What You Find

21 augustus 2016

‘You find yourself here in this world with feelings and thoughts. It’s difficult to accept what you find you do. But if you can it seems to help.’

– Martin Creed

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Martin Creed: What You Find – 2016

Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Art Athína 2015- The Fair

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.

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There is some very accomplished painting to be found in Greece, I like these canvases by Kostis Georgiou.

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Martin Creed has been very active in Greece during his residency. The portraits of wll known Greeks make me think of Dutch painter Emo Verkerk @ Kappatos Gallery

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Marina Abramovic wants you to put your head against the Quartz @ Kappatos Gallery

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Pericles Goulakos, work on paper @ Ekfrasi Yianna Grammatopoulou

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Dimitris Tataris

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A collection of Photographs @ Mulier Mulier Gallery

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Guy van Bossche @ Mulier Mulier Gallery

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Maria Ikonomopoulou @ Mulier Mulier Gallery

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Maria Ikonomopoulou @ Mulier Mulier Gallery

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Tadashi Kawamata @ Mulier Mulier Gallery

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Art & Language @ Mulier Mulier Gallery

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Klitsa Antonionou @ The Collection Gallery

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Klitsa Antonionou @ The Collection Gallery

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Lieke Snellen @ Joey Ramone

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Lieke Snellen @ Joey Ramone

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Tudor Matu @ Joey Ramone

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Wietse Eeken @ Joey Ramone

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Gerwin Luijendijk @ Joey Ramone

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Jan van der Ploeg and Adrian Esparza @ Taubert Contemprorary

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Nana Sachini @ A. Antonopoulou. art

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Alexis Psychoulis @ A. Antonopoulou. art

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Naomi Middelman @ UFO-Fabrik

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At 18.00 h. the winner of the THMHF- Award at The Tupajumi Foundation will be announced. Internet votes are beïng counted

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and the votes from the fair have to be checked once more!

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One last vote is added

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And the winner is: Alicia Eggert with “Now”

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And this, of course, calls for drinks

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A last walk along the beach at night and we’re off to Holland again

Art Athina 2015

 

 

Art Athina 2015-VII

6 juni 2015

This is an oversight of the to my taste most interesting initiatives at the Platforms Project of Art Athína:

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8eleven from Toronto Canada with collective work by Laurie kang, Nadia Bellerique, Rosa Aiello and Lili Huston/Herterich

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Lamprini Markou on virtue and attitude at Lustspiel from Greece

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Mirka Minnula @ Rajatila Gallery from Finland

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Mirka Minnula @ Rajatila Gallery from Finland

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Martin Creed @ Kappatos Athens Art Residency

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Martin Creed @ Kappatos Athens Art Residency

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Martin Creed @ Kappatos Athens Art Residency

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Le vide dans le vide ou la disillusion

 

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Then, lots of activities at B’Printmaking Studio A.S.F.A. – TCA

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With a very engaging project

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Resulting in occupancy of the total surroundings of the booth with beautiful works

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With 3D sketches of Istanbul

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Near this we find a paradoxical booth of Provo Principles from Greece, clearly engaged in the present situation

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With a heap of débris from the artists studios

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and art in small match boxes

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which work out nicely

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Atrans from Berlin shows Marian Wijnvoord again with romantic landscapes

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The artist has created. work in new techniques, oilpaint on photopaper

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and she is clearly satisfied with the result. We are happy that Atrans will coöperate with EX-MÊKH in Berlin in september. Here you see Marian Wijnvoord and Isolde Nagel, the initiator of Atrans in front of their booth.

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Another detail from the EX-MÊKH booth with a drawing of Ellen Rodenberg and a selfportrait of Kees Koomen

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The crowd at EX-MÊKH’s booth with Maarten Schepers explaining

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A view at Grauzone from Austria

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And the Dada Academy from Austria

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Which shows also the right couch for underneath your painting

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I liked the booth of the Wiener Art Foundation from Wien (I guess) where painterly action was applied

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and nice sculptures were to be found

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IS-Projects from Leiden (the Netherlands) was one of my favourites

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With an exhibit of abstract art curated by John Tallman

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an esthetic oasis in this context.

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With the work of initiators Guido Winkler and Iemke van Dijk next to eachother

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Lo and Behold is a very interesting initiative witrh actions in public space

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with a great number of artists participating, amongst whom a favourite of last year: Maria Lianou

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and others whom I don’t know

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Incart from Mallorca made a very lively impression

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From Rotterdam came our friends of the Tupajumi Foundation with the TFHMF-award

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This dynamic work was selected from the USA and came in just before the opening of the fair due to delay at customs.

