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Works from the Suñol Soler Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 giugno 2020

London – As part of ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century, Christie’s will present a selection of works by Spanish and international masters from the Suñol Soler Collection in London on 10 July. Encompassing modern and post-war painting and sculpture, the works are being sold to benefit the Fundació Glòria Soler and the Fundació Suñol, both established by the collector Josep Suñol Soler in his native Barcelona. Working together as a single entity, the foundations are committed to furthering Josep Suñol Soler’s belief in civic responsibility and social transformation, uniting art and philanthropy in order to bring about vital global change. The group will be led by Alexander Calder’s mesmerising mobile Une lune bleue (1971, estimate: £2,500,000-3,500,000) which is presented alongside Pintura No. 5, a powerful large-scale example of Manolo Millares’ extraordinary burlap creations (1959, estimate: £900,000-1,200,000) and Jean Arp’s unique biomorphic carving Bourgeon sur coup (1960, £800,000-1,200,000). Antoni Tàpies’s richly textural painting Ocre amb cinc entallats, (1964, £400,000-600,000), Antonio Saura’s expressive abstract painting Sera (1961, estimate: £200,000-300,000), and Julio González’s revolutionary linear sculpture Grand personnage debout (1935, estimate: £600,000-900,000) all celebrate the legacy of Spanish post-war art in the collection. The proceeds from the sale of the Tàpies painting will directly benefit research into COVID-19. Three further works by Ettore Colla, Luis Feito and Gastone Novelli will be presented in London in the autumn.Carmen Schjaer, Managing Director, Christie’s Spain: “We are honoured to offer such a strong selection of works by artists that demonstrate the diverse collection of Josep Suñol Soler. His philanthropic legacy unites art and scientific research which is very pertinent to the times that we are living in today. Our ground-breaking relay-format auction feels like the perfect place to showcase the spirit of innovation on which this collection was founded. The funds raised through the sale of these works will allow them to continue scientific research through the Fundació Glòria Soler. The aim is to accelerate research into COVID-19, fulfilling Josep Suñol Soler’s belief that marrying the humanities, arts and sciences can affect change that benefits civic society.”

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P.I. Works Expands Presence in the North America and Latin America

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 dicembre 2019

P.I. Works, the global leader in AI-powered automated network management solutions, continues to grow its footprint within the Americas region. P.I. Works has been a leader in the Americas region for over a decade, assisting mobile network operators in maximizing the value of their investments and improving end user experience.P.I. Works is pleased to announce the first commercial deployment of Massive MIMO automation in conjunction with 5G for a major U.S. mobile network operator. With the addition of 5G and Massive MIMO into mobile networks, optimization becomes much more complicated, at the same time offering new opportunities to maximize the capacity and performance leading to a superior user experience.In addition to 5G and Massive MIMO optimization, P.I. Works’ most recent projects include deployment of the automated optimization, performance management and geolocation solutions. Additionally, P.I. Works has been providing value added network services to its customers to support LTE/5G roll out and optimization initiatives as well as to enhance subscriber experience during mass events.Ron Robinson, Americas Sales VP at P.I. Works, said: “We are excited to see the momentum in the region with a lot of operators transforming their existing network and introducing new technologies. P.I. Works has accumulated significant know how over the past 10 plus years in the region and has delivered a wide range of solutions to its customers to help them achieve their goals.”He also added: “Today, we are proud to be working with Top Tier operators and for delivering products and services across all network technologies, including solutions that accelerate 5G transformation.”
P.I. Works’ solutions have been an important enabler of operators’ densification strategy through centralized and automated management of heterogenous networks on the way to 5G. P.I. Works’ impartial approach to network management powered by its multi-vendor and multi-technology capabilities have also supported 5G transformation of operators particularly in the US.

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Changing the way the EU works

