Going back in time: Daniel Gould’s 3D List, Art in Amsterdam #40
As always, last week, on the Amsterdam art circuit, was a visual delight; not to mention, at one opening, there was a four piece band playing 50s and 60s rock and roll. It doesn't get any better! It is these little things that make going to galleries an unforgettable experience.
It is an exercise for the mind and often rattles your various senses. 3D estimates he has been to over 10,000 openings over the last 40 years and, guess what? I am still seeing things for the first time. That's what makes art so exciting. Its reinvention of itself. The nicest part is that you can take the experience home with you. Make this the week that you BUY something to last you a life time.
...And, once again, NO icons for color, etc. So sorry...
Bits & Pieces:
Art Fair Review: Affordable Art Fair
Restaurant Review: Lucius---Seafood Restaurant
Amsterdam Art Scuttlebutt:
What You Missed Last Week:
What Is Happening This Week:
BITS & PIECES:
A competition was sponsored by the Guggenheim Museum (USofA) and YouTube. It is a "biennial of creative video." A total of 23,358 submissions were made and 25 awards were given out. See the winners at: https://bit.ly/2OACY0r
...Since writing that, 3D has been informed that one of the winners is Christóbal León, one of the 25. He is represented by Upstream Gallery, of Amsterdam. www.YouTube.com/user/playbiennial. https://bit.ly/2Mc6A6Q
Laser 3.14, the Amsterdam' street poet says, "Some Decisions End Up Tumorous." At Westeinde 18.
ATTENTION ARTISTS: A call from the pamphlet publisher "PRESENTeert" that "invites painters to express themselves in written form...These writings range from discrete documents to personal and critical pieces on art, politics and life. As works of art in themselves or simply [as] evidence of the artist's life and craft." There will be a "special event: Wednesday 17th November, 20:00 hrs." For more info: https://bit.ly/2wbV29k (See "What You Missed...Sunday" (below) for the review for their current group show at "outLINE Amsterdam.")
NIMk, "5daysoff," Pervasice Media Studio and Kitchen Budapest "launch an open call for a cross-European residency program." They are "looking for interesting artists seeking time and space for research, produce and present projects at the intersection of art, mobility and culture involving audience participation." Deadline 12th November. More info at: https://bit.ly/2m4s9Hy
"Plutonian Striptease, is a series of interviews with experts, owners, users, fans and haters of social media, to map the different views of this topic, outside the existing discussions surrounding privacy." The artist Dave Griffiths, Aymeric Mansoux and Marloes de Valk did the interview. More info and ALL interviews at: https://bit.ly/2MU7nGI
A profile of 3D, by Radostina Kushelieva, editor of "Spoke," can be read at: http://www.amsterdam-spoke.com/
ATTENTION ARTISTS: "A THOUSAND LIVING PAINTERS is a track of artist initiative Verfhond, based in Amsterdam." It has been online since January, 2010. https://bit.ly/2BeP1Pd. See website to learn how you can be included.
"Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered," This is a quote from W.H. Auden, the poet. It begins the article, "Opening the pages of innovation," by Alice Rawsthorn (www.iht.com, 25th October), devoted to book design. She list her "personal pick of the current crop of books that seem likely to be remembered for their design credentials----for old reasons, and new ones."
Did you know that it is said that the Netherlands has more museums per square km than any other country in the world? There are over 800 cultural delights (read: museums) and they are all a short train ride away.
The Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, is looking for a new director. Closing date for application is 23rd November. www.janvaneyck.nl, or e-mail: email@example.com
Forbes Magazine says that there are 117 billionaires (1,000,000,000) in China; and the Horun Reports say that there are "hundreds of thousands of millionaires." Pass the fortune cookies.
