In this Sunday’s Empirical Nonsense Daily (END) we revisit another halting place of the BOLERO-project in 2010: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where it was shown in Zero Station, A House for Creativity. The invitation showed as usual the front page of a newspaper from the country it had visited just before, in this case the South African Rapport. To the growing group of participants were added Truong Cong Tung, Nguyen Thanh Truc and Vo Thi Tran Chau. Find their contributions here.
For those that cannot physically attend tomorrow’s opening conversation for Loving Care between Prof.Dr. Dirk De Wachter and artist Pierre Mertens, you can now also follow it online. Child-Help vzw that was set up by Pierre Mertens and of which Dirk De Wachter is the godfather, organizes the talk as a first in a series of six. You can register for following it online via their eventbrite-link. Please note that the talk and this link are in Dutch. Find more info on the exhibition here.
One of the first things I was invited to do last year when I started teaching at ESADHaR in Rouen was to replace someone for the opening lecture of the conference Strategies abstraites de la peinture contemporaine. The proceedings of this conference, which was organised in collaboration with the institute Acte (EA 7539 Art, création, théorie, esthétique), École des arts, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, are now published. Sara Bomans, Mini’s !, 2019 (mur du “musée” :31x23cm ; hauteur petite sculpture au premier plan : 6,7cm). Stijn Cole, Mont Ventoux 14/04/2019 à 12h10… Read More
A small reminder that this Sunday 27 September the exhibition Loving Care – 12 portraits of children will open at Blikfabriek, Antwerpen with a conversation between Prof. Dr. Dirk De Wachter and Pierre Mertens on the art of care. You can attend this conversation live by booking a ticket via this eventbrite-link. Doors will be open from 1.30pm, the conversation starts at 2pm. The exhibition runs until Sunday 28 October and is freely accessible from Thursday to Sunday from 2pm to 6pm at Blikfabriek, Antwerp Krugerstraat 208-270 2660 Antwerp https://blikfabriek.be/ For more… Read More
In 2010 the BOLERO-project travelled Dar es Salaam to South Africa to set up its tents in the Karoo Gallery in Church Street. Four more artists were added to the mix: Philip Willem Badenhorst, Christina Bryer, JP Meyer and Lyn Smuts. Find their contributions in today’s Empirical Nonsense Daily here.
While our plans to show a new addition BOLERO in Marseille are hampered by the COVID-crisis, we continue to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the ongoing publications in the Empirical Nonsense Daily (END). Today we visit Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where the project was shown in the Alliance Française in 2010. The image for the invite was the front page of an Ethiopian newspaper Work by the Tanzanian artists Ras Agon, Yves Goscinny and Gadi S. Ramadhani was added to the slowly growing collection. Find the publication with their art works here.
Bureau Doove is extremely excited to have been invited to participate in the wonderful Empirical Nonsense Daily. This project presents a different artist everyday since 1 August and will run until the end of July 2021. Find all our contributions below and by clicking on the links: Hester Doove – 26 August 2020 Sara Bomans – 1 September 2020 Alexandra Dementieva – 3 September 2020 The project BOLERO contributes to END every Sunday. Find all issues below: (0) Antwerp – 30 August 2020 (1) Addis Abeba –… Read More
In connection with the recent publication of her book Music Portraits, Hester Doove was interviewed by NH Radio. Listen en watch here (in Dutch only). Music Portraits is published in English on 160 pages, format 22 x 26 cm with a preface by Dutch music journalist Leo Blokhuis. It can be ordered at Lecturis.
I’m very happy to announce that I will be curating the show Loving Care – 12 portraits of children by Pierre Mertens at Blikfabriek, Antwerp, opening Sunday 27 September. The exhibition The story why visual artist Pierre Mertens (Antwerp °1953) is obsessed with the tension between the masses and the individual, immediately touches you. The short life of his daughter Liesje (1978-1989) brought him from painting to global activism. Through a series of medical blunders, he focused from the early eighties onwards on raising awareness about the complex and uncertain conditions of… Read More
On Saturday 12 September Alexandra Dementieva takes part in the launch by Leonardo/ISAST and the CYLAND MediaArtLab of Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous St Petersburg in conjunction with the CYFEST 13 Festival theme Chaos and Cosmos. With as its subjectThe Cosmos above us and the touchscreen in front of us, this LASER will present “out of this world” artists and scientists as a preview to the upcoming festival and the Leonardo journal on Space Arts in English and Russian. Participants of this discussion are artists whose interest is addressed to the Cosmos,… Read More