31 July 2007

Mebike 2007

Action on the Westergasterrein in Amsterdam, in association with TheRendezvous and Streetlab, 35 customized bikes, BMX show, Open Air Cinema and much more


Dutch Football


Groen Brothers Dr. Pennie explains how the Dutch soccer team will winn every match

28 July 2007

Streetlab Festival/mebike


Me Bike - The Dream Bike Festival 27 – 29 July '07
The Me Bike – Dream Bike Festival was inspired by a Simpsons episode, where Homer was asked to build his dream car and does so with bubble domes, fins and horns that play ‘La Cucaracha’. In true Amsterdam style, the festival brings together international and national artists, bike aficionados and enthusiasts to conceive and present their very own Dream Bike.

Me Bike - De FietsfabriekMe Bike -  Frank le Lay

This year’s Me Bike - The Dream Bike Festival will take place at the Westergasterrein. The question “What does your dream bike look like?” is answered by various mediums including paintings, graphics, animation, installations – and bicycles. Paper bikes, time machine bikes, love bikes, flower bikes – hundreds of ‘Dream Bikes’ will be on view.

Festival events include live bike customizations, a bike-related cinema program at the Ketelhuis, BMX demonstrations and a Children’s Corner by MacBike. A big city-wide bike tour, which everyone is welcome to join in, will take place on Saturday the 28th.

To enter in your Dream Bike, contact us@mebike.org
For the full programme, visit www.mebike.org



23 July 2007

lecture on street art

Tristan Manco
Oostelijk Meterhuis
from Saturday 28 July 15:00 hrs
till Sunday 29 July 15:00 hrs

Tristan Manco is a writer, graphic designer, and leading authority on the graffiti and street art scenes. He is the author of best-selling books on the subjects of stencil graffiti, contemporary street art, and Brazilian graffiti. At the Streetlab Festival Manco will give a lecture on street art.

During the Festival, there will be plenty of fashion shows, exhibitions and performances to attend, but this time around Streetlab offers visitors even more than pure visual stimuli and sources of inspiration: there are workshops and master classes by stylists, street art specialists, trend watchers, style gurus and other professionals.

Saturday: 15:00-16:00 hrs
Sunday: 14:00-15:00 hrs

Haarlemmerweg 8-10



Aerosol Symphonies

22 July 2007

graf gran gets buffed

An artist showing at Germany's Documenta exhibition of cutting-edge contemporary art is irate that her work, which consists of white tape stuck on roads to form crosses, was quickly removed by Kassel municipal workers.

Lotty Rosenfeld described herself as "appalled" that her work of art was unceremoniously removed by sanitation workers in the city of Kassel, who, one should add, probably had little idea they were destroying works of art when they scraped her white tape off the pavement on city streets.

"It's an act of violence and I feel I've been completely disregarded," she fumed to the dpa news agency.

The Chilean artist's work, putting white tape crosses on streets, dates back to an illegal art action from 1979 in Chile's capital Santiago. There she created hundreds of crosses -- representing death -- to protest the brutality of the dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Since then she has repeated the work in many countries and cities, including India, Berlin and in front of the White House in Washington, DC.

"Sometimes the crosses were removed on the same day, sometimes after a year and sometimes not at all," she said. "But in Kassel, the process seemed particularly brutal."

It appears German efficiency and an inborn need for order took the South American by surprise.

"They scraped it off with shovels and just threw it into the trash," she said. "That hurt."

But she's not blaming sanitation workers. Rather, she's pointing her finger at Documenta officials, saying they didn't really appreciate her work.

As for the exhibition, a spokesperson said the curators do regret the destruction of the work, "but traffic rules still apply, even in the city hosting the Documenta."


19 July 2007

street lab

Young Designers Lab: art

Friday 27 July 12:00 hrs
till Sunday 29 July 18:00 hrs

With:Bitches In ControlKarimo BatounVerenigde StatenLaser 3.14 & SandderMilou NeelenNiels PopkemaOwnmeJerry van der BolKrimo Belaloua & Mariska de GrootMike Clark

Streetlab isn’t just a great place to get your fix of fashion, there is also a long list of artists – from graffiti writers to graphic designers – at hand. Example in case? Bitches in Control: three chicks (F.Lady, Meggie and Lowlita) who have been working together since 2003. They paint murals, make silk-screen prints, produce their own graffiti and street art magazine titled ‘Catfight’ and run their own fashion label: Hübsch & Hardcore. Talk about some busy ‘bitches’!
You can also marvel at the murals and other (spray) painted works of Verenigde Straten. This Amsterdam-based street collective was born at Streetlab Showoff#1, which was held at 11, Amsterdam. Put the five members of the collective together, that is Crackpot, Hetzer, Kom, Sopa000 and Mike Clark, and you’ll end up with raw, no-holds-barred work. You have been warned!

The heart of the Streetlab Festival is a large-scale exhibition that features work from both national and international artists and fashion designers. Fifty containers have been placed in Zuiveringshal West. Here the participating designers, photographers, artists and other creatives will present their work to the public.


16 July 2007

MC Doddgy Dutchie



Nuart is a dynamic city wide event on both gallery and street walls. From the first week in September an international team of street artists start to leave their mark on the city of Stavanger, Norway.


The resulting work will form a static show at Rogaland kunstmuseum that runs until November 04th. There’ll be Nuart film premiers, workshops, panel debates, artist presentations, concerts and work city wide from the artists listed below plus others participating in various ways.

