Friday, November 30, 2012

A presentation of chmkoome's blog at Kunstvlaai 2012 Amsterdam

chmkoome's blog at Kunstvlaai 2012.
For the occasion I invited 19 artists to show one artwork. During Kunstvlaai I wrote a diary with conté pencil on drawingpaper. These diary - drawings were put between the artworks each day. Participating artists are Maarten Schepers, Ellen Rodenberg, Machiel van Soest, G.J. de Rook, Topp & Dubio, Hans Ensink op Kemna, Roeland Langendoen, Maarten Janssen, Willem Besselink, Jochem Rotteveel, Tijl Orlando Frijns, Erik Jan Ligtvoet, André Kruysen, Jeroen Bosch, Niels Post, Mark de Weijer, Tonio de Roover, André Wiehager, Pim Piët, Petra Trenkel and Kees Koomen.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

An exhibition by chmkoome’s weblog and Kees Koomen

@ Kunstvlaai 2012

The Malieveld initiative 
from Den Haag. Saturdaymorning December 1 from 11.00 to 12.00 h

Participation is free to everybody 
We gather 11.00 h at the entrance of Kunstvlaai.

Performance BMB - con.    Saturday December 1 at 16.00 h, 
performance will take place in the Beatrixpark.
LINK chmkoome

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


@ Ron Mandos Friday 30 november
Gallery open 12.00 – 20.00

Festive Opening EDGE OF SPACE 17.00 – 20.00

EDGE OF SPACE will exhibit the ingenius sculptural works of Ron van der Ende (1965, Rotterdam). Van der Ende specialises in wall-mounted bas-reliefs that he constructs from salvage wood. He utilises the original colour and texture of the wood to create a realistic mosaic representation of a chosen subject. The artist adds perspective to his reliefs to enhace the depth and realism in the work. EDGE OF SPACE is the term for the border of the earth’s atmosphere, the end of our world and the beginning of space 


Using charcoal, pastels and ink Bas Louter (1972, Alkmaar) creates portraits in which the face or parts of it are substituted by abstract geometric patterns. The images that Louter uses for these works originate from the entertainment industry; headshots of actors and pop artists. This intervention into these portraits creates a disorientating and empty character. 
LINK Ron Mandos

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Using the potency of advertising media, Kelley Walker’s prints appropriate iconic cultural images, digitally altering them to highlight underlying issues of politics and consumerism. In Black Star Press, Walker presents large-scale billboard-like canvases of racial unrest. Set at 90 degree angles, the images of a white policeman and black youth literally portray a world turned on end. Splattered with abstracted patterns in symbolic white and chocolate, Walker’s gestures mimic violence and contrast, merging ethical corruption and graffiti pop. Printed as a dyptich, Black Star Press is desensitised through repetition, replicating the multiplicity of mass media as vast fields of anesthetised brutality. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Aram Bartholl

DVD Dead Drop 
permanent installation at MMI 2012 
Commissioned by the Museum of Moving Image NYC

For this new commissioned work, artist Aram Bartholl (Berlin, b. 1972) will embed an inconspicuous, slot-loading DVD burner into the side of the Museum, available to the public 24 hours a day. Visitors who find the Dead Drop and insert a blank DVD-R will receive a digital art exhibition, a collection of media, or other featured content curated on a monthly cycle by Bartholl or selected artists. DVD Dead Drop imbues the act of data transfer with a tangibility left behind in a world of cloud computing and appstores, using a medium - the digital versatile disc -that is quickly becoming another artifact of the past.
LINK Aram Bartholl

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Wall

With: Paneto, Quirijn van Tiel, Dolf Pauw, Blokker, a gadget, Jeroen Bosch, Keith Haring, 2 Chinese watercolors, Persian miniature, Kees Koomen, Indian gouache and Rumen Moskou. LINK dolfpauw

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

CHMKoome / Kees Koomen @ Kunstvlaai

Plafond, Kees Koomen @ Malieveld
On Saturday, November 24 and Saturday, December 1 in the Beatrix Park in Amsterdam at the invitation of chmkoome's blog a meeting of the Malieveld Initiative organized. 
Where participants normally on Saturday 11.00 and 12.00 on the Malieveld in The Hague from the classical context art present to the autonomy of the artwork again to conquer the Kunstvlaai 2012. Following happen to Amsterdam to move and there in the Beatrix Park near St. Nicholas Lyceum their work to show.  
Participation is free, anyone who has a job that he or she wants to show or perform may participate. We come together at 10.45 am at the entrance of the Kunstvlaai and go from there to the park. St. Nicholas Lyceum Irenestraat 21 Amsterdam. LINK Kunstvlaai

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Regarding Structure

@ de Zwarte Ruyter
Exhibition runs from 18th of November till December 7th.

