Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Edward Burtynsky

Photographs: The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.

The Royal Alexandra Theatre: A Celebration of 100 Years, is as much a history of a famous building as it is an account of a century of Toronto’s cultural development. When Cawthra “the boy millionaire” Mulock opened his Royal Alexandra in 1907, Toronto had a population of less than half a million and was just the second largest city in Canada; Brockhouse’s meticulously research tells the story of how a city and its most famous stage grew up together. Throughout, the book is lavishly illustrated with archival photographs and candid shots. Its crowning glory, though, is a new commissioned photo essay by Edward Burtynsky, which captures the theatre in its stately glory and the backstage area in its charming squalor. LINK walrusmagazine
LINK edward burtynsky

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Helen Cann

Moon Map

An annotated map of the moon documenting layers of knowledge about the moon from the earliest moon drawings in caves to Gallileo’s telescope to traditional folklore to the moon landings and further. Completed in ink on mountboard. I am interested in how maps can explore layers of history and knowledge and not just a physical location. LINK Helen Cann

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Biscuit Camera

The cutest digital cameras around come from the incredible imagination of the FUUVI company in Japan. The team that brought you the orginal biscuit camera have done it again! More powerful, faster and twice as cute. Three flavors are fresh from the oven!
Rechargeable battery, Micro SD card memory and an easy fit into any pocket provide endless toy camera fun. LINK biscuit camera

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Zwarte Pieten (of is de schoorsteen grijs, geel of blauw?)

LINK DPhoto: zwarte pieten

Mira Schendel

@ Tate Modern

Tate Modern is staging the first ever international, full-scale survey of the work of Mira Schendel (1919 - 1988) until 19 January 2014. Schendel is one of Latin America's most important and prolific post-war artists. Alongside her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. The show exemplifies how Tate is continuing to rethink and re-present the history of modern and contemporary art by showing artists who established their careers outside Europe and the USA.
The exhibition brings together over 300 paintings, drawings and sculptures from across her entire career, many of which have never been exhibited before. Highlights include her Droguinhas (Little Nothings) 1965 - 6, soft sculptures of knotted rice paper in the form of malleable nets, originally exhibited in London (Signals Gallery, 1966); and the Graphic Objects 1967 - 8, a group of works that explore language and poetry and were first shown at the 1968 Venice Biennale. LINK tate

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Todor Vardjiev

Prof. Todor Vardjiev born on January 16 1943 in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. 1965 - 1966 National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria. 1966 - 1967 Herder Institut, Leipzig, Germany. 1967 - 1972 MA in the book design and graphic design, under Professor Albert Kapr, Ph.D., and Professor Walter Schiller, Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany. 1994 Creative specialization at Cite International des Arts, Paris. LINK artmajeur

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Юрий Луначарский (Yuri Lunacharsky)

JUXTAPOSED a retrospective exhibition on the work of the Russian artist Yuri Lunacharsky, as reflected in the eyes of the Dutch artists Topp & Dubio.
04.10 - 21.10  2013, 19:00 - 00:00

Lunacharsky is a Kaliningrad born sculptural artist who died in 2008 at the age of 30 without ever having exhibited his work. In a way, Topp & Dubio continue Lunacharsky's art practice by handling and rearranging his works and preparing it to be shown publically without having any knowledge of Lunacharsky's intentions or knowing how to do this properly. Continuously, Topp & Dubio started a never ending dialogue with Lunacharsky by creating project based works that respond to the major themes in Lunacharsky's artworks: space, time, energy, history and human existence. By doing so, The exhibition shows both of their work in retrospective. Side by side or face to face. Or both.  

В рамках образовательной программы к выставке "Бок о бок: 
Topp & Dubio против  Юрий Луначарский", которая до 20 октября проходит в выставочном зале Балтийского филиала Государственного центра современного искусства, состоялись музейные занятия, вдохновленные художественным "космосом"  Юрий Луначарский. Школьники не только познакомились с концепцией выставки, различными формами презентации современного искусства, но и провели ассоциативные мосты между работами голландского дуэта и калининградского художника, а также выразили свое мнение относительно выставки в виде принтов на футболках. Выставка проходит до 21 октября по адресу: Литовский Вал, 38, подъезд 6, 4 этаж. Вход свободный. Подробнее о выставке и расписании публичных экскурсий читайте на сайте БФ ГЦСИ. 
LINK ncca
LINK jegensentevens 
LINK topp&dubio

Friday, October 18, 2013

Post Sofia: Jules Pascin

From Vidin to Paris exhibition 
@ Sofia City Art Gallery

Jules Pascin, was born on March 31 1885 in Bulgaria’s Danubian city of Vidin. In 1892, his family moved to Bucharest. Pascin graduated from high school in Vienna. Between 1902 and 1905 he received training at the art academies in Vienna, Budapest, Munich and Berlin. He contributed to the “Simplicissimus“ magazine published in Munich. In 1905, he moved to Paris, where he met his future wife, Hermine David. In 1907, he organized his first solo exhibition at Paul Cassirer’s gallery in Berlin. In 1914 he left for New York, where he lived until 1920. He travelled to the Southern states and Cuba. Then he went back to Paris, where he lived until his death in 1930. 