ART FAIR REVIEW: Affordable Art Fair @ Westergasfabiek
Art fairs are always a challenge to review. How can you justify talking about, say, 15 galleries out of 80 or more? This is the formula 3D is using for the AAF: I will describe what is on show at non-Dutch galleries participating this year. There will be mention of a few Dutch galleries as well. However, that selection has been made strictly on a monetary level. We will call it: Good koop!
So, its off to the races...It was a dark and stormy night, but the people came. At times, there was a 20 meter long line of visitors waiting to check their coats. But once inside 3D saw: Marcello Corazzini Studio (Italy) who offers a potpourri of styles and techniques. Paintings, photography, collages and sculpture. From 200 to 5,000 euro....Galerie Envie d'Art (France) shows contemporary Pop School Art (Pop-Con) to paper folded forms with a Japanese flavor; and photography. 1,010 to 4,770 euro...Gallery Panati (Italy) with Pop-Con to representational to contemporary impressionism. 2,000 to 5,000 euro...Pigros La Clastre (France) is heavy on linear abstraction both in the print style, as well as, mixed media and paintings. Most work is minimalistic.. 480 to 3,000 euro...Palma Arte Gallery (Italy) is hanging representational, Pop-Con, abstract and an artist that emulates Picasso. 700 to 4,300 euro...The French Art Studio (England) has Pop-Con but with a difference. Two artist use metal and make their work dimensional. 450 to 4,500 euro...
Minotaure Contemporary Gallery (Israel) also has Pop-Con, as well as, photography, metal on paper (and very nice too) plus mixed media. 950 to 3,500 euro...Galerie in Art (Germany) shows street art on canvas, oversize kids' toys in stone and rather grotesque faces carved in a variety of marbles (Greek, German and Italian), plus sandstone at 320 euro each...Gallery K.A.G. (USofA) hangs unusual work. It is basically expressionistic painting but with a mixed media technique which means that overall it is hard to describe. Some pieces are mounted on brushed aluminium. The prices vary, but are very reasonable thanks to the weak dollar.
GOOD BUYS: Art A Casa offers several oils and acrylics at 50, 60 and 70 euros. But what will win your heart are the "sardine cans." The artist makes a drawing of a fish on paper; takes a sardine tin and twists pack the lid; then inserts the drawing and covers it with an epoxy. Great! At 50 to 70 euro, a real steal...Not to be out done, ATH offers miniature and mixed media drawings (one is three dimensional) at 2 for 100 euro. And they are endearing...Wies Willemsen has jewelry beginning with a bracelet priced at 20 euro. Kid you not!...Aan De Amstel offers several paintings of high-heel shows, ala Warhol, on composite board. These 20x20 cm works are available for 199 euro and come with a black gift box secured with a red ribbon. Wonderful Christmas gift...
At Radar Architecture & Art are silkscreens from none other than Amsterdam's street poet, Laser 3.14. You can buy a 25x20, signed and numbered (Ed. 24) print for ONLY 50 euro. The imagery is embellished with his "poetry:" "Future Copulation;" "Soon My Dear;" and "Watch Me Fall."...Dayang's Art (China/NL) offers porcelain "eggs" standing about 10 cms high. It is sort of a Humpty Dumpty image with shirt and tie and in Delft Blue at 50 euro...Galerie de Ploegh shows a sculpture object of wire and stone priced at 120 euro, as well as, small bronze pieces, in an Ed. 5, @ 150 euro...As you leave, be sure to check out the "take aways." FREE copies of both the glossy "Tableau" and "Elegance."
Finally, the CATALOGUS 2010 is a 42 page map of who and what's on display. Each gallery submitted a piece to illustrate what they are all about. It makes for easy shopping.
I had a strong desire for lobster and an excuse to celebrate. But where to go? The last time I enjoyed the delicacy was during the early 80s, at the Oyster Bar, at the Leidseplein. But a few years back, I was hearing bad things about its quality. So I decided to check out another noted fish and sea food restaurant, Lucius (Spuistraat 247). It was a Sunday night and nearly every table was occupied; a group of Japanese were also present. Both good signs. The last time I had eaten here was about 20 years ago. Time flies.
