Sunday, June 30, 2013

chmkoome's Blog

A bundle of broken mirrors

As of July 5 stops XS4ALL service with this blog, I started to continue. My blog to WordPress I hope you all links and such will convert to the new URL and will continue to follow me. Maybe it will take some time before my archive also accessible again, but the above message was a surprise to me and I want to keep the archive still available in a responsible manner. LINK chmkoome's blog

Leandro Erlich

Dalston House 
26 June 2013 - 4 August 2013 
1-7 Ashwin Street, Dalston

Internationally known for captivating, three-dimensional visual illusions, Argentine artist Leandro Erlich has been commissioned by the Barbican to create Dalston House, an installation in Hackney. 
The work resembles a movie set, featuring the façade of a late nineteenth-century Victorian terraced house. The life-size façade lies on the ground with a mirrored surface positioned overhead at a 45-degree angle. By sitting, standing or lying on the horizontal surface, visitors appear to be scaling or hanging off the side of the building. 
Sited at 1 - 7 Ashwin Street, near Dalston Junction, Erlich has designed and decorated the façade - complete with a door, windows, mouldings and other architectural details - to evoke the houses that previously stood on the block. Leandro Erlich: Dalston House opens on 26 June 2013 and is presented on Ashwin Street in association with OTO Projects. It is also part of the 2013 London Festival of Architecture. LINK barbican

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Nameday (Petrovden - 29 June)

DPhoto 1997 @ Perestroika meal

Petrovden - 29 June
 Petrovden is the day of two apostles. Their names are Peter and Pavel. On this day everyone with the name Petar, Pavel, Petya, Petranka and Pavlina celebrates his name day. LINK namedays @ Bulgaria

Enno de Kroon

@ his studio 

Eggcubism As a painter I consider eggtrays as two-and-a-half dimensional objects which offer me remarkable possibilities for imagery. The waves of the eggcartons limit the viewer's perception; they also make him aware of his positioning towards the image. LINK read more...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

'Da Da Mayakowsky'

(via Enno de Kroon)

It is 25 years ago that I (and others) was involved in organizing the exhibition 'Da Da Mayakowsky' at the artist run Dionysus Gallery, Rotterdam. It was a first group exhibition of young non-conformist Russian artists and included works by upcoming artists like Timur Novikov and Sergej Bugaev. 
LINK Here is an interesting article about Sergey Bugaev (Africa):

Sunday, June 23, 2013

New Alphabet for kids

Design/dtp dolfpauw

Learning the alphabet is fun. Singing the alphabet song has got to be one of the highlights of early life. When they started school many years ago, English students had to learn the ABC. Kids still do, but the only thing that stays the same is that A still stands for Apple! This is a good opportunity for lower level students (Básico 1 and Básico 2) to revise the spelling of the alphabet letters, and compare the way even the alphabet itself has adapted to changing times.
LINK Old Dutch (leesplankje)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Özlem Altin

“Cathartic ballet” 
@ CIRCUS, Berlin 
April 27 - June 29, 2013

Özlem Altin’s works are usually installations. Working from a personal collection of pictures, she associatively contrasts the commonalities and contradictions of the images used. She is particularly interested in concepts of the body. Faces, as special features of the body’s identity, are usually covered and disguised. This renders people interchangeable, makes them lose their specific personal quality, and turns them into objects. LINK art-agenda

Friday, June 21, 2013


Susan Hiller 
@ Centre d'art contemporain - la synagogue de Delme

Susan Hiller was born in the United States in 1940. She lives and works in London.Numerous solo and group exhibitions have been dedicated to her work worldwide, and several retrospectives have surveyed her work as a whole: at the ICA in London in 1986, at Tate Liverpool in 1996 and at Tate Britain in London in 2011. Her works are included numerous public and private collections, including Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris; FRAC Bourgogne,Dijon; Centro de Arte Cpntemporanea Inhotim, Minas Gerais; Deutscher Bundestag Art Collection, Berlin; Fundação Serralves, Porto; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; Moderner Museet, Stockholm; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; 
UBS Bank Collection, Zurich; Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 
LINK cac-synagoguedelme

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Marten Jongema


An exhibition of theater posters designer Marten Jongema 
(1951 - 2011) adorns this summer the outside of the Parade Grounds. Jongema was for many years the main supplier of posters for The Parade / Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Some posters grew to become true icons of the time and were collector items. The exhibition opened last year in Amsterdam and travels the coming years in the theater the Parade. LINK kismanstudio

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Rain Room

Rain Room (2012), a large-scale environment by Random International, is presented at The Museum of Modern Art from May 12 to July 28, 2013, as part of EXPO 1: New York. Rain Room consists of a field of falling water that visitors may walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain. The work also invites visitors to explore what role science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our environment. Using digital technology, Rain Room is a carefully choreographed downpour - a monumental work that encourages people to become performers on an unexpected stage, while creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation. 
LINK Rain Room

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Boijmans Van Beuningen

A visit to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a journey through 
the history of art. Dutch and European masterpieces provide a comprehensive survey of art from the early Middle Ages to the 21st century, from Bosch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh to Dalí and Christo.  LINK Boijmans

