Going back in time: Daniel Gould’s 3D List, Art in Amsterdam #6
A very Happy New Year...and may 3D be the last to mention it!
The turn of the calendar page is a guarantee of a true new beginning. New beginnings mean putting things behind that should have been put behind a long, long time ago. Of course, that's what new year resolutions are all about. The last cigarette for the rest of your life...walking out on a lover because the lover is no longer a "lover." For an artist it may mean changing your style because the present one isn't working. You know it doesn't work because you no longer have a feel for it; you execute the work from rote; or it just isn't attracting attention, not even yours. So, the start of a new year isn't all partying. It is---or can be---the beginning of serious business. Sure, that can require effort. But if you are talented and if you have skills the effort is a down hill ride. You'll escape the doldrums of ho-hum mania and slip into a wormhole which---at its end---will reward you with, well, rewards that you have never really imagined. Hey, would 3D kid you?
Bits & Pieces:
What You Missed During Last Year's Last Weeks:
What Is Happening This Week:
BITS & PIECES:
ANNOUNCEMENT TO ARTISTS: It is never too late! Are you one of those struggling artist that 20 years into your career still holds down a job in a book store, as a security guard or cleans peoples houses and the government has taken away your social financial support because you can't sell any of your art production which proves you don't have a real job. Is this what is getting you down chum? As this weeks introduction says, the new year is a new beginning...and it is never too late as long as you still breathe. This fact was brought home by an article titled "A sudden-sensation at age 94," by Deborah Sontag (Int Herald 'Tribune, 21st December or www.iht.com). It concerns a female artist named Carmen Herrera who had not sold a work until she was 89 (Van Gogh was more successful than she having sold one work before he checked out). Now her work has been bought by the MOMA, Hirshborn Museum and the Modern Tate which have added her abstract paintings to their prestigious collections.
"In a word, Ms Herrera, a nonagenarian home bound painter with arthritis, is hot. In an era when the art world idolizes, and often richly rewards, the young and the new, she embodies a different much rarer kind of success that of the artist long overlooked by the market and by history who persevered because she had no choice. 'I do it because I have to do it; it's a compulsion that also gives me pleasure...I never had in my life had any idea of money, and I thought fame was a very vulgar thing. So I just worked and waited. And at the end of my life, I'm getting recognition to my amazement and my pleasure, actually.'" Oh, yeah, the Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, has awarded her their art foundation's lifetime achievement award. Her style, she is "a minimalist whose canvases are geometric distillations of form and color." She says, "Only my love of the straight line keeps me going." She left out that it is also very colorful. You can see examples at the Int Herald Tribune web-site.
Alice Rawsthron wrote an article titled "Graphics, pure and simple" (Int Herald Tribune, 21st December). "I don't think it gets better for a graphic designer than books---they're just the best things to put together," says Peter Miles. A German art book publisher, Steidl-Miles has just established a new USofA imprint. "The first book in the series [New York City: Museum of Compleint] has all the hallmarks of Mr. Miles designs. We see on the horizon the day when books made of paper and printed with ink are only a memory. The Kindel is amazing but there is no design." How very true. Last March, 3D reported on the remarkable Kindel saying it was as easy an as comfortable to read off the lit screen as it was text printed on paper. But, alas, the book itself is somewhere in cyberspace. You will save much shelve space, but long gone will be those beautiful spines with typography that makes a combined library a piece of conceptual art; not to mention the cover art. Ah, progress...It is both something to be abhored and something to rejoice...Much is gained and much is lost.
Hermitage Amsterdam opened last June the 20th. Since then they have had 630,000 visitors. Projected over a full year that would equal the number that visit the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum yearly. That's not bad for the new folks on the block.
The Kamer van Koophandel's New Year reception will never be the same. Fortunately. The reason is, it is now required by the government? tax authorities? that artists register with Amsterdam's Chamber of Commerce---not to mention, pay for the privilege. The result is positive because this year---and for the first time---3D ran into nearly ten artists in attendance. Sure does brighten up a generally dull but exuberant affair. Actually, it is the second most elaborate event on the list of New Year's receptions and second only to the city's own event at the Concertgebouw held on New Year's Day.
