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Fashion & Culture Magazine Numéro Netherlands Launches New Digital Edition
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Fashion & Culture Magazine Numéro Netherlands Launches New Digital Edition

Fashion Luxury fashion and culture magazine Numéro Netherlands has created a brand new digital edition in partnership with digital platform Exact Editions. The archive currently encompasses 3 back issues, and will grow with each new issue published.     Perched at the crossroads between women’s and men’s luxury magazines and cutting-edge magazines, Numéro Netherlands explores an original vision of luxury. Each issue is innovative, transgressive, inventive and an experimentation of style. It effortlessly connects brands to art, design and contemporary aesthetic codes, reinforcing their distinctness, uniqueness and luxury brand status.     All contents pages of the new archive will be linked to facilitate quick browsing, whilst the advanced search function allows readers to pinpoint references to specific keywords at the touch of a button across web, iOS and Android platforms.     Numéro Netherlands is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:   Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/numero-netherlands Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/numero-netherlands     Editor-in-Chief, Timotej Letonja commented: “We are pleased to be offering this new digital option to subscribers old and new. Our photography and editorials are displayed compellingly across both online and web platforms, providing an aesthetically striking reading experience.”     Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “Numéro Netherlands joins a strong roster of luxury magazines already hosted on the platform. It will be a brilliant resource for fashion and culture aficionados and students, as well as institutional libraries. Luxury fashion and culture magazine Numéro Netherlands has created a brand new digital edition in partnership with digital platform Exact Editions. The archive currently encompasses 3 back issues, and will grow with each new issue published.     Perched at the crossroads between women’s and men’s luxury magazines and cutting-edge magazines, Numéro Netherlands explores an original vision of luxury. Each issue is innovative, transgressive, inventive and an experimentation of style. It effortlessly connects brands to art, design and contemporary aesthetic codes, reinforcing their distinctness, uniqueness and luxury brand status.     All contents pages of the new archive will be linked to facilitate quick browsing, whilst the advanced search function allows readers to pinpoint references to specific keywords at the touch of a button across web, iOS and Android platforms.     Numéro Netherlands is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:   Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/numero-netherlands Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/numero-netherlands     Editor-in-Chief, Timotej Letonja commented: “We are pleased to be offering this new digital option to subscribers old and new. Our photography and editorials are displayed compellingly across both online and web platforms, providing an aesthetically striking reading experience.”     Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “Numéro Netherlands joins a strong roster of luxury magazines already hosted on the platform. It will be a brilliant resource for fashion and culture aficionados and students, as well as institutional libraries.

Nxt Museum relaunched 'Shifting Proximities'
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Nxt Museum relaunched 'Shifting Proximities'

Art Nxt Museum has unlocked its doors from Saturday 5 June 2021 to stimulate and inspire the city of Amsterdam after a period of lockdown. The museum relaunches with a new artwork, Zoom Pavilion, by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico/Canada) in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko (Poland/USA), and with a full technical upgrade courtesy of Samsung. New and returning visitors can now experience the critically-acclaimed exhibition 'Shifting Proximities' until the end of 2021.     "When we first started conceptualising Nxt Museum in 2018, I never imagined our first year of opening to have such a short timespan. After being open for only 84 days, the museum had to close for another 175." says Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Director of Nxt Museum. "During these uncertain days, the urgency of art and museums has become more visible than ever. Within cultural spaces we gain new perspectives, awaken our senses and - above all - we escape our day-to-day reality. Hopefully, museums will now cherish a permanent spot on our agendas, leisurely and politically. Let's not take them for granted."     Zoom Pavilion (2015) is an audiovisual installation that renders alarmingly visible the ubiquity of surveillance.     Twelve surveillance cameras, using facial recognition, blob tracking and subtraction algorithms, track and monitor the public and determine whether their proximity is 'suspicious'. A temporary archive of recordings is collected and projected onto one wall, showing how close two visitors have been to one another and for how long. Such surveillance techniques have been used to maintain political control (communist Poland 1947-1989), to dispel mass protests (Hong Kong 2019-2020), to identify security threats (prisons) and to control the spread of infectious diseases (COVID-19). They are also employed around the clock in the world's major cities.   Zoom Pavilion is one of seven artworks bringing a diversity of interpretations and perspectives to the theme of 'Shifting Proximities', exploring how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. From the invention of the Internet, to the rise of space exploration, from 9/11, to global pandemics, these global phenomena have an immeasurable impact on how we communicate, how we move and how we live in the world. As visitors navigate through a series of large-scale multi-sensory artworks, they can experience the formation of a black hole, learn how plants communicate with one another, and become subject to the watchful eye of surveillance.   Each of the installations has been created by local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering research and technological innovation. They include:Connected (2020) by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud; Topologies #1 (2020) by United Visual Artists (UVA); Habitat (2020) by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek; Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast; Econtinuum (2020) by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso; and Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence).   Nxt Museum and Samsung Electronics Benelux have joined forces to bring art and technology to those looking for the next in contemporary culture. Founded on a shared mission to unlock creativity through technology, the partnership includes the integration of new Samsung technology throughout the museum, offering enhanced storytelling and educational insights. Jointly, they will launch Studio 404, a free, innovative education programme that invites young people in Amsterdam to learn digital skills from established experts and artists. Find more information at: nxtmuseum.com/event/studio-404/.     Address: Nxt Museum Asterweg 22 1031 HP Amsterdam Website: nxtmuseum.com Social: @nxtmuseum #nxtmuseum Nxt Museum has unlocked its doors from Saturday 5 June 2021 to stimulate and inspire the city of Amsterdam after a period of lockdown. The museum relaunches with a new artwork, Zoom Pavilion, by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico/Canada) in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko (Poland/USA), and with a full technical upgrade courtesy of Samsung. New and returning visitors can now experience the critically-acclaimed exhibition 'Shifting Proximities' until the end of 2021.     "When we first started conceptualising Nxt Museum in 2018, I never imagined our first year of opening to have such a short timespan. After being open for only 84 days, the museum had to close for another 175." says Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Director of Nxt Museum. "During these uncertain days, the urgency of art and museums has become more visible than ever. Within cultural spaces we gain new perspectives, awaken our senses and - above all - we escape our day-to-day reality. Hopefully, museums will now cherish a permanent spot on our agendas, leisurely and politically. Let's not take them for granted."     Zoom Pavilion (2015) is an audiovisual installation that renders alarmingly visible the ubiquity of surveillance.     Twelve surveillance cameras, using facial recognition, blob tracking and subtraction algorithms, track and monitor the public and determine whether their proximity is 'suspicious'. A temporary archive of recordings is collected and projected onto one wall, showing how close two visitors have been to one another and for how long. Such surveillance techniques have been used to maintain political control (communist Poland 1947-1989), to dispel mass protests (Hong Kong 2019-2020), to identify security threats (prisons) and to control the spread of infectious diseases (COVID-19). They are also employed around the clock in the world's major cities.   Zoom Pavilion is one of seven artworks bringing a diversity of interpretations and perspectives to the theme of 'Shifting Proximities', exploring how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. From the invention of the Internet, to the rise of space exploration, from 9/11, to global pandemics, these global phenomena have an immeasurable impact on how we communicate, how we move and how we live in the world. As visitors navigate through a series of large-scale multi-sensory artworks, they can experience the formation of a black hole, learn how plants communicate with one another, and become subject to the watchful eye of surveillance.   Each of the installations has been created by local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering research and technological innovation. They include:Connected (2020) by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud; Topologies #1 (2020) by United Visual Artists (UVA); Habitat (2020) by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek; Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast; Econtinuum (2020) by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso; and Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence).   Nxt Museum and Samsung Electronics Benelux have joined forces to bring art and technology to those looking for the next in contemporary culture. Founded on a shared mission to unlock creativity through technology, the partnership includes the integration of new Samsung technology throughout the museum, offering enhanced storytelling and educational insights. Jointly, they will launch Studio 404, a free, innovative education programme that invites young people in Amsterdam to learn digital skills from established experts and artists. Find more information at: nxtmuseum.com/event/studio-404/.     Address: Nxt Museum Asterweg 22 1031 HP Amsterdam Website: nxtmuseum.com Social: @nxtmuseum #nxtmuseum

