Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jan De Cock

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 
@ fons welters

For his sixth solo show at the gallery De Cock has turned the space into a 'sparse and splintered romantic landscape'; a realm of autonomous sculptures that modestly seek each other's company. While building on series from the past years, De Cock's recent installation displays both his oeuvre's cyclic structure as well as introduces new sculptural forms. 

The exhibition follows Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Romantic exhibition, which was on display at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden in spring 2012. Again, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, icon of the sixties, is the leading character in an enigmatic narrative. Jacqueline embodies the romantic ideals of her age and symbolizes the beginning of a culture of the spectacle. Although remarkably conspicuous by her absence, we might still find her in subtle references, such as the colour pink reminding us of her famous Chanel suit. In this series of works, Jan De Cock stages Jackie as example of a specific era as well as a timeless concept. After all, her often imitated iconic presence questions the nature of an image and makes us wonder what lies behind (her beloved dark sunglasses). LINK fonswelters

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Topp & Dubio - ‘Malieveld Pamflet'

Open letter to all citizens of The Hagu
Kindly request to the citizens of The Hague and environment 
to stay away Saturdays from 11:00 to 12:00 at the Malieveld.

Every week there will be a varied group of artists who gathered in the lee of the public space, often in swampy field experiments that eventually may lead to potential new forms of art for those future at heart. The artists working in all simplicity under the circumstances which occur weekly at Malieveld. Although the works take place in public and can be watched by anyone, it should be noted that a large part of the work is doomed to fail and therefore not appropriate for a general audience. Artists are invited to participate and to perform their own experiments. Topp & Dubio artists in The Hague january 2013. 
LINK Malieveld

Saturday, January 26, 2013

BRAUN Design Collection

For Sale
The BRAUN design collection consists of approx. 1000 different pieces, mainly from the years between 1955 and 1985. It is probably one of the most complete private BRAUN design collections of this period. The collection shows how Dieter Rams und the BRAUN Design Department, starting from 1955, managed to give technology a clear shape (form follows function), wrapping it in modern materials. The domestic appliances in particular reveal the impact of “BRAUN Design” on other designers and their product engineering. The collection is either suited for a private collector or a design or technical museum. The innovative aspect becomes evident especially by comparing it with the technical products of other manufacturers of the same time period. Dieter Rams can be regarded as one of the best and most influential designers of the 20th century. LINK Dieter Rams

Friday, January 25, 2013

Richard Mosse

The Pavilion of Ireland 
at the 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia

Richard Mosse will represent Ireland with The Enclave, a major new multi-media installation at the 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. The Commissioner and Curator is Anna O’Sullivan, Director of the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland. Ireland at Venice is an initiative of Culture Ireland and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Mosse’s practice resides at the interface between documentary journalism and contemporary art. For centuries, the Congo has compelled and defied the Western imagination. Richard Mosse brings to this subject the use of a discontinued military surveillance technology, a type of color infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome. Originally developed for camouflage detection, this aerial reconnaissance film registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the green landscape in vivid hues of lavender, crimson, and hot pink. LINK Richard Mosse

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Works from 1968 to 2012
18.01.2013 - 20.05.2013, @ Essl Museum 
Curator: Karlheinz Essl

Photo by Lothar Wolleh
The exhibition “Georg Baselitz – Works from 1968 to 2012” opens the exhibition year at the Essl Museum on 17 January 2013 with a bang. On the occasion of the 75th birthday of Georg Baselitz, the Essl collector couple are dedicating an extensive exhibition to their long-standing friend and great German artist. Forty-four works by Baselitz from four decades will be shown. The exhibition is being arranged by Prof. Karlheinz Essl himself in close cooperation with the artist.

Monday, January 21, 2013


I created the body of my works in both images, forms, lines and colours to mirror, speak advocate, request, appeal and enlist the beholder’s attention to embark on philosophical meditation and journey into pictorial understanding of the simple transient facts inherent in their collective subject…This of course, is spatial awareness that take into consideration direct (or actual) spatial participation on the part of the observer. There is a recognition on the part of the artist that observer shares the space of the object.” 
LINK jeliliatiku

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Ernst Caramelle

"Video-Landschaft (Kopf)," 1974. 
Generali Foundation. Photo: Werner Kaligofsky.

Born in 1952 in Tirol, Austria, Caramelle attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and was a research fellow at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies in Cambridge, MA. Since 1994 he has been teaching at the Karlsruhe Art Academy in Karlsruhe, Germany. He now divides his time between Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, and New York. 
LINK Caramelle

Friday, January 18, 2013


The New Art Dealers Alliance is very pleased to announce the following list of exhibitors for NADA Cologne. Described by New York magazine as one of the most influential organizations in the art world, NADA is a non-profit cooperative that gives top priority to collaboration, which makes this unique partnership with Art Cologne very exciting. LINK NADA

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Iván Solbes

Ivan Solbes is an illustrator and portrays unemployed. 
LINK Iván Solbes

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Shuchun Hsiao

In Project Google Birdhouse, Hsiao constructs a series of birdhouses all formed and painted like Google’s landmark icon, and peppers them around for our feathered friends’ accommodations with the hope that they will become navigation aids. Now, if the birds would start their own Google reviews of Hsiao’s work…  LINK Shuchun Hsiao

Monday, January 14, 2013

nul = 0

From 11 September 2011 to 22 January 2012, 
the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam will present nul = 0. 
dutch avant-garde in an international context, 1961 - 1966.