Visiting Artists include



Exclusive opening concert featuring Coldcut (UK) Daedelus (USA), Hudson Mohawke (UK) Sept 6th. See www.numusic.no for details on this and over 60 other concerts, dj's and events

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Henk Hesselius

Paintings from Amsterdam-born artist Hesselius (1927). Jan van der Togt Museum (Thur-Sun 13.00-17.00), Amstelveen opens Thursday until 26 August

Alex Fischer

Video works from the Hamburg-born but Amsterdam-based artist. Galerie Paul Andriesse (Tues-Fri 11.00-18.00, Sat 14.00-18.00) opens Friday until 25 August

Selections from A Quiet Story

Tied in with Amsterdam Fashion Week, this collection features a selection of images by Danish supermodel turned photographer, Helena Christensen. Hotel Arena (Daily) opens Friday until 15 August


Selections of works by Alex Fischer, Lucia Luptáková (with Maaike van der Linden and Maartje Korstanje), Aukje Dekker and Lara de Moor. W139 (Daily 11.00-19.00) opens Friday until 20 August

Vamos a Ibiza

In a collaboration with the Groninger Museum, this exhibition covers the diverse works made by Dutch artists in Ibiza over the last 50 years. Participants include Jan Cremer, Lei Molin, Cas Oorthuys, Waldemar Post, Elena Beelaerts, Ivo Hendriks and others. Arti et Amicitiae (Tues-Sun 13.00-18.00) opens Friday until 19 August

Van Gogh's Drawings: New Insights

Works on paper seldom shown due to their light sensitivity, on display in the print room of the Rietveld building. While spanning Van Gogh’s entire career as an artist, special attention will be paid to several early drawings that have been added to the museum's collection in recent years. Van Gogh Museum (Mon-Thur, Sat, Sun 10.00-18.00, Fri 10.00-22.00) opens Friday until 7 October

A is for Alibi

Science lab art from Utrecht's University Museum. See Short List. De Appel (Tues-Sun 11.00-18.00) opens Saturday until 19 August

Crimes & Splendors

A selection of work from the politically charged British exhibition Paranoia. Featured is a series of night photographs by Dutch artist Martin Effert and video works by the likes of Mireille Astore, Lisa K Blatt, Norman Cowie and Ricardo Giraldo Montes--all of which explore the essence of paranoia. Ronmandos (Wed-Sat 12.30-17.30) opens Saturday until 1 September

Lindsay Seers: Swallowing Black Maria

Recent films by London-based artist Seers, including Extramission, in which Seers transforms herself into a projector, photographs and an installation. The latter is based on the Black Maria, the first ever film studio where all the earliest shorts were filmed for the Edison Kinetoscope. SMART Project Space (Tues-Sat 12.00-17.00) opens Saturday until 18 August

Hedi Slimane: Young Americans

An internationally known photographer, avant-garde artist and fashion designer, this new project features photo portraits of creatives from the New York contemporary art scene. See Short List. Foam (Sat-Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur, Fri 10.00-21.00) opens Sunday until 12 September


Summer in the Church

While the winter programmes offer magnificent glances into distant cultures and insights into world religions, the Nieuwe Kerk offers up a summery alternative: a programme paying tribute to the church as a special monument in its own right, with many local treasures to admire. Nieuwe Kerk (Daily 10.00-17.00) closing Monday

Maskerdansers in Malawi

A series of portraits by Canadian photographer Douglas Curran, who immersed himself in the culture of the Chewa peoples of Malawi, eventually gaining entry to the brotherhood that guards the Nyau--their ancestral spirit entities. Over the period, he captured the masks, costumes and rituals of the people on film. Tropenmuseum (Daily 10.00-17.00) until 23 July

Mario Garcia Torres: A Brief History of Jimmie Johnson’s Legacy

A Docking Station video installation by young mexican artist Torres. In this video essay he looks at the codes of conduct and conventions of behaviour in the museum environment, and the role and significance of museums in general. Stedelijk Museum CS (Daily 10.00-18.00) until 29 July

Light of Zeeland

In the early 20th century, the resort of Domburg in Zeeland had a strong appeal for well-known Dutch artists like Jan Toorop, Jacoba van Heemskerck and Piet Mondriaan. This exhibition shows how the area sparked one of the most important developments in Mondriaan's career, with its unparalleled light, rugged dunes and ancient woods. Gemeentemuseum (Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00), Den Haag until 5 August


An examination of the similarities between art and science. While the two fields may have entirely different objectives, the results of their work on information look remarkably alike. Participating artists and scientists include Ad Dekkers, Mark Dion, Edo Dooijes, Erwin Driessens & Maria Verstappen, Charles & Ray Eames, Ed Emschwiller and George Gessert, amongst others. Centraal Museum (Tues-Thur, Sat, Sun 12.00-17.00, Fri 12.00-21.00), Utrecht until 12 August

Rob van der Nol

Attracted to the process of change and transition in lives, this young Dutch artist photographs adolescents. Foam (Sat-Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur, Fri 10.00-21.00) until 15 August

The Apocalypse of Max Beckmann

A nice companion to the collection on display at the Van Gogh Museum, this series features 27 lithographs from the German Expressionist, all inspired by the Biblical apocalypse. Featured are two versions: the series of original lithographs in black and white and the lithographs that Beckmann himself painted in watercolours. Bijbels Museum (Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-17.00) until 19 August

Max Beckmann in Amsterdam, 1937-1947

An extensive retrospective of the work produced by the artist during his years in Amsterdam. One of the most distinguished German artists of the 20th century, Beckmann fled to the city in 1937 after the Nazis had labelled his paintings Entartete Kunst. His works bear witness to his interest in the world of cabaret, Dutch landscape and life in Amsterdam, and works featured here include the four impressive triptychs 'Carnival', 'Acrobats', 'The Actors' and 'Perseus'. Van Gogh Museum (Sat-Thur 10.00-18.00, Fri 10.00-22.00) until 19 August

Jonathan Meese: Jonathan Rockford (Don't Call Back Please)

One of German art's rising stars, Meese will install a contemporary wunderkammer on the first floor of De Appel, featuring paintings, murals, drawings, assemblages, objects, collages, photos, pictures from magazines, posters and painted texts on the walls. De Appel (Tues-Sun 11.00-18.00) until 19 August

