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Originally put together for Art Basel Miami Beach, the largest contemporary art fair in the United States, Thermostat is a looped program of short videos by filmmakers who either live in or have spent considerable time in the Pacific Northwest. The nineteen short videos (most are 3–5 minutes long) offer a brief snapshot of the great variety of approaches taken by regional artists, but all reflect a distinctive Northwest flair.
Seattle Art Museum: Exhibition Information
Cardigan Big Art ::
"A public meeting to discuss the latest news regarding the ambitious Big Art project will be held at the Small World Centre in Cardigan on Tuesday, September 2nd from 8pm onwards. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Cardigan’s chosen artist, will be at the meeting along with curator Wiard Sterk and representatives from a number of stakeholders including the technical feasibility team."
The exhibit features artists from across the U.S. and their viewpoint on feminine values in art. Apart from their gender and dedication to art, most of these women are alums from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, which is devoted to progressive ideas and exchange, much like the mission of Scarritt-Bennett. This exhibition features installation, sculpture, video, painting and drawing and reflects personal statements regarding various aspects of society from politics to philosophy, from spirituality to psychology.
ERIKA WOLLAM NICHOLS
Scarritt Bennett Center Conference, Retreat and Educational Center in Nashville, TN Programs
'The New Dress Code' explores issues of gender through art www.tennessean.com The Tennessean
U-TURN Quadrennial for Contemporary Art will be open to the public for two months beginning the September 5. The exhibition will present a selection of artworks from both young and established artists from around the world.The artworks will be displayed in Nikolaj CCAC, as well as in less familiar spaces, such as the former Carlsberg brewery complex in Valby, where the old tap factory Tap E houses the main exhibition. A large number of artworks will also be shown in public space throughout the city and in a wide range of cultural institutions such as Camp X, Cinemateket, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Takkelloftet (The Opera). Furthermore the exhibition Food for Thought opens at Stege Sugar Factory 26 July and runs through to 14 September
"A variety of approaches to deconstructing the myth of the artist since the 1960s have foregrounded the ambivalence of the artist's perennial role, located between decomposition and affirmation, and have provoked discussion of the societal expectations of the artistic personality. On display will be works by - among others - Azorro, Marcel Broodthaers, Marcel Duchamp, Maria Eichhorn, Andrea Fraser, Rodney Graham, Martin Kippenberger, Sarah Lucas, Bruce Nauman, Ugo Rondinone, Ed Ruscha, and Sturtevant. Works have been drawn from the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection in Hamburger Bahnhof, the collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and other collections."
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Densification is the word which best shows the way in which the project is located within the concept of a collection and its presentation. It is not scrupulousness, regularity, archivability, predictability or a defined way of looking that plays a role here but subjectivity, openness, potentiality, heterogeneity and ambiguity. This is the second version of this project, which last autumn took on the form of curatorial workshops, an exhibition of the “Mobile Archive” from the Digital Art Lab in Holon and Elżbieta Jabłońska’s performance “Kitchen”.
“The Impossible Collection” is an exhibition of the collection of the Wyspa Progress Foundation, translated, transferred, taken to impossibility. A collection usually constitutes one of the traps of the institutional format. Its exhibition often builds definitions, generates unambiguity, systemises permissible meanings. “The Impossible Collection” is an expression of resistance, a call for the variability and modality of the way of exhibiting and viewing and an appeal for an active viewer who will give it new life.
textpress: ‘MIND THE GAP’ is the warning announcement to passengers getting on and off the London underground. It refers to the gap between the train and the platform, but it could mean more than taking care not to stumble. The transition encompasses different places, times and social constellations. Constant change, abrupt transitions and radical upheavals have become everyday events in our speeded-up times. Permanent reorientation constitutes a significant challenge in contemporary life. It can be experienced as an opportunity, but also as a source of existential insecurity. The exhibition takes such transitional situations as its subject and at the same time reflects the current situation of Kunsthaus Glarus which finds itself, with its change of curator, in a phase between continuity and change. Metaphorically, the works reveal confusing scenic, spatial, perspectival and, not least, existential breaks. The photographs, videos, film works, installations and performances prompt moments of bewilderment, staging volatile transitions and assembling them into new, coherent and yet broken images. They seek to play with spatial and temporal dimensions, inside and outside, reality and reflection, habit and uncertainty, nostalgia and progression. Time and again the viewer is stripped of a supposedly certain perspective. Real and mental spaces blur and form reflective spaces between reality and fiction, which encourage viewers to scrutinise their own vantage-points in ambivalent situations.
"ITCA 2008 - International Triennale of Contemporary Art 2008"
Hundreds of works, mainly by European contemporary artists working in the field of fine arts, music, theatre, video, film, literature, photography and architecture, are presented in the representative building of Veletržní Palace on the area of approximately 9000 sqm.
National Gallery in Prague
Panama Art Biennial
"The eighth edition of the Panama Art Biennial’s main axis will be an exhibit The Sweet Burnt Smell of History, conceived by the Mexican curator Magali Arriola. For the first time, the Biennial has a specific theme: the art projects have been developed around the idea of the former Panama Canal Zone, an enclave under the administration of the United States Federal Government from the time of its creation and until the implementation of the 1977 treaties."
The Asia-Pacific’s five leading contemporary art events collaborate for the first time to present
Art Compass 2008. Visit the Closing Week celebrations of the Biennale of Sydney then visit the opening previews in Gwangju, Shanghai, Singapore Biennales and the Yokohama Triennale
Art Compass 2008