Sunday END: BOLERO in Genk, Belgium

Today Sunday’s END brings the BOLERO-project back to its country of origin and the city of Genk. In 2012 it was part of the parallel projects of Manifesta 9 and was shown in the TVL café/library. For that occasion five more artists joined: Mulugeta Gebrikan, Gudny Rosa Ingimarsdottir, Maryam Najd, Aimé Ntakiyika and Jakub Rehak. You can find their contributions here.

Sunday END: BOLERO in Beijing

This Sunday’s END brings the BOLERO-project to China where it was shown in 2012 at Gallery RIVELLI 798, Chaoyang Dst in Beijing. On this occasion five artists joined the ranks: the Congolese Dolet Malalu and Mega Mingiedi, as well as the Chinese Feng JianHua, Jin Zhang and Nie Ming. Find their contributions here.

Sunday END: BOLERO in Dortmund

For this Sunday’s issue of Empirical Nonsense Daily, the BOLERO project returns to Europe when it was shown in Galerie Voss in Dortmund. For that occassion the artists Horst LINN, Jobst TILMANN and Elly VALK-VERHEIJEN joined. See their contributions here.

Sunday END: BOLERO in Bangalore (India)

Today’s issue of Empirical Nonsense Daily (END) reports about BOLERO’s visit to Bangalore in 2011. There it was shown at 1 Shantiroad studio/gallery while artists Siddharta DAS & Catherine MACLEAN, Sofie HAESAERTS, Suresh JAYARAM, Ravi SHAH, Uday SHANBAG and Chinnan VINOD. Uday SHANBAG and Sofie HAESAERTS curated the project on this occassion. Find their contributions here.  

Sunday END: BOLERO in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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.

Sunday END: BOLERO in Prince Albert

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.

Sunday Empirical Nonsense Daily: BOLERO in Addis Abeba

  Like every Sunday until the end of July 2021, today’s issue of the Empirical Nonsense Daily (END) is dedicated to the newspaper art project BOLERO. We revisit the first international exhibition that took place in 2010 at the Laphto Complex of the Old Airport in Addid Abeba, Ethiopia. The curator of this exhibition was Leo Kosm (Lefort) and the participating, Ethiopian artists were Behailu Bezabih, Bekele Mekonnen, Eshetu Tiruneh, Bisrat Shibabaw and Nuru Abegaz. The invitation consisted of the cover of De Standaard that was also used for the so-called 0-edition… Read More

BOLERO in Empirical Nonsense Daily

As part of Bureau Doove’s contributions to Empirical Nonsense Daily (END) we’re happy to present the project BOLERO. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of this worldwide project, we will present every Sunday untill end of July 2021 part of its archive as well as the upcoming edition (Marseille 2020, Rouen 2021). Today we present the very start in 2010, the socalled 0-edition with which everything started in Antwerp, with the cover of De Standaard and work by the iniators, the Belgian, or in Belgium residing, artists Frank JMA Castelyns, Willo Gonnissen, Pierre Mertens and Mulugeta Tafesse…. Read More

Bolero, an international art project on the move

It’s my immense pleasure to announce that I’ve been asked to be the curator of the 10th-anniversary edition of the nomadic project Bolero, an international art project on the move. Named after Ravel’s musical composition for its accelerating movement (here in my favourite version by Frank Zappa), the project was initiated in 2010 by the artists Frank JMA Castelyns, Willo Gonnissen, Pierre Mertens and Mulugeta Tafesse as an answer to an ever more global art world. The principles have always been very simple, travelling light in a suitcase with relatively little means…. Read More