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Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 3 novembre 2018

Shanghai – Cina 7-12 novembre 2018 Hotel YiNongMeiYu Interno 14 next parteciperà, con 10 artisti italiani, a Art-72Rooms, un hotel/residenza artistica internazionale in occasione di Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair. Gli allestimenti delle opere presso Art-72Rooms di Arianna Bonamore, Raffaella Calcagnini, Alessandra Di Francesco, Anahi Angela Mariotti, Massimo Orsi, Daniela Perego, Francesco Petrone, Jack Sal, Silvia Stucky, Antonio Virzi, sono a cura di Roberta Melasecca.
Art-72Rooms si ispira ad un modello tutto italiano: “Design Hostel – A letto con il Design”, l’ostello “pop-up” per designer nato due anni fa all’interno di un makerspace in zona Bovisa in occasione del Fuorisalone. Il progetto , sviluppato sull’asse Milano-Shanghai, ha come curatori Weicheng Zhong, che opera in Asia con i suoi tre studi nella progettazione di spazi in grado di fondere estetica occidentale e gusto orientale, e Davide Crippa, docente del Politecnico di Milano e ideatore del Design Hostel con il suo studio Ghigos e il makerspace Ideas Bit Factory. Il concept di Art-72Rooms, che vede trasformare completamente l’Hotel YiNongMeiYu, affonda le radici in due elementi iconici e simbolici della cultura di Shanghai: lo Shikumen e il numero 72. Il quartiere Xintiandi, dove sorge l’hotel, è noto per l’elevata densità di edifici (diverse migliaia, circa il 60% delle abitazioni in città) in stile Shikumen, ovvero la massima espressione di fusione tra lo stile architettonico occidentale e quello cinese. Il tema della commistione e della convivenza di numerose sfumature è ripreso dal numero 72, che richiama una celebre commedia cinese degli anni ’30, ambientata proprio a Xintiandi, dal titolo “The 72 Tenant Families”. L’opera metteva in scena con toni scherzosi e a tratti satirici le vite profondamente differenti di famiglie cinesi di diverse estrazioni socio-culturali. Inoltre, nella cultura cinese il numero 72 è utilizzato per indicare la varietà degli elementi in natura e il costante avvicendamento di Yin e Yang. Ispirandosi alla simbologia di Shikumen e del numero 72, le stanze dell’hotel rinnovato diventano uno spazio espositivo variopinto, inclusivo, partecipativo e interattivo. L’originalità del progetto prende sin dagli esterni dell’edificio, dove viene rivendicata l’identità giocosa e sperimentale dalla carta da restauro che copre la facciata principale, da suggestive installazioni luminose e da opere d’arte poste sul tetto.
Interno 14 next vola, dunque, a Shanghai con le illustrazioni dagli intensi colori mescolati in viaggi onirici di Arianna Bonamore, i tuffi in cielo tra i racconti “celesti” dipinti dalla mano di Raffaella Calcagnini, i dipinti che connettono atmosfere antiche e concetti moderni di Alessandra Di Francesco, con le sculture-gioiello ispirate alla natura di Anahi Angela Mariotti; i pattern che intrecciano classico e ultramoderno di Massimo Orsi; i dialoghi tra tempo reale e percepito nelle installazioni immaginifiche di Daniela Perego; le ironiche e sarcastiche opere scultoree che raccontano la cultura popolare di Francesco Petrone; le installazioni che incorporano gli elementi architettonici del sito espositivo, influenzandone il significato, di Jack Sal; l’indagine multi-disciplinare sull’acqua e la sua sordità nella mutevolezza di Silvia Stucky; i disegni che coniugano le grandi discipline umanistiche e le tecniche visuali di Antonio Virzi. Oltre agli artisti presentati da Interno 14 next, saranno presenti Mirco Facchinelli, Alessandro Cadenelli, Paolo Pasteris, Gustavo Giovannoni. Tra le opere di artisti stranieri, spiccano invece le installazioni interattive ispirate dall’onnipresenza della “super-app” cinese WeChat e articolate lungo fili di seta di Willimann/Arai.

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South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art and Arts of India

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 maggio 2018

London – On 12 June, Christie’s will host the 24th annual sale of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art alongside the Arts of India auction as part of Indian Art London. These sales will offer collectors an exciting opportunity to buy classical Indian art from early Gandharan sculpture to Company School painting, all the way through to iconic modern paintings by leading artists Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, Tyeb Mehta, and a never before seen sculpture by Ravinder Reddy. The South Asian Modern + Contemporary sale features Untitled (Goddess), illustrated above, a formative example of the artists’ now iconic representations of deified Indian women (Lot 46, estimate: £25,000 – 35,000). Bringing together the ancient and the contemporary, and linking temple, kitsch and Pop art, Reddy’s larger than life sculptures command attention from the viewer and challenge traditional notions of beauty, femininity, and domesticity.

