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Of the city and its melancholy

by Edo Dijksterhuis
With Hans Op de Beeck it’s all about feelings. The Flemish artist’s main aim in life is to evoke a smile, a tear, relief, elation, anger, anything but emotional dullness. In his construction of mood-inducing stages, his chosen medium, he knows almost no restrictions, except for his own perfectionism. His eye for detail and love for craftsmanship are just as present in his small black-and-white watercolors as in the eighty square-meter installation (2005), which features a carousel and... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 1/15/14
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Transgression

by Andrea Alessi
For all the talk of how shocking Polish artist Katarzyna Kozyra’s artwork is – her show at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem is called Transgression after all – it isn’t the ostensibly scandalous elements in her work that cross lines. Blood, violence, disability, slaughter, cross-dressing, and all manner of genitalia abound, but the sophisticated art viewer is likely unperturbed by the presence of these offenses. Kozyra’s true crime is her undermining of human autonomy, the way she... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 8/13/12
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Ineke Hans

        Common sense, folklore, color, intelligent use of material and decoration: in this special exhibition MIND-SETS, international designer Ineke Hans (1966) shows her sources of inspiration and what fascinates her and motivates her work. The independent-minded Ineke Hans has definite opinions about the role of the designer in today’s world. New products should be designed only if they really contribute something; this idea relates to her emphasis on durability and sustainability.... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 8/10/10
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