to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Jan 31, 2012

dot dot dot

A visit to the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris is a breathtaking experience.  Gorgeous space with outstanding collections of ethnic art.

A few details of Aboriginal Art, I simply love the earthy warm colours and the 'simplicity' of the painting technique.
pictures taken January 2011.

Musée du Quai Branly
37, Quai Branly - 75007 Paris
(close to the Eiffel tower and Palais de Tokio)

Jan 30, 2012

Triennial for contemporary art, fashion & design

3rd Triennial for contemporary art, fashion & design
04.02.2012 - 27.05.2012
Hasselt (BE)

We surely hope to get there very soon.  In the meantime I found unpublished photos in my archives from the previous edition SuperStories in 2009.

Arno Roncada - Blind people interiors

Barbara Visser - Detitled

a chocolate hazelnut spread puddle

Studio Job - Robber Baron Mantel Clock

all posts (10 + this one) on previous edition,  SuperStories (click)
more info and pictures on this year's edition in future posts

Jan 27, 2012

Truc Troc - the post-it notes art fair

The 8th edition of the exchange Fair Truc Troc starts tonight.
Dozens of artists exhibit works at the BOZAR in Brussels and visitors can make offers (no money) to acquire them.
A fun event to attend in a very laid back atmosphere, especially at the end when reading the exchange offers is quite entertaining.
Some snapshots from past editions...

not sure but I seem to remember this is Delphine Boel

Friday     27.01.2012   7PM - 2AM !!! (no mistake)
Saturday 28.01.2012   2PM - 11PM
Sunday   29.01.2012   10AM - 6PM

BOZAR centre for fine arts
Ravenstein Street 23
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

we probably won't be able to visit this edition
posts (10 + this one) on previous editions  click label Truc Troc

Jan 20, 2012

Sachi Miyachi - playing with sticks

Sachi Miyachi (JN) - The Gate - 2010

the 'nonchalance' of the location - Verbeke Foundation - adds a certain charm, quite the opposite from the usual stark, clean exhibition spaces

weeds in the greenhouses are invading the space and installations

the structure reminds me of the ones that were standing in the playground when I was a child

and it reminds me of this...

François Schuiten - La Fièvre d'Urbicande - Les Cités obscures - Editions Casterman - 1985

not quite able to explore the structure from all sides...

there is a fotoshoot going on.

B-9190 Kemzeke (Stekene), Belgium

Jan 17, 2012

Dirk Zoete - drawings and installations

Dirk Zoete (BE) - Cold Winter Poetry (2010) - model scale 1:12

Dirk Zoete - Flemish Voodoo (2008)

pictures taken during the exhibition 'Tijdelijk Verblijf' September 2011 in Rekem, Belgium

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Jan 16, 2012

Roger Raveel - one of Belgium's finest

Roger Raveel - BE °1921 - paintings, drawings, objects & installations
He is one of the most important Belgian artists since World War II

View through part on an installation towards 'Vader voor het vensterschilderij' (Father in front of the window painting)

work in 3 parts with optical effects created by mirrors (the legs of the painted figure in the back are mine...)

quite inspiring

legs in the mirror are a temporarily part of the installation and will change every time another spectator literally steps into the picture

Gildestraat 2-8
B-9870 Machelen-Zulte, Belgium (near Ghent)

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Jan 12, 2012

La Maison au Courant - à CIEL oUVERT

The grey winter days without colour do have a certain charm.  Looking back at these pictures taken in September 2011 I feel the urge of getting started with new projects and feel the energy that bright colours and bold patterns give me.

I'd love a space where I could do something like this

two tiny rooms are altered so that quite a number of people can sit together

altered bathtubs are turned into sofas


funky atmosphere that brings a smile on my face

a view towards the kitchen that can be closed by tilting the tabletop


part of
à CIEL oUVERT - art tour
La Promenade du Jardin des Souhaits Bricolés
Les Pas perdus
Cité des Électriciens
Bruay-la-Buissière - France

related posts
La Promenade du Jardin des Souhaits Bricolés - part 1

Le Palais des Cheminées Idéales - part 2