Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Paint Art and the World today
In the city of Van Gogh one has to paint. Even the temporary boarding of a store under construction shows this artsy orientation. In all earnest the arts are alive and kicking in Amsterdam with a myriad of exhibitions and art happenings that keep it highly relevant and contemporary. While taking an early afternoon coffee I was watching amusedly clips that were part of an exhibition on contemporary Iranian media. Very good and strikingly in tone. Yet another sign of globalisation and also of the mismatched and incomplete image the politically oriented press gives of non-European countries.