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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