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Some sketches and collages that did not make the expo

This is episode-5 of the calm conversation with Josie Gibson from The Catalyst Network, inspired by Robert Poynton’s book “Pause – You are not a To-Do list“. The approach is simple: we both read chapter-5 of the book and highlight three sentences, and mark the words that resonate most. These sentences and words are the triggers for a very slow-paced conversation on whatever comes our way.  No tricks, no gimmicks, just a gentle and calm wandering and meandering of minds.

Chapter-5 is about Culture (of Pause)

Here are Josie’s three sentences:

Older, more measured rhythms continue to exist… and the here and now is appreciated more for itself than as a means to get somewhere else.

They come in order to reconnect to a place that mediates a pause for them. For one, it is a rock by the river Pelayos – quite literally, a touchstone. Where might you find yours?

Burning Man: ‘This is pause as a suspension of the status quo, designed to try things out, not slow them down

And here are my three sentences:

There is no possible way to hurry any of this. Whatever you do, it takes the time it takes. The only hacks around here are made with axes.

They rarely say anything new; talk is not about relaying information, it is a way of seeing others and being with them

If you aren’t able to pause to consider or explore alternatives, it is extremely difficult to change direction

We covered a wide range of topics from scaffolding, “Go-Bush”, touchstones, freedom to be, Shakespeare, Burning Man, suspension (not smashing) of status quo, the calm “Corona Walks” by photographer Stephan Vanfleteren, the need for diverse lenses, and Budha’s beginner’s mind.

Some useful links mentioned in the conversation:

Episode-1 is here. Episode-2 is here. Episode-3 is here. Episode-4 is here.

These are very calm conversations; so best is to take a pause, install yourself in a quiet corner, and enjoy!

Peter & Josie

I am excited to announce and invite you to Petervan Virtual Solo, my first solo exhibition of some recent artwork. 

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A collection of sketches – paintings – soundscapes – videos – 3D sculptures – digital sketches – AI warpings – poems – fairy tales – timecapsules

To visit Petervan Virtual Solo, go to https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/1553528/petervan-virtual-solo

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The exhibition runs from 1 July 2020 till 31 August 2020 and is open 24/7

Here is a link to the online catalog; you can select specific works, and – if interested – click the “Send Request” button. PDF of the catalog available upon request.

You can also experience these and other artworks in Augmented Reality to get a feel on how these works would fit in your living room: https://augmented.kunstmatrix.com/en/node/1489. You first have to download the KUOI App on your smartphone/tablet, download the barcode, and use ID code 1489

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The Opening Vernissage will also be virtual: the format chosen is a video “TimeCapsule” with introductory words by my cousin Joost Vander Auwera (Senior Curator Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joost_Vander_Auwera) and Chris Vanbeveren (Peter’s art coach at the Academy of Visual Arts in Ghent). The TimeCapsule will be released on 15 July 2020 and you will find it for viewing and download on my webpage https://petervan.wordpress.com/

That is also where you can stay informed. Please subscribe to my website and you’ll get an email notification when there is news.

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With gratitude:

To my family, my mentors, and coaches of the art academies of Overijse and  Ghent; Joost, Chris, and Frank for the help with the TimeCapsule; my supporters, and everybody who kept/keeps encouraging me to follow my artistic instincts. Special thanks to Peter Hinssen and Cathy Boesmans: our initial plan was to have a real live exhibition in the AppleChapple in Mater, Oudenaarde, Belgium. We were all set to go, but we had to change our plans due to Covid-19. We will be back with some art-videos running in the vintage Mackintoshes.

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That’s it! Enjoy the exhibition! I am looking forward to our next encounter, virtually or in real life.

With warm artistic regards,

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Ik wil je graag uitnodigen op Petervan Virtual Solo, mijn eerste solo tentoonstelling van recente kunstwerken.

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Een collectie schetsen – schilderijen – klankborden – videos – 3D sculpturen – Digitale schetsen – AI verbuigingen – gedichten – sprookjes – tijdscapsules

Je kan Peter’s virtuele tentoonstelling hier bezoeken: https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/1553528/petervan-virtual-solo

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De tentoonstelling loopt van 1 Juli 2020 tot 31 Augustus 2020, en is open 24/7.

Hier is een link naar de on-line catalogus van deze tentoonstelling; je kan werken aanklikken en indien interesse is er een “Send Request” knop om mij te contacteren. De PDF van de catalogus is beschikbaar op eenvoudig verzoek.

