sábado, 30 de abril de 2011

The 4th Gwangju Design Biennale

September 2, 2011–October 23, 2011

Press Preview:
September 1, 2011 

Gwangju, South Korea


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AOL Presents Seven on Seven:
A conference bridging contemporary art and technology

May 14, 2011 from 1–6pm at the New Museum 


Macedonian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale

"Zarko Baseski in his workshop."
Photo by Tristan JEANNE-VALES.
Copyright © 2010. 

Pavilion of the
Republic of Macedonia

54th International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia 2011
4 June–27 November 2011
Pavilion Opening:
2 June 2011, 16.00
Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice
Toni Čatleski
Emil Aleksiev
Nikola Uzunovski
Žarko Bašeski 

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Republic of Macedonia is represented by two projects at the 54. International Art Exhibition in Venice– La Biennale di Venezia. One of them is the installation LEAP, which should take place in Palazzo Pesaro Papafava in Venice.

LEAP is a story based on the ideas of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche about man's struggle to surpass himself, the possibility to grow beyond himself, to leap beyond the limits of reality he himself creates. It can also be understood as a metaphor of the current conditions in Macedonia and the world.

The installation consists of three complex, hyper-realistic and larger than life size sculptures of the same man in three situations. The connection between the sculptures—a man carrying himself, a man leaping over himself and a man rising above himself—is man's eternal strife to transcend himself. The author of these sculptures is Žarko Bašeski.

Žarko Bašeski (1957) graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje in 1988. He got his M.A. at the same institution in 1998. In 2000, he was appointed assistant professor of sculpting, sculpting techniques and drawing and in 2005 he became associate professor, while currently he works as a full professor at the same Faculty.

Bašeski is a sculptor whose monumental bronze sculptures stand on several city squares in his country, such as the statue of Alexander the Great (Prilep) and the horseman sculptures of the Macedonian national heroes Goce Delčev and Dame Gruev, in the capital city centre (Skopje).

In his project LEAP, Bašeski's turns towards the ordinary man. By returning to the man and man's body as the main subject of his sculptures, Bašeski is trying to pose the question of the meaning of human existence. Bašeski's man, like Nietzsche's, is in a constant struggle to go beyond himself—he is an acrobat, juggling his own body, walking the tight rope across the universe.

Sculptures of men as the highest expression of the power of a civilization have always represented gods and heroes, but Bašeski's sculptures portray a common everyday man who takes the role of a superhuman in his efforts to surpass himself. The three sculptures are an attempt to comment the possibility of man to excel at this very moment when the world is at a turning point and he stands at the edge of an abyss, among the ruins of History, Religion and Art, in the "desert of the real" (Baudrillard) he himself has created.

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Hunter College


MFA Thesis Exhibition Spring 2011


SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain / Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Interfering With Reality: Mike Bonnano (The Yes Men) and Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas
Friday May 27 at 1:30 PM
Stedelijk Museum,
Paulus Potterstraat 13, Amsterdam
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NEWS 04. Passanant Foto 2011

NEWS 04.  Programa, informació i butlleta inscripció de PASSANANT FOTO al web www.passanantfoto.cat
Si tens un projecte fotogràfic en format d'exposició però et manca el suport econòmic per produir-lo, a PASSANANT FOTO hem trobat els mitjans per fer possible el teu objectiu. Les pautes de participació http://www.passanantfoto.cat/destaquem1.php  Espero que us animeu i tots puguem gaudir del projecte guanyador que s’exposarà en la setena edició de PASSANANT FOTO quedant després propietat del fotògraf guanyador. Ens veiem el 7 i 8 de maig a Passanant.

 JOSEP BOU http://www.josepbou.com - http://blogbou.blogspot.com  Director - Creador de PASSANANT FOTO.