Dutch Eyes

The relocated photography museum reopens with a broad overview of Dutch photography. Nederlands Fotomuseum (Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat, Sun 11.00-17.00), Rotterdam until 26 August

Fashion Palaces 1880-1960

The emergence of the first chic fashion houses in Amsterdam at the end of the 19th century is the focal point of the exhibition. Grandeur and temptation typify the atmosphere of these magnificent, luxurious Amsterdam fashion houses and department stores. Amsterdams Historisch Museum (Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat, Sun 11.00-17.00) until 26 August

The Strength of Hair

Two installations by contemporary visual artists looking at the important symbolic function of hair. Artists include Monica Blok, Hadas Itzkovitch and Martie van der Loo. Bijbels Museum (Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-17.00) until 26 August

Facing Death

Drawings by Antwerp artist Eugeen van Mieghem (1875-1930) of his great love and muse Augustine Pautre. Even though she'd taken ill with tuberculosis in 1904, Van Mieghem continued to draw her, capturing her physical decline, much in the same way that Rembrandt had poignantly drawn his dying wife Saskia van Uylenburgh. Rembrandthuis (Daily 10.00-17.00) until 26 August

Ligplaats Amsterdam

An exhibition about architecture on water, including concepts for floating theatres, motorways, churches and more, as well as exploration of future possibilities of maritime architecture. There's even an outdoor part of the exhibition, where one can admire yet-to-be-realised projects, too. ARCAM (Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat, Sun 13.00-17.00) until 26 August

Jacques Henri Lartigue

A retrospective of work French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) made in the first half of the 20th century. Although rarely exhibited as such, most of his famous early photos were originally made as stereo images, but in this collection offering a unique impression of the photography pioneer's life and work, the range of vintage prints, remarkable stereo pictures and personal documents will be displayed as originally intended. Foam (Sat-Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur, Fri 10.00-21.00) until 26 August

Romy Schneider

Part of Filmmuseum's season celebrating the acclaimed film star, this exhibition pulls together costumes, affiches, audio fragments and portrait photos from artists such as Dennis Stock, Robert Lebeck and Werner Bokelberg. See Short List. Filmmuseum (Daily 13.00-22.00) until 29 August

Architectuur in Amsterdam

A look back at the 30 most important building projects to spring up in Amsterdam over the past year. Zuiderkerk (Mon 11.00-16.00, Tues-Fri 09.00-16.00, Sat 12.00-16.00) until 1 September

Le Corbusier

He's by far the most famous and according to many the most important architect and urban designer of the 20th century, but he was also a painter, sculptor, photographer and textile designer. In this first major retrospective since 1987, more than 450 original drawings, models, paintings, tapestries, films, photographs, sculptures, items of furniture and interiors will be exhibited together to demonstrate the strength and influence of Le Corbusier. Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-17.00), Rotterdam until 2 September

3rd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

Who and what will define the future of our cities and what role can architects play in this? The IABR brings together architects, urban designers, theorists, students, developers, policy makers and politicians from home and abroad to tear apart preconceived notions of architecture and to look to the future. Among the many special events, three exhibitions are central to the festival: Visionary Power (Kunsthal), New Dutch CityA Better World--Another Power (NAi). See www.iabr.nl. Various locations in Rotterdam various times, Rotterdam until 2 September (Kunsthal) and

JR: Face to Face

Diverse works by the French photographer and street artist who displays his works on walls all over cities. In his first Dutch exhibition, JR will be showing intriguing portraits in very large formats, inside and outside Foam, as well as in the streets around you. Foam (Sat-Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur, Fri 10.00-21.00) until 2 September

Beeld voor Beeld

Drawings that Dutch 16th- and 17th-century artists made of classical statues seen in the Vatican on their Grand Tour. The exhibition shows the drawings alongside moulds of the original statues. Allard Pierson Museum (Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat, Sun 13.00-17.00) until 9 September

Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten

Marking the opening of the Museum of Bags and Purses in its new idyllic location, an overview of exhibitions from the past ten years is featured alongside the permanent collections of bags and purses. Tassenmuseum Hendrikje (Daily 10.00-17.00) until 9 September

Den Haag Sculptuur

Enjoy sculpture in Den Haag. Celebrating ten years, the theme is 'De Overkant / Down Under', promoting artists from Australia and the Netherlands. See www.denhaagsculptuur.nl. Various locations, Den Haag various times, Den Haag until 9 September


The St Petersburg Hermitage lends some of its dazzling collection of Persian art to Amsterdam. This exhibition includes antiquities of the Islamic period all through the end of the Qajar dynasty in 1925. Hermitage Amsterdam (Daily 10.00-17.00) until 16 September

Amsterdam in de wereld--De wereld in Amsterdam

A collection of immensely rare treasures owned by the Universiteit van Amsterdam, including handwritten scriptures, printed books, pictures and objects. UvA: Special Collections Library (Mon-Fri 09.30-17.00) until 16 September

The Present--The Monique Zajfen Collection

New contemporary artworks that have been added to The Monique Zajfen Collection since 2006. Focusing on the human figure and spanning a range of disciplines, the works in this exhibition explore various aspects of the human condition. Artists include Marlene Dumas, Thomas Schütte, Neo Rauch, Wilhelm Sasnal, Mike Kelley, Pawel Althamer, Paul Graham, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Lisa Yuskavage and George Condo. Stedelijk Museum CS (Daily 10.00-18.00) until 16 September

Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama

An exhibition about the first international superstar. In the course of an astonishing career that spanned 60 years, Bernhardt became the West’s leading tragedienne. Her name became synonymous with acting and continued to cast a spell on players and audiences throughout the world, long after her death in 1923. Besides paintings, photos, clothes and Art Nouveau theatre posters, the collection includes personal possessions, a recording of her voice and fragments of films in which she appeared. Joods Historisch Museum (Daily 11.00-17.00) until 16 September

