Sunday, May 21, 2017

Trabant @ William Boothlaan Rotterdam

video

The first of the Trabants left the factory of the VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau in Saxony on 7 November 1957. The Trabant was a relatively advanced car when it was launched in 1958, with front wheel drive, a unitary construction, composite bodywork, and independent suspension. Its greatest downfall was its engine: by the late 1950s many small cars in western countries already used cleaner and more efficient four-stroke engines like that in the Renault. Budgetary constraints and raw materials shortages forced the use of an outdated but inexpensive two-stroke engine in the Trabant. When released, the Trabant was technically equivalent to the West German Lloyd automobile, which had an air-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke engine in a similarly sized vehicle. However, the Trabant was quite a modern vehicle regarding some of its technical solutions:[citation needed] it had a front transversely-mounted engine since the late '50s, and front-wheel drive in an era when many east and west European cars were using rear-mounted engines or front-mounted engines with traction on the rear wheels. In West Germany, for example, there were very few cars with front-wheel drive in the 50's. Volkswagen, German Ford and Opel had adopted front-wheel drive after 1970. The main drawback of the Trabant was the fact that it was produced largely unchanged; it became heavily obsolete even since the 70's mainly due to its two-stroke engine, so its exports in Western Europe were limited. LINK read more

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

100th anniversary of the ‘De Stijl’

In honour of the 100th anniversary of the art movement known as ‘De Stijl’, NBTC Holland Marketing has declared 2017 the ‘Mondrian to Dutch Design’ Year. Various cities and regions throughout the Netherlands, including Utrecht and Amersfoort, will host parts of the Year's programme. De Stijl continues to have a tremendous influence on art, design, architecture and implements. Four of the most important De Stijl artists ‒ Piet Mondrian, Gerrit Rietveld, Theo van Doesburg and Bart van der Leck ‒ were born in Utrecht or Amersfoort. Consequently, Utrecht & Amersfoort are showcasing these artists' heritage. In 2017, influential work by artists including Gerrit Rietveld and Piet Mondrian will be uniquely spotlighted in new exhibitions and events. Although Rietveld and Mondrian never met back in the day, this will be achieved symbolically in 2017 during the Mondrian to Dutch Design theme year. Businesses, shops and numerous organisations, too, will embrace the theme year with dozens of activities. 
And Dutch Post issues stamps. LINK Where?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

De Voordracht

@ WORM Rotterdam

De Voordracht Offers: The Performing Arts. Poetry, music and the spoken word all come under De Voordracht in WORM Rotterdam. Let yourself be accompanied by singer and composer Annelie Koning, blow over the lyrics of Sabina Lukovic, or confuse by the raring Tim Lenders. Josse Kok will rock the stage. With his algorithmic wordinggame, Christopher Blok will surprise the hall. After absorbing all the madness, PollyAnn brings ... read more @ link LINK WORM

Monday, May 08, 2017

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

and the unknown performer


"Nothing Else Matters" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in 1992 as the third single from their self-titled fifth studio album, Metallica. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart as well as top-ten positions on many European charts. "Nothing Else Matters" was featured as a playable track in the music video game Guitar Hero: Metallica. Recognized as one of Metallica's best known and most popular songs, it has become a staple in live performances. The song has been covered nearly a hundred times. LINK Resa LINK Metallica

Sunday, May 07, 2017

The spectacular of circus




Get bored, wonder and move at Circusstad Festival! Next year! The spectacular of circus, the creativity of theater, the beauty of dance and the thrill of live music: that's all to be found at Circusstad Festival. Five days bomby shows and acts that appeal to everyone from young to old. And by the very best, you have your nose on top. A total experience that you will not let go! LINK circusstad (in Dutch))

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Europa. What Else?

Nederlands Fotomuseum til may 7 
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nico Bick and Otto Snoek 



The exhibition unite three different visions of photography: the humanist reportage of Henri Cartier-Bresson The Europeans (Les Européens), the reflective, typological approach of Nico Bick, and Otto Snoek’s rapid-fire, razor-sharp observations. None of the three projects delivers a judgment for or against Europe. But all provide a more profound and nuanced picture than the image usually conveyed in the political discourse or media. Europe. What Else? challenges the visitor to take a broader view of Europe. LINK Nederlands Fotomuseum 

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…
Read more Tegenlicht010

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