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(Castellano) 17 de julio: Malaysia Airlines, vuelo MH17. En recuerdo de Joep Lange y Jacqueline van Tongeren

(Castellano) 17 de julio: Malaysia Airlines, vuelo MH17. En recuerdo de Joep Lange y Jacqueline van Tongeren
16 July, 2015

El 17 de julio hará un año que supe que nunca volvería a ver ni a Joep Lange ni a Jacqueline van Tongeren: unas horas antes, poco antes del despegue, Jacqueline me había enviado un sms desde el avión.

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“The joy of sharing a feeling is something you don’t get from a Ferrari”

“The joy of sharing a feeling is something you don’t get from a Ferrari”
26 December, 2014

NÚRIA ESCUR
Han Nefkens, the founder of ArtAids, an organisation set up to raise awareness about HIV, interviewed in the office of the Fundació Suñol where the Perfect Lovers exhibition is currently on show.

He was 33 and working as a radio journalist in Mexico when he was told he was HIV positive. Life [...]

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The art of living in the time of aids, October 2014

The art of living in the time of aids, October 2014
25 October, 2014

The exhibitions goes throught the different ways artists react to aids. Written by Teresa Sesé for La Vanguardia.

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“Art cures loneliness and helps us through the tough times” – EL Periódico 19/5/2014

“Art cures loneliness and helps us through the tough times” - EL Periódico 19/5/2014
19 May, 2014

“Art cures loneliness and helps us through the tough times”
By Olga Merino
Han Nefkens (Rotterdam, 1954) is a writer, collector, philanthropist and, above all, a man with a fighting spirit. For the past six years he has been living in Barcelona, where he channels his patronage through two foundations: ArtAids and one that carries his name [...]

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Han Nefkens donates a work by Lawrence Weiner to the city of Barcelona – La Vanguardia 12/3/2014

Han Nefkens donates a work by Lawrence Weiner to the city of Barcelona - La Vanguardia 12/3/2014
14 March, 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 – Culture Section – La Vanguardia
Han Nefkens donates a work by Lawrence Weiner to the city of Barcelona
The piece is a sculpture about tolerance, located at Mercat Santa Caterina
Teresa Sesé
Barcelona
Han Nefkens (Rotterdam, 1954) is one of the very small group of collectors who don’t see art as a passive object of [...]

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La Vanguardia-4/3/2013

La Vanguardia-4/3/2013
4 March, 2013

Lawrence Weiner, the father of conceptual art; in Barcelona to present a new sculpture
I’m 71 years old: we fought for civil rights, against discrimination. Today only the rich fight for the right to get richer. I was born in the Bronx, but I went to an excellent public school. No pixel rules any other pixel [...]

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EL PAÍS SEMANAL – 15/04/2012

EL PAÍS SEMANAL – 15/04/2012
24 April, 2012

The Art Collector who Socialises Art
Han Nefkens is an atypical, ‘socialising’ collector.
He doesn’t stockpile artworks; he lends them to museums
Out of his fight against AIDS and the aphasia that paralysed him, a totally new man was born
Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

It isn’t difficult to find wandering Dutchman Han Nefkens. One sea is his constant [...]

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Bangkok Post / Brunch Magazine – Exhibition pulls hiv positive out of their lonely plight

Bangkok Post / Brunch Magazine - Exhibition pulls hiv positive out of their lonely plight
19 April, 2012

Brunch Magazine, April 2012, Vol.5 No.14
Exhibition pulls hiv positive out of their lonely plight
Following a battle with a deadly Aids-related brain infection a Dutch art enthusiast found ‘power in vulnerability’, commissioning and collecting works that deal with the deadly disease, pieces currently on show in Bangkok
In 2001, an Aids-related brain infection forced Han Nefkens to [...]

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“A collection is a private passion that benefits the public” – El Cultural

“A collection is a private passion that benefits the public” - El Cultural
19 February, 2012

EL CULTURAL
17-II-2012
Han Nefkens
“A collection is a private passion that benefits the public”

“The lack of Spanish artists in my collection reflects a similar lack on the international scene: they were rare at the fairs and galleries that I frequented as a buyer.”
He is one of Europe’s foremost collectors, he collaborates with the Museum Boijmans [...]

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE – FUNDACIÓ JOAN MIRÓ

YOU ARE NOT ALONE -  FUNDACIÓ JOAN MIRÓ
7 November, 2011

182 Art In America November 2011
BARCELONA
“YOU ARE NOT ALONE”
MIRÓ FOUNDATION
“You Are Not Alone” is a group exhibition organized by ArtAids, a private foundation that invites leading international artists to produce work dealing with AIDS. In Barcelona, the show consisted of work by 15 artists (almost all based in Europe) and included nine new commissions, with [...]

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El MARCO de Vigo alza la voz contra el estigma del sida con “You Are not Alone”

El MARCO de Vigo alza la voz contra el estigma del sida con "You Are not Alone"
24 October, 2011

Faro de Vigo 22/10/2011
MARCO, Vigo, Speaks Out Against the Stigma of AIDS with You Are Not Alone
The ArtAids Foundation presents an exhibition on this illness seen through the eyes of 18 international artists
ÁGATHA DE SANTOS – VIGO
Yesterday, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo (MARCO) embarked on its particular battle against the stigma of AIDS [...]

