Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Robert Smithson symposium @ KABK The Hague

Book launch Robert Smithson: Art in Continual Movement 
30 March 2012, at the symposium.
Royal Academy of Art (KABK) 
Prinsessegracht 4, The Hague

Alauda Publications proudly presents the symposium Rethinking Robert Smithson about the legacy of the artist Robert Smithson (1938–1973) and its relevance for contemporary artistic practices. In many ways, the artistic debates prevalent in the 1970s are recurring in our time: the relation between art and ecology, the position of the artist within a growing information and media society and the crisis of (neo) liberalism. Along the line of two thematic approaches related to Smithson's practice, Art and Ecology and The Cinematic Condition, topical concerns in artistic practice of the 1970s and today are reconsidered by internationally renowned theorists and artists.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mircea Cantor

Concrete sculptures, drawings, artist publications, web projects, installations, videos, paintings, sound pieces, ready-made objects, site-specific interventions - there are many ways to make art and Cantor is fully conversant with all of them. But it is when he is on film that he is at his best. His moving images follow a precise if not simple pattern, with one single scenario and constant movement slowly building a narrative. At times the story follows a circular path, at other times there is a crescendo towards a grand finale, but both solutions never fail to create a climax of such colossal proportions that it puts even the most detached of viewers into a deeply reflective mood.

Monday, February 27, 2012


The judges selected Panamarenko as the winning name because of his Antwerp origins, and as flying is an integral part of his work. Panamarenko is an exceptional artist in contemporary art. Artist, engineer, poet, physicist, inventor and visionary, he has pursued a singular course of exploration of space movements, flights energy and the force of gravity. His work is famous for its many forms; from aeroplanes to flying carpets, birds and flying saucers, the link with the aviation industry is definitely present.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Oriol Arisa

Nací en 1980 en Sabadell (España).
Poco antes de que cayera el Muro, recuerdo que mis padres me enviaron a una academia para que...

"I was born in Sabadell, back in 1980. Shortly before the Wall fell, my parents sent me to an academy to learn to paint pretty pictures. At that time I did not like stuffed partridge copy, so for me despair of the teacher spent to develop my creativity. From there came a memorable picture with Gorbachev sticking pins in the ass to Ronald Reagan, causing chills to this good man. But the best was feeling comfortable with other children, sharing all our joke.
Then came years of learning, several teachers and a lot of pictures more or less fortunate. For me painting a lady remained distant and severe, which cost him smile.
Now I have a great time painting pictures, and exhibitions that I like is trying to preserve the carefree spirit that led us to laugh at ourselves, at that time for children. "

Friday, February 24, 2012


The International Art Magazine of Contemporary China

 Having resisted the temptation in our first two volumes, LEAP finally succumbs to the lulling call of China's second-tier cities for our thirteenth issue, visiting the two outlying megalopolises of Wuhan and Chongqing. Through firsthand observation of the local art ecology in both, our editors uncover shared stories, destinies, and elements of a mindset that may explain just why we ourselves choose to remain in Beijing.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Here & There

Imagine a person standing at a street corner. The projection begins with a three-dimensional representation of the immediate environment. Close buildings are represented normally, and the viewer himself is shown in the third person, exactly where she stands.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kees Koomen

Moloch - 2010 (oil on canvas, 50x40 cm)

As an artist I used always direct sensual experience as the basis of my visual work. I held irregularly written diaries, from the art school,
I began systematically capturing those experiences in the form of sketchbooks, photographic diaries lyrics, quotes. What has occurred. Later I tried several times the mechanism that Foucault describes in visual display systems for various exhibitions. Combining this collection of material in a whole may suggest an idea or an image of a subject with which you are working on...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Arsenale 2012 The First Kyiv International Biennial of Contemporary Art

