On Joseph Beuys and why we should keep trying to find a balance

A couple of days ago, I have visited the Leeds Art Gallery to see the ARTIST ROOMS' exhibition dedicated to Joseph Beuys (1921-1986). The ARTIST ROOMS is a traveling collection of international modern and contemporary art that is owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, who curate monographic exhibitions across the United Kingdom. … Continue reading On Joseph Beuys and why we should keep trying to find a balance

An Exhibition Dedicated to Courage in the Face of Fear and Hate

Solidarity and equality. These are the values Hannie Schaft and the sisters Truus and Freddie Oversteegen stood up for during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. On the occasion of the recently published book 'Hannie' by the historian Peter Hammann, the Museum Haarlem curated the exhibition Vrouwen in Verzet - Hannie, … Continue reading An Exhibition Dedicated to Courage in the Face of Fear and Hate

Attending the IMC 2017 (International Medieval Conference) in Leeds!

Last week I attended the IMC in Leeds. The IMC (International Medieval Congress) is the largest conference of its kind in Europe. And although this is obviously not an event everybody can attend, I wanted to write a short post on it and share my experiences. This annual conference is organised by the Institute of … Continue reading Attending the IMC 2017 (International Medieval Conference) in Leeds!

Dutch Delftware – Pretty? Yes. But There’s More To It

Somehow the characteristic blue and white decorations of Dutch Delftware continues to fascinate us: whether we look at fashion, interior design, or contemporary arts & craft, the many shades of blue against a white background keep appearing in many different shapes and forms. It seems we can all agree that the colour schemes and decoration patterns … Continue reading Dutch Delftware – Pretty? Yes. But There’s More To It

When Art Holds A Mirror Up To Society – Otto Dix

A few weeks ago, I visited the exhibition Otto Dix - The Evil Eye (Otto Dix - Der böse Blick) in the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf (Germany) that presented the first monographic exhibition of Otto Dix. The exhibition focused on Dix's creative years in Düsseldorf and offered a comprehensive view on how by looking beyond the “unappetising” appearance … Continue reading When Art Holds A Mirror Up To Society – Otto Dix