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Christie‘s Post War and Contemporary Art

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 febbraio 2017

Peter.pngLondon Christie‘s Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction will present Peter Doig’s Cobourg 3 + 1 More (1994, estimate: £8,000,000-12,000,000), which stands among the great icons of Doig’s early oeuvre. A visionary apparition rendered on a majestic scale, Cobourg 3 + 1 More conjures a distant, half-remembered reality beneath a shimmering membrane of scattered pigment. Recently awarded the Art Icon Award at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, Peter Doig placed himself in the Canadian landscape of his youth next to his brother. Acquired in 1994 by German insurance company Provinzial Rheinland Cobourg 3 + 1 More comes to auction for the first time in its history and will be exhibited at Christie’s New York from 24 to 26 February and at Christie’s King Street from 3 March as part of the 20th-Century series of sales ahead of the auction on 7 March 2017 in London. Provinzial Rheinland will use the proceeds of the sale to uphold a long-standing tradition of engagement with the arts and culture in the Rhine region whilst also continuing to acquire the works of young contemporary artists, a focus of the corporate collection from its inception.Dr. Walter Tesarczyk, Chairman Provinzial Rheinland: “It is with a heavy heart that we part with Peter Doig‘s Cobourg 3 + 1 More. However, this sale presents us with the opportunity to maintain our support for arts and culture in the Rhine region and also enables us to secure and expand our collection of 250 works by 80 international artists. Many of these works are displayed in our Düsseldorf headquarters, giving more than 2000 employees free and unfettered access to contemporary art.“Francis Outred, Chairman and Head of Post War and Contemporary Art, EMERI: “Back in 1994 when the tendency was for cool conceptual art, Provinzial Rheinland displayed a brave collecting vision by recognising that Peter Doig was developing a new approach to painting which gave new life and energy to the medium. Standing in front of this work one is taken to a different world and through the whiteout gradually we see a memory of his childhood home landscape and begin to pick out the silhouettes of Doig himself and his brother. Up close the thick texture of snow and staccato brushmarks create a tapestry of paint, the like of which nobody had seen before.” (photo: Peter)

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Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale Results

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 giugno 2016

Christie’sLondon. Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction saw determined bidding in the room and on phones to achieve exceptional sell through rates of 92% by lot and 98% by value with 50% of works selling over estimate and 30% within estimate. The top three works of the night were by American artists that sold globally with buyers in Asia and Europe. Registered bidders from 39 countries across four continents demonstrated the continued demand in the global contemporary market, as well as a proven strength of the domestic market with 10 lots selling to UK-based collectors.The top lot of the evening was Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Pork (1981), selling over its high estimate for £5,122,500 / $6,838,538 / €6,167,490. A major draw, two works from the Collection of Johnny Depp were a highlight of the night, with Basquiat’s Self Portrait (1981) more than doubling its high estimate to reach £3,554,500 / $4,745,258 / €4,279,618 after a bidding war of 10 phone bidders. With both works dating from 1981, a pivotal year in Basquiat’s practice, Depp’s focused collecting eye met with keen approval in the sale room. Records were achieved for Sean Scully’s Eve (1992), which sold for £902,500 / $1,204,838 / €1,086,610 and Manolo Millares’ Untitled (Composition) Painting no. 4 which achieved £842,500 / $1,124,738 / €1,014,370, with a record for the medium: Neo Rauch’s work on paper Stau (Congestion), selling for £326,500 $435,878 / €393,106. A total of 10 works sold for over £1 million, with 16 for over $1,000,000 and 17 for over €1,000,000.Edmond Francey, Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, London: “Tonight’s results offer real assurance and continued strength to the globalised art market, with a particularly energetic response to Adrian Ghenie, Andy Warhol, Nicolas de Staël, Georg Baselitz and Manolo Millares. The response to Johnny Depp’s Basquiats electrified the sale room and we continue to see that for the top works collectors will stretch themselves to the highest levels. Christie’s has been able to read the market and offer our consignors and buyers the quality that can continue to attract top collectors to the market. This evening’s total contributes to Christie’s successful 250th anniversary with a Bacon, two Freuds, two Rileys and two Auerbachs to come tomorrow as part of a stellar cast of artists, which we estimate will contribute a further £40-60 million to Post-War and Contemporary Art totals this week as part of the Defining British Art Evening Sale.” (photo: Christie’s)