THE BOTANICAL REVOLUTION FROM 11TH OF SEPTEMBER IN CENTRAAL MUSEUM UTRECHT
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THE BOTANICAL REVOLUTION FROM 11TH OF SEPTEMBER IN CENTRAAL MUSEUM UTRECHT

Exhibition In a new exhibition, contemporary art explores the garden as a metaphor for the world today, in dialogue with modern art and old masters.      Saturday 11 September 2021 marks the opening of The Botanical Revolution – On the Necessity of Art and Gardening in Centraal Museum Utrecht. Contemporary artists reflect on society using the garden as a metaphor. What can gardens tell us about the times we live in? In addition to art works by Maria Thereza Alves, Sara Sejin Chang, Jeremy Deller, Stan Douglas, Lungiswa Gqunta, Kerry James Marshall, Henk Wildschut and others, the exhibition includes some outstanding loan pieces by both modern artists and old masters such as Vincent van Gogh, Tetsumi Kudo, Albrecht Dürer and Maria Sibylla Merian. These modern and old art works reveal the deep roots of a tradition that explores the garden as a mirror of society. The Botanical Revolutionis on display until 9 January 2022.       PARADISE:   The exhibition opens with one of the best-known gardens of all: paradise. The Garden of Eden has been a popular theme for western artists throughout the centuries. In the Biblical story, the garden is portrayed as a lush and idyllic environment. Here Adam and Eve live in harmony with each other, the world and nature. There is a rich tradition of images depicting this theme, of which a number of examples are shown in this room.      Among the art works are 16th-century prints and engravings: Adam and Eve by Albrecht Dürer and Hendrick Goltzius. These older works rub shoulders with contemporary paintings by for instance Kerry James Marshall. Vignette (2003) shows two naked black figures running past a dense, overgrown field. Also on show is a Persian paradise carpet of more than 100 years old, and the Tree trunk bench (1999) by Droog design studio, based on 17th-century landscape gardens.        FRONT YARD / BACK YARD / ALLOTMENT:   As the industrial revolution took hold over the course of the 19th century, allotment gardens were provided to the city’s labourers. Gardening was seen as a useful activity that benefits the body and mind. In today’s hectic urban lives, and certainly during the current pandemic as well, the garden remains an important refuge: a place to wind down and to enjoy another rhythm of life. At the same time, the garden stimulates us to critically reflect on ecosystems and their inhabitants.     In the second room, the visitor encounters work by Vincent van Gogh (Vegetable gardens in Montmarte, 1887) combined with the photographs that Elspeth Diederix made of her Miracle Gardenin Amsterdam: a project nominated this year for the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts.      Outside the museum gallery, Vanishing Staircaseconnects to the same theme. Here, Birthe Leemeijer encourages native plants to grow on an outdoor staircase. The project recently made the news when a municipal parks worker inadvertently burned away the young plants. The art work is now being restored, and new vegetation is emerging.      THE BOTANICAL REVOLUTION:   A garden is like a mirror of society: a place that embodies the relationship between nature and culture. The development of botany as a scientific discipline went hand in hand with an overall categorisation of the natural world. In the 18th century, this classification resulted in a hierarchy of nature, in which humankind ranks highest. Today we are starting to talk and think differently about the complex relations between different forms of life. Humans are viewed more emphatically as a part of nature, and there is an increasing focus on the intelligence of for instance plant life.     The third exhibition room displays still-lifes by Roelant Saverij and Johannes Bosschaert, depicting both native and exotic flowers. This theme, too, extends beyond the museum walls: in the museum garden, the Japanese artist Rumiko Hagiwara has placed signs by wild plants displaying the definition of the weeds. It is a simple intervention that demonstrates the consequences of the categories we use to divide up the world for our own understanding. This work resonates with the project presented on Nicolaaskerkhof, in front of the museum, where a real garden was created by Maria Thereza Alves. Titled Seeds of Change(2004), this work is about the soil that old sailing ships used as ballast, which was usually dumped again after arriving home. This soil often contained a wide variety of ungerminated seeds. By examining the plants now found in these port cities, Alves was able to reconstruct the trans-Atlantic slave trade.        GARDENING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:   In 1972, visual artist Tetsumi Kudo wrote a manifesto titled Pollution-Cultivation-New Ecology, in which he called for a new relationship between nature, mankind and technology. In this visionary manifesto he describes how mankind is depleting the earth’s natural resources. Kudo’s vision is more relevant today than ever. The notion of the Anthropocene is becoming increasingly widespread to refer to the current era in which mankind completely dominates nature, with all due consequences. In this room, the grim situation of the global climate crisis goes hand in hand with signs of hope.      In this room Kudo’s GraftedGarden(1971) is presented a garden consisting of plastic flowers and body parts ‘grafted’ onto aluminium poles. Also on view here is the photo series Rooted, for which Henk Wildschut photographs the improvised gardens created by people living in refugee camps. In such a bleak situation, gardening still offers some comfort. The transit hall presents Lawnby the South African artist Lungiswa Gqunta, which has been purchased by Centraal Museum. Her lawn consists of broken Coke bottles, and depicts the garden as a place of privilege in South Africa.       Laurie Cluitmans, curator of contemporary art: “The garden is once again a hugely relevant theme. In an era of climate change, contemporary artists are turning to the garden, finding hope in nature’s resilience. But they are also calling for a botanical revolution, to radically redefine man’s relationship to nature.”     The exhibition design, created by design agency Formafantasma, is also inspired by gardens. The rooms are built using a modular system of walls that can be disassembled and reused in another context. The modular system is reminiscent of Japanese Zen gardens, causing the art works to gradually appear in and out of view as the visitor strolls around.        On the Necessity of Gardening; An ABC on Art, Botany and Cultivation:   In addition to an exhibition booklet, a lavishly illustrated book will be published in collaboration with Valiz. This ‘abecedarium’ explores the cultural-historical tradition of gardens and artist’s gardens, as well as concepts such as the Anthropocene. With contributions by Maria Barnas, Jonny Bruce, Laurie Cluitmans, Liesbeth M. Helmus, Erik de Jong, René de Kam, Alhena Katsof, Jamaica Kincaid, Bart Rutten, Catriona Sandilands and Patricia de Vries. The publication design is by Bart de Baets.    The exhibition is sponsored by: Van Baaren Stichting, Stichting Fonds 21, Stichting De Gijselaar-Hintzenfonds, Stichting Jaap Harten Fonds, Stichting Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Stichting Stokroos, Gemeente Utrecht, BankGiro Loterij, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and Munt hypotheken.       Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?A Contemporary Floriography:     Laurie Cluitmans, curator of contemporary art at Centraal Museum and responsible for The Botanical Revolution, has worked with Heske ten Cate, artistic director of Nest and Eva Burgering, assistant curator at Centraal Museum, to compile the exhibition Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?This exhibition will be presented simultaneously in art platform Nest in The Hague. The artists represented in this exhibition respond to the question asked in the title with a resounding ‘yes!’ Each artist adopts and explores his or her own perspective, but they find common ground in feminist affinities, queer longings, and ecological solidarity.     With works by Mehraneh Atashi, Rossella Biscotti, Milena Bonilla, Anne Geene, Philipp Gufler, Gluklya, Camille Henrot, Patricia Kaersenhout, Otobong Nkanga, Ruchama Noorda, Maria Pask, CPR (Charlotte Rooijackers) and Lily van der Stokker.  