Sixteen to One
"Sixteen:One Gallery is pleased to present new works by James Hough and Jody Zellen, running March 22nd though April 25th, 2008. An opening reception for the artists will be held March 22nd, from 7-10 pm. Hough’s paintings at first glance bring a sense of familiarity, but when closely viewed are found to be a fictional interpretation of society. While Zellon’s tracings offer an initial sense of abstraction, upon closer examination are found to be manipulations newsprints. Both artists take freedom with adaptation and manipulation of popular images, omitting and including at free will."
Sixteen to One
SITE Santa Fe is organizing the first retrospective of the Icelandic artist Steina, a canonical figure in the world of new media art, who now resides in Santa Fe. Long considered a pioneer in the field by artists and curators alike, Steina was an early collaborator with Woody Vasulka, and one of the original co-founders of The Kitchen in New York. For over three decades, she has been making art that has expanded the boundaries of video technology and electronic imaging. Through an ongoing process of experimentation and play, she deftly merged the unlikely and complex languages of electrical engineering and musical composition into a visual aesthetic that has set her apart from her contemporaries.
SITE Santa Fe: Exhibitions
"Continuing in the tradition of his video, new media, and installation projects, Eddo Stern's latest body work is drawn from his ongoing interest in gaming culture. Stern's interest in the medium has been both as a participant as well as a practitioner, designing and authoring games of his own. For his exhibition at InterAccess, Stern is showing a selection of kinetic shadow sculptures and 3D computer animation. Both bodies of work are drawn from a recent year-long immersion (2000 hours played) in World of Warcraft, the most popular MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games), and examine perversity and violence in the virtual realm and the manifestation of social dynamics both in and out of the world of games."
Hollywood Media Arts Needs Artists and Educators
"Hollywood Media Arts (HMA) is currently seeking professional artists and educators to teach and mentor our students in the areas of Entertainment Arts (acting, creative writing, filmmaking, drawing/animation), Urban Arts (fashion design, make-up, photography), Interactive Arts (graphic design, video game design), and Music (electronic, guitar, synthesizers, drum circle, music recording)."
UX Week 2008
"UX Week is the premier user experience conference, and in 2008 we consider what it takes to create great products and services in an uncertain world. With a mix of inspiring talks from recognized thought leaders and hands-on workshops delivering takeaway skills, this event delivers for user experience professionals at all levels — directors, managers, and practitioners."
National Museum of Women in the Arts:
"Representing a collaborative effort between 10 of NMWA's national and international committees and the museum, Women to Watch focuses on 32 photographic works by 11 contemporary women artists.
The exhibition was designed to increase the visibility of emerging women artists from the United States and throughout the world who are deserving of national and international attention. Covering a broad spectrum of themes, styles, and methods the exhibition introduces the viewer to artists from six states: Marita Gootee (Mississippi), Joan Myers (New Mexico), Lissa Rivera (Massachusetts), Zoe Strauss (Pennsylvania), Tricia Moreau Sweeney (Illinois), and Tarrah Krajnak and Wilka Roig (Vermont) and four countries: Val�rie Belin (France), Jin-me Yoon (Canada), Elisa Sighicelli (Great Britain), and Paulina Parra (Spain)."
"The fifth installation in the Museum’s APEX series features a site-specific installation by emerging Portland artist Jenene Nagy.
For the last year, Nagy has questioned the need to invent idealized spaces with site-specific installations that blur the boundaries between built and natural environments. Composed with standard construction materials such as drywall, candy-colored latex house paint, wood two-by-fours, and shelf paper, Nagy’s work references manufactured and organic worlds. Residing somewhere between painting and sculpture, her imaginative landscapes flow from gallery walls and fracture into space.
Nagy’s influences include the idealized natural world of Japanese Gardens, ubiquitous pre-fab American subdivision architecture, advertising billboards, and the design and role of stage props in theatrical productions. This is her first solo museum exhibition.
Jenene Nagy received a MFA from the University of Oregon, Eugene in 2004. Her work has been exhibited locally at Linfield College’s Miller Fine Arts Center, New American Art Union, the Portland Building, and PDX Contemporary Art’s Window Project. Nagy is the co-founder of Portland’s TILT Gallery and Project Space."