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Defining English Beauty

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 15 giugno 2016

English BeautyLondon – Infatuation with arresting beauty has always compelled artists to produce masterpieces and four superb works are included in Christie’s 250th anniversary sale, Defining British Art, to be held in London on the evening of 30 June 2016: Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Portrait of Jane Morris, bust-length (circa 1870, illustrated above left), Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Portrait of Lucy Long, Mrs George Hardinge (1820, illustrated above centre left), Frederic Leighton’s Pavonia (circa 1859, illustrated above centre right) and Lucian Freud’s A Girl (Pauline Tennant) (circa 1945, illustrated above right).Paying homage to the true joy of beauty, it is evident how these four portraits transcend and evolve notions of Keats’ timeless sentiment. To a contemporary eye, it is only clear how in relation to the celebrities of the 21st Century, these women continue to be celebrated as representatives of 180 years of beauty.
“As Keats described beauty so perfectly in his in poetry, so generations of British painters have been entranced by the most beautiful women of their day. These Muses inspired many of our finest British artists to execute their greatest works. Unwittingly these Muses have shaped the history of British painting from the beginnings of great English portraiture in the 18th Century when Christie’s was founded.” – Jussi Pylkkänen, Global President of Christie’s International. (photo: English Beauty)

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Annual Journal of Contemporary Religious Reformism

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 maggio 2016

urbino«It has been ten years since the last issue of «Fonti e Documenti» was published, the annual journal of the Centre for the study of Modernism and of the Romolo Murri Foundation, both institutions based in Urbino. «Modernism. Annual Journal of Contemporary Religious Reformism», of which this is the first issue, is the descendent of that publication, founded in 1972 by Lorenzo Bedeschi, who remained the driving force. With this new journal, we want to refocus attention on the historical study of the crisis within Modernism in Europe between the 19th and 20th centuries: a pivotal period of confrontation between Christianity and modernity. We want to consolidate and renew the tradition of study into religious reform in recent times, as is underlined by the subtitle of the journal. We want to encourage a new generation of historians to become involved with their predecessors, who worked during the last decade of the 20th century, in the research projects promoted by Romulo Murri Foundation. We want to pay a lasting homage to the memory of Lorenzo Bedeschi. He dedicated his scholarly life to researching into Romolo Murri, Paul Sabatier and other leading figures of Modernism, also studying those who, within the conservative and traditionalist camp, fought against the religious innovators. He dug up and published a plethora of forgotten documents related to this subject, bringing to light many minor personalities involved. «Modernism» aims to continue focusing on unpublished sources. It will have an international character, as is evidenced by the composition of its advisory board. It will rely on the input of young researchers from European and American universities and will accept articles in the various languages used in the scientific community. The journal will focus on the Modernist crisis and on the ideas of ecclesiastical reform which grew out of the Roman Catholic Church. It will also include other scholarly articles, which examine religious reformism from the perspective of other Christian denominations, or other monotheistic confessions. At the same time, it will focus its attention on the reactions to these innovations, considering Modernism and anti-Modernism as two expressions of the deep crisis throughout the religious world. Whit regard to chronology, the field of research will extend from the second half of the 19th century to the present day. The geographical scope of the journal will have Europe as its core but will also extend to America and the rest of the Catholic world. In keeping with current trends in international scholarship, the journal will comprise a monographic section, aimed at analysing a specific topic, a section of miscellaneous articles and one dedicated to bibliographic reviews. The journal aspires to become a useful tool for all scholars interested in religious studies over the past two centuries.» (foto: morcelliana)

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Chinese Contemporary Artist Zhuang Hong Yi at Unit London

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 settembre 2015

Zhuang Hong YiZhuang Hong Yi, RAW, 18 September – 17 October 2015 exhibition of recent works by Chinese contemporary artist Zhuang Hong Yi at Unit London. For the inaugural show at its new Wardour Street space, Unit London is proud to present RAW, an exhibition of recent works by leading Chinese contemporary artist, Zhuang Hong Yi.With a celebrated career spanning nearly three decades, Zhuang Hong Yi has achieved international acclaim with works that explore his mixed cultural heritage. Born and raised in Sichuan, China and currently based in between his Rotterdam and Beijing studios, Yi has had over 30 international solo exhibitions and his work has been selected for important shows at major venues including the Found Museum Beijing, China; the Groninger Museum, The Netherlands; and in Venice, Italy in conjunction with the 55th Venice Biennale (2013).Founding Directors Joe Kennedy and Jonny Burt comment:“RAW will present a breathtaking new body of work by Zhuang Hong Yi, and will be particularly exciting as it is his first major solo show here in the UK. Zhuang is an internationally-renowned and critically-acclaimed artist, and the scale of this exhibition is unlike anything we have previously staged. RAW will present some of Zhuang’s best work to date, and reflects Unit London’s fearless ambition to showcase and celebrate the finest international talent here in the heart of London.”Yi uses traditional Chinese materials to produce vibrant, textural paintings with strong allusions to the European Impressionist movement. The flower is a recurrent motif throughout Yi’s work, and carries strong cultural resonance in both China and Holland. Central to Yi’s artistic oeuvre, the fascination with the floral form echoes Monet’s own focus of artistic production in the latter years of his life, and one can draw parallels between both artists’ works.Yi manipulates thousands of rice paper flowers, which he then combines with layers of oil and acrylic to create large-scale fields of petals on canvas that sing with colour. Meditations on nature and form; the bold, sculptural paintings fuse traditional Chinese artistic practices with a contemporary abstract aesthetic. His work is held in several public and private collections, with notable collectors including Nick Woodham, King Mohammed VI of Morocco, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, the Al Nahyan royal family of Abu Dhabi and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.(photo:Zhuang Hong Yi)