...And speaking of the KvK event...3D came across an exhibit by Tekstbeeld. It is a new initiative by Ellen Bokkinga who has one of the most strange name cards 3D has come across. I mean, she spells her name backwards. Go figure. Go figure since she is trying to get the point across that every word has a meaning. She demonstrated this fact with a table lined with dinner plates. Each had a message: "If you can't describe an idea, it doesn't exist," by the lady herself; "When language is used in a mature way it is like a cool glass of water on a hot summer day," by Paul Hughes (Lava Graphic Design); "A picture can say more than a thousand words. But sometimes you want no more than 40," James Veenhuff (Fronteer Strategy) to which 3D replies..."Or only three words like 'I love you!'" http://www.ellenbokkinga.nl/
On List #16, 3D complained that he got no respect. this was in reference to my e-mail to Smart Project Space inquiring as to whether a film was FREE or not. I got no reply. so, a week later I sent a copy to the director Thomas Peutz and he replied on the 23rd December with this: "When you click on the link to 'read more' you come to a page with information on the films; when on that page, you can click on 'program;' this brings you to the 'agenda page' which list the entrance price at the top of the page. Best wishes." Whew...I'd need two or three energy drinks to do all that. But, I think Peutz has made my point which is: Kafka lives!
Every Sunday afternoon, Moritz Ebinger is broadcasting from the entry hall of the Museum Boijmans (Rotterdam) with "red radio art work." He is offering a "special LP' in red vinyl (remember that?) The prices are: "LP with original drawing, 88 euro; Without drawing, 88 euro; Original drawing with NO LP: 450 euro." Huh? 3D replied asking "Perhaps one has to be Swiss to understand and appreciate your creative pricing.'" He answered, "My prices for drawings start at 350-450 euro if someone buys them at a gallery or from my house. Now there is this Long-play record in red with, in fact, a drawing as a gift." And the gift giving season goes on and on and.... https://bit.ly/2KJ9eRw or https://bit.ly/2J3oVxk
COLLECTORS: What do people collect? Everything and anything. Mo, a 3D List reader, sent this tidbit. Lisa Congdon, an artist living in San Francisco, has established a blog site which is "documenting a project that will span exactly one year, from 1/1/2010 to 31/12/2010. On each of those 365 days I will photograph or draw...one collection." http://collectionaday2010.blogspot.com/
Why do Amsterdammers like Manhattan so much? Well, of course, it was first New Amsterdam and that 60-70 year period of the city's history as a "colony whose embrace of tolerance and passion for commerce sowed the seeds for New York's ascendancy as one of the world's great cities." Another interesting anecdote in the article "New take on America, in Dutch," by Danny Hakim (Int Herald Tribune, 28th December) concerns the translation of the journal of Hermen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, "a barber-surgeon and likely an ancestor of the actor Humphrey Bogart, was turned into a graphic novel 'Journey Into Mohawk Country,'" by the artist George O'Connor."
The article is concerned with the efforts of Charles T. Gehring who has spent 35 years translating "12,000 pages of Dutch-era letters, deeds, court rulings and journal entries and other items that have been housed at the State [New York] library for decades." He has 4,800 pages remaining. He says, "What you find is how deeply the Dutch cast roots here and how much of their culture they transmitted to this country." Remember, too, that the American Social Security system was instituted by Franklin D. Roosevelt who was of Dutch ancestry.
Death Watch For The Dutch Postal System: 3D wrote some months ago about how the Dutch postal infrastructure is crumbling. TNT lost its state monopoly to provide complete mail service. The new competitors, Sandd and Selekt Mail (DHL), pay their "employees" by the piece for everything they deliver. That means that they do NOT offer a pension plan, sick pay or holiday pay, etc. Their workers are in essence contracted private providers. TNT having traditional employees who are receiving traditional benefits must pay the cost of those benefits. What is the result? Post offices are closing and services are being reduced and you CAN'T buy a single stamp or send a single post card anymore. Stamps are 4 euro a packet. Of course, you only have to look at the train and bus service to see what else privatization has wrought. It is shocking that the Dutch has embraced this inane American concept. It will only cost all of us more money in the long run.
Ran across this quotation in my reading: "Eternity is in love with the productions of time," William Blake an 18th century metaphysical poet and engraver (his style was weird before there was weird).
Lewis Mumford was an American 20th century city planner. During the great depression he was commissioned by the USofA federal government to design three model towns just outside of three metropolitan cities. 3D came across this quote which I think says it all about why Amsterdam is so special. He defines a city by saying it offers the most options in the least space. That's Amsterdam. It is a Disneyland of international culture and like Disneyland, you can walk it! You have a whole new year to discover and rediscover all its joys.
