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Dailies and Weeklies, a project of Raul Marroquin for “Inside the City” Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen July 18 – October 12 2015.


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Campaign Watch Het grote Harry van Bommel interview met Rob Zwetsloot 1/4

Harry van Bommel #SP inerview met Rob Zwetsloot #Hoeksteen LIve! #NL #Verkiezingen september 12 2012 via Salto Televisie Amsterdam LiveStream & Qik 25 juli 2012 1/4
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Art Desk: There’s Always the Free Friday Nights


Will the Museum of Modern Art’s admission price increase give some visitors sticker-price shock? Of course.

The $5 increase — a 25 percent jump — puts regular adult admission at $25 a person, compared with admission prices of $18 at other major New York institutions like the Guggenheim and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s $25 ticket price is only a recommended donation.

But if MoMA’s required admission fee seems inflated, take into account that the museum does not rely on government funding at a time when operating costs, particularly those for insuring and transporting artworks and organizing major shows, have skyrocketed.

The prices of insuring and transporting artworks, as well as organizing major shows, have skyrocketed.

Unlike many other nonprofits, the museum is responsible for bringing in all of its revenue for its operating budget through various sources, of which admission is just one. In 2010, with attendance at 3.09 million visitors, admissions revenue totaled $24.8 million, compared with the reported annual operating costs of $153.8 million for that year. According to the museum’s 2009 report, it received $275,000 in government support, with that figure dropping to zero for 2010. From time to time, the museum may seek government support for specific projects. For instance, the city gave $65 million to support a major expansion and renovation in 2004.

New York City is home to the nation’s largest cultural funding agency, which supports 33 city organizations that fall under the umbrella of its Cultural Institutions Group. The expense budget, which includes funding and direct subsidies, is $141 million for the current fiscal year. However, MoMA, unlike the Met and the Museum of Natural History, among other leading institutions, is not on that list.

There is no question that MoMA’s new ticket price will give museum-goers pause, no matter how extraordinary the Picassos, Pollocks and van Goghs inside. On the other hand, with a little extra effort, visitors can cut or avoid the cost altogether. Online ticket buyers receive a discount, and there is no processing fee. CUNY and SUNY students are entitled to free admission with valid identification. And at least once a week, visitors can take advantage of Target-sponsored Free Fridays, when admission is waived during evening hours.

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The web’s new world order (The Times)

The British people fought wars and went through a great deal of civil strife to construct the form of democracy we currently have. Thus there is nothing wrong with our government seeking to ensure that within its national boundaries activity in cyberspace conforms with its laws. The alternative proposition, that the law of the internet is coterminous with the decisions of the US supreme court, is unacceptable everywhere except the US.

The internet of course is magical and wonderful. But we should not have to put up with all the bad stuff in order to benefit from the good. By failing to deal with significant levels of online crime, I’m afraid the high priests of the internet industry, of whom Sergey Brin is most certainly one, have created the situation of which he and they now complain (Web freedom under threat – Google founder, 16 April). It may not be too late to halt or reverse some of the processes Brin is anxious about, but time is running out and laissez-faire will not cut it.
John Carr

•  I recently replaced a defunct mobile phone and, a week in, find that the new phone’s default settings included backing up “application data, Wi-Fi passwords and other settings to Google servers”. Is Mr Brin a suitably qualified glasshouse stone-thrower, or does the above sit uncomfortably with Google’s previous sniffing for Wi-Fi networks while making photographic surveys?

Internet freedom must rely upon a sea of small providers rather than disproportionate control by nations or global corporations. I will be looking to remove other Google services from my phone.
Mike Brown
Newcastle upon Tyne

• ”Internet freedom” is just a vehicle for transnational corporations such as Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook to impose their ideology of rightwing libertarianism on the world – strident capitalism, no taxes, no government, no community. They are a threat in the same way as Murdoch has proved to be, but for some reason we talk about them as if they were the post office or the library.
Dr Stephen Dorril
University of Huddersfield

• Ai Weiwei‘s comments on the power of the internet to achieve freedom (China’s censorship can never defeat the internet, 16 April) remind me strongly of the prescience of your former Communist affairs correspondent Victor Zorza (died 1996). I recall the characteristic enthusiasm with which he told me, almost certainly as far back as the 1970s, that he was convinced that fledgling information technology would prove to be a death knell for totalitarian regimes. As your other articles demonstrate, however, this is not quite so straightforward a matter, given the partially successful attempts at censorship in today’s authoritarian countries. But the general conclusion still holds, as Ai Weiwei suggests. Once the monopoly of information slips out of the hands of the rulers of such countries, political consequences are bound to follow sooner or later.
Peter Roland
Bognor Regis, West Sussex

