Tuesday, January 31, 2012


At Art Rotterdam there is also an alternative Re: Rotterdam Art Fair in response to the established galleries at Art Rotterdam. Together with EX-MÊKH Kees Koomen will make an exhibition called Solo EX MÊKH. Ellen Rodenberg, Maarten Schepers and Kees Koomen will each fill the solo space in conjunction…

Monday, January 30, 2012

Vlisco textiles @ mmka

The exhibition Six Yards is a tribute to Vlisco textiles: over a hundred years old, born in Indonesia, designed in the Netherlands, loved in Africa, and desired in the West. These colourful fabrics make their way to fashion shows in Paris, the markets in Ghana, and galleries in London and New York. The exhibition Six Yards focuses on all the relevant angles, from their presence and meaning in the work of artist Yinka Shonibare, to the stories in the oral tradition that have come from the fabrics.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Latifa Echakhch @ Columbus Museum of Art

Photo: David Barker

In 2010 Latifa was invited to participate in the Currents series.  Each artist in the series is provided access to our permanent collection and asked to present a body of work that is inspired by what they find.  Latifa chose to consider lithographs from the Schiller Collection. Made from 1930-1950, most of the prints look at economic, political and social issues in America.  Over the last several years Latifa has created projects that consider cultural icons and the ways in which people use or abuse ideas around difference.  Her interest in the democratic nature of printing has been a part of a few of these projects...

via chmkoome and e-flux

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New artblog

Besides working under the name "maculature" Professor Panayotov will also show pictures made by the so-called its technology "dagotipiya" based on his philosophy about the relationship of artist to material and spiritual, and his choice for what both accepted and rejected. The technology really shows how intentions and pasting their ideas on the white sheet image is obtained by three-dimensional relief in two-dimensional plane. See more on his new blog (@ links on this site)...

Friday, January 27, 2012


Original and newsworthy photos we reward placement in Metro, we pay the photographer...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

About IFFR

The twelve day International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 25 – February 5, 2012) celebrates worldwide independent, innovative and experimental filmmaking and film related arts. The festival each year receives hundreds of filmmakers and as many as 3,000 film industry representatives. The Rotterdam film festival is the essential hub for discovering film talent, for catching the first word of mouth on its many world and international premieres, for exploring a quality selection of hundreds of recent feature films, short films and documentaries.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Get the most out of an exceptional program of inventive demonstrations and innovative recipes made with the cult brand's equipment and accessories. Workshops presented by blogger and foodie Mercotte, chef Pierre Gasser and Damien Pichon, the pastry virtuoso. The benefits of sous vide cooking, techniques for making macarons and more...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Judith Krebbekx

Fear & Desire, @ Museum van Bommel van Dam Venlo
Judith Krebbekx (Roosendaal, 1967) holds a deep fascination for the ways in which people today attempt to get a grip on life. In her opinion, ancient stories – the central theme of her motif – are essentially about the big fears, heavenly desires and the unconscious human drive...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Alexander Calder

The Cirque Calder can be seen as the start of Calder's interest in both wire sculpture and kinetic art. He maintained a sharp eye with respect to the engineering balance of the sculptures and utilized these to develop the kinetic sculptures Duchamp would ultimately dub as "mobiles", a French pun meaning both "mobile" and "motive." He designed some of the characters in the circus to perform suspended from a thread. However, it was the mixture of his experiments to develop purely abstract sculpture following his visit with Mondrian that lead to his first truly kinetic sculptures, manipulated by means of cranks and pulleys...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The end of our Kodak

The glory days when Eastman Kodak Co. ruled the world of film photography lasted for over a century. Then came a stunning reversal of fortune: cutthroat competition from Japanese firms in the 1980s and a seismic shift to the digital technology it pioneered but couldn't capitalize on. Now comes a wistful worry that this icon of American business is edging toward extinction. Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, raising the spectre that the 132-year-old trailblazer could become the most storied casualty of a digital age that has whipped up a maelstrom of economic, social and technological change.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lilian Kreutzberger

The exteriors often show the urban scenery as I experience it; a detached and threatening modern city. The interiors, for instance the living room of someone’s house, are more intimate. Everything indicates that someone just has or could have been here, but the surrounding is definitely empty and deserted...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Панайот Панайотов – Пането @ галерия Академия

На 23 януари (понеделник) от 18:00 часа в галерия „Академия“ ще бъде открита най-новата изложба на проф. Панайот Панайотов – Пането със заглавие „Макулатура и други неща“. Изложбата e трета от поредицата „Макулатура“ и е продължение на първата изложба представена през 2006 година. Експозицията е съставена от цветни работи върху хартия, от последните две години, които са организирани в няколко тематични цикъла. Единият от тях е под наименованието „АЕЦ Чернобил и Фокушима“, провокирал автора след голямото бедствие сполетяло Япония през 2011 година.

Panayot Panayotov - Paneto @ Gallery Academia

On 23 January (Monday) from 18:00 in gallery "Academia" will be opened the new exhibition of Prof. Panayot Panayotov - Paneto titled "Maculatura and other things." This exhibition is composed of colorful works on paper from the last two years, which are organized in several thematic cycles. One of them is under the name "Chernobyl and Fokushima", provoked by the author after the major disaster happened in Japan in 2011.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

James Castle

A Retrospective  was on view through January 4, 2009, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, before it traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Berkeley Art Museum, through 2009.

