Mariken Wessels (DOGtime alumna 2008) new artist’s book: Taking Off. Henry my Neighbor was published by APE (Art Paper Editions) and presented at the Offprint art- and photo book fair in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London.
The first presentation in Amsterdam is Thursday 28 May at 5.30 pm at the stand of Johan Deumens Gallery at the Amsterdam Art Fair. Joachim Naudts (curator at FotoMuseum, Antwerp) will provide an introduction to Mariken Wessels’ new artist’s book.
Taking Off. Henry my Neighbor is a true picture story about failed marriage, sexual frustration and voyeurism. Through people she’d met in the United States, Wessels gained access to the entire archive of Henry, the room in which he made his work, as well as full consent for the free reuse of his materials. Henry’s works amount to about 5,500 nude photos, 40 cut-ups and 17 clay figurines. The archival vertigo of amateur art is now embedded within Wessels’ reconstruction of his marriage, life and works. Taking Off. Henry my Neighbor invites you to peep into Henry’s life and his twisted vision of Martha: his former spouse and mus
Rutger van der Tas (DOGtime alumnus 2014) won the AVROTROS Van Gogh competition with his work ‘Holy G’ on 17 May. AVROTROS started the competition, because to the 2015 Van Gogh year. The assignment was: get inspired by Vincent van Gogh.
“The jury decided unanimously that ‘Holy G’ by Rutger van der Tas was the winning painting. We are impressed by Rutger’s technique. ‘Holy G’ is a genuine painter’s painting.”
The work by Rutger van der Tas will be exhibited in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in July. A selection of the entries is exhibited in VonderCS till 28 May, Vondelpark 3 in the Vondelpark. Entrance is free.
OOO: Object Oriental Opera (photo: Alex Zakkas)
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