Zo traag als de ruimtelijke ordening is – door minister Pronk en anderen ooit vergeleken met een mammoettanker – zo vingervlug is de technologie. Waar de ruimtelijke ordening jaaaaaren nodig heeft om tot een besluit te komen, en dan nog wat jaren voordat het eindproduct er is, kan het verhaal van de totstandkoming in luttele minuten worden verteld. Drones, timelapse, fotomontage: ze zijn een geschenk aan de ruimtelijke ordening.
The Spanish artist Fernando Sánchez Castillo is fascinated by power and its counterpart, the abuse of power. And so he is fascinated by dictators, not lastly Spain’s own Franco. I interviewed him earlier this year for NRC about his impressive exhibition in Den Bosch, where he showed a most unusual relic: two of Franco’s eyelashes.
Sánchez was in Amsterdam recently for the Art Weekend. At his gallery Tegenboschvanvreden he showed his most recent project, about a bloody confrontation between students and police in 1968 in the Mexican new town of Tlatelolco.
Look closely at the photo below: on the far right you can just barely discern a human figure. That gives you an idea how big the new building for the Estonian National Museum is in the city of Tartu, which opens to the public next week, on Oct. 1st, 2016. It’s huge: 356 meters long, 72 meters wide, and 15 meters high at the front, sloping down gradually to just over 2 at the back. One of the world’s smallest countries now has one of the world’s biggest museums, at a cost of 75 million euro’s. The only bigger cultural building in the country is the Linnahall, built by the Soviets on the occasion of the 1980 Olympic Games.
Barcelona is one of Europe’s hotspots for street art – the name for both graffiti, with personal tags, and for artistic paintings. I decided to find out more about what I’m seeing, in the hope that I will then see more. I booked a Barcelona Street Style Tour.
During my travels through the Baltic states, I write short observations.
The historic center of the Latvia’s capital, Riga, is charming, with cobbled streets, beautifully kept parks and imposing churches. Nothing, therefore, prepared me for the surprise of coming face to face with a strikingly sculptural and hypermodern red brick apartment building, between two medieval churches. This is the new face of Riga. Lees het artikel…
During my travels through the Baltic States, I write short observations.
From the back window of the Museum of Liepaja I see an enormous statue hidden in the garden, next to the parking lot. Why is it tucked away where no one will see it?