26 February 2008

Catacomb Studio

Afgelopen zaterdag gingen we letterlijk ondergronds. In de Catacomb Studio onder de Posthoornkerk in de Haarlemmerstraat vond de kick-off van het nieuwe feest theKitchen plaats. De wie? 'theKitchen kijkt met gratie terug op het verleden, maar neemt het heft in eigen handen wat betreft de toekomst: De line-up is een mix van kunstenaars in verschillende disciplines van schilderkunst en moderne kunst, getalenteerde dj's, en producers.' Zo! Die kan je in je zak steken! Nog steeds geen idee wat theKitchen is? Ga maar even snel kijken dan. Hup! Zie voor meer feestjes http://www.ondergrond.tv




how to make a pen for graffiti


25 February 2008

Education and the Future of The Virtual Web

de balie
wed 27 February

Scientists, Educators, Web Specialists, 3D Designers. Technicians, Artists and others get together for demonstrations, lectures and discussions about education and the future of 'The Virtual Web'.



For a list of participants, a programme schedule and more detailed info see de website eduverse.org

This symposium is broadcast live on the internet: www.debalie.nl/live and live on videoscreens at various sim locations in Second Life (locations to be announced soon)
One replay is broadcast on the livestreams, immediately after the symposium has ended (at around 22:00 C.E.T.)

Video-on-demand coming up a few days after the event at

(More detailed information coming up!)

| 15:00 - 22:00 C.E.T.
(With breaks. Drinks and food will not be provided but are available a la carte De Balie Restaurant and Café)

Language | English

Female graffiti writers


More Graff Gran


Temporary Graffiti for Tribe Art Projects


Temporary graffiti installation for Tribe Art projects, Athens, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Buenos Aries. 2006.


Monique Horstmann


24 February 2008



kunstenaar van de week
"Artist of the Week"
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Hankplek voor kunstenaars "Hangout for Artists"

The Chiellerie is a do-it-yourself art space located in the centre of Amdterdam. It was founded in 2002. Every Friday there is a new opening for an "Artist of the Week". Over 150 artists have exhibited in the past five years.


Launch of 5 year anniversary book.

I didnt realise until I read the book just how many exhibitions I had attended here in the past two years. The book is a useful reminder with numerous photos from all of the shows.

I was surprised to see that there is a photo of me in it, at the street art battle in 2006.

22 February 2008

Kopen & Lopen Kunstwinkel

Opening vrijdag 22 februari 19.00 uur

Vanaf vrijdag kan er gepint worden in de Chiellerie. En dat is maar goed ook. Want alles wat je van de muur haalt mag je na betaling gelijk mee naar huis nemen. Oké niet nieuw, wel leuk. En hard nodig in een tijd waarin de onafhankelijkheid van de kunstenaar steeds meer op de proef wordt gesteld.

Mensen die al meedoen zijn; Atti, Aso-Sjaal, Vuig/ClubZonderFilter, Rachel de Boer, Ottograph, Claudia Hek, Martijn Overweel, Gabriel Kousbroek, Willum Geerts, Jan van der Ploeg, Svenja Kaufmann, Ramon Jan Vet, Monique Horstman, Chiel van Zelst etc etc.

Chiellerie Gallery
raamgracht 58
1011 KK amsterdam

Tonight at the Chiellerie

- an extremely rare opportunity to purchase a Blakkbyrd piece.

Sonic Acts XII exhibition

Sonic Acts XII exhibition
22 February – 22 March
Opening Thursday 21 February 5:00 pm Artist presentations at 6:00 pm

Boris Debackere (B), Kurt Hentschläger (AT), Ulf Langheinrich (D) and Julien Maire (F)

In collaboration with the Sonic Acts festival, the Netherlands Media Art Institute presents an exhibition with works that deal with the theme of Sonic Acts XII: 'The Cinematic Experience'.
More information: http://www.montevideo.nl/en/index_agenda.php?cat=e&id=244

Exhibition opening times Netherlands Media Art Institute
Different opening times during the festival: 22&23 February 13:00 - 20:00, 24 February 13:00 – 18:00
Regular opening times after festival period. Tuesday - Saturday and the first Sunday of the month Sunday 2 March 13:00 – 18:00 h.
Entrance: 2,50 (discount 1,50). With Sonic Acts ticket free entrance untill March 22.

