Saturday, March 31, 2012

Keith Haring: 1978–1982 @ Brooklyn Museum

NB-3 October 14, 1978 (age 20)
Keith Haring: 1978-1982, now on view at the Brooklyn Museum, is the first large-scale exhibition to focus on the artist’s early years. The span begins with works from 1978—the year Haring moved to New York, where he studied at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and fell into the thriving alternative art community, befriending the likes of Kenny Scharf, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol—and it includes everything from rarely seen personal journals and notebooks to party photos and experimental videos.

Friday, March 30, 2012


Artists, craftsmen and affiliated groups are hereby invited to prequalify for the provision of art to the new Culture Quarter in Bodø, Norway. Deadline on the 16 April 2012.

Bodø is situated just north of the Arctic Circle. It is Northern Norway's second largest city and is an important communication point for travellers and tourists, including to the famous Lofoten Islands. Both the city and the region have long cultural traditions.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Real Cookbook

Design by: KOREFE – Kolle Rebbe Form und Entwicklung –.

The first and only Cookbook you can actually read, cook and eat. Made out of 100% fresh pasta it can be opened, filled with ingredients and finally be cooked. Packaged as classic lasagne. The Cookbook was designed as a special project for a large publishing house.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Type Connection

Is a game that helps you learn how to pair typefaces.
Aura Seltzer is a habitual list maker who is interested in 
how typography can use humor to engage and inform an audience. Type Connection is her MFA thesis project.

Start by choosing a typeface to pair. Like a conventional dating website, Type Connection presents you with potential “dates” for each main character without the misleading profile photos and commitment phobes. The game features well known, workhorse typefaces and portrays each as a character searching for love. You are the matchmaker. You decide what kind of match 
to look for by choosing among several strategies for combining typefaces. Along the way, you explore typographic terminology, type history, and more. By playing Type Connection, you deepen your own connection with type.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Art Brussels

Art Brussels, 30th edition: Thu 19–Sun 22 April 2012

Discover the incredible energy of the Brussels contemporary art scene
In the city the Art Brussels partner institutions have made sure to present programmes that are both rich and stimulating. 
Among which you will find:
 Nicolas Provost at Argos, Marcel Berlanger at Le Botanique, Cy Twombly and Per Kirkeby at Bozar, Raymond Hains in the private collection of Eric Fabre, Rose-Marie Trockel and Daan van Golden at WIELS, AES+F at the Vanhaerents collection,...   

Monday, March 26, 2012

Texte Zur Kunst


Without doubt Jörg Immendorff is one of the internationally most renowned and known German artists of the postwar period. Since the late sixties, the Düsseldorf-based artist continuously has been dealing with the political claims and contemporary possibilities of history painting. In large-scale cycles of painting such as the „Café Deutschland“ series from the mid-eighties, Immendorff repeatedly reacted to political everyday events and linked them to German history and the tradition of a politically engaged practice of painting in affluent allegorical tableaus. In these works he also always reflected on his own role and practice as an artist, for instance when self-portraits entered the space of his canvases.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Documenta XI

A map of Documenta 11 (2002's) major figures and exhibited artists by national origin, place of education and current residence.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Drawing Apparatus

This Drawing Apparatus, bizarre home-made record player equipped with wooden mechanical arms, explores the fertile ground of the divergence between real and perceived. The rotation of the vinyl records causes the movement of the two articulated joints provided with markers, thus producing elliptical compositions that refer to the three-dimensionality of the renders. According to the variable length of the arm or to the speed of the chosen record, the object “bleeds” different patterns. Similar to prints, the uniquely elaborated drawings can be reproduced in series.

Friday, March 23, 2012

AMG Viella 12 “V12” turntable

Werner Roeschlau, designer and driving force behind AMG, works with his son and other master machinists at their bespoke multi-story Bavarian factory located north of Munich. All machining is done in house, combining the latest Computer Aided Design and CNC machines with “classic analog” tools including custom lathes and drill presses. Their factory has been manufacturing key, precision parts for some of the world's most highly regarded turntables for over a decade. This expertise in the design and manufacture of turntables led to the AMG line, premiering with the Viella 12.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monica Ragazzini

With my last new work ‘Déjà Vu’ I investigate further the ‘subject’ twin sister started in 2009 with the serie ‘Las Niñas’. For this new serie I focus more on the switching between looking and watching, illusion and reality and less on the interaction between the two identical sisters. What I photograph now is the reflection of the two sisters in a mirror. They are literally inside the mirror posing alone one after another...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Doris Salcedo

plegaria muda or mute prayer
 MAXXI arte - national museum of XXI century arts, Rome, Italy 
open now until june 24th, 2012

Doris Salcedo addresses the question of forgetting and memory in her installation artwork. In pieces such as Unland: The Orphan’s Tunic from 1997 and the La Casa Viuda series from the early 1990s, Salcedo takes ordinary household items, such as a chair and table, and trans- forms them into memorials for victims of the Civil War in Colombia.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

