Topp & Dubio @ Bunker Westbroekpark, Den Haag | 13 juni - 13 juli 2014
The artists Topp & Dubio show new sculptural work in bunker Westbroekpark in The Hague. This historic residual space of the Second World War, the ideal place to learn about the future thinking. The artists respond here to the impasse created by social uncertainties and various crises in recent years. The exhibition consists of installations that form a series of visual ideas and prospects-yet-fictional year '2019 '. LINK topp & dubio
Yuri Buenaventura (born Yuri Bedoya, in Buenaventura, Colombia, 1961) One of Colombia’s most talented salsa singers that emerge from the salsa circles of Cali. Yuri’s father, Manual Bedoya, was a music and theatre professor, and he transmitted his passion for the Colombian (music-) culture on to Yuri. Yuri went to study in France at the faculty of economic sciences at Sorbonne, Paris. There he met other student from all over Latin-Amarica as well as French students who were more interested in music than studying… Yuri started to play on the streets and subways and took part in the Latin fever which seizes Paris in the early 1990′s. He began singing with Grupo Caiman, and becomes chorus-singer of Mambomania and finally gave up his economy-studies. Yuri Buenaventura then returns to Colombia to record his first album, “Herencia Africana” (African heritage), recorded in several small steps due to lack of funding. Finally Yuri is so much in debts, that he finds it impossibility to complete the record. But as a strike of luck, the french radio-DJ Remy Kolpa Kopoul, of Radio Nova is so enthusiastic by the cover of Jacques Brel’s ”Ne me quite pas” that he plays it to the extent that Yuri Buenaventura gets a record deal the album is released in 1996 and becomes the first salsa-record to obtain a gold disc in France… LINK youtube
Photographer, collector and entrepeneur @ the Nederlands Fotomuseum
From 14 June to 31 August 2014, the Nederlands Fotomuseum will present more than a hundred vintage prints from the archives of the photographer, collector and entrepreneur Dimitri Ermakov (Georgia, 1846 - 1916). This substantial collection consists of pictures that Ermakov made himself, supplemented by photos made by contemporaries from the Caucasus. The pictures give a unique depiction of the Caucasus - which is still relatively unknown to many people in the Western Europe – at the end of the 19th century. Everyday life, the population and the landscapes, as well as the early modernization of the region, have been captured conscientiously and in great detail. Ermakov later opened a photostudio in Tbilisi (capital of Georgia) where he, as a modern entrepreneur, sold photos from his collection. Ermakov’s archives belong to the few reasonably complete photo archives to have survived from this period, and are therefore of great historical significance. The archives are kept in the National Museum of Georgia and have been restored and preserved by the restoration department of the National Museum of Georgia and the Nederlands Fotomuseum over the past ten years. Stichting Horizon has been closely involved in the restoration. LINK Nederlands Fotomuseum
Frank van Hemert has choseting series that sometimes for years supplemented. New images arose the past few years including "Secret Survivors, last bedroom, Initiation, Mind of Tibet and Frauen that warten". Each painting is an image separately report findings of artistic and personal experiences compressed into one indivisible forms. The very own violent colors. Striking The colors evoke emotions, even physically present. Also, there are visible traces of how the paint on the canvas is put down, or it is thrown blotted and rubbed. The tracks also refer to the brush, the brush but fingers and hands in degrees of turbulence. The paint is also charged in numerous places with an erotic glow that adds to the pervasive presence of the paintings of Van Hemert. LINK singerlaren (site in Dutch)
@ musée Du Quai Branly Drawings and litho Dolf Pauw 1982
(These drawings are not in the exhibition)
This groundbreaking exhibition will unite the Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections, from pre-contact to contemporary, ranging from a 2,000-year-old Human Effigy stone pipe to 18th-century painted robes to a 2011 beaded adaptation of designer shoes. LINK nelson-atkins
The Leaveamessage project
Angel Kanchev street @ Sofia, Bulgaria (test)
The first leaveamessage prototype installed @ TENT, Rotterdam
Yoana Buzova, an interdisciplinary artist, passionate about public space and short-lived, neglected moments and objects. In my work, I employ low-tech, DIY methods, found and repurposed material to create poetic moments. I am currently obsessed with boxes. I have a BA in Photography at The National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria and currently study under the master programme of Media Design Communication Department at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Member of the The Tip Top Orchestra Founder of A.S.M.A. LINK oyoanaLINK vimeo
Dutch artist Arno coenen and Iris roskam have completed ‘horn of plenty’ within the much anticipated markthal in Rotterdam, making it the largest artwork in the netherlands. The interior of the horse shoe-shaped structure, designed by local architecture practice MVRDV is wrapped around its concave ceiling in an 11,000 square meter artwork, canvassing the entire surface with individually placed screens. The digital expanse projects larger-than-life images of vibrantly colored fruits, grains, and vegetables-symbolically linking to the harvest of goods which will be sold within the markthal. LINK candyandcandy
Jacques Brel (French: [ʒak bʁɛl]; 8 April 1929 - 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following, initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He was widely considered a master of the modern chanson. Although he recorded most of his songs in French, he became a major influence on English-speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Leonard Cohen, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. English translations of his songs were recorded by many top performers in the United States, including Ray Charles, Judy Collins, John Denver, the Kingston Trio, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Scott Walker, and Andy Williams. In French-speaking countries, Brel was a successful actor, appearing in ten films. He also directed two films, one of which, Le Far West, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the third best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time. LINK youtube
This could be anybody's home (PAE)
What makes other peoples home so fascinating? Three residents of Charlois will host a performance in their house performance in their house. This could be in anybody 's home is the title of the project with performances created by the Rotterdam-based artists Nina Boas and Ieke Trinks, both are organizers of PAE and members of performance collective Trickster.
What is the experience of art in someone's home compared to a gallery setting? How do you look at art, does the resident and the interior affects your experience of the work?
Gouwstraat, street of arts and crafts
Looking through the windows of what used to be vacant retail shops, you see a lot of workplaces and studios. But what happens inside? This weekend artists will get out on the streets to show you and you are invited in!
See how pottery, glass art, clothes, graphic art (and much more) are made and join one of the workshops or guided tours. There are also live performances and children will be working of a fashion show.
Welcome in the Gouwstraat, street of arts and crafts! LINK performancearteventLINK Gouwstraat