Deze en andere werken kan je ook als Augmented Reality ervaren en testen hoe een bepaald werk past in jouw ruimte. Ga near https://augmented.kunstmatrix.com/en/node/1489 en download eerst de KUOI App op je smartphone/tablet, download de barcode, en gebruik ID code 1489

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Ook de Opening Vernissage zal virtueel zijn: een video TijdsCapsule met inleiding door mijn neef Joost Vander Auwera (Senior Curator Koninklijk Musea van Schone Kunsten van België https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joost_Vander_Auwera) en Chris Vanbeveren (Peter’s kunst coach schilderen aan de Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Gent). De TijdsCapsule zal gelanceerd worden op 15 Juli 2020 en je zal deze kunnen bekijken en downloaden via mijn website https://petervan.wordpress.com/. Je kan je daar ook inschrijven: je krijgt dan automatisch een email als er nieuws is.

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Met dank aan:

Mijn familie, mijn mentoren en coaches van the kunstacademies van Overijse en Gent; Joost, Chris, Frank voor de TijdsCapsule, mijn fans, en iedereen die mij bleef en blijft  aanmoedigen om mijn artistieke instincten te volgen. Extra dankwoord voor Peter Hinssen en Cathy Boesmans: ons initieel plan was om de tentoonstelling te laten doorgaan in de AppleChapple in Mater, Oudenaarde, Belgium. Alles stond in de startblokken, maar Covid-19 heeft daar anders over beslist. Uitstel is geen afstel: we komen terug met een aantal art-videos op de vintage Mackintoshes.

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Dat is het zowat. Geniet van de tentoonstelling. Ik kijk uit naar onze volgende ontmoeting of gesprek, virtueel of in levenden lijve. 

Met warme artistieke groet,

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What Is Forbidden?

In preparation for a Zoom session on Dangerous Questions, Josie Gibson from The Catalyst Network asked me to write up the most dangerous question. She asked me to send my question to her husband, who put it in a black-swan envelope that was only opened during the live session. Check out the reactions at the end at 43:27 > I love the silences and the giggles of unease.

I am not looking for your answer to this question (you always can share if you feel ok with that), but I would like to invite you to use this question to look at what in your life was/is forbidden and what untapped potential you left/leave on the table.

Have a great day!

Most are June 2020 releases, but some oldies as well. I suggest you play it with shuffle-on for better serendipity

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As usual, an incoherent, irregular, unpredictable collection of interesting sparks. I am surprised there is so much video in this edition. I also found it difficult to select the five very best of this edition. Handpicked, no robots. Minimalism in curation. Enjoy!

Self-promo heads-up: Watch this and other spaces on July 1st, 2020. I will have something new to share.

 

If you can’t get enough of these and want more than 5 articles, you can hang on to the firehose, the extended version of Petervan’s Delicacies in REVUE. Also in this edition with loads of videos. Subscribe here: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/petervan

This is episode-4 of the calm conversation with Josie Gibson from The Catalyst Network, inspired by Robert Poynton’s book “Pause – You are not a To-Do list“. The approach is simple: we both read chapter-4 of the book and highlight three sentences, and mark the words that resonate most. These sentences and words are the triggers for a very slow-paced conversation on whatever comes our way.  No tricks, no gimmicks, just a gentle and calm wandering and meandering of minds.

Chapter-4 is about Design (of Pause)

Here are Josie’s three sentences:

Poynton’s colleague, Tracey Camilleri: ‘In such a week, “You are able to think long thoughts“‘

Defending the boundaries of empty space is important and it takes courage.

You could work with the seasons… The time for for tilling, sowing and harvesting feel very different. They have a different energy. Use that.

And here are my three sentences:

We think with our hands and our hearts, we think by moving, we think by making

Time is different here: baggy, generous: ambling, then dashing at the pace of light and landscape

If you tightly define what you want, and succeed, all you get is exactly what you expected. You are limited by your own goal.

We covered a wide range of topics from space & time, poetry and poetics, mental ecology, flaneurs, challenge our assumptions about others’ assumptions, having an opinion, be comfortable to be uncomfortable, and teasing out.

Some useful links mentioned in the conversation:

Episode-1 is here. Episode-2 is here. Episode-3 is here.

These are very calm conversations; so best is to take a pause, install yourself in a quiet corner, and enjoy!

Peter & Josie

delicacies

An irregular, unpredictable, incoherent, unfocused set of mind-sparks that got me thinking. Handpicked, no robots. Minimalism in curation. Enjoy!

If you can’t get enough of these and want more than 5 articles, you can hang on to the firehose, the extended version of Petervan’s Delicacies in REVUE. Subscribe here: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/petervan

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