İstanbul Modern / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

An exhibition of works from the Collection of İstanbul Museum of Modern Art will be on display this spring in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, as part of the celebrations of 400 years of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands. Fourteen artists from Turkey with international reputations will show their work in Rotterdam. They will present their vision of contemporary themes such as imagination, identity, recent political tensions and visual culture. The selection of works embraces a great diversity of media including painting, video art and installation.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Anna Skladmann by Gang of Berlin

6th–30th of March 2012 Tuesday to Friday 12–7pm Torstrasse 109
Anna Skladmann debuts a new series of photographs: 1991 – Generation Putin. Completed in the past year and shot in several Russian cities, the portraits depict the generation born in the year 1991, and though them, explore what it meant growing up in rapidly changing Russia, in addition to reflections on the volatile political climate. Inspired by the 20th anniversary of the fall of communism, the series explores the impact this historical event had on the lives of those coming of age in its wake. They were raised in a time of liberty and chaos, and their youth was dominated by Vladimir Putin, who ruled the country for the last 12 years. This generation was not able to play by old rules of the Soviet Union, however new ones were yet to be formed. Skladmann depicts the generation that is now taking to the streets calling for change. Anna Skladmann herself calls her work a form of social documentary...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Herr Mueller

Right in time for the Russian presidential election on March 4th, 
Gang of Berlin invited Anna Skladmann to exhibit her new series
of portraits “1991 – Generation Putin”. 

Herr Mueller designed a typographic mark and the folded invitation poster
printed on thin newsprint paper, as well as all other means of communication for this exhibition: caption cards for the extensive texts 
accompanying the twelve works on display, press information etc.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

FOTOFEST 2012 BIENNIAL Contemporary Russian Photography

March 16–April 29, 2012
 Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

With a population of 143 million people, Russia spans two continents and nine time zones, while its citizens speak 28 languages. It is a global powerhouse fitfully engaged with capitalism, consumerism and an ongoing struggle to define itself as a modern nation in the context of its own history and culture. FotoFest’s 2012 Biennial will serve to introduce an international audience to never- or little-before-seen contemporary Russian art practice and culture through the medium of photography.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Dan Graham’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Show. Unrealised Projects for Children and Boutique Architecture” @ Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Over a period of more than four decades, Dan Graham has developed a diverse practice that refuses to be contained within the confines of contemporary art and instead aligns itself within popular culture. In his exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Zürich, ‘Rock n’ Roll Show. Unrealised Projects for Children and Boutique Architecture’, Graham will present drawings for two unrealised architectural projects: the ‘Liza Bruce Boutique’ and ‘The Children’s Pavilion’...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Art Paris Art Fair 2012

Art Paris Art Fair 2012: the not-to-be missed Springtime art event in the heart of Europe. 29 March –1 April 2012
Art Paris Art Fair is the springtime event for modern and contemporary art in France. With a new leadership the 2012 edition is marked by a complete transformation to the fair. A selection of 120 galleries  from 16 countries, 56% of which are first time participants, are coming together under the majestic glass roof of the Grand Palais to present a wide panorama of international modern and contemporary art.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

iMAKE Rotterdam

Stadsinitiatief Rotterdam! Stadsinitiatief is a 4 million euro reward to realize the best citizen-initiative. Which one of the last 5 will finally be realized is up to Rotterdam citizens themselves. All Rotterdammers can vote between the 1st and 12th of March.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Allegories & Experiences

An exhibition by Janna Bullock
Bullock's installation consists of 24 found images, each of an individual or group from the Russian power elite: politicians, businessmen, lawyers and journalists. Some are tyrants, some are criminals, and some are victims. The 24 images represent 24 frames per second—the standard in motion picture film speed, hence the underlying visual of film in the exhibition's aesthetic. In the manner of Richard Prince, Jenny Holzer and Ilya Kabakov, each image is accompanied by a provocative title and a story in both English and Russian.
Beaux Arts mansion at 14 East 82nd Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison, New York.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Valerius de Saedeleer

Belgian painter. He learnt the art of weaving from his father and studied at academies in Aalst and Ghent and in the studio of Franz Courtens. After a turbulent period in Ghent, where he was active in anarchist circles, in 1898 he settled in Sint Martens Latem. There he had close ties with like-minded artists. He painted panoramic views of the flat landscape of the Leie in late autumn, winter and early spring. Small houses, hedges and finely-drawn branches stand out against the extensive landscape and vast skies. The contrast between sharply-drawn detail and panoramic views resembled the landscape vision of Pieter Bruegel. He achieved a timeless, unreal atmosphere by applying thin, smooth brushstrokes of colour with a dominance of white, green or grey.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Rotterdam Museum Night 2012

