to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

May 31, 2010

Gabarage - upcycling design

Gabarage is based on 3 pillars: design, ecology and social responsibility.  The workshop contributes to lenghtening product lifecycles and avoiding waste.
Gabarage is operated as a social purpose business venture that prepares disadvantaged groups of people to (re)join the regular labour market.

The objects are designed and made right here.

Gabarage upcycling design - Schleifmühlgasse 6 - Vienna - Austria

May 28, 2010

MUSA Museum auf Abruf

Positions in Sculpture
from 19th of May until 9th of October 2010

Flora Neuwirth - 100 Boots

Julie Hayward - My personal Rockets

Judith P. Fischer - Evola & Evola Morphing

Dorothee Golz - Hohlwelt I
I recently saw her intriguing digital paintings at the Art Brussels Fair.  Check her site by clicking her name.

Katarina Schmidl - A beautiful Piece of Austria - sculpture on the right
definitely a piece in the upcycling category as it is made from drinking straws

Barbara Graf - Jumping out of one's skin, Anatomical Garment III
A stunning piece, finished with perfection in the finest details. Drawings and photographs complement the sculpture.  Click her name to view more of her work.

Katrina Daschner - Untitled

I was so fascinated by the light effects of the sun shining through the raindrops on the glass roof, I could have stayed for hours watching the changes. 


Alfred Haberpointner
The next three pictures show sculptures from the same artist, taken at Art Brussels Fair in April on the stand of Gallery Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art.

Next to the re_figuring spaces exhibition, the Museum has an Exhibition Startgallery.  Artists will get the full 100% of the sales done here.  Current exhibition shows

Salon Systémique from Ekatarina Shapiro-Obermair

On our way out we notice more works on the street

Markus Redl - Stone 02

MUSA - Museum auf Abruf - Vienna Austria, next to the Town Hall
The Museum has an ARTOTHEK where drawings, paintings, ... can be rented.

A place I was happy to discover.

More Vienna the next days.

away and back

Back from 4 days in Vienna Austria.  Visited  nice exhibitions and a whole lot of interesting galleries.  But the frustration is gigantic ... many of my pictures disappeared on the camera.  Never happened before and I can't find the reason why or how this happened.  So many great things I can't show, will post the remaining pictures the next days.

May 21, 2010

Ann Dieltjens - plaster sculptures

An annual event in Leuven - the 12 weeks of Sint Michiel.  During 12 weeks on wednesdays a different artist and different performers in music, theatre and dance in the setting of the Sint Michael's church in Leuven - Belgium. Previous wednesday was the first time we attended the event.  A brandnew dance company did a great performance in the imposing church.  The exhibiting artist was Ann Dieltjens with her latest work.


In the confessionals she installed Evil Seed, the 7 capital sins.








Ann Dieltjens makes abstract sculptures in a clear and simple formal language.  The works explore the border region between sculpture, design and architecture.

I discovered I've got unpublished pictures of the gorgeous studio of Ann Dieltjens, taken 2 years ago.  Will post them some time later.  More posts with works of Ann Dieltjens - use the 'search this blog' on top right of page.

more info on the ongoing event - 12 weeks of Sint Michiel - until 23th of June 2010

May 17, 2010

I Medici - A Renaissance in paper

A Dutch friend invited us to an exhibition we hadn't heard of.  It was not quite the event I would have noticed in the announcements, but I'm very glad we saw it. 

Isabelle de Borchgrave causes wonderment at the transformation of a simple sheet of white paper.  Through the magic of trompe l'oeil she walks us through history meeting one of the most prestigious families in Italian history: the Medici. 

Extraordinary craftsmanship with stunning details.

I was so intrigued by the details - even the heavy jewelry and delicate lace is made from paper and ultra thin slices of corrugated cardboard - that I actually forgot to capture the full costumes, some 30 in total.

Isabelle de Borghrave
I Medici - A Renaissance in paper
until 29th of August 2010 at the Royal Museum of Art & History - Brussels - Belgium
There is a great Museum shop with beautiful affordable gifts.