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Ben van Berkel lectures at Sci-Arc and A+D Museum – Los Angeles, CA

February 19th, 2013 by

Ben van Berkel, courtesy of UN Studio

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7pm (Sci-Arc)
Thursday, February 21, 6:30pm (A+D Museum)

Sci-Arc is pleased to present the lecture “Architecture and its Future” by Ben van Berkel, with an introduction by Eric Owen Moss. The profession of architecture has expanded and now finds itself in a position to engage with a broader series of cultural references. The architect can now refer to film, fashion, literature, philosophy, music, art etc. and as such greatly enrich the cultural side of the profession. However with such an exclusive focus, the functionality of architecture – the rational and scientific side of the profession – is sometimes forgotten. The architect today however has to increasingly optimize his or her buildings in order to make them both more affordable and more responsible. As there is still much to discover in these more pragmatic areas of the practice, I believe that in the future the profession will become increasingly oriented towards knowledge and expertise – not simply through transforming knowledge into new design techniques, but through the cross-combination of information and knowledge so that architecture and design will be replaced by what I refer to as “trained judgement.”

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Rachel de Joode solo exhibition at Interstate Projects – New York City

February 16th, 2013 by

Rachel de Joode, The Hole and the Lump, 2013, courtesy of Interstate Projects and the artist

February 16 – March 17, 2013
Opening reception: February 16, 2013 6-9pm

Interstate Projects is pleased to present The Hole and the Lump, Rachel de Joode’s first solo exhibition in New York. “The approach of a sculpture is the possibility for the viewer to turn around it, appreciate the space and volume, from the bottom up or from the left to right, measuring the most appropriate angle.” 12-52 Project. In this exhibition, de Joode examines the fundamentals of sculpture: volume, material, texture, and scale, by transforming them through contemporary means of representation. Pushed and pulled terra cotta is photographed, printed on un-stretched canvas, and draped over a model in classical figurative poses. Pedestals are printed, rather than produced as volumetric shapes, and the sculptures that sit on them are no thicker than the wood they are mounted to.

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Jacco Olivier in duo exhibition with Jennifer West at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art – Winston-Salem, NC

February 15th, 2013 by

Jacco Olivier, Revolution, 2010 (still), courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery and the artist

February 15 – May 26, 2013

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to present Afterlife: Jacco Olivier & Jennifer West, organized by SECCA; Curated by Steven Matijcio. The fluidity of paint can stay in perpetual motion through film and video – extending both the process and presence of the artist, even as their composition becomes unmoored. In this exhibition a painter who stitches photos of unfinished canvases into dream-like animations meets a filmmaker who physically assaults her medium in painterly acts of performance and alchemy. At the intersection, Amsterdam-based Jacco Olivier and Los Angeles-based Jennifer West detach the mark of the artist from its expected physical location — a cotton canvas or a strip of celluloid film – allowing the imprints of events, experiences, and their very actions/materials to float in a liquid state of limbo.

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
750 Marguerite Drive,
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Tel.: 336-725-1904

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Carla van de Puttelaar in group exhibition “The Nude: Classical, Cultural, Contemporary” at Photo-Eye Gallery – Santa Fe, NM

February 15th, 2013 by

Carla van de Puttelaar, Untitled, from the Galateas series, courtesy of Photo-Eye Gallery and the artist

February 15 – April 20, 2013

Photo-Eye Gallery is pleased to present “The Nude: Classical, Cultural, Contemporary”, a group exhibition which includes work from a wide variety of photographers all depicting the nude, using the human form as a unique means of expression. The photographs included in this exhibition range from classical studies, to the exploration of cultural and contemporary themes; some are playful and some investigate more existential realms, while others manage to combine multiple elements. Artists include: Evan Baden, Keith Carter, Neil Craver, Imogen Cunningham, Chris Enos, Bear Kirkpatrick, Joey L., Patti Levey, Peter Ogilvie, Carla van de Puttelaar, Karin Rosenthal, Jock Sturges, Laurie Tümer, Jo Whaley and Zoë Zimmerman.

Photo-Eye Gallery
376 Garcia Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel.: 505-988-5152

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Berndnaut Smilde solo exhibition at Land of Tomorrow – Louisville, KY

February 15th, 2013 by

Berndnaut Smilde, Nimbus Minerva, 2012, Photo: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk, courtesy of Land of Tomorrow and the artist

February 15 – March 26, 2013

Land of Tomorrow is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde. This show will mark Berndnaut Smilde’s first solo exhibition in the United States. Smilde draws upon his daily surroundings and spaces to confront the moment of friction between construction and deconstruction, most notably within his cloud creations and artificially recreating meteorological conditions indoors. He analyzes each space and their appearance, breaking them down to work with their details. Choices made in Smilde’s process are often situations that deal with duality, questioning inside and outside, temporality, size, the function of materials and architectural elements.

