Martha Rosler (1943, New York) works BALLOONS, BOY’S ROOM, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL (GIACOMETTI), and BOWL OF FRUIT, are part of The Stedelijk’s new collection presentation BASE that opened in December. Rosler’s art focuses on the public realm, exploring issues from everyday life, in … Continue reading ocular synthesis
An expeditious conclusion when contemplating on art in 2017 is that it is starting to reflect how fucked up the world is. The world has always been unfair and full of oppression but people are beginning to speak up intensely and … Continue reading 2017: art or activism?
Poetry might be the most difficult art medium there is out there. It is something I intentionally avoid. When reading a poem, so many thoughts run through my head: the urge to make something tangible out of it, to understand it, … Continue reading poetry and politics
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
When you focus on political art, sometimes, you find yourself wondering where politics end and art starts. This was very much the case when I came across Wolfgang Tillmans (1968) Anti-Brexit posters. Tillmans is a German photographer, whose studio is … Continue reading playing hardball
I find Performance art a very difficult thing. I find it ungraspable, indefinable, unsettled, uncertain, and incomprehensible. I simply find it impossible to pinpoint what it is and incorporates. Many different occurrences are classified under the title ‘performance art’. In … Continue reading performance art? PART ONE.