On the walls there were chalkboards touting oysters and mussels. Four types of oysters were available: Zeeuwse Creves (@13.50 for 6); Fines de Claires (@15.50 for 6); Gillardeau (@21.50 for 6); Zeeuwse platte (@30.00 for 6); and you could order a sampler plate featuring two of each variety for 26.50. Sounded good to me. The waiter set in front of me a plate that was filled with crushed ice which was topped with the oysters. A tart onion flavored dip was at its center. When the assortment was put before me, the waiter identified each variety. As he did so, my eyes scanned each half shell. I noticed one that appeared to be almost empty. It looked like only the muscle, that connected the body of the oyster, with the shell, remained and the meaty part had slipped off. I tried to point this out to the waiter just as he turned away and he didn't seem to hear me. But, then, I checked and sure enough there was the "body" of an oyster there. Small. Very small. The oyster' shucker should have consumed it himself as one of his perks. Nor were the other varieties all that much more meaty. Well, it is early into the season.
Lobster! I have partaken of this culinary delight in the USofA' state of Maine where I had it boiled, cooked in cream and butter and deep fried. The latter was more from curiosity than anything else. I knew it would be unlikely that I would ever see again on a menu, prepared that way, outside of the state. I mean, deep fried lobster? It deserves better treatment. To be sure, it was good, but not as good as traditional cooking methods normally associated with its preparation. Then there was that lobster sandwich with homemade mayo at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. My mouth still waters from that memory. The Lucius' menu said it was from Canada and served "cold or warm." I asked the waiter if it had been frozen, "Not frozen solid...After all, it comes all the way from Canada." Okay, there's that.
It is priced at 22.50 for one half and 44.00 for a whole portion. I opted for the small serving. The waiter muttered something about if that would be enough. I thought so. But I was wrong.
The lobster was of a variety that we refer to in North America as a "chicken lobster." That title designates the smallest legal market size lobster. They weight from 400 to 500 grams, whole and with the shell. My half serving, with all the meat, together, probably weighed in at less than 200 grams. I had declined the grilled version in favor of boiled. I have no idea if the grilled would have been a better option, but the boiled was tough and stringy. There was melted butter and mayo for dipping. A very small salad of lettuce, pickled onion and whatnot was also on the plate. On the side was a dish of mashed potatoes. I had not been offered a choice of cooking style for them.
I ordered an half liter carafe of a white German wine, Weingut Johaneshof Rheinhessen (bottle @ 18.50; carafe @ 13; glass @ 4 euro) and it was nicely priced and very drinkable. For dessert, I ordered the chocolate ganche with "bilberries [sic] (read "blueberries) , hazelnut sauce, black pepper and whipped cream (8.50 euro). It was delicious and made up for any short comings to the rest of the meal...almost. The service was fast, friendly and good.
Will I be back? Probably. After all, it was a Sunday night and any self respecting restaurant goer knows NEVER to order fish or seafood on a Sunday night. It was delivered to the restaurant no sooner than the previous Friday. Also, my previous visits---albeit ages ago---were memorable. Maybe this was just an off night, but I still can't get that slimmer of an oyster laying nearly invisible, on its shell, out of my mind.
AMSTERDAM ART SCUTTLEBUTT:
Another gallery shared this experience with 3D: "FYI, regarding the GRID2010 saga: this week, a young man showed up at the [gallery] with 2 boxes of program books. I informed him that 1) he's late, the exhibit is already half over; and 2) there's is no way we could use two boxes. I took a nice stack from him and sent him on his way...only to find, upon flipping through the book that [though] we are a participating location we are not listed. Sigh...Signed D.D."
