Going back in time: Daniel Gould’s 3D List, Art in Amsterdam #17
Spring has sprung...it is fun to be out-of-doors. Shake off the cobwebs and take a tour of the city. Better yet, take a tour of the city's art galleries. You'll enjoy the trip. A visual delight is at your disposal; and sometimes even an aural one. You never know unless you GO!
Last week there was a closing show for a sculptor and the big surprise was she had sold 25 bronze pieces. Great! If this could only happen once or twice a month you would not have 3D hectoring you to buy! Buy!! BUY!!! But it doesn't so...buy! Buy!! BUY!!! Hmmm. What do I gotta do to get the point across? Again, now is the time. Get on the bike and ride.
Bits & Pieces:
Review: "Matisse to Malevich," Hermitage - Amsterdam, The Catalog
What You Missed Last Week:
What Is Happening This Week:
BITS & PIECES:
The "Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2010" invites photographers and curators to "submit proposals for the 2010 Photo festival. This year [it] is focusing on changes in the contemporary countryside." Submit before 12th April. https://bit.ly/1Bv13uP
The following are quotes on various topics from the Int Herald Tribune, 20th March, 2010.
"We can't adapt Europen magazines to the standards of Utah." Mathias Müller von Blumencron, Editor of Der Spiegel (Germany) on Apple's efforts to ban iPhone applications that feature nudity.
"Make no mistake, Google wants to kill the iPhone. We won't let them." Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple at an employees meeting after the introduction of the iPad, according to two people present.
"In today's online world, what your mother told you is true, only more so. People really can judge you by your friends." Harold Abelson, a computer science professor, at MIT, asserting that while people may not wish to disclose personal info through social networking sites, their friends may unwittingly do it for them.
"Live sex shows viewed from a private booth" is not art according to the European court. What does that have to do with anything? Well, taxes for one. If a "live sex show" is an artistic performance it is taxed at 6% of admission. If not, 19%. From: https://www.dutchnews.nl/
The world's shortest man died last week. He was Ping Ping and just 74.6 cms., high (2 feet, 5 inch).
Since Michael Jackson's death, the airways have been saturated with his music...And there is more to come. It has been announced by SONY, and his family, that over the next several years, 10 CDs will be released with new songs.
Amsterdam is considered by some to be the "Bike Capital of the World." More than Asian cities? Well, 40% of all traffic movement is by bike here.
Beauty Tips. There are 33 listed on a web-site that divides the tips between "fact" and "fiction." It list myths such as "Tanning in the sun clears up bad skin. That's fiction. "Sleeping on your back prevents winkles." That's a fact. Dermatologist say that sleeping in a certain position may result in 'sleep lines.'" "Teeth whiteners can damage tooth enamel." Fact. "Brushing your hair every night will..." "Cutting your hair will make it grow faster..." Learn more at: http://lifestyle.msn.com/
REVIEW: "Matisse to Malevich," The catalog for the current exhibition at Hermitage - Amsterdam.
The Hermitage - Amsterdam can do no wrong when it comes to producing catalogs for its shows. Whether it was the compact 128 pagers for exhibitions at the "first" museum or the "big" versions for the first two shows at its newly opened galleries. For "Matisse to Malevich" you have a 300 page opus which not only reproduces every painting in the exhibition, but includes other examples by the artist from the same period and in the St. Petersburg' collection.
The catalog begins with an overview of the period in question, Modern Art, and this show is concerned with only the years 1901 to 1914. This was when the Russian collector Sergey Shchukin (1854-1936) was beginning to collect the French School. He began with Monet (1898-1904), progressed to Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin (1904-1910); and indulged himself in both Matisse and Picasso between 1910-1914. He purchased works of these artists at the most seminal period of Modern Art. The catalog details his efforts and other Russian collectors of the period.
Then the catalog spotlights three artists by discussing the works of Matisse over 46 pages; Picasso has 58 pages; and Wassily Kandinsky gets 11 pages. Several illustrations, from color to black and white, highlight their greatest efforts during this period with full page illustrations. As an example, Picasso's "The Absinthe Drinker" is not only reproduced but also four other versions---with the same title---one of which is the verso (backside) of the most famous of the group.