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Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening sale

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 marzo 2015

Rothko BurdaNew York – 13 May 2015- Christie’s is delighted to have been entrusted for the sale of a dazzling master work by Mark Rothko, No. 36 (Black Stripe), 1958, from the collection of the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden – one of Europe’s most important and prestigious private museums for Classical Modernism and Contemporary art based in Germany. With Rothko’s signature concordance of three shimmering rectangles of directly contrasting color asserting themselves against a luminescent red ground, No. 36 (Black Stripe) is a classic example of Rothko’s mature style of painting and embodies perfectly renowned collector Frieder Burda’s vision and taste for emotional and expressive masterpieces of 20th and 21st Century art. Painted in 1958 when Rothko was engaged with the creation of the series of famous murals for the Four Seasons Restaurant in the Seagram building in Manhattan (now known as the famous The Rothko Room at the Tate Modern in London) – No. 36 (Black Stripe) exemplifies this extraordinary moment in the artist’s life and career. Acquired by Frieder Burda over thirty years ago, No. 36 (Black Stripe) has never appeared at auction and has been featured prominently in every major museum exhibitions devoted to the artist, including the Tate Gallery in London, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sidney and was part of the seminal artist’s retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler, in 2001. Estimated $30-50 million, the work will be on view in Hong Kong and London before being offered at auction in New York on May 13th. Proceeds from the sale will allow Frieda Burda’s non-profit foundation to further strengthen its asset base and thus to ensure the operation of the Museum Frieder Burda, which is exclusively funded by the foundation, for generations to come as well as to expand the work of the museum.Frieder Burda declared, “The decision to part with a work from my collection has been very carefully considered and hasn’t been easy for someone like myself who has a very personal relationship with all works of the collection. No. 36 (Black Stripe) by Mark Rothko is an exceptional work, a solitaire within the collection from which it is hard to separate, however through its unique position within the collection as a whole it lent itself as the best option to implement our long-term plan to part from a work and further refine the collection. It is now strategically the right time and will also allow us to expand our ambitious plans and ideas for the future.”
“Painted in 1958, this vibrant, powerful and deeply emotive painting was created during Mark Rothko’s most influential and acclaimed period. Here the artist has arrived at a new structural language of color that was to define his most famous body of works, The Seagram Murals, painted at the same time and which today constitute the celebrated Rothko Room at the Tate Modern, London. No. 36 (Black Stripe) is the quintessential Rothko – orange, black and red – passion and blood. This is the first time that the painting has been on the market for thirty years and we are sure to see a bidding war at the auction in May for this extremely rare and universally enticing work, especially with such a prestigious provenance and exhibition history,” stated Brett Gorvy, Chairman and International Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art.”We feel honored to be have been entrusted with the sale of Mark Rothko’s No. 36, Black Stripe on behalf of the Frieder Burda Museum. Ever since its opening in 2004 the privately funded museum built by Richard Meier has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors and stands out as one of the most beautiful and successfully designed museum buildings in Europe. It pays tribute to the unerring taste, passion, long term commitment and generosity of one of the great 20th Century art collectors of our time”, added Andreas Rumbler, Chairman Christie’s Switzerland. (Photo: Rothko Burda)

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First open of post-war and contemporary art

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 agosto 2014

contemporary artNew-York – Christie’s is pleased to present a selection of works from a prestigious Canadian collection to be sold in New York in September. Assembled by Arlene Goldman and George Hartman over the past ten years, approximately 100 works will be sold during the First Open live auction on September 23rd as well as the First Open Online sale from September 18th to 30th. With estimates ranging from $1,000 to $500,000, this sale will offer works for the seasoned and new collector alike.
ARLENE GOLDMAN AND GEORGE HARTMAN Goldman and Hartman became well known international collectors with an appetite for cutting edge, experimental art, often selecting artists in the early phase of their development. They have championed artists with passionate conviction by donating numerous important works to leading Canadian art museums. David Altmejd’s breakout 2007 Venice Biennale installation, “The Index,” as well as large-scale works by Marcel Dzama, Jonathan Meese, Wangechi Mutu have been gifted to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; while works by Thomas Houseago and Folkert de Jonge among others, have been donated to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. They also gave over 100 works to The Glenbow Museum in Calgary. Highlights from the Goldman and Hartman collection include works in all media that reflect Twenty-First Century tendencies of experimentation, often embracing global cultural tendencies emanating from Europe and Africa as well as Canada and the United States. “This is Now: Property from the George Hartman and Arlene Goldman Collection” accurately reflects the adventuresome and keen eye of collectors operating at the forefront of the international art world.

