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You will get inspired, since it's Pecha Kucha time again

You will get inspired, since it’s Pecha Kucha time again

Oct 13, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event, Spots

Check out Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for 'small talk'), Amsterdam's foremost and most important platform for the exchange of elevator-pitch style presentations in twenty slides each taking twenty seconds. The Pecha Kucha method was invented by a Tokyo-based company looking for a new platform to exchange ideas, and is now used in over a hundred countries worldwide. (..more)

Meet Apice For Artists

Meet Apice For Artists

Sep 10, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event

What better to have a Saturday afternoon spent surrounded by art? Danielle Apice will move her gallery to the Van Ostadestraat, and to celebrate this new hangout she has curated a show by four artists who have recently caught her attention. (..more)

Meet the artist by the name of Philip Akkerman

Meet the artist by the name of Philip Akkerman

Sep 2, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event

You most definitely should go and see the paintings by Philip Akkerman at this Heineken sponsored event at TORCH Gallery. Philip is known for his self-portraits of which he made over six thousand and which are exhibited all over the world. Imagine what that's like; spending all your time on the art of your own face. In the end, a self-portrait is all about showing who you are, but finding your identity is not about your face but the road you have travelled. In Philip's paintings it's all about showing and expressing that road and not about having his eyes and nose and mouth perfectly copied out of real life. (..more)

It's Foam Pop-in time again

It’s Foam Pop-in time again

Aug 11, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Spots

Check out Foam Pop-in from today on to see what this little sister of Amsterdam's number one photography museum has to offer. Get a chance to see new work by new artists and Foam photographers, while enjoying drinks on the house. Foam Pop-in strives to offer you a view of what's hot right now in the world of photography. Based at the Museumplein, the location is hard to miss. (..more)

Meet the artist by the name of Merijn Kavelaars

Meet the artist by the name of Merijn Kavelaars

Aug 2, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event

Since our chance meeting, I have been following Merijn Kavelaars, and he has rocked the Amsterdam Art scene with his explosive paintings that bear resemblance to street art but are different. Always colourful and meant to provoke, just as he is in person. Check out his 'Dirty Men' series as well as his 'Family Snavel' portraits. Having moved from his atelier on the canals, Merijn will host a grand opening of his new Kavelaars Gallery on the second floor of Magna Plaza, this Wednesday August 3rd. (..more)

Meet the artist by the name of Kianoosh Motallebi

Meet the artist by the name of Kianoosh Motallebi

Jul 14, 2011 |  by  |  Art

A little while ago a certain mr. Kianoosh Motallebi showed me around the Rijksakademie and told me all about his projects and his art. I can’t remember the last time I was this fascinated by the explanation of a creative process, as I heard Kianoosh talking about what it is that he does. That’s why I decided to contact him to profile him for Overdose. (..more)

The Gerrit Rietveld Academy's graduation show

The Gerrit Rietveld Academy’s graduation show

Jul 4, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event, Fashion

At this yearly event, graduates from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie will show you how all the work they did while studying at one of the most established schools in the field of modern art has led to this final exhibition. Take note of their names and work, since from now on they will travel the world and show their artistic values. I’ve been there many times and it's never the same: sometimes weird, guaranteed artistic and always surprising. Think about how unique it is to be surprised these days. (..more)