26 juli 2021
3 januari 2016
7 juni 2015
The last day of the fair, lines in front of the Taekwondo hall all day and an unending stream of visitors visiting our booth. Our work has been received well, lots of flags of Maarten have been taken along and reactions were great! We have to thank Artemis Potamianou and her Platforms crew for a great week and EX-MÊKH hopes to be back next time. In this post you will find some interesting art from the main floor to finish the report on Art Athena 2015.
25 oktober 2014
15 oktober 2005
Over performance, re-enactment en acteurs:
– “ MA: I am doing them because I feel that I am the only one left of my generation who is still performing. And I feel that I want to set history straight, because there are so many commercial rip-offs, like Steven Meisel, for example – his recent fashion spread in Vogue is like Orlan with her plastic surgery. Fashion takes art out of context and uses only the surface. Theatre also rips off performance like you can’t imagine; and of course it happens in art too. A lot of kids are doing copies. So my attitude is, if you want to do a performance originally done by someone else, it’s fine if you treat it like, say, a musical score. But you have to have a few rules. For my re-enactments I have asked the artists or their foundations for permission. I asked Chris Burden for permission to perform Trans-Fixed , the piece that involved him being nailed to the hood of a Volkswagen, and his assistant sent me a letter saying, ‘not this piece, not any piece’. And I replied, ‘great, I respect this, but tell me why’. The assistant wrote back saying, ‘Mr Burden doesn’t talk publicly’. And this pissed me off. Fine, but I think he should have explained his reasons. I am very disappointed about this, because I really wanted to do this piece. The woman crucified, finally. I wanted to do it on a Volga, which was designed in the Tito era, though, instead of a Volkswagen.“
16 februari 2005
Egon Schiele, Marina Abramovic en Christina de Chatel samen in het van Gogh museum in Amsterdam: als dat maar goed gaat!
De internationaal gevierde pianiste Tomoko Mukaiyama maakt speciaal voor de dansvoorstelling die te zien is op vrijdagavond en zondagmiddag een ‘pianomie’ van vierhonderd jaar pianoliteratuur met onder meer werk van Lully, Bach, Beethoven, hedendaags repertoire en improvisatie: een bundeling van uiteenlopende emoties, ook dat nog!