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.
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.
In this month’s issue of Leonardo Reviews I discuss Curating as Ethics by Jean-Paul Martinon. In an attempt to define these ethics, Martinon introduces the act of ‘curating philosophy’ which I think would possibly have been a better title for his book. Find the full review here.
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.
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.