1. Vormgevers, the comeback!


    De fijne TV-serie Vormgevers uit 2010 wordt al even heruitgezonden op het vernieuwde Canvas,    – op zaterdagen om 18u ‘s avonds, voor de kleintjes gaan slapen en de groteren het huis verlaten -, maar na 2 afleveringen werd er naar goede gewoonte weer volop geschoven (voor de sport).

    Daarom (voor alle duidelijkheid en vooral voor hen die bij de eerste passage al waren gaan slapen): de aflevering gewijd aan the making of ‘Otto in de sneeuw’ en ‘Het heerlijke eiland van Koning Torelore’ staat op zaterdag 23 juni om 18u geprogrammeerd. Tenzij er natuurlijk ergens ter wereld gesjot, getennist of  gefietst wordt…

    PS …of indien het buiten voor één keer mooi weer wordt, dan kan je de volledige aflevering ook gewoon op deze site bekijken: klik hierboven op ABOUT en vervolgens op Katrien. Cadeau van Canvas! Waarvoor hulde (Nog ‘n keer uitzenden en we spelen mee in de Kampioenen-league!)

  2. Catalogue of cruel: dangerously young

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    Here’s another catalogue we received two weeks ago – along with the safely returned originals, thanks – in which images of mine feature next to those of ‘real artists’. Gevaarlijk jong (Dangerously Young) is the name of an exhibition that unfortunately ended in May. I should have mentioned it before. The organizing Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent – formerly a psychiatric institution – made a broad selection of images from Oleg Dou (cover image) to Ron Mueck, or from photo(shop) artist Ruud Van Empel to war correspondent Teun Voeten and many others from all times & places that show children in a ‘dangerous’ context.

    In my case they chose images I made in 2000 for a series about children’s fears & psychiatry in Belgian magazine Humo. Above you find my interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood & the Big Bad Woolf (seen from both sides now). Below a huge Freudian divan with an old-fashioned doll that can’t talk.

  3. Catalogue of cool: art & heritage from Flanders

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    Look what the cat brought in last week: an art catalogue! ‘Kunsthall’ (edited by Hannibal, the arts imprint of editor Kannibaal) was commissioned by the Flemish Ministry of Culture as a present for foreign guests – tired of chocolates, I suppose – and pictures Flanders as an imaginary arts hall (compact and dense, but also open and broad).

    It opens with the hand of God from the famous altarpiece Jan Van Eyck painted in 1432, immediately followed by a spread picturing the old and new inhabitants of the region (made by your humble ‘illustrateur de service’ for Brussels’ Passa Porta Festival in 2011 and slightly adapted for the occasion).

    After these 2 striking examples of outsider-art,  the book contains a 200 pages overview of the local/global contemporary art scene with all the usual suspects (the likes of painters Tuy-, Borre- and Dillemans, dance company Rosas, musicians like dEUS and many more actors, autors, architects, fashion designers etc).

    Sounds like good company to me (if it’s alright with Jan).

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