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STARRED BY AT PAN AMSTERDAM 2023: Miluska van 't Lam
This year we’ve invited Miluska van 't Lam, Harper's Bazaar editor in chief, to ‘star’ ✨ five works at the 36th edition of the PAN Amsterdam.
Miluska celebrates female artists and gallerists at the PAN Amsterdam 2023. She selected five works to shine some extra light on at this year's fair.
1. At Bildhalle Zurich + Amsterdam (stand 43) Miluska selected Ethereal by Bastiaan Woudt. The gallery is run by a female gallerist, Mirjam Cavegn and director dr. Phil. Christian’s Hoefert, whose curation Miluska trusts completely. At PAN they show work by Bastiaan Woudt who made the newest cover of Harper's Bazaar: the winter issue, highlighting Women of the Year, with singer Karsu Dönmez as cover star.
2. At EENWERK (stand 31) gallery Miluska selected Expansive Reality by Sheila Hicks. She says the PAN can be proud to have a booth dedicated to this amazing female artist. This grand old lady of textile art transformed herself at 89 into a well respected artist who is celebrated by all major museums. Tip: ask in the booth for the book on Sheila, made by another female icon: Irma Boom.
3. At Daatselaar Fine Art & Antiques (stand 40), one of her favorite female run galleries, she selected Le col de Fourrure by Jean-Pierre Cassigneul. An artist that is inspired by Kees van Dongen. So is Miluska, especially after visiting the Kees van Dongen exhibition at Singer Laren together with her daughter who studies art history.
4. At Inez Stodel Jewelry (stand 22) Miluska selected a brooch ‘Pense a moi’. This gallery is the place to find pre-loved jewelry. It is run by mother and daughter Leonore and Inez. The name of the brooch makes Miluska think of self love but also love for the other. And that is what the world today needs, more than ever. “Love is always the answer, always.”
5. At Rademakers Gallery (stand 3) Miluska selected Blue Goddess, 2023 by Yamuna Forzani. This is the first time her work is shown at the PAN Amsterdam. Yamuna’s collection is designed not to exclude any individual but to be genderful, celebrating the multiplicity of roles and identities that we embody within social structures.
STARRED BY AT PAN AMSTERDAM 2023: RONALD OCKHUYSEN
This year we’ve invited Ronald Ockhuysen, director of the VandenEnde Foundation, to ‘star’ ✨ five works at the 36th edition of the PAN Amsterdam.
“Art has many functions: it provides insight, works as therapy and offers the opportunity to escape from the issues of the day. Especially in these times, full of polarization, anger and incomprehension, art is the ideal hiding place. It makes it possible to muse for a while, and to get a moment of peace of mind.”
He selected five works that bring a moment of peace of mind.
At Booij Arts, Fine Art - Rare Items (stand 80) he selected a Linocut ‘Musée Municipal D’art Moderne Ceret’ by Pablo Picasso. For Picasso, applied art also deserved devotion and beauty. This poster is so much more than an announcement: it is a work that you can look at for hours.
At Galerie Fontana (stand 74) Ronald selected Theater #10 by Ruud van Empel. The artist is a master of latent unease. In his recent work, he explores nature through digital and analogue manipulation. The result is an enchanting landscape that feels uncanny at the same time.
At Hein A.M. Klaver Kunsthandel (stand 69) Ronald selected 'Portrait of a woman en profile’ by Thérèse Schwartze. Thérèse Schwartze (1851-1918) can be considered the most successful female Dutch artist of her time. Schwartze was known for her fast working method. According to an estimate from the year after her death, she made about 1000 drawings, pastels and paintings over the course of her career, which lasted roughly 40 years. And despite her fast pace of work, her portraits are extremely sensitive.
At Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen (stand 72) Ronald selected Burton Way by Marie Jose Jongerius. Los Angeles is the city of illusions and palm trees. Marie-José Jongerius makes it clear that these palm trees will soon also be an illusion: the iconic trees have been planted and will not survive due to climate change. In this way, these beautiful photos are also an ode to transience.
At BorzoGallery / The Mayor Gallery (stand 36) he selected TK1017 3/8-60 by Tadaaki Kywayama. He is a master of minimalism, who passed away this summer at the age of 91. The Japanese, who worked and lived in New York, made a name for himself with paintings that provide no guidance. As a result, everyone can see what he or she wants. In this way, this work gives free rein to the imagination.
Starred by at PAN Amsterdam 2023: Jan Dirk van der Burg
This year we’ve invited Jan Dirk van der Burg, photographer and filmmaker, to ‘star’ ✨ five works at the 36th edition of the PAN Amsterdam.
“These artworks are all connected but not by style or medium. The works require you to take a long and good look to understand what you are actually seeing.” He selected five works for you to take a better look at.
At Contour Gallery (stand 25) Jan Dirk selected Frozen Time, Het Singel by Lars van den Brink. We see classic beauty of the city of Amsterdam in a 'where is Waldo' jacket. Secretly you see everything you hate and love about Amsterdam. A stream of zombie tourists, a lost supper and a parked beer bike, now banned in the center of Amsterdam. If Hieronymus Bosch had had a camera, he would have taken this picture.
At Duende Art Projects (stand 64) he selected Le Choix d’Avenir by Thierry Oussou. Thiery Oussou's work from Benin, ‘choose the future,’ has a wonderful contrast in the fragile, curving canvas and the straightforward imagery where life comes at you in a snap. A work of art that gets under your skin.
At Flatland Gallery (stand 96) he selected Kawa no nagare #5 by Kim Boske. This unique work incorporates indigo photo dots on a washi handmade paper. For this work she kept a living indigo organism alive at her studio in a blue barrel. Those have since died, fortunately we still have the photos.
At Roof- A Gallery (stand C) he selected Destroyed House Gaza by Marjan Teeuwen. Teeuwen builds carefully stacked installations all over the world. She demolishes what she finds necessary, digs down some more if necessary and then rebuilds all kinds of things. What we see in the photo is a photographic result of monk's work. This work was made in 2017 in a destroyed house in Gaza. Destroy and rebuild, more relevant than ever.
At andriesse - eyck galerie (stand 27) he selected Hyper Rhizome #2-3 by Diana Scherer. Diane Scherer lets the organic and mathematical root patterns do their work in the places where she lets them grow. Scherer reminds us that for true enchanting beauty we must be underground. We get that here in a framed carpet of roots. And don't forget to look at the soil below.
Visit the PAN Amsterdam until November 26.
Images by @maikeljay.
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