Friday, May 31, 2013

Tibet Pavillion

Ciriaca+erre @ Tibet Pavillion 55 Venice Biennal.
From 1 June to 7 September 2013, @ the Santa Marta Church

The initiative, organised by Ruggero Maggi, with the patronage of the City of Venice - Department of Youth Policy - Peace Centre, involves several artists who have been asked to highlight together the profound sense of spirituality in Tibetan culture and to create a bridge with sensations to provide visitors with greater knowledge about the Tibetan people, who can be defined as an ethnic minority who risk losing their cultural and spiritual heritage based on concepts of peace and non-violence. The Italo-Swiss artist Ciriaca+Erre, one of the protagonists of this exhibition, has been selected with the her new work Epochè - Suspension of disbelief forming part of a broader project called Suspended Identities, which she has been working on for several years. LINK Tibet Pavillion 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cameron Platter

Cameron Platter was born in 1978, Johannesburg. He graduated with a BFA in painting from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, in 2001. Recent exhibitions include Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Rencontres Internationales, The Centre Georges Pomidou, Paris and Haus Der Kultur, Berlin; Le Biennale de Dakar 2010, Dakar, Senegal; Coca-Colonization, Marte Museum, El Salvador; and Absent Heroes, Iziko South African National Gallery.

He makes stories, pictures, and objects that are documents of contemporary morality; exploring a reality stranger than fiction, through fantasy, satire and subculture, using themes appropriated from the universal concerns of sex, love, violence, beauty, advertising, food, battle scenes, pornography, writing, politics, religion, crime, dancing, lust, greed, things falling apart, and spaceships. LINK Cameron Platter

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Museum of Everything

presents Il Palazzo di Everything 

With over 500,000 visitors to its installations since 2009, The Museum of Everything is the world-famous world-wandering British institution for the untrained, undiscovered, unintentional and unclassifiable artists of modern times.

Opening on 29 May 2013, The Museum of Everything presents Il Palazzo di Everything, an Official Collateral Event of the 55th Venice Biennale, located on the grounds of the historic Serra dei Giardini right next to the entrance of the Giardini. LINK The Museum of Everything

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Siggi Hofer

And, 2011 Acryl and pencil on canvas

Siggi Hofer is an artist specializing in drawing, painting and performance, and poetry. He creates objects, drawings, letter paintings, videos and installations. He was born in 1970 in Trentino-Alto Adige (South Tyrol, Italy). He lives and works in Vienna. In his art, which comprises a collection of various themes and materials, he often returns to his home region of Tyrol and childhood memories. Among the motives of his art are relationships between and analysis of different social and political processes, also in historical contexts. He poses questions about the rise and reconstruction of identity and individuality. His work refers to the aesthetics of rebellion and resistance of the last few decades while involving the audience in model situations. LINK Siggi Hover

Saturday, May 25, 2013

La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream)

by Javier Cruz

Several of the large-format and standard-size paintings of Javier Cruz that form part of the show called La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream) present the four elements (earth, water, air, fire) and some of the structure that give shape to the play La vida es sueño from Calderón de la Barca. The artworks collect the experience of painting and the canvas, that apparently flat surface that has a scarcely discernible weave, is where the painter's "I" acts, and that "I" is eminently visual but also mental, manual and made of several psychical strata. It might be said that the first stratum is formed by the artist's visual culture. LINK Casa Lamm

Friday, May 24, 2013

Carvings uncovered in Burgos

Archaeologists in Mexico have found well-preserved cave paintings in the north-eastern region of Burgos. The images in red, yellow, black and white depict humans, animals and insects, as well as skyscapes and abstract scenes. The paintings were found in 11 different sites - but the walls of one cave were covered with 1,550 scenes. The area in which they were found was previously thought not to have been inhabited by ancient cultures.The paintings suggest that at least three groups of hunter-gatherers dwelled in the San Carlos mountain range. LINK BBC

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Yigal Ozeri

Yigal Ozeri (Israel, 1958) lives and works in New York where he created a furore with his paintings in which the woman is central. With an inimitable refined painting technique he brings his model, as it were alive in all its beauty and fragility. In his work Ozeri gives us a positive message of hope, freedom and joy and he imagines his "anima", the feminine archetype. LINK Galerie Brandt

Monday, May 20, 2013

DToday: cleaning keyboard iMac G4

Cyrilic keyboard for iMac G4 flat panel

Eleven years ago, Apple introduced the flat-panel iMac G4, a groundbreaking consumer PC that wowed the computer industry and proved that Apple could not only meet, but exceed design innovations that had given the firm a new breath of life just four years prior. With its innovative form factor, advanced operating system, and a then-unparalleled suite of integrated software, the iMac G4 led a new generation of consumer-grade Apple desktops that brought continued financial security to Apple during a time of transition -just as its iPod line began to heat up. LINK macworld

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mies van der Rohe

Lafayette Park

High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the major wrongdoings of modernism, but Detroit's Lafayette Park - the first urban-renewal project in the United States - tells a vastly different story. Within a sprawling, decentralized city that has suffered near-disastrous decline, this racially and economically diverse enclave just northeast of downtown has not only aged gracefully but today flourishes with new life. LINK living with Mies

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Museums and galleries Plovdiv

18 Май’13 Eвропейска нощ на музеите и галериите 
Пловдив 2013. @ Trakart: 
проф. Панайот Панайотов ч. на изложба „Макулатури”

Plovdiv has no shortage of art galleries and museums. The City Art Gallery has a floor dedicated to revolving exhibitions and a permanent collection of 19th c. paintings. The Philippopolis Art Gallery and the Sate Gallery of Fine Arts hold examples of Bulgarian masterpieces. If you like religious art, the Museum of Icons contains specimens of Byzantium-inspired works. LINK Trakart