The Sonic Acts festival takes place from 21 – 24 February, in Paradiso, De Balie, the Netherlands Media Art Institute and the Melkweg. The twelfth edition of the Sonic Acts festival is devoted to The Cinematic Experience and includes an international conference, a wide range of concerts and performances, an exhibition and a diverse programme of films. The programme will focus on the rich history of the cinematic experience. More information: www.sonicacts.com

Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst /
Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
NL-1016 EV Amsterdam

Sonic Acts Festival - Fabchannel

Fabchannel.com brings you a wide variety of live music in sound and vision. From upcoming acts to big stars playing rock, hiphop, folk, avant-garde and everything in between.

With a team of dedicated, music loving directors, editors, programmers and promoters Fabchannel has built one of the biggest online concert archives in the world. 700 full-length concerts, festivals, performances, debates and lectures can be freely experienced in the Fabchannel video on demand archive. Live from the famous Paradiso and Melkweg Amsterdam.

Originated from Paradiso and with the continuous help of the Paradiso and Melkweg staff, Fabchannel provides you with the music and the tools to watch it.


Starting today, the next four days are dedicated to the twelfth edition of the Sonic Acts festival. This year's edition is devoted to 'The Cinematic Experience' and includes an international conference, a wide range of concerts and performances, an exhibition and a diverse programme of films. The 2008 edition promises a comprehensive overview of the cinematic experience.

Recent technological developments in digitalisation, higher-definition imagary and sound, ever-faster communication networks and new types of portable video players make it necessary to re-address the question of what cinema actually is. Developments such as experiential spaces, immersion and sublimation in contemporary music and visual arts add to the urgency of this question.

http://www.fabchannel.com/sonic_acts_12_day_2 http://www.fabchannel.com/sonic_acts_12_day_3 http://www.fabchannel.com/sonic_acts_12_day_4

The conference is streaming live from the de balie here

20 February 2008

The Beautiful Losers Portfolio

The Beautiful Losers Portfolio, 2006
The entire portfolio of all 27 Beautiful Losers silkscreen prints with corresponding edition numbers in custom military grade wood box with numbered title page and white archival handling gloves.
Approx 22 x 18 x 9 inches

Numbered edition of 30


see prints here


As he walked every so often he would stop, pull out a crayon, bend down and write on the pavement in large, elegant copperplate - ETERNITY. He would move on a hundred yards then write it again, ETERNITY, nothing more, just one simple word. For thirty-seven years he chalked this one-word sermon and he wrote more than half a million times.

The mystery all came clear in 1956 and the man who cracked it was the Reverend Lisle M Thompson of the Burton Street Baptist Church. Arthur Stace was actually the church cleaner and one of their prayer leaders.

One day Lisle Thompson saw Stace take out his crayon and write the famous Eternity on the pavement. He did it without realising that he has been spotted . Thompson said :"Are you Mr Eternity?" and Stace replied "Guilty Your Honor".

Lisle Thompson wrote a tract telling the little man's extraordinary story and Tom Farrell, later had the first interview. He published it in the Sunday Telegragh on 21 June 1956.


{1930 Sydney Australia }

- in the Burton Street Baptist Church at Darlinghurst he heard the evangelist, the Reverend John Ridley. Ridley was a Military Cross winner from the World War One and a noted "give-'em-Hell" preacher. He shouted: "I wish I could shout ETERNITY through the streets of Sydney".

Stace, recalling the day, said: "He repeated himself and kept shouting 'ETERNITY, ETERNITY' and his words were ringing thrugh my brain as I left the church. Suddenly I began crying and I felt a powerful call from the Lord to write "ETERNITY". I had a piece of chalk in my pocket and I bent down there and wrote it. The funny thing is that before I wrote I could hardly have spelled my own name. I had no schooling and I couldn't have spelt "ETERNITY" for hundred quid. But it came out smoothly in beautiful copperplate script. I couldn't understand it and I still can't".


