* window shopping   

this week we created a window for the berlin based shop “konk”

some preparations:                                                                                                                                     and the kindergarten window next door:


* show your colours   

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


* we are done with the winter   

of 2012!
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.


* recommended   

visit at belgiums countryside art establishments…

all works above by dennis tyfus for his soloshow at be-part in waregem.

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.

´aktionen im universum´ inspiring film by  david bestué and marc vives, for the rest magic tricks, op art and mysterious snacks.


* seen lately   

top: hui-hui chinabone scarf at the fader , like the photograph!

then some images from the last gallery- openings in antwerp: ruth van haren norman, danny rolph, joris ghekiere ,

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.


* its tapped!   

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!


* an island in the city   

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.

brad downey´s wall  tending upwards and poltergeist sound- wall by tim vets and erki de vries.

artist erki de vries happy at ´recreation opening, tim kaiser showing his logo of the festival on cotton-shopper.

summer drink at wcw gallery: pimms bowle

fun at funky concert of christian naujorks.

inside the gallery and hui-hui and friends outside .


* cn   

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

by carla arocha and stéphane schraenen and vacuum- cleaner- pink pudel by vaast colson.

below and through glass: hui-hui friend daniel dos santos´ works.

performance by cédric stevens in xavier marie rocks, more floating than rocking.


* when it rains   

… 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.


* the colour purple   

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


* outlandish   

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.


* collecting   

tiled floor in summercastle, belgium, paintings from katharina trudzinski and the prey of benjamin verdonck

presented at m hka , antwerp.


* it takes more than two strawberries to make a summer   


* beyond hills and trees   

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

berlin mitte.


* defilé   

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.


* the chromatics…   

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:

(un)fashion, by tibor and maira kalman.

it is a little magic, depending on what project you are busy with,

you keep finding images you seem to haven´t seen before.


* openening momu antwerp   

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.


* hockney   

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.


* i wasn´t born yesterday , deary   

brussels: coming tuesday  is the vernissage of belgium photographer michèle matyn with

support of orphan fairytale, a one girl music performance artist.


* 2010 fish-collection   

4 fishes, 4 wishes for 2010….