Monday, January 16, 2012

From Before Teniers Until After Ensor

Henriëtte Ronner-Knip
From May 2011 until January 2013, the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch is closing for an extensive expansion. The museum has offered M the opportunity to make a selection from its vast collections. For six months.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

De Jeugd VanTegenwoordig gets the Pop Award

The Pop Award (Popprijs) is presented to the Dutch artist who has made the most significant contribution to Dutch pop music in the previous year. The Popprijs 2011 has been won by De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig. The Pop Award is an initiative of BV POP, and is awarded by Buma Cultuur with support of Sena Performers.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Stefan Annerel

If we generally tend to regard seeing as a way of knowing, of gathering knowledge about the world around us, then we also usually consider staring as its exact opposite: a way of not seeing and therefore not knowing, a way of closing our eyes whilst leaving them open. Stefan Annere explores the possibility of reversing this logic. Here, staring becomes an alternative to seeing: a nexus of visual possibilities that may hold the promise to correct, complement, and possibly even to supplant our ordinary vision, although it is never quite certain whether that promise can be kept.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Joan Nelson

Joan Nelson is well known for her paintings that incorporate multiple pictorial landscape traditions and pay homage to and borrow from artists such as Albrecht Altdorfer, Albert Bierstadt, George Caleb Bingham and Casper David Friedrich. Occupying a unique place in the long history of landscape painting, Nelson's works simultaneously speak to the experience of landscape and the complexity of representation, artfully incorporating reality, memory and mediated experience.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Comic Sans

Comic Sans is fine for some things: talk balloons, babies, missives from bitchy NBA owners. But as the logo of a multi-billion-dollar international corporation? Just a guess here, but I’m thinking most of you would say, "God no."

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Gallery Delta

Gallery Delta was established by Derek Huggins and Helen Lieros and opened on the 17th April 1975, a time of sanctions, conflict and war. The intention from the outset was to provide an exhibition space for contemporary paintings, graphics, textiles and ceramics of the highest standard possible as an alternative to 'Shona Sculpture' which, led by the National Gallery, dominated the art scene in the city...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Aimée de Jongh

She literally draws every single day and now works for about 6 years as a professional illustrator and comic artist. In 2006 BeeDee published her first book, called "Aimée TV". Her style in drawing is influenced by the Japanese manga comics, yet she gives it her own, recognizable touch. 

From 2007, Aimée is also an Animation student at the Willem de Kooning Academy. She prefers to draw every frame to establish a pure and handdrawn effect. When making films, she's part of the whole process - from storyboard to sound editing.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Tala Madani

Red Stripes with Stain (2008)

Stylistically ranging from lush painterly expressionism to loose, almost comical line drawing, Madani conveys her politically controversial subject matter with a genuine innocence and empathy. Rendered in soft, pastel palettes, her figures are humanised with a sentimental goofiness that belies their zealous bravado.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

The Movie You Don't Want to See

tells the stories you don't want to hear, shows statistics you don't want to know. This movie puts us in front of a mirror. It aims to boost awareness in the industrialized world about our lack of solidarity towards large groups of people in the underdeveloped world.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

nul = 0

dutch avant-garde in an international context, 1961-1966 @ Schiedams museum

nul = 0 is the first comprehensive overview in the Netherlands of work by members of the Nul-group and international kindred spirits since 1965. Work of Dutch Nul-artists – Armando, Jan Henderikse, Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven and herman de vries – will be displayed in relation to artists from the German ZERO, the French Nouveau Réalisme, the Italian Azimuth and the Japanese Gutai movements in the time period 1961-1966.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Marcel van Eeden

Marcel van Eeden @ Facebook with The Photographer (1945 - 1947)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century

From 11 December 2011 to 6 May 2012, the Groninger Museum will present the exhibition entitled Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century. This exhibition displays the most fantastic Alaïa fashion creations of the last ten years.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

A stitch a day...

Much of the preserved embroidery in this exhibition is by women who ended up in prison or in concentration camps because of their part in the Resistance. Embroidery by women in the Japanese camps in the Dutch East Indies is also shown.
@ Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Best of 2011: Chinese Mainstream Film Round-Up

The Flowers of War (dir: Zhang Yimou)
Let the Bullets Fly, The Flowers of War, Love is Not Blind, and Piano in a Factory represent the diverse, above-ground films that China has produced in 2011.

Monday, January 02, 2012


From September 16 on, the museum garden of Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden has as if by magic turned into one big exploring-expedition ground. Large expedition cases are placed in the garden. As if a ship has just returned from a distant and foreign country and has left her cargo behind here. The cases create an interactive exhibition about legendary expeditions of the past and the present.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Yesterday Eve

New Year 2012 officially kicks off in Rotterdam with the National Firework Show at the Erasmus Bridge. Both the bridge and a floating pontoon on the river Maas form a marvellous architectural stage setting with the various docks as a natural grandstand for the biggest fireworks show in the Netherlands.