more...

LINK Rotterdam Contemporary (Dutch)

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Baby Leica go's to sleep

See you tomorrow! 
@ Rotterdam Contemporary

LINK @ my Blog

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Art Rotterdam

Yesterday opening @ Van Nelle complex Rotterdam 

LINK artrotterdam

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Martha Rosler

Martha Rosler is a prolific American artist and writer. Her works range from photo-text to video, performance and installation. At the center of her artistic practice are sociopolitical concerns related to, among others, women’s place in society, art and its power structures, post-modernism and corporate media. LINK martharosler

Saturday, January 24, 2015

And do not forget

Galerie PHOEBUS • 25

25 january til March 8, 2015, '25' Phoebus • Rotterdam 

25 years, group exhibition 

LINK phoebus

Pussy Riot visits IFFR

Source: Igor Mukhin

Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist punk rock protest group based in Moscow. Founded in August 2011, it has a variable membership of approximately 11 women ranging in age from about 20 to 33. The group stages unauthorised provocative guerrilla performances in unusual public locations, which are edited into music videos and posted on the Internet. The collective's lyrical themes include feminism, LGBT rights, and opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom the group considers a dictator, and to his links with the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church. LINK iffr

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Galerie PHOEBUS • 25

25 january til March 8, 2015, '25' Phoebus • Rotterdam 
25 years, group exhibition 

Miriam de Winter, writes

25 januari 1990 opende galerie PHOEBUS• Rotterdam, Eendrachtsweg 61. Vers uit Amsterdam, kunstgeschiedenis gestudeerd, had ik me niet gerealiseerd dat ook het Filmfestival opende. Ik kon niet weten dat de zwaarste storm sinds 1911 zou opsteken.  
De kunsthistorische vrienden moesten afbellen, de kunstenaar die in de galerieruimte beletage exposeerde ook. Paul de Kort, die er vroeg was vanwege de inrichting in het tekeningenkabinet, mijn man en ik, dachten niet dat er nog een opening zou plaatsvinden. Er vlogen stukken stuc van de gevel. De wind die schuin op de touwen in de schuiframen stond veroorzaakte een sonoor geluid dat deed denken aan cellomuziek… 

January 25, 1990 opened gallery PHOEBUS • Rotterdam, Eendrachtsweg 61. Fresh from Amsterdam, studied art history, I had not realized that during the same time the film festival starts. I could not know that would light up the worst storm since 1911. The art historical friends had to call and cancel, the artist in the gallery space bel etage exhibited too. Paul de Kort, who I had asked for the device in the drawing cabinet, my husband and I did not think that there is still a opening would occur. There were pieces stucco from the facade flew around. The wind which stood on the ropes in the sliding caused a sonorous sound reminiscent of cello music... read more (in Dutch) 
LINK Phoebus  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

‘The Factory Set'

Ron van der Ende @ Kunsthal 

With ‘The Factory Set', the Kunsthal Rotterdam has a scoop: almost forty works by the Rotterdam-based artist Ron van der Ende have been brought together for the first time for an impressive retrospective in honour of his one hundredth bas-relief. Van der Ende is well-known for his monumental reliefs; almost flat sculptures of objects such as cars, buildings and space capsules. The sculptures he creates are archetypes of history that are familiar to everyone. His work includes symbols of progress, but also natural formations such as Crystals and more recent, transient objects such as a glowing ember of wood and a cut of meat. The exhibition offers for the first time a fascinating cross-section of Van der Ende's oeuvre (he began making his bas-reliëfs fourteen years ago), focussing on the consistency and beauty of his work, and the traditional creative process he uses. LINK Kunsthal

Friday, January 16, 2015

Chair: Your Own Mini Study place

OpenBook by Tilt is a unique furniture fusion of a chair and bookshelf. It is a cozy and private Library Chair-cum-studio or a booth with a multi-purpose combination just perfect for some quiet reading time. The idea is based on an earlier Library Chair, designed for an historic building with little space for the bookshelves as units, so the shelves were cleverly added to the seats. In a similar fashion, the OpenBook has an exterior with built-in bookshelves and a lower platform that doubles as a side table. One side of the unit serves as a magazine holder, featuring recessed straps for showcasing your magazines and even books of any shape or size. This modular furniture unit is perfect for a peaceful study or reading nook in an otherwise cramped area. LINK studiotilt

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Kees Koomen 2005 

In 1982 Kees Koomen and I hitchhiked to the Documenta 7 in Kassel. When we arrived it was already well after eight. Viewing the exhibition was no option that day. After having dinner we were looking for a place to sleep at the campsite. When we arrived, there was no manager to be present. We decided along the river to roll out our sleeping bags and fell into a deep sleep. LINK Kees Koomen

Saturday, January 10, 2015


via: Kristin Stuestøl LINK

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Bettie Boersma

Ausbrenner shirt 
Etching on fabric

Freshly graduated Fashion and Textile Designer from Utrecht School of the Arts. Moves from Swedish influences to Japanese in order to enrich street styles. Inclined to design masculine lines, not for one specific sex. Personal and playful. LINK cargocollective

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Moonwalk

It’s never too late to learn a proper moonwalk! Most people do it exactly the wrong way. But not you. Not anymore. LINK animagraffs

Friday, December 26, 2014

House Tree Sky (Huis Boom Lucht)

design Dolf Pauw 1976
looks after 38 years like this

In the seventies, it was habit in the base year of the Royal Academy in The Hague, do droll assignments such as: mass, escape or house tree sky. Let me not even mention the copying of leeks. LINK KABK 1976

Thursday, December 25, 2014

лампочка клюковка

The vodka light bulb

Vodka is not the product where you can endlessly experiment with taste, so the emphasis was placed more on the form. "Bulbs". The company X produces four types of desktop, spare, black vodka, light Cranberry. All of them are produced at Lviv X plant Ukraine. LINK

Sunday, December 21, 2014

the Collection de l’Art Brut

Han Ploos van Amstel

Han Ploos van Amstel was born in Amsterdam, in The Netherlands. He was mentally handicapped and worked in a protected workshop making brooms and doormats, and lived with his mother. When his mother died, he moved into a semiindependent home, and then in 1992 he went to a day-care centre, where he began to draw... LINK l’Art Brut

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Suus Kooijman

Encaustic (Beeswax, pigments)

Usually Suus Kooijman start with nothing, no idea, no color. It is the matter that asks what she should do. The warm beeswax, pigments and the layers build up into a presentation which often do not know where it will go. At least in the beginning. It takes some time until the image emerges. Everything hides in a background, when she start lay scraping, an image suggests. Does a landscape, a field, a man? She work through the layers and let amaze it every time. Going on in the process there arise, as it were multiple images on a panel. A landscape that presents itself to us, often wears unknown meanings. She try to explore meanings. What ultimately happens in the bottom layer of the images. LINK galerie de ploegh (in Dutch)