Nectar Art Projects

Caracas: where there is so much to do and everything is possible

5 January 2017

One of Jean de la Fontaine’s fables tells about an idle grasshopper and a diligent ant. When winter comes, the grasshopper starts to get hungry. Realizing the ant is fully prepared, having stored up food for months already, he begs for help. The ant however tells the grasshopper to dance the winter away instead. The… Read more »

São Paulo Biennial, November 2016

14 November 2016

See below an impression of the São Paulo Biennial 2016 (coming soon)    

Mondriaan Orientation Trip to Chile and Colombia

11 October 2015

In September/October 2015 I participated in an orientation trip organized by the Mondriaan Fund to Chile and Colombia. You can read all about our joint experiences here!

Teresa Burga at the Venice Biennial 2015

3 August 2015

This year several series of drawings by Teresa Burga (Iquitos, Peru, 1935) are included in the presentation of the biennial’s central pavilion. A pleasant surprise. Despite of its quality Burga’s work is still relatively unknown. Being a woman in Peru’s patriarchal society trying to build up a carrier as a conceptual artist in a, to make… Read more »

São Paulo Biennial, October-November 2014

15 November 2014

In October-November 2014 I visited the 31st São Paulo Biennial and some independent art spaces and artist studios in São Paulo. See here a photo review of the trip.  One of the first pieces you run into at the entrance of the biennial, a mural by the Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie that represents a huge map of… Read more »

Photo review of Artbo 2014

14 November 2014

This year I visited Artbo in Bogotá for the second time. The fair and the program around it were at least as strong as in 2013. More attention was given to younger, upcoming artists (not represented by a gallery yet). A novelty was the section Referentes, in which a more museological approach was chosen to present… Read more »

Een impressie van Artbo 2013

15 November 2013

Dé kunstbeurs van Colombia, de Feria de Arte van Bogota (Artbo), toont overwegend Latijns Amerikaanse kunst gerepresenteerd door Latijns Amerikaanse galeries maar zet in op internationalisering. Naast enkele galeries uit de Verenigde Staten deden dit jaar voor het eerst ook galeries uit Nederland (Annet Gelink Galerie), Duitsland, Zwitserland, Zweden en Portugal mee. Met een steeds… Read more »

Concrete Invention in Reina Sofia Madrid

20 March 2013

“No copiar, no reproducir, sino inventar.” Niet na-apen maar zelf uitvinden, dat was zo’n beetje de strekking van de lijfspreuk van de Argentijnse concrete kunst groepering Asociación de Arte Concreto Invención (AACI) in de jaren veertig van de vorige eeuw. Mede ingegeven door de onvolledige informatie die er over het Europese modernisme beschikbaar was, zorgde… Read more »

Reflectie op de postkoloniale staat van Argentinië; Over het werk van Leticia El Halli Obeid

17 November 2012

In de video trilogie Dictados, Bilingüe en Dobles (2009-2013) onderzoekt Leticia El Halli Obeid (1975, Córdoba, Argentinië)  de postkoloniale staat van haar land, Argentinië. Haar uitgangspunten zijn de (gedeeltelijk) onverwezenlijkte negentiende-eeuwse onafhankelijkheidsidealen, de gemarginaliseerde inheemse Wichi populatie uit het Noorden van Argentinië en de imperialistische macht van de Noord Amerikaanse/Mexicaanse filmindustrie. El Halli Obeid benadert… Read more »

Review trip Buenos Aires April 2012

20 April 2012

Comparing to the booming Brazilian art market not so much seems to be going on in Argentina’s art world. Artists suffer from a, although developing, still undeveloped artistic infrastructure and a lack of serious collectors –between ten to fifteen is the estimate. This however does not mean that no good artists can be identified. Despite… Read more »