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ArtEZ Fashion Masters students and faculty visited New York February 5-12, 2013. Read their guest blog post here!

February 14th, 2013 by

Image by Freudenthal/Verhagen, courtesy of ArtEZ Fashion Masters

February 14, 2013

The ArtEZ Fashion Masters students and faculty visited New York from February 5-12, 2013 for an exchange program with Parsons, The New School for Design as well as field trips during New York Fashion Week. ArtEZ Fashion Masters course director Mascha van Zijverden agreed to send in a guest blog post for Orange Alert Dutch Art Events, reporting about the trip. Scroll down for a visual impression of the week!

A FASHION ODYSSEY” – by Mascha van Zijverden

The ArtEZ Fashion Masters has a rich history of exchange projects. Realizing that the Dutch art education is of an extraordinary high level and has proven to deliver a number of successful designers, the ArtEZ Fashion Masters saw great opportunities in the area of knowledge exchange. From Madrid, London, Berlin to Beijing the students of the ArtEZ Fashion Masters have travelled the world to spread and gain knowledge about the fashion world and everything connected.

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Iwan Baan in “White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes” exhibition at Yale School of Architecture Gallery – New Haven, CT

February 14th, 2013 by

Iwan Baan, Raketenstation Insel Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany, including built projects by Erwin Heerich, Tadao Ando, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and Raimund Abraham, 2012, courtesy Carnegie Museum of Art and the photographer

February 14 – May 4, 2013

The Yale School of Architecture Gallery presents “White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes”, curated by Raymund Ryan, examining, for the first time, six new art sites that share the common thread of moving beyond the traditional “white cube” gallery space. Featuring the photography of noted architectural photographer Iwan Baan, the exhibition endeavors to explore the radical possibilities of art sites emerging from collaborations across a range of artistic and architectural approaches.

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Kirsten Leenaars participates in “Let’s Talk About Love Baby” at Printed Matter – New York City

February 13th, 2013 by

Kirsten Leenaars, You Are Here, 2013, courtesy of the artist

February 14 – March 14, 2013
Opening reception & pop-up presentations: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6-8pm

Can an object of affection take the form of a book? Join Printed Matter this Valentines Day and leaf through Chido Johnson’s Love Library, a collection of 200+ books in the traveling exhibition Let’s Talk About Love Baby. These artist made books are an intimate re-imagining of the traditional romance novel, encompassing molded and carved novels, as well as, in one case, a bookwork sprouting with vegetation. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, February 14, 6-8 PM, with Pop-up artist presentations throughout the evening. Kirsten Leenaars will be presenting her contribution: You Are Here.

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Jolanda Jansen performance at Residency Unlimited – New York City

February 12th, 2013 by

Jolanda Jansen, Performance 11, 2012, photograph by Ed Jansen, courtesy of the artist

Tuesday Feb 12, 2013, from 6:30-8pm

Please join Residency Unlimited for Interpersonal Distance, a new performance by Dutch artist Jolanda Jansen. In her carefully constructed but often wild performances, Jolanda submits her body to various transformations, or rather deformations, to engage with the possibility of self-reinvention and release from cultural determinations. Her work often stages the passage from a sexualized female body to an animal-like corporeality as a way of challenging constraining definitions of self and of femininity. And it is not only her own controlled body that the artist hopes to disorganize and transform; her performances also intend to provoke viewers out of their routine bodily behaviors. To do so, she often uses the camera as a tool to invade the viewer’s personal space and engage with issues of voyeurism and gender power relations.

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Lily van der Stokker in “NYC 1993″ exhibition at the New Museum – New York City

February 10th, 2013 by

Lily van der Stokker, image courtesy of the artist

February 13 – May 26, 2013

The New Museum is pleased to present NYC 1993 – Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, a major exhibition featuring over seventy-five artists, including Lily van der Stokker. Examining works made or exhibited in New York City twenty years ago, “NYC 1993″ looks at art made and exhibited in New York over the course of one year, providing a synchronic panorama in which established artists and emerging figures of the time are presented alongside the work of authors whose influence has since faded from the discussion. Centering on the year 1993, the exhibition is conceived as a time capsule, an experiment in collective memory that attempts to capture a specific moment at the intersection of art, pop culture, and politics. “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” will be on view at the New Museum from February 13-May 26, 2013.

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