A beautifully conceived layout with easily read type face makes the catalog a relaxing and absorbing read. Amazingly, all this comes with a cover price of only 29.95 euros. There is both a Dutch and English version available. ISBN: 978.90.78653.18.9 (English); 978.90.78653.17.2 (Dutch).
WHAT YOU MISSED LAST WEEK:
The Amsterdam Historical Museum (NZ Voorburgwal 357) presents "The Hoerengracht" (1983-1988). According to Nancy Keinholz, who assisted her husband Edward Keinholz in the creation of its concept and the construction of the installation, that when it was exhibited at The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (USofA), a review comment was made that "it is evocative of the Dutch Masters." Be that as it may, it is certainly a masterpiece as far as installations are concerned. Ironically, it has been more than 20 years since the creation of this elaborate work and it is its first showing in Amsterdam.
It was conceived and executed at Keinholz studio in West Berlin. He and Nancy made trips to Amsterdam to research the Red Light District. From these sojourns they came up with an interpretation of the area and thus composed a "composite street of the whole neighborhood." The "street" (13x4 meters) is so detailed that it includes bicycle racks and bikes in addition to the small rooms---with windows---and the "girls" who sit behind them. The "ladies" are portrayed Keinholz style. That is, the face of the mannequin has a small glass box that frames her face. Also, nearly all the "faces" have tears running down their cheeks. 3D asked Nancy Keinholz was there a meaning intended. She answered, "The tears are your interpretation!" I replied, "No, not my interpretation, but my observation." Her answer to that was for me to make of it what I wanted. Okay. Whatever. It is truly an amazing piece and one that should be on permanent display at an Amsterdam museum. The work has been described as "a superb example of assemblage art."
At the end of the street there is a video interview (in English with Dutch under titles) with Nancy Keinholz that goes into further detail concerning the installation. On the floor above, there are the digitalized Polaroid photos, in both b/w and color, by Philppe Vogelenzang and Majid Karrouch. They take us up close to the world of prostitution and are striking in their itimacy and how they capture the real world of the sex industry.
A "performance" piece is on view with a four hour and seventeen minute film by Marina Abramovic. In 1975, as part of a manifestation she did the De Appel, she actually switched places with a prostitute, for that period, and took her place behind the window while the prostitute attended De Appel. Both performances are seen on TV monitors placed next to each other.
The show also covers the present state of the Red Light District. The city of Amsterdam is systematically converting the "windows" into miniature fashion boutiques in an attempt to renovate its tawdriness into a fashion statement. At the opening there was a performance by three "working girls" (nee: three drag queens) who cavorted in bras and panties while singing "Money, Money, Money" from the musical "Cabaret." From time to time, a "policeman" checked them out before going on his way. The finale of the act was the "girls" throwing money into the crowd. Unfortunately, it wasn't real. 3D checked. Until 29th August. https://bit.ly/2mG36uY
At AYACS (Keizersgracht 164) is an exhibition titled, "burned figures and altered landscapes," Nare Eloyan is responsible for the "burned figures" segment of the show. She makes drawings using Indian ink which are almost invariably black. On others she also uses chalk and pencil. The imagery is sort of expressionistic figurative. The ink on paper work is in deep hues of black. (18x24 cms., @ 300 euro.) ...The "altered landscapes" portion of the exhibit is by Edwin Jans. He paints landscapes, city scape's and architectural forms. The work is almost devoid of color in that black and gray dominate with no more than the hint of one additional color. The brush style is contemporary impressionism. The largest work is best described as a study in gray. (18x24 cms., acrylic @ 320 euro; 24x30 cms., acrylic acrylic @ 400 euro; 30x40 cms., acrylic @ 550 euro.)
