D I A R Y
In and around town
Raving in Rags
@ ikikik (me me me!) opening
"Je kijkt zo zuur naar m'n haute couture" sings a popular Dutch band "Jeugd van Tegenwoordig". Mediamatic and Andrea Crews look down on high fashion too. We're done with Versace and Dolce&Gabbana. Thank god there are strategic clothing supplies of the Salvation army. Their second hand collection…
New Moon on Monday
DNK @ Smart Project Space – 7 april 2008
It’s a quiet Monday night, a perfect night for the 2 Russian secret agents to go on their first assignment. Tonight our friends from DNK organize their first gig in their new-found home. From cool–but–shabby O301 they have moved to Smart Project Space — a promising new location in Amsterdams Old…
Why Lithuanians don't dance
and the Austrians don't like prizes
Awards are never fair. And they are never fun. Except maybe for those who take part and win. And even that not always. However, 5 internationally famous artists on show and 50.000 euros in prize can definitely make Kompromat get off the couch and head to the Stedelijk Museum CS Amsterdam.
Carry each other
Grandeur in Arnhem
Sonsbeek takes place only once in 7 years. This is even less often than Documenta (although more often than the sculpture project in Muenster). It was clear to us that the whole Dutch art world is going to be there. 5 days before the official opening there is a procession during which the artworks…
Let's all go Dutch
Eat bacon pancakes with sugar syrup, talk politics at parties and always start your conversations with a question. What does it mean to be Dutch, exactly? Is it possible to become, or stop being Dutch? Is it like you wake up in the morning and say to yourself: oh, actually, today I feel quite Dutch?