Posts Tagged ‘art’

Antifragile coined by N.M.Taleb (also author of black swans) describes things that benefit from shocks, grow when exposed to randomness and that are beyond resilience or robustness. Allowing us to do things without understanding them. It’s a mechanism by which the system regenerates itself continuously by using (rather than suffering from) random events. If you […]


Willard Wigan creates micro-sculptures that you cannot see with the naked eye. He creates his sculptures from a grain of sand and he uses eyelashes to paint. The sheer complexity of the task to create these tiny worlds of wonder inside the eye of a needle or on the top of a pin, generates deep respect for […]


do it again

12Apr11

Exaggeration adds drama and drama garners attention. The entertainment industry is well familiar with this trick to heap up tension and emotions. Also the drama-queens of popular culture in reality TV & You Tube know how to have Andy Warhol’s fifteen-minutes of fame by enlarging their life-events. Lately a lot of this ‘bigger-than-life effect’ is also […]


come and go

01Apr11

Today Kamagurka destroys the drawings he made the past 24hours on his Ipad. His act is part of the exhibition ‘move it‘ in Amsterdam. This exhibition “aims to discuss how pioneering technology for mobile applications change both contemporary art production and the way we perceive modern and contemporary art”. Or is it a demonstration of […]


Full experiences are often synonym for events that trigger all senses: image, sound, taste, smell and feeling. If you stage these conditions you influence someones state of mind because the sensual triggers are connected to our memories. Artist like WT Schippers – peanut-butter-floor (Boijmans van Beuningen), Job Koelewijn – baby-powder-wall (de paviljoens), Wolfgang Laib – bee-wax corridor (dePont) make you aware […]


public art

23Dec10

In the slipstream of engagement public art can become a toy of social-media-aficionado’s. Public art includes any work displayed within public spaces, with the goal of being accessible to everyone. It refers to works of art in any media that have been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited or staged in the […]


vent des forets

19Sep10

Sculptures hidden in de forests near Verdun (france)