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“No creo en complots, interesa la vacuna del sida, pero es difícil” – Atlántico

“No creo en complots, interesa la vacuna del sida, pero es difícil” - Atlántico
24 October, 2011

ATLÁNTICO 24/10/2011
“I don’t believe in conspiracies; there is interest in an AIDS vaccine, but it is difficult”
Han Nefkens, who has been HIV positive for 24 years, opened an exhibition that deals with the illness.
Ana Baena – Vigo – 22-10-2011
Han Nefkens (Rotterdam, 1954) opened the group exhibition You Are Not Alone at MARCO yesterday. As president [...]

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ARTE CON PROFILAXIS – LA VOZ DE GALICIA

ARTE CON PROFILAXIS - LA VOZ DE GALICIA
24 October, 2011

Art with Prophylaxis
MARCO presents an exhibition that offers of 18 perspectives on AIDS.
By: b.r.sotelino 22/10/2011
Following the successful exhibition by Martin Creed that flooded the ground floor of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo with blue balloons, MARCO has cleared away the latex and filled the space with a new exhibition that also has prophylactic [...]

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Elmgreen & Dragset Get Tough in AIDS Show

Elmgreen & Dragset Get Tough in AIDS Show
8 July, 2011

Art in America 06/07/2011

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You Are Not Alone. Fundació Joan Miró

You Are Not Alone. Fundació Joan Miró
8 July, 2011

ARTECONTEXTO 07/07/2011

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Sorrow and Rage at the Fundació Joan Miró

Sorrow and Rage at the Fundació Joan Miró
30 June, 2011

ARA 29/06/2011
The exhibition You Are Not Alone combats the stigmatisation of those living with HIV
Fourteen contemporary artists from all over the world join forces at the exhibition You Are Not Alone at the Fundació Miró to use art to combat the rejection faced by people with HIV
Antoni Ribas Tur, Barcelona
David Goldblatt’s Victoria Cobokana, housekeeper, in [...]

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Eight artists explore the stigma of Aids at the Fundació Miró

Eight artists explore the stigma of Aids at the Fundació Miró
29 June, 2011

Han Nefkens, founder of ArtAids, produces the exhibition You Are Not Alone
Roberta Bosco, Barcelona
The reproduction of the Barberini Faun, the masterpiece of Greek art restored by Bellini, which revels in its brazen pose and homoerotic air, emerges majestically from the shadows. A huge music-hall-style neon sign reading AIDS is good business for some casts a glow [...]

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Artists join forces at the Fundació Miró to combat the stigma of Aids

Artists join forces at the Fundació Miró to combat the stigma of Aids
29 June, 2011

La vanguardia 29/06/2011
ArtAids presents the exhibition You Are Not Alone
Teresa Sesé, Barcelona
“There are thousands of pills on the market, but there’s not a single one that can open our minds. Only art has the almost magical power of making us think, letting us see the world from a different perspective and basically venturing a bit further”, [...]

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(SPANISH) EL ARTE COMO REFLEXIÓN

(SPANISH) EL ARTE COMO REFLEXIÓN
23 June, 2011

(Sorry, this entry is only available in Spanish) Lo+Positivo 48 Primavera 2011

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(SPANISH) LA NUEVA ESPAÑA. ARTE PARA ENFRENTAR EL SIDA

(SPANISH) LA NUEVA ESPAÑA. ARTE PARA ENFRENTAR EL SIDA
30 October, 2010

(Sorry, this entry is only available in Spanish)
LA NUEVA ESPAÑA
30 de octubre

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(Spanish) La voz de Asturias. “Los seropositivos tenemos que salir del armario”

(Spanish) La voz de Asturias. “Los seropositivos tenemos que salir del armario”
29 October, 2010

(Sorry, this entry is only available in Spanish)
LA VOZ DE ASTURIAS
29 de Octubre de 2010

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(Catalan) La Vanguardia. Dak’Art

(Catalan) La Vanguardia. Dak'Art
18 May, 2010

Sorry, this entry is only available in Castellano and Catalan.

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(Catalan) El País. Estética ética en Senegal

18 May, 2010

Sorry, this entry is only available in Castellano and Catalan.

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(Castellano) Agencia EFE

30 April, 2010

Sorry, this entry is only available in Castellano.

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Interview with Han Nefkens in La Vanguardia

Interview with Han Nefkens in La Vanguardia
15 March, 2010

LA VANGUARDIA 25
15 March 2010
The writer and collector Han Nefkens recounts his experience living with HIV
“It awakened in me the desire to share”
The writer and art collector Han Nefkens (Rotterdam, 1854), has been fighting HIV for his own life since he found out he was HIV positive in 1987. He was 33 years old, [...]

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TV3- Telenotícies. Exhibition From Outside Looking In (Barcelona)

10 December, 2009

Interview with Han Nefkens starts at 23′08”,
View video here

The feature starts at 16′20”,
View video here

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(Catalan) El arte mira de nuevo al sida

(Catalan) El arte mira de nuevo al sida
1 December, 2009

Sorry, this entry is only available in Catalan.

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Anima TV3 16th of July

 Anima TV3 16th of July
16 July, 2009

Interview with Han Nefkens in the program Anima in TV3 talking about the ArtAids foundation and its participation in FIB 2009.
http://www.tv3.cat/videos/1373799/Veiem-lAnima-de-Han-Nefkens

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“I am surviving AIDS, and art certifies that I am still alive”

“I am surviving AIDS, and art certifies that I am still alive”
21 May, 2009

LA VANGUARDIA, LA CONTRO, THURSDAY 21 MAY 2009
Han Nefkens, arts activist, president of the ArtAids Foundation

I am 55 years old: I never dreamt I’d make it this far twenty years ago, when I found out I was HIV-positive! I was born in Rotterdam and I live in Barcelona. I’m a writer. I [...]

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