The Observant Eye
The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a series of interactive seminars for recent college graduates and young professionals living in New York City who wish to further their knowledge and understanding of the visual arts. Participants have the opportunity for close study and informal discussions with distinguished educators and curators in the galleries of the Museum. The program is free with Museum admission, but each session is limited to 25 participants and registration is required.
"The UK's first Asian Art Triennial is conceived by Shisha, the UK's premier international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts, in partnership with Castlefield Gallery, Cornerhouse, Chinese Arts Centre, The International 3, Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Metropolitan University (through MIRIAD and the Faculty of Art & Design).
Its programme echoes Manchester's strong political and social history, reflects new artistic practice, and seeks resonances between the city and Asia by exploring the notion of 'protest' - in its widest sense. Fresh and innovative work that represents the best of contemporary visual art and craft practice from Asia will be shown: a festival of visual culture that not only celebrates Manchester's diverse communities but also explores cultural, artistic and political debates of the 21st century.
The programme features stunning venue-based exhibitions, surprising site-specific new commissions, innovative residencies and extraordinary publicly sited work by artists from China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. None of the work featured has been seen in the UK before and for some of the artists ATM08 will be their UK debut.
Site URL: http://www.asiatriennialmanchester.com/"
Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) opens with its first series of talks in a special panel discussion by invited Artists from Beijing, China: Tie Ying and Xu Zhongmin, moderated by Philippe Koutouzis, Director of Asian Art at Marlborough Gallery. Event also kicks off the preview reception for Sotheby's Asia Week (Contemporary Art Asia, Chinese Works of Art, and Indian/Southeast Asian Art).
Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW)
Like, Love, Lust Michael Sarich
"Like, Love, Lust: Michael Sarich, the first full-scale survey of work by the artist, is on exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art through March 30, 2008. Michael Sarich is among the most prolific artists working in northern Nevada today. Since coming to Reno in 1989 to teach art at the University of Nevada, Sarich has gained attention for his multi-layered and densely packed compositions that overflow with symbols and icons that he has incorporated into his own pictorial language. Like, Love, Lust features works ranging from the artist’s early multi-layered personal narratives to his recent social commentaries."
Behind much of today's scientific research lie the groundbreaking theories of "the father of genetics," Gregor Mendel (1822-1884). This friar, naturalist, agriculturalist, and botanist undertook revolutionary experiments that have shaped our modern understanding of genes, crossbreeding, and heredity.
Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics uses a compelling combination of rare artifacts and interactive's to tell the story of Mendel's life and research in the 1800s, chart the rise of classical genetics in the 1900s, and highlight research conducted by the scientific heirs of Mendel's work to study evolution, systematics, and biodiversity.The companion web site for the exhibit is www.fieldmuseum.org/mendel
ARTUR ZMIJEWSKI : THEM
VIVO Media Arts is happy to present the Vancouver debut of Polish video artist andfilmmaker Artur Zmijewski.
THEM (2007) stages an ideological standoff between four community groups using the crude possibilities of paint and paper, scissors and tape. "None of the participants are artists… their actions are a battle of representations, a war of images, symbols and gestures, which gain their intensity from being simple, direct and most importantly – not always adequate." (Bartek Kraciuk, White Hot Magazine)
Today, 19 Marines and former Marines will graduate from the program as card-carrying members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. The hope is that they will find work behind the camera or in post-production sound and image editing.
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TDK Time Warp, the festival for contemporary music and media arts, returns in 2008 taking place from 29th of March to 5th of April.
Going by the motto “Music connects” the spearheads of electronic music and media art will meet again next year in Mannheim. For the annual Time Warp event taking place on the 5th of April the most important international stars of the club scene will gather at the Maimarkthalle and additionally there are innovative events and concerts at several sensational locations in Mannheim.
Art Sheffield 08: Yes, No & Other Options takes place from 16 February - 30 March 2008 in venues across the city including Bloc, End Gallery, Millennium Galleries, S1 Artspace, Site Gallery, Yorkshire ArtSpace, temporary venues and the public realm.
