Category Archives: sociology

Talking Prices – at the BRIC art market

image scott blake text roberto voorbij This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the Dutch sociologist Olav Velthuis extensively on his book ‘Talking Prices’. A socio-economic study on the deeper meanings of prices on the art market. Just like … Continue reading

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Amsterdam City Branding

image roberto voorbij Graffiti artist unknown (2012). Amsterdam.

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FREEDOM? PRIVACY?

text roberto voorbij Today, on International Workers’ Day opens the exhibition FREEDOM? PRIVACY? at the Gallery Decumanus, Krk – Croatia. The Art and Culture Laboratory [KUL•] organizes this group exhibition, which is part of Labor Incubator (Prvomajski Inkubator) festival. A … Continue reading

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Oh Crisis!

text and image roberto voorbij The financial crises seem to follow one another in an ever faster pace. This calls for a different way of thinking, for alternatives. The exhibition Oh Crisis! in the luxurious mansion, on the luxurious estate … Continue reading

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Politics in Print 2011

text roberto voorbij This week is the last chance to see the inspiring exhibit Politics in Print 2011 at the Dutch Press Museum. An overview of the past political year summarized in cartoons and caricatures. 28 illustrators / cartoonists offer … Continue reading

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GUMBUSTERS

text and image roberto voorbij After Ghost, Ad and MythBusters there are now GumBusters! Spotted at the entrance of gated community in progress, Dutch airport Schiphol. It’s always a bit ambiguous chewing gum patterns on pavements. Meant as freshener of … Continue reading

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All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others

text and image roberto voorbij In the last few weeks has the Dutch PVV, The Party for Freedom, for the umpteenth time succeeded with her tactical provocation in demanding the entire political focus from both domestic and foreign media. This … Continue reading

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