"moooi-gallery" (Westerstraat 187) has an installation by Lorenzo Petrantoni which gets a WOW! If you like print work, b/w and geometric abstraction, typography and all of it rolled into a reflection back into the 19th century advertising art this is the show for you. Petrantoni, an Italian designer, has created five giant collages. And four of these make up for one very large piece in that they are the "walls" to an interior space which features a TV monitor which presents a slide show. He has taken printer's cliches and reproduced them on postcard size paper. he uses them to make the giant collages; in addition, the floor of the area was littered with thousands of the cards and offered as take-ways. Along the walls were large poster-like prints also in b/w. Here he has made printed composition collages using various themes. The result is a dramatic effect in b/w. According to linear notes: "Through his collages the designer manages to transmit his love and respect for a different historical period while at the same time expressing his curiosity for the 'here and now.' As the artist explains, 'This is how my art comes to life, giving new meaning to old images that would be otherwise buried between pages of old books.'"
Two "eating designers" are also contributing to the show. Marije Vogelzang does "ingeniously designed food creations...[she] will tickle all your senses with...icebergs that dissolve into hot chocolate to melting spoons, from sweet puffy clouds to sugary weapons [a pistol]." Of the latter, she says, "This lolly pop visualizes what sugar can do to your body." ...Marinde van Leeuwen raises product food packaging to the designer level. "Dutch Design Cheese...was inspired by typical Dutch symbols such as tulips, lace, 'boerenbont' and the Dutch landscapes...[she] tries to use original crafts and products and transform them to modern times, making new and unexpected combinations....Enjoy and say cheeese [sic]." https://bit.ly/2LuthCF
Also, there is the fashion design work of Michael Barnaart van Bergen showing exquisite formal gowns and cocktail dresses that reflect the best of Dior or Chanel's. The designs range from the simple b/w patterns to the elaborate and all with a touch of elegance. https://www.michaelbarnaart.com/nl/
Art A Casa (Kerkstraat 411) hangs the work of Sanne Kuiper who has a consistent style when it come to the figurative. She paints faces---whether male of female---identically; and they are all a simple cartoon. But the rest of the subject's body is a study in the anatomy of motion. Whether it is a person seemingly having just kicked a ball or six people sitting on a bench all in a different pose. Her colors are quiet; and the series is all in acrylic. She also works in oil but only for landscape painting which are on display. The landscapes have an impressionistic style and she favors views of windmills. (9x14 cms.,. 70 euro; 30x24 cms., @ 195 euro; 40x110 cms., @ 625 euro; 100x100 cms., @ 1,175 euro.) Until 21st April. https://bit.ly/2JL0Mff
Vincent McGourty is showing both fired clay work and drawings at Galerie De Witte Voet (Kerkstraat 135). His conceptual figurative drawings---with stroke work reminiscent of Willem De Koonig---are studies for his fired clay work. The drawings are chaotic in their imagery and the effect carries over into the clay objects. The forms are undefinable though they do appear to have "feet." The results are whimsical creature-like figures. There are two works that "marry" an object with a drawing. Finally, forget the term "drawing" that 3D has used here. The artist prefers "life class." Okay. you got it! (Clay objects @ 3,000 to 4,500 euro; "life class" @ 1,100 euro.) Until 21st April. https://bit.ly/2NSLxnD
Lu Luo (China) hangs work at Galerie R. Katwijk (Lange Leidsedwarstraat 198). She uses material as diverse in quality and value as old newspaper and silk. In both cases she weaves it into pigtail-like ropes and composes a composition that shows a symbol. In one case, the finished product is very colorful (newspaper) in another example it is all white (silk). Other pieces are mixed-media. The flavor of a few works reflect Jim Dines "Bathrobe" series from the 60s. Two wood sculpture pieces stand out. There is a price list with prices, but no numbers next to the works hanging. (90x70 cms., china Daily Newspaper @ 3,800 euro; 80x200 mixed-media/silk @ 6,600 eru'; 160x130 cms., silk @ 12,500 euro.) Until 17th April. https://bit.ly/2ObCIFC
Galerie Rob Koudijs (Elandsgracht 12) exhibits Sari Liimata who creates what she describes as "Jewellery Sculptures." And indeed the terminology is right on! Camels, big cats and horses dominate the subject matter, but that is her only concession to the conventional and figurative. She embellishes each piece with imperfect and/or perfect pearls; glass crystals; colorful beads; and lots and lots of pins. Some pieces have an element of humor; some appear to be mutilated. All can be worn but some look like that might be uncomfortable. (!,400 to 6,000 euros.)
