Artist’s houses, we know some of them, think of Peter Paul Rubens’ house in Antwerp or the one of James Ensor in Ostend. When I was little I went to the beautiful house and garden of Claude Monet in Giverny, France. Unfortunately, I possess no memories of that visit, only..
Walsen in oneindigheid
‘Als een walsend danspaar beweegt en zweeft een subtiel en minuscule lijn over een klein gedeelte van de grote witte muur van Dapiran Art Project Space in Utrecht. Deze animatie, line dancer (2011), is een eindeloze loop van achter elkaar gezette tekeningen waarin doorhal..
The play of displaying
Angling through the different rooms are shelves mounted on metal studs that are usually used in the construction of walls. On these shelves are dozens of salt and pepper shakers in every shape possible, cats, houses, fishes, cakes, vikings, or cooks. These objects were le..
Beatrix Ruf director of the Stedelijk Museum
German curator Beatrix Ruf (1960) became in 2014 the new director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. With this appointment the museum has chosen for a strong, international and substantive heavy-weight. Ruf had been the dir..
Where banality and beauty, the everyday and the extraordinary meet
Over 3000 colour pictures arranged in rows and groups on a thirty-meter-long light table. One of the recent versions of Visible World (Sichtbare Welt) (2000-2010) in a nutshell (other versions include a s..
Being confronted with work of American artist Tauba Auerbach (1981) can perhaps evoke a bit of a psychedelic effect, or at least it can be deceitful for your eyes and perception. The colours, the effects, the different techniques. She is not afraid to amaze you with her c..
A rare porcelain plate from the Yuan period (1271-1368), an Art Nouveau oak chair of furniture designer Carlo Bugatti, the painting Le Moulin de la Galette (1887) of Vincent van Gogh, or Francis Bacon’s Study from a human body (1986). This and many more could be all be ad..
After directing and winning, as first black director, the award for Best Picture for 12 Years a Slave (2013) at the Academy Awards in 2014, Steve McQueen (1969) became instantly known to a wider audience. He has become the first person to hold both an Academy Award as wel..