with ´der pfeil magazin´ !
on monday was the release party of the second issue. katharina was invited to
make an installation for the event. great evening thanks to the dazzling anja dietmann.
more about the content soon.
is what they often said in the academy! it kind of stuck, so thats really how we start.
hitting the books, collecting scraps from magazines and newspapers. finding things that trigger
the imagination again. started with an assemblage of three books.
* a braid
because antwerp´s infamous atelier solarshop is not temporary anymore!
pass by, spread the word and buy all the beauties you can find there.
otark served delicious cocktails and homemade icreams. pottery on picture two is by
hui-hui katharina, you can find clothing by jan-jan van essche as well as our scarfs ,
a multiple by kati heck and a lot more for living and liking.
to the azzedine alaïa exhibition at the groninger museum, the netherlands.
teaching you what a taille is!
but also amazing textiles, knitwork, finishings.
he is not fearing alligators, preferred the animal prints though.
and once you´re there, visit the studio job show as well. its so chunky!
mail from switzerland and hong kong, filled up with some more – not only- ornithologically
thank you so much arienne and hortense!
at antwerp fashion museum walter van beirendonck has his first retrospective.
and herewith we bow to the grandmaster of techno-fairytale- fashion and his
huge and very consistent œuvre.
great to see even if you don´t agree with his style.
illustrations by johanna hui
with dirty feet.
went to the opening ´zwarte voeten´of belgium photographer michèle matyn in base alpha gallery.
magnified polaroid pictures of obscure landscapes and mysterious objects, got introduced
by a musician in disguise on a huge pile of fresh straw: miaux.
would you, as a photographer, feel very stepped on your feet if someone posts very bad
photos of your very good work? anyways it is still enough to get an impression, better though….
this week we created a window for the berlin based shop “konk”
KLEINE HAMBURGER STRASSE 15, 10117 BERLIN-MITTE
with the new year fashion- designer narelle dore started the blog
coated arms, featuring one colour every month. various contributors
assure a big diversity in content and aesthetics. it will be a beautiful
archive when the year is passed.
from : january, colourcategory: white
last week we finished the new collection.
it is a little early to show how it looks like, but we can
unveil already some of the inspiration and working process. the first chance to have a look at the collection will be in tokyo at wut berlin showroom mid of february.
visit at belgiums countryside art establishments…
very much appreciated when he goes more into painting, beautiful even if you know that they are supposed to be painted
with his spit. this is only a small part of what there is to see and hear. liked the video with the floating hippies as well.
go see, buy the record, by the book!
above and below seen at groupshow at netwerk aalst:
rafa the magician.
top: hui-hui chinabone scarf at the fader , like the photograph!
dirk van der eecken, comes together so nicely, reminds us a little on paul klee and matches with a sketch for a cd cover we
are working on at the moment.
o´zapft is, the barrel at the oktoberfest in münchen, to celebrate that and the artist
of this impressive and contemporary maytree..
hank schmidt in der beek. here with anne and katharina at his exhibition last month in the kunstverein hamburg.
we are late to post this, since the exhibition is already over but you can still see hanks paintings
at niklas schechinger fine arts in hamburg.
above some of his collages and one of his verses,( mhh, he is a poet as well).
very witty, über- full of references, ironic and aesthetic work. go see!
is wilhelmsburg , a workingclass district in hamburg and maybe the upcoming williamsburg of the city. last week we went there to see the ´recreation´ part – the art-part, of the dockville festival which starts this week and visited the summer- party of wcw- gallery there as well.
summer drink at wcw gallery: pimms bowle
fun at funky concert of christian naujorks.
inside the gallery and hui-hui and friends outside .
on sunday was an opening at the new dependance of german gallerist christian nagel in antwerp.
not on photo: painted with his tongue: dennis tyfus, xavier marie soundscape installation, mirrow frames
below and through glass: hui-hui friend daniel dos santos´ works.
performance by cédric stevens in xavier marie rocks, more floating than rocking.
… watching ´my- so – called – life´ . the 90ties make us feel at home in a way.
so many flowered dresses and chequered shirts, great style in our humble opinion
and the dark voice of claire danes is schmoozing our
hearts just as much as jared leto does.
this was something we still wanted to show.
the first pages of the the catalogue of ´a specter from the land of if ´
by outlandish photography. beautiful.
more of our visual hunger was satisfied at the opening of the exhibition ´internationale kunst aus der sammlung reininghaus, köln´at the ´collection falckenberg´in the south of hamburg.
we saw there more colours from wolfgang tillmans:
colours and structures by clay ketter
and an overkill of motion, screens ans images by jon kessler
is a platform for young photographers. current exhibition
´a specter from the land of if ´ just opened last week at the gallery of the antwerp foto-museum.
in fact the show is less than half of the project. to understand the apparant randomly presented
works, you should have a look at the catalogue where each photographer presents a selection
of pictures from the huge archive of the museum. Those images mark the startingpoint for
each of the contributers search of a new subject.
mhh magic michèle matyns series of poster- sized polaroids:
funny, very him and a selfportret in disguise the work of frederik heyman:
contributing also: sarah gerats, fien muller, sarah van marcke, simon vansnick.
presented at m hka , antwerp.
Here some images from katharina´s exhibition
at number four in zentrum kreuzberg, berlin.
Some more work of hers and hui-hui you can see at konk in
allways a little nostalgic to see the show of the royal antwerp academy.
and impressive and inspiring.
failed to take sharp pictures, so this is a blurry impression on what you should defintely have a look at:
the work of all these talented people.
of ria paquée.
last week we went to see her beautiful installation at exhibitionspace LLS387, lange leemstraat 387,antwerp.
mainly photowork but also film and 3D which form a well composed overview of
the artists recent work.
it seems to be all about colours but captured in daily life scenes in amongst others: india, france and belgium,
telling also a lot about the impact of clothing for the vision of a community.
it reminded us on one of our favourite books of inspiration:
it is a little magic, depending on what project you are busy with,
you keep finding images you seem to haven´t seen before.
yesterday was the opening of the new exhibition : zwart/ black at the fashionmuseum in antwerp.
the presentation is very graphical , clean black and white.
giving a good background for all the black silouets of various designers.
big names as comme des garçons and ann demeulemeester, raf simons but also a piece of helena lumelsky s beautiful dark collection,outfits of gareth pugh , iris van herpen and historical pieces of the momu stock.
its definitely worth passing by to have a look. the uniform colours provide such a good focus for patternwork and textiles .
ra gave a party afterwards in the café, dresscode black with mysterious nearly black cocktails.
we like hockneys paintings and we love his drawings.
all images are out of this book:
unfortunately we had to erase the images, so get the book
or visit david hockney virtually.
brussels: coming tuesday is the vernissage of belgium photographer michèle matyn with
support of orphan fairytale, a one girl music performance artist.