WHAT YOU MISSED LAST WEEK:
At Art Affairs (Veemkade 354) is Simon Raab (Germany) with something completely different. In fact, in a sense, he has introduced a new technique. First he finds and old gilded frame. Second, he takes a large sheet of stainless steel and shapes it with a result that looks like you are viewing a mountain terrain from 10,000 meters high. He then shapes the edges of the stainless steel sheet around the edges of the frame. Finally, he paints on the entire surface. The painting style is expressionistic and while there is a kitschy flavor it has a pleasing visual effect. Nor is there any redundancy as you go from work to work. Each piece is unique. And because of the nature of the steel, there is a glow to the colors. Nice! (120x90 cms., polymers and stainless steel on wood @ 18,000 euro; 144x100 cms., polymers, stainless steel on wood @ 28,000 euro.) Until 20th November. https://bit.ly/2LfBlnI
Art Inn (Servaes Noutsstraat 12) is a new venue for exhibitions at the edge of De Pijp. The current show is for "Mathilde uP" who does photography and titled, "Amsterdams Kleurencanon." She employs a consistent theme in this exhibition: Color coordination. The photographs are all of Amsterdam but the concentration is on the elements that make for the city scape. As an example, we see a red one-way sign with a red bike and a man in a red jacket. In another, snow covers the ground, the parked cars and two people are wearing white coats. (42x28 cms., Ed. 8 @ 600 euro; 60x40 cms., Ed 8 @ 750 euro.) Until 26th November. https://bit.ly/2MrSH4s
Thom Boekhoven is back at Galerie Rademakers (Prinsengracht 570). He paints still lifes in realistic style that from a distance almost looks like hyper-realistic. The settings are simple and sometimes with only three objects making up the composition: a bowl, a flask and an apple, as an example. There is also a purity to the work, but you gotta see it to appreciate the meaning of it. (70x70 cms., oil on linen @ 4,750 euro; 120x80 cms., oil on linnen @ 8,250 euro; 170x95 cms., oil on linnen @ 7,000 euro.) Until 20th November. https://bit.ly/2JvtSz2
Art A Casa (Kerkstraat 411) is showing the work of Monique van Stokkum who paints and works with old wood. This is her third or fourth time at the gallery. She works with old wood in three ways: she paints on it; makes identifiable objects from it; and---what's new---she has added a conceptual element. Van Stokkum collects oddly shaped pieces of wood and paints them in pastel colors then arranges them sometimes in a pattern and sometimes randomly. Her paintings---all of ladies---are also colorful and with group scenes. (10 cms., high painted stone @ 20 euro; 45x45 cms., @ 850 euro; 80x200 cms., @ 3,250 euro.)
Peter Vos brings back the magic to representational painting. His subject matter is banal: a swan, a monkey, a tree or flowers. But the way he captures each image is special. It's the colors, which are subdued, and the "posing" which is sometimes not only unusual but gives the representational an abstraction look. Good show. (35x40 cms., oil @ 2,800 euro; 58x34 cms., oil @ 3,500 euro; 100x120 cms., oil @ 8,000 euro.) Until 27th November. http://gerhardhofland.com/en/
3D at first thought that Henri Jacobs composed his drawings on a computer. WRONG. The work, now at Galerie Paul Andriesse (Westerstrat 187) is all in pen & ink and sometimes with color. All have been meticulously drawn in very intricate abstract and linear forms and designs. The imagery harks back to the 60s and the Op-Art School which stylized the abstract geometric concept. But his work goes beyond the simple abstraction. Each one is a unique work even when it involves a conceptual and consistent theme and an almost subliminal redundant pattern. The works are in b/w, color or a combination of the two. Any further description of this work will come up short of what you will see. And 3D gives it a WOW! (A4 @ 1,500 euro; A3 @ 2,400 euro; 150x100 painting/construction @ 14,000 euro.)
