Saturday, January 24, 2015

And do not forget

Galerie PHOEBUS • 25

25 january til March 8, 2015, '25' Phoebus • Rotterdam 

25 years, group exhibition 

LINK phoebus

Pussy Riot visits IFFR

Source: Igor Mukhin

Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist punk rock protest group based in Moscow. Founded in August 2011, it has a variable membership of approximately 11 women ranging in age from about 20 to 33. The group stages unauthorised provocative guerrilla performances in unusual public locations, which are edited into music videos and posted on the Internet. The collective's lyrical themes include feminism, LGBT rights, and opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom the group considers a dictator, and to his links with the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church. LINK iffr

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Galerie PHOEBUS • 25

25 january til March 8, 2015, '25' Phoebus • Rotterdam 
25 years, group exhibition 

Miriam de Winter, writes

25 januari 1990 opende galerie PHOEBUS• Rotterdam, Eendrachtsweg 61. Vers uit Amsterdam, kunstgeschiedenis gestudeerd, had ik me niet gerealiseerd dat ook het Filmfestival opende. Ik kon niet weten dat de zwaarste storm sinds 1911 zou opsteken.  
De kunsthistorische vrienden moesten afbellen, de kunstenaar die in de galerieruimte beletage exposeerde ook. Paul de Kort, die er vroeg was vanwege de inrichting in het tekeningenkabinet, mijn man en ik, dachten niet dat er nog een opening zou plaatsvinden. Er vlogen stukken stuc van de gevel. De wind die schuin op de touwen in de schuiframen stond veroorzaakte een sonoor geluid dat deed denken aan cellomuziek… 

January 25, 1990 opened gallery PHOEBUS • Rotterdam, Eendrachtsweg 61. Fresh from Amsterdam, studied art history, I had not realized that during the same time the film festival starts. I could not know that would light up the worst storm since 1911. The art historical friends had to call and cancel, the artist in the gallery space bel etage exhibited too. Paul de Kort, who I had asked for the device in the drawing cabinet, my husband and I did not think that there is still a opening would occur. There were pieces stucco from the facade flew around. The wind which stood on the ropes in the sliding caused a sonorous sound reminiscent of cello music... read more (in Dutch) 
LINK Phoebus  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

‘The Factory Set'

Ron van der Ende @ Kunsthal 

With ‘The Factory Set', the Kunsthal Rotterdam has a scoop: almost forty works by the Rotterdam-based artist Ron van der Ende have been brought together for the first time for an impressive retrospective in honour of his one hundredth bas-relief. Van der Ende is well-known for his monumental reliefs; almost flat sculptures of objects such as cars, buildings and space capsules. The sculptures he creates are archetypes of history that are familiar to everyone. His work includes symbols of progress, but also natural formations such as Crystals and more recent, transient objects such as a glowing ember of wood and a cut of meat. The exhibition offers for the first time a fascinating cross-section of Van der Ende's oeuvre (he began making his bas-reliëfs fourteen years ago), focussing on the consistency and beauty of his work, and the traditional creative process he uses. LINK Kunsthal

Friday, January 16, 2015

Chair: Your Own Mini Study place

OpenBook by Tilt is a unique furniture fusion of a chair and bookshelf. It is a cozy and private Library Chair-cum-studio or a booth with a multi-purpose combination just perfect for some quiet reading time. The idea is based on an earlier Library Chair, designed for an historic building with little space for the bookshelves as units, so the shelves were cleverly added to the seats. In a similar fashion, the OpenBook has an exterior with built-in bookshelves and a lower platform that doubles as a side table. One side of the unit serves as a magazine holder, featuring recessed straps for showcasing your magazines and even books of any shape or size. This modular furniture unit is perfect for a peaceful study or reading nook in an otherwise cramped area. LINK studiotilt

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Kees Koomen 2005 

In 1982 Kees Koomen and I hitchhiked to the Documenta 7 in Kassel. When we arrived it was already well after eight. Viewing the exhibition was no option that day. After having dinner we were looking for a place to sleep at the campsite. When we arrived, there was no manager to be present. We decided along the river to roll out our sleeping bags and fell into a deep sleep. LINK Kees Koomen

Saturday, January 10, 2015


via: Kristin Stuestøl LINK

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Bettie Boersma

Ausbrenner shirt 
Etching on fabric

Freshly graduated Fashion and Textile Designer from Utrecht School of the Arts. Moves from Swedish influences to Japanese in order to enrich street styles. Inclined to design masculine lines, not for one specific sex. Personal and playful. LINK cargocollective

Thursday, January 01, 2015