Tag Archives: Amsterdam

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, … Continue reading

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Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century. Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

text and image roberto voorbij The rebuilding and renovation of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is with the opening of the breathtaking Philips Wing as good as accomplished, as good as completed. This spotless side wing – another example of the … Continue reading

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Tjebbe Beekman – Mall IV

text and image roberto voorbij In the entrance hall of the Amsterdam center The New Love – a place for debate, religion, poetry and more – hangs this impressive painting (Size: 630 x 220 cm. Medium: sand, acrylic and enamel … Continue reading

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Daniel Hageman – Artvertising

text and image roberto voorbij Last weekend I witnessed this artwork in progress / demonstration of how to survive as a Dutch artist in times of culture cuts / instant performance by former Rietveld student Daniel Hageman. Client: jewelry shop … Continue reading

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EVERYBODY SUSPECT

text and image roberto voorbij Quite regularly the discussion revives, usually when the nation’s temper is overheated because of a horrible crime, then the real crime fighters take advantage of the emotional state of the nation to stress the importance … Continue reading

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Emptiness

text and image roberto voorbij Display window of a gallery in the Amsterdam Spiegelkwartier. A gallery district where mainly the more traditional / non-avant-garde galleries are located. Roberto Voorbij – Emptiness (2012).

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Surveillance

text and image roberto voorbij When people from abroad visit the Netherlands they are often surprised by how close the windows of our houses are situated to the street, by the unobstructed view of our interiors. Reading the book The … Continue reading

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