In a new exhibition, contemporary art explores the garden as a metaphor for the world today, in dialogue with modern art and old masters.      Saturday 11 September 2021 marks the opening of The Botanical Revolution – On the Necessity of Art and Gardening in Centraal Museum Utrecht. Contemporary artists reflect on society using the garden as a metaphor. What can gardens tell us about the times we live in? In addition to art works by Maria Thereza Alves, Sara Sejin Chang, Jeremy Deller, Stan Douglas, Lungiswa Gqunta, Kerry James Marshall, Henk Wildschut and others, the exhibition includes some outstanding loan pieces by both modern artists and old masters such as Vincent van Gogh, Tetsumi Kudo, Albrecht Dürer and Maria Sibylla Merian. These modern and old art works reveal the deep roots of a tradition that explores the garden as a mirror of society. The Botanical Revolutionis on display until 9 January 2022.       PARADISE:   The exhibition opens with one of the best-known gardens of all: paradise. The Garden of Eden has been a popular theme for western artists throughout the centuries. In the Biblical story, the garden is portrayed as a lush and idyllic environment. Here Adam and Eve live in harmony with each other, the world and nature. There is a rich tradition of images depicting this theme, of which a number of examples are shown in this room.      Among the art works are 16th-century prints and engravings: Adam and Eve by Albrecht Dürer and Hendrick Goltzius. These older works rub shoulders with contemporary paintings by for instance Kerry James Marshall. Vignette (2003) shows two naked black figures running past a dense, overgrown field. Also on show is a Persian paradise carpet of more than 100 years old, and the Tree trunk bench (1999) by Droog design studio, based on 17th-century landscape gardens.        FRONT YARD / BACK YARD / ALLOTMENT:   As the industrial revolution took hold over the course of the 19th century, allotment gardens were provided to the city’s labourers. Gardening was seen as a useful activity that benefits the body and mind. In today’s hectic urban lives, and certainly during the current pandemic as well, the garden remains an important refuge: a place to wind down and to enjoy another rhythm of life. At the same time, the garden stimulates us to critically reflect on ecosystems and their inhabitants.     In the second room, the visitor encounters work by Vincent van Gogh (Vegetable gardens in Montmarte, 1887) combined with the photographs that Elspeth Diederix made of her Miracle Gardenin Amsterdam: a project nominated this year for the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts.      Outside the museum gallery, Vanishing Staircaseconnects to the same theme. Here, Birthe Leemeijer encourages native plants to grow on an outdoor staircase. The project recently made the news when a municipal parks worker inadvertently burned away the young plants. The art work is now being restored, and new vegetation is emerging.      THE BOTANICAL REVOLUTION:   A garden is like a mirror of society: a place that embodies the relationship between nature and culture. The development of botany as a scientific discipline went hand in hand with an overall categorisation of the natural world. In the 18th century, this classification resulted in a hierarchy of nature, in which humankind ranks highest. Today we are starting to talk and think differently about the complex relations between different forms of life. Humans are viewed more emphatically as a part of nature, and there is an increasing focus on the intelligence of for instance plant life.     The third exhibition room displays still-lifes by Roelant Saverij and Johannes Bosschaert, depicting both native and exotic flowers. This theme, too, extends beyond the museum walls: in the museum garden, the Japanese artist Rumiko Hagiwara has placed signs by wild plants displaying the definition of the weeds. It is a simple intervention that demonstrates the consequences of the categories we use to divide up the world for our own understanding. This work resonates with the project presented on Nicolaaskerkhof, in front of the museum, where a real garden was created by Maria Thereza Alves. Titled Seeds of Change(2004), this work is about the soil that old sailing ships used as ballast, which was usually dumped again after arriving home. This soil often contained a wide variety of ungerminated seeds. By examining the plants now found in these port cities, Alves was able to reconstruct the trans-Atlantic slave trade.        GARDENING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:   In 1972, visual artist Tetsumi Kudo wrote a manifesto titled Pollution-Cultivation-New Ecology, in which he called for a new relationship between nature, mankind and technology. In this visionary manifesto he describes how mankind is depleting the earth’s natural resources. Kudo’s vision is more relevant today than ever. The notion of the Anthropocene is becoming increasingly widespread to refer to the current era in which mankind completely dominates nature, with all due consequences. In this room, the grim situation of the global climate crisis goes hand in hand with signs of hope.      In this room Kudo’s GraftedGarden(1971) is presented a garden consisting of plastic flowers and body parts ‘grafted’ onto aluminium poles. Also on view here is the photo series Rooted, for which Henk Wildschut photographs the improvised gardens created by people living in refugee camps. In such a bleak situation, gardening still offers some comfort. The transit hall presents Lawnby the South African artist Lungiswa Gqunta, which has been purchased by Centraal Museum. Her lawn consists of broken Coke bottles, and depicts the garden as a place of privilege in South Africa.       Laurie Cluitmans, curator of contemporary art: “The garden is once again a hugely relevant theme. In an era of climate change, contemporary artists are turning to the garden, finding hope in nature’s resilience. But they are also calling for a botanical revolution, to radically redefine man’s relationship to nature.”     The exhibition design, created by design agency Formafantasma, is also inspired by gardens. The rooms are built using a modular system of walls that can be disassembled and reused in another context. The modular system is reminiscent of Japanese Zen gardens, causing the art works to gradually appear in and out of view as the visitor strolls around.        On the Necessity of Gardening; An ABC on Art, Botany and Cultivation:   In addition to an exhibition booklet, a lavishly illustrated book will be published in collaboration with Valiz. This ‘abecedarium’ explores the cultural-historical tradition of gardens and artist’s gardens, as well as concepts such as the Anthropocene. With contributions by Maria Barnas, Jonny Bruce, Laurie Cluitmans, Liesbeth M. Helmus, Erik de Jong, René de Kam, Alhena Katsof, Jamaica Kincaid, Bart Rutten, Catriona Sandilands and Patricia de Vries. The publication design is by Bart de Baets.    The exhibition is sponsored by: Van Baaren Stichting, Stichting Fonds 21, Stichting De Gijselaar-Hintzenfonds, Stichting Jaap Harten Fonds, Stichting Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Stichting Stokroos, Gemeente Utrecht, BankGiro Loterij, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and Munt hypotheken.       Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?A Contemporary Floriography:     Laurie Cluitmans, curator of contemporary art at Centraal Museum and responsible for The Botanical Revolution, has worked with Heske ten Cate, artistic director of Nest and Eva Burgering, assistant curator at Centraal Museum, to compile the exhibition Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?This exhibition will be presented simultaneously in art platform Nest in The Hague. The artists represented in this exhibition respond to the question asked in the title with a resounding ‘yes!’ Each artist adopts and explores his or her own perspective, but they find common ground in feminist affinities, queer longings, and ecological solidarity.     With works by Mehraneh Atashi, Rossella Biscotti, Milena Bonilla, Anne Geene, Philipp Gufler, Gluklya, Camille Henrot, Patricia Kaersenhout, Otobong Nkanga, Ruchama Noorda, Maria Pask, CPR (Charlotte Rooijackers) and Lily van der Stokker. 

