Earth Art – Out To Nature Back To The Gallery

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Earth Art – Out To Nature Back To The Gallery ArtSmart Roundtable: On the Topic of ‘Art Concepts’ The ArtSmart Roundtable is back for October. This month the theme is a broad one: concept in art, conceptual art, a topic with many different possibilities. For us, the choice fell on the concept of Land Art, an art direction that promises a lot … Read More

‘Keith Haring. The Political Line’ Visits Rotterdam

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Keith Haring’s Voice from the Eighties Echoes in our Present Keith Haring. The Political Line. Rotterdam Kunsthal – September 20 2015 to February 7 2016 More than 30 years later Haring’s works return to the city where his international career once took off: in 1982 Rotterdam’s ‘Galerie ‘t Venster’ was the first ever outside the United States to show his work. … Read More

Banksy Exhibition in Amsterdam: His Street Art World Comes to the Lionel Gallery

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Banksy’s World Coming to Amsterdam Banksy – you know that famous guy from Bristol that nobody seems to know, who instigates us to think and observe our world a bit differently through his street art creations? – is in our town of Amsterdam for the coming six weeks. Maybe not in person, but definitely in spirit: the Lionel Gallery on … Read More

Curious Facts About the World Press Photo Exhibition

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World Press Photo 2015

Curious Facts About the World Press Photo Ever since 1955, April is traditionally the month when the year’s winners of the World Press Photo contest are shown up for the eyes of the public through the main exhibition staged in Amsterdam. It’s always a highly anticipated event and there’s always enough buzz around it to turn it into one of the most … Read More

Jeff Koons: The Retrospective – Artist or Marketeer?

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Jeff Koons: The Retrospective

Jeff Koons: The Retrospective – Artist or Marketeer? My first memory of Jeff Koons is from the late 1980s when his “Made in Heaven” exhibition – mainly containing sexually explicit photographs and sculptures featuring himself and the Hungarian-Italian porn-star, later wife of Koons’s, Cicciolina (a.k.a Ilona Staller) – reached the news. Not only did it reach the news world of the … Read More

The World’s Best Open-Air Museums

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The World’s Best Open-Air Museums Spring is in the air, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed for us members of the ArtSmart Roundtable, a group of culturally focused travel bloggers. For this month’s round of articles the focus is naturally on the warmer, brighter season ahead. The theme for the month is ‘spring‘. For us it will be a good … Read More

The Year’s Best Exhibitions in Paris

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The Best Exhibitions in Paris in 2015   Paris is a difficult city to visit. Yes, you’ve read it correctly, we did say difficult… Sure, not in the typical difficult-difficult kind of way, otherwise it would be hard to reach the status as the most visited city in the world. In fact, we’ve been there just two weekends ago and we loved … Read More

Art Couples – Between Romance and Heartbreaks

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Art Couples - Romantic and sometimes stormy relationships amidst the creative process

ArtSmart Roundtable: Art Couples – Between Romance and heartbreaks   In February the ArtSmart Roundtable is back again, and the theme for this edition is LOVE. With Valentine’s Day being the dominating event during the shortest month of the year, the choice is a natural one. The topic selection for our contribution is art couples; given that we are a … Read More

2015’s Best Exhibitions in Europe for City Breaks

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Best Exhibitions 2015

2015’s Best Exhibitions in Europe Your Perfect Excuses for Weekend Getaways   Recently we covered the best 2015 art exhibitions on show in our home-base of The Netherlands. While we’re happy to have many worthy shows so close to home, we are always on the lookout for good excuses to escape for the weekend and find good city breaks. Thus, … Read More

Two New European Culture Capitals Ready to Embrace 2015

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European Culture Capitals 2015 - Plzen and Mons

Two New European Culture Capitals Embracing 2015 The European Capital of Culture 2015 title is shared between the city of Pilsen, Czech Republic, and the Belgian town of Mons. Are this year’s events going to be focused solely on beer and chocolate, or there’s more we can expect? For sure there will be much more – but what exactly? Below we’ll … Read More

Amsterdam’s Hidden Gem: Ons Lieve Heer Op Solder Church

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A Hidden Treasure of Tolerance In the Heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District This article was our contribution to the monthly ArtSmart Roundtable for November 2014, a collaboration between like-minded art-focused travel blogs to write articles on a common theme each first Monday of the month.  This time around we are discussing Hidden Gems.  At the bottom of our article, you’ll find … Read More

The Global Affordable Art Fair Sensation

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Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam

The Global Affordable Art Fair Sensation If you compared it to other sectors the commercial art world was backwards, I used to go around art fairs in London in my twenties and I felt I wasn’t being catered for. There I was, with no formal art training but the desire to buy art, and no one was on hand to … Read More