An exhibition composed by Sarie Nijboer with works by Gemis Luciani (IT) / Csilla Klenyánszki (HU) / Thomas de Rijk (NL) / Edwin Stolk (NL) and Virginie Mossé (FR).
In search of finding hidden patterns in existing ones this exhibition will take you on a road-trip through an abstract land of geometric signs, constructed dialogues and graphic rhythms. Using existing information to strip, connect and abstract these artists show each a different approach of interpretation. It will be important that we look for patterns that are already in our system to create new possibilities out of it. We have to go back to the basic and look at what we already have. We just need to deal with it differently. LINK de Zwarte Ruyter

Tuesday, November 20, 2012



Stop trial and error switching just to turn the right lights on.
Unwhite proposed surtido platform to create a new collection of vinyls the way we love. LINK INTERRUPTUS

Sunday, November 18, 2012


To celebrate the Beatles’ 50th anniversary 50by70 has published the first ever set of fine art prints of the stunning artwork from the classic 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine.Yellow Subversion - The Artwork of Yellow Submarine is a strictly limited edition boxed set of five full colour screen prints accompanied by a book featuring an essay by the legendary Simpsons writer, showrunner and producer Josh Weinstein who describes how the film inspired his career in animation. 
LINK 50by70

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Soviet Myth

Socialist Realism 1932-1960 
@ Drents Museum Assen 

Aleksandr Dejneka, 1927
Arkadij Rylov, 1934
Kazimir Malevitsj, 1930-1931
For the first time in the Netherlands, from November 17, 2012 till 
June 9 2013, the Drents Museum presents a wide selection of the most impressive and characteristic art created in the Soviet Union during the Stalin dictatorship. The exhibition ‘The Soviet Myth. Socialist Realism 1932 -1960’ contains some 70 paintings idealising the Soviet society. In the new exhibition wing, monumental and dramatic works by artists such as Alexander Deineka, Alexander Samokhvalov, Isaak Brodskij, Arkadi Plastov and Kazimir Malevtsj will be shown. One of the highlights in this exhibition is ‘On peaceful fields‘(1950) by Andrei Mylnikov, measuring an imposing two by four metres. The paintings are on loan from the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, which houses the largest and most important collection in this field. Complementary to this exhibition, on the first floor of the old building, the museum shows an exposition entitled: ‘Together and Alone. Life in Russia from 1900 till now’, which allows the visitor a view into the life of the ‘ordinary Russians’. LINK Drents Museum

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thomas Walker Luckey

Thomas Walker Luckey, was an artist, sculptor and architect renowned for his one-of-a-kind climbing sculptures. A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, Tom's fascination with movement and his desire to create positive spaces inspired a diverse portfolio including merry go-rounds, a convertible staircase/slide, and the iconic "Luckey Climbers" that have delighted children and adults alike, in cities across America and the world. Tom Luckey was a visionary, a creative genius, a legendary optimist, an exuberant showboat, and an infamous fun-maker. He was an avid collector of friends, regardless of age; all that mattered was whether you were willing to take a leap with him towards his ultimate goal: superlative joy. Throughout his career, Tom welcomed challenges and was stimulated by obstacles. He embraced uncertainty in his art and adapted to unanticipated hurdles. In 2005, he suffered a tragic accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. This was a change in his life most would find impossible, but Tom was often heard to say that "falling on my head was the best thing that ever happened to me." It was a brave statement that he somehow made believable with his remarkable wit and optimism. Indeed, his career took off and his social life flourished during the final chapters of his life, testament to his remarkable talent and insatiable curiosity. 
LINK luckeyclimbers

Thursday, November 15, 2012

/ Where Art We Going?

@ NEST today

Each year we reserve a One Nest Stand for students of the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (KABK) and ask them to react on the theme of the past exhibition. In this case, the students will take 'How Art Things?' as a starting point. To reflect on the world they will be part of after their studies, their fear of a rejection by the society we live in, or their hopes for acceptation and fame. 

