Sunday, April 23, 2017

Not about art but war

Pierre Jansen about the second World War @ Arnhem

Between 1946 and 1956, Janssen worked as a journalist @ Het Vrije Volk. He then became the conservator of the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. He then tried to interest the general public for art by giving lectures. In addition, he inspired by the Louvre's curator, René Huyghe. In 1960, when his television career was started, he started with Art Classes. For the museum he bought works by artists of the Cobra group, such as Karel Appel, Lucebert and others. The VPRO broadcasted Summer Broadcast with Pierre Jansen on February 1, 1989. As a teenager, he made WWII in Arnhem and saw the jewish children disappearing from his school, arrests and how the Arnhem police helped to carry out the Jewish Arnhemmer. He tells in an impressive way, as Pierre Jansen could do as well. LINK Pierre Jansen about the second World War (in Dutch) VPRO television  LINK His job in the past (in Dutch) AVRO television

Monday, April 17, 2017

Museum of Communication (A Letter)

Letter send by Jilles Pauw date: august 31 1948 Batavia former Dutch Indies 
to A.A. Pauw the Hague The Netherlands

The collection of the Museum of Communication offers numerous starting points for reflection and debate on the opportunities and impact of communication. The museum distinguishes three main collections, namely Postal Values, Postal History and Telecommunications. 
Anniversary Stamp Queen Wilhelmina year 1948, 
designer: Hartz, Sem. 
typography designer: Krimpen, Jan van. 
printer: Joh. Enschedé and Sons produced: August 30, 1948 Object type stamp Dimensions Image plane: 33 mm × 22 mm; Fully 36 mm × 25 mm for PTT. 
Source [NVPH-504], stamp designs, postage stamps and posters; Museum for Communication LINK Museum of Communication

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Dead Letter Office

A letter from Kazakhstan

A letter is a written message from one party to another containing information. Letters promote the preservation of communication between both parties; they may bring friends or relatives closer together. As communication technology has diversified, posted letters have become less important as a routine form of communication. For example, the development of the telegraph drastically shortened the time taken to send a communication, by sending it between distant points as an electrical signal. At the telegraph office closest to the destination, the signal was converted back into writing on paper and delivered to the recipient. The next step was the telex which avoided the need for local delivery. Then followed the fax (facsimile) machine: a letter could be transferred electrically from the sender to the receiver through the telephone network as an image. Today, the internet, by means of email and Apps plays a large part in written communications; however, these communications are not generally referred to as letters but rather as e-mail (or App) messages, messages or simply emails or Apps, with only the term "letter" generally being reserved for communications on paper. LINK The Dead Letter Office

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Unknown object

@ Nieuwe Binnenweg

This street is a perfect example of Rotterdam’s diversity. Surprising mix of stores, restaurants and bars. This is an area that correctly typifies Rotterdam, an ideal location to discover downtown Rotterdam. The Nieuwe Binnenweg’s entrance was fully renovated in 2017, returning a bit of nostalgia to Rotterdam. Where to look? Maybe you find it! 
LINK Nieuwe Binnenweg (in Dutch)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Two Versions of Ex's & Oh's

By Elle King and Grace VanderWaal

Tanner Elle Schneider (born July 3, 1989), known professionally as Elle King, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her musical style encompasses country, soul, rock and blues.[6] In 2012, King released her debut EP, The Elle King EP, on RCA. The EP track "Playing for Keeps" is the theme song for VH1's Mob Wives Chicago series. She released her debut album, Love Stuff on February 17, 2015. The album produced the US top 10 single "Ex's & Oh's," which earned her two Grammy Award nominations. King has also toured with acts such as Of Monsters and Men, Train and Michael Kiwanuka. She is the daughter of comedian Rob Schneider and former model London King. 

VanderWaal was born near Kansas City, Kansas, to Tina and David VanderWaal, who lived in Lenexa at the time. The family later moved to Suffern, New York. Since winning America's Got Talent, VanderWaal has been home-schooled and enrolled in online courses. VanderWaal began composing her first songs at age three, using a wireless microphone. As a preteen, she found songwriting inspiration by watching movies and trying to imagine what a character was feeling, and "what it would be like if I were them, and wrote a song." She was inspired to learn the ukulele after watching a family friend play and seeing a Twenty One Pilots video on YouTube. She then bought one, using money she had received for her 11th birthday, and watched more videos to teach herself how to play. She has also played the saxophone in her school's marching band.[10] After learning to play the ukulele, VanderWaal began to perform during open mic events at small venues near her home and to study music theory. In July 2016, after her audition on AGT, VanderWaal performed at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern and at the Ramapo Summer Concert Series at Palisades Credit Union Park. 
LINK Elle King  LINK Grace VanderWaal