Charlotte Salomon: Work in Progress

Rarely and never seen works by Salomon, including reverse sides as well as individual sketches which she made for her series of over 800 gouaches, Life? or Theatre? Joods Historisch Museum (Daily 11.00-17.00) until 16 September

De kunst van het verleiden

You can't run and you can't hide--ads are everywhere, and they will have an influence on you, like it or not. This exhibition about advertising takes place in several rooms, with each devoted to another method, emotion or medium. CoBrA Museum (Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00) until 16 September

Drawing Typologies--Proposal for Municipal Art Acquisitions Drawings

A presentation of works by 30 contemporary artists who live and work in the Netherlands and employ drawing as a medium. Using five typologies to suggest the wide variety of ways in which artists use drawing as an artistic strategy, it not only presents 30 radical positions within the local field of drawing, but also reveals what makes drawing such an extraordinary and attractive discipline. Stedelijk Museum CS (Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00) until 16 September

Mitch Epstein: American Work

One of the world's most renowned contemporary photographers, in American Power Epstein focuses on the complex relationship between American energy supply, the status of America as a world power and the American landscape. Additionally, there's a selection of shots from his series Family Business, the story of his father's furniture company going bust. Foam (Sat-Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur, Fri 10.00-21.00) until 19 September

Oud Zeer

Drawings and animations by Joep Bertrams, best known for his political commentaries in Het Parool. Persmuseum (Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-17.00) until 23 September

To See or Not to See

Hortus celebrates the 300th birthday of Carl Linnaeus, the most famous botanist ever, who wrote his major works in Amsterdam. Hortus Botanicus (Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00, Sat, Sun 10.00-17.00) until 30 September

Liberation Music: Songs After Five Years of Occupation

A musical memorial to the emotional release that followed the end of the occupation in 1945. Verzetsmuseum (Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat-Mon 12.00-17.00) until 30 September

Corneille: Some of These Days

Celebrating the 85th birthday of Corneille, one of the most sparkling artists of the CoBrA movement--and one of the longest surviving members of the 'CoBrA Three'. Alongside his paintings, photographs and film portraits of the artists can be seen during the exhibition. CoBrA Museum (Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00) until 30 September

Yoshitomo Nara

The first ever solo show to be held in any European museum by Yoshitomo Nara, one of today's leading Japanese artists. As a representative of the Japanese pop art of the ’90s, he gained worldwide fame with seductive figurative paintings, drawings and sculptures, all executed in a deliberately elementary style. The emphasis in this collection will be on recent work, most of it produced especially for the occasion. GEM (Tues-Sun 12.00-18.00), Den Haag until 7 October

Proefjes! Magische

Getting mystical with an exploration of magic and natural sciences from the 18th and 19th century. Teylers Museum (Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-17.00), Haarlem until 21 October

Scenes and Traces

A lengthy exhibition focussing on three parts of the Stedelijk Museum collection: design, video and photography. Stedelijk Museum CS (Daily 10.00-18.00) until 25 November

Grande Sertao

A blend of photography, Brazilian culture, literature and poetry, after Mark Nozeman and Marcelo Greco made a photographic journey through the Sertão--the provinces of Minas Gerais and Bahia in Brazil. Tropenmuseum (Daily 10.00-17.00) until 27 January 2008


Abner Preis

Selected artworks by Preis, AKA Eat Shit. Wolf & Pack (Sun, Mon 13.00-19.00, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 12.00-19.00, Thur 12.00-21.00) closing Friday

(In)visible Sounds

In collaboration with the 5 Days Off music festival, this exhibition invites you to explore the world of invisible technologies that surround us constantly: electronic fields, radio waves, frequencies and air pollution. International artists contributing works include Erich Berger, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Theodore Watson, and Usman Haque & Rob Davis. Montevideo/Time Based Arts (Tues-Sat 13.00-18.00) closing Saturday

Thomas Elshuis, Alex Jacobs

New works by both artists. Gist (Wed-Sat 13.00-17.30) closing Saturday


Group exhibition focussing on the 'process of doing'. With visual artist Célio Braga (Brazil), fashion designer Maaike Gottschal, jewellery maker Jeannette Jansen, and film-maker/visual artists Claudia Lisboa and Remco Veenbrink. Huis Rechts (opens May 13 17.00-19.00) closing Saturday


Part of the 'Metabiosis' project, Marloes De Valk (NL) and Aymeric Mansoux (FR) will be artists in residence, investigating to what extent information can develop in a network of computers linked with each other and how it is possible for an audience to interact with it. Montevideo/Time Based Arts (Tues-Sat 13.00-18.00) closing Saturday

Pom op het Menu

A peek into the Suriname kitchen and the history of pom. It may spark memories or introduce you to new foodstuffs. Or it may just make you hungry. But hopefully, along with the images, there'll be a chance to get involved and cook your own. Imagine IC (Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 11.00-17.00, Thur 11.00-21.00) closing Sunday

Rah Crawford: A Sassy Nation

'Hip folk' is the theme which inspires this latest batch of paintings from the American artist. Studio Apart (Wed 10.00-18.00, Thur 10.00-21.00, Fri 10.00-18.00, Sat 12.00-17.00) closing Sunday

Air Polluter

An interactive smell exhibition which allows the visitor to decide how much they wish to pollute the air around them--both with nice smells and nasty. De Brakke Grond (Mon 13.00-18.00, Tues-Fri 10.00-20.30, Sat 13.00-20.30, Sun 13.00-17.00) closing Sunday

Jana van Meerveld, Jonas Ohlsson & Ad de Jong

Installations from the three artists. Horse Move Project Space (Fri-Sun 14.00-20.00) closing Sunday

