Monday, April 30, 2012

Candida Höfer

Neues Museum Berlin XII 2009 @ JOHNEN GALERIE, Berlin 
March 2 – April 14, 2012

Candida Höfer’s photographs reveal her interest in documenting collections of like things. Over the past twenty years, Höfer has created a systematic visual study of details within public spaces such as zoos, the interiors of office buildings, theaters, museums, and library reading rooms. Höfer’s straightforward and detached style at first seems clinical and purely documentary. Since the early 1980s people have been noticeably absent from Hofer’s photographs. Instead, she uses her camera to note repeated forms within public spaces such as furniture, lighting fixtures, ceiling or floor tiles, chairs, and tables, creating patterns and a sense of orderliness.
LINK Candida Höfer

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Jegens & Tevens

(In Dutch) Babette Wagenvoort 2012 (detail)

In Jegens & Tevens;  you find information on developments in the Hague visual arts, subsidies, changes in arts policy other job-related current events. In addition, with opening reports, interviews, construction reports and reviews have a look in the kitchen of the rich Hague art world. And it is emphatically a discussion platform with room for opinion pieces and comments on everything on J & T appears.
LINK Jegens & Tevens

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bettina Pousttchi

19 April–17 June 2012  Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Bettina Pousttchi, born in Mainz in 1971, lives and works in Berlin. She studied at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and graduated from the Whitney Independent Studio Program in New York. Her photographic works, videos and sculptures have been exhibited at an international level since the late 1990s, including group exhibitions at, among other venues TENT Rotterdam; Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem; Kunsthalle Detroit; Pousttchi also took part in the Venice Biennale in 2003 and 2009. In her works Bettina Pousttchi reflects on the urban and social changes that mark our times. Her photographs, films, sculptures and installations enable us to experience these fundamental changes to the urban fabric. With "Echo" (2009/10) she resurrected the former Palast der Republik for a period of six months in the form of a photo installation consisting of 970 individual posters applied to the façade of the Temporäre Kunsthalle in Berlin. The artist demonstrated how quickly architecture can lose its ascribed meaning and questioned how a location anchored in the collective memory is perceived, and the role documentary photography plays between personal memory and official written history.
LINK Bettina Pousttchi

Friday, April 27, 2012

Taryn Simon

A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII
May 2–September 3, 2012 @ MOMA The Robert and Joyce Menschel Photography Gallery 4, third floor

This exhibition is the U.S. premiere of Taryn Simon's (b. 1975, New York) photographic project A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII. The work was produced over a four-year period (2008–11), during which the artist travelled around the world researching and documenting bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the 18 “chapters” that make up the work, external forces of territory, power, circumstance, or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. The subjects Simon documents include victims of genocide in Bosnia, test rabbits infected with a lethal disease in Australia, the first woman to hijack an aircraft, and the living dead in India. Her collection is at once cohesive and arbitrary, mapping the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate.
LINK Taryn Simon

Thursday, April 26, 2012


In Spain, examines the bombing of the town of Guernica during the civil war, today 75 years ago.

And it was 26 years ago that the Guernica balloon from Enno de Kroon was lifted from the earth. (via Kees Koomen)
LINK Guernica-ballon

Jenny Michel

Michel combines medially virtuously objects, drawings, photographs, texts and videos to a complex body of work, which always has a rich background of philosophical-scientific viewpoints, self-developed theories and fictive ideas. The single pieces grow together into a modular, labyrinth-like structure over a long time-period, often several years, and reflect the analytical, network-like approaches of the artist with their serial connections. Pending from science to fiction, Michel undermines the human thinking’s demand for absoluteness with irony and presents the ambiguity of ideals in a socially relevant manner.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Outer Space

Sander van den Berg based freelance editor and aspiring music-video and documentary director.

The footage in this video is derived from image sequences from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions. I download a large amount of raw images to create this video. The song is The Cinematic Orchestra -That Home (Instrumental). Outer Space

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kees Koomen promotion T-shirt @ Sequoia Tees

I am very happy to let you know that I am part of this unique project called Sequoia Tees. The concept is 1 day, 1 design, 100 numbers.
In this project the greatest artists of the world (yes, me too!) are delivering a unique design to be silkscreen printed on a T-shirt. The T-shirts will be limited to an edition of 100 pieces. And they are numbered. The numbers are punched in the shirt. Every time someone buys a number with my design no one else can buy this number anymore.  This makes the T-shirts true collectors’ items!

