Monday, July 28, 2014


ARTtube is a collective video channel for art and design in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, M HKA in Antwerp, Gemeentemuseum The Hague, De Pont in Tilburg, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Museum Jan Cunen in Oss, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam will now be publishing videos on ARTtube about art and design. The videos, which are all in high quality, will generally be produced by the museums themselves, based on their own expertise. ARTtube has been made possible by SNS REAAL Fund. LINK ARTtube

Saturday, July 26, 2014

On The Road

On The Road 
28 June - 30 November 2014  
Pazo de Xelmírez & Park and Church of San Domingos de Bonaval 
Santiago de Compostela Spain 

Nam June Paik, One Candle, 1988

On the Road is an ambitious exhibition project, organised by the Government of Galicia, that takes place in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) between June and November to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Francis of Assisi's trip to Santiago de Compostela. The exhibition structure is intrinsically related to ideas underpinning the attitude of Francis of Assisi that are still highly topical. The exhibition's curator, Gloria Moure, has brought together a significant collection of works by 35 artists of varying origins, including some of the leading international figures in contemporary art of the last four decades. The exhibits include site-specific pieces such as those by Francis Alÿs, Jorge Barbi, Christian Boltanski, Tacita Dean, Jimmie Durham, Guillermo Faivovich & Nicolás Goldberg, Richard Long, Perejaume or Lawrence Weiner. LINK deasisacompostela

Friday, July 25, 2014

Today not art

On this blog 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

‪Trainspotting (not the film)‬

Today not art but reality 
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Geelvinck Hinlopen House

Coming up: Geelvinck Pianoforte Festival 
14 - 24 October 2014

Discover the beauty of an Amsterdam city palace. Experience this private city palace, dating from 1687. Together with its lush secluded garden, its living rooms celebrate an unexpected hidden wealth of historic design. Imagine yourself living today in the home of one of the wealthiest oligarch families of the Dutch Republic. Enjoy the elegant riches of the pre-industrial 18th and 19th Centuries. The Geelvinck house is renown for its historic pianoforte instruments, which often are used for small chamber concerts. Open daily from 11 am till 5 pm, Closed on Tuesday. LINK Geelvinck 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rembrandt traveling through the Netherlands

Now @ Museum Gouda

The exhibition is a collaboration of five regional museums and a private collector. Next stops @ Hoorn, Bergen op Zoom and Zutphen. LINK museum gouda LINK Rembrandt in Zwart Wit

Saturday, July 12, 2014

On Kawara

Much like the Today series, Kawara uses the number of days followed by the date the work was executed as his life-dates. So the piece entitled Title at the National Gallery of Art has Kawara's life-dates as 26,697 (January 27, 2006) which, when calculated, place Kawara's birthdate at December 24, 1932. Other series of works include the I Went and I Met series of postcards sent to his friends detailing aspects of his life, and a series of telegrams sent to various people bearing the message "I AM STILL ALIVE". Between 1968 and 1979, On Kawara created his information series, I Got Up, in which he sent two picture postcards from his location on that morning. All of the cards list the artist's time of getting up, the date, the place of residence and the name and address of the receiver another series of postcards, I Got Up At, rubber-stamped with the time he got up that morning. The length of each correspondence ranged from a single card to hundreds sent consecutively over a period of months; the gesture's repetitive nature is counterbalanced by the artist's peripatetic global wanderings and exceedingly irregular hours (in 1973 alone he sent postcards from twenty-eight cities). LINK baldessari

Friday, July 11, 2014

Annette Wehrmann

@ Badische Kunstverein

Der Badische Kunstverein zeigt die Künstlerin Annette Wehrmann (1961–2010) in einer umfassenden Einzelausstellung. Wehrmanns Arbeiten sind Teil einer Politisierung der Kunst in den 1990er-Jahren. Auf singuläre Weise verband sie Methoden der Konzeptkunst und Aktionskunst mit Situationismus, Feminismus und Science-Fiction. Ihre Zeichnungen, Skulpturen, Installationen, Performances, Videos und Texte finden zu einer zugänglichen Sprache, die sich den vermeintlich unverrückbaren Normen offensiv entgegenstellt. In einer eigenwilligen Mischung aus anarchistischer Prosa, intellektuellem Diskurs und trockenem Humor äußerte Wehrmann ihr Unbehagen an der Welt und stärkte eine autonome Haltung, der sie sich nicht nur in ihrer Kunst, sondern in ihrem gesamten Leben verschrieben hatte. 

Annette Wehrmann (1961–2010) took part in the renewed politicisation of art since the 1990s. She employed strategies of self-organisation to develop a highly individual artistic stance – located somewhere between sculpture and intervention ­– that drew upon methods of conceptual and action art as well as the language of the Situationist International. Using ephemeral and cheap materials, she produced objects that explore critical tensions around major socio-political issues, dealing with topics such as money, religion, the brain, thinking, the city, the state, television and language. LINK badischer kunstverein

Wednesday, July 09, 2014


Coming soon 
Photo Alicyn Henning
Design site Dolf Pauw

Site in progress  a project from Alicyn Henning and Dolf Pauw  
site build by Rob Visser. LINK tagman (site in Dutch)

Sunday, July 06, 2014

the official FIFA poster

The FIFA World Cup comes around but once every four years, and with it comes the official poster (most of these posters are in Vintage style, may be it come kind of tradition. Any how some of these are as iconic as a Gordon Banks save or Cruyff turn, others as forgettable as a goalless draw between Bolivia and South Korea. While recent editions have become increasingly corporate, taken as a whole they are a delightful slither of global graphic design history over the last 84 years. LINK more posters

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Manifesta 10

Marlene Dumas

Pawel Althamer withdrew from Manifesta 10 earlier this year, stating that he could not participate in an event, which would “take place in the shadow of fear.” St Petersburg collective Chto Delat quit in March, saying “Neither curator nor institution are capable of rising to the challenge of a dramatically evolving political situation.” Yet others chose to take part despite Russia’s conflicts in Ukraine and its repressive new anti-gay laws, which prohibit the display of "gay propaganda". Just how this law would be interpreted at Manifesta, Europe’s roving biennial was unclear. Yet, following its opening at the weekend, it seems careful curation and deft artistic response has allowed the show to display works that engage with gay rights. Phaidon photographer Wolfgang Tillmans told the Guardian that his contribution was “probably the gayest show I have done." Spread across two rooms at the State Hermitage, Tillmans’ displays are filled images of discarded clothing as well as a photograph of a metal helmet from the Hermitage collection which some claim resembles a penis. Marlene Dumas, meanwhile, is showing Great Men, 16 portraits of well-known males who were either known or rumoured to be homosexual. It’s hard to see how these ink and pencil pictures could constitute "gay propaganda", since so many of the individuals portrayed led tragic lives. “When you start to acknowledge the stories of these men it breaks your heart,” Dumas told the New York Times. LINK manifesta10

Friday, July 04, 2014

Gerrit Rietveld Academie Graduation show 2014

Design by Marie Grønkær and Anna Teuber

A lot of things happen at the Rietveld Academie and you can follow it the best @ The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is a university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design. We offer two degree programmes: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Design. Within these two programmes, there are various specialisations. With 45% of our students coming from outside the Netherlands and representing more than 60 countries, we reflect the character of the world of arts and culture today. LINK @ Vimeo