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
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
Following their exhibition Comme l’herbe pousse, Hantu this week shows their photo exhibition Masqués-Démasqués online at Mucem. This is followed by the presentation of their film Nature vive and a vernissage plus meeting/debate organised by LID2M*. Please find all practical information below. Online exhibition, visible from Wednesday 9 December: Masqués-Démasqués https://festivaljeudeloie.fr/projet/droit-et-creation-confines-masquer-demasquer/ Film Performance broadcast Thursday 10 December at 7pm: Nature vive (30′), Nov. 2020 https://festivaljeudeloie.fr/projet/droit-et-creation-confines-masquer-demasquer/ Vernissage and Meeting/Debate organised by LID2M*: in the presence of the artists Thursday 10 December at 7.30 pm Link ZOOM: https://univ-amu-fr.zoom.us/j/4345569385?pwd=Qno5ZmY3WXUzVEZrVGJuSDBqc25LQT09 Meeting ID: 434 556 9385 Secret… Read More
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.
In this month’s Leonardo Reviews I write about Jacquelyn Baas’s brilliant book on Duchamp and the more than probable influence of tantric practices on his work and thinking. Robbert Maddox-Harle reviewed Jean De Groote’s book to which I contributed a small text. You can find both here.
After showing the whole BOLERO-archive it’s time to look towards the future and the 10th anniversary issue that will take place in Rouen, spring 2021. During the coming Sunday issues of END we will present the artists taking part, to start with the four that iniated the project and who therefore are invited again, in alphabetical order. We start with Frank JMA Castelyns and you can find his page here.
For the group exhibition Chlorophilia, that looks into the relation between light and the vegetational, Alexandra Dementieva focusses on a plant and a species that are omnipresent: moss and the tardigrade also called moss piglet. Since they have survived all mass extinctions chances are that they will be around forever. Moss and its piglet is a video diptych inspired by their eternity, in which Dementieva shows microscopic images of moss in the process of being saturated with water and a tardigrade searching for moss. Moss and its piglet, Alexandra Dementieva. Video diptych,… Read More
Today we publish the last chapter of BOLERO’s archive in END before continuing with presenting the artists of the 10th anniversary edition in Rouen (2021). In 2017 the Bolero-project was a guest in the Eos Gallery in Athens, coinciding with Documenta 14. For that occasion all artists of the 13 shows that had taken part so far, were mentioned on the invitation. In Athens the following artists joined: BachliTzanakou (Irini Bachlitzanaki & Maria Tzanakou) (GR), Maria Ikonomopoulou (GR/NL), Despina Meimaroglou (GR), Els Vanden Meersch (BE), Bram Van Meervelde (BE), Myrto Xanthopoulou (GR) Find their… Read More
Antony Hudek, the new director of MDD – Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, invited me some months ago to write a text about my time as the first director (1999-2004). This resulted in a really nice series of conversations and a massive trip back down memory lane. And a nice book that accompanies the exhibition Prelude: Melancholy of the Future with texts by Oscar van den Boogaard, Sibran Sampers, Lieve D’hondt, Frank Benijts and me (in Dutch and English). As part of this project I will also take part in the Prelude Talks on Saturday… Read More