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Art News, Artist's Portrait:2012, 2011, 2010 , 2009 Camera Reporter : Gosia Stepien


28 November 2010, Fabrice Hund, Amsterdam, de Feestelijke presentatie van het mozaiek op het Muidenpoortstation.

28 November 2010 Muidenpoortstation Viola Holt en Fabrice Hund.jpg

28 November 2010 Muidenpoortstation Jeroen van Spijk wethouder kunst en cultuur, Viola Holt en Fabrice Hund

28 November 2010 Muidenpoortstation Fabrice 28 November 2010 Muidenpoortstation Bert Broodje 28 November 2010 Muidenpoortstation Viola Holt

28 November 2010 Muidenpoortstation, Fabrice Hund, Bert Broodje, Viola Holt ( een Nederlands televisiepresentatrice).

28 November 2010 Muidenpoortstation Fabiola 28 November 2010 Muidenpoortstation Fabrice

28 November 2010 Muidenpoortstation, Fabiola, Fabrice, more photos by Gosia Stepien

 


 

23 November 2010 Georgina Blowjob

Performance Blow Job (concept Inga Cholmogorova) is a site-responsive intsllation and live performance by the chacarter called Georgina, who is from Georgia. She cannot legally work here, however she is qualified to satisfy you and has 10 "blow jobs" on the menu to choose from to face up your expectations and enjoy possible interepretations. Betty Too, Reguliersdrwarsstraat 29, Amsterdam - Cannabis Cup Special Edition of "Blow Job".

23 November 2010 Georgina Blowjob, more photos by Gosia Stepien

 


 

4 July 2010, Rembrandt Kunstplein, Amsterdam. Henk Veen, Rembrandt Kunstplein 2010 groot succes

Afgelopen zondag 4 juli 2010 startte de wedstrijd onder de kunstenaars om 13.00 uur. Rond de 100 kunstenaars waagden zich in de zonovergoten dag om op een sportieve en kunstzinnige manier te strijden voor de eerste plaats aan de voet van meesterschilder Rembrandt op het Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam.

4 July 2010 Rembrant Kunstplein Amsterdam 4 July 2010 Rembrant Kunstplein Amsterdam

4 July 2010 Rembrant Kunstplein Amsterdam 4 July 2010  Marlijn Franken Rembrant Kunstplein Amsterdam

4 July 2010 Henk Veen, Marlijn Franken, Rembrant Kunstplein Amsterdam

4 July 2010 1 ste prijs Jan Selen and Christa Logman Rembrant Kunstplein Amsterdam

4 July 2010, 1 ste prijs Jan Selen and Christa Logman, Rembrant Kunstplein, Amsterdam, meer foto's Gosia Stepien

De jury Henk Veen (kunstenaar), Iwan van der Boog, Rob Bolland (internationale artiest, songwriter, producer etc), Don Nederhand (beeldend kunstenaar en technisch adviseur bij Koninklijke Talens, Ruurd (beeldend kunstenaar) en Yvonne Hallema (galeriehoudster), zijn tot de volgende winnaars gekomen:
1 ste prijs: Jan Selen en Christa Logman (gedeelde prijs van ieder 250 euro)
2 de prijs: Rob de Wilde (hotelovernachting, diner en dansen)
3 de prijs: Shaun Herron (Zaterdagavond stappas voor 3 personen)
Onder luid applaus werd het prachtige en bijzondere evenement afgesloten. Lees meer op: www. henkveen.nl

 


 

27 June 2010, Ten Haaf Projects, Opening Exhibition, Frans Molenaar

27 June 2010 Ten Haaf Projects Opening  Frans Molenaar,  D66 leider Alexander Pechtold

Frans Molenaar, D66 leider Alexander Pechtold

D66 leider Alexander Pechtold D66 leider Alexander Pechtold D66 leider Alexander Pechtold

D66 leider Alexander Pechtold, more photos by Gosia Stepien

 


 

8 juni 2010, Melkweg, The Damned Things geeft de band een concert, met supports 3 Inches of Blood en Panic Cell

8 juni 2010 Melkweg Panic Cell 8 juni 2010 Melkweg Panic Cell 8 juni 2010 Melkweg Panic Cell

8 juni 2010 Melkweg Panic Cell

8 juni 2010 Melkweg Panic Cell 8 juni 2010 Melkweg Panic Cell 8 juni 2010 Melkweg Panic Cell

8 juni 2010 Melkweg Panic Cell

8 juni 2010 Melkweg 3 Inches of Blood 8 juni 2010 Melkweg 3 Inches of Blood 8 juni 2010 Melkweg 3 Inches of Blood