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 novembre 2019

The initiative “Input from political debates in regional parliaments” waslaunched today during the 9th Subsidiarity Conference held in the Italian Senate in Rome. The topics of the regional debates held across Europe will be used to feed the EU legislative process early on during the drafting of the annual European Commission work programme. The Committee – the EU’s assembly of local and regional governments – will oversee the project, collating input, thereby ensuring the implementation of the principle of subsidiarity and that decisions are taken as close to citizens, with the EU only acting when it is viewed as being more effective than at the national, regional or local level.The Committee’s President Karl-Heinz Lambertz, who is also President of Belgium’s German-speaking Community Parliament, said: “This initiative fires the starting gun on involving regional parliaments’ in EU policy making at an early stage. This project comes at a perfect moment just before the EU launches its Conference on the Future of Europe to reconnect with its citizens. We need to maximise the impact of every EU law by involving the right level of government – including those closest to citizens – regions and cities – throughout the policy-making to ensure they impact on daily life. The outcome of these regional parliament debates will be shared with the European Commission and contribute to future policy-making. It is not about less Europe, but an effective Europe that delivers results, putting citizens first”.The President of the Italian Senate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, opened the conference and stressed how urgent is for the European Union and its Member States to provide adequate answers to citizens requests of counting more in EU decisions.The initiative was endorsed by Antonio Tajani, Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs,: “The pilot project goes in the right direction and aims at a stronger involvement of regional parliaments in EU decision making. Regions’ role is vital in implementing EU policies ranging from agriculture to tourism, from transport to health. Regional councillors should be part of the forthcoming Conference on the future of Europe, which will be called by President von der Leyen next year. Only by involving democratically elected representatives can we bring EU institutions closer to citizens” he said.A priority that is fully shared by the coordinator of the Italian association of the Presidents of regional councils Rosa D’Amelio”: The Legislative Assemblies of regions are ready to contribute to the process of the Conference on the future of Europe which must be the embryo of a true European public space”. The input from regional parliaments during this project will be used to contribute to the early stage of EU decision-making. All EU regional parliaments with legislative power are welcome to participate the project “by contacting the CALRE secretariat ( by 24 January 2020. Participating parliaments will be selected shortly after the closing date with debates expected to take place between 1 March and 15 May 2020.
It complements another project being organised by the Committee – the Regional Hubs (RegHubs) project launched in 2019 – where 36 regions are assessing the effectiveness of a selected number of EU policies currently being implemented like public procurement and air quality.

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European Committee of the Regions calls to radically reform the way the EU works

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 giugno 2019

Following the European elections and ahead of the new term of the European Commission, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has put forward its expectations and proposals for the EU’s new legislative mandate for 2019-2024. In a resolution adopted on 26 June 2019, the CoR argues that for the EU to regain citizens’ trust and address major current challenges, EU decisions and policies must be anchored locally and local and regional authorities involved at all stages of EU decision-making.To further strengthen the legitimacy and democratic foundation of the EU, the CoR also urges the European institutions to respond to its call for setting up a structured and permanent system of citizens’ consultation. Such mechanism would be based on a long-term strategy, with the involvement of both local and regional authorities and the civil society. The CoR also calls for establishing a systematic feedback mechanism on the implementation of EU policies at local/regional level, with the involvement of local and regional authorities. The CoR is currently testing such mechanism via its pilot project of so-called “regional hubs”.The CoR’s proposals for the upcoming new EU mandate also include the following:
· Giving priority to the development of an overarching “Digital Single Market for all” strategy, with dedicated actions for the local economy and local digital services, and working toward closing the “innovation gap” in Europe by providing dedicated EU funds for connecting territories and building regional research;
· Further developing a European Industrial Policy focusing on the promotion of place-based solutions and interregional innovation investment;
· Encouraging a more systematic use of qualified majority voting, in particular on tax matters, to facilitate the fight against tax avoidance.
· Building cohesion within the EU, including a strong EU’s cohesion policy beyond 2020 benefitting from adequate funding, a reinforced EU social dimension, better urban/rural linkages to address the territorial divide, and relevant measures to tackle demographic changes;
· Agreeing an ambitious and politically binding “EU Urban Agenda”, and better consideration to the urban dimension of EU policies;
· Considering the adoption of a Code of Conduct to involve the local and regional authorities in the European Semester, following the example of the one adopted in the context of Cohesion Policy;
· Building a Common Agricultural Policy that is fair, sustainable and based on solidarity, and developing a comprehensive EU Rural Agenda;
· Addressing the social dimension of the digital economy, in particular through better regulation of the working conditions of platform work.
· Making the Sustainable Development Goals the overarching development strategy for the EU and formally recognising the role of local and regional authorities in delivering a sustainable Europe;
· Strengthening the involvement of cities and regions when adopting climate-related decisions to ensure that the EU’s position reflects the needs, capacities and potential of all EU territories;
· Paying greater attention to the growing problem of energy poverty in many EU regions and cities;
· Developing appropriate co-financing at European level to address missing links in transport infrastructure to enable better accessibility of all regions;
· Further promoting the development of regionally sensitive indicators to better measure progress on certain aspects of the circular economy.
· Given the responsibilities of cities and regions in the reception and integration of migrants, the CoR asks for increased direct EU funding for European cities and regions in this area;
· Better communication at all levels of the costs and benefits of immigration and integration, notably through the support of cities and regions’ networks for the integration of migrants such as the new CoR initiative “Cities and Regions for Integration” launched earlier this year.