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Explore the Mural for Pride by Queer artist Sarah Naqvi for Calvin Klein
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Explore the Mural for Pride by Queer artist Sarah Naqvi for Calvin Klein

Art Calvin Klein celebrites Pride throughout the year. This year the theme of the Pride campaign is ‘celebrating defining moments in the queer and trans journey’. Previously you could have seen talents like Honey Dijon and Omar Ayuso in the campaign. Coinciding with this campaign, Calvin Klein is collaborating with four queer artists to creatively express their defining moments in the form of murals.     Each talent conveyed the transformative events that shaped their lives in different countries across Europe at different moments in time. Their artwork and personal experiences can be further explored through a QR code activation, leading to calvinklein.com.     While each artist stands out for their own background and creative talent, they are all united in their shared passion for — and impact on — the LGBTQIA+ community. For Amsterdam Calvin Klein worked with the talented Sarah Naqvi.     @naqvi_sarah (25) - Artist   Sarah Naqvi (she/they) created Etymologies of Erasure in Amsterdam (Hazenstraat 18 as of July 30)   Living between Mumbai and Amsterdam, Sarah Naqvi is a contemporary artist whose work covers themes such as gender, sexuality, race, religion and body positivity. Sarah’s mural represents an imaginary landscape with characters reflecting queer ecologies and erased histories that are essential for queer people and their empowerment. The multidisciplinary mural is a collage of textures, scans, hand-painting and green-screens. Sarah says, “The central figure sat under the tree is an image of me from a time I didn’t recognize myself, and then me now liberated, imputed digitally and captured in my home environment.”     The moment: “In that rare conversation with my family about queerness, in explaining to them in the sweetest of words what it meant, in that moment I saw myself also redefining the terms of my own existence for the first time.”       Pride should be every day, every minute & every moment. Calvin Klein celebrites Pride throughout the year. This year the theme of the Pride campaign is ‘celebrating defining moments in the queer and trans journey’. Previously you could have seen talents like Honey Dijon and Omar Ayuso in the campaign. Coinciding with this campaign, Calvin Klein is collaborating with four queer artists to creatively express their defining moments in the form of murals.     Each talent conveyed the transformative events that shaped their lives in different countries across Europe at different moments in time. Their artwork and personal experiences can be further explored through a QR code activation, leading to calvinklein.com.     While each artist stands out for their own background and creative talent, they are all united in their shared passion for — and impact on — the LGBTQIA+ community. For Amsterdam Calvin Klein worked with the talented Sarah Naqvi.     @naqvi_sarah (25) - Artist   Sarah Naqvi (she/they) created Etymologies of Erasure in Amsterdam (Hazenstraat 18 as of July 30)   Living between Mumbai and Amsterdam, Sarah Naqvi is a contemporary artist whose work covers themes such as gender, sexuality, race, religion and body positivity. Sarah’s mural represents an imaginary landscape with characters reflecting queer ecologies and erased histories that are essential for queer people and their empowerment. The multidisciplinary mural is a collage of textures, scans, hand-painting and green-screens. Sarah says, “The central figure sat under the tree is an image of me from a time I didn’t recognize myself, and then me now liberated, imputed digitally and captured in my home environment.”     The moment: “In that rare conversation with my family about queerness, in explaining to them in the sweetest of words what it meant, in that moment I saw myself also redefining the terms of my own existence for the first time.”       Pride should be every day, every minute & every moment.

