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Iabo: I want to be an artist a cura di Tiziana Cino

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 maggio 2019

Roma sabato 11 maggio 2019 ore 18.30 Rosso20sette arte contemporanea Via del Sudario 39 (Largo Argentina). Fino al 28 giugno 2019 Orari: da martedì a sabato 11.00 – 19.30 – lunedì chiuso. Una mostra personale che parte da aneddoti curiosi di figure controverse, che IABO sa portare all’attenzione del pubblico con una lucidità e eleganza sintetica che induce la riflessione oltre ogni preconcetto. Partendo da un giovanissimo Adolf Hitler che confessandosi disse che avrebbe voluto fare l’artista, IABO ha costruito un ponte concettuale con cui ha unito personaggi importanti, con pesi specifici di rilievo storico, misurandosi e specchiandosi per primo con gli elementi toccati. Un vero e proprio tour nel mondo dell’arte quello di IABO che sulle sue tele ha catturato l’essenza e lo stile, oltre che il profilo, di Vincent van Gogh, Andy Wharol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso. Tutti artisti controversi con cui IABO ha miscelato, confuso e annodato pensieri, visioni e simboli. Un grande omaggio all’arte italiana è fatto con la dedica a Mario Schifano, artista polivalente, caposaldo della pop art italiana, di cui IABO si sente indubbiamente discendente. In I want to be an artist l’artista guida il pubblico fino alle sue origini da writer, che dopo quasi 20 anni dall’inizio del suo percorso nel mondo dell’arte, ha voluto omaggiare, unendo le sue due essenze, passata e presente. Scopriamo così una serie di opere dedicate ai writer americani più importanti, in cui è riuscito a fare una trasposizione della forma d’arte più libera che esista, senza bloccarla e denaturalizzarla, ma lasciandola riflettere nello spazio accogliente delle sue tele, senza confini, per incontrare i profili di ogni writer dandogli riconoscibilità.
I want to be an artist non è una semplice esposizione creativa, ma un viaggio per lo spettatore, per e con IABO. Un diverso percorso per capirsi e capire, trovare origini e influenze che cambiano i passi di chi immagina, sogna, guarda il mondo con prospettive, forme e colori differenti, di chi vorrebbe essere un artista o forse no, di chi non si fa fermare da una categorizzazione sociale ma semplicemente vuole essere, essere e basta.
Iabo di origine partenopea, classe 1980, IABO nasce nei primi anni novanta come writer, rappresentante delle storiche crew napoletane (KTM, Ki Ta’ Muort -13Bastardi) per poi avvicinarsi a questo mondo progressivamente ufficialmente al mondo dell’arte. Dal 1997 la sua curiosità artistica lo spinge oltre l’Europa verso gli Stati Uniti (a New York e Los Angeles) dove entra in contatto con il panorama underground e gli artisti che ne fanno parte man- tenendo comunque saldo il legame con Napoli, città in cui attualmente vive e lavora.

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Progetto Arteconomy “art without the artist”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 novembre 2018