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Contemporary meaning of european landscape

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 settembre 2011

London, Ontario Tuesday, October 4, 2011 -7:00 pm University of Western Ontario, The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Conron Hall, University College, Room 224 Free admission
Toronto Wednesday, October 5, 2011 – 6:30pm Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496 Huron St., Free admission
Toronto Thursday, October 6, 2011 – 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. York University – Vari Hall 1152 A -4700 Keele Street, Free admission
The Italian Cultural Institute, York University and theUniversity of Western Ontario, in collaboration with the Istituto di Studi Superiori dell’Università di Bologna, Laboratorio di ricerca sulle città, are pleased to host an illustrated lecture byRaffaele Milani based on his book The art of the landscape(McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009).
Landscape, which today is increasingly tied to ecology, geography, and the use of land, will be analyzed in terms of its aesthetic value and function, illustrating its cultural and historical identity. Landscape expresses a sentimental response, as well as a need for abstraction. It is not concerned only with natural beauty but makes sense of the world of human beings, from agriculture to cities, and throughout time it has belonged to the creativity of our visionary sensibility. Landscape is more than the sum of the parts, the individual fragments of our perception scattered along the continuum of our sensibility. It is more than the attraction of mental processes. It is the spirit of an infinite and magical connectedness of forms. The notion of landscape and beautiful landscape develops in history, but also in individuals, through the effects of time and space bound up with the rhythm of lines and surfaces that human beings invent almost instinctively. It is the outcome of the art of culture, the poesis of individuals and communities. Its recent significance showcases sensibility and art as an expression of the working out of virtuality. The present significance of the landscape in Europe can be understood by taking modern history as a starting point and referring to a tradition of vision that belongs to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Raffaele Milani Director of the Laboratorio di Studi sulle città (Istituto di Studi Superiori), Professor of Aesthetics in the Philosophy Department of the University of Bologna, visiting professor in various foreign universities, curator of many international conferences. He has been director of post lauream Master in Landscape science and design (Faculty of Architecture – Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna). He has been Member of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna for two tenures.
The conference will be followed by a short presentation of the Research Laboratory on Cities by Barbara Cimatti, coordinator of the Laboratory and of the Istituto di Studi Superiori of the University of Bologna

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“For the love of contemporary”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 giugno 2011

Firenze, 8 giugno, alle ore 12.00 nella Sala Incontri a Palazzo Vecchio ci sarà la presentazione di “For the love of contemporary” Maratona del contemporaneo, che si svolgerà a Firenze l’11 giugno prossimo Saranno presenti l’assessore alla cultura Giuliano da Empoli, il direttore di EX3 Sergio Tossi, la direttrice de Lo schermo dell’arte Silvia Lucchesi e Stefania Ippoliti, coordinatrice attività cinematografiche della Fondazione Sistema Toscana

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Jerome Zodo Contemporary

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 19 gennaio 2011

Madrid, 16-20 febrero Galería Jerome Zodo Contemporary en ARCOmadrid una delle fiere d’arte contemporanea piú prestigiose al mondo. La galleria, che presenterà due opere dell’artista svizzero Simon Sen, è riuscita a inserirsi all’interno del programma curatoriale Opening: jóvenes galerías europeas (Opening: giovani gallerie europee), una selezione di 20 gallerie, provenienti da dieci diversi paesi, esponenti dell’arte emergente in ambito europeo.
Lo spazio presso ARCOmadrid sará diviso in due stanze: una ospiterá L’hôtel des sapins (2008, video interattivo ad alta definizione, 13 min.) quella addiacente, invece,  accoglierà Bronxdale (2010, video istallazione, video ad alta definizione, 3 min.). Due opere dell’artista Senn Simon (1986, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Svizzera) che affrontano l’esplorazione delle dinamiche di gruppo e il comportamento individuale.
Il video L’hôtel des sapins (2008) mostra sei giovani che ad eccezione del volto, sono nudi. Numerati e dotati di una videocamera i loro corpi si muovono in un edificio abbandonato, freddo e pieno di neve che genera sensazione di pericolo, violenza e  terrorismo.
L’opera Bronxdale (2010) è composta da una selezione molto curata di diverse registrazioni fatte da Simon Senn. Il video mostra le reazioni dei giovani a diverse domande provocatorie. Solo più tardi, su un monitor, il pubblico scopre quali sono le domande che hanno spinto i giovani a reagire in modo aggressivo.
Gli artisti della Jerome Zodo Contemporary sono: Terry Chatkupt (1977, Excelsior Springs, MO, USA), Zackary Drucker (1983), Ben Grasso (1979, Cleveland, OH, USA), Tigran Khachatryan (1980, Yerevan, Armenia), Oliver Lutz (1973), Andrew Schoultz (1975, Milwaukee, WI, USA), Simon Senn (1986, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Svizzera), Simmons & Burke (Case G. Simmons, 1983, Clinton, IA, USA / Andrew S. Burke, 1982, Greensboro, NC, USA), Bertold Stallmach (1984, Quithing, Lesotho), Federico Solmi (1973, Bologna, Italia), Eliezer Sonnenschein (1967, Haifa, Israele) e Fiammetta De Michele (1984, Milano, Italia). (simon)