Museum of the City, Cas Oorthuys

Meeting at 12:30 pm in front of the museum. Booking not required. (This event does not take place in English)

On 9 and 11 October 2012 at 12:30 pm in the Museum of the City of Brussels. In Dutch. Same visit in French on 2, 3 and 4 October 2012.
This cultural midday break is organized throughout the year in the Museum of the City of Brussels. The guided tours show an original aspect of the history of Brussels.The theme for these days: pictures by the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys on Brussels from 1946 to 1956.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Kurt Schwitters Forbidden Paintings

Retrospective PER KIRKEBY
And the "Forbidden Paintings" of Kurt Schwitters
Friday 10.02 > Sunday 20.05.2012

It was in 1961 that Per Kirkeby, then a young artist, fell in love with the landscapes painted by the German artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) when he was in exile in Norway in the 1930s. Schwitters is known for his Dadaist collages, but Kirkeby has drawn attention to another side of Schwitters, revealed in these works that that the Danish artist calls his "forbidden paintings", "works that do not fit in with 'history'". Kirkeby can identify with the crazy side of Schwitters – a craziness that liberates him from considerations of technique, style, or taste. (DPhoto)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

DYesterday: @ BOZAR

Cy Twombly Photographs 1951-2010 Curator: Cy Twombly


Friday, April 20, 2012

Magic of Women

@ wereldmuseum 5 April through 9 september 2012

Enchanting beauty and mysterious magic permeate the textiles and jewelry of the Indonesian archipelago. They play a critical role in maintaining the balance between spirits and humanity.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Cover illustration for Marie Claire Italia, "On The Road".

OZ was born in 1984. OZ is an illustrator. OZ lives in Milan. OZ loves New York. OZ listens to T.Rex. OZ eats Popcorn. OZ reads Peanuts. OZ drives a Yellow Fiat. OZ means Olimpia Zagnoli.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Identity for the independent bookseller Koenig Books, created for the shops in The Serpentine Gallery and on Charing Cross Road, London. Our brief was to create something with an almost imperceptibly ‘designed’ feel. We developed a utilitarian approach that rationalised the two locations. The typography was used at a single size and had a distinctive European flavour. The colour palette made use of the Koenig red and blue, with the name picked out in the contrasting colour for emphasis. In 2008 we developed the typography and signage for Koenig’s Berlin operation Buchhandlung Walther König.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Under the title '1M2 'opens the Graphic Lyceum Rotterdam on April 19, 2012 a special exhibition in the center of Rotterdam. In more than 70 square meters of shop windows is reserved for a final creative product of a student Shaping Media or Photography. The creative work and the participating locations are included in the GLR Exporoute 2012. 1M2 The exhibition runs until May 6, 2012.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Computer Museum

The emphasis of its collection is on technical and scientific electronic computing equipment, illustrating the progress in computer technology and its use from World War II to the present day.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

‪Roger Brown‬

It's a Wonderful Lie, 1991
Oil on canvas, courtesy of Chicago's Roger Brown Study Collection

His first art show was with an artist group named "False Image". He credits one of his teachers at the Art Institute, Ray Yoshida, for his help. Ray helped him to, "put myself into my art", as Brown said. Brown's art has a comic-book style narrative, which is sometimes literally written underneath the image.
Brown donated his three homes and collections to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His Chicago home exists as the Roger Brown Study Collection, a house museum, archive, and special collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His home in New Buffalo, Michigan, designed by his partner the late modernist architect George Veronda, acts as a faculty and staff retreat and is not open to the public. His home in La Conchita, California, designed by Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman, was sold by the school and its collection of art placed in storage.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Visual Arts Flanders 2012

Discover contemporary art throughout Flanders, Belgium in 2012

Beaufort04, TRACK, Middelheim Museum 2012, Manifesta 9 and Newtopia – The State of Human Rights. The convenient geographic location and the shared focus on contemporary art of these five events have triggered the creation of an international communication platform that comprehends all of these appealing events into one coherent cluster. In Belgium's neighbouring countries also offer major happenings in contemporary art such as dOCUMENTA (13) (Kassel, Germany), London 2012 Festival, Finale of the Cultural Olympiad (UK), Fantastic / lille3000: (France) and MONO (Centre Pompidou-Metz, France together with Mudam, Luxembourg).

Friday, April 13, 2012



Woefoep's work seems antique and fragile, and I like that in collage. He uses a lot of subtle typographic elements, such as letters and numbers, which make the old elements used look modern.
His assemblages are cool too, and some of his collages resemble them a little like a 3D collage. (via Not Paper)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dimitri Tsykalov

'credit card- american express' by dimitri tsykalov,
image courtesy galerie rabouan moussion

Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov has created a collection of knitted credit cards. each of the pieces seem to be unraveling, the colors woven into the works ending in a ball of yarn on the floor. the dying bank cards are a symbol of the relative stability of the financial market the world once knew steadily becoming unhinged.
(via designboom)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Galerie BKI-Praha

Откриване на изложба живопис, рисунка и скулптура на Панайот Панайотов - Пането
Място: Галерията на БКИ – Прага, Klimentská 6, Praha

Панайот Панайотов - Пането е потомствен художник, син на един от ректорите на Художествената академия. Завършил стенопис в класа на проф. Богданов. Една година учи в Чехия, но прекъсва заради събитията от 1968 г. Работи в областта на живописта, стенописа, керамиката и рисунката. Негови творби са притежание на частни и обществени колекции в България и в чужбина. Професор в Националната художествена академия.