Lugano. Sono trascorsi due anni da quando la galleria d’arte Five Gallery di Lugano presentò “Arteconomy: art without the artist”, un’innovativa corrente di pensiero artistica che ha da subito riscosso grande interesse da parte del pubblico. I concetti di Arteconomy hanno anticipato alcune delle tendenze che oggi animano il panorama artistico, dalla recente autodistruzione dell’opera proposta dal guru della streetart Bansky per manifestare il suo disprezzo verso il mercato dell’arte, al recente “Ritratto di Edmond Belamy”, quadro creato da una intelligenza artificiale che mette in discussione l’importanza della figura dell’artista.Il movimento Arteconomy critica infatti la realtà artistico-economica odierna eliminando l’artista e sostituendolo, in maniera paradossale, con dei processi economici così da enfatizzare il ruolo prevaricante della finanza all’interno dell’arte. Oggi, nella galleria d’arte contemporanea luganese Five Gallery, è in vendita Continuity numero 31 al prezzo di 3500chf. Considerando che il prezzo stabilito per il Continuity n.1 era di 500 chf, il successo di queste opere è la prova che un’idea nata come una semplice provocazione sia ormai diventata un movimento artistico a tutti gli effetti.
Arteconomy propone l’eliminazione dell’artista tramite la genesi del tutto casuale delle sue opere. Ad esempio, i quadri della serie Continuity prima espressione del movimento Arteconomy sono composti unicamente da fibra di carbonio incorniciata. Il tessuto utilizzato viene selezionato direttamente da un operaio che lavora all’interno della fabbrica produttrice, all’oscuro di come venga impiegato in seguito il materiale da lui scelto. Attraverso questo processo di realizzazione casuale si può affermare che dietro alla creazione del quadro non vi è alcun artista.Inoltre, le opere che fanno parte di Arteconomy funzionano come vere e proprie performance economiche utilizzando due tecniche innovative, quella del (Con)Dividendo Emozionale e quella dell’Emozione Incrementale, che trasformano l’opera d’arte in uno strumento finanziario artistico e enfatizzando così il ruolo di totale protagonismo dell’economia.
Infatti, ogni quadro della serie Continuity è valorizzato in maniera esponenziale aumentando il proprio valore di 100chf per ogni nuovo pezzo (Emozione Incrementale, che viene devoluto in beneficenza) e il 10% del ricavo derivante dalla vendita di ogni opera viene distribuito ai collezionisti in maniera diretta come accade in una società per azioni ((Con)Dividendo Emozionale).La prossima distribuzione dei (Con)Dividendi è prevista per il martedì 4 dicembre
Il modello Arteconomy sfida il mercato dell’arte costringendolo ad ammettere quanta poca trasparenza sia insita all’interno di questo mondo, ormai in stretta relazione con la finanza. http://www.arteconomy.ch

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Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Clara Serena

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 maggio 2018

London – Christie’s will offer Portrait of Clara Serena, the Artist’s Daughter by Peter Paul Rubens in the London Old Masters Evening Sale on 5 July, during Classic Week (estimate: £3-5 million). Never intended for public display, this seminal work offers a rare glimpse into the private life of the greatest artist of the Northern Baroque. The portrait is on public view in New York until 5 May, later going on view in Hong Kong from 24 to 28 May, before being exhibited in London in the lead up to the sale. Henry Pettifer, Head of Old Master Paintings, Christie’s London: “Rubens’ paintings of his family members, freer and bolder than those of his wealthy clientele, count amongst his greatest achievements in portraiture. This spontaneous likeness of Clara Serena, his only daughter with his wife Isabella Brant, painted around the time of her untimely death at the age of twelve, is extraordinary for its intimacy and timeless appeal. Its appearance on the market this summer comes after the picture has featured in recent high profile exhibitions at the Rubenshuis in Antwerp and the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, and it is the first major work by Rubens to appear at Christie’s in London since the record breaking sale of Lot and his Daughters in July 2016”.

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CultureSummit Abu Dhabi Announces Participant and Performer Highlights