Hotel Arts Barcelona
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Hotel Arts Barcelona

Travel An iconic hotel with cutting-edge design.     The transparency of glass, the warmth of wood and the sophistication of fine fabrics come together in every room at Hotel Arts. They blend in different ways to lend each space distinct personality and character, always under the paradigm of contemporary and refined style. With the start of its construction in 1991, its unique design revolutionized the city’s urban landscape at a historic moment of transformation. More than 20 years later, the architecture of Hotel Arts is only one of the reasons why this landmark hotel is an unmistakable icon of Barcelona.     The Penthouses     What do you feel like today? Without even leaving the building, you can enjoy a wide range of options from breakfast until bedtime. Savor delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Hotel Arts’ five restaurants, designed for every time of day.       360° views   If there’s one hotel that lets you enjoy a complete panoramic view of the entire city, it’s Hotel Arts, offering 360° views. A stunning observation deck allows you to lose yourself in the depths of the Mediterranean, follow the horizon to the coast and then in take the unmistakable skyline of Barcelona, with all its iconic buildings, including the Sagrada Familia and the Collserola Tower.     Five incredible restaurants   What do you feel like today? Without even leaving the building, you can enjoy a wide range of options from breakfast until bedtime. Savor delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Hotel Arts’ five restaurants, designed for every time of day.     An oasis of gardens in vibrant Barcelona   Nature becomes a source of inspiration with endless green spaces and landscaped areas. A stunning, natural outdoor environment in the shadow of Frank Gehry’s iconic golden sculpture: El Peix. Amidst the green of the vegetation and the blue of the Mediterranean you’ll find the pool and the outdoor gardens, small peaceful refuges where you can get lost in a good book, relax in the sun or enjoy one of our many cocktails and culinary options.     Original works of art   We aren’t called Hotel Arts for nothing. Art is the hotel’s common thread and leitmotif: in every room and every hall you’ll find an original piece of art, all by Spanish artists, many of them Catalan.     A Spa at the 43rd floor   Forget everything you’ve seen so far. Only at 43 The Spa can you enjoy deep relaxation at a height of almost 150 meters (490 feet), while watching the Mediterranean fade into the horizon. The top two floors of Hotel Arts are home to this urban sanctuary devoted to personal wellness. In addition to losing track of time in its aquatic area with a whirlpool, ice shower, steam bath and dry sauna, you can also choose from different treatments starring products from the prestigious Natura Bissé brand.     Designed by architect Bruce Graham   The famed architect Bruce Graham was commissioned to erect this monumental project that forever changed the city’s skyline. Its construction began in 1991, for the occasion of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, but it didn’t open its doors as Hotel Arts until 1994.     "The hotel is located on a top location on the beach of Barcelona with spectacular views, magnificent facilities such as many delicious restaurants as well as several pools including an infinity pool and a graeat SPA. Definitely a great stay and looking forward to staying there again on my trip to Barcelona." - Timotej Letonja     Visit their website for more information:  https://www.hotelartsbarcelona.com/en/   And visit this link to explore the current  available offers: https://www.hotelartsbarcelona.com/en/barcelona-hotel-special-offers/ An iconic hotel with cutting-edge design.     The transparency of glass, the warmth of wood and the sophistication of fine fabrics come together in every room at Hotel Arts. They blend in different ways to lend each space distinct personality and character, always under the paradigm of contemporary and refined style. With the start of its construction in 1991, its unique design revolutionized the city’s urban landscape at a historic moment of transformation. More than 20 years later, the architecture of Hotel Arts is only one of the reasons why this landmark hotel is an unmistakable icon of Barcelona.     The Penthouses     What do you feel like today? Without even leaving the building, you can enjoy a wide range of options from breakfast until bedtime. Savor delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Hotel Arts’ five restaurants, designed for every time of day.       360° views   If there’s one hotel that lets you enjoy a complete panoramic view of the entire city, it’s Hotel Arts, offering 360° views. A stunning observation deck allows you to lose yourself in the depths of the Mediterranean, follow the horizon to the coast and then in take the unmistakable skyline of Barcelona, with all its iconic buildings, including the Sagrada Familia and the Collserola Tower.     Five incredible restaurants   What do you feel like today? Without even leaving the building, you can enjoy a wide range of options from breakfast until bedtime. Savor delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Hotel Arts’ five restaurants, designed for every time of day.     An oasis of gardens in vibrant Barcelona   Nature becomes a source of inspiration with endless green spaces and landscaped areas. A stunning, natural outdoor environment in the shadow of Frank Gehry’s iconic golden sculpture: El Peix. Amidst the green of the vegetation and the blue of the Mediterranean you’ll find the pool and the outdoor gardens, small peaceful refuges where you can get lost in a good book, relax in the sun or enjoy one of our many cocktails and culinary options.     Original works of art   We aren’t called Hotel Arts for nothing. Art is the hotel’s common thread and leitmotif: in every room and every hall you’ll find an original piece of art, all by Spanish artists, many of them Catalan.     A Spa at the 43rd floor   Forget everything you’ve seen so far. Only at 43 The Spa can you enjoy deep relaxation at a height of almost 150 meters (490 feet), while watching the Mediterranean fade into the horizon. The top two floors of Hotel Arts are home to this urban sanctuary devoted to personal wellness. In addition to losing track of time in its aquatic area with a whirlpool, ice shower, steam bath and dry sauna, you can also choose from different treatments starring products from the prestigious Natura Bissé brand.     Designed by architect Bruce Graham   The famed architect Bruce Graham was commissioned to erect this monumental project that forever changed the city’s skyline. Its construction began in 1991, for the occasion of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, but it didn’t open its doors as Hotel Arts until 1994.     "The hotel is located on a top location on the beach of Barcelona with spectacular views, magnificent facilities such as many delicious restaurants as well as several pools including an infinity pool and a graeat SPA. Definitely a great stay and looking forward to staying there again on my trip to Barcelona." - Timotej Letonja     Visit their website for more information:  https://www.hotelartsbarcelona.com/en/   And visit this link to explore the current  available offers: https://www.hotelartsbarcelona.com/en/barcelona-hotel-special-offers/

ADE launches new Arts & Culture program with creative residencies,  artistic crossover projects and more
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ADE launches new Arts & Culture program with creative residencies, artistic crossover projects and more

