Sunday, April 28, 2013

Marie Aly @ LUMC

Marie Aly (Berlin, 1980) paints historic, iconic portraits in the style of the Flemish primitives of the early Italian Renaissance. From her fascination with pop culture perpetuates them in small thumbnails pop artists as icons of the past. LINK LUMC     LINK Marie Aly

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rene Castelijn is is still looking for...



LINK Rene Castelijn

Friday, April 26, 2013

Elsbeth Ciesluk

Preparations for '' the first sentence of every book I have'' 
Roosendaal January 2012

Elsbeth Ciesluk; image by Marjolijn Dijkman 

Elsbeth Ciesluk studied at the ArtEZ Academy for Art&Design in Zwolle and she is currently finishing her MA at AKV/St.Joost in Breda-Den Bosch. Elsbeth uses performances, texts, photography and video to shape her ‘obsessions for repetition and being a one man factory’. The artist was the winner of the Art Olive Award 2010. Her work has been shown at ‘A spectacle of consequences’, Duende, Rotterdam; ‘From the start to the beginning’, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, Belgium; ‘You are not here’, Kasteel het Nijenhuis Museum de Fundatie, Heino; ‘Art Olive Young Talent’, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, and as a publication in Kunstbeeld, ‘Brieven aan Roos van Put’. LINK Elsbeth Ciesluk

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

open studios

@ The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) 
APRIL 26, 2013 - APRIL 28, 2013 

Lea Porsager, "Anatta Experiment," 2012. Film, text, ova, 
poster, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

The International Studio & amp; Curatorial Program (ISCP) Spring Open Studios is a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 27 artists from 20 countries currently in residence present work in their studios. The studio is a generative space - part production site, office, laboratory and situation - and it can be argued that it is more significant today for artistic process than ever before. Open Studios invites the public to 27 “studio visits” to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists from all over the world. LINK ISCP

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ai Weiwei

@ Kunstpalais
 Marktplatz 1
 Erlangen, Germany

The Kunstpalais dedicates a group exhibition to the topic 'freedom' due to the 200th anniversary of the decisive battle of the nations of the wars of liberation in 1813. Recent revolutions in the Arab world are regarded as the starting point for the exhibition and some of the artworks are dealing with this subject. The concept of the show seeks to investigate the topic of political liberty, the fight for democracy and human rights, the desire for departure and the struggle for self-determination. LINK Kunstpalais

Kees Koomen

@ Scheveningse pier

More info about Kees Koomen   LINK ( in Dutch)
LINK 'henk = 0' manifestatie

Anouk Griffioen winner

of Kracht van Rotterdam

(via trendbeheer) 
„Art does not reproduce the visible but makes things visible.“ - Paul Klee When we enter a room of artworks by Anouk Griffioen we find ourselves surrounded by colossal people, hybrid beings and shadows. The auras of these works can be frightening, strange and confusing, but they also arouse the viewer’s curiosity about the inner beings inside her creations. Her lifelike method of depiction lends them great expressivity…  more text from Graziella Kuhn see: LINK Anouk Griffioen

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ellen Rodenberg

@ Scheveningse pier

In her artwork Ellen Rodenberg gives both a differential as well as an apt dynamic picture of her progress. Initially the artist was self-taught and subsequently she continued at the Koninklijke Academie in Den Haag to obtain her Degree in Fine Art over a two-year period. Besides paintings she also makes three-dimensional installations and videos; which have been frequently used in music performances in the The Hague underground scene where her videos have been shown as a part of the overall programme. This broad range of activities appears to have consistently contributed to a painterly development, which has lead to an interesting new body of work. In the paintings the previous formal characteristics continue to prevail; they have been divided in four squares. In the four forms a different approach is used, but throughout this approach in all four the same subject or motif flows… more about Ellen Rodenberg see: LINK Ellen Rodenberg
LINK 'henk = 0' manifestatie


Miniature Mexican beaded Volkswagens
for sale @ Kunsthalle Deutsche bank

Following the popularity of the world’s only Mexican beaded Volkswagen, namely “Vochol”, the Museum of Popular Arts’ Friends Association ( AAMAP) has made available miniature replicas which can be purchased at their stores in Mexico City. The miniature replicas, also known as “Vocholitos”, are a wonderful way to promote and recognize the unique artistic expressions of the Mexican Huichol popular tradition. Even the role of the women is represented through the Vochol - and the Vocholito. MexicoToday is raffling 4 Vocholitos - two in Germany and two in France - via its Facebook pages, so make sure to participate for a chance to win one of them if you are based in any of those two countries! The “Vochol” has been touring around North America and Europe for people abroad to enjoy such a magnificent piece of art. Following its exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC in March and the Denver International Airport in June, the “Vochol” visited the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris in October, when it head to the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany where it will be exhibited until the first week of January in 2013. In an exclusive interview with MexicoToday, the then president of the Marie Therese de Arango AAMAP invited people from around the world to admire and visit one of the Vochol upcoming exhibitions.  LINK Kunsthalle DB