Monday, March 27, 2017

Frau Merkel

april 13 @ teejater De Nieuwe Banier

Van harte welkom bij de meetups, de eerstvolgende beloofd wat te worden: Frau Merkel. We hebben als gast historicus en Duitslandkenner Gimbert Rost van Tonningen… de zoon van… 
Welcome to the meetups, the next what promised to be: Frau Merkel. We have a guest historian and Germany Kenner Gimbert Rost of Tonningen ... the son of…
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

SFAI Graduate Center @ Fort Mason

San Francisco Art Institute is transforming historic Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, located on the northern waterfront just one mile from the 800 Chestnut Street campus, into a hub for graduate artist studios and public engagement. The new Graduate Center will open in Fall 2017. LINK Fort Mason 
LINK SFAI Graduate Center (Vimeo)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Nathalie Duivenvoorden

Nathalie goes with the color pencil as a painter. Layer by layer from the stain in place of the line, concentrating on the light. They go looking for places where something might occur. For a moment it looks as if a stage is built, ready for a show starting. LINK Nathalie Duivenvoorden

Monday, March 06, 2017

How to destroy a work of art

Artwork could muster tonnes was shredded in shredder

An artwork of artist Willem Hussem also razed to the ground by the demolition of the old post office in Raalte. The meter-high aluminum object is fragmented into the shredder. But the yield in the metal trade is much lower than the estimated value of the art object. Which is possibly a ton. Thanks PostNL for the right information to the demolition crew! LINK NRC (in Dutch)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Dark Horse

A present from my sister Marie Pauw on her birthday celebration

The character Curtis plays, Genesis, is inspired by real-life Gisborne speed chess player and coach Genesis Potini, who died in 2011. By teaching local youth to play chess, he hoped to give them a positive focus in life and dissuade them from getting involved in gangs and crime. Potini struggled with bipolar disorder, requiring frequent hospital stays. Potini had been the subject of a well received 2003 documentary film, Dark Horse. At the request of director James Napier Robertson, Curtis gained close to 60 pounds in weight and stayed in character for the entirety of the shoot to play Genesis. Napier Robertson also had Curtis study chess with some of Potini's erstwhile friends, including FIDE Master Ewen Green. LINK VPRO television (in Dutch)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Choriner Straße Berlin

und Spätkauf

Alle Fassaden der Choriner Straße sind in den letzten 15 Jahren renoviert worden. In den Neunzigern war der Prenzlauer Berg eines der größten zusammenhängenden Sanierungsgebiete in Europa. Heute ist die Wohngegend bei Medienleuten beliebt. Viele Neuberliner wohnen in der Choriner Straße, die sich von Mitte bis zur Oderberger Straße erstreckt. Morgens sieht man junge Leute mit vollbesetzten Kinderanhängern die Straße entlangradeln und vor der Waldorf-Kita parken. In den Ladengeschäften haben sich Kreative, Schreiber, Medienleute eingemietet, "Architekten-Strich" nennen manche die Straße hämisch. Die Choriner Straße, einst eine graue, lärmende Durchgangsstraße, aus der man schnellstmöglich flüchtete, ist heute überaus beliebt im Kiez. 

Spätkauf Ein verdammt nochmal echt super Spätkauf, derin den nun auch ein kleines Café integriert wurde. Drinnen wie in einem Tante Emma-Laden, draussen mit kleinen Cafétischen und Bank, zum in der Sonne Kaffee trinken... Solche Läden gibt es heute viel zu selten. Dieser solche Laden ist einfach nur toll! Tolle Menschen, tolle Straße, tolle Deco, tolle Geschichte, und dabei wollte man nur kurz Kippen holen und noch ein Bier zwitschern. Was ist passiert? Bin uff der Bank davor geblieben und hab mich einfach verquatscht! Hab Berlin genossen und tolle Gespräche gehabt! Sehr viele Dank zur meine freunden Paul und Alicyn! LINK Choriner Straße