Events Amsterdam Dance Event launches its brand new Arts & Culture program, which aims to let electronic music enthusiasts explore the world of dance outside of the dancefloor throughout the city of Amsterdam from October 13 through 17. Highlighted collaborations include Nelly Ben Hayoun, Helena Basilova, an artist residency program with Nxt Museum and more.     Electronic music and art are inseparably bound together, and ADE is devoted to providing a stage to the creative expressions that connect dance music culture and the world of arts. Through a dedicated program of exhibitions, special performances, art installations, documentaries and more, ADE Arts & Culture is set to become the ideal place to explore the cross-pollinations between club and culture.     The first confirmed ADE Arts & Culture highlights include an artist residency showcase by Nxt Museumand ADE on ADE’s opening night, a series of spiritual healing experiences for ravers by award-winning director and designer Nelly Ben Hayoun and an unplugged performance by pianist Helena Basilova surrounded by 800 candles, alongside events by Tools for Action x NDSM, Foam, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Connor Schumacher and more.     In addition, ADE calls upon artists and entrepreneurs for its collaboration projects with Villa Buitenlust and Music Moves: Music Moves aims to make the dance floor accessible for everyone and offers a free traineeship program to organise an official ADE event for the elderly, special needs children and/or homeless people. Another invitation to participate is offered by Villa Buitenlust, through a creative residency to develop and present new works.      Individual ticket sales for the ADE Arts & Culture program are set to become available soon. Moreover, the ADE Pro Pass grants full access to the entire Arts & Culture program, in addition to ADE's conference and festival offering and all other benefits.      The ADE Pro Pass is available at an Early Bird rate here.       Read more about it on their website: https://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/en/news/ade-launches-arts-culture-p... Amsterdam Dance Event launches its brand new Arts & Culture program, which aims to let electronic music enthusiasts explore the world of dance outside of the dancefloor throughout the city of Amsterdam from October 13 through 17. Highlighted collaborations include Nelly Ben Hayoun, Helena Basilova, an artist residency program with Nxt Museum and more.     Electronic music and art are inseparably bound together, and ADE is devoted to providing a stage to the creative expressions that connect dance music culture and the world of arts. Through a dedicated program of exhibitions, special performances, art installations, documentaries and more, ADE Arts & Culture is set to become the ideal place to explore the cross-pollinations between club and culture.     The first confirmed ADE Arts & Culture highlights include an artist residency showcase by Nxt Museumand ADE on ADE’s opening night, a series of spiritual healing experiences for ravers by award-winning director and designer Nelly Ben Hayoun and an unplugged performance by pianist Helena Basilova surrounded by 800 candles, alongside events by Tools for Action x NDSM, Foam, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Connor Schumacher and more.     In addition, ADE calls upon artists and entrepreneurs for its collaboration projects with Villa Buitenlust and Music Moves: Music Moves aims to make the dance floor accessible for everyone and offers a free traineeship program to organise an official ADE event for the elderly, special needs children and/or homeless people. Another invitation to participate is offered by Villa Buitenlust, through a creative residency to develop and present new works.      Individual ticket sales for the ADE Arts & Culture program are set to become available soon. Moreover, the ADE Pro Pass grants full access to the entire Arts & Culture program, in addition to ADE's conference and festival offering and all other benefits.      The ADE Pro Pass is available at an Early Bird rate here.       Read more about it on their website: https://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/en/news/ade-launches-arts-culture-p...

Fondation Cartier presents the exhibition of Damien Hirst "Cherry Blossoms" in Paris
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Fondation Cartier presents the exhibition of Damien Hirst "Cherry Blossoms" in Paris

Exhibition “The Cherry Blossoms are about beauty and life and death. They’re extreme—there’s something almost tacky about them. [...] They’re decorative but taken from nature. [...] They’re garish and messy and fragile and about me moving away from Minimalism and the idea of an imaginary mechanical painter and that’s so exciting for me.” Damien Hirst     The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is proud to unveil Cherry Blossoms, Damien Hirst’s remarkable new series of paintings. Cherry Blossoms is Damien Hirst’s rst museum exhibition in France.     A celebration of colour within chaos   The Cherry Blossoms series reinterprets, with playful irony, the traditional subject of landscape painting. Hirst combines thick brushstrokes and elements of gestural painting, referencing both Impressionism and Pointillism, as well as Action Painting. The monumental canvases, which are entirely covered in dense bright colours, envelope the viewer in a vast oral landscape moving between guration and abstraction. The Cherry Blossoms are at once a subversion and homage to the great artistic movements of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They are integral to the pictorial exploration long carried out by Hirst. In his London studio, the artist describes “diving into the paintings and completely blitzing them from one end to the other.” He also talks about working on several canvases at the same time and constantly returning to these, which he kept close by, months after their completion. After devoting three full years to the series, Damien Hirst nished the Cherry Blossoms series in November 2020: “[The pandemic] has given me a lot more time to live with the paintings, and look at them, and make absolutely certain that everything’s nished.” The complete series comprises 107 canvases (all reproduced in the exhibition catalogue), divided into single panels, diptychs, triptychs, quadriptychs, and even a hexaptych, all large-format.     The exhibition, a response to an invitation by Hervé Chandès, General Director of the Fondation Cartier, to Damien Hirst during a meeting in London in 2019, presents thirty paintings selected by Hervé Chandès and the artist. Taking over the space designed by Jean Nouvel, the canvases, covered in thick, vibrant paint, absorb the spectator into the paintings. “The Cherry Blossoms are about beauty and life and death. They’re extreme—there’s something almost tacky about them. [...] They’re decorative but taken from nature. [...] They’re garish and messy and fragile and about me moving away from Minimalism and the idea of an imaginary mechanical painter and that’s so exciting for me.” Damien Hirst     The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is proud to unveil Cherry Blossoms, Damien Hirst’s remarkable new series of paintings. Cherry Blossoms is Damien Hirst’s rst museum exhibition in France.     A celebration of colour within chaos   The Cherry Blossoms series reinterprets, with playful irony, the traditional subject of landscape painting. Hirst combines thick brushstrokes and elements of gestural painting, referencing both Impressionism and Pointillism, as well as Action Painting. The monumental canvases, which are entirely covered in dense bright colours, envelope the viewer in a vast oral landscape moving between guration and abstraction. The Cherry Blossoms are at once a subversion and homage to the great artistic movements of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They are integral to the pictorial exploration long carried out by Hirst. In his London studio, the artist describes “diving into the paintings and completely blitzing them from one end to the other.” He also talks about working on several canvases at the same time and constantly returning to these, which he kept close by, months after their completion. After devoting three full years to the series, Damien Hirst nished the Cherry Blossoms series in November 2020: “[The pandemic] has given me a lot more time to live with the paintings, and look at them, and make absolutely certain that everything’s nished.” The complete series comprises 107 canvases (all reproduced in the exhibition catalogue), divided into single panels, diptychs, triptychs, quadriptychs, and even a hexaptych, all large-format.     The exhibition, a response to an invitation by Hervé Chandès, General Director of the Fondation Cartier, to Damien Hirst during a meeting in London in 2019, presents thirty paintings selected by Hervé Chandès and the artist. Taking over the space designed by Jean Nouvel, the canvases, covered in thick, vibrant paint, absorb the spectator into the paintings.