Sayeh Sarfaraz

mémoire d’éléphant (memory of an elephant) 
@ galerie antoine ertaskiran

Since 2010, Sayeh Sarfaraz, an artist of Iranian descent, has had eight solo exhibitions in France, Germany, New York and Quebec. She has won numerous awards and is the recipient of five research grants. In her first solo exhibition at galerie antoine ertaskiran, Sarfaraz is presenting a large installation in which toys, drawings and projection serve as a somewhat naïve pictorial language, evoking both her personal history and the political conflict raging in the Middle East. This installation speaks of contemporary art's involvement in social and political issues.

The title of the exhibition, mémoire d'éléphant (memory of an elephant), is a direct reference to the collective memory of the people scarred by violence and dictatorships. Each work is a testament, a witness to the political upheaval. The accumulation of small objects, the repeated use of Persian writing, the miniaturization of everyday life, echoing ancestral Persian traditions: for Sayeh Sarfaraz, they are all ways of interpreting the oppression and suffering endured by the people of that region. Even if the family home seems to be a safe haven, the outside world remains increasingly dangerous. 
LINK galerie antoine ertaskiran

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Maria Lassnig

The Location of Pictures 
17.11.2012 - 28.04.2013   

Curator: Günther Holler-Schuster

@ Neue Galerie Graz, Upper Floor

Maria Lassnig (b. 1919, Austria) is one of the most important contemporary artists and can be seen as a pioneer in many areas of art today.

 Her œuvre reveals a basic problem every person is confronted with. It is the question of the picture, of the visual at a fundamental level, although the visible world can only partially be defined as a location of the visual. More essential in Maria Lassnig's work seems the awareness that the human body represents a medium that generates pictures. 

The exhibition in the Neue Galerie Graz presents works by the artist - some of them not yet shown - from all creative periods, an œuvre that traces the developments from Art Informel to representational painting in exemplary fashion. The solo show takes as its theme the processes of turning external reality into images, as well as the manifestation of inner pictures. 
LINK Neue Galerie Graz

Monday, November 12, 2012

Zarina Bhimji and Dirk Braeckman

17 Nov 2012 — 31 Mar 2013 
de Appel arts centre 
Opening: Friday 16 November 18:00 - 21:00 hrs

This winter de Appel arts centre simultaneously presents solo projects by the Belgian photographer/filmmaker Dirk Braeckman and the British artist Zarina Bhimji. Braeckmans sensitive and large-scale photographs in shades of grey do not tell elaborate stories but are charged with an atmosphere which makes them “tick away like time bombs”, in the words of the author Luc Sante. The suggestive force and narrative potential of images are just as essential for Bhimji, whose latest film Yellow Patch (2011) has its Dutch premiere in de Appel arts centre. LINK de Appel

Borislav Stoev and Stoyan Anastasov

Kids 1966 (детска серия 1966) 
Post Stamps
Collection: Dolf Pauw

Borislav Stoev was born on September 21, 1927 in Sofia. He studied graphics and book illustration at the Art Academy in Sofia. He was publisher of children's books and artistic director of the House of the Bulgarian artists. In 1985 he became professor at the Art Academy in Sofia in the box book illustration. He has worked in the field of graphics and illustration. He lives and works in Sofia. In the time of the revolution, he was Director of the artists association and faced the task of the transition to a new structure to realize. 
Stoyan Anastasov illustrates children books.  LINK Socmus

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Stefan Kanchev

Post stamps 
Collection: Dolf Pauw

Stefan Kirov Kanchev,  applied graphic artist, honored with the Bulgarian State title “National artist” in 1971. He was born on 6 August 1915, in Kalofer, Bulgaria. His father was an iconographer. He studied mural painting in the National Art Academy (1940 - 1945) in the class of prof. Dechko Uzunov. Kanchev worked in all the areas of applied arts. He was an author of numerous covers of books with folklore fairytales, posters, trade marks, postcards, advertisements, forms and envelopes, post stamps, labels, packages and etc. His works are imaginative, with calm and clear composition, felicitous relation between fonts and shapes, clear forms and creative ideas. He got his inspiration from the Bulgarian folklore and traditions. 
LINK Stefan Kanchev

Friday, November 09, 2012

Printed Matter

November 7th Update 
We have reopened!