• Russia‘s alarming restrictions on internet freedom, including the imprisonment of pro-democracy bloggers (Nervous Kremlin seeks to take back control, 16 April), are inconsistent with its membership of the UN Human Rights Council. When he first became president in 1999, Vladimir Putin promised to defend freedom of speech. When he returns to the post next month, Putin would do well to honour his word – and that of his country.
Hillel C Neuer
Executive director, UN Watch, Geneva

• Re your editorial (14 April), New South Wales police have set up a social media community engagement project called Eyewatch. Each of our 80 local area commands has a Facebook page. Each day, police publish local crime issues and crime prevention tips. We are now formulating neighbourhood watch closed Facebook groups across the state so communities can be in touch with police whenever they want to. Our pages have attracted 93,000 fans and over 30m page impressions. Crime is being solved; communities and police are working together to identify problems and create community solutions. This programme – applying the Peelian principles to the 21st century – could be easily adopted in the UK.
Chief Inspector Josh Maxwell
Manager, Project Eyewatch

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Approximately 200 international galleries will showcase Classic Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art at the 46th Edition of ART COLOGNE


The ART COLOGNE 2012 will have again a lot to offer, with a top-notch supporting program. Here you find a short overview about the different activities. Find more details here.


The Vernissage will be open on 17 April 2012, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in hall 11. The tickets will cost 46,75 € advanced sale and 55,00 € at the box-office. Order your tickets for the Vernissage directly in the Art Cologne’s Ticket Shop.

Friday 20. April 2012

On Friday, 20th April, the following events will be held at the Belgian House:

  • At 5:00 p.m. visitors are invited to attend MANIFESTA 9, where they will be offered initial insights into the individual aspects of the project. The organizers will also take this opportunity to announce the list of participating artists.The presentation in Cologne is part of the Manifesta 9 Parallel Events and is being curated by Edgar Hermann, who is responsible for Manifesta 9’s Heritage section.

    Armand Marchal, Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium, will hold the welcoming address in Cologne. His talk will be followed by a discussion between Hedwig Fijen, Director of Manifesta, Cuauthémoc Medina, curator of Manifesta 9 and Katerina Gregos, co-curator of Manifesta 9. Afterwards there will be Belgian snacks and refreshments.

  • Beginning at 7:00 p.m. the art producers will hold a PRODUCTION TALK, at which “Curtain Callers” (2011), a co-production of Ann-Sofi Sidén & Jonathan Bepler, will be displayed. It will be followed by a panel discussion between the artist Magdalena Malm, MAP, Stockholm/Gothenburg; Dr. Barbara Engelbach from the Museum Ludwig in Cologne; and the film director and producer Marc Comes, CHBP.Host: Regina Barunke, SK Stiftung Kultur. Additional information is available atwww.sk-kultur.de/medienkunst

More information about the fair: http://www.artcologne.com/en/artcologne/home/index.php

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Caridad Botella en el Festival de la Imagen de Manizales / Caridad Botella at Image Festival in Manizales

La curadora, directora de arte y cultura española Caridad Botella Lorenzo dictará a los asistentes del Festival de la Imagen de Manizales, llevado a cabo en esa ciudad colombiana, una conferencia sobre el cine hecho con celulares.

El festival se realizará del 16 al 20 de abril del presente año. Para mayor información sobre el cronograma, exposiciones y conferencias, click a http://www.festivaldelaimagen.com/

The spanish curator, culture and art director Caridad Botella Lorenzo will dictate a conference about films made with mobile phones to the attendees of the Image Festival of Manizales, Colombia.

The festival will be held April 16 – 20. For further information about expositions, conferences and schedule click on http://www.festivaldelaimagen.com/

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MiArt 2012


  MiArt 2012, 17th edition. From the 13th to the 15th of April, Milan, the capital of the Italian art market, is the site of a crucial period of meetings and cultural exchanges for the annual appointment with MiArt, which once again this year presents a selection of the most preeminent galleries of the art world which consider Milan as the strategic exhibition hub for their clientele. MiArt’s artistic director Frank Boehm underlines the continuity of the two worlds, the contemporary and the modern, which are purposefully brought together within the same time frame in a single, completely renovated exhibition venue. A choice which in the intentions of the new director, who is also the artistic director of the event, is expressly designed to highlight the mutual contaminations so as to provide the best possible presentation of the period on show which runs from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

Galleries and art dealers are the leading figures in this exhibition as they present Italian and international collectors, curators, museum directors and art enthusiasts with the kinds of choices they have made in these unquestionably difficult times, which are consequently all focused on guaranteeing the ultimate in terms of quality in order to satisfy the tastes and expectations of collectors. This is the goal sought by all the works on show at the MiArt, representative of artists from all over the world and promoted and supported by the efforts of the galleries, which pin their hopes on the excellence and the variety of the works on show in the various sections of artistic production which include painting, sculpture, installations, photographs, drawings, video art, performance art and special site specific projects.

