We can discuss a lot about the quality of art, but we don’t have to. When surfing around I came across this rather funny kiosk which checks the quality of your artwork. This is how it works. Just pay a small fee and insert an artwork. The machine will automatically determine the artistic value of it. Very handy for insecure art students or tired critics. I suppose the installation reflects on the question whether any formal institution can decide about the quality of art. An interesting issue in the context of current Dutch culture and art policy discussions. I have no idea when this kiosk is installed and if it is still there. I also don’t know who made it and where it comes from. But it’s a nice idea. I hope it works. At least it would save a lot of work.
French photographer Jean François Rauzier transforms high resolution photos into dream-like, virtual paintings which offer a reflection on reality.Read more →
After a long Summer were happy to announce the 19th edition of PechaKucha Amsterdam that will be taking place on Wednesday 19 October 2011! With the great industrial hangar of Roest, we’ve found a new and inspiring spot for this edition. Expect fascinating stories, ideas and doses of inspiration by twelve enlightened minds, bound by the…Read more →
For his graduation project at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Daniel Disselkoen created an urban game for trams called Man-Eater. Travelers in the tram can easily play the game by closing one eye while trying to ‘eat’ as many heads of pedestrians as they can between two tram stops. With this game Disselkoen tries to change the travel experience in The Hague a little bit.Read more →
Earlier this year, the British designer with Indian roots Anish Kapoor launched his Leviathan, which is without any doubt his largest ever artwork. Leviathan is a truly enormous cathedral-like space made from inflated PVC. The black inflatable construction with the dimensions of 33 × 99 × 72 meters, temporarily filled the Grand Palais in Paris in May and June. These images by photographer Cyril Sancereau show the immense impact that the giant installation has on the space inside the palace.Read more →