Kyiv, the site of this exhibition, is an historic Slavic city and state located on routes of trade and migration between East, West, North and South. It absorbed Vikings from the North in the 9th Century CE and strengthened its international significance and at different times Huns, Khazars, Greeks, Mongols, Pechenegs, Scythians, Tatars and other nomadic peoples, many of whom originated in the Far East, have passed through and sometimes settled there. The diasporic heritage of the vast Eurasian landmass is reflected in the choice of works for this exhibition in which artists from the Ukraine and CIS states are shown with those from the North, South, West - and particularly the East.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ayman Yossri Daydban @ Selma Feriani Gallery

In Identity, Daydban provides any participant of his work with a linguistic and  interpretive experience. He pushes us to reproduce his work through his own life experiences, provoking viewers to divide as well as conquer their shared and divergent memories. His answer to "Where are you from?" would be "The place is the mental space, e.g. the psychological, mental, cultural and civic venue outside the political and economic arena."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Zvi Shorr

The patron artist of Petah-Tikvah. He was influenced by Cezanne and worked all his life in the Post-Impressionist style. Shorr's scenes of Palestine early in the 20th century and his landscapes and still lifes are magnificent images.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Intervention #20 Evelyne Janssen - POPHOUSE!

Photo: Wubbo de Jong
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents Evelyne Janssen's exhibition "POPHOUSE!" a playful, associative and disordered miniature universe. During the exhibition, Evelyne Janssen will be installing her objects and drawings in the four spaces known as the cloverleaf, as well as in the broom cupboard next to it.

Friday, February 17, 2012


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Thursday, February 16, 2012

NYC Currency by Dave C Frankel

Currency design for New York City. When held to light the security watermark is of actual city streets, the height determined by the denomination of the bill. The bills also change in size according to value. Dave C Frankel is a native New Yorker, and a graduate with honors in Graphic Design from Parsons the New School for Design.
He recently joined the design team at Jazz at Lincoln Center as a print and interactive designer.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

William Cordova

The Peruvian-born artist's work imbues displaced historical narratives with new meaning, conflating previous events with contemporary context and creating rich monuments to individuals, and cultural and ritual signifiers. His materials reflect the temporality of the subjects themselves, using discarded pages from books, reclaimed wood and stones, newsprint, found footage and salvaged cars to conjure intimate connections between far-reaching chronological points.

Among the works featured, the House that Frank Lloyd Wright built for Fred Hampton y Mark Clark, 2006, is a skeletal room-sized layout of the Chicago apartment where two Black Panther members were gunned down by police in a 1969 raid.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Krijn Giezen @ Katwijks Museum

Krijn Giezen was born in Noordwijk aan Zee in 1939. He studied at the Royal Academy for Arts and Design in The Hague from 1956 to 1961. Krijn Giezen felt himself in heart and soul to be a painter, an impressionist. He was an admirer of Monet, but also of the artists who worked in Katwijk around the 1900’s. Giezen painted in watercolours and oils, but eventually found linen stretched on a canvas too static for him. Then a fellow student showed him the work of the Spanish artist Antoni Tapiès (1923). The work of Tapiès inspired Krijn to start using old pieces of cloth and used clothing, especially jeans, in his own work. It became a sort of New Realism. Giezen graduated from Art School with a tapestry for which he received from the Pulchri Studio in the Hague the renowned Jacob Maris prize for the category design.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Art Folly 2012_Cubrick

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea(NMOCA) has opened an exhibition titled Art Folly 2012_Cubrick, a work by architect Kim Chan-joong, to the general public. The exhibition will run from January to June just outside the museum in the plaza of Seoul Grand Park, under the concept of 'A Meeting of Art and Architecture', as part of the public art project of the NMOCA. With the start of Cubrick, this exhibition will expand the scope of conventional art to several outdoor spaces.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lewis Hine @ FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE's Recoletos site, Madrid

For the first time in Spain, FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE in collaboration with the George Eastman House (Rochester, USA), home of the archive of that name, is presenting a retrospective of the work of the American photographer Lewis Hine (Wisconsin, 1874–New York, 1940), one of the key figures for the aesthetic of social documentary photography.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Marielle Buitendijk