Sharing the space is Stephen Wilks with the installation titled "Carrousel 2010." [sic] And it is just that! But, also, so much more. At the base, of the carousel, there are several gears arranged like an intricate mechanism of an old wind-up clock. And they work. They also actually control the movements of the six skeleton figures that stand atop. Each figure is holding a donkey and each is in a different color---one of which is decorated with Japanese characters. Nice. 3D asked the price but was told it was "Reserved." I then asked if it had been optioned by a private person or a museum? "That's confidential!" Really? Why? Until 5th December. http://www.paulandriesse.nl/
At Dom Polski (Keizersgracht 174,Second floor) are the b/w nude photographs of Blanka Wasowicz (Poland) which have classical themes; one recalls Botticelli. However, his nudes are posed in a variety of ways that vary from allusions to the Virgin to fashion models. (No price list)...Sharing the space is Rutger ten Broeke (NL) who also does b/w photographs. But he uses both architecture and wooded scenes as a backdrop for his nudes. There is one cavorting through a meadow; floating in a lake; and standing in the window of a French style chateau. But all are not all that obvious. (No price list) Until 23rd November. www.dompolski.nl
Ana Carvalho is at "galerie LWW" (1e Bloemdwarsstraat 5c) whose work could be classified as to style as: representational, conceptual, abstract and expressionistic. She goes on the street and photographs a broken window through which we see an old paint peeled door; or a row of cement street barriers with their orange tops reflecting the late afternoon sun; or metal louvred sheets, in colors, with an abstraction being part of its construction. She just doesn't find interesting subject matter, but she crops the imagery, at the scene, in ways that turns the representational into conceptual abstraction. THREE RED DOTS. (30x40 cms., @ 225 euro & 240 with frame; 40x50 cms., @ 325 euro and with frame 350 euro. All in an edition of 10 and signed.) Until 27th November. https://bit.ly/2LSAL2G
New jewelry is always the theme at Galerie Rob Koudijs (Elandsgracht 12) and the present show is no exception. Annemarie van Gorkom takes as inspiration something as ordinary as sliced white bread and turns it into a fashion statement. Or how about the ubiquitous directional arrows? There are 30 on display and all in different colors or hues. But it is the necklaces that get your attention. She uses sheets of mother-of-pearl and cuts-out symbols.sometimes they are typographical, sometimes arrows and in several designs; sometimes simple circles and/or squares. THREE RED DOTS. (Necklace @ 750 euro; Brooch @ 950 to 3,500 euro.)
Well, now, what do we have here? Mi-Ah Rödiger (Korea/Germany) makes the concept "new jewelry" exciting because it goes where the traditional approach has not. She takes even the intention of how we wear jewelry to new levels. As an example, there are full size ear phones (though not usable for the purpose of hearing sounds) that you slip on over your head and clamp to your ears. Each side is decorated and glazed with gold. Three brooches have an uncanny resemblance to the female vagina---though someone told 3D it was the inner-ear. A necklace has the same imagery. A "bracelet" is made of a sea shell with added resin that forms the loop and its all in pink. Nice. (Brooch @ 300 euro; armband @ 400 euro; necklace @ 400 to 1,200 euro.) Until 27th November. https://bit.ly/2LtDmQm
At Galerie Fons Welters (Bloemstraat 140), in the back gallery, is an installation that is just sooooo Cool! Shana Moulton (USofA) uses video to convey her themes which are on a multilevel. The central focus is a three by five meter screen with a short film titled, "The Calatic Pot Healer." It is strong in color and busy in composition. Then it gets better and includes three dimensional illusions and delves into mysticism with a headless oracle among other things. But it is more fun than it is supernatural. On another wall, there is a continuing review of iconic images of the female nude with a variety of interpretations. Then there is an installation which includes both a video and side show...And there's more.