Hans Hovy carves from wood sausage-like images, ovals and irregular circular forms paints them black and embeds irregular silver nuggets into the wood. He then makes them into necklaces sometimes combining two or more forms. Simple, but elegant. Also on display are his working drawings. The stylize "portraits" are reminiscent of magazine art from the 20s and 30s. He "decorates" the subjects pictured with drawings of his jewelry pieces. (800 to 2,900 euro; drawings, 70x90 cms., @ 1,300 euro.) Until 1st May. https://bit.ly/2LtDmQm
At Steendrukkerij - Amsterdam (Lauriergracht 80) is the show "Slow Sense" featuring a film by Joris Geurts and Joshua Hohenbrink. The film is more of a conceptual creation than a film with a narrative. It focuses on the Dutch sky, its landscape intersected by "shadow" people. 3D qualifies the word "shadow" because the people in the film are not there so much as a focal point themselves but as "performers." Each one is using a "bull roarers...one of the most ritual musical instruments known to mankind and represents the voices of our ancestors." A bull roarer is attached to the end of a meter or so long piece of rope and it looped over the head in a circular fashion creating a flat and monotone sound. There are 26 people using the instrument. And hanging on the walls of the gallery are a series of monochromatic prints. They appeared to be woodblocks but the price list didn't mention technique. They are by Joris Geurts and are b/w, green/white or blue/white. (DVD 12'44'' @ 30 euro; 45.5x39, print, Ed. 8 @ 225 euro; 70x74.5 cms., print, Ed 8 @ 500 euro; 147.5x87 cms., print, Ed. 5 @ 1,450 euro.) Until 3rd April. https://bit.ly/2uHWeAJ
"Older Than Now" by Daishin Sumimoto, is at "witzenhausen GALLERY"(Hazenstraat 60). His style owes much to the Pop School: simple, almost comic strip art-like. The imagery ranges from a basket filled with bread to an 18th or 19th century soldier to a shoeless person relaxing in a wicker chair. The two figures pictured in each paintings are headless. (75x50 cms., acrylic @ 1,400 euro; 130x97 cms., @ 3,500 euro; 170x125 cms., acrylic @ 5,000 euro.) Until 17th April. https://bit.ly/2zCqZwM
WOW! for the combined exhibition of Guus Koenraads and Ron van de Ven. The latter artist works in bronze, steel, copper and a new technique called 3d Prototyping/Rapid Prototyping. This is a method of creating a three dimensional design on a computer than using the resulting program to operate a machine that creates the imagery into a real object. What results are forms that have been all but impossible for someone to create using normal procedure for metals. There are three pieces on display that incorporate this new method. The rest of his work is with traditional casting methods. You can see the influence of Henry Moore in some pieces with their clean and simple lines which seem to flow effortless into the form. But his imagery is unique and no one piece fits into any one style. Sometimes he polishes the metal and at other times he leaves it raw and rough. Many pieces have a truly monumental feel to the design and could easily be translated into an object 10 meters or more high. (280 to 15,000 euro; most with a mean of 1,400 to 7,500 euro.)