Het Licht van Tunesië

Multimedia installation by Maarten Rens and Anita Mizrahi. De Levante (Wed-Sun 13.00-17.30) until 22 July

The Colour of the Maghreb: Morocco

Old culture meets contemporary art in this group exhibition celebrating artists of Morocco. Contributors include Youssouf Elalamy, Abbtoy, Dounia El Yassem and Shishunk. De Levante (Wed-Sun 13.00-17.30) until 22 July

Spirit of the Wild

Following on from the successful Earth From Above outdoor exhibitions by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, huge prints by South African photographer Steve Bloom are going public in Amsterdam, showing dazzling shots of the planet's wildlife. Westermarkt (Daily) until 24 July

Summer Show

Works by James Aldridge, Marijn Akkermans, Aisling Hedgecock, Desiree Dolron, Paul Haworth, JR Amondarain, Nik Christensen and Dick Tuinder. Galerie Gabriel Rolt (Wed-Sat 12.00-18.00) until 28 July


Not actually a celebration of the Linux operating system, this collection, curated by Carinna Claassens and Els Klaassen, will showcase the work of a number of contemporary South African artists--some now resident in the Netherlands. Throughout its run look out for workshops, performances, discussions and readings which celebrate South African culture. ABC Treehouse (Tues-Sat 12.30-18.30) until 31 July

Strongman is Here!

Contemporary Maori artworks from New Zealander Kerry Strongman. Despite the modern nature of his works, his techniques are steeped in Maori history, plus you'll often find him working with ancient wood. Rembrandtplein (Mon-Fri 11.00-20.00) until 31 July

Zomer Expositie 2007

Works by 14 artists, including Yvonne Zomerdijk, Margret Mijsbergh and Stefaan Eyckmans. GO Gallery (Wed-Sat 12.00-18.00, Sun 13.00-17.00) until 5 August

Aernout Overbeeke

Often dark photographs of the natural landscapes, still lifes and indigenous people Overbeeke encountered while in Masaï, Afrika. Galerie Rademakers Tue-Sun 11.00-17.30 until 19 August

Cristóbal Hara: An Imaginary Spaniard

An exploration of the perceived cultural identity of Spain, by native photographer Hara. Huis Marseille (Tues-Sun 11.00-18.00) until 26 August

Han Singels: Polder Holland

Following in the footsteps of Paulus Potter, Aelbert Cuyp, Gerard Bilders and Willem Roelofs, Indonesian photographer Han Singels has trekked for years through the polders of North Holland, the riverbanks of Gelderland and the pastures of Utrecht. All in order to photograph cows in these magnificent landscapes. Huis Marseille (Tues-Sun 11.00-18.00) until 26 August


Contemporary fashion and accessories by three talented young designers: Merel Boers (Miss Blackbirdy), Claire Fons and Elke Lutgerink. Galerie 37 (Thur-Sun 12.00-17.00), Haarlem until 26 August

Offline #4

Diverse artworks by Charlotte Mouwens, Margot Lamers, Katrin Maurer and Roos & Chris. ArtOlive (Mon-Fri 11.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-17.00) until 26 August

Exit #2: Sculpture Without a Clue

Works by Niels Post. Etalagegalerie Weesperplein (Daily 06.00-00.30) until 30 August

Dream Amsterdam

Using the city of Amsterdam as his point of departure, Spencer Tunick created a series of impressive installations built from naked bodies. Now the images from that event are going on display at the locations they were created--Leliegracht and Q-Park at Marnixstraat. Careful not to fall off your bike. Various locations (Daily) until 31 August

The Portrait Gallery

Presenting an overview of portraits from 1950 to the present by ten veteran photographers, including Sanne Sannes, Ata Kando, Willem Diepraam, Machiel Botman and Barry Kornbluh. Hup Gallery (Tue, Thur, Fri 10.00-17.00) until 31 August

Summer Exhibition

Featuring diverse works by Cor Jaring, Frans Blind, Irene Hertel, Tho Jongh, Hanne Koorn, Immy Stur van Zoelen and Joan Verkroost. Oosterkerk (Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00) until 31 August

Joyeux de vie

An exhibition of Jacques-Henri Lartigue, that makes an excellent accompaniment to Foam's retrospective. Gallery Vassie (Wed-Sat 12.00-18.00) until 1 September

Katharina Mouratidi: The Other Globalisation

Photo portraits of international participants from the 'Global Justice Movement'. Melkweg Galerie (Wed-Sun 13.00-20.00) until 2 September

Versneden en Verbeeld: Anatomie in Geneeskunde en Kunst

It's no secret that SMART Project Space was formerly the Pathologisch Anatomisch Labaratorium (PAL). And in this exhibition, it once again revisits its anatomical past, dealing in the history of the practice of anatomy, the history of PAL, and also the relationship between art and anatomy. So you'll get to see old scientific paintings by the likes of Jozef Israëls, Gerard de Lairesse and Andreas Vesalius, plus work by contemporary artists like Lisette Verkerk and Karen Arink. Elements will also be on display at the Tentoonstellingszaal Universiteitsbibliotheek, UvA. SMART Project Space (SMART: Tues-Sat 12.00-17.00; UvA: Wed-Fri 11.00-17.00) until 7 September

Zwarte Muur: De Transatlantische Slavenhandel

Photo portraits by Laura Samsom Rous, who specialises in the people, particularly the women, along the coast of Africa between Senegal and Angola--the region most affected by European colonisation and the Transatlantic slave trade. Melkweg Galerie (Wed-Sun 13.00-20.00) until 1 October

13 July 2007

graf gran's garden gets up

I heard a story the other day, in a Jordaan Cafe. I was asking about the Dutch name for Hollyhocks, which is stockrosen. They are currently in bloom and are thickly spread throughout the streets of Amsterdam.

