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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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SHOW WHAT YOU WANT SHOW

text and image roberto voorbij 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 … 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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ART 24/7 @ KUNSTHALLE OSNABRÜCK

text and image roberto voorbij ‘Artists don’t have vacation’ noted Joseph Beuys. As an artist you’re always in an art-modus, is what Beuys meant with this, you can’t switch it off temporarily, you’re in it 24/7. The quote is certainly … Continue reading

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Folkert de Jong – The pleasing delusion – Amabilis insania

text roberto voorbij image kerstin heyen Folkert de Jong mainly known for his seductive polystyrene sculptures, his ambiguous images that contrast a content of horrific history and dark depths with a choice of colour of nursery pink and blue and … 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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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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