Posts Tagged ‘Amsterdam’

Vincent Vulsma – A Sign of Autumn

Vincent Vulsma’s exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam explores the use of appropriation through the history of Dutch colonial expansion. He presents a contemporary artistic perspective on our relationship with colonialism beyond imperial history. Using and re-working a number of works originally seen in the ‘African Negro Art’ exhibition in New York’s MOMA in 1935, Vulsma displays the historic artifacts along with modern designs,[…..]

Scarlett Hooft Graafland / Soft Horizons

Performance, installation, and a camera. It is on a rare occasion that I attend an exhibition and struggle to walk away from what is hanging on the walls, even with the allure of many excellent pubs outside. Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s Soft Horizons at the beautiful location of the Museum Huis Voor Fotografie Marseille in Amsterdam, stopped me in my tracks with a rich array of[…..]

America’s Southwest in Amsterdam.

Anya Gallaccio’s current exhibition ‘highway’ at Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam, is a graceful expression of a personal journey through the life and career of this leading British artist. Widely known for the ephemeral nature of her chosen materials, Gallaccio typically emphasizes notions of permanence, time, and decay. Yet, in her fourth show with Annet Gelink Gallery a preference for transient organic material has been[…..]

The statement series
: Hypercolon : Nathaniel Mellors & Chris Bloor

Nathaniel Mellors and Chris Bloor’s current show :Hypercolon : at SMART Project Space in Amsterdam, is a labyrinth of humorous narratives with a penchant for satire and the grotesque. Mellors and Bloor cleverly incorporate the SMART project Space’s historical function as a morgue, as a starting point to create a narrative framework that pushes and manipulates the relationship between artwork and audience. Each exhibition space is[…..]

Best of 2009

Best of 2009 Bas Louter: Dust/Asphalt Originally published on March 11, 2009 Bas Louter recently concluded the exhibition, Dust at Kopeikin gallery in Los Angeles and is currently exhibiting Dust/Asphalt at Ambace and Rice in Seattle. A fitting title for Louter’s ethereally haunting visages–referencing perhaps the black soot of charcoal used to create his works, or the ashes and dust of human remains. Louters works[…..]

Delphine Courtillot: Raptures of the Deep

Images of interiors from 20th century Amsterdam architecture, references to Art Nouveau, and potential sites of phantasmagoria are all found in a new series of paintings on paper by Dutch-based artist Delphine Courtillot, titled Raptures of the Deep. Courtillot’s new exhibition, which is on view at Roberts and Tilton in Los Angeles through December 19th, continues the artist’s use of subdued and atmospheric palette, which[…..]

Folkert De Jong

Dutch Artist Folkert De Jong creates life size plus figurative sculptures out of styro and polyurethane foams. These sculptures possess a deviant mentality offering the viewer both humor and horror. De Jong’s narrative objects and scenes reference social boundaries and investigate elements of humanity in a modern world. The artist attended the Academy for Visual Arts and a two year residency Rijksacademy for Visual Arts,[…..]