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Regelbau, the photo series

Until the end of March and during July, August and September I’m presenting my photo series ‘Regelbau’ in Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. It’s a study on the German standardized bunker from World War Two and its current state both as an historical object and a part of present nature. A fascination for modernist materials such […]

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Ruin Lust in Tate Britain

Ruin Lust, an exhibition at Tate Britain from 4 March 2014, offers a guide to the mournful, thrilling, comic and perverse uses of ruins in art from the seventeenth century to the present day. The exhibition is the widest-ranging on the subject to date and includes over 100 works by artists such as J.M.W. Turner, […]

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:11 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Performance against a bunker

The Norwegian artist Tori Wrånes is known for her daring performances on sometimes strange places. In 2010 she chose the beautiful Leitstand type 636 at Svolvær for a piano play. During the Lofoten International Art Festival she played the piano attached to the wall of the bunker. Loose Cannon was the project title. More images and […]

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sylvie Ungauer, Bunker Fashion

Bunkers are getting hot. Even in fashion. Best thing I’ve seen in years! Try to wear a Ringstand this summer, you’ll be a trendsetter! Sylvie Ungauer’s website. Prêt-à-porter (extrait) from sylvie ungauer on Vimeo.

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bunkerleven by Jet Nijkamp

Dutch artist Jet Nijkamp is working on her project Bunkerleven (Bunker life). What thoughts do we trust with the concrete bunkers? Their walls contain stories of life, hope, love, war, sex and death. Help Nijkamp extend the project from drawings and paintings to an installation, the bunker of thought, at Retort Art Space. Visit http://www.voordekunst.nl/vdk/project/view/204-bunkerleven

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 12:32 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Propaganda Painter Ernst Vollbehr

Besides the Propagandakompanien which reported in word, photo, film and sound there was another medium used by the Reich to inform the homefront about the massive building activities around Europe: paintings. One of the most prominent painters of this genre was Ernst Vollbehr. Born in Kiel in 1876, Vollbehr studied art in Berlin, Dresden, Paris […]

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Filming the Atlantikwall

Nice video by Robin de Goede.   RUIN VALUE from robindegoede on Vimeo. Tribute to Paul Virilio’s ‘ Bunker Archeology ‘ Music by: B. Lustmord & Robert Rich Film by Robin de Goede

Posted on May 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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