Reflex Amsterdam opens new space with a sculpture by KAWS
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Reflex Amsterdam opens new space with a sculpture by KAWS

Art Reflex Amsterdam is honoured to open its second space Reflex, the Residencewith a sculpture by KAWS 'Along the Way'. The gallery's second location in Amsterdam is conceived as a multifunctional space to promote the creation, research, and contemplation of art, and is a one-of-a-kind endeavour in the Dutch gallery landscape. The gallery sketches its new venue as a space to expand the current activities of the gallery, a place of creation and experiment, a house of art.      Formally a residential home, the space has been repurposed to suit a range of needs. Outfitted with a high ceiling that supersedes two stories, it allows for a breathtaking spatial experience of three-dimensional art and large-scale paintings in a residential setting, making it a natural location for the gallery's private showroom away from its white cube gallery space at Weteringschans 79 A. Outside Reflex's running programme of exhibitions there, other primary and secondary market treasures can be viewed upon request at the new location. The new space will also be used to exhibit more experimental shows that blur the lines between artistic disciplines.   Part studio, part residential space, the gallery will issue invitations to artists from its programme to spend short periods in the space and collaborate on the gallery's related projects or exhibitions. Located in the middle of the city's bustling center and beautiful canals, the space offers the chance to experience Amsterdam life in its most energetic form.   Far from just nurturing the individual creative mind, the new space puts forward a place to foster a creative community. The multi-functional space will be open to like-minded creatives from different fields to come together, discuss art, share their inspirations, develop new ideas, and find out more about collaborative possibilities within the gallery's activities.   In combining the homely residence with the experience-centric showroom and the passion-driven studio, the library for quiet contemplation with the lively community for the exchange of ideas, the space becomes a place where inspiration, experiment, and innovation meet to build a house of art.   Alex Daniëls: "We are very honoured to open this space with a sculpture by KAWS. A larger version has been acquired by the Brooklyn Museum in New York where it is on permanent view, as well as a large version was exhibited in front of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in 2014. We are excited to inaugurate the new space with this beautiful sculpture."     Reflex, the Residence Lijnbaansgracht 290 hs 1017 RM Amsterdam   www.reflexamsterdam.com       Photo credits: Artwork: © KAWS – Along the Way, on view at Reflex, the Residence, Amsterdam – Edition of 3, Afrormosia wood, 245 x 195.5 x 135.3 cm – Photography by Petra and Erik Hesmerg Reflex Amsterdam is honoured to open its second space Reflex, the Residencewith a sculpture by KAWS 'Along the Way'. The gallery's second location in Amsterdam is conceived as a multifunctional space to promote the creation, research, and contemplation of art, and is a one-of-a-kind endeavour in the Dutch gallery landscape. The gallery sketches its new venue as a space to expand the current activities of the gallery, a place of creation and experiment, a house of art.      Formally a residential home, the space has been repurposed to suit a range of needs. Outfitted with a high ceiling that supersedes two stories, it allows for a breathtaking spatial experience of three-dimensional art and large-scale paintings in a residential setting, making it a natural location for the gallery's private showroom away from its white cube gallery space at Weteringschans 79 A. Outside Reflex's running programme of exhibitions there, other primary and secondary market treasures can be viewed upon request at the new location. The new space will also be used to exhibit more experimental shows that blur the lines between artistic disciplines.   Part studio, part residential space, the gallery will issue invitations to artists from its programme to spend short periods in the space and collaborate on the gallery's related projects or exhibitions. Located in the middle of the city's bustling center and beautiful canals, the space offers the chance to experience Amsterdam life in its most energetic form.   Far from just nurturing the individual creative mind, the new space puts forward a place to foster a creative community. The multi-functional space will be open to like-minded creatives from different fields to come together, discuss art, share their inspirations, develop new ideas, and find out more about collaborative possibilities within the gallery's activities.   In combining the homely residence with the experience-centric showroom and the passion-driven studio, the library for quiet contemplation with the lively community for the exchange of ideas, the space becomes a place where inspiration, experiment, and innovation meet to build a house of art.   Alex Daniëls: "We are very honoured to open this space with a sculpture by KAWS. A larger version has been acquired by the Brooklyn Museum in New York where it is on permanent view, as well as a large version was exhibited in front of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in 2014. We are excited to inaugurate the new space with this beautiful sculpture."     Reflex, the Residence Lijnbaansgracht 290 hs 1017 RM Amsterdam   www.reflexamsterdam.com       Photo credits: Artwork: © KAWS – Along the Way, on view at Reflex, the Residence, Amsterdam – Edition of 3, Afrormosia wood, 245 x 195.5 x 135.3 cm – Photography by Petra and Erik Hesmerg

Sir Art Studio Introduces “New You”
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Sir Art Studio Introduces “New You”

Art After a challenging year, talented local Amsterdam artists are eager to explore who we are post-pandemic with the new exhibition “New You” on display at the Sir Art Studio through September. The gallery is located on Amsterdam’s vibrant Albert Cuypstraat, down the street from Sir Albert hotel.   The Sir Art Studio was introduced in December 2020 by Sir Hotels and curated by Amsterdam-based trend watcher, creative consultant and art lover Bionda Sno, who said, “My goal is to introduce artists who are underexposed by the traditional institutions.” The Sir Art Studio is a platform for emerging artists. The range of different artistic styles offers works for art connoisseurs and buyers, but also people who are new to the Amsterdam art scene.       EXHIBITION: “NEW YOU” – On display from June 5 to September 15, 2021     What started as a three-week lockdown became 15 months of separation and silence. This new exhibition titled “New You” explores nine artist’s development during this unprecedented time from multifaceted, eclectic perspectives. Antoine, Alljan and Deyrinio take visitors on a journey of sustainability and the continuous life of fabrics. Aron creates inner reflection with his portraits that function as a mirror. Daan emphasizes the divinity of self-care in mind, body and soul with his fine drawings. Corine and Esmay make the connection between the inner ‘you’ and how society will receive that new ‘you’. Finally, Matt and Romain (Hanging Petals) remind visitors to be kind to the new ‘you’ with bouquets that had a past life and now live on.     During Amsterdam Art Weekend, the Sir Art Studio is open from June 17–19 and 24–26 between 12:00–17:00. Visits outside of these times can also be scheduled by sending an email to bionsno@gmail.com. After a challenging year, talented local Amsterdam artists are eager to explore who we are post-pandemic with the new exhibition “New You” on display at the Sir Art Studio through September. The gallery is located on Amsterdam’s vibrant Albert Cuypstraat, down the street from Sir Albert hotel.   The Sir Art Studio was introduced in December 2020 by Sir Hotels and curated by Amsterdam-based trend watcher, creative consultant and art lover Bionda Sno, who said, “My goal is to introduce artists who are underexposed by the traditional institutions.” The Sir Art Studio is a platform for emerging artists. The range of different artistic styles offers works for art connoisseurs and buyers, but also people who are new to the Amsterdam art scene.       EXHIBITION: “NEW YOU” – On display from June 5 to September 15, 2021     What started as a three-week lockdown became 15 months of separation and silence. This new exhibition titled “New You” explores nine artist’s development during this unprecedented time from multifaceted, eclectic perspectives. Antoine, Alljan and Deyrinio take visitors on a journey of sustainability and the continuous life of fabrics. Aron creates inner reflection with his portraits that function as a mirror. Daan emphasizes the divinity of self-care in mind, body and soul with his fine drawings. Corine and Esmay make the connection between the inner ‘you’ and how society will receive that new ‘you’. Finally, Matt and Romain (Hanging Petals) remind visitors to be kind to the new ‘you’ with bouquets that had a past life and now live on.     During Amsterdam Art Weekend, the Sir Art Studio is open from June 17–19 and 24–26 between 12:00–17:00. Visits outside of these times can also be scheduled by sending an email to bionsno@gmail.com.

