Goodbye cool and colorful Kelly (1923-2015)
Blogs, newspapers, art magazines, websites of museums or art institutions. Most of them announced and commemorated the death of one of the most significant representatives of Postwar Abstract Painting, the American painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015). End Dec..
The unknown known Helene Schjerfbeck
Largely unknown abroad the Finnish artist Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) was and still is a national figure in Finland, attracting also a great deal of attention in the rest of Scandinavia. Schjerfbeck depicted landscapes, still lives but was foremost acknowledged for her..
The forbidden voice
Speaking up, expressing your feelings, thoughts and ideas. We all do it each day. How far we can go is often clear. You can sense it, most of the times. We cherish this liberation of our voice even though it has its limits naturally. This very notion of freedom of speech ..
The utopian thinker Friedman
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..
Documentary versus Campbell’s Documentary
This new post presents the third portrait in the Little artnecdotes series of Turner Prize 2014’s nominees, the Irish born Duncan Campbell (1972). The Glasgow-based video artist was nominated for his presentation ‘It for others’. He was one of the three artists who repres..
Colorful chickens and a naked man
The height of the ceiling is only 45 centimeters. At the back of the room a person, physically disabled, lies in a corner on the ground. The viewer must crouch or lie down to discover and experience the piece. Visitors of the performance exhibition 14 Rooms, held at Messe..
The printmaking of Ciara Philips
Glasgow-based Canadian artist Ciara Philips (1976) stands almost entirely for printmaking, the majority of her work is the result of printmaking in the broadest sense, from textiles, serigraphy and photography to site-specific wall works. Philips was shortlisted for the T..
White small cube on red velvet pillow
In the middle of the ocean a Dutchman painted a tiny cube in white. He painted this at the crossing of two ocean winds on the Atlantic Ocean. He chose this very specific location for the purity of the air so that dust got no chance to settle on the wet surface. The cube w..