Exhibition Genius without Talent

16 Jul — 2 Oct 2011 de Appel Boys’ School   Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 59 New Entrance at the Ferdinand Bolstraat! (around the corner) (tram 16 or 24, stop Stadhouderskade) We live in a world in which the boundaries between expertise and amateurism become increasingly vague and transparent. On the one hand it is as though user-generated content has a central place and anyone can make a contribution to the production... Read More

MIXacademy is chosen as a finalist of the Creative Amsterdam Awards

We have been selected for the final of the Creative Amsterdam Award. Thursday the 12th of april, we will pitch our international idea to the jury and the attending professionals in de audience. You are probably wondering what kind of award are we attending. The Creative Amsterdam Award rewards one creative organisation (profit and non profit) who has an excellent combination of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The contribution can be a... Read More

Amazing art on the street from 2010

One of our types of art is: street art. Today a lot of artist search for interaction with the public. It is not only about making old skool Gratify on a wall. We find more and more new ways of expressing. Interventions is what it is called. Sometimes also flash mobs and art Guerilla’s. We selected a couple of awesome street art picture from the year 2010. Enjoy!  Read More

The Pulp Fiction’s Action Figure Collection

Maxim Dalton created an awesome poster featuring The Pulp Fiction’s Action Figure Collection, which will be on display April 7-9 at the Bold Hype Gallery in New York City. I personally, as a big Pulp Fiction fan,  find this a really nice poster to frame. He made ‘fictional’ action figures of all the characters from the movie.  Read More

Parra: Short for Paranoid

A great short-film about the life of Amsterdam based well known artists: Piet Parra. With an influence spanning art, sneaker design and even more recently, furniture, Parra has had the uncanny ability to make many things he touches into a solid hit. This movie focuses on the efforts of Parra in the past and more recently as well as his background how he created his own style.  Read More

Christian Marclay The Clock

‘The Clock’ is constructed out of moments in cinema when time is expressed or when a character interacts with a clock, watch or just a particular time of day. Marclay has excerpted thousands of these fragments and edited them so that they flow in real time. While ‘The Clock’ examines how time, plot and duration are depicted in cinema, the video is also a working timepiece that is synchronised to the local time zone. At any... Read More

Artist hand-draws his Guiness World Record mission of his black market collection

Inspired by a Guinness Book of World Records entry for the largest collection of cigarette rolling papers, Toronto-based artist Allister Lee of Studio B.I.B decided it was time to set a goal for himself and started collecting black markers. To “mark” the 500th acquisition in this graffiti-culture obsession, and midpoint to his overall goal (and hopefully Guinness record!), he’s released a hand-drawn print that shows the complete... Read More

The Armory Show 2011

The Armory Show is one of the top international art fairs devoted to the most important artwork of the 20th and 21th century. In its twelve years, The Armory Show has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world’s leading galleries with an unsurpassed program of art events and exhibitions at the fair venue and throughout New York City. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the... Read More

David Choe’s Painting For Mark Zuckerberg

Mister Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg has once more asked for David Choe’s painting abilities. Having been commissioned back in 2006 to paint the Facebook offices in Palo Alto, David Choe’s relationship with Mark Zuckerberg continues as we see the latest acquisition from the wealthy Facebook founder. Large in size, this new commissioned piece was recently delivered to the offices, colorful and trademark Choe for sure. The price was obviously... Read More

Kroonjuwelen – Hard Times, Good Times, Better Times

Kroonjuwelen – Hard Times, Good Times, Better Times is a documentary about the history and up rise of the graffiti scene here in Amsterdam. It takes us all the way back to 1978 when the first writers took form in the punk scene and started writing there frustration about the government on walls in Amsterdam. After the punk scene started to fall off a new scene from New York evolved in Amsterdam. The hip hop scene with graffiti as an element... Read More

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