Friday, April 19, 2013

Marko Pogačnik

Art Descending Upon the Earth 
UGM | Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6 Slovenia

Marko Pogačnik (1944, Kranj) entered the Slovenian cultural sphere already as a high school student. Later he was a member of the Conceptual group OHO (1965 - 1971). He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana (1963 - 1967). Since 1968 he has worked as a free-lance artist. In 1971, together with his friends he began joining art and life (land art) and established a commune in Šempas in Vipavska valley. Since his first exhibition held in 1965 he has  exhibited extensively, also abroad: in Paris, Munich, New York, Florence and elsewhere. LINK UGM, Maribor Art Gallery

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

JR in Germany

JR has been busy in Germany where he completed several new pieces on the streets of Berlin. In town for his “Wrinkles Of The City” project, the French artist new pieces are including portraits of ageing individuals who have, over the years, witnessed and experienced the transformation of Berlin.” (via whudat) LINK whudat

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ro Theater Sells ..

18, 19 and 20 April from 19.30
in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. 

During Theater Rotterdam presents at 18, 19 and 20 April in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg is also a selection from the costume workshop for sale. Come stroll through the racks of the Ro Theatre and be surprised by the most eccentric, imaginative and handmade costumes. LINK Ro Theater (site in Dutch)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Rijksmuseum

Celebrates opening on 13 April 2013 
with weekend of festivities.
Orange carpet is rolled out for the Netherlands

Before the official ceremony begins at midday, Queen Beatrix will receive a guided tour of the transformed Rijksmuseum, and will hear private performances by trumpet player Eric Vloeimans and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and a recital by writer Remco Campert of a poem that he created especially for the opening. An artwork by Dutch designer Christian Borstlap will also be unveiled in the museum and will remain on show for the opening weekend. The opening ceremony on Museumplein will be heralded by 12 spectacular fanfares, one from every province of the Netherlands. The musicians will enter Museumplein from the Rijksmuseum Passageway and line up for Her Majesty. After her guided tour of the building, Queen Beatrix will walk the orange carpet to Museumplein to perform the official opening ceremony. Thereafter everyone will be invited to visit the museum for free. LINK Rijksmuseum

Friday, April 12, 2013

Marcel Duchamp

The Afternoon 
Interviews by Calvin Tomkins

(NEW YORK) - Badlands Unlimited is pleased to announce the publication of Marcel Duchamp: The After- noon Interviews by the celebrated New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins. In 1964, Tomkins spent a number of after- noons interviewing Marcel Duchamp in his apartment on West 10th Street in New York. Casual yet insightful, Duchamp reveals himself as a man and an artist whose playful principles toward living freed him to make art that was as unpredictable, complex, and surprising as life itself. Duchamp mused on everything from paying taxes to his feelings about art dealers to his influence on younger generations of artists like Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage. Tomkins used those interviews as source material for his profile of the iconic artist in the New Yorker, and later in his definitive 1996 biography, Duchamp. But they have never been edited and made public, until now. The Afternoon Interviews, which includes an introductory interview with Tomkins reflecting on Duchamp as an artist, guide and friend, reintroduces the reader to key ideas of his artistic world and renews Duchamp as a vital model for a new generation of artists. The enhanced e-book includes four audio clips, including three from the original 1964 recording of the interview and a never before heard clip of Tomkins in 2012 telling a short story about Duchamp. LINK Badlands Unlimited

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Saloua Raouda Choucair

@ Tate Modern
17 April – 20 October 2013

The world’s first major museum exhibition of Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair celebrates this remarkable artist’s extraordinary body of work. Choucair is a pioneer of abstract art in the Middle East and, born in 1916, takes her rightful position as a significant figure in the history of twentieth-century art. Through painting and drawing, architecture, textiles and jewellery, as well as, of course, her prolific and experimental sculptures, visitors can discover how Choucair worked in diverse media pursuing her interests in science, mathematics and Islamic art and poetry. Many of the works, made over a period of five decades, have not previously been seen outside of Lebanon. LINK Tate

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


In the 1980s, the German Democratic Republic’s state television broadcasting service commissioned Axel Bertram to develop a custom typeface. The result was “Videtur,” a remarkably independent serif design that was intended to define the on-screen graphics of East German television for years to come. But by the beginning of the 1990s, the GDR no longer existed. With it went its state broadcasting service – and Videtur, too. Another 20 years in the now reunified Germany would have to pass by before Andreas Frohloff could finally help bring a modernized FF Videtur to market. (via trendbeheer) LINK Videtur 

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Iceland movie 1982

On the set in Oakland and San Francisco.