Guus Koenraads emulates the De Stijl school and one is amazed at the continuing influence of this 20s movement on the current avant-garde. More amazing is the fact that current practitioners completely reinvent the style into something totally new. Koenraads takes the linear/rectangular forms and uses them in several configurations. The color combinations range from the simple b/w to some with an explosion of colors. One example has four shades of red; two of purple; three blues; with orange at its center. Still another piece looks like a small stairway---hanging on the wall---with each step a different color and along the sides there are b/w stripes. (15x30x5 cms., acrylic @ 900 euro; 15x45x5 cms., acrylic @ 1,200 euro; 30x90x5 cms., acrylic @ 2,500 euro.) Until 24th April. https://bit.ly/2mkqkqc
Galerie Utrecht celebrated the close of Lotta Blokker's "I am here now" with a "finessage." She cast figurative bronze work in traditional realism style. But while all her work is realisitic she brings several contemporary aspects to the imagery. Perhaps the best example of this is "Pas de deux," a ballet term meaning "It takes two to dance," but the imagery is an old woman dancing alone with the music all in her head. The woman's emotion is conveyed by her total absorption for the solo dance. A truly captivating piece (true size @ 27,000 euro; sold). The man bowing, "Levitz," is another dramatic piece and not only for its imagery, but the way Blokker has captured the motions of his movements. There were several red dots and wanting an accurate count I asked the gallery holder how many had been sold over the six week exhibition. He said he had lost count, but took out a price list and finally said, "25." ( The prices ranged from "bust" at 4,900 euro to full size pieces @ 69,000 euro.) Closed last Sunday. https://www.morrengalleries.nl/
"galerie wies willemsen" (Ruysdaelkade 25) has a spring exposition centered around the theme of "Perfection in Paper." Five artists show how they uses paper in their work. Imre van Buuren makes small "purses" that you would expect to go with a woman wearing a Dior or Chanel cocktail dress. But these are not for use and she incorporates several design elements into each one. One example is an open purse from which paper "flowers" emerge as if they were climbing a trestle. (20x22x9 cms., @ 550 euro; 40x150x15 cms., @ 850 euro.)...Martin Horstman takes the free Boomerang postcards, folds them and then stacks them together. They act as decorative fashion accessories. One piece requires abut 800 to 1,000 cards...Ingrid Siliakus cuts from paper architectural imagery or geometric abstract forms. Both styles are meticulous and very delicate. Some fold out like the 3D forms in a children's book (Pop-ups). Other hang from the ceiling. (40 to 350 euro.).
Beate Krempe makes mixed-media collages. She brings the imagery together with various pieces on paper into a composition then uses oil pastel to unify it. The result is not what you expect from a collage. The unity is such that it appears to be a completely self contained composition....Luis Acosta does amazing things with paper. A few years ago, 3D marveled at his work at an exhibition at Galerie De Stoker. While some work on display here is similar, much is an evolutionary development. His wall hangings are captivating and in the primary colors of red, blue and yellow. Piet Mondrian's shades. He has evolved in several directions. He reinvents the straight line; and sometimes the "line" is in the shape of a bow, an oval or a grid. (960 to 1,835 euro.) Also on show are his "utilitarian" pieces that are ties, bracelets, necklaces, etc. (35 to 200 euro.)
Erik and Petra Hesmerg say "Let there be spring!" And what better way to do that than to present a photographic show where the theme is the "flower." But it is more than just photos of flowers we see at this exhibition at Blow UP Gallery (Hazenstraat 67) since this duo looks deep into the essence of each type of flower and tries to capture its three dimensional intrinsic beauty. The results are totally captivating. All the colors are in brilliant hues. A special feature at the opening was an arrangement of REAL flowers that are represented in the photos. They were provided by Gerda's Bloemen. (Runstraat 16). (60x80 cms., Ed 20 @ 1,000 euro; 80x130 cms., epoxy/dibond/frame, Ed. 10 @ 2,250 euro; 100x150 cms., epoxy/dibond/frame, Ed 10 @ 3,500 euro.) Until ___?___. https://bit.ly/2uQQvcX
WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
Reminder: As always this (?) indicates that the info may not be correct. The "*" means that the times may also be wrong. You are advised to check the gallery's web-site or phone ahead. This is a disclaimer.