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 aprile 2018

Abu Dhabi. Seeking to forge cultural solutions for today’s global challenges, delegates from more than 80 countries will attend CultureSummit 2018 in Abu Dhabi, making it the largest global gathering of top government officials, philanthropists, arts administrators, business leaders, technologists and artists in the world. The Summit’s action-driven programme of expert panels, discussions and workshops will aim to identify and support new ideas for harnessing the power of culture to address some of the world’s greatest challenges. With a special focus on arts education, panels will cover topics such as preserving heritage, promoting positive environmental change and combating violent extremism around the Summit’s 2018 theme of Unexpected Collaborations.The event will also feature a series of curated performances, exhibits, and interventions by renowned artists and musicians across the world, from the European Union Youth Orchestra to Abu Dhabi’s Bait Al Oud musical academy, with new collaborations transcending disciplinary and cultural boundaries.
HE Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the United Arab Emirates and Chairman of the Steering Committee of CultureSummit 2018 Abu Dhabi, said: “Following last year’s successful inaugural edition, we are extremely pleased to see the interest CultureSummit Abu Dhabi has generated with some of the world’s leading innovators and decision makers, many of whom have agreed to participate in this year’s iteration. As a global cultural hub, Abu Dhabi convenes the most remarkable community of like-minded creatives and policy makers to address global issues from poverty and women’s empowerment to violent extremism and conflict.”
Programme highlights for the 2018 edition of CultureSummit include opening sessions on “Emerging Trends in the Arts and Media Worldwide: What’s Next” and “Case Studies in Unexpected Collaborations”. Talks will feature such speakers as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Artistic Director Nancy Spector; Drew Bennett, Founder and Director of Facebook’s Artist-in-Residence Program; Touria el Glaoui, Founder, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, and Molly Fannon, Director of International Relations at the Smithsonian Institution, and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.
Additional headline speakers include: H.E. Maqsud Kruse, Executive Director, Hedayah Center; H.E. Omar Ghobash, UAE Ambassador to France; Hannah Godefa, UNICEF Ambassador to Ethiopia; Abdul Waheed Khalili, Director, Turquoise Mountain Institute for Afghan Art; Manny Ansar, Founder of the Timbuktu Festival au Désert; George Richards, Head of Heritage, Art Jameel Foundation; Isao Matsushita, Vice President, Tokyo University of the Arts; Drew Bennett, Founder and Head of Artist in Residence Program, Facebook; Liao Yanru, Artistic Director, China National Symphony; fashion designer Carla Fernández; and Tom Standage, Deputy Editor of The Economist; among others.
Mohamed Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Tourism and Culture, and member of CultureSummit Abu Dhabi Steering Committee, said: “We are building a global cultural capital in Abu Dhabi, as illustrated by the recent opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi and the other world class arts and educational facilities and programmes here. The idea of CultureSummit is not simply to celebrate the arts. It is to promote the best kinds of cultural entrepreneurship – harnessing the power the arts have to elevate and promote positive change.”

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Max Beckmann’s Birds’ Hell Achieves New World Artist Record

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 giugno 2017

Max BeckmannLondon – Max Beckmann’s Hölle der Vögel (Birds’ Hell) (1937-38) achieved a new world record price for the artist of £36,005,000 / $45,834,365 / €40,865,675 in the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 27 June. Hölle der Vögel (Birds’ Hell) continues the Germanic tradition of using gruesome allegorical scenes at the same time as taking aspects of Classicism and mythology to turn reality into a timeless evocation of human suffering. In this sense, the painting transcends the time and political situation in which it was created to become a universal symbol of humanity like Pablo Picasso’s Guernica of the same period. Begun in Amsterdam in 1937 and completed in Paris at the end of 1938, this work ranks amongst the clearest and most important anti-Nazi statements that the artist ever made, mirroring the escalating violence, oppression and terror of the National Socialist regime.
Adrien Meyer, International Director of Impressionist & Modern Art, Christie’s New York: “The sale of such a historically significant painting as Beckmann’s Birds’ Hell demonstrates Christie’s ability to lead with masterpieces that resonate on the international market. This emblematic picture has become unanimously recognised as the Guernica of Expressionism and the international appetite was evidenced in the spirited bidding witnessed in the saleroom and on the phone.” (photo: Max Beckmann)

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Artist Set to Hit World Stage at Cannes Film Festival