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I personally voted for this piece by Maarten Bel

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The Tupajumi members took the votes from visitors

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Dienstgebäude had a nice booth too with a.o. the work of initiator Andreas Marti (bottom)

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Dutch artist Bob Gramsma

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and Ingo Giezendammer with psychedelic wallpaper.

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VHS-Blues by Julian Boily @ AMV from Canada

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VHS-Blues by Julian Boily @ AMV from Canada

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The French Extra Muros from Nantes (FR)

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With an inventive 5 € lampshade

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En Flo from Greece had an impressive socially engaged installation: Micro History

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With jobless women sowing printed cloth together and handing it out to the public

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empty solidarity….

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@ Skouze “Errare ergo sum” the wine was bitter-sweet

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and the floor contemporary in traditional technique

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Campus Novel showed a very interesting project about the ever-changing sign of a restaurant in Athens

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Kunstenaarsinintiatief Elders from Den Haag (N) was present with strong work by Liesbeth van Woerden, like this sound piece

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And Architectural studies by Liesbeth Bos

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This piece by Liesbeth van Woerden was particularly popular, you took some time for it by stamping a ticket

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A Greek fan from last year came by to see our new installation

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And documentation was dutifully taken care of by Maarten Schepers

Platforms Project

Balls

21 mei 2015

Nest nodigde het kunstenaarsinitiatief The Mews uit London uit om een tentoonstelling te maken in de serie One Nest Stand. Carlos Noronha Feio en Mikael Larsson van The Mews kwamen naar Den Haag met werk van een aantal kunstenaars die zij kenden en waarmee ze gewerkt hebben in hun eigen ruimte. Daar hebben niet de minsten hun werk laten zien en bij voorbaat was al duidelijk dat ook werk van Martin Creed in Den Haag getoond zou worden. Daarnaast lieten zij weten dat Haagse kunstenaars welkom waren hun werk dat relevant is voor het thema van de tentoonstelling, met de suggestieve titel Balls,  te komen brengen om deel uit te laten maken van de tentoonstelling. De ronkende perstekst deed ook al verwachten dat er dus heel wat ging gebeuren. De eerste indruk bij binnenkomst viel niet helemaal mee, mijn verwachting in een soort kermis-achtige ballenbak te belanden werd in ieder geval niet bewaarheid, het getoonde werk was artsy, esthetisch en de ruimte oogde uitgesproken tam. Als je echter rustig het werk ging bekijken bleek er toch wel wat te genieten. De plaatselijke kunstscene liet het afweten kunst qua, afgezien van wat oplettende lezers. Kennelijk was de open call niet helemaal goed overgekomen. De “gastruimte” sloot daardoor wel mooi aan bij de rest van de tentoonstelling zodat het geheel redelijk homogeen werd en de Hagenaars zelfs goed gemengd hadden kunnen worden met het Engelse deel van de tentoonstelling . De heren van The Mews waren twee dagen in Den Haag en waarschijnlijk had met wat meer voorbereiding en tijd meer bereikt kunnen worden. Hun initiatief om plaatselijke kunstenaars uit te nodigen was echter gedurfd (dat kan goed uit de hand lopen). Het geheel zorgde er in ieder geval voor dat ik weer een aangename avond had in Nest.

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Overzicht centrale ruimte

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met overal ballen dus.

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Martin Creed toonde proppen

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Schilderijen waren er ook – Alex lawler: Constructivist Painting

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Deze installatie van Giorgio Sadotti waarin L’éclisse van Antonioni op haar eigen vynil-soundtrack werd geprojecteerd vond ik erg goed

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Martin Creed: A Crumpled Ball of Paper in Every Room of a House, indeed!

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Ballengymnastiek van Yelena Popova

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Bruno Pacheco: Leftovers

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Dan de plaatselijke kunstscene met o.a. een Malieveldwerkje van uw correspondent onder de naam “Management”

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Een (naar het mij leek) feministisch werkje waar ik geen naam bij zag

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Op de grond: Karianne Bueno – from: Doug’s Cabin

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En op de muur – Karianne Bueno – from: Doug’s Cabin

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Ik dacht – Eden Latham: Untitled

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Aart Verheul: Malieveld

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Terug bij de Engelsen: de naam van deze vond ik niet, maar het stond er wel mooi

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Yelena Popova: Untitled (Many Moons)

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