Category Archives: art

Where Are We Now?

They say that only the good die young, whereas the bad always seem to live forever. I guess this rule also applies to David Bowie, an unequivocal musical genius whose passing at the age of 69 on the 10th of … Continue reading

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A Most Unusual Art Gallery

Last month, I came across this strange art gallery at RAI Station in Amsterdam. It was housed in an old booth once used as a small convenience store. A quick Google search tells me that it’s owned and operated by … Continue reading

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Another Perspective on the Dutch Monarchy

Tomorrow, April 30th, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will abdicate and turn over her throne to her son,¬†Willem-Alexander. Since announcing her decision back in January, there’s been, roughly, 10 thousand articles in the Dutch media about it and no less … Continue reading

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A Video and Eight More Snapshots From the Amsterdam Light Festival

Will the festival become an annual tradition in Mokum Alef? We can only hope. My favorite installation at the¬†fest was this first one, “Wishing Well.” Dropping a coin in a slot mounted on a bridge over one of the city’s … Continue reading

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BioShock Meets Alice in Wonderland

“BioShock Meets Alice in Wonderland” = the best analogy I can think of to describe the incredibly weird exhibit that invaded Leiden’s Lakenhal Museum a few months ago. Titled Pearls in the Arts, it integrates the museum’s existing galleries with … Continue reading

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Five Snapshots From the Amsterdam Light Festival

Nothing less, nothing more but click here for additional information about the festival. Happy holidays, y’all!  

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Dirty Postcards

I went on my first trip to Europe in the autumn of 2007. My friend Dan lent me his REI backpack for the journey and, to return the favor, I sent him a dirty postcard from every country I visited. … Continue reading

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Wasteful Worship

Deep in the heart of Austin, Texas, down a quiet suburban street, there lies a folk art cathedral like no other. Now that I think about it though, I don’t know if folk art cathedrals are a thing. Let me … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Graffiti Artists Can be Found in the Netherlands

Based on what I’ve seen during my travels, the NL is the ‘little country that can” when it comes to street art. The “graffiti,” stencils and prints that line streets in Amsterdam like the Spuistraat are nothing short of astounding. … Continue reading

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