BOLERO 2021 in END – Jean-Louis Vincendeau

On this last Sunday of January we publish the work of Jean-Louis Vincendeau in Empirical Nonsense Daily. Co-founder of Currer Bell College Vincendeau will also participate in BOLERO 2021. Find his page in END here. Featured image – Jade, 2021

BOLERO 2021 in END – Thomas Maestro

For this Sunday’s publication in the Empirical Nonsense Daily we present Thomas Maestro, a young French artist who graduated from ESADHaR Le Havre-Rouen in 2019. Since I selected him for the exhibition ENSEMBLE we have been developing a slow collaboration. It thus made sense to also select him as one of the participants of BOLERO 2021 as well as the upcoming show Troupe/Troep. Find his page in END here. Images: Ce qu’on m’a laissé – zone école, 2019; Ce qu’on m’a laissé – zone atelier, 2019

BOLERO 2021 in END – Dominique De Beir

  On this Sunday we publish another BOLERO 2021 participant in the Empirical Nonsense Daily. See Dominique De Beir‘s page here. Her exhibition Ruminatio runs until 30 January in Espace Camille Claudel, Amiens. You can virtually visit it via the site of ADAC art contemporain. Images: installation Barbarie, Rumination, Espace Camille Claudel, ADAC art contemporain

BOLERO 2021 in END – Jason Karaïndros

Well 2021, you’ve been eventful already! On the second Sunday we publish in the Empirical Sunday Daily the work of Greek artist Jason Karaïndros who will participate in BOLERO 2021. Find his page in END here. On this occassion I would also like the share the English version of the text I wrote on his work for the CosmiComix catalogue that come out as nr 81 of the French magazine Alliage. The group exhibition which is inspired by Calvino’s Cosmicomics, had to be postponed and will now take place during the Printemps… Read More

BOLERO 2021 in END – Neil WOOD

We salute the new year with another publication in Sunday’s Empirical Nonsense Daily, this time of a project by Neil Wood who will also participate in BOLERO 2021. Killer Wraps® is a hybrid moniker and art brand created by Neil Wood. It names his particular style of poetry and his on-going project – where words are written, tested, thrown into hyperbole – and then brought to life in a combination of selected media such as flattened boxes, solid wood sculpture, printed limited editions, notebooks, T-shirts and filmed performance. Language conjuring up form… Read More

BOLERO 2021 in END – Hantu

  Hantu, The-chewing-gum-mask, 2020 On this last Sunday of 2020 we present in END the series of masks that were developed by Hantu (weber + delsaux) during the last year. The first ones were presented beginning of April during an online conference for their equally online exhibition at Bureau Doove. Since then the series has grown considerably, at once a tongue-in-cheek comment on and protest against this strange object that has invaded our daily lives. Hantu will contribute to the new edition of Bolero in spring 2021. For now find their contribution… Read More

BOLERO 2021 – Mulugeta Tafesse

Today’s Sunday END is dedicated to the work of Mulugeta Tafesse, co-iniator of the Bolero project. Mulugeta Tafesse is an artist and independent researcher focusing on modern and contemporary African art. He studied fine arts in Addis Ababa, Sofia and Antwerp, lectured at Addis Ababa University and was a guest lecturer at HISK Antwerp and Hasselt Visual Arts Academy. He obtained his cum laude PhD from La Laguna University in 2012. In 2014, he was a R.A.T. artist in residence in Mexico City; in 2018, a panel organizer at the 20th International… Read More

BOLERO 2021 – Pierre Mertens

In the Sunday issues of END we continue showing work by the artists selected for the 10th anniversary issue that will take place in Rouen, spring 2021, beginning with the founders of the project. After Frank JMA Casteleyns and Willo Gonnissen, today the page shows a specific series of Pierre Mertens. In this series he responds since 5 May 2014 to the world news on social media with one drawing per day. We present a selection of drawings for the year 2020 here and below. Follow his complete daily quotes on his facebook , twitter and/or linkedin… Read More

AnneMarie Maes in Empirical Nonsense Daily

Today’s edition of the Empirical Nonsense Daily presents the project ElbBienen by AnneMarie Maes. In 2019, Dirck Möllman, Hamburg’ city curator, invited AnneMarie Maes for his Urban Art project the Hamburg Maschine(Hamburg Machine), which draws on topics as: ‘What functions can art in future public space have?’ and ‘What meaning will art obtain in a technological society?” The work of AnneMarie Maes fits perfectly to make a complex city feasible and graspable as a machinical  texture. She visualizes and exemplifies these big questions and gives them an artistic materiality enhanced by modern technology. Her work makes abstract… Read More

BOLERO 2021 – Willo Gonnissen

In the Sunday issues of END we continue showing work by the artists selected for the 10th anniversary issue that will take place in Rouen, spring 2021, beginning with the founders of the project. After Frank JMA Casteleyns last week, today it’s Willo Gonnissen‘s turn who’s page you can find here.