One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, a traveling exhibition organized by the Asia Society, brings together seventeen artists from across the United States who challenge and extend the category of Asian American art. The title of the exhibition, drawn from the 1978 Blondie hit song, suggests a non-formulaic way of making or seeing art. The artists and their works characterize the freedom to choose, manipulate and reinvent different kinds of languages and issues, whether formal, conceptual, or political. Together, they defy a definitive conception of Asian American art.
The exhibition features painting, sculpture, video and installation art by contemporary Asian American artists who—with a strong sense of being American and an acute critical consciousness of world matters—grapple with issues of self in a way that sets them apart from their predecessors.
Curated by Melissa Chiu, Director of Contemporary Asian Art at the Asia Society Museum in New York, Karin Higa, Adjunct Senior Curator of Art at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, and Susette S. Min, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and Art History at the University of California, Davis.
Featured artists: Michael Arcega, Xavier Cha, Patty Chang, Binh Danh, Mari Eastman, Ala Ebtekar, Chitra Ganesh, Glenn Kaino, Geraldine Lau, Jiha Moon, Laurel Nakadate, Kaz Oshiro, Anna Sew Hoy, Jean Shin, Indigo Som, Mika Tajima, and Saira Wasim.Japanese American National Museum
Hammer Museum: Kara Walker:
"March 2 - June 8, 2008
Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love
Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love is the first comprehensive presentation of this remarkable African American artist’s career. Walker has risen to international prominence for visually stunning works that challenge conventional narratives of American history and the antebellum South. With biting humor, the artist comments on race, slavery and liberation, sexual attraction and exploitation, discrimination, and modernity. The Hammer is the only West Coast venue for the show, which originated at the Walker Art Center and has traveled to the Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. It has been curated by Walker Art Center’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director Philippe Vergne. Kara Walker is a particularly meaningful exhibition for the Hammer Museum, as Walker was the first artist to be featured in the now-celebrated Hammer Projects series, which offers solo exhibitions to emerging artists."
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"... calling to me from the angry surface of some grey and threating sea. I was transported" 2007
Etichette: Biennale di Venezia 2007
Nathaniel Mather has been producing colorful,whimsical, thought-provoking art for more than 20 years. His unique style combines his love of color and texture with a passion for storytelling, and his images reflect his ability to illustrate emotions and concepts. No wonder his work is shown at major galleries across the United States.
Time is of the Essence: Contemporary Landscape Art
Friday, February 22 – Sunday, June 22, 2008
Appleby Foundation Gallery
Artists: Laurie Anderson, Ken Fandell, Charles Mary Kubricht, Kimsooja, Maya Lin, Sally Mann, Richard Misrach, Kiki Smith and Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Guest Curator: Ann Batchelder
This spring the Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present an unusual look at landscape art. The exhibition brings together a select group of contemporary artists who consider intersections between time and place.
Guest Curator Ann Batchelder assembled works in photography, video, painting, printmaking, film and sculpture from some of the most innovative and exciting artists working today.
In a majestic yet unsettling photomontage, Ken Fandell merges images of the sky taken in different locations over a series of months. A large-scale photograph by Richard Misrach shows erosion from a more intimate point of view. Misrach's chilling and beautiful scenes of Cancer Alley scenes suggest the impact of human thoughtlessness toward nature.
Maya Lin offers layered sculptures of carved mountains and icebergs as well as a site-specific topographical depiction of the French Broad River made from thousands of straight pins. Shot from a moving car along a hillside road in Hawaii, artist Kimsooja's video A Wind Woman focuses on the elusive horizon and the blurred boundary where two worlds converge.
Hidden Inside Mountains, a film by Laurie Anderson, explores the present moment from within the landscapes of our thoughts, while Charles Mary Kubricht 's paintings of her raft trip down the Grand Canyon seem to collapse time.
Kiki Smith is concerned with the way nature affects humans and vice versa. Her accordion book sculpture Tidal illustrates the rhythmic pull of the Moon on Earth. Etc. Etc., another piece, shows Smith's own eyes peering from within a snowy landscape.
Using antique, damaged camera lenses and 19th-century printing methods, Sally Mann merges human and natural histories of place. Hiroshi Sugimoto's contemplative photographs present audiences with sublime images of the sea as an immutable landscape that exists outside of human history.
Time is of the Essence: Contemporary Landscape Art offers possibilities for a deeper connection to the world in which we live by expanding our notion of time and challenging the way we consider our environment.
This project is sponsored by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Exhibition support is provided by Four Corners Home.
Harmony Interiors was proud to assist with audio and video for this exhibition.
Ulrich Museum of Art - Wichita State University:
"Known for their endurance performance art, Stan and Dutes (Stan Shellabarger and Dutes Miller) will perform 'radical needlework' from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27 in the Polk/Wilson Galleries at the Ulrich Museum of Art. This event is free and open to the public.
