Opinion piece on Domus website

Domus August 27

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By Michiel — Posted September 15, 2014 — 680 Comments

Opinion article in NRC newspaper

In an opinion article in Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, Michiel van Iersel responds to recent articles by Melle Daamen, the director of the Stadsschouwburg theatre in Amsterdam and member of the Council for Culture. Daamen criticises the cultural sector in the Netherlands for its inability to adapt to changes in society and to the funding cuts. In his reaction, Michiel argues that Daamen is overlooking and even excluding a new generation of artists and cultural producer who are constantly re-inventing the arts. Instead he should try to understand their motivations and actions.

The image below shows the original article (in Dutch). Screenshot via Blende.

NRC 2 september


By Michiel — Posted September 15, 2014 — 308 Comments

article in Het Financieele Dagblad

Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad, our equivalent of the Financial Times, asked Michiel to share a ‘burning issue’ with them. In this article, published on 10 November 2012 and inspired by a whole range of writers and artists, he reflects on the omnipresence and potential of ‘creative destruction’ in coping with the problems we face.

Find the complete text (in Dutch) below. And find the same spirit of ‘creative destruction’ in the writings and works of people like Joseph SchumpeterGordon Matta-ClarkFélix González-Torres, Jean TinguelySusan SontagArata Isozaki, Christian Marclay, RotorArcangelo SassolinoCyprien Gaillard, Lara Almarcegui and many others. And read more about the Ise Shrine in Japan (with thanks to Jarrik Ouburg for telling us about this wonderful place).

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By Michiel — Posted November 1, 2012 — 6,889 Comments

Parool features A Perfect Day

"Art without pedestal" Parool

By Juha — Posted February 11, 2012 — 5,381 Comments

Four stars for A Perfect Day in NRC

By Juha — Posted February 11, 2012 — 7,291 Comments

A Perfect Day takes over De Volkskrant

A Perfect Day has taken over the insert of De Volkskrant

On Friday 10 February the exhibition A Perfect Day – Tekenshow will open at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. More than 60 artists and over 150 works of art will be on display until Friday 24 February. Amongst them are David Shrigley, Raymond Pettibon and Gummbah.

In today’s De Volkskrant, Dutch artists that take part in the exhibition have replaced all the photos with drawings. It is a rare take over of one of the biggest newspapers in the Netherlands, and surely worth a walk to your news stand or sigarenboer to get a copy.

By Juha — Posted February 8, 2012 — 10,837 Comments