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ContentCrawler From DocsCorp Now Works with Dropbox to Ensure Every Document is Searchable

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 marzo 2019

DocsCorp, a leading provider of enterprise productivity solutions, today announced contentCrawler works with Dropbox and Dropbox Business to ensure documents are 100% searchable in the cloud and on-premises. contentCrawler is proven technology powered by ABBYY, the number one OCR engine in the world. Up to 45% of documents in Dropbox are image and PDF files that cannot be searched. When important business information can’t be found, it undermines an organization’s productivity and regulatory compliance.contentCrawler intelligently assesses documents in Dropbox for OCR processing to determine if a text layer needs to be added to an image document. Once the text layer is added, the entire contents of the document can be searched using the Dropbox search functionality. contentCrawler can also run in Compression mode to reduce file size and save on associated storage costs.contentCrawler is available to all Dropbox account types and supports 180 languages including German, Portuguese, and Chinese.“More than half of the Fortune 500 companies rely on Dropbox to collaborate on and manage key business intelligence,” said DocsCorp Co-Founder and President Dean Sappey. “It is incredibly important they have the information they need at their fingertips, not hidden in non-searchable files. Searching without limits will empower Dropbox users to make better-informed business decisions every day.”

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B&G Crane Service, LLC to Be Acquired by Maxim Crane Works

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 marzo 2019

Maxim Crane Works, L.P. (“Maxim”) and B&G Crane Service, LLC (“B&G Crane”) today jointly announced that the companies have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Maxim will acquire B&G Crane, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of NCSG. B&G Crane is one of the largest providers of crane rental and related lift solutions servicing the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. Maxim’s acquisition of B&G Crane enhances Maxim’s full-service, nationwide crane rental and lifting solutions platform and expands its operations in one of the nation’s most critical regions.Following the closing, Maxim will begin integrating B&G Crane with its existing operating business. Customers will continue to receive the same high quality service they have come to expect. Through Maxim’s coast-to-coast footprint, engineering, operated rentals and heavy haul services, the B&G Crane team and customers will gain access to one of the largest modern fleets of full service lifting solutions in the world.Bryan Carlisle, Chief Executive Officer of Maxim, stated, “B&G Crane offers one of the most experienced teams of crane professionals in the region. Their state of the art fleet provides customers with a ‘best in class’ brand of products, parts, services and rental equipment. We are confident that the combination of B&G and Maxim will bring added value to our combined customer base, employees and the industry.”Trip Grilletta, Divisional Operations VP for B&G Crane, stated, “We believe that this transaction delivers an exciting opportunity for our employees to become part of the Maxim team and look forward to continuing to grow our business with our new partner.”Stifel is serving as the exclusive financial advisor to B&G Crane for the sale; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is serving as B&G Crane’s legal advisor. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is serving as Maxim’s legal advisor.

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Twelve Works by Bacon and Freud

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 12 settembre 2018

London This October during London’s Frieze Week, Christie’s will present the largest and most diverse selection of 12 works by Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, two British masters of the 20th century. The group is led by Francis Bacon’s Figure in Movement (1972, estimate on request), held for 41 years in the prestigious collection of Magnus Konow. The work is a poignant meditation on human existence, expressed through the memory of Bacon’s muse and lover George Dyer, whose tragic suicide took place less than thirty-six hours before the opening of Bacon’s career-defining retrospective at the Grand Palais, and had a devastating impact upon the artist. Within Bacon’s oeuvre, Figure in Movement sits at the centre of the black triptychs. In addition, a collection of some of the earliest works on record by Bacon, comprises six pieces including his earliest surviving large-scale work, Painted Screen (circa 1930), a precursor to his famed triptychs. On loan to Tate, London, since 2009, the collection bears an outstanding provenance that includes Bacon’s first patron Eric Allden and his early artistic mentor Roy de Maistre. In the 1940s, five of the works entered the family collection of Francis Elek, who met Allden around this time; he acquired the sixth following de Maistre’s death in 1968. Similarly, Lucian Freud’s early Man in a Striped Shirt (1942, estimate: £1,000,000-1,500,000), created when the artist was 19, also from the collection of Magnus Konow, is presented alongside a still-life celebrating the artist’s love for his wife Caroline Blackwood, and a 1980 portrait of his friend and lover Susanna Chancellor. Two of the first studies of Francis Bacon Freud created in 1951 are also included. Selected works from this group will be on view at Christie’s Hong Kong (4-7 September), Los Angeles (5-8 September), New York (15-18 September) and King Street from 28 September, ahead of the auction on 4 October 2018.