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. Total installations, utopian models, historical objects, reconstructions, authentic films and photos will show the unique history of an unparalleled international avant-garde. An exceptional aspect will be the attention devoted to the unrealized but legendary Nul-manifestation called Zero op Zee (Zero at Sea). 
LINK nul = 0

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The North Dutch Orchestra



Philip Glass composed the strong, almost hypnotic music (for Glass Ensemble) at the famous cult movie "Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance" by director Godfrey Reggio. Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Glass Koyaanisqatsi has worked for orchestra, Glass ensemble and choir, whose world premiere took place in 2010. The North Dutch Orchestra plays the Dutch premiere of his intriguing film (for orchestra, ensemble and choir) from the eighties: Koyaanisqatsi was a cult hit and is still relevant. A penetrating musical and visual vision of our relationship with the earth. Along with the Philip Glass Ensemble and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir we carry out this orchestration, with screening of the film. LINK NNO

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Walter Ruttmann

Lichtspiel Opus I 
@ Vimeo

"Walter Ruttmann's Lichtspiel Opus I premiered in Germany in 1921, the first abstract film to be publicly screened. In the film, Ruttmann mastered the technical means to realise his abstract imagery in film. He patented his particular technical methods in 1921. William Moritz provides an interesting description of his method: 'Ruttmann's first animations for Opus No. I were painted with oil on glass plates beneath an animation camera, shooting a frame after each brush stroke or each alteration because the wet paint could be wiped away or modified quite easily. LINK Vimeo

Friday, January 11, 2013

Neil Wedman

Selected Monochromatic Paintings and Works on Paper 
@ Charles H. Scott Gallery 
January 16 to February 24, 2013

Over his thirty-year career Wedman has moved fluidly between painting and drawing without preferencing one practice over the other. He has rendered drawings on the monumental scale of history painting as in The Brides, an eight foot by eight foot drawing on canvas, while the monochromatic greys of his recent paintings mimic the tonality of drawing. The new paintings, watercolours and drawings on exhibition at the Charles H. Scott Gallery are a continuation of Wedman's grey monochromatic series, which he began in 2007. Like earlier work in the series they depict images of spectacle, including flying saucers and underwater volcanoes, although Wedman denies the potential for extravagance these kinds of images inherently contain by obfuscating the image and emptying them of colour. LINK

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Farewell to Surrealism

This exhibition focuses on the international group of writers and artists who collaborated on Dyn, a unique journal created in Mexico in the 1940s. LINK Getty

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Song Dong: 36 Calendars

@ ArtisTree

1/F Cornwall House 

979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

On 22 January 2013, Beijing-based artist Song Dong will open his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Titled Song Dong: 36 Calendars, the exhibition is co-presented by Asia Art Archive (AAA) and Mobile M+, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). Conceived and initiated during his residency at AAA in October 2011 and January 2012, Song spent more than a year realising this ambitious participatory project which involves the re-writing of the last 36 years of history (1978–2013) from his personal perspective in the form of 36 years of hand-drawn annual household wall calendars. Each of the 432 months is accompanied by a sketch of a significant historical event, relaying Song’s longtime interest in socio-political history, individual experience, and art history.  LINK Asia Art Archive

Sunday, January 06, 2013


@ Concept | NO | Store 


Interview is an American magazine which has the nickname The Crystal Ball Of Pop. It was founded in late 1969 by artist Andy Warhol. The magazine features intimate conversations between some of the world's biggest celebrities, artists, musicians, and creative thinkers. Interviews are usually unedited or edited in the eccentric fashion of Warhol's books and The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again. In the early days, complimentary copies of Interview were often given away to the "in-crowd"; this was the start of the magazine's circulation, which hovers around 230,000. Toward the end of his life, as Warhol withdrew from everyday oversight of his magazine, a more conventional editorial style was introduced under editor Bob Colacello). However, Warhol continued to act as ambassador for the magazine, distributing issues in the street to passersby and creating ad hoc signing events on the streets of Manhattan, New York City. 
LINK Concept | NO | Store

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Selma Gürbüz

@ RAMPA Istanbul 
Full moon in broad daylight. Bridge. Seaside. Promenade, 2011 
Ink on handmade paper

Selma Gürbüz was born in Istanbul in 1960, where she lives today.
She studied for her BA in Art and Design at Exeter College in England (1980-82) and then studied painting at the Marmara University of Fine Arts in Turkey (1982-84). She has exhibited extensively at home and abroad. LINK RAMPA Istanbul

Friday, January 04, 2013


Available in January 2013, From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945—1989: Primary Documents offers a panoramic look at more than four decades of Japanese art, both as it unfolded and from the perspective of the present day. LINK MoMA STORE

Tuesday, January 01, 2013