In the Playstation section there is the work of the Swiss artist, Flurin Bisig with "The First Rendez-Vous." He does constructions using cardboard with emphasis on linear abstraction. One series of five works has two in b/w and sandwiched between them there are three compositions in green. blue, b/w. There are three "tables" set up in the space and atop each there are four constructions. Again, heavy on the linear aspects. (Cardboard & wood @ 900 euro; cardboard, paper and "kapa" @ 1,000 euro; cardboard, paper & Plexiglas @ 2,000 euro.) Until 20th November. https://bit.ly/2NOPpoX
Paul Haworth (UK) is at Galerie Gabriel Rolt (Elandsgracht 34) with several styles of art and sometimes he even brings them all together into one piece of work for an artistic stew. He has a high heel shoe fetish or so it seems. But he turns this rather ubiquitous woman's everyday accessory into dramatic compositions. One is in red could be titled just that, "Composition in Red." The fact that it is a spiked heel shoe is completely irrelevant. Another work is composed with typographic symbols which create an abstraction. A woman holding a mirror and applying lipstick looks like a painters pallet. The figurative part is unusual and the colors vibrant. An A5 size photo is nice. He has photographic a street lamp looking up its stand. There is, in the backdrop, the contrails of a high flying jet plane. A work on paper shows two black squares and each with a caption: "Girls in pink stetson" and "Boys in Dream Westerns." (50x84 cms., silkscreen, Ed. 50 @ 50 euro; 50x30 cms., oil @ 1,500 euro; 154x170 cms., oil @ 6,000 euro.) Until 20th November. https://bit.ly/2vTZ5Ir
At "outLINE Amsterdam" (Oetewalerstraat 73) there is an unique show of artists that are active members of "PRESENTeert." The latter is actually a regularly published pamphlet which was established by the painter Aquil Copier. Copier "invites painters to express themselves in written form." Interesting concept. The latest version asks questions of artists in English and the answers are in Dutch. Weird. But, I digress...This show features the work of about 20 contemporary artists working in several different styles from conceptual to abstract/expressionism to the figurative and representational; and there is computer art as well. No doubt you will see something to like; some you will dismiss, but none that you can ignore. Unfortunately, there are no name tags nor numbers next to individual works. There is a price list, but, again, there are no number nor a schematic outline to indicate who-is-who. The prices range from 80 euro to 4,500 euro to one at "Price on request." Until 20th November. https://bit.ly/2wbV29k, https://bit.ly/2LzEjXq
At WALLS there are a whole lot of artists, but that's always true...The problem for 3D is that it is impossible to comment on ALL of them...A thousand pardons, but here is a brief overview of about half...Eefiene Bulhuis works with wood and copper. The results are conceptual linear sculpture/objects. Think of the schematic illustration of the atom with the spinning electrons and protons and you have an idea of how Bulhuis shapes his forms. Good work. (36x36x90 cms., @ 345 euro; 140x74x92 cms., @ 550 euro. Very cheap for what you get.)...Jennifer Huyer does painting and drawings. The drawings range from conceptual linear abstractions in pencil to representational in pen & ink plus a wash. A mixed media on paper is abstract/expressionistic with typography that reads, "Love & Communication." (50x70 cms., pencil @ 500 euro; 70x100 cms., mixed-media on paper @ 600 euro.)...Christl Wolf creates montages from photographs using PhotoShop. She pays homage to René Magriette in some works and others are like a study into absurdity with a surreal touches. (50x25 cms., @ 250 euro.)
Sanne Hak has a cute idea. She takes small boxes about the size of a cigarette packet and inserts a photo that she enhances with paint. (9x6 cms., @ 300 euro; 2x9x6 cms., @ 450 euro.)...Marloes Toonen makes mix-media collages with drawings. There is a childlike quality that makes each piece endearing. This is conceptual figurative work that will entrance your imagination. (15x20 cms., @ 250 euro; 29x40 cms., @ 400 euro.)...De Intuïtiefabriek displays simple bowl designs in white and gray. They are elegant...Mariet Ewalts embroiders on paper and cloth. But that doesn't actually begin to tell the story. Two works have, as a base, a page from a standard-size newspaper. She embroiders every line of typeface, the space for photographs, etc. The other work generally includes typography in some way as well. Good work! (20x20 cms., # 375 euro; 50x60 cms., @ 700 euro.)...Charlotte van der Horst has an installation that covers nearly all of the back space of the gallery. It comprises thousands of steel wool pads like we use to use to scrub the bottom of pots and pans before Teflon. In a sense, it is "interactive." Several children were sitting, laying or bouncing on the piles at the opening. (6,000 euro.)
