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Here you can find links to articles from American news outlets that feature Dutch art, architecture and design.


  • Artinfo.comDate: January 19, 2012

    Source: Artinfo.com, by Ann Binlot

    News Item: New Inez and Vinoodh Book Features a Three-Headed Lady Gaga, Blackface, and Supermodels

    Quote: For the last two decades husband-and-wife photography team Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin have been shooting celebrities and supermodels for clients like Vogue Paris, Yves Saint Laurent, Helmut Lang, and Visionaire, and their work has made it into MoMA PS1 and the Matthew Marks Gallery.

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  • Date: January 10, 2012

    Source: Artspace.com, by Paul Laster

    News Item: Garde du Nord: Dutch Photographers in paris 1900-1968

    Quote: For most of the 20th century Paris was the place to be. The chic capital of the modern art world, Paris attracted bohemian artist, writers, dancers, musicians, and photographers to it’s stylish streets, cafés, and creative centers. Gare du Nord: Dutch Photographers in Paris 1900-1968, which is on view at the Hague Museum of Photography through January 17, captures the essence of the City of Light—the birthplace of photography—with ravishing results.

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  • The New York TimesDate: January 04, 2012

    Source: The New York Times, Nick Amies

    News Item: In Rotterdam, a Town House Reborn

    Quote: When the city of Rotterdam decided to sell homes in troubled neighborhoods at cut-rate prices, Rolf Bruggink, 38, a Dutch architect and furniture designer, seized the chance to buy one. He chose a house from the early 1900s in the Charlois district, a working-class area of terraced homes once inhabited by squatters and drug addicts.

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    Date: November 14, 2011

    Source: Co.Design

    News Item: Co.Design features TimeMaps by recent Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Vincent Meertens

    Intro: Kill your maps. They’re useless. What you need, says Vincent Meertens, a recent graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, are time maps. “Everybody thinks in time rather than distance,” he tells Co.Design in an email. “That is what TimeMaps is about: putting time in a map and letting go of the distance.” It might sound counterintuitive at first–a map that’s unconcerned with actual geography?–but think about the last time you had to get somewhere quickly in a foreign country or even your own city. Here in New York, my apartment is 20 miles away from JFK airport. Which must mean it takes about 20 minutes to get there, right? Wrong. On the subway during the day without delays, it might take an hour. At night with delays, it might take as long as 2 1/2 hours. That’s the only information I need and care about. (Click link to read more)

    Link: Co.Design

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    Date: November 14, 2011

    Source: New York Times Lens Blog

    News Item: Photos of the Bronxites by Chantal Heijnen

    Intro: The Bronx is no stranger to the Dutch. After all, they employed the Swedish seafarer Jonas Bronck, who in 1639 — along with his Dutch wife — settled the area that would adopt his name. Despite that long history, some of Chantal Heijnen’s friends in Amsterdam thought it was odd she chose to live there when they moved to New York in 2008. Granted, she and her husband, Bart Van Melik, didn’t settle into a small estate or even a large apartment. They took up residence in one room of a five-room flat, living in a poor neighborhood of West Indian, Latin American and Asian immigrants. Yet they felt welcomed and connected with their neighbors, a relationship Ms. Heijnen has documented in her photographic series “Bronxites.” (Click link to read more)

    Link: New York Times Lens

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    Date: November 8, 2011

    Source: Filmmaker

    News Item: “Convento” Director Jarred Alterman makes documentary on Christiaan Zwanikken

    Intro: Since I spend part of my year in Amsterdam I’m always on the lookout for interesting Dutch folks to write about. Kinetic artist Christiaan Zwanikken fit the bill and then some. Zwanikken lives most months at his family’s retreat in Portugal, which was once a monastery but now serves as the laboratory for his Frankenstein creations, robots crafted from servomotors and the remains of wildlife he finds on the ancient grounds. American filmmaker Jarred Alterman is also fascinated by Zwanikken’s work – so much so that he crafted Convento, an “art/doc” that follows not just the Dutch artist and his creatures but the Zwanikken clan, including mom Geraldine, a former prima ballerina. I spoke with the passionate director prior to the film’s NYC opening — appropriately enough, at the American Museum of Natural History on November 11. Zwanikken’s sculpture show at the museum opens a day earlier. (Click link to read more)

    Link: Filmmaker

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    Date: November 14, 2011

    Source: NY1

    News Item: Dutch Fashion Designer Draws Her Inspiration From “New Amsterdam”

    Intro: For many, New York City is the center of the fashion and design universe, but even those who live there year-round still find reason to come and be inspired. Leading Dutch designer Hester van Eeghen says there are many reasons for her to feel right at home when she visits the Big Apple. NY1’s Arts reporter Stephanie Simon filed the following report. (Click link to read more)

    Link: NY1

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    Date: November 4, 2011

    Source: The Marquee Blog

    News Item: Lady Gaga covers $1,500 magazine

    Intro: Leave it to supersize star Lady Gaga to break magazine records. Billboard reports that the larger-than-life pop singer currently graces the cover of the world’s largest magazine. Art magazine Visionaire’s LARGER THAN LIFE issue is an astounding 5 feet by 7 feet, and features Lady Gaga on the back and cover. The over-the-top issue has an over-the-top price to match: it runs $1,500! (The less-impressive standard size (36 inches by 49.48 inches) will cost Monsters just $375.) Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the cover features Lady Gaga as an oily-looking mermaid with a gooey tail. (Click link to read more)

    Link: The Marquee Blog

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    Date: October 29, 2011

    Source: Co. Design

    News Item: A Kit That Turns Homemade Wine Into Beautiful Art

    Intro: Search the web for home wine-making supplies, and you’ll be greeted by so many plastic buckets and airlocks and hoses, you’ll feel like you just stumbled onto a construction site. DIY vinification is a complex (and unsightly) affair. But it doesn’t have to be that way, as Dutch design student Sabine Marcelis shows. (Click link to read more)

    Link: Co. Design

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    Date: October 28, 2011

    Source: WSJ. Magazine

    News Item: Design of the Digital Age

    Intro: “We call ourselves a lab” is the first thing Joris Laarman, the 31-year-old Dutch designer, wants me to know. Coming from someone else, it might seem precious—no mere design studio, this!—but there’s an almost touching sincerity in the way he says it. And then there’s the work: What else but a lab would produce, to name just a few, a chair crafted by software invented to optimize the shape, weight and strength of car parts; a table algorithmically derived from the collective flight dynamics of flocks of thousands of starlings; or, most recently, a new material Laarman and some colleagues patented that he dubs “foam china,” a bone china porcelain “that expands in the kiln like bread”? (Click link to read more)

    Link: WSJ

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