Voir la mer 2011
‘I went to Istanbul, a city surrounded by water, I met people who had never seen the sea. I filmed their first time’.
French artist Sophie Calle (1953) portrayed in fourteen films, the work Voir la mer (2011), people who had never seen the sea before. Fifteen individuals..
Art and album covers
It is not unusual for singers or bands to collaborate with artists in designing their album covers. It is also not unusual to use art works for covers without any specific collaboration between both parties. A known example of the former is the album Dirty from 1992 of th..
Mark Manders – Acolyte Frena
After his appraised show for the Dutch Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale last year, Mark Manders (1968) has a new solo presentation, his third in the Netherlands since the beginning of his career. In the Gothic space of the former meat market in Middelburg, now the exh..
Alexander Dumbadze, Bas Jan Ader, Death is Elsewhere, University of Chicago Press, 2013
An adventurous book exploring the life and career of an extraordinary artist who became a myth due to his mysterious death on sea, the Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975).
Blue Sail 1965
A blue chiffon sheet blown by a fan. Pretty simple. However the very simplicity of this work is what makes it intriguing. The rhythm of the movement evokes a kind of calmness. The fabric distorts almost noiselessly with every breath of wind of the oscillating fan. Affilia..
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