Peintre emblématique de l’Ecole de Paris, Jules Pascin, né à Vidin en Bulgarie en 1885, symbolise à lui seul l’histoire culturelle de l’Europe, la circulation des idées et des talents. Après une expérience allemande formatrice et réussie (Munich, Berlin), il choisit Paris et devient célèbre, voyage puis s’installe définitivement à Paris où il se suicide dans son atelier en 1930, persuadé d’avoir atteint la limite de sa créativité artistique. Initiée par l’ambassade de France en Bulgarie et organisée par l’Institut français en partenariat avec la Galerie municipale, l’exposition rassemble 115 œuvres issues de collections privées, dont certaines n’ont jamais été exposées au grand public. Les œuvres proviennent de Paris, Londres, Tel-Aviv, Luxembourg et Oslo. 

Емблематичен художник от Парижката школа, Жул Паскин е роден във Видин в България през 1885г. След като се обучава сериозно и успешно в Германия (Мюнхен, Берлин), той избира Париж и се прочува, пътува, след което се установява окончателно в Париж, където се самоубива в ателието си през 1930г, убеден, че е достигнал границите на своята творческа креативност. Последната изложба на Жул Паскин в България е била организирана през 1975г. В Националната галерия за чуждестранно изкуство в София. Изложбата, озаглавена „Жул Паскин, от Видин до Париж“ се организира в партньорство със Софийска градска художествена галерия, чийто главен уредник, Мария Василева, е посветила докторска дисертация на този, който наричат ‘’Принцът от Монпарнас“. LINK schg

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Post Sofia: Limited Protesters Today


While some people in Bulgaria joined the protests against both governments, and while there were small amounts of protesters who were out on the streets throughout the spring of 2013 and effectively "linked" the two series of protests, the reasons that sparked off the two waves were different. 

The winter protests began due to high electricity prices and morphed into anti-GERB protests, while the summer anti-BSP/MRF protests were sparked by the election of media magnate Delyan Peevski to head the national security service. 

Many of the people who participated in both waves of protests are unhappy with the oligarchic model of governance that they claim has taken hold in Bulgaria, which leads to monopolies or near-monopolies in many spheres, such as energy (central to the winter protests), banking and media (central to the summer protests). These, in turn, are perceived as having a strong influence on the nation's political scene. LINK Protest Bulgaria

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Post Sofia: Музей на социалистическото изкуство (Museum of Socialist Art)


Музеят на социалистическото изкуство е музей в София, филиал на Националната художествена галерия, открит на 19 септември 2011 г. Това е първата музейна институция в България, предназначена да събира, опазва и представя образци на българското изкуство, създадени през периода 1944 - 1989 г., тематично свързани с епохата на социализма. 

The Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia is a museum, a branch of the National Art Gallery, opened on September 19, 2011 This is the first museum institution in Bulgaria, designed to collect, preserve and present examples of Bulgarian art, created in the period 1944 - 1989, the thematically related to the era of socialism. LINK Wikimedia (Bulgarian)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Post Sofia: Stoyan Sertev

An Epoch in Black & and White 
@ National Museum of Bulgarian visual Arts 
10 October - 10 November 2013

Stoyan Sertev was born in Nova Zagora. He had played the violin since his childhood and at the age of about 20 he left for Sofia, where he made his living by playing in restaurant bands and by recording sound for silent films in cinema halls. Due to the lack of money he could not graduate from the Musical Academy but he had free lessons with Hristo Petkov, the father of the conductor Dobrin Petkov. In the musical milieus the name of Stoyan Sertev is connected with the National Opera orchestra and with the rich artistic history of the famous in the near past “Lechev” and “Avramov” quartets, where he played second violin. In his free time he was involved in photography - a passion of his since his adolescence, when he made his own camera out of a tin with a hole drilled in it, instead of lens. He made his first attempts, collected in an album, following German recipes for toning photographs. His huge archive has kept hundreds of frames from 1939 till the end of his life. He mainly shot works of art and their creators, architectural projects, theatrical and opera performances. 
LINK National Art Gallery

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Eleanor Antin

"Selves", September 4 - December 7, 2013 
@ Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery 
Image: Eleanor Antin, The Two Eleanors, 1973. Private Collection.

Eleanor Antin, born in New York City in 1935, is an influential artist and writer. A pioneer of performance, photography, film, video, installation and Conceptual art, her humorous and often tragic works are grounded in narratives that engage history, identity and feminism. This exhibition will, for the first time, focus on the videos, photographic series, drawings and installations that express the "selves" she created and embodied between 1972 and 1991. LINK columbia edu

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Tomorrow last day Exhibition Grensland @ Arnhem

Curated by Lisa Weeda 

LINK Grensland

Volkspaleis film project The Lost

Reinold Reinolds, Kees ’t Hart, Wim Noordhoek, 
Nieuw Amsterdams Peil & Others

The Volkspaleis is a multidisciplinary event where West will show among other things the magnificent, monumental film project The Lost by the internationally renowned American artist Reynold Reynolds. The turbine hall is perfectly suited to show the film consisting of seven screens averaging a width of 8 metres. The project is based on rediscovered film footage from the thirties, a period of severe economic crisis. The film is about the life of a young writer who lives in a Berlin hotel together with other performers, dancers and musicians. 
At the time the original film couldn’t be completed due to the upcoming Nazi regime. LINK West