On the set in Oakland and San Francisco is a series of Photographs taken by Dolf Pauw during the shooting of the film Iceland in 1982. This film was made by Kees Koomen, Bert van der Meij and Dolf Pauw.
LINK Oakland Ave

Erzen Shkololli

Pejë, Kosovo, 1998

6 April - 23 June 2013 

@ Van Abbemuseum

From Saturday 6 April, the Van Abbemuseum presents the work Pejë, Kosovo, 1998 by Erzen Shkololli. Erzen Shkololli created this work during the Kosovo war. Shkololli, then a young artist, was in hiding for three months with his family in Pejë, at the horrific time of ethnic cleansing. In order to keep active, he did what he could under the circumstances with whatever was around - using material from his father's bespoke sewing shop and his mother's home sewing machine. The result was a series of colourful patchworks, one with a length of about 21 meters and eight banners. 
LINK Van Abbemuseum

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Nicos Baikas

@ Faggionato Fine Art 
March 8 - April 19, 2013

New works by the artist Nicos Baikas, born in Piraeus in 1948.

The exhibition comprises large-scale pencil works plus a series of smaller works. Baikas works exclusively in pencil on paper, creating surfaces dense and heavy, in which objects and shapes are placed in perfect correspondence with the issues he approaches in his work: gravity, geometry and the study of balance into which he entwines the philosophical use of different perspectives. The images are geometrical balances. Squares, circles and triangles are placed alongside simple human forms. Baikas is concerned with creating what he describes as a "visual suspension" as opposed to the "mental suspension" which is often asked of in the viewer/work of art relationship. His works are a study on mental reflection, the philosophical balance of dark and light and the possible fragmentation of order into potential chaos. The tension created is disquieting and the images brooding, often with disturbing connotations. LINK Faggionato Fine Art

Friday, April 05, 2013

Miguel Angel Rios

@ Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros

Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros presents Miguel Angel Rios an exhibition by one of the pioneers of the concept of the Latin American as a political strategy and paradoxical question, presents a new production titled The Ghost of Modernity, which takes the viewer through the borders of the peripheral landscapes of Peru, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Originally conceived as a three-screen projection, the piece features a transparent cube, a paradigm of modernity, to anthropologically dissect space in the continent. LINK Sala de Arte

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

lucy mckenzie

something they have to live with @ Stedelijk Museum
6 Apr - 22 Sep 2013

Photo: Johannes Schwartz

The Stedelijk Museum presents "Something They Have To Live With":
a new installation by Brussels-based Scottish artist Lucy McKenzie
(b. Glasgow, 1977). It is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Amsterdam. The installation reflects the diversity of McKenzie’s artistic practice, in which painting, craft, fashion, and architecture intertwine in a dynamic relationship. McKenzie transforms the historic building’s IMC gallery (formerly the ‘Hall of Honor’, where all routes in the museum culminate) into a synthesis of contrasting visual forms and modes of presentation. As if browsing in a department store, the visitor can wander past various ‘displays’. (via Arnold Mosselman @ Facebook).
LINK Stedelijk Museum

Monday, April 01, 2013

Farideh Lashai

Rabbit, Prelude to Rabbits in Wonderland (ed.7), 2010, 
180 x 195 cm, projected animation on painting, oil, 
acrylic and pencil.

In the Iranian literary history, symbolic figures appear and reappear to survive a tyrannical suppression of candour and free expression. References and guises fill this vocabulary throughout centuries. And the Iranian art and the Iranian psyche continues to flow in abstraction and in referential forms. The rabbits appear from depth of a mysterious abstract jungle, full of life and charged with untold narratives, expanding the painting as an elastic structure in time, material and space, then disappear, leaving behind a silent still painting, that is charged with the mythical, the imagined, and has colossal spaces for fantasies. In this canvas, Farideh and the rabbit are playing and their game is like a preparation for a long journey, like Alice departing to Wonderland. LINK Farideh Lashai