Friday, May 17, 2013

Peter Fengler

Peter Fengler, born in 1964 in the Netherlands, Fengler’s unique performances can include absurdist stand-up, magicianship, intellectual pursuits, critical theory and the creation of his own lathe-cut vinyl. ‘Barogue, Non Barogue’ (a story about proportionism) - the latest instalment of a constantly emerging archive of sounds, texts and gestures in which he aims to redefine nuance from a musical and linguistic perspective. Fengler is a member of Coolhaven, Poolmongool and Ultra Hobby Complex and co founder of Rotterdam’s incredible arts space De Player.
LINK de player
LINK ultrahobbycomplex

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ellen van Toor, Lukie de Bree, Susan Schildkamp and more

For sale @ Notarishuis Arnhem

With 475 works of paintings, watercolors and graphics is again a large collection of modern works of Arto Imago Art Library under the digital hammer. Under these works known names like Armando, Ad Verstijnen, Marc Mulders, Corneille, Jan Cremer, Huub van de Loo, Charlotte Molenkamp, Rick van Iersel, Jeroen Henneman, Bert Loerakker, Clemens Briels and more
Viewing: Saturday 25 and Sunday, May 26th (10.00-17.00)
LINK  Notarishuis Arnhem

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fondation Louis Vuitton

To remain true to Frank Gehry's design, the people involved in the construction of the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création have faced many never-before-seen challenges, from the project design to the last touches on the final work. LINK Fondation Louis Vuitton

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sylvia Sleigh

musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux

Sylvia Sleigh gained critical success in the 1960s and '70s as an important instigator of New York's feminist art scene. Known for her explicit male nudes that quote and subvert the art historical tradition of male gaze onto female body, in her portraits feature artists, musicians and writers of both genders, dressed and naked, representing a pantheon of significant cultural figures. Exploring contemporary portraiture as an intimate dialogue between artist and sitter, Sleigh's practice elevated her subjects, aiming to remove objectification from art. In these portraits, she combined bold sensuality with a personal feminism that placed her at the heart of a discourse on power, representation, and gender. LINK CAPC

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Artists with Multiple Personality Syndrome

by Kees Koomen 
@ Lost painters

Read more (Dutch) Link Lost painters

Friday, May 10, 2013

Abi Sampa

Listen @ The Voice UK 2013

LINK The Voice UK

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier

@ Kunsthal

Since his first ready-to-wear collection was presented in 1976, 
Jean Paul Gaultier has become an integral part of the fashion and pop culture scene and an international icon. Provocative and bold, he has been designing the quirky and the offbeat almost forty years and through this work questions established conventions. Gaultier takes inspiration for his collections from world cultures, from Africa and India to Russia and Greece. He effortlessly combines Hussar and Mongol influences with those of the Hasidic Jews, the Chinese and even the Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo. LINK Kunsthal

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Collecting Art in Lebanon

@ AUB Art Gallery

Sidani Street, Hamra
Riad El Solh

Beirut, Lebanon

The American University of Beirut Art Gallery presents
the exhibition Profiles: Collecting Art in Lebanon. The exhibition examines practices of art collecting and art patronage in contemporary Lebanon. On display are ten video interviews conducted with private art collectors and inheritors of collections, including Saleh Barakat, Anachar Basbous, Georges Corm, Raymond Audi, Abraham Karabajakian, Ramzi Saidi and Afaf Osseiran Saidi and Tony Salamé. The art critic and publisher Cesar Nammour offers a historical perspective on the practice of art collecting, while Zeina Arida of the Arab Image Foundation speaks about collecting as an artistic strategy. Dima Raad, of the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon, shares her views on the state's art collection practices. On the lower floor of the gallery, the house of a Lebanese art collector - inspired by the home of the collector Samir Saleeby - has been reconstructed. 
LINK AUB Art Gallery

Sunday, May 05, 2013


@ MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1 was founded in 1971 by Alanna Heiss as the Institute for Art and Urban Resources Inc., an organization devoted to organizing exhibitions in underutilized and abandoned spaces across New York City. In 1976, it opened the first major exhibition in its permanent location in Long Island City, Queens, with the seminal Rooms exhibition. An invitation for artists to transform the building's unique spaces, Rooms established the MoMA PS1 tradition of transforming the building's spaces into site-specific art that continues today with long-term installations by James Turrell, Keith Sonnier, Richard Serra, Lawrence Weiner, and others. LINK MoMA PS1

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Nicole Eisenman

@ University of California, Berkeley Art Museum 
and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) 

Nicole Eisenman's "Pancake Dinner"

Nicole Eisenman / MATRIX 248 brings together approximately forty works by the New York-based artist, produced since 2009. Intermixing historical styles associated with American Regionalism and the Italian Renaissance with German Expressionism, Eisenman twists the imagery, reimagining familiar forms with her own incisive social commentary and aesthetic voice. LINK BAM PFA

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Hasselblad 1000f

In 1953, a much-improved camera, the 1000f was released. In 1954, they took the 1000f design and mated it to the groundbreaking new 38 mm Biogon lens designed by Dr. Bertele of Zeiss to produce the SWA (Supreme Wide Angle, later changed to Super Wide Angle). Though a specialty product not intended to sell in large numbers, the SWA was an impressive achievement, and derivatives were sold for decades. Hasselblad took their two products to the 1954 Photokina trade show in Germany, and word began to spread. 
LINK Hasselblad 1000f