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Ooredoo Group Selects P.I. Works as Sole Supplier of Centralized SON Solution

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 febbraio 2018

Ooredoo-PR-Haber-gorseli.jpgP.I. Works, worldwide leading provider of mobile network planning, management and optimization solutions, has been awarded the Ooredoo Group Framework contract to deploy a multi-vendor and multi-technology C-SON (Centralized Self Organizing Networks) solution across its footprint worldwide.
Ooredoo Group is one of the fastest-growing telecommunications companies in the world, with over 150 million customers across its footprint enjoying high-quality mobile services. P.I. Works, with its award-winning C-SON platform uSON, will play an important role in this endeavor of Ooredoo Group with a full-scope C-SON implementation. The project scope includes standard and advanced closed loop SON functions for 2G, 3G and 4G networks. SON will be instrumental in providing Ooredoo Group a competitive edge in its densification strategy. P.I. Works will also provide HetNet aware optimization capabilities as well for improving the performance of both macro-cells and small-cells in the network.Waleed Al Sayed, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo, said: “P.I. Works SON showed by far the best field results in the shortest timeframe in a recent pilot project in Jakarta, Indonesia. We have full confidence in P.I. Works’ multi-vendor, multi-technology SON capabilities. We are confident that this partnership will enable us to enhance our customers’ mobile experience across the markets where we operate and maximize the efficiency of our networks through greater automation.”
P.I. Works CEO and co-founder Başar Akpınar said: “P.I. Works’ vision is to help mobile operators realize the full potential of their networks, so that they can build the hyperconnected world of tomorrow. Our award-winning C-SON solution is already deployed into the networks of the leading Tier 1 operators worldwide. In its endeavor to enrich people’s digital lives, Ooredoo Group will benefit from our worldwide expertise, as P.I. Works is fully committed to helping Ooredoo Group deliver high quality mobile services.” (photo: Ooredoo Group Framework)

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Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 ottobre 2017

fine chinese ceramicsLondon – On 7 November 2017 Christie’s Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art auction will present a carefully-curated sale showcasing works of art spanning three millennia of Chinese art. Highlights include important archaic bronzes from the distinguished German collector Michael Michaels (1907-1986), exquisite imperial ceramics, fine jade carvings, huanghuali furniture, paintings from renowned modern Chinese artists, textiles and Buddhist art. The auction will take place during Asian Art Week in London and will be on view and open to the public from 3 to 6 November. The sale will be led by an extremely rare pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs, Quanyi, dating to the Ming dynasty (estimate: £800,000 – 1,200,000, illustrated above centre). Displaying the grace and finesse of Ming artistry, this pair are among eight known and published chairs of this design. Of this eight, a set of four, formerly from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection, were sold at Christie’s New York in 2015 for a record-breaking $9,685,000 / £6,488,950 / €9,103,900. These chairs were constructed by a master craftsman, distinguished by the elegant curve of the crest rail, the sweeping carved hook handles and the beautifully figured huanghuali panels. With distinguished provenance, the pair were previously with noted dealer Grace Wu Bruce. The Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art auction will present further exceptional examples of Ming dynasty furniture including a rare huanghuali recessed-leg painting table (estimate: £200,000-300,000). Large tables are often labelled painting tables, but to be considered a true painting table, such as the present table, the surface must be broad enough to accommodate a large painting and tools associated with painting or calligraphy.

