Saturday, December 03, 2016

Lisa Weeda

Chapbook: De benen van Petrovski 
Photoset:   Robin Alysha Clemens 
Publisher:  Wintertuin Nijmegen

The legs of Petrovski is the literary impact of two journeys Lisa Weeda made to and through Ukraine, the country where her grandmother comes from and where still resides a large part of her family. It is seeing a story about taking chances and opportunities of contemporaries and their uncertain future, a country where Lisa is not sure whether she should feel at home there. LINK wintertuin (in Dutch) LINK Lisa Weeda (in Dutch) LINK Robin Alysha

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Abel Tasman school

Abel Janszoon Tasman (Dutch: [ˈɑbəl ˈjɑnsoːn ˈtɑsmɑn]; 1603 – 10 October 1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). He was the first known European explorer to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand, and to sight the Fiji islands. LINK Abel Tasmanschool

Friday, November 25, 2016

Maceo Parker

Special guest Candy Dulfer. Seen @ Theatre Rotterdam

Funk and soul icon Maceo Parker is still smartly dressed and brings his infectious music by wish live. The alto saxophonist played in the past with such luminaries as Prince, James Brown, Bootsy Collins and Ray Charles. On his own performances, he navigates between James Brown's' 60s soul and George Clinton's freaky funk and touches of jazz and hip hop. Maceo Parker (1943) is a living proof that funk keeps people young. He used to be an essential part of the engine that James Brown as swinging did bounce around the stage. The unmistakable sound of Maceo was played on big hits like Papa's got a brand new bag, and I feel good. He helped build the alternative funk empire of George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, and he played with artists such as Ray Charles, Prince and Red Hot Chili Peppers in recent decades. 
LINK maceoparker

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Arno Nollen

Photo from future writer Edna Azulay 
Writing for Performance @ HKU

1993-1997 Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, cum laude Esther Kroon prize award for best student of the year
1964 born in Ede, The Netherlands. Via Instagram
LINK arnonollen  LINK deschrijfopleiding Writing for Performance (in Dutch)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Tegenlicht010 Wij zijn het Volk

nov 3 @ Banier 
In recent years is a close-knit community developed around Tegenlicht010, the volunteer team from Rotterdam. Not only on social media, but also thanks to the residents company de Banier (the Banner), home of the organization from the very beginning, Rotterdam people find them more often.

Following the VPRO Tegenlicht item Wij zijn het Volk, there was last Thursday night a Tegenlicht Meet Up in Rotterdam. With artist Bonita White and writer, speaker, poet and journalist Hans van Willigenburg in the Banier. Next meeting dec 8. LINK Tegenlicht010  LINK VPRO

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Protecting Art

Sometimes once in eight years its time that the seeling needs a fix. Today is the day. LINK how its looks

Sunday, October 30, 2016


The name Twists for this platform refers to a famous art magazine published from 1918 to 1932 and was the mouthpiece of the Amsterdam School artists. This' opening manifesto of architecture Wendingen explains Wim Jacobs, director of Ship from what the magazine and the platform have in common. 

On March 6, 2014 has kicked off in the Shipping in Amsterdam Wendingen Platform for the Amsterdam School. The website is an initiative of the Museum Ship, which works with the support of the Amsterdam housing associations since 2001 to turn the Amsterdam School on the map. For the website to be a success, the museum relies on the principle of crowd-sourcing: connoisseurs and enthusiasts are asked to use the platform to help with an inventory of the Amsterdam School across the board - from residential block for beauty and bridge to glass art. The editorial board invites everybody to describe objects in their (direct) environment. The platform makes it easy for enthusiasts to come into contact with peers and professionals from all over the Netherlands. For although the Movement its name from the capital, there are in all provinces (and even abroad) to find examples of the Amsterdam School. LINK read more  LINK objects

