It seems to be that De Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has embraced an active role in educating its audience and broadening their spectrum. As I have written before, one can notice that they present a range of exhibitions in which … Continue reading where are you from?
I didn’t have the highest expectations when I entered the door to the Thomas Ruff exhibition. I actually only knew his portraits which look like passport photos. Doesn’t sound breathtaking, mind-blowing or blood-tingling right? Should have known that I should have had high expectations because I’m at the Whitechapel Gallery. Photography has become such a common thing for everyone with a phone. A picture is a picture. Every slightly interesting thing that happens in a day is captured. And that’s it. You don’t think about it anymore. Ruff takes an image, manipulates it and thereby explores all kind of things … Continue reading exploring the possibilities of photography
Rachel Whiteread (1963) has been casting the “negative spaces” – the inside of from something as small a water bottle to an entire house – for three decades. She was the first woman ever to win the Turner Prize in … Continue reading casting the negative since 1988
When I went to the Whitney this summer, I wondered why it was showing a retrospective of the Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica (1937—1980). Of course, I’m all for diversity but the Whitney Museum of American Art “presents a full range of … Continue reading organized delirium?
If the final meaning of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ work is constructed by the viewer, the exact opposite can be said of Laure Prouvost’s work. Laure Prouvost (1978) is a French artist who studied film at Central Saint Martins and attended Goldsmiths and … Continue reading full blast surrealism
I often wonder how Untitled (Go-go Dancing Platform), 1991, fits into Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ oeuvre. The Cuban born artist is famous for his candy piles, stacks of posters (for both examples, the viewers are encouraged to take a piece), puzzle postcards, and … Continue reading on the spot
“How do people disappear in an age of total over-visibility? Are people hidden by too many images? Do they go hide amongst other images? Do they become images?” … Continue reading out of the ordinary