I was told that thay are the gift of an elderly Amsterdam woman who spread the seeds in the streets before she died. They have continued to spread and bloom.

This is all the information I have, if you know more can you let me know please?

This is a self perpetuating street installation of great beauty.




yep babelfished

Who we are and where we stand in front Living on the world improves and more beautiful make. For Loesje is that no air castle or an activity which can leave the bests concerning to the bosses, experts and/or speculators. Your ideals to realise does you of it building a castle daily. Let hear of you, intervene, participate. Rumour: Somewhere in its day book a secret plan for conquering the world seems have to stand Loesje. That plan comes there on that within 8 years the Netherlands in the knip, within 16 years the activities BelgIi sit? and Luxembourg in the spell bring vervolgens in 32 and 64 years to keep on pushing to Europe and the complete world. Itself makes texts Everyone has influence. But how do you get that? Posters make our answer is. Others make a newspaper, set up a loss-making TV station or start a trade union. Loesje choose for the poster as a medium. Simply, direct, on the street and under people. The right to the freedom of opinion shaping is not there for nothing. Well, we do still the right to opinion shaping and opinion change. With the posters we ensure a flow of progressive idee?n which does not dry. We think that early or leaves nobody there to escape can. And then it becomes really just celebrates. Rumour: For Loesje the history is still not at all in order. Them even thinks that the nicest time lies still for us. According to her is that rechts-conservatieve-consumptie-gedoe of the last time again on his retour. Sense to help a hand? O yes, Loesje think that capitalism is succeeded by a creative society. There she strives thus to. Texts make for yourself To do some brainstorming, circular, imagination and fantasie. Posters make is not only nice and creative, of it also a piece becomes himself more gehaaider more malignant and. He who regular himself makes texts is no longer catch for three breaches. Rumour: With Loesje on your CV get you the better job. It shifts in any case firm under your possible bosses. Texts which are correct You can say something in hundred different manners. Art is it this way say that everyone you hear people become, curious, react and even will do. You do not make therefore zomaar texts. You make aansprekelijke texts, surprisingly, humoristic, relativising or militant. For everyone, because what the target group is also, everyone is important. Just like other media Loesje have a final editing which is responsible for the monthly serial texts. _ each first weekend of the month come member from the complete country at each other write and think. Many people send in also texts by means of our e mail address and the PO Box. At the beginning of the final editing there each month a list with two hundred texts hundred fifty lies from which can be chosen. Rumour: During the final editing they will discuss sometimes hours a text, whereas them at the same moment another text carelessly the prullenbak in to tumble. Further them with faxes and roll texts seem work there from the all over the world, whereas your text has exactly left to Helsinki or Rio the Janeiro... Loesje in practice He who of Loesje thinks no tightly organised association present himself of which the members come on the basis of formal appointments exactly on time at each other under the guidance of a bureaucratic governing board, must. Loesje are in practice which she carries out in its posters. An association which twists on enthusiasm and motivation, on idee?n and initiative. People who are active at Loesje are that from itself and not on the basis of democratically taken decide. You have sense or not. Enthusiasm and action strength, there go it for. Rumour: It seems that the best action of Loesje is unexpectedly invented generally and for the other members of it know something already is carried out also. To stick Officially plakken in the Netherlands have been still prohibited at many places. But in practice many police constables look at the other side on when they see you to the work. Also in a number of municipalities the prohibition on plakken has been put outside functioning because there not sufficient plakplaatsen are available for ide?le plakkers. There nevertheless difficulties should be then look Loesje after a lawyer at a possible process. We fight all cases to the Supreme Court from because we want create this way clarity how it is put with the freedom of opinion expression for ideële plakkers. Rumour: The best plakker of Loesje has been taken up once on a day four times. The agents who they would be now, however, from him but Sjaak stepped after each visit to the office simply at first the behangzaak to, thought each time bought new spullen, picked up at home new posters and left direction centre. After the fourth time those posters hung, however, beautiful. Since that day has been ie as a matter of fact taken up never more. To participate, member becomes, subscriptions, donaties and products You can member become of Loesje. At this moment Loesje approximately thousand members count of which there are two hundred really active. Active members invent with other members texts, ensure goeie idee?n, spread poster and are not dirty of more life in city, place or village. For? 25, - per year are you posterabonnee. Posterabonnees receive monthly the serial texts with the ledenbulletin. Loesje have a secretariat in arnhem where a number of volunteers and fixed strengths are responsible for coordination, administration and support. Loesje want be gladly independent of subsidies and large geldschieters. Hence that Loesje sells notebooks, crack calendars and other products actively and successfully. From income of this we pay our activities. Can order now also by means of Internet. Money, breach, giro. You have enough time money and little. But you gladly support Loesje. Plans have we enough, the financi?le resources less. Donaties are welcome on giro 1280296 of the foundation friends of Loesje, PO Box 1045.,6801 BA arnhem. In most of the cases tax calculation is possible. Rumour: It seems that there always, however, plans exist to change it and an other one within the association. This information will continue keep therefore a restricted houdbaarheids-datum. If still ask you have you can look at on: much asked questions. With other questions you can ring always, but can send a note or fax of course also. Or bowl once. Bel and we speak what.


12 July 2007

Amsterdam Film eXperience


The Amsterdam Film eXperience (AFX) is an annual international short film festival that celebrates exploration.

AFX loves audiovisual productions that explore the boundaries of film, the boundaries between media and the boundaries of storytelling. Short films, music videos, animations, interactive film, video art and all the crossovers you can think of: AFX will show the most innovative and challenging productions from around the world.

Do you feel your audiovisual productions are breaking the rules of cinema? Then join AFX and send in your work before September 1st, 2007.

Show the world your stuff and be part of an inspiring cinematic experience on November the 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Het Ketelhuis, Amsterdam.

