A late Victorian house emerges on a rooftop, framed by views of midtown skyscrapers, Central Park and Fifth Avenue apartment buildings in today’s hypermodern skyline of New York. A ghostly and strange appearance amid this architectural violence. The Metropolitan Museum sh..
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..
The art of crocheting, sewing and painting of Antonietta Peeters
The Dutch artist Antonietta Peeters (b. 1967) became known in the nineties with coloured crocheted sculptures of everyday objects as a microphone or a helmet. In the last 15 years her art developed in a mor..
What if an artist started a restaurant? Nowadays it is nothing special, nothing striking. We are familiar with the relational art of the nineties, the cooking events of Rirkrit Tiravanija and the food (healthy and sustainable) obsession and related initiatives of the late..
It’s almost like an obsession, this intense blue colour. You see nothing else and you don’t want to see anything else. It prevails and it predominates you. More correctly perhaps, it dominates me. Every time I see it a mysterious force draws me to the work L’accord bleu (..
Skies in different disguises, whether it is smoky, sunny or lunar. American artist Lisa Oppenheim (b. 1975) has a thing for all kinds of skies. It is a recurrent element in her largely photographic work. Herein Oppenheim investigates photography’s material concerns, enlis..
‘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..
Capturing and materializing daylight are a challenge. Some of us made it their mission, their desire to fulfil this task, whether it is successful or not. This can be sought scientifically, philosophically or even artistically. Jan Andriesse (b. 1950) chose the latter.