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 18 marzo 2017

LJLevasseurCanadian born business woman, Lisa Levasseur began painting in 2010 and quickly emerged an Artist. She is the creator of PaletteArt™ a new art form using 100% acrylic recycled paint to sculpt unique 3D one of a kind paintings. Now featured as a Modern Art & International Contemporary Master in magazines, books & exhibitions all over the world. Her work hangs in private & museum collections next to the likes of Picasso, Renoir & Dali.She is set to hit the world stage at the Cannes Film Festival – International Modern Art Biennial, May 17-19, 2017 with Paks Gallery & MAMAG Museum. Her goal in promoting PaletteArt™ is to help other artists and get them involved in paint recycling. Forming an organization to encourage a social environmental art movement.
Arts and culture have the power to inspire people to see beyond borders, misunderstandings or differences and creativity can lead to peaceful changes. So imaging what can be accomplished by calling artists into action and giving them opportunities to help shape our world.The mission is to help artists grow in spirit, mind and body, in their sense of responsibility to others, to help create valuable opportunities working together and have the same influence on our global community. They are motivating artists to get out there and help each other in promoting a more sustainable vision for mankind.
Already helping inner city kids through art therapy, teaching paint recycling and sponsoring artists who want to learn with career support from the ground up. They are also raising money for worldwide charity organizations, through donated art & gift sales. Promoting any artist creating recycled art with sponsorship & multi-media advertising.
She is now asking the world to hear her call and help support the PaletteArt™ organization. This is a way of giving back that creates win win opportunities and anyone can get involved. Her drive comes from knowing this success hasn’t come easy and artists need all the help they can get. (font: http://www. patreon.com/LJLevassseur Learn more at http://www.topcontemporaryartist.com) (photo: LJLevasseur)

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19 Artist Auction Records Set including Adrian Ghenie’s Contemporary Masterpiece Nickelodeon

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 ottobre 2016

adrian-ghenieLondon – Christie’s auctions held during London’s Frieze Week celebrated the very best Post-War and Contemporary Art and confirmed that the global market is strong, totalling £91,092,925 / $115,611,199 / €103,296,512. The week began with the exceptional results for The Leslie Waddington Collection, which sold 100% by lot and 100% by value, and continued with the same momentum throughout. The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction saw extraordinary results for artists including Adrian Ghenie whose Nickelodeon, a vast, cinematic vision, made a record-breaking figure of £7,109,000 / $9,028,430 / €8,054,497. The week saw 19 artist auction records achieved, including those for Michael Craig Martin, Lucy McKenzie, Henry Taylor, Carol Rama and Pino Pascali, demonstrating that London is undisputed as a global art capital.
‘Francis Outred, Chairman and Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s EMERI: ‘Christie’s results this Frieze Week have proved that the global contemporary art market is very strong, with 100% sold in the Leslie Waddington Collection and 96% sold in the Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction; both sales sold for double their low estimates, demonstrating the continued eagerness to acquire works from across the 20th and 21st centuries. The stand-out price for Adrian Ghenie, and the presence of nine telephone bidders for a piece which already had a record estimate, shows the power of contemporary painting to inspire lives and minds around the world today. The record prices for Thomas Schütte and Imi Knoebel confirmed a growing interest and excitement around mid-career artists and the new levels achieved for Carol Rama and Pino Pascali revealed that even posthumously artists careers can continue to be rewritten.’ (photo: Adrian Ghenie)

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E xhibition Eileen Cooper RA

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 giugno 2015

eileenLondon Burlington House 15/6/2015 Piccadilly Royal Academy of Arts Join printmaker and painter Eileen Cooper RA for a guided tour of her exhibition Hide and Seek, and a unique opportunity to discuss her richly diverse practice in an intimate setting over coffee and conversation. Artist Eileen Cooper was elected a Royal Academician in 2000, and was made Keeper of the RA in 2010, the first woman ever to hold this post. She brings an unapologetically female perspective to her subject matter, which features bold, iconic images of the female form. Her concerns are as relevant and timeless as those of the human spirit itself, encompassing sexuality, motherhood, life and death. In Hide and Seek, the focus shifts from Cooper’s richly coloured, expressive paintings to her works on paper, exploring the media of charcoal, pencil, pastel and ink. In this tour, she reveals the story of her practice, discussing her approach to the autobiographical elements of her work and how her career as an artist has developed over the past 40 years. Monday 15 June 2015, 1 – 2.30pm.

