Unseen 2016

Unseen 2016

A report of my visit to the opening of Unseen 2016, the annual photography fair, Amsterdam. Generally, I find art openings a little overwhelming. New art pieces, big audiences, and countless distractions make for a rather chaotic environment, not the best if you want to visit an exhibition properly and... Read more »
The trick of the eye

The trick of the eye

An exhibition review to Alice Tippit solo exhibition ‘Ess Envy’ at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery An image, when it is employed with an associative meaning, becomes a sign. A sign, when it is associated with a common meaning, becomes a fixed cognitive reaction in our cerebral interior. Then, what will happen... Read more »
El Organo Oriental

El Organo Oriental

El organo oriental Another finished project means another adventure to report on. This time I’m talking about ELOO, El Organo Oriental, an installation created by the artist Antonio Guzman and presented by Framer Framed during the recent Rotterdam Art Fair in the Intersections area, a space dedicated to the emerging... Read more »
A tale of a professor and her ‘weaving practices’

A tale of a professor and her ‘weaving practices’

Last week, along with classmates, I visited the SOHE gallery, which is located at the school of ecology building, at UW-madison. The gallery exhibited Professor Marianne Fairbanks’s solo exhibition ‘Impractical Weaving Suggestions’. Last week, along with classmates, I visited the SOHE gallery, which is located at the school of ecology... Read more »
12 hours of moments

12 hours of moments

My last article on this blog was published about two months ago. This just so happened to be my first post of art criticism and was addressed to a specific gallery in Amsterdam, the W319 (Here’s the link). Since then I hoped my next piece would describe an exhibition not... Read more »
Is this contemporary art?

Is this contemporary art?

When one moves to a new city, it takes some time to integrate into the local community and learn of the interesting artistic realities that are present. My experiences have taught me that no matter where you move —whether it’s Shanghai, Venice or Amsterdam— there is always that one gallery... Read more »
All you need is ..pee.

All you need is ..pee.

When Mediamatic asked me to collaborate on an art project dealing with pee (yes, pee, you got it) my reaction was not overly enthusiastic, as you can imagine. I’ll admit, I considered myself part of majority of the population that considered pee a kind of social taboo. That kind of... Read more »
Amsterdam Drawing and uncertainty of Art Fairs.

Amsterdam Drawing and uncertainty of Art Fairs.

Contemporary art fairs are always a gamble. The famous quote, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” could easily refer to art fairs, there is no doubt about it. Enough with refering everything back to love affairs! The box of chocolates, with its... Read more »
Fifty Shades of Lazy Grey

Fifty Shades of Lazy Grey

The exhibition Making Traces at London’s Tate Modern, has been developed precisely, there is no doubt about it. The space, in its meticulously order, seems to stands in stark contrast to the very elusive and ephemeral themes of the show: the trace, the shadow, the body. It’s a journey into... Read more »
Addictive William Kentridge

Addictive William Kentridge

When you’re in school, you tend not to take seriously what is taught to you. You study it, memorizing it carefully, but it’s not an experience at all, it is only “scholastic material” destined to remain in the “compartmental study”, a small drawer of our memory. Probably it’s only a... Read more »