THURSDAY: 25th March, 2010
THURSDAY: 25th March, 2010
17:30 "foam" (Keizersgracht 609). "Linus Bill, The Greatest Hits Vol. 1." A Swiss photographer. https://bit.ly/2NHav8v
19-22:00 The Club of Amsterdam (N.B. @ Hogeschool van Amsterdam - School of Sports and Nutrition, Dr. Meurerlaan 8, auditorium). "The Future of sports," moderated by John Mahnen with George de Jong, Jan Tilman s and Marco Kooiman. You may be too late, but give it a try anyway. More info: http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/, Tickets at: http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/, Tickets are: 30 euro; discounts available; students 10 euro.
19:00 PLANETART (De Vokskrantgebouw, Wibautstraat 150). 16 international artists show in an exhibit titled, "TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY, plus audio acts, performances, DJs and VJs. http://www.planetart.nl/
20:30 Punt WG (M. v. B. Bastiaansestyraat 15). Miloushka Bokma does a performance with dancers Or Avishay, Alma Lindenhouius and Peter de Vuyst. Paintings by Andrea Radai. https://puntwg.nl/
FRIDAY: 26th March
FRIDAY: 26th March
17-19:00 LUMEN TRAVO (Lijnbaansgracht 314). Otoibong Nkanga, "No be today story O! [sic]" Huh? https://bit.ly/2NlXt0m
17-19:00 AKINCI (Lijnbaansgracht 317). Part II: Hadassah Emmerich & Dafni Barbageorgopoulou. Plus, Janis Avotins (Latvia) oil paintings. http://akinci.nl/
17-20:00 Kauwgomballenfabriek (Daniel Goedkoopstraat 10). Janica Draisma, portraits. She will also sing with backup by Philip ten Bosch and Kaat Schulte. Also more on the same program. This is part of the Open Ateliers Oost. See below: Saturday.
18:00 & 19:00 Melkweg Mediaroom (Linbaansgracht 234A). "Conflux-ihkv Sonic Acts/ Yutaka Makino." This sound artist examines "how sound can uniquely manifest within given boundaries." Also on Sat., and Sun., at the same times. FREE.
19-22:00 Your Own Gallery (Oude Waal 35). A new gallery. This is the first exhibition. Gijs Kast, drawings. No web-site on invite.
20:30 Mediamatic BANK (Vijzelstraat 68). "Urban Tourist Superheroes in Space." "An evening of various artist presentations and a party to close with." https://www.mediamatic.net/nl/page/2381/urban-tourist-super-heroes-in-sp...
SATURDAY: 27th March
SATURDAY: 27th March
11:00 Hermitage - Amsterdam (Amstel 51). A lecture by Prof. Henk van Os on the subject of the current exhibition "Matisse to Malevich." https://bit.ly/2zFxUSe
11-18:00 Open Ateliers Oost (Central Exhibition @ CBK-Amsterdam, Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 7). 125 artists will show at their ateliers. Come here to review what they have to offer, pick up a map and indicate those artists you want to see. Also, at various locations there are performances, music, poetry readings etc. http://openatelierscentrumoost.nl/
16-18:00 "Gallery nine" (Keizersgracht 552). "Hommage to Jef Diederen: 1920-2009." Paintings and works on paper. https://bit.ly/2L7k0jZ
17-19:00 "BORZO modern & contemporary art" (Keizersgracht 516). Leon A. Adriaans, paintings, expect figurative abstract/expressionism. https://bit.ly/2maQxaC
17-19:00 Cokkie Snoei Amsterdam (Hazenstraat 11). "(WARNING) SPECTRUM," Dennis Feddersen, drawings and sculpture work. Well, the invite says that there are TWO openings, one on Sat. and one on Sun. What it doesn't say is if that is true both for the Amsterdam and Rotterdam gallery; or if one of the openings is at A'dam and the other at Rotterdam. Hey, folks, this is a confusing job. http://www.cokkiesnoei.com/
17-19:00 SM Bureau Amsterdam (Rozenstraat 59). Jacob Kolding, "Stakes is High, " Poster design. The opening talk by the new Stedelijk Director, Ann Goldstein. https://bit.ly/1uSN1xM