Thursday, October 13, 2016

my favorite color

Photo by Dolf Pauw 
you can vote see link

LINK NRC photo

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


I have been painting on money for more than twenty years, re-shaping its content and context in order to question a prevailing emphasis on money in our world. Working on paper notes has also allowed me to explore ethical, political and aesthetic questions that surround notions of agency and currency. As an artist, currency is my medium of exchange with you. My currency is painting and drawing, my mind, ideas and spirit. Money is what is there, currency is what I have added. Painting on money gives me some power to determine (rather than be controlled by) money’s function within society. This relates to the concept of agency; it explores the extent to which we have the power to define (rather than be defined by) the currencies in our culture.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Auke de Vries and Hans van der Pennen 
newsletter by Kees Koomen 

This art site with information about galleries, museums, artificial spout borrow, artists, exhibitions, auctions and art fairs is supplemented and updated daily, partly by our editorial staff, partly through the galleries, museums and artists themselves. A website like this is never "finished" and complete. Do you know more, for example, artists, or have any suggestions? Send us an e-mail. You will find this site a must? Do us a favor and make the website known to your art loving friends. Tell, please email, do it now! LINK (in Dutch)

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Gispen Specials

The Customer is Always Right

Gispen’s tubular steel furniture and Giso lamps enrich many Dutch homes and offices. They remain popular classics among collectors, corporate clients and individuals. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen celebrates the hundredth anniversary of this famous Dutch furniture manufacturer with an exhibition of the company’s ‘specials’: unique commissions and limited editions. LINK Read more

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jheronimus Bosch, The Netherlands 2016

Royal Dutch Mint issued a silver plated 5 euro and silver proof collectors coin

The design was made by artist Danielle van Vree. The coin is available in Copper-Nickel in UNC and BU quality, in Silver Proof, in Gold Proof (10 euro coin), and in coloured set. The coins in the coloured set (which can be seen here) are individually numbered which has never been done before on a Dutch collectors coin. The reverse depicts several fragments of paintings of Jheronimus Bosch which include The Haywain Triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Magician and The Last Judgement.  LINK Royal Dutch Mint (in Dutch)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Grace VanderWaal

New future talent 
Source: NOS, NBC and Youtube

Grace VanderWaal was born on January 15, 2004, 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. A lot of my songs are like that." VanderWaal has written original songs (including those she has sung in competition) and recorded them, accompanying herself on ukulele, on her YouTube channel, Oh Never mind it's just me. She also sings and uploads covers of popular songs, including "Ex's and Oh's", "Pity Party", "Imagine", and "Breathe Me". After learning to play the ukulele, VanderWaal began to perform during open mic events at small venues near her home. For the June 7, 2016, broadcast during the eleventh season of NBC's America's Got Talent, VanderWaal auditioned with her original song, "I Don't Know My Name", and was Howie Mandel's "golden buzzer" act. Cowell called VanderWaal "the next Taylor Swift." She would continue the trend of performing only original songs, including her next performance at the quarterfinals on August 23, 2016, titled "Beautiful Thing", a song written for her sister. For the semifinals on August 30, she performed "Light the Sky", and for the September 13 finals, she sang "Clay", a song about being bullied. In September 2016, she signed a deal with Columbia Records. LINK Youtube and NBC

Sunday, September 18, 2016

@ PHŒBUS Rotterdam

Stefan Gritsch, 'Body of Memory' and Johan van Oord and more

«When, after dismantling an exhibition of my almost 30-year-old bodies of acrylic paint, I add new paint to them in the studio or cut them up to create new colour combinations, when I include soup bones collected over the past 20 years and newspaper clippings of maps showing conflict zones, then I see that as a gesture of repetition and transposition, as a nod to a place and as a reflection of the phenomenon of time. Taking an image apart, deconstructing it with a view to difference and relating it to everyday artifacts means revisiting it and allowing for a new modified view that includes the past. I don’t think focusing is important, nor is a detached and objective approach. That is just a way of discovering, describing and representing details. What is important to me is touch. I’m looking for closeness and blurring and blending; I want to be in between as a point of departure for producing something visual.» Stefan Gritsch, August 2015 

Johan van Oord, 'noir puissant, noir absolu’. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Photo made in Oakland USA and Finov former DDR

I have for years engaged in art, the antennae of society, my blog seems to change, it seems that the antennae of society have no effect anymore. But I'm going through. Despite the weak sounds of others. I give my blog content of what is happening around me and my art friends, See Facebook. Twitter and other canals on internet. Dolf Pauw

LINK the start

Hotel Ruanda and Syria

Whats wrong with this world?