8 juni 2010 Melkweg 3 Inches of Blood

8 juni 2010 Melkweg 3 Inches of Blood

8 juni 2010 Melkweg 3 Inches of Blood, more photographs by Gosia Stepien

 


 

21 May 2010, Brant Gallery, Openings party of Yigal Ozeri Exhibition, Amsterdam

21 May 2010 Brant Gallery Yigal Ozeri 21 May 2010 Rutger Brant owner of Brant Gallery

Yigal Ozeri, Rutger Brant owner of Brant Gallery

More photographs, portraits by Gosia Stepien

 


 

18 May 2010, Amsterdam, Istituto Italiano di Cultura per i Paesi Bassi presenteert:

FRANCESCA CANALI - dwarsfluit, zal op piano worden begeleid door FAUSTO QUINTABÀ en werken uitvoeren van Bellini, Andersen, Schumann, Schubert, Rota, Poulenc en Sulzer in aanwezigheid van Z.E. de Ambassadeur van Italië Franco Giordano.

De Ambassadeur van Italie Franco Giordano 18 May 2010 Francesca Canali and Fausto Quintaba 18 May 2010 Istituto Italiano  Francesca Canali

18 May 2010, Istituto Italiano, De Ambassadeur van Italie Franco Giordano, Fausto Quintabà, Francesca Canali

More photographs by Gosia Stepien

 


 

30 April 2010 Queen Day, Gosia Stepien's portrait by Douwe van der Meulen

More photographs by Douwe van der Meulen

 


 

24 April 2010 Henk Veen opening of exposition party.

Henk Veen, a real Amsterdammer, gets his inspiration from the life that he lived on the streets of Amsterdam . Through this experience, his paintings are quite recognizable and confronting. He tries to set the comical, sensitive and often hard reality into colour on canvas.  

Henk Veen and Victoria Koblenko Henk Veen and Rocky Soekka Roks THC

Henk Veen and Victoria Koblenko, Henk Veen and Rocky Soekka Roks THC

Victoria Koblenko Victoria Koblenko Victoria Koblenko

Victoria Koblenko a Dutch actress

Ernst Low is een Nederlandse acteur en singer songwriter Ernst Low is een Nederlandse acteur en singer songwriter Ernst Low is een Nederlandse acteur en singer songwriter

Ernst Löw is a Dutch actor and singer songwriter

Rocky Soekka Roks THC and Maartje Pronk Henk Veen and Ernst Low

Rocky Soekka Roks THC and Maartje Pronk, Henk Veen and Ernst Löw

Rocky Soekka Roks THC Rocky Soekka Roks THC Rocky Soekka Roks THC

Rocky Soekka, Roks, THC . More photographs, portraits by Gosia Stepien, also on Henk Veen's website: www.henkveen.nl

 


24 April 2010, GO Gallery, Amsterdam, THERE IS MORE THAN ONE TRUTH

De opening is verricht door Hedy d'Ancona, voormalig Minister van WVC.

24 April 2010 Gallery Go Aatje Veldhoenen Hedy d Ancona  voormalig Minister van WVC 24 April 2010 Gallery Go Aatje Veldhoenen  Hedy d Ancona  voormalig Minister van WVC

24 April 2010 Gallery Go, Aatje Veldhoenen en Hedy d' Ancona voormalig Minister van WVC

More photographs by Gosia Stepien


 

18 April 2010, Party, Amsterdam , De nieuwe expositie van FABRICE : KANS

18 April 2010 Cornelia Doornekamp and Fabrice Hund Fabrice Hund

18 April 2010 Cornelia Doornekamp and Fabrice Hund

18 April 2010 Fabrice Expo Party Mark Janicello tenor 18 April 2010 Fabrice Expo Party Mark Janicello tenor 18 April 2010 Fabrice Expo Party Mark Janicello tenor

18 April 2010 Fabrice, Expo Party, Mark Janicello- tenor

Marianna Diele Bert Broodje

Peter Kieft, Marianna Diele, Bert Broodje

More photographs, portraits by Gosia Stepien

 


 

16 April 2010 Sex Art and Rock and Roll, ( S)EXHIBITION WITH OTTOGRAPH SELWYN SENATORI and ROYALSTEEZ

16 April 2010 Sex Art and Rock and Roll SEXHIBITION WITH OTTOGRAPH SELWYN SENATORI and ROYALSTEEZ.jpg 16 April 2010 Sex Art and Rock and Roll 16 April 2010 Sex Art and Rock and Roll

16 April 2010 Sex Art and Rock and Roll

16 April 2010 Sex Art and Rock and Roll

Perla Thissen a Dutch actress

Anita Markx and  Perla Thissen

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16 April 2010, Amsterdam, Prints & The Revolution, Street art & Graffiti art

16 April 2010, Prints&TheRevolution, Birgit Schuurman, a Dutch rock singer and actress married with Arne Toonen, an artist and owner of the gallery on line : Prints & TheRevolution

More photographs by Gosia Stepien

 


16 April 2010, FAME Store in Amsterdam

The Blackout was doing an exclusive acoustic performance at FAME Store in Amsterdam.

