Posts Tagged ‘Netherlands’

The Part in the Story Where a Part Becomes a Part of Something Else at Witte de With

Ahmet Ögüt and Cevdet Erek. Ahmet Cevdet Bey: “Jacket”, 2011.

The Part in the Story Where a Part Becomes a Part of Something Else is an exhibition that covers a lot of ground. The Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art brings together over fifty artists with multifaceted disciplines, but despite the large scale, the show can be distilled to a few threads that highlight the potential for art to create constructed moments. This underlying[…..]

Fan Mail: Csilla Klenyánszki

Csilla Klenyánszki, Swan with Coffee

For this edition of Fan Mail, Csilla Klenyánszki from Rotterdam, Netherlands has been selected from our worthy reader submissions. Two artists are featured each month—the next one could be you! If you would like to be considered, please submit your website link to info@dailyserving.com with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line. Our back porch has a screen door but the rod that goes into the pneumatic closer[…..]

Secret gardens: the truth revealed

I used to have a secret garden. Even though it was technically communal (which slightly undermines the essence of secrecy) it was rarely visited by anyone and wildly overgrown. Especially in summer you could get lost between the ancient trees and unkept rosebushes and safely hide from the perils of the outside world. I occasionally invited someone around for a midnight picnic, and often spent lazy[…..]

He disappeared into complete silence: Rereading a Single Artwork by Louise Bourgeois

‘Oh’, she said. I looked down and saw the lady. She looked confused. ‘I thought those legs were part of the artwork, but they’re yours’. The legs in question were mine. They were stood on a ladder while the upper half of my body had disappeared into the attic. It had been watching a fairly horrendous film in which two men were making something unidentifiable[…..]

On Display Nowhere (In Defense of Transcendental Quests and Lost Causes)

Today we continue our week-long series Force of Failure with Danielle Sommer’s article on Hans Waander’s project with the humble kingfisher. FORCE OF FAILURE: DailyServing’s latest week-long series Flashback:  1982.  Somewhere in the Netherlands, a man alone on the river Maas – a Dutch artist by the name of Hans Waanders – encounters a kingfisher.  The encounter is so striking that Waanders spends the next[…..]

Heartland

Throughout the vast interior of the United States, contemporary artists are responding to the world around them and reshaping it in unexpected ways. Organized by the Smart Museum of Art and the Van Abbemuseum, one of Europe’s premier contemporary art institutions, Heartland offers an idiosyncratic look at the innovative forms of artistic creation taking place in the American Heartland. Heartland features site-specific installations and performances[…..]