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Sophie Calle part 2
On the cover, a triumphant little girl poses, bare-chested, cross-legged, sunglasses on her nose and mantilla on her head. Daughter of a ‘divorced father and of a mother who travels’, she spends the summer with her grandparents. On the last page of th..
On a quest for endangered species through rural Japan
Since her graduation from the Rietveld Academie in 2000 the Dutch artist Charlotte Dumas (b. 1977) chose dogs, horses, tigers and wolves as the subjects of her photography. Although animals are a popular but not exact..
Between cause and consequence
‘Water, fire and air; these natural elements create a certain spectacle in the video work Der Lauf der Dinge (1987) of the Swiss duo Fischli & Weiss. Gravity and chemical reactions generate a constant chain reaction. Jerry cans, balloons, plastic cups, tires, candles, rop..
Return of an old habit
It has been a couple of months since the latest Little artnecdotes contribution, this to my greatest regret. Due to my work for Beaufort and the intensity of the related activities for this triennial the comatose state of Little artnecdotes took a little longer than I exp..
You might have noticed it. Little artnecdotes had been off the radar for a little month. A very unfortunate confluence. Due to the opening date of Beaufort on the 21st of June, Little artnecdotes planned to remain in a comatose state until the beginning of July. In the su..
Power 100 list 2014: Mr. Number 1 – Tate’s Sir Nicholas Serota
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..
2014, 100 years after the beginning of the First World War. It may sound as ancient history, but the centenary of the Great War has brought memories and stories back of the battles, the deaths of brave soldiers and the demolitions. In the context of this significant event..
There are some images that once seen are part of one’s imagination forever. – Susan Hiller
What is your favourite masterpiece? Everyone’s got one. Is it the milkmaid of Vermeer, the church of Saint Lawrence in Alkmaar of Saenredam, a drowning Ophelia of Millais or the ..