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Beyond the Dust: Artists’ Documents Today

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 ottobre 2010

Milano fino al 28/10/2010 via Procaccini, 4 Fabbrica del Vapore Un progetto della Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art in collaborazione con l’Assessorato Tempo Libero del Comune di Milano e con la partnership de Vleeshal a Middelburg e della Fondation d’entreprise Ricard a Parigi A cura di Francesca di Nardo in collaborazione con Lorenzo Benedetti Artisti: Linda Fregni Nagler (It), Mark Geffriaud (Fr), Invernomuto (It), Jeroen Kooijmans (Nl), Irene Kopelman (Nl), Benoît Maire (Fr), Diego Marcon (It), Cle’ment Rodzielski (Fr), Roma Publications (Nl), Batia Suter (Nl), Richard Sympson (It), Raphaël Zarka (Fr)
E`Milano la città che ospita la tappa italiana di Beyond the Dust – Artists’ Documents Today, in quanto dal 2003 il Assessorato Tempo Libero sostiene la missione della Dena Foundation a favore della giovane creazione e della mobilità internazionale, partecipando e contribuendo alla costituzione di Borse destinate a giovani artisti, fotografi, designer e curatori : queste Borse danno l’opportunità di soggiornare al Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echanges des Re’collets di Parigi, di conoscerne la scena artistica e la realtà sociale, di maturare l’esperienza vitale di incontri e scambi internazionali con l’accompagnamento della direzione del Programma.
Luoghi e date Centre culturel français de Milan / 12 ottobre 2010 Tavola rotonda alle 18.00 e performance alle 20.00Corso Magenta 63, 20123 Milano, Italia; +39 02 4859191 http://culturemilan.com
De Kabinetten van de Vleeshal / 17 settembre – 12 dicembre 2010 Zusterstraat 7, 4331 KG Middelburg, Olanda ; +31 (0)118 652200 http://www.vleeshal.nl
Fondation d’entreprise Ricard / 10 – 29 gennaio 2011 12 rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Parigi, Francia +33 (0)1 53 30 88 00 / http://www.fondation-entreprise-ricard.com
Immagine: Mark Geffriaud, et Mason et Dixon, Vinyl printing, 2010

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Contemporary team for new gallery

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 luglio 2010

Agnew’s, one of London’s leading international art dealers, has confirmed that its new premises at 35 Albemarle Street will open in early September. Founded in 1817, the UK’s oldest family-owned art dealership has created a gallery which clearly states that modern and contemporary art will play a very significant role in its future, but at the same time acknowledges their long-established position as dealers in Old Master paintings and drawings and British paintings and watercolours. The gallery is also delighted to announce that Georgina Pemberton will be joining Agnew’s as a Director at the end of August 2010. Georgina was formerly Director and Head of Australian Paintings at Sotheby’s in Australia where she worked since 2002; from 2005 she has been a Specialist for the Australian Antiques Roadshow. Prior to joining Sotheby’s she worked with Rex Irwin, the well-known Sydney-based art dealer representing international and Australian artists. Earlier in her career she worked at Phillips in the UK where she specialised in 20th Century British paintings. Georgina will work closely with Thomas Lighton (former Managing Director of leading modern and contemporary art specialists Waddington Galleries, who joined Agnew’s as Chief Executive earlier this year) and Gina Agnew, a seventh-generation member of the family who has been appointed as an Associate Director. Agnew’s will give the primary focus of its purpose-built street-level gallery to a programme of modern and contemporary art exhibitions, whilst earlier paintings will be exhibited in a dedicated first-floor gallery space. Its opening exhibition at 35 Albemarle Street on 8th September will be devoted to paintings by Australia’s pre-eminent 20th Century artist Sir Sidney Nolan. Over the last few years, Agnew’s has sourced top-quality works by Nolan throughout the world, including from private collections in America, Australia and Britain. This important survey of Nolan’s work will include a key picture of the explorers Burke and Wills, originally from James Fairfax’s collection, and also a painting of Ned Kelly painted in 1964. ‘First Class Marksman’ (1946) from the first Ned Kelly series sold for A$5.4 million (£3.1 million) – an auction record for any Australian artist – in March this year in Australia. Julian Agnew, Chairman, said “it was logical for us to appoint Tom, a man with a wealth of experience in 20th Century and contemporary art. We believe Georgina’s appointment will further strengthen this department and she brings specialist knowledge of the Australian market, and we believe is well-placed to help us focus on emerging markets in the Pacific and Middle East.”