Der Film erzählt die auf einer wahren Begebenheit beruhende Geschichte des Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali während des Völkermordes in Ruanda im Frühjahr 1994. In dem seit vielen Jahrzehnten bestehenden Konflikt zwischen der Bevölkerungsmehrheit der Hutus und den politisch wie wirtschaftlich dominierenden Tutsi wird am Abend des 6. April 1994 das Flugzeug des Präsidenten Juvénal Habyarimana beim Landeanflug auf Kigali abgeschossen, was die Auseinandersetzungen eskalieren lässt. Daraufhin sterben in Ruanda in nur 100 Tagen ca. eine Million Menschen durch Gewalttaten von Hutu-Milizen, Militär- und Polizeiangehörigen. Im Mittelpunkt des Films steht der Hotelmanager Paul Rusesabagina und das Schicksal seiner Familie. Paul übernimmt die Leitung des Vier-Sterne-Hotels „Des Milles Collines“, nachdem der belgische Hoteldirektor abgereist ist. Paul gelingt es, seine Familie und die Nachbarfamilien vor Hutu-Rebellen zu retten, indem er den Anführer mit Geld besticht. Zudem darf er seine Familie mit ins Hotel nehmen. Nachdem die Rote-Kreuz-Schwester Pat Archer zusätzlich zwanzig Waisenkinder in das Hotel bringt, gewährt Paul schließlich mehr als 1200 Flüchtlingen den Zutritt ins Hotel.  
The Syrian civil war (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية السورية‎‎) is an ongoing multi-sided armedconflict in Syria in which international interventions have taken place. The war grew out of the unrest of the 2011 Arab Spring and escalated to armed conflict after President Bashar al-Assad's government violently repressed protests calling for his removal. The war is now being fought among several factions: the Syrian Government, a loose alliance of Syrian Arab rebel groups, the Syrian Democratic Forces, Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front) who often co-operate with the rebels, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The factions receive substantial support from foreign actors, leading many to label the conflict a proxy war waged by both regional and global powers. No link about this

Monday, September 12, 2016

Russians (song)

By Sting

"Russians" is a song by Sting, from his debut solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, released in July 1985, and released as a single in November. The song is a commentary and plea that critiques the then-dominant Cold War foreign policy and doctrine of mutually assured destruction (MAD) by the United States and the Soviet Union. The song speaks to both sides ("there's no monopoly on common sense/ On either side of the political fence") as it describes the thoughts of ordinary citizens of both superpowers and their divergence from official U.S. policies in the early 1980s of a limited or 'winnable' nuclear war ("there's no such thing as a winnable war/It's a lie we don't believe anymore"). It then recounts and rejects the views of both US President Reagan ("Mr. Reagan says 'We will protect you'/I don't subscribe to this point of view", a reference to the proposed SDI/'Star Wars' initiative) and Soviet Premier Khrushchev ("Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you/ I don't subscribe to this point of view"). Hence he hopes that the "Russians love their children too," since this would apparently be the only thing that would save the world from eventual obliteration by nuclear weapons ("[J. Robert] Oppenheimer's deadly toy"). Historically, the Cold War entered its final years around the time "Russians" was released, when Mikhail Gorbachev became General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in March 1985, and in 1989 Gorbachev and Reagan's successor, George H. W. Bush, declared the Cold War over at the Malta Summit, with the Soviet Union dissolving two years later. LINK youtube (Vevo)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Doutzen Kroes fashion & muse

Photo’s Anton Corbijn     Design Julius Vermeulen

PostNL comes with special new stamps. Starting Monday you can buy a sheet with photographs of supermodel Doutzen Kroes. The pictures on the theme 'Doutzen, fashion & Muse were taken by photographer Anton Corbijn. A sheet of stamps with the model contains ten different black and white photographs, which is played with blue circles that refer to different fashion themes. Corbijn wanted his picture "back to basics" by Doutzen photograph as pure and natural as possible. LINK PostNL