The Media Arts Project cultivates innovative arts & technology in western North Carolina. The MAP provides exhibition programming, professional development, outreach, and education. We are driven by the belief that the media arts are integral to the vibrant cultural and economic life of the region.
"The show began as the sun rays turned green, then purple and the Rockettes appeared in long pink gowns, each holding up one of Liberace's most well known trademarks, a candelabrum, and dancing to a segment of 'Swan Lake'"
Margaret Thomson Drewal in "The Poetics and Politics of Camp", 1994
"Ein Glitterkleid für die Wand. Ein dunkeltürkiser Faltenwurf aus transparentem Organza, getragen von einem metallischen Absperrgitter. Ein psychedelischer Höllensturz aus Acryl und Aluminium, der ein Prisma grell leuchtender Farben entfacht: In "TO DIE FOR" hallen ebenso die Visionen William Blakes wie die Auftritte des Entertainers Liberace und seiner Rockettes nach. Zwischen Jenseits und Radio City Music Hall korrespondieren in der Ausstellung zwei befreundete Künstler durch ihre Arbeiten miteinander: Bettina Allamoda und Nikolaus Utermöhlen. "
Paweł Althamer / Nowolipie Group, Phil Collins, Dora García, Christoph Schlingensief, Barbara Visser, Donelle Woolford, Artur Zmijewski. Curated by Claire Bishop and Mark Sladen.
Double Agent is a group exhibition featuring artists who use other people as a medium. The show contains works in a variety of media, including video and live performance - works which are often slippery in meaning or disquieting in effect.
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A number of the pieces in Double Agent explore the ethics of performance and representation. Christoph Schlingensief (http://www.schlingensief.com/) presents a video installation using footage from his project The African Twin Towers, staged in Namibia using a group of non-professional performers.
Artur Zmijewski exhibits a video of an art workshop in which he contrived a series of confrontations between groups of Christians, Jews, young socialists and Polish nationalists.
Phil Collins shows a version of you'll never work in this town again, photographic portraits of curators, critics and other art world authorities invited by Collins to be photographed immediately after he has slapped them across the face.
Other works were made by, or feature, figures who operate as extensions for the artist.
Paweł Althamer and the Nowolipie Group exhibit ceramic objects made by a class for adults with multiple sclerosis which Althamer has taught for 15 years.
Barbara Visser (http://www.barbaravisser.net/) shows a video installation employing footage of lectures in which she has cast actresses to appear as herself. A final pair of works brings a live component into the exhibition.
Dora García exhibits Instant Narrative, which involves a writer staged within the gallery space.
Joe Scanlan presents the up-and-coming artist Donelle Woolford, who at set times is using one of the ICA's upper galleries as a studio to construct her own sculptures.
All of the works in Double Agent raise questions of performance and authorship, and in particular the issues that arise when the artist is no longer the central agent in his or her own work, but operates through a range of individuals, communities and surrogates.
The exhibition has been curated by Claire Bishop (assistant professor of history of art at Warwick University) and Mark Sladen (director of exhibitions, ICA).
After the ICA Double Agent will be shown at Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre (26 April – 28 June 2008), and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (21 May – 17 Aug 2008). At both of these venues the exhibition will be refreshed by new commissions that have been programmed locally.
Double Agent is an ICA touring exhibition supported by Arts Council England. Additional support has been provided by SEACEX (State Corporation for Spanish Cultural Action Abroad), the Mondriaan Foundation, and the Polish Cultural Institute.
