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Various Dutch artists in Stop & Go 3-D Stop-Motion Animation Festival – Oakland, CA

October 11th, 2012 by

Stop & Go 3-D Stop-Motion Animation Festival

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 7pm

Stop & Go 3-D is the third installment of the Stop & Go stop-motion animation series and it dramatically plays with our visual senses. Strobing effects, afterimages, anaglyphic experiments, optical elements and three-dimensional spoofs are all part of the show. The festival presents a broad range of emerging works in the field of stop-motion animation, and pushes the boundaries of cinematic possibility by showcasing a diversity of techniques.  The short films, culled from all over the world, include works that play with perceptual illusions and 3-D experimentation. It includes work by Dutch animators Iemke van Dijk, José Heerkens, Johan Rijpma, Albert Roskam, and Mark de Weijer.

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Ruud van Empel solo exhibition at Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) – San Diego, CA

October 11th, 2012 by

Ruud van Empel, World #17, 2006, courtesy Stefan Stux Gallery and the artist

October 13, 2012 – February 3, 2013

The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego is pleased to present Ruud van Empel: Strange Beauty. Explore the extraordinary world of Ruud van Empel in the artist’s first solo exhibition in an American museum. Created with a singular artistic vision, van Empel builds vibrant photomontages of fascinatingly fabricated realities. Strange Beauty features over 40 of van Empel’s digitally enhanced pieces, displaying images of perfect beauty with mysterious and captivating undertones. Van Empel constructs his works through staged photography, digital enhancement and collage. His modern technique and composition is a product of an artistic journey, which spanned graphic design, theater and television. Hence, each image holds a distinctly theatrical air.

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Tracy Metz presentation and panel discussion at The Center for Architecture – New York City

October 11th, 2012 by

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6pm

The Netherlands and water: a story of conflict and concord, calamity and prosperity. For centuries the Dutch have been masters at controlling the water. They have wrested land from the water and turned Dutch waterworks into a global export product. The knowledge and technology with which the ‘Low Lands’ deal with water are an inspiration to many countries. Climate change is increasing the threat of both flooding and drought, and the consequences of a potential disaster are incalculable. It is no accident that dealing with water is one of the greatest global challenges of the twenty-first century. In Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch, American-born, Netherlands based journalist and author Tracy Metz describes the metamorphosis the landscape of the Netherlands is currently undergoing and how the Dutch are searching for new ways of living with the water. She will present her new book, reporting on the Netherlands along with various places around the world, such as New Orleans, Hamburg, Vietnam, New York and China, that are working with the Dutch on a new approach to the water landscape.

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Teun Voeten booklaunch at Ye Olde Carlton Arms – New York City

October 10th, 2012 by

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6-9pm

The Carlton Arms Hotel is pleased to present the launch of Narco Estado: Drug Violence in Mexico by Dutch photographer Teun Voeten. From 2009 till 2011, Teun Voeten focused on the drug related violence that is destabilizing Mexico. He visited the epicenter of the violence, Ciudad Juarez, as well as other hot spots such as Culiacan and Michoacan. With  essays by El Paso based anthropologist Howard Campbell as well as Culiacan based writer Javier Valdez Cardenas, this hard hitting photobook tries to explain why the drug violence in Mexico can no longer be ignored as a fringe criminal problem, since it is eroding the very fundaments of our human civilization.

Carlton Arms Hotel
160 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
Tel.: 212-679-0680

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New performance piece by Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen part of NYFA’s First International Composers Exchange – New York City

October 10th, 2012 by

Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, courtesy NYFA and the artists

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 8pm (To reserve space and RSVP, please visit www.nyfa.org)

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to present it’s First International Composers Exchange, with participation by among others Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen. Reflecting its expanding profile across the global arts community, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has launched its first International Composers Exchange. The International Composers Exchange offers composers from a specific country outside of the United States artist-in-residency opportunities in New York, where they can develop their careers through seminars, creative exchanges and performances. NYFA then sends its artists abroad for similar opportunities that complete the exchange. The announcement was made by NYFA Executive Director Michael L. Royce.