Post Berlin, Tchoban Foundation

Photo dolf pauw

What is still drawn today? Which architects continue to master the art of hand drawing? What place has the skilled use of pen and ink in an age of computer aided design? In the 21st century, virtually no architect seeks to persuade clients of their capacities as a designer by means of sketches or perspective views.  In architectural education today, there is also less emphasis on learning the craft of drawing although the ability to convey ideas through drawing by hand remains essential in developing form and proportion. It is at this point that the Tchoban Foundation intervenes. Established in 2009 by Sergei Tchoban, himself a passionate draftsman and collector of historic architectural drawings, its extensive collection serves as a source for research on the history and nature of architectural drawing. An extensive library on the subject is accessible to experts and visitors. The overall aim of the foundation, however, is to present the imaginative and emotionally charged world of architectural drawing to a broad public through regular exhibitions.
LINK tchoban-foundation

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Art Rotterdam

(main section) @ Van Nelle Fabriek 

Rotterdam is buzzing with art During Art Rotterdam the entire city is bustling with beautiful museum exhibitions, site fairs, open studios and pop-up shows. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen will feature the exhibition `Mad about Surrealism`, an unmatched list of masterpieces from four renowned European private collections. The majority has rarely been seen and will disappear behind closed doors late May 2017. In addition, in De Kunsthal Rotterdam an exhibition of internet based art will be displayed from the collection of collectors Hugo and Carla Brown. And Voorlinden, the new private museum of modern and contemporary art collector Joop van Caldenborgh just outside Rotterdam, is an unmissable experience for every art lover. LINK Art Rotterdam

Friday, February 10, 2017

Rotterdam Contemporary art fair

The 6th edition of Rotterdam Contemporary art fair will take place at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam. The fair will be held during the Rotterdam Art Week together with Art Rotterdam and other venues, creating the biggest art fair week in The Netherlands from Wednesday 8th till Sunday 12th of February 2017. Over the past years Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair took place at the Cruise Terminal, located at Kop van Zuid. In 2017, the fair will move to the World Trade Center. The new location offers the fair a possibility to expand from 72 to over 90 stand presentations and to internationalize itself further on. The expansion of the fair enables a wider presentation of contemporary art scene and offers an international platform for galleries and other exhibition spaces. Link see more

Monday, January 30, 2017

the Kitchen God

It is believed that the Kitchen God has spend a year blessing our food and our cooking (which one must be thankful for!), apart from this he has been monitoring our virtue and evil deeds and will depart in the morning to report to the Jade Emperor. To thank him for his hard work and to avoid any slip up with his report, special food has to be offered for this occasion. lunar 24th December, is the day for thanking the Kitchen God. On this day, the Kitchen God is about to depart to do his yearly report to the Jade Emperor; a summary of the good and bad deeds of the family his has been with. This is the day the family should thank him for his presence and to sweeten him up a bit so he will speak well of them. Previously we talked about preparing the Kitchen God for his report to the Jade Emperor, traditionally the (4th day of Chinese New Year) is the day to welcome him back to the household. The feast would be the same as that is served for welcoming a guest that has travelled from afar. Everyone in the household has to be present so he can keep his censors for the new year correctly.
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fra Bartolommeo

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has the world’s largest collection of drawings by Fra Bartolommeo (1473-1517), comprising 500 sheets from two famous albums owned by Florentine collector Niccolò Gabburri (1729). A selection of 125 of these will be shown together with twenty drawings from museum collections abroad. They are studies for ten religious paintings that will be shown in the Netherlands for the first time, loaned by museums, cathedrals and private collections in Italy, France and the United States. The paintings range from a small diptych for private devotion from the Uffizi in Florence to a monumental 4-metre-high altarpiece from Lucca. Together the drawings and paintings give a unique insight into the creative process of one of the master painters of the Renaissance. Fra Bartolommeo (Brother Bartholomew, the religious name of Baccio della Porta) entered the Dominican brotherhood halfway through his career. Like Fra Angelico a century earlier, he worked in the famous convent of San Marco in Florence, where he painted exclusively religious subjects including large altarpieces. Fra Bartolommeo is relatively unknown in the Netherlands yet alongside Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo, he was one of the four most illustrious artists of the Italian High Renaissance. All four worked in Florence in the years 1500-1508. Fra Bartolommeo drew two portraits of Michelangelo and was a friend of the young Raphael. In his famous book ‘Lives of the Most Eminent Painters’ (1550), the great Florentine artist, collector and biographer Giorgio Vasari praised Fra Bartolommeo for the quality of his paintings and his manner of working: from drawing to painting. Read more @ nytimes