Mail filmmaker@amsterdamfilmexperience.com and ask for the submission form. Or mail info@amsterdamfilmexperience.com for more info.

beautiful stories interestingly told / new technology / guerrilla techniques / narrative abstraction / crossover animation / buzz, clicks & visual chaos / off the big screen (invading your space)

Stroom Den Haag

July 1 thru September 9, 2007

Anna Barham (GB), Harold de Bree (NL), gerlach en koop (NL), Ian Hamilton Finlay (GB), Isabel Nolan (IR), Machiel van Soest (NL), Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (KOR/USA).

Stroom Den Haag
Hogewal 1-9
2514 HA The Hague
The Netherlands
T +31-70 3658985
Wednesday thru Sunday 12-5 pm


Exhibition (in) visible sounds
June 2 – July 14
Artists: Erich Berger, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Usman Haque & Rob Davis, Informationlab (Ursula Lavrencic & Auke Touwslager), Olga Kisseleva, Brandon LaBelle & James Webb, Semiconductor and Theodore Watson.
More information: www.montevideo.nl

Check the website www.5daysoff.nl for the complete MEDIA program.

Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst
Montevideo/Time Based Arts
Keizersgracht 264

Star Wars Help Desk

Tech Support the Star Wars way. After all, the empire has its share of end-users also


11 July 2007

Geert Lovink - video lecture

Geert Lovink presenting a foundation of critical internet culture and talking about blogs, blogging, blogging philosophy, activism, social networks, network theory, audiences, growth and markets. Public open video lecture for the faculty and students of the European Graduate School, Media and Communication Studies Department Program, EGS, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2007.

Geert Lovink, born 1959 in Amsterdam, is a media theorist, net critic and activist, who studied political science on the University of Amsterdam (MA) and holds a PhD at University of Melbourne. In 2003 he was a postdoc fellow at University of Queensland in Brisbane. 2004 he was appointed research professor at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam for Interactive media and associate professor for New Media at the University of Amsterdam.


06 July 2007

call - The Australia Council's Second Life residency

**Pioneering Second Life artist to inspire Australian artists**

On 12 July, the Australia Council for the Arts, in partnership with
the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), will host its first
ever artist forum in Second Life.

The in-world event, to be moderated by ABCs Sunday Arts
reporter/producer Fenella Kernebone, is for the Australia Councils
inaugural Second Life artist residency.

In an open forum at 7pm (EST) on ABC Island, Paris-based artist and
architect Brad Kligerman - one of the first artists in Second Life to
complete an in-world residency - will present his work, discuss ideas
and answer participants questions.

Brad, an architect and teacher, completed his 11-week residency with
US-based Ars Virtua <http://arsvirtua.com>
a new media centre and gallery in Second Life, where he questioned
the idea of materiality in the rendered environment and the nature of

Australia Council chief executive officer Kathy Keele said the
partnership with the ABC was a great fit with the Australia Councils
Second Life initiative. The ABC was the first Australian media
organisation to establish a presence in Second Life and we are
excited about working with them on this project.

We hope that Australian artists gain valuable insight from Brad
Kligermans successful art interventions in Second Life and that they
will be inspired to create innovative works in-world that will place
them at the forefront of this groundbreaking practice, Kathy Keele

The Australia Council has also set up an artists' forum in Second
Life for artists looking for other artists with whom to collaborate.
The moderated artists forum can be found at ABC Island
and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Island,
Esperance <http://slurl.com/secondlife/Esperance/91/107/23/>
(please note these Second Life URLs or SLURLs link to locations in
Second Life).

Opened in February 2007, ABC Island explores new and different ways
to present content to its audiences. As well as creating social
spaces for Second Life visitors, the island showcases Australian
talent and creativity in an innovative way.

Places for the 12 July Second Life event are limited. To register
email slrsvp@ozco.gov.au
with your Second Life Avatar name. The event will be streamed live
at http:slcn.tv.
A vodcast of the event will also be available on the ABC Sunday Arts
website <http://abc.net.au/sundayarts>
. Sunday Arts screens Sundays at 5.00pm.

The Australia Councils Second Life residency will enable a team of
up to three artists, including a writer, musician/sound artist and
digital visual media practitioner to collaborate on the development
of inter-disciplinary artwork in Second Life. The project, which will
take place online, will require the artists to explore the
possibilities of literary, music/sound art and real time 3-D arts
practices within the virtual realm.

The residency is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents.
Applications close on 27 July 2007. For more information visit

For more information on Ars Virtua and Brad Kligerman visit

Galo & TLP in LA


China Tracy

" i.Mirror"
28mins/2007/SL film
Director by SL avatar China Tracy.

This Second Life Documentry film is part of the China Tracy Pavilion Project, participated in China Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale 2007.


05 July 2007



My Master's Thesis Animation, which I completed while I was at The School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art, in New York City. Created using Maya, After Effects, and rigged using The Setup Machine by Anzovin studios. If you would like to download there is a small version at my website: www.donysanimation.com

The music is orginal and is by Tim Cassell, someone I went to highschool with. The music is available here:

Alot of people have been emailing me asking a whole lot of questions. Maybe you can find some answers here:

Everyone thank you so much for your compliments and kind words!


Rate Kiwi! on IMDB!

04 July 2007



This is a documentary on Nimbin. Its worth watching for the didge player interspaced throughout.


Central Coast

This collection of clips is for my Amsterdam friends to see where we come from and what it is like. All found footage from Youtube.

We lived
and were married at Pearl Beach.

oy Woy Road.


ommuting to Sydney


03 July 2007

Aerosol Symphonies

Amsterdam, juni 2007


Op zaterdag 11 augustus opent GO Gallery de expositie Aerosol Symphonies.
(Aerosol = spuitbus). De opening van deze expositie valt samen met de start van het Grachtenfestival 2007 in Amsterdam. Het Grachtenfestival is het jaarlijks terugkerende muziekfestival waarvan uitvoeringen van (klassieke) muziek op bijzondere locaties in Amsterdam de basis vormen.

