Just a regular room in the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Except there is not one painting hanging on the white walls, no sculpture or installation presented in the room, no video screened. The only presence is a woman slowly moving across the ..
No snowy landscape of mountains, ice skating men and women, Christmas trees and presents. Forget Bruegel, Avercamp, Friedrich. Instead a coolly spartan atmosphere with a bright white candle. Christmas evoked by German artist Gerhard Richter (1932) is not your usual tradit..
Architect, theorist and urbanist Yona Friedman (1923, Budapest) is not a traditional thinker. Since the late fifties he tries to present a different view of the world with his progressive ideas and concepts about ‘mobile architecture,’ ‘executable utopias, ‘the spatial ci..
After an absence of three weeks Little artnecdotes returned with a new contribution. This week’s post regarded my job for Beaufort, the triennial of contemporary art at the Belgian coast, and its edition in 2015.
What meaning can be given to borders or borderlines? When ..
Ten exhibition spaces filled with 400 photographs of ‘modern times’. The earliest photos are the motion studies of a galloping horse of Eadweard Muybridge from 1887 and early pictures of George Hendrik Breitner. Coloured scenes from Suriname taken in 2013 by Dutch photogr..
The man is a beast. That’s almost the only thing you can conclude after looking at and experiencing the work of Berlin-based artists, curators and theorists Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann. Injustice, greed and destruction are the elements of a world led by late capi..
Two new projects of renowned starchitect Frank Gehry (1929) have been revealed end of 2014, the Biomuseo in Panama and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Perhaps most known to the great public for his iconic designs for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Walt Disney ..
This year’s number 1 of the ArtReview’s annual Power 100 list is Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota. For the art magazine this first place stands for the key role that Tate Modern plays in an increasingly global art world. The top three of the list is completed by the inte..