Dirk Vanduffel

Dirk Vanduffel, Belgium (co-founder, co-editor)
Dirk defines the overall policy of ArtDependence Magazine, in addition to conducting interviews. He specializes in valuation and auctioning.

Articles (90)

The Art of Being Timothy Spall
Article date: Friday, June 11, 2021

The Art of Being Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall is an actor famous for his roles in several films and television series including a 2014 eponymous film 'Mr Turner', which laid the groundwork for his foray into painting, eventually culminating into a formal exhibition opening soon.

Interview with The Gallery Climate Coalition
Article date: Sunday, May 23, 2021

Interview with The Gallery Climate Coalition

Dirk Vanduffel, Managing Editor of ArtDependence had a conversation with The Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC), on how they are reaching art institutions based on their core objectives, which is, facilitating a greener and more sustainable art world.

Interview with Flemish Minister President and Minister of Culture Jan Jambon On Navigating the Flemish Cultural Landscape During the Pandemic
Article date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Interview with Flemish Minister President and Minister of Culture Jan Jambon On Navigating the Flemish Cultural Landscape During the Pandemic

Dirk Vanduffel of ArtDependence had a conversation with Flemish Minister President and Minister of Culture, Jan Jambon, on how he navigates the Flemish cultural landscape through the ongoing pandemic period.

Interview with Belgian Artist Johan Gelper
Article date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Interview with Belgian Artist Johan Gelper

For Johan Gelper, drawing is a way of thinking, a way of giving physical dimensions to his ideas. The drawings are a study of organic growth and probe the boundary between 'intuitive' drawing and 'construction'.

Sven Eisenhut, Director of Photo Basel, On 2020 – The Year That Art Fairs Went Virtual
Article date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Sven Eisenhut, Director of Photo Basel, On 2020 – The Year That Art Fairs Went Virtual

"This time is tough for many of us on all levels – I just make sure to be as compliant as I can be with the rules set by the Swiss federal government. Within our team we try to do as much as possible over video conferences so that we can avoid public transportation".

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice Re-Opens,  Director Karole P. B. Vail Tells Us More
Article date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice Re-Opens, Director Karole P. B. Vail Tells Us More

'It’s difficult to know exactly how Covid-19 will change the art world, or the whole world for that matter. Changes have already happened, and many more will occur - some hopefully better than others. It’s possible that there will be fewer art fairs, biennales and art events all over the world, which might not be such a bad thing, as we must pay attention more than ever to our environment and methods of sustainability in a concerted effort to respect the future and well-being of our planet'.

ArtDependence Visits MuHKA in Antwerp - Belgium for the Re-Opening and it's fully Coronaproof
Article date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

ArtDependence Visits MuHKA in Antwerp - Belgium for the Re-Opening and it's fully Coronaproof

"If I had to give a brief description of my experience at the exhibition, I would say that I focused on the work and enjoyed the silence. And to MuHKA, it is fantastic how much thought has gone into creating a perfectly safe environment".

Interview with Micha Patiniott
Article date: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Interview with Micha Patiniott

'I like to tilt the image by adding what is for just a second an association to the subject. Through simple manipulations, the subjects are given a charge that makes them into something else; they suggest multiple meanings, or even a way of looking at reality'.

Inside the Gothic Cathedral of Antwerp
Article date: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Inside the Gothic Cathedral of Antwerp

As with most public buildings, the Cathedral of Antwerp is currently closed to the public. Since ArtDependence is based in Antwerp, we would like to offer our readers a look inside of the cathedral. The Our Lady’s Cathedral of Antwerp reconciles ‘being’ with ‘becoming’.

Why I didn’t Visit the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) this Year
Article date: Saturday, March 28, 2020

Why I didn’t Visit the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) this Year

"I was a young adult when I visited TEFAF the first time. The 2020 edition could have been my 30th visit. For the first 20 years I visited TEFAF with my uncle, a smart man. He could determine the most expensive piece between 2 almost identical still life flowers from the old masters. I remember Mr Noortman’s booth at the entrance. Mr Noortman was always smoking a cigar. At Mr Loek Brons’ booth you could always grab a Dutch mint candy. The entrance was decorated with the most beautiful flower bouquets (I look differently at the flowers now). It was an impressive fair".

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