C4P x Clay Arlington x Carhartt WIP present UNIFORM FOR CHANGE capsule
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C4P x Clay Arlington x Carhartt WIP present UNIFORM FOR CHANGE capsule

Art This Wednesday, June 16th, C4P x Clay Arlington x Carhartt WIP will present their UNIFORM FOR CHANGE collection in the Carhartt WIP brand store in Amsterdam. This unique collaborative capsule connects fashion, art and social relevance by giving artist and designer Clay Arlington carte blanche on a unique canvas; a series of Carhartt WIP utilitarian garments. All proceeds of these one-of-a-kind wearable artworks are going to Clothes for Progress partners that aim to defeat social injustice towards the Black community.      A CHARITABLE CANVAS    Together with Clothes for Progress (C4P) and Carhartt WIP, artist Clay Arlington created a limited series of collaged, hand silk screened one-of-a-kind wearable artworks, based around the title "Conditions”. The intention of this three-way collaborative capsule with Carhartt WIP was to create a uniform that reminds the wearer there is still work to be done when it comes to reaching equality for all humans. The latter being the main objective of continuous fundraising platform Clothes for Progress (C4P).    Born from a desire to put in overdue work, Clothes for Progress is a driving force of raising awareness for social injustices in the black community and fundraising organizations like the Black Archives, Black Queer and Trans Resistance Netherlands, The Netherlands Gets Better, Black Lives Matter and National Bailout, by selling clothes. All proceeds of the UNIFORM FOR CHANGE capsule collection will therefore also go to these C4P partners.      WORK IN PROGRESS UNIFORMS   In line with the Clothes for Progress heritage artist and designer Clay Arlington released his artwork of flowers, text, and iconography on Carhartt WIP’s utilitarian garments; from dungarees to jackets and trousers.    ‘I think for the most part, the work grew out of collages I was making, along with text... almost poetry. I've been using the term conditions for a while. The conditions. Ideal conditions. Weather conditions. Sufficient and necessary conditions, the conditions that make things possible. The other words are all just strong scene setting ideas, and together with the forms of people dancing, performing, I think are in some ways similar to props, or create a stage, or a scene. Burners are graffiti pieces that are so strong they burn everything around them, the month of June, tulips...I guess it's like soup, some summer soup from a city where everyone is dancing to avoid the heat.’ – Clay Arlington    So what can you expect on June 16th? A limited series of sleek white pieces contrasted with bright red and bold black graphics with a price range going from €225 to €300. Next to the limited garments, a select series of Carhartt WIP tees (€50) and posters (€25) with a print by Clay Arlington will be available at Carhartt WIP’s Amsterdam store on Utrechtsestraat 99, as well as through Clothes for Progress‘ Instagram account. Please note that due to limited capacities, a first come first serve principle is in order.     This Wednesday, June 16th, C4P x Clay Arlington x Carhartt WIP will present their UNIFORM FOR CHANGE collection in the Carhartt WIP brand store in Amsterdam. This unique collaborative capsule connects fashion, art and social relevance by giving artist and designer Clay Arlington carte blanche on a unique canvas; a series of Carhartt WIP utilitarian garments. All proceeds of these one-of-a-kind wearable artworks are going to Clothes for Progress partners that aim to defeat social injustice towards the Black community.      A CHARITABLE CANVAS    Together with Clothes for Progress (C4P) and Carhartt WIP, artist Clay Arlington created a limited series of collaged, hand silk screened one-of-a-kind wearable artworks, based around the title "Conditions”. The intention of this three-way collaborative capsule with Carhartt WIP was to create a uniform that reminds the wearer there is still work to be done when it comes to reaching equality for all humans. The latter being the main objective of continuous fundraising platform Clothes for Progress (C4P).    Born from a desire to put in overdue work, Clothes for Progress is a driving force of raising awareness for social injustices in the black community and fundraising organizations like the Black Archives, Black Queer and Trans Resistance Netherlands, The Netherlands Gets Better, Black Lives Matter and National Bailout, by selling clothes. All proceeds of the UNIFORM FOR CHANGE capsule collection will therefore also go to these C4P partners.      WORK IN PROGRESS UNIFORMS   In line with the Clothes for Progress heritage artist and designer Clay Arlington released his artwork of flowers, text, and iconography on Carhartt WIP’s utilitarian garments; from dungarees to jackets and trousers.    ‘I think for the most part, the work grew out of collages I was making, along with text... almost poetry. I've been using the term conditions for a while. The conditions. Ideal conditions. Weather conditions. Sufficient and necessary conditions, the conditions that make things possible. The other words are all just strong scene setting ideas, and together with the forms of people dancing, performing, I think are in some ways similar to props, or create a stage, or a scene. Burners are graffiti pieces that are so strong they burn everything around them, the month of June, tulips...I guess it's like soup, some summer soup from a city where everyone is dancing to avoid the heat.’ – Clay Arlington    So what can you expect on June 16th? A limited series of sleek white pieces contrasted with bright red and bold black graphics with a price range going from €225 to €300. Next to the limited garments, a select series of Carhartt WIP tees (€50) and posters (€25) with a print by Clay Arlington will be available at Carhartt WIP’s Amsterdam store on Utrechtsestraat 99, as well as through Clothes for Progress‘ Instagram account. Please note that due to limited capacities, a first come first serve principle is in order.    

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