The Blackout is a post-hardcore band from the Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, formed in 2003. After some time backing Lostprophets on their Liberation Transmission Tour, along with Dopamine, Covergirl, Kids In Glass Houses, The Guns and Men, Women and Children, they released their first mini-album The Blackout! The Blackout! The Blackout!. In October 2007 the band released their debut album, We Are the Dynamite!. Their second record, The Best In Town was released on May 25 2009 in Europe and June 23 2009 in the US, both via Epitaph Records.

Gavin Butler James Davies Sean Smith

Gavin Butler, James Davies, Sean Smith, more photographs by Gosia Stepien

 


 

9 April 2010 Chiellerie Gallery

Wat is de verhouding van hedendaagse mannen met hun lichaam? Arie Boomsma en Stephan Sanders interviewden eenentwintig mannen met zeer uiteenlopende achtergronden; acteurs, politici, wetenschappers, kunstenaars en sportschoolhouders. En ze spraken elkaar over het onderwerp. En passant kwamen de gesprekken ook op seksualiteit, gezondheid en mannelijkheid.
Alle mannen werden gefotografeerd, waarbij ze zelf mochten bepalen hoeveel ze van hun lichaam lieten zien.

Antoine Bodar, Jan den Boer, Orhan Bucakli, Patrick van Dam, Herman Debrot, Mees van Dijk, Fred Hekket, Steve van Heyningen, Joep Jaspers, Alex Korzec, Ahmed Marcouch, Sebastiaan Labrie, Johan Quist, Anil Ramdas,
Werner Reiman, Raymi Sambo, Paul Scheffer, Ed Spanjaard, Aat Veldhoen, Bor Verkroost, Jorgen Welsink, meer op : www.demanenzijnlichaam.nl

 

Arie Boomsma (1974) is tv-programmamaker en (radio)journalist en Stephan Sanders (1961) is auteur, essayist voor o.a. De Groene Amsterdammer en de Volkskrant, columnist in Vrij Nederland en zaterdagavondpresentator van het populaire radioprogramma Met het oog op morgen.

 

More photographs by Gosia Stepien

 


2 April 2010, Gallery W139, Amsterdam, Doktor Faustus

From Monday 1 February until Friday 2 April the walls of W139 are painted with scenes, images and characters from Thomas Mann’s novel Doctor Faustus. On 12 February 1949 Mann wrote to Albert Oppenheimer: “The hero of the novel, Leverkühn, is an unusually prideful, distant and gifted individual, far too clever for the arts, but who nonetheless fulfils a creative urge and with this, requires unrestraint which, in the idealised framework of the book, can be delivered only by evil. From a more political perspective, his demise mirrors the intoxication of the people by Fascism.”

A novel of great complexity, Doctor Faustus is also a treatise on how art and, with it, the artist, has become autonomous. How it broke away from religious and collective bounds to become a domain accessible only to the isolated individual and how, in this state of permanent self-reflection, erodes the artist’s creative powers...more Gallery W139

The work of : Paul Klemann, rode duivel met zwarte madonna; Dick Tuinder, de teologische studentenvereniging op wandeltocht, meester Ballisticus in de loopgraven.

The work of : Paul Klemann, Op... bereikte mij het bericht; Natasja Kensmil, het gesprek met de Duivel. More photographs by Gosia Stepien

 


 

2 April 2010 Lambiek Galerie , Marc Bell.

Lambiek is Europe's first comics shop, and the finest of Holland. Founded in 1968 on the Kerkstraat in Amsterdam, the Lambiek name is derived from a popular Willy Vandersteen comics character, and now is probably the oldest existing comics shop in the world. As publisher and editor of two comic encyclopedias and other related books, they are widely recognized for them expertise on all matters concerning comics and sequential art.