20:00 STEIM (Utrechtdwarsstraat 134). "Vol 3 of Hotpot Lab," will feature Jeff Snyder, Alan Macy, and Jan Trüzschler von Faleknstein. FREE. Discussion and demonstrations of their work and "instruments." See artists' videos at: httm://www.steim.org/STEIMBLOG/?p=1422
SUNDAY: 28th March
SUNDAY: 28th March
11-18:00 De Appel (1e Jacob van Campenstraat 59). "Finissage." "For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there." There was a two hour plus wait, at the door, to get in, at the opening. But now the weather is warm so.... http://www.deappel.nl/
13-18:00 Galerie Beeldend Gesproken (N.B. @ WG, M. v. B. Bastiaansestraat 28). Several artists showing paints, drawings, graphics, photography and sculpture. Some or all of these artists may be mentally impaired. New clients receive a 10% discount on purchases. https://www.amsterdam.nl/oud-west/, https://www.beeldendgesproken.nl/
14:00 Jos Art (KNSM-laaan 291). Andrea Bender, representational paintings. https://bit.ly/2KTfwOo
16:00 Galerie 23 (KNMS-laan 307). An African art gallery. Gerald Chukwuma, "Wandsculpturen," and Guy Wouete, with an installation, "Lines of Wind." https://bit.ly/2LwwLVm
MONDAY: 29th March
MONDAY: 29th March
20-22:00 NIMk (keizersgracht 264). "The Media City: Workshop," continues. today's presenters are Mayura Subhedar, Goody Leye and Alexi Anastasieu. More info: https://bit.ly/2m4s9Hy
TUESDAY: 30th March
TUESDAY: 30th March
17:00 Vrij University (De Boelelaan; main building; 1e floor, Plein 1A). "Klaagmuren op de VU." http://www.stefkreymborg.nl/
20:00 W139 (Warmoesstraat 139). Reading by Pedro Bakker. This will be an opportunity to see the wall drawings that have been made since the end of February. http://www.w139.nl/
WEDNESDAY: 31st March
WEDNESDAY: 31st March
18:00 Museum het Rembrandthuis (Jodenbreestraat 4). "In an atmosphere of light: Picture realism in Dutch photography: 1890-1925." https://www.rembrandthuis.nl/nl/
THURSDAY: 1st April
THURSDAY: 1st April
17:30 "foam" (Keizersgracht 609). Cuny Janssen, "My Grandma was a turtle." http://www.foam.nl/
18:30 Gallery Schijnheiling (Passeerdersgracht 23). "Free your own fool: wear your weirdest clothes, craziest wig, biggest hat or whatever outrageous and join the fool's march on April fool's Day." Featuring "Amsterdam Rebel Clowns." Sounds like a foolish party. Groan! No web-site on invite. Go at your own risk!
Okay, plenty of artistic action this weekend. You can put it all into motion if you GO!. The artists and the galleries are waiting...and with open arms. But it is up to you to open your pocketbooks. Now that ain't so hard to do. You get a reward too: A work of art! Something to hold dear and pass on to a loved one. Think of it as your chance at immortality. Remember that the majority of great art---you see in today's museums---originated from some one's collection (see review of the catalog for "Matisse to Malevich"). Of course you may not become a "great" collector, but even amateurs have been fortunate to buy a future masterpiece. Think about it. All you must do is educate yourself and you can only do that by getting out of that easy chair, turning off the boob-tube and visiting Amsterdam's many galleries and museums. Kid you not!
Photos: 1) 3D getting down to work at "moooi - gallery", Photo by: Piet van der Meer, 2) 3D is in love...again. But which one to choose? Perhaps this calls for a ménage á trois, At the opening for "The Hoerengracht" at the Amsterdam Historical Museum, The performers are: "Dames van Plezier", Photo by: Gosia Stepien, 3) 3D checking out the floor of "moooi - gallery" that is one very large organic collage. Organic because it continues to change. Cool!, Photo by: Piet van der Meer