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Christie’s NY Evening Auction Led By Manet, Acquired by the Getty

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 novembre 2014

manetNew York – Christie’s is delighted to confirm that the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is the new owner of Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps (Springtime), sold at Christie’s New York Wednesday night for $65,125,000 (£41,028,750 / €52,100,000) after an epic bidding battle between private and institutional clients from the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The price set a new auction record for any work by Manet, nearly doubling the artist’s previous auction record of US$33.3 million, set in 2010.
Of the 30 paintings that Manet exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1882 over the course of his lifetime, Le Printemps was the last remaining in private hands. Proceeds from its sale will benefit a private American foundation supporting environmental, public health and other charitable causes.
“This is a true masterpiece with an exceptional history, from its first viewing at the Paris Salon to Washington D.C.’s National Gallery of Art, where it has been on loan for the past two decades,” noted Brooke Lampley, Head of Impressionist and Modern Art for Christie’s Americas. “It is fitting that one of our finest American museums would now acquire it for their permanent collection, where it can continue to be enjoyed by the public within the context of the museum’s rich Impressionist holdings. We couldn’t be more pleased to officially announce this exciting news with the Getty today.”
Manet’s Le Printemps was the star lot of Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on Wednesday, which achieved an overall sale total of $165,635,000 (£104,350,050/ € 132,508,000), and was 90% sold by lot and 87% by value. Of the 39 works offered, 1 lot sold for over $50 million, 6 sold for over $5 million, and 31 sold for over $1 million. 38% of lots sold above the high estimate, and 23% of lots sold within the pre-sale estimate range. Three additional sales, Works on Paper, the Day Sale, and an online-only auction of Picasso Ceramics will complete this week’s sales series.
While the record price for Manet drove the evening’s headlines, the sale was also notable for consistently high sell-through rates at the middle market level, between $500,000 and $5 million. For example, works priced in the $1-2 million range were 92% sold by lot. Similarly, works priced in the $2-5 million range were 93% sold by lot. Together, these impressive rates are an indication that collectors are seeking high-quality Impressionist and Modern art across a broad spectrum of prices.
“Christie’s is committed to presenting our clients with opportunities at every price level of the market,” noted Lampley. “The overall results and sell-through rates of our New York Evening Sale show that our strategy of building a closely-edited sale of high-quality artworks matched to current collecting tastes is a winning one, and we look forward to our next major sale series in this category in London in February.”Impressionist and Cubist works proved particularly appealing to clients this season, with 100% of the sale’s Impressionist and Cubist offerings sold — an indication of heightened interest in this movement as well as the great rarity of the works offered. The Cubist selection was led by a collection of three works from the Melamed Family Collection, which totaled $10,151,000, including:
o PABLO PICASSO, Figure, paper collage, pen and black ink and pencil on paper, 1913, price realized: $4,309,000
o GINO SEVERINI, Etude pour Autoportrait au canotier, charcoal, pastel and white and blue chalk on buff paper, 1912-1913, price realized: $4,757,000 – a new auction record for a work by the artist in this medium.
Additional Cubist Highlights
o Juan Gris, Verre et carafe sur une table, price realized: $1,085,000
o Pablo Picasso, Guitare, price realized: $5,317,000
o Georges Braque, Guitare et rhum, price realized: $4,645,000
Further works from the Melamed Collection are featured in Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper sales, which continue Thursday.(manet)

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New exhibition space and office in Shanghai