The pair crochet a tube out of pink acrylic yarn, Untitled (Pink Tube), with each at opposing ends of the weaving. The tube grows, keeping them tethered together while also pushing them apart. It is an ongoing performance of indefinite duration with the two always in public and always together.
After the performance, the unconventional crocheted pink sleeve remains on view in The Suburban, a re-creation of the alternative gallery space directed by Chicago-based artist Michelle Grabner, through Sunday, April 13. Stan and Dutes’ visit to WSU is in conjunction with the exhibition Michelle Grabner: Remain in Light, on view at the Ulrich Museum, which focuses on domesticity, simple gestures, and manual labor in contemporary art.
On the Web: http://www.westernexhibitions.com/miller_shellabarger/index.html"
CIRCA Puerto Rico ‘08 The First International Art Fair in the Caribbean — Art News NonstarvingArtists.com:
"CIRCA PR ’08 will once again bring the best of Contemporary art to a local and international audience of collectors. It is the only art fair of its kind in the Caribbean and Central America, where an important group of collectors has emerged in the past few years. In just three years, CIRCA PR has shown its potential to give new visibility to the Caribbean art world where an exciting mix of regional artists, galleries, institutions, and collectors, together with a selection of international galleries, offered a very personal and dynamic art fair."
"Along with the main conference programme of the 3rd Belgrade Design Week, from May 5 to 11, over 50 locations in the city will be set up with supporting programmes.Numerous exhibitions, workshops, openings and presentations will be dedicated to those who wish to stay in touch with the contemporary concepts and trends in design, fashion and arts."
"European Design is a Paneuropean institution consisting of an awards scheme, a conference and an annual catalogue for the European communication design industry.
The three events are organized by European Design in collaboration with the European Design Media Network"
Nelle vie principali del centro di Milano da sabato 15 marzo, sono "esposte" 12 grandi sculture di Alex Pinna, Giuseppe Spagnulo, Giuseppe Maraniello, Julio Larraz, Enzo Guaricci, Antonio Ievolella, Paolo Icaro, Mauro Stacciali, Carlo Ciussi, Diango Hernández. L’iniziativa, patrocinata dall’Assessorato all’Arredo, Decoro urbano e Verde, è collegata a MiArt 2008, la Fiera Internazionale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea che si terrà dal 4 al 7 aprile a Fieramilanocity.
- Antonio Ievolella, Giardino Dei Venti, 2006, P.zza Cadorna
- Alex Pinna, 2Con, 2007 Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
- Enzo Guaricci, Monete della Repubblica all'italiana: 100 Lire, 2004, P.zza Affari
- Carlo Ciussi, Senza titolo, 2008, Piazzetta San Fedele
- Julio Larraz, Space Station, 2007, Piazzetta San Fedele
- Diango Hernadez, Inferno, 2008, Via Dante
- Giuseppe Maraniello Arco, 2008, Piazzetta Croce Rossa
- Giuseppe Spagnulo, Grande Ruota, 1999, P.zza della Scala
- Giuseppe Spagnulo, Ferro Spezzato "Cerchio",P.zza della Scala
- Giuseppe Spagnulo, Cubo, 2006, in P.zza della Scala
- Mauro Staccioli, Carrè, Piazzetta Reale
- Paolo Icaro, Bianca, 2008, Piazzetta Reale
COMUNE DI MILANO - "Miraggi" open air
Giovedi' 27 marzo 2008, alle ore 17.00, presso Villa Pomini di Castellanza, si inaugura la mostra “FUTURA: INTERATTIVITA' CREATIVA”, presentata dal gruppo LIVE ART (Lidia Gobbati e Ivano Bortolussi).
Gli artisti affiancano la pittura materica all’elaborazione virtuale, al lettering, al suono e allo studio compositivo degli oggetti esposti per porre in relazione i significati espressivi dei singoli linguaggi.
Sabato 29 marzo 2008, alle ore 17.00, sara' inserito all’interno della mostra un incontro di presentazione della Fondazione D'Ars – Oscar Signorini onlus, tra le cui dirette emanazioni e' la rivista D'ARS - periodico trimestrale di cultura e comunicazione visiva - fondata nel 1960 da Oscar Signorini, diretto da Pierre Restany dal 1984 al 2001 e ora guidato da una redazione-laboratorio.
Sara' in particolar modo illustrato l'ultimo numero della rivista, che inaugura la sezione Nuovi Orizzonti, diretta da Pier Luigi Capucci.
La rivista D'ARS sara' presente a MIART dal 4 al 7 aprile 2008.
