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The Garden Which is the Nearest to God

text and image roberto voorbij 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 … Continue reading

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The spectacular Arp Museum in Remagen, Germany

text and image roberto voorbij 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 … Continue reading

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Contemplative collection for a meditative museum building: The Kolumba in Cologne

text roberto voorbij image┬ároberto voorbij & kerstin heyen Apart from the mandatory visits to the Cathedral and the Museum Ludwig the Kolumba absolutely belongs to the ‘must sees’ in Cologne as well. This – by Peter Zumthor designed – beautiful … Continue reading

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Street Art, Berlin Prt 1 + Prt 2

image eric marechal text roberto voorbij As part of ‘Street Art Without Borders’ and ‘The ArtFabric’ some of my work pasted by Eric Marechal – not without risk b.t.w., not without being threatened and banned – in Berlin, capitol of … Continue reading

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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart

text and image roberto voorbij If you ever visit Brussels, make sure to also pay a visit to the truly breathtaking Art Deco cathedral The Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Built between 1905 and 1970, located atop the Koekelberg Hill, … Continue reading

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Navid Nuur – LUBE LOVE

text and image roberto voorbij What makes the work of Navid Nuur so special is his ability to combine the inquiring with the personal, with the poetic, with the metaphysical even. Whether it concerns the dissection of a fluorescent tube … 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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Charles Hoffbauer – In the Restaurant

text roberto voorbij Charles Hoffbauer – In the Restaurant (1907). Painting which is part of the current exhibit Impressionism: Sensation & Inspiration at the Amsterdam Hermitage. Just for this work alone it is worth visiting the exhibition – the painting … Continue reading

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Amsterdam City Branding

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

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Silence is a lie

text and image roberto voorbij Just as not all art on the street is street art, not all street / urban art necessarily takes place in public space. It’s above all an attitude, a state of mind. This also shows … Continue reading

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