Friday, May 30, 2014

This could be Rotterdam or anywhere

This weekend in Charlois Rotterdam

More than 100 artists from inside and outside Rotterdam show their work in performances and exhibitions. In special locations in the harbor area of Charlois Rotterdam. LINK kunstweekendcharlois (site in Dutch)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Red Tulip Film Festival

The Red Tulip Film Festival is organized to attract the attention to the cultural profoundness and to the modern face of Turkey via professional cultural discipline and to strengthen the relationship between the two countries via cinema in the international film festival center of the Netherlands, Rotterdam. Rode Tulp Film Festival (RTFF), 

Hollanda’nın uluslararası sinema festivalleri merkezi Rotterdam’da, Türkiye’nin çağdaş yüzüne, kültürel birikimine, profesyonel bir kültür disipliniyle dikkat çekmek, iki ülke arasındaki kültürel bağları sinema aracılığıyla güçlendirmek ve sürdürülebilir olmasını sağlamak amacıyla tasarlanmıştır. RTFF, Hollanda’da 400 bini aşkın nüfusuyla Türkiyelilerin kendi aralarındaki bağı da güçlendiren “kültürel bir randevu” olurken, Türk sinemasının sesini dünyaya Rotterdam’dan duyuracak özel bir etkinlik olmayı hedeflemiştir. 
LINK rtff  LINK lantarenvenster

Exiting Production


Art: Fabienne van Maanen 
Organisation: Alicyn Henning 
Design and Binding: Dolf Pauw

Limitid edition

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Joachim Koester

The Place of Dead Roads

23 May - 17 August 2014

@ Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève

The Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève presents The Place of Dead Roads, a solo exhibition by Joachim Koester featuring a new video installation, coproduced by the Centre, and an extensive collection of photographic works undertaken between 2003 and 2012.
 Using video, 16mm film, installation and photography, Koester's work explores those troubled interzones between conscious and unconscious, the occult and the rational. The body and the notion of performance are recurring themes in his work. Koester is a conceptual, experimental artist who dramatizes the human body and creates a language of movement and gestures that evoke questions of trance and possession. 
Joachim Koester's exhibition at the Centre will feature a new video, surrounded by a huge installation in the form of tunnels and rooms made out of fragments of wood and occupying one whole floor of the building. Shot inside the installation, the film uses codes borrowed from the Western and presents four characters whose expressions and gestures suggest a ritualized duel…  Joachim Koester is an artist born in 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Curator: Andrea Bellini, director of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève. LINK centre

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Design dolf pauw

Coming soon a project from Alicyn Henning and Dolf Pauw

Sareri Hovin Mermen

Armenian Music 
Zulal A Cappella

Do you remember (1) ?

Europe The Final countdown

"The Final Countdown" is a song by the Swedish band Europe, released in 1986. Written by Joey Tempest, it was the first single from the band's third studio album which was also named The Final Countdown. The song reached No. 1 in 25 countries including the United Kingdom, and was certified gold in the United Kingdom in 1986. In the United States the song peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 18 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. The song was based on a keyboard riff that Joey Tempest had written as early as 1981 - 82. on a Korg Polysix keyboard he borrowed from keyboardist Mic Michaeli. In 1985, bassist John Levén suggested that Tempest should write a song based on that riff. Tempest recorded a demo version of the song and played it for the other band members. At first the members expressed mixed reactions to it. "When I first heard the synth intro to 'The Final Countdown', my reaction was: 'No, this is nuts. We just can't use this,'" guitarist John Norum said, "Thank God they didn't listen to me." "Some of the guys in the band thought it was too different for a rock band, "Tempest said, "But in the end I fought hard to make sure it got used." The song's lyrics were inspired by David Bowie's song "Space Oddity". The sound of the keyboard riff used in the recording was achieved by using a Yamaha TX-816 rack unit and a Roland JX-8P synthesizer. "I made a brassy sound from the JX-8P and used a factory sound from the Yamaha, and just layered them together," Michaeli said. When it was time to choose the first single from the album The Final Countdown, Tempest suggested the song "The Final Countdown". Originally the band had never planned to release the song as a single, and some members wanted "Rock the Night" to be the first single. "The Final Countdown" was written to be an opening song for concerts, and they never thought it would be a hit. But when their record company Epic Records suggested that it should be the first single, the band decided to release it. LINK Youtube

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Cedric Price

Cedric Price (1934 - 2003) was one of the most influential and visionary architects of the late-twentieth century, focusing on time-based urban interventions and flexible or adaptable projects that invited the user’s participation. His implicit criticism of contemporary notions of architecture earned Price heroic status among fellow architects such as Will Alsop, Archigram, Arata Isozaki, Rem Koolhaas, and Bernard Tschumi. Fun Palace is Cedric Price’s most celebrated work. Whether characterised as a giant toy or as a building-sized transformable machine, the project’s interest resides in its radical reliance on structure and technology, its exemplification of notions of time-based and anticipatory architecture. With Fun Palace, Price addressed social and political issues that go far beyond the typical bounds of architecture. LINK designmuseum