Linda Hartman does figurative expressionism. There is a playfulness in her imagery as well as a fluidity. The colors are subdued and a series of three has a sense of Chagall's naïve elements. (90x80 cms., ink, "bister," on rice paper @ 350 euro; 90x180 cms., ink, "bister" on rice paper @ 950 euro.)...Coorie Blanksma is a painter with a mixed style of representational and expressionistic. The composition are excellent and unusual. The subject matter completely irrelevant. (100x70 cms., @ 1,000 euro.)...Tim Schoonhoven creates fractured imagery photographs. Sometimes you feel almost a representation then it seem to slip away into abstraction. (120-250 euro.)...Yasemin Türkoglu shows work that is worth the visit. A b/w acrylic painting on canvas is a linear abstract but works on several different levels. And she flanks the canvas with several porcelain objects---all in black or white---that look like the tentacles attached to the "Alien." (140x100 cms., acrylic on canvas @ 1,150 euro; "Aliens" porcelain @ 75 euro each.)...Malou Tan hangs three b/w photos and each is totally different. One, has the model in a Madonna (The Virgin) like pose. Next to it is an architectural photo that is best described as a study in linear abstraction. And, finally, a purely representational piece that looks from a distance to be an abstraction. Nice. (100x70 cms., C-print on Dibond @ 700 euro.) Until 18th December. https://bit.ly/2LRAexM
WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
Reminder: When you see (?)---and you will---it indicates that the info could be WRONG. And the "*" has the same meaning when it comes to the times. BEWARE!
THURSDAY: 28th OCTOBER, 2010
THURSDAY: 28th OCTOBER, 2010
10-17:00 and 19-21:00 Auction house De Zwaan (Keizersgracht 474). Art, antiques, furniture, jewelry, etc. See catalog at: https://bit.ly/2Mh8gJ4
11-17:30 Affordable Art Fair (Westergasfabriek) This goes until Sunday. According to the promotional flyer the prices range from:100 to 5,000 euro. Not so! Last year, 3D saw original and one of a kind pieces for 30 euro. Even a student can afford that. Give your self a good three hours or more to take it all in. Avoid Sunday because that is the day it is really packed; and much has been sold. Avoid disappointment. go today or tomorrow. See review above and where to find the "good buys." Online ticket discounts available: https://bit.ly/2lYcw2M
(?)17-19:00* Museum Jan van der Togt (Dorpsstraat 50, Amstelveen). "Peter Blokhuis in Marrakesh," paintings. https://www.jvdtogt.nl/
20:00 Mediamatic BANK (Vijzelstraat 68). "Synthetic Aesthetics Salon: future natures in a culture of synthetic biology." "This salon will be exploring why our notions of nature and technology may need to change and look closer at work in both art and science." FREE. Language ??? www.syntheticaesthetics.org, RSVP but no address on invite. See: https://bit.ly/2vC2IzX
FRIDAY: 29th October
FRIDAY: 29th October
10-17:00 De Zwaan (See Thursday)
11-20:00 AAF (Westergasfabriek) (See Thursday)
13:30 Stedelijk Museum (Paulus Potterstraat 13). "Gallery Talk" with Hripsimé Visser, curator of photography for the Stedelijk. Language: English. FREE but you pay the museum entry. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, https://bit.ly/2HgDUVe
