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Tascha Sciarone writing notes for the reading corner of Gallery Sorelle Sciarone

Welcome to the reading corner of the gallery. Here you can delve deep into understanding paintings, the art world, collecting, displaying and critiquing art. Tascha Sciarone weekly tackles issues for collectors and artist with her unique background as a cultural anthropologist and art historian. In between there are interviews with artists, art critics in galleries to better understanding the art world of the twenty-first century. With a little hint of looking in ways, we can continue to mould the art world to a more inclusive and democratic space for all the enjoy.


The articles are split into articles about collecting and displaying art, interviews with artist, galleries, collectors and art critics, the costs involved with contemporary art and transcribed lectures given by Tascha Sciarone.

 

Interview: Curator Finizia Taddeo

Finizia Taddeo is an art curator, born in to the arts. She studied Art, Valorisation (creating value from knowledge through making it accessible) and the Art Market, at The University of ULIM in Milan. She is currently a gallery assistant in Milan and has also written for AgCult, a news site for the arts and culture sector. Finizia has explored Adéle's work by intimately acknowledging what Adéle as an artist says about her work and Finizia's Italian theoretical knowledge and affinity with abstract art.

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Interview: Artist Adéle du Plessis

Adéle du Plessis (1969) is an accomplished contemporary artist. She works in a diverse series of mediums. She oscillates between painting figurative art, with quilting and exploring how the materials that make art can be the subject of the art. Often all these elements are incorporated into mixed media pieces. The interview was done in Afrikaans. The interview is translated into English, with the original Afrikaans in italic underneath the English translation.

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Interview: Curator Paulina Capilla

Paulina Capilla is an accomplished art curator, who has studied Art History at The University of Berkeley and The University of Amsterdam. She has assisted and curated multiple art exhibitions for several museums and galleries, as an intern for The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. She currently is the Exhibition Curator at JetBrains Expo (JetBrains TechLab Amsterdam). She was also a research assistant at the RKD - The Institute for Art History. The RKD is one of the world's leading documentation and research institutes for Art History. As well as completing her internship at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

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Interview: Curator Miracle May

Miracle May is a South African museologist and  second-year master's student studying Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) at the University of North-West in South Africa. A pioneer multidisciplinary programme within the art and academic world. Her core courses being in art and artefact preservation.

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Interview: Jeanette Olyhoek

Jeanette Olyhoek is a Dutch painter and sculptor in Voorburg. Her amazing Dutch seascapes and landscapes are currently on exhibition at the Gallery.  The interview was in Dutch, but is translated into English with the original Dutch answers put below. Jeanette kindly took the time us to answer these 11 questions about her and her art.

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Loving Art in a Pandemic

We asked the Art Historian Wouter Maas to reflect on how his art interactions have changed during the ongoing Pandemic. Wouter Maas started describing the art at the Gallery Sorelle Sciarone in March 2020.

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Interview: Marko Klomp

Marko Klomp is a Dutch painter and poet. His latest series; Left Behind has been curated together with some of his other landscape paintings by Art Historian Wouter Maas. The interview was in Dutch, but is translated into English with the original Dutch answers put below. Marko kindly obliged us to answer these 11 questions about him and his art.

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Looking at 2020: Internal Business

As 2020 comes to an end, you are invited to read about all that has happened at the gallery internally. Especially as the amount of contact, this last year has been minimal. I also hope this gives artists and curators a look at what we do and how we work. We covered some external highs and lows of the gallery in the previous posts—paintings we had sold, cancelled art fairs, in the fight for democracy and the pandemic. Next week we will elaborate our goals for 2021. Thank you very much for taking the time to get to know what has been going on with us.

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Interview: Artist and Content Creator in the 21st Century

Chloe Xu is an artist that has been delightfully describing paintings here at the gallery.  She described it as "painting with words". Which is exactly what she does. Her analysis as an artist reads like your painting the painting yourself. She takes a bit of the painting, a bit of the subject, a bit of the technique and bits of real life. I always feel strangely liquid when reading her work. As you will be seeing more of her analysis of art work as well as an online exhibit, we wanted to introduce to her to everyone.

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Interview: Art Influencer in the 21st Century

Art has been helping us all get through these strange times. Through movies, series, dressing up as famous art or paintings. This is an interview with art influencer Maartje Kramer aka “Kunstmaartje” and how she has been holding her follower's hand through art and museums these last two years.

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Understanding Post Studio Art Practices

Today you will learn a bit about Quinda the creator of Kunstruimte Crooswijk in 10 questions. Quinda is the founder of an accessible art space in one of the most beloved `volksbuurten´ in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Quinda started this beautiful example of a post studio art in 2019. The Post studio movement is the prevailing/avant garde movement in art at this momemt. Post Studio Practice is a method of art, where there is continuous and planned creation of art(activities) with underlying social or political motives (in this case social). Post studio artistic practices are meant to be experienced in a group. Yes, the whole Kunstruimte is equal parts art, social engagement and solving community issues such as accessibility. This is contemporary art. Without further ado, meet Quinda and learn more about the creation of Kunstruimte Crooswijk.

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Part 1: Why we love the term Golden Age

This post is part one of the lecture The Dutch Golden Age: telling stories. This part of the lecture is about the historical context and trajectory  of the term Dutch Golden Age.If you are interested in the context of this lecture, please read this post first. 

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How to package and ship a painting

Please read about our packaging and shipping process. The gallery is an online gallery. Which means we predominantly send packages of artwork through the whole wide world. Read here how we do it and why we do it this way. This is for our artists and our collectors to gain insight into a big part of the galleries daily business.

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Artsper and Gallery Sorelle Sciarone

An announcement of our partnership with leading European Online Gallery Platform: Artsper. Gallery Sorelle Sciarone is an online gallery, that has been admitted to the French Gallery Association Online Platform with the selection of our contemporary artist. Read further to learn more about Artsper and why we at Gallery Sorelle Sciarone has partnered with their online platform. 

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Artists in other Countries

Our gallery mainly takes Dutch Artist to China and Singapore. But we also aim to take African artist to the UK and The Netherlands. Our artist work is seen and hung in another country and continues to live their lives abroad, disconnected from the root of its creation. Our gallery is based on moving artists from one region to other regions of the world.

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How to understand contemporary art.

How to understand contemporary art with the analogy of an oaktree in a grassfield. For everyone who is unsure what to think about the art you see in contemporary exhibitions. You will feel less lost when looking at contemporary art after reading this.

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