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An Artist’s Talk with Amelia Cuni

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 maggio 2010

Toronto Tuesday, June 01, 2010 6:30 pm Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496, Huron St.,  The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with The Music Gallery, presents Cosmopolitan Ragas: An Artist’s Talk with Amelia Cuni.   Amelia Cuni shares her experiences and insights of a 30 year journey between cultures. As a young Italian lover of Indian music, she spent a decade in India to learn dhrupad singing and kathak dance with some of the most respected exponents of the Hindustani tradition. During the ‘90s, she started elaborating her musical knowledge in a contemporary setting and experimental context, interacting with musicians and composers from various backgrounds (Terry Riley, David Toop, Maria de Alvear a.o.) She has presented her own contemporary dhrupad projects in Europe, Asia and America and collaborated in the fields of early and new music, electro-acoustic, chamber music, electronica, jazz, multimedia, and beyond.  During this lecture, Amelia will discuss the main themes in her artistic production, illustrating some selected works with audio and video samples: • Amelia’s raga-based compositions • other composer’s works for Amelia’s dhrupad voice • Amelia’s interpretation of John Cage’s 18 microtonal ragas • integration of various performative elements. The talk will focus on the challenge posed by the juxtaposition in music of various influences and cultural backgrounds, on the integration of one’s own life experiences within the creative process and on the search for a contemporary interpretation of the tradition. Questions and a final discussion will be encouraged.
Amelia Cuni is a singer, composer and performer. She has trained her voice and musical skills in India, according to the tradition of dhrupad singing and kathak dance. She started learning Hindustani music in 1976 and lived in India for more than 10 years, studying dhrupad singing from renowned masters such as R. Fahimuddin Dagar, Bidur Mallik and D. C. Vedi. Her present work includes projects with early and contemporary music and collaborations with several artists of international renown, including Terry Riley, David Toop, Maria de Alvear and Sandeep Bhagwati, etc. Various composers have written for her dhrupad-trained voice. Her own multimedia performance Ashtayama — Song Of Hours has been presented in a number of international festivals in Europe and the USA. Her latest work is John Cage’s Solo 58 (microtonal ragas from his Song Books), which has been performed in Europe and the USA. The CD of this work is available on the Other Minds label. She teaches Indian singing at the Vicenza Conservatory (Italy) and in Berlin, where she is based. (Amelia Cuni)

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Mostra: Ego

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 maggio 2010

Roma 24 – 30 maggio 2010  Via Raffaele Cadorna 28 RossoCinabro Una mostra sull’identità  e il rapporto tra l’artista e il mondo che lo circonda  (Collettiva inserita nella Manifestazione Romana 3a Edizione The Road to Contemporary Art 27-30 maggio)  apertura straordinaria serale del sabato e domenica con incontri fino alle ore 23  La cosa più fastidiosa e pericolosa è oggi avere un’identità immutabile, perché c’è il rischio che diventi obsoleta. Questo rischio diventato madre delle paure postmoderne è, l’inadeguatezza. In quest’epoca postmoderna il fenomeno dell’identità è molto ambiguo, segue percorsi molto frammentari  in continuo divenire, non è data una volta per sempre  ma è in continua trasformazione. L’identità ci si rivela unicamente come qualcosa che va inventato piuttosto che scoperto; come il traguardo di uno sforzo, un obiettivo, qualcosa per cui è necessario lottare e che va poi protetto attraverso altre lotte ancora. Ma la fragilità e lo status di perenne provvisorietà dell’identità non possono più essere celati. La mostra si svolge negli stessi giorni della 3° Edizione della The Road to Contemporary Art romana. Dal 27 al 30 maggio le più prestigiose gallerie nazionali ed internazionali riscopriranno il piacere di progettare un’esposizione unica in edifici di alto valore storico e architettonico; artisti internazionali già stanno arrivando in città per sperimentare le infinite suggestioni che Roma offre loro per preparare progetti unici e site specifici; i collezionisti, provenienti da ogni parte del mondo, saranno invitati e ospitati nei giorni della fiera; gli ospiti avranno accesso ad un ricco programma culturale.  Espongono: Annamaria Biagini, Giovanna Corsale, Claudia Coppola, Miriam De Berardis, Nicola Giampietro, Cristina Madini, Greco Mana, Dina Moscato, Umberto Salmeri, Mario Tonino A cura di Cristina Madini. (coppola)

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Contemporary Italian Art: The Rome Experience