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Daniel van Nes is presented by Strychnin Gallery at New York Comic Con – New York City

October 10th, 2012 by

Daniel van Nes, Trickster, 2012, courtesy the artist

October 11-14, 2012

Strychnin Gallery and The New English are pleased to present new work by Daniel van Nes at New York Comic Con, the biggest pop culture even of the East Coast. On show will be three new works: ‘Trickster’, ‘Fish on dry land’ and ‘The boy with the world on his mind’. All three works are illuminated engravings. They are among the most detailed works Van Nes has ever done. The ‘sideshow acts’ are presented in their  ‘carnival cages’ with broken bars. The boy in the middle is being tricked and preyed upon by his neighbors.

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Tracy Metz in panel discussion at the Van Alen Institute – New York City

October 9th, 2012 by

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7pm (RSVP necessary. Click here)

The Van Alen Institute is pleased to present the panel discussion “The Urban Polder: What New York’s Waterfront Can Learn from the Dutch.” As it faces a changing climate, the Netherlands is undergoing an “extreme makeover”: the country that fashioned its landscape so distinctly to keep water out is now adjusting its centuries-old strategy of self-defense: it is letting the water back in. This new Dutch relationship to water holds critical lessons for New York as it prepares more than 500 miles of metropolitan waterfront for an ever wetter future. Author and journalist Tracy Metz shares research from her new volume Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch, followed by a discussion with panelists Susannah Drake (dlandstudio), Klaus Jacob (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory), Michael Marrella (New York City Department of City Planning), and moderator James S. Russell (Bloomberg News and The Agile City) on strategies for living in harmony with water, and what New York City could learn from Dutch techniques.

Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Tel.: 212-924-7000

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New editions by Sebastiaan Bremer available at the Lower East Side Printshop – New York City

October 9th, 2012 by

Sebastiaan Bremer, “To Joy: Universal Time Machine,” 2012, archival inkjet, hand painting, and collage, 36 x 36 inches, edition of 10, courtesy of the Lower East Side Printshop and the artist

From October 10, 2012

The Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to announce the publication of four new editions by the acclaimed artist Sebastiaan Bremer. The suite “To Joy” was inspired by Schiller’s “Ode To Joy.” Bremer used 1972 family photographs to digitally manipulate, saturate the colors, and make the atmosphere even more “joyous” than it already was.

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Jeroen Eisinga talk at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden – Washington, DC

October 9th, 2012 by

Jeroen Eisinga, Springtime, 2011 (still), courtesy of the Hirshhorn Musuem and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution and the artist

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7pm

In conjunction with the Black Box: Jeroen Eisinga presentation, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden organizes a meet the artist evening with Jeroen Eisinga.  Known for his short films, video installations, and photographs, Jeroen Eisinga (Dutch, b. Delft, 1966; lives and works in The Hague) takes performance art to a harrowing level in Springtime, 2009–11. Obviously dangerous and initially hard to watch, as the artist is gradually enveloped by more than 250,000 bees in the film, this process may also become stressful to consider looking away from—as viewers may feel they are abandoning him. Ultimately, there is something mesmerizing and peculiarly comforting about observing the bees cloak his body, as if they are cooperating to form a living shroud.

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Teun Voeten lecture “Narco Estado: Drug Violence in Mexico” at The Half King – New York City

October 5th, 2012 by

Monday, October 8, 2012, 7pm

The Half King Bar & Restaurant is pleased to welcome their old friend, veteran war correspondent, photographer, and Half King regular Teun Voeten, back with his best collection yet. From 2009 till 2011, Teun Voeten has documented the drug related violence that is destabilizing Mexico. He visited the epicenter of the violence, Ciudad Juarez, as well as other hot spots including Culiacan and Michoacan. With introductory essays by El Paso based anthropologist Howard Campbell aand Javier Valdez Cardenas, this hard-hitting book tries to explain, through writing and photography, why the drug violence in Mexico can no longer be ignored as a problem among criminals problem, but one that is eroding the very fundamentals of our human civilization.

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