What you always wanted to know! www.DutchNews.nl reports that the most frequently used names to identify progeny for males and females, in the Netherlands, from 2007-2009, was "Daan" and "Emma'" respectively. Sem, Lucas, Ruben and Jayden rounded out the top five for boys; and Sophie, Julia, Lieke and Lotte for the girls. Most interesting, but not noted by the article, was the absence of Jan, Kees and Hans in the Top 20 for the guys; and for the fairer sex, Ineke, Tienke nor Nieke made it into the Top 20. The times they are a changin'.
Here is the New Year's message conveyed by Hetty van Boekhout and Franck Gribling: "Postpone The Past: Discover The Future In 2010." Got it!..And thanks.
Check out www.msn.com and search for "2009's Weirdest Wonders," by Alan Boyle. One which is interesting is the rediscovery of a nude Mona Lisa attributed to Da Vinci. Its provenance is rather good, too. It has been missing for nearly 150 years. And the article goes on to say there may be more than one nude of the classic and maybe as many as six or seven. I mentioned on a previous list that there are about seven Mona Lisas---the iconic one we are all familiar with--- all of which can be dated from the 15th century through chemical analysis. So which is the original? Only Leonardo knows for sure and he ain't talking...anymore.
Hey, ladies..What do men notice about you? This at www.msn.com "The Six Things That Guys Notice Six Seconds After You Meet," by Ky Henderson: 1. Your smile; 2. Your hair; 3. Your make-up...and not so much how it is done, but how much has been used. What are you covering up?: 4, Your cleavage. And not so much the size---that depends on the man---but "They will notice how you're showing off what you got." 5. your skin. You can always tell if the lady smokes, there is NO glow to the skin. 6. Your bag. Does she have a .357 Magnum hidden in the duffel bag she totes from place-to-place?
3D likes reading lists that offer the "10 Best." Often, I am hard pressed to understand the reasoning that dictated why some person, thing or whatever is on it. This is exemplified in "USA: The Happiest States." Well, right off the bat we have Louisiana as number one. You gotta be kidding! I always loved my visits to New Orleans, but after four or so days it was time to go. The rest of the states sucks. Hawaii is number two. Hey, I might even put it at number one. Florida, number three? No way, José. These states are followed in order by Tennessee, Arizona, Mississippi (forget it!), Montana, South Carolina, Alabama (see remarks regarding #1) and Maine. The criteria for the selections was: #1: The pariticpants' self reported well being; and #2: An objective measure: weather, home prices and other factors.
WHAT YOU MISSED DURING LAST YEAR'S LAST WEEKS...or something like that:
3D has yet to make any sense from the shows title at Galerie Paul Andriesse, "25 OR 30 YEARS GALLERY" (Withoedenveem 8, Detroit Building). Doesn't really matter, but the art certainly does. Marlene Dumas is represented by two paintings; one from 1985 and another dated 2008/09. They hang next to each other and allow us to view her evolution. The style and technique has remained the same, but changed. When you see them you will understand that seemingly contradictory statement...Two René Daniëls works (1981 and 1985) are typical of what we have come to identify as his style. The larger one is on loan from the Central Museum of Utrecht. The smaller one is a seascape, but could better be described as a study in blue.
Jo Baer (USofA) hangs a diptych from 1996/97. Both are busy with imagery. One could be described as a figurative abstraction. She incorporates typography which seems at times intentional and at other times somethings added as an after thought. Both are basically in dark colors and each is captivating...Britta Huttenlacher shows a b/w silkscreen collage canvas snow scene which attracts your attention because of the abstract elements that seem to be natural to the scene (1991). Cool!.
Erik Andriesse (the gallery holder's late brother) died in 1993 and came to 3D's attention with the retrospective held at the Van Gogh Museum in 1994. In this show he is represented with two works: the small one (40x50 cms.,) is a flower in abstract form. But it is the color that explodes in your mind. The larger piece is a representational homage in a sense to Barnett Neumann's "Who's Afraid of Red, Blue and Yellow. "It is a "flower" painting in several shades of red with bold strokes of green and an ever so delicate touch of yellow. A contemporary masterpiece...Henri Jacobs is a conceptualist that works on different levels and with various techniques that include paint, collage, construction and combining it all into an abstraction. No one could find the price list. That's okay. "Sticker price" shock would probably put you off from going. http://www.paulandriesse.nl/. Until 7th February.
