Concepts & Services
Bax Art Concepts is an independent partner of museums, art institutions and artists. We develop concepts, initiate projects and provide professional assistance in development and realisation. We cover all areas from artist to catalogue or exhibition, from a work of art to its context, from the past to the present. And to the future. Because past and present shape the future.
Art offers many perspectives and interpretations, in image and content. Art becomes more interesting when viewed from various angles. Bax Art combines knowledge from different fields: art history, sociology, socioeconomic history, genealogy, philosophy, studies of religion, Western Esotericism.
A solid content base calls for a comparable realisation. Here also standards are high: strict organisation, business-like approach, deadlines are sacred, impeccable finishing and delivery.
Bax Art co-develops the first truly virtual, multi-user museum in the world. The pilot was launched on the commemorative birthday of Piet Mondrian, 7 March 2015. In the first museum under construction, Mondrian3D, you yourself will be able to really walk through his life, learn about his work, listen to lectures and meet other people live.PREVIEW
First and comprehensive biography of the musical prodigy Grete Trakl, sister of the Austrian expressionist poet Georg Trakl. This book debunks all of the myths created around the siblings. Contains the full genealogy of the Trakl family back to the 17th century in Hungary, an in-depth analysis of the 'family secrets' and 5 hitherto unknown poems by Georg. Multimedia e-book.BUY HERE
For e-books on art and culture. For new editions, which make use of the new digital and interactive possibilities, but also for reissue of out-of-print editions. Paper editions may go out of print, but their future value for art and culture remains the same.BAX BOOK STORE
The first exhibition in the 113-year history of the Stedelijk Museum itself to explicitly focus on the religious and spiritual content of work of moderns artists in its own collection. Based on, among others, the thoughts on post-secularism by the German philosopher and sociologist Juergen Habermas. Concept development and execution, text production.
First elaborate, interdisciplinary study of the influence of modern theosophy on Dutch art between 1880 and 1920. First comprehensive analysis of the theosophical components of Piet Mondrian art and art theory, true to his own thoughts. Prosopographical analysis of the Dutch TS members, complete list of artist members. Sold out in print, now available as e-book.BUY HERE
Private production by Accenture for business relatives. Inventory of the young art collector in the Netherlands, and an example to where this passion can lead: the Museum Beelden aan Zee In Scheveningen. Interviews, collection inventory, book production. Available as e-book at Bax Book Store.BUY HERE
Bax Art produces e-books at BaxBookStore. Some of the books can also be ordered in print.PRINT BOOKS
As part of the Dutch-Russian Friendship Year 2013 works by artist-prisoners of the St. Petersburg Kresti jail were combined with a creative project for the Top 600 criminals of Amsterdam at the Bijlmer jail. The works of art were sold to support the work of the world-wide operating Themis Foundation for Prison Reform.BUY HERE
Free tourist app on the 50 most important Amsterdam spots. Walk the city and learn about the past and the present of each hotspot. See what has changed over time. Test your knowledge by doing multiple quizzes. In cooperation with the Amsterdam City Archives. Available in English and Dutch through iTunes.TO iTUNES
The Russian pianist Andrej Hoteev is famous for his authentic musical interpretations, based on original manuscripts. In May 2013 we invited him to tell his breathtaking life story, covering the Russian musical culture before, during and after the Soviet era. Here he explains the necessity for correct musical interpretation.TRAILER
Winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award 2002. Full overview of the works by Piet Mondrian, with a concise but complete biographical sketch of the artist.
This website provides the membership list of the Theosophical Society (Adyar Branch) between 1875 and 1942. Go to the website to search the database.TS MEMBERS
First and seminal, comprehensive study of the social and artistic networks of de painter Piet Mondrian during his stay in Amsterdam before his move to Paris (1911). Based on detailed research of the Civil Registry of Amsterdam and other primary sources. Versions: Mondriaan aan de Amstel 1892-1912; Mondrian. The Amsterdam Years 1892-1912; Il primo Mondrian: Gli anni di Amsterdam (Rome, Galeria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna).
The brothers Jan en Kees van der Linden were the only Dutch students of architecture at the Bauhaus in Dessau. Jan (1907-1993), founder of the Iona Foundation, had retained his complete notes. The book reframes the artistic goals of the institute and especially of Mies van der Rohe. It was not the Bauhaus that changed under Mies, but Mies changed because of the Bauhaus. Published with microfilms of the notes. Interviews with the architect.
Over his grave the artist Ben Joppe commissioned me to write his life story. His life is an extraordinary adventure through Dutch-colonial exterprise, English Secret Service, post-war Japanese art, as the director of Phonogram records and lastly as the private secretary of the world-famous conductor Bernard Haitink. Painting was his secret profession. Dutch.BUY HERE
First comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment of 19th and early 20th century European Occultism. Organization of the Dutch contribution to the theme. Advisor and member of the scientific committee of the exhibition. Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle 1995.
The Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer traveled to the Low Countries in 1520-1521. The diary gives an illuminating insight, not only in Duerer's marketing strategies and client network, but also in his personality. He was the first modern artist-entrepreneur. This book combines all still existing versions of the diary, translated into Dutch.BUY HERE
Post-war art historians and critics have always depicted Mondrian as an odd, socially shy hermit, with a frame of thinking as rectilinear as his art and Calvinistic upbringing. But how true is this image? These collected essays, in various languages, show a completely different person and his true passions. Mondrian's message counts 7 words only: art is passion, and passion is life.BUY HERE
We develop concepts to communicate about creativity. We gladly help you shape an idea into a plan, or with project coordination.
Without image there would be no exhibition, catalogue, statement about art. Bax Art delivers the expertise and the advice for your project.
Art also needs words. Bax Art is an expert in writing and editing, journalism and art criticism, in research and art authentication.