Analog Borders; Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag (The Hague Graphic Studio)

Analog Border 01 Lisa Blaauwbroek

Analog Borders Festival is a small but fine festival for artists and designers initiated by Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag (The Hague Graphic Studio).

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Part of it is an exhibition, open to the public, with works by different artists made in the Studio, exploring the borders of traditional graphic techniques.

Analog Border 03 Zeger Reyers

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For Zeger Reyers this was a good opportunity to see how flatfish would look when used as printing material.

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Designer duo Kok Pistolet try to show the individual expression of preparing an etching plate.

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Navid Nuur used lithographic stone to make a piece of ceramics and

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citric acid for screen printing these pterodactyls.

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Very different works by artists like Stijn Peeters and

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Charlotte van Winden are presented brotherly together.

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Peeters being the great etching professional he is, mixing Delacroix with themes of the present and

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Van Winden diving into the world of subcultures with almost mercurial energy.

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Lisa Blaauwbroek has experimented with skin cream connecting reproduction with finiteness.

Analog Border 18 Peter Zuur

Analog Border 19 Peter Zuur

To Peter Zuur gum printing is the base of his works on show.

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The small exhibition shows very diverse works but with a constant high quality, in a studio setting.

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Contents of all pictures courtesy the artists and Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag

 

Bertus Pieters

MVRDV, The Stairs; Rotterdam

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To celebrate 75 years of reconstruction after the devastation of the Second World War (the city centre was almost flattened by the Germans on May 14th 1940) the City of Rotterdam has organized some events.

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One of them is The Stairs, a huge flight of stairs on scaffolding to climb one of the landmarks of modernist reconstruction in the city, the Groothandelsgebouw (Wholesale Building), built in 1951 by Hugh Maaskant (1907-1977).

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The Stairs is a project by MVRDV. I climbed The Stairs this week and it gives a great view of Stationsplein (Station square) with Centraal Station (Central Station) the brand new and wonderful railway station.

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The panorama’s from the roof top are wonderful, giving a good view of the still reconstructing and expanding city from modernism to post-postmodernism.

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It also grants you a very special view of Maaskant’s great building.

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But finest of all is probably the scaffolding itself, just as it is, without any decorations.

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Bertus Pieters