Here you can find links to articles from American news outlets that feature Dutch art, architecture and design.
Date: February 16, 2012
Source: Times Newsweekly, by Sam Goodman
News Item: A Brooklyn Warehouse for Aspiring Artists
Quote: Rob Voerman’s studio is the most cluttered of the three, and for good reason. Large pieces of wood litter the room, in preparation for a large sculpture he intends to display at a future show at The Armory Show in Chelsea in March.The structures, he explained, are large enough for people to step inside them, and the addition of pieces of colored glass create “another way of looking at the world.”
Date: February 15, 2012
Source: Vogue, by Leslie Camhi
News Item: Forever Young: Rineke Dijkstra Retrospective at SFMOMA
Quote: Like her predecessor August Sander’s iconic portraits of 1920s Weimar society, the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra’s large-scale photographs from the early 1990s, of young bathers standing posed against the backdrop of the sea, hint at entire worlds in miniature—from the glitz of Hilton Head, South Carolina (subtly present in a fourteen-year-old girl’s silky orange bikini) to the gangly innocence of teens in Odessa, Ukraine, their Communist childhoods still fresh in memory.
Date: February 8, 2012
Source: Time LightBox, by Alexander Ho
News Item: Roller Coasters in Rwanda; Fairy Tales in Turkmenistan.
Quote: While photographer Anoek Steketee and writer Eefje Blankevoort traveled through Northern Iraq in 2006, researching a story on the Kurds and their efforts to create a united Kurdistan, they stumbled across a surreal scene amidst the daily reports of kidnappings and sectarian violence—an amusement park called Dream City, located on what was formerly a military base for Saddam Hussein.
Date: February 8, 2012
Source: Examiner.com, by Francis Xavier
News Item: Artist Hester Scheurwater blurs the line between private and public
Quote: There are those who believe we live in a voyeuristic society; some like to watch and some like to be watched. Artist Hester Scheurwater is exploring voyeurism, the power of female sexuality, and the hypocrisy of social media with her eye cast not outward but inward.
Date: February 6, 2012
Source: Co.Design, by Suzanne Labarre
News Item: Robot Now Printing Mini-Chairs And Tables From Melted Refrigerators.
Quote: Dirk Vander Kooij has expanded his menu of robot-built furnishings made out of melted refrigerators, with a new miniature chair and a dining-room table. The Dutch designer blew us away last year at the Graduation Show of the Design Academy Eindhoven, when he presented a disused industrial robot that’d been hacked to spew a hot stream of ground-up, recycled refrigerator bits in the shape of a chair. The robot was capable of spitting out 4,000 chairs a year, each customizable and totally functional.
Date: February 4, 2012
Source: The Wall Street Journal, by Lauren Porcaro Dorment
News Item: The Master Builder of Towers of Flowers
Quote: At the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a recent Monday, a Budget rental truck was parked on the sidewalk, with large, bundled branches sticking out of its bay. In the Great Hall, Remco van Vliet inspected heaps of ilex berry, brown-backed magnolia and hydrangea flown in from Holland.
Date: February 2, 2012
Source: The New York Times, by Roberta Smith
News Item: In the eye of his storms
Quote: PHILADELPHIA — Vincent van Gogh was shaken but also calmed by nature. The natural landscape inspired some of his most implacably innovative paintings, roiled of surface, ablaze with color and steeped in feeling. They are blunt, irresistible instruments for seeing. Yet nature — and its tiniest details in particular — also sharpened his visual acuity and soothed and comforted his often unstable personality.
Date: February 1, 2012
News Item: The films of Lernert and Sander
Quote: Lernert & Sander are two dutch artists and friends who decided that working alone was getting boring and started collaborating on art related projects. Since their first video Chocolate Bunny they’ve been working on commercials, leaders, art movies, documentaries and installations.
Date: January 26, 2012
Source: The Leader-Herald
News Item: Liz Taylor-owned Dutch master sells for $2M in NYC
Intro: A 17th century portrait that hung in Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel Air home has sold for $2 million at a New York City auction. It was only recently reattributed to the Dutch master Frans Hals (halz).
Christie’s says “Portrait of a Man” went to a buyer bidding by phone. Its presale estimate was up to $1 million.
In 1974, a scholar attributed it to one of Hals’ followers, based on a photo of the work. (Click link to read more)
Link: The Leader-Herald
Date: January 26, 2012
Source: The New York Times, by Carol Vogel
News Item: A Venerable Fresh Face Goes on Tour
Quote: The No. 1 question from visitors to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, according to Emilie Gordenker, is “Where is ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’?” The problem is, this beloved Vermeer painting, the Dutch Mona Lisa, as it has been called, doesn’t reside at the national Rijksmuseum at all but some 30 miles down the road in the lesser-known Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, in The Hague.