Yesterday night (DPhoto)
The theme of the Rotterdam Museum Night 2012 is TASTE. You can’t argue about taste. Or can you? It can indeed be food for a tasty discussion. Taste is difficult to explain and can lead to lively debates and extreme opinions. It is a mysterious phenomenon because of the various senses involved. In short: taste is emotion!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Martin Visser

13 March–17 June 2012 @ Bonnefantenmuseum
The exhibition Martin Visser, collector, designer, free spirit focuses on the legacy of Martin Visser (1922 Papendrecht–Bergeijk 2009), renowned furniture designer and driving force behind the Visser collection. It is the first time a coherent picture has been sketched of Visser’s extraordinary significance for visual art, design and architecture in the Netherlands.The Visser collection comprises the most important private collection of neo-avant-garde art in the Netherlands. Visser’s furniture designs, including his iconic sofa bed BR 02 (1958), are regarded as classics of Dutch design, and his unique house in Bergeijk, designed by Gerrit Rietveld with extensions by Aldo van Eyck, has recently been declared a listed building.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Bart de Baets and Sandra Kassenaar

Success and Uncertainty 3 – 18 Mar @ W139
Every day over a period of three weeks, they displayed a new poster in a light-box at the entrance of a gallery in Cairo which reflected and commented on recent events. The posters are composed of politically charged discussions, interviews with locals, international comments on the revolution, symbolics of the peoples movement, statements and observations on daily life as well as gossip in Cairo.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Dreams of nature. Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky @ Van Gogh Museum

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Grey and Green, Dordrecht

The exhibition will cover a wide range of artists, from forerunners of symbolism, like Böcklin and Whistler, to Mondrian and Kandinsky, who provided the impulse for major 20th-century movements, such as surrealism and abstraction. Works by renowned painters, like Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Munch, will be presented alongside lesser known, but equally fascinating artists from the Nordic countries and Eastern Europe.
A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist's developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Evgenia Arbugaeva, Tiksi

Evgenia was born in Siberian town Tiksi in Russia. She received BA degree in art management from International University in Moscow.
In 2009 graduated from International Center of Photography Photojournalism and Documentary Program. She now works as a freelance photographer between Russia and New York.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012


In STOOR you can buy authentic work of talented students and young professionals from the KABK. You will find small gifts as well as big art pieces. Every product is handmade, unique and innovative.

Monday, March 05, 2012

William Kentridge

“Every so often,‭ ‬a painter has to destroy painting,‭” ‬Willem DeKooning said of his fellow abstract expressionist,‭ ‬Jackson Pollock.‭ “‬He busted our idea of a picture all to hell. ‭ ‬Then there could be new paintings again.‭” ‬In the same way,‭ ‬William Kentridge has revolutionized the practice of drawing.
Using charcoal on paper,‭ ‬repeatedly erased and redrawn,‭ ‬as the vehicle for animation,‭ ‬Kentridge has revolutionized the form and brought it to a new level of regard,‭ ‬as an ambitious and respectable end-in-itself in the contemporary visual arts.‭ ‬In the process,‭ ‬the South African artist has emerged as one of the world's most prominent and relevant visual artists.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Cy Twombly @ BOZAR Bruxelles

The exhibition Cy Twombly. Photographs 1951–2010 presents more than 100 dry prints, generated from Polaroid photographs, which were selected in close cooperation with the artist himself prior to his death on July 5th, 2011. Cy Twombly's photographs have been a rather recent discovery. Snapping photographs with his Polaroid camera since his student days, the artist did not make available to the public his photographic material until the 90s.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

first Dutch Apple Store in Amsterdam

Apple is to open its first Dutch retail store in Amsterdam today, Apple has leased the ground floor and mezzanine of the Hirsch Building, found at Leidseplein 29.

Friday, March 02, 2012


The New Art Dealers Alliance is proud to announce that for the first time in its eight-year history, NADA will present a fair in New York City, as NADA NYC takes place May 4th through May 7th, 2012. This inaugural edition will showcase over 60 international galleries from 23 cities representing 10 countries. 
"A NADA Art Fair in New York has been in anticipation for years," said NADA Director, Heather Hubbs. "Our intention is to produce an incredible fair for the art community while maintaining our reputation for introducing new galleries and artists to collectors, curators and others working with contemporary art."

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Баба Марта

"Martenitsi" are red and white coloured wristbands, or figurines, that symbolise health and happiness. They are given away to friends and family. People are supposed to take off their martenitsi when they see the first signs that spring has already come - a blooming tree or a stork. When the martenitsa is taken off some tie it to a tree - one that they'd like to be especially fruitful. Others place it under a rock and based on what they find there the next morning guess what kind of a year this one would be. The martenitsa now comes in all shapes and sizes - from Guiness-worth giant building packages to two tiny simple strings gently placed on a newborn's arm. Children usually compete who will get the most and often walk around more ornate than a Christmas tree. However, it always bears the same meaning -
a lucky charm against the evil spirits of the world, a token for health and a sign of appreciation.