This has been a difficult week, the overriding feeling at the shop today has been a positive one. During the week we have received a humbling show of support from artists in the community, local gallerists, ex-employees, present and former interns, passersby, our non-profit peers, and other volunteers. Friends and strangers have biked in and walked from Brooklyn and elsewhere to lend a hand with the daunting and rather messy clean up. Rest assured we are working hard to get Printed Matter open as soon as possible and are hopeful this will be soon. LINK Printed Matter

Tuesday, November 06, 2012



From 28 September to 6 January 2013 
@ Teylers Museum

In collaboration with Vienna's Albertina Museum, Teylers Museum is proud to present the Netherlands' first exhibition on Raphael (1483 - 1520). With Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael was one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance: his Madonnas and Vatican frescos are world famous, and his refined style has been admired and emulated down the centuries. 

Paintings on display in the Netherlands for the first time 
More than 90 drawings by the master and his school are on display in Haarlem for more than three months. 
Due to their fragility, the drawings are rarely exhibited. The inclusion of two paintings from the Uffizi in Florence and the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin is particularly notable. They show us what Raphael's drawings led to. Raphael's paintings have never before been exhibited in the Netherlands. Together, these artworks give an excellent overview of his glittering career. 
LINK Teylers Museum

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Andy Warhol

The Last Supper 1986 
6 October - 11 November 2012 
@ Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

The Last Supper is one of the best loved subjects in art. The earliest images of it date from the end of the fifth century. Warhol’s source of inspiration was the monumental fresco by Leonardo da Vinci (1498) in the Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, possibly the most famous of all representations of this subject. 
In 1986 Warhol made a series based on this fresco, as a commission for an art dealer, and the series was displayed opposite the Santa Maria delle Grazie the following year. Soon after this exhibition, on 22 February 1987, Warhol died in New York. 
LINK Nieuwe Kerk Ams

Saturday, November 03, 2012

İpek Duben 

1 November - 2 December 2012

@ Galeri Zilberman İstanbul

Galeri Zilberman is pleased to announce İpek Duben's solo show, titled 2012. The works in the exhibition are the most recent manifestations of an engagement with the female figure to reflect on the relationship between individual and society, which Duben has worked on since the 1980s with series such as Sherife (1981), Traces (1981), Register (1992) and Manuscript 1994. 

İpek Duben, a pioneer of research-based, socially engaged artistic practice with a feminist perspective, has been exploring issues of identity shaped by her experience of living in Turkey and the United States. 
LINK İpek Duben 

Friday, November 02, 2012

Computer Art Pioneers

Saturday, 17 November 2012, 11 - 5pm

@ Site Gallery 

Shaping Space, Ernest Edmonds
Computer Art Pioneers on Making Art by Writing Code

Leila Johnston will chair a conversation between some of the most significant international computer art pioneers of the 1960s: Ernest Edmonds, Manfred Mohr, Frieder Nake and Roman Verostko. 

Collectively these artists might be considered responsible for the development of art history from dada into digital. Coming to the computer from different tracks of constructivist, actionist and conceptual art, they began to re-plot the way art might be made, from creating drawing and plotting machines to using algorithms and code to construct their work. 
LINK Site Gallery

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Dancing around the Bride:

Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp 

Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), 1887 - 1968
Oil on canvas
35 1/4 x 21 7/8 inches (89.5 x 55.6cm)
Dancing around the Bride is the first exhibition to explore the interwoven lives, works, and experimental spirit of Marcel Duchamp (American, born France, 1887-1968) and four of the most important American postwar artists: composer John Cage (1912-1992), choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-2009), and visual artists Jasper Johns (born 1930) and Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008). Creating both individually and together, they profoundly affected the direction of postwar avant-garde art and American culture as a whole. The exhibition tells of their multiple levels of engagement, focusing on the ways in which Cage, Cunningham, Johns, and Rauschenberg produced work inextricably linked to key aspects of Duchamp’s practice, such as the use of chance, the incorporation of everyday materials into their art, and the probing of the boundaries between art and life. With over eighty objects, stage sets, musical compositions, videos of dance, and live dance and music performances, the exhibition is organized as an environment in which visitors can explore the creative world of these artists and experience diverse aspects of their work firsthand. 
LINK Dancing around the Bride