From our bookshelf no.4
For one week, “De Letterproeftuin” will play host to, eight Designers from Rotterdam and Eindhoven. Who will work together in a self made graphic laboratory to explore and showcase the boundaries of old graphic techniques. The exhibition features both the results of there experiments as well as the designers working in their laboratory. Letterproeftuin is part of the graphic festival; De Stad = Grafisch
From Sunday 21 – 28 Nov, between 12:00 -18:00
at the SingerSweatShop Hoogstraat 170 in Rotterdam.
“A great document created by the students of the Sint-Lucas in Ghent, Belgium in 2009 / 2010″
Ampsoul Jay Scarlett mix
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“Russell Leng is a painter who lives in Vancouver. Russell’s work investigates the dynamic oppositions of nature versus city and re-interprets them into abstracted shapes positioned in ethereal spaces.”
Play, the inaugural volume of the Short Play publication, brings together a selection of 14 video works from artists who employ elements of play within their practice. Dancing, singing, frolicking, flying, teleporting and time-travelling, these works are bound by a playful vivacity that acts as a vehicle for sly subversion. Including six essays expanding on the concepts in the work, this diverse and challenging volume runs the gamut of play’s myriad possibilities, in terms of both its role in contemporary art and its significance to everyday life. The result is often a double-edged sword of profundity and fun; a tongue-in-cheek delinquency projecting something deeper while eschewing any po-faced sentimentality of the past.
“Ultimately, Alexander’s work is an unapologetic meditation on beauty. Historically, critics have brutalized work that has been about beauty’s frivolities. The work of Alexander and his tribe makes a radical and triumphant attempt at “embodying” rather than depicting beauty, turning the concept of beauty and light into medium rather than Dionysian decadence. – Tim Nye”
California Dreaming documentary
“California has always been a testing ground where people come to themselves and reinvent their lives. But who are the new dreamers and doers and how do they see the future? TEGENLICHT goes to Los Angeles to find the seeds of a new society, against the background of the failure of what was once the strongest brand and the most appealing American dream: California”
Kirstine Roepstorff (born 1972, Copenhagen, Denmark) is an artist based in Copenhagen and Berlin.
Windows 03: Escape
Open untill 30 november
Monday t/m Friday 09—17.00
Hoogstraat 36a, 3011 PR Rotterdam