Huib Haye Van Der Werf

Gabriel Lester

October 2016

To classify Gabriel Lester’s “Unresolved Extravaganza” (also known as “Unhappen,” “Apple Z,” “Præmonitions,” “The Nine Day Week,” and “Seven Hills Secrets”) as a solo show would not be correct, but it is exactly this fallacy that reveals his… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2016 [TOC]

HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican?

October 2015

HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican?—or the Yams for short—is an international collective consisting of more than forty musicians, visual artists, poets, actors, and writers. Their constellation is the coming together of race-conscious, queer, feminist,… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Jonas Lund

Boetzelaer|Nispen | Amsterdam

September 2014

Initially, the premise of Jonas Lund’s latest show in Amsterdam would seem to address a simple yet tangled question: Can a painting become art by following instructions from a book? Painted by four hired assistants following Lund’s specific… READ ON

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Thomas Rentmeister

Ellen de Bruijne Projects

April 2014

Thomas Rentmeister’s work has often been referred to as “dirty Minimalism” due to his unambiguous choice of materials and the way in which their forms become abstract when presented out of context as products rather than works of art. Nutella… READ ON

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Rob Voerman

Upstream Gallery

February 2014

Rob Voerman has taken to task a direct social and political engagement in the presentation of his latest exhibition, “The Fifth Season.” This is also the title of the large installation, which seems arranged like a workshop, that one reaches… READ ON

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Navid Nuur

Bonnefantenmuseum

November 2013

Navid Nuur’s “Lube Love” presents an artist who unperturbedly incorporates the basic foundations of Conceptual art in his work, while at the same time modifying these into a completely new language. Nuur’s exhibition showcases a very personal… READ ON

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Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander on Fairfield International

July 2013

Ryan Gander is an artist based in London and Suffolk, UK. Over the past decade, he has gained international acclaim for his works that question the limits of language and knowledge. He speaks here about an artist residency he has founded with… READ ON

500 WORDS

Joe Scanlan

De Expeditie

May 2013

In the press release for Joe Scanlan’s third exhibition at this gallery, he asks why an artist should “choose the materials of painting” during a time in which artists may work without any “obligation to a medium.” This leaves the viewer to… READ ON

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Jan De Cock

Galerie Fons Welters

February 2013

Jan De Cock’s sixth solo show at this gallery reveals that he now stands at exciting point in his career, and that his work is taking on a new direction. The exhibition is an adaptation of “Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Romantic Exhibition,”… READ ON

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“The Future That Was”

NASA – New Art Space Amsterdam

December 2012

Participating artist Heman Chong contributed the title of this ambitious group show, curated by the artist Gabriel Lester, at the recently renamed New Art Space Amsterdam (NASA), formerly Smart Project Space. The exhibition “seeks out the … READ ON

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