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Reform of the EU asylum rules – creating a new Dublin system that works

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 marzo 2017

european-parliamentOn Thursday, 9 March 2017, Parliament’s lead MEP on the reform of the Dublin system, Swedish liberal Cecilia Wikström, will present her draft report to the Civil Liberties Committee.The draft report is a first response to the Commission’s proposal, presented in May 2016, for reform of the Dublin regulation. This regulation, which determines which member state is responsible for processing an asylum application, constitutes the cornerstone of the EU asylum system, which is currently undergoing a major revamp.
In the report, Ms Wikström proposes ways to remedy the weaknesses of the current EU asylum rules, which became obvious in 2015 when more than one million people fled war, conflicts and persecution and applied for international protection in the EU, resulting in the near-total collapse of the system. To ensure that the new asylum system will work in practice, the rapporteur sets out three key priorities:
· all member states must share responsibility for asylum seekers,
· accelerating procedures: people needing international protection should get it much faster while those who do not have the right to asylum should be returned to their home countries in a swift and dignified manner, and
· all asylum seekers should be registered upon arrival in the EU and member states with EU external borders must protect and maintain them.
The aim is to ensure that member states on the southern borders are no longer left to shoulder a disproportionate share of the EU’s obligations to applicants for international protection. The system should not encourage member states to turn a blind eye or apply “wave-through” policies, and asylum seekers should be certain that their applications will be treated swiftly and fairly in all countries.

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A Surreal Legacy, Selected Works of Art from the Edward James Foundation

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 18 ottobre 2016

piecespieces1London Christie’s will present selected works of art from The Edward James Foundation on 15 December 2016 as part of Christie’s Classic Week. Iconic pieces that trace the development of Surrealism and reflect the tastes of the visionary patron of art and collector, Edward James, will be offered alongside a cross-category selection of objects from West Dean House, collected by generations of successive owners. The sale will comprise approximately 200 lots and the proceeds will be used to support the Foundation’s long-term plan to enhance Edward James’ educational legacy including a permanent exhibition space and a transformation of how the Foundation’s archives are managed and used. James sold a number of works in the 1970s and early 1980s to benefit the Foundation and this sale continues a long-standing relationship between Christie’s and The Edward James Foundation. With estimates ranging from £600-400,000, the sale provides opportunities for collectors at every level and will be on view from 10-15 December 2016. (photos: pieces)

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Calder’s Voyage To India – New York, 10 May 2016

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 aprile 2016

calderNew York – Christie’s will present a time-capsule collection of sculptures by Alexander Calder (1898-1976), created before and during his three-month visit to India in 1955, as a highlight of the forthcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 10 May 2016 at Christie’s, Rockefeller Plaza, New York. The works capture Calder’s special relationship with the Sarabhai family, who hosted the artist for three weeks at their home in Ahmedabad, and testify not only to Calder’s ability at the height of his powers, but also to the extraordinary cultural dialogue fostered by the architect Gira Sarabhai and her family following the Indian Independence Act of 1947. Coming to auction for the first time, the works are a focal point of 20th Century at Christie’s, a series of sales that takes place from Tuesday 3 May – Friday 13 May in New York. A selection of works are on view at Christie’s, King Street, London until 17 April alongside more highlights from the Post-War and Contemporary Art, Impressionist and Modern, and American Art auctions.
Francis Outred, Chairman and International Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, EMERI: ‘This outstanding group of works not only represent an untold chapter in the story of Calder’s development but also capture a moment of fascinating cultural exchange, borne of the Sarabhai family’s international vision at a critical turning point in India’s history. This pioneering approach to patronage brought some of the twentieth century’s most celebrated artists, designers and architects to the region, including Isamu Noguchi, Robert Rauschenburg, Charles and Ray Eames and Le Corbusier; whose complete redesign of the city of Chandigarh is a landmark in building design and urban planning. As one of the first artists to truly take advantage of commercial air travel, Calder’s journey to India breathed new life into his practice, giving rise to some of his most dynamic and evocative works. In their symphony of form, colour and motion, they encapsulate the full breadth of Calder’s ground-breaking contribution to sculpture. We are excited to share this story in the Post-War and Contemporary Evening Auction.’ (photo: calder)

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EU Single Market: major issues at stake for cities and regions

