CBK Amsterdam Gallery
BOUNDLESS grensoverschrijdend grafiek(unlimited graphic),
September 6 - October 19, is an initiative by the Amsterdams Grafisch
Atelier (AGA) in collaboration with the gallery, CBK Amsterdam.
The BOUNDLESS concept originated at the Central Print Council
of Aotearoa in New Zealand. Crossing the boundaries of traditional
two-dimensional printing, usually intended to be framed and displayed
on the wall, the exhibit will focus on the influence of new technological
developments in fine art printmaking. My use of computer rendered
and laser cut plexi printing plates for the text in my book, the HUMAN
CONDITION, is one example of new technology being used in printmaking
today that will be shown in the exhibit. Other contemporary methods
of printmaking included in the BOUNDLESS show that create surprising
new results are 3D printing, digital photography, glass printing, and even
ceramics. The program for the duration of the BOUNDLESS exhibit is
quite extensive and includes artist talks, lectures, workshops, and
performances. An additional weekend exhibit of the work of 35 book artists
will be held at the Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier (AGA) September 21-23.
Visual Artist Jean Bernard Koeman curated and designed
the exhibition at the CBK Amsterdam Gallery.
At the opening reception for BOUNDLESS art critic Cornel Bierens
gave an in-depth talk titled, 'De handgezaagde ziel - De terugkeer
van de ambachtelijkheid in de kunst en omstreken’ (Hand sawn
Soul - The Return of the craftsmanship in the art and surroundings).
The silkscreen artwork of artist Christina Hallström. Christina is a member of
the BOUNDLESS THINK TANK which organized, applied for and was awarded
a grant through the Dutch government that enabled the exhibit to actually
happen. Other THINK TANK members that are exhibiting in the BOUNDLESS
show are Monika Auch, Hanneke Barendrecht, and Naan Rijks.
Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier (AGA) - The fine art print studio that organized
the BOUNDLESS exhibit in collaboration with the CBK Amsterdam Gallery
and where many of the exhibiting artist execute their work.
I had the luxury of staying at the incredible boutique bed&breakfast
Kamer01 run by the dynamic duo, Peter and Wolter.
It's quite centrally located with walking distance to the Flower Market,
shopping on De 9 Straatjes, the Royal Palace/Dam,
the Museum Quarter, the art galleries of Jordaan and yes...the
I stayed in the top floor apartment called the Blue Room that
overlooked the Singel canal - stunning window views.
The Singel Canal where Kamer01 is located and is facing
the Lanskroon Bakery...yum!! (@^_^@)
Every morning Peter & Wolter served a delicious four course breakfast:
fresh fruits, cheeses, pâté, meats, yogurts, tasty breads, eggs cooked
to your liking, a drawer full of special teas, lots of witty conversation
and a killer view overlooking the canal making it really dreadfully
hard to get out the door each day - where is it better?
About a 10 minute walk from Kamer01 is the design store Droog.
LOVE the windows in Amsterdam.
WINDOWS in the grocery store marqt.
Upon the recommendation of Wolter, one of the host of Kamer01, I visited
the Openbare Bibliotheek in Amsterdam. The "New" Public Library is
beautifully designed. "informatie" is part of the music & film section.
Openbare Bibliotheek: Apple computers are everywhere...
The signage throughout the library is clean & classic.
NO BIG AMERICAN CARS
I've always wanted a red 1968 VW Karmann Ghia to drive
around Brooklyn...but this could be fun!