2 April 2010 Douwe van der Meulen  Lambiek Galerie Vernissage Party of Marc Bell

2 April 2010 Kees Kousemaker, Marc Bell, Douwe van der Meulen, Lambiek Galerie Vernissage Party of Marc Bell

Daniel Gould , Marc Bell more portraits by Gosia Stepien


 

30 March 2010 Klaagmuren voor de VU van Renate Dorrestein.

Het klaagmurenproject is een intitiatief van Renate Dorrestein, een groep VU studenten en Stef Kreymborg. Ben je eenzaam, twijfel je aan je capaciteiten en lukken sommige zaken niet, ervaar dan zelf de opluchting die schrijven kan bieden. Wil je weten waar iedereen zoal mee zit, kijk dan regelmatig op Renate's blog: vublogs.nl/dorrestein of op vuconnected.nl.

Renate Dorrestein Stef Kreymborg Lovorka Holjevac

Renate Dorrestein, Stef Kreymborg, Lovorka Holjevac

30 March 2010 Klaagmuren voor de VU van Renate Dorrestein openings party 30 March 2010 Klaagmuren voor de VU van Renate Dorrestein openings party

30 March 2010 Klaagmuren voor de VU van Renate Dorrestein openings party, more photos by Gosia Stepien

 


 

27 March 2010 , AMSTERDAM battles CARDIFF Music, Art, Performance


The secret’s out!
We’re dropping the mic and picking up the pens to uncover the best street artists around the world. Taking place in the darkest corners of the underground, we uncap the creativity of 16 cities and see who’s got the skills to scribble their way to the winning title.

Come watch Cardiff and Amsterdam draw it out in a live art battle at Sid Lee on the 27th of March. Can the blokes of Great Britain school the original Sin City on their own funky smelling turf?
Come see for yourself.
It’s war!

More photographs by Gosia Stepien


23 March 2010 , CARHARTT STORE AMSTERDAM ( Hartenstraat 18).

More photographs by Gosia Stepien

A music program with the Hip Hop group from California now on a Euuropean tour, The Souls of Mischief , www.carharttstore.nl

 


 

20 March 2010 Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Letz-Zep

Billy Kulke Billy Kulke Billy Kulke

Andy Gray Steuve Turner Billy Kulke

Andy Gray, Steuve Turner, Billy Kulke

More photographs by Gosia Stepien

Vocalist Billy Kulke bears a strong physical resemblance to Robert Plant. Originally from Liverpool,  Billy came to London in the 80's, and had considerable success with his own band, touring extensively throughout Europe with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Roger Daltrey, Saxon Tea Party, Giantand Uriah Heep, amongst others.

Billy is also the voice of The Led Zeppelin Project, performing classical Led Zeppelin with the 65 piece full orchestration of Led Zep music by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, in New Zealand.

Even Robert Plant said it was like watching himself onstage when he attended a Letz Zep performance.

Letz Zep in Amsterdam 7 April 2007 by Gosia Stepien



 

18 March 2010 Amsterdams Historisch Museum , Amsterdam , The Netherlands , Red Light Memories van Edward Kienholz en Nancy Reddin Kienholz , Portraits by Gosia Stepien

Red Light Memories van Edward Kienholz en Nancy Reddin Kienholz

18 March 2010 Amsterdams Historisch Museum, The Hoerengracht Party, Metje Blaak, van de Rode Draad

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March 17 2010 iLLUSEUM , Amsterdam , The Netherlands , Portraits by Gosia Stepien

Riina Hanninen Riina Hanninen Riina Hanninen

Riina Hanninen

Riina Hanninen ' s Performance Riina Hanninen ' s Performance

Riina Hanninen's Performance. More photographs by Gosia Stepien

The Abyss

Riina Hänninen's death, destruction and resurrection. Riina Hänninen was an artist who lived in the 21st century. She was raised in the middle of the recession in Finland, in a small town full of alcoholism, unemployment and social exclusion. This young girl had many names, and she could not write or count properly. She had an appointment reserved for a social welfare officer, but by mistake she was accepted by a favoured art institution. In this institution, she first flourished until the increased control over the people resulted in everyone searching potentially dangerous people among those who were different, weird and abnormal. Her paintings became objects of fear and deranged personality. The girl was given more names; the mass murderer, the school murderer, attention seeker, fake artist, insane, monster. The place that used to be considered free, became a prison. Art became a conservative, corrupted business institution. She didn’t belong there anymore; she had to belong only among the mentally insane and forgotten. Riina saw the people's hypocrisy, weakness and she opened her eyes again in isolation and worthlessness. She saw the Abyss and how infinite it was. She realized how her paintings had been trying to express it, but she always thought it was just the darkness of mind. The Abyss had been a constant presence. We could fall into it, lose the borders or search it with carefulness. It is within each one of us, the fight between the restrictions of society, morality and humanity. The Abyss has been with us since the beginning of consciousness, the question of reality, life and its purpose. In Abyss live all the dreaded words, monsters, and visions. Her expression was restricted, the fear was planted on her, the fear that you shouldn’t speak about the Abyss because society needs people to work as machines, not realizing their true nature. But Hänninen wanted to know the answers to all the questions that people were afraid to ask.