The result of the exhibition projects presented directly by the art dealers will be further enhanced by the new section structure outlined below:

  • Established, which will include all the galleries with a long-standing experience in both modern and contemporary art;
  • Emergent, which will feature the galleries with the most cutting edge artists;
  • Solo/Double, which is designed to show monographic exhibitions or comparisons between two artists of the past or very recent;
  • Special Project which pays tribute to curation projects.


MiArt 2012 also embraces other arts such as fashion, design and architecture, all fields in which Milan excels and to which the fair program dedicates a share of its schedule events.

The many voice conversation program led by Milovan Farronato, though restricted in terms of time, covers all artistic disciplines and periods and will provide a moment of reflection and dialogue on contemporary issues as seen through the medium of these artistic endeavours which are becoming increasingly cross-fertilizing and abound in shared references.

The “modernist text” and its re-interpretations, is the exhibition curated by Giorgio Verzotti and hosted within the context of the fair event. A number of artists from the younger generations look at the research activities that held sway between the middle of the sixties and the middle of the subsequent decade. Practices and objectives of those periods which seem to deserve to be reviewed today, almost as if their conceptual and operative validity were now being put to the test. On the other hand a number of the major figures of that experimental era are now being presented even by the more recently established galleries, as if to mark a need for confrontation with a recent past and its effects on contemporary artistic production. So works of the past are shown beside those produced very recently by young artists. A lowest common denominator, not a condition but rather an indication: abstraction based on rationalist tenets, expressed not just in painting but also in sculpture, installations and video.

A great deal of space in this edition is given over to young artists and recently established galleries.

Young artists will benefit from the “Premio Rotary Club Milano Brera per l’arte contemporanea e i giovani artisti” (Rotary Club Milano Brera prize for contemporary art and young artists), which involves the purchase of works by artists under the age of 35 which will subsequently be donated, along with the collection that will have been built up by then, to the Milan Contemporary Art Museum which is currently being set up. The theme chosen this year is painting. The jury members are Chiara Bertòla, Laura Cherubini and Christian Marinotti.

MiArt 2012 will be held at fieramilanocity, pavilion 3, from the 13th to the 15th of April with the opening ceremony taking place on Thursday the 12th.

via MiArt.it

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March Live Multicasting of Hoerksteen/CornerStone


Live Real Time Multicasting of Hoeksteen / CornerStone Politics finances current affairs culture communications Cable Salto 1 TV Amsterdam Metro salto.nl Stream dehoeksteen.live.nu Podcast Qikcastqik.com/hoeksteencornerstone ivideoconferencing. Barcelona, Bogota, Berlin, New York, Madrid, Paris

Virtual Worlds (SL) AR Social Media Live from the Nimk in Amsterdam March 30 – 31 (21:00 – 00:00 C.E.T.)

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De Hoeksteen Live! 2010.09.25/26

Every last saturday of the month: No-Definition TeleVision

23:00 – 03:00 CET

[ = 21:00 pm – 01:00 UTC (= 9 pm – 1 am GMT/Zulu, = SL 2 pm – 6 pm PDT ]

Real-time interactive cross-media talkshow with the usual suspects and surprise guests from the worlds of politics, arts, business, media and more!

Live from The Netherlands Media Art Instititute (NIMk), Amsterdam.

  • AMSTERDAM TVSALTO 1 (A1) -Amsterdam cable: Analog UHF 39+ / UPC Digital 970)
  • LIVE STREAMS webcasting online
  • VIDEO-ON-REQUEST immediately after every broadcast hour,for 4 weeks only!


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De Hoeksteen Live! 2007.11.24

Saturday nov. 24th. 23:00-02:00 CET: 

Monthly interactive crossmedia tv talkshow. With the usual suspects and surprise guests from the worlds of politics, culture, business and more! Live from De Balie, Amsterdam. On A2 TV  (Amsterdam cable), and livestreams and in Second Life.

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