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Public bench with bird control: art by Nadia Kaabi-Linke

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By Roberto Voorbij in New Art on Saturday 18 May 2013

Anyone who thinks they can simply lie down briefly on a public bench is already being sabotaged: the benches are deliberately too short for this, or the public benches are being interrupted by ‘comfortable’ armrests. Into our obsession with control and security and what that can ultimately derail comes Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s impressive artwork, Parkverbot (looted art). It […]

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Rembrandt Van Gogh: are they the same person?

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By Roberto Voorbij in New Art on Friday 17 May 2013

Rembrandt van Gogh or Vincent van Rijn is the theme of this collage by Amsterdam graphic designer Jeroen Huijbregts. This perfect symbiosis of Van Rijn and Van Gogh goes beyond just a physical analogy. Vincent van Gogh adored Rembrandt. For that matter, it’s certainly possible that this specific portrait of Rembrandt served as an inspiration for Van Gogh.

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Private Space: a designer wrist mirror

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By Roberto Voorbij in New Design on Wednesday 8 May 2013

Increasingly, the consumer is expected to give up their freedom and privacy in favour of commerce. This somewhat ironic solution to the problem is provided in the form of this designer wrist mirror titled Private Space. Here, freedom and privacy have themselves become commercial products. These Private Space wrist mirrors are available in different colours […]

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Garden of Eden: photo collages by Roberto Voorbij

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By Roberto Voorbij in New Photography on Tuesday 7 May 2013

Since 2002, the Netherlands has had a Party for the Animals. Yes, standing up for the rights of animals and including animal rights in the body of legislation is certainly a sign of even more control by man over nature, but how much further will this interference go? Will the eating of meat become equivalent to a […]

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Sticker Magazine: The first and only magazine made entirely of stickers

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By Roberto Voorbij in New Products on Tuesday 7 May 2013

The first and only magazine that consists entirely of stickers has just put out its fifth edition. This time it’s hosted by the infamous LODOWN MAGAZINE. According to the press release, there was no preconceived plan, no theme in mind. But what stood out was still a high degree of skulls, satanic stuff and sex. So order […]

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