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Adriaen Coorte

Dutch still-life painter, active around Middelburg. Nothing is known of his life, and his work was completely forgotten for more than two centuries after his death. Only a handful of paintings by him survive, but they show him to have been one of the most individual still-life painters of his time. They are the complete opposite of the lavish pieces by such celebrated contemporaries as Jan van Huysum and Rachel Ruysch, for they are small in scale and depict a few humble objects, characteristically placed on a bare ledge. The intensity of his scrutiny is such, however, that they take on something of the mystical quality of the still lifes of Sánchez Cotán or Zurbarán, and the hovering butterfly that Coorte sometimes incorporates in his work may have allegorical significance. One of his favourite subjects was a bundle of asparagus (examples in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; the Fitzwilliam Mus., Cambridge; and the Ashmolean Mus., Oxford). 
LINK Rijksmuseum AMS

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Nice Decor and Song

The Common Linnets

Congratulations LINK

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Joris van der Ploeg

@ LOADED in Loods 6 and SBK 
may 30 - june 3   2014

Joris van der Ploeg (1989) discovered his passion for photography at the Photoacademy in Amsterdam. He is fascinated by girls in their development towards womanhood. He photographs them when they are younger because they are more innocent, naïve, complex and unfathomable during this time. He sees it as something beautiful, exciting, exceptional, and vulnerable and therefor treats it with a certain amount of passion, love, care, attention and concentration. His photo's are very pure, mystical, unrefined and seemingly natural, 
The emphasis is on the natural beauty of the models and having them completely surrender into the moment, thus making them unreachable. LINK loaded LINK jorisvanderploeg

Friday, May 09, 2014

Here Africa / Ici l'afrique

Here Africa / Ici l'afrique assembles, for the first time in Switzerland, contemporary African art with more than 70 works by 24 artists from 17 African countries. The exhibition is hosted in the premises of the Château de Penthes, Geneva-Pregny, located in the area of United Nations and the international organizations. Originally from Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa, some residing in Africa while others in the diasporas and coming from different generations, the participating artists and filmmakers are interesting for their great contribution to the aesthetic and cultural development of their continent, as well as for their involvement in key questions regarding African people.

The participating artists and filmmakers* are: Omar Ba (Senegal), Faouzi Bensaïdi* (Morocco), Filipe Branquinho (Mozambique), Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (Ivory Coast), Edson Chagas (Angola), Romuald Hazoumè (Benin), Pieter Hugo (South Africa), Adelita Husni-Bey (Libya), Nadia Kaabi-Linke (Tunisia), Gonçalo Mabunda (Mozambique), Mustafa Maluka (South Africa), Abu Bakarr Mansaray (Sierra Leone), J.D.'Okhai Ojeikere (Nigeria), Joshua Okoromodeke (Nigeria), Richard Onyango (Kenya), Idrissa Ouédraogo* (Burkina Faso), Chéri Samba (Congo), Sarkis & Guem & Perdrix (France-Benin), Zineb Sedira (Algeria), Yinka Shonibare MBE (UK/Nigeria), Malick Sidibé (Mali), Abderrahmane Sissako* (Mauritania), Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroon), and Barthélémy Toguo (Cameroon). LINK hereafrica

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Philip Akkerman

for sale @ catawiki (sold)

Beautiful screen print by 
Philip Akkerman
Edition 29/50, 
40 x 34 cm.
LINK catawiki

Saturday, May 03, 2014

THE NEW COLLECTION BUILDING  and The Friends of the Park

The development of an open depot building for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in the centre of Rotterdam is a great chance to intensify the experience of the city. Additionally it offers the museum an extra chance to raise its international profile. But how will the design open itself towards the city? How can the building participate in the cultural life of the city? The Collection Building can be seen as an art warehouse. By designing the building in a round volume the façade surface is optimised. The compact floors are crossed by a route, the Zigzag, which accesses the depots and makes them visible. The Zigzag leads ultimately to the roof terrace where the trees from the current ‘front garden’ of Museum Park will stand. The roof terraces becomes a lifted park. By cladding the building in reflective material the surrounding and the park are mirrored. The park becomes bigger; the building seems to be absorbed by the surroundings like a contemporary ‘fata morgana’. At the locations of the windows the reflective surface is erased so to speak. Here the building shows its collection as a present to the city. LINK dezeen

The Friends of the Park grants Boijmans depot. The Museum Park is in our view, not the appropriate location. On several occasions we have actions publicized through public flyers. Is your opposition also visible? LINK vriendenvanhetpark (in Dutch)

Friday, May 02, 2014

Russian Roulette

During the good times on Ukraine television Russian Roulette (Cover by Anna Khokhlova, The X Factor Ukraine) LINK Ukraine television

Thursday, May 01, 2014


@ Rotterdamse 
Schouwburg may 10

It was 25 years ago that Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who was still very young then, created Rosas danst Rosas. It became a classic and has been learned over and over by new groups of dancers. LINK rosas