Il 14° Festival Internazionale di Poesia avrà luogo dall’12 al 21 giugno e offrirà come di consueto un cartellone di grande prestigio, con eventi esclusivi a ingresso gratuito: il 12 giugno, Elisabetta Pozzi in Sorelle di sangue, uno spettacolo di poesia, danza e musica dal vivo in anteprima assoluta, tratto da Yannis Ritsos; il reading notturno sulla spiaggia di Boccadasse il 14 giugno; poeti come Michel Deguy, Lars Gustafsson, Roberto Mussapi, Mahmud Darwish, Antonio Carvajal, Paolo Ruffilli, Uljana Wolf, Dato Magradze, lo slammer tedesco Bas Boettcher, la poesia civile di Shailja Patel, la poesia orale di Natalia Molebatsi e di Antoine Simon, le performance di David Thomas, cantante dei geniali Pere Ubu e di Militant A, cantante di Assalti Frontali. Tra le tante sorprese previste c’è anche un dialogo poetico tra Lucio Dalla e il poeta Davide Rondoni. La chiusura sarà il 21 giugno, Giornata della Musica, con il concerto di Caparezza, che presenterà il suo ultimo CD e libro e una performance inedita di John Foxx, il leader e fondatore degli Ultravox.
IT’S ABOUT TIME
March 21 – April 20, 2008
Opening reception Friday, March 21, 6 to 8 pm
Los Angeles Ca, 90012
De Soto Gallery is very pleased to present a new series of sculptural installations and video by Tait in his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles “It’s About Time”.
On the largest wall in the gallery, a pair of giant camouflage shorts, 12 feet high, are pinned to the surface like a specimen. To its side, 250 animation cells used in the creation of a time lapse movie are carefully laid out frame by frame. Behind that, a fleet of 100 marching car/baby hybrids are lined up in file.
This and other items are part of an unusual collection of objects that Tait presents as a labyrinthine system for timekeeping. Each piece functions as a record of events, like a unit of measurement representing man-hours expended. This framework for mapping time (along with an emphasis on size and numbers) is informed by aspects of popular culture. Tait’s focus on labor-intensive processes and his fixation with calculations is offset by whimsical humor, puns and witticisms.
“It’s About Time” is an invitation to “serious play” about our physical and psychological relationships to time and space and the constructs we use to make sense (or nonsense) of it all.
This question of time, the idea of it being illusory and infinitely complex, is part and parcel of Tait’s methodology for investigating memory and perception. The directness of straightforward object-making is partly an attempt to make something concrete and measurable. It is also an effort to be accessible and a reaction to heavy conceptual work that seems so prevalent in art lately.
The basic components Tait uses are common (cars, clothes, books, etc) but they take on multiple meanings as they are multilayered. To that effect, they function like riddles. Both My Baby (the fleet of cars) and Living Large (the camo shorts) hint at range of subjects from the sensational aspects of advertising and consumer culture to brand identification, and even the recent pervasiveness of the military. Another piece, a silver plated prescription bottle and pills entitled
Charmiceuticals is a cryptographic play on words and a comment on the increasingly widespread use of prescription medications.
Tait lives and works in Los Angeles. He will be present for the opening reception. His work has been exhibited at numerous art fairs including Scope Miami 2006, Scope New York 2006, and Art LA 2006. He received his B.S. in Painting from Oregon State University.
“It’s About Time” will be on view at de Soto Gallery from March 21 to April 20, 2008. Gallery hours are Wednesday thru Saturday, noon to 5pm, and by appointment.
"En Arte Ayuda 2008 se exhibirán pinturas donadas por 50 artistas –entre los que figuran José Balmes, Jorge Opazo, Eduardo Martínez Bonati, Guillermo Nuñez, Roser Bru, Víctor Hugo Bravo, Andrés Vio, Benito Rojo, Carmen Aldunate, Gracia Barrios, Rodrigo Zamora, Patricia Israel, Zinnia Ramírez– que fueron donadas a la Fundación para que posteriormente sean vendidas en beneficio de ella. Los fondos recaudados se utilizarán en la construcción de un centro para adolescentes con sala cuna y jardín infantil."
Museo de Arte Contemporeneo MAC - Universidad de Chile
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Rolling Rock ,a brand of beer, is going to get a big laser projector and project their logo onto the moon." http://www.moonvertising.com/
Rolling Rock Moonvertising: Launch Video:
"Ron Stablehron, Rolling Rock's VP of marketing explains a new controversial ad campaign where they try to put a laserbeam logo on the moon."
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