GIF Weekender Festival

The first Dutch festival entirely dedicated to the animated GIF took place last weekend at the Amsterdam Volkshotel. In a sense a kind of film festival in which the entries have been reduced to just a few frames, endlessly repeating, evoking a trance state for the visitors. And so appealing to the desire for rhythmic ritual, repetitive hypnosis, to ephemeral ecstasy. Showing great works by Zack Dougherty, Julien Douvier, DarkAngelØne, Zolloc, Erdal Inci and many more… Curated by Daniel Samama and Vincent Seeber the GIF Weekender Festival offered – in addition to a sleek exhibition of splendid GIFS – presentations by The Hmm, an Emoji workshop by TEARS OF JOY and more.

Represented with the below two gifs at ‘The GIF That Keeps On Giffing’ exhibit, the GIF Weekender festival @ the Amsterdam Volkshotel ran from April 29 – May 1, 2016.

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Roberto Voorbij – 21 Artist Portraits in 3 seconds (2016).

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Roberto Voorbij – Girls and Boys (2014).

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Street Art Sao Paulo

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Following Mahatma Gandhi our world can still use a lot more nonviolent disobedience. More dreams, more engaged art. It’s not without reason this street art has been applied precisely at this spot in Sao Paulo. Pasted by Eric Marechal of The ArtFabric, who also took the photographs of the two homeless. A few weeks later one of them told Eric there was a big fight with knives, after which the other left the place behind…

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Visual Street Poetry in Chile

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Street art pasted by Eric Marechal initiator of Street Art Without Borders and co-founder, along with Fabi Futata, of The ArtFabric. For both initiatives goes that Marechal takes the art of street artists to places where the artists themselves wouldn’t easily go and to locations where the people who live there wouldn’t get in touch with art often. ‘Art should be accessible to everyone’ is the adagium. Besides the different blogs and websites on which this is being presented and documented there now is a book in the making; The ArtFabric – Le street art aux frontières de la société. A photobook for which still some Maecenases are needed, a nice way to obtain your very own version.

Below pasting in Valparaíso, Chile featuring: Catherine Cisinski, Kemin, Bumble, Alias, Raia, Sykonurse and Roberto Voorbij

Catherine Cisinski Roberto Voorbij Kemin01Roberto Voorbij, Catherine Cisinski, Kemin (2016)

Cisinski_Voorbij_Kemin_Bumble_Alias_Raia_SykonurseRoberto Voorbij, Catherine Cisinski, Kemin, Bumble, Alias, Raia, Sykonurse (2016).

Catherine CisinskiCatherine Cisinski (2016).

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Big Amsterdam Art Calendar 2016

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Last week was the official presentation of the ‘Big Amsterdam Art Calendar’.  This coming edition coincides with a leap year, therefore offering room for 366 artists, designers, photographers and architects. A collection of established names and young talent of the Amsterdam art scene, all in a high print quality. This three kilogram, must have art calendar can be ordered here. My own contribution to the ‘Big Amsterdam Art Calendar’ is the work ‘Portrait 14: Scholte.’ A photo collage from the series ‘Artist Portraits’ that all follow the same concept; an artist portrait in which the face is replaced by a work of this artist. These limited edition photographs can be ordered via Saatchi Art.

Grote-Amsterdamse-Kunstkalender---Roberto-VoorbijRoberto Voorbij – Artist Portrait 14: Scholte (2013).

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The Garden Which is the Nearest to God

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This week is the last chance to visit the installation The Garden Which is the Nearest to God at the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam. This spectacular work by Japanese artist Taturo Atzu aka Tatzu Nishi aka Tazu Rous aka Tatzu Oozu aka Tatsurou Bashi aka Tazro Nishino… gives you apart from a breathtaking view of the Dutch capital, the surreal experience of a living room build around the weather vane / gilded angel of the Old Church. And so questioning our relationship to these kind of power symbols…

‘The Garden Which is the Nearest to God’ runs until September 6, 2015.

Taturo_Atzu03Taturo Atzu – The Garden Which is the Nearest to God (2015).

Taturo_Atzu05Taturo Atzu – The Garden Which is the Nearest to God (2015).

Taturo_Atzu09Taturo Atzu – The Garden Which is the Nearest to God (2015).

Taturo_Atzu08Taturo Atzu – The Garden Which is the Nearest to God (2015).

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Taturo Atzu – The Garden Which is the Nearest to God (2015).

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SHOW WHAT YOU WANT SHOW

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An “open call” art magazine may perhaps be ushered in best with an “open source” art exhibition. That is, the SHOW WHAT YOU WANT SHOW to celebrate the inaugural issue of Platform Platvorm. A magazine with a crystal clear concept that makes you wonder why it wasn’t there already. Each artist could design its own spread without letting form or content be edited. And all creatives of this firstling could bring in work for the SHOW WHAT YOU WANT SHOW. No intervention of star curator, or over ambitious art director.

The exhibit runs until Sunday, June 28th at BART INVITES – Bloemgracht 2, Amsterdam.
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11:00 to 17:00

Platform Platvorm is an initiative of Bas van Wieringen and Ana Zwartjes. The Platform Platvorm magazine can be ordered here.

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Jans Muskee_Mattijs van den BoschJans_Muskee, Mattijs van den Bosch.

Bas FonteinBas Fontein.

Anna ZwartjesAnna_Zwartjes.

Pascal SmelikPascal Smelik.

Bas van WieringenBas van Wieringen.

Konstantin GuzKonstantin Guz.

Roberto VoorbijRoberto Voorbij.

Tamara Dees
Tamara Dees.

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The spectacular Arp Museum in Remagen, Germany

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Located along the Rhine in a beautiful 19th century railway station can the Arp Museum be found. Since 2007 in a truly sublime manner complemented by a new building designed by Richard Meier. Among others with a drilling technique that is also used in railway construction for the building of tunnels, has the upper part been established, where in addition to temporary exhibitions of contemporary art, the work of Hans Arp and his wife Sophie Taeuber-Arp takes center stage. Until 25 May can here the work of the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto be seen for whom the physical is an important aspect in the perception of art. The senses of touch and smell are addressed by this installation artist who positions himself explicitly as a follower of Arp.

Arp Museum 05Ernesto Neto – Paxpa – There is a Forest encantada inside of us (2014).

Arp Museum 07Ernesto Neto – Paxpa – There is a Forest encantada inside of us (2014).


Arp Museum 06Ernesto Neto – Lipzoids (1996-2014).

Arp Museum 08Ernesto Neto – Two columns for one bubble light (2007-2014).

Arp Museum 12Barbara Trautmann – Kaa (2007).

Arp Museum 10Richard Meier – Arp Museum (2007).

Arp Museum 11Richard Meier – Arp Museum (2007).

Arp Museum 04Richard Meier – Arp Museum (2007).

Arp Museum 09Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen – Germany.

Arp Museum 01Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen – Germany.

Arp Museum 02Anton Henning – Bistro Interieur No. 253.

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