Take a Freeride Ski Trip With Norwegian Artist Kristine Maudal in San Francisco

Norwegian painter Kristine Maudal, as appeared previously on writeronart, presents yet another project in the city of San Francisco. Being a passionate freeride skier, Maudal will abstract the feeling, movements and rhythms of this intense sport and transmit it into art in her project „Other Rhythms“. To interpret emotions and feelings of activities other than…

Why Do People Applaud After a Performance?

Would you clap at a painting? Would you clap at a painting when the artist himself is present? A performance is an artwork. It doesn’t need applause. On the contrary, the applause takes away a great deal of the magic. Seriously. A performance is not a stage play. An artist is not an actor. We…

KATHARINA BLANKE / ARTIST ABSTRACT / 2010

Katharina Blanke’s works are utopistic-poetic illustrations and constructions of dresses. She analyses existing dress illustrations and garments, decomposes and re-stages them as newly interpreted vestment objects. As clothing architecture and textile sculpture, like a hollow garment shell, the portrayal of the robe becomes a personified object. Its wearability is deliberately left behind. The functional article…

Dominik Wullimann: Artist Portfolio Now Available for Download on writeronart.com

The artist portfolio for Dominik Wullimann (previously appearing on writeronart.com) is now available for download. It was created by Dominik Wullimann (of course), consulted and with editorial assistance by Michael Schär, writeronart, and designed by Markus Erdmann, esense gmbh. -> Download the portfolio in PDF here (14.8mb) -> Go to the article on Dominik Wullimann…

High-Heels on Prayer Carpets

Cocktail ou autoportrait en société is the title of Mehdi-Georges Lahlou’s brilliant installation consisting of prayer carpets layed out like in a mosque. On one of the carpets, the artist places a pair of red high-heels. Of course, it is a provocation, and one on many levels, very cleverly set up. The installation is designed…

New Von Bartha Quarterly Out Now

The 6th edition of the Quarterly Report issued by von Bartha in Basel is out. Again, it is a nice and good-looking, informative newspaper with good articles on the art scene around the gallery’s activities and beyond. You will find an article on the new group in the GARAGE containing works by Andrew Bick, Daniel…

Saatchi Online Artwork Showdown Open for All Artists

The Saatchi gallery provides a fantastic opportunity for artists of all kinds to compete online. Admission is free, but you need an account on the website. You can register within minutes and you won’t receive any hassling newsletters. Every two weeks, a new competition starts. All visitors on the website can vote for your artwork….

Stéphane Belzère-Kreienbühl in IAAB Open Studio Event

On Friday, 4th December from 6pm, the International Exchange and Studio Program in Basel opens the doors of the participating artists for an open studio event. Painter Stéphane Belzère-Kreienbühl’s work revolves around contexts and the different ways of treating them. By concentrating on the detail of a whole and framing it anew, he disposes of…

Village Sauvage – Fighting for the Right to Culture

This weekend, a big cultural happening has unsettled the conservative establishment’s handling of open cultural space in Basel. As the few remaining open spaces in Basel are being closed down one after another, subculture stands up. This weekend it was Village Sauvage. An entire housing estate subject to demolition was transformed into a huge party…