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 29 dicembre 2009

Roma 4 – 23 gennaio 2010 Via Raffaele Cadorna, 28 RossoCinabro.  Roma si pone  tra le città più impegnate nell’arte contemporanea. L’interesse in questo settore è andato crescendo negli ultimi anni soprattutto nella capitale. Pubblico, privato, musei, spazi espositivi di ogni genere, antico e moderno, stratificazioni,  ogni formula è sperimentata per creare interesse e porre l’attenzione ai nuovi linguaggi del contemporaneo.  Fil rouge dell’esposizione non può che essere quello della versatilità,  stili e linguaggi diversi, che passano per le categorie della pittura, mixed media, fotografia e arte digitale. Opere di Apotè, Silvio Balestra, Sissi Bonaso, Luca Braglia, Giuseppe Di Canosa,  Davide Foschi, Silvia Giusti, Nando Ragni, Maria Teresa Sabatiello, Alberto Saka,  Francesco Tabasso. A cura di Cristina Madini   Ingresso libero. Apertura dal lunedì al venerdì  dalle 12 alle 19. Orario continuato (di canosa pera)

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Tim Roda: Make Believe

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 settembre 2009

tim rodaBerlin until 31/10/2009 Rudi-Dutschke-Str. 26, Galerie Michael Janssen Tim Roda has something that many emerging artists don’t – three boys under the age of 11 and a burgeoning marriage. And, because he has made them the content of his theatrically staged photographs for more than half a decade, Roda’s work is also something of an anomaly. It deals with content we don’t see much of in contemporary art – the familial. Rejecting the banality popular in contemporary photography, Roda features his wife and young boys throughout his black-and-white prints so that the relationships between father and son, wife and husband, mother and child are central to each composition.
Tim Roda (*1977 in Lancaster PA, USA) lives and works in New York surrounded by his family that represents, at the same time, his main artistic “material” and source of inspiration. He graduated whith excellence from the University of Washington. He took part to different residencies all around the world and received several awards, such as the Fullbright Award in 2008. (tim roda)

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Canadian Cultural Centre

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 19 settembre 2009

Paris – France 5, rue de Constantine Canadian Cultural Centre. The Canadian Cultural Centre presents Unmasking : Arthur Renwick,  Adrian Stimson, Jeff Thomas, an exhibition organized for “Photoquai”  , the New World Visual Arts biennale of the Quai Branly museum in  Paris.  The photographic works of Arthur Renwick, Adrian Stimson, and Jeff  Thomas are diverse, and to varying degrees, confrontational  expressions of First Nations identity. Unmasking explores their  individual strategies, which can be gentle, campy, or whimsical,  while creating conversations between contemporary art, mass culture,  and representations of the past. All three artists use staging, or posing, of the human subject,  referring directly or obliquely to photographic documents, such as  Edward S. Curtis’s monumental and flawed The North American Indian,  as well as stereotypical three-dimensional objects, ranging from  sculptures to toys. All three also look to the built environment and  the landscape for vestiges of First Nations representation and still  active systems of belief. Every work in Unmasking carries signs of  rupture in the historical account – signs that draw out specific  histories and contemporary realities. Their mises-en-scène and  performances are based on sound research and deep understanding of  cultural traditions, while firmly implanted in the present. Their  images powerfully state: we are here now; recognize us; acknowledge  us; deal with us.  The exhibition has been organized by independent curators Martha  Langford and Sherry Farrell Racette for the Canadian Cultural Centre,  within the context of Photoquai – Renwick, Stimson, and Thomas are featured in the 2009 edition.

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John William Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 luglio 2009

John williamLondon until 13/9/09 Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House Piccadilly curated by Peter Trippi The exhibition, which features over 40 paintings from both public and private collections, includes such highlights as The Lady of Shalott, 1888 (Tate), Hylas and the Nymphs, 1896 (Manchester Art Gallery), Circe Invidiosa: Circe Poisoning the Sea, 1892 (The Art Gallery of South Australia), and from the Royal Academy Collection, A Mermaid, 1900. These works are accompanied by studies in oil, chalk and pencil; period photographs; sketchbooks; and the volumes of Tennyson and Shelley in which Waterhouse drew sketches. The retrospective considers how Waterhouse’s paintings reflect his engagement with contemporary issues ranging from antiquarianism and the classical heritage to occultism and the ‘New Woman’. It will include almost all the paintings which made him one of the most successful and critically acclaimed artists of the day.  This will be the first major Waterhouse show to have been presented in the United Kingdom since the late 1970s.  The exhibition has been curated by Peter Trippi, art historian and Waterhouse biographer, together with Elizabeth Prettejohn, Professor of Art History at the University of Bristol, Robert Upstone, Curator of Modern British Art at Tate and MaryAnne Stevens, Director of Academic Affairs, Royal Academy of Arts. This exhibition is organized by the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands with the collaboration of the Royal Academy of Arts, London and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

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