"Agnellini Arte Moderna si presenta in anteprima al MiArt con la mostra personale Andy Warhol Show ’08 composta da numerosi pezzi unici fra cui spicca The Bomb, la prima delle uniche due sculture realizzate dal maestro, oltre a opere su tela e su carta, tutte rigorosamente certificate dalla Fondazione Andy Warhol."
Andy Warhol Show ’08
"Europop - 15. Februar – 12. Mai 2008 «L’esprit pop» – und das in Europa! Dieser neue Blick auf die europäische Pop Art mit Spitzenwerken von David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Niki de Saint Phalle u.a. lenkt den Fokus auf die populärsten Motivkreise des Pop: «Konsum», «Spektakel», «Medien» und «Freizeit». «Europop» verfolgt die künstlerischen Einstellungen und Ausdrucksformen der 50er und 60er Jahre von London, wo der Begriff der Pop Art um 1955 erfunden wurde, über Paris nach Düsseldorf und Mailand. Mit über 80 überraschenden Werken aus über zehn europäischen Ländern belegt das Kunsthaus Zürich die zeitgenössische Brisanz einer der intensivsten und wirkungsmächtigsten Kunsttendenzen des 20. Jahrhunderts.
«L’esprit pop» – und das in Europa! Dieser neue Blick auf die europäische Pop Art mit Spitzenwerken von David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Niki de Saint Phalle u.a. lenkt den Fokus auf die populärsten Motivkreise des Pop: «Konsum», «Spektakel», «Medien» und «Freizeit». «Europop» verfolgt die künstlerischen Einstellungen und Ausdrucksformen der 50er und 60er Jahre von London, wo der Begriff der Pop Art um 1955 erfunden wurde, über Paris nach Düsseldorf und Mailand. Mit über 80 überraschenden Werken aus über zehn europäischen Ländern belegt das Kunsthaus Zürich die zeitgenössische Brisanz einer der intensivsten und wirkungsmächtigsten Kunsttendenzen des 20. Jahrhunderts.
Kunsthaus Zürich presents 'Shifting Identities - (Swiss) art now'
Zurich: until June 8, 2008
From 14 March until 8 June (Intro) and from 6 June until 31 August 2008 the Kunsthaus Zürich will be featuring contemporary Swiss and international art. The show, in two parts, will be spread over the Kunsthaus, Zurich Airport and the centre of Zurich. The recent paintings, videos, sculptures, drawings, performances and sound installations are all concerned with issues of identity.
‘Shifting Identities – (Swiss) art now’
Spain Playtime スペイン・プレイタイム
Dd participa en la exposición "Spain Playtime, fresh air in Spanish Design", que el ICEX organiza en el hotel NH Nhow Milano (zona Tortona) durante la celebración de Feria de Milán 2008 (Fuori Saloni)
Tras el éxito alcanzado en la primera edición de este evento, celebrado en la Embajada Española en Tokyo en noviembre de 2007, durante la Tokyo Designer's Week, el ICEX ha apostado por repetir y consolidar la experiencia, ofreciendo al público de Milán un punto de encuentro con las últimas y más relevantes creaciones del diseño español.
nP Magazine - EVVE ed Alex Turco insiame a Milano
"Alex Turco, Art Designer di tendenza, incontra EVVE, brand che nel design crede e nel design vive, proponendo letti e complementi d’arredo innovativi e particolari."
Il noto Art Designer ospite di Evve durante Milano Design Week.
Royal Academy of Art (KABK) for the first time at Milan Design week, Royal Dutcheese op. April 15:
"The Dutch Royal Academy of Art (KABK) with ‘Royal Dutcheese’ is for the first time at Salone del Mobile. Self-assured, researching designers of the bachelor studies Interior Design and Textile & Fashion of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), melting pot of the creative city The Hague (the Netherlands), present themselves in a very special way at Salone del Mobile in Milan.
From Tuesday 15 through Monday April 21 visitors can admire among other things an exhibition of the Royal Dutcheese through an Augmented Reality (AR) headset. This complete innovative way of showing furniture and textile will be set in operation at the former cheese factory at Custodi 6, a brand new location during Salone del Mobile in Tortona."
Contrapolis, Rotterdam - Enough Room for Space:
"'Contrapolis; or, Creativity and Enclosure in the Cities'
Organised by Marina Vishmidt
with the support of the Jan van Eyck Academie, NAi and the Poortgebouw
Two days of workshops, discussions, walks, presentations, installations and screenings that articulate approaches and experiences around the contentious nexus of culture and urban regeneration in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, London, Glasgow and Barcelona. It will take place on the 26th and 27th of March 2008.
Grassroots 2-day conference. (Helsinki)
GRASSROOTS is a 2-day conference, a public forum for discovering and debating the wide field art and ecology today with renowed and specialist speakers leading the way. You don't need to be a specialist, just come with an open and enquiry mind.