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 ottobre 2014

shanghaiShanghai In a formal ceremony that witnessed the performance of a creation of a unique work by artist Qin Feng, Christie’s officially opened their new exhibition space and office in Shanghai at the historic Ampire Building, near the Bund.“When James Christie first opened the doors in London in 1766, nearly 250 years ago, his intention was to bring people art lovers together with the art they loved. Today in Shanghai we open this wonderful building that speaks of the history of the city, the tradition of Christie’s and yet also feels very contemporary and looks to the future. This building gives us the opportunity not only to bring art from around the world to Shanghai, but to bring the art of China to the rest of the world,” Steven Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Christie’s commented in his opening remarks. “China now plays a hugely important role in the global art market. Nearly one third of all buyers are from Asia and in the last year, 20% of all new clients to Christie’s globally came from Greater China. We continue to lead the art world in our dedication to be an advocate for Asian art and culture on the global stage. During the last year, we have staged over 73 public exhibitions of Asian and Chinese art across the world. And today, we witnessed a wonderful artist, Qin Feng (born 1961), creating a work in a unique project that shows art itself is at the heart of what we do.” (photo shanghai)

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To copy or not to copy, that is the question

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 15 marzo 2014

university glasgowCopyrightuser.org is a new website that seeks to answer some of these thorny questions. The new website will direct those in the music, film, literature, visual arts and technology industries through the complications of copyright law. The portal was officially launched today [12 March] in London at the King’s Place conference centre during the AHRC Creative Economy Showcase, a day long event targeting policy-makers, business leaders in the creative industries, knowledge exchange practitioners, and, research directors.“We heard from small businesses as well as media professionals working for large broadcasters and production companies. They told us that creative people are now expected to understand copyright issues right from the inception of a project. With the advent of developments like cross-platform production, they can no longer pass issues over to a legal department,” said Kris Erickson, a founding editor of Copyrightuser.org.Written and developed by academics from the Universities of Glasgow, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Reading, Exeter and Strathclyde, copyrightuser.org is full of information, videos and advice to those within the creative industries that contribute more than £70 billion a year to the UK economy.The easy navigation allows the public to find out more about the conundrums of copyright – such as whether you need to register a work [you don’t’], the type of content that can be protected by copyright [expressions but not ideas] and the need to ask permission to use another’s work [almost always]. “Much of copyright is up to different interpretations with technology leading the debate and the law catching up on a case by case basis. Copyrightuser.org provides independent advice to help creators understand their rights,” said Bartolomeo Meletti, lead producer of the Portal.The website also features videos from creators of content in 6 different categories; musician, filmmaker, performer, writer, visual artist and developer. These interviews highlight some of the issues facing creators of content and some of the differences in interpretation that currently exist.One of the creators featured is Miroslav Lucan an artist, designer and photographer who says, “Copyright is a good thing. It protects my work. It puts some limits on me when I’m creating new work as I’m trying to be original by not copying anyone else. And that is a good thing as I’m trying to be more and more original.”Nightclub DJs Dan and Hutch pointed out tensions between copyright and the needs of their industry. “I think it would be hypocritical of us not to be happy with someone re-using something we’ve done originally, because that’s exactly what we do now.” There is also a top 20 FAQs section about copyright that’s been selected from over 200 online users questions. These include “When I sell my work, do I still own the copyright?”, “What should I do if I receive a copyright infringement notice?” and “Can I take an image from Google search?” Copyrightuser.org is funded by the University of Glasgow, Bournemouth University and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and produced by the Centre for Intellectual Property and Policy Management (CIPPM) and the CREATe Centre, University of Glasgow.

