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Amsterdam Artists, 20 Portraits

text roberto voorbij Twenty photo-shoots and twenty interviews with a diverse group of creatives, one-by-one with the specification on the curriculum vitae ‘lives and works in Amsterdam’. The book in the making ‘Amsterdam Artists, 20 Portraits’ gives the reader / viewer … Continue reading

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BOOKS NOT BANKS

text and image roberto voorbij Design inspired by both the intriguing story of Aby Warburg – the German art historian who famously made a deal with his brother to forfeit his right to take over the family firm, in return for … Continue reading

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Hacking IKEA 2013 – ÄNNE, Bookcase Door, white

text and image roberto voorbij It looks like in the Netherlands undocumented residency is about to become equivalent to a criminal act. Despite asylum seekers who have been denied asylum are not to blame – fleeing your home country is … Continue reading

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Screen-Free Week 2013

text and image roberto voorbij Screen-Free Week / a.k.a. Digital Detox Week – ‘Turn off screens and turn on life’. April 29 – May 5, 2013.

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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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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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Sticker Magazine – KLEBSTOFF IV

text and image roberto voorbij Last month has the latest Klebstoff Magazine been published, the fourth edition of a magazine consisting entirely of stickers. For this purpose 24 international creatives were selected, which resulted in a wonderful collection of street art, illustrations, graphic design and … Continue reading

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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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Arnold Böcklin – Isle of the Dead

text roberto voorbij Last month during my short stay in Brussels when I (finally) visited the Victor Horta museum, I had already in one of the rooms of Horta’s former home encountered a slightly kitsch but definitely hypnotizing painting. Title … Continue reading

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The most beautiful bookshop in the world

text and image roberto voorbij If you ever happened to visit Maastricht, make sure to also visit the bookstore Selexyz Dominicanen. This breathtaking store, by The Guardian even proclaimed the most beautiful bookshop in the world, is located near the … Continue reading

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