In 1968 the Sydney City Council
(8) decided to perpetuate Stace's one-word sermon by putting down permanent plaques in "numerous" locations throughout the city. Sir David Griffin, a fromer Lord Mayor, tried to perpetuate what he called "a delicious piece of eccentricity", but a team of City Commissioners killed the idea. They thought it was too trivial. (9)

For weeks there was angry debate in the Letters to the Editor columns. Some said, better than plaques, let's put the money into decent walkable footpaths,
(10) and another reader believed Mary Anne Smith, who gave us the Granny Smith apple, was far more worthy of recognition. (11)

But finally Arthur Stace did get his plaque. It happened ten years after his death and was all due to Ridley Smith, architect of Sydney Square. He set the message ETERNITY in cast aliminium, set in aggregate, near the Syndey Square waterfall.

The Sydney Morning Herald Column 8 said: "In letters almost 21cm (8in) high if the famous copperplate message ETERNITY. The one word sermon gleams in wrought aluminium. There's no undue prominence. No garish presentation. Merely the simple ETERNITY on pebbles as Arthur Stace would have wanted it.

full article on the history of Arthur Stace

Male Restroom Etiquette


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Digital Art Week - Scan


The Digital Art Weeks (DAW), an annual event organized by the ETH Zurich, presented a variety of art, technology and the ideas that bridge both through workshops, symposiums, exhibitions, soundscapes and performances. A Finnisage held at the former power plant ewz- Selnau wrapped up the events. From 10-14 July 2007 the city of Zurich was transformed into what the DAW set out to create, “a meeting point between art and technology.”

full article


A refereed journal of media arts and culture, published three times a year.
Scan, hosted by the Media Department, Macquarie University.

An A-Z of Australian Graffiti


"This illustrated A-Z combines beautiful colour images from Australia's thriving graffiti and street art culture, interviews with some of Australia's most important graffiti and street artists, analysis of the history and evolution of the scene and discussion of urban planning, community and freedom of speech raised by graffiti's presence in public space.

Chris Dew is a Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies and an Australian Research Council Associate in the History Program at La Trobe University in Melbourne. She is also a photographer interested in landscape, memory and place. Her photographs have been exhibited in Melbourne's Counihan Gallery and in many print publications. She advises local government and community organisations on graffiti-related matters."


This is an introductory text on graffiti written by an academic specialising in gender studies. Its exactly what you would expect for an introductory text written by an academic specialising in gender studies. Its neither an academic text nor an enthusiast's picture book.

It provides an album of glossy colour photos similar to any graffiti Flickr account and a series of artist's profiles. Its primary appeal lies in matching names to artworks for those unfamiliar with the Australian graffiti scene.

19 February 2008

Beautiful Losers at Monster Children

When I was in Sydney last month I had the pleasure of attending a screening of the film "Beautiful Losers" organised by Monster Children gallery.
Aaron Rose spoke about the exhibition and the film.

This is primarily a film about a 2004 Graffiti exhibition and the artists participating.

The exhibition will be visiting the Netherlands in "the fall".


monster children visit by
Aaron Rose




Aaron Rose is an artist, writer and independent curator currently living in Los Angeles. For ten years (1992-2002) he worked as owner/director of the highly influential Alleged Gallery in New York. The gallery was responsible for breaking the careers of many visual artists who are now considered the leading edge of contemporary art.

He is co-curator of the large-scale museum exhibition titled “Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art & Street Culture” which opened in March 2004 at Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati and has been touring America and Europe since.


Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture






Tue, Aug 3, 2004
The Intersection of Contemporary Art and Street Culture

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Forum looks at the intersection of contemporary art and street culture through the lens of two current exhibits: "Beautiful Losers" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and "Nothing Ever Happens" at San Jose Museum of Art.
Host: Michael Krasny
Christian Strike, co-curator of "Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture"
Glen Helfand, art critic
Sharon Mizoto, art critic and co-author of "Fresh Talk, Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art"
Shepard Fairey, artist





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