Two artists exhibit at Galerie Clement (Prinsengracht 843); and when you add it all up it comes out a WOW! Jack Prins is a sculptor in two and three dimension. He works with a variety of metal: wire; rusted building rods; metal crushed by automobile tires; twisted wire used for bailing and rusted by the elements; etc. He sometimes fashions the wire into linear abstraction and sometimes the metal is already a linear abstraction. There are no two pieces that are really the same. The configurations are conceptual forms, linear abstractions and expressionistic renderings. A large piece that is self supporting looks like a wheat field in motion but with character. The prices are reasonable. (30x30 cms., @ 500 euro; 60x60 cms., @ 800 euro; 120x150 cms., @ 3,200 euro.) Six red dots at opening.
In the up stair gallery is Saskia Jetten with her drawings. And she makes them with a variety of materials: pen & ink, Conte, aquarelle, etc. Her technique ranges from simple line drawings to meticulous; and sometimes you get both techniques in the same piece like "Artiest." Some are laid out like a comic strip with twelve individual boxes and do tell a "story" though on a conceptual level. Two standout pieces are mixed media drawings which are 2D and nearly 3D. She has cut-out a figure then drawn the form two times in different shades of black/gray and attached the cut-out with an array of brass tacks. The result is, well, spectacular. The price range is 350 euro to 1,300 euro. https://bit.ly/2J3VcnE Until 16th January.
Maya Kulenovic is at Galerie Utrecht (Prinsengracht 572). She hangs two styles of painting: portraits and architectural. Her portraits are pure homages to Rembrandt: Dark, but with an inner light that illuminates the necessary imagery; and to the angst found in Delacroix and Goya. Most portray young girls looking sad or bewildered. They are strong on contrast. The other paintings have an architectural theme as subject matter and while they are truly representational they also have a strong linear abstraction quality that sets them apart from the norm. Like the portraits, they, too, are nearly devoid of color and mostly in b/w. One piece, "Tide," stands out because of its unusual composition. But 3D won't even attempt to describe it. Next to it, and at a right angle, is a small oil which is almost monochromatic black. The subject matter is a set of teeth which are so faintly rendered that they are nearly subliminal. (50x40 cms., oil, @ 3,000 euro; 120x90 cms., oil, @ 5,900 euro; 150x110 cms., oil, @ 6,800 euro). Four red dots and one green at opening. Until ___?___. https://www.morrengalleries.nl/
The Catalog: Sometimes a photograph of a painting enables a person to see and appreciate the nuances of a work more than standing directly in front of it. I say this because in the review I describe her paintings as dark. However, on looking at the reproduction of "Icon" (Page 60) I am amazed by the rainbow of colors present in this "dark" portrait; ranging from reds that cover the hues of a color chart to the so very subtle greens and yellows that you perceive subliminally more than actually see. Of course, all of this comes through because of the high quality of the four color reproductions; and when you add to that the exceptionally fine paper that has been used, well it is understandable. Looking for a special birthday gift? This is it; and, during the exhibition, the 40 euro book is available at 10 euro. "Maya Kulenovic," 130 pages. 4-color, 2007, publisher: d'jonge Hond. ISBN: 978.90.89100.45.0
Eduard Planting Fine Art Photo (1e Bloemdwarsstraat 2). This is a group show of ten photographers. Just when 3D thought he had determined what the "theme" of the show was a dog popped up holding a stick in his mouth (Elliott Erwitt, 40x27 cms., b/w, 1971 @ 3,750 euro). At first, I assumed it was about "women." There is a fantastic b/w photo of a woman of a certain age wearing an eye mask and where you can count nearly every strand of her hair snapped by the late Diana Arbus ("A Woman in a Birdmask," 1969 @ 9,000 euro). It gets your attention and nearly consumes it...But 3D moved on to the one directly on its right which is, well, different. Very different to the point of being weird (there's that word again) "Abundance," Prague, 1997 by Joet Peter Witkin (97x76 cms., @ 12,000 euro.)
Then there are the three large color photos of Israeli woman holding their Uzis and dressed in military fatigues, but wearing make-up (125x86 cms., color @ 3,250 euro). But what makes each so poignant isn't so much the make up, but the other nuances. One has a rose in her hair; another has a stuffed animal slung over her shoulder; and another holds a young girl's baby doll in her hand [Damn! Forgot to jot down the artist's name]...The work of Lisa Holden is in the figurative conceptual style with lots of color (165x77 cms., @ 3,450 euro)...Shirley Agudo captures Amsterdam's own he/she Fabiola in full and delightful color riding a bike (900 euro)...Robert Mapplethorpe is represented by "Lisa Lyon" (49x39 cms., Ed. 10, @ 12,500 euro) showing a man working out on a weight machine. Also, by Mapplethorpe is "Flower" (35x35 cms., Ed. 15, @ 10,000 euro). It is these two examples and the Erwith that break the "women" theme. Until 30th Jan. https://bit.ly/2lZLxFJ
Pépé Smit shows both videos and photographs at Witzenhausen Gallery (Hazenstraat 60). One video piece is titled "In the woods" and that would have been an apt title for this exhibition. The ten photos and all the videos are of or take place in a wooded area. However, in each the focal pointed subject matter is something completely different. There is a series of three that show and alien like being (in reality a hand puppet where the "face" is the mouth) that pokes its "head" from behind trees or emerging from a foliage of autumn leaves.