20:00 PLANETART (Wibautstraat 150). The winners of GOGBOT Youngblood Award will be announced. Also featured, in the program, is "The Blackbox" which is "designed to experience sound without the interference of the other senses." Plus "Small Talk" an interactive installation. http://www.planetart.nl/
SATURDAY: 30th October
SATURDAY: 30th October
10-17:00 De Zwaan (See Thursday)
11-18:00 AAF (Westergasfabriek) (See Thursday)
15-17:00 SBK Amsterdam Zuid (Van Eeghenstraat 59). Geert Bartelink, "Nieuwe Aanwinst." www.sbk.nl. And, in upstairs at Galerie 59 is Maarten Brinkman, paper sculptures; and Truus van den Heuvel, forms. https://bit.ly/2OtOCLj
16-19:00 Serieuze Zaken Studioos (Lauriergracht 96). Roland Berning, "new work and other surprises." Expect to see an installation. Plus sounds by "Orange Mountain Music." https://bit.ly/2BeM1Ck
17-19:00 "tegenboschvanvreden" (Bloemgracht 57). Khan Lee, Stephan Mörsch, Frederik van Simaey and Johan Tahon. https://bit.ly/1ijJJ6u
17-19:00 Galerie De Expeditie (Leliegracht 47). Erik Andriesse (1957-1993). A selection of drawings and print work by an artist who died young. https://bit.ly/2MaB2y0
17:00 SEELEVEL (N.B. O.Z Voorburgwal 153 or 2e Kostverlorenkade 69, there is some confusion here as to the address). "'Contriving Inquiries' presents six representatives of the current generation of photographers who...pursue stage photography." At 17:00, an artist talk. Then at 18:00 the reception begins. This exhibition is in conjunction with the nation wide "Fantastic Photography" event. http://carolineobreen.com/
17-20:00 TEN HAAF PROJECTS (Laurierstraat 248). Herbert Hoffman, "Living Pictures." This sounds interesting. Hoffman opened a tattoo studio in 1961 and he took photos of his clients and "these photos are now a diary of his life." https://bit.ly/2ux13gg
17-19:30 Upstream Gallery (Van Ostadestraat 294). Maartje Korstanje, "What if..." [sic], sculpture work. https://bit.ly/2Mc6A6Q
20:00 Punt WG (M. v. Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 15). "Corpus," Silvia Lepore, Sandra Pellarin and Christina Della Giustina. A presentation of a "work period" from 24th October to the 30th of October. https://puntwg.nl/
SUNDAY: 31st October
SUNDAY: 31st October
10-17:00 De Zwaan (See Thursday)
11-18:00 AAF (Westergasfabriek) (See Thursday)
15-17:00 RETORT (Aalsmeerweg 103). "PANORAMA," by Baukie Spaltro. https://bit.ly/2uoD5Vh
16:00 Galerie 23/Hedendaage Africanse Kunst (KNSM-laan 307). Olga Dengo (Belgium/Mozambique), paintings. https://bit.ly/2JoCck7
21-Midnight: Nieuw Dakota (NDSM-werf, Ms Van Riemsdijkweg 41B). "A Finnish party to celebrate the finissage of UITGELICHT...[the gallery's] current exhibition of contemporary Finnish photography and video. Entry: 10 euro (includes two drinks). https://nieuwdakota.com/
TUESDAY: 2nd November
TUESDAY: 2nd November
16:00 Maison Descartes (Vijzelgracht 2). "Na tuindorp en vinexwijk...Architecten over de bestemming van woonwijken in Frankrijk en Nederland." A panel discussion. Language ??? RSVP: but there is no address on invite.
A wide variety of things to do. And this week is special because you have an art fair. A chance to see over 80 galleries at one go. Not only are there Amsterdam' galleries, but several from around Holland not to mention Germany, England USofA, Israel and...But, hey, go see for yourself.
Photo: Photo: Jeroen Henneman at SLEWE, Photograph by: Dixie Solleveld