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 aprile 2016

Full respect of Schengen the schengen agreement and of the “Think Small First” principle is crucial to ensuring that the EU Single Market works and provides specific benefits to citizens and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These are the main messages of the opinion approved by local and regional leaders at the European Committee of the Regions plenary session.”The EU Single Market is one of the greatest achievements of the European Union and we should not jeopardise it. On the contrary, we need economic and structural reforms to exploit its full potential. Regions play an important role here as economic regulators and operators. Moreover, their experience in cooperation across borders helps to identify not just local but European barriers to freedom of movement. Cutting off Schengen and freedom of movement from the Single Market would not only trigger high administrative costs but also hinder growth and job creation,” says Alessandro Pastacci (IT/PES) CoR rapporteur on the CoR opinion on “Upgrading the Single Market” and President of the Province of Mantova.The rapporteur also supports the inclusion of the Single Market pillar in the European Semester and a range of measures for SMEs and start-ups. He urges the “Think Small First” principle to be applied, which means having the smallest enterprises in mind when drafting legislation, a reduction of VAT registration and reporting burdens for SMEs and start-ups, especially when operating across borders, and the application of the Directive on combating late payment in commercial transactions.Ahead of the vote on her report in the IMCO committee of the European Parliament (EP), scheduled for 21 April 2016, the EP rapporteur Lara Comi welcomed the CoR opinion as very valuable input into her work and highlighted the need for further measures to support SMEs: “It is necessary to provide forms of compensation for late payments by public bodies. Furthermore we should introduce a VAT flat rate in the e-commerce sector and support the proposal of a services passport with the aim of helping service providers to require only one valid document for all Member States.” In relation to public procurement, local and regional leaders would like to lower the ceiling of EUR 700 million for the voluntary ex-ante assessment in relation to the procurement of large-scale infrastructure projects. CoR members would also like to look into an analysis of the economic, social and territorial impact on the Single Market before granting China a Market Economy Status by the end of 2016.The members of the CoR regret that the social economy, which represents 11 million jobs and 2 million businesses, is missing from the European Commission’s proposal for upgrading the Single Market, as is the steel industry. The CoR will dedicate a specific opinion to the challenges faced by the steel industry presented by Isolde Ries, First Vice-President of the Saarland Regional Parliament, at the CoR’s ECON meeting on 22 April.
The European Committee of the Regions is the EU’s assembly of regional and local representatives from all 28 Member States. Created in 1994 following the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, its mission is to involve regional and local authorities in the EU’s decision-making process and to inform them about EU policies. The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission consult the Committee in policy areas affecting regions and cities. To sit on the European Committee of the Regions, all of its 350 members and 350 alternates must either hold an electoral mandate or be politically accountable to an elected assembly in their home regions and cities. Click here for more details on your national delegation.

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Works of Lynn Chadwick and Geoffrey Clarke

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 ottobre 2015

Lynn Chadwick and Geoffrey ClarkeLondon. From 23rd October – 28th November 2015, Pangolin London will present the works of Lynn Chadwick and Geoffrey Clarke, two of the greatest modern British sculptors of the 20th Century. The exhibition, titled Conjunction, is the first to focus exclusively on the prolific careers of the ‘geometry of fear’ sculptors and will provide a rare opportunity to experience a vast selection of works spanning five decades, allowing visitors to experience the intertwining similarities and differences of their visual language. Highlights of the exhibition include:
· Clarke and Chadwick’s entries to worldwide sculpture competition The Unknown Political Prisoner exhibited together for the first time since 1953.
· Clarke’s candlesticks commissioned for Coventry Cathedral’s high altar, part of his decade-long series of commissions for its reconstruction following severe bombing during World War II. Clarke is best-known for his vast metal crown of thorns and stained glass windows which are the centre piece of the restored Coventry Cathedral – these constituted two of the most significant public commissions of the post-war period which remarkably, Clarke was awarded the year after graduating from the Royal College of Art.
· Previously unexhibited works on loan from several private collections.
· Chadwick rarely accepted public commissions and this exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the maquettes for two of Chadwick’s few public commissions, R34 1957 and Manchester Sun 1963.
· As part of the exhibition a colossal Lynn Chadwick sculpture, titled Sitting Couple on a Bench (pictured above), has been installed alongside the canal in King’s Cross. (Photo: Lynn Chadwick and Geoffrey Clarke)

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Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Achieves US$202,608,000