Op de expositie Aerosol Symphonies, worden de werelden van klassieke muziek en moderne kunst / street-art bij elkaar gebracht.
12 jonge kunstenaars hebben zich laten inspireren door een opera, componist of symfonie. Ze hebben allemaal een aantal klassieke muziekstukken uitgekozen, muziekstukken die hen raken en inspireren. Deze muziek, het ontstaan en het verhaal ervan, is grondig bestudeerd.
Naar dit muziekstuk hebben de kunstenaars vervolgens een eigen kunstwerk, een schilderij, gecomponeerd.

Zoals de componist geïnspireerd zal zijn door beelden uit zà jn omgeving, is in dit geval de kunstenaar geïnspireerd door de muziek van zijn favoriete componist.
De deelnemende kustenaars aan deze expositie zijn de volgende:

Faith 71, In hout (Johan Andeloe), Illustrator Tiquestar Illuminat Rex, Laser 3.14,
Morcky & The Boghe (Two Things), Pauline Niks, Weasel, Recal, Lèstoir , Zedz en DelightDelirium.

De deelnemende kunstenaars zijn niet de eerste de beste street-art kunstenaars die in de Amsterdamse nachten hun kunsten vertonen en uitgenodigd zijn voor deze expositie:
Laser 3.14 heeft de laatste jaren grote bekendheid gekregen met zijn straatgedichten. Bij zijn werk voert de vorm niet meer de boventoon, de inhoud des te meer. Zijn teksten hebben vaak een maatschappij kritische ondertoon. Laser 3.14 is tevens de curator van deze expositie.
Morcky, één van het duo Two Things, heeft de afgelopen jaren o.a. videoclips en reclames gemaakt voor o.a.: Heineken, EMI (videoclips voor Anouk en Brain Power), Adidas, Nike, IDTV.

Faith71 schildert veel in opdracht, o.a. voor de gemeente Amsterdam, op bouwschuttingen en rolluiken (Waterlandplein, Amsterdam-Noord).
Het werk van Faith71 is o.a. aangekocht door het Amsterdams Historisch museum. Hij kreeg (inter)nationale bekendheid met zijn portret van Theo van Gogh in de Warmoesstraat te Amsterdam, op de dag van zijn moord, 2 november 2004.
Illustrator Tiquestar Illuminat Rex illustreert momenteel veel voor Vrij Nederland. Heeft de afgelopen jaren veel opdrachten gedaan voor o.a. ING en Postbank, LEVI’s, MTV, Tropen Instituut e.v.a..


On Saturday 11 augusts open GO Gallery the expositie Aerosol Symphonies. (Aerosol = aerosol).

The opening of this expositie coincides with the start of grachten festival 2007 in Amsterdam.

On the expositie Aerosol Symphonies, the worlds of traditional music and modern, urban, art at each other are brought. 10 young artists could be inspired by their favoriete opera, type-setter or symphony. They have all selected a number of traditional pieces of music, pieces of music which touch them and inspire. This music, the ontstaan and the tale of it, has been studied thoroughly. To this piece of music the artists have vervolgens their own art work, a painting, composed. Such as the type-setter be by pictures from zíjn surroundings, in this case the artist it will be inspired have been inspired by the music of its favoriete type-setter.

The participating coast arse to this expositie is the following: Faith 71, wood (Johan Andeloe), illustrator Tiquestar Illuminat Rex, laser 3.14, Morcky (Two Things), Pauline nothing, Weasel, Recal, Esther Claus and DelightDelirium.

The participating artists are not the first the besten.

Morcky one of the two-high rolling mill Two Things, has among other things made the previous years videoclips and publicities for among other things: Heineken, EMI (videoclips for Anouk and Brain Power), Adidas, Nike, IDTV.

Two Things (Morcky/The Boghe, Amsterdam) TwoThings creates anything between music videos, graphics, animations to work on the streets, playing with perspective, interacting with the surroundings, using calligraphy and robots. www.twothings.net

Faith71 much paint in task, among other things for the municipality Amsterdam, on bouwschuttingen and role shutters (water country square, Amsterdam-Noord), the work of Faith71 have been among other things bought by the from Amsterdam historical museum. He got (inter)nationale reputation with its portrait of Theo van Gogh in the Warmoesstraat in Amsterdam, on the day of its assassination, 2 November 2004th

Faith71 (Donovan Spaanstra, 1971, Amsterdam) Spraycan master who also uses sticker art, showing talent for both hyperrealism and the abstract. In Dutch Masters he will show his series ‘Red Life Painting’, made in Amsterdams Red Light district. www.faith71.com

laser 3.14 the last years large reputation has got with its street poems. At its work the form no longer monopolizes the conversation, the contents all the more. To be texts have frequently a society critical ondertoon.

Laser 3.14 (1972, Amsterdam) The poet amongst the street artists, leaves poetic and philosophical statements in the streets of Amsterdam. Shouts out his heartfelt mission, using the city both as his canvas and megaphone. www.laser314.com

Laser 3.14 is tevens the curator of this expositie.

GO Gallery | Prinsengracht 64 | 1015 DX Amsterdam


02 July 2007

Holland Doc: Droomwereld (De Toekomst, Second Life)

Documentaire De Toekomst door Jorien van Nes
In 2020 zullen we een groot deel van onze tijd in de virtuele werelden van de online roleplaying games doorbrengen. In deze spellen worden vriendschappen gesloten en harten gebroken. In Droomwereld gaan Second Life spelers op zoek naar de werkelijkheid achter hun virtuele wereld.
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Graffiti als kunst in Musea

Documentary about the question whether graffiti belongs in a museum or not.