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

Lost in the Memory Palace

@ Art Gallery of Ontario Until August 18, 2013


"Opera for a Small Room," 2005

Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are known internationally for their pioneering spirit and groundbreaking approach to making art. This exhibition focuses on their collaboration from the mid-1990s to today. Immerse yourself in their artworks: each room opens up to imaginary realms where narratives blend and merge, transporting you into the artists' meticulously detailed worlds of sound, light and imagery. Spanning a period from key early pieces such as Dark Pool (1995) and The Muriel Lake Incident (1999) to recent works including Killing Machine (2007) and Storm Room (2009), Lost in the Memory Palace consists of a series of seven discrete immersive environments. LINK ago

Friday, June 14, 2013


Tijs Rooijakkers @ Van Abbemuseum 
01/07/2013 - 05/01/2014

From the first of July, the Eindhoven based artist Tijs Rooijakkers will take over the unique space of Het Oog (The Eye). For Het Oog, he is pushing the site specificity of his practice. To do this he has invited local rapper Fresku to collaborate. LINK Van Abbemuseum

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Robert Doisneau

@ Nederlands Fotomuseum 
Master street photographer 
01 Jun. 2013 - 01 Sep. 2013

Doisneau is one of the most influential reportage photographers on record, whose work has not been on view in this country since the eighties. The exhibition Robert Doisneau Master Street Photographer contains 143 photographs and documents, including a number of photographic icons such as The Kiss at L'Hôtel de Ville of 1950, one of the most famous and favourite photos of the twentieth century. 
LINK Nederlands Fotomuseum

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Jan Radersma

The Dutch painter Jan Radersma (Indonesia, 1948) prefers to work with self-made paints and surfaces are looking with concern. He is a poet who paints memories and scenic fragments shifts and edited down to the most intuitively appealing image. Delicate and understated, he creates his images with great care for the materials and the sophisticated planning. It is a work of subtle beauty to long and slow to enjoy. LINK Jan Radersma (in Dutch)

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Henry Moore

Temporary location (DPhoto)

Last year, the work of Henry Moore moved to the site of FIRST Rotterdam. The artwork is called Wall Relief No. 1. The wall contains a special masonry to a design by the famous English sculptor. Master Masons have built the sculpture in 1955 under his supervision. LINK google (henry moore)

Friday, June 07, 2013

Petrit Halilaj

@ Kosovo Pavilion Venice Biennale 
Courtesy the artist. Photo: Atdhe Mulla.

Petrit Halilaj, "I´m hungry to keep you close. 
I want to find the words to resist but in the end there is a locked sphere. The funny thing is that you´re not here, nothing is.," 2013. 
Various materials including birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes, dimensions variable. Upon entering the space hosting the Kosovan contribution to the 55th Venice Biennial visitors find themselves abruptly confronted with a strange structure built, or rather woven, of branches, twigs and rods gathered in Kosovo, its ground and walls covered with soil and mud. Taking up almost two-thirds of the space, the structure seems an alien sight, an alien body, atavistic within the Biennial's context of contemporary art; a foreign body migrated from some subconscious and forgotten era or territory into a vicinity that is nothing less than a renowned icon of the historic western world's cultural and artistic achievements. LINK Kosovo pavilion

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Artist’s Force Field, Frozen in Time

Donald Judd’s SoHo Home and Studio 
via David Zwirner on twitter 

Photo's by Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Judd, who died in 1994 at the age of 65, didn’t believe in the afterlife, but he did believe in his art and his legacy. So it is hard not to imagine some kind of Judd spirit approving when 101 Spring Street, the five-story 19th-century cast-iron building in SoHo where he lived and worked off and on for 25 years, opens for small public tours on Monday, his 85th birthday. Its inauguration can only be good for art, design and architecture in New York City and elsewhere. LINK New York Times

Monday, June 03, 2013

Cindy Sherman - Untitled Horrors

@ Astrup Fearnley Museet Oslo

Cindy Sherman (b. 1954) is one of the leading and most influential artists of our time. She belongs to a generation of postmodern artists who redefined the photograph and its place in an ever more visually oriented culture. Taking female roles in photographic representations as her starting point, Sherman creates recognizable pictures that mirror the human condition in its many nuances. Sherman's pictures became key works in a time of turbulence for the very concept of art, and continue to challenge concepts of representation, identity and portrait. LINK Astrup Fearnley Museet

Sunday, June 02, 2013

‪Maceo Parker ‬

The soul of a black man 1973‬

Maceo Parker born February 14, 1943 is an American funk and soul jazz saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, as well as Parliament - Funkadelic in the 1970s. Parker was a prominent soloist on many of Brown's hit recordings, and a key part of his band, playing alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. Since the early 1990s, he has toured continuously under his own name. LINK Youtube

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Cups With Bite

Akira Yoshimura, 2010 
@ MoMA Store

Never lose sight of your plastic cup during a party with these colorful, slip-on sleeves. Simply select your favorite animal and slide over your cup. Use a pen to write funny quotes, add theme names, or insert other comments directly on the sleeve. A native of Yokohama, Japan, Akira Yoshimura works in Queens, New York City, where he spends most of his time designing and engineering toys. Fits most 9-oz. plastic cups. Made in the USA. LINK MoMA Store