The three videos take us back to the woods. But each has a different story to tell. In one, it is a game of hide and seek between the viewer and four or five young girls who suddenly---and simultaneously---emerge from behind a tree and just as quickly disappear again behind another tree. Another is a multi-segmented video with Smit "playing" the leading role in each. It is not like we really see her---sometimes she is crawling on the ground or "attacking" a mushroom with a hungry mouth---but we "feel" her presence. Good work. Until January 12th. https://bit.ly/2zCqZwM
WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
Reminder: Blubbery Belly, the ignoramus who is constantly bombarding 3D with abusive e-mail and disparaging remarks, castigated me some weeks ago by saying he went to an opening listed in this section and there wasn't any. 3D never replies to his drivel, but I did check out the opening he mentioned. Well, for someone who e-mailed me a year ago (him) to "unsubscribe" (he has NEVER been on the mailing list), and brags to people that he still gets three copies of the list sent by other people, he never seems to miss seeing and scrutinizing 3D efforts, ALMOST. I say almost because it appears that the ONLY thing he looks at is WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK and doesn't even take the time to read "Reminder." The "opening" he went to that wasn't was listed thusly "(?)17-19:00*" As ALL intelligent readers know from reading the 3D List that means (?) the information may be wrong and "*" the time could be incorrect. So, check ahead when you see it and don't embarrass yourself with chiding me of making mistakes like BB does.
THURSDAY: 7th January, 2010
THURSDAY: 7th January, 2010
16:30 Centrale Bibliotheek Amsterdam (Oosterdodkade 143; 2e Etage). "Mijn Reisgenoten," by Eduardo J. Castro, photographs. http://eduardocastro.es/
FRIDAY: 8th January
FRIDAY: 8th January
(?)Fotogram-Amsterdam* (Korte Prinsnegracht 33). "Eindexamenexpositie Work."
17-19:30 2X2 PROJECTS (Veemkade 350). Kenichi Yokono (Japan). "...A highly detailed meticuloussly carved woodblocks, finished in stark white or black contrasting a blood red...fueled by horror movies and Manga, his works frequently edge towards the sinister." Just thought you would like to know. http://www.2x2p.com/
(?)17-19:00 Lijnbaansgracht Group (Linbaansgracht 314-318). The one invite 3D received did NOT list an "opening" reception. So, I have no idea if there are new shows at the other galleries in this group or not. These four galleries are becoming oh so, so, so...but, I digress.
19:00 Arti et Amicitiae (Rokin 112). Alice Braser, paintings. https://www.arti.nl/
SATURDAY: 9th January
SATURDAY: 9th January
12-17:00 DasArts (Mauritskade 56). "Open Day...for interested candidates for the post-graduate degree program. An introduction into the study trajectory, the premises and the staff members." To register: email@example.com
(?)Amsterdam Outsider Art (Nieuwe Keizersgracht 1a). Group show for mentally impaired artists. https://bit.ly/2NgoYIm
16:00 Galerie Mokum (OZ Voorburgwal 334). Peter Hartwig and Jaap Roose. Realists and representational. http://www.galeriemokum.com/
16:00 Galerie R. Katwijk (Lange Leidesdwarsstraat 198). Bart Kelholt and Arie de Groot. https://bit.ly/2NhsOAX
16-18:00 "Galerie bart" (Bloemgracht 2). Joyce van Dongen, paintings. https://bit.ly/2m4yS4n
16-18:00 Galerie W. van Leeuwen (Hazenstraat 27). Mike Ninagawa (Japan). Photographs bursting with color. Hey, they should have saved it for spring...On second thought, with all the snow what the world needs now is color, sweet color. http://www.woutervanleeuwen.com/
17-19:00 Cokkie Snoei Amsterdam (Hazenstraat 11). Pieter Hugo, "Nollywood." Noolywood? 3D has heard of "Hollywood" and even the bigger movie capital "Bollywood," but Nolllywood? www.cokkiesnoei.nl (Since writing this, 3D has received the press release from the gallery. "Nollywood" refers to the Nigerian film industry which is the third largest in the world after Hwood and Bwood. "These movies are shot, edited and distributed in a period of a couple of days." Another aspect to the show is "Be Prepared." This concerns Hugo's visit to Liberia to photograph Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, the first female African president. But something else caught his attention. He saw boys dressed in Boy Scout uniforms, badges and all---and often of the wrong sizes---proudly walking the streets. They had been donated by scout organizations in affluent countries.)
