/2018

From november 2017 onwards Tim and Harald continue their report on contemporary art, yet with a slightly different angle. These are our vlogs for 2018, for earlier vlogs please visit our archive.


– june 2018 – public artworks in Rotterdam


– june 2018 – ‘de wereld geschapen’ at KuuB


– may 2018 – a conversation with artist Anton Vrede


– may 2018 – ‘Het Ding’ by Naum Gabo


– april 2018 – Vals Plat at Kunstliefde


– april 2018 – Lilian Kreutzberger at Cinnamon


– march 2018 – Zoro Feigl at de Electriciteitsfabriek


– march 2018 – a conversation with artist Robbert Weide


– march 2018 – Stedelijk BASE at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 


– march 2018 – Body Building  at Dürst Britt & Mayhew


– march 2018 – Prix de Rome at Kunsthal Rotterdam


– march 2018 – XL art at Boijmans


– february 2018 – A conversation with: Rotterdam Art Critic


– february 2018 – Gaia in the AntropoceneGarage Rotterdam – vlog#4


During ArtRotterdamWeek 2018 Tim and Harald made a number of one minute vlogs on the variety of events that took place.

. At this year’s Art Rotterdam there’s a remarkable trend towards the figurative arts – many artist and galleries now address both their personal and social interests with (what seems to be) #enewed confidence and humour – the strict white cube setting is definitely a thing of the past, artists and galleries #experiment with different formats to present their work.

. Thoughts on the Qade.Solo.Project #artfair at ArtRotterdamWeek – the fair’s lay-out and number of participating galleries seem struggle with the openness and abundance of space at cruiseterminalrotterdam – as a result the stands feel to turn their backs towards the visitors.

. During artrotterdamweek a variety of alternative events are organised by galleries and cultural institutions throughout Rotterdam – at Joey Ramon Gallery  the #belgian artcollective Various Artist features an #installation focussed on the #extremities of climate change – in a #confronting , intriguing, weirdscience setting extreme global warming as cooling are portrayed in a dystopic yet captivating way.

. This year’s Prospects and Concepts show at Art Rotterdam featured the works of 79 (!) young artists funded by the Mondriaanfonds – the sheer number of featured artists has had a positive effect on the layout and atmosphere – there’s room for perspective and space for contemplation. A step-up from last year.

. Videoart is a keyfeature at Art Rotterdam – this years edition is curated by Martha Kirszenbaum and shows works of 13 different artists represented by their participating galleries – it features #depth and the setting (a darkened agora) gives you the chance to soak up the overall atmosphere and find the time to see the individual artworks.

. Artist Pleunie Buyink features her work at Sophie Maree Gallery at Qade.Solo.Project during ArtRotterdamWeek – it’s glitzy it’s glammy not your garden-variety artshow – her objects and bas-reliefs which appear amber or cristal yet are made of synthetic rubber.

. At Qade.Solo.Project artists Marianne van Heeswijk and Rijkers&Blonk feature their work at Nasty Alice gallery – a disarming combination of photo-collages and ceramic artwork with (just) the right dose of #kitsch.

. Work by duo Albarran Cabrera at Bildhalle Zürich on Haute Photographie – an enchanting mix-up where #photography transcends into object.

. Japanes artists Miho Kajioka and Hideyuki Ishibashi feature their work at Ibasho Gallery on Haute Photographie during RotterdamArtWeek – in their efforts to combine the contemporary and traditional methods of portraying and printing they transcend the boundaries of photography by seeking perfection yet embracing the inevitable imperfection too.

. Disarming yet confronting work + presentation by Catherine Biocca at PSM Gallery Berlin – It’s crisp and serious fun all in one.

. Sarah van Sonsbeeck is known for her fascination for the immaterial and ‘silence’. At ArtRotterdam 2018 she shows an installation of 3 large transformed gas canisters containing the air of the most secluded island in the world, at the same time these canisters are construed to resonate as a gong.

. Right… ArtRotterdamWeek2018 – So much to see, so little time – During this art week we’ll try to post as many #supershort #vlogs on #contemporaryart as possible. So stay tuned on our Insta – FB – Youtube channels!


– january 2018 – a conversation with: Fons Hof

‘In gesprek met:’ is monthly conversation held by SOEKKHA&SLUYSVEER with an influencer in the art scene. This month Tim Soekkha and Harald van der Sluys Veer talk to Fons Hof. He is initiator and director of the contemporary art fair – ART Rotterdam – which will have it’s 19th edition from February 8 until February 11th in Rotterdam


– january 2018 – Ethics into Aesthetics – WEST – vlog #3