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A Journey through Sculptural Budapest

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 agosto 2010

London 27th September – 3rd October 2010 The Gallery Soho, 125 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EW Private View: Monday 27th September, 6pm till 8.30pm Lang’s exhibition, Monumental Misconceptions, is an irreverent examination of the role of the object within the social conscious and demonstrates how art, like history, is fluid and open to interpretation.
The fine line between sculpture as an object and as a form of socio-historical interpretation is explored by Liane Lang in her new exhibition Monumental Misconceptions.  This award-winning artist challenges society’s conventional understanding of historical monuments by taking a contemporary perspective that re-contextualises them. Using life-size models and props intermingled with more traditional bronze or steel sculptures, Lang creates unnerving, humorous and thought-provoking installations. This dichotomy of contexts and mediums is further emphasised by capturing these alter-realities using new media such as photography, film and pre-cinematic zoetropes.
Lang photographed sculptures in several other sites around the city of Budapest during her residency. Included in her forthcoming exhibition are images from the 19th century Kerepeszi cemetery (which also contains many Soviet era graves) and from the running track at Nepstadion. This all but forgotten site of Hungary’s sporting history is surrounded by groups of giant steel plated figures representing sportsmen and soldiers. In the video work The Track Lang animates these figures, apparently frozen in the act of movement, drawing out their strangely ambiguous message of sport and camaraderie, militarism and propaganda. (image)

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Pier Paolo Pasolini: the poet of contamination

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 giugno 2010

Toronto  July 8 – August 8, 2010  Jackman Hall Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas Street West  (southwest corner of Dundas Street West and McCaul Street, McCaul Street  entrance, two blocks west of St. Patrick subway station)   Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) was one of the most important and  controversial figures in the intellectual life of postwar Europe. His like is all but  unknown today, his cinema, fiercely enduring in its beauty, influence and emotional  power, difficult to access. This arduously assembled retrospective, the first comprehensive  series in North America in many years, defines urgent: our times, perhaps even more than  Pasolini’s own, cry out for the voice of the heretic and prophet who famously declared,  “The first duty of an artist is not to fear unpopularity.” A Pasolini retrospective was the  very first programme ever presented by Cinematheque Ontario; two decades later, we  are thrilled to again pay tribute to this exemplary artist. (James Quandt)

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Emory Douglas – Dorothy Iannone

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 luglio 2009

emoryNew York until 18/10/09 New Museum 235 Bowery. Two exhibitions An Exhibition Curated by Sam Durant for the New Museum  Some of Emory Douglas’s images are nearly forty years old, but they are still as powerful as when Douglas first created them. They are dangerous pictures, and they were meant to change the world. Emory Douglas was the Revolutionary Artist of the Black Panther Party and subsequently became its Minister of Culture, part of the national leadership.  -Emory Douglas: Black Panther- includes a wide variety of Douglas’s work done while a member of the Black Panther Party. Curated by the Los Angeles artist Sam Durant, whose work often deals with political and cultural subjects in American history, the show includes approximately 165 posters, newspapers, and prints dating from 1967-76. Durant met Emory Douglas in 2002 and began working on a book of Douglas’s work, which resulted in a monograph published in 2007. Two years later Durant curated -Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas- at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, which serves as a model for the exhibition at the New Museum.
In conjunction with the exhibition -Emory Douglas: Black Panther,- the New Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Groundswell, a community organization, will co-produce a new mural to be installed on 122nd Street and Third Avenue in Harlem, New York City. The mural, titled What We Want, What We Believe, will be a permanent public artwork- and Douglas’s first in New York City. The mural team will consist of up to fifteen teens involved with the New Museum’s G: Class student program and the Studio Museum, the majority of whom will be employed by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, through the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Douglas will work with the youth for two weeks, teaching the history of the larger Black Power Movement, conducting master print-making workshops, and leading discussions with youth participants. Over a period of two months, artist educators from the New Museum, the Studio Museum, and Groundswell will provide youth with tutorials on the social and political history that gave rise to the Black Panther Party and the Movement, as well as the history of printmaking and mural painting. A dedication of the finished mural is anticipated in early September 2009.  The presentation of -Emory Douglas: Black Panther- at the New Museum is organized by Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator, with Amy Mackie, Curatorial Assistant. (Image: Emory)

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