NEWS 04. Programa, información y formulario inscripción de PASSANANT FOTO en www.passanantfoto.cat
Si tienes un proyecto fotográfico en formato de exposición pero no dispones del soporte económico necesario para producirlo, en PASSANANT FOTO hemos encontrado los medios para hacer posible tu objetivo.  Las pautas de participación http://www.passanantfoto.cat/destaquem1.php  Espero que os animeis y que todos juntos podamos disfrutar del proyecto ganador que será expuesto en la sexta edición de PASSANANT FOTO quedando después propiedad del fotógrafo ganador. Nos vemos el 7 y 8 de Mayo en Passanant.

Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Left: Lucia Tkáčová & Anetta Mona Chisa, 2010.
Photo by A.M. Chisa.
Right: Ion Grigorescu „Selfportrait as Tuthankamon", 1975 Photo by I. Grigorescu.
Courtesy JGM Gallery Paris & the Van Sluijs collection Amsterdam. 

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Ion Grigorescu, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová

Maria Rus Bojan and Ami Barak
With the special collaboration of the writer Bogdan Ghiu

Monica Morariu
Deputy Commissioner:
Alexandru Damian 

Romanian Pavilion
Giardini di Castello
4 June–27 November 2011
Professional Preview:
1–3 June, 2011

Pavilion Opening:
2 June 2011 at 2:15 pm



Installation view of Theaster Gates An Epitaph for Civil Rights and Other Domesticated Structures at Kavi Gupta CHICAGO. 

An Epitaph for Civil Rights
And Other Domesticated Structures

April 30–July 2, 2011

Kavi Gupta CHICAGO
835 West Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes Ex Teresa Arte Actual

Yeguas del Apocalipsis (Francisco Casas y Pedro Lemebel)
(Santiago de Chile, 1980–1990)
"The two Fridas," 1990.
Photographic record of the performance-installation in the Galería Bucci, Santiago de Chile.
Black and White photograph
110 x140 cm
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile
Photo by Pedro Marinelo 

Art and Confrontation in Latin America.

Palacio de Bellas Artes and Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City
12 March–5 June 2011 

Palacio de Bellas Artes and Ex Teresa Arte Actual
Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program

Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program

Special Events


May at LACMA

The Magna Carta

On view now through May 5
In celebration of BritWeek, an original Magna Carta from the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, is on view at LACMA. The Great Charter granted by King John on June 15, 1215, and reissued throughout the thirteenth century, set key limitations upon royal authority. A landmark in the history of democracy, it remains to this day an important symbol of freedom and the rule of law.

Learn more about the Magna Carta at LACMA
See Ironclad, a film about the Magna Carta, May 5
See BritWeek film Beyond Time: William Turnbull, April 30

This exhibition is organized by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, as part of Brit Week 2011, and is made possible by Qualcomm and John Wiley and Sons. Additional support is provided by Irwin and Joan Jacobs. 
The Inquisitive Musician
May 7 | 811:30 pm
Late Night at LACMA brings together art, music, and after-hours access for an intimate experience in the museum unlike any other. This night features a performance of The Inquisitive Musician, a concert with text, in which self-taught and academically trained artists battle in the "struggle for precedence" in a contemporary spin of an age-old satire. A set by DJ Teebs, an acclaimed film by media artist Luke Fowler, and beer garden round out the night.

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The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy
May 8July 31
This beautiful and emotional exhibition features nearly forty sculptures from the tomb of John the Fearless (1342
1404), the second duke of Burgundy. The tomb included an elaborate gothic arcade with a solemn processional of alabaster figures of monks and clerics. These sculptures, known as the mourners, are small-scale embodiments of late medieval devotion and are shown wringing their hands, drying their tears, lost in solemn contemplation, and hiding their faces in the deeply carved folds of their robes.
Learn moreCatch the opening lecture for the exhibition, May 8
See a dance performance based on The Mourners, May 21
Check out all current exhibitions
Purchase the catalogue

