to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

May 31, 2011

Contemporary jewelry in the Museum

Danner-Rotunde at the Pinakothek der Moderne
Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich

Only a few pictures of an extensive collection of gorgeous contemporary jewelry ...

Peter Chang


Gabi Dziuba - Fabrizio Tridenti - Karl Fritsch

Hildur Yr Jónsdóttir (click to enter artist's site)

Lam de Wolf - Bettina Speckner

Judy Onofrio - Bussi Buhs - Helen Britton

Falko Marx - Anton Cepka

Manuel Vilhena

Despo Sophocleous
one of my favourites because of the use of wood

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extravagant jewelry

May 30, 2011

sun & surf

It is a really hot day, I've been walking for hours and need a cool spot.  This seems to be the place.

The sound of roaring water and surfers splashing water in all directions have the required effect.

I'm not anywhere near the coast.  I guess the closest would be at some 200 KM distance.  This is river surfing, didn't even know it existed.

By the look of it - and I'm far from being an expert, on the contrary - the surfers aren't beginners.  This water looks very tricky with a powerful current.

Very popular... surfers lining up on both sides of the wave.

As soon as one goes down another jumps in.

Really fun to watch as there is constant activity.

The water is only this wide but some surfers develop quite some speed and make turns at only a few inches from concrete walls.

I never expected to see something like that here.

So where is this surf spot I hear you ask?

In the centre of a city with 1.364.000 inhabitants.

Where people are used to see someone getting undressed along a large boulevard.

The very narrow 'river' is called Eisbach and comes to the surface at this very point in Munich, capital of Bavaria, Germany.  Great place.

Just by looking at this I feel quite refreshed and continue my walk through the city...

more Munich the next days

May 28, 2011

announcements in the park

Next to a tiny village, an impressive castle set amidst a neglected park.  Nature has taken over the strong geometrical design.  A small forest has developped and overtaken the tennis courts and pool. 

Multimedia artist David Lamey placed panels all over the property with 'published application for planning permission' where alterations to the existing structures are announced.

Aditionnal levels will raise the 'Rapunzel' tower to 68 meters and converted into a 'house of ill repute'.

Installation of an automatic sliding door and classical sculpture in polyester.

The boardwalk over the wet part of the forest ...

...will be lit with built in LED

and this swampy area seems perfect to ...

turn into a habitat for exotic animal species.

Along the walk other images popped up among the foliage.

Cybele Collins - Border Cemetery


art tour - Hoegaarden, Belgium
last weekend 28 - 29 May 2011

May 27, 2011

Felicien Penders - glass sculptures

Kunstroute Bierbeek - art tour

on 7 locations in Bierbeek, Brabant, Belgium
last weekend : 28 - 29 May 2011, from 14h - 18h

May 26, 2011

Sara Bomans - paintings

A former nursing home, artists invading the small rooms link their artworks to the history of the old house.

Sara Bomans - My body is against me

A few notes on the wall remained in some rooms mentionning :

'the family takes care of the laundry'.

Sara Bomans replies with an installation

er is geen was ... there is no laundry

art tour - Hoegaarden, Belgium
28 - 29 May 2011