Marielle Buitendijk paints, although her work looks strongly photographic. Using airbrushing and spray, Mariëlle Buitendijk creates almost monochrome images of vague, 'out of focus' amfitheaters, mountain tops or decorative flooring, all with a wonderful balance between painted skin and photographic reference.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Панайот Панайотов–Пането -Макулатура @ BNPTV

Prof. Panayot Panayotov - Paneto, interview about Maculatura (Макулатура) and other talks on BNP television Bulgaria.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Boris Mikhailov @ Sprovieri London

Plate No. 48, from the series Yesterday’s Sandwich, late 60s-late70s

Since the mid 1960s, Boris Mikhailov has explored photography’s full range of possibilities and produced an uncompromising yet ironically humorous portrait of his close surroundings. His tireless investigations into photographic techniques and stylistic means, as well as his frequent alternation between conceptual and documentary work have contributed to make Mikhailov one of the most influential photographers living today.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Printed Matter

Printed Matter is the world''s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists. Founded as a for-profit alternative arts space in 1976 by artists and artworkers, Printed Matter reincorporated in 1978 to become the independent non-profit organization that it is today. Originally situated in Tribeca, Printed Matter moved to SoHo in 1989 where for twelve years the book displays and artists’ projects in the large storefront windows contributed to the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the neighborhood. In 2001 Printed Matter relocated to Chelsea, where it continued to foreground the book as an alternative venue - or artistic medium - for artists’ projects and ideas...

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Robert Combas @ Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon

Première grande rétrospective consacrée à Robert Combas, qui affirme « MA PEINTURE C’EST DU ROCK », l’exposition Greatest Hits présente plus de 300 oeuvres, des années 70 à aujourd’hui, accompagnées à la guitare, basse et batterie par une bande son puisée dans l’immense discothèque de l’artiste et par des interventions live totalement inédites.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Art Rotterdam

You’re warmly invited for the Open Studio’s 2012 during Art Rotterdam. This event is generously organised by Art Rotterdam.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Ramazan Bayrakoğlu

Ramazan Bayrakoğlu was born in Balıkesir in 1966. He graduated from the Painting Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dokuz Eylül University in 1989. In the same year he started working as a research assistant. In 1992, he became an assistant professor. He has had four solo exhibitions in Turkey.

Saturday, February 04, 2012


During the busy annual ‘Rotterdam Art Weekend’, which includes the ‘Art Rotterdam’ and ‘Object Rotterdam’ fairs, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will open its major spring exhibition of Absalon.
A collection of mainly large, white objects, models and films made by an artist who created a great impression before he died at a young age in 1993. 

Friday, February 03, 2012

Cobra: A Child’s Play

Cobra: A Child’s Play, that will change. This in-depth exhibition at the Cobra Museum reveals shared fascinations on the parts of both Klee and the Cobra artists for the wondrous, imaginary world of the child. In all, over 130 masterpieces by Paul Klee and 120 by Cobra artists (Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Eugène Brands, Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky and others) have been brought together for this exhibition from international collections.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

MK Award Fundraiser Show

Parallel to Art Rotterdam 2012, the International Art Fair of The Netherlands, the MK Award Foundation organizes the spectacular MK Award Fundraiser Show. Curated by Tanya Rumpff, a renowned Dutch gallery owner and art consultant, this show will for once unite the majority of artists that until recently have been presented by the former MKgalerie Rotterdam/Berlin. Substantial amounts of the proceeds of the sales at the show will benefit the MK Award Foundation i.e. the MK Award. The MK Award Fundraiser Show is part of Re:Rotterdam, the satellite Art Fair during Art Rotterdam.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Louie Rigano

For sure Vasily Kandinsky would have approved of it. And so will do all those who have a natural dislike for numbers, both for those of the long algebraic expressions and in a simpler way, and this is the case here, for the Roman ones of the classic: a out of date kitchen clock.