These paintings are made in isolation process by Hänninen in a small dark room of the attic in the border of Amsterdam’s winter sky.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Finnish government to keep people silent and happy with antidepressive pills.

 

The strange & surreal case of Riina Hanninen drew our attention ...

Are we caught in a time warp that brought us straight into pre-2nd-world-war era,

when the Nazis decided which art had to be forbidden and the makers criminalized. 

OR are we thrown back even further in history ...

back to the dark days of the Inquisition when people,

mostly women, could be accused of and condemned for ...

whatever really ... ?

Come and see the work and meet the person who recently was Persona non grata ... on trial for her art in ... 2009!Artist's Comments: If someday I will have to change the frames again to my paintings I will piss expensive wine to all nations of the world.

Witte de Withstraat 120, Amsterdam, iLLUSEUM

 


 

12 March 2010 Mediamatic , The Great Jerry Springer Rodeo , Amsterdam , Portraits by Gosia Stepien

Douwe van der Meulen

Mark Barcinski

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12 March 2010 Chiellerie Gallery, Portraits by Gosia Stepien

 Patricia Ribas

Patricia Ribas , Fabiola

12 March 2010 Chiellerie Gallery Patricia Ribas and Marek Sapinski more portraits by Gosia Stepien

 


 

6 March 2010 Gallery RudolfV , Amsterdam , Vernissages Party , Portraits by Gosia Stepien

Nensi Roberta, Marzena Gregier (middle) and Gonçalo Gregier Franco

6 March 2010 Gallery RudolfV Gosia Stepien and Douwe van der Meulen

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26 February 2010 FOAM , 27 February 2010 Galerie Gabriel Rolt , 1March 2010 Bimhuis , Portraits of last weekend by Gosia Stepien

Marynka Nicolaï Krylova 27 February 2010 Galerie Gabriel Rolt Gabriel with his daughter 26 February 2010 Foam Netty Klomp

Marynka Nicolaï-Krylova , Gabriel Rolt with his daughter , Netty Klomp more photos by Gosia Stepien

 


 

19 February 2010 , Akinci , Amsterdam "Le Cerce In Fernal," new work by Hadassah Emmerich. She has also invited Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez (Costa Rica), objects and video; and Veronica Brovall (Sweden), sculpture work. www.akinci.nl

Portrait of Daniel Gould fascinated by work of Veronica Brovall

Daniel Gould fascinated by work of Veronica Brovall

more photos by Gosia Stepien

 


 

14 February 2010 ABC Treehouse , Amsterdam , Harald Seiwert's Exhibition Opening Party.

Harald Seiwert : Eroticism is an aesthetic focus on sexual desire, especially the feelings of anticipation of sexual activity. It is not only the state of arousal and anticipation, but also the attempt through whatever means of representation to incite those feelings.

Photographs by Harald Seiwert , Harald Seiwert by Gosia Stepien

14 February 2010 , Exhibition Party , Work of Harald Seiwert , more photographs of Gosia Stepien

 


 

30 January 2010 Openigs Exhibition Party of Martyn Last in Sociëteit De Kring Amsterdam

Martyn Last Martyn Last

Martyn Last

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25 January 2010 , De nieuwjaarsreceptie van Stichting Amsterdam Photo in de eigen Amsterdamse locatie Cultuurhuis Diamantslijperij Tolstraat 129 A3.1 Amsterdam .

Hans Peter Schoonenberg

Hans Peter Schoonenberg (right) Managing Director

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22 January 2010 Chiellerie Gallery Amsterdam

SANNE GILS : KLEREN MAKEN DE VROUW Change Your Clothes Mode Show!

More photographs- portraits by Gosia Stepien


 

15 January 2010 BeemsterArtCenter Amsterdam , Opening Exhibition of Nail Celovic , De serie : Begrafenis van Prins Claus

Nail Celovic Abida Celovic

Nail Celovic and Abida Celovic (opera singer )

15 January 2010 BeemsterArtCenter Openings Party , Davus sum non Oedipus ( right) more portraits -photographs by Gosia Stepien



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