Panajot Panajotov – Paneto má umění v krvi, je totiž synem jednoho z rektorů Výtvarné akademie v Sofii. V roce 1963 zakončil studium na výtvarném gymnáziu v Sofii a v roce 1972 dostudoval obor Dekorativně-monumentální umění u profesora Georgi Bogdanova na Národní výtvarné akademii v Sofii. Ve školním roce 1967/68 začal studovat obor Kovová socha na pražském UMPRUMu, ale z důvodu invaze vojsk varšavské smlouvy do Československa své studium přerušil.  Pracuje v oblasti malby, nástěnné malby, keramiky i kresby. Jeho práce jsou majetkem soukromých i veřejných sbírek jak v Bulharsku, tak i v zahraničí. Je profesorem na Národní výtvarné akademii v Sofii.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Poster series

Explaining complex philosophical theories through basic shapes.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Vincenc Kramar Collection

Vincenc Kramar (1877–1960) was one of the first collectors worldwide to recognise the importance of Picasso and Braque's Cubism. Without a doubt, his collection, a substantial portion of which is now held in the National Gallery of Prague, had a profound influence on the development of several decades of Czech Modern art.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Walter de'Silva and Leica

New Leica M9 Titanium by Automobile Designer Walter de'Silva.

Walter de'Silva has given the Leica M camera an ergonomic, precise and logical "look and feel" without changing the intrinsic character of the rangefinder camera. Thus, the compact construction and technical features of the LEICA M9 ‘Titanium' retain the distinctive style of a true Leica M camera.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Wim Crouwel helps Truth

Following on from previous years successful posters by Milton Glaser (4), Supermundane (3), Si Scott (2) and our own Darren Scott did the first one, we asked design legend and Dutch superhero Wim Crouwel to design a number 5 for our 5th in the series of Birthday Posters.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Igor Sergeev's Bulgarian cigarette box collection

Igor collect full unopened cigarette packs since 1976.
There are 574 Bulgarian packs in his collection now.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

REAR WINDOW loop (2011)

a visual installation by Jeff Desom
based on footage from Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" (1954)

I dissected all of Hitchcock's Rear Window and stiched it back together in After Effects. I stabilized all the shots with camera movement in them. Since everything was filmed from pretty much the same angle I was able to match them into a single panoramic view of the entire backyard without any greater distortions. The order of events stays true to the movie's plot.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

SOUK (site in Dutch)

SOUK Dutch Arabic Music and Dance comes to Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Amsterdam!

SOUK is a spectacular concert and dance party with big stars from the Arab world share the stage with Holland Symphonia orchestra, soloists from the National Ballet and other Dutch artists. Popular Arab pop, (classical) Western music, traditional Arabic music, poetry and dance are a unique formula for a fantastic night out.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012


HangarBicocca reopens to visitors on 11 April 2012

NON NON NON is a personal exhibition of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi
Keen observers of history and modernity: from the horrors of the First World War to the carefree attitude of consumer society, from the poverty of so-called developing countries to the more recent and dramatic vicissitudes of international terrorism.
The exhibition, curated by Andrea Lissoni with Chiara Bertola, opens from 12 April to 10 June 2012. It is the first retrospective of installations and works by the two visual artists, who have been working in Milan since the Seventies, and are highly appreciated on the international scene for their ability to work on the boundary between art and experimental cinema. Yervant Gianikian (born in Italy in 1942 of Armenian parents) and Angela Ricci Lucchi (born in Italy in 1942) have presented their work at numerous international film festivals at the world's great art museums and institutes.

Monday, April 02, 2012

365 spiders

@ Schouwburgplein Rotterdam
As a designer, Jeroen Heester creates urban identities. As an artist, Jeroen Heester seeks for aspects of emotion, in our urban self. Aren’t we the dominant species on this planet? This implies that it is up to us how our world appears. Lets see what happens.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Manon De Pauw – Intrigues

@ Canadian cultural centre Paris, from April 4 to September 8

"L'apprentie 2," 2008.
The works in the exhibition Manon De Pauw. Intrigues describe the path the artist has taken since the beginning of this decade. Photograms, photographs, performative set-ups, single-channel videos and multi-channel video installations investigate light and the image in ways as varied as they are poetic. Manipulation of accessories, materials and colours, unfurling gestures, hands and bodies, recourse to various means of mechanical and digital recording, and use of surfaces of inscription like paper, tables, screens and lightboxes are all part of this protocol of artistic experimentation that generates a visual writing through which various ages of the image run like veins.