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 maggio 2015

impressionistChristie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art realized $202,608,000 (£128,721,728/ €178,022,150) with sell-through rates of 93% by lot and 99% by value. Bidders from 34 countries competed in the room and on the phone for works by Impressionist and Modern masters, including Piet Mondrian, Chaïm Soutine, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani and Fernand Léger. Bidding on Modern works was particularly active, a testament to the energy brought to the market by crossover collectors and the success of Christie’s curated week of sales spanning both Impressionist & Modern and Post-War and Contemporary categories.Brooke Lampley, Head of Impressionist and Modern Art, Americas, remarked: “This sale marks a record setting week for the global auction market, with the highest total ever achieved in one week for the Impressionist & Modern category, at $695,478,000 thus far. The success of tonight’s sale is the result of presenting a carefully edited grouping of works to the marketplace. In constructing the evening sale we strategically selected the best examples from the market’s most sought after artists. This culminated in 44% of the works selling over their estimate, including tremendous results for Mondrian, Léger, Modigliani, Soutine and Kandinsky. We also witnessed significant demand for masterpieces, demonstrated by the excellent price achieved for Mondrian’s Composition III. This sale was the perfect cap to our trio of evening sales, and we now look forward to continuing the second part of the Whitehead Collection in tomorrow’s day session.” (photo: impressionist)

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Japanese Works of Art from Antiquity

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 settembre 2014

Japanese Works of Art from AntiquitySouth Kensington – Christie’s is pleased to announce the second annual sale of Asobi: Ingenious Creativity – Japanese Works of Art from Antiquity to Contemporary at South Kensington on 15 October 2014, during Frieze week. From its inception to the present day, there is a joie de vivre that runs through Japanese culture and is apparent throughout the visual arts. Asobi gokoro, or ‘the playful heart’ manifests itself in an endless play with form, from wilful distortion to tongue-in-cheek humour; light-hearted treatment of serious themes to the juxtaposition of unexpected elements. The leitmotif of the sale, Asobi connects prehistoric ceramics, 16th/17th century screens and 20th century avant-garde painting, photobooks and photographs. Comprising over 170 lots of fine Japanese art which highlight the visual appeal, accessibility and relevance of Japanese art to contemporary collecting tastes, this dynamic sale is led by a magnificent panel by Shibata Zeshin (1807 – 1891), which is the only exhibition panel of this scale to come to auction (estimate: £600,000-800,000, illustrated above). Presenting a rich and varied array of opportunities for established and new collectors, with estimates ranging from £800 up to £800,000, the sale is expected to realise in the region of £4 million. A selection of highlights will go on view first at Christie’s King Street on 2 and 3 October, followed by the full pre-sale exhibition at Christie’s South Kensington from 11 to 14 October.

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Expo: Keith Tyson

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 settembre 2009

keith tysonLondon until 11/11/2009 Parasol Unit  14 Wharf Road Cloud Choreography and Other Emergent Systems is a new exhibition by the winner of the 2002 Turner Prize, Keith Tyson, which brings together several groups of his works. Set up as an exploration of Tyson’s practice, rather than as a mid-career survey, the exhibition focuses on the systems and processes that inform the creation of his work.  Tyson’s work can be seen as an ongoing investigation into the question of how and why things come into being. Many of them investigate the physical forms and systems found within the natural world; others examine the effects of mankind on the environment, and the ensuing man-made forms and systems. In other works, Tyson questions the creation of the artwork itself, positing it as something which can be randomly generated by systems, but simultaneously making us aware that these systems are generated by the artist. Influenced as much by astrophysics and mathematics, as by observation of and reflection on nature, Tyson’s work presents a unique combination of scientific data with poetic artistry. This urges us to consider the roots of creativity alongside its aesthetic beauty. The works operate on a number of levels: as examples of physical, mathematical or scientific data, or of processes or systems. The breakdown of sophisticated and simple processes and mathematical data into an artistic aesthetic is something which greatly interests Tyson, and in all his works there is a consideration of -beauty’ (whether be it natural or artificial).  The structure of the exhibition at Parasol unit broadly splits into two parts. The first part, in the lower gallery, features works that focus on natural processes and systems, such as the Nature Sculptures, Nature Paintings, and a new series of works entitled Cloud Choreography paintings. In these series of works, we see a transition from observing the natural world in sculptural form, to attempts at recreating elements of it through chemical processes and rendered on large-scale aluminium sheets. In the upper gallery, the second part of the exhibition focuses more on mathematical, man-made and process-driven systems, and includes sculptures from the Fractal Dice series alongside paintings from a new series of work entitled Operator Paintings, which are to be shown as a series for the first time.  This exhibition at Parasol unit is be accompanied by a new publication on Keith Tyson’s work.  Keith Tyson (born 1969 in Ulverston, Cumbria, UK) held his first solo show From the Art Machine at the Anthony Reynolds Gallery in 1996 and since then has exhibited extensively both in the UK and internationally. In 2002, Tyson was awarded the Turner Prize for his show Supercollider at the South London Gallery. (Keith Tyson)

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