16:00 WG Punt (M.v.B. Bastiaansestraat 15). "Gratis Global Cooking Company Kliekjes Dag." Chef Wessel Holleman does meat, fish and veggies. So why is this announcement on the list? Hey, cooking is a great art! Kid you not.
17-20:00 TEN HAAF PROJECTS (Laurierstraat 248). "Four Young, Cutting Edge Artists from Japan." Yuhki Touyama, photos; Maya Nukumizu, "multiple levels...of artwork;" Aya Ohki, drawings and aquarelles; Chinatsu Takemura, photos. Hey, guys, they are ALL females...for what it is worth. https://bit.ly/2ux13gg
17-19:00 Mart House Gallery (Prinsengracht 529). Rob Bouwman III and Chritian Henkel. https://www.mediamatic.net/nl/page/121042/mart-house-gallery
(?)17-19:00* "tegenboschvanvreden" (Bloemgracht 57). Rosa Everts and Eiderkan A Tastekin, "Inside: Insight." http://www.tegenboschvanvreden.com/exhibitions/current/
(?)17-19:00* Reuten Galerie (Prinsengracht 510-s). Lon Godin, paintings, films and photographs. https://www.reutengalerie.com/
(?)17-19:00* Galerie The Thought (Molsteeg 11). Jon Eiselin, oils.
17-19:00 outLINE (Oetewalerstrat 73). "jump while you fall," Richard Menken. "He uses different media: book, film, collage, drawings and photography."
17:30-19:00 Upstream Gallery (Van Ostadestraat 294). Dennis Rudolph, paintings, etchings and drawings. www.upstreamgallery.com
19-23:00 MB Art Agency's Project Space (Willemsparkweg 191). "Rear Window," an installation by Ilya Rabinovich. "The project is both witty and ironic as it plays with our unintentional tendency of spying [on] our neighbors." The opening will be followed by a party. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org No web-site on invite.
SUNDAY: 10th January
SUNDAY: 10th January
14:00 Jos Art (KNMS-laan 291). "Happy Dortmand-elf yonge kunstenaars uit het Ruhrgebied." https://bit.ly/2KTfwOo
15:15 KunstKerk (Prinseneiland 89) is having a New Year's reception. At 13:00 there is a warm/cold buffet at 25 euro per person. RSVP: email@example.com for the brunch.
TUESDAY: 12th January
TUESDAY: 12th January
17-19:00 "witzenhausen GALLERY" (Hazenstraat 60). The ongoing story of "undisciplined' part 3 with Sanghee Song (Korea). https://bit.ly/2zCqZwM
WEDNESDAY: 13th January
WEDNESDAY: 13th January
18-20:00 Realisme10 (Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27). This is the "private preview." Tickets available at participating galleries for their clients. https://bit.ly/2Nh12ol
THURSDAY: 14th January
THURSDAY: 14th January
11-18:00 Realisme10 (PTA, Piet Heinkade 27). There are six artists who will talk about their art and how they work from 12 to 17:00, every hour on the hour,. FREE to those attending the fair. See the program for today and other days at: https://bit.ly/2Nh12ol. Entry fee 12 euro. Discounts available. See the web-site for info.
Here is a holiday season joke 3D heard. A man says to a friend, "What did you ask Santa to bring you?" The friend replies, "I asked him to provide me with a list of all the girls who were naughty!" Hmmm. Well, such a list might make for an interesting start to the new year...but...in the meantime, there is the ART. A full year of new things to see; and new delights to behold; and new ideas to ponder; and to ask yourself: Why? Why? Why?
Photos: 1) 3D lapping up egg nog at the finissage (December 23rd) for Jacob Kleyn at Galerie Libbe Venema, Painting and photograph by Jacob Kleyn, 2) "Damn! What happened to 2009?...Oh, well, 2010 is just another year...Maybe." Here's wishing you: Not just another year, but the year!
Photograph Piet van der Meer