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Draftsmen’s Congress, created by Polish artist Paweł Althamer

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 settembre 2015

torinoTurin 8 October – 8 November 2015 Via Egeo 18, Opening: Thursday 8 October 2015, 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm Closing event: Fluo Night – Saturday 7 November 2015, 6.00 pm – 12.00 pmToolbox Coworking – The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli presents the Draftsmen’s Congress, created by Polish artist Paweł Althamer. The project, curated by NERO and realized in collaboration with the Istituto Svizzero di Roma, will be held in Turin from the 8th of October to the 8th of November at Toolbox Coworking. The Draftsmen’s Congress is a place open to everyone, where people are invited to draw freely on the walls, using paint, charcoal, collage or employing other techniques and materials. The project promotes a dialogue made of images instead of words: an environment where everybody is encouraged to interact in a free way and answer imaginatively through drawing. They may be polite or politically incorrect, frustrated or outraged; they can intervene on drawings by others in a true encounter and clash of images. Images they love, they hate, opinions they share or claims they stake.
The Draftsmen’s Congress in Turin will take place at Toolbox Coworking, a space devoted to co-working, obtained from two former industrial buildings behind Porta Nuova Train Station, a place where one can exchange job opportunities, competences and services, where self-employment is redesigned in a social way, focusing on relational skills and shared knowledge. Toolbox walls are the space where participants will be able to express themselves freely: 700 sq. m. where artists, illustrators, street artists, architects, designers, musicians, craftsmen, self-employed, unemployed, pensioners, students will be able to draw, openly exchanging views on sharing and creation, on authority and the hierarchies defining competences and any kind of qualification in professions.Throughout the duration of the Draftsmen’s Congress in Turin, the Educational Department of the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli shall engage schools and associations in activities aimed at youths, where they can measure themselves against art and creativity with an original and inclusive approach. Talks with artists will be organised alongside concerts and workshops to suggest topics and host the social and cultural experiences of the city of Turin.On the 8th of October for the opening of the Draftsmen’s Congress, Italian, Swiss and European artists will meet the public and artist Paweł Althamer to start a creative process which will end on 8th November with a closing event on Saturday the 7th, the Fluo Night.Initiated in 2012 in Berlin in St. Elizabeth’s deconsecrated church, in Rome at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma and at ESC Atelier Autogestito, within the Solidarity Actions of 7° Berlin Biennale, the Draftsmen’s Congress has been organised in different cities around the world and in different venues, cultural associations, disused industrial estates, artist’s studios, museum institutions of ancient (National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev) and contemporary art.

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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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Solo show: Willie Doherty

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 aprile 2009

willieEdinburgh The Fruitmarket Gallery 45 Market Street  A major exhibition of films and photographs by Willie Doherty, one of the most significant artists of our times. Rooted in the political and geographical landscape of his native Northern Ireland, Doherty’s work expands out of this context to address universal themes of individual and collective subjectivity and responsibility, creating a new framework within which to think about who we are and how we live. This exhibition brings together a selection of new and existing films and photographs, and includes a new film, Buried, made specially for the exhibition. The new film was made and is shown in the context of Ghost Story, first shown at the Venice Biennale in 2007. Both of the works deal with memory, its repression and return, but while Ghost Story is narrated by a male voice piecing together a story of remembered horror, Buried relies on ambient sound to animate its dark, almost gothic woodland imagery. The films influence each other, the recounted memories, dreams and premonitions of Ghost Story seeping into Buried. Also in the exhibition is Re-Run (2002), a double-screen projection showing a man on a bridge simultaneously running towards and away from the viewer. The film was shot on the Craigavon Bridge over the River Foyle, which literally and symbolically divides the Catholic and Protestant communities in Derry. It is shown together with a new series of photographs taken in Belfast, in which images taken now are joined by several taken in 1988 but never previously shown. The artist’s return to his own history has a resonance with the imagery of remembering and forgetting that motivates Ghost Story, Buried and much of his work. Fiona Bradley, Director of The Fruitmarket Gallery Willie Doherty makes hauntingly beautiful and extremely powerful work. Pertinent and political, it takes its cue from the events which shape contemporary life, while providing a way for us to make sense of them. We are especially pleased that the artist has agreed to make a new film for this exhibition, and look forward to the resonances it will set up both within his work and with the concerns and experiences of our audience. (Image: willie)

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Michael Hoppen Contemporary

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 20 aprile 2009

borisLondon 3 Jubilee Place, SW3 3TD until 30/5/09 At first, Boris’s images seem to have a melancholy that can be seen as a reflection of a specifically Russian sensibility. On deeper reflection it is their humour and playfulness, their delight in moments that occur momentarily that characterise his images; odd details of human life in its urban setting are presented in a highly deliberate but off hand way. His use of colour and light is masterful: each photograph functions as a powerful abstract statement as well as a fragment of reality. The pigment transfer prints were made at Factum Arte in Madrid and are part of an ongoing collaboration with Adam Lowe to perfect the process. The multi-layered digital printing on Factum Arte’s flatbed printer provides a new level of control over surface and depth of tone. Each print has many layers that sit on a coating of gesso on aluminium after which the image is waxed to complete this unique process. The resulting subtleties of tone make first hand viewing of these extraordinary prints essential.  Savelev’s extraordinary photographic work has earned him a place in major international collections worldwide, among them, the Corcoran Galley in Washington, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Staatsgallerie of Stuttgart, the Saarland Museum in Saarbrucken, Germany, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe and many other major institutions.  Image: Tram 1979 Leningrad © Boris Savelev courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery. Kallitype layered over silver gelatin print, edition of three (photo boris)

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