The Mourners was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, under the auspices of FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange). The exhibition is supported by a leadership gift from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Florence Gould Foundation, the Eugene McDermott Foundation, Connie Goodyear Baron, and Boucheron. Major corporate support is provided by Bank of the West. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.
The Elemental Cinema of Terrence Malick
With the much-anticipated release of The Tree of Life this May, acclaimed director Terrence Malick will enter his fourth decade as a filmmaker. One of cinema's greatest poets, his films capture the immediacy and wonderment of someone exploring uncharted terrain. All films begin at 7:30 pm.May 12Badlands, Q&A with Sissy Spacek
May 13The Thin Red Line, Q&A with Jim Caviezel
May 14Days of Heaven, Q&A with Jack Fisk

May 20The New World, Q&A with Jack Fisk and Jacqueline West

Learn more and purchase tickets
View a calendar of films in May

The 2010-11 film program is made possible by the generosity of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association®
    May 14 | 128 pm
    LACMA Muse's major annual event attracts audiences of all ages to the museum for a day and night filled with live music, dance performances, large-scale installations, interactive art projects, and a number of unique happenings in neighboring galleries along Miracle Mile.
    Learn more
    Two Centuries of Black American Art: A 35th Anniversary Roundtable
    May 14 | 2 pm
    In 1976, LACMA presented Two Centuries of Black American Art
    one of the first museum exhibitions recognizing the importance of African-American artists. David Driskell, professor emeritus, University of Maryland, and one of the nation's foremost scholars of African American art served as curator; he returns to LACMA to reflect on that groundbreaking exhibition and the state of African American art today. Joining him in the discussion will be LACMA curators Franklin Sirmans, Austen Bailly, and Brooke Anderson, as well as Bridget Cooks, assistant professor of African American Studies, UC Irvine. No reservations required.Learn more
    The Art of Wine
    Burgundy: The Wine of Kings
    May 14 | 6 pm
    In conjunction with The Mourners, LACMA presents the fourth installment of its popular Art of Wine series. The evening includes an exclusive tour of the exhibition, followed by a tasting of wines from Burgundy
    considered so important that Philip the Bold issued an edict in 1395 safeguarding its quality. Barbara Baxter of Planet Wine will share information on Burgundy's winemaking tradition and sommelier Philippe Marchal will introduce five wines to be sampled, all from the prestigious winery, Maison Louis Jadot. Each wine will be accompanied by a carefully selected amuse-bouche or hors d'oeuvre. This event sells out fast so be sure to reserve your tickets.Learn more and purchase tickets
    Tim Burton
    May 29October 31
    This major retrospective explores the full range of Tim Burton's creative work, both as a director of live-action and animated films, and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer. Taking inspiration from pop culture, fairytales, and traditions of the gothic, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of a personal vision. Featuring over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, Tim Burton is expected to be the must-see exhibition in L.A. this summer (more than 800,000 attended at MoMA!).

    Learn more about Tim Burton

    Join LACMA now and see Tim Burton for free
    Have Tim Burton sign your exhibition catalogue, May 28

    Purchase the catalogue

    This exhibition was organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Los Angeles presentation was made possible in part by LACMA's Wallis Annenberg Director's Endowment Fund.
    Target Free Holiday Monday
    May 30 | 128 pm 
    In honor of Memorial Day, LACMA is offering free admission, plus family activities, performances, and special gallery tours
    all for free! Please note that admission to Tim Burton is not included with Target free admission. 
    Learn more
    Spring Happy Hour
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 46:30 pm 
    Through the end of the month, come to Stark Bar for the Spring Happy Hour and get $6 cocktails, $5 select wines by the glass, and $12 for any flatbread and Copper Hook beer combo.
    View menus for Stark Bar and Ray's
    Mark Morris Dance Group
    May 5
    8 | Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
    Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center welcomes the first-ever collaboration between the Music Center and LA Opera. Mark Morris Dance Group performs L'allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato, featuring 24 dancers, world-class vocalists, and instrumentalists. Learn more.

    UCLA Live presents Lucinda Childs: Dance
    May 6
    7 | UCLA
    Celebrating more than three decades of Lucinda Childs' acclaimed creative vision, UCLA Live presents a revival